Mustang "The Ancient Kingdom" Trek (17 days including Beni to Jomsom Trek)
Trip Difficulty: Grade 3
A vast expanse of rock; wilderness of huge proportions, Mustang opened only for selected organized groups since 1992. Mustang offers a truly exceptional opportunity to explore an area rich in ancient tradition and mythology. An almost treeless, barren landscape with a countryside similar to Tibetan plateau. In lower Mustang the hills tend to be great, red fluted cliffs, while upper Mustang offers an endless expanse of yellow and gray rolling hills, eroded the wind, which is prevalent in this area. The people here are Tibetan in origin and their way of life and spoken language reflect this ancestral lineage. The trek takes you to the walled town of Lo-Manthang, a visually extraordinary place, home of the present Mustang's King and full of beautiful temples and Gompa.
Pictures from Mustang Cultural Trekking
Your trip preparation:
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure and culture you will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness.
As the trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, set up the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.
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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (approx. 9 hours) and trek to Galeshwor (1 hr)
Day 02: Trek to Tatopani
Day 03: Trek to Ghasa
Day 04: Trek to Tukchey
Day 05: Trek to Jomsom
Day 06: Trek to Kagbeni
Day 07: Kagbeni - Tsaile Tangbe village, Chuksang village, stunning red cliff, Tsaile gate, Tsaile village
Day 08: Tsaile - Ghiling Vhena, Syangboche villages and attractive vegetation
Day 09: Ghiling - Tsarang Ghami village, long mhane wall, impressive chorten and amazing landscape of red cliff, Ghiling village and monastery
Day 10: Tsarang - Lomanthang Tsarang palace, monastry and impressive chortens. Lomanthang - The ancient walled city and capital of Mustang, the palace where Mustangi Raja and Rani reside, the three monasteries - "Jhampa Gompa", "Thupchen Gompa" and "Chhode Gompa", monastic school, Amchi's clinic and impressive chortens. Side trip to Namgyal village and monastery
Day 11: Lomanthang Side trip to Namgyal, Thinkar and Choser - Nenyol village, 60m long mhane, Garphu Gompa, Nyiphuk Cave Monastery and cave
Day 12: Lomanthang - Dhakmar via Lo Gyakar More than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa that famous for rock paintings, and amazing landscape of red cliff
Day 13: Dhakmar - Samar Chungsi cave monastery - anunique place of great beauty and natural formations
Day 14: Samar - Kagbeni Stunning landscape
Day 15: Kagbeni to Muktinath
Day 16: Muktinath - Jomsom Breath taking views of mountains
Day 17: Fly back to Pokhara trip end.
For Cost details of above package, Please contact us.
Please note the following points:
- Restricted area entrance permits fee for Upper Mustang which cost US$ 500.00 per Person
- Annapurna conservation Area Project entrance permit fee cost Nepali Rupee 2000.00
- Domestic airfare after the trip (Jomsom-Pokhara) cost US$ 81.00 per person