Trip Facts
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    Upto 3780m
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Mustang Trek

higlights

  • Scenic drive to Pokhara.
  •  Exciting flight from Pokhara /Jomsom.
  • Home of wonderful landscapes and colorful barren hills. 
  • Explore old Tibetan monasteries.
  • Ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang.
  • Mysteries Sky Caves.
  • Restricted remote trans-Himalayan village.
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    Repeated Clients
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OVERVIEW

Mustang trekking is an extension of Tibetan plateau, a multiple scenic adventure leading from Kaligandaki area to Lo-Manthang large village, offering super panorama of high snow capped peaks and dramatic landscapes, encountering Tibetan like villages and people with interesting old Buddhist monasteries.

Mustang treks  leads an interesting, cultural country to Gheling, Tsarang, Dhakmar and to the famed walled city like village of Lho-Manthang around the high West Himalaya of Upper Mustang area where its territory links to Tibet.

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Mustang trekking is an extension of Tibetan plateau, a multiple scenic adventure leading from Kaligandaki area to Lo-Manthang large village, offering super panorama of high snow capped peaks and dramatic landscapes, encountering Tibetan like villages and people with interesting old Buddhist monasteries.

Mustang treks  leads an interesting, cultural country to Gheling, Tsarang, Dhakmar and to the famed walled city like village of Lho-Manthang around the high West Himalaya of Upper Mustang area where its territory links to Tibet.

Mustang trek is located on the North West Himalayan range straddling the border with Tibet, China towards the north between the provinces of Dolpo and Manang. The people of Mustang still consider as Kingdom of Mustang, even after the monarchy rule ceased in existing from 2008, by the order of present Republic Nepal Government.

Upper Mustang trek offers you a grand opportunity to explore the traditional Tibetan cultures and the lifestyle of mountain people of remote North West Nepal.  This region is also famous and popular for its interesting colorful ‘Tiji Festival’ which takes places in the fifth month of Tibetan Buddhist Lunar calendar around May as per Christian calendar.

This adventure to Upper Mustang treks starts with a short sweeping flight from the tourist hub Pokhara to lower Mustang area at Jomsom town, the headquarter of whole Mustang district, from here an interesting scenic journey to Upper Mustang trail. Mustang trip offers fascinating and stunning scenery with traditional villages and leads you to interesting medieval like period settlement of Lo-Manthang.

After a enjoyable time at Lo-Manthang retracing the journey back to Jomsom with a short flight back to popular scenic spot in Pokhara, after a remarkable and wonderful experience in the high plateau of Upper Mustang with Unique Path great excellent service.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02

    Make a special permit and trip brief. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast.

  • Day 03

    After breakfast drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara. Driving 5: 30 hours. B L D plan. 

  • Day 04

    Morning flight to Jomsom 2,715 m and trek to Kagbeni – 04 hrs. B L D plan

  • Day 05

    Trek to Chele 3,050 m – 06 hrs. B L D plan.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Geling 3,540 m – 05 hrs. B L D plan.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Tsarang 3,560 m – 06 hrs. B L D plan.

  • Day 08

    Trek to Lo-Mangthang 3,700 m – 05 hrs. B L D plan. 

  • Day 09

    In Lo-Mangthang rest day for acclimatization and local visit. B L D plan. 

  • Day 10

    Trek to Dhakmar 3,810 m – 06 hrs. B L D plan. 

  • Day 11

    Trek to Ghiling 3,806 m – 06 hrs. B L D plan. 

  • Day 12

    Trek to Tsugsang 2,980 m – 06 hrs. B L D plan. 

  • Day 13

    Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 06 hrs. B L D plan.  

  • Day 14

    Morning flight to Pokhara 820 m and transfer to hotel. B L D plan. 

  • Day 15

    Drive back to Kathmandu 1,350 m and transfer to hotel. B L D plan. 

  • Day 16

    International departure for home ward bound. B L D plan.

  • 01 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu received by Unique Path staff.

    On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport meet Unique Path with warm welcome with garland and transfer to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu at Thamel area, after fresh up and relaxation.

  • 02 Day
    Visit our office for details information

    We collect require documents for special permit and brief regarding about the trip for basic preparation.

  • 03 Day
    Drive to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

    Morning after breakfast, travel by tourist coach or by private vehicle to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway an interesting drive on the Himalayan foothills, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to respective hotels nearby beautiful Phewa Lake. 

  • 04 Day
    Morning Flight to Jomsom 2,700 and trek to Kagbeni - 04 hrs.

    Morning a short scenic flight of 22 minutes reaches to Jomsom, headquarter of the whole Mustang district which is a large town in Mustang region, famous for apple orchards products and apple delicacies. From Jomsom our wonderful journey begins to upper Mustang area, walk follows Kalignadaki River upstream on the wide river bed floor and its bank leading to Kagbeni through Ekle Bhatti 2,740 m.

     Ekle bhatti with 4-5 lodges and shops on route between Jomsom, Muktinath and Upper Mustang, from here walk continues for another hour towards north west to reach our first overnight stop at Kagbeni village, located in the Kali Gandaki River valley the gateway to Upper Mustang.

  • 05 Day
    Trek to Chele 3,050m - 06 hrs.

    From Kagbeni morning walk follows Kali Gandaki River upstream through nice cultivated terraced fields and reaching Tirigaon village, here one can view a striking natural erosion landscapes with red cliff canyon as the walk leads to Chele.

    On the way to Chele encountering pilgrims in search of a fossil or ammonite known as ‘Salagram Silas’ which are found in abundant in Kali Gandaki River valley, regarded as holy or scared stones by Hindus and worshiped as an iconic representation of supreme Lord Vishnu (one of the three main Hindu Gods).

     Our journey carries on for few more hours through Tangbe, Tsungsang villages and then completing the days walk by crossing a small bridge to our overnight stop at Chele.

  • 06 Day
    Trek to Geling 3,540 m - 05 hrs.

    After Chele morning walk starts with a gradual uphill climb to Gyakar village, then continue walk on the barren dry area reaching at Samar a beautiful village, the landscapes from here onwards to upper Mustang are dry, arid and barren with cold and dry climate, a dramatic change in vegetation as the walk leads higher ground.

     As the walk progress reaching at Bhena a small village and then the trail leads to a climb up to Yamda La pass at 3,860 m offering panorama of mountains of Mustang and Dhaulagiri region. After a nice and enjoyable moment a few hours of walk from this ridge top leads to the overnight stop at Geling village through Syangboche.

  • 07 Day
    Trek to Tsarang 3,560 m - 06 hrs.

    After breakfast visit Geling monastery and prayer wheels that spins around with water propeller, after an interesting time here morning walk leads up to Ghami village, from here crossing Ghaymi Khola and on the trail with the longest and spectacular series of Mani walls (sacred prayer stone wall contributed by Buddhist pilgrims and local villagers) and then reaching Dhakmar village. After a break here walk heads to our overnight stop at Tsarang village with fields of buck wheat’s, and an old monastery of Tsarang.

  • 08 Day
    Trek to Lo-Mangthang 3,700 m - 04 hrs.

    Morning walk starts leading to a steel suspension bridge after crossing the bridge heading towards Marang village and then with a gradual uphill climb to a small ridge, then coming across many chortens on route between Tsarang and Lo Manthang, walk today offers fascinating views of Nilgiri’s, Tilicho, Annapurna  and Bhrikuti peaks, after enjoying the marvelous scenery walk slowly advance towards Lo La pass at 3,950 m with the first stunning view of Lo Manthang within the high surrounding wall which act as a fortress, then looking across far north hills near the Tibetan border, after a great moment on the downhill path then raching our destination and overnight stop at Lo Manthang.

  • 09 Day
    In Lo-Mangthang for acclimatization and local hike.

    A rest day at Lo Manthang an ideal place for leisure walk and acclimatization, visit and to explore around its interesting historical and cultural centre of Lo-Manthang, there are four major monasteries or Gompas around Lo-Manthang including Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), the red Thubchen Gompa,  Chyodi Gompa and the great Entrance Hall. These are the main attractions of Lo-Manthang and charges entry fees to visit these places.

  • 10 Day
    Trek to Dhakmar 3,810 m - 06 hrs.

    Enjoying the day in Lo-Manthang with memorable moment, morning walk leads back on the same route for few hours with gradual walk up to Marang village, from here turning right towards west using the an old path to reach the overnight stop at  Dhakmar village, around this area afternoon time is very windy with dust so starting early in the morning is highly suggested.

  • 11 Day
    Trek to Ghiling 3,806 m - 06 hrs.

    Leaving Dhakmar, follow the trail that passes the longest and spectacular series of Mani walls (Sacred-Holy prayer stone wall which is made by the Buddhist followers and pilgrims) then cross the suspension bridge over Ghami Khola to reach the village of Ghami, walking for couple of hours heading to the south to reach the village of Ghiling for the overnight stop with a visit ofGeling monastery and water driven prayer wheel.

     

  • 12 Day
    Trek to Tsugsang 2,980 m - 06 hrs.

    Morning walk starts with gradual climb to Syangboche village, then walking for couple of hours towards a small pass of Yamda La at 3,860 m offering grand panorama of snow capped peaks and of Mustang region landscapes, from here on the downhill path through small villages of Bhena and Samar. Then the walk follows a stream leading all the way to Tsugsang village for overnight stop via Gyakar and Chele villages.

     

  • 13 Day
    Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m - 06 hrs.

    The last day walk of this fantastic journey to Jomsom and enjoy the walk at your own chosen pace, soon after breakfast walk leads descending towards Kali Gandaki valley to Jomsom, following the Kaligandaki River downstream to Kagbeni village which is at 2,800 meters, stopping here for a while or for lunch break, after Kagbeni retrace the journey back to Jomsom by the same route, on reaching Jomsom check into nice cozy lodges, with afternoon free for short walk around the market of Jomsom.

  • 14 Day
    Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. 

    Optional driving journey to Pokhara) Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for a short scenic flight to scenic Pokhara, Pokhara valley another highlight of this fabulous trip, Pokhara regarded as the most beautiful place on this globe with awesome mountain views and natural surrounding with its serene lake Phewa.

  • 15 Day
    Drive of fly back to Kathmandu.

    Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of North West Himalaya, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

  • 16 Day
    International departure for home ward bound. A

    After a most memorable experience of a life time with our staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure as per your flight time.

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.

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Thank you for everything! I had so much fun with my guide (Ram). I want to come here again! So I do not say good-bye, I say see you.

Shinsuke FukaishiJapan

Babu, I want to thank you for putting on such a great trip for our group. Your guides did a superb job satisfying every once needs. The late winter snow add to the beauty of the mountains. Everyone appreciated the upgraded tea house in Namche Bazzar on the way back. Again thanks. Looking forward to my next trip to Nepal.

BillUnited States

Many thanks to Babu, Rufus, and Bunda for ensuring that we had a fantastic time in Nepal. Everything went very smoothly – all the way from the airport pickup, touring in Pokara & Kathmandu, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, and the final airport drop-off. It was a great trip with spectacular scenery and something I would recommend to others. Keep up the service excellence. Regards

David and LisaAustralia

Dear Babu, Time flies so fast. It has passed a month since we left Nepal, but we still talk a lot about it, and how we enjoyed our stay, thanks to you and your staff. The most memorable part was Annapurna circuit trek, the mountain scenery with the side trip to Tilicho lake and pass over Throng-la. It was just great! We also fondly remember our guide and porter, that made whole trek much more interesting and fun. So, thank you all, for our great time in Nepal. Also we wish Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2012 to you personally, and to the whole Unique Path Trekking staff ! Best regards

Ronald and JasnaCroatia

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February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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Price for Mustang Trek on full board basis USD 1775 per person

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages?

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking, Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced trekking guide, domestic flight tickets and all the necessary permits, please find in details below what are included and excluded at the price as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you.(Sample of trekking Menu) Seasonal local fresh fruits as available.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking.
  •  Trip Map.
  • Domestic flight tickets Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Trekking Cap as a Souvenir (Sample of Certificate and Trekking Cap)
  • Special permit. 
  • All the necessary officially paper works and Conservation entry permits.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day).
  •  All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu (USD 20 per person).
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  •  Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  •  Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  •  Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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