Upper mustang trekking overview
Tourists who take up the Upper Mustang trekking get the opportunity to visit the hidden kingdom of Mustang which is also known as Lo. The geography, culture and language of Mustang are very similar to Tibet. Mustang is in the rain shadow region surrounded by rock formations in different colors as well as shapes. In Mustang one can view settlements of whitewashed houses, Chortens with prayer flags and fields of barley.
Upper Mustang trekking trail follows the salt caravan route of ancient times via Yara, Ghara, Luri Gompa, Tangge to Chhusang. The final destination of trekking to Upper Mustang is the capital of Mustang known as Lo Manthang. The 6m tall whitewashed wall of the walled capital can be seen from a distance. The visitors enter Lo Manthang through the town gate to explore royal palace, monasteries and villagers.
Upper Mustang was once an independent kingdom that remained closed to the outside world until 1992. This isolation helped to preserve its culture, traditions, and lifestyle. As a result, Upper Mustang has become a popular destination for trekkers who want to experience the unique culture and traditions of Mustang. Upper Mustang is a cultural and geographical marvel, and its unique landscape and ancient Buddhist monasteries have been drawing trekkers from all over the world for decades.
Visitors hire Tibetan ponies for a ride to Chhoser where there is a monastery and an ancient cave dwelling in the high rocks. Upper mustang trekking via Yara, Ghara, Luri Gompa, Tangge is a great experience during the period June to August. Trekking to Upper Mustang starts and ends in Kagbeni, trail follows the Kali Gandaki valley.
When you reach Upper mustang area and Lo Manthang you realize that Mustang is entirely different from the rest of the world. People of this place still follow its unique ancient culture. Mustang region looks like a desert; on the back drop of Mustang one can view the majestic mountains. Upper mustang trekking route connect both side of kaligandaki valley of mustang Nepal.
We organize tea house and camping basic Upper mustang trekking via Yara, Ghara, Luri Gompa, Tangge to Chhusang route. From Tangge they trek to Paha, Tetang and then to Muktinath.
Upper Mustang trekking itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trekking permit preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by drive / flight
Day 04: Drive / flight to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni 2800 meters /9186 feet
Day 05: Trek to Chele 3100 meters /10170 feet
Day 06: Trek to Syangboche 3800 meters / 12467 feet
Day 07: Trek to Dhakmar 3820 meters / 12532 feet
Day 08: Trek to Lo Manthang 3840 meters / 12598 feet
Day 09: Travel around Lo Manthang and Chhoser 3897 meters / 12785 feet
Day 10: Trek to Charang 3560 meters / 11679 feet
Day 11: Trek to Yaragaon 3607 meters / 11833 feet
Day 12: Hiking to Luri Gumba explore Gharagaon & Tashi kabum
Day 13: Trek to Tangge 3240 meters / 10629 feet
Day 14: Trek to Tetang 3040 meters /9979 feet
Day 15: Trek to Kagbeni village in Mustang
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom 2720 meters / 8923 feet
Day 17: Drive / flight to Pokhara
Day 18: Drive of flight to Kathmandu
Day 19: Airport transfer by private vehicle to depart Nepal
Upper mustang trekking via Yara, Ghara, Luri Gompa US$:
Services included on Upper mustang circuit trekking
# 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 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 trekking 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 via Yara, Ghara, and Luri Gompa is not just an adventure of a lifetime, but also a journey through time that offers a glimpse into the rich natural and cultural heritage of Nepal. The trek is best done during the autumn, spring and monsoon seasons. it requires a special permit from the Nepalese government due to the region’s restricted status.
Upper Mustang trek via Yara Ghara is a challenging one and requires a good level of physical fitness. The trek takes you through high-altitude desert terrain, rocky cliffs, and deep canyons. off-beaten path of Yara, Ghara, and Luri Gompa to experience a truly authentic Upper Mustang experience. However, the stunning views of the Himalayas and the unique landscape of Mustang make it all worth it.
With the company of our professional and amiable guides, you can end up with a truly rewarding and memorable journey of lifetime in Mustang. Please feel easy to write us for any information on the Upper mustang trekking. We will be more the delighted to assist you.