Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Upper Mustang Trek | Travel Nepal

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek | Travel Nepal

Upper Mustang Trip Highlights

  • Visit the ancient Kingdom of Lo-Manthang
  • Trek through a stark desert landscape with spires and cliffs
  • Picturesque mountains to the south
  • The region situated in the rain shadow
  • Unique cultural and historical monuments
  • Monasteries of high importance
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city
Upper Mustang Trek | Travel Nepal

Upper Mustang Trip Information

An adventure journey of the Upper Mustang trek takes us to the medieval Himalayan Kingdom of Lo- Manthang that lies northside of Kagbeni. This amazing Upper Mustang trek provides us with an opportunity to explore the fantastic setting of the square-walled town of Upper Mustang and get involved in direct touch with the remote ethnic-cultural group of Nepal. The geographical scenery is quite different from another place of Nepal that you will trek through less barren with the enchanting land of windswept vistas, red-walled monasteries and reach to the feudal towns. The Upper Mustang is fused with fabled forbidden kingdom’s vast and arid valleys, colourfully painted mud-brick houses on the back dropped of the majestic Himalayas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukche and eroded canyons. Exploring controlled region is to reach the most stunning valley with spectacular mountain views, ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines such as Chhortens, Prayers walls, Stupas, Kaanis, centuries-old monasteries, the heavenly beautiful Trans-Himalaya landscapes, and many more. Upper Mustang is also famous for the ancient Tilji festival which is very famous amongst the local people. Upper Mustang, having geography and culture resembling Tibet is a definitely surprising and an exciting trekking region to trek on, and also give similar feelings of trekking in Tibet. The whole isolated area of upper Mustang gives a mystical feel to it and enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region.

Upper Mustang Trek | Travel Nepal

With the scenic flight to Jomsom from Kathmandu, we will begin our journey towards Upper Mustang. We will follow the wonderful Kali Gandaki River and from Kagbeni we will begin our trek to the Upper Mustang. We will continue our trekking through the dry landscapes and meet with the mountain people and make involved with their unique culture is really amazing for trekkers. After crossing various red and yellow barren beautiful landscapes and reach the capital of the ancient Mustang city called Lo- Manthang is really worth visiting. After explorations of the medieval Himalayan Kingdom of Lo-Manthang, we will return back to Kathmandu by following the familiar route.

Upper Mustang Trek | Travel Nepal

Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days Short Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
Day 2 - Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 3 - Kathmandu to Pokhara 800m.
Day 4 - Trek to Kagbeni
Day 5 - Trekking from Kagbeni to Chele.
Day 6 - Trekking from Chele to Syanbochen.
Day 7 - Trekking from Shyangboche to Ghami.
Day 8 - Trekking from Ghami to Tsarang.
Day 9 - Trekking from Tsarang to Lo Manthang.
Day 10 - Explore Lo Manthang/ Accommodation day.
Day 11 - Trek from Lo Manthang -Tamr to Shyangboche.
Day 12 - Trekking from Shyangboche to Tetang.
Day 13 - Trekking from Tetangs to Muktinath.
Day 14 - Trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom.
Day 15 - Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Day 16 - Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 17 - Final Departure.

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