Upper Mustang Trek

16 days / 15 nights

Tour Cost : ₹ 0 / $ 2250 per person

Tour Cost

₹ 0 / $ 2250 per person

Itinerary

Day Details
1 Kathmandu Arrival: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Welcome by our representative and transfer to the Hotel. Further program briefing and preparation for the trip. Overnight at Hotel.
2 Kathmandu-Pokhara (200km-06 hrs): After the breakfast drive to Pokhara by private vehicle. Check in to the Hotel. Evening roam around the Lake Side-Tourist Market. Overnight at Hotel.
3 Pokhara –Jomsom –Kagbeni (2810m): Early morning with packed breakfast transfer to Airport/fly to Jomsom (20min) and trek to Kagbeni about 03-04 hours. Overnight stay in Lodge/Hotel.
4 Kagbeni -Chele (3100m-6-7 hrs): We start trekking along the east bank of the Kali Gandaki River, ending up in the Chuksang Valley and crossing the Kali Gandaki. The trail ascends to flat, dry land with the red sandstone pillars and colorful rock formations that are emblematic of the Mustang region. We’ll pass the village of Tangbe first, and then attain Chele with its stunning Himalayan views.
5 Chele to Geling (3570m-6-7 hrs): The trail rises to a knoll (where a high suspension bridge crosses the Ghyakar Khola to Ghyakar) and continues up the side of a spectacularly steep canyon and on to the Chele La (3,630m). Good views to the southeast include Tilicho Peak, Yakwakang (north shoulder of the Thorung La) and the Damodar Himal’s large cluster of 6,000m peaks. The trail then descends to the village of Samar; a horse caravan watering point. Three hours of ridge undulations lead to the village of Shyangmochen, and then the path gently rises to the Shyangmochen La (3,850m). Descend past a large black, red and white chorten where three paths meet above the lovely village of Gelling.
6 Gelling – Chharang (3,560m-6-7 hrs): Today’s trail heads up the centre of the valley, through fields and past chortens to the Nyi La (4,020m), the southern border of Lo. A 3-4 hrs gentle descent leads to the Ghemi La: a chorten on the edge of a ridge. A steep descent leads to the beautifully whitewashed buildings of Ghemi; the third largest village in Upper Mustang. The trail then drops to cross the Tangmar Khola opposite cliffs of blue grey and red rock, then crosses the valley and climbs past a vast mani wall to the Choya La (3,870m). From here there are magnificent views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and the Damodar Cluster. The trail then gently descends, past prayer flags, to an entrance chorten to the second largest town of Tsarang. A 14thC dzong and gompa overlooks the river gorge (and hydroelectric plant) beyond the town.
7 Chhaarang – Lo Manthang (3,840m-4-5 hrs): Descend the gorge and cross the river, then climb to a ridge chorten overlooking the Tholung Valley and turn northwards towards the windy Lo La (3,950m). Everywhere, the grey and yellow desert scenery is starkly beautiful. From the La the walled capital, surrounded by irrigation canals can be seen in the valley below. A short descent, a stream crossing, a climb to the plateau and Lo Manthang.
8 Lo Manthang: Explore around the Lo-Manthang: Within the town: explore the 15thC Champa Lhakhang (God House: climb to the roof for great views) and the red Thubchen Gompa with an impressive entrance hall and huge assembly hall supported by wooden columns. Also visit the town’s ‘main gompa’ – the 18thC Chödi Gompa in the monastic quarter of town plus the nearby ‘new’ Choprang Gompa. Beyond the city, visit the Namgyal Gompa situated on a nearby hilltop. This is an important monastery for the local community and also acts as a court. The village of Tingkhar in the valley northwest of the town is also worth visiting and is the site of three Gompas and the Raja’s summer palace. Return to the lodge in Lo Manthang by nightfall.
9 Lo-Manthang
10 Lo-Manthang – Drakmar (3,820m-6-7 hrs): Trek southwest on herder’s trails, up a side valley to the Chogo La (4,325m). Then traverse around a grassy valley before descending through a gully to cross the Tsarang Khola and climb to Ghar Gompa (House Temple): a 1,200 year old monastery; particularly famous for its collection of painted carved stones – framed on the monastery walls. The trail then climbs a ridge and crosses a valley to a cairn at 4,170m. Continue across alpine meadows before descending through a rough gully between towering walls of red rock to the large village of Drakmar (red cliffs). Numerous caves dot the cliff walls.
11 Lo-Manthang – Drakmar (3,820m-6-7 hrs): Trek southwest on herder’s trails, up a side valley to the Chogo La (4,325m). Then traverse around a grassy valley before descending through a gully to cross the Tsarang Khola and climb to Ghar Gompa (House Temple): a 1,200 year old monastery; particularly famous for its collection of painted carved stones – framed on the monastery walls. The trail then climbs a ridge and crosses a valley to a cairn at 4,170m. Continue across alpine meadows before descending through a rough gully between towering walls of red rock to the large village of Drakmar (red cliffs). Numerous caves dot the cliff walls.
12 Shyangmochen – Chhuksang (3,050m-5-6 hours): Retrace the upward trail through Yamdo and Bhena to Samar, then over the Chele La to Chele and down to cross the Kali Gandaki and follow it downstream to Chhuksang.
13 Chhuksang – Kagbeni-05 hours: After the breakfast in Chhuksang , trek down to Kagbeni. This day we reach Kagbeni for Lunch. (Alternative option, we can head to Jomsom further 3 hours if we want to reach early in Kathmandu). Night stay in Bagbeni.
14 Kagbeni –Jomsom: This is the last day of trek. After the breakfast at Kagbeni, trek to Jomsom about 03 hours. Overnight stay in Jomsom.
15 Jomsom –Pokhara –Kathmandu: After te breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Airport/fly to Pokhara. Later connecting flight to Kathmandu. Check in to the Hotel. Rest of the time free, shopping of souvenir. Overnight at Hotel.
16 Final departure: Last day of the trip, after the breakfast, transfer to Airport for onward Journey.

Cost Includes

  • Upper Mustang special permit as per program.
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara Air ticket.
  • Tea House accommodation in route of trek.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek.
  • Field experience trekking Guide & porters (each person 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salary & transfer.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transfer by private Jeep.
  • Annapurna conservation area fee.
  • 02 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star) on BB Plan.
  • 02 nights Hotel in Pokhara (3 star) on BB plan.

Cost Excludes

  • High rescue insurance.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and beverage.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • If there is if any circumstances beyond of the limit like landslide/river floating if there is extra expenses they should bare.

Important Notes

Bring with you:

Strong water bottle/ Thermal flask, Sun Glasses, Sun Cream, Torch Light with extra batteries, Mask, chocolates,  dry food, Walking Stick, Your own regular medicine etc.

Clothing:

Casual wears & comfortable trekking shoes, warm clothing for nights & mornings, Raincoats, Warm jacket for trekking, Fleece Jacket, Thermal inner wear, warm trousers(wind proof) and shirts, woolen gloves, Sun Hat, Woolen socks(some pears).

Insurance:

Travel insurance coverage for high rescue & evacuation, Medical treatment, loss of belongings and trip cancellation is strongly recommended.

We specialize in packaged tours such as Mount Kailash and Mansarovar tour, Pashupatinath & Muktinath tour, Holiday Packages, Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage tours, Jungle Safari, Himalayan trekking. For Himalayan Trekking all our guides and porters also have years of experience and have submitted many Himalayan peaks themselves, including Mt. Everest.

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