Mustang trekking holidays is a trek of wondrous in the tiny kingdom of Mustang. It preserves its traditional Tibetan culture and way of life little changed over the centuries. The king of Mustang still resides in his palace in the walled city of Lo Manthang. Several monasteries here are reminding the oldest monastery in Tibet. There is more Tibetan style culture and customs in Mustang than in today’s Tibet, many Mustang visitors and trekkers say this. On top all, Mustang trekking is a fabulous trekking. Mustang trekking is a moderate difficult level trekking.
Upper Mustang trekking is located north of Annapurna to Tibet border. Upper Mustang valley consists of dry and arid valleys with colorful rock formations containing many cave dwellings high up in the cliffs. Mustang is seemed geographically and culturally like Tibetan plateau. Mustang trekking could be an option instead of Tibet. The highest elevation of this trekking is at 4000m, Lomanthang, the capital of walled city Mustang.
Mustang trekking were closed for foreign visitors and trekkers in 1992 AD. A very few visitors trek to Mustang, as a result it is one of the places left where one can see undisturbed Tibetan culture. Upper Mustang was once part of Tibet and was used by the salt caravans crossing the Himalaya into Nepal. It became an independent kingdom in 1380. In 1960’s Mustang was a strong hold for Tibetan Khampa guerrillas fighting the occupying Chinese forces.
Mustang trekking begins at Jomsom and trekking follows the traditional trail up the west of Kali Gandaki valley to the walled city of Lo Manthang. After exploring valley, palaces and monastery around Mustang, we return through the picturesque villages of Dhi, Tange and Tetang toward the pilgrimage village of Muktinath. En route we see hermit caves and visit the remarkable 13th century cave monastery at Luri, one of the last remaining examples of its kind. Mustang trekking route takes us over stunning high plateaus and through a spectacular desert landscapes set against a backdrop of snow capped peaks.
Mustang trek attends the Tiji Festival, the biggest festival of Mustang’s people in April/May, a celebration of dance and ritual to expel demons. The loba people of Mustang boast a proud history, dating back to the 5th century AD. Hopefully, this unique Mustang trekking will leave an unbelievable imprint memory to all our Mustang trekkers and visitors.
Below is Mustang trekking itinerary and for customized trekking itinerary, cost deals, latest up to date Mustang trekking information and travel trekking guide to Mustang, talk to a team of trekking guide and tour leader.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
We receive you at Kathmandu airport on arrival to Nepal and transfer to hotel. We wait you at Kathmandu airport with your name. The rest of the day is free and short trip briefing in the evening.
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Kathmandu tour visit important temple and monuments in Kathmandu and trekking permit preparation.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive or fly to Kathmandu. If we take a overland bus tour, it takes nearly 6 hours drive and by flight it takes 30 minute flight.
Day 4: Pokhara to Jomsom
Short, dramatic flight flies up the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom. Afternoon trek to Kagbeni the gateway to Upper Mustang
Day 5: Trek to Chele
Follow the main trade route to Tangbe and into ethnic Tibetan (Mustang) cultural lands as we reach Chele.
Day 6: Trek to Syangboche
A brief, stiff climb with views of distant Himalayan giants. Across the Chele La, Yamdo La and Shyangmochen La to Syangboche.
Day 7: Trek to Ghermi
Views of the Tibetan Plateau from Nyi La and the Annapurna. A short walk over another pass to Ghemi.
Day 8: Trek to Charang
An immense 400m long mani wall is one of today highlights, followed by the crossing of the Choya La to Charang.
Day 9: Trek to Lomanthang
Our objective, the fabled, fairytale like city of Lo Manthang is reached by crossing a stunning, arid and barren landscape.
Day 10: At Lomanthang.
A full day to explore Lo Manthang. Time to savour this wonderful place.
Day 11: Trek to Dhakmar
Heading in a westerly direction we cross the Marang La and can visit Lo Gekar Monastery as we trek across alpine meadow to Dhakmar.
Day 12: Trek to Ghiling
An hour or so of walking finds us back on our inbound trail, which we then take a detour to stop the night at Ghiling.
Day 13 Trek back to Chele.
Day 14: Trek to Kagbeni.
A mostly steady downhill walk leads us once more to Kagbeni.
Day 16: Trek to Jomjom
A relaxing and easy short walk back to Jomsom where we can now savour the spectacular views of the incredibly steep slopes of part of the Nilgiri peaks
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara.
Whisked back to Pokhara by plane, we can relax lakeside in this laid-back location, which will feel noticeably warmer than where we have left just 25 minutes before.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
To allow a little time to explore Kathmandu we take the 40 minute flight back from Pokhara, with the remainder of the day free to explore Kathmandu.
Day 18: Kathmandu Airport.
Transfer to Kathmandu airport at least 3 hours before than your flight schedule time. Say good bye to Kathmandu Nepal. Thanks for joining us this Mustang trekking.