Trekking in Nepal
Tourism Licence No: 1948/072

Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

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Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Scenic Flight to and from Jomsom
  • Exploring the Kali Gandaki River Valley
  • Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang
  • Visit to Lo Manthang, capital of Mustang
Upper Mustang Trek takes the trekkers along a journey of barren lands, the trail along the magnificent Kali Gandaki River, the several ancient and old Buddhist monasteries and Gompas and the local villages of the Mustang region. Century’s old monastery, the city walls and the ancient caves are some of the highlights of Lomanthang while you will also have chances of viewing the mountain peaks like Nilgiri, Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri. Upper Mustang Trek's trail traverses through a diverse topography as the world’s deepest gorge formed by Kali Gandaki or the world’s highest Valley of Lomanthang lie along the trail. A special travel permit from the Department of Immigration of the Nepal government is mandatory for this trek. Strong winds usually blows across the region during day which gradually declines at night. While you are in the midst of the Upper Mustang Trek, you will be surrounded by more than 30 mountains over 6000 meters of height. Upper Mustang is one of the adventurous and exciting trek in trekking world.
Our CORE TREK is glad to organize this trek in Nepal to make your trekking interesting and lifetime memorable.
 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Pokhara, breakfast included. (02nights) 
  • Round- trip airfare ticket, (Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara)
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide .
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara  and  Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking and TIMS
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus.
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu/ Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner.

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

​Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Today is the day of your arrival in Nepal, after landing at Tribhuvan International airport. Our representative member will welcome you and receive you at airport and bring to the hotel. Take rest at day time and in evening we have short meeting with our trekking staffs to discuss about our trek plan. At night you will have a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with traditional Nepalese food. Stay overnight at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Dinner)

Day 2

​City tour and trek preparation day (1300m)

Today’s schedule is to visit Kathmandu valley. After taking breakfast we will be ready for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu district is one of the three districts located in Kathmandu valley. It is located in the hills of Bagmati zone. In Kathmandu you can visit abundance of temples. Among them today we are going to visit are as follows:
  • Swayambhunath, Monkey temple (world Heritage Site):  Swayambhu Stupa crowns a hillock to the west of Kathmandu. A massive white dome surrounded by a 13 stage spire, the stupa is one of the most scared Buddhist sites in Nepal. From swayambhu we can see the view of Kathmandu valley.
  • Kathmandu Durbar square (world Heritage Site): The Kathmandu Durbar Square is an overwhelming frenzy of art and architecture. This palace complex is locally known as the Basantapur Durbar. In Kathmandu Durbar we can catch a glimpse of kumari temple, kasthamandap,Nautale Durbar, Historical  museum etc.
  • Pashupatinath (world Heritage Site):  One of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath is the focus of pilgrims from all over Nepal and India. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is located at the bank of Bagmati River. All the dying people are brought to  Pashupatinath for cremation. Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside the temple.
  • Bouddhanath:   It is the world’s biggest stupa located about 2 km to the north of Pashupatinath temple. This colossal stupa is known by the name of Bouddha Nath, the god of wisdom. Bouddhanath attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world.
After completing our sightseeing return back to hotel, take rest, then we have short meeting for our trek preparation with our related trek guides.  Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included: Breakfast).

Day 3

​Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 7/8 hours by luxury tourist Bus.

Today, we will catch tourist bus from Kantipath to pokhara.  In the morning around 7:00am tourist bus will move, that’s why we have to be there at 6:45 am in the morning. Our bus will move from there, after one hour from Thankot we have travel down side hill.  Along the way to you can see farmland, forest and hills of Nepal that gives you an escape from hustle and bustle of city life. Passing through all these beautiful sceneries at afternoon we finally reach in Pokhara. Pokhara certainly will give you the feeling of being intimate to nature. We can see beautiful mountains like Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and others. Our bus will drop us at tourist bus stop from there our guide will take you to the hotel at lakeside. Take rest, rest of time is yours. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included: Breakfast)

Day 4

​Pokhara to Jomsom (2,700m) (25 min. flight) trek to Kagbeni ( 2,800m) 2/3 hours.

Today, morning we will take flight to Jomsom, which is known as the land of fresh apples. After landing at Jomsom our trek crews are ready to move towards kagbeni.  On the way to Kagbeni we have to cross the river of kali Gandaki through small suspension bridge then we need to walk along the river bank of kali Gandaki.  The land structure is rocky with scattered tribes of people.  The trail is continuous uphill with tough rocks and chunk of sand we can see adorable views of mountains like Neelgiri, Tukuche and Dhaulagiri.  Continuous walking the riverside of kali Gandaki about 3 hours and we reach to Ekley Bhatti village. There we will take rest for a while and continue our steps towards Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. We can see enormous ancestor houses, Buddhist monastery and some Hindu temples are the attraction parts of this place. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

​Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) 5/6 hours.

Our next trip starts with our delightful breakfast with a special permit check up and ahead to the Chele along with the riverbank of kali Gandaki.  On the way we can found to see Buddhist monastery, all the houses with white colors. We can see the agricultural farmland of barley and wheat.  After 5 to 6 hours long walk, we reach to our destination place called Chele, village with typical Tibetan style houses. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6

​Chele to Syanbochen (3475m) 5/6 hours

Today, we start our footpath trek again and continuously moving towards our destination place. On the way of our trail we need to climb to Taklam la. Pass through plateaus with enormous views of Damodar Danda, Yakawa kang and Tilicho peaks. After moving little down we reach to the village called Samar.  From Samar village we need to walk upward walking around three hours we reach to the place called Syanbochen. On our route we feel pleasure of cool steams and trees. We can see a well known cave known as Ramehung cave. Walking of 5 to 6 hours finally we reach to Syanbochen. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7

​Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3520m) 4/5 hours.

After breakfast our next destination is to reach at Ghaymi.  We start our trek uphill to the Yamda passes through a few teahouses and local villages which look like Tibetan style of houses.  Along on the way of our avenue we need to passes through mountains, trees and farmland of barley.  Then, we climb to Nyi pass of 13,190ft it is could be a little longer to climb up. Ghaymi is the third largest village in the Lo region. Spending 4 to 5 hours walking, we reach to Ghaymi. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8

​Ghaymi to Charang (3500m) 5/6 hours.

We are ready to our next trek after taking breakfast.  With a pleasurable walk we need to cross Ghaymi river, the route goes up to a plateau and passes beside a long wall called Mani wall, a holy stone wall made by the followers Buddhism.  From the end of that Mani wall we need to move forward east to the village of Charang.  On the way we found to see farmlands, some trees and the houses separated by stone walls. We can see an enormous giant white dzong and red Gompa, passing it we reach to our destination place Charang. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 9

​Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m) 4/5 hours

Early in the morning we start our trek to Lo-Mangthang with appealing view of Bhrikuti, Annapurna I, Tilicho and Neelgiri peaks. At first we need to come down to Charang chu canyon and after crossing the river then climb stiff way. As well as our route ascends gently to the windy pass of Lo, from where we can see the Lo-Mangthang valley. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10

​Discover to Lo- Mangthang

Lo- Mangthang was the walled capital of the kingdom of Lo.  More prosaically, Lo- Mangthang is a village development committee in Mustang District, Dhaulagiri Zone of northern Nepal. Lo- Mangthang is noted for its tall white washed mud brick walls, Gompas and the king’s place. At morning, time we go for sightseeing of attractive village of Lo- Mangthang. The village contains around of200 houses, we can see there the residences of many Lamas. In Lo-Mangthang we can see many temples, statue of Buddha as well as mandalas painted on the walls. And we will go to see another attractive four storey building of the king’s palace and all the surrounding beautiful views of the great Himalaya. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 11

Trek to Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810m) 6/7 hours

After a graceful time at Lo- Mangthang today, we depart to Drakmar. In Drakmar there is an old Ghar Gompa which is interesting places to visit the local area, it is excellent for its rock painting.  It is easy walk today as the route is descends to Ghar Gompa.  In myth time it is said that if we wish anything in Ghar Ghompa our wish will fulfill. Visit the local area, it is exquisite to visit at morning time, day time may be windy and dusty. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 12

​Dhakmar to Ghiling (3807m) 5/ 6 hours.

Today, we start our journey from Dhakmar to Ghiling. We continue our journey down to the valley of Ghiling with dusty and windy route. Along the journey you can take pleasure of mountains scenery. After walking the route about 5 to 6 hours we arrive to Ghiling. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 13

​Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m) 5/ 6 hours

We leave the Ghiling and start our trek towards to Chhuksang with little bit climbing route with beautiful and wonderful scenery of Himalayan. After walking around 5 hours we reach to chhuksang. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 14

​Chhuksang to Jomsom (2720m) 5/ 6 hours.

This is our last day of our trek, we are returning back to Jomsom. Early morning we start our steps towards Kagbeni.  Conclusion the upper Mustang route and re join the Annapurna circuit trek.  We take rest and have lunch in Kagbeni, after talking lunch we proceed towards Jomsom.  Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 15

​Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) (30 min. flight) and Explore Pokhara

In morning, after breakfast we will move to airport to fly back to Pokhara. It takes maximum 30 minutes to reach in Pokhara. From plane you can see beautiful gorge of the two giant mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.  After arriving at Pokhara airport our guide will take you to the lakeside hotel by private vehicle. Take rest, after refreshment we will go for short sightseeing in Pokhara. We can take a round of lake side and we can take boat in hire for boating. We can go to the Barahi temple which is located at middle of lake. After an hour of boating we proceed to Davies fall, Mountain museum and Gupteshowar cave. Back to the hotel and rest of time is yours. Overnight at Hotel . ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 16

​Pokhara to Kathmandu 7/8 hours by luxury tourist Bus.

We have two options we can go through tourist bus or you can have a flight. From flight it cost costly and takes maximum 25 minutes to reach in Kathmandu. By tourist bus it takes around 6 hours to reach in Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel ( Meal Included: Breakfast, & Dinner)

Day 17

​Final departure

It’s our last day with you and time to say goodbye, we hope you have wonderful time n enjoyed the tour with us. And hope to see you again for next adventure trek. At last have a nice and safe flight. ( Meal Included: Breakfast)
 
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Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Pokhara, breakfast included. (02nights) 
  • Round- trip airfare ticket, (Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara)
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide .
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara  and  Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking and TIMS
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus.
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu/ Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner.

Cost Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew 
  • Lunch & Dinner in kathmandu/ Pokhara
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
 
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
 
 
Note 
  1. The above itinerary can be customized according to your preferences. If you want to make any changes please write here.
  2. The above trekking can also be done in camping. If you are interested in camping trek, for the pricewrite here.
  3. The above price is standard rate, If you want deluxe rate please Contact Us

Trip Extension 
• Home stay in Nepal
• Volutourism in Nepal
• Rafting in Nepal
• Mountain flight in Nepal.
• Bhutan paro tour 
• Cycling tour

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Trip Facts

Duration: 17 Days
Accomodation: Hotel / Guest House
Seasons : March , April , May, June , July , Aug, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Type: Moderate
Activities : High altitude trek / Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-12 pax.
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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