upper mustang

Region

Mustang

Trip Summary

The Mustang region is one of the most remote in the Nepalese Himalaya. In fact, it did not open to tourists until the 1990s and remains today culturally and geographically more similar to Tibet. The Upper Mustang trek takes you deep into this dramatic, tree-less landscape, marked by its extraordinary desert-like beauty and striking cliff faces. Contrastingly starkly with the fertile landscape of the lower Himalaya plain, this spectacular route gives the trekker a rare insight into life in this isolated region. Cultural highlights of the Upper Mustang trek include a visit to the Tibetan border, a stay in Lo Manthang, (previously the capital of the Kingdom of Lo, as the region was known until 2008) and the opportunity to explore ancient monasteries and cave dwellings. Depending on when you visit, your trek may also coincide with the colourful local Buddhist festival of Teeji.

Trip Duration10 days

DifficultyModerate

Best SeasonMarch-November

Maximum Altitude4,100m

Departure from/Return toPokhara

Minimum Group Size2 people

Price$1650 per person*

* The price is based on a group of two people and is valid as of February 2018. This may be subject to fluctuations in exchange rates and supply costs.

Please email pokharamountaintiger@gmail.com for all booking inquiries

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet in Pokhara drive to Jomson

Day 2: Trek to Kagbeni

Day 3 Trek to Samar

Day 4: Trek to Geling 

Day 5: Trek to Tsarang

Day 6: Trek to Lo Manthang

Day 7: Rest day, opportunity to explore Lo Manthang

Day 8: Trek to Ghemi

Day 9: Trek to Samar

Day 10: Trek to Kagbeni and return journey to Pokhara

Options

It is possible to extend this trek by five days to make a circular route, returning by a higher route offering incredible views across valley. It is also possible to start and finish this trek in Kathmandu. Please email pokharamountaintiger@gmail.com for more details.

What’s Included

  • All meals during trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner), evening meal in Kagbeni, and breakfast on final day. All served in local teahouses
  • Lunch in roadside restaurants during journeys to and from Pokhara
  • Boiled and filtered drinking water throughout
  • All accommodation during trek (local teahouses)
  • Accommodation in Kagbeni (local teahouse)
  • Return journey to Kagbeni by tourist bus or jeep
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porters (carrying a maximum of 12kg baggage per trekker)
  • All staff costs (including salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation)
  • Rental of down sleeping bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Medical kit (carried by guide)
  • Trekking permits (TIMS and ACAP)
  • Restricted area permit ($500 per person)

What’s Excluded

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment (rental can be arranged)
  • Tips for guides
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses (please note, some teahouses charge extra for access to wifi, use of a power socket to charge electrical devices, use of a heater, and hot showers. These costs are not included in the package price)
  • Meals and accommodation in Pokhara
  • Local government service charge ($50 per person, reduced if travelling in group)

Physical condition / prior experience

You need to be in reasonable physical condition to join this trip. You will be required to walk up to 5-6 hours per day whilst carrying a small day pack.

Testimonials

"After two treks with a guide from Pokhara Mountain Tiger, I can highly recommend the services of Neema and his agency. My guide/porter was extremely trustworthy and friendly... They were quick and competent to answer my messages. Neema organised my trekking permits and the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom as well. Everything was perfect and very friendly."

Hans Fürer
Switzerland

“This was my first trekking experience and also my first time in Nepal. I cannot speak highly enough of the excellent care and support I recieved from my guide... Nepal is a wonderful country: come and see for yourself!”

Anjela Prentice
France

In 2007, I trekked the full Annapurna Circuit. Neema was my guide, porter, translator, cultural interpreter, and friend. Trekking with Neema was a delight. Neema’s knowledge of the trails was invaluable. I highly recommend him to take care of youl. He is friendly, funny, and super experienced. Have a great trek!

Bellingham, Washington, USA

contact

Phone

Pokhara: 977-61-466306
9746031229
Kathmandu: 977-9818296246

Email

Location

Just south of Hallan Chowk, between Safeways and Mike's Breakfast. Click here for map.
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