Isolated from the recent leaps that define modernity, Upper Mustang is a remarkable destination for tourists and adventurers alike. The Upper Mustang Trek provides ample opportunities for curious souls yearning to learn about the ancient culture, rituals, and social arrangements. While being situated in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif, the trek entails magnificent landscapes, Tibetan influenced culture and the gorgeous Himalayas in the background. The trek encompasses such a miscellany of riches that you can’t help but be nostalgic about the journey when it ends.
This 18-days trek brings the multitude of experiences to the trekkers ranging from human culture, lifestyle, traditions and unconventional yet breath-taking views. The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a flight to Jomsom. The journey ahead consists of the walk to Kagbeni and Chele thereafter. We get to experience a unique natural system accompanied by graceful local communities. The area is also known as the Himalayan cold desert. As this place doesn’t receive much of a rainfall most places to our trek we see barren lands and sandy terrain. This place though seems like a drought it is a cool place always accompanied by breezes. Therefore, our trek passes through uniqueness which is often too rare to encounter in many parts of the world. That is why trekkers would definitely want to go for a trek in this region. Also, our excursion leads us to the land of ponds where we can experience different panoramas of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna etc. Overall this excursion is definitely a go for any nature seeker.
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You will be received by a company representative upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then we escort you to your hotel and briefly introduce you to the trek.
On this day you trek to the wonders of the Kathmandu; Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, durbar squares and local streets which provide you’re an idea about the lifestyle of people in Nepal. Kathmandu, although being quite small, is a home to many pleasantries while also being the business hub of the country itself.
Today you will be driving to Pokhara and you will be greeted by a gorgeous ride with great landscapes, incessant rivers, and small settlements. Pokhara, also known as ‘City of Lakes’, hosts many tourist attractions in the form of lakes, caves, panoramic mountains and adventure sports.
When you fly to Jomsom you can already feel the cool breeze welcoming you. Jomsom is specially recognized for apples, products derived from apples, namely wine, and the strong mid-day winds. You can feel the fascination of the trek right from Jomsom as we trek up to Kagbeni. You will come across ruined villages, green oasis, and small villages along the way. Overnight in Jomsom.
This particular day you trek from Kagbeni to Chele. The trek starts with a walk along the Kali Gandaki River you will be passing through several caves, monasteries, and beautiful fields of barley buckwheat, apple, and wheat. We pass through Tangbe, a Gurung village decorated with Chortens to reach Chhuksang. After a short walk, we reach Chele. Overnight in Chele.
You trek from Chele to Syanbochen, a small residence of people. The day begins as we walk to go through Taklam La pass (3624m) and Dajori La pass (3735m) which will be followed by high altitude cold deserts and the trek that offers several panoramic white mountains. Chungsi cave indicates that we will soon be approaching our destination for the day. Overnight in Syanbochen.
Your trek extends further from Syanbochen to Ghami through the dry and loose trail. This trail leads you to Ghami where you will pass through one of the longest Buddhist Mani Walls of Nepal. Before reaching Ghami, we get the panoramic view of the Annapurna range and Nilgiri Himal (6940m). We will also have to cross a few rivers as we head to Ghami.
Your trek continues from Ghami to Tsarang. This approximately six hour of trek adds a lot of knowledge and fun to your trek. We will head along Dhakmar Khola and upon reaching Tsarang, we can explore around to visit Old Palace which is the greatest library in Lo. We can also visit a micro-hydro power plant.
Then the majestic Lo –Manthang pleasures your trek when you finally reach there from Tsarang. The trek starts as we descend and cross a river to take an uphill route to Lo La pass (3950m). The trail is spectacular together with various Himalayan peaks including Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (6940m), and Tilicho peak (7134m).
Today, you acclimatize and explore the Lo-Manthang village. You can get a truly mesmerizing view of Annapurna range, Nilgiri (6940m), and Tilicho peak (7134m). It is also an excellent opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of the people of Lo-Manthang. Lo-Manthang, being the capital of Upper Mustang, upholds its reputation as a majestic city decorated with Chortens, prayer flags, and narrow alleyways.
Following several ups and downs of our trek, you will reach wish fulfilling monastery which is believed to be 1200 years old. The monastery is a home to scriptures of Padmasambhava and many other ancient artifacts. We also pass through Chogo La pass (4280m) and Mui La pass (4170m). Then finally your trek stops at Dhakmar.
You start your trek early to avoid strong winds. From here the trail descends to Ghiling identified by a beautiful field of barley. Ghilling is a dry village and hosts a panoramic view of mountain vistas like Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (6940m), and Tilicho peak (7134m). Finally, after 5-6 hours of walking, you reach Ghiling.
You start your trek further to Chuksang following the left side of the valley where you will meet flocks of sheep and goats grazing in the valley. As you walk back on the same route you previously took, you come across many small villages and beautiful mountains. Finally, you will reach to Chuksang where you will have a beautiful Himalayan scenery on the way.
You will be following the Kali Gandaki River all the way to Jomsom. It will be a windy and dry trek back to Jomsom. As soon as you reach Kagbeni you will reach the popular Annapurna Circuit trail and continue towards Jomsom following the Kali Gandaki River.
You can enjoy going for a sightseeing on this day. As mentioned earlier, there are some remarkable places in Pokhara like World Peace Pagoda, Matepani Monastery, International Mountain Museum, Devi's fall, Phewa Lake and so on. Also, you can go for a boating in Phewa Lake. Pokhara is also equally famous for its lively night life.
Then finally you drive back to Kathmandu from where you started your trek. Following the same route of the highway definitely brings you pleasure as we witness the gorgeously curving hill and rivers closely acquainting them. The markets and small settlements are an example of a typical Nepali lifestyle.
You can either choose for the certain new pack for further trekking options or you can depart for your onward flight to your represented countries. We will take you for your departures to the airport.
Duration : 18 Days
Difficulty Level : Strenuous
Group Size : 2 - 12 People
Activities : Trekking