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Mustang Circuit Trekking

Upper Mustang
Trip Grade
Moderate
Trip Type
Trekking
Maximum Elevation
4230M
Accomodation
Tea-house
Destination
Upper Mustang
Best Time
May-October
Trip Start
Jomsom
Trip Ends
Jomsom

Overview

Mustang Circuit Trekking

Mustang Circuit Trekking is a unique location that can only be reached by taking the Upper Mustang Region of Nepal. The Nature and the culture of Mustang Circuit Trekking are this area well preserved. This trekking is distinct since some areas of Mustang are still off-limits even though people were able to Hike in Upper Mustang Region since 1992. Beauty and adrenaline combine in this Mustang Circuit Trekking. Although the landscapes seem dry and desolate, they are nevertheless quite stunning. The settlements you pass by on the road like illustrations from a book. If you have a chance to see Tiji Festival at Lo Manthang, will be the most rewarded one.

While the Mustang Circuit Trekking, you’ll come across unexplored caves, gorges, valleys, and old monasteries with distinctive murals. You’ll discover unexplored canyons, valleys and historic monasteries with unique murals during the Mustang Circuit Trekking. Additionally, you’ll cross some passes those rise above 3000 meters 4230 meters from sea level. Large mountains covered in snow and deserted hills will be seen often. In Lo-Manthang city- the fortified city, the deserts are unique and colorful. You can now travel to Lo-Manthang, which formerly belonged to its own kingdom. Even a horseback trip to Chooser Cave is remarkable activity during the day. You can learn about the real culture of Mustang region as you explore along its peaceful villages and stop at significant locations like Luri Gumba and Muktinath. Muktinath is significant for Buddhists followers and Hindus followers. People who enjoy adventure and wish to experience new things in Nepal’s remote area, could definitely consider the Mustang Circuit Trekking.

We have more than longer years of travel and excursion experience. We customize your trips according to your requirement. We look out for your safety and comfort. Our tour and trekking guides are well experience, confident, friendly, responsible and prepared for emergencies. When you travel with us- Glacier Family Treks, there is nothing for you to be concerned about. Let’s work together to organize your next dream adventure of Mustang Circuit Trekking.


Mustang Circuit Trekking Permit

As Mustang Circuit Trekking Region is controlled Trekking Region of Nepal, only a registered local trekking agencies can demand the special Mustang Region Trekking permit. So, each trekkers should join in Local Trekking Company of Nepal. And, trekkers should be at least 2 persons in a group. Otherwise, it should search a group to join for.

Mustang Special Permit costs USD 500.00 for the first 10 days per person. If you wish to spend for than 10 days, they charge you USD 50.00 per day per person and, we have to take a definitive decision of trekking duration before the date of issuing the permit for Mustang Circuit Trekking.


Documents for Mustang Trekking Permit

  1. Original Passport.
  2. A snap of passport sized photo.
  3. Copy of Nepal Visa with Nepal entry and exit date.

For more information, please contact us-

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Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will welcome you and then transport you to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

From Kathmandu drive to Pokhara whilst enjoying the pleasing countryside view. Driving on the black-topped road Highway, you will pass many settlements and clear streams until reaching the beautiful lake city. As you arrive in Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel so that you can rest and freshen up. Later, you can stroll around the lakeside area and enjoy the cool breeze along the bank of Fewa Lake.

 

Early in the morning, you take a scenic flight through the Kali Gandaki Gorge to reach Jomsom, the headquarters of Manang district and the starting point of this trek. You trace your way along the banks of Kali Gandaki River and ascend through the sand dunes to reach Kagbeni, also known as the gateway to Upper Mustang.

 

Continuing to follow Kali Gandaki River, you ascend through the dry and barren land to reach the Gurung village of Tangbe, which is adorned with black, white and red Chortens. You make a gradual descend from Tangbe to reach the village of Chhuksang. Throughout the trek, the gorgeous peak of Nilgiri (7061m) keeps you company. O/N in Chhuksang.

 

Once again, descend to the bank of Kali Gandaki River and then follow the river upstream until reaching the village of Chele. You then leave the river behind and climb steeply to cross the passes of Taklam La (3624m) and Dajori La (3735m), from where you make a short descend to reach the village of Samar. Contrasting with the brownish hills of Samar, the peaks of Nilgiri (7061m) and Annapurna-I (8091m) shine brightly at you.

 

Crossing a Chorten situated a little further from Samar, you start to ascend along the barren hills to reach the cliff above Syangboche River. On the cliff is the Chungsi Cave, decorated with prayer flags and worshipped by the local Buddhists. You then follow the route along the cliff to reach the village of Syangboche. Ascend to cross Syangboche La (3850m) and then descend alongside Chortens to reach the barley fields acting as an entrance to the village of Ghiling. Overnight in Ghiling.

 

Today’s trek begins with a steep ascend to reach Zaite. Ascend around Nyi La (4010m) and then descend through the sand dunes to cross a river, from where you ascend once again to cross Ghami La (3765m). The village of Ghami welcomes you with its ancient monastery at the entrance. Thereafter, you cross the longest Mani wall in Mustang and ascend steeply to reach the village of Dhakmar.

 

The trail from Dhakmar goes steeply uphill to cross Mui La (4170m), from where you descend steeply to reach the age-old Ghar Gumba, revered by the locals of Mustang. You then follow Charang Khola for a short while before ascending through the less traversed trail that takes you to Marang La (4230m). From this high pass, you will be able to catch the views of the Mustang Himal range. Afterward, you descend on an easy trail along the picturesque deserts to reach the fortress city, Lo Manthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang.

 

Today is an exciting day as you will be exploring the village of Choser on a horse. Situated about half an hour away from Lo-Manthang, one of the tall brown cliffs of Choser houses a 3000 years old cave, which has now been turned into a sacred site. Choser cave has many rooms within and stands out in architecture as well. You can also explore the village of Choser and visit other monasteries in the area before returning to Lo Manthang.

 

Bidding Lo Manthang a heartfelt goodbye, you ascend to Lo La (3950m) once again. You then trek downhill through impressive deserts to climb another pass, Dhi La (3950m). A steep descend from the pass takes you to Dhi, where you cross Mustang Khola on a bridge and then follow Puyung Khola upstream to reach Yara.

 

Following Puyung Khola upstream for a while, you reach the ancient Luri Gumba. Perched inside a cave amid an artistic desert cliff, the monastery is adorned with prayer flags on the outside and with Buddhist sculptures and paintings on the inside. After spending some time at the Gumba, you head back to Yara for the overnight stay.

 

Through the arid and quiet landscape, you make way out of Yara Village as you head towards Tangye. We kindly suggest you to haave enough drinking water and dry foods, cereal bars or something to eat on the way. Simply, we cross Dhechyang Khola and reach a temporary settlement. Afterward, you cross many small streams to finally reach the small village of Tangye. A monastery and a Chorten adorn the beautiful desert village of Tangge.

 

The trail from Tangye to Chhuksang goes through an abandoned trail and you must always remember to carry enough drinking water and some pack lunch for the day. If you have some Energy bars, Choco-bars, cereal bars or dry fruits, would be very useful. Walking on the ridgeline, the trail goes through many uphill and downhill paths to finally reach the settlement of Chhuksang. A beautiful Mani wall welcomes you back to the Kali Gandaki Valley. Overnight in Chhuksang

 

Taking the alternate route from the main trail, you make your way through quite desert trails once again. The trail ascends at first to reach Gyu La (4077m), from where amazing views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Tukuche ranges can be seen. You then descend steeply to reach the holy site of the Hindus and the Buddhists, Muktinath. Also known as the God of Salvation, a visit to Muktinath and a bath in its 108 water taps is believed to free the pilgrims of their sins. A settlement sits below the temple of Muktinath, where you will be staying for the night.

 

As you prepare to leave Muktinath, once again you are presented with many paths. You descend through the quieter path dotted with monasteries via Ranipauwa. The trail then takes you to the Thakali village of Lupra where you can visit the ancient Bon Po Monastery. Afterward, you descend to the banks of Kali Gandaki River to follow its trail until reaching Jomsom, the administrative center of Mustang. Overnight in Jomsom.

 

Bidding Mustang goodbye, you take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The scenic flight provides you with amazing views of the hills and the mountains. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you can rest at the hotel for a while and later hire a mountain bike and cycle around the beautiful city. You can also go for boating in the Phewa Lake where the views of the Annapurna massif (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) peaks accompany you. Overnight in Pokhara.

 

Today you head back to Kathmandu via a scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway. Following the beautiful Trishuli River for the most part of the journey, you can relish amazing views of verdant hills, swift rivers, and countryside settlements. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel for the overnight stay. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Home to many historical monuments, a day without sightseeing is an incomplete day in Kathmandu. You start the day the day by visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Swayambhunath. Enjoy a panoramic view of Kathmandu from the top of the hill where Swayambhunath stands firm and proud. You then drive to Seto Gumba, which lies near to Swayambhunath. There is a beautiful garden in front of the monastery, and from the porch, you can get great views of Kathmandu. Afterward, you visit the Nunnery Gompa where the female monks learn the practices of Buddhism. As the sightseeing tour is over, you drive back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

 

Today is a free day for you in Kathmandu to spend the day as you please. Today is also an ideal day to go shopping around Thamel and Basantapur areas so that you can take back authentic Nepali gifts you’re your friends and family back home.

O/N in Hotel with bed and breakfast.

The time has come to say you “Goodbye”. We will drop you off at the airport of Kathmandu to connect your further flight to get back to home.

What's Include in Cost

    • Airport pick up and drive according to itinerary and plan.
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Trekking permits according to itinerary.
    • TIMS Cards: Trekking Information Management System.
    • Food and accommodation during the Trekking.
    • Hot drinks- Teak, Coffee, etc. during the trek.
    • Flight: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Kathmandu for clients & guide or as per your program.
    • Porters and guide with their wages.
    • Insurance for local staffs: Guide-Porters.
    • Entry fee of Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking.
    • High altitude chamber as per requirement.
    • Wages and Equipment for climbing guide.
    • Land transportations according to program.
    • Applicable Nepal government tax.

What's Excluded in Cost

    • Nepal entry visa.
    • International flights and airport tax.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Personal expenses, Hot or Mineral water
    • Laundry service and Bar Bills.
    • Internet and Battery charge.
    • Cake and Fanta, Sprite, Beer.
    • Alcoholic drinks with mineral water.
    • Rescue in emergency.

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FAQ

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

Review

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