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Lower Mustang trek - 18 days

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Duration
18 days
Max. Elevation
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Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Nepal’s Mustang region is one of the best preserved Tibetan Buddhist sites in the world.It was known as a semi-autonouskingdom until 2008.. Flying to Jomsom and then trekking around Lower Mustang—through Kagbeni, Muktinath, Jharkot and Lupra is the best way if you want to visit the beautiful Mustang without needing to pay for the expensive Upper Mustang permit.

Mustang is in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, so the landscape here is arid and humid. Flying from Pokhara takes you through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest in the world. On the other side, a completely different landscape opens up that is like few other places in Nepal.

Trek to Jomsom will get you through the gorges  and cliffs.The holy hindu site Muktinath ; the fortress, Kgabeni are the perfect sights to catch.There is no greenery to walk your eyes through. Still you will be more than happy to watch the all aesthetic and all beautiful Mustang and its peculiar cultural landscape.

The best way to get to  Jomsom is catching  half-hour flight from Pokhara.

As an alternative to flying, you can get a jeep from Pokhara or a bus from Beni (3 hours from Pokhara) all the way to Jomsom. This takes a full day and lowers the transport cost, but be prepared for a bumpy ride.

Permits & regulations

An Annapurna Conservation Area permit  and TIMS card are required for trekking in and around Jomsom. Ypu might get these  in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

An extra, expensive permit is required for entry into Upper Mustang, past Kagbeni ($500 for 10 days) (see ‘Variations’ section, below). It is necessary to trek with a guide in Upper Mustang.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Our representative will receive  you  with gratitude at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check in, our representative will give tell you about the trek. For tonight, take a restful time at the  hotel.

We will drive around wonderful sightseeing spots in Kathmandu. We will visit major tourist areas that are enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage sites such as Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath Stupa, etc.You might as well stroll around Thamel for antique shopping..

Early morning we will catch a bus to Pokhara. Almost after seven hours of drive, we will finally reach the city of lakes Pokhara. Strolling around the lakeside will be an amazing experience to you.With the scenic beauty of all the majestic mountains , lakes and night hotels, you are bound to feel elevated. 

We will head to Pokhara Airport for the flight to Jomsom. Then we will start  our trek to Kagbeni.

Once we are done with the  special permit checking hike along Kaligandaki river , we will  ascend the ridges towards Tangbe village and finally arrive at Chele.

We will start an early ascent to  the Taklam La pass along the steep, dry terrain. After some  persistent descents, you will come across  a large gorge that opens up for Syanboche village.

Once we embark into the ascent to  Yamada La towards the deserted areas , we will reach Gailing .There are only few settlements at this place. A tough climb awaits in the Nyu La Pass which leads to Ghyami.

Today we will descend to the colorful valley and cross Tangmarchu River.Then , we will start our ascent towards  plateau and pass Mani Wall . Finally, we  head to Charang village.

Once we start descending to  Tsarangchu , we will  enter THolung village.Then begins an ascent to windy Lo pass towards Lo- Manthang


Today we will trek back to Charang.

We will start our hike in the flat land . Then begins the descent to The Khola. We will walk across the ridge downhill to reach Tange.

Today will be a long day to start off an early trek. We will ascend to Cacho La pass then descend to reach Tetang village.

Cross the Gyu La Pass and then descend to Chyangur village and then towards Muktinath.

Further, descend to Jharkot village then march  towards Jomsom through Kali Gandaki valley.

Today , we will catch a flight to Pokhara. Today will be the ultimate rest day. As we roam around the city, we might as well do some  souvenir shopping

Today is our last in the Capital. You can take a handy rest or go out to  visit somelocal area. You might as well enjiy some souvenir shopping.

On this last day, we will drop you at the International airport 3 hours before your flight time by our representative. Thank you and have a safe journey.

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  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Donation
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.

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