The trek of the Upper Mustang is one of the popular destinations and best accepted by hikers. Here hikers can explore ancient monasteries, diversified societies with more than local tribes, sphere of influence with Tibetan culture are the magnetism of this neighborhood. This place is located in the western range of the Himalayas and the adjacent plateau of the Tibetan border of Nepal. Mustang is a rain-shaded area suitable for trekking during monsoons. Mustangi Raja, the only king of the state of Nepal, vestiges on the riverbank is another charisma on the walk. To walk farther from Kagbeni, hikers need a special trekking permit. The Manthang, the ancient capital, presents the ampliomagnetism and the sound of unique walled settlements, local culture, rituals and their way of life. This region is full of some of Nepal's oldest Buddhist monasteries, ancient isolated villages with beautiful whitewashed houses.
This trekking route was opened only a few years ago and the entry is limited non-Nepali visitors even these days and require special trekking consent ( Special Trekking Permit) to pass through the upper Mustang from Kagbeni. The highest point of the trek is only 3870 m but the situation may be difficult to accomplish. Lo Manthang, a prior capital also offers a unique attraction with its walled settlements, local aesthetics, traditions and their way of life.Ponies can be hired as the convenience of trekkers. The trail to Lo Manthang passes through the ups and downs of the elevated regions of massive side of the Kali Gandakivalley. The region also possesses some ancient Buddhist monasteries and untouched medieval period villages with white washed houses.
The literal meaning of Kagbeni is “bolt at the two Rivers”. Thus Mustang is a must visit place with the beauty and cultural importance.
Arrival in Kathmandu and you will be transferred to hotel.
This day we have to prepare the upper Mustang permit ( Restricted Area Pemit). You will have a free day in Kathmandu and you do the sightseeing in Kathmandu in the places like: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu, Pashupati, Boudhha, and more....
Early morning fly / drive to Pokhara by flight / private vehicle / tourist bus. You will reach Pokhara after 7/8 hours drive.In Flight it will take 25 minutes. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Early morning you have to take flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. It takes about 20 minutes to reach Jomsom (2710m). Then the trek starts from Jomsom towards Kagbeni. We will walk almost straight trail along the bank of Kaligandai river. After walking for about 1 and half hour we will reach Ekle Batti. After walking for about 45 minutes we will reach Kagbeni (2800m). In the evening we will visit ancient monastery and Kagbeni village. Overnight at lodge / tented camp in Kagbeni.
Early morning we will head our journey towards Chele. After walking for about 3 hours we will reach Tangbe; again ,after walking about 1 hour we will reach Chhusang, here we will have lunch, after having lunch we will ascend for about 1 and half hours towards Chele crossing Kaligandaki river. We will walk around Chele village and visit a monastery. Overnight at lodge in Chele.
After having your breakfast you will start your journey towards Geling which is a long day walk. After ascending for about 2 hours you will reach Samar village (3660m), and again descending for about half hour and ascending for about 1 hours you will reach Behana, there you will have a lunch. After lunch you will have to ascend for about 1 and half hour to reach Syangbochen (3880m). Again descending for about 1 hours you will reach Geling. Overnight at lodge in Geling.
Early morning you will visit Geling Monastery, after breakfast we will Walk for about 1 and half hours towards Nyi La Pass (4010m). After descending for about 1 and half hour we will reach Ghemi (3520m), after having lunch at Ghemi we will visit Monastery there. After slight ascend for about 2 hours we will reach Drakmar. Overnight at lodge in Drakmar.
After breakfast we will start our journey to reach Ghar Gompa, after walking about 1 hours we will reach Ghar Gompa, here we will visit ancient monastery. From Ghar Gompa we will walk for about 2 hours towards Chogo La Pass (4230m) half hour descending and 1 and half hour ascending. After walking through slightly descending trail we will reach Lo Manthang. Overnight at lodge in Lo – Manthang.
This day we have to ride horse/jeep towards Chosar and Garphu or Namgyal and Thinggar Gompa, by riding horse we will be able to return Lo Mangthang in the lunch time after exploring those areas. By walk we could only explore Chosar and Gharpu or Namgyal and Thingaar but, we have to take pack lunch and in the evening we will return to Lo- Manthang. Overnight at lodge in Lo – Manthang.
This day we will walk through slightly up down trail to reach Charang. This is an easy trail which will take approximately 3 and half hours. We will have lunch camp here. After having lunch we will walk around Monastery and Charang Village. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.
This day we will walk for about 4 hours towards Dhigaun (3420m), here we will have lunch and start our journey towards Yara. We will reach Yara passing Surkhang village after 1 and half hours walk from Dhigaun. This trail is easy and is slightly uphill walk before reaching Yara.
Luri Cave Monastery also known as “Luri Ghang Gompa” is situated inside the cave with numerous delicate frescoes. It is situated at an altitude of 4,005m. The cave is surrounded by an outstanding landscape. The network of caves has made it unique and is one of the most important place of worship in the kingdom. The monastery representing the Dhukpa Kagyu sect of the Tibetan Buddhism dates back to 14th /15th century. And is enshrouded with much of Mustang’s tantalizing mysteries.
This day we will walk towards Tenge through the straight trail. We will stay at Tange and get a chance to see real Tibetan type of lifestyle and culture. Overnight at lodge/tented camp
This day we will walk towards Tetang, we have to walk one and half hour straight crossing river stream and then ascend 3 hours towards Paha. There is a house for hindu pilgrims which is called Thanti then after countinus walk uphill for about half an hour straight and again walk downhill crossing river stream. If we want to Kagbeni we will stay at Chusang and if we want to go Muktinath we have to walk uphill towards Tetang village. Overnight at lodge/local house/tented camp.
This day we will almost ascend around 7 hours towards Gylaula Pass (4080m). After crossing Pass we will reach Muktinath. Muktinath is the religious place. There you can see the Muktinath temple where lots of people come from various parts to take bath and it is believed that their soul is purified after taking bath. Overnight at lodge/hotel/tented camp.
We will walk 1 and half hours towards Jomsom through Jharkot Gompa. Jhorkot Gompa is also one of the ancient Gompa. After walking 5 hours or by jeep drive we will reach Jomsom. Overnight at lodge/hotel/tented camp.
Early morning we fly Jomsom Kathmandu via Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
This day we will have a free day for shopping and other activities such as Kathmandu city sightseeing etc. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to airport and fly to your destination.