Upper Mustang Trek Name of “Mustang” is derived from the Tibetan word, meaning is “Plain of Aspiration” opened to foreigners in 1992, Upper Mustangis by far Nepal’s most restricted trekking area. It is located in the Northwestern area of Nepal and is part of the Tibetan plateau. Mustang is known as the “Desert of Nepal”.
This area has long been inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists and no where else in Nepal can such rich, untouched culture be found. Trekkers are not common here which is why this trek provides such a rare and up close look at a society that has remained unaffected by change for centuries. It is not allowed to enter this area for individual travelers, minimum 2 person requires to get the special permit.The starting and ending point for all treks in the Mustang region is Jomsom,which can only be reached by plane/by road/by walk. Mustang trekking can organized by jeep for 7 days or less.Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the rarest and most rewarding. It will be trek full of fun and excitement.
Day to Day Itinerary:-
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m.)Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu vally sightseeing.
Day 03 : Fly/drive to Pokhara and spend the rest of the day relaxing around Phewa Lake, with the Annapurna Range rising to (7,903m/26,000ft) just north of us.Overnight in hotel.
Day 04 : fly to Jomsom 22 minute.2 hours walk to Kagbeni (2,800m/9,212ft).
Today we will take an early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,705m/8,900ft), the administrative centre for the Mustang district of Nepal. En-route we fly between Annapurna I (8,055m/26,500ft) and Dhaulagiri (8,146m/26,800ft). We trek 8km (4hrs) to Kagbeni, which is situated at the confluence of the Jhong Khola (river) and the Kali Gandaki River.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 05 : Chele (3,050m/10,035ft)
The trek to Chele is 18km (7 hrs) from Kagbeni, where we head north along the Kali Gandaki River. The trail goes up and down for two hours to avoid the many river crossings, and then climbs steeply to a plateau avoiding a vertical-walled bluff ahead. From here it is a gradual climb to Tangbe (4 hrs). The trail climbs to 3,100m/10,199ft and then drops steeply to the banks of the Kali Gandaki. We will walk along the river bed crossing to the western bank before making a small climb to Chele.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 06 : Eklo Bhatti (3,820m/12,568ft)
Trek 13km (6 hrs) to Eklo Bhatti. The trail climbs to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, Nilgiri and Damodar Danda. It then descends a little to the village of Samar, altogether three hours from Chele. Between Samar and Geling the trail remains over 3,700m/12,173ft, so the group should be well acclimatized to camp in between.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 07 : Ghame (3,520m/11,581ft)
Trek 12km (4 hrs) to Ghame. The trail gently climbs to the Yamda La (3,850m /12,667ft) passing teahouses, chortens and Tibetan-influenced villages, and crosses over a few other passes. The longer climb will be to Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft) after lunch, the trail then steeply descends to Ghami.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 08 : Tsarang (3,500 m/11,515ft)
This is an easy trekking day of 11 km (4 hrs) to Tsarang. After crossing Ghame Khola below Ghame, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long mani wall. From the end of the wall the trail heads east to Tsarang, gradually climbing and then descending.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 09 : Lomanthang (3,700 m/12,173ft)
The 13km (5 hrs) trek to Lomangthang hosts magnificent views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Tsarang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lomanthang Valley. While descending to Lomangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 10 : Lomanthang,
Explore the eastern valleys and the Nyphu and Gharphu Monasteries before returning to Lomangthang. This trip is 12km (5-6 hrs) round trip.this day go untill border between Nepal and Tibet called “kera-la border”.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 11 : Lomanthang
This will be another roundtrip day excursion to explore Namgyal, Tingkar and the valleys to the west (7km/4-5 hrs).
Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 12 : Trek to Tsarang (3,500 m/11,515ft).Overnight stay in lodge.
Trek 15 km (6 hrs) back to Tsarang. On the return journey we can take a detour to visit the Lo Gekor Monastery.
Overnight stay in Lodge.
Day 13 : Tangee (3,240m / 10,656ft)
10 km (6 hrs): After an hour’s walk from Tsarang, Kaligandaki is crossed at about 3,170m. The crossing point is at the junction of the Kali Gandaki and Dhechyang Khola. The trail then heads south over a stony plain towards the valley of Tangee Khola and eventually climbs away from to the fields of Tangee.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 14 : Tetang (2,940m /9,673ft)
Trek 25km (10 hrs) to Tetang. The trail climbs down to the Tangee Khola and crosses a bridge, before coming over a ridge and descending to the wide stony plain of Yak Khola. A steep climb comes one hour out of Tangee. The summit (4,050m/13,325ft) is reached after four hours from the camp. As the trail comes over a few passes, the view is stunning. The trail is steep and rough with a lot of loose stone.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 15: Kagbeni (2,810 m/9,245ft)
Trek 11km (6 hrs) back to Kagbeni, where we spent our first night on trek.Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 16 : Jomsom (2,700 m/8,883ft)
Trek 8km (4 hrs) to Jomsom. We will celebrate with our crew in the evening, before departing the next day.
Overnight stay in teahouse.
Day 17 : to Pokhara : Fly/drive from Jomsom to Pokhara early in the morning, and spend the rest of the day relaxing lakeside. Check into hotel
Day 18: Kathmandu; Fly/Drive to Kathmandu in the afternoon and be received by a member of our agency. We will be transported to our hotel and will have the evening to spend at leisure.overnight in hotel.
Day 19: Kathmandu.This is a rest day to be used however you like.Overnight in hotel.
Day 20: Depature/drive to Airport to your home town.
ASIAN MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE (P) LTD.
P.O. Box No. 20233
Cell/Viber/Whatsapp: +977 9851051573
Office: +977 1 5914573