Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper mustang trekking is one of the greatest adventurous as well as explores able trekking area of Nepal. It glimpses the view of Buddhist kingdom of Mustang valley. The traditions and the lifestyle of the people living here is similar with that of the people of Tibet. The houses of here are mostly build by stones with a white color on its wall along with firewood tucked on the roof. The landscapes of Mustang are also similar with Tibet as culture. This land is surrounded by giants’ rocks and mountains from all around. Mustang is a spiritual land in the rain shadow area of Nepal. Mustang is also considered as “the Desert” of Nepal. Upper mustang is one of the most beautiful and picturesque place of Nepal. The upper mustang was a separate kingdom of Nepal till there exist monarchy system in other part of Nepal. They still respect one of the people named as Jigme Paramal Bista as their king. The trail goes through the Kali Gandaki River. The gorges made by the Kali Gandaki River are probably the deepest part of the world. The land of upper Mustang is enriched with many traditional Buddhists monasteries and Gumba.
The most expedient route (that Google treks visit Mustang suggests)to get to Upper Mustang is to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and to trek thereafter. Following the way up to the Kali Gandaki to Kagbeni, we can enter into the restricted area of upper Mustang. The journey to Upper Mustang will be equally enchanting as we may intermingle with the local people at the different places of the area. While trekking through this area, we may need a good provision of tent or camp as we may find very few numbers of lodges and guest houses on the route. The hospitable nature of the people combined with the beautiful scenery of the nature has surely increased the gorgeousness of this land.
Day01: Arrival at Kathmandu and flight to Pokhara
After getting on the flight from your own place, you will be boarded to the TIA. There, you will meet a representative of Google treks visit Mustang. She/he will help you for the formal process at airport. Then you will be headed towards the hotel room at Kathmandu. To go to Pokhara, we have two routes; one goes through land and other goes through air. We recommend the air ways as the best way of the transportation. We fly over to Pokhara at the same day.
Day02: Flight over to Jomsom from Pokhara and trek to Kagbeni
Early morning, after having the delicious breakfast at Pokhara, we have to fly over to Jomsom. It only takes several minutes for us to reach at Jomsom from Pokhara. After getting down from the plane, we should move towards the nearest hotel to have lunch. The lunch at Jomsom encouraged us to trek further to the trail of Kagbeni. We will spend the night at Kagbeni.
Day03: An excursion to Muktinath
Early morning, we headed towards the holy pilgrimage of Muktinath situating at the height of 3720m and will pray for the god for our better journey. We can visit the surrounding area of Muktinath as it is the pilgrimage for both Hindu and Buddhist. Then, we should be back to Kagbeni.
Day04: Kagbeni to Chele
From Kagbeni, our path leads us towards Chele. We can see barren mountains throughout the way. Similarly, we can see many Yaks grazing there. From Kagbeni, it will take us about 6 hours to reach at Chele. The Chele is situated at the height of 3050m. We will spend the night at nearest lodges.
Day05: Chele to Syangboche
From Chele, we should continue our path to the high hills of Syangboche. We have to trek for around 6 to 7 hours to complete our objective. From Syangboche, we can have a better view of snow capped mountains through our side. We will see less vegetation with the height. Syangboche is situated at the height of 3800m above sea level.
Day06: Syangboche to Ghemi
After the breakfast is served, we will guide towards down to the Ghemi. On the way we can see many beautiful passes along with the great presence of nature. The Ghemi is situated at the height of 3520m. it will take around 3 hours for us to reach at Ghemi from Syangboche.
Day07: Ghemi to Tsarang
After spending a fantastic night at Ghemi, we have to proceed for our next destination i.e. Tsarang. We have to trek for around 3 to 4 hours to complete our aim. After reaching at Tsarang, we can explore the area as we have sufficient time for the day. We have to stay the night at Tsarang. We are at the altitude of 3560m.
Day08: Tsarang to Lo Mangthang
Our journey to destiny begins with the early rays of sun. We have to move as early as possible as it will favor us in many aspects. After walking for several hours (around4 hours), we can reach to Lo Mangthang. We have enough time left for the day, if we have move earlier in the morning. So, we can explore the land enjoying the every moment that we have. Lo Mangthang is surely a place to visit to many trekkers. At Lo Mangthang, we are at the altitude of 3800m.
Day09: Lo Mangthang to Dhakmar
Many of the trekkers spend the day leisurely at Lo Mangthang, as it is a beautiful place. But, we don’t have to waste the valuable time at Lo Mangtang, as the weather may become worse later of the day. So, we have to move towards to Dhakmar. We need to walk for around 6 hours today. At Dhakmar, we are at the height of 3820m.
Day10: Dhakmar to Ghiling
From the height of 3820m, we have to move down to altitude of 3570m at Ghiling. We have to walk for several hours of approximately 6 hours on the main trail to complete our today’s objective. Throughout the way we can see the panoramic view of natural things which will refresh our fatigue body every moment.
Day11: Ghiling to Samar
We have to trek down the trail to fulfill our desire to get to next spot today. The way to the downhill won’t be monotonous as it has something to watch at every moment. We can see the outstanding outlook of white snow capped mountains on our side screen. We can spend the night at Samar at the altitude of 3660m.
Day12: Samar to Jomsom
The trek of Today may be the last trek of our wonderful journey. From Samar, we have to move across to Jomsom. The journey won’t be that much tough as it is only for about 3 hours. After, reaching at Jomsom, we can visit there for a while. We can enjoy the Delicious Apple of Jomsom which is renowned all over the world. Over night at Jomsom
Day13: Fly to Kathmandu
From Jomsom, we can directly fly to Kathmandu (Himalayan Trekking Suggests) or we can choose the alternative way that goes through Pokhara. We can enjoy the bravura scene of mountains from the bird’s eye prospects. After flying for several hours on the air, we are now at Kathmandu. We stay the night at Kathmandu.
Day14: Final Departure
After having a refreshing the fresh breakfast at Kathmandu, we will be guided towards the international airport for the final departure. The arrangement of all procedures will be ready at your arrival. A representative of Google treks visit Mustang will be there to help if any problem will arise for your departure. We pray for your safe journey ahead.