Upper Mustang Trek takes us to Mustang also known as ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’. Mustang refers to barren landscapes and far flung remote region to the north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Thus, this region borders Nepal with the Tibetan plateau. It is a destination forever engraved in the imaginations of trekkers. Similarly, undertaking this trek introduces us to the kind of terrain which is not encountered anywhere else in the world.
Upper Mustang Trek: what it has to offer
We start with a flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. We then, trek northwards towards our destination. Upper Mustang trek is of moderate difficulty grade. The people living in Upper Mustang still follow true Tibetan lifestyles since centuries ago. Hence, their adobe mud-made buildings look like pictures from a book of ancient history.
Travellers can explore snow-crested mountains and barren hills reaching deep into the vast Tibetan plateau. Whistling strong winds sweep over its plains and into the narrow canyons. As a result constant erosion has sculptured weird and wonderful rock formations. One can visit the fabulous walled capital of Lo Manthang which is regarded as the home of the Mustang King, beautiful temples, and monasteries.
Since it lies in the rain shadow area and it gets less rain even in the monsoon season. We have proposed 18 days itinerary for Upper Mustang starting and ending in Kathmandu. Travellers can choose a slightly longer or shorter version depending on the availability of time and budget.
- Visit this isolated and sacred place surrounded by beautiful mountain views
- Walk along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world’s deepest gorge
- Explore centuries-old monasteries and immerse in the Tibetan culture
- Visit the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang
- Experience a unique culture and tradition
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) & transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Permits preparation/ shopping
Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (915m/ 7 hrs) & Transfer to Hotel
Day 04 Fly to Jomsom (2,713m/ 35 min). & trek to Kagbeni (2810m) 4 hrs
Day 05 Trek to Chhuksang (2,980 m) 5-6 hrs
Day 06 Trek to Geling (3570 m.) 6-7 hrs
Day 07 Trek to Ghami (3,520 m)
Day 08 Trek to Tsarang (Charang) (3,560 m) 7 hrs.
Day 09 Trek to Lo-Manthang (Mustang) (3,809 m). 5hrs.
Day 10 Rest day & Lo Manthang excursion
Day 11 Hike to Chhosser caves and back to Lo-Manthang
Day 12 Trek to Ghaami (3,490 m) 6 hrs
Day 13 Trek to Chhuksang(2,980 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 14 Trek to Muktinath (3,795 m) 7hrs
Day 15 Drive to Jomsom (2,713m) & overnight at Hotel
Day 16 Fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara (35min) & relax in the hotel
Day 17 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 18 Transfer to International airport for your onward journey