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Short Upper Mustang trek

Trip Fact

Trip Name: Short Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Cost: $1550

Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip duration: 12 Days

Accommodation: Lodge/Tea house during trek

Mode of Transfer: Plane/Bus

Maximum Altitude: 3860 m

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Group size: 1-12 people

Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Check List
  • Date & Price
  • Altitude Map

Upper mustang Trek offers Nepal's very remote, mysterious and least known unofficial kingdom. Landscape of Mustang is barren moonscape of eroded moraines and sandstone pillar. It is one of the moderate trekking which leads heart of the Mustang Lo-Manthang. To visit Mustang, trekkers walk through almost treeless landscape. This forbidden and isolated place able to hold their own distinctive culture and tradition which is rich and unique. While trekking in Nepal especially, in Mustang region trekkers can get the mixture satisfaction of nature and unique culture. Mustang trek is completely untouched by modern civilization. Trekking in Mustang region with the view of Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhulagiri (8,167 m) and other more than 35 snow capped peaks makes journey more exciting for trekkers.

Mustang trek start from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We will Take flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek through Kagbeni, Chhuksang, Samar, Ghami, Gheling and other Tibetan settlements. During the trek we can get the greatest view of nature as well as experience the very unique and untouched culture and traditions. This trekking destination offers lifetime experience of Himalayan dry land and its natural beauty. Without visiting Mustang your trekking in Nepal can’t be fulfilled. This trekking destination make you forget Tibet for a while.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly or Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (835 m).~ 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hours drive

Day 02: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,720 m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m).~ 25 minutes flight and 2-3 hours walk

Day 03: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3,060 m).~ 5-6 hours walk

Day 04: Trek from Chele to Syanboche (3,500 m).~ 6-7 hours walk

Day 05: Trek from Syanboche to Ghami (3,520 m).~ 5-6 hours walk

Day 06: Trek from Ghami to Charang (3,500 m).~ 4-5 hours walk

Day 07: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3,840 m).~ 5-6 hours walk.

Day 08: Excurrsion in Lo-Manthang.

Day 09: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Ghami (3,520 m).~ 6-7 hours walk

Day 10: Trek from Ghami to Chhuksang (3,050 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 11: Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,720 m).~ 5-6 hours walk

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (835 m) to Kathmandu.~ 25 minutes flight each destination

More Information

Meals:
When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is most concern part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisine. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off stuck. It is very hard and takes week or more for caravan and porter to brings the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will arrange in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottle water and mineral water in additional cost. It will better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

Accommodations:
We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodge are fairly basic, some tea house you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spare with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charge Camera, Mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter he will carry 30 kg it means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porter will carry your necessary stuff in duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we have good health, average physical fitness, passionate, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and spring (March-May) is the best season for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but tempters could be most harsh for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us for your departure date.

Important notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 01: Fly or Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (835 m).~ 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hours drive
Today we will fly or drive to Pokhara. We drive to Pokhara through the gorge of the Trishuli river and turn west to reach Pokhara. During the drive we can get magnificent view of green valleys and foot hills of the mountains. Explore Lakeside and rest overnight.

Day 02: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,720 m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m).~ 25 minutes flight and 2-3 hours walk
Today morning we will fly to Jomsom with the splendid scenery of Annapurna range, Machhapuchre, Dhualgiri and other Himalayan peaks. After landing at Jomsom airport you will meet your crew (Guide and porter) and prepare your bag packs fro trekking. Trail leads you to Kagbeni (Gateway of Upper Mustang). Explore old stone house of Kagbeni and rest overnight

Day 03: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3,060 m).~ 5-6 hours walk
Today we walk through the edge of the Kaligandaki river. During the trek we can get the splendid view of Nilgiri, Ammos nites (religious stone according to Hindu religion), dramatic landscape and canonical cliff. Explore around Chele and rest overnight.

Day 04: Trek from Chele to Syanboche (3,500 m).~ 6-7 hours walk
Today after breakfast we walk through farming land of rice and buckwheat. On the way we can get the beautiful view of Tilicho peak, Annapurna range and Nilgiri. Another interesting view of upper mustang is unique landscape and high red cliff.  Next we will reach Syanboche, explore around and res overnight.

Day 05: Trek from Syanboche to Ghami (3,520 m).~ 5-6 hours walk
Today we climb to the small pass in (4010 m) to see the splendid view of Annapurna range, Tilicho peak, Dhulagiri, Nilgiri and other snow capped peaks. After magnificent view we descend through Lo region to reach Ghami village. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 06: Trek from Ghami to Charang (3,500 m).~ 4-5 hours walk
Today we descend and cross Ghami river and climb to plateau and pass long Mani wall. After Mani wall trail climb to Choya La Pass (3,870 m) and drops to Charang Khola. Next, flat trail lead us to Charang. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 07: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3,840 m).~ 5-6 hours walk
Today we walk with the view of Bhrikuti peak, Tilicho peak, Nilgiri peak and Annapurna range. Trail drops to Charang Khola and ascend to windy pass of Lo (3,950 m), from here we can get the magnificent view of Lo-Mangthang valley. Next, descend to Lo-Manthang and rest overnight

Day 08: Excursion in Lo-Manthang.
Today we will visit sightseeing places, monasteries, summer palace and view point to the north side of Lo-Manthang. If you came in May you can see Tiji festival ceremony. Get back to Lo-Manthang and rest overnight.

Day 09: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Ghami (3,520 m).~ 6-7 hours walk
Today we get back to Ghami. We ascend to Lo Pass and descend to Charang Khola. Next we ascend to Choya La Pass and walk through long Mani wall and descend to Ghami river then we will be in Ghami village. Rest overnight.

Day 10: Trek from Ghami to Chhuksang (3,050 m).~ 6-7 hours
Today we ascend to Syanboche La and see the magnificent view of Mustang valley and mountains peaks. We walk through with the view of high cliff and cave then trail descends to Chhuksang. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 11: Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,720 m).~ 5-6 hours walk
Today we walk through the edge of the Kaligandaki river via Kagbeni. Next we will reach Jomsom and you can enjoy your last night at Mustang region with your crew. Rest over night at Jomsom.

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (835 m) to Kathmandu.~ 25 minutes flight each destination
Today early in the morning we fly to Pokhara and wait for connected flight to Kathmandu.

Cost Include:

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Air fair from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • All trekking permits
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • All national transportation fee.
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Exclude:

  • Travel insurance
  • All meals during trek
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Extra food and beverage charge.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment’s
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Emergency rescue charge.

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.

Medicines: 

1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash

Toiletries:  

1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

December, 2017

Departure DateAvalabilityDurationCost/PersonJoin Group
December 17Guaranteed12 days$1550Join Now
December 24Guaranteed12 days$1550Join Now
December 31Guaranteed12 days$1550Join Now

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