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Lower Mustang Trek

Embark on a short and easy trip to Lower Mustang and learn and immerse yourself in the unique and authentic culture and landscapes

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15 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 3340 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: March to November
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local lodge

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 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 a 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 it 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 life style of Nepalese living high in the mountain shelters.  The Lower Mustang trekking is an easy adventure with 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. 

Lower Mustang Trek short itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara.
Day 04: Trek to Ulleri.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani.
Day 07: Trek to Gasa.
Day 08: Trek to Tukche.
Day 09: Trek to Jomsom.
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath.
Day 11: Trek to Kagbeni.
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom.
Day 13: Fly to Pokhara.
Day 14: Fly or drive to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final transfer to international airport.


Trip cost: Please kindly contact us for a fresh cost quotation. Also, let us know how many of you are there in your group and when you would like to do this trek, after knowing all these things from your side, we will send you all the necessary information with a best quote as soon as possible.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Lower Mustang trek – itinerary:

Day 01: arrive at Kathmandu airport, meet of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Breakfast, rest day or sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: 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.

Day 04: Breakfast at hotel, transfer to New Bridge and start trek from here to Ulleri. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani, 5 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Sunrise trip to Poon Hill, back to guest house, pack your things, have a breakfast then trek down to Tatopani. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Trek from tatopani to Gasa. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Trek from Gasa to tukche. Overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Trek from Tukche to Jomsom. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Trek from Jomsom to Muktinath. Overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Trek back from Muktinath to Kagbeni. Overnight at guest house.

Day 12: Trek back to Jomsom. Overnight at guest house.

Day 13: Early flight to Pokhara, sightseeing around Pokhara valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu or extend your trip to Chitwan National park. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final transfer to Kathmandu airport and fly back home.

Service Includes

  • 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

Service Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some important questions and answers for Lower Mustang trek:

How can I book Lower Mustang trek?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 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 none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, 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 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 bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Lower Mustang trek. We can arrange 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 are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting 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 right equipments 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 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 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 regarding about 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 play card of Alpine eco trek with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the Lower Mustang trek. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be provided from the guesthouse/teahouse/lodge menus. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same teahouse/lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show and breakfast will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


Equipments & Packing List

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Mustang trekking

Mustang Region Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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