Upper Mustang trek brings you to the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Mustang lies in the Trans Himalayan region North of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Its arid, dry desert like environment with colourful rock formations. Your adventure begins with a flight into Jomsom which lies on the Kali Gandaki valley - the deepest gorge in the world. North of Kagbeni is considered the “restricted” Upper Mustang region where Tibetan influence is prevalent. The landscape is dotted with ancient villages with Monasteries that are between 300 - 600 years old.
Formerly the Kingdom of Lo and a part of Ngari prefecture in the Western Tibetan Kingdom. 'Forbidden' Mustang has attracted intrepid explorers to its remote realm for centuries. However only the most adventurous made it to this mountainous and inaccessible bastion of Tibetan Buddhism.
People have inhabited this harsh region for thousands of years. Some of the early dwellers lived or meditated in ancient caves, that were rich in Buddhist art, intersperse the unique rock formations. Mustang became part of the Yarlung Dynasty of central Tibet; later falling under the jurisdiction of the Malla Kingdom of Nepal (Jumla) before the independent Kingdom of Lo was founded in the fifteenth century that ruled other remote regions such as Dolpo. It dominated the salt trade between the 15th to early 17th Century during which it was a wealthy and powerful Kingdom. Mustang came under Malla and Shah rulers. Lo supported Nepal against the Tibetans. The Nepali King allowed the King of Lo to keep his title Raja of Mustang ( he passed away on 16th December 2016, aged 86), although he had little political influence. It was annexed into the Kingdom of Nepal in 18th century. It was closed to all Westerners until 1992.
Why Choose Us?
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03- Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) 7 hours by private vehicle.
Day 04- Morning flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800 meters).
Day 05- Trek to Chaile (3050 meter)
Day 06- Trek to Geling (3500 meters).
Day 07- Trek to Charang (3620meters).
Day 08- Trek to Lo Manthang (3840 meters).
Day 09- Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar.
Day 10- Trek to Tsarang (3688 meters)
Day 11- Trek to Ghami (3490 meters).
Day 12- Trek to Shyangmochen (3460 meters).
Day 13- Trek to Chusang (3020 meters)
Day 14 - Trek to Kagbeni for lunch and drive to Jomsom (2713meters).
Day 15- Morning flight to Pokhara and same day Sightseeing around Pokhara.
Day 16- Leisure day in Pokhara.
Day 17- Fly back to Kathmandu (1345meters). Last day in Kathmandu. Free and easy or you can make an extension to your stay to visit Chitwan National Park etc.
Day 18- Transfer to international airport for your final departure. Free until the time for your international flight.
|Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis||Boutique hotel in Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis|
|Hotel/ Lodges on twin sharing basis||All transportation|
|Responsible Adventures' Expert Trek leader||Complimentary T-Shirt|
|Use of trekking kit bag during trek||1 Assistant guide between 4 trekkers|
|Trekking||1 porter between two trekkers|
|Good clothing for porters and crew||Food for porters & crew members (We are less then handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)|
|Insurance for crew and porters||All permits|
|Twin sharing room on trek||All meals on trek (best trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)|
|Visas||All optional additional tours or activities during free time|
|Transportation outside of the tour program||Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)|
|Tips(suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader's tip at your discretion||Items of a personal nature e.g alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir etc.|
|From||To||Number of Pax||Unit Price ($)|
|01 July 2016||31 December 2017||2-10||3150||BOOK NOW|
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