12 Days 1400$ All Inclusive

Trek to Lo Mangthan in Upper Mustang on a spectacular trans-Himalayan journey in Nepal

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Mustang is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, inaccessible to outsiders. This isolation helped the people of Mustang to maintain their lifestyle and heritage that remained almost unchanged for centuries. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones.


At present Mustang is a very popular trekking region in Nepal. The Home Ministry of Nepal announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the Department of Immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as “Upper Mustang" that has its own nominal king. The Mustang is one of the very few places on earth which is not spoilt by trekkers. Being under the rain shadow of the Himalayas, the area receives scanty rainfall making the region dry and arid-very similar to the adjoining Tibetan plateau. The trek to Lo-Manthang is through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks make your trek memorable.


Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the south region with five villages inhabited by people related to the Managis; and the northern region (the ancient kingdom of Lo), where the language, culture and traditions are almost purely Tibetan, the capital of Lo is named manthang, which translates from the Tibetan as ‘plain of aspiration’ many texts refer to the capital as Lo Manthang, but this is not strictly correct, Other texts spell the name of the kingdom as Lho, but this is a transliteration of the Tibetan word for ‘south’ and is also incorrect. Thus the portion of the upper Mustang district north of Samar is Lo and its capital is Mustang the king of Lo is the Lo Gyelbu, though I use the Nepali term raja here. To avoid total confusion with existing Maps and texts, I also refer to the capital of Lo as ‘Lo Manthang’.


DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU 3 HRS.
DAY 03: FLY TO POKHARA (900M/2952FT)- 45 MINUTES.
DAY 04: FLY TO JOMSOM (2743M/9,000FT) AND BEGIN TREK TO KAGBENI. (2896M/9,500FT). 4-5 HRS.
DAY 05: TREK TO CHUSSANG. (2920M/9,580FT). 5-6 HRS.
DAY 06: TREK TO SAMAR. (3500M/11,483FT) 4-5 HRS.
DAY 07: TREK TO GHILING. (3500M/11,483FT) 5-6 HRS.
DAY 08: TREK TO TSARANG (3500M/11,483FT) VIA GHAMI (3551M/11,650FT) 7-8 HRS.
DAY 09: TREK TO LO MANTHANG. (3770M/12,369FT) 4-5 HRS.
DAY 10: REST & EXCURSION.
DAY 11: NAMGYAL MONASTERY & BACK.
DAY 12: CHOSER MONASTERY & BACK.
DAY 13: TIGAR MONASTERY & BACK.
DAY 14: TREK TO GHARA GOMPA (LO GEKAR) (3879M/12,726FT) 5-6 HRS.
DAY 15: TREK TO DAMAGAON VIA HIGH LAND ROUTE (3549M/11,644FT). 4-5 HRS.
DAY 16: TREK TO SAMAR VIA HOLY CAVE CALLED RANGBYUNG (3500M/11,483FT) 5-6 HRS.
DAY 17: TREK TO KAGBENI. (2896M/9,501FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D) (EXIST).
DAY 18: TREK TO JOMSOM. (2743M/9,000FT) 3-4 HRS.
DAY 19: BACK TO KATHMANDU 1.25 HRS VIA POKHARA 45 MINUTES.
DAY 20: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU..
DAY 21: FLY BACK.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
DAY 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Flight Pokhara Jomsom (2720 m), trek to Kagbeni (2810 m) 3 hrs
Day 04: Kagbeni (2810 m) to Muktinath (3720 m) and return to Kagbeni 6 hrs
Day 05: Kagbeni (2810 m) to Chele (3050 m) 6 hrs
Day 06: Chele (3050 m) to Syangboche (3800 m) 7 hrs
Day 07: Syangboche (3800 m) to Ghemi (3520 m) 3 hrs
Day 08: Ghemi to Tsarang (3560 m) 3 hrs
Day 09: Tsarang (3560 m) to Lo Mangtang (3800 m) 4 hrs
Day 10: Free day Lo Mangtang
Day 11: Lo Mangtang (3800 m) to Dhakmar (3820 m) 6 hrs
Day 12: Dhakmar (3820 m) to Ghiling (3570 m) 6 hrs
Day 13: Ghiling (3570 m) to Samar (3660 m) 4 hrs
Day 14: Samar (3660 m) to Jomsom (2720 m) 3 hrs
Day 15: flight Jomsom-Pokhara.
Day 16: At leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Fly back.

The total cost for the trek or tour you decide you want to do will depend on several different factors. The type of accommodation you prefer in Kathmandu will make a difference to the overall cost (budget to 5 star accommodations). The mode of transport you prefer will also affect the cost of your package, for example prices vary greatly between flying versus private car/van, tourist or local buses. The camping trek and teahouse trek made a difference in the cost. The number of guides and porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek. For these reasons, the same trek/tour can vary in price quite substantially.

Tea-house Lodge Trek Cost Includes

All land transportation: Airport / Hotel / Airport & trekking pick up & drop.
1 Full day 4 / 5 hours sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide & temple entry fees.
4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
1 English speaking trekking guide, necessary Sherpa & Porters.
Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
Per member 25 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
Trekking Permit and conservation Fees.
Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
All official taxes and service charge.


Camping Trek Cost Includes

All land transportation: Airport / Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop.
1 Full day 4 / 5 hours sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide & temple entry fees.
4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
All 3 major meals Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner (provide continental food) and accommodation in tented camp during the trek en-route.
1 English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa & Porters.
Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
Per member 25 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
Trekking Permit and conservation Fees.
Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
All official taxes and service charge.


The Cost Doesn’t Include

Personal transportation except above programs.
Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
Personal Nature expenses.
Emergency evacuation (If incase).
Drinks except tea and coffee.
Airfare: to & from your country.
Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees & international airport departure taxes.
Personal travel insurance.
Tips for the trekking crews.