Upper Mustang trek to explore nature, culture of upper Mustang
Upper mustang trek to discover thousands of years old man made caves the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries. For the travelers and those who love to explore new places, trekking is one of the most popular activities. It is a wonderful experience which involves lot of adventure, fun and excitement. There are many treks which allow the trekkers to have a fulfilling experience. One such amazing trek is the Upper Mustang trek which lies in the Dhaulagiri zone of the Mustang district Annapurna trekking region. Mustang which is the former Kingdom of Lo is a beautiful and a great place to have a break from the routine activities. A glimpse into culture which draws influences from Tibet as well as Nepal could be seen here. Trekking into this incredible region which is to the North of the Himalayas and falls in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges would be an experience to cherish forever.
Main Attraction of Mustang trekking are antique Tibetan villages, rare medieval Buddhist arts, Luri Gompa the exotic culture and the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert. The medieval settlement of Upper Mustang and its capital Lo Manthang lie in the remote Himalayan desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains. You can begin your trekking journey in the Upper Mustang trek by getting to Jomsom. The upstream of Kali Gandaki River is one of the major attractions of Upper Mustang. The region of Upper Mustang begins from Kagbeni and you would surely have a great journey to explore this region. While you are in Mustang you can pay a visit to Muktinath which is a well-known pilgrimage destination. One of the essential points to mention here is that hiking in the mustang valley would be a great option for those who love world’s greatest archaeological mysteries. Upper mustang trek starts from Jomsom, Kagbeni is the entry point of upper Mustang trail follow the banks of Kaligandaki river upstream to get to Lo-Manthang, the capital of the Mustang. It is controlled trekking destination to protect their tradition and environment from outside influence, which opened for foreigners since 1992 AD. Best months of the year for this trek are March to December.
Upper mustang journey would offer you an opportunity to discover the houses which are made of stones and mud and are colorfully painted, the valleys and also the yak caravans. All and all mustang trek would be something which is completely unique in its own way and there is a lot to explore in terms of natural beauty as well as culture. As for the mountains you can feel the majestic beauty of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Tukche and Dhaulagiri on your journey of Mustang trek. For those who love nature and want to be as close to it as possible, Upper Mustang trekking has it all and you can simply enjoy the high mountain, glaciers, beautiful valleys and passes. This region is somewhat isolated and hence you would have a chance to witness the well preserved culture and traditions. The Teji festival would be another highlight of your visit to upper Mustang, Nepal.
Mustang, Nepal is also known for its architecture which comprises of the city wall along with the stunning palace in Lo-Manthnag which is of four storeys. The Upper Mustang trek would comprise of covering the places like Kagbeni, Chele village, Taklam La pass, Syanbochen, Ghyami village, Tsarang, Lo-Mangthang, Ghiling and Chhuksnag. Throughout your adventure in Mustang trek travelers can witness a wonderful view of nature and getting to know the culture of this region. There is Lo Gekar Monastery here which is the most ancient Tibetan monastery of the world. In Mustang, Nepal you can find rock paintings at Gompa. So Mustang is truly an enriching place to explore and offers so much that for trekkers it is no less than a paradise. Visit to this region would surely offer you a much needed break for the hectic life.
Upper mustang trek itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for Mustang trek.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m).
Day 04: Flight to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni (2800 m).
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050 m).
Day 06: Trek from Chele (3050 m) to Geling (3500 m).
Day 07: Trek from Geling (3500 m) to Charang (3620 m).
Day 08: Trek from Charang (3820 m) to Lo Manthang( 3810 m).
Day 09: Rest day at Upper Mustang and Exploration around
Day 10: Trek from Lo Manthang (3840 m) to Ghar Gompa (3920 m).
Day 11: Trek from Ghar Gompa (3920 m) to Ghiling (3500 m).
Day 12: Trek from Ghiling (3500 m) to Chele ( 3110 m).
Day 13: Trek from Chele ( 3110 m) to Jomsom (2713 m).
Day 14: Flight from Jomsom (2720 m) to Pokhara (910 m).
Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
Day 16: After this amazing Upper Mustang trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
5 star Hotel at Kathmandu for 3 night with breakfast.
Full day Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Kathmandu drive/flight
All meals and accommodation during Mustang trekking period
An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov. of Nepal.
Highly experienced Upper Mustang trekking staffs
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
Down jacket, Sleeping bag, duffel bag (optional) Medical Kit.
Travel and Rescue arrangements
Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
Hot shower, battery recharge during upper Mustang trek
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
Personal Upper Mustang trekking equipment’s / gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price include section
Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; it is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Upper Mustang trek is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Upper Mustang trekking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary.
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