Upper Mustang

Blue skies and ochre rock faces are what greets you in Upper Mustang. A landscape unique to this region, a culture dominated by Tibetan Buddhism, Mustang is nothing like the rest of Nepal. The trek leads you through some spectacular landscapes from the Kali Gandaki valley to Jharkot and Muktinath.

Mustang, a former kingdom beyond the Himalayas

Once we reach the Mustang, we are travelling in a region dominated by Tibetan cultural influence. Villages, monasteries and chortens all speak of the culture of Tibet and the snowy peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are seen in the background. Due to its geographical location, Mustang, once a small Himalayan kingdom, has always maintained privileged links with Tibet, and in particular cultural and religious ties that dominate the life of the inhabitants. In addition, the absence of large passes made Mustang the ideal place of passage between India and Tibet through the valley of Kali Gandaki. This hike takes us to this well-preserved, partially isolated region of Nepal. The arid land of Mustang contrasts with the snow-capped peaks in the background. Lo Manthang, a fortified town with several monasteries, welcomes us for a cultural stopover.

HIGHLIGHTS
- A summer trek on the Tibetan plateau along the Kali Gandaki canyon.
- A remote region of Tibetan culture, lively and well-preserved.
- A rich cultural heritage restored in Lo Gekar, Lo Manthang, Luri Gompa.
- A spectacular mountain flight between Jomsom and Pokhara.
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Difficult
  • Best Period: May - September
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Number of walking days: 11
  • Highest Altitude: 4230 Meters
  • Flights: Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during trek
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Day

Flight to Kathmandu. Check-in at the hotel then a free day in the Thamel (Tourist area)
- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel or Similar in BB
- Meal: Self

Visit of Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan.
- Night in the same hotel in BB
- Meal: Self

We drive to Pokhara along the entire Himalayan range. Free time in the evening
- Driving time: 9h
- Accommodation: Hotel Lake Side Retreat or similar in BB
- Meal: Self
After a magnificent mountain flight between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We start by taking the jeep from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the gateway to Mustang. Visit the town and its monastery.
- Domestic flight: 30M
- Jeep: 1 hour
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board
We go up following the banks of the Kali Gandaki by jeep to the beautiful village and the red cliffs of Chhusang and we begin the walk shortly after. We reach the gorges of the Kali Gandaki. A short climb to the village of Chélé. After Chélé, the path cut into the rock rises to the Taklam pass (3650 m). Nice descent to go camping in the village of Samar.
- Jeep transfer time: 1 hour
- Walking time: 5 hours
 -Ascent: 650 meters
- Descent: 150 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board
An easy day to pass several small passes between 3600 and 3800 meters from where the view towards the South is extraordinary. After Syangboche, descent to the village of Geling dominated by an old fortress and a monastery of the Sakya school.
- Walking time: 6 hours
- Ascent: 700 meters
- Descent: 400 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board
Nyi La pass (3950 m) and Ghumi La pass to reach the village of Ghemi (3520 m) for lunch. Visit the small monastery in the heart of the village surrounded by caves which served as shelter against invaders. In the afternoon, easy climb in one of the most dazzling settings of Mustang with red walls that dominate the village.
- Walking time: 6h
- Ascent: 650 meters
- Descent: 550 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board
This is the longest day of the trek but without any major difficulties. Easy climb to the Mui la pass (4100 m) to reach the oldest monastery in Mustang, Ghar Gompa, of the Nyingmapa school whose frescoes have been restored. After lunch, we cross the Marang pass to reach the capital of Mustang, Lomanthang.
- Walking time: 7h30
- Ascent: 900 meters
- Descent: 700 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board
Day of visit and rest in Lomanthang, a small capital at the end of the world, which had its hour of glory in the 15th century. Stroll through the winding streets of the town to discover the two historic monasteries, JambaLhakhang and Tukche, Those sumptuous frescoes were restored by Italian teams.
- Accommodation: Lodge with full board

Ascent Loday La pass 3950 m. Walk on a plateau up to 4050 m before descending towards Dhi to cross the Kali Gandaki and reach the village of Yara.
- Walking time: 5 hours
- Ascent: 500 meters
- Descent: 700 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board

Excursion to the Tashi Kabum cave and the Luri Gompa monastery housing superb Buddhist frescoes from the 15th century. Return to the same camp.
- Walking time: 4 hours
- Ascent: 250 meters
- Descent: 250 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board
Crossing a desert and rocky plateau, far from any habitation. Short descent to the Dhechyang Khola River (black river) where many fossils are found. Climb to the Sertang pass (3975 m) there we take a packed lunch. Extraordinary view of the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri… Then descend via several stepped plateaus to the village of Tangge.
- Walking time: 6 hours
- Ascent: 400 meters
- Descent: 500 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board
Departure early morning for a long day. Crossing the Yak Khola before climbing steadily to a pass (4150 m). A short descent to have lunch in Paha. A long walk on the ridges before a steep descent into the Nursing Khola Valley and reaching the village of Chhusang.
- Walking time: 8h30
- Ascent: 1100 meters
- Descent: 1300 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board
Easy day. Crossing the village of Tangge and descent to Kagbeni.
Afternoon Jeep drive till Jomsom
- Walking time: 3 hours
- Descent: 200 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge in the full board
Early in the morning, we take a beautiful mountain flight between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from Jomsom to Pokhara then connection to Kathmandu. Free time.
- Domestic flight: 1 hour
- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel or Similar in BB
Meal: Self

Visit the Pashupatinath temple, the Bodhnath stupa, and the imperial city of Patan.
- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel or Similar in BB
- Meal: Self

Airport transfer
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NOTES

- In Kathmandu, we use hotels of good category *** well located in the center of Kathmandu.
- The stay in Kathmandu is always done in B&B to give you your choice of restaurants that offer you traditional and continental cuisine according to your choices.
- During the trek, you will be in full board and accommodation according to the itinerary.




What's included

- All transfers by private vehicle according to itinerary
- Domestic airport Taxes
- 4 nights in hotel Holy Himalaya or Similar in Kathmandu on BB
- 1 night in hotel Lake Side Retreat or Similar on BB
- Trek in Lodge full board
- English speaking Guide for trekking
- Trekking Staffs / 1 Assistant Sherpa from 4 pax / 1 Porter for 2 pax
- Carrying of luggage up to 13 kg/person during the trek
- Trekking Permit ACAP & TIMS
- Insurance of the staffs
- Domestic airport taxes

What's not included

- Domestic flight 
- Mustang Special Permit
- Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu & Pokhara except Breakfast
- Visa Nepal at the airport (50$ + Photos)
- International flights
- Insurance detail its compulsory
- Tips, Personal expenses, Drinks, Sleeping bag, hot shower, Battery recharge during trek...

Suppliments

>> Flight Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu: 450 $

>> Mustang Special Permits: 500 $

>> Single room for 5 nights: 155$



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