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Upper Mustang Trek

Duration 21 days
Grading Moderate
Altitude Height 4230M.

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Jan Zagora
One to very successful trek with Gokarna and his staff, this time to Annapurna Base Camp. Not as demanding and risky as Kanchenjunga, some parties suitable even as a family outing, with amazing views and comfortable accommodation. Completed with a week in beautiful Pokhara with a trek in surrounding area... Read More
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​Upper Mustang Trek offers you a completely new experience, unique landscapes, culture and local traditions. It used to be a separate kingdom of Nepal until 2007 when Nepal was a monarchy.  It is one of the restricted area treks in Nepal. Trekkers can trek here having obtained a special trekking permit from the Department of Immigration. The trek continues through desert areas resembling the Tibetan Plateau and ends in the former capital city of Mustang – Lo Manthang. This is a more dry part of Nepal full of beautiful landscapes,Tibetan culture, monasteries and caves that used to serve as dwellings. Long ago trekkers were not allowed to trek here in order to preserve the culture and avoid influence from tourists. The trail was opened for trekkers in October 1991. During this trip you can also see a panoramic view of Nilgiri and a few other peaks of the Annapurna Region. Most of the trail to Upper Mustang Trek leads through barren landscape. This trip can be interesting for those who are interested in Tibetan culture and want to see this unbelievably magical landscape. The local inhabitants of Mustang call themselves Loba. The customs, culture and religion of Loba do not differ from those of the native people of Tibet.
The itinerary for the Upper Mustang Trek can be customized depending on your interests and length of your holiday. Trekkers can enjoy a few days of the trek in the Annapurna Conservation Area and get to the Upper Mustang too. A drive either to Beni or to Nayapool can be a good choice for trekkers to start this trip if you are more interested to explore the scenery of the Annapurna Region.

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Day 01:    Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m) pick up from the airport and transferred to hotel, welcome dinner and trip briefing in the evening (D)
Day 02:   Mustang special permit preparation day and sightseeing tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanth (B)
Day 03:    Drive (6-7 hrs) or fly (25 minutes) to Pokhara (850 m) (B)
Day 04:    Fly to Jomsom (2720 m, 17 minutes) and trek to Kagbeni (2810 m, 3-4 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 05:    Trek to Chele (3050 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 06:    Trek to Syangboche (3800 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 07:    Trek to Ghami (3520 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 08:    Trek to Charang (3560 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 09:    Trek to Lo Manthang (3810 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 10:    Excursion around Lo Manthang by horse, visit to the Choser cave and monasteries in Choser (B, L, D)
Day 11:    Trek to Dakmar (3820 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 12:    Trek to Ghiling (3570 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 13:    Trek to Chusang (2980 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 14:    Trek to Jomsom (2720 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 15:    Fly back to Pokhara and free afternoon (B)
Day 16:    Sightseeing in Pokhara, visit to the Davis fall, Gupteshowor cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp and International mountain museum and free afternoon (B)
Day 17:    Drive or fly back to Kathmandu (B)
Day 18:    Sightseeing in Kathmandu- visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath (B)
Day 19:    Sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square (B)
Day 20:    Free day in Kathmandu souvenirs shopping or leisure, farewell dinner in the evening (B, D)
Day 21:    Departure day, tranfer to International airport (B)
B-Breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner
The cost is inclusive of:
  • Pick-up and transfer from the airport
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in a hotel of preferred category in a twin sharing room  including breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Private transport for airport transfers, Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu and during sightseeing
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets
  • Teahouse accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary during trek
  • Trekking permits- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Upper Mustang restricted area
  • English speaking local guide, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • Polish language speaking tour guide upon customer’s request for the entire trip, his/her insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • One porter for two people, max luggage weight 25 kg, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • Renting of horse for excursion day at Lomangthang
  • City guide and sightseeing entrance fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Nepal government tax and Nepal Excursion Treks service charge
The cost is exclusive of:
  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner apart from welcome and farewell dinner  during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  •  Personal expenses such as drinks and bar bills, travel insurance, laundry, battery charging service etc.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses if any
  • Any extra costs due to changes in the itinerary beyond the control of Nepal Excursion Treks such as natural disasters, flight cancellation, early or delayed arrival or departure etc.
  • Other services not mentioned as included in the price

Trip Facts

Duration: 21 days
Accomodation: Hotel+ teahouse
Seasons : May-Sep
Type: Moderate
Maximum height : 4230 M.
Type of Transport : Private transport & domestic aircraft
No. of Pax : Min. 2
Starts From : Jomsom
Ends at : Jomsom

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