Muktinath and Upper Mustang Tour

  • Trip CodeGHN-Trip-101
  • Duration:7 Days

About Trip

Mustang Trekking is a moderate trekking trip that takes us to the heart of the Kingdom of Mustang. Although pass through numerous villages in Mustang Trekking infrastructure to catch visitors is limited so we will live in our own camp that will move daily, this will feature tables, chairs, mattresses, dining tent, igloo tents etc. The days are moderate with duration of between 5 and 7 hours a day.

Mustang, here one of these parts of the world whose name carries an area of mystery. The ancient kingdom of Lo has long been among the most ignored by the Western world land. If it appears in some chronic from the late eighteenth century, it was not until 1952 that the first abroad, the Swiss geologist Toni Hagen, enters.

Hidden north of the barrier of the Himalayas, this small country is arid Nepalese enclave in the vast Tibet. Its particular geographical situation had a region closed to foreigners for many decades. The unrest broke out frequently because of the famous Khampa warriors who do not allow the Chinese invasion of Tibet, had found refuge.Because of its northern location, the Mustang trek is protected from the monsoon by the Annapurna range.

In 1964 Michel Peissel was the first westerner to visit the Mustang and could document this forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Until then, the region remained completely closed to foreigners, so they had to get special permission from the government of Nepal to enter the region.

That is why safe guarded from external influence in the Mustang retains an ancient culture intact, which, through valleys and mountains, we dive as we move into the forbidden Himalaya.

Today Mustang remains a region rarely visited and even with restricted access, and while we are administratively in Nepal, geographical, cultural landscape and it seems that we are in Tibet.

 

Trip Highlights:

Prithvi Highway: Enjoy the lush green hills, terraced fields, and rivers as you drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Kali Gandaki Gorge: Experience the world's deepest gorge, flanked by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

High-Altitude Desert: Marvel at the stark, arid landscapes of Upper Mustang, characterized by colorful rock formations and vast open spaces.

Lo Manthang: Explore the ancient walled city, home to the Royal Palace and several old monasteries. Wander through the narrow alleys and experience the rich Tibetan culture.

Monasteries: Visit centuries-old monasteries such as Thubchen Gompa and Chhoser Cave Monastery, which hold significant religious and historical importance.

Muktinath Temple: A sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists, known for its eternal flame and 108 water spouts. Participate in religious rituals and enjoy the serene atmosphere.

Jwala Mai Temple: Witness the natural gas flame continuously burning, a unique phenomenon adding to the spiritual significance of the area.

Chhoser Village: Visit the ancient Jhong Cave and Nyiphuk Gompa near the Mustang-Tibet border. Experience the remote, rugged terrain and panoramic views of the Tibetan plateau.

Kagbeni: A picturesque village with traditional Tibetan houses and narrow alleys. Explore the ancient monastery and interact with the locals.

Ghami and Charang: Discover the cultural richness of these villages, known for their extensive Mani walls, ancient monasteries, and traditional lifestyles.

Suspension Bridges and River Crossings: Drive across numerous suspension bridges and ford rivers, adding to the adventure.

Tatopani: Take a refreshing dip in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, a perfect way to relax and rejuvenate after a long drive.

Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges: Enjoy breathtaking views of these majestic peaks throughout the journey.

Panoramic Vistas: Capture stunning landscapes and unique rock formations, especially around the high-altitude desert areas of Upper Mustang.

Flora and Fauna: Spot diverse wildlife, including blue sheep, snow leopards (if you're lucky), and various bird species. The region's unique flora adds to the natural beauty.

Traditional Meals: Savor local delicacies such as Tibetan bread, yak cheese, and Thukpa (noodle soup).

Warm Hospitality: Experience the warm hospitality of the Mustang people, known for their friendliness and rich cultural heritage

 

Price for 6-12   pax           NPR 40250 Per person

Price for 13-24 pax          NPR  39190 Per person

Day to Day Itinerary:

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Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Depart early from Kathmandu to avoid traffic.
Enjoy the scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway, passing through terraced fields, rivers, and small towns.
Stop at scenic viewpoints for photography.
Explore Phewa Lake and Lakeside in Pokhara in the evening.
Optional: Visit the World Peace Pagoda for panoramic views of Pokhara Valley.
Overnight in Pokhara.

Price Include:

1.Guide for 8 days:

  • A knowledgeable guide will accompany you for the entire trek, ensuring your safety and providing insights about the local culture and environment.

2. Hotel in Pokhara (2 nights, BB plan):

  • Accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Pokhara with breakfast included. The hotel offers amenities like free Wi-Fi, hot showers, and a great location near Phewa Lake.

3. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner):

  • All meals included during the trek for two days. Meals will be provided Nepali Dal Bhat at teahouses along the trail,

4. Jeep from Pokhara Lakeside to Mustang -pokhara

  • Private jeep transfer from Pokhara to Banthanti, ensuring a comfortable and convenient start to your trek.

5. 6-night room during the Tour :

  • Basic accommodation in teahouses for two nightsThese teahouses provide simple but cozy rooms with shared bathroom facilities.

7.Kathmandu to Pokhara and return bus ticket:

Comfortable tourist bus tickets for the round trip between Kathmandu and Pokhara. The journey takes approximately 6-7 hours each way.

 

Price Exclude:

Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara:

  • Meals are not included while you are in Pokhara. There are numerous restaurants and cafes offering a variety of cuisines to suit different budgets.

Any kind of hot & cold drinks (e.g., tea, coffee, etc.):

  • Beverages are not included in the meal plan during the trek or in Pokhara. You will need to pay for any drinks separately.

Flight tickets (optional):

  • If you prefer to fly between Kathmandu and Pokhara instead of taking the bus, flight tickets are not included in the cost. You will need to arrange and pay for these separately.

No porter:

  • This itinerary does not include a porter. You will need to carry your own gear. Hiring a porter would be an additional cost.

Tips for the guide:

  • Tips for your guide are not included but are highly appreciated. While not mandatory, a tip is a way to show your gratitude for their services.

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