Visit the deepest gorge in the world- Kali Gandaki Gorge
Enjoy views of the towering Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
Visit the centuries-old kingdom of Lo Manthang
Explore the various monasteries of the Mustang region
Cross mountain passes along the way
Visit the king’s palace in Lo Manthang
The Upper Mustang Trek by Mount Mania trek takes you to a culturally, historically, and the geographically unique kingdom of Mustang. Mustang is also referred to as Lo. Lo was a part of the Tibetan empire in the past. So, the culture, language, and geography of this region are pretty similar to that of Tibet.
Foreign tourists started to trek to Upper Mustang only after 1992. So it has remained isolated from the outside world for a long period of time. Therefore, Upper Mustang has preserved its Tibetan culture.
The geography of the Mustang is also unique too. It lies in the shadow of the Dhaulagiri range. As a result, this region is quite dry. So the landscape of this region is also quite dry. You can see rugged, barren rocky landscapes. You can also visit canyons along the way.
The Upper Mustang trek by Mount Mania starts from Kagbeni. You can take a flight/ bus to Pokhara first and then take a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. The flight from Pokhara to Jomsom flies over the Kali Gandaki gorge, which is the deepest gorge in the world.
From Kagbeni, the trail follows the ancient trail which people of Mustang in the past used to trade between lower regions and Tibet. After trekking for 5 days, you will reach the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang.
When you enter Lo Manthang, you will get a feeling of stepping in a different world altogether. Lo Manthang is home to various alleys, chortens, wonderful prayer wheels, and different animals. One of the most wonderful places to visit in the Upper Mustang region is the royal palace where the king and queen of Mustang still reside.
You can also visit the Thugchen Gompa in Upper Mustang. The history of this monastery dates back to the 15th century. You can also go to the various sky caves in this region that are really thrilling. You can also visit the Amchi museum and Amchi school while exploring Lo Manthang.
Along with the various villages during the trek, you can also enjoy towering views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range along the way. You can see 35 mountains that are over 6000 meters during your trek to Upper Mustang.
After the exploration of Lo Manthang, you will trek through various villages like Drakmar, Ghiling, and Chhuksang before reaching Jomsom for your flight to Pokhara. You can also explore the wonderful valleys of Pokhara and Kathmandu on this trip.
Mount Mania invites you to this unique trek to Upper Mustang that takes you to fascinating landscape, centuries-old culture and delightful views of the mountains in Upper Mustang.
Day 1Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu
Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 3Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Trek to Kagbeni
Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
Round Trip Tourist Bus Ticket (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
Round Trip Flight Ticket (Pokhara and Jomsom)
Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (Twin Sharing)
English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
All Trekking Permits (ACAP and Upper Mustang Special Permit)
Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude)
All Government and Local taxes
International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
Extra Baggage Charges
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Personal expenses (Wifi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
Travel and Rescue Insurance
Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers
PRICES & DATES
Please Select Month
23 Sep, 2019 - 07 Oct, 2019
30 Sep, 2019 - 14 Oct, 2019
Before departure to the trip, there will be a group meeting with the trekking guide at the office. He/She will answer all the queries that you have on your mind.
Meeting Location: Mount Mania Treks & Expedition P. Ltd., Samarpan Marg, Banasthali, Kathmandu, Nepal
Note: If you find difficult to come to our meeting location, send us the hotel details via email. Our guide will come to meet up with you individually.
Upper Mustang Trek Difficulty
There are various factors like length, state of trekking trails, altitude, etc. which determine the difficulty of any trek.
Although the trip is 17 days long, you will only trek for 11 days. You will spend other days sightseeing or catching a flight/ bus to various destinations. You will trek for an average of 5 hours a day in the Upper Mustang trek.
The trekking trails to Upper Mustang are quite well-managed. Most of them are well-defined. The altitude of the teahouses you will stay in the Upper Mustang trek is less than 3800 meters.
Taking all these factors into consideration, the Upper Mustang trek is a moderately difficult trek. Make sure that you exercise for a few months prior to coming to this trek.
Best Time for Upper Mustang Trek
Mustang is one of the driest parts of the country. So unlike many other trekking destinations in Neal which are quite wet in the monsoon, the Upper Mustang region is quite dry in the summer season.
So there are 3 major trekking seasons to Upper Mustang- autumn (September. October, and November), spring (March, April, and May), and summer (June, July, and August). Any time in these seasons will be the best time for the Upper Mustang trek.
Besides, you can also complete the Upper Mustang Trek in the winters. As the trek takes you to an altitude of over 4000 meters, you have to be wary of the cold in the winters. So you should pack properly before coming for the winter trek to Upper Mustang.
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