Upper Mustang Trek
This journey leads you through a region of Nepal that is also called Mustang Bhot. Mustang Tibet in Nepal. The reason is that this area falls beyond the mighty Himalayan range, isolating it from the rest of the nation and making it closer to Tibet.
Mustang has developed its own distinct cultural geographical traits, making it an attraction not just for ordinary visitors but also for anthropologists, archeologists and geologists. This Mustang trek moves through Kaligandaki River to Lo-Manthang, the cultural capital of upper Mustang. This region is still practically a kingdom. People here respect Jigme Parbal Bista as a cultural monarch although in government has withdrawn recognition, when Nepal has already been declared a Federal Democratic Republic. The other unique cultural trait of this region is polyandry marriage system, in which the wife of the eldest male of the family serves as the wife of all the brothers. During this trek to Mustang you will find that the mystery of the place also owes a lot to its geography. Its earth has red, yellow and brown colors, dominated by mysterious caves and strange figures eroded into the sands tone that composes its land. Human remains dating back to thousands of years in the past have been excavated from the area giving an insight into the early phase of human civilization, Plateau of Tibet, as it remains in the rain shadow area, the mountains here are barren and treeless.
You will also see numerous monasteries going back to hundred of years, moving through high passes peaks glaciers and alpine valleys. All in the entire this trek is a superb combination of unique culture in Nepal and natural landscapes. Bounded by the panoramic views of Hilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri make your trip scenically unforgettable one.
Duration: 10 - 14 Days
Difficulty level: moderate - adventure
Max Elevation: 4280 m
Mode of Trek: Teahouse
Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 2: Pokhara to Jomsom (flight), trek to Kagbeni (2810 m) 3 – 4 hours
Day 3: Kagbeni to Chele (3050 m) 4 – 5 hours
Day 4: Chele to Syanboche (3800 m) 5 – 6 hours
Day 5: Syanboche to Ghaymi (3520 m) 5 – 6 hours
Day 6: Ghaymi to Charang (3560 m) 5 – 6 hours
Day 7: Charang to Lo-Manthang (3810 m)
Day 8: Acclimatization
Day 9: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar (3820 m) 6 – 7 hours
Day 10: Dhakmar to Ghiling (3570 m) 4 – 5 hours
Day 11: Ghiling to Chuksang (2980 m) 5 – 6 hours
Day 12: Chuksang to Jomsom (2730 m) 5 -6 hours
Day 13: Jomson to Pokhara (flight)
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu