Lower Mustang Trek

Lower Mustang Trek 12 Days

$ 1250 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

4000m

Group Size:

Min 2

Transportation:

Flight / Private Vehicle

Accommodation:

Hotel/Teahouse

Best season:

Spring / Autumn

Meals:

BLD

Grade:

Medium

Trekking Region

Mustang

Duration

9 Days

Trip Highlights:

  • Jomsom: Begin your journey in the bustling town of Jomsom, where the trek commences amidst the stunning scenery of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • Kagbeni: Explore the ancient fortress village of Kagbeni, with its narrow alleyways, medieval architecture, and captivating Tibetan culture.
  • Muktinath Temple: Discover the sacred site of Muktinath, a place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists, nestled amidst the Himalayan peaks.
  • Gorgeous Landscapes: Marvel at the ever-changing landscapes, from verdant forests and cascading waterfalls to barren cliffs and windswept deserts.
  • Local Culture: Immerse yourself in the unique culture of the Gurung and Thakali communities, experiencing their hospitality, traditions, and delicious cuisine.

Overview

Welcome to an unforgettable journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of Lower Mustang. Our 9-day trek is designed to immerse you in the natural beauty, rich culture, and awe-inspiring vistas of this region. From ancient villages to breathtaking mountain panoramas, every moment promises to be an adventure.

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Lower Mustang is a region of unparalleled beauty. It's renowned for its diverse landscapes, ranging from lush valleys to arid deserts, all against the backdrop of towering snow-capped peaks. The region is also steeped in history, with ancient monasteries, traditional villages, and vibrant cultural heritage awaiting exploration at every turn.

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with our Lower Mustang Trek. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, this experience promises to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Join us as we explore the hidden gems of the Himalayas and uncover the magic of the Lower Mustang.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by our team and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu and soak in the bustling atmosphere of this historic city.

Day 2 : Fly to Pokhara and trek to Tikhedhunga via Nayapul.

After an early morning flight to Pokhara, you'll embark on a scenic one-and-a-half-hour drive to Nayapul, the starting point of your trek. From Nayapul, you'll begin your trekking adventure, following the trail through picturesque villages and lush forests until you reach the village of Tikhedhunga, where you'll spend the night.

Day 3 : Trek to Ghorepani

Today's trek takes you through rhododendron forests and charming villages as you ascend to the village of Ghorepani. Along the way, you'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Upon reaching Ghorepani, relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere of this mountain village.

Day 4 : Early morning hike to Poon Hill, trek to Tatopani

Before dawn, you'll embark on an early morning hike to Poon Hill, one of the best vantage points in the Annapurna region to witness the sunrise over the Himalayas. After soaking in the breathtaking views, you'll return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing your trek to Tatopani, known for its natural hot springs.

Day 5 : Trek to Ghasa

Today's trek takes you through a dramatic change in landscapes as you descend into the Kali Gandaki Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world. Along the way, you'll pass through picturesque villages and terraced fields before reaching the village of Ghasa, where you'll spend the night.
 

Day 6 : Trek to Marpha

Continue your journey through the Kali Gandaki Valley, passing through forests of pine and rhododendron as you make your way to the charming village of Marpha. Renowned for its apple orchards and traditional whitewashed houses, Marpha offers a glimpse into traditional Nepali mountain life.

Day 7 : Trek to Kagbeni

Today's trek takes you to the ancient fortress village of Kagbeni, located at the junction of the Kali Gandaki and Jhong Rivers. Explore the narrow alleyways and ancient monasteries of this historic village, soaking in its unique Tibetan-influenced culture and architecture.

Day 8 : Trek to Muktinath, explore the area

Your journey continues to the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists alike. Explore the temple complex and surrounding area, which is believed to hold great religious significance. Take in the panoramic views of the Himalayas before returning to Kagbeni for the night.

Day 9 : Trek back to Jomsom.

Today before you head to Jomsom visit Muktinath temple. Then you follow the trail down to the Eklebhatti. As the trail extends you can enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. You pass through meadows, streams, and hills over to Kagbeni, a village laden with Buddhist Chortens and a small monastery. Then you continue trekking following the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is a small town with many facilities and is also the headquarters of the Mustang district. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Day 10 : Fly back to Pokhara.

Wake up early in the morning around 5:30 AM and have breakfast then walk to the domestic airport in just 5 minutes. And fly to Pokhara. Another option is by bus then drive to Pokhara. From Jomsom to Beni is off-road driving but a scenic one. You pass through the Marpha, Kalopani, Ghasa, and Tatopani villages. On the way, you can see the beautiful Rupse Waterfall. From Beni to Pokhara, there is a blacktopped road. Upon reaching Pokhara, you check in at the Hotel. Free and relaxed. In the evening you may visit Fewa Lake and walk on Lake Side Street to see the market. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 11 : Fly or Drive back to Kathmandu.

After breakfast, pick up your till at the domestic airport from the hotel it's a 15-minute drive to the airport. another choice by the tourist bus. walk to the tourist bus station with a trekking guide. The bus leaves Pokhara at 7 A.M. You will reach Kathmandu around 2 pm. The rest of the day at leisure/ you can do some last-minute souvenir shopping for your family and friends. Evening you will be offered a farewell dinner with Nepali cuisines and cultural dances at a typical Nepali Restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 12 : Finally Departure

This day is the final day for you from Nepal after successfully your destination target. today going to bye-bye to all who together walked, ate, played, and shared like family. everybody is happy-go-lucky too within 15-16 days. and finally going to meet your happy family and friends. everyone shaking our hand and saying bye-bye see you again.

What Is Included ?

  • Pick-up from the airport and transportation to the hotel.
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu in the (3-star) hotel. 
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 times meal and tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Professional guide, assistant guide, and porters (size of the travel groups) during the trek.
  • Permit, TIMS, and national park entry fee.
  • All wages, and medical kits for the groups and staff.
  • Insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek by Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition. 
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu before departure. Tea/Coffee with the meal.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can be paid directly to the airline.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients.
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Trekking Gear.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

Fixed Departure Dates

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1 2024-06-18 12 Days $ 1250 Available Book Now
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Additional Information

Lower Mustang is a region located in the north-central part of Nepal, within the Gandaki Province. Here are some additional details about Lower Mustang:

Geography: Lower Mustang is characterized by its rugged terrain, with deep gorges, barren cliffs, and extensive ridges. It lies in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, resulting in an arid climate.

District Headquarters: The district headquarters of Lower Mustang is Jomsom. Jomsom is also a major town and a popular trekking destination in the region.

Culture and Ethnicity: The culture of Lower Mustang is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The majority of the population belongs to the Thakali ethnic group, which has a unique culture and language. The region is known for its ancient monasteries, Chortens (Buddhist shrines), and traditional architecture.

Tourism: Lower Mustang is a popular destination for trekking and tourism. The famous Annapurna Circuit Trek passes through this region, offering stunning views of the Himalayas, including peaks like Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Other attractions include the medieval walled city of Lo Manthang, Muktinath Temple (a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists), and the Kali Gandaki Gorge (one of the deepest gorges in the world).

Economy: The economy of Lower Mustang is primarily based on agriculture, animal husbandry, and tourism. The region is known for its production of apples, barley, and buckwheat. Tourism, especially trekking, has become a significant source of income for the local communities.

Accessibility: Lower Mustang can be accessed by road from Pokhara, the second-largest city in Nepal. The journey typically takes around 7-8 hours by bus or jeep. Additionally, there is an airstrip in Jomsom, which connects the region to Pokhara and Kathmandu via regular flights.

Conservation: Lower Mustang is home to the Annapurna Conservation Area, one of the largest protected areas in Nepal. The conservation area aims to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the region while promoting sustainable tourism and community development.

Overall, Lower Mustang is renowned for its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventurous trekking routes, attracting travelers from around the world.

Equipments

During the trekking, you could see many trekkers wearing expensive outdoor fashion equipment but we recommend you prepare comfortable and durable equipment. Trekking equipment is essential for anyone planning outdoor adventures, whether it's a day hike or a multi-day expedition. Below is a list of names of crucial equipment.

 

Cloth of trekkers,

Down Jacket: You could take on rent in Kathmandu if you don’t have

Thermal Baselayer Set: It is your second skin; bring the best quality (2 sets)

Fleece Pullover Hoodie: keeping you warm even if moisture condenses on the inside when it rains.

Light Weight Thermal Tops: It is comfortable when you don’t use a base layer

Waterproof Jacket and paints: recommended water, rain, and snowproof (if in case of bad weather)

Hiking Shorts: At lower altitudes and under the sun, it can be comfortable

Hiking T-Shirt: For lower altitude

Hiking Pants: Lightweight quick-drying paints (no jeans please)

Gloves: It is recommended to bring two pairs, a light one and a heavyweight water/windproof

Sports Bra for Her: A good sports bra is recommended when you are hiking

Sports underwear: Quick-dry

Woolen Hat: This is handy when it’s getting cold in the evening and morning.

Sunhat: Just it protects from the Sun

Microfleece Buff: I recommend bringing two, it is useful for either low-altitude or higher-altitude

 

Footwear Gears,

Hiking Boots: Ankle support, waterproof (running shoes are not recommended)

Sandals or Running Shoes: In the mornings and in the evenings in the teahouse (running shoes or even sandals will be fine)

Hiking Socks: Good-quality hiking socks should keep your feet dry and comfortable. Bring enough socks

Inner Socks: You could wear thin inner socks to support your hiking socks.

 

Trekking gears,

Snow gaiters: in case of bad weather and snowing

Duffle Bag: Waterproof and about 70L. We recommend this only if you are going to use Porter. Green Valley Nepal Treks will provide a duffel bag if you book Nepal Trekking with us on your arrival in Kathmandu.

Rucksack with Rain Cover: If you plan to carry your stuff during the trekking, we recommend you bring a comfortable (back support) 50 to 60L rucksack with rain cover.

Daypack with Rain Cover: Whether you use a porter or not, a day pack is necessary for your trekking trip in Nepal. Recommended daypack size is 25 to 30L with rain cover.

Trekking Poles: It is optional but if you know how to use it, then it can help your knee and joints.

Sleeping Bag: Recommended at least for -20 DC, Green Valley Nepal Treks will be provided at our pre-meeting if you don’t have your own (if you book the trip with us)

Sleeping Bag Liner: If you are planning to rent a sleeping bag, it is strongly recommended to bring your liner

 

Additional Accessories for Trekkers,

Reusable Water Bottle: Reduce plastic waste using a reusable water bottle.

Trash Bags: Pack trash bags to collect and dispose of your waste properly.

Phone Charger: Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a portable charger.

Power Bank: A power bank ensures your electronic devices stay charged.

Local SIM Card: Purchase a local SIM card for better connectivity in remote areas.

Cash: Carry enough cash to cover expenses, as ATMs might be scarce on the trekking route.

Map and Compass/GPS: Ensure you have the tools to navigate safely.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the breathtaking landscapes and spot wildlife with a camera and binoculars.

Head Torch: small torch with spare batteries

Sunglasses: Recommended UV protection to prevent headaches and snow blindness.

Toiletries: Pack biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other essential toiletries.

Personal Medications: Bring any necessary prescription medications and basic over-the-counter remedies.

First Aid Kit: Your first-aid kit should include bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and any specific medications you might need.

Small Wash Towel: Light and quick-dry

Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from entry, and obtain the necessary visa for Nepal.

Travel Insurance: Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes.

Permits and Tickets: Obtain all necessary permits for the specific trekking route you plan to take.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

$ 1250 Per Person

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