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Upper Mustang Lo Manthang Trek - 16 Days

Mustang refers to as the country across the Himalayas. Our Upper Mustang Lo Manthang trek is specially for the travellers who are keen to know more about Tibetan Buddhism. Government of Nepal has classified Upper Mustang as regulated region. Foreign trekkers need special trekking permits to enter into Upper Mustang. Therefore, the land is also famous as the forbidden Kingdom. Upper Mustang is located north to the Middle West of Nepal. The Upper Mustang region starts generally from the north of Kagbeni at Annapurna Circuit trail. This region has a great influence from Tibet for culture and traditions. Lo Manthang and other villages in Upper Mustang are still untouched by the outside world. The 14th century monasteries are available active to preserve this magnificent Trans-Himalayan Kingdom with their unrivalled Buddhist shrines. The cliff hanging monasteries, thankas, mandalas, deities and cave dwelling people are the main attractions of Upper Mustang.

The traditional Upper Mustang trail used to be the Salt Road following through the bottom of the deepest gorge in the world – the Kali Gandaki. The extended Tibetan plateau up to Kagbeni has great rivers, fields with the highland and the pristine peaks of Annapurna and Nilgiri marking the horizon in the South. Trekking in this forbidden Kingdom gives you the opportunity to go where only a few have been before. Most of the trek has deserts inhabited mostly by people of Tibetan origin. The scattered settlements have little sign of cultivation between villages. A steep rocky trail climbs up and down hills with panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. Hence, being in the Himalayan rain shadow area, Upper Mustang Lo Manthang trail is one of the few parts of the country that is suitable to trek during monsoon also.

  • Views of extended Tibetan plateau
  • Panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains
  • The ancient walled city of Lo Manthang
  • 14th century Monasteries and ancient villages
  • Traditional Tibetan culture
  • The great countryside, beautiful landscapes, rivers and streams

Day 1
Drive (200km) from Kathmandu to Pokhara (884m/2,900ft).

Day 2
Drive Pokhara to Beni and continue to Kagbeni (2,800m/9,186ft).

Day 3
Trek Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,007ft). We enter the Kingdom of Mustang today.

Day 4
Trek Chele to Syanboche (3,800m/12,467ft) crossing over three passes with the highest Beg La (3,840m/12,600ft).

Day 5
Trek Syanboche to Ghami (3,520m/11,550ft) crossing over three passes with the highest Nyi La Pass (4,010m/13,156ft).

Day 6
Trek Ghami to Charang (3,620m/11,877ft).

Day 7
Trek Charang to Lo Manthang (3,810m/12,500ft) crossing over Lo La Pass (3,950m/12,960ft) marked with prayer flags.

Day 8
Excursion on horse to Choser (3,900m/12,796ft) and around. Return trip to Lo Manthang.

Day 9
Trek Lo Manthang to Dhakmar (3,820m/12,533ft) via Ghar Gumba (3,950m/12,960ft) crossing over two high passes of Chogo La (4,280m/14,042ft) and Mui La Pass (4,170m/13,681ft).

Day 10
Trek Dhakmar to Geling (3,510m/11,516ft).

Day 11
Trek Geling to Chele (3,050m/10,007ft).

Day 12
Trek Chele to Kagbeni (2,800m/9,186ft).

Day 13
Trek/drive Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,760m/12,336ft).

Day 14
Drive Muktinath to Tatopani (1,190m/3,905ft). Enjoy natural hot spring.

Day 15
Drive Tatopani to Beni and continue drive to Pokhara.

Day 16
Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • Upper Mustang special trekking permit (US$ 500 per person for 10 days)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit
  • Accommodation in Pokhara for two nights at a City Hotel
  • Three meals (B/L/D) a day on trekking from local teahouse/lodge
  • Accommodations at teahouse/lodge in the mountains
  • An English speaking and experinced Trekking Guide
  • A porter shared between two trekkers
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu overland transfers by Tourist bus
  • Ground transportation for Pokhara-Kagbeni and Muktinath-Pokhara by jeep/bus
  • First aid kit box
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • International Airfare and Taxes

  • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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