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Mustang Trekking - 19 Days


The Mustang the ancient kingdom has long time inaccessible to foreigners. To trek in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege with experience the way of life of true mountain people, who were not much in touch with the rest of Nepal for hundreds of years, and even until recent times had an officially recognized king. In many ways, a trek into Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet, as geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The district of Mustang was, until 1950, a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. The last king, the Raja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang.

Group Size : 02 - 14 people altitude  Max-Altitude : 3800m
Destination : Nepal Fitness level : Moderate
Trip Season : Spring (Mar - May) / AUTUMN (Sept – Nov) Departure from : Kathmandu
Meals : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board on Trek
Accomodation : 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge on trek
Trip Mode : Lodge to lodge trek
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Tour Itinerary


Day 01

Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.


Day 02

Transfer Kathmandu - Pokhara 200 km, 6 hours drive, walk along the lake. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 03

Flight Pokhara to Jomosom and trek to Kagbeni 2800m, Gate way to Mustang with amazing fortress village. (Flight according to weather conditions, flight is canceled so we will transfer to Kagbeni from Pokhara by bus about 8 hrs).
Walk: 3h


Day 04: Kagbeni-Chhuksang (2950m)

The first village of Mustang, Tangbe is a site of beauty: ancient fortress, alleys, alignment of chortens over looking the Mustang River , then continue to Chhuksang, a fortified place made up of several hamlets. Very beautiful colored cliffs, monastery.
Accommodation lodge.
Hours: 4h3 Elevation: +180 m / -30 m


Day 05: Chhuksang-Samar (3450m)

Trek towards Chele by first following the Mustang Khola then visit the village on the valley. Continue towards Samar. Penitents of stone and path in balcony above an impressive gorge. Pass (3550 m) and descent to Samar, typical village Visit the monastery.
Accommodation lodge
Hours of walking: 4 h
altitude: +600 m / -100 m


Day 06: Samar-Geling (3520m)

Two possible routes: main trail (4h) or pilgrims' path (6h). For the second, steep descent into a gorge. Discovery of a sacred cave where nature has carved an immense chorten in the rock. Walk up a beautiful canyon to Syangmochen. with pass 3860m and down hill to Geling.
Accommodation: lodge
Walking hours: 4h-6h
altitude: +100 m / -30 m


Day 07: Geling-Tramar (3800m)

Mounted towards a pass and down hill on Gemi, village in the middle of an oasis of greenery. Beautiful Tibetan houses. Continue to Tramar, a village nestled at the foot of large red rock organs.
Accommodation lodge
Walking hours: 5h
altitude: +380 m / -100 m


Day 08: Tramar-Lo Gekar and Tsarang (3580m)

Steep climb in a beautiful canyon to a pass. Descent to Lo Gekar monastery , eleventh century. Continue to Tsarang in the middle of fields of barley, mustard or sarrazin.
Accommodation lodge.
Hours of walking: 7h
altitude: +30 m / -250 m


Day 09: Tsarang-Lo Manthang 3750m

Visit of the monastery of Tsarang with beautiful paintings. Continue to Lo Manthang. Large chortens and troglodyte dwellings along the way. A last pass (3870 m) where floats of prayer flags and arrival at Lo Manthang, fortified capital of the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthan.
accomodation lodge
Walking hours: 5h
altitude: +180 m / -10m


Day 10: Lo Manthang

Discover the old capital. Several monasteries with unique paintings including mandalas of great beauty. small streets, place of the royal palace ... Walk around Lo Manthang.
Accommodation in camp or lodge
Walk: 2h / 4h


Day 11: Lo Manthang.

Excursion around Lo Manthang on foot or on horseback. Visit to remote villages north of the capital of Mustang (Gharphu, Nyphu ...). Monasteries
Walking hours: 6h
altitude: +280 m / -260 m


Day 12: Lo Manthang-Yara (3580m)

Climb to a pass that overlooks Lo Manthang followed by a crossing path, some passages of which require special attention. Steep descent in the midst of fairy chimneys to Die (3360 m). Crossing the river and climbing on Yara. Impressive lunar decoration, sculpted cliffs.
Accommodations: Camp
Walking hours: 6h
altitude: +220 m / -390 m


Day 13: Yara-Lori Gompa, return Yara.

Climb to Lori Gompa, away from the traditional route., monastery perched in an impressive site, temple dug in the rock and surprising paintings. Return to Yara by another way.
Accommodation: Camp
Walking time: 5h
Hours: 4h 3
Elevation: +180 m
Difference in altitude: -30 m


Day 14: Yara-Tanggye (3320 m).

Long plateau and steep descent to cross climb to a pass (3860 m) and diving through fairy chimneys. Visit of Tanggye: monastery, magnificent alignment of chortens.
Accommodation: Lodge
Walk: 7h
Hours: 4h3
Altitude: +180 m / -30 m


Day 15: Tanggye-Chhuksang (2950 m).

Long route trek with a pass at 4100m. A plateau with beautiful view on the right bank of the Mustang Khola and the Annapurnas Ranges . Beautiful landscapes. descent on Chhuksang.
Accommodation: lodge
Walk: 8h
Hours: 4h3
Altitude: +180 m / -30 m


Day 16: Chhuksang-Jhong (3600 m).

Departure to Tetang: beautiful village Climb with some pastures in the middle of the rocks. Passage of a pass (4050 m) and discovery of all the snowy massifs of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri Ranges . As if to suspend our step, before a radical world change, we will stop at Jhong (the castle) in front of Muktinath.
Accommodation: lodge
Walk: 5h30
Hours: 4h3
altitude : +180 m / -30 m


Day 17: Jhong-Jomsom (2750 m).

Crossing and descent to Muktinath; It is the unavoidable point of passage of the tour of the Annapurnas. Then, crossing towards the small villages of Luprak and Thini, the only Bön community of the Mustang before returning to Jomsom
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking: 6 / 7h
Hours: 4h3
Altitude : +180 m / -30 m


Day 18: Flight or Transfer Jomsom-Pokhara

Flight in the morning according to the weather! Arrival in Pokhara, check-in at the hotel and free time. (Flight according to weather conditions, snack flight is canceled so we will transfer to Kagbeni from Pokhara by bus about 8hrs)
Transfer: 1h
Accommodation: hotel


Day 19: transfer => Kathmandu

Transfer to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Transfer: 1 hr 30 minutes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up.
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Professional guide.
  • One night hotel in Pokhara room with breakfast basis.
  • porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • National Park Permits fee.
  • TIMS permit.
  • Mustang Special permit for 13 days ( US$ 650).
  • Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by bus.
  • Pokhara/ Jomsom / Pokhara by flight.
  • Meal while stay in Kathmandu
  • Medical and personal insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • All beverages including mineral water.
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Communication and laundry
  • Personal equipments
  • Tipp for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

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