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- Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
- Transportation: Private Bus or Car & Airplane
- Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
- Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
- Min. Age: 09
- Max Altitude : 3810m
A Trans - Himalayan state and last forbidden kingdom of Nepal are two famous words to describe Upper Mustang region of Nepal. Town of Upper Mustang used to be a Commercial transit point between Tibet and India. Until 90’s the area was under restricted region but nowadays special permit and immigration clearance will allow visitors to trek Upper Mustang.
Scenic Nepal Treks & Expeditions is highly pleased to present Upper Mustang Trek which is the land of Tiji festival and once featured in international television the National Geographic Channel. Observe mysterious holes on hills to deepest gorge of the world.
Lack of proper accessibility components and accommodation facilities touristic activities were very limited. After road accessibility and walking trail formation the region has been attracting lots of visitors. Every year many trekkers and culture lovers visit this place. During Tiji Festival people from different parts of the world gather in Lo Manthang to witness the holy practices. Though overall nation is declared as Republic nation the charm of this place still holds the monarchical system. Understanding the topography of Upper Mustang area is really challenging task. Deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River is the most popular fact known to outer world. There are still numerous mythical and mysterious places in Upper Mustang which requires special attention. Nowadays number of trekkers visiting this place has increased. River as started from Damodar Kunda and fossils on the bank of Kaligandaki are new thing to observe during Upper Mustang Trek. Horse riding, special funeral techniques and Tibetan clustered society really take you to different level of thinking.
Relish swashbuckling Himalayan desert environment along with the religious significance of Muktinath area. From archaeological to historical and natural to Himalayan wilderness Upper Mustang Trekking can become your favorite travel till date.
- Ancient caravan trade route of Nepal / Tibet to Upper Mustang,
- visiting Buddhist and Bonpo monasteries and interesting villages,
- the land of old Tibetan culture and traditions, crossing scenic passes,
- historical walled Lo-Manthang, windswept country an extension of Tibetan plateau
- Beautiful Landscape and Mountains View
- Mountain town Of Jomsom and Flight
- Beautiful City of Pokhara and Sorroundings
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Scenic Nepal Treks who will drop us off at our hotel. Rest of the time Free youself. Overnight in Kathmandu's Hotel.
Trekking TIMS & Permits will be prepared on this day. Optionally You will tour the iconic places of Kathmandu and Lalitpur. These places are listed as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Swyambhunath and Pashupatinath are toured on this day. These places hold special heritage, ancestral value and cultural significance of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel
We take Prithvi Highway to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu early in the Morning after your Breakfast. It takes about seven hours to reach Pokhara via road. You can experience highway lifestyle of Nepal and also some villages or towns on banks of river Trishuli and Marshyangdi.
Spectacular hilly zonal flight from Pokhara take us to windy town of Nepal the Jomsom. We head north towards village of Kagbeni after brief stay in Jomsom. The trail is very easy and offer different landscape in terms of vegetations and topography. Overnight in Guesthouse
Our permits will be checked and we set out for Chele. We will walk past various villages like Chhusang and Tangbe. In some places the deserted small villages are spotted. Overnight in Guesthouse
On this day trekkers might feel some tiredness as we ill ascend the Taklam Pass. From top of this pass we can observe scenery of Tilicho and Damodar Peaks. Once Samar Village is trekked past we will reach Syanbochen.
On this day we will do uphill climbing and cross the Yamda La Pass. On the other side of this pass we will be greeted by some teahouses, villages, chortens and gompas. Again we will cross the Nyi Pass to reach Ghyami Village which is third largest village of Upper Mustang area. Overnight in Guesthouse
As compared to two previous day’s walking today is comfortable and easy. Crossing various streams and rivers we will finally reach the village of Charang. This village is known for Red Gompas, farmlands, trees, stone walls and Dzongs. Overnight in Guest House
Most anticipated day has come as we will finally reach capital of Upper Mustang the Lo Manthang. The major trekking day is this day as trekkers finally reach capital of Upper Mustang. On this day we will be able to observe various mountain vistas like Tilicho, Bhrikuti, Annapurna, Neelgiri etc. Downhill for some time from Charang and then uphill walking after a river is crossed to reach Lo Mangthang. Overnight in Guesthouse
This is day of acclimatization. For this activity like hiking to Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar village is done. You can stroll around ancient king’s palace also during your rest day. Overnight in Guesthouse
Lo Manthang visit becomes very memorable as it has many mystical attractions. We will now prepare ourselves for the return trekking. Witnessing various rock paintings and through various gompas we reach Drakmar. Overnight in Guesthouse
We will walk for about 5-6 hours on this day. You can observe various landscapes and its changing form as you descend lower and lower. During sunset the area looks absolutely like a photographer’s decorated stage. Overnight in Guesthouse
Journey further descend downwards and we will be walking for almost 5 hours. The scenery of mountains, valley and surrounding atmosphere is truly magnificent. Overnight in Guesthouse
Today our trip meets with Annapurna Circuit Trek. We will visit Muktinath and nunnery situated just near to Muktinath temple. Trekkers will get great view of Kagbeni from top. Walking through Kaligandaki River we will reach this windy town. Enjoy with your crew members as this is the last evening that you will be meeting all porters. Overnight in Guesthouse
Flights of Jomsom to Pokhara are early in the morning. Therefore, Once landed at Pokhara you can indulge yourself with some casual sightseeing. Enjoy western culture and traditions of People partying here. Overnight in Hotel
Early Morning at 7 am ,We will take Tourist bus to get back to Kathmandu. Upon Your arrival at Kathmandu , You will be transfer to your Hotel in Kathmandu. By this Evening, Our Company will host Nepalese Cultural Dinner where you get to experience Live Cultural Dance with Nepali different dishes.
Overnight at Hotel
Today is our final day of trip. One of our Representative from Scenic Nepal Treks will take you to the Airport for your final Flight to home. Please note that you have to be at Airport before three hours of Flight time.
- 3 / 2 Nights Good Twin Sharing Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast
- All Good accommodation and meals during the trek
- Your Meal ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during Trek
- Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) and airport departure taxes
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transport via Tourist bus
- An experienced English-speaking Sherpa Guide including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Sleeping Bags and Duffel bag by Company ( Need to return)
- Special Mustang Permits including Conservation Fees ( USD 500 Per person)
- A comprehensive Primary medical kit
- All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and Upper Mustang special trekking permit)
- International airfares/ airport taxes
- Travel/trekking insurance
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Mountain rescue charges or insurance
- Drinks hot and cold.
- Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic)
- Lunches and dinners when not trekking
- Porter for Solo Hiker
- Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
- Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
- Special region permit and liaison officer fees (where applicable)
- Tips(Tipping are expected)
Lo Manthang trek and Festival - Mustang Trek in Nepal
I went on the Lo Manthang trek, Mustang through Scenic Nepal Treks to see the Tiji festival. Dipendra of Scenic Nepal Treks is very efficient, with great English and responds promptly to emails.
To reach Mustang you need to be two people minimum and pay a hefty fee as the Nepali government want to protect the people of Mustang from mass tourism. Dipendra helped me find a trekking partner and organised the co-ordination of all the visas and meeting my trekking partner. Scenic Nepal treks organised the accommodation, food, sleeping bags, trekking poles, guide and porter. The trek was fabulous and Ranjan was a great guide as was Chris our Porter who also ensured that our food was well prepared. Scenic Nepal Treks sent a guide up to Mustang a few weeks before the trek ( not all places have phones) to ensure that we had decent accommodations because Lo Manthang has very limited accommodation. We were among the lucky ones as there was no room for the amount of tourists who wanted to see this spectacular festival.
Upper Mustang Trek with Scenic Nepal Treks
My 9 friends and I had great and incredible trekking experience to Upper Mustang from 18-27 May. We have 8 persons in total. The trek took us through the greenery barley farm at Kagbeni to the amazing desert scenery of this high Himalayan kingdom till Lo Manthang which brought us to 3700meter height. Our journey ended at Muktinath, the end point of Annapurna circuit. Thumb up to the excellent services provided by Shankar from Scenic Nepal Treks to make this trip succeed. He was excellent, knowing exactly how to pace the walk and always cheerful and attentive.
In term of accommodation, we stayed in small guesthouses along the way. It was great way of meeting local peoples and seeing how they live. Shankar our tour guide is caring and thoughtful person, he always ensure all of us have enough foods and rest. They ensure that our trekking holiday is both exciting and highly memorable. Any concerns were dealt with efficiently and properly. Of course, this is well run by the trek company with reasonable price. Thanks to Shankar and Scenic Nepal Treks!
This given itinerary is only reference for the Trip. It can be customized as per your request and available date. Normally Our Highway and Flights depends on weather conditions and we mostly always have flight cancellation or Road Block.
Flight to Jomsom can be delayed or cancel due to Weather. So We may take Jeep as option if we need.