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Upper Mustang Trek in the Himalayas (18 days)

Join a certified mountain guide for this once-in-a-lifetime 18-day Upper Mustang Trek in the Himalayas. Enjoy incredible views of 8,000 meter high mountains and experience the local culture, all while exploring the path less traveled in stunning Nepal.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration18 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of northern Nepal.

  • Meet local people and visit numerous villages along the way.

  • Get off the beaten path and head to a lesser traveled part of Nepal.

Description

Mustang – the second least populated district in all of Nepal – is surrounded by some of the world’s highest peaks and boasts some of its most impressive scenery.

Heading on the Upper Mustang Trek is a great way to experience the area’s natural beauty and traditional culture. The number of tourists allowed to visit the area each year is restricted, so Mustang is not overrun by visitors like many other popular parts of the country are.

Your adventure to this lesser traveled part of Nepal begins with a flight into Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. We will meet you here and bring you to your hotel in the city.

The following day is spent preparing for the trip and visiting the city, including stops at three of its UNESCO World Heritage sites.

After our visit to Kathmandu, the real fun begins. We will spend two days transferring to the start of the trek and immediately strike out into the wilderness.

Hiking through an eclectic range of landscapes, from narrow and verdant gorges to arid, almost moon-like mountain passes, we will enjoy a wide array of incredible views over some of the country’s most iconic peaks, such as Annapurna.

Each day, we will also visit various villages, which have long maintained their traditional culture and have not become as touristic as other parts of the country. As we go, we will visit several holy sites and learn about why this is such a special part of the country and region as a whole.

Once we’ve arrived in Lo Mangtang and explored the second largest city in the district, we’ll return via the scenic route, exploring more villages along the way and getting some great views out over the landscapes through which we approached to Lo Mangtang.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible and unorthodox 18-day trek along the lesser-traveled Upper Mustang Trek!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 21-day Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, also in Nepal!

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Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

You will fly into Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), where you will meet a representative from our team and transfer to the hotel. Meet the guide and spend some time going over the trip itinerary.

Day 2: Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu

We will spend the morning making any last minute preparations for our trek. In the afternoon, we will do some sightseeing in Kathmandu, including visits to Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.

Day 3: Drive/fly to Pokhara

Depending on your preference and weather conditions we will either fly (25 min) or drive (7 hr) to Pokhara.

Day 4: Flight Pokhara to Jomsom (2720 m), trek to Kagbeni (2810 m/3 hrs)

We start the day by making the 20 minute flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. From here, we will spend the day hiking on to Kagbeni along the Kali Gandaki river bed.

Day 5: Trek to Chele (3050 m/6 hrs)

We will spend the day climbing from Kagbeni up to Chele, passing over various ridges and heading though the Kaligandaki Valley. We will have plenty of incredible mountain views throughout the duration of the hike.

Day 6: Trek to Syangboche (3800 m/7 hrs)

We begin the day by trekking through a narrow forested gorge, before ascending over a mountain pass that affords great views of the surroundings. From here, we will cross another valley before ascending up to Syangboche.

Day 7: Trek to Ghemi (3520 m/ 3 hrs)

We begin the day by ascending over three mountain passes, visiting several villages along the way. Before long, we will descend and hike on to Ghemi.

Day 8: Trek to Tsarang (3560 m/3 hrs)

We begin the day by exploring Ghemi a little bit, seeing some interesting architecture and learning about the place’s history. This is followed by a steep ascent over a series of mountain passes, receiving excellent views of the arid landscape, before continuing on to Tsarang.

Day 9: Trek to Lo Mangtang (3800 m/4 hrs)

We will spend the day hiking across mostly flat terrain until we reach Lo Mangtang.

Day 10: Free day Lo Mangthang

We will spend the day exploring the area around Lo Mangthang, visiting Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar before returning to the village.

Day 11: Lo Mangthang to Lo Gekar (6 hrs)

We begin our return journey from Lo Mangthang by taking the upper highland route, enjoying great views of the villages we’ve just passed through along the way. On this day, we hike on to Lo Gekar.

Day 12: Trek to Geling (3060 m/6 hrs)

We continue crossing alpine meadows in the highlands before beginning descending down into a deep gully and arriving at Dhakmar. From here, we continue on to Geling.

Day 13: Trek to Chhuksang (2920 m/6 hrs)

We will spend the day hiking back down to Chhuksang.

Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3900 m/6 hrs)

We will spend the day steadily ascending up to Muktinath, enjoying incredible views as we go.

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2710 m/3 hrs)

On the final day of trekking, we pass by some more picturesque villages until we reach Jomsom, where we will have a celebration dinner in the evening.

Day 16: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara

We will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara in the morning. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore Pokhara.

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will either fly or drive back to Kathmandu and spend the rest of the day relaxing int he capital.

Day 18: Departure

We will take you to the airport prior to your departure.


Equipment you will need to bring

Goggles

Sunglasses

Water bottle


About the guide

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At Welcome Nepal Treks we offer the best guided programs to some of the most amazing locations in the Himalayas!
Nepal is a premier trekking destination, with some of the most amazing mountains in the world. However, mountaineering in the Himalayas requires adequate preparation, handling complex logistics, paperwork and more. In order to have the best possible trekking experience, it is paramount to go with a certified guide from a qualified agency that can both point you in the right direction and take care of your needs and queries. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we are approved by the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and are an active member of TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board).
Join us on one of our many trekking programs and we will make sure to point you to the best places in the region while making sure that you acclimatize properly and are safe, that all your logistics are taken care of, and that you have an overall unforgettable wonderful experience!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2062 each

Group of 2

USD 2062 each

Group of 3

USD 2062 each

Group of 4

USD 2062 each

Group of 5

USD 2062 each

Group of 6

USD 2062 each

Group of 7

USD 2062 each

Group of 8

USD 2062 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Local flights during the trips

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

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal porters

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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