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Mustang Trekking - 17 Nights/ 18 Days

Mustang trekking a timeless and breathtaking journey through the Kingdom of Lo in upper mustang region, until recently a hidden Tibetan Buddhist enclave forbidden to foreigners. In mustang trekking, we search for the last nomads of Mustang, living their traditional lifestyle on the border of Tibet, and a forgotten Tibetan Buddhist cave monastery of exquisite murals, dating back to ancient times.

Sculpted canyons with wild rock formations, medieval villages, ruined fortresses, royal palaces and mysterious, ancient cave hermitages, Tibetan Buddhist gompas and soaring snow-peaks characterize this spectacular region, a thumb sticking up into the Tibetan plateau. Mustang region is a Kingdom tucked away amongst the deepest river gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki River. It is a remote and starkly beautiful region, home to Buddhism as well as the remnants of the older, mystical Bon religion and Tibet's arid high desert bordered by some of the Himalaya's highest snow-peaks. Our trek through hidden Mustang is spectacular from start to finish.

Mustang TrekkingWe continue our yearly exploration of Mustang, first explored by the early, intrepid Himalayan travelers and pilgrims. We journey along some of the least known routes in this sun-drenched region, often following the Kali Gandaki river-bed, other times trekking on spectacular trails high above it, and descending through incredibly sculpted and multi-hued gorges.

Mustang trekking while it is still pristine, intriguing, with a sense of the forbidden. It will soon change!

According to your permit allow, you could trek through the remote eastern valleys along old nomadic trade routes with Tibet, and above Lo Monthang. We also trek along the eastern, winter route from Lo to rarely visited Dhi, Yara and Luri Gompa, as well as stopping in Tetang, the old, fortified salt-mining village.

A Kingdom within a Kingdom, Mustang's wealth was derived from its position on the Kali Gandaki / Thak Khola trade route to Tibet, the region still retains its own King is a fantastic square-walled town. Forbidden to foreigners until 1992 Mustang remains a controlled region which very few people visit, a deliberate policy of cultural and environmental preservation. Mustang region with an average elevation of 13,600ft remains almost entirely Tibetan in character and appearance. A trekking into this fabled Kingdom of Mustang takes us to a kingdom of vast high arid valleys, eroded canyons, stratified rock formations, yak caravans, colorfully-painted mud-brick houses, a barren desert-like appearance and ancient salt-trade routes linked to the high passes of Tibet. Not only beautiful landscape, unique culture but panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other soaring peaks, a remote route southeast of Lo Manthang is to explore. A limited number of permits are issued to trekkers each year in order to protect the local Tibetan traditions and the fragile ecosystem. Mustang region is a rugged mysterious arid and haunting wilderness region set amid a lunar landscape of wind eroded hills and cliffs. Trekker's destination is the exotic walled city of Lo Manthang the seat of the King. The Kings Palace is surrounded by maize of gompas and private houses all enshrined within the city boundary walls. Unmolested Mustang is frozen in time it remains one of the ultimate journeys ever likely to be made in one lifetime. Although fierce winds, exposed terrain, high altitude and the rigors of the Tibetan plateau make this region a challenging one, the rewards for venturing deep into the Kingdom of Mustang are immense!

Mustang Trekking

Mustang Trekking - Day to Day itinerary

Day 01.
Kathmandu- 1340M (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel) - Hotel
Day 02.
Full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu city & Fly to Pokhara – Hotel (B/B)
Day 03.
Fly to Jomsom (2720m) & Trek to Kagbeni (2810m)- Approx.4 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 04.
Trek to muktinath (3760m) & back to Kagbeni (2810m)- Approx.4 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 05.
Trek to Chele( 3050m)- Approx.4/5 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 06.
Trek to Syangbochen (3800m)- Approx.4/5 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 07.
Trek to Ghami(3520m) )- Approx.4-6 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 08.
Trek to Dhakmar(3820m) )- Approx.4-6 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 09.
Trek to Charang(3560m) )- Approx.4-6 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 10.
Trek to Lo- Manthang( 3809m) )- Approx.4-6 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 11.
Lo- Manthang-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 12.
Trek to Ghemi)- Approx.4-6 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 13.
Trek to Samar)- Approx.4-6 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 14.
Trek to Chhusang)- Approx.4-6 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 15.
Trek to Jomsom)- Approx.4-6 hrs-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 16.
Fly to Pokhara and half day tour in Pokhara- Hotel (B/B)
Day 17.
Fly to Kathmandu- Hotel (B/B)
Day 18.
Drive to Airport and departure (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Mustang Trekking Special price includes following services:

  • Kathmandu International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace
  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 3 star or 5 Star hotel
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Pokhara at 3 star or 5 Star hotel
  • 12 Nights full board comfortable Lodge accommodation Trek with all meals basis...
  • Round Trip(Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) by flight with Airport taxes
  • Round Trip( Pokhara- Jomsom- Pokhara) by flight with Airport tax for guests
  • All domestic Airport transfers in Kathmandu & pokhara by Private CAR/ HIACE
  • Tea/ Coffee- 3 times a day, full board services( 3 meals a day)
  • Before and after trek Transport by Private CAR/VAN/ HIACE as per group size in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu normal bus transports for Guide, cook, porters and all staffs
  • 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt.Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu city with Guide, all entrance fees, private CAR/HIACE
  • Half day sightseeing in Pokhara city with Guide, all entrance fees, Private CAR/ HIACE
  • Mustang special Trek permit- US$ 500 per person for 10 days
  • Annapurna conservation entry Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- US$ 2000 per/Hour if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees

Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests)

  • Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)
  • Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter

Mustang Trekking Special price excludes following services:

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Travel, medical and Helicopter Evacuation Insurance(must necessary)- We can assist to make your insurance from Kathmandu too, please contact us for cost
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara - keep $ 5 to 15 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts after meals Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( highly expected)
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges/ hotels)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above

Hotels in Kathmandu we use are( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)

  • 3 Star Hotel: Hotel Nirvana Garden, International Guest house or Similar(Deluxe Room)
  • 5 Star Hotel: Hotel Yak & Yeti, Hotel Del' Annapurna, Hotel Shangri-La or Similar(Deluxe Room

Hotels in Pokhara ( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)

  • 3 Star Hotel: Hotel Base Camp resort, Hotel the Kantipur or Similar(Deluxe Room)
  • 5 Star Hotel: fishtail lodge, Shangri-la Village resort, Hotel Grande or Similar(Deluxe Room)

Note:

  • Single room Supplementary charge is applicable if Guest does not have partner to share room together or in the case if no one want to Share room together or He/she prefer to have single room.
  • If you would like to accommodate yourself at your own preferable Luxury or Budget hotels in Kathmandu city, please kindly write us hotel name, so we can update accordingly.

DESIGN- PLAN YOUR OWN TRIP

Services- you can arrange yourself (which we can remove from our set itinerary package)

When you travel with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions, We never force you to follow our fixed/set package. Please kindly advice us- what you would like to include and Exclude in our Package.

In Kathmandu City, if you would like to make your own city sightseeing or your own hotel reservation, we are happy to take out those services from our Set package and we will provide you only Trekking package to and from Kathmandu.However, we highly recommend to follow our set Package for your hassle free memorable travel experience.

As a travel professional, we also understand important of time and money if above set Package offer is not suitable to you due to out of timeframe or out of Budget or any other reason, please kindly advice us with your details interests, requirements and Expectations. We are more than happy to re-design the Itinerary and ready to provide Best Package which will meet your requirements and interests.

We wish you a very wonderful and once in al lifetime trekking experience with us.

Mountain Sherpa is the best travel company i’ve travelled with...

“ I have been to Nepal 4 times now (and will be going back). Most recently returning April 2006. The last 2 occasions have been with Mountain Sherpa Treks (MST).
Two years ago I went trekking up to Island Peak with Tandi Sherpa, who I found to be a warm, genuine and honest man. A man who I would be proud to call brother. He made me feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. All arrangements were smooth and efficient.
More recently I trekked for 21 days to both Island Peak and Mera Peak organised by MST and Tandi/Pasang. The price was fair (and I could change my requirements to reduce if needed). Trekking was absolutely incredible a great antidote to hectic western lifestyles. Again arrangements were flawless (even during the strikes) and every eventuality was planned for.”

said Peter Barron, UK

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