Mustang Cultural Trek

Mustang is the surroundings enriched with mainly barren ridge lands, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and Moraine valleys. It is scenery is unrivalled for it has an amazing wildernesses, perfect scenery, snow capped peak, stunning 16th century’s monastery’s and many other unique magnetism. The view of wind-swept Kali Gandaki valley, vast spaces around Kagbeni and vast ridges that straggle high mountains provide mind blowing information. Nepalese Mustang area preserve a life about unchanged for centuries. Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, you walk in a complete desolate landscape, surrounded by rocks in all kind of colors and bizarre formations.  In this barren landscape the villages with their bright colored fields are like oases. It is hidden behind the Himalayas, and Tibetan plateaus. Mustang is an old Kingdom of Lo. In reality the capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom, but the actual Tibetan style district lies north of Kagbeni and is typically refer to as Upper-Mustang. The real capital, Lo Manthang, where the present king lives, is a fantastic square walled town sitting on the ‘Plain of Prayers’. 

The most convenient way to get to Upper Mustang, is to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and start the trek from there.  The flight is an attraction in itself, flying through the deepest gorge in the world, between the Dhaulagiri and the Nilgiri. You will walk along the famous Kali Gandaki River upstream, partly walking in the river bed itself, to Kagbeni. Upper Mustang starts from Kagbeni the restricted area. However, it is worthwhile to pay a visit to the famous pilgrim destination of Muktinath before heading north into Upper Mustang.From Kagbeni the trek goes norhtwards, and brings you in 4 to 5 days to Lo Mangtang. You cross over the pass after the pass, which are all between 3,500 and 4,000 m. You can optionally use a different way via Dhakmar, crossing 2 passes of around 4,200 m.  Close to Dhakmar you can find the oldest Tibetan monastery in the world, the Lo Gekar Monastery.  Lo Gekar Monastery was built in the 8th century AD, by the famous Tibetan magician Guru Rinpoche.  He had to kill a powerful demon first and the blood of the demon has painted the rocks around Dhakmar bright red.

Package Highlights

The flight is an attraction in itself, flying through the deepest gorge in the world, between the Dhaulagiri and the Nilgiri. You will walk along the famous Kali Gandaki River upstream, partly walking in the river bed itself, to Kagbeni.

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  • Day 01: Kathmandu-1350m (D):
    Upon Arrival meet, assist and transfer to hotel and welcome drinks. Check-In hotel & trek briefing. Late afternoon at leisure time hike in Thamel, a well-liked tourist area in Kathmandu Valley and busy bazaar which offers a glimpse of Nepal’s lively ethnic culture. Welcome dinner at evening in hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu / Pokhara-900m (BLD):
    After breakfast, check-out hotel and drive to Pokhara, the scenic drive will takes about Six hours. Lunch will have on the way between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Upon reached Pokhara, check-in hotel and walk around the lake side bazaar at evening. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel.
  • Day 03: Pokhara / Jomsom / Kagbeni-2750m (BLD):
    Early breakfast and transfer to Pokhara Airport for short connect flight to Jomsom; it is a headquarters of Mustang District. It takes 20 minutes flight from Pokhara. Upon reached Jomsom, trek to Kagbeni it takes about 4 hours to Kagbeni. The trail will on gradual and windy path along the Kaligandaki River. Kagbeni is the entry point of Mustang Area. Overnight stay will at Kagbeni.
  • Day 04: Kagbeni / Chele-3030m (BLD):
    After breakfast, permit checking and trek to Chele. It takes around six hours; lunch will be on the way. The trail passes through the Buddhist monastery, Chorten with different color of prayer flags and gorgeous sceneries of Mustang area. While you reached Chele will see a village with typical Tibetan houses. And diner and spend night will be at Chele.
  • Day 05: Chele / Geling-3440m (BLD):
    Breakfast and the trail ascend through some treeless dry terrain and some Buddhist Monastery and Chortens to Sammar. Continue trek up and down to a large enter another mountain valley. Lead ahead and descend to Shyangmochan; then up and down trek to Geling for a rest. Overnight will at Geling.
  • Day 06: Geling / Chharnag-3490m (BLD):
    Today, after breakfast climb gently to the attractive Nyi La pass-3950m. And descend through the valley and the river, the climb longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal. Trek up and another passes then descend to Chharang. You dinner and spend night there.
  • Day 07: Chharang / Lo Manthang-3730m (BLD):
    At morning trek downward and cross the Chharang Chu River then go up. Trek descend and cross a streams and up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Spend whole night and dinner at trekking lodge.
  • Day 08: Lo Manthang-3730m (BLD):
    Today, Rest and visit the Lo Manthang Valley. You can make sightseeing or excursion tour around Mustang King’s Palace and monastery. Lunch and dinner will be at Lo-Manthang.
  • Day 09: Lo Manthang / Ghami-3460m (BLD):
    Morning breakfast and trek will be downwards to the Ghami. The trek goes down at morning from Lo-Manthang and finally reaches at Ghami. While you feel relaxed and rest at trekking lodge. Evening dinner will be at trekking lodge.
  • Day 10: Ghami / Samar-3790m (BLD):
    On the way you will see beautiful panoramic view of mountains and Kaligandaki River. While you reaching Samar feeling comfortable. Evening dinner and rest at trekking lodge, Samar.
  • Breakfast and trek will go to Samar. Today we start to follow a fine wind path until you reach Geling, then cross a small river and we will reach at Samar. It is a several village with mountain terraced Tibetan style houses, Mani wall, monastery, prayer flags and people following Tibetan culture, life styles and traditions. Overnight stay will at tea house.
  • Day 11: Samar / Kagbeni-2750m (BLD):
    After breakfast, trek going to Kagbeni. The trail following a descend path you will reach Chuksang by crossing a mountain suspension bridge over Kali Gandaki River. We walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki River with view of natural vegetations and apple garden. Evening dinner and overnight stay will at Kagbeni.
  • Day 12: Kagbeni / Jomsom-2700m (BLD):
    Trekking breakfast at Kagbeni and the trails pass through the bank of Kali Gandaki River, passes through Eklebhatti. Upon reached Jomsom check-in guest house and walk around the Jomsom Bazaar. It is a district headquarters of Mustang. Evening dinner and overnight stay at guest house in Jomsom Bazaar.
  • Day 13: Jomsom / Pokhara (BLD):
    Early morning walk to Jomsom Airport for short connect flight to Pokhara. It takes about 25 minutes. Upon arrived Pokhara airport transfer to hotel and check-in room. Lunch will be Pokhara city and walk around the lakeside Bazaar for delightful shopping at afternoon. Dinner will be in hotel.
  • Day 14: Pokhara / Kathmandu (BLD):
    Morning breakfast, check-out hotel and drive to Kathmandu. The scenic drive takes around six hours drive from Pokhara. Lunch will be on the way between Pokhara and Kathmandu. Upon reached Kathmandu, check-in hotel. Rest and evening dinner will be at hotel.
  • Day 15: Kathmandu (BLD):
    Morning breakfast and drive to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we can call open museum. There are so many beautiful arts of stone and wooden, you will observation of Nepali style temples (Pagoda and Shikhara Styles), more temples, and palace. If you are wish, you will see a glimpse of the well-known Kumari, living Goddess in the World. The palace was built by Malla King and ruled in Kathmandu Valley.

    After that, drive to Shawyambhunath Stupa; it was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monuments List in 1979AD. It is popular temple in Kathmandu valley for both religious people of Buddhist and Hindus, and also known as the Monkey Temple due to the many monkeys those dart around the temple. The site has two access points: a long stair with 365 steps, important for straight to the main platform of the temple and vehicles road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. From there gorgeous view around Kathmandu Valley. Lunch will be in the city center.  At afternoon walk around the Thamel, for last minutes enjoyable shopping of souvenir might be you missed in first day. Evening dinner will be in Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cultural performance.
  • Day 16: Kathmandu / Departure:
    After breakfast check-out of hotel and transfer to airport for departure.

Service Include(s)

  • All private A/C transportation including airport transfer,
  • Domestic air fare (Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara),
  • Accommodation (Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking Lodges),
  • English speaking trekking guide (Assistant guide)
  • Porters (1 Porter to every 2 trekkers with 15kg bags each,
  • Insurance for trekking crews,
  • Sleeping bag with fleece inner,
  • Restricted area permits, trek permit and TIMS, entrances fees,
  • 1 trekking Map per trekker

Service Exclude(s)

  • Nepal Visa (Apply Upon Arrival),
  • Travel Insurances,
  • All alcoholic and other beverages,
  • Personal and trek expenses (including hot shower, drinking water, battery charging)
  • Liabilities of loss, theft and damages,
  • Tips guide and trekking crews.
Abbreviation: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner



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  • Dhruba Thakuri
  • Basundhara -3, Maharajgunj ,Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Telephone: +977-1- 4362827
  • Email: thakuridhruba@gmail.com

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