Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in KathmanduWelcome to Nepal. As you arrive at the Tribhuwan Int'l Airport, our representative will be there to welcome you with warm greetings. You will be then transferred to your hotel through private vehicle. We will later meet you at our office for pre-trip discusion.
Day 02 City tour and sightseeing around Kathmandu ValleyYou will be exploring the cultural heritages around the Kathmandu valley including the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (820m)We take a wonderful scenic drive to Pokhara as we cruise through colorful rural settings and after about 6 hours, we reach the lake city. On reaching Pokhara, we will check into our Hotel, refresh and stroll around the lakeside and visit the Fewa Lake and Barahi temple. Overnight at hotel
Day 04 Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m)We will catch an early flight to Jomsom, district headquarter of Mustang. After the flight to Jomsom, we will trek slightly uphill for about 3 hours alongside the Kaligandaki River to reach Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang. Overnight at a guesthouse
Day 05 Trek to Chele (3050m)The trail leads up towards the east bank of the Kaligandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. In about one and half hour we will reach Chussang village. We will then cross a river and climb up to huge red mass of Conglomerate that had fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which Kali Gandaki flows. The trek now leaves the Kaligandaki valley and we will head west into the Ghyakar Khola valley .Then we will steep climb up a rocky gully to reach the village of Chele. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06 Trek to Syangbochen (3475m)The trek goes along a steep barren land, alongside the copper red canyon. We will make a gradual descent to some Chortens on a ridge, and after walking downhill for some more time we will reach Samar, a beautiful village. From there, we will climb a ridge and walk down into a giant gorge. We will continue our trek through another valley, fields, cross a stream and climb up a ridge. Again we will climb another pass, go through another ridge and trek downhill to Syangbochen. Overnight at Hotel
Day 07 Trek to Ghaymi (3,520m)We will gently hike uphill to a pass at 3,770m. and trek downhill to reach Geling. From Geling, we will go uphill passing through fields to the center of the valley. Then we will climb a tough terrain across the head of the valley to the Nyi La pass (3,840m). From there we will climb, downhill for half an hour to reach a trail junction; the right paths leading us to Charang while the left to Ghaymi. Ghaymi, where we are going to stay is a large white-washed village sheltered by overhanging cliffs. Overnight at Hotel
Day 08 Trek to Charang (3,560m)Today we will trek to Charang, the driest part of Mustang. It will be a tough trek in this rough terrain. However, on reaching there we will be rewarded with magnificent views of the remote countryside and Rocky Mountains in all directions. On reaching Charang, we will take rest at a large village at the top of the Charang Chu Canyon. On the east of the village, there’s a big fort from the medieval times and a red Gompas which has a spectacular collection of statues and thankas. Overnight at Hotel
Day 09 Trek to Lo-Manthang (3,840m)We will be heading towards one of the major attraction center of this trek, Lo-Manthang, consisting of around 150 households and residences for Lama Gurus. We will trek through Lo-Gekar, the oldest Gompa in Nepal. The trail is moderately easy. On reaching the walled city of Lo, we can visit the ancient temples and monasteries of the region. We can also visit the periphery of the king’s impressive palace, where still the king and queen of Lo- Manthang reside. He still serves as a king on all purpose in this isolated kingdom. We can take horses on lease and visit the beautiful valley. Overnight at a Guesthouse
Day 10 Rest and Exploration at Lo-ManthangAs a single day is not enough in exploring this mystical town of Lo-Manthang, we will spend an extra day here. We will visit the Namgyal Gompa; a beautiful Gompa is situated on a hilltop, which is of high social, religious as well as legal importance as it serves as a local courthouse. After that, we can visit the village of Tingkhar, northwest of Lo-Manthang. We will also visit Champa Lhakang which consists of a large Buddha statue and sophisticated Mandalas painted on the wall. Overnight at a hotel
Day 11 Trek to Dhamkar (3,820m)After the wonderful days in Lo-Manthang, we will take the upper highland trail, which will reward us with fascinating views of Lo-Manthang and Charang Valley, with snowy mounts in the background. We will cross the Dhi Pass at 4,100m and reach Dhamkar. Overnight at hotel
Day 12 Trek down to SyangbochenWe will hike down to Syangbochen via Rachen Gompa enjoying and exploring the natural beauty. Rachen Gompa is a mystical Gompa which grew by itself at the lap of a rocky cave. Overnight at hotel
Day 13 Trek to Chussang (2,980m)We will continue in our trail through steep ridges and hills alongside the pleasing sceneries of mountains and hills. We will trek to Tetang, the upper village of Chuksang which lies between two hills. Overnight at Hotel
Day 14 Trek to Jomsom (2,720m)We will go through the trail of Jharkot village and visit the Jharkot Monastery, Tibetan Herbal Medicine Center and the ancient fortress of Jharkot which once was a palace. During descend towards Jomsom we can enjoy the view of Kali Gandaki Valley and Kagbeni Village, the gateway to Mustang. Overnight at hotel
Day 15 Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom and sightseeing tourAfter boarding a 20 minute flight to Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in this beautiful lake city. We can go boating in exotic Fewa, Rupa and Begnas Lake, visit the beautiful hilltop monastery, or explore the mystical caves. We can do some shopping, buy souvenirs and many more. . The city also offers a wide range of adventure activities like Paragliding, Zip Flying, Bungee Jumping and many more. In the evening we can relax and enjoy the vibrant city of Pokhara.
Day 16 Drive back to KathmanduAfter enjoying the trek we will drive back to Kathmandu, which will be about 6 hours' drive. On the way you can enjoy the scenic views of villages, rivers, mountain ranges and many more. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17 Drive to Airport for your final departureAn Airport representative from Marvel Adventure will take you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal thanking you for the wonderful journey you spent with us.