A former kingdom of Lo, Mustang is a discreet region located in the western Nepal and bordering with the Tibet in the North. It is one of the rain-shadow areas, therefore, tourists can do Upper mustang Trek throughout the year.
Formerly, the Mustang inhabitants were the adherents of Bon religion, which predates Buddhism. The tradition of sky burial for the dead was mostly practiced among its former residents.
The upper mustang trek begins from Jomsom, after a brief flight from Pokhara. The first stop is made at the iconic Kagbeni. From here, the trails ascends. The walled city of Lo Manthang is the major stop during the trek. You get to witness the local lifestyle, art, culture and accommodation at Lo Manthang. An extra day is kept for you to explore the walled city and the outskirts. The trail descends until Jomsom, where you can catch your flight back to Kathmandu via Pokhara; along with a bottle or two of Marpha, a locally prepared apple wine.
A Restricted region, you must acquire a permit before entering the region.
|Permit Fee||$500USD per person||10 Days|
|Additional||$50USD per person||Each extra day|
Lo Manthang is the capital of Upper Mustang. Before it was conceded with Nepal, it was an independent nation. The last monarch of the region still resides in his palace inside Lo Manthang, and if you’re lucky, you might get to meet him as well. The desert-like landscape and Buddhist relics may give a feel like you’re traveling through Tibet, which are the major attractions of the trek. Come prepared to ride a mule for the local journey.
Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour||2-3 hours|
|Day 3||Fly to Pokhara||5.3 hours|
|Day 4||Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni 2,780 m (9,121 ft)||–|
|Day 5||Trek to Chhuksang 2,920 (9,580 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Samar 3,290 m (10,794 ft)||3 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Geling 3,440 m (11,286 ft)||3 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Ghami 3,460 m (11,351 ft)|
|Day 9||Trek to Charang 3,490 m (11,450 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 10||Trek to Lo Manthang 3,730 m (12,237 ft)||–|
|Day 11||Explore Lo Manthang and the outskirts||5-6 hours|
|Day 12||Trek to Lo Gekar||7-8 hours|
|Day 13||Trek to Ghami||7-8 hours|
|Day 14||Trek to Chhuksang||6-7 hours|
|Day 15||Trek to Jomsom||7-8 hours|
|Day 16||Fly to Kathmandu via Pokhara||6-7 hours|
|Day 17||Depart from Kathmandu||6-7 hours|
Everest trek proved to be a challenge for me. I never had trekked to such great height before, however, the proper acclimatization and sound health helped me reach the base camp at no time.
Thanks to the team of Caravan Outdoors, specially to Hom Rana, for making the trip successful. The tea-houses were clean and standard, likewise the hotel in Kathmandu. Fabulous trip and well organized overall. ~Rob Ellington (NSW, Australia)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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|Trip Length||17 days|
|Trek Length||12 days|
|Max. Altitude||3,730 meters (12,237 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight|
|Best Month||Throughout the year|
|Required||Min. 2 pax|