Upper Mustang Trek

Code: NPL-TRK-UMT
17 Days 16 Night

Description

Mustang Region is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, since the region was restricted for outsiders until Nepal Government announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. The Mustangis or the people of Mustang call themselves Lobas, and they have their own King or Tribe-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista.

After Nepal was declared a republic in 2007, the Nepal Government took back the official recognition of the Bista as the Mustangi King. However, the people there still respect him as their King or tribe-leader. Bista also grants audience the visitor upon request. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment.

The Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang Region. Follow the banks of Kaligandaki River upstream to get to Lo-Mangthang, the capital of the upper Mustang. The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage remain unchanged for centuries and to this date.

The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four storey palace in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang region.

Another attraction in the Mustang region is the Tiji Festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring).

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION TIA Kathmandu
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Medium/Hard
HIGHEST ALTITUDE 4200 m
COST INCLUDES
  • All accommodation in 3 star ( By Nepalese standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms
  • All Ground transportation
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  •  Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking and 3 cups of tea / Coffee
  •  Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  •  One cultural show and dinner
  • National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
  • All Domestic Flight according to the itinerary in fixed wing aircraft
COST EXCLUDES
  • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee $40 for 30 days
  • Major meals in Cities
  • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu tour
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
  • Personal Travel Insurance

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary

1

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft

2

Day 2

Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

3

Day 3

Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive

4

Day 4

Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs

5

Day 5

Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs

6

Day 6

Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs

7

Day 7

Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs

8

Day 8

Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs

9

Day 9

Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs

10

Day 10

Explore Lo-Mangthang

11

Day 11

Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs

12

Day 12

Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs

13

Day 13

Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs

14

Day 14

Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs

15

Day 15

Fly back to Pokhara

16

Day 16

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

17

Day 17 : Departure

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