This is a trek that takes you along the Kali Gandaki Valley to the ancient Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang. The word ‘Mustang’ conjures up ideas of remoteness and seclusion, a region lost amongst the mountains. This was an independent country until it was closely consolidated into Nepal just a few decades ago.
The kingdom of Mustang lies in the rain shadow formed by the Annapurna & Nilgiri Himalayas and thus gets very little rain which fortunately, makes the area ideal for trekking even in the mid monsoon while the other areas of Nepal remain unsuitable for trekking due to heavy monsoon rains.
The trek to this mystique kingdom which requires a special permit that costs US$ 700 per person [valid for 10 Days] begins at the airstrip of Jomsom after flying up early from Pokhara. The trek is rather easy as most of the route goes along the bank of Kali Gandaki River and eventually leads you to Lo Manthang, the capital of Mustang at 3730 meter, which is the highest point on this trip.
Fascinating areas: culturally and historically, picturesque villages, monasteries, unique landscapes with easy access and very few trekkers going to this area are the major highlights of this trip. This is among the very few adventure trips in Nepal which can be done throughout the year.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni [2780m]
Day 05: Trek to Chhuksang [2920m]
Day 06: Trek to Samar [3290m]
Day 07: Trek to Geling [3440m]
Day 08: Trek to Ghami [3460m]
Day 09: Trek to Charang [3490m]
Day 10: Trek to Lo Manthang [3730m]
Day 11: In & around Lo Manthang
Day 12: Trek to Lo Gekar
Day 13: Trek to Ghami [3460m]
Day 14: Trek to Chhuksang [2920m]
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom [2710m]
Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara
Day 17: Depart Kathmandu
Cost Include & Excludes
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Permits and Fees of the Trekking Area,
- All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,)
- Tented/ camping accommodation during the trekking,
- One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking guide,
- Required porters/staffs,
- Local Transportation,
- All camping equipments,
- First aid medical box,
- Trekking equipments as sleeping bag and down jacket etc,
- All government tax,
- All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees,
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- Your travel insurance,
- International flight and departure tax,
- Any expenses of personal nature,
- Nepal entry visa fee,
- Any kinds of Bar bills,
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
- Rescue operation.
Food & accommodation
Food on Treks
In Kathmandu and Pokhara breakfast is included in your own hotel. For lunch and dinner you will find several Western and Nepalese restaurant.
During our mustang trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). you can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea house or from a lodge menu where we spend the night and lunch will be served on the way to our destination.
Vegetarian foods on a mustang trek
We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara
You will stay 3 or 2 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara but on trek you will stay on Tea houses or lodges.
Accommodations on during the Trek
All accommodations for this trek are on twin sharing basis and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and location. There are two styles of accommodations during our trip. During the trek tea houses or lodges at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of the same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms upon request by paying a single supplement of USD 250. Note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find a single room at higher elevations.