Arrival in Kathmandu, we will welcome you at the airport then transfer to you hotel. Evening welcome dinner with cultural show.Overnight at hotel.
Having breakfast then start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a tour guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. Am: Boudhanath & Pashupatinath. Pm: Patan Durbar Square and Soyambhunath then back to hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Early morning heading to Pokhara via Tourist bus which takes 6-7 hours. You may use flight which takes just 25 min.Evening Boating at fewa lake and rounding near the lake side area. O/N at Hotel.
Early in morning having breakfast then transfer to the airport. Then flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes brings you at Jomsom.This is a large town, headquarter of the Mustang region; it is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. In may visit an interesting wind swept villages situated on the main age old Trans Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. O/N at Lodge.
Kagbeni to Chele Actually, Kagbeni is the entry point to upper Mustang. From Kagbeni, trail leads up the east bank of Kali Gandaki and climbs over many ridges as it head north. After, that, through the interesting cave, Gompa crossing place of Tangbeegetation is almost non- – existent except for small shrubs and thorn bushes. The Kaligandaki canyon is awe-inspiring. However, the trail is kept lively with several passing mule trains and horsemen bearing wares from after. This day is uphill, quite steep at times up to the little village of Tangbe 2900m where we stop for lunch. Then after the path flattens out up to Chusang a fairly large settlement inhabited mostly by a mixed ethnic group of Gurungs, Thakalis and some families from the land of Lo. There is a small Buddhist Gompa constructed out of stone and mud across the river, which can only be reached during the colder months when water is low. By itself Chusang is a very interesting village with narrow covered alleys running through the cente, Chhuksang 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
The trail widens significantly an en Chusang-Samar (3050 m) approx.,4 hrs
Having entered this long and secluded valley one feels also a distinct change, not only to topography but there is a world of difference in culture, lifestyle and landscape. Settlements are more scattered, smaller and basic. The people of Lo or Mustang practice agriculture but because of the lack of the rain and fertile soil, cultivation is in sheltered plots of land making the landscape of a pattern of brown with scattered patches of shaded greens. A little ahead of Chusang we cross a small bridge across the Mustang Khola River, across which is colorful little village called Chaili. The trail then veers northwest along steep lines right up to the village of Samar, out campsite, making it a tough four hours walk. Samar is a very old and small village situated amongst a grove of trees with a stream running through the middle.
As in all desert lands, settlements in Mustang are in oasis village most houses are constructed out of mud and stones with roof cast out of twins, straw and a mixture of mud and pebbles. The trail descends crossing couple of mountain streams followed by a fairly flat stretch of two hours before we arrive into a wide valley. The Gelling village is located an hour walk away to the right of the main trail and in a valley between two hills. North of the village lies a Buddhist Gompa, which, though new contains exquisite wall paintings.
At the place of Geling, the trail climbs gently through field up the centre of the valley; it passes above Tama Gaon and its imposing Chorten. After crosses Tangmar Chu River, with a short climbing enters Charang (3490m). Walking time takes about 5/6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Lomanthang is the capital city of upper Mustang. We will spend part of the morning exploring the interesting village of Charang and its large monastery, before setting out for Lo Manthang. We climb gently above the valley to a large isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo Manthang. The trail then broadens and eventually we get our first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so we circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north-east corner’s/N at Lodge
Today, you are free to explore the fascinating Village of Lo Manthang. The city contains about 150 houses, as well as residences for its many lamas. There are four major temples within the village and one of these, Champa Lhakang, contains a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborates mandalas painted on the walls. The king’s palace is an imposing building in the center of the city and is occupied by the current King and Queen. Although his duties are largely ceremonial, the King is respected by the people. Throughout the kingdom, the villagers continue to seek his advice regarding many issues. It is possible to hire horses to visit these valleys, but this short tour will incur extra costs./N at Lodge.
We begin our return journey from Lo Manthang, taking the upper highland route.
Today the trail climbs steadily to a pass marked by a cairn, offering a last glimpse of Lo Manthang. The trail contours across the head of a valley and crosses another ridge, then drop into another large desolate valley. After ascending to the valley floor, the route heads to the right, up the center of the valley to it head. Cross a ridge at 4070 meters & traverses across the heads of two more valleys to an indistinct pass. Cross the pass to some meadows & a stream. The trail then makes a long rocky descent down a ravine to a grassy valley where LO Geker is situated in a grove of large trees alongside a stream. This highland route offers dramatic views of Lo Manthang and the Charang Valley, with snow clad peaks in the background. Just past the settlement of Lo Gekar, we reach the oldest monastery in Mustang, the Ghare Gompa. over night at LO Geker.
Climb to a ridge the across a valley to cairn and a pass 200 meters above Lo Geker. The route crosses some alpine meadows to a crest, and then drops down a steep eroded gully to the upper part of the village of Tahmar “Red Crag”. A large stream meanders through this village, making this a particularly pretty valley. Most of the surrounding hills are pastel shades of Grey & yellow, but a huge red fluted cliff provides a dramatic contrast. The trail descends alongside the stone walls and fields of the extensive village, then climbs to a ridge. It is a short descent to Ghami at 3550 meters. Ghami is a large village of whitewashed houses situated above hectares and hectares of fields. Visit the Gompa in Ghami.
From Ghami, follow the direct route to the Nyi La, climbing to a cairn on a ridge and then contouring upwards to meet the trail from Charang. Continue to the pass and descend steeply into the Gelling to an isolated teahouse and descends gently to the three houses of Tama Gung. A steep set of switchback leads to a stream, then the trail climbs to a huge painted chorten. The trail rejoins the Gelling trail near the ridge, just below a chorten and the remainder of the days is on already traveled trails to Samar.
Today is the same way that you already had. The trail passes through Chusang & other major villages like Tangbe. After Tangbe the trail still continues through the bank of Kaligandaki River as well as the windy landscapes & reaches to Kagbeni.over night at Kagbeni.
This is a large town, headquarter of the Mustang region; it is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. In may visit an interesting wind swept villages situated on the main age old Trans Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. O/N at Lodge.
Today we fly from Jomsom-Pokhara then leisure day in Pokhara
We head to Kathmandu. its takes via Tourist bus 7 hours and via flight 25 min. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Nepal adventure pilgrimage Trek We will transfer you airport as per your flight time.
I know Anil Dhakal for years - first time we met in 2014, at that time he was working in another agency; I needed a guide for Upper Mustang, and that agency gave me Anil as the best and the most knowledgable guide they had. And I must admit they were right! Anil not only has perfect experience in Nepali treks - he's kind and delicate as a person, and he did his best in all the complicated situations that we had while trekking. Time passed, in 2016 I came back to Nepal as group leader with 10 clients - and again I met Anil, who opened finally his own agency. This time I used him as a tour operator, for all the paperwork and I had porters from him. And again, he did his best, providing help and support on each and every stage. I can only wish success to his business - and I know who I will address in Kathmandu when I come back to Nepal again! )
We were recommended this company by a friend who recently completed the same trip. From start to finish the service was excellent. Anil organised everything so that permits, flights etc were all taken care of. Our guide kancha couldn' t have been more helpful and we felt in very good hands throughout the trip. He was very considerate re our food and drink demands! - try the curried goat if any is available. He organised a horse for one of the more demanding days and we didn't feel rushed. Its a beautiful place and I would definitely recommend the company to anyone thinking of going here or any of the other treks they cater for.
You need More or less 2 weeks for upper Mustang trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. But you can combine Annapurna trek within 3 week
Since Upper Mustang region is restricted trekking route, trekkers should have government registered guide and agency to obtain Upper Mustang permits and trek.
If you are trekking only Upper Mustang then you need, Annapurna conservation area and Upper Mustang special permits
Yes, you can do tea house trek and you do not need to carry tents and mattress.
You can have Wi-Fi all places During your Trip.
You have to walk 6/7 hrs (more or less 15 km) per day. But when you are above 3000 m then the distance will be shorter (more or less 10/12 km.)
You will have English speaking professional, experience, first aid trained and government registered certified local guide. They are mostly from all ethnic group of Nepal and picked from root of Himalaya region. We also offer language specific guides if needed such as French, Spanish, Italian etc.
June , July ,March, April, May and September, October and November are the best time of the year. But you still can trek some other month as well. For further detail please contact us.
Trekkers can trek solo with a guide only after paying twice for special permit. Can I store my unnecessary trekking stuffs in Kathmandu before starts trek?
Yes, you can store with us and it will be safe.
Altitude symptoms are vomiting, fever, headache, nausea, dizzy, losing appetite, weakness, often waking, hard to breath, feeling too cold, diarrhea etc.
Rest day is not a rest day. It is an acclimatize day where we do day hike to adapt altitude during Himalaya. This is main key factor to achieve our final destination and explore more side trip in detail.
You do not need special course for Upper Mustang Trek trek but if you have some hiking experience before visit Nepal, it will put you better position. Because the terrain of Nepal is quite rugged and challenging.