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Upper Mustang Trekking

Start from US$ 2230 1784 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 US $2736 US$
2 - 4 US $1784 US$
5 - 8 US $1599 US$
9 - 12 US $1577 US$
13 + US $1559 US$
  • 18 Days
  • Moderate
  • 2 - 4 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Car / Tourist Bus / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 4,170m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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The Upper mustang trekking is one in all the excitingly swaggering trekking objectives around numerous others in Nepal. This space is furthermore called the confined space that longings the uncommon permit to urge entered. Mustang trekking takes you into the concealed universe of the later Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, furthermore reputed to be Lo.  The tolerance landscape of this place is without question a locale to urge focused. One plunging into this locale gets an opportunity to picture the crude and completely distinctive blend of nature than the different places. The village’s region unit in-manufactured Tibetan vogue and accordingly the Buddhism is just emulated by the tenants around here. The society and custom still on the grounds that the land alternatives take after precisely with the Thibet.

One will start his/ her trekking voyage to the present glorious place when a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. All through the flight itself, one gets to envision the deepest crevasse inside the planet, between the Dhaulagiri and in this manner the Nilgiri. The point when the alluring flight, one trek straightforwardly down to the prominent Kali Gandaki stream upstream and arrives at to Kagbeni.  The confined space of higher mustang trek begins when passing through Kagbeni. With an authorized trekking and tour organization, one will basically get a permit to the present region. At that point, heading towards the northward, we have a tendency to trek to Lo Mangtang. One will return later through the Dhakmar, wherever you'll recognize the most seasoned Tibetan religious habitation inside the planet inside sight called the Lo Gekar religious living arrangement. This religious living arrangement was built by the exceptional Tibetan mystical performer Guru Rinpoche all through the eighth century.  Till 1992, upper mustang was a confined space and was denied for outside visitors to enter the territory. Working ordinarily back, one should must be urged to run with a completely composed inhabitation trek however as of now days some small guesthouses are opened by the villagers wherever you'll keep nightlong. Subsequently, one will even now dexterity the universal style of society and convention here and snatch the new emotions of crude and untouched space.

People of Upper mustang are still following polyandry marriage system. But according to latest research, within next ten year no one is going to adapt polyandry.  Polyandry is one of the unique traditions of here.As Upper Mustang is ancient cave civilization, there are countless caves around Lo-Manthang. The 5th stories 144 rooms Jhong cave in Chhoser village is most.

Normally, to make permit of Upper Mustang Trekking need minimum two people in a group. But we can organize solo trip also by join permit with some group and you can do private trip. Nepal Mother House serves you with every opportunity to make your trek marvelously life-changing. Come and be a part of for the energizing excursion to the present magnificent with us as we offer all of you what you wish to experience.

Trip Highlights

  • Known as walled city also, believed to be built in 1380 AD by the first King of Lo ‘Ame Pal’.
  • The last Ex: King of Lo Manthang is -Jigme Prabal Bista (25th King of the Upper Mustang Kingdom).
  • 2,500 years old Choser Cave Monastery with five stories and 50 rooms.
  • Cross through more than Ten Passes and the highest pass is Mui La at elevation of 4,170 meters.
  • As it is nearby Tibet border; language of here and tradition is similar of Tibetan.
  • Almost tree-less barren landscape, rocky trail and majestic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • 6 to 7 hours scenic drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and then fly Pokhara to Jomsom.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) - 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus

Day 04:Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2713m) -25 minutes, Trek Jomsom to Kagbeni (2897m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 05:Trek Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06:Trek Chele to Syanbochen (3,840m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 07:Trek Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3,850m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 08:Trek Ghaymi to Charang (3,506m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 09:Trek Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,810m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 10:Explore Lo-Mangthang & Choser Cave and village.

Day 11:Trek Lo-Mangthang to Ghar Gompa (3,950m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 12:Trek Ghar Gompa to Ghiling (3,570m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 13:Trek Ghiling to Chele (3,050)-5 to 6 hours

Day 14:Trek Chele to Jomsom (2710m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 15: Explore day Marpha & Tukuche from Jomsom

Day 16:Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) -25 minutes, relaxing Day

Day 17:Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 18:Your own destination.


Alternative Itinerary

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3+2 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara twin bed sharing basic.
  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area special Permit, ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Cards.
  • Air tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara by plane (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight) and Trek ending point to Pokhara hotel by private car or Taxi.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfort tourist bus.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Annapurna Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the trek.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and Fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift & monastery entrance fee.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Jomsom delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) - 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at six o’clock to pick you with private transport. We’ll drive to Pokhara (200 km) which will take us about 6 to 7 hours on a very scenic route. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2713m) -25 minutes, Trek Jomsom to Kagbeni (2897m) -3 to 4 hours Early in the morning we will fly to Jomsom. The flight is 25 minutes on a scenic flight view of Spectaculars Mountains. We start the first day trekking from Jomsom (2713m) to Kagbeni (2897m) after breakfast. The trail follows the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki. Here the wind generally picks up after about midday but will at least be blowing at our backs as you head up to ancient village Kagbeni in the morning time. The rest of the day we will explore around the village, people, and culture.

Day 05 : Trek Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) -5 to 6 hours Our journey begins with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki River up to the valley. During today’s walk, the trail leads us through the picturesque deserted and windswept valleys. This trail continues up and downhill until we reach the Tangbe village. From here we trek onwards to Chhusang and after a 1½ hour walk we cross a river heading up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above. The trail continues heading on to small ridges until we reach the Chele village (3050m) after 18 kilometers. Here we will stay overnight at a local tea house.

Day 06 : Trek Chele to Syanbochen (3,840m) -6 to 7 hours Today, we start our trek again after breakfast and walk further to Ekle Bhatti then climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m) and Dajori La (3,735m) through a narrow stretch of plateau with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, Nilgiri and Damodar Danda. After lunch in Samar, we walk further for about three hours including passes through the Bhena La (3,860m) and Yamda La (3,850m) to the Syanbochen elevation at 3,840 meters. The trail today is 8 kilometers long. The rest of the day explores surrounding ancient unique village area. We stay again at a teahouse overnight.

Day 07 : Trek Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3,850m) -5 to 6 hours The trail lead us uphill to the Syangboche La (3,860m) and passing a few teahouses, Chortens (Tibetan Stupa), and local villages with Tibetan style houses. We then cross over a few other paths. After lunch, we have a longer climb to the Nyi Pass (4,010m) and Ghami La (3,765m) with wonderful landscape view. Then we descend to Ghaymi (3,520m) for the overnight stay at tea house, after 12 kilometers of walking.

Day 08 : Trek Ghaymi to Charang (3,506m) -4 to 5 hours After breakfast, we start our trek on a pleasant and easy trail which we’ll walk for about 4 to 5 hours up to Charang (3,560m). Then after crossing Ghaymi Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall (Mantra inscribed stone walls) which heads east to Tsarang. After about 11 kilometers up and down the trail get us to the teahouse in Charang, where we will stay overnight. We will enjoy exploring around the ancient village for the rest of the day. You may go to Ghar Gumpa via Mui La (4,170m) from Dhakmar skip Charang Village.

Day 09 : Trek Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,810m) -5 to 6 hours The trail leads us to Lo-Mangthang with a majestic view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I, and Bhrikuti. The landscape scenery is absolutely fascinating. At first, the trail descends to Tsarang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply up after crossing the river. Then the trail further ascends gently to the windy pass of Lo La (3,950m) , from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang valley (3,810m) while views of the walled city appear magnificently amongst its hills. All of this takes places right next to the Tibetan boarder. We will stay overnight at a local hotel. The rest of the time can be spent exploring around the surrounding areas which are almost identical to Tibet and Tibetan culture.

Day 10 : Explore Lo-Mangthang & Choser Cave and village. Today is your special day to explore around Lo-Mangthan. You first explore the surrounding Namgyal Gomba monastery situated on a hilltop, which serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa (3,910m) continue the hike to Tingkhar (4,025m), which is a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang. After finishing your visit stroll back to the hotel. You have another option to visit the Chamjung and Lhaktung Gumba, the red Thugchen monastery, Chyodi Gomba are in the entrance hall which are the main attractions of Lo Mangthang. Besides this you may visit the four story building of the Raja's Darabar (Royal Place) as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya, where the Lo Mangthang Ex: King -Jigme Prabal Bista (25th King of the Upper Mustang Kingdom) offers you Tibetan tea as a sigh of his hospitality.

Lo Manthang is known as walled city also, it is believed to be built in 1380 AD by the first King of Lo ‘Ame Pal’. The wall which is 2422 feet (725m) long and 26 feet (about 8 m) high has a series of 14 towers along its border. The towers rise 40 feet (12m) high, 6 feet (2m) wide at the base and 3 feet (1m) wide at the top. During the regimes of the Mustangi King, the towers were guarded by armed guards to defend the town from the enemies. This day you may visit to the Namgyal ‘The Monastery of Victory’, Tinker ‘summer palace of Mustangies King’, Choser Valley ‘famous for cave culture’ and Luri Gumba ‘built inside the rock’ are other major attraction of Upper Mustang. Choser Cave is spectacular multi storied cave building with 42 rooms, which is an example of ancient human civilization and their tradition and to get in cave Gumba it takes about 1 ½ to 2 hour walk away from Lo Manthang or you have option pony trek or hire motorbike or any Vehicles. There are other many hidden treasure around the Choser Village where you may explore as well if not too tired.

Day 11 : Trek Lo-Mangthang to Ghar Gompa (3,950m) -4 to 5 hours After an unforgettable time in Lo-Mangthang, we head back to the Ghar Gompa monastery which takes 4-5 hours. This is perhaps one of the oldest Monasteries in Nepal. The trail leads us back to Jomsom following the alternative routes. We will cross the Mui La (4,170m) and through the arid plateau and crops field in between, the walks may not be as pleasant on the back since we suffer from the wind in Kaligandaki wind valley. Generally there is always wind after 9.30 till 6 pm in the evening. During the walk you will suffer from the dusty wind so it is suggested to start as early in the morning as possible.

Day 12 : Trek Ghar Gompa to Ghiling (3,570m) -5 to 6 hours Today, we will back to Ghiling (3806m) for our overnight stay, after 5/6 hours long walk. We walk through the dry valley stone path, we may encounter donkey or yak caravan which carrying daily supplies to the altitude villages of upper Mustang, and at the same time we passes through wheat field and irrigated lands on the journey. Rest of the day, we enjoy the day explore the area but it will be dusty better to walk in evening time.

Day 13 : Trek Ghiling to Chele (3,050)-5 to 6 hours After breakfast we head back to Chele through the Dajori La (3,735m) and Taklam La (3,624m) for our overnight stop. You will have a wonderful journey with majestic Himalayan views. Today’s trek is fairly easy as we go down. On this walk we’ll see the high summit of Nilgiri, Tilicho, and others tremendous Himalayan peaks. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : Trek Chele to Jomsom (2710m) -6 to 7 hours Today is our last day and is quite long. It is better to start early as the wind will also pick up early. We will trek to Kagbeni which finishes the upper Mustang trails and joins up with the normal as Annapurna circuit trek. We follow the trails downstream the Kaligandaki river. Sometimes we go over small passes but it is not too difficult. We gradually get down through this old salt trade route, alongside stupas and monasteries. After lunch at Kagbeni will head on to Jomsom (2710) for the overnight stop. The trail goes to the Ekle Bhatti which gives some close views of Nilgiri and a beautiful view of the Kagebeni village. The trail continues down on the stony path facing Tukuche( 6960m), Dhaulagiri (8168m), and Nilgiri ( 6940m). We arrive at Jomsom for lunch and then explore this district headquarters.

Day 15 :  Explore day Marpha & Tukuche from JomsomBefore Leave Mountains, this day will be best for you explore around the Jomsom and couple hours hiking to the Marpha; where you will visit Apple Brandy factory and Apple orchid. Mostly the Thakali ethinic group is live in this area Marpha and Tukuche. The couture and tradition of Thakali people is unique then other ethnic. They are popular for the business. Antique house, apple garden, Monastery with majestic mountain scenery is most attraction.

Day 16 : Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) -25 minutes, relaxing Day Early in the morning we fly to Pokhara by small aircraft while enjoying the majestic mountain views above the world’s deepest gorge. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing in the Pokhara hotel. If you are up for it, feel free to wander around the Lake Side city with its fascinating mountains panorama views and charming nature.

Day 17 : Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours We should be ready by 6:00 in morning in hotel lobby in order to have breakfast or seek advice from your trekking guide. We will drive back to Kathmandu through on the main road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, and high hills. It takes about 7 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Katmandu (bear in mind the extra cost of the plane tickets) please request Nepal Mother House Trekking to book your flight ticket in advance. It takes about 30 minutes flying time with spectacular views of the Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests. This can indeed make it worth flying.

Day 18 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

Note:

Except fixed date, we are glad to organize ant time according to your requirement.

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01 January, 2018 18 January, 2018 Available USD 1784 Book Now
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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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