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Mustang Trekking

Mustang TrekkingMustang trekking is one of the most mysterious trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Mustang has been one of the popular trekking destinations in recent days. Mustang region lies in the western part of Nepal. It is relatively easy trekking as this follows through the permitted route to Lo Manthang. The trekking to this area was open only in October 1991. Mustang is situated on the head of Kali Gandaki River. The trekking to Mustang is all about having trekking through the almost treeless barren landscape and a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces. It is accessible either on foot or by airlines. The Mustang is divided into two parts namely the upper Mustang and the lower Mustang. The upper Mustang is largely inhabited by Manangi people and goes up to the ancient capital of Lo Manthang. Mustang is the only district in Nepal with its own King. The people of Mustang call themselves Lobas. Their house and temple construction all over the region use stone but mostly mud bricks that are sun baked. Some beautiful architecture in this region, are the city wall and the four storey palace in Lo Manthang. The trekking to the area is basically for exploring the least known kingdom and exploring of a weird and wonderful landscape of eroded conglomerate cliffs, colored by natural earth pigments - reds, yellows, browns and blues, ancient monasteries, Tibetan plateau high place like a desert. Permission is required to be sought in order to have trekking in the region.

Trek to Mustang begins across the foothills of the Himalayas from Pokhara, whereby you can reach either by flight or bus from Kathmandu. Then, pass through the small villages, terraced hillsides, rhododendron and bamboo forests, ascending to Ghorapani and Poon Hill for splendid dawn views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. At Tatopani--famous for its hot springs, you then enter the spectacular Kali Gandaki river valley, the deepest gorge in the world. The mighty Kali Gandaki River passes between the mountains of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri, both over 8000 m high. The Kali Gandaki valley was the main trading route with Tibet and the system of lodges and tea-houses here is well developed. Thakali ethnic people who inhabit in this area are renowned for their hospitality and for being obliging hosts and finally you will make excursion to the whole area and return back to Pokhara and subsequently in Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Your sightseeing will be visited places according to your interest.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915 mtr.) by tourist bus at 07:00AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) and over night at hotel in the lake side.

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni Take breakfast at the hotel and then fly to Jomsom at 06:30AM (25 minutes flight) and rest for couple of hours for acclimatization and then trek to Kagbeni (2810 mtr. 2 hours walking) and over night at Lodge/tent.

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Tshuksang (3210 mtr. 5/6 hours walking) and over night at Lodge/Tent.

Day 06: Trek from Tshuksang to Geling (3500 mtr. 6/7 hours walking) and over night at Lodge/Tent.

Day 07: Trek to Geling to Ghami (3645 mtr. 5/6 hours walking) and over night at Tent/Lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Ghami to Tsarang (3550 mtr. 5/6 hours walking) over night at Lodge/Tent.

Day 09: Trek from Tsarang to Lomanthang (3800 mtr. 5/6 hours walking) over night at Lodge/tent.

Day 10: Rest day and explore the Mustang village over night at lodge/tent.

Day 11: Lomanthang to Ghami (5/6 hours walking) over night at lodge tent.

Day 12: Ghami to Geling (5 hours walking) over night at Lodge/tent.

Day 13: Geling to Tshele (6 hours walking) over night at lodge/tent

Day 14: Tshele to Kagbeni (5/6 hours walking) over night at lodge/tent.

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (3 hours walking) over night at Lodge/tent.

Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara and over night at hotel in the lake side. Rest of the day individual activities.

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu tourist bus (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) and over night at hotel.

Service Includes

  • Airport spick-up and drop
  • Three night's Hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Licensed and trained trek leaders
  • Trekking Helper for carrying goods and supplies
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • All meal abd hot beverages
  • Transportaion to and from trailhead
  • All necessary douments and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
  • Equipment such as sleeping bag, tents and mattress
  • Cooking equipment
  • Camp-site charges
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)

Service Excludes

  • Internation airfares
  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Excess baggage charge more than 16 kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure tax
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (Cold & Alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Permits & Liaison officer fee (where applicable)

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