- Written by mahesh
- Published: 27 Jun 2019
Upper Mustang is located north of Annapurna and at an average altitude of 4000m, is geologically and culturally part of the Tibetan plateau. The semi-independent Tibetan Kingdom with a walled capital called Lo - Manthang.The adventure starts from world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki region to world’s highest regions of Lo-Mangthang valley. In between, you pass through a barren yet beautiful landscape, the steep rocky trail up and down the hills and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. Thousands of years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage of this area unchanged for centuries. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four storey palace in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang region.This region has Nepal’s many oldest Buddhist Monasteries; you will be able to explore monasteries from the 14th century, Buddhist shrines, Thankas, Mandalas, and Deities. The first trekking groups were only allowed into Upper Mustang in 1992 and there are still very few people (about 700 trekkers each year) visiting Upper Mustang. As a result, it is one of the few places left where one can see undisturbed Tibetan culture. Access to the region is restricted. Trekking is possible with authorised trekking agents who can organise the legal permits. The permits limit the number of trekkers entering the region, and therefore the area is much less crowded even during the tourist season. Itinerary.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara (30 minutes flight or 6hrs drive as you prefer).
Day 02: Pokhara to Jomsom (18 minutes flight) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m)
Day 03: Kagbeni to Chele (3100m) .
Day 04: Chele to Syangboche(3570m).
Day 05: Syangboche to Charang (3560m) .
Day 06: Charang to Lo Manthang (3840m) .
Day 07: In Lo Mathang.
Day 08: Trip around Lo Manthang.
Day 09: Lo Manthang to Jomson by Jeep (Experience the Himalayan safari)
Day 10: Flight back to Pokhara. O/N Pokhara
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu
- Airport pickup and drop off
- Trekking permit
- Trekking map
- 3 meals a day ( Breakfast, Lunch, dinner) during the trek
- Nepali cultural program plus dinner
- Hotel/tea house/ stay in during the trekking
- Experienced trekking guide, potter
- All trekking equipment during the trekking
- Local transport into the trekking starting point
- Support of local team
- Any personal expenses during or after trekking
- Travel insurance
- National and international flight ticket
- Visa fees and other fees related to your travel
- Personal expenses on food and drink