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
One of the best hiking experiences ever with a very kind trek guide and a motivating porter. The food and accommodation were excellent, and mostly the responsibility of the company towards its clients is remarkable until the end of the trek. Looking forward to travel again with Dream Himalaya Adventures.
Manaslu summit climb expedition - Aug-Oct 2022. Unfortunately we were unlucky with the weather due to crazy amounts of snow and avalanche risk and weren't able to summit but I had a great adventure thanks to Dream Himalaya. Dawa Sherpa and Tendi Sherpa did everything in their power to help our expedition succeed. Dawa Sherpa runs a fantastic company and I would highly recommend his services for any adventure from climbing to trekking in Nepal. He happily answered all my questions in advance of the trip promptly and thoroughly. Tendi Sherpa is an excellent certified mountain guide (IFMGA) which is strong, communicates well and is a pleasure to climb with. All the services provided were fantastic. Base camp was amazing. Comfortable single
Overall we were very satisfied with their services. Dawa really made an effort to fullfill our needs. Top of the cream were services in the base camp. Organization, food, tents and kindness of the personel were on the top level. I very recommend!
Amazing hispitality, excellent and very reliable service, good and diverse food in base camp, very professional and kind stuff!
Very well organised by Dream Himalaya Adventures, they are "Dream Team" for make it the best experience ever. I highly recommend them.
Exellent! Organisation, Technical support, acomodation, food, logistick. From Kathmandu to Koto quick and comfortable transportation, the same on way back.
Very well organised by Dawa Lama & his team . Our guide and porter were extremely helpful . At times our guide suggested slight changes to our itinerary which made it easier for us to approach & get over Thorang La pass. A brilliant trip for Mick & myself, Thanks to Dream Himalaya. On our return to Kathmandu Dawa again looked after us , highly recommended .
We have been trekking with Dream Himilaya Adventures since long and have utilised their services for the last 4 treks. This time for the Everest Marathon - 29.05.2022 we used their services from 16.05.2022 to 04.06.2022, they provided both of us support from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Though Mr. Dawa Lama Sherpa was on a Everest Summit expeditiion, he made all the arrangements required for us sitting at EBC. Mr. Rajesh from Kathmandu Office was very helpful. As usual receiving us at Kathmandu Airport, taking us to Pashupathi Temple and the to Everest Marathon Event Organisers office to collect all necessary things from them. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Porter Guide from Lukla to EBC through the route we requested for. Mr. Suresh,
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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