Mustang Trek

The small and isolated Trans-Himalayan "kingdom" of Mustang occupies just over 3,000 square kilometres with an average altitude of 1,000 metres, just below the Photu La pass (1,600m), which is itself only 75m above the Tsangpo plain of Tibet. In all respects, geographically, climatically and culturally, it belongs to Tibet. Today it is part of Nepal but retains a degree of autonomy. The Thak Khola/Kali Gandaki River originates here and flows out of the Mustang valley in a series of deep gorges. It has been vividly described by the French anthropologist Michel Peissel in his book "Mustang: The Lost Kingdom". Entry into this area is partially restricted by the Nepalese Government.

Mustang was closed to foreigners until the Nepalese government allowed the first trekkers into to the area in 1992. Hidden behind the himalayan giants of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna nestling on the Tibetan border, this area offers a rare insight into the Tibetan culture of a region still restricted to only a few trekking groups each year.

Duration: 18 Days
Highlights: Visits to the remote "Lo Manthang - the rain shadow area".

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrive In Kathmandu
Day 02: Permit Procedure and Free Day
Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Day 04: Pokhara – Jomsom – Kagbeni (2847 m)
Day 05: Kagbeni - Chele (3050 m)
Day 06: Chele – Geling (3500 m)
Day 07: Geling – Charang (3620 m)
Day 08: Charang – Lo Manthang (3840 m)
Day 09-10-11: Lo Manthang
Day 12: Lo Manthang – Ghami Via Gekar
Day 13: Ghami - Samar
Day 14: Samar – Muktinath
Day 15: Muktinath – Jomsom
Day 16: Jomsom – Pokhara, Free day in Pokhara
Day 17: Kathmandu Free Day
Day 18: Departure

PACKAGE COST INCLUDES

Airport transfers, all transport, all accomodation, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), special permit for the restricted area, airfares, an English speaking trekking guide, porters & other support staffs on trek, all camping arrangements including two men tents, toilet tents, dining tents, shower tents etc, personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping bag, specialized medical kit) etc.

TOUR COST EXCLUDES

Hard & Soft drinks, all expenses of personal nature, Nepal visa fee, Airport Tax, Travel Insurance, Emergency evacuation and all those not mentioned above.