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Mustang Trek

Overview

Mustang was once independent kingdom of Lo, the current Lomangthang is north center of Nepal bordering with China, Tibet plateau. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was annexed by Nepal government. Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista (born 1933), is the unofficial king, dynasty of Ame Pal who founded the Lomangthang as a Buddhist kingdom in 1380, still peoples from the Upper Mustang recognized current unofficial king as a king. From the 15th century to the 17th century, it was the strategic location and granted Mustang control over the trade between the Himalayas and India. Mustang is mostly dominant by the Buddhist culture and heritage. Lots of ancient caves, monasteries and one with 1300 years old called Logakar monastery lies in Logaykar and majority of other monasteries and caves are not less than 500 years old. The Mustang trekking will reward with a rare visit and perfectly untouched most area by modernity, preserving its ancient Buddhist culture, traditions and invaluable art objects in high Himalayan desert. Lowa people, their un match life style, secret Hindu holy place Muktinath Culture of Thakali people in Jomsom are exceptions of Mustang trek. Upper Mustang trek start short 25 minute flight to Pokhara and 15 minutes panoramic mountain flight to Jomsom airport along the Kaligandaki gorge (The deepest gorge in the world). After lending at Jomsom airport the trail heads to medieval village of Kagbeni and continuously heading north Kagbeni towards Lo mangthang 3750m. This trek is suitable to average physically fit trekkers with passion of exploring culture and life style in High Himalayan desert.

As with all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.

At a Glance

Trek to the most restricted travel area of Nepal for foreigner

Experience the dissimilar local and culture

Travel to the Forbidden world

 

Itinerary

Day 1   Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 2   Half day sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers treks at typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 3   Fly 3o minutes or Drive to Pokhara 6 hours [800m / 2624m], sighseeing in Lake side, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 4   Morning scenic flight to Jomsom and drive to Kagbeni [2,858m / 9,374ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours

Day 5   Trek to Chele [3,050m / 10004ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 6   Trek to Syanbochen [3475m / 11,398ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 7   Trek to Ghaymi [3520m / 11546ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 8   Trek to Charang [3500m / 11480ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 9   Trek to Lo-Mangthang (3750m / 12136ft], O/N in tea house: Approx 3 hours

Day 10   Day to explore Lo- Mangthang, horse riding to Chhosar cave and back to Lo- Mangthang O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours

Day 11   Trek to Drakmar [3810m / 12497ft], O/N in tea house: Approx 5 hour

Day 12   Trek to Ghiling [3807m / 12,487ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 13   Trek to Chhuksang [3050m / 10004ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours

Day 14   Trek to Jomsom [2720m / 8,922ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 15   After having early morning breakfast, 20 minutes scenic mountain flight to Pokhara, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 16   Drive 6 hours / fly back to Kathmandu 30 minutes. Rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 17   As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and 3 times meal during 11 days trekking period
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
    • Porter salary, equipment’s and insurance
    • Tourist bus transportation to Pokhara with guide and staff
    • standard 3 star category hotel with delux bb in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    • 10 days Mustang restricted area trekking permit and ACAP
    • Two nights standard hotel with deluxe BB plan in Pokhara
    • Transportation in Pokhara for aiprport pick up & drop
    • Transportation in Kathmandu airport receive and departure
    • Trip route map
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gear
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Airfare to Jomsom / Pokhara with guide
    • Airfare from Pokhara to Kathmandu with guide
    • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense, bar and beverage bills
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude for staff

Map

Additional Information

The trail incorporate moderate ranking of usual 6-7 hours walking every day. The trail in Upper Mustang is less reduce the amount of physical demanding pace of highest point 3,880 m. However participants have to be physically fit, positive attitude & an excellent health and worth of having previous trekking and hiking experience. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to Sherpa Brothers Trek at the time of booking.

Accommodation and Food on Trip

3 nights in 3 star’s standard hotel with BB plan in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara at same standard hotel on twin sharing based. 11 days standard twin sharing tea house accommodation and food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea/ coffee).

Travel Insurances

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.
When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

 

Required gears check list

Hiking gears
Day bag – 1
Dry Bag – 1
Walking pole – 1
Water bottle – 1
Head light – 1
Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket – 1
Sleeping bag – 1
Light warm hiking trouser – 2
Warm liner – 2
Towel – 2
Warm and sun hats – 1/1
Fleece / jacket and pants – 1
Windproof jacket – 1
Long and half sleeve hiking shirt – 3
Buff for (neck and head) – 1
Walking boot – 1
Gloves / mittens – 2
Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) – 4
Gaiter – 1
Flip flap/ Sandal – 1

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream – 1
Sun glass – 2
Sun hat – 1
Lip guard – 1
Tooth brush – 1
Face wash soap – 1
Sanitizer – 2
Prescription medicine
Water bottle / Camel bag – 1
Water purifier tablet / lightweight filter
Toilet paper
Menstrual product

Personal belonging items

Passport
cash
Visa / credit card
Cell phone Power bank backup and charger
Camera / Gopro

Tour Cost & Schedule

Start Finish Availability Price (PP)  

Trip Facts

  • Trip Grade :   Moderate
  • Trip Durations :  14 Days from Kathmandu
  • Highest Point :  3,810 m / 12,500ft
  • Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec - Mar to Aug
  • Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathamandu, Pokhara and Full board on Trek

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