Upper Mustang Trek begins from Jomsom. The flight begins from Pokhara to Jomsom with spectacular views along the Kali Gandaki which passes between the great mountain massifs of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to reach Jomsom.
From here Muktinath and Mustang is popular trekking route and these are pilgrimage and natural area in Annapurna region Trekking. But upper Mustang Trek also begins, following the Kali Gandaki River into the restricted area of Mustang.
Geographically and culturally more parts of Upper Mustang are similar to land of Tibet. Mustang contains a wild landscape of eroded cliffs and hidden caves. This trek goes through remote villages, which influences by twentieth century.
Upper Mustang trekking is really best to appreciate the culture of the hardy Lobas people. After five days we reach the spectacular walled city of Lo Manthang , the capital of Mustang, and the incredible four storey palace. You will have time to explore the city and visit outlying villages to the north of the capital.
Our return is via the rarely visited eastern side of Mustang and the ancient Gompa at Luri. Hidden canyons and stairways lead to the Gompa which contains unique wall paintings.
Scenically unlike any other area in Nepal, a trek into the hidden Kingdom of Mustang is a uniquely rewarding experience in your lifetime.
Also Upper Mustang Trek has linked other many trekking routes in the Annapurna Region Trekking like as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mustang Muktinath Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Khoprang Trek, Dhaulagiri Community Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Royal Trek, Siles Trek and Tangting Village Trek.
Our representative picks you up upon arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to hotel. Then we will brief about the tour.
Morning after breakfast, Half day City Tour – Swoyambhunath means Monkey Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square and preparing trekking and permit.
Early morning drive to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside where one will explore the landscape, beautiful valley with interesting settlement on the mountain. The bus will have twice break on the way, once for the breakfast and once for the lunch. Once you reach in Pokhara, transfer to the hotel in lake side and evening stroll around the lake and overnight at hotel.
Today we fly to Jomsom (windy valley) in the early morning, then after some initial preparation of loads, our trek leads towards northern valley of Kaligandaki by crossing suspension bridge.
It is tiring walking through the bank of the river where one can enjoy the views snow peaked mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri, whilst to the south can be seen the entire Annapurna massif.
Enjoy your evening to walk around the village which is very interesting with its settlement where clustered type of house can be found. Overnight at the lodge.
Tangbe, with its picturesque traditional houses and fields of barley, buckwheat and apple orchards. We enjoy views of the magnificent Nilgiri peak and cross several ridges. After Chhusang village, we cross a stream and leave the Kaligandaki valley behind to reach the village of Chele, where we stop for overnight.
After breakfast the trail leads you to the village of Samar to a ridge and then descend into a large gorge past a Chorten before entering another valley which filled with juniper trees. Then cross a stream and after climbing to a pass, we descend along a ridge to Shyangmochen, a tiny settlement with a few tea shops.
Nearby is Rangbyung, a cave containing stalagmites in the form of a Chorten and one of the holiest places in Mustang. The trail continues descends to Geling, with its extensive fields of barley and stop for overnight.
Today’s walk is through perhaps the driest part of Mustang, and much of our energy will be spent negotiating the loose, dry soil. However, the magnificent views of the countryside, from the gentle contours of the north to the rugged mountains in the east and west, more than compensates for the hard climb.
Finally, we come to Charang, a large spread-out village at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. At the eastern end of the village are a huge dzong [fortress] and a red gompa (monastery) which houses an excellent collection of statues and thangkas.
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. 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. Stay overnight at Lomanthang.
We have allowed full day to explore this outstanding historical and cultural centre. There are 4 major Gompas to visit during our stay. The palace is the home of the raja (King) and his rani (queen) is the attraction as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya. Although the raja's function is now finished as we have republican democracy.
The town itself is fascinating, and offers countless opportunities to observe a vibrant Tibetan culture. There are many places to explore and manage your time to explore the places. Every monastery requires the donations and entry fees which is made by your own. Overnight at Lomanthang.
After a wonderful time at Lo-Mangthang we depart to Ghar Gumpa which is also interesting place to explore the local area. Climbing the ridge, we get our last view of the walled city and descend the valley towards Ghar Gompa. During the walk you'll suffer the dusty wind so we suggest walking in the morning. Overnight at Ghar Gumpa.
Today, we continue down to the valley at Ghiling which will be dusty day. Evening we explore area but we explore evening time due to the windy and dusty. Overnight at Ghiling.
Today we walk same trail back to Chele. You will have wonderful scenery during your walking with the great Himalayan view with wonderful landscape. Overnight stay at Chele.
This will be our last day of trek which is quiet long. We will be walking through the valley all the time to get in to the Kagbeni where we had our first night of the trek at the beginning. Once we reach Jomson, we will celebrate the achievements of the trek with the crew and reflect on our journey. Stay overnight at Jomsom.
after breakfast we check in the Jomsom airport to fly back to Pokhara. This is a dramatic flight between George of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri which is known as the deepest George in the world.
On arrival at Pokhara airport guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. Rest of the time explores the lake and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, visit Patale Chhango (Big water falls), Mahadev Cave, Bindabasini Temple and Tibetan Refugee Camp. In the afternoon boating on Fewa Lake and after 4 pm drive to Sarangkot for Sunset view with great Himalayan ranges scenes
Morning at 7 am, we'll drive to Kathmandu through the Prithivi highway which is the same route we drive to Kathmandu on our way to Pokhara. It is interesting driving route where one can enjoy the scenery of natural beauty. Afternoon arrive Kathmandu and we will host farewell dinner at Nepalese restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
This day you will take rest after long day trekking.
This day, we will see you off at Hotel and onward to your home.
Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Guest house with all meals in trekking (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast)