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Mustang Trekking

Mustang has a long, rich and complex history that makes it one of the most interesting and picturesque trekking place in Nepal. In common usage, the name of mustang refers to the arid, Tibet-like region at northern end of the kali Gandaki River and known to it as inhabitants of Lo people. The name is pronounced as "moo-stang". Officially mustang is the name of the entire district along the kali gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. The mustang district head quarter is in Jomsom at about centre of the district. The restricted area of Tibetan influence is north of Kagbeni and Nepalese refer to it as upper mustang. Upper mustang consists of two distinct regions: the southern part, with five villages inhabited by people related to the Manangis, and the northern area where language culture and traditions are almost purely Tibetan.

Most of the people depart from Lo on trading during the winter to avoid the cold and snow. The trekking season, therefore from late March to until November. The trek doesn't go extremely high elevation but the cold dust and afternoon wind can make trek less pleasant then other trek in Nepal. When you going for mustang trekking, the rules require that you should trek in a group of at least two people. You will be happier if you keep the group as small as possible because the camp sites are small and a typical.

A special trekking permit is required for Treks in Upper mustang. Its cost is US $ 700 per person for 10 days and for extra day 70 US $ per day and per person. You should purchased Annapurna conservation area project entry ticket too. In Jomson you must register with the police post and also with the ACAP office across from OM'S home just north of the Airpost.

Mustang Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel & well come Diner.
Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 3:Fly to Pokhara and spend the rest of the day relaxing around Phewa Lake, with the Annapurna Range rising to (7,903m/26,000ft) just north of us. Overnight in hotel
Day 4: Kagbeni (2,800m/9,212ft): Today we will take an early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,705m/8,900ft), the administrative centre for the Mustang district of Nepal. En-route we fly between Annapurna I (8,055m/26,500ft) and Dhaulagiri (8,146m/26,800ft). We will meet our porters in Jomsom and trek 8km (4hrs) to Kagbeni, which is situated at the confluence of the Jhong Khola (river) and the Kali Gandaki River. Overnight stay in tents
Day 5: Chele (3,050m/10,035ft) The trek to Chele is 18km (7 hrs) from Kagbeni, where we head north along the Kali Gandaki River. The trail goes up and down for two hours to avoid the many river crossings, and then climbs steeply to a plateau avoiding a vertical-walled bluff ahead. From here it is a gradual climb to Tangbe (4 hrs). The trail climbs to 3,100m/10,199ft and then drops steeply to the banks of the Kali Gandaki. We will walk along the river bed crossing to the western bank before making a small climb to Chele.
Day 6: Eklo Bhatti (3,820m/12,568ft) Trek 13km (6 hrs) to Eklo Bhatti. The trail climbs to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, Nilgiri and Damodar Danda. It then descends a little to the village of Samar, altogether three hours from Chele. Between Samar and Geling the trail remains over 3,700m/12,173ft, so the group should be well acclimatized to camp in between. The first campsite arrives after two hours of climbing (mostly gradual), but only provides camping for a few tents. Another camp ground with nicer prospects is just one hour further. Overnight stay in tents
Day 7: Ghame (3,520m/11,581ft) Trek 12km (4 hrs) to Ghame. The trail gently climbs to the Yamda La (3,850m /12,667ft) passing teahouses, chortens and Tibetan-influenced villages, and crosses over a few other passes. The longer climb will be to Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft) after lunch, the trail then steeply descends to Ghame. Overnight stay in tents
Day 8: Tsarang (3,500 m/11,515ft) This is an easy trekking day of 11km (4 hrs) to Tsarang. After crossing Ghame Khola below Ghame, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long mani wall. From the end of the wall the trail heads east to Tsarang, gradually climbing and then descending. Overnight stay in tents
Day 9: Lomanthang (3,700 m/12,173ft) The 13km (5 hrs) trek to Lomangthang hosts magnificent views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Tsarang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lomanthang Valley. While descending to Lomangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. Overnight stay in tents
Day 10: Lomanthang Explore the eastern valleys and the Nyphu and Gharphu Monasteries before returning to Lomangthang. This trip is 12km (5-6 hrs) round trip. Overnight stay in tents
Day 11: Lomanthang This will be another roundtrip day excursion to explore Namgyal, Tingkar and the valleys to the west (7km/4-5 hrs). Overnight stay in tents
Day 12: Tsarang (3,500 m/11,515ft) Trek 15 km (6 hrs) back to Tsarang. On the return journey we can take a detour to visit the Lo Gekor Monastery. Overnight stay in tents
Day 13: Tangee (3,240m / 10,656ft) 10 km (6 hrs): After an hour's walk from Tsarang, Kaligandaki is crossed at about 3,170m. The crossing point is at the junction of the Kali Gandaki and Dhechyang Khola. The trail then heads south over a stony plain towards the valley of Tangee Khola and eventually climbs away from to the fields of Tangee. Overnight stay in tents
Day 14: Tetang (2,940m /9,673ft) Trek 25km (10 hrs) to Tetang. The trail climbs down to the Tangee Khola and crosses a bridge, before coming over a ridge and descending to the wide stony plain of Yak Khola. A steep climb comes one hour out of Tangee. The summit (4,050m/13,325ft) is reached after four hours from the camp. As the trail comes over a few passes, the view is stunning. The trail is steep and rough with a lot of loose stone. Overnight stay in tents
Day 15: Kagbeni (2,810 m/9,245ft) : Trek 11km (6 hrs) back to Kagbeni, where we spent our first night on trek. Overnight stay in tents
Day 16: Jomsom (2,700 m/8,883ft) Trek 8km (4 hrs) to Jomsom. We will celebrate with our crew in the evening, before departing the next day. Overnight stay in teahouse
Day 17: Pokhara: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara early in the morning, and spend the rest of the day relaxing lakeside. Check into hotel
Day 18: Kathmandu Fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon and be received by a member of our crew. We will be transported to our hotel and will have the evening to spend at leisure. Check into hotel
Day 19: Kathmandu Depature\drive to Airport

Service Cost Includes:

  1. Airport pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
  2. Kathmandu/Pokhara hotel room with Breakfast (B) basis
  3. All land transfer as per above itinerary
  4. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  5. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit fees
  6. All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek
  7. English speaking license holder trekking Guide and each 2 persons 1 Porter

Service Cost excludes:

  1. Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 40 only.
  2. Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
  3. Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu Domestic Airfare (If required)
  4. Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
  5. Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  6. Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips for Nepalese staff's etc.
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