Upper Mustang 14 days
Duration: 14 days
Trip level: moderate (info?)
Maximum altitude: 3950 m
Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Fixed departure 2018: July 25th
Mustang is a remote former kingdom, north of the Annapurna massif. The area has an inimitable mysticism and is unique in Nepal. Mustang is ,geographically, the extension of the Tibetan plateau and lies in the shadow of the Annapurna Mountains. The surrealistic landscapes are formed by drought and wind. Tibetan Buddhism still lives heavily among the population. During your trek you will visit a number of monasteries and visit the authentic villages. During the trip you will also be treated to panoramic views of the Annapurna massif and the Dhaulagiri summit.
From Kathmandu you travel to Pokhara by bus. From Pokhara you can see all the mighty peaks of the Annapurna region. It’s the gateway to the world-famous treks in and around the Annapurna range and beyond. But a walk along the shores of Phewa Lake is very pleasant as well. From Pokhara you travel by plane to Jomsom. From Jomsom you trek to Kagbeni, the beginning and end of Upper Mustang. The first days there is a lot of climbing along some villages. The area receives little rain and the color landscapes are therefore particularly photogenic. Eventually you walk in the walled town of Lo Manthang. The king of the small kingdom of Mustang passed away in 2016. There are many temples and the monks live scattered throughout the town. During your resting day, you have all the time to watch Lo Manthang and its surroundings. From Lo Manthang, the hiking trip follows a different hiking trail. And there will be a long hiking day. But because you are already well-acclimatized, this usually causes few problems. From Jomsom you return to the green lush valley of Pokhara and the calming Phewa Lake. It is possible to extend your stay in Pokhara for more leisure and relaxing. From Pokhara you drive back by tourist bus to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara, flight is optional (6 hrs.)
Day 02 Flight to Jomsom, and trek to Kagbeni (2800 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Chele (3050 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Shyammochen (3500 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Ghemi (3510 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Tsarang (3560 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Lo Manthang (3700 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 08 Resting day at Lo Manthang for acclimatization. Optional day hike to visit Lo Manthang and its surrounding area.
Day 09 Trek to Dhakmar (3810 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 10 Trek to Shyammochen (3500 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Chusang (2980 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 12 Trek to Jomsom (2720 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 13 (Morning) flight to Pokhara, and drive to hotel
Day 14 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight is optional (6 hrs.)
Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, cost of local flight.
The starting price for over Upper Mustang 14 days is:
€ 980 ,00 per person ( party of 4 persons)
€ 1125,00 per person ( party of 2 persons)
We have noticed the ways of traveling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
Return drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by touristbus , and return flight Pokhara-Jomsom
Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive Kathmandu to Pokhara, and return flight Jomsom
One night in guesthouse in Pokhara before and after trek
Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
Upper Mustang special permit for 10 days ($500,00) , ACAP fee, TIMS card and local taxes
Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
International flight to Kathmandu
Nepal entrance visa
Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
All meals in Pokhara
Lodging and food during trek
Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
Personal travel insurance
Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)