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Upper Mustang - An Off-beaten trek to the Trans-Himalayas - 15 Days

Join Sherpa Tours on an epic journey of Upper Mustang trek in Nepal for a National Geographic quality experience - a spectacular trek into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with unspoiled Tibetan culture, the high desert region of the Tibetan influence, thousand years of old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes.

Separated from the rest of country by the remoteness of Himalayas, Upper Mustang is rare jewel of Nepal has preserved one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture, mountain communities in which the pre-Buddhist Bonpo religion is still practised. Time has literally stood still for centuries in this spiritual sanctuary as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done for hundreds of years.

The trek starts from world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki Region into world's highest regions of  Lo-Mangthang Valley that passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage remain unchanged for centuries and to this date. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four storey palace in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang region.

 
The Transhimalayan Mustang Region is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, since the region was restricted for outsiders until Nepal Government announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. The region is controled to preserve the region from outside influence and hence requires a special trekking permit. 

Trip Highlight

  • access to a fabled hidden land once closed to trekkers for years;
  • breathtaking views of several highest mountains in Annapurna region including Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri;
  • an opportunity to observe Dominating landscape of Canyons that dwarf Grand Canyons of US, in addition to thousands of years old mysterious caves;
  • exposure to a number of interesting Tibetan villages and last forbidden Kingdom of Mustang set among lonely, secluded valleys and rocks beyond Himalaya;
  • an exploration of the Buddhist and pre-Buddhism Bonpo religions preserved in the area.

 

Recommendation

This trek is geared towards people who love adventurous journey to 'out-of-the-way' places untouched by human progress. This is a unique trek, which follows one of the most beautiful and culturally rich trekking routes in Annapurna, Nepal taking you very close to the Tibetan boarder in a controlled region known as Trans-Himalaya.

 

Testimonials

1.   Willi and Janet Thomsen, Act, Australia -  

"You organised everything we asked for on the trip exactly as discussed and our full compliments to you and your personnel for an unforgettable trip. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to other trekkers. Please feel free to allow us to represent your interests or offer us as referees to any other prospective ACT clients. Thanks for the experience."

2. Click here to view a video testimonial from our client.

 

 

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Day 01 Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel
Day 02 Fly to Pokhara (about 200 km west of Kathmandu).
Day 03 FLY TO JOMSOM & TREK TO KAGBENI [2780m]
Day 04 KAGBENI TO CHELE [3100m]
Day 05 CHELE TO GELING [3570m]
Day 06 GELING TO CHARANG [3560m]
Day 07 CHARANG TO LO MANTHANG [3840m]
Day 08 IN LO MANTHANG [3490m]
Day 09 LO MANTHANG TO DRAMKAR
Day 10 DRAMKAR TO SHYANGMOCHEN
Day 11 SHYANGMOCHEN TO CHHUKSUNG
Day 12 CHHUKSUNG TO KAGBENI
Day 13 KAGBENI TO JOMSOM
Day 14 JOMSOM TO KATHMANDU VIA POKHARA. Sightseeing in afternoon in Kathmandu
Day 15 Final Departure
Notes
  • Information like altitude, total walking times and distance in the day to day itinerary are approxmate only.
  • the itinerary should be regarded as an outline only. The routes may have to be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions.
Detailed Itinerary

Inclusion Summary

  • All land transfers, including airport pickups and drop-offs, are provided in a private vehicle;
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu - Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu are covered by us;
  • The national park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee;
  • Upper Mustang controled area permit fee of about AU$600 covered by us;
  • An English-speaking trekking leader is provided along with a full complement of crew (including Sherpa and porters as necessary) suited to the size of the group;
  • A first aid kit is carried by the crew at all times;
  • All crew members are fully insured;
  • Food, accommodation and equipment as required for the crew are provided by us.

Accomodation

Kathmandu

4* Hotel

 

Pokhara

Hotel equivalent to 3*

 

On Trek

Local lodges called Teahouses

Meals

Kathmandu and Pokhara

Bed and Breakfast basis

 

On Trek

3 meals a day included in package

Transportation

Mentioned domestic flights

All land transfers are on private vehicles in nice condition.

Equipment

Any items necessary for the trip, including personal items such as toiletries, need to be provided by you. A recommended list of items will be included in the trip note which will be provided at the time of booking.

Complimentary

1 welcome dinner and 1 farewell dinner.

Exclusion Summary

 

International flights, airport departure taxes, visas, insurance, meals not listed, any optional tours and activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, personal medical supplies, personal trekking equipment, bar bills, laundry, tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.

 

Any extra costs incurred due to Nepal band (closure), natural calamities, flight delays etc. Cancellation of flight etc due to unforeseen uncertainties beyond our representatives and agents control.

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