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Mustang Trek

Country : Nepal
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18 days
 
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Mustang Trek

Mustang, a former kingdom beyond the Himalayas

The small former kingdom of Mustang is a region of Tibetan culture. Villages, monasteries, prayer flags, mani walls and chorten with the snowy fortresses of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the background.

Due to its geographical situation on the Tibetan plateau, the Mustang has always maintained privileged ties with Lhasa and Tibet, whose border is just few hours away. Caravanserail on the trading route between India and Tibet through the Kali Gandaki gorges, Mustang capital Lomanthang, the walled city, benefited for centuries from taxes and this wealth has been invested in beautiful cultural monuments. Today this heritage is being restored, giving a trip to Mustang a double aspect, a great cultural destination and an incredible open natural space for hiking and trekking.

For us, Mustang is probably the best Himalayan destination today.

Highlights for the trip Mustang Trek

  • A summer trek on the Tibetan plateau along the Kali Gandaki canyon.
  • A remote region of Tibetan culture, lively and preserved
  • A rich cultural heritage restored in Lo Gekar, Lo manthang, Luri Gompa ...
  • A spectacular mountain flight between Jomsom and Pokhara.
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  • Base Camp Trek - Stupa Mustang Trek
  • Base Camp Trek - Tsarang Mustang Trek
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Day by day itinerary for Mustang Trek

Day 1 : Arrival in Katmandou

Welcome by Base Camp Trek staff, transfer at hotel

Accomodation : Hotel

Day 2 : Drive to Pokhara

We drive to Pokhara (6 H) along the Himalayan range.

 

Accomodation : Lake Side Retreat Hotel

Day 3 : Morning flight Pokhara- Jomsom. Trek Kagbeni (2820m)

After a beautiful mountain flight between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, we start our trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the gateway to Mustang.

  • Elevation positive 150 m
  • Elevation negative: 0 m
Duration : Walking hours : 3 hours

Accomodation : Home stay

Day 4 : Kagbeni - Jarkhot (3550m)

A gradual walk to the fortified village of Jarkhot. Optional excursion to Muktinath (3,800 m) to visit the Vishnu temple and a famous pilgrimage centre ( 2 h walk) . This walk allows to better acclimatization to the altitude.

  • Elevation positive 750m
  • Elevation negative: 50 m
Duration : Walking hours : 4 hours

Accomodation : Lodge

Day 5 : Jarkhot - Dzong - Gyu La (4000m) - Chhusang (3100m)

We enter upper Mustang in Dzong village. Visit small monastery on the top of the village on rocky peak. Then climb to Gyu la Pass (4000 m). Long descent in an extraordinary setting of ochre rock walls to reach the village of Chhusang.

  • Elevation positive 650m
  • Elevation negative: 1200 m
Duration : Walking hours : 5 to 6 hours

Accomodation : Lodge

Day 6 : Chhusang - Chélé - Taklam Collar (3650m) - Samar (3600m)

After crossing the Kali Gandaki gorges, short walk toward Chele. After Chele the path carved in rock rises to the Taklam Pass (3650 m) a short descent to reach our camping site in Samar village.

  • Elevation positive 650m
  • Elevation negative: 150 m
Duration : Walking hours : 5 hours

Accomodation : Lodge or Camping

Day 7 : Samar - Geling (3500m)

Easy trekking day to cross several small passes between 3600 m and 3800 m with great views on the Annapurna range. After Syangboche trek to Geling village dominated by an old fortress and a monastery of the Sakya School.

  • Elevation positive 700m
  • Elevation negative: 400 m
Duration : Walking hours : 6 hours

Accomodation : Lodge

Day 8 : Geling - Nyi La (3950m) - Ghumi La - Ghemi - Dhakmar (3820m)

Crossing the Nyi La (3950 m) and Ghumi La to reach the village of Ghemi (3520 m) for lunch.

Visit the small monastery in the heart of the village surrounded by caves that served as a shelter against the invaders. In the afternoon easy climb into one of the most dazzling Mustang landscape of red walls that dominate the village.

  • Elevation positive 650m
  • Elevation negative: 550 m
Duration : Walking hours : 6 hours

Accomodation : Lodge

Day 9 : Dhakmar - Mui La (4100m) - Ghar Gompa - Marang's Collar (4230 m) - Lomanthang (3809m)

It is the longest day of the trek but without any major difficulties. Easy climb to Mui la pass (4100 m) to reach the oldest Mustang monastery, Ghar Gompa, of the Nyingmapa School whose frescoes have been restored. After lunch, we cross the Marang Pass to descend on Lomanthang, the capital of Mustang, in striking scenery.

  • Elevation positive 900m
  • Elevation negative: 700 m
Duration : Walking hours : 7h30

Accomodation : Lodge

Day 10 : Visit to Lomanthang

Day of visit or rest in Lomanthang, a small walled in city on the Tibetan plateau. It was in the 15th century an important religious enter and a market between India and Tibet. Stroll through the winding streets of the village to discover the two historic monasteries, Jamba Lhakhang and Tukche whose sumptuous frescoes are under restoration by a Italian team.

Accomodation : Same as the previous day

Day 11 : Lomanthang - Dhi - Yara (3640)

Reaching the small pass of Loday La Pass at 3950 m then walk on a plateau above 4050 m before descending towards Dhi to cross the Kali Gandaki river and reach Yara village.

  • Elevation positive 500m
  • Elevation negative: 700 m
Duration : Walking hours : 5 hours

Accomodation : Lodge

Day 12 : Excursion to Luri Gompa and the caves of Tashi Kabum

Excursion to the Tashi Kabum cave and the Luri Gompa monastery sheltering superb 15th century Buddhist frescoes. Back to the same camp.

  • Elevation positive 250m
  • Elevation negative: 250 m
Duration : Walking hours : 4 hours

Accomodation : Same as the previous day

Day 13 : Yara – Sertang Pass (3975m) - Tangge (3250m)

Crossing a deserted and rocky plateau, far from any home. Short descent to the Dhechyang Khola River (black river) where there are many fossils. Climb to the Sertang Pass (3975 m) where we picnic. Extraordinary view of the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri ... Then descent via several levels of plateau to the village of Tangge.

  • Elevation positive 600m
  • Elevation negative: 800 m
Duration : Walking hours : 6 hours

Accomodation : Lodge

Day 14 : Tangge - Paha - Chhusang (2980m)

Departure early in the morning for a long day of walking. Cross the Yak Khola river before progressive climbing to a pass (4150 m). Short descent to have lunch in Paha. Long walk on a ridge before a steep descent into the valley of the Nursing Khola and Chhusang village.

  • Elevation positive 1100m
  • Elevation negative: 1300 m
Duration : Walking hours : 8h30

Accomodation : Lodge

Day 15 : Chhusang - Jomsom (2800m)

Easy day while crossing the village of Tangbe and walkto Kagbeni where we will have lunch. After -noon easy following the windy Kali Gandaki to Jomsom.

  • Elevation positive 50m
  • Elevation negative: 250 m
Duration : Walking hours : 6 hours

Accomodation : Lodge

Day 16 : Vol Jomsom - Pokhara - Katmandou

Early morning beautiful mountain flight between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Free time in Kathmandu.

Accomodation : Hotel

Day 17 : Day visit in Katmandou

Visit of Pashupatinath Temple, Buddhnath Stupa and Imperial City of Patan.

Accomodation : Same as the previous day

Day 18 : Transfer to the airport

End of Base Camp Trek services.