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Upper Mustang Trek, 18 days trekking in Nepal

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Join a certified mountain guide for this fun, scenic and exciting 18-day Upper Mustang trek expedition. Explore diverse and picturesque landscapes, meet local people and experience their culture, and tour Kathmandu as well as Pokhara en route.

Private

Himalaya

18 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Nepalese Himalayas.
  • Tour both Kathmandu and Pokhara, two of Nepal's main cities.
  • Meet local people and experience their way of life during the trek.

Description

Traversing the remote northwestern corner of Nepal's Annapurna conservation area, the Upper Mustang Trek is a hidden gem of Himalayan hiking!

Passing through an ancient Buddhist kingdom that maintains close ties with Tibet, the Upper Mustang trek is not only an incredibly scenic experience, but also a spiritual and cultural one.

Over the course of 18 days, we will pass through traditional villages, cross an arid plain, hike up into the Himalayan foothills and enjoy plenty of incredible views of the Annapurna massif as well as other iconic Himalayan peaks.

However, the fun begins after you arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. The following day, we will whet your appetite for adventure by going on a city tour of Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu, we will transfer to Pokhara and then on to Jomsom, where the trekking really begins.

Over the course of the next 12 days, we will hike through numerous green valleys and up over various mountain ridges, enjoying incredible views of the Annapurna massif and other snow-capped Himalayan peaks en route.

Just before reaching Lo Mangtang, we will cross a lunar landscape-esque desert – one of the many highlights of the trip. Once in Lo Mangtang, the incredible sightseeing continues as we visit various iconic monasteries, including one made from a cave.

After spending a day exploring Lo Mangtang and the surrounding area, it will be time to begin returning to Jomsom. As we go, we will take the high route in order to see more of the region's stunning scenery.

Once we've returned to Kathmandu and said our goodbyes, you will already be planning your next trekking adventure in Nepal.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this once-in-a-lifetime 18-day Upper Mustang trek in the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 12-day Mardi Himal trip, in the Annapurna conservation area!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2450 Each

Group of 2

USD 1990 Each

Group of 3

USD 1990 Each

Group of 4

USD 1960 Each

Group of 5

USD 1960 Each

Group of 6

USD 1960 Each

Group of 7

USD 1960 Each

Group of 8

USD 1960 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Local flights

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Camping equipment sleeping bag

Price details

Please contact us for a price quote. A minimum of two people is required for the trip to go ahead. Only meals during the trek are included int he price of the trip.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

After arriving in Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will meet a representative from the company and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Trek preparation and city tour

In the morning, you will meet the guide at the hotel and go over the plans for the trek.

In the afternoon, we will visit four of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar square, Kumari Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara

In the morning, we will make the 6 hour drive to Pokhara, enjoying the stunning landscape as we go. Upon our arrival, we can explore the lake shore and market place a bit.

Day 4: Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni (2680m)

In the morning, we will make the short flight to Jomsom and begin our trek by walking to Kagbeni.

Duration: 4 hours

Day 5: Trekking to Chele (3050m), 6 hours

Day 6: Trekking to Syanbochen (3475m), 6 hours

Day 7: Trekking to Ghaymi (5320m), 6 hours

Day 8: Trekking to Charang (3500m), 5 hours

Day 9: Trekking to Lo Manthang (3700m), 6 hours

Day 10: Lo Manthang

We will spend the day exploring the area around Lo Manthang, visiting various caves and scenic vistas over the course of the day.

Day 11: Trekking to Drakmar (3800m), 6 hours

Day 12: Trekking to Ghiling (3810m), 6 hours

Day 13: Trekking to Chuksang (3050m), 6 hours

Day 14: Trek down to Jomsom (2700m), 7 hours

Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara

After flying back to Pokhara in the morning, we will have the rest of the day free to explore the city.

Day 16: Return to Kathmandu

We will drive back to Kathmandu in the morning and you will have the afternoon free.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu

We reserve this extra day just in case we are delayed by weather on the trek.

Day 18: Departure

We will take you back to the airport and say goodbye.

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotel/ Lodge/ Tea House

More info

Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

At the Himalaya Trekking Company we prioritize teamwork, quality service, environmental awareness, social responsibility, safety and fair prices.

With over ten years of experience, we have broad knowledge of the region and offer unique and authentic adventure holidays in the mountains of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. A team of seasoned and dynamic industry experts are in charge of the company and strive to give you the best possible experience in order to surpass your expectations. Some of our guides have been leading Himalaya expeditions for over 30 years and not only know the trails inside and out, but also know how to deal with high altitudes, climate, emergency situations, safety evacuations and more. Furthermore, all our guides are certified by the National Academy of Tourism & Hospitality of Nepal and have First Aid and environmental training.

Check out our programs and book your place for an unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas!

Languages

English

Residence

Kathmandu, Nepal


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