The Trek to this mystique kingdom which requires a special permit that costs US$ 700 per person [valid for 10 Days] begins at the airstrip of Jomsom after flying up early in the from Pokhara. The trek is rather easy as most of the path goes along the bank of Kali Gandaki river and eventually leads you to Lo Manthang, the capital of Mustang at 3730 meter, which is the highest point on this trip.
Fascinating areas – culturally and historically, picturesque villages, monasteries, unique landscape and easy access and very few trekkers in this area are the major highlights of this trip. This is among the very few trips in Nepal which can be done throughout the year.
The region of Mustang lies north of the main Himalayan range in the area known as the trans-Himalaya. A vast high valley, arid and dry, it has a barren desert-like appearance similar to the Tibetan Plateau and is characterised by eroded canyons and colourful stratified rock formations. It was once an important route for crossing the Himalaya between Tibet and Nepal , and many of the old salt caravans passed through Mustang.
Known to its inhabitants as Lo, Mustang was only opened to trekkers in March 1992 and you will be part of a small privileged minority to visit this remote outpost of Nepal . The capital of the Mustang district is actually Jomsom but the Tibetan influenced area north of Kagbeni is known as Upper Mustang. It is this area which we will explore fully, discovering the wonders of the architecture, language, culture and traditions which are almost purely Tibetan.
Mustang Trekking Itinerary
- Day 01 Fly to Pokhara
- Day 02 Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2780m]
- Day 03 Trek to Chhuksang [2920m]
- Day 04 Trek to Samar [3290m]
- Day 05 Trek to Geling [3440m]
- Day 06 Trek to Ghami [3460m]
- Day 07 Trek to Charang [3490m]
- Day 08 Trek to Lo Manthang [3730m]
- Day 09 In & around Lo Manthang
- Day 10 Trek to Lo Gekar
- Day 11 Trek to Ghami [3460m]
- Day 12 Trek to Chhuksang [2920m]
- Day 13 Trek to Jomsom [2710m]
- Day 14 Flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara