Upper Mustang Trek

Route

Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meeting & assistance at the airport by Kora’s representative and transfer to Hotel.

(Normal check-in time of Hotel is 1400 hrs - early check-in is subject to availability of room).

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 02: Drive to Pokhara (B)

Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Then drive Pokhara which takes 8 hrs under normal road condition

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 03: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs (B,L,D) Optional, drive from Pokhara to Jomsom, and to Kagbeni 9-10 hours by private Jeep.

Breakfast at Hotel.

Then drive to Jomsom, which take 8 hrs under normal road condition. Again trek to Kagbeni from Jomsom, which takes 3-4 hrs.

After an early breakfast transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes over the mountains with views of 8,000m. Such as Annapurna 8091m & Dhaulagiri 8167m, brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. This is a large town, headquarter of the Mustang region. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon, Continue on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After good stop here an hour of easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans-Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area.

Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04: Kagbeni to Chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs (B,L,D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Then trek to Chele, which takes 5-6 hrs.

Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. This trails follows the up and downhill. Firstly we reach Tangbe village with narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. From there we trek forward to Chhusang and after crossing the river head up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. We head on to small ridges reach at Chele village.

Overnight at Hotel in Chele.
DAY 05: Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs (B,L,D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Then trek to Syanbochen, which takes 6-7 hrs

Today, we start our trek again and walk further to Ekle Bhatti. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. Further descend a little to the village of Samar. Climb the trail that goes above Samar village to the ridge then descending steeply to a stream. Another 3 hrs similar walk takes us to Syanbochen. On the way, we relax along the surrounding of cool streams and juniper trees. Locals use the dried leaves of junipers as incenses to invite deities and start any auspicious work. We also pass by a cave famously known as Ramchung Cave.

Overnight at the hotel in Synbochen.
DAY 06: Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel
Then trek to Ghaymi, approx. 6 hrs.

After breakfast we trek uphill to the Yamda La (3,850m /12,667ft) passing a few teahouses, chortens and local villages which is like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda. We cross mountain passes, and an avenue of poplar trees and fields of Barley. The climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft) would be a little longer. Descend to our overnight stop at Ghaymi. the third largest village in the Lo region, Ghayami is surrounded by large fields most of which are barren

Overnight atHotel in Ghaymi.
DAY 07: Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Resort
Then trek to Charang, approx 5 hrs.

Start the trek after breakfast with a pleasant walk. After crossing Ghaymi Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall, a sacred stone wall made by the followers Buddhism. From the end of the wall the trail heads east to the village of Charang with a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Tsarang Chu canyon. There is also a huge white dzong and red Gompa to get to our teahouse for tonight's stop.

Overnight at hotel in Charang.
DAY 08: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Then trek to Lo- Mangthang, approx. 5-6 hrs

Today, we trek to Lo-Mangthang with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley. While descending to Lo-Mangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. We stay at hotel for the overnight stop.

Overnight in Lo-Mangthang.
DAY 09: Explore Lo-Mangthang (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel in Lo- Mangthang.

Today we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang and stroll back to hotel. Or you may have another option to visit the Tall Champa Lakhang "God house" the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attraction of this town. Another attraction is the four- storey building of the Raja's palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya.

Overnight at hotel.
DAY 10: Lomanthang to Ghar Gumba : 4-5 hrs (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Then trek to Ghar-Gumba, approx. 4-5 hrs

While returning from Lo-Mangthan, we take a different route than that we came by. Trek via Gyakar with more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa with Guru Rinpoche as the primary figure. The Gompa is also famous for its rock paintings. According to the legend, anyone who makes one wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. explore the local area. Likelihood of dusty wind, so suggested to walk with the scarf.

Overnight at hotel.
DAY 11: Ghar Gumba to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 4-5 hrs (B, L,D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Then trek to Drakmar, approx. 4-5 hrs

We will trek back to Drakmar as per same way.

Overnight at Hotel in Drakmar.
DAY 12: Dhakmar to Samar [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Trek to Samar, approx. 4-5 hrs

Today, we get back to Samar as our journey for our overnight stay after a long walk takes 5-6 hrs. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day exploring the area, but it will be dusty wind in the afternoon, better to walk in evening time..

Overnight at Hotel Samar.
DAY 13: Samar to Kagbeni, Jomosm[2,858m/9,375ft]: 6-7 hrs (B)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni, which takes approx. 6-7 hrs

Our trek day of the walk would be a nice one. Better to walk early start as before and trek to Kagbeni, and continue to Jomsom. Finishing the upper Mustang trails and we join the normal Annapurna circuit trek.

Overnight at hotel in Jomsom.
DAY 14: Fly or drive back to Pokhara

Breakfast at Hotel.
Fly to Pokhara which takes approx. 20min

After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. A 20 min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri or drive with private vehicle to Pokhara, transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 15: Drive to Kathmandu (B)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Then drive to Kathmandu, which take 7 hrs under normal road condition

Overnight at hotel.
DAY 16: Departure (B)

Breakfast at Hotel.

Then drive to Tribhuwan International Airport, which will take 1-2 hrs under normal road condition

  • Country
    Nepal
  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Difficulty Level
  • Accommodation
    Overnight at the Hotel
  • Guide
    English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader

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