Mustang Trek

Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang is the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal. The area is heritage site of Nepal. Therefore, Nepal Government has listed it as restricted trekking zone. Limited number of visitors is only allowed to explore this place. Mustang Trek requires special immigration permit from immigration department in Kathmandu and compulsory Nepal Government registered trekking guide. At least two trekkers are required to visit this place. Unique Adventure International has regular clients and fixed departure dates for Upper Mustang Trekking. Trekkers can enjoy the majestic Lo Manthang Area without any hassles with highly experienced trekking agency of Nepal like Unique Adventure International.

Upper Mustang Trek is sumptuous walking holiday. Trekkers will be taken to Jomsom via flight from Pokhara. Walking starts from windiest town of Nepal. Trekkers trek along the Kali Gandaki River. Traversing through various villages of Tibetan origin people, trekkers reach Lo Manthang. En-route to capital of Upper Mustang trekkers will relish world’s deepest gorge the Kali Gandaki River. Mysterious meditation holes on hill are not allowed for visitors but with our strong connection with the locals we can take you to such mythical place as well. These holes are meant to be the hideout place for locals, monks and rebels during time of famine and war. During Tiji Festival the area looks vivacious with colorful dresses, music and dance. It is highly advised that trekkers should choose the months of this festival for an ideal exploration of Upper Mustang. Bonus of trekking in Nepal at Upper Mustang region is the chance to explore lower section of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Places like Muktinath Temple, fossils (symbol of Lord Vishnu) on banks of Kaligandaki River and splendid Himalayan landscape really contrive together to form a momentous walking journey.

Book the Mustang Trek in Nepal with us. Our qualified trekking guides and strong bonding between locals of Upper Mustang region would help you create memorable holiday in Nepal. For the better understanding of the area you should travel with the person who is very much acquainted with host’s culture, traditions and geography. 

Recommended Gear Lists:

  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:

  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport, transfer to the hotel and overnight in hotel

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA), our representatives will organise your stay at a hotel. After you freshen up, yo can have have a short visit around the Thamel region. We will serve you with an exclusive Nepali dinner in the evening.

Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for official formalities, overnight at hotel

Day 03 : Fly to Pokhara, overnight at a hotel

After breakfast, today at a young hour in the morning you will move to Pokhara in about 7 hours drive. You will have the opportunity to catch a superb scene of rivers and vista along your journey. Or, you may likewise fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara taking thirty minutes. You will find a hotel at the lakeside region. You can even visit around lakeside locale or you can go for boating at the renowned Fewa Lake.

Day 04 : Fly to Jomsom (2720m), overnight at guesthouse 

Today, we fly from Pokhara to Jomsom which lies at a height of 2720 meter. And afterward, you will trek to Kagbeni (2810 meter) adjacent to Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the entire world. In the wake of trekking for around three and half hours, you will arrive at Kagbeni where you can see the old fashioned houses, couple of religious communities, monasteries, etc.

Day 05 : Trek to Chele, overnight at guesthouse 

Leaving Kagbeni, we push toward Chele (3050 meter) at an early hour in the morning today. The path still goes along the bank of Kaligandaki. We run over f Tangbe and Chhusang, the two villages. Prior to arriving at Chele, we need to run over an extension over Kaligandaki and go up suddenly up for around 35 minutes to reach Chele Village

Day 06 : Trek to Geiling, overnight at guesthouse 

Withdrawing from Chele, we rise all through gigantic side valleys of the Kali Gandaki. We scale a vertical pathway to a cairn and after that join to one more cairns recognizing the Chele La or Taklam La (3624 meter), from where the track tumbles to Samar (3660 meter). Before coming to Samar, the track goes into the valley loaded with trees and run over a stream and climbs to the Bhena La and afterward to Yamdo La and afterward in the end drop down to Shyanmochen, we then achieve our goal for now, a sensational village at an elevation of 3570 meter, Geling.

Day 07 : Trek to Tsarang, overnight at guesthouse 

To achieve Geling to Charang, we will trek for 7 to 7.30 hours. Strolling west from Geling, the track climbs gently completely through fields and going crosswise over Tama Gaon. At that point, we go up to Nyi La (4010 meter) and Ghami La.  From that point we move down to Ghami which lies at an elevation of 3520 meter and afterward gets connected with Choya La (3870 meter). From Choya La, we have a long drop which will lead us to the place where there is labyrinth, Tsarang (Charang) lying at a height of 3560 meter.

Day 08 : Trek to Lo-Manthang, overnight at guesthuse 

On this day, we set off from Charang and trek to Lo-Mangthang, the capital district of Mustang. The 300 meters in length and 150 meters expansive divider has wrapped the district against thieves and the ruthless winds. This little range of Lo-Mangthang is possessed by more than a 1000 occupants whose houses are associated by fine rope stone paths.

Day 09 - 10: At Lo Manthang – Sightseeing and Explore, overnight at guesthouse 

Today we have a rest day in Lo Mangthang. We will stroll around Lo Mangthang entire day and visit Royal Palace of Mustang King, settlements, old cloisters i.e. Thupchen Gyälwai Phodrang (Palace of the successful Buddha), Jampa Lhakang and Chöde Monastery, Jhong Cave, home grown medicinal school and other landmarks. 

Day 11 : Trek to Dhakmar, overnighat guesthouse 

After spending times in Lo - Manthang, we trek to Dhakmar (3820 meter) by means of Marang La Pass (4230 meter) and Ghar Gompa. Like every single dry locale in Mustang, while in transit to Ghami also most houses are work out of mud, stones with top of straw and a blend of mud and stones.

Day 12 :Trek to Syangmochen, overnight at guesthouse 

We walk completely through the narrow way until we achieve Geling by means of Ghami. Advancing ahead from Geling, the trail grows. The perspectives of descending scenes, cultivate farms, villages and Mt. Nilgiri come into our sight. After a short trek ahead, we achieve Syangmochen, a little town. .

Day 13 :  Trek to Chhusang, overnight at guesthouse 

We begin day trekking to Samar, a modest town that has the impact of Tibetan culture. We tthen pass completely through a vertical edge of slopes which offers some exceptionally well perspectives of the lavish slopes.

Day 14 :Trek to Jomsom, overnight at guesthouse 

Today, you will begin the trek moving down the shocking Kali Gandaki gorge. In the wake of going through Tangbe settlement with exemplary Tibetan workmanship and engineering, you tag on way down to Kagbeni, an ancient town famous for Tibetan craftsmanship. Presently your track passes completely through the shore of Kali Gandaki and run over the Eklebhatti. Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang is isolated into two settlements and Kali Gandaki waterway goes between these two settlements. In Jomsom, you can appreciate the impressive perspectives of Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak.

Day 15 : Fly to Pokhara and continue to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Early in the morning after breakfast, we will go to the airport and have a short flight of about half an hour to Kathmandu. You will likewise check into the hotel to pack your stuffs and head on to the airport for your departure. We bid a sincere farewell to you expecting to be together for another trip soon.

Day 16 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Day 17 : Transfer to airport, departure back home 

What is included?

  • 4 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
  • 1 night twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast as per the programme.
  • All meals with hot beverages whilst on terkking.
  • Guesthouse and tented Camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Upper Mustang special trekking permit fee, Annapurna Conservation Area permit Fee & TIMS permit fee.
  • Domestic flights (Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara) inclusive with airport tax.
  •  An experienced fluent English speaking trekking guide, trained by ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation.
  • Highly experienced well equipped, cook, kitchen helper, trekking porter(s).
  • Staffs (guide, cook, kitchen helper and porters) wages, allowances, transportation, food, accommodation, euipment & insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu).
  • Escorted airport transfers.
  • First aid medical kit, trekking map and duffel bag.
  • All governmental procedure and applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

What is not included?

  • Meals at Kathmandu and Pokhara (except breakfast and farewell dinner).
  • Extra hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (after 4 nights in Kathmandu, after 2 nights in Pokhara).
  • Personal nature expenses (telephone, laundry etc.).
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  •  Your International flights.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Mandatory).
  • Rescue & Evacuation if needed.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staffs.

Why us? Is a conscientious question that requires an honest answer of integrity and devotion of the highest standards.  

We are what we were from the very beginning: Read on to know us the way we are…

At Unique Adventure International, We do not pretend to be what we are not, ours is a simple ethic, hospitality straight from the heart. When doing trips with us, you will soon find out excellence with us is not just a norm, it’s more a habit. 

We have walked the length and breadth of the Himalaya across Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for over two decades…and still counting, we have enjoyed all of it so much; right to the hilt. We love our mountains and enjoy it so much when we tread its trails with our trekking guests, who also love these mountains as much as us or maybe even more. We have much knowledge of the land and meticulously plan things so our guests get the utmost from their sojourns with us; we know how chaotic it can be for our guests when they organise holidays so far from home…keeping this in mind, we sort out for the long haul and ensure our guests do not only have fun on the way but also get value for money with purposeful journeys. We know and understand that this may probably be a once in a lifetime holiday where you will explore a world not too familiar and its binding for us to make doubly sure you are completely safe throughout the whole course of your expedition when you are in Nepal. With each trip we do with you, we are constantly searching for ways to improve our services so that your expectations of us are met beyond what you could have ever expected on all fronts. We want that you go home with a happy heart and unforgettable memories of an odyssey well done. With Unique Adventure, this is central to all our thoughts when we meet you.  

A small business with big ideals…    

We are a small outfit with big ideas and we know how complex human nature can be; its only but human to understand your weaknesses and respect your strengths, both of which will be put to the test on the punishing trails of Nepal, but it’s always our mission to understand you and make your journey as calm as possible. 

This is the whole reason why we get repeat clients who never seem to get drained with the Himalayas and enjoy the way we guide them throughout the trip…

We know how worrisome it can be when you choose to live life on the edge… so we go the mile to make sure your holidays become more purposeful, more significant… 

We do not push you, no matter what the circumstances…

We know you want it slow and easy the moment your plane hits the tarmac in Kathmandu. We understand your instinctive curiosities and ensure you are left alone with enough space to do what we have planned for you – ‘your way’’.  You call the shots – it’s your trip – and we provide you enough freedom to make your own decisions in harmony with your group. We help you to become friends and bridge gaps; it’s a matter of pride for us to mention here that we created some of the best friendships where some morphed into lifetime partnerships and this is how things shape out with us when you assemble in our country. And when we are out with you in the country at high elevations, we ensure that our crew leads you in ways comfortable to your body and physical needs.

Our ‘True-to-Life’ practical itineraries…

Our itineraries are meticulously planned and based on the way you see it when your trip commences. Our themes are hands-on and we take you to some difficult but extraordinary places where some would likely pass by. We know you thirst for the unknown and interesting; your search for things that will ignite your emotions and imaginations, seeking for the ‘whys’, how’s and when’s’ into the mountain culture, lifestyles and traditions that you witness in territory you have never been familiar with. We put in a lot of effort to create astonishing one-off experiences which would make great notes for memorable stories to pass down to the coming generations. Each trip we design opens up new avenues to a whole new world that you are not familiar with…and when you discover the answers, it could be a life changing experience you would have never expected. 

Trips to match your time frames…

We are flexible in the way we operate our trips based on your exclusive needs. We understand the kind of pressure ridden world you hail from and know you have worked hard for your dream holidays. Our programs are typically designed to give you the most and the best based on your time limitations without any blemishes on the joys that come with your venture. 

You could be planning a budget trek or a luxury tour, maybe even a trekking peak; whatever the choice, we give you an extension combo so you have a scintillating mix of history, the outdoors and even jell in a jungle safari into the potpourri so you have varied experiences within the timeframe you’ve chosen. Our website is programmed to give you a host of options to make you smile…  

Accommodation: They say Home is where the Hearth is…and yes, the Pillow!!

We are extra wary when arranging your accommodation before you enter our country. We know we’ve got to give you something that’s closest to home. After consulting with you and being twice as sure about what you’re expecting when it comes down to that most important part of life: resting your body and mind at night, we make sure we give you the best accommodating facilities available at a hotel that’s not only comfortable but also a place that is spanking clean with fresh linen and staff who understand your needs and go the length in making sure you feel at home, no matter what the length of your stay with us.

This also includes the sanitized conditions of the food you are served. Even when on the trails, we go the mile to make sure you find a cosy teahouse with no dampness and enough ventilation to keep you healthy and warm with food that’s organic and clean. We know how important the hearth is wherever you stay. With us, be sure that all your personal needs are taken care of well. Ours is the kind of hospitality that comes straight from the heart… 

Safety and Security: This is mandatory and imperative…

Our safety and security arrangements for all our inbound guests cross all boundaries; from the moment your jet hits the tarmac at the airport in Kathmandu. This is a process that begins prior to your arrival in Kathmandu, when we design your itinerary based on the program you have chosen. It begins with choosing the right team for you, especially if it’s a trek. We make sure your crew is primed for any contingency when at altitude. We believe in following firm standards with focus on risk assessment knowing mountain climbing is always a risky business despite the excitement it offers. All the planning is done prior to your arrival so you have a carefree, footloose and fancy free journey, without any hassles.  

We always advise our guests to go through medical routines in their home countries before embarking on trips above 3000m. We also encourage our guests to get insured before coming to Nepal. 

Your entire stay in Nepal is monitored from day one, especially when you are on the mountains. We take nothing for granted, nature can be a monster when least expected. When booking your trip throughUnique Adventure, you are not just a client – you are more than all that - you are a parent, a brother/sister, a close colleague – in a word – ‘family’; and all our safety precautions and personalized services are purely based on this relationship.

We Respect and Care for the local folks and Love the Environment we operate in…

We are conscious in the importance of preserving the natural beauty and culture of Nepal, so that future visitors can also enjoy the wonders of this beautiful but fragile environment. We are sensitive and devoted to responsible travel with minimum impact on the environment and local communities. The planet is large enough for everyone to explore and it’s the curiosity of human nature to explore and discover the unknown. We are always careful about the ecosystems that surround us when we are on the mountains, but we don’t let this spoil the spirit for adventure. We seek to enjoy in ways beneficial to others and wish to respect this beauty that God created for us to appreciate; and we want to keep it that way. Equally important, we instruct our crew and travellers to be aware of the values of responsible travel, by: respecting people, cultures and local environments, in creating goodwill; with cross-cultural sharing and experiences; and helping make sustainable development practical, where we put in efforts to give back more than we take.    

Our Trekking crews are Principal to the Company…we’re Family… 

One paramount issue for trekking companies in Nepal are employees directly connected to guests when trekking in the Himalayas and this is key to any trip conducted anywhere on the Himalayas. Our staffs in general receive fixed monthly salaries and our trekking crews get special rates as defined by the Ministry of Labour in consultation with the Ministry of Tourism - Government of Nepal. 

This also includes the provision of Social Security for mountain workers as per government directives. In addition to this, we also provide climbing training to new comers listed on our payroll. All our seasoned guides are well trained in the use and application of First Aid in the event of any unexpected injuries that may occur in the course of the journey when at altitude. 

Field Employees are constantly upgraded for personal development, delivered via courses in English, about nature, history, and ongoing training as mountain guides with techniques based on safety precautions...along with this, our mountain crews are insured and covered against any eventualities. The insurance package covers the cost of health care if injured or sick and provides a lifetime gratuity if any employee is physically disabled. We treat our employees as valuable assets. We know their security and happiness is vital to ensure yours throughout your stay in Nepal… 

Innovation: We are constantly juggling new Products…   

Ours is a constant search for new trails in the great wilderness. We’re always innovating new areas for travel within and around the city limits and out on the mountains. Nepal has so much to offer in her ancient heritage cities and within the vast expanse of her Himalayas. We ceaselessly research new products in order to give our old clients new thrills; this has always been part of our company’s policies for giving more value for money. We know that many of our guests rarely get time to travel and when they do, they’d sure like to make the best of it; besides Nepal, we even cut across borders giving our guests unbelievable historical and cultural highlights of Tibet, Bhutan and India. We even design divine spiritual tours for the holy who’d sure like to hike down footsteps of ancient ancestors along the Mount Kailash Mountains so that they could come face-to-face with the gods. You even get opportunities to stroll down the cobbled stone Squares of Patan and Bhaktapur and slip into the Forbidden Temple of Pashupatinath. Beyond the spiritual of Kailash in Tibet, our programs take you to the highest region on earth, at an elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft). Very much noted as the ‘roof of the world’, Tibet is symbolic of a mesmerizing culture seeped in spirituality and nature. From superb temples and tranquil monasteries to the Yangtze River and adorable Pandas, our products are molded in a way that  ensures you experience a whole new world of amazing discoveries that tells you about God’s gift of a wonderful planet we all live in.

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We give you Mountain Yoga 

The Mountain Yoga we offer on the trail is an earthy, friendly and unassuming space, dedicated to healing and transformation as your mind battles the vagaries of nature while on your journey in the wild. When you decide to holiday on the mountains; it’s like a calling into the high and wild to experience Mother Nature at a higher level and to explore her true beauty. But there’s another calling that wants you to find release from your inner demons. It might be seen as the feeling that there has to be more to life than our day-to-day routines in the machine of modern day society. As you go higher above the tree-lines, our certified yoga guides give you the kind of alignment helpful to your body’s needs when adjusting to the thin air at altitude. They are compassionate, knowledgeable and guide you with postures and breathing exercises that promote physical fitness at higher elevations, keeping the mind calmer, making your self-awareness more acute, and help you get more balanced, while preventing you from having any problems with altitude mountain sickness. Yoga is an ancient practice known for thousands of years to clean out even the deepest mental grooves and rigid mindsets which may hamper your trip and spoil the fun on your trek.

We are the only adventure company in Nepal offering our guests mountain yoga which enhances hassle free trips and keeps our guests safe from common altitude problems. 

Our Success Ratio…

We’ve been through it all – the ups and downs have been full and plenty. The series of earthquakes of 2015 affected us bitterly; however, we kept the faith. We knew this was nature at its best and worst. We do not take anything for granted when it’s a tryst with Mother Nature, especially in the wilderness above the tree-lines. We knew we would still need these mountains more than they need us...These mountains teach us so much about life. It was Almighty God that created these mountains with all its stark beauty, but then a natural calamity can be lurking somewhere around the bend, and we must always be aware of the environment - and this comes with respect, consciousness and faith. 

Despite the hurdles and hiccups, our Success Ratio has been over 98%, why? Because experience has taught us the hard way to Love God, respect the mountains, to learn from our mistakes, and to always, at all times, be Honest with our Guests…and let God do the rest.     

Upper Mustang trek of a lifetime!

Must see this fascinating area of Nepal. This truly is a unique adventure. Organised and supported perfectly.

Jim Mitchell

Einzigartige Reise nach Mustang.

Die Fahrt durch das Tal des Kali Gandhaki in die landschaftlich fantastische Hochgebirgswelt des Himalaya bleibt unvergesslich! Die außergewöhnlichen, geologisch hochinteressanten Felsformationen, die kargen Hochebenen, die mittelalterlichen Dörfer, die kunsthistorisch hochinteressanten tibetischen Klosteranlagen, die bunten Tschörten und Manimauern in dieser einsamen und wunderschönen Gegend sind auf der Welt einzigartig. Dem ganzen Team von UniqueAdvendure rund um Mr. Khum und Mr. Krishna, vielen Dank für die perfekte Organisation, vor allem für die Bereitstellung des außergewöhnlich guten Fahrers Sheba und des wirklich exzellenten Gides Guttras, deren Leistungen das Normale weit übersteigen. All unsere Besichtigungswünsche wurden in das Programm eingearbeitet, die Unterkünfte bestmöglichst ausgewählt. Tief beeindruckt sind wir von dieser Reise zurück gekommen und können die Agentur UniqueAdventure allen Reisenden nach Nepal absolut empfehlen. Sie ist kompetent, hilfsbereit, flexibel und arbeitet professionell. Vielen Dank für alles!

Erna Zwischenbruger

Professional organisation

Unique Trekking provided us with a tailored package that exactly fit our requirements for the trip. They are staffed by an extremely competent team of people, all the way from the porters to the expedition leader. They are flexible and meet custmer needs as they develop during the trip. I have used them for two trips and will return to them again the nexct time I travel to Nepal.

Marco Capriz

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