Upper Mustang Trek And Heli Return

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Highlights:

Upper Mustang Trek Is the trekking towards the world's last preserved area that makes every person feel like the fortune of traveling back to time of the Buddhist land with an added thrill made by Heli's return.

 

Upper Mustang residing behind the mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, has captured most of the significant architecture and adopted same kind of culture, tradition and lifestyle of ancient Tibetan community till date (most preserved region in world); which is one of the best place to trek in Nepal that takes into the real Tibetan environment.

 

The highest point to run every step towards the wilderness of Upper Mustang is around 4,000 meter above from the sea level.

 

The adventure of steepy landscapes with windy atmosphere, exploring the flora and fauna where mules carries loads along the way, having a peculiar food habit practised by the people at upper mustang and exploring the Himalaya beauty more closely are some of the fascinating things that a travellers gets to encounter with.

 

The traveller gets an opportunity to understand the divergent culture of upper mustang practiced since classical times. Grab a chance to explore Amgyal Gompa, Tingkhar, King’s palace, amchi (traditional Tibetan doctor) museum and school; and many Gompas and monasteries presenting significant values.

Trip Introduction:

The privilege to trek towards the world's most preserved area with a thrilling experience of Heli return is a wonderful experience to hold once in a time. Upper Mustang region Known as "Last Forbidden Kingdom" is now opened since 1992 for trekkers with special authority to which a permit approved by Nepal Government is given; after all the preservation of hidden arts, cultures, and primitive lifestyle of Himalaya people resides within this territory. Take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom where the trek starts towards the Upper Mustang making a way from the unique place named "Kagbeni".

 

Crossing the Kali gandaki bridges and some other small rivers, Kagbeni presents number of time-honoured villages and monasteries such as- ancient Red monastery including traditional musical instrument. The view of hills, sheep raring, rolling the prayer's temple, making a steps forward and passing through the prayers flags along with the breeze of Himalaya number of small settlements can be seen. The cluster of settlement in Chele, Ghilling and Charang are some of the amaze balls of this region that makes the visitors sense the ancient Buddhist culture, lifestyle, cuisine, housing pattern and many more. The way now ahead towards the capital of former kingdom, "Lo Manthang" where numerous of significant things since many centuries ago such as-the home of last king of Mustang, palace and monasteries of Jampalakhang from the 15th century, monastery of Choede Lakhang from 18th century and many gompas and monasteries existing for thousands of years. Upper Mustang being a land rain shadow of Himalayas with the limited scattered greenery can be visited throughout the year.

 

The man made caves at Lo-Manthang at the higher cliffs seems to be a hidden story being hypothesized by many local people which can be true and lefts everyone wonder-struck. Take a pleasing flight from Lo-Manthang with a spectacular picturesque of Upper Mustang to have the perfect taste of trekking to a wondrous land making a match up to extreme joy. The never ending beauty of Upper Mustang gives an adventure that is experienced one in a lifetime. Capture it from every corner.

TOUR MAP

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

After you reach at the Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative would pick you at the airport’s entry gate and thereby, transfer you to the nearby hotel. In case of persisting time, you may visit the Kathmandu city or rest in your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city

Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

Day 03 Drive or Fly to Pokhara.

Once you explore the historical valley of Kathmandu, you will get opportunity to move towards a popular tourist destination named Pokhara and explore pokhara. If you want a drive then, you would be able to view Trishuli River across your way and during early afternoon hour, you would be able to visit Pokhara.

Day 04 Fly to Jomsom (2,800m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m) (20min fly and 3-4 hrs walk).

Trekkers should wake up as early as possible to take a flight of about 35 minutes to reach at Jomsom. During this time, you will be able to view few of the amazing naturistic views from the window of your airplane. Once you land in Jomsom, you will move ahead for your trek towards Kagbeni. By walking for about 3 to 4 hours, you will be able to reach at Kagbeni before sunset. In this way, you would end up with ample time for strolling across the entire village.

Day 05 Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3,080m) (5-6 hrs walk).

By passing from few rivers on a series comprised of various small ridges, trekkers would be able to move ahead towards Chele. During the complete trip, individuals will get the opportunity to find many white, red and black Chortens recognized as hallmarks of the popular upper Mustang region.

Day 06 Trek from Chele to Ghilling (3,570m) (7-8 hrs walk)

Trekking from Chele towards Geling would continue during the morning time by hiking on various undulated mountain trails. Finally, on this day, you will be able to visit a small village of the district, where you find painted buildings in red color, which symbolizes the region’s famous monasteries.

Day 07 Trek from Ghilling to Charang / Tsarang (3,560m) (6-7 hrs walk)

We will continue with our trek from Charang. Almost 5 hours of walk takes us to Charang, a big community inhabited totally by the people of Tibetan origin. Explore the old monastery and Gompa, said to be some 500 years old that contains some of the world’s finest religious wall paintings.

Day 08 Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang (3,840m) (4-5 hrs walk)

On this day, we will explore the different communities and old monasteries at morning. We will mostly go to off beaten track to Dhakmar then to Lo Manthang, the capital of Mustang. There, we can see the similar kind of small beautiful houses.

Day 09 Explore the Mustang Kingdom Lo Manthang

Our trail will broad and let us to get the first view of Lo Manthang, known popularly as the walled city. Since the city has a single entrance, we have to circumambulate the wall towards the gate present on its northeastern corner. We will start with our return journey via upper highland route and again get dramatic views of the Charang Valley and Lo Manthang, along with snow cladding peaks in background. Just before our settlement at Ko Gekar, we will reach to the Mustang’s oldest monastery named Ghare Gompa and finally have an overnight stay at Lo-Manthang.

Day 10 Helicopter flight from Lo Manthang to Pokhara.

During the early morning, we would arrange for a chartered helicopter that would take you back to Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu by passing from Jomsom and later on to the Kathmandu’s airport. Again, you would be able to witness few of the spectacular panoramic views of famous mountains named Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Annapurna and various other snow-capped mountain peaks.

Day 11 Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and overnight stay at the hotel.

After you arrive in Kathmandu, you may opt to transfer to your booked hotel and remains free for rest of the day for exploration across the entire city or have some rest there.

Day 12 Final departure.

Based on your scheduled flights, our representatives would transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport, which is about three hours prior to the schedule of your flight staring from your checked in hotel of Kathmandu.