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UPPER MUSTANG TREK

19 Days
5 Excellent

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  • Max. Elevation:
    3,810m / 12,500ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 7 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Country

Nepal

Duration

19 Days

Range

Mustang Region

Trip Overview

The historical remote Mustang trek unseals the once forbidden kingdom of Mustang, tucked away from the rest of the world, and lies just north of the main Himalayan range of Nepal. Mustang, a land where the soul of the man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on: a land said to be "barren as a dead deer" but where beauty and happiness abound despite hardship, was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until the 1830s. The walled city of Lo Manthang, the unofficial capital of Mustang remains a kingdom within a kingdom. The early history of Lo Manthang is embellished in myth and legend rather than recorded fact. Mustang maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951. The king of Lo Manthang still retains his title and he has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in the Nepal army.

Trekking in Mustang was officially opened in 1992. It allows limited numbers of trekkers each year to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. A trek into this fabled forbidden kingdom of vast, arid valleys, eroded canyons, ocher valley, yak caravans, and colorful painted mud-brick houses on the back dropped of majestic mountains of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri make your medieval walled kingdom Mustang trekking a very special one.

Over the festive time, monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks perform dances and rituals that are supposed to drive away evil spirits. Dressed in their finery, people from all over Mustang gather in Lo Manthang to celebrate the Tiji festival.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Preparation Day & Sightseeing around Kathmandu
    B/D
    Hotel

  • Day 3
    Fly/Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m): Fly 30minutes/Drive 5-6 hours
    B/L/D
    Hotel

  • Day 4
    Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2760m) & Trek to Kagbeni (2810m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 5
    Trek from Kagbeni to Chuksacng (2920m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 6
    Trek from Chuksang to Samar (3290m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 7
    Trek from Samar to Gelling (3440m) via Chungsi Gompa
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 8
    Trek from Gelling to Tsarang (3490m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 9
    Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3840m) via Lo Gekar (3825m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 10
    Explore Lo Manthang: visit Chhosar, Chonup, Namgyal, etc.
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 11
    Trek from Lo Manthang to Dakmar (3820m) via Ghar gompa
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 12
    Trek from Dakmar to Syangbochen
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 13
    Trek from Syangbochen to Chuksang
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 14
    Trek from Chuksang to Muktinath (3800m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 15
    Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (via Kagbeni)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 16
    Fly/Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara
    B/L
    Hotel

  • Day 17
    Fly/ Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 18
    Rest Day in Kathmandu
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 19
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights sharing twin bedroom at hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • ACCOMMODATION IN POKHARA : 2 nights sharing twin bedroom at hotel in Pokhara on bed & breakfast basis.
  • PERMITS : All necessary paper works: Upper Mustang special trekking permit fee, Annapurna Conservation Area permit Fee, TIMS permit fee.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) (Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara) inclusive with airport tax. as per itinerary. Land Transportation: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and while returning Pokhara to Kathmandu (by tourist vehicles).
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 15 Kg of personal baggage per member during the trek carrying by porters.
  • FOODS & LODGING : Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
  • DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • GUIDE : Local government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porters' daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • VALLEY SIGHTSEEING : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambu (Monkey temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.

Cost Excludes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU & POKHARA : Extra nights' accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • SIGHTSEEING IN POKHARA : Sightseeing in Pokhara City is not included, on your own, you can visit around Lakeside.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Boiled water, beer, coke, and also Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
  • EXTRA PORTER : $15 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
  • TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

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    Bahrain

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    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

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    USA

    These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

    Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

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    Canada

    I had an excellent experience with these guys. They had a stellar Ama Dablam basecamp, a solid group of Sherpas, and great food. I'll be using them again on future climbs.

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    UK/Bahrain

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    Both Lobuche and Manaslu were a huge success, the basecamp and higher camp setup were fantastic, the staff was amazing throughout and it made us look forward to Everest.

    Everest was even better, the training, trek, and climbing were fully supported, we didn’t have to ask for anything, SST fixed the ropes to the summit and planned our climb perfectly, and we were the first team to the summit on the first day of the first weather window… couldn’t have planned it any better. We felt fully supported and safe throughout!

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