DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmnadu /Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Morning
INCLUDED
Transport Jeep/Bus Accommodations
Permit Charges Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Bar Bills and Drinks
Personal expenses

Join our Upper Mustang trek-17 day’s trek which offers a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki (RIVER), from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as Upper Mustang. Explore the thousand years of old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. Make an adventure starting from world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki Region into world’s highest regions of  Lo-Mangthang Valley that passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage remain unchanged for centuries and to this date. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four storey palace in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang region. Another attraction in the Mustang region is the Tiji Festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring). The Mustagi people have their own way of family life, which is quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry. The Transhimalayan Mustang Region is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, since the region was restricted for outsiders until Nepal Government announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. The Mustangis or the people of Mustang call themselves Lobas, and they have their own King or Tribe-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista. After Nepal was declared a republic in 2007, the Nepal Government took back the official recognition of the Bista as the Mustangi King. However, the people there still respect him as their King or tribe-leader. Bista also grants audience the visitor upon request.  There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. The Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang Region. Follow the banks of Kaligandaki River upstream to get to Lo-Mangthang, the capital of the upper Mustang. Our 17 days teahouse/lodge Upper Mustang trek is a great adventure trek for those who wish to make a challenging trek along “off the beaten path”  in the Trans-Himalayan Region.  If you are interested in making even more adventurous trek in remotest parts, we recommend you to try our Upper Dolpo and She Gompa Trek -28 days. For the trekkers longing to experience some of the most interesting features of the Annapurna region including  Annapurna Base Camp, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Poon Hill, etc, our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-16 days itinerary would an interesting option.

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Day 1: Arrival

Kathmandu Arrival (1300 m/4264 ft)
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Day 2

Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft): Sightseeing and Preparation for Trekking
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Day 3

Fly/Drive to Pokhara 6/7 hrs
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Day 4

Fly to Jomsom 20 minutes 2743m and Trek to Kagbeni 2804m 2/3 hrs
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Day 5

Kagbeni to chele 3050m 5-6 hrs
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Day 6

Chele to Syanbochen 3475m 6-7 hrs
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Day 7

Syanbochen to Ghaymi 3520m 5-6 hrs
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Day 8

Ghaymi to Charang 3500m: 4-5 hrs
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Day 9

Charang to Lo-Mangthang 3700m: 5-6 hrs
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Day 10

Explore Lo-Mangthang
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Day 11

Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar 3810m 6-7 hrs
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Day 12

Dhakmar to Ghiling 3806m 5-6 hrs
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Day 13

Ghiling to Chhuksang 3050m 5-6 hrs
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Day 14

Chhuksang to Jomsom 2700m 6-7 hrs
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Day 15

Fly/Drive back to Pokhara
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Day 16

Free leisure day in Pokhara/shopping/boating/sightseeing
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Day 17

Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu
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Day 19

Transfer to Airport return to your home

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