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Lower Mustang Trek

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Max. Elevation
3710 m / 12171 ft
Group size
Min 1
Level
Easy
Transportation
Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus & Jomsom to Pokhara by Flight
Best Season
Mar, Apr, May,Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Starts at / Ends at
kathmandu / kathmandu
Accomodation
Guest House, Lodge
Meals

Highlights

  • Exploring the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang and its intricately carved monasteries and palaces.
  • Witnessing breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as the iconic Nilgiri and Tilicho peaks.
  • Trekking through the picturesque villages of Kagbeni, Jomsom, and Marpha, known for their unique architecture, apple orchards, and hospitality.
  • Visiting centuries-old Buddhist monasteries such as Jharkot, Chhoser, and Ghar Gompa, and experiencing the spiritual ambiance of these sacred sites.

Overview

The Lower Mustang Trek is a captivating journey through the stunning landscapes of the Mustang region in Nepal. This trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventure as it takes trekkers through picturesque villages, ancient monasteries, and dramatic desert landscapes. The highlight of the trek is exploring the historic town of Lo Manthang, the capital of the former Mustang Kingdom, and witnessing its rich Tibetan-influenced culture and architecture. With its moderate difficulty level and diverse attractions, the Lower Mustang Trek is ideal for trekkers looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure in the Himalayas.

Best Time for Lower Mustang Trek
The best time to undertake the Lower Mustang Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is pleasant with clear skies, providing optimal visibility of the surrounding mountain peaks and landscapes. Additionally, the spring season brings vibrant rhododendron blooms, while the autumn season offers mild temperatures and stable weather conditions, making it ideal for trekking.

Food and Accommodation for Lower Mustang Trek
Along the Lower Mustang Trek route, there are teahouses and guesthouses offering basic accommodation facilities such as dormitory-style rooms or private rooms with shared bathrooms. Meals are typically provided at these accommodations and include local Nepali dishes such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup), as well as international cuisine. Trekkers should be prepared for simple yet nourishing meals during their trekking journey.

Lower Mustang Trek Permit
Trekkers undertaking the Lower Mustang Trek require a special permit called the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), which can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board or the Tourism Office in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Additionally, trekkers may need to obtain the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card, depending on the route they choose.

Lower Mustang Trekking Experience
The Lower Mustang Trek offers a diverse and enriching trekking experience, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual ambiance of the Mustang region. From traversing through picturesque villages and terraced fields to exploring ancient monasteries and interacting with local communities, every moment of the trek is filled with wonder and discovery. The rugged landscapes, towering peaks, and rich cultural traditions of Lower Mustang create a truly unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Why Choose Us for Lower Mustang Trek
Choosing us for your Lower Mustang Trek ensures a well-organized and memorable trekking experience. With our experienced guides, comfortable accommodations, and reliable logistics, we strive to provide our clients with the highest level of service and satisfaction. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the trek, allowing you to focus on soaking in the beauty and tranquility of the Mustang region without any worries or hassles. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Lower Mustang and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Trip Itinerary

Begin your journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Enjoy the stunning views of the countryside and rural villages as you travel through the scenic Prithvi Highway. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the charming lakeside city.

After an early breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of your trek. Begin your trek to Tikhedunga, a quaint village nestled along the banks of the Modi Khola River. Trek through lush forests, terraced farmlands, and traditional Gurung settlements, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Arrive at Tikhedunga and settle in for the night.

Depart from Tikhedunga and continue your trek to Ghorepani, a charming village situated at the base of Poon Hill. Trek through rhododendron forests and picturesque villages, soaking in the natural beauty of the Annapurna region. Arrive at Ghorepani and enjoy the serene ambiance of the Himalayan foothills as you prepare for the next day's adventure.

Rise early to catch the spectacular sunrise views from Poon Hill, one of the best vantage points in the Annapurna region. Trek to the summit of Poon Hill, where you'll be greeted by panoramic views of the Himalayas bathed in golden light. After capturing the mesmerizing sunrise, trek back to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing your trek to Tatopani. Trek through lush forests and pristine landscapes, arriving at Tatopani in the afternoon.

Depart from Tatopani and continue your trek to Ghasa, a picturesque village nestled along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Trek through lush forests and terraced farmlands, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Arrive at Ghasa and relax in the serene surroundings of this charming village.

Depart from Ghasa and trek to Marpha, a traditional Thakali village renowned for its apple orchards and quaint stone houses. Trek along scenic trails that wind through terraced fields, charming villages, and lush forests, enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Arrive at Marpha and explore the village, sampling delicious local cuisine and visiting the historic monasteries.

Depart from Marpha and trek to Kagbeni, a medieval village located at the entrance of the Upper Mustang region. Trek along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, passing by ancient Tibetan-style houses and Buddhist monasteries. Arrive at Kagbeni and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of this historic village.

Depart from Kagbeni and trek to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. Trek along rocky trails and barren landscapes, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Arrive at Muktinath and visit the famous Muktinath Temple, where devotees come to pay homage and seek blessings.

Depart from Muktinath and trek to Jomsom, the administrative center of the Mustang region. Trek along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, passing through picturesque villages and lush apple orchards. Arrive at Jomsom and explore the bustling town, known for its Tibetan influence and vibrant marketplaces.

Catch an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, enjoying breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas and the rugged landscapes below. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the lakeside city.

Bid farewell to Pokhara as you embark on the scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas and rural countryside as you travel through the Prithvi Highway. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel and reminisce about your incredible trekking adventure in Lower Mustang.

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Includes

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by sharing Tourist Bus.
  • Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to hotel transfer by private car.
  • Twin Bed Sharing hotel/Teahouse/Lodge accommodation.
  • Everyday breakfast at the hotel.
  • Breakfast. Lunch, and Dinner during Trekking.
  • An English speaking trekking guide.
  • One porter for two trekkers.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul pick up and drop by private car.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight Fares.
  • Pokhara airport picks up by private car.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by sharing Tourist bus.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP).
  • Trekker's Information Management System Permit (TIMS).

Doesn't Include

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner at Pokhara.
  • International Flight Fares,
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Extra expenses occurred in case of landslides, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes list.
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