Starting Price $ 1399.00 per person
Trip Duration 17 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level Moderate to High level of fitness
Why This Trip?
  • You will lose at least 5-10 lbs
  • Explore remote part of Nepal
  • Study and observe cultural influence of Tibet
  • Explore thousand years old caves and monasteries 
  • Study and observe unique family culture and tradition
Trip Cost
  • For One person - USD 2250.00 Per Person
  • For Two to Four persons - USD 1550.00 Per Person
  • For Five to Eight persons - USD 1450.00 Per Person
  • For Nine or above persons - USD 1399.00 Per Person

Upper Mustang trek is must do event for those trekkers who love trekking in remote area. It has various things to offer like Tibetan culture, thousands year old caves and monastery and scenic beauties. The desert from Tibetan border in north to Kagbeni in south is considered as Upper Mustang. The adventure of Upper Mustang begins from the deepest gorge of the world—Kaligandaki. The steep rocky trail goes through Lo-Manthang Valley. The panoramic view of Nilgiri, Annapuran, Dhaulagiri and other peaks captures your heart. See more.

This part of the world gives glimpse of thousands year old culture and tradition as the region is still untouched by the modern civilization. The homes made up of stone and sun backed mud bricks, city walls, four storied palace of Lo-Manthang and unique family culture of Mustang are other things of attraction. All brothers of a Mustangi family get married with a girl and this is quite astonishing for outsiders. Tiji Festival, which is celebrated here at late winter/spring, is another major attraction for tourists. People of Mustang are also called Lobas. They have their own Tribe-leader called Jigme Palbar Bista. In order to protect traditional culture of Mustang Nepal government issues special permit for visit.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni
Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele
Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen
Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghaymi
Day 08: Ghaymi to Charang
Day 09: Charang to Lo-Mangthang
Day 10: Explore Lo-Mangthang
Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar
Day 12: Dhakmar to Ghiling
Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang
Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 17: Back to your home country.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
The representative of NTA will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. He/she will transfer you to hotel. If you have enough time, you can visit some tourists’ spots in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
On the second day of your visit NTA will take you for sightseeing of Kathmandu. You will see major attractions of the capital city such as historic Durbar Square, Sacred Hindu temple—Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Buddhist shrine Boudhanath. After noon we will start preparation for trekking.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara
We will head towards Pokhara in early morning at around 7. While on route you will enjoy coutnyside of Nepal, its greenery and river by the road side. While reaching on Pokhara you will get majestic view of Machhapuchre (Fishtail Mountain), Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and others. Lakes in Pokhara will catch your heart forever. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
On this day, after breakfast, we take you to the airport from where you will catch flight to Jomsom. From Jomsom we walk by the bank of Kaligandaki River and reach Ekley-bhatti village. We halt here for an hour and further move towards Kagbeni. It is windswept village. It is a place where Kaligandaki River begins as Kak Khola (River) originating at Muktinath meets Mustang Khola here.

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele
Our real trail begins from Kagbeni where special trekking permit is checked by government authority. While on foot we will enjoy scenic and panoramic beauty of the area. After couple of hours we reach at Tangbe village and from here we trek forward to Chhusang. Before we reach Chele we cross river that falls from a cliff.

Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen
On sixth day we walk towards Eklo-bhatti. After climbing Taklam La pass we further descend towards small village called Samar. Another three hours walk from Samar takes us to Syanbochen.

Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghaymi
After having breakfast we trek uphill to yamda La. Next, we climb to Nyi Passs and descend to Ghaymi for overnight stay.

Day 08: Ghaymi to Charang
Ghaymi to Charang is a pleasant walk. No sooner we cross Ghaymi Khola our trail goes through a plateau and crosses long Mani wall. The influence of Tibetan culture is clearly seen in this area. As the wall ends, our trek heads towards east for Charang village where we will halt for a night. Willow trees, maze fields and houses built and separated by stone walls are the attractions of this area. A huge white dzong and red Gompa also attracts tourists here.

Day 09: Charang to Lo-Mangthang
Trek to Lo-Mangthang is magnificent experience. Views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak makes you spellbind. First of all, our trail descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then goes uphill. Before we arrive at windy pass of Lo, our trail descends gently. From this area we can enjoy Lo-Mangthang Valley. We will spend a night here at Lo-Mangthang.

Day 10: Explore Lo-Mangthang
Tenth day is a kind of rest day. On this day we will explore surrounding areas of Lo-Mangthang. We will visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa is built on the top of a hill and it is a monastery which serves as a local court of the community.
Tingkhar is situated on north-west of Lo-Mangthang. If weather is supportive then we can visit Tall Champa Lakhang ‘God House’, the red Thugchen Gompa and Chyodi Gompa among others.

Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar
We move towards Drakmar via Gyakar. Ghar Gompa and Guru Rinpoche are the attractions of this place. Ghar Gompa is 1200 year old monastery that is popular for its rock paintings. It is said that any wish made at Ghar Gompa is fulfilled. We will spend night at Drakmar.

Day 12: Dhakmar to Ghiling
Dhakmar to Ghiling is 5-6 hours walk. We will enjoy our lunch at Ghiling and explore the area during day time.

Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang
We re-track back to Ghiling for the overnight stop after 5 hrs walk. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom
It is a last day of our trek and walk is going to be a bit longer. So, it is good to start our trekking early in the morning. We take our lunch at Kagbeni and from there head towards Jomsom where we will halt at night.

Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara
After morning breakfast we go to airport and catch flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara airport guide will transfer you to the lakeside hotel where you will enjoy beautiful lakes of the city.

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
On this day we get back to Kathmandu by car/van. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu NTA will give you a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Back to your home country.

Cost Included:

  • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara with breakfast
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley with tour guide
  • 11 nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire) and trekking map
  • All permits, special permmits and necessary paper work, TIMS
  • First aid kit
  • All taxes, be it local or government

Cost Excluded:

  • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • International or domestic flights
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Size of Trekking Group

For Upper Manaslu Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.

Accommodations

We will spend 3 nights at a luxury hotel in Kathmandu. While on trek, we will spend 14 nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 350 US. But some places in this region do not allow single accommodations.

Meals

During our Upper Mustang Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

Getting Visa for Nepal

You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months.
For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

Trip Facts

Duration: 17 Days
Trek Grade: Moderate to High
Per Day Walking: 4 - 6 Hours
Accommodation: Teahouse
Best Season: April to November

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