Upper Mustang Trek

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Upper Mustang Trek to hidden paradise of Mustang is fabulous tour that visitors experience ever best holiday trip in their life in Nepal. Upper Mustang; described as a mystique valley and the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal was just opened for foreigners in 1992. Trek to Mustang allows the travelers to witness heavenly beautiful Trans-Himalaya landscape, ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines such as Stupas, Chhortens, Kaanis, Prayers walls, centuries old monasteries and interact with Tibetan like people makes the trip most lifetime memorable. Upper Mustang, also known as a ‘Mini Tibet of Nepal’ and a very well-liked trekking in Nepal, has been described as “Mountain Desert". The trekking tour to Lo Manthang- isolated region is a incredibly satisfying one for those who want to experience the hospitality and warmth of the locals living in this remote region.

Nepal Government Department of Immigration started to issue only a small number of special trekking permits since 1992. Before 1992 the region was banned to visit for foreign travelers. Upper Mustang is a perfect destination where generous scope is offered for visiting Buddhists Monasteries. This semi autonomous and heavily Tibetan influenced region was described by Tillman as fascinatingly ugly country, the more fascinating for being so little known" indeed, the trek to Lo Manthang is through an almost treeless barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill, mind-blowing panorama of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several others peaks make your trek spectacular with lifetime experience. Trek begins from Jomsom - reachable by a scenic flight and accessible by walk from Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tatopani-Jomsom and Kali Gandaki Valley trekking route.

Mustang is one of those few places in the planet that has survived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, was a forbidden land for outsides till 1992. This loneliness and isolation contributed the people of Mustang to conserve their life style and cultural heritage that remained almost unaffected for centuries. Hidden behind the high Himalaya ranges, Mustang is filled with handsome trekking zones. The high desert rain shadow of Himalayas receives very little rainfall making this region dry and parched, similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. The Lo Manthang, capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, is an old traditional Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture. We, Wilderness Excursion offers perfect budget package trips to Mustang in most competitive trip cost and develop tailor made itinerary to meet your time frame for Nepal holiday. 

Trip Highlights

  • Kali Gandali Valley and it’s gorge which is deepest in the world.
  • Classic Tibetan Kagbeni village. Kagbeni is one of the beautiful villages in the word. 
  • Lo-manthang, the wall city and centuries old Tibetan Buddhsit Monasteries. 
  • Chhungsi Cave, 1200 years old Ghar Gompa, Khanpa Caves in Chhoser Valley. 
  • Trans Himalaya which is said to be under the rain shadow in the world. 
  • Give you the feeling and and experience that you are in Tibet. 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu.

Today; we meet in Kathmandu. A short briefing about the trip. Accommodation and meals on your. We can arrange if you ask us to help you. Airport pick up can be arranged if you want us to pick you. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • Government certified English speaking friendly local guide.  
  • An assistant guide if the number of participants are above 6 people.
  • 1 Sharing porter for two trekkers during the trek (weight limit 25kg).
  • 2 Nights deluxe room in 2** hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara by domestic flight worth of USD 125 per person 
  • Pokhara – Jomsom round flight worth of USD 250.00 per person.
  • Pokhara – Jomsom round flight of your guide. 
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu by A/C tourist coach. 
  • Trekking lodge accommodation on twin bed sharing basis during the trek.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking.
  • All necessary upper Mustang trekking permits.
  • Salary, insurance, meals and accommodation of your guide and porters.
  • All government tax, vat, and Office Service charges.  

Cost Excludes:

  • Transfers, accommodation, meals and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara except breakfasts
  • Bar bills, beverages like coke, fanta, sprite, mineral water, can juice etc.
  • Personal nature expenses, toiletries, hot shower, laundry, internet and phone calls.
  • Personal travel insurance and rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Expenses of extra adventure, donations in monasteries (your choice).
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porters.

Dates & Prices

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews
  • Teri La Pass Trek with Upper Mustang
    Switzerland

    Teri La Pass Trek with Upper Mustang

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    We as a couple did this wonderful camping trek in April/May 2016. Everything was perfectly prepared. Pradip and his crew (guide, cook, porters) were awesome. They did everything to make it comfortable. They always had a plan b if there was an issue. We can strongly recommend him to organize all kind of treks and we will hire him again next time we come to Nepal. This trek started in Jomsom. After driving from Kathmandu to Pokhora we had a short flight to Jomsom. After 5 walking days we arrived at Lo Manthang. From there we continued to Yara and further to the Teri La Pass. After the pass we were hiking down the Nar Phu Valley to Nar. This region before and after the pass is very remote and we did not see anybody for a week. From Nar we went to Koto, Meta and finally we arrived at Dharpani. From there we had a Jeep to Besi Sahar. The trek including rest days in Kathmandu was almost four weeks. We can recommend this trek to people who like to be in a remote area without lots of tourists. But you have to be prepared for some long days with max. ascent up to 1600m. It was a great experience and a pleasure to be with this professional and friendly crew!

  • Upper Mustang Trek 2016 Review
    United Kingdom

    Upper Mustang Trek 2016 Review

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     We had a great trip to Upper Mustang. Mustang is incredible, the landscapes are otherworldly. Our guide and porter were both incredibly helpful and sorted out all of our admin, meals and look after our every need - we never had to worry about anything. The only improvement is our guides english was limited and he was not very familiar with back trials and the history of the area (although we are irritatingly curious). I would strongly recommend getting a paper guide to Mustang to support the tri, but everything else is covered by the Wilderness Excursion team. Thanks Guys! Tom and Kate.

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Trip Note: - Trek to Upper Mustang Permit Costs USD 500 .00 per person for first 10 days then USD 50.00 each extra day per person and ACAP Permit is necessary that cost NPR. 2000.00 Per person. No TIMS Card is required for this trek. Your trek must be organized with Nepal Government authorized local trekking agency in Nepal. A licensed Nepalese trekking guide mandatory to accompany you and there must be minimum two parties to get the Upper Mustang Trek Permit. Wilderness Excursion offer fixed departure and offer a join group for individuals and solo trekkers. This trip can be customized as per visitor’s need that meets your budget and time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program. To trek through alternative Upper Mustang circuit route, w will have to camp at Paha as there is no lodges available between Tangge and Tetang. Many people take pack lunch from Tannge and begin the day early to make to Tetang in one day that may take 10 hours. Horse rent is available at Tangge. Rivers may affect the trail during monsoon time (Mid June to Mid September) and there is no bridge at Dhye and will have to take the shoes off and cross the river.

Trip cost: US$ 1680
  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationTeahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max Person: 12 People
  • Min Person: Minimum 2 Pax
  • Best Season: Spring and autumn
  • Max Elevation: 4200m
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