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Inner Mustang Trek

Wilderness route of Upper Mustang

Inner Mustang Trek to upper mustang (Inner Mustang) is one of the most popular and spiritual destination in Nepal Himalaya. The route goes across desert landscape, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys. The trail is behind the Himalayas as rain shadow zone so we can have nice mountain views too. In Upper part of trekking trail, there are mysterious sky caves, castles & sites which provide us great experience of ancient culture, tradition and religion of Himalaya. The excursion tour and Camping trip around Lo-mangtang and around provides unique spirit. This Inner Mustang Trek (Wilderness route of Upper Mustang) is combination of nature, culture, unique tradition and history of Mustang Region.

According to history and Locals from Lho Kingdom (Upper Mustang) , This area has four re-treat complexes which are now as meditation caves or retreat centers as Ganden ling , Puntsog Ling , Ritse ling  and Konchok ling  in Inner Mustang, among them some are in good condition and restored as monasteries, some of these retreat sites (caves) has only significant sign inside due to soil erosion, Those places are dated more than 500 years, Phuntsokling is the most damaged externally by climate change and human activities.  Konchok Ling cave is on steep part and need rope to climb.

At first part of program till Lo-manthang we use jeep drive with visiting many monument and spiritual sites as well as use guest house for meal and accommodation, after Lo-manthang we arrange organize tented camp with cook and helpers. This programs covers many spiritual destinations as  Mentsi Lhakhang, Ramchung Cave, Ghar Gompa or Lo Gekar Monastery, hundreds of sky caves, Ketcher Dzong, Namgyal Monastery, Nyaphu Gompa,Gharphu Gompa, Nyando, Thinegga, Kimaling, Bharcha, Konchok Ling cave,Ritseling cave, Niphu, Kimbu Gompa,Samdzong, Makhchung, Chudzong Gompa,Amka, Luri Gompa, Muktinath, Jharkot Monastery,Kagbeni Monastery etc.

Trip Information

  • Duration
    26 Days
  • Trip Grade
    1,2,3,4,5
  • Group Size
    2 and more
  • Accommodation
    Guest House and camp Hotels
  • Max Altitude
  • Best Time
    April – May and October - November

Overview

Best Month to visit:  April – May and October – November

Accommodation:  Guest House and camp in trekking/ Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Group size:  2 and more
Meal Plan:  Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in Trekking
Guide:  English speaking guide, cook & Helpers
Transportation:  local jeep transportation as per program
Trek starts:  Jomsom – Mustang
Trek ends: Jomsom – Mustang
Trek Grade: 1, 2,3,4,5

Detailed Itinerary

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Arrive Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel and program briefing O/N Hotel

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After breakfast Kathmandu sightseeing includes boudhanath stupa, pashupatinath Temple, swyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square O/N Hotel

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After breakfast drive to domestic airport and take flight to Pokhara, afternoon sightseeing tour of Pokhara city, evening walk around fewa lake O/N Hotel

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Take early morning flight to Jomsom then drive to Kagbeni, Stop at Tangbe to photograph ruins and chortens, on the way visit Mentsi Lhakhang at chhuksang after lunch drive to Chele O/N Guest house

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After Breakfast Drive to Syangbochen and visit Ramchung Cave( Chimsi Cave) where we can get Image of Holy Mt. Kailash inside the caveon the way in clear weather we can see great view of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar peak. Trek up to syanbochen , after lunch drive to Ghame via Giling village / O/N Guest house

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After breakfast drive to Dhakmar where we can see many sky caves at the hill, after drive to Ghar Gompa which is known as Lo Gekar Monastery  is oldest monastery in Mustang, it is believed that it was built by Guru Rinpoche on 8th century. This monastery has spiritual relationship with Samye monastery in Tibet, Samye monastery was built after Ghar gompa completed in Mustang.  Lo Gekar or Ghar gompa belongs with Nyingma sect of Buddhism. Late afternoon drive to Tsarang O/N Guest House

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Morning explore Tsarang village which is second largest village in Upper mustang. Charange village also have Monasteries Including huge white dzong and red Gompa and old palace, after lunch trek to Lo-mangthang which is pleasant walk (3 Hrs) with mani walls on the way. O/N Guest hosue

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After breakfast we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Ketcher Dzong, Namgyal Gompa and around.   After lunch visit the Tall Champa Lakhang “God house” the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attraction of Lo-Mangthang. O/N Guest house

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Breakfast at Guest house after drive to Nyando visit monasteries and visit beautiful Thinegga village after lunch visit Kimaling, It is well known as King,s fort or Lo-mangthang fort O/N Guest house

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After Breakfast visit monasteries around Lo-mangthang than trek to Bharcha takes around 2:30 hrs, en route visit chortens and ruins.  O/N Tented Camp

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After Breakfast trek to Konchok Ling cave takes 6 hrs, it was one important ancient re-treat center before, on the way enjoy beautiful view of landscape with chortens, ruins, landscape and caves. Konchok ling cave is on steep part and need rope to climb up there O/N Tented camp

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Breakfast at camp, start trek to Niphu takes around 1 hrs after tour around trek to Ritseling Cave takes around 3 hrs. O/N Tented camp near cave.

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Breakfast at camp, start trek to Kharka takes 7 hrs, visit sites of Kimbu Gompa which was destroyed on Khampa revolution period, evening visit Samdzong O/N Tented camp.

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It is beautiful trekking trail, after breakfast trek to Makhchung on the way enjoy beautiful landscape, Mountain View and caves O/N river camp

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After breakfast trek to Chodzong via riverside walking, we need to cross river many times on this day. O/N Tented camp

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Explore Chudzong Gompa which is situated at top of hill, it is colorful monastery having great view. Afternoon we can have self meditation and re-treat. O/N Tented camp

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After breakfast trek to Amka takes around 7 hours, this day trekking trails is mostly uphill and cross there high passes.   O/N Tented camp

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Breakfast at Guest house, trek to beautiful village Ghara takes around 3 hours, it is relax walking, Visit Village at Evening  O/N   Guest house or home stay

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Early morning trek to Luri Gompa which is at top of hill, explore inside the cave monastery than trek to Dhey where we put our tented camp. O/N at camp

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After breakfast at camp, trek to Beautiful village Tangee via crossing Sertang La, Tangee is situated below the hill on river bank. This village is decorated with many chortens and Mani wall. O/N Guest house

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Breakfast at Guest house, trek start uphill to pass than trek on beautiful landscape with beautiful Mountain View. O/N tented camp at Pha

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Breakfast at camp, trek to chhuksang takes around takes 6 hours, last part of trek is steep down to Kaligandaki valley O/N Guest House

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After breakfast drive to Muktinath, explore monasteries and temple, trek down to Jharkot and visit Jharkot monastery. After explore Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery -Kagbeni monastery then drive to Jomsom O/N Guest house

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Fly to Pokhara early morning, afternoon sightseeing tour around Pokhara city O/N Hotel

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COST INCLUDES

  • Trekking permit fee for upper mustang( special permit)
  • ACAP entry fee and TIMS Permits
  • Food for trekking  (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Accommodation in trekking at guest house and hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
  • Mountain Guide- cook &  porters with some additional meals
  • Camping and Kitchen equipments for camping nights
  • Jomsom –Ghami- Tsarang  and Chhuksang – Muktinath transportation by local reserved jeep
  • Local jeep transportation around Lo-mangthang
  • Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport by private vehicle
  • Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight
  • Trekking insurance with Medical insurance for trekking staffs
  • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
  • Flight ticket and land transportation for Trekking staffs
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu flight
  • All Government Tax &Service charge to company

COST EXCLUDES

  • PERSONAL equipment for Trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Monastery entrance fees at upper mustang
  • Sightseeing entrance fees of sightseeing monuments at Kathmandu.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation (incase needed)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for staff
  • Filmy permit for National park( Only for shooting camera)
  • Bar bill & Beverages

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