Lower Mustang Trek

Lower Mustang Trek

Duration
14 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy, Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    3800 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax
  • Best Time
    January - May and Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

Relish your journey to the hidden treasure of Nepal in the backdrop of two massif mountains i.e. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Trekking in the Mustang region is an amazing experience as you make your way along the deepest gorge of the world i.e. Kali Gandaki gorge to the dry and barren lands to admire the fascinating views of mountains like Annapurna panorama, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machapuchare, Mt. Tukuche and many more. The lower Mustang Trek occupies the southern edges of Tibetan plateau and has similar landscape like that of the Tibetan plateaus – wild, dry and barren. Lower Mustang trek is not just about its unique wild landscape and deepest gorge of the world but it is about the vibrant villages that you pass along the way, sunrise and sunset view amidst the mountains, unique cultural encounter, biological diversity and the famous spiritual hub of Hindus and Buddhist i.e. Muktinath.

The first fascinating experience of the journey is the mesmerizing sunrise view from Poon Hill. Watching the glorious golden rays rise above the snow clad mountainous panorama is an amazing experience. Taking bath in the natural hot water spring in Tatopani may act as an ailment to all the tiredness from your walk till the day. Similarly, as you follow you trail, you will pass some amazing villages like Ghasa, Marpha, Kagbeni, Jomsom and many more. The cultural encounter and interaction with locals is an amazing way to get some insights about people, lifestyle, culture and tradition. The narrow alleyways with flat roofed and white washed buildings in Marpha are unique. The village is also popular for apples that are locally grown in the area. Likewise, Jomsom is a buzzling settlement in the area that consists of many hotels, shops, banks and other government offices.

The major highlight of this trek is Muktinath. Muktinath is a popular spiritual hub that attracts many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims around the world every year. Muktinath temple in actual is a symbol of harmony that two religion namely Hinduism and Buddhism share. There is a temple of Lord Vishnu in this place which is accompanied by a Gompa. The eternal flame that burns here with the help of natural gas is an attraction that leaves everyone in wonder. So, get ready to experience the beauty of Himalayas as you walk along the wild and barren terrain enjoying the unique Tibetan influenced Buddhist culture. Nepal Hiking Team is all set to take you to the Lower Mustang region of Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (910 m) by tourist bus, 6 hrs

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) Duration 1 hour and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m) Duration 4 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m/10529ft) and onto Tadapani (1200m) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Ghasa (2120m) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Tukuche (2560m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 09: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2600m)

Day 12: Morning flight to Pokhara, 20-minutes.

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 14: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers by private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Round trip flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara including departure taxes
  • Meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Special trekking permit), please bring 3 passport size photos for permit
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Optional tours and activities during free time
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.