Trips Facts:

Start: Kathmandu.
End: Kathmandu.
Group size: 1 to 10.
Trekking area: Upper Mustang.
Country: Nepal.
Trip Mode:               Hotels & Lodge.
Trip Grade:               Moderate & Adventurous.
Highest elevation:  At Lo La Pass 3,950m.
Trek duration:         11 nights & 12 days (Jomsom to Jomsom)
Total trip:                 15 nights & 16 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                      April to June & September to October.

Main attraction/highlight:

  • Ancient culture and custom as it was for thousands of years.
  • Mustang Raja (former state king of Mustang) ruled more than 500 years museum.
  • Tibetan Buddhism and old Bonpo(pre-Buddhism) culture.
  • Tibetan Plateau, regards as world and largest plateau.
  • Unique landscapes and Awesome scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mustang Himal-Bhirkuti and Damodar mountain range.
  • Local foods with tea house.
  • Tibetan Buddhism and old Bonpo(pre-Buddhism) culture.
  • Very famous Tiji festival.
  • Clean pokhara city with beautiful Phewa Lake in the shade of Annapurna and fishtail mountains.

Introduction

An adventure to Upper Mustang actually this high country is an extension of Tibetan plateau, regarded as world and largest plateau.

White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition adventure to Upper Mustang will be one of the remarkable trekking with our expert guides and staff, who will show you the wonders of Himalayan and mystical culture of Mustang.

Upper Mustang trek leads you to witness its fascinating culture with traditional villages of strong Tibetan origin interwoven with Buddhism, enriched with ancient culture and custom as it was for thousands of years.

On the walk beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mustang Himal-Bhirkuti and Damodar mountain range. Upper Mustang and Lo-Manthang area was once a forbidden kingdom just opened its doors to travelers since 1991 AD.

The Government and Annapurna Conservation controls flow of trekkers with extra fees to visit this world country.

Upper Mustang Trek starts with a short flight from beautiful and scenic Pokhara city to Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang area, from our adventure starts following Kali-Gandaki River upstream through Kagbeni, Chele, Charang to reach Lo Manthang the walled city, actually a large town village, in early days known as walled city of Lo.

This high dry country for more than 500 years ruled by kings and queens which was part of Tibet province, at present unofficial Mustang Raja (state king of Mustang), recognized as former district of Mustang king.

After an exciting and great time around Upper Mustang heading back to Jomsom for scenic flight back to Pokhara with drive back to Kathmandu after a great and wonderful time around Upper Mustang with great services of White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:           Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02:           Drive or fly to Pokhara-06 hrs via overland and 30 mins by air.
Day 03:           Morning flight to Jomsom 2,715 m and trek to Kagbeni – 04 hrs.
Day 04:           Trek to Chele 3,050 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05:           Trek to Geling 3,540 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06:           Trek to Tsarang 3,560 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07:           Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08:           In Lo-Manthang rest day for acclimatization and local visit.
Day 09:           Trek to Dhakmar 3,810 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10:           Trek to Ghiling 3,806 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11:           Trek to Tsusang 2,980 m – 06 hrs.
Day 12:           Trek to Kagbeni 2,830 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13:           Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m – 04 hours.
Day 14:           Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m – 25 mins flight.
Day 15:           Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.Day 16:           International departure homeward bound.

Necessary Documents:

  • Valid passport.
  • 2 passport side pictures.
  • Separate photocopies of your passport with valid Nepali visa.
  • Proof of insurance dollars, pound, and euro currency in cash for purchasing Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport.

-Airport pickups and drops in private vechical.

-Dormitory rooms, Guest houses and 1-5 star hotels in Kathmandu and pokhara. As your choice. Normally without bargaining on total price we will provide you 2/3 star hotels. If you want 4/5 star hotel that conduction you have to pay 50% then company will pay 50%.

-Wel come dinner and farewell dinner.

-special permit cards (documents for your Upper Mustang trek).

-Transportations by flights Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Jomsom And Jomsom to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu.

-Normal teahouse/ accommodation (tent for camping places) during the trek.

-Three times meals(Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) a day during the trek.

-Government licensed holder guide who can speak extra languages (like Chinese, japnesh, French, Korean, Malaysian, Dutch, Italy, Spanish and Hindi) as yours needed and assistance guide(7 trekkers:1 assistance guide)

-1 strong with friendly potter for 2 trekkers( A POTTER can carry maximum 25kg).

-Guides and potters coasts including their Salary, insurance, equipment, food, local transportation, and accommodation.

-First aid fox/ medical fox.

-13% government tax and 10% service charge.

-Nepales Visa fee.

-International air ticket.

-Travel insurance.

-Domestic airport pickups and drop.

-Excess baggage charges.

-trekking equipments.

-Meals in City (not in mountain trek).

-Medical fee and rescue service.

-teas, coffee, beers, cola, chocolate,

-Personal expense like bar bills, laundry service, phone call, internet/cyber café, battery charges, hot shower, hot/boiled water, extra blanket, toilet paper/nappies paper, heater etc.

-Tips for guide(s),potter(s),driver(s) any staff(s).

-Donation for School (s), road(s), orphanage(s).

Day 01:           Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport where our White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive for a short transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area, tourist hub of Kathmandu.

After getting refresh from the flight our guide brief you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Upper Mustang Trekking.

Day 02:           Drive or fly to Pokhara – 06 hrs via overland and 30 mins by air.

Morning, an overland drive of 6 hours to scenic Pokhara city with serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes with views of high Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on pristine Phewa lakes with time in the afternoon for short walks around lake side.

(Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to Pokhara)

Day 03:           Morning Flight to Jomsom 2,700 and trek to Kagbeni – 04 hrs.

After nice overnight in Pokhara, morning drive to Pokhara airport for short flight to Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang district.

From Jomsom first day trek starts following Kali-Gandaki river valley around windswept area, after four hours of nice walk with views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and then day walk ends at Kagbeni village, the starting point of Upper Mustang the forbidden city on the old Trans Himalaya Caravan Trail.

Day 04:           Trek to Chele 3,050m – 06 hrs.

Morning an uphill climb through canyon following river upstream with amazing landscapes views of red cliff walls, reaching farm villages and cultivated lands of Tirigaon village, overlooking impressive natural landscapes erosion of red colored cliff canyon, few hours of good walk reaching to overnight stop at Chele village.

Day 05:           Trek to Geling 3,540 m – 05 hrs.

From Chele also spelled Tsele, morning climb towards Gyakar village, and from here trekking within arid and dry country to reach at Samar village, which is one of the nice looking villages.
After Samar village with break walk to a small place Bhena and then a steep climb to a ridge at Yamda La 3,860 meters pass, offering views of Mustang landscapes and mountains of Mt. Dhaulagiri range, after enjoying the views down-hill to overnight at Geling village via Syangboche village.

Day 06:           Trek to Tsarang (Charang) 3,560 m – 06 hrs.

Morning walk to Tsarang “Charang” time permitting visit old Geling monastery and the Buddhist mani prayer wheels propelled by water power, continue walk leading over Ghaymi Khola (stream) following lengthy and impressive line of Mani walls (holy prayer stone) from here walk to Dhakmar village, and then few hours of good trekking brings at Tsarang village surrounded by large fields of crops like buck wheat’s for overnight stop and visit of Tsarang old monastery.

Day 07:           Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m – 04 hrs.

Today a short day walk to our destination at Lo Manthang the classic walled city or a large village, once a forbidden kingdom, crossing a strong steel bridge, and then walk leads to Marang village, from here towards uphill to reach a ridge top, encountering several chortens and mani stones in between Tsarang and Lo Manthang route, with scenery of Nilgiri’s, Tilicho and Bhrikuti peaks, walk gradual ascend Lo La pass at 3,950 meters with first views of Lo Manthang the walled city with fortress, from here descend to the base of the pass and on nice trail Lo Manthang for two nights stop.

Day 08:          In Lo-Manthang for acclimatization and local hike.

Lo Manthang, highest overnight stop of this great journey, here explore the village and its old Tibetan like houses within this walled city, visit historical and cultural centre, main attraction of Lo-Manthang four main monasteries Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the great Entrance Hall.
With permission visit the king’s palace, interior of the old palace and as well meet the king or Raja of Mustang if around.

Day 09:           Trek to Dhakmar 3,810 m – 06 hrs.

After an interesting time at Lo-Manthang morning walk leads on the same trail back to Marang village, and then taking west route using an old trail to Dhakmar village for overnight stop.

Day 10:           Trek to Ghiling 3,806 m – 06 hrs.

From Dhakmar village, morning walk leads back on the same route with longest series of Mani Walls, and then crossing a bridge over Ghami Khola to Ghami village for overnight stay, time permitting visit Geling monastery.

Day 11:           Trek to Tsusang 2,980 m – 06 hrs.

Slowly the trip nears to an end with the morning walk starting with a gentle climb towards Syangboche village, from here few hours of walk leads to Yamda La after marveling the beautiful scenery from the top, descend to Bhena and Samar villages, and then walking by a stream leading passing Gyakar and Chele villages and finally ending the day walks at Tsusang village.

Day 12:           Trek to Kagbeni 2,830 m – 05 hrs.
Retrace the journey back to Kagbeni after a wonderful trekking to Upper Mustang exploring its ancient monasteries and Buddhist culture.

Day 13:           Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 04 hrs.

Today last walk of this great adventure to Jomsom town, starting the morning walk following most of the way on the same route following the trail on windswept river valley to Jomsom town.

After a good walk of few hours, on reaching Jomsom check into nice lodges for overnight. Here celebrate with local apple products.

 

Day 14:           Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m – 20 mins flight.
Early breakfast and transfer to Jomsom airport for sweeping short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and Annapurna range of mountains with rolling hills dotted with farm villages,

On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the serene lake Phewa, afternoon free for individual activities or just relax and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 15:           Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
From Pokhara drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful trip to Mustang, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels.
(option by air 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu)

Day 16: International departure for home ward bound.
After a memorable and great adventure in Nepal with Upper Mustang Trekking and great services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition guides, our staff transfers you for final departure homeward bound flights.

Equipments and clothes:

-Down jackets and sleeping bags(-10 to -15 degrees f.), Trekking boots or sports shoes, one pair of trekking pools, camera, water bottle, warm hates that covers yours ears, cap, sun glass, sun cream, half sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, thermal tops, water proof jacket/pullovep, gore-tex jacket with wool, one pair of lightweight wool gloves, one pair of trousers, one pair of fleece or woolen tousers, one pair of waterproof shell paints, two/three pairs of thin, light, inner shocks, two pairs of heavy poly socks, wto pairs of under wears etc… and more for girls(bra, scarf, pashmina shawl, Nek up thing etc. )

(Note: you can hire down jacket, trekking boots and sleeping bag with white Hill Adventure. The coast will be per day $1+$1+$1 usd.)

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Down jackets and sleeping bags(-10 to -15 degrees f.), Trekking boots or sports shoes, one pair of trekking pools, camera, water bottle, warm hates that covers yours ears, cap, sun glass, sun cream, half sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, thermal tops, water proof jacket/pullovep, gore-tex jacket with wool, one pair of lightweight wool gloves, one pair of trousers, one pair of fleece or woolen tousers, one pair of waterproof shell paints, two/three pairs of thin, light, inner shocks, two pairs of heavy poly socks, wto pairs of under wears etc… and more for girls(bra, scarf, pashmina shawl,  Nek up thing etc. )

(Note: you can hire down jacket, trekking boots and sleeping bag with white Hill Adventure. The coast will be per day $1+$1+$1 usd.)

Important suggested Tools:

  • Tooth brush & paste.
  • Nail clippers.
  • Mirror.
  • Books.
  • Pen & Copy.
  • Note book.
  • Mobile phone and SIM cards.
  • GPS Compass.
  • Light.
  • Charges.
  • Alarm watch.
  • Matches or lighter.
  • Repair tape with sewing repair kit.
  • Towel.

Dry Foods & Chocolate: You have to buy some energetic foods (like chocolate, snacks, pine nut, coconut, etc.) to help yourself walking better.

Upper Mustang Trekking

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