Upper Mustang trek Nepal to discover ancient mysterious world
The Upper Mustang trek is completely unique in its spirit, compared with all other trekking in Nepal. This trip enables you to explore the lifestyle of people, who for years, have maintained a significant distance from the modern lifestyle, isolated within the Mountains. As you move along this trip, you can enjoy the wonderful views of the Himalayas, explore variation in land forms, as well as in flora and fauna. In addition, you can get to know about the rich cultural heritage of the people of Mustang region. Upper Mustang trek in Nepal was officially opened since 1992 for foreign visitors.
According to the myth Guru Rinpoche visited, meditated and fought with demon in upper mustang area. Padma sambhava and his disciple sprayed the Buddhism in Mustang and made many monasteries in Mustang Nepal. These ancient monasteries, prayer wall, Mani wall, prayer flags, Chortens, Paintings and century-old caves grant you spiritual feeling during the journey.
People of Mustang still practice Tibetan Buddhism in a very pure form and villages are built in Tibetan style. Culture, tradition and lifestyle of local closely connected to Tibet. in this way Upper Mustang trek is once in a lifetime destination to explore unique nature and ancient Buddhist culture. Geographically, Mustang being a part of the Tibetan plateau, the experience of trekking here is absolutely similar to that of trekking in Tibet. Upper Mustang region is known for its unique geology, culture, tradition, colorful rock and intricate cliff formations.
Major highlights of upper Mustang are Buddhist culture, traditional villages, ancient monasteries, snow-capped peaks, striking semi-arid desert, sky caves, amazing cliffs, colorful rock formations and walled city Lo Manthang etc. An Upper Mustang trek Nepal is not that difficult trip, as the maximum height of the trekking will reach to an extent of 3900 meters only. As this happens to be a rain-shadow area of the Himalayas, you can opt for this trip during any part of the year, with exception of the winter months. It means spring, autumn and monsoon months are the best time to visit Upper Mustang. Difficulty level of this trip considered as moderate level. Upper mustang trekking takes around 10 days to complete the entire route, moving along the Kali Gandaki river George to Lo Manthang, Chhoser and Kora La.
As for the accommodation during the course of trek to upper mustang, you need to opt for the Tea houses or basic lodges. These providers may not have the facilities as in the 5 star vacation accommodations, but the warm welcome that you will get from these people, is not available in the best hotels around the globe. You must give a try to authentic Nepali and Tibetan cuisines during trekking trip in Himalayas. Actually Upper Mustang trek has everything in its store to make you vacation the most exciting one.
Upper Mustang Trek Highlights
# An incredible journey takes through arid landscapes, towering cliffs, rocky outcrops, narrow canyons, valleys and high mountains views.
# The trek to offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range and the unique landscape of mustang Nepal.
# Mustang valley excursion provides you an opportunity to learn about the religious harmony in between Buddhist and Hindu.
# Explore the beautiful landscape of Kali Gandaki Valley, natural and cultural diversity of Nepal Himalayas.
# Experience the wilderness of Lo Manthang, Gompa, Mani walls, Chortens and Tibetan Buddhism in rain shadow area of Nepal.
# Interact with friendly and hospitable people of upper mustang & experience unique cuisine of Loba.
# Trekking through scenic Kali Gandaki valley, dotted with traditional Mustangi villages, farming fields and mountain vista.
# Feel the spirituality & inner peace while hiking through many Monasteries, Chortens, Prayer flags, Mani stones, caves and temples.
17 Days Upper mustang trek itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight or overland jeep
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom by flight then trek to Kagbeni 2810m
Day 05: Trek to Chele 3050m via Tangbe and Chhusang
Day 06: Trek to Syangboche 3850m via Sammar and Bhena la
Day 07: Trek to Ghami 3520m via Syangboche la, Nyi la and Ghami la
Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (Charang) 3560m via Chinggel la
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang 3810m via Sungda la and Lo la
Day 10: Day trip to Explore Lo Manthang & Chhoser by jeep, horse or walk on choice
Day 11: Trek to Dhakmar 3820m via Marang la, Ghar gumba and Mui la
Day 12: Trek to Ghiling 3570m via Chhungghar and Tamagaon
Day 13: Trek to Chhusang 2980m via Chungsi cave and Tsaile
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom 2820m via Tangbe, Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti
Day 15: Morning flight or drive back to Pokhara on choice
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight or drive
Day 17: Airport transfer to depart Nepal
Services included on upper mustang trek cost
# Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
# Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara by private vehicle / flight according to your preference
# Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara BB basic
# Round trip Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara
# All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 4 cups of hot drink each day on choice
# Best accommodation at tea houses during Mustang trekking period
# Professional English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
# Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
#All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
# Travel and rescue arrangements if require
Service exclude upper mustang trek 14 days package
* Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
* Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
* Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
Upper Mustang trek Nepal leads you through lush forests, picturesque villages, and barren landscapes. Trip takes you through the Kali Gandaki River Valley, along the ridges, and up to the high plateaus of Mustang. The trek passes through the villages of Kagbeni, Chele, and Geling, which offer a unique insight into the culture and traditions of the Mustang people. one can interact with the local people, know about their customs and traditions, and taste their delicious cuisine.
The highlight of the Upper Mustang trek is a visit to the ancient capital of Lo Manthang, which is surrounded by a massive wall. Lo manthang is a remote and isolated area that is a true treasure trove of Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition.
The trek takes around 12-14 days and involves several days of walking through rough terrain and high altitudes. However, the stunning scenery and the unique cultural experience make it well worth the effort. Upper Mustang trek offers a unique and unforgettable experience for those seeking a true adventure in the remote corners of Nepal.
Keep in mind, you need to avail permit for upper mustang trek Nepal and not allowed to go for individual. Minimum two person requires to obtain permit through reputed ageny to visit Upper Mustang. Either travel with friends or book group joining package to discover this area. Upper Mustang trek cost depends on group size and services they provide during journey. Various agencies offer varying costs for Upper Mustang trek package. Average cost for upper mustang trekking start from 1795 to 3200 per person. Compare price and upper mustang trek review online before booking this trip. All inclusive as well as service package available with us, we organize according to your need and suitability, write us.
Upper Mustang trek is a mystical journey that takes you deep into the heart of the Himalayas, through a land of ancient culture, spiritual mysticism, and stark beauty. The trek offers a unique insight into the culture and traditions of the Mustang people, and is a journey that is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.