Upper Mustang Trekking is the former Kingdom of Lo and now part of Nepal, in the north-central part of that country, bordering China on the Tibetan plateau between the Nepalese provinces of Dolpo and Manang. The culture is Tibetan Buddhist.
The Kingdom of Lo, the traditional Mustang region, and “Upper Mustang” are one and the same, comprising the northern two-thirds of the present-day Nepalese Mustang District, and are well marked by official “Mustang” border signs just north of Kagbeni where a police post checks permits for non-Nepalese seeking to enter the region, and at Gyu La (pass) east of Kagbeni.
Trekking in Upper Mustang is largely dry and arid with annual precipitation in the range of 250–400 mm due to its position in the rain shadow of the Annapurna massif and the Dhaulagiri Range towards the south.
Upper Mustang was once an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and culture to Tibet. From the 15th century to the 17th century, its strategic location granted Mustang control over the trade between the Himalayas and India. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was annexed by Nepal.
Foreign visitors have been allowed to the region since 1992, but tourism to Upper Mustang is regulated. Foreigners need to obtain a special permit to enter, which costs US$50 per day per person and Annapurna conservation fee Rs 2,000. But you have to take this special permit at list for 10 days. The special permit will get you only from Trekking Company (Trip Himalaya Treks & Expedition).
Trekking Region : Mustang
Culture : Buddhist
Starting Point : Pokhara/Jomsom.
End Point : Jomsome
Trek Duration : 18/26 days
Tour grade : Moderate and Hard
Highest Access : Nyi-La (3950m.).
Type of trekking : Camping Trek only
Summery : Completely closed to foreign trekkers until 1991, Mustang is an ancient Himalayan kingdom ancient Himalayan kingdom. Inside the walled city of Lomanthang there are some of the largest Tibetan Buddhist Gompas in Nepal. A difficult trek because of the High altitude, exposed terrain and continual winds.
Day 01 : pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with Guide.
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus/flight.
Day 04 : Pokhara fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 4 hrs.
Day 05 : Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) 6 hrs. (10 days special permit)
Day 06 : Chele to Geling (3510m) 6 hrs.
Day 07 : Geling to Dhakmar (3750m) 6:30 hrs.
Day 08 : Dhakmar to Charang (3610m) 7 hrs.
Day 09 : Charang to Lo Manthang (3730m) 6 hrs.
Day 10 : Sightseeing in Lo Manthang you can visit Monastery, Place & City.
Day 11 : Lo Manthang trek to Yara (3650m) 7 hrs.
Day 12 : Yara to Tange (3200m) 7 hrs.
Day 13 : Tange to Tetang Tetang (3600m) 7 to 8 hrs, this is Long way.
Day 14 : Tetang to Muktinath (3800m) 6 hrs.
Day 15 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 16 : Jomsom fly back Pokhara.
Day 17 : pokhara fly or drive back Kathamndu.
Day 18 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.
Day 01 : pick up from the Int'l Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : Sightseeing around Katmandu valley with Guide.
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara bus/Flight.
Day 04 : Pokhara drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikedhunga (1512m) 4-5 hrs.
Day 05 : Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (2852m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 06 : Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190m) 7:30 hrs.
Day 07 : Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m) 7 hrs.
Day 08 : Ghasa to Tukuche (2590m) 7 to 8 hrs.
Day 09 : Tukuche to Kagbeni (2800m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 10 : Kagbeni to Chele (3030m) 6 hrs. (13 days special permit)
Day 11 : Chele to Geling (3440m) 6 hrs.
Day 12 : Geling to Dhakmar (3750m) 6:30 hrs.
Day 13 : Dhakmar to Charang (3490m) via Lo Gekar Gompa 7 hrs.
Day 14 : Charang to Lo to Manthang (3730m) 6 hrs.
Day 15 : visit Tinghar valley and Nnamgyal Gomba, kimling by Horses.
Day 16 : visit Chosar Valley & Tubten Gompa, Garphu & 108 caves by Horses.
Day 17 : Lo-Manthang to Yara (3650m) 7 hrs.
Day 18 : Yara to visit Luri Gompa back to Yara full day.
Day 19 : Yara to Tange (3200m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 20 : Tange to Phan (4060m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 21 : Phan to Tetang (3600m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 22 : Tetang to Muktinath (3800m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 23 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 24 : fly from Jomsom to Pokhara & Kathmandu, or Next day KTM.
Day 25 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus/flight.
Day 26 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.