Upper mustang trek

Upper mustang trek

Jomsom to upper mustang trek to Lo Manthang

Upper mustang trekking is a popular and restricted area trekking trail of mustang trekking region, which opened for foreigners in 1992. Upper mustang trek known as one of the famous trekking destination in Nepal Himalaya that situated on the border of Nepal and Tibet. Trekking into upper mustang is a rare and privilege opportunity where trekkers can experience the true life of the real mountain people in Nepal. In many ways, trekking into the Upper mustang trekking area is similar to trekking in to Tibet, which geographically it is a part of Tibet too. Upper mustang trekking destination is one of the special because upper mustang is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, unreachable to outsiders. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Upper mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones. The Government of Nepal announced (upper mustang trekking trail) the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. 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.

Upper mustang is a land where the soul of man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on, while the land itself is almost treeless, barren landscape with a countryside similar to Tibetan plateau, but where beauty and happiness flourishes, in spite of hardship. This was part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830’s. The fabled medieval wall city of Lo Monthang, informal capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom within a kingdom its full of culture and religious heritage. The early history to Lo Monthang is embellished in fable and legend rather than the recorded fact. Upper mustang has maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951. The king of Lo Monthang retains his title and he has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in the Nepalese army. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the south region cover with five villages inhabited by people related to the Manang and the northern region (the ancient kingdom of Lo Monthang), where the language, culture and traditions of this area people are almost purely same as Tibet.

Here are the some fact of upper mustang trek:

upper mustang trek best season: Spring (March to May) / autumn (September to November), upper mustang trek duration: 12 to 16 days, upper mustang trek style: tea House / camping (both), upper mustang trek grade: Moderate, upper mustang trek group size: Min-2, upper mustang trek attractions: Jomsom, Muktinath, Lo Manthang, Ghar Gompa etc, upper mustang trek highest access: 4,320m, upper mustang trek activities:  trekking and sightseeing, upper mustang trek destination: Muktinath, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang, Ghar Gompa etc. upper mustang trek start from: Pokhara, upper mustang trek end at: jomsom, see our suggested upper mustang trek itinerary below.

A short 20 min. mountain flight from Pokhara, we arrive in Jomsom (at the part of Annapurna region) then start our trek along the Kali Gandaki gorge (the dippiest gorge in the world). We head for medieval village of Kagbeni, the trail north of Kagbeni leads to the upper Mustang trek. As we explain on our itinerary, for the next 9-12 days, we walk through the ancient village of Samar, Charang and Geling before we reach the capital Lo-Manthang at 3750m. Beside Lo-Manthang, there are place of great interest including the Namgyal Gompa (which also serves as a local court) and the village of Tingkar, Garfuk and Nifuk. You still find people swelling in the caves in theses village and some caves have amazing stupas and Buddhist Murals. On the longer version of the Mustang treks, we farther explore the region and emerge to popular Muktinath temple. As long we visit holy temple of Muktinath, we return by flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Upper mustang trek Itinerary

Day 01 : Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley city tours and preparation for Mustang trek.
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m).
Day 04 : Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni (2800 m).
Day 05 : Trek from Kagbeni  to Chele (3050 m).
Day 06 : Trek from Chele (3050 m) to Geling (3500 m).
Day 07 : Trek from Geling (3500 m) to Charang (3620 m).
Day 08 : Trek from Charang (3820 m) to Lo Manthang( 3810 m).
Day 09 : Rest at Upper Mustang and Exploration Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar
Day 10 : Trek from Lo Manthang (3840 m) to Ghar Gompa (3920 m).
Day 11 : Trek from Ghar Gompa (3920 m) to Ghiling (3500 m).
Day 12 : Trek from Ghiling (3500 m) to Chele ( 3110 m).
Day 13 : Trek from Chele ( 3110 m) to Jomsom (2713 m).
Day 14 : Flight from Jomsom (2720 m) to Pokhara (910 m).
Day 15 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
Day 16 : After this amazing Upper Mustang trek if our clients are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for their final departure.

Upper mustang trekSerivce Include

base camp treks Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
base camp treks Deluxe hotel accommodation at Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast.
base camp treks Full day Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
base camp treks Transportation Kathmandu - pokhara - Jomsom - Kathmandu drive/flight.
base camp treks All meals and accommodation during Mustang trekking period.
base camp treks An experienced English speaking guide service (who trained by government of Nepal) during upper mustang trek.
base camp treks Highly experienced Upper Mustang other trekking staffs.
base camp treks All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
base camp treks Down jacket, Sleeping bag, duffel bag, Medical Kit.
base camp treks Travel and Rescue arrangements.
base camp treks Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.

Upper mustang trek Serivce Exclude

base camp treks Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu.
base camp treks Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
base camp treks Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
base camp treks Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during Mustang trek.
base camp treks Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
base camp treks Personal Upper Mustang trekking equipments/gears.
base camp treks Tips for guides, porters and driver.
base camp treks All others expenses not mentioned on price includes section.

Upper mustang treknote

Good taste trek and expedition pvt. ltd. is always thinking about our clients safety and comfort as much as possible. Upper mustang trek is an adventure tour that we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of trekking above Mustang trekking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required. Otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary. Upper mustang trek can be operated in both either tea houses or camping on request.

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