Mustang, refers to the arid Tibet like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki, lying beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Mustang is the land of barley fields, pastures for grazing herds. Our trek offers you a special opportunity to explore this incredible topography with an almost treeless barren landscape and countryside similar to the Tibetan plateau, which is rich in ancient tradition and mythology. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions, the southern region with five villages inhabited by people related to the Manangis and the northern region (the ancient region of Lo) where the language, culture, and traditions are almost purely Tibetan.
In lower Mustang the hills tend to be great, red fluted cliffs accompanied by the beautiful valley of Kali Gandaki River, that flows from Tibet and a spectacular panorama of the massif Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range rising behind. While upper Mustang offers an endless expanse of yellow and Grey rolling hills, denudation by the wind, which is prevalent in this region, the views that you will catch here is simply breathtaking and astonishing.
Crossing the lonely landscape with several passes (the highest being the Nyi La at 3990m), villages appear in the distance as tiny green oases nestled within the valley's only grove of trees or looming as fortresses preached on rocky crags, leads us to the spectacular walled town of Lo-Mangthang. Visually extraordinary place, a home of the Mustang Raja (King) and full of beautiful temples and Monasteries. Overall, Mustang involves a wilderness of huge proportions and offers a truly exceptional experience.
Mustang was closed for some time because of a guerrilla war that was waged along the border of Tibet and because of the ecological sensitivity of the region and also to protect the ancient culture and tradition. Re-opened only since 1992. The region is a restricted area and there are certain formalities required by the Government of Nepal in obtaining a special permit.
The long forbidden region of upper Mustang is now open for trekking. After an exciting flight through the Kali Gandaki, we land in Jomsom and begin trekking north towards the kingdom of Mustang. Hiking past the villages with multi-storied houses, monasteries and crumbling castles, we reach Lho- Monthang, the walled capital of this Kingdom. Mustang trek can also be done during the summer months when the people are most active in the fields, villages, and monasteries.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel &trek briefing
Day 2Tours, necessary preparation & packing
Day 3Fly to Pokhara and explore the area
Day 4Fly to Jomsom (2,720m) trek to Kabgeni (2,810m), 3 hours
Day 5Trek to Chele (3,050m), 6 hours
Day 6Trek to Geling (3,570m), 7 hours
Day 7Trek to Tsarang/ Charang (3,560m), 6 hours
Day 8Trek to Lo Manthang (3,809m), 5 hours the capital of Mustang
Day 9Explore the area, Lo Manthang
Day 10Trek to Lo Dhakmar (3,825m), 6 hours via GharGumba
Day 11Trek to Syangbochen (3,800m), 5 hours
Day 12Trek to Chusang (2980m), 5 hours
Day 13Trek to Muktinath (3,760m), 6 hours, Ultimate destinations of Hindu pilgrimage
Day 14Trek to Jomsom, explore around the area, 5 hours
Day 15Fly KTM via Pokhara
Day 16Free day, shopping
Day 17Int’l Departure foronward flight to home
This kind of trek doesn’t really require previous trekking and mountaineering experiences. It doesn’t require any technical experience, only that you are in good physical condition and be able to hike 4 – 6 hours over hilly terrain up to 3,500m of altitude with a light day pack.
If you have any previous experiences would be helpful but if you don’t have is also not an important matter of issue. This trek will introduce you to trekking in the Himalayas and also about the local cultures, traditions, and local people. Even if you are around the age of 65 years, you can be a candidate for this trek.
Published on : October 31, 2017
Just returned from a wonderful trek in the Upper Mustang region. This was my first time with Dream Himalaya Adventures and will certainly not be the last! Dawa meticulously went through all our trekking gear to ensure we had missed nothing. Right from picking us up from the airtport to organising our paragliding, Dawa did a great job. Pasang and Tendi took very good care of us all through the trek, and it is their friendship that made the trip more enjoyable. I am glad we went with Dream Himalaya on this relatively remote trek. I would recommend them to anyone!
Sushila Rajagopal, Bangalore, India
We did the trek to EBC in March 2022 with Dream Himalaya Adventures. A trip like this will always have curveballs because of the environment and altitude - that's when you really appreciate people with brilliant local knowledge and the ability to sort thing out. Dawa and team were absolutely fantastic and I unreservedly recommend them to anyone.
This was my 3rd trip with Dream Himalaya Adventures – as before, everything was well organised and ran smoothly. They deliver a professional service, with a personal touch. Even if plans change, as they sometimes do in the mountains, Dawa and his team have the resources and connections to quickly adapt and make alternative arrangements, which is comforting to know when you are trekking or climbing in remote areas. I highly recommend Dream Himalaya Adventures – and thanks again to Dawa, Ten Di, Karma, Yeshi, Furi, Gyalje, Phurba, all the porters and the entire team at base camp for the fun trek, a safe & successful summit and a fantastic time at base camp - hope to see you again
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Patrick & Geoff - Basecamp 2019 Dawa Sherpa and his team were exceptional in their care and aid of out Basecamp trek for 2019. It was an amazing experience not only to see and feel the mountains but also to speak to his crew and learn about the region and trekking/mountaineering in general. They were always ready to help whenever we needed. We will certainly be coming back to Nepal and the Himalayas again. Most definitely through Dream Himalaya Adventures. Patrick Nhim
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