Upper Mustang Trek is one of the challenging and adventure treks in Nepal. Travelers searching for adventure and challenge at the same time, Upper Mustang Trek 22 Days is perfect for them. Mustang, a land where the soul of the man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on: a land said to be "barren as a dead deer" but where beauty and happiness abound is spite of hardship, was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830's. The wall city of Lo Mont hang, unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom within a kingdom. Regardless of the strenuousness of the trek, it does not require any prior trekking experience. But, you have to be physically fit to go on this trek. The trek will provide you panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Yakawa Kang (6,482), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), and Tilicho Peak (7,134 m). Trekking in Mustang was officially opened in 1992. It allows limited numbers of trekkers each year in order to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. A trek into this fabled forbidden kingdom of vast, arid valleys, eroded canyons, ocher valley, yak caravans, colourful painted mud brick houses on the back dropped of majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes walled kingdom Mustang trekking memorable.
When you arrive at kathmandu, One team member will come to pick up at airport and take you to the hotel. In the evening, you will be joining a welcome dinner at hotel.
You will go on a sightseeing with tour guide to visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square after having a delicious breakfast in the morning. In the day time, you will prepare for the trek and meet with your trekking guide.
You will fly to Pokhara. The flight time will be short and offers a gorgeous aerial landscape view. Upon landing at the airport, The guide will take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. You can visit lakeside local market and doing boating on the tranquil fewa lake, enjoying breath-taking sunset.
An early morning flight will take you to Jomsom. From here, you trek through lovely apple orchards and pass by ekalebatti village to reach Kagbeni for night stay. On the way, you get to see stunning scenery.
After your permits get checked, you begin walking alongside the Kali Gandaki river. Facing the strong wind, the trail ascends to Tangbe village and passes by another village. It takes 5 to 6 hours walking to reach chele village.
From chele, the trail heads towards syangboche, passing through two passes- taklam La (3,624 m) and dajori La (3,735 m). From the top of both passes, you get to witness striking scenery and views of tilicho peak, damodar danda, yakawa kang, etc. The trail further passes by ramchung cave and descends to sama village. From here, you ascend and descend on a steep trail that will take you to syangboche.
The trail ascends to yamda La Pass (3,850 m). Further, trekking through small villages, poplar forests, and barley fields, you climb nyi La Pass (4,010 m). From here, the trail descends to ghami for a night stay.
The day begins with a gradual descend through the rugged and slippery path. You will cross ghami khola on a suspension bridge and ascend. The trail passes by mani walls and leads you to the top of tsarang La pass (3,870 m). Further, you trek towards tsarang village, located at the top of charang chu canyon.
From Tsarang, the trail drops down to the canyon. You will cross a river and ascend Lo La Pass (3,950 m). From the top of the pass, the beautiful views of Lo Manthang can be seen. Further, enjoying stunning views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Tilicho Peak, etc, you trek and reach Lo village.
Today is a rest day in Lo Manthang. You will visit nearby towns like Jhampa, Thupchen, and Chhoeda. You also trek to Tingkhar and visit century-old monasteries. Later, in the day time, you spend time with the locals to know thier culture and traditions.
After having a warm breakfast in morning, you trek to Nyaphu and Gyafu monasteries. These are some of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. You can see ancient murals, manuscripts, paintings, sculptures, etc in the monasteries.
Today, you trek to Yara. The trail ascends to a glacial valley from where you get to see the view of Lo village. Further, you trek and reach Dhi and head towards Yara village.
Leaving Yara, you trek along a high winding path. The trail descends to Dhechaenga River and crosses a small river. Further, you ascend and reach Tengbe for a night stay.
After having a warm breakfast, you begin trekking towards Paa village. The trail offers a barren landscape and moves along the hillside. On the way, you also come across a rocky area and get to see beautiful views.
The trail ascends and crosses a suspension bridge. You will reach the Yak river and ascend to a hill station (4,210 m). Further, enjoying striking views of Damodar Himal and Saribung Himal, you descend and reach Tetang village for a night stay
The trail today ascends to Gyu La Pass (4,077 m). Passing through Kharkas, you reach Muktinath, a very famous pilgrimage site. On the way, you get to see wonderful views of Thorong Peak, Tukuche Peak, Mt. Nilgiri, etc.
From Muktinath, you trek on a winding path to reach Jomson. On the way, you have to overcome strong wind, passing through beautiful mountain villages.
After having breakfast, you take an early morning flight back to Pokhara. During the flight, you get to see aerial views of the Annapurna Himalaya. After landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. Spend the evening exploring Lakeside Market and doing boating on the tranquil Fewa Lake.
An extra day in Pokhara will allow you to explore this beautiful lake city. Visit tourist sites like Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum, etc or do adventurous outdoor activities like Paragliding, mountain flight, bungee jumping, etc. Let us know what we prefer.
Today, you take a flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day in Kathmandu is free to you to relax and explore on your own.
It is a free day in Kathmandu. You will go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During the tour, you will have deep insight into Nepali culture, tradition, art, and architecture. In the later afternoon, you are free for shopping and exploring the local market on your own. End the day with team members over a farewell dinner organized by the company.
It's time to bid farewell. Thank you for the amazing journey with us. Our staff will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure.