Upper Mustang trek is known Mini Tibet Treks. which offers a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. Also we known in our word and mini Tibet. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as Upper Mustang. Explore the thousand years of old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. Make an adventure starting from world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki Region into world's highest regions of Lo-Mangthang Valley that passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks.
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.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft]
Day 02 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive
Day 04 : Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs
Day 05 : Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
Day 06 : Chele to Syanboche [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs
Day 07 : Syanboche to Ghami [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs
Day 08 : Ghami to Tsarang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs
Day 09 : Tsarang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 10 : Explore to Tshoser valley
Day 11 : Drive Lomanthang - Jomsom (3-4 Hours)
Day 12 : Jomsom - Pokhara. 30-35 Mints Fly
Day 13 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14 : Final departure
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft]After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Himalaya Chyangpa Treks who will drop us off at our hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Himalaya Chyangpa Treks family . Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek PreparationWe tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at stuffs ’s at Himalaya Chyangpa Treks office.
Day 03Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs driveWe have breakfast then leave for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We then check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake and stroll in the city’s quaint streets. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrsToday we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress.
Day 05Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrsWe get our permits checked then begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village. Overnight in Chele.
Day 06Chele to Syanboche [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrsOur trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before. Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche. Overnight in Syanboche.
Day 07Syanboche to Ghami [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrsWe ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village. Overnight in Ghami
Day 08Ghami to Tsarang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrsOur trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east. Overnight in Tsarang.
Day 09Tsarang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs We begin our trek by descending to a canyon and cross a river before beginning our uphill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can admire the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite good. Overnight in Lo-Manthang
Day 10Explore to Tshoser valley Lo-Manthang is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend the day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located north-west of Lo-Mangthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang.
Day 11 Drive Lomanthang - Jomsom (3-4 Hours)Today we will take jeep downhill to jomsom cause its seems like boring all the way go back down in a same way back with lot of dust from the same route. The journey today will be fun and not tiring since it is downhill we will stay the night at jomsom for our last mountain views.
Day 12Jomsom - Pokhara. 30-35 Mints Fly All flights to Pokhara start morning only. We will wake up early and catch a flight to the lake city of Pokhara
Day 13Drive from Pokhara to KathmanduAfter breakfast we drive towards Kathmandu by our privet transport. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 14Final departure Our Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Himalaya Chyangpa Treks will take us to the International airport approximately three hours before the scheduled flight. On our flight back home or our next destination we take with us amazing memories of our Upper Mustang Trekking (Mini Tibet ) Trekking Experience from Lo Manthang Valley.
From April to November are favorable months to trek to Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang is a rain Shadow area, thus, we can do trekking in this part of Nepal even in the monsoon season (mid June-mid Sept),
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