Blossom Expeditions

Upper Mustang Trekking

The region of Tibetan influence north of Kagbeni is generally referred to as Upper Mustang. The ancient Kingdom of Mustang – the capital Lo Manthan was attached to Tibet in the 14th century, although it retained its identity as an autonomous dynasty throughout the centuries - is a walled city where people still remain predominantly Tibetan. Still somewhat restricted (special permits are required) the trek to Lo Manthan (3730 m) refers to the arid Tibet-like region at the northern end of Kali Gandaki. Annexed by Nepal in 17th century, but untouched by the outside world. 14th century monasteries still remain active to preserve this magnificent Trans-Himalayan kingdom, with their unrivalled Buddhist shrines with cliff hanging monasteries, thangkas, mandalas and deities and cave dwelling people. In this wild lunar landscape of unreal color and beauty, ruggedly carved mountains reach up to deep blue skies, while icy peaks glimmer majestically to the south. Vast and barren ridges extend to the northern horizon making one feel like an insignificant dot on a timeless landscape.

It was only opened to foreigners in 1992 and has been strictly regulated ever since. Trekkers are not common here which is why this trek provides such a rare and up close look at a society that has remained unaffected by change for centuries. Unfortunately there is a high price to pay have such an experience. The Permit cost U.S. $500 hundred dollars per person for 10 days and usually the trek starts from Jomsom, where you can reached by plane from Pokhara or reserved 4 wheel drive. Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the most rewarding experiences in all Nepal.

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max. Elevation:
4110m.
Starts Point:
Jomsom
Ends Point:
Jomsom
Trip Duration:
21 days
Trek Duration:
15
Max. Group Size:
10
Min. Group Size:
2
Trip Mode::
Camping/Teahouse
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arriving in KTM and transfer to Hotel 1300m  
02 Trip preparation day    
03 Early morning fly to Pokhara 820m.  
04 Fly early morning to Jomsom (2729m) and trek to Kagbeni 2800m 2-3 hours
05 Trek to Chhuksang 3050m. 7-8 hours
06 Trek to Samar 3660m. 2-3 hours
07 Trek to Ghiling 3710m. 6-7 hours
08 Trek to Dhakmar 3840m 45-5 hours
09 Trek to Charang (tsarang) vie Lo gekar 3560m. 6-7 hours
10-11 Trek to Lo-manthan 3755m. 4-5 hours
12 Rest days and visit some of the most old and religiously important monastery nearest villages of Lo-manthang    
13 Trek to Yara village   6-7 hours
14 Day excursion to Luri Gompa and Caves    
15 Trek to Charang 3560m 4-5 hours
16 Drive to Jomsom 2729m  
17 Fly back to Pokhara and Rest 820m  
18 Sightseeing Pokhara    
19 In the morning fly back to Kathmandu 1300m.  
20 Free day for sightseeing    
21 Departure to Home    

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