Mustang Trek by Alpine Excursion

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Located at the north of the Annapurna region of Nepal, Mustang region is a hidden landscape that is extremely unique and picturesque. Upper Mustang is more enchanting with its diverse sceneries and outstanding geographical feature. Mustang trekking is unique for the trekkers to pass through the Tibetan Buddhism influenced villages with the traditional standard of living.

Walking through the Kaligandaki valley, you pass the deepest gorge of the world during the Mustang trek. The landscape is barren with treeless geography. The Tibetan Buddhist nobility is dominated throughout the trail of Upper Mustang. The dwellers of Mustang live in oasis villages in reddish-brown rock deserts, clashing a steady rancid wind and farm grains and potatoes in protected plots of land. This hard toil of daily existence in the elevated Himalayas is interjected by periods of lively feasts and festivals marked by drinking, dancing and merry-making.

You can visit various caves, monasteries and stonewalled town of Lomanthang. Ranchong Cave, the oldest monastery of Ghiling, Chhyoshar cave and Namgyal monastery can be explored during this trek. Muila pass (4170m) and Morongla pass (4230m) is the high passes that you cross to get the success of the Upper Mustang trek through the dusty and moderate trail. If you trek in May, you have an opportunity to witness the Tiji festival. While retracing, taking a side trip to the Muktinath temple will help to understand the Hindu and Buddhist mixed pilgrimage destination.

Monsoon is the best season for the Mustang trek

Tour ID: AEMT25D
Tour availability : Available on any dates
Duration (Days): 25
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu. Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Alpine Excursion Treks and expedition's representative welcome you warmly at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Itinerary Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu City. After the breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath (the Hindu temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist stupa), Swayambhunath (Buddhist stupa and temple). Then, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Itinerary Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (800m) by private car/bus 6-7 hours Today, we drive or fly to Pokhara, the city of Lakes. Driving through the highway takes about 6 hours and flight is just about half an hour. The views that can be explored during the driving are breathtaking. The winding road along the bank of the River is wonderful. Once you reach Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 4: Fly to Jomsom (2729m) in the morning and 3 hrs trek to Kagbeni (2800m). In the morning, we fly to Jomsom from Pokhara. On the clear weather, we can enjoy the panoramic wonders of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Jomsom is the district center of the Mustang. Meeting further crew, we begin the excursion through the Kaligandaki River bank and continually lead us to Kagbeni, which is the gateway of Upper Mustang. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 5: Trek to Chele (3100m) 6-7 hrs (enter the special mustang trekking permit). With a check in of the restricted area trekking permit, we begin to walk in the less known world. The trail is dominated by the surprising sandy desert. In some places, we can see the barley and wheat field. Walking continually, we reach to the Chhusang village. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 6: Trek to Syangboche (3800m) via Ranchong cave. 7-8 hrs, including cave visit time. After the breakfast, we begin the trek ascending the Taklam pass that offers the wonderful view of the Tilicho Peak. Then we climb down to the Samar village and trek down to the stream. Exploring the Ranchong cave on the way, we trek continually to Syangboche. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 7: Trek to Ghami (3570m) via oldest monastery of Ghiling. 6-7 hrs We begin to trek further From Ghyami after the breakfast. We pass several chhortens on the way and walk further passing the buckwheat fields. We cross two passes- namely Yamda and Nyi La Pass. We can visit the oldest monastery of Ghiling before reaching to Ghami that we reach after a gradual ascend. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 8: Trek to Dhakmar (3820m). 4-5 hrs We can explore the longest Mani Wall in Upper Mustang while heading from Ghami to Dhakmar. We have a relaxing walking hour today. Walking through the enticing landscape with the views of the sandy cliffs and steep sightings, we gradually reach to Dhakmar. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 9: Trek to Ghargumba (3920m) via Muila Pass (4170m). 5-6 hrs After the breakfast, we begin to walk further from Dhakmar, taking the steep up trail. Mui La Pass (4170 meters) is located on the trail that we cross to reach to Ghar Gompa where pure virtue of Lo Nying Sect Scriptures of Padmasambhava can be explored. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 10: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3840m) Morongla Pass (4230m). 6-7 hrs A wonderful day of our trekking, we head to the ultimate destination. The dazzling views of Mt. Annapurna, Tilicho and Nilgiri peaks can be explored from the trail. We climb down to the canyon and climb up from the next edge of the River. When we reach to Lo, the first sight of the Lomanthang, a stone walled town, can be seen. The picturesque Lomanthang is surrounded by the Tibetan Buddhist settlement. Overnight at Lodge.
Itinerary Day 11: Rest and observe Tiji Festival. The main three days of the Tiji festival, we enjoy the first day with a special ceremony. The participants wear different masks and perform in a traditional way. It is a festival celebrated to avoid the drought and asking for the rain. Various customs are used to make the diversities. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 12: Trek to Chhyoshar cave and back to Lomanthang for the festival. After the breakfast, we begin to walk through the easy and gentle trail that leads us to Arka and to Choser. We can explore the Chhyoshar cave and its surrounding. It is almost 4000 meters altitude. Then we trek down to Lomanthang to observe the second day of the Tiji festival and enjoy the cultural pattern of the Tibetan Buddhists. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 13: Visit around in the morning and join the Tiji Festival. After the breakfast, we visit around the stone walled town and enjoy the local attractions. We can visit the Namgyal monastery, Thinggar or explore the Simdrubling cave. Then we back to Lomanthang and enjoy the last day at the Tiji festival ceremony. It represents the victory of the God and the defeat of demon after which there will be enough rain. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 14: Trek to Dhi (3390m). 6-7 hrs As we begin to leave Lomanthang, we move ahead through the windy pass and trek to Udi Danda. Then we cross the Dhi La Pass at 3950 after which we climb down to Dhi, which is located at 3400 meters. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 15: Trek to Luri Gompa and back to Yara. 6-7 hrs After the breakfast, we trek to Yara, take a short break and walk further to Luri Gompa via Tashi Kabum. It is also known as Drukpa Kargu. Exploring the monastery, we trek back to Yara for the overnight stay. We enjoy the spiritual surroundings along with the cultural attractions. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 16: Trek to Tangbe (3240m) 6-7 hrs Today, we have a walk through the isolated area, with few habitats. The landscape is still enticing. All the way we trek down to Tangge, which is a wonderful place to stay. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 17: Trek to Tetang or Chhusang via Paha. 8-9 hrs Passing some streams, we begin to trek down from Tangge. We reach to Pa, where we can see a small water spring. If we are there out of monsoon, the trek from Pa to Tetang is challenging as it is the driest part of the trek. Via Siyarko Tangk Danda, we trek to Tetang. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 18: Trek to Muktinath via Gyula Pass (4077m), end the special Mustang trek permit. From Tetang, we trek to Muktinath via Gyu La with a steep climb. From the pass, the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche can be explored wonderfully. Then we reach to Muktinath via Jhong, checking out from the restricted region of Upper Mustang. Enjoy the holy atmosphere of the Muktinath. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 19: Trek to Jomsom. 6-7 hrs. From Muktinath temple we begin the trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni. It's pretty much long walk through the dusty Kali Gandaki River bank. As the region lies in the rain shadow area, the landscape is entirely brown and dotted with sandy rocks. Reach to Jomsom and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 20: Trek to Marpha (Gurung village) via Syang village and back to Jomsom. As a side trip from Jomsom, we walk towards the Gurung dominated village of Marpha via Syang village. Marpha is a widely renowned village for its brand of Marpha wine. Explore the village around and back to Jomsom in afternoon. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 21: Fly back to Pokhara. Early morning, we fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. The stunning Himalayan panoramas bid farewell you from the Annapurna and Mustang region. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. You have your own choice the rest of the day in Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 22: Sightseeing in Pokhara The rest day in Pokhara is excellent to see the things around and enjoy the water fun along with Pokhara city sightseeing. We can visit the David's Falls, Seti Gorge, go to the cave, visit mountaineering museum and enjoy boating in Phewa Lake. Pokhara is the city of Lakes and the setting of this city is incredible. Overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. After breakfast in the morning, we drive to the tourist bus park and drive further to Kathmandu. It is again about 6 hours drive on the highway. You reach to Kathmandu and transferred to hotel. Enjoy the evening with your group and take a rest. Overnight at Hotel.
Itinerary Day 24: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley We set out for the sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. If we had done sightseeing in Kathmandu on the second day of your arrival, we take you for the sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square. They are the places where you can explore the ancient arts and architectures, pagoda style temples and the sculptures. Overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 25: Final Departure The last day of the trip, the representative of the Alpine Excursion Treks and Expedition drops you to the airport. Thank you for joining us for your memorable trip. See you again.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cancellation and Refund Policy: C) 75% refund up until 30 days before trip
What's Included: 4 Night in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with BB ( Bed and breakfast) plan 3 Night 3 star Hotel in Pokhara with BB ( Bed and breakfast) plan Air ticket for all Guests and Guide, Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to pokhara 14 day special Mustang permit per person Annapurna conservation fee 23 days trekking wages of necessary staffs. Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by private vehicle. Transportation in Kathmandu for Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport by private car Transportation in Pokhara Hotel to Airport and Airport to Hotel. Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and Pokhara by private vehicle. Food expenses when travelling Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu 2 Dinner in Kathmandu 1 Dinner in Pokhara Food for trekking during the 21 day (lunch ,Dinner ,breakfast, tea , coffee, and all kind of hot drinks) Transportation for staffs from Kathmandu to Beni,Beni to Jomsom, Jomsom to Beni and Beni to Kathmandu . Staffs Insurance fee Hot water for drink
What's Excluded: Your personal travel insurance fee Clients’ personal expenses (in Kathmandu, or during the trek) All kind of beverage (Coke, beer, mineral water) Helicopter rescue (If needed) Hot/cold shower Sightseeing entry fee in any monasteries or other places in Pokhara and Kathmandu Clients International Air Ticket Tips for the Nepali staffs
Minimum Pax: 2
Pick Up / Meeting Location: Kathmandu Airport
Region: Asia

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