Upper Mustang Trek

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destination
Annapurna Region
duration 18 days
maximum altitude 4200m
trip difficulty moderate
total cost $3500 $3490
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On arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Katmandu, one of our team will be there to welcome and greet you, then drive to the hotel so you can unwind and rest, hook into the free wifi or explore the local area.During the evening there will be a welcome dinner to meet and greet with your ‘trekking guide team’ members and all other trekkers going o the Mardi Himal adventure trek.

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After a delicious breakfast in the hotel we will have a trip orientation meeting to learn about your stay in Nepal and answer any questions/concerns about the itinerary.Most importantly after the briefing, we will go through the checklist of all the required gear and items to make sure you are equipped for the journey. If you require more items, there are many local trekking shops to accommodate what you need.When all are satisfied each person is fully equipped, we’ll go out on a Katmandu Sightseeing Day Tour, around one of the important cultural hubs of the valley.  Katmandu city alone holds four heritage sites that are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List.

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After an early breakfast, you take public transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The Himalayan 

Mountain range looms into view as you leave the Kathmandu valley through the small mountain pass of 

Thankot. (1400m); you can admire the towering peaks of Ganesh Himal (7400m), Langtang (7200m) and 

Manaslu (8163m). Drive on through several valleys and along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers to 

Pokhara valley at the foot of the Annapurna. 

Drive: 6 hours 

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Today begins with a domestic flight between Pokhara and Jomsom (2700m). Weather permitting, this 

mountain flight offers magnificent views of the Annapurna, the Dhaulagiri massif, and Kali Gandaki 

gorge, the deepest in the world. At Jomsom, you take a local vehicle to Chusang, a pretty village mainly 

inhabited by Gurung and Thakali people. At Kagbeni- the entry point to Upper Mustang- you must 

complete government formalities relating to the Mustang Special Permit before entering the 

multicolored mineral universe of Upper Mustang. 

Elevation: +300m 

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Enjoy breakfast with wonderful views of Nepalese landscapes. Today’s walk crosses the Kali Gandaki 

gorge and then it is a short climb up to the small village of Chele. After Chele, a beautiful trail carved into 

the rock leads in turn to Taklam-la (3625m) and Dajong-la. It is a beautiful walk down to Samar (3600m), 

a very old village found in the middle of a wooded grove next to a stream. 

Hiking: 5 hours 

Elevation: + 650m/-150m 

Accommodation: Lodge

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Today you cross two mountain passes: Nyi La (3920m) and Ghumi la (3750m). Stop in Ghemi village 

(3510m) for lunch. Here, you can visit the small monastery in the heart of the village; it is surrounded by 

caves which, in the past, severed as a shelter against invaders. This afternoon’s agenda features an easy 

climb in one of the most dazzling places ever along the iconic red Mustang walls which dominate the 

village of Dhakmar. 

Hiking: 6 to 7 hours 

Elevation: +860/-610m 

Accommodation: Lodge

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Today is not the most challenging hiking day but it is the longest, it is an easy uphill walk to Mui la Pass 

(4100) and towards the oldest Mustang monastery: Ghar Gompa. This Nyingmapa school monastery has 

beautiful, newly renovated frescoes which are well worth a visit. After lunch, you cross the Marang and 

Chogo passes and plunge into Lomanthang, the capital of Mustang which is surrounded by striking 

scenery. 

Hiking: 7 to 8 hours 

Elevation: +900/-850 

Accommodation: Lodge

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You are in the Mustang capital! Lomanthang is a small, walled city featuring early iconic 15th century 

monasteries. Stroll through the winding streets of the village to discover the two historic monasteries of 

Jamba Lhakhang and Tukche, and their sumptuous frescoes. Lomanthang is very close to Tibet and 

Tibetan cultural influences can be observed. 

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Today you take jeeps towards the Tibetan border Sicha Khola valley. Leave the jeeps at the foot of Jhong 

cave, a real troglodyte skyscraper! On your way back, we visit the monastery of Nyiphu. Return to Lo- 

manthang, through the fabulous lunar landscape of Chossar and several charming villages. 

Transport: 30 minutes’ drive in jeeps 

Hiking: 4hours 

Elevation: +100m/-100m Accommodation: the same lodge

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Climb up to Loday Pass (3950m) and walk along the plateau at 4050m above sea level, then hike down 

to Dhi, you cross the Kali Gandaki river and arrive in the village of Yara. 

Hiking: 5 hours 

Elevation: +500m/-700m 

Accommodation: Lodge

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Discover the unique Luri Gompa monastery and its ancient Buddhist art. Visit the Luri caves and 

beautiful 15th century Buddhist frescoes before returning to Yara. 

Hiking: 3 hours 

Elevation: +200m/-200m 

Accommodation: Lodge

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Today you cross a rocky desert plateau, far from any civilization. It is a shot descent to Dhechyang Khola 

River (the black river) where you can find lots of fossils! From here, you climb to Sertang Pass (3945m) 

for a picnic; extraordinary views of the peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri awaits us. We descend via several 

stages to the village of Tangge. 

Elevation: +800m/-1000m 

Accommodation: Home stay

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It is an early morning departure for a day of hiking. You cross Yak Khola and climb up to Cho Cha la Pass 

at 4210m. Then, it is a short descent to your lunch spot in Paha, a beautiful afternoon walk along the 

ridge awaits, then you make the steep descent into the valley of Nursing Khola and join Chusang village. 

Hiking: 8 to 9 hours 

Elevation: +120m/-1600m 

Accommodation: Homestay

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Today begins with an easy climb to the beautiful village of Tetang at 3040m. Then, you climb to Gyu Pass 

( 4070m). Along the way you can enjoy beautiful views of the “white mountain” Dhaulagiri (8165m) the 

“blue mountain” Nilgiri and the villages of Muktinath and Jharkot. Next, you walk down to the temple of 

Muktinath, dedicated to the Hindu god of liberation and flanked by 108 taps where Hindu and Buddhist 

pilgrims take holy showers to cleanse their karma. 

Hiking: 6 hours 

Elevation: +1200m/-450m 

Accommodation: Lodge

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You leave Muktinath through a small mountain pass at 400m with beautiful alpine landscapes. On the 

way, with a little luck, you will see the Bharal (blue sheep) of the Himalayas. A steep descent leads to 

Lupra, a village that sits well- hidden in the gorge of Lupra Khola. Lupra is rarely visited by tourists and 

maintains a charming authenticity. After a quiet break in this village, you head back to Jomsom following 

the Kali Gandaki river.  

Hiking: 5 to 6 hours 

Elevation: +100m/--1200m Accommodation: Lodge

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Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, a lovely journey above the Kali Gandaki, the deepest 

canyon in the world flanked by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Then you fly from Pokhara to 

Kathmandu. You have some free time upon arrival. 

Accommodation: hotel 

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Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in the world and home to the Buddha’s discerning eyes as well 

as several surrounding monasteries. After the Buddhist stupa, you visit Pashupatinath temple. This is the 

most important Hindu temple. It belongs to the God Shiva: the God of destruction and reconstruction. 

Thousands of Hindu pilgrims from Nepal and India pray, dance, sing and make offerings in this temple 

every day. Traditionally, when Hindu people die, they are cremated and here we find the most 

important site for cremations that take place on the bank of the holy river called Bagmati. 

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The details in this programme are updated regularly but imponderables and unpredictable 

circumstances may result in inaccuracies. In order to provide the adventure which is best suited to your 

demand, the weather and the operational conditions, changes to the programme may be made. For 

safety reasons, we reserve the rights to interrupt your participation in this programme at any time if 

your technical level or fitness is deemed unsuitable or if you are seen as a danger to yourself or to those 

around you. This will in no case give rise to refunds or compensation.

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  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & BeveraÅge bills