Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

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  • Best Season
    March to December
  • Package Type
    High Altitude Trekking
  • Elevation
    4300m
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2 pax
  • Tour Hours
    Approximately 3-6 hrs
Upper Mustang Trek

Mustang laid at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki beyond Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. Mustang is divided in to two parts lower Mustang SHOYUL and upper Mustang MONTHANG. Upper Mustang Trek is wind sweeping brown and barren arid land like Tibet. Housing style, ritual and religion are equality  to Tibetan with colorful dress and maroon monasteries. Upper Mustang the place of ancient semi feudal walled Kingdom. The capital city is Lo-Manthang “Lho Monthang” southern plateau of Arya.

 

Upper Mustang (Monthang) is inhabited by Buddhist villages of Tsarang, Gemi, Lo Gekar, Garphu, Kyimaling, Khacho, Marang, Dhi, Luri, Gara, Yara, Surkhang and Tangey. Lower Mustang (Shoyul) is inhabited by both Buddhist and Hindu Thakali villages of Samar, Gyaga, Tsele, Tshuk, Te, Taye, Tiri, Putra, Chhokhor Dzong, Khyinga, Dzar Purang, Muktinath, Lubrak, Pagling, Phelag, and Dagardzong. Their meeting Centre point is Muktinath holy shrine of both Buddhist and Hindu. Tempa Tserim is biggest festival in upper Mustang. Majority people know as Tiji festival. Tiji (Tetse) festival celebrate in middle of spring. Lower Mustang celebrate Yartung Festival, that held every year fall in Ranipauwa, Purang Muktinath. Major crops are Barley, Buckwheat, Mountain Radish and Potato. Animal husbandry was main source of local income in early age, now Tourism and apple tree farming is the fountain of cash for local.

 

To approach Upper Mustang trek we flight Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom and trek to Lo Manthang the capital city of ancient Kingdom Mustang via Kagbeni, Samar, Gemi, Tsaile, Logekar to Lo Manthang. After an exploration day trek back to Jomsom via same way back or use another trail Yara, Gara, Luri, Tetang and Tange route before flight to Pokhara and Kathmandu. One can also join classic Round Annapurna trail after upper Mustang trek; crossing over Thorong La pass 5416m and descend down Marshyangdi valley to Beshisahar via Manang, Chame, Tal and Jagat. Finally drive back to Kathmandu by private Jeep.

Tour package inclusions and exclusions
Package Cost inclusions
  • All arrival and departure transport
  • All ground transport during trek
  • Twine sharing basis accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Double sharing room in Lodge with three meals a day during the trekking
  • Trekking guide and 2 person 1 porter for Lodge trek
  • Cook and Sardar in the case of camping trek
  • National park, Mustang Trek permit fees and government royalties
  • Medical insurance of trekking staff
  • Domestic airticket
Package Cost exclusions
  • International air ticket and Nepal visa fees
  • All kinds of drink during trekking
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance and cost of medical services of client
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for supporting staff (Tips is expected)
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