Duration: 18
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 6-7 hours of trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Tent, Camp
Trip Overview

Mustang; the one and only hidden kingdom of Nepal covering an area of 2020 km(780sq mi). The estimated population of this whole region is only 15000. This region lies from (2800-3900m) above the sea level. Mustang divides into two parts; Upper Mustang (Upper Mustang Trek)and Lower Mustang. Due to tough weather condition, winter migration takes place to a large number of population to come down to Lower Mustang from Upper Mustang.

Similarly, Jomsom is the main town of this region and has only one airport which runs only till 11 am due to strong wind there. In this Upper Mustang Trek Jomsom airport is the most popular entrance. Mustang is also a town behind the mountains is a dry region; as the gigantic Mountains block the cloud from all sides. Rainfall hardly occurs in this region. It is also restricted demilitarized area till 1992 which has become the main reason for the preservation of there rich culture, language, and traditions.

The people here are mostly Thakali which are the main origin here and this region is mostly influence by Buddhism. Mustang as a kingdom ended in 2008 when Nepal became a republic country. The last destination of our Upper Mustang Trek is Lo-Manthang. It is a small village in the middle of a dry desert near Tibet in the northernmost part of Nepal. Only around 1000 people live here with almost 180 houses.

In recent few years, more than twelve caves were also discovered to the north of Annapurna. Paintings from the 13th century are also here and the Royal Palace of King Jigme Dorje Paldor Bista (who passed away in 2016) is still here. The oldest Gumba built before 700 yrs is still here in this region.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02:  Trekking Preparation Day

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375feet], 3-4 hours

Day 05:  Kagbeni to Chele [3050m/10,004feet], 5-6 hours

Day 06:  Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398feet], 6-7 hours

Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546feet], 5-6 hours

Day 08: Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480feet], 4-5 hours

Day 09:  Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136feet), 5-6 hours

Day 10:  Explore Lo-Mangthang

Day 11:  Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500feet], 6-7 hours

Day 12:  Dhakmar to Syangmochen [3806m/12,484feet], 5-6 hours

Day 13: Syangmochen to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004feet], 5-6 hours

Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856feet], 6-7 hours

Day 15:  Fly back to Pokhara

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 17:  Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 18:  Final Departure

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Accommodations

As you are picked from Tribhuwan International  Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast.  We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.

Meals

During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.

Physical Condition & Requirement

This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc.  We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself then this Trek will not be that difficult.

If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.

Best Time to Visit

Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.

Note

Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Included in the Cost
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport,
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3 star level Hotel
  • Domestic Flight (Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom)
  • Hotel in Pokhara (B&B)
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • All Meals ( Tea, Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Annpurna conservation Enrty Fee
  • TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  • Special upper Mustang Permit
  • Experience Trekking guide & Assistant "Sherpa " (For 4 Trekkers =1 Assistant Sherpa)
  • Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
  • Pokhara to Kathamndu drive by Private jeep
  • Insurance for nepali Trekking staff
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Farewell Dinner in kathmandu last Night