Mustang Trek (with miniature mountain valley)
Highlights of the Trekking
- Mysterious landscapes of Mustang including Lo-manthang, Charang, Ghami village.
- Large numbers of ancient monasteries with primitive monuments, caves, etc.
Mustang Trek with Mountain Valley requires voyaging transversely through the foundation of bone-dry district, fruitless edges, moraine valleys, profound crevasse, disintegrated shake appearances and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Likewise, the perspectives of Kali Gandaki Valley, practically limitless spaces encompassing Kagbeni, wordy edges and hoisted mountains offer a shocking background for the enterprise sweethearts. This direct and strenuous trek takes you to the height up to 3840m which is the most extreme purpose of the trek. Furthermore, you will be obliging at teahouse or rose camp amid the trek. Overall the journey serves well for your desire to witness wilderness adventure and unique culture.
Mustang Trek with Mountain Valley encompasses distinct mountain vista of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Mustang which falls in the southern outskirt of the Tibetan good country. It is recognized as one of the confined regions which require an exceptional trekking license from an enlisted trekking organization to go around. Upper Mustang really is a smaller than usual mountain valley which appears like locale gobbled up by the tremendous Himalayas of Nepal. Mustang Trek trail envelops treeless left landscape, vertical rough track here and there the slope and wonderful perspectives of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukche top, Mustang Himal, Tilicho top, Arniko Chuli and numerous other capturing tops.
Trekking in Mustang is truly a standout amongst the most important encounters in Nepal. You will persuade an opportunity to be remunerated with shut everything down of the ancient society that has stayed unaltered by our current life. Interesting Adventure plans Mustang Trek which will let appreciate dazzling high Himalaya landscape over the Kaligandaki valley through the whole Annapurna range, Mukut and Mustang Himal toward the west. Book the gorgeous trekking package to the most serene and mythical valley of Nepal. Mustang Trek with Mountain Valley offers alternative plans of your to trek in Upper Mustang area. Get great deal of ideas, insights and understanding about Nepal’s remote village beyond hills with the qualified team of Unique Adventure International.
Day 01 : Depart to Pokhara (920m), overnight at hotel
After breakfast, today early in the morning you will move to Pokhara after completing nearly 6 hours drive. You will be able to have a magnificent panorama of river and vista all the way through your drive. Or, you might also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara taking half an hour. You will arrive at the hotel and have a rest during afternoon. You can even visit around lakeside region or you can go for boating at famous Fewa Lake. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 : Fly to Jomsom (2710m) and trek to Kagbeni (2800m), overnight at guesthouse
Today, we fly from Pokhara to Jomsom which lies at an altitude of 2,710 meters. And then, you will trek to Kagbeni beside Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the whole world. After trekking for about three and half hours you will get there at Kagbeni where you can see the antique houses, few monasteries, temples and more. Overnight in Kagbeni.
Day 03 : Trek to Chele (3050m), overnight at guesthouse
Leaving Kagbeni, we move toward Chele early in the morning today. The track still moves alongside the bank of Kaligandaki. We come across the villages of Chunksang and Tangbe. And, before reaching at Chele we have to come across a bridge over Kaligandaki and go up abruptly up for around 35 minutes to reach Chele Village. Overnight, in camp at Chele.
Day 04 : Trek to Geling (3440m), overnight at guesthouse
Departing from Chele, we ascend in and out of massive side valleys of the Kali Gandaki. We climb up a vertical spur to a cairn and then join to one more cairns spotting the Chele La (3630m), from where the track fall to Samar (3620m). After reaching above Samar, the track goes into the valley filled with trees and come across a stream and moves up to the Bhena La and then to Yamdo La and then eventually drop down to Shyanmochen, we then reach our destination for today, an awe-inspiring village at an altitude of 3570m, Geling. We in total walk for 7 to 8 hours.
Day 05 : Trek to Charang (3490m), overnight at guesthouse
To reach Geling to Charang, we will trek for 6-7 hours. Walking west from Geling the track climbs tenderly all the way through fields and going across Tama Gaon. Then we go up to Nyi La (4020m) from there we move down to Gheme which lies at an altitude of 3510m and then gets linked with Choya La, further than the mani wall. From Choya La we have a long drop which will lead us to the land of maze, Charang lying at an altitude of 3560m. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06 : Trek to Lo-Manthang, overnight at guesthouse
On this day, we set off from Charang and trek to Lo-Mangthang, the capital region of Mustang. The 300 meters long and 150 meters broad wall has wrapped the region against robbers and the brutal winds. This little area of Lo-Mangthang is inhabited by more than a 1000 inhabitants whose houses are connected by fine rope stone lanes. Overnight at guest house in Lo Manthang.
Day 07 : Lo Mangthang (3840m), day hiking to the ancient monasteries, overnight at guesthouse
Today we have a rest day in Lo Mangthang. We will walk around Lo Mangthang whole day and visit king's palace, low caste settlements, ancient monasteries, herbal medical school and more. Overnight in Lo Mangthang.
Day 08 : Lo Mangthang Tiji Festival concludes and explore around, overnight at guesthouse
Today, at Lo Mangthang you will observe the Teechi (often marked as "Tiji") festival which is an annual occasion for indigenous of Lo-Mangthang of Upper Mustang. The name has been derived from the word "Tempa Chirin" means prayer for peace in the world. This festival l is celebrated for 3 days. And you will also see dances of the monks at "Choedhe" monastery. And also you can explore around Lo Mangthang this day. Overnight at guest house in Lo Mangthang.
Day 09 : Trek to Ghami (3510m), overnight at guesthouse
Similar to all arid regions in Mustang, on the way to Ghami as well most houses are build out of mud, stones with roof of straw and a combination of mud, pebbles. After walking for 5 hours we will reach to Ghami. Here we stay overnight in guest house.
Day 10 : Trek to Samar (3700m), overnight at guesthouse
We walk all the way through narrow path until we reach Geling. Further ahead from Geling, the trail expands. The views of desolate landscapes, farm terraces, villages and also Mt. Nilgiri come into our sight. Then eventually, we reach Samar, a tiny village that has the influence of Tibetan culture. We stay overnight at guest house in Samar.
Day 11 : Trek to Chhusang (3370m), overnight at guesthouse
We today pass all the way through a vertical ridge of hills which offers some very well views of the lush hills. Then we move to Tetang village which lies between two hills and is identified as the upper village of Chusang. We stay overnight at guest house in Chusang.
Day 12 : Trek to Jomsom (2710m), overnight at guesthouse
Today, you will start the trek moving down the stunning Kali Gandaki ravine. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar settlements with classic Tibetan art and architecture, you tag on path down to Kagbeni, a prehistoric village renowned for Tibetan art. Now your track passes all the way through the shore of Kali Gandaki and come across the Eklebhatti. Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang is divided into two settlements and Kali Gandaki river passes between these two settlements. In Jomsom, you can enjoy the splendid views of Nilgiri, Tilicho peak. Overnight at guest house in Jomsom.
Day 13 : Fly to Pokhara (920m), overnight at hotel
Today we take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, taking around 20 minutes. The major attractions of Pokhara are natural as well as cultural sites such as lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhist, caves, mountain views. You can view the north region across the hill, Phewa Lake to the snow peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 14 : Back to Kathmandu (1350m), overnight at hotel
In the morning today, we travel for 6 hours and return back to Kathmandu. We can either take a vehicle for a drive or fly back from the beautiful city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.
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
- 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)
- Small wash towel
All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.
Upper Mustang valley with Tilicho
We trekked the Upper Mustang valley and within the Annapurna Conservation area with Unique Adventures. And what an adventure! Upper Mustang was beautiful with its stark high desert landscape
and backdrop of Annapurna 1 and Niligiri. When we arrived by jeep, we immediately fell in love with Kagbeni and knew right away that we were in for a great experience. We loved learning about the Tibetan culture of Upper Mustang and thoroughly enjoyed exploring each location we stayed along the way to Lo Manthang, which was incredible!
From Upper Mustang, we continued to Muktinath and then over Thorong La Pass. By this time we were
well acclimated for the pass and ready for the climb. Sunrise on Thorong La was spectacular, and the
views dropping down from the top of the pass were, well, the stuff of dreams. We made our way to
Tilicho Lake through some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the world. We enjoyed a day at
Tilicho relaxing, thinking, and dreaming before we dropped back down to Jomsom; all the while taking in
views of Dhaulagiri and the smells of incense and juniper.
The trek was beautiful and our guide and porters were great and a lot of fun! They spoiled us; always
looking out for our comfort, safety, and making sure that we had every opportunity possible. We really
enjoyed their company and they did a really great job. Unique made all of the arrangements for us and
everything was so well planned that we were able to just enjoy our experience. Thanks Unique for giving
us an amazing trek in Nepal!