Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking
Activities: Trekking | Area: Mustang Region| Altitude: 3490 m | Duration: 15 Days | Style: Lodge Trek |

Upper Mustang trekking located in area of Annapurna Conservation north western in Nepal. The name 'Mustang' refers to the isolated a dry hill close to Tibet region at the end of the Kali Gandaki, devious outside the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and restrict area. The long-for hidden region of Upper Mustang was opened for the foreign trekkers only in 1992 and the number of visitors is strictly limited and subject to certain formalities to be met for enter into the region. Trek to Lo-Manthan is through almost treeless barren landscape. Strong wind around this area in the afternoon, generally subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of Himalaya, Lo-Manthan has less rain than rest of Nepal. During the monsoon the skies are hazy and some rain. In winter there is usually snow, sometimes as much as 30 or 40 cm accumulate on the ground. During the winter cold and snow, most of the population departs from Lo on trading expeditions. The trekking season, therefore, is from late March until early November. The trek does not go to extremely high elevations, but the cold, dust and unrelenting afternoon winds can make the trek less pleasant than other treks in Nepal. Tiji Festival one of the most sacred and colorful festivals in this whole region and date of festival is around month of May every year. Festival features a three day ritual known as the chasing of demons'. Monks donning masks and colorful costumes enact the story of Dorje Jono who fought against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from falling apart. In the end back to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara.

Day 01: Drive or fly to Pokhara (820m.) and overnight hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Jomsom (2710m.) trek to Kagbeni (2800m.) 3 hours walk O/N hotel.
Day 03: Kagbeni-Chuksang (2900 m.) 5 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Day 04: Chuksang-Samar (3150 m.) 4:30 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Day 05: Samar-Geling (3510 m.) 6 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Day 06: Geling-Ghami (3490 m.) via Ghami La (3520m.) 5:30 hrs walk O/N hotel.
Day 07: Ghami-Tsarang (3620 m.) 5:30 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Day 08: Tsarang-Lo-Manthang (3840 m.) 4 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Day 09: Rest day at Lo-Manthang and sightseeing around village O/N hotel.
Day 10: Lo-Manthang-Ghami (3490 m.) 6 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Day 11: Ghami-Samar (3150 m.) 6 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Day 12: Samar-Kagbeni (2800m.) 7 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Day 13: Kagbeni-Jomsom (2713 m.) 3 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Day 14: Jomsom-Pokhara flight 17 minute in the morning and transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and overnight hotel.

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