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20-day Trekking in Mustang, Nepal

Follow Suman, an IFMGA certified guide, on this trek across one of the most magical places in Nepal, the Mustang Region. Discover one of the best kept secrets in the Himalayas. And learn about the Tibetan culture.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration20 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Discover a mystical land, of rich culture and intriguing history

  • Be dazzled by stunning sceneries and well preserved monasteries and shrines

  • Admire the unique architecture and learn about the local culture

Description

Nepal is an ancient land full of mysteries, intriguing history and sacred places. And once you get the opportunity to see, let alone, trek a place like the Upper Mustang Region, you understand why.

Formerly known as the Kingdom of Lo, the Upper Mustang Region lies north of the Kagbeni Village in the Annapurna Region. And the history here is as rich as its culture, just like the sceneries are as beautiful as its people. The trek will take place through an arid, almost treeless landscape, with strong winds throughout the day, that get quiet at night, creating a mystical atmosphere hard to compare.  

In the 14th century, it was attached to Tibet, greatly influencing it. But it kept its autonomous identity as a dynasty for centuries to come, as a wall protected the city and its King. Due to this unique isolating situation, it is one of the places where the culture of Tibet still prevails. So their traditional lifestyle remains intact in many ways. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t until 1964 that the first person from the west could visit. And even to this day, it still requires special permits. Hence, trekking across the Mustang is a true privilege that few foreigners get.

Here you’ll find 14th century monasteries very well preserved, with stunning Buddhist shrines and dazzling architecture. You’ll walk its paths as those that walked them a long time ago. You will discover colors, sights, scents and flavors you probably won’t find anywhere else in the world. And you’ll be accompanied by the views of magnificent mountains all around you.

Don’t miss out the chance of being one of the few foreigners that have ever had the opportunity to trek across the Mustang Region. Send me a message and let me take you to this magical place!

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Accommodation

Camping

Meeting point

Jomsom

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Then transfer to hotel- And welcome dinner in the evening

Day 2: Second day in Kathmandu

Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, including places like Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Durbar Square

Day 3: KATHMANDU - POKHARA

We’ll transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 4: JOMOSOM - KAGBENI

After arriving at Pokhara, we’ll take a flight to Jomosom. Then trek to Kagbeni

Day 5: KAGBENI to CHELE

First we’ll climb to the Kali Gandaki valley. Then we’ll head to Thangbe, a fortified village. We’ll continue through arid lands, passing high cliffs and wind pierced caves. After which we will arrive at Chusang. Finally, we’ll follow the river on our last climb to Chele.

Day 6: CHELE to SYANGBOCHE

We’ll begin by climbing a canyon to the pass Chele La, towards the lovely village of Gyakar. Then we’ll descent to Samar. And climb back up to Bhen La Pass. Upon completion we’ll reach Bhen. After which we’ll ascend to the Yamda La Pass, to later descent to Syangmochen, and later Geling.

Day 7: SYANGBOCHE to DHAKMAR

On day 7 we will continue to Chunkar. Then we’ll reach the Nya La pass, and then the Ghami pass. Finally we’ll get to Ghami, and then Dhakmar.

Day 8: DHAKMAR to TSARANG

We’ll climb to the Mui La pass, passing one of the oldest Tibetan monasteries in Nepal, Ghar Gompa, where we will admire a unique architecture and learn about its history. Then we’ll descend to Lo-Gekar and Marang. Finally we’ll arrive at Tsarang.

Day 9: TSARANG to LO MANTHANG

On this day we will cross the Thoulung Lo La pass. After a short descent we’ll explore the area and visit iconic places such as the Lo-Manthang, the monasteries of Thubchen Chodey. Also, we may have the opportunity to visit the Grand Palace, if  we encounter the Raja in residence.

Day 10: LO-MANTHANG

We will continue exploring this wonderful place.

Day 11: LO-MANTHANG to YARA

Day 11 will begin by walking on dry ridges, steep descent and heading to the river, until we reach the village of Dhi. Then we’ll cross the Kali Gandaki River. And at the end of the day we’ll arrive at the village of Yara.

Day 12: LORI GOMPA

On this day we will have to honor to visit the Luri Gompa monastery, and admire its frescoes and chimneys.

Day 13: YARA to TANGYE

We will get to Dhi Khila. Then cross a second pass until we reach Tangye

Day 14: TANGYE to CHHUKSANG

Our day begins by climbing to a pass, and descending to PaHa. Finally we’ll arrive at Chusang.

Day 15: CHHUKSANG to MUKTINATH

After a long ascent through the gorge of a stunning river, we’ll head to Gyu La. Then, we’ll descend via the village of Muktinath.

Day 16: MUKTINATH to JOMSOM

A long descent will take us back to the starting point of our journey. So we’ll pass villages like Jharkot and Ekle Bhatti, until we reach Jomsom.

Day 17: JOMSOM to POKHARA

We’ll fly from Jomson back to Pokhara. Then, we’ll transfer to our hotel in Pokhara.

Day 18: Kathmandu

This is the day when we’ll return to Kathmandu. And then we’ll transfer to our Hotel.

Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu

Open itinerary.

Day 20: Departure

The last day of our journey.


About the guide

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I am certified IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain guide by (NNMGA) and Guide Instructor (NMIA) from Nepal. I am also outdoor adventure photographer. I started guiding since 2006 in the himalayan of Nepal and since few years guiding also in the Alps during summer time. My favorite is exploring & guiding into remote mountain . In my work, I love to share and teach my clients climbing and mountaineering knowledges and experience and capture all this beautiful moment on my camera.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2269 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Flight to the start of the trip

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Personal Insurance

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

The price includes: Completely camping trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner; Twin sharing tented accommodation and camping equipments and Kitchen equipments; Mattress, Toilet tent, shower, Dining tent, dining tables, chairs etc; Special permit of Mustang; Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP) fee; All necessary private transportations; Airport pick up/drops on private vehicles; First aid and medical kits; All government taxes and official charges; Airfare: Pokhara – Jomsom, Jomsom – Pokhara & Pokhara – Kathmandu; One day full sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with all entrance fees; 4 nights hotel accomodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (Bed & Breakfast); 1 night hotel accomodation in Pokhara on BB plan (Bed & Breakfast); English Speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, assistant cook and Porters

Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs. It does not include: Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara; Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost; Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol; Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure; Personal equipments and personal expenses; In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be paid by themselves.


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