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Kathmandu: 19-Day Upper Mustang Trek

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Discover a place that was hidden from the outside world until the early 90s on a 19-day trek on the borders of the Tibetan Plateau. Follow the Gandaki Valley trail with occasional detours. Arrive in Lo Manthang, the mystical capital of Upper Mustang.
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Duration: 19 days
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a hidden and untouched part of Nepal on a 19-day trek
  • Experience haunting wilderness amongst wind eroded hills and cliffs
  • Explore the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of true Himalayan peoples
  • Admire outstanding views on the way to the borders of the Tibetan Plateau
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Embark on a magical and unforgettable journey through the Upper Mustang on a 19-day trek which will push your physical endurance but is intensely rewarding. Travel through arid and haunting wilderness amongst wind eroded hills and cliffs on the way to the borders of the Tibetan Plateau.

Discover how the region, until relatively recent times, was a Kingdom within Nepal with its own monarch, hidden from the outside world until the early 90s. The area was first opened to tourists in 1992 and only then with strict limits on the number of people allowed to travel there.

Follow the Gandaki Valley trail with occasional detours above the valley walls. Settlements along the trail are scattered with little sign of cultivation between villages. Finally, arrive in Lo Manthang, the mystical capital of Upper Mustang filled with a rich history and cultural heritage. Explore the maze of gompas (religious shrines) and houses that surround the king's palace. 

Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive in Kathmandu (TIA) International Airport (1,365 m). Transfer to your hotel, then, enjoy an evening welcome dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2:
Spend a free day in Kathmandu preparing for the trek. Stay overnight at the hotel. 

Day 3: 
Drive for 5 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara Valley (910 m). Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4:
Fly for 20 minutes from Pokhara to Jomsom. Walk for 3-4 hours to Kagbeni (2,858m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 5: 
Trek for 5-6 hours from Kagbeni To Chaile (3050 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 6: 
Trek for 6-7 hours from Chaile to Syangboche (3,800 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 7: 
Trek for 5-6 hours from Syangboche to Game (3,490 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 8: 
Trek for 4-5 hours from Game to Tsarang (3,730 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 9-10: 
Trek for 5-6 hours from Tsarang to Lo-Mangthang (3840 m). Then spend a rest day to explore. Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 11:
Trek for 4-5 hours from Lo-Mangthang to Ghami (3,520 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 12:
Trek for 5-6 hours from Ghami to Samar (3806 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 13:
Trek for 4-5 hours from Samar to Syangboche (3860 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 14:
Trek for 5-6 hours from Syangboche To Tetang (2940 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 15:
Trek from Tetang to Muktinath (3760 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 16:
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2743 m). Stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 17:
Take a morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (910 m) then transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 18:
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 19:
Depart Kathmandu.
Includes
  • 3* hotel accommodation (twin-share) with breakfast where stated
  • Government-approved trek team
  • English-speaking guide plus porters (with insurance for all staff)
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
  • 3 meals a day plus tea/coffee on the trek in lodges
  • Private overland transport as described in the itinerary
  • Return flight Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara
  • All conservation and trek permits (T.I.M.S.) including restricted area permits for Upper Mustang
  • Assistance with buying trek gear or loan for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
What’s Not Included
  • Bottled drinks of any kind plus extra tea and coffee when trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for the staff
  • Personal insurance

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Personal insurance is not included and if trekking or climbing must include helicopter evacuation
• Visas can be obtained on your arrival at Kathmandu Airport
• Trekking can be pretty strenuous at times so you need to be reasonably fit to participate in this tour

From US$ 2,410 per person

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