Upper Mustang Around Lo-Manthang is truly an awe inspiring wilderness journey on world highest plateau which is an extension of vast Tibetan plateau extending south west of Tibet bordering with Upper Mustang at Kora-la pass, this journey offers tantalizing daily views of high snow capped mountains, walking into enchanting landscapes with high windswept canyon and red cliffs where vegetation are sparse except in few village with poplars, juniper and willow trees the only surviving trees around this arid and barren landscapes.
Upper Mustang & Lo-Manthang trekking in the company of expert guide showing you the wonders of Himalaya with old Buddhist religion and culture, traditional village life of Mustang, Kagbeni, Muktinath and Jomsom with visit of interesting monasteries on route. This fabulous Upper Mustang & Lo-Manthang trek starts with an interesting short flight from popular touristic city of Pokhara, and then following upper Kali-Gandaki River upstream towards dramatic country of Upper Mustang where the life and culture interwoven with old Tibetan Buddhism and Bonpa traditions the pre and earlier religion before Buddhism was introduced in Tibet around 6th Century.
During flight one can view world’s highest peaks from Bhirkuti and Damodar Himal range, Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) Lamjung Himal 6,931 m and towards east worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m, world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters with adjoining Nilgiris, Tukuche peaks and Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang with Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ 6,997 m. On reaching at Jomsom the headquarter town of Mustang district famous for apples and its products like brandy, cider, juices and delicious varieties of apples are grown around this Kali-Gandaki area. This marvelous Upper Mustang trekking leads from Jomsom to higher Mustang area via high passes of 3,950 meters high of Lo La pass and 3,810 m, one of the highest point of this adventure, as the walk progress with fabulous landscapes scenery of red cliffs on both side of the river gorge, passing few villages and hamlets coming to a nice cultivated farm lands looking over picturesque cliff canyon of red colored erosion, continue trek on this windswept valley for another few hours reaching at Tsele (or Chele) village, Syangboche 3,800m via Chungsi Cave.
Trip Mode: On Teahouse / Lodge basis.
Trekking grade: Moderate to Adventurous
duration: 13 / 14 days (Jomsom / Jomsom).
Highest altitude gain: 3,950 m at Lo La pass and Zamda La Pass.
18 / 19 days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Seasons: Mid March to June and September to November
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950 m - 06 hrs journey (30 mins flight)
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom 2,715 m and trek to Kagbeni 2,820 m - 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tshele (Chele) 3,060 m - 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Syangboche 3,800m via Chungsi Cave.
Day 07: Trek to Gami 3,530 m - 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lo Gekar 3, 645 m - 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10: In Lo-Manthang rest day for acclimatization and local visit.
Day 11: Trek to Yara 3,550 m - 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Luri Gompa 3,900 m - 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Tange 3,250 m - 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Tsusang 2,920 m - 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Muktinath 3,840 m - 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m - 06 hrs.
Day 17: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel afternoon free at leisure.
Day 18: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 19: International departure for home ward bound.
Trip Cost per person: $2655 US Dollars.
All necessary trekking entrance permits for Upper Mustang Trek.
Government Tax, Staff travel medical insurances their salary and medicine for the trek.
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu. (Except farewell dinner).
All personal trekking gear, nature expenses, Laundry, internet and Tips.
All types of cold and Beverage drink during the entire trip.
Notes: The trekking Itinerary and cost is changeable and Modifiable according to the groups time and wants. An additional trip activities such as sightseeing tours, Mountain flight, Mountain bike tours, peak climbing, Rafting and cultural tours can be added as per the client’s interest and request. For detailed information please contact us by email or direct phone.