Upper Mustang Trek “The forbidden kingdom of Lo Manthang” is located in Trans Himalaya of Nepal high up in the arid Kali Gandaki Valley. Lo Manthang is a small medieval kingdom in almost a desert looking valleys of Upper Mustang. The walled city of Lo Manthang, thousands of year old caves, medieval villages and arid valleys makes Upper Mustang Trek a totally different trek than all the other treks in Nepal. Settlements appear every now than as an oasis in barren and almost colorless valleys of Mustang providing a stunning sight for the trekkers. Equally fascinating are the gorges and vividly colorful steep cliff walls seen almost every day on the trek. Old ruins and forts scattered towards the end of the valley with huge monasteries provide another dimension to Upper Mustang Trek.
The trek starts from Jomsom, a big town besides Kali Gandaki River and also the gateway to Mustang. After Kagbeni, small villages lay scattered throughout the valleys. Each village is then followed by a small pass. Dajong La Pass, Syangmochen La Pass, Nyi La Pass and Muila Bhanjyang pass respectively offers views of next valleys, villages or passes that are ahead of them. Muila Bhanjyang is the last pass before the oldest monastery of the region, Ghare Gomba. After Ghare Gomba, Charang is the next village, lying beneath the ruins of the castle, previously inhabited by the previous Kings of Mustang. The King now seasonally lives in Lo Manthang, the last stop of the trek. There are several other villages beyond Lo Manthang near Tibet border. Namgyal monastery and Chossar caves are the picks of the lot to look around when staying in Lo Manthang. Upper Mustang Trek return route is through the more remote villages of Yara and Gara, before finally getting to Muktinath, and thus connecting with the busy Annapurna Circuit trek. Jomsom is also the ending point of the Upper Mustang Trek.
Now a day’s Jomsom – Upper Mustang (Lo-Manthang) border of Nepal and Tibet (Korala) road excess is connected. These days we can drive along the Jomsom to Lo-Manthang (Mustang) by Jeep. Travelers who willing to visit in upper mustang but they have short time then now travelers can do jeep ride trip to Mustang. However, still, upper mustang permits cost is $500 for 10 days valid even traveler do jeep ride short trip in Mustang. For biking, travelers can do the trip to Upper Mustang biking tours as well. Challenging and long biking trip can be done over Annapurna circuit to Upper Mustang mountain biking tour. Visit Himalaya Treks organizes biking trip to Annapurna Circuit and Upper Mustang as well. We are more than happy to provide mountain biking trip details upon clients request.
Uppers Mustang Trek’s Shorts Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara. (900 meters)
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni. (2800 meters)
Day 05: Trek to Chele. (3050 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Syangmochen. (3800 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Dhakmar. (3820 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Charang. (3600 meters)
Day 09: Trek to Lo-Manthang. (3720 meters)
Day 10: Explore around Lo-Manthang.
Day 11: Explore around Lo-Manthang.
Day 12: Trek Yara. (3510 meters)
Day 13: Explore around Yara.
Day 14: Trek to Tangge. (3240 meters)
Day 15: Trek to Tetang. (3040 meters)
Day 16: Trek to Muktinath. (3700 meters)
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom. (2720 meters)
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Day 19: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 20: Departure.
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|Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:|
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