Upper Mustang Trek: USD$2959

Description:

The forbidden Kingdom of Mustang is located at the northern end of the Kali Ghandaki Valley, the world’s deepest gorge which at its southern end lies between the spectacular peaks of the Niligiri Range (7,055m – 7,134m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m). At an average altitude of 4,000m the Mustang is geologically and culturally part of the Tibetan Plateau and has an arid and dry landscape with colorful rock formations containing thousands of long abandoned cave dwellings. 
Trekking groups were first allowed into this restricted area in 1992 with the government charging for special area permits. In recent years, only about 1,000 visitors reach Lo Manthang, the capital and this has resulted in the Tibetan culture being largely undisturbed. The trekking routes were used by salt caravans crossing from Tibet into Nepal and settlements are few and far between. Mustang became an independent kingdom in 1380 and the former royal family can trace their lineage back to this date. But nowadays the King doesn't have any power after when we have Federal Republican system. The Government of Nepal already cut his power. But the local people respecting him as a king of Mustang. He is staying at this Palace. 
This area has long been inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists and nowhere else in Nepal can such rich, untouched culture be found. Trekkers are not common here which is why this trek provides such a rare and up close look at a society that has remained unaffected by change for centuries. Unfortunately there is a high price to pay have such an experience. Permits are Five hundred dollars per person for 10 days. The starting and ending point for all treks in Mustang is Kagbeni. Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the rarest and most rewarding experiences in all Nepal.

Trip Hightlights:

Duration 17 Days
Heighest Elevation 4280 m.
Standard Easy/Mideum
Group size 2 – 20 people
Best Season Autumn-Spring-Summer

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu (UNESCO Heritage Sites)
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 827m./(40 minute Flight, 7hrs. Drive)
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom 2700m.-Trek to Kagbeni 2810m./3hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tsele 3050m./ 6-7 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Syangbuchen 3800m./ 7hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Tsarang 3560m./6-7 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang 3810m./4hrs.
Day 09: Sightseeing in Lomanthang walled city
Day 10: Visit to Chhuser Cave and Namgyal Monastery.
Day 11: Cross Chogo-La $280m.-Ghar Gumba-Drakmaar.6/hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Ghiling 3570m./6hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Chhuksang 2980m./6-7hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom 2700m./ 7hrs.
Day 15: Fly/Drive to Pokhara 
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (40 minute flight, 7 hrs Drive)
Day 17: Departure

Note: Above itinerary can be customized as per our guest specific requirements and can make shorter or longer. We are very flexible to update.

Includes:

Airport picks up and drops by tourist car
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
Trekking Permit and TIMS permit, Mustang Permit (US$500 P/P)
Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
Tea House accommodation during the trek
All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)
Government Taxes and paper works.

Excludes:

International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee
Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara accept Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue flights
Late arrival and late departure extra night
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

Equipments:

Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots & Camping shoes/sandal
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers
Shorts, Swim wear, Sun Hat, Woolen cap
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Sleeping Bag, Rain cost
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sun block
Travel Towel, Wet-wipes
Personal Medication, Sunglasses
Camera & lenses, Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful, Altimeter
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste, Energy/snack bars
Trekking stick and, water bottle

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