Upper mustang trekking package is one of the delightful top three travel destination in the world for 2013 and listed on trekking guidebook lonely planet. Upper mustang walking & Hiking route is decorated by colorful Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries, Chorten, Mani and culture. Mustang trek starts From Kathmandu, pokhara and flight to jomsom towards Kaligandaki to south of Tibetan border Kagbeni is usually referred as an upper mustang region is highly deserted. Mustang Trek is famous for thousands of year’s holding unique monasteries, caves, local tribes and scenic beauty. Outstanding Thousands of years of isolation the culture, lifestyle, and heritage are same as they were before. Upper mustang Trek package is also famously known as the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal Himalaya since it was restricted for the outsiders. The Nepal government has opened it since October 1991. Though it is opened there is firm control to get the permit from the department immigration of Nepal.upper mustang is done to protect their culture and tradition from the outsiders as well as to protect the environment. High peaks, glaciers, passes alpine valleys can be viewed during trekking
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel (1350m)
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program and spare time for Mustang trek shopping.
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m)
Early in the morning after having breakfast make ready your Mustang Trek permits and scenic flight to Pokhara and transfer you’re Hotel, have lunch and explore the paradise city Pokhara. If time permits boating in Phewa lake and visit Barahi temple situated in Center of Phewa Lake, also side trip around lakeside.
Day 03: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni (2810m)
Morning breakfast in Pokhara and transfer to Airport for Jomsom flying you are nuts and want to ride there from Pokhara, an increasingly popular uphill the journey begins with gentle 3.5 hour ride the Buddhist village of kagbeni, border of Mustang trekking trail and overnight here at lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795m)
After morning breakfast the trail goes mostly uphill ride along the 4x4 Jeep track to Muktinath, taking things slowly to get acclimatized to the altitude, while allowing you to taking stunning mountains views.finnaly arrive in Muktinath and overnight here at lodge.Muktinath is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,795 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas), Mustang district, Nepal. The site is close to the village of Ranipauwa, which sometimes mistakenly is called Muktinath as well.
Day 05: Trek from Muktinath to Chele (3050m)
Early in the morning quick journey around Muktinath village to visit Buddhist and Hindu Temple in same place and get back to lodge have breakfast. The trail slightly takes you into the restricted region of Upper mustang, starting with the uphill climb to Gyu La (4077m). The walking trail involves carrying your bikes at time but you are rewarded with 1000m descend along a single track. The final stage is slightly climbed and River crossing to reaches Chele, where you spend a night at Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Chele to Syangboche (3800m)
Morning breakfast in Chele trail leads you today is shorter day but no less taxing as you head up into the hills taking on less than four passes, all exceeding 3600m and you are following 4x4 Jeep and single track, with the mix of steep uphill and downhill and once again you will lug your bike uphill at times. Stop for night below Syangboche Che La (3800m) on the Syangboche River.
Day 07: Trek from Syangboche to Tsrang/Charang (3560m)
After morning breakfast begins your journey with more uphill climbing once you have cleared Syangboche La and Nyi La (4010m), rest assured the reminder of the day has mostly flat tracks. It also provide you some of the best scenery will provide you on the trip, with magnificent views of the Himalaya, valley and bright- yellow mustarded fields. Overnight at Charang, this is 400 years old Gulpa sect Monastery.
Day 08: Trek from Tsrang to Lo Manthang (3810m)
After morning breakfast in Tsrang take you into the crowning Jewel of the journey, the walled kingdom city of Lo Manthang. You will catch your first glimpse of it as you cross the ‘windy passes’ of Lo La (3950m) today is bit of uphill climb but riding is mostly easy 4x4 Jeep Tracks, with 25km total riding distance. You will arrive in Lo Manthang in Lunch time and take well earned break. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Rest day or Explore day in Lo Manthang.
After morning breakfast taking in the atmosphere of this amazing medieval kingdom. An option for your rest day is a sidetrip uphill to Gharphu following the Kali Gandaki River to Ghom Cave and still possible to see many colorful monasteries,Chorten around Lo Manthang village,which is hundred of years age old Buddhist and Tibetan things.
Day 10: Trek from Lo Manthang to Ghami (3765m)
After giving your leg day off in Lo Manthang it’s time to leave Lo Manthang, starting with challenging Climb uphill over Pangga (Samduling) at 4090m, 75% readable single tracks. From here it’s thrilling downhill road to Dhakmar, with dramatic landscapes, head on to Ghami for the night; it’s your last stop in Upper Mustang.
Day 11: Trek Ghami to Samar (3660m)
Quick breakfast in Ghami heading back on same trail the single track uphill climb followed by a downhill to Syangboche. Today spending night here in Samar. In 2005 Samar village asked for our support in the village and has made it their goal to renovate and extend the old, run-down Samar monastery. Meanwhile, local workers and There is still need for a painter who is proficient in the art of traditional Buddhist wall painting and a statue builder who can professionally restore the hundreds of year’s old clay Buddha.
Day 12: Trek from Samar to Chhusang (2980m)
After morning breakfasts in Samar the trail takes you over Daroji La (3735) and Takma La (3624) passing sky burials en route and continues the trail to lead you to spending night here in village of Chusang.Tshuksang sits on a fertile piece of land stretching wide into the riverbed. It actually consists of the three villages Thsuk, Tshuksang and Tshomnang, and even tough just a few hundred meters apart they have different names.
Day 13: Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom (2820m) Via Kagbeni (2810m)
Quick breakfast in Chhusang and from here trail head back into the Annapurna region, a steady ride along the river taking back to kagbeni and continue kali Gandaki valley to Jomsom for following day early morning first flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu Via Pokhara. Celebrate your upper mustang journey with your adventure Nepali friend.
Day 14: Flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
After morning breakfast transfer to Jomsom Airport and fly to Pokhara and than from same airport to connected flight to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel. Evening celebrate your farewell dinner with Nepali Family.
Day 15: Departure for your onwards flight.
It is without hesitation and my pleasure to HIGHLY recommend Adventure Nepal Eco Treks.
From the moment I first contacted Devi, I felt confident our trek would be handled professionally, honestly, and with care to all details. All of my e-mails were responded to promptly and all of my questions and/or concerns were addressed fully. Devi always provided insight into all matters and details of the trek and the processes required to make it happen. We were in good hands...
We (three) trekked in Upper Mustang for 10 days with our guide Kumar and porter Ramesh. We were constantly commenting to ourselves how fortunate we were to have these two with us. When we had side-trips in mind, Kumar and Ramesh were always on-board and happy to see it through. Whenever we encountered any issues along the way, solutions were always presented, and the efficiency, patience, and experience of Devi, Kumar, and Ramesh was always apparent...
Thanks again to our new friends Devi, Kumar, and Ramesh for making our trek enjoyable and memorable...
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I had a 2-week window to trek in Nepal and discover the Mustang Region. Our group of three hit a "home-run" when we signed up for the trek with Devi Baral Trek Operator, Kumar (Guide), and Ramesh (Porter). These gentlemen coordinated the logistics perfectly and each time an issue came up with flight cancellations to Jomsom, and permit delays due to bureaucracy, Adventure Nepal Eco Treks was able to get alternative modes of transportation and keep our trek on-schedule. Even when one of our members got a slight case of altitude sickness, Kumar and Ramesh arranged horseback transportation to keep our trek on-schedule as a team of five. The meals were plentiful and delicious in this remote region. If I am fortunate enough to visit Nepal in the future, Devi Baral trek Operator, Guide Kumar, and Ramesh will be the first people I contact to organize my visit. This review comes with my highest recommendation for the ADVENTURE NEPAL ECO TREKS team.
Grade: Modrate to Strenuous
Average walking per day: 6 hrs
Maximum altitude: 4320m
Best seasons: February- June-November
Type of Trek: Tea house/ Camping
Duration: 15 days