Upper Mustang Trek: 12 days
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper mustang Trek is Nepal’s most mysterious and sacred area of Nepal in Mustang District. This trek is mainly for those who are interested in exploring vast restricted areas where the casual trekkers are not allowed and special permissions should be taken from Government of Nepal to visit those areas. This area is restricted because the cultural and historical monuments and natural habitats are supposed to be protected as their presence and conservation is really important for the nation. The entire trek is exciting which make us fortunate to pass through high peaks, passes, glaciers and alpine valley. The culture here is influenced by Tibetan culture and surprisingly the culture, lifestyle and heritage is unchanged in here. Usually culture of here surprises travelers because they live in their own way and the most surprising thing is that all the brothers marry to a single girl.
The trek is highlighted everywhere with the stunning mountains like Annapurna I (8091m). To say in advance you will be surrounded by total of 35 mountains and stunningly they are all over 6000 meters.
Flexible departure dates
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft]
Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft – Welcome to Kathmandu, our Sunrise Adventure Trek airport representative will welcome you in the airport then transfer to hotel and will give shortly brief further details of the trip program. Overnight stay in hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive
200 Km west of Kathmandu, we start off to Pokhara by drive for our further journey. We will be passing through greeneries, villages, rivers, mountain ranges and beautiful farms during the 6 hrs drive to Pokhara. You can do adventures or relax in Pokhara in the evening.
Day 03: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 20 min flight: 3-4 hrs trek
We take a flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. It is a super scenic flight offering close u view of Mt. Annaurna and Dhaulagiri. After we reach to Jomsom we trek to Kagbeni following naural rivers.
Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
In this trek we will need to check special permit and after that we follow river that leads up and down the hill. Now, we head to Chele crossing the river and huge red conglomerate and then finally reaching to Chele.
Day 05: Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs
We head to Eklo Bhatti and climb Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. We take rest in in between enjoying the cool streams under the juniper tree. And we pass through famous Rangchung cave before reaching to Syangboche.
Day 06: Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs
We trek uphill to Yamda la (3850m/12667ft) and pass through few tea houses and local houses in Tibetan style. After passing the poplar trees, mountain passes and fields of barley we reach to Ghaymi, our next stay.
Day 07: Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs
Walking pleasantly after a breakfast and crossing the Ghaymi River the trek leads us to a plateau and we will have to pass through a long Mani wall made by Budhist followers. After hours of trek we arrive at village of Charang with willow trees and maze of fields.
Day 08: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs
This time we trek to Lo-Manthang with magnificent view of peaks like Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti. Then, we ascend to the Lo-Manthang valley through the Lo pass (3850m) but before that we get to see beautiful walled city in the Tibet.
Day 09: Explore Lo-Mangthang
Today we will be exploring around Lo-Manthang that includes the monasteries and local courts. You can even visit the “God house” the red thugvhen, Chyodi Gompa and The Entrance hall Which are some of the main attraction in Lo-Manthang. Four-storey building of King’s palace including the panoramic views of the Himalayas is another attraction of this place.
Day 10: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs
Taking different route for return journey, we pass from Gyakar village which is known for preserving 1200 years old Ghar Gompa. This place is famous for painting and believed that the wish you make comes true in here. Explore the Drakmar enjoying with the locals or simply passing by.
Day 11: Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs
After 5-6 hours of trek we will arrive Ghiling and pass the day by exploring around and admiring the locals. Evening time is best for exploration because of the dusty wind in the day time.
Day 12: Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
Trekking with Himalayas on our side we reach to Chhuksang after 5-6 hours of continuous walk, we take a halt and enjoy the stay in here.
Day 13: Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs
This is our last day trek from where we re-trek back to Jomsom and starting trek early is considered best to reach kagbeni and enjoy the surrounding once again.
Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara
From Jomsom we take flight to Pokhara. Time here in Pokhara can be spent relaxing or going up for adventure.
Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We drive back to Kathmandu and enjoy the scenic views during the journey.
Day 16: Fly Home: Farewell Friend
Hope you enjoyed. Have a safe flight to home.
• Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
• Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
• Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
• Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
• Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
• All fees for TIMS card and Trekking Permit
• Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
• Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipments during the trek
• One cultural show and dinner program
• International Flight ticket & your personal expenses
• Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
• Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
• Tips to guide and porter and your insurance