Mustang Trekking Itinerary
Adventure seekers and hikers may find Nepal to be a treasure trove of lush green forests, beautiful rivers, and breathtaking mountain circuits. This beautiful nation of hills and mountains makes for an excellent paradise for travelers, adventurers, and explorers looking for great trekking or sightseeing experience.
Furthermore, for people looking for quality trekking experience in Nepal, an underrated place to visit is Upper Mustang. Trekking up Upper Mustang is the only way to experience the mysterious world of Mustang, also known as Lo. Once forbidden by the outside world for hundreds of years, the region of upper mustang and the people have evolved its unique culture and traditions into a fascinating spectacle for tourists despite the region’s isolation.
About Upper Mustang
Mustang-also, Upper Mustang, is an arid river valley on the Annapurna Circuit’s northern side. Though Mustang is in Nepal, it is similar to Tibetan stances to Nepali, both culturally and geographically. So, get ready to experience mixed Tibetan traditions while on Nepali Places.
The trek to the Upper Mustang allows you to experience the wilderness of Lo Manthang with the Astounding Blend of Buddhism Religion. At the same time, the staggering views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchre, and Mt Annapurna will surely take your breath away.
In addition to the amazingly beautiful scenes of Annapurna near the Upper Mustang region of Nepal, you will also visit Pokhara, a delightful city in the heart of the Himalayas-with an excellent scenic lake and location trip to and from Jomsom.
Getting Ready for the Mustang Trek
Mustang is widely famous throughout Nepal for being a difficult, cold yet beautiful place. Furthermore, the region is a vast expanse of dry land, and yet it is full of life and beauty. It receives the least rainfall of all Nepalese regions, making it one of the driest places in the country.
In order to graciously navigate through the beautiful locations throughout the upper mustang trek, necessary preparations should be made accordingly. In addition, the highest point of the trek is located at an altitude of 4,010 meters. Even though it might not be much for frequent trekkers, it can still be quite an elevation for first-time trekkers. Due to the difficulty in adapting to such a high altitude, people with lung disease should avoid or take precautions before attempting such activities. Furthermore, people whose bodies are at such elevated altitudes may experience altitude sickness. However, the length and difficulty of the trek can depend on how comfortable you are with hills and off-road paths.
Many people visit mustang to enjoy the snow, visit the Muktinath temple and trek through the upper Mustang area. The cold temperature in the region can be a big factor while on the trek. So, we suggest you to bring along the following things with you.
- Well-fitting gloves, socks, and shoes or boots
- Trekking sticks
- Moisturizers and lip guard
- Snow Glasses and flashlight
- Energy bars
- Warm clothes, including jackets, sweaters, and thermal wears
- Water bottles and thermos
However, if you forgot any of these items, you can easily find them in trek shops near the trekking area, the starting point of the Trek, though the price there would likely be higher than normal.
Necessary Permits and Accommodations
A Restricted Area Permit is required for trekkers going to Upper Mustang. Government officials will check your pass at Kagbeni on the way in and out of the trek. In addition, you must also obtain an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit to enter the area, and you must go through a government-registered agency to obtain such a permit.
The area around the Upper Mustang region has been gaining popularity as a major tourist attraction site due to the lovely scenes and location throughout the trek. Depending on where you decide to spend the night, lodgings range from small teahouses to decent lodges with good facilities.
- Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
- Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
- Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
- Trekking Guide and a porter (Shared by two clients) with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with a car and tour guide
- First Aid kit.
- Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
- TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
- All needed government tax/vat.
- International Airfare.
- Your travel insurance.
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days you should get a visa open your arrival)
- Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters
Although it can be customized by request to accommodate your specific needs. The above itinerary is only a guideline; it might change due to fluctuating weather conditions, availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen political, trail, and environmental, or any other factors beyond our control. In this happen, your DIMAS Adventure guide/leader will choose the best way to the final decision on the best alternative after consulting with the group.
At last, if the itinerary is unsuitable for you, please let us know, and we will make a tailor-made one. The itinerary will be very flexible from our side if clients want to change will be possible.
- Day 1
Arrival Day in Kathmandu
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, one of our staff will be there to pick you up from the airport. Then from the airport, he will transfer you to the hotel to take a rest. Overnight stay at Hotel.
- Day 2
Kathmandu to Pokhara
We travel to Pokhara to officially begin our ABC trek. A 200 km 8 hour drive takes us from the capital city to the beautiful city of Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.
- Day 3
Pokhara to Jomsom
If you are flying from Pokhara, then catching a morning flight to Jomsom would be best. That way, you can trek to Kagbeni during the day. The trek is not too long, and you can reach Kagbeni at 2,800 meters in 3 hours from Jomsom.
- Day 4
From kagbeni to Chele
You will trek for approximately 5 to 6 hours on the second day. The day includes trekking alongside the Kaligandaki River after your permit is checked. After ascending through the ridges, you’ll reach Chele via Tangbe Village.
- Day 5
Early in the morning, climb the Taklam La Pass through steep, dry terrain. After traversing some gorges, you will reach Syanboche village.
A steep ascent to Yamada La can be found before reaching the deserted Gailing with few settlements. A challenging climb awaits you at Nyu La Pass, which leads to Ghyami. At Ghyami at the peak altitude of the trek at 4,010 meters, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mustang region.
- Day 6
Today, you’ll cross the Tangmarchu River and descend into the gorgeous valley. Ascend again to the plateau and pass Mani Wall before you reach Charang village where you’ll spend the night.
- Day 7
- Day 8
You will descend to Tsarangchu and enter Tolung village. Then, you will ascend to Lo- Manthang via windy Lo pass. However, due to the high altitude, the seventh day is ideal for acclimatization so that you can adapt to the situation.
- Day 9
Explor Lo Manthang
You will hike to the flatlands and descend from there to the Khola and then cross the ridge and descend to Tange on the nineth day of the trek.
- Day 10
Today, you’ll ascend to the Cacho La pass then descend to reach Tetang village. Trekking begins early in the morning. Then, cross the suspension bridge and climb to the flat and hike for about 8 hours for the day.
- Day 11
For explorers trekking in Mustang must make a visit to the Muktinath Temple. After waking up early in the movie, descend to Chyangur village and then toward Muktinath after passing through Gyu La Pass.
- Day 12
After a great couple of weeks, we need to return and get back to Jomsom. You need to descend towards Jomsom through the Jharkot village and Kali Gandaki valley. Flight back to Kathmandu.
- Day 13
Heritage tour in Kathmandu
This is the second to the last day of your trip and it will begin with fascinating sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. Sightseeing tour includes visit around World heritage site such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swoayambunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu durbar square, Patan Durbar square any many more. Overnight stay at hotel.
- Day 14
After the long and enjoyable Nepalese experience, you will finally return back to your home nation.