In many ways,a trek to Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet,as it brings you into the world of old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang called "Lo".Lo used to be part of Tibetan empire and that is why it is closely connected with the culture,language and geography of Tibet.Until 1950, there was a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal.The last king of Mustang still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang. This trek is one of its kind because of Mustang's unique landscape. Arid valleys, yak caravans, colorful culture and eroded canyons mark the region which certainly is a breakaway from the rest of the world and can be enjoyed in a trip of a lifetime.
The barren landscape of Mustang is dotted with white washed houses,barley fields and covered with the prayer flag which adds color to its natural beauty.The highest point reached in Mustang trek is 3800 m but it comprises a view of mountains like Nilgiri,Tukuche,Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.The trek in Upper Mustang valley expands from Jomsom to Lo-mang thang pass.
Day 01: Meet and greet at airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, trip preparation or visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara. Pokhara sightseeing if you take flight
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (8921ft. 2720m) and trek to Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m).
Day 05: Trek to Chele (10004ft. 3050m) via Tangbe/Chhusang for lunch.
Day 06: Trek to Gilling (11709ft. 3570m). Explore monasteries and village.
Day 07: Trek to Ghami (3,460m/11,352ft). Explore monasteries and village.
Day 08: Trek to Charanag (11677ft. 3560m). Explore monasteries and village.
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m). Visit monasteries, king´s palace and museum.
Day 10: Excursion Choser village, back to Lo Manthang after vising monasteries and caves.
Day 11: Trek to Ghargompa, Visit the monastery.
Day 12: Trek to Chele (10004ft. 3050m)
Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m).
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara and sightseeing around Lakeside.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30am and transfer to hotel.