Mustang lies behind Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and geographically forms part of the Tibetan plateau. It was only in 1992 that the Government of Nepal allowed tourists access to the area.

The people of Mustang, Lobas, boast a long and proud history, their independent state dating back to the 5th Century A.D. In the 7th Century, Songtsen Gampo, most famous of all Tibetan kings, incorporated the land of Lo into his empire. Mustang only reappeared as an independent kingdom in 1430 when Gyalpo, ‘Precious Ruler’, Ame Pal founded a dynasty whose descendants survive to this day.

Our trek begins with a flight to Jomsom via Pokhara. We start walking beside the Kali Gandaki River and as we gradually gain height we pass salt mines, and hermit caves set in the cliffs above. Our route visits many villages on the way, including the rarely-seen settlements north of the square-walled city of Lo Manthang. We leave Mustang by a different route to add further interest.

20 Days
Trip Type: Private Camping Trek
Difficulty Level: Moderate to fairly challenging
High Altitude: 3879m
Trip Duration: 20 Days
Trip Start: From Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Activity Sightseeing and trekking
Accomodation: Hotel and camping
Transportation: Flights and private vehicle

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrive Kathmandu.
  • Day 02
    Sightseeing tour.
  • Day 03
    Fly to Pokhara.
  • Day 04
    Fly to Jomsom (2743m) and Trek to Kagbeni (2896m/3-4 hrs).
  • Day 05
    Trek to Chussang (2920m-5 hrs).
  • Day 06
    Trek to Samar (3500m/5-6 hrs).
  • Day 07
    Trek to Ghiling (3500m/4-5 hrs).
  • Day 08
    Trek to Tsarang (3500m) via Ghami (3551m/8 hrs).
  • Day 09
    Trek to Lo Manthang (3770m/4-5 hrs).
  • Day 10
    At leisure.
  • Day 11-12-13
    Visit villages north of Lo Manthang.
  • Day 14
    Trek to Ghara Gompa (Lo Gekar) (3879m/5 hrs).
  • Day 15
    Trek to Damagaon via the highland route (3549m/4-5 hrs).
  • Day 16
    Trek to Samar via holy cave (Rangbyung) (3500m/5-6 hrs).
  • Day 17
    Trek to Kagbeni (2896m).
  • Day 18
    Trek to Jomsom (2743m/2-3 hrs).
  • Day 19
    Fly to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
  • Day 20
    At leisure in Kathmandu.
  • Day 21
    Final departure

Includes & Excludes

  • Meet, assisted upon arrival at Kathmandu by our office representative.
  • All arrival / Departure transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • 04 Nights twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 01 Night twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Pokhara.
  • Fully organize camping trek including all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea and coffee and hot water including guide and necessary support staffs with their insurance and salaries.
  • Necessary trek transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary with our local English speaking guide including monumental entrance fees.
  • Airfare for the sector Kathmandu / Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara / Kathmandu with domestic airport tax and necessary airport transfers.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System fee.
  • Special permit for Mustang.
  • First Aid Medical Kit box.
  • Applicable hotel taxes presently 24.3%
  • Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, domestic flight delays due to weather, political disturbance and strikes etc.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusion.
  • Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
  • Tipping amount.

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Trip Notes

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