Upper Mustang Trekking 15N/16D


Upper Mustang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom which situated in the northern central part, is one of the exotic trekking circuits in Nepal. Upper Mustang trek passes through high peaks, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage remain unchanged for centuries and to this date. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four storey palace in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang region. In Upper mustang trekking we offer to visit into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. Mustang, a land where the soul of 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 in spite of hardship, was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830's. The wall city of Lo Monthang, unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom and has a king. The king of Lo Monthang still retains his title and he has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in the Nepal army.

 

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)

Odea Services will pick you up at the international airport then  transfer to the hotel. Evening welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant with Cultural dance show.Nepali Dal Bhat(Rice and Lentil Soup),Momo and Everest beer makes you  great mood of cheers.(Dinner)

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Having breakfast then start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a tour guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. Am: Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Pm: Patan Durbar Square and Soyambhunath then back to hotel.Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast)

 

Day 03: Heading to Pokhara+Boating in Pokhara : Optional Flight

Early morning heading to Pokhara via Tourist bus which takes 6-7 hours. You may use flight which takes just 25 min.Evening Boating at fewa lake and rounding near the lake side area. O/N at Hotel. (Breakfast)

 

Day 04: Pokhara- Jomsom-Kagbeni (2858m).

Early in morning having breakfast then transfer to the airport. Then flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes brings you at Jomsom.This is a 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. In may visit an interesting wind swept villages situated on the main age old Trans Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni- Chele(3030m)

Kagbeni to Chele Actually, Kagbeni is the entry point to upper Mustang. From Kagbeni, trail leads up the east bank of Kali Gandaki and climbs over many ridges as it head north. After, that, through the interesting cave, Gompa crossing place of Tangbe, Chhuksang and reaches Chele (3,030m). Walking time takes about 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 06: Trek from Chele-Gilling (3720m).

From Chele, trail leads ascending to Samar. After that it climbs above Samar to a ridge, descends into a large gorge past a Chorten painted in red, black, yellow and white, all pigments made from local rock. From there one can enter another valley filled with juniper trees and drops to Bhena (3800m) and trail ascends goes to the place of Giling Walking time takes approximately 6/7 hours, Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 07: Gilling- Charang(3490m) Overnight at lodge.

At the place of Geling, the trail climbs gently through field up the centre of the valley; it passes above Tama Gaon and its imposing Chorten. After crosses Tangmar Chu River, with a short climbing enters Charang (3490m). Walking time takes about 5/6 hours, Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 08: Tsarang- Lo Mangthang (3840m).

Lomanthang is the capital city of upper Mustang. We will spend part of the morning exploring the interesting village of Charang and its large monastery, before setting out for Lo Manthang. We climb gently above the valley to a large isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo Manthang. The trail then broadens and eventually we get our first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so we circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north-east corner's.Overnight at local lodge(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 09: Explore Lomathnag.

Today, you are free to explore the fascinating Village of Lo Manthang. The city contains about 150 houses, as well as residences for its many lamas. There are four major temples within the village and one of these, Champa Lhakang, contains a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborates mandalas painted on the walls. The king's palace is an imposing building in the center of the city and is occupied by the current King and Queen. Although his duties are largely ceremonial, the King is respected by the people. Throughout the kingdom, the villagers continue to seek his advice regarding many issues. It is possible to hire horses to visit these valleys, but this short tour will incur extra costs.O/N at local Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner)

 

Day 10: Trek to Lo Gekar & then to Ghami (3460m).

We begin our return journey from Lo Manthang, taking the upper highland route. This highland route offers dramatic views of Lo Manthang and the Charang Valley, with snow clad peaks in the background. Just past the settlement of Lo Gekar, we reach the oldest monastery in Mustang, the Ghare Gompa. We continue our journey on the highland route, crossing alpine meadows before dropping down a steep eroded gully to Dhakmar for lunch. After lunch, we walk through the pretty valley, climb to a ridge and descend from there back to Ghami.O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner)

 

Day 11: Trek to Chaile.

we will keep our views of Dhaulagiri and Nil Giri mountains and take lower trail via Rachen Gompa from Shyanboochen, Rachen Gompa is mysterious gompa grown itself lap of the rocky cave, continue to Samar and then to Chaile.O/N at local lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner)

 

Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3900M).

Now we must retrace our route back over the Nyi La to Chhuksang for awhile and then can take upper route to Muktinath a hindu's temple located on the higest mountain 3900M, you can see many Nepali and Indian pilgrimist even walking on their bare feet. O/N at local lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner)

 

Day 13: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom.

Muktinath temple is very famous for Hindus and Buddhist.Thousands of pilgrims are queuing and holding the offering to the temple. The main temple is call Bishnu (the deity protector) behind the temple 108 taps are containing to offer the fresh sprouting water shower for pilgrims. 24hours lighting flame on the water monastery is about 100 meter away from the temple and only nuns are living in this monastery. This is the important place for both Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimage.O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 14: Jomsom-Pokhara flight.

Today we fly from Jomsom-Pokhara then leisure day in Pokhara.O/N at Hotel (Breakfast)

 

Day 15: Back to Kathmandu:Optional flight

We  will heading  to Kathmandu via tourist bus its takes  7 hours and via flight 25 min. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. (Breakfast and  farewell dinner)

 

Day 16: Farewell friend.

We will transfer you airport as per your flight time.(Breakfast)

Any dates Except Winter(January to Feb End).

Includes
  • Airport Picks up & Drops/sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Three star *** hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (Hotel Arts Kathmandu- www.hotelartskathmandu.com or similar 3-star hotel as per availability.)
  • Three star *** hotel in Pokhara with breakfast (Mount Kailash Resort- www.mountkailashresort.com or similar 3-star hotel as per availability.)
  • Welcome & farewell dinner with culture show.
  • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
  • Transportation/Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • All necessary paper work and Special Permit.
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide(One Porter between each two clients while on trek)
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • Company T-shirt, Sleeping bag & Duffer Bag
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
Does not include
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara
  • Boating in Fewa Lake
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section

Upper Mustang Trekking Permit and Documents:

For Explorer Upper Mustang Trekking we most issue first 10 days  which cost US$ 500 per person and after 10 days US$ 50 per day per person, or equivalent convertible foreign currency from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If we need extra days we need to pay (US$ 50 per day / per person).Also we need to obtain Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee which cost Usd 20 per person.

Documents need from Guest:

1.Passport copy

2. Nepalese Visa copy

3. Travel Insurance 

What makes this trip different than others: We are working together with Village Environment Nepal a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Panch Khuwa Deurali and many others villages (Gorkha and all over Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

For more details, visit Village Environment website www.ven.org.np and Face book page: https://www.facebook.com/VillageEnvironmentNepal?ref=hl.

Accommodation:

Kathmandu& Pokhara: we will arrange 3 star hotel  with breakfast.

Mountain Region: During the trekking, we will arrange you accommodation at standard lodge. Room on twin sharing basis.

Meal:

Kathmandu& Pokhara: We offer you breakfast in the hotel in Kathmandu& Pokhara but you need to pay your own lunch and dinner.

Trekking: During Upper Mustang Trekking, you can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast of a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menu where you spent your night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination, dinner and breakfast in the teahouse where you will spend the night.

Guide & Porter during the trekking:

We will provide a professional trekking guide (license holder) and insured staffs as well. The number of porter depends on group size. We will provide their salary, accommodation, insurance, medicine and meals during trekking.

Personal gears & equipments need during trekking:

•         Sleeping bag:Will provide 

•         Down Jacket

•         Gloves

•         Warm Jacket

•         Cotton t-shirts

•         Cotton pants

•         Sun hat

•         Sun cream lotion

•         Handkerchief

•         Sun glasses

•         Comfortable hiking boots

•         Slipper

•         walking poles (if necessary)

•         Flash light with extra batteries

•         Extra batteries for camera

•         Raincoat

•         Medicines ad first aid kits

•         Backpack- with outsider pockets to handle smaller items. You may buy this stuff in Kathmandu and you can hire some stuff from shop.

Travel Insurance:

All trekkers / travelers are requested to insure their travel insurance before heading to Upper Mustang Trek. Please note that the insurance should be covered medical, air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and all treatment costs.

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