Imagine embarking on a thrilling adventure through an ancient land of mystical landscapes, where rugged mountain trails lead you to remote villages and hidden treasures. That's the Lower Mustang Trek!
Lower Mustang region blends the beauty of viewpoints, sacred sites, and major trekking destinations. The beauty of the landscapes prevailing in this setting is praiseworthy, where one can enjoy the charming traditional villages that Tibetans mostly inhabit and also the ancient culture of the villagers. Whether you're an avid trekker seeking a new challenge or a nature enthusiast craving awe-inspiring scenery, the Lower Mustang trek promises an unforgettable experience.
Additionally, the route leads to amazing viewpoints of Poon Hill, Kali Gandaki Gorge, Muktinath, and Jomsom. These are a few major highlights that you’ll get to experience on this trek. Throughout the trek, the spectacular vistas of Mt Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, and Annapurna panorama will surround you, adding bliss to your whole trek. Moreover, as it lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area, the vast wilderness of the various flora and fauna will add a soothing feeling to your hiking experience.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the allure of the Mustang region and create memories that will last a lifetime. Let's get started!
- Get a chance to explore the UNESCO world heritage sites- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple.
- Enjoy scenic rides to Pokhara and roam around the vibrant city.
- Explore the wilderness of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
- Witness a glorious sunrise from the most popular viewpoint- Poon Hill.
- Make your way along the deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki Gorge.
- Admire fascinating views of mountains like Annapurna Panorama, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machapuchare, Mt. Tukuche, and many more.
- Dip into the hot spring at Tatopani and relax.
- Interact with the local villagers and learn about their lifestyles.
- Visit the holy pilgrimage site- Muktinath, a popular spiritual hub that annually attracts many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims worldwide.
- Walk around the Jomsom settlements.
Let's look at the route overview of the Lower Mustang trek.
The trip begins with your arrival at the airport. Then, a sightseeing tour is organized for you where you'll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Later, to reach Pokhara, we'll drive there, continue our way to Nayapul, and walk to Tikhedhunga.
The hike begins from Tikhedhunga and Ghorepani. In the morning, we’ll hike upto Poon Hill (a popular viewpoint) to watch the beaming sunrise behind the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Later, we’ll head back to Ghorepani and continue our way to Tadapani. The route then follows Ghasa, Tukuche, Kagbeni, and Muktinath. Muktinath is a holy site for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages. It includes a monastery and a pagoda-style temple of Lord Vishnu. You can visit this temple and pray for blessings. Then, we’ll halt there and trek to Jomsom the next day. From Jomsom, we'll catch an early flight to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. With this, the trip comes to an end.
The difficulty level of the Lower Mustang trek is generally considered suitable and easy for trekkers with a reasonable level of physical fitness and some prior trekking experience.
Here are some factors that contribute to the easiness of the lower Mustang trek:
Altitude: The trek starts from a lower elevation and gradually gains altitude as you ascend. The trek's highest point is Muktinath, located at an altitude of 3,800 meters. There is not much risk of altitude sickness at this altitude level.
Trail conditions: The trails in the Lower Mustang region can sometimes be rocky, uneven, and narrow. There are also some steep ascents and descents along the way, which may require good balance and stability while walking. Overall, the trek is easy and perfect for beginners.
The best time for a Lower Mustang trek depends on the specific months and seasons that offer the most favorable weather and trail conditions. Generally, the best time for a lower Mustang trek is during the spring and autumn, known for their mild temperatures, clear skies, and stable weather patterns.
Spring (March to May): Spring is considered the best time for a lower Mustang trek, as the weather is generally pleasant with moderate temperatures and clear skies. The temperatures gradually warm up, and the snow melts, making the trails more accessible.
Autumn (September to November): Autumn is another excellent time for a lower Mustang trek, with clear skies, dry weather, and stable temperatures. The temperatures during the day are usually warm, and the nights are cooler, making it an ideal time for trekking. The autumn season also offers excellent visibility with stunning views of the mountains, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Overall, the Lower Mustang Trek is a fantastic trekking package. If you want to know about our booking procedure, please contact our travel specialist. We’re eager to let you experience the beauty of the Lower Mustang Region!