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Upper Mustang Trek - 13 Days

Upper Mustang trekking has long-lived a very Life and which was one of the restricted area until 1991.Upper Mustang is very popular trekking region in Nepal. Upper Mustang is hidden behind the majesty Himalayan ranges; Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones. One special factor about Mustang is being under the rain shadows of Himalayas, Upper Mustang receives little amount of rainfall resulting making it dry and dried-very similar to Tibetan plateau. It is the one, which is still not spoilt by trekkers. Due to inaccessible to outsiders, the people of Upper Mustang region are successful to maintain their life style and heritage which remain almost uncharged for centuries .upper Mustang consists of two distinct region: south region with five villages inhabited by Mangoes  and  the north region (ancient kingdom of lo) where the culture ,language and tradition are similar to that of Tibetan, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Nilgiri ,Annapurna Dhaulagiri and several other peaks to make your trek memorable . Also, Upper Mustang is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism where you can entertain yourself by rare crafts of medieval era .The most important issue is that you need special permit from Nepal Government which you get through TAN registered Travelling agency completely undisturbed state.

To access Upper Mustang Trekking set off from Kathmandu will be right choice. From upper Mustang you can have flight through pokhara to jomsom, your adventurous journey being when reaching to kagberi where police check posts makes enquiry. Here you can enjoy trekking to chussang, samar,ghiling, tsarang, Lo Manthang.Also you can visit to mangyd monastery, chooser monastery and Tigar Monastery .These houses and monasteries have medieval look and unique local architecture which are built with stone and sun bared mud bricks. You can visit holy cave, rang by Uno and can trek to kagberni.People living in upper Mustang are of Tibetan origin, and belong to bhotias and load communities. Festivals celebrated by them are religious in nature but still Tiji festival is the biggest. You can believe that trekking in Mustang will reward you with a rare visit to a place which is untouched by modernity, protecting ancient Buddhist culture and invaluable art objects in high Himalayan Desert.

Upper Mustang trek in such a unique place, months from March to May and September to November would be the best. And if you want to continue your journey, you can have more alternatives to trek in Manaslu. Upper Dolpa , kachenjunga, Makalu ,Tsum valley. 

Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu Airport then transfer to the Hotel.(1300 m)

Day 02:  Kathmandu valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation for next day.

Day 03:  Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m) 6 hrs drive or Fly 35minutes

Day 04:  Fly to Jomsom  and trek to Kagbeni ([2,858m) 3-4 hrs

Day 05:  Kagbeni to chele (3050m) 5-6 hrs

Day 06:  Chele to Syanbochen (3475m) 6-7 hrs

Day 07:  Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3520m) 5-6 hrs

Day 08:  Ghaymi to Charang (3500m) 4-5 hrs

Day 09:  Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m) 5-6 hrs

Day 10:  Explore Lo-Mangthang

Day 11:  Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3818 m) 6-7 hrs

Day 12:  Dhakmar to Ghiling (3806m) 5-6 hrs

Day 13:  Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m) 5-6 hrs

Day 14:  Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m) 6-7 hrs

Day 15:  Take early morning flight to Pokhara

Day 16:  Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Cost Include:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Three nights in hotel in Kathmandu two nights in hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with tour guide
  • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) and airport departure taxes
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transport via Tourist bus
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Upper Mustang special permit.

Cost Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and in the case you return early from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 16 Days

Trek Duration: 13 Days

Trek Grade: Moderate + Fairly Strenuous

Trek Type: Teahouse / Camping

Activity: Trekking, City Tour

Per day Walking: 5 to 7 hours

Max. Altitude: Drakmar (3818 m)

Transportation: Car / Van / Plane

Group Size: Min. 2 Pax

Accommodation: Tourist class guest houses to 5 star hotel in Kathmandu (depends on clients choice), Guest Houses / lodges in the mountain

Best Time to Travel: Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.

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The dream is real

We did (3 people) a 3 weeks total autonomy trek in the Manaslu region. The organization was perfect. We reach the Larke Pass (~5100m) after 2 weeks. There is no words to explain the feelings I had,


Dear Hari,
First of all my warmest thanks to you and your team of Life Dream Adventure Pvt. for the outstanding service given to our Upper Mustang Tiji festival trip in  May 2012. We have returned to our country with memories that will last a lifetime.

Luri Ghyang Gompa

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