Upper Mustang Trek

We are two women, Leah, 57, from Seattle and myself, Rita, 67 originally from the Netherlands Antilles, living in Jerusalem since 1970. Leah has hiking and trekking experience in the American Northwest and Peru and is currently traveling in Sikkim, India. I am an experienced hiker in Israel and nearby countries. This will be my fourth trek in Nepal, the second tenting trek with Crystal Mountain trekking company. We are taking a 13 day permit to Mustang to fully experience the Tiji festival and to return by a less traveled route with no guesthouses.

our plan – the days are set – starts from Pokhara:

Day Date Itinerary Overnight Elevation
1 07 May Fly to Jomsom.
Explore village of Thini.
Or drive to Muktinath Temple by local jeep and return to Jomsom. (B, L, D) 8,900 ft. Lodge
2 08 May Trek to Kagbeni. (B, L, D) 9,215 ft.
/2,810 m Lodge
3 09 May Trek to Chele. (B, L, D) 9,950 ft.
/3,100 m Tents
4 10 May Trek to Syangbochen. (B, L, D) 11,900 ft.
/3,800 m Tents
5 11 May Trek to Drakmar. (B, L, D) 11,300 ft.
/3,820 m Tents
6 12 May Trek to Tsarang via Ghar Gompa. (B, L, D) 11,500 ft.
/3,560 m Tents
7 13 May Trek to Lo Manthang. (B, L, D) 12,400 ft.
/3,840 m Tents
8 14 May Explore Lo Manthang.
Option to take a horse to monastery and caves North of Lo Manthang. (B, L, D) 12,400 ft.
/3,840 m Tents
9 15 May Explore Lo Manthang. (B, L, D)
Visit the Lo Manthang monastery and the palace.
Attend first day of Tiji Festival 12,400 ft.
/3,840 m Tents
10 16 May Trek to Dri. (B, L, D)
11,100 ft.
/3,350 m Tents
11 17 May Excursion to Luri Gompa. (B, L, D) 11,100 ft.
/3,350 m Tents
12 18 May Trek to Tange. (B, L, D) 11,050 ft.
/3,325 m Tents
13 19 May Trek to Pa. (B, L, D) 13,300 ft.
/4,025 m Tents
14 20 May Trek to Tetang. (B, L, D) 9,900 ft.
/3,010 m Tents
15 21 May Trek to Muktinath. (B, L, D) 12,400 ft.
/3,800 m Lodge
16 22 May Trek to Jomsom. (B, L, D) 9,100 ft.
/2,810 m Lodge
17 23 May Fly to Pokhara. (B, L, D) 2,600 ft.



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