Lower Mustang Trek

Duration: 15 Days   |   Based on 1 Review PhotosDownload

The Lower Mustang trek is an epitome of a comfortable and easy-breezy trek in the Mustang region. Learn and immerse yourself in the uniquely authentic culture and the stunning monumental landscape, including some holy religious sites including Muktinath, Kagbeni and other monasteries along the way.

The Lower Mustang trek takes you through the world’s deepest river gorge, the Kali Gandaki River. As you move along the trail along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, encounter the number of mules carrying loads on their back. This river is highly famous for Saligram, which is regarded to be a form of the Hindu God, Vishnu. Hence, the world’s deepest river gorge has significant importance for its sacredness.

The Lower Mustang trekking takes you across the ancient villages of Marpha, Jomsom, and Kagbeni, the trail eventually takes you to the highly sacred temple of Muktinath. The Muktinath temple bears a great significance for Hindu and Buddhist followers. The entire trek is guaranteed to be a wonderful experience. Especially as you trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni village, passing through white mud painted houses will give you an experience of exploring the untouched culture of the Musthagi People. As you make your way towards Jomsom, the point where the trip starts getting a bit windy and sandy but the stunning view of Nilgiri is rewarding and equally worth the journey.

This trek also gives you an opportunity to explore and experience the traditional lifestyle of Nepalese living high in the mountain shelters. The Lower Mustang trekking is an easy adventure full of opportunities to explore and traverse to the fullest. It does not require any prior trekking or hiking experience to walk on this trail, but you should be fit, healthy accompanied with a sense of zeal and enthusiasm. 
 

Highlights

  • Embark on a short and easy trip to Lower Mustang and learn and immerse yourself in the unique and authentic culture and landscapes 
  • Observe the world’s deepest river gorge, the Kali Gandaki River valley
  • Explore the trails that go to Muktinath, the sacred site with Hindu temple as well Buddhist monastery for Hindu and Buddhist followers
  • Visit the charming Kagbeni village passing through white mud painted houses and monasteries experiencing the untouched culture of the Mustangi People
  • Watch the stunning view of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri  

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

Arrive at Kathmandu Airport, meet of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1350m
Breakfast, rest day or sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1350m
Drive or fly to Pokhara, if bus drives it will take 6 hours to reach Pokhara, if by flight it is a 30 minutes scenic flight. Overnight at hotel.
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Pokhara

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to New Bridge and start trek from here to Ulleri. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Ulleri

Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani, 5 hours, overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Ghorepani

Sunrise trip to Poon Hill, back to guest house, pack your things, have a breakfast then trek down to Tatopani. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Tatopani

Trek from tatopani to Gasa. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Gasa

Trek from Gasa to tukche. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Tukche

Trek from Tukche to Jomsom. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Jomsom
  • Maximum Altitude:2743m

Trek from Jomsom to Muktinath. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Muktinath
  • Maximum Altitude:3800m

Trek back from Muktinath to Kagbeni. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Kagbeni
  • Maximum Altitude:2804m

Trek back to Jomsom. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Jomsom
  • Maximum Altitude:2743m

Early flight to Pokhara, sightseeing around Pokhara valley. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Pokhara

Fly back to Kathmandu or extend your trip to Chitwan National park. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1350m

Final transfer to Kathmandu Airport and fly back home. 

    Inclusion

    • All the necessary airport pick up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu, and Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Sightseeing tour as per above program.
    • Necessary flights from KTM to Pokhara, Jomsom to Pokhara.
    • Tims (trekking information management system card) and Annapurna conservation fee.
    •  All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Fare well dinner in Kathmandu.
    •  Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


     

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    Useful Information

    A Packing List for Lower Mustang Trekking

    • Large day pack: - This is for the majority of your gear that a porter will carry for you.
    • Day pack: - Bring a comfortable pack to carry your personal items such as water bottles, Water purifier, camera, snacks, hat, and a change of clothes.
    • Money belt or pouch: - Always carry your valuables, including plane tickets and passport, on your person.
    • Water bottle: - we recommend bringing 1 one-liter bottle to carry your water.
    • Shoes: - A pair of good hiking shoes.
    • Socks: - Bring a couple of pairs of cotton and woolen socks.
    • Trekking pants: - Bring a pair of loose-fitting, lightweight, moisture-wicking pants. Shorts are optional, but baring your legs is not recommended.
    • T-shirts/Long sleeve shirt:-Lightweight, quick-drying, moisture-wicking shirts are recommended.
    • Polar fleece, Warm sweater: - Bring a lightweight pullover to help keep you warm.
    • Jackets: - Wind and rain jackets are recommended, try bringing one that meets both needs. 
    • Other: Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm. 

    FAQs

    How can I book Lower Mustang trek?

    Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport and a 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from the Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

    Can I do Lower Mustang trek?

    This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in the good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Lower Mustang trek?

    May, June, July, and August, September, October, and November are the best seasons. However, March & April are okay and trekking can be done.

    Do I need to stay in Katmandu?

    Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program, we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join with group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departures dates for Lower Mustang trek. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which is best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your selecting the starting date.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Lower Mustang trek is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 4000m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have the right equipment with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have a pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief you regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the Airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a placard of Alpine eco trek with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
     

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