Trekking & Hiking
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Located in the Annapurna region, the Upper Mustang Trek is one of the most popular and travelled trekking sites in Nepal. Upper Mustang Trek is located beyond the great Himalayan range in the western part of Nepal. Apart from exploring the Himalayas and the arid but beautiful landscapes, Upper Mustang Trek provides the trekkers with the opportunity to observe the ancient Buddhist and Tibetan culture, still prevalent in the region. The major attractions of the Upper Mustang Trek are undoubtedly the ancient monasteries, some of them very old, the artistic caves and the barren lands and the mountains that lie scattered in the region. The culture at Upper Mustang is a beautiful mixture of Tibetan and Buddhist traditions. In the past, it used to be an independent state with a separate King ruling the region. Lo-Manthang is still considered as the Kingdom of upper Mustang. The existing culture of the people of the Upper Mustang region greatly resembles to the Tibetan cultures exercised by the Buddhists. Going to the upper Mustang as part of the trek is one of the great ways to experience the old charm of the Himalayan mountain deserts. Several old and new monasteries and ancient caves fall along the trekking trail. The word Mustang comes from two Tibetan words “mun” and “tan” roughly translated as the "fertile plain". Until recently, Mustang had enjoyed its status as an independent state with Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista being the last king of the region. It, however, lost its independent status in 2008 when the Nepal government passed a ruling to that effect. The fascinating Upper Mustang Trek kicks off with a trip to Pokhara from Kathmandu, the capital city. Over a period of 17 days, the trip and trek encompasses several places which include Jomsom, Kagbeni, among others. Tourists will also have the chance to explore the Kali Gandaki River Valley, which is considered as the deepest gorge in the world.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1310m/4264ft.)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing day
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Bus (910m.)
Day 04: Flight to Jomsom and Trekking to Kagbeni (2858m.), about 4 hours
Day 05: Kagbeni trek to Chele (3050m.) 5-6 hours
Day 06: Chele trek to Syanbochen (3475m.) 6-7 hours
Day 07: Syanbochen trek to Ghaymi (3520m.) 6 hours
Day 08: Ghaymi trek to Charang (3500m.)
Day 09: Charang trek to Lo-Mangthang (3700m) 6 hours.
Day 10: Rest at Lo-Mangthang
Day 11: Lo-Mangthang trek to Drakmar (3810m.) 6-7 hours
Day 12: Drakmar trek to Ghiling (3806m.) 6 hours
Day 13: Ghiling trek to Chhuksang (3050m.) 5/6 hrs.
Day 14: Chhuksang trek to Jomsom (2700m.) 7 hours
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara and Exploring the city 30 minutes
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu, 200km, (6hrs.)