Upper Mustang Trekking (18 Days) - 18 Days

Upper Mustang Trekking (18 days)

Highlight of Kagbeni-Ghiling-Charang-Lomathang-Chhoser Cave-Ghargomba-Muktinath-Jomsom Trekking

Duration: 18 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours

No of Pox: 2 to 30

Max Altitude: 4200 m.

Mode of travel: Land and flight Transportation

Best Month: September/October/November/ March/April/May/june/July/August

Trekking in Nepal Join our upper Mustang Trek– 17 day’s trek which offers a spectacular trekking in to the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence Kaligandaki, from Tibetan border south to kagbeni is generally referred to as Upper Mustang. Explore the thousand years of old Monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties. of the different landscape. Make and Adventure starting from world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki Region in to world’s highest region of Lo-Mathang valley that passes through an all most tree less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up.

The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glacier, and alpine valleys. The thousand of year isolation has kept the culture; lifestyle and heritage remain unchanged for centuries and to this date. The house in Mustang is mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four storey place in Lo-Mathang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang Region. Another attraction in the Mustang region is the Tiji festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season. (Late winter/spring season) the Mustagi people have their own way family life. Which is the quite surprising for many outsiders? The entire Brother in the family are married a single girl. What you may call a practice of polyandry.

The Trans Himalayan Mustang region is also known as the last forbidden kingdom. Since the region was restricted for outsiders until Nepal Government announced the opening of the restricted area in October 1991.The Mustsngis or the people of Mustang call themselves Lopas, and they have their own king or Tribe- Leader, Jigme palber Bista. After Nepal was declared a republic in 2007. The Nepal government took back the official recognition of the bista as the Mustangi king. However, the people there still respect him as are their king or tribe- Leader Bista also grants audience the visitor upon request. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. The upper Mustang Trek start from jomsom to kagbeni the entry point of upper Mustang region. Follow the banks of Kaligandaki River upstream to get to Lo-Mathang the capital of Upper mustang.

Our 17 days Tea house/Lodge Upper Mustang Trek is great adventure trek for those who wise to make challenging trek along off the beaten path in the Trans Himalayan region. If you are interested in making even more adventure our trek in remotest parts, we recommended you to try our Upper dolpo Trek 27 days. For the trekker longing to experience some of the most intereresting features of the Annapurna region including Annapurna Base camp, Machhapuchere base camp. Poon hill, etc, our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 16-days itinerary would an interesting option.
Best season

From April to November are favorable months to trek Upper Mustang  is a rain shadow area, thus, we can do trekking in this part of Nepal even in the monsoon season (mid jun-mid –September), while during monsoon, trekking in popular trail of Everest and Annapurna is not recommended.

Meals

During our Upper Mustang Trekking ; we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served from the tea house or lodge menu where we spent the night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner and breakfast will be served at the tea house where you spend the night.

Accommodations

All accommodations for  Upper Mustang Trekking are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are Same styles of accommodations during the trip. We will spend 12 nights in standard tea house or lodge or hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. I will try to provide Best Tea house as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities

Health and Experience Requirements

Upper Mustang Trekking is a not so much difficult  trip suitable for passionate adventurers who have ability to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light day pack. In some days we might even need to walk more hours. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, those in excellent physical condition with above average fitness and some hiking experience can do this trek. Positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination are things that aid to accomplish trip successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance strength and stability.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Acclimatization

Upper Mustang Trekking itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS.

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Day 1
Arrival Kathmandu (1275m)

Upon Arrival, in Kathmandu Airport you will be expected to complete your custom formalities (Visa etc.) We suggest you look for our representative who will be waiting for you at the arrival gate with Everest View Treks And Expedition display board you will then be transferred to hotel Vaishali or another hotel similar category.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation trekking

Completion of required official procedures and taking a cultural tour of Kathmandu before the actual Trekking will be the main agenda of this day. After Breakfast, there will be cultural tours to world heritage sites in Kathmandu which include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath during the afternoon, you will be meeting with other participants of the Trekking program along with your guide at EVT office for a pre-Trips discussion.

Day 3
Kathmandu to pokhara (820m) 6 hrs drive.

Early morning at around 7 am, we set off for pokhara on a tourist bus. En route we will see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers villages, Farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. Afternoon we reach pokhara pokhara offer magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Manasulu, Machhapuchre five of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is City of lakes and has numerous Beautiful lakes. We can explore the most accessible and beautiful. Fewa Lake During the afternoon enjoy boating too. Explore Relax and dine by tranquil Lake Fewa. You can even do some shopping during evening hours. Overnight pokhara hotel include your B/B plan.

Day 4
Fly Jomsom & Trek to kagbeni (2856m) 4-5 hrs walk.

After an early Breakfast transfer to the airport for a morning flight to jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes over the mountains with view 8000Meter such as Annapurna & Dhaulagiri, brings you at jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. This is large town, headquarter of the mustang region. It is also a major village on the kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt trade route to Tibet. From jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon continue on the gradual path on the kaligandaki river bed for about 3 hour and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After good stop here an hour of easy walk takes us to kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans-Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper mustang area. In kagbeni a major tributary. Kak khola coming from muktinath, meet mustang khola and from there the river is the calleds kaligandaki. Overnight good lodge at kagbeni.

Day 5
Kagbeni to chele (3050m) 5-6 hrs walk.

Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onward to the river bank of kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. This trail follows the up and downhill. Firstly we reach Tangbe village with narrow alleys amongst while washed house, fields of buckwheat, barley wheat and apple orchads. From there we trek forward to chhusang and after crossing river head up to the hug red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above. Forming a tunnel through which the kaligandaki follows. We heade small ridges reach at Chele village.

Day 6
Chele to syandochen (3475m) 6-7 hrs walk.

Today, we start our trek again and walk further to Eklo bhatti. We climb to taklam la pass (3624m) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of tilicho peak, Yukawa kang and Damoder dada. Further descend a little to the village Samar. Climb the trail that goes above Samar village to the ridge then descending steeply to the stream. Another 3 hrs similar walk takes us to syanbochen. On the way, we relax along the surrounding of cool streams and juniper trees. Local us the dried leaves of junipers as incenses to invite deities and start any auspicious work. We also pass by a cave famously known as Ramchung cave. Overnight lodge in syanbochen.

Day 7
Syabbochen to Gami (3520m) 4-5 hrs walk.

After breakfast we take uphill to the yamdala (3850m) passing a few tea house,chorten and local villages which is like Tibetan style of house with open baranda we cross mountain passes, and an avenue of poplar trees and fields. Of barley the climb to nyi pass (4010m) would be a little longer Descend to our overnight stop at Gami the third largest village in the lo region. Gami is surrounded by large fields most of which are barren. Overnight at Gami.

Day 8
Gami to Chharang (3500m) 5-6 hrs walk.

Stare the trek after breakfast with a pleasant walk. After crossing Gami khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passed bedside very long Mani wall, a scared stone wall made by the followers Buddhism. From the end of the wall the trail heads east to the village of chharang with a maze of fields. Willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the chharang Chu canyon There is also a huge white dzong and red Gompa to get to our tea house for tonight‘s stop overnight lodge.

Day 9
Chharang to Lo Mathang (3700m) 5-6 hrs walk.

Today we trek to Lo-Mathang with magnificent views of nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna 1 and bhirkuti peak. The trail first descend to chharang Chu canyon and then climb steeply after crossing the river. Further the trails ascend gently to the 3840m, windy pass of Lo from where you can see the Lo-Mathang valley. While descending To Lo-Mathang view of the walled city appear magnificent with its hill on the Tibetan Border. We stay hotel for the overnight stop Lo-Mathang.

Day 10
Explore Lo-Mathang

Today we explore the surrounding area. Visit namgyal gompa and tingkhar Namgayal Gompa situated on a hill top serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal gompa continue the To tour tingkhar the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mathang and stroll back to hotel. Or you may have another option to visit the Tall Champa Lakhang god house the red thugchen Gompa. Chvodi gompa and the entrance Hall which are the main attraction of this town. Another attraction is the four story building of the Raja (king) place as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya over night Lo-Mathang.

Day 11
Lo-Mathang to Drakmar (3810m) 6-7 hrs walk.

While returning From Lo-Mathang we take Different route then that we came by trek to drakmar via Gyakar with more than 1400 years ghar gompa with guru Ringbocheas the primary figure. The gompa is also famous for its rock paintings. According to the legend, anyone who makes one wishes at the ghar Gompa. Their wish is fulfilled explore the local area. Like Hood of dusty wind, so suggested to walk in the morning. After ghar Gompa another 3 hour to walk drakmar. Overnight lodge.

Day 12
Drakmar to Ghiling (3806m) 5-6 hrs walk

Today, we come back to Ghiling as our journey for overnight stay after a long walk takes 5-6 hrs. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day exploring Ghiling village. But it is will be dusty wind in the afternoon. Better to walk evening time prayer for Monastery and back to hotel.

Day 13
Ghiling to Chhusang (3050m) 6-7 hrs walk.

We re- track back Ghiling for the overnight stop after 6-7 hrs walk you will have wonderful scenery during the journey with Himalayan view enjoy the view on the way down hill to chhusang village overnight lodge

Day 14
Chhusang to Muktinath #780m) 6-7 hrs walk

Today, we going to muktinath (holy place) after breakfast we walk to uphill about 3 hrs than we get gently up 1 hrs than again climb up to pass from their we can see muktinath valley from pass after pass we descend downhill to muktinath. And evening we have to visit Muktinath temple and back to hotel.

Day 15
Muktinath to jomsom (2700m) 5-6hrs walk

Our last day of the day would be long one. After breakfast we descend to down to kagbeni finishing the Upper mustang trail and we join the normal Annapurna circuit Trek. And we checkout from kagbeni after kagbeni we walk another 4 hrs to jomsom end our trek. Overnight good hotel and celebration last night with our staff.

Day 16
Fly back to pokhara

After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to pokhara a 20 minute dramatiric flight to pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On Arrival at pokhara Airport guide will transfer lakeside hotel Rest of the time explore the lake or relax in hotel. Overnight pokhara.

Day 17
Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast we start our 200 km drive back to Kathmandu better to hole on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner at Nepali typical restaurant/ bar and back to hotel.

Day 18
Fly home farewell friend

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal. Comes to an end today we hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you will be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalayan again. Approximately 3 hour before your scheduled flight a representative from Everest View Treks will transfer you to the airport on your way home you ll have plenty of time to plan your next Adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Everest View Treks & Expedition . The charges must be paid by the insurance or clients themselves.

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Cost Included

1. All Hotel airports transfer as per itinerary.
2. Kathmandu Hotel two nights with breakfast and bed and breakfast plan.
3.Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara- Jomsom then return via private vehicle all the way to Kathmandu.
4. Best available lodge and tea house accommodation during the trek.
5. All food ; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the trekking.
6. Domestic flights and exit taxes.
7. A trekking or hiking leader – Fluent English speaking, experienced, knowledgeable with assistant trek guide (4 hikers:1 assistant guide) and needed Sherpa porters (2 trekkers:1 porter) together with their payments, assurance, gears, foods and accommodations.
8. All necessary national park fees, permits and paper works (Annapurna Conservation park permits and TIMS)
9. Entire administration and local Taxes.
10 all guide and porter salary and food insurance.Gov taxes.
11. All ground transportation.
12. Fresh Fruit after dinner everyday
13. 1 pc snickers  or mars chocolate each person every day.
14. 3 cup tea, or Coffee with meal B/L/D.

15.Trekking certificate

16.Complimentary Trekking Kit bag

17.Farewell dinner

18. trekking map

19. medical kit

Cost Excluded

1. Nepal Visa fees on your airport arrival (You should bring accurate USD cash and two passport size picture)
2. Personal expenses (Shopping, Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water or boiled water, Phone calls, hot shower etc)
3. Your Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (This apply also early come back from trek then the fixed itinerary)
4. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than above itinerary.
5. International fare/arrival taxes/departure taxes to and from Kathmandu.
6. Tips for guides and porters /Donations.
7.  Rescue in case of emergency.

Check list
Recommended Gear Lists:
01.) Good wind/rain jacket
02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey
03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
06.) Fleece jacket or pullover
07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
10.) Lightweight gloves
11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.) Sun hat or scarf
13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
14.) Sunglasses with UV protection
15.) T-shirts
16.) Underwear
17.) Hiking shorts
18.) Lightweight cotton long pants
19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
20.) Fleece or wool pants
21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks
23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks
24.) Hiking boots with spare laces
25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Other necessary equipments:
1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
4.) Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
7.) Toiletries
8.) Small wash towel

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