Upper Mustang - Lo Manthang Trekking in Nepal
Mustang Lo Manthang has opened to the trekkers in 1992. The department of immigration issues only a small number of special permits. To protect the local Tibetan traditions from outside influence as well as protect the environment. Mustang is situated in the Trans Himalayan region of Nepal. The district of Mustang is where the Nepalese mountains yield to the southern Tibetan plateau. As the Transition Zone between these two extreme environments, Mustang offers the visitor a unique ecology and geology. Mustang caves, forts, monasteries and temples, which date to past millennia, carry echoes of the areas rich history and the friendly people are testament. Mustang's natural and cultural treasures have made it one of the most popular tourist and trekking destination of Nepal. For the details, you may also visit our guide book: "Mustang the land of Hidden Valley ". We can design the itinerary as your interest and time.
Highlights of Trekking:
Lo-Mangthang - capital of Mustang district, Damodar Kunda, pristine lakes, Holy and ancient caves, Amazing Kali Gandaki Valley, Lifestyles of Mustangs People, great Himalayan panorama including Dhaulagiri family as well as Nilgiri and other hundreds of Boarder Himalaya, Saligrams Fossils hunting and more...
Fact of Trekking:
Trekking Destination: Upper Mustang - Lomanthang
Group Size: Minimum - 2
Altitude Ranges: 835 m to 4200m
Trekking Grade: Moderate
Best Season: May to September
Accommodation: Tented camping / Guest House
Suggested itinerary: 16 Days
Day 01: Receive you in Kathmandu International Airport.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus around 6 hrs.
Day 04: Early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2730m): O/n Tea house.
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m): Overnight at Tea house.
Day 06: Chele trek to Geling (3520m): Overnight at Tea house
Day 07: Geling trek to Charang (3580m): Overnight in tea house.
Day 08: Charang trek to Lo Manthang (3780m): Overnight at Tea house.
Day 09: Exploration day around Lo- Manthang. Overnight at Tea house. (B, L, D).
Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Ghami (3460m): Overnight in Tea house.
Day 11: Ghami trek to Samar (3450m)
Day 12: Samar to Chhusang (2940m)
Day 13: Chhusang to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2730m).
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara. Then again fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Drive by Tourist Bus to Thamel Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final departure from Kathmandu.
- 4 plus offer: If you collect 4-9 people in a group then 40 USD discount on per person's price.
- 10 plus offer: If you collect 10 or more than 10 people in a group then 40USD discount on per person's price and one (Trip Leader) get free trip.
- Winter offer: If you travel in winter (December and January) USD 50 discount on per person's price.
- Monsoon offer: If you travel in Monsoon (June and July) USD 50 discount on per person's price.
- Early Booking Offer: If you Book a Trip 6 months before the trip departure, you will get 5% discount from original cost.
PRICE: All the Prices are in US $ Dollar Per Person.
AVAILABLE: This date is available and open for booking.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed for departure.
LIMITED: There are a very limited number of available places on this departure.
- If the above set departure dates are not suitable for you, you may choose your own departure date. These types of departures are best suited for solo travellers, couples, families, charity and small groups.
- Customized/Tailor-made itinerary are available on request.
Suggested itinerary in details: 17 Days
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1348m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing trip will start in the morning after breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 7 hrs
During the journey, you can see good scenery of countryside while driving. Or you might fly (22 min) to Pokhara then arriving late afternoon at Pokhara. Pokhara is an enchanting Himalayan Valley of remarkable beauty. We can explore its scenic land on bicycle / on foot or as your own like boating in Phewa Lake overlooking the region of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. In the evening prepare for the trek. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04: Early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2730m) then Kagbeni (2800m).
The flight offers excellent views of Annapurna massif and with Dhaulagiri Himalayas. The trekking staffs such as guide and porter will fly together with you and start hiking for few hours and stop at Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a traditional town with medieval interesting alleys previously Tibet trade route. Upper Mustang trekking starts from this point and your trekking permit days are counted once you enter the check point here in Kagbeni. O/n Tea house.
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m):
After breakfast start the trek from Kagbeni to Chele have to passes some beautiful village of Tangbe, that offers traditional houses and fields of barley, buckwheat and apple orchards with views of Nilgiri mountain and on the route several ridges we cross a stream after Chhusang village, leave the Kali Gandaki valley behind and go up further to the village of Chele. From Chele see the typical Tibetan settlements of Upper Mustang. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 06: Chele trek to Geling (3520m):
After breakfast this day the first part of the trek is steep trails arid desert like land. There see several eroded canyons, and interesting chorten along the trail. When reach the substantial height, have to descend down through pleasant trails to the ancient village of Samar and again have to go up a ridge of 3800 m, and pass through some gorges and valleys to reach the Geling village. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 07: Geling trek to Charang (3580m):
The trail is pleasant and the walk is softer today. The trail climbs gently up from Geling to an interesting pass and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge at Tangmar River we arrive to a Mani Wall, the longest and most spectacular in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600 m, the route makes a long gentle descent to village of Charang. The huge five-story white Dzong (is a fort) and red Gompa are the main attractions for visitors. The collections of statues and Thanka as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha’s are also equally interesting. Overnight in tea house
Day 08: Charang trek to Lo Manthang (3780m): Trek to Lo Manthang (3780m):
From Charang we continue leaving some ridges behind and cross small streams before we finally reach a pass from where there is a view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. Descending further and crossing yet another stream, we climb up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang. Hiking near the walled complex is as rewarding as the tour inside the complex. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 09: Exploration day around Lo- Manthang:
Exploration day around Lo Manthang: Inside the walled settlement of Lo Manthang are the houses of local nobilities and important Gompas & monasteries. There are lots of things to visit here. After completing the tour of Lo Manthang, we hike or take a horse ride to the famous Namgyal Gompa which is about two and half hour walk, one way. Namgyal Gompa is situated on a hilltop, and serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. Overnight at Tea house. (B, L, D).
Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Ghami (3460m):
This day descend down from Lo Manthang and reach to the Ghami village for staying overnight. This village is farm land with barley fields and white washed houses. Overnight in Tea house.
Day 11: Ghami trek to Samar (3450m)
Day 12: Samar to Chhusang (2940m)
Day 13: Chhusang to Muktinath (3800m):
On this day we have to climb around 1100m up to the most famous view point to Gyula (4077m) then descend down around 200m to Jhong village and Chhenjar village. This village is farm land with barley fields and white washed houses. Overnight at in Tea house in the main down town of Muktinath. From here you can see the main trekking trails of Annapurna full circuit. From here you will have the best food and accommodation for the rest days up to Jomsom.
Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2730m).
When you arrive in Jomsom, Our guide will go to confirm the flight that you are going to be flying on the next day morning.
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara.
If you are going to visit some places of Pokhara, the guide will drop you there. Otherwise trip will finish here after landed in Pokhara. You can give something as Tips for the guide and porter when you are going to separate with them.
Day 16: Drive by Tourist Bus to Thamel Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 17: Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for your final departure.
The trip ends, our representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.
Includes in the Packages:
- Kathmandu International Airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 Night Hotels in Kathmandu/ Bhaktapur and 2 nights in Pokhara on BB plan.
- Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and back to Pokhara round fares with domestic airport taxes.
- All land transfer as per given itinerary.
- Annapurna Conservation entry permits fees.
- Special controlled region permits for Mustang.
- Tented accommodation / or Guest house accommodation during the trekking.
- 3 meals in each day (Bf, Lunch Dinner) serve with hot drinks while on camping trekking days.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder Local Mountain trekking Guide, professional cook, Sherpa & required porters as upon the group size.
- All kitchen and cooking equipment's during the trekking.
- All program according to itineraries on full board.
- Trekking equipment and other facilities to Nepali trekking staffs.
- Food, accommodation, salary and Insurances for all Nepali trekking crew.
- We will show you a special video documentary about Mustang region trekking in our office before your trip departure
- A special gift: through the Company “Gokyo Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd.
Excludes in the Packages:-
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
- Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Optional Excursions: optional excursions such are culture trips, ethno trips, and festival trips, monastery meditation with Lama & monks, nature medicine trips, bird watching, sports, farming trips and other incentive trips as per the client’s interest.
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
- Hot Shower in during the trekking period
- Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control.
- Personal equipment, nature or any donation.
- All types of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
- International Airfare and departure airport taxes.
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I would like to recommend you a wonderful trekking guide. I met Ammar by chance during dinner. He was very reserved and it took a long time until I found out, that he is leading people over the mountains. After eating and talking I decided to hire him as a trekking guide, and it was the right decision. Ammar and I spend twelve fantastic days together. We went to the Annapurna Base Camp and to Poon Hill. Ammar is an excellent, honest and reliable guide. He is independent and well educated as a government guide with license.
He speaks fluently English & German language, so that it was great to listen to him when he was telling me about his various knowledge about Nepal, the culture, the people and especially about the stories of the different places we where passing by.
He always find best places to stay and we had close contact to the local people. His timing and organization of the single day was so good. During the trek he was watching with eagle eyes for my safety. He was so sensitive and careful throughout the day and his smile and humor was a great companion.
Equipments checklist: -
When selecting your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you'll be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket
T - Shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp.
Mountain trekking boots, Polypropylene/wool socks, Light cotton socks for under wool socks.
Rucksack, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, Sun block for lips
- Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Insulated pants Nylon windbreaker
- Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit
- Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries