Upper Mustang & Yarthung festival trek
Explore the forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang and experience the ancient horse festival.
ON REQUEST per person
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The former Himalayan kingdom of Mustang is an arid and starkly beautiful land. It has long been protected from mass tourism and a great reputation as the last bastion of traditional Tibetan culture. Lush lower valleys lead up to an dry alpine desert and some of the highest unchanged settlements of the world.
With the words of the 14th Dalai Lama:
` Mustang is one of the few places in the Himalayan region that has been able to retain its traditional Tibetan culture unmolested… authentic Tibetan culture now survives only in exile and a few places like Mustang, which have had long historical and cultural ties with Tibet.`
All transport according to program;
4 nights hotel in Kathmandu BB;
2 nights hotel in Pokhara BB;
Trek in full board (3 meals, no drinks), accommodation in guesthouses;
2 cultural days in Kathmandu with guide and privat-transport;
Local guide(s) and porter(s): their wage, insurance, accommodation and transport;
Entry permit (500 USD) for 10 days in Mustang area and entrance permit for Annapurna region;
Everything not explicitely included, is excluded.
In case of bad weather and flight delay, it is possible to do the Jomsom - Pokhara traject by jeep, additional costs will be charged.
We need a whole day, your passport and 2 passport pictures to prepare your trekking permits.
If you want to do some side trails in Mustang, the permit for an extra day in the area costs you 50$/day.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Bus to Pokhara.
Day 4: Flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2850m).
Day 5: Trek to Chele (3050m).
Day 6: Trek to Shyanbochen (3500m) via Ranchun Cave (3800m).
Day 7: Trek to Ghami (3500m) via Ghilling.
Day 8: Trek to Tsarang. (3560m)
Day 9: Trek to Lo Manthang (3850m).
Day 10: Day hike around Lo Manthang.
Day 11. Trek to Ghami (3500m).
Day 12. Trek to Samar (3520m) via Shyanbochen and Beni.
Day 13. Trek to Chusang and visit to Tetang (2950m).
Day 14. Trek to Muktinath.(3710m)
Day 15. Trek to Jomsom
Day 16. Flight to Pokhara.
Day 17. Bus to Kathmandu.
Day 18. Sightseeing day in Kathmandu.
Day 19. Departure.
Best period: May - October : this trek is great in Summer, Mustang lies in the `rain shadow` of the Himalaya.
Combine with: a horse ride to the North of Lo Manthang or stay longer in the area. Contact us for possible side trails.
You can fill in your remaining days in Nepal with a wide range of activities. Discover some days the jungle in one of the nationals parks in the South of Nepal, go enjoying the shores of Phewa lake in Pokhara or visit the cultural sites in Kathmandu Valley.