Upper Mustang Trek with Yara

Upper Mustang Trek with Yara

Duration
18 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Meals
    Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara/Full board meals during trek 
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Nov 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara / Guesthouse During the Trek

Trip Overview

Upper Mustang trek with Yara is the most popular trek amongst the other restricted areas of Nepal. The trek leads to this long forbidden Tibetan Kingdom in a remote and arid land of spectacular Tibetan monasteries, canyons, gorges and cave complexes that border Tibet. Although the new road construction has changed the region quickly.

Highlights

  • Jomsom notably the heart of the district for all the trade and business concerns
  • The village of Ghumsa, Kagbeni, Chele, Yara and many more
  • The kingdom of Lo-Manthang
  • The walled caves and the monasteries, chortens, gumbas
  • The world’s deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki gorge
  • Guided tour of the world’s heritage sites based in Kathmandu valley

What is the trail like?

The trek is a moderate degree of the trek.

  • The path enters one of the remote regions of Nepal so please note that you are required to have a special permit.
  • The region is a desolate land which is for the most part encompassed by Trans Himalayas and will give you the same vibe as Tibet.
  • The most extreme height you will reach is 3840m at Lo Manthang. This trek takes on a slow rise every day nothing excessively high. On normal you will increase 300-400 m rise and you will stroll for around 4-5 hours every day during the trekking days.
  • In the event that strolling will be unreasonably hard for you, at that point you can hire horses or ponies to take you to your next destinations.

 

The region was only opened to foreigners since 1992 and ever since then, the magnificent landscape of the region has attracted a large number of travelers in its vicinity. Moreover, the rugged landscapes of this region are a treat for visitors where one can explore the lifestyle and the culture of the people living in the remote Himalayan region of Nepal. Historically, Mustang used to be its own kingdom with its own rulers and dynasty. But the monarchy ceased to exist on October 7, 2008, by order of the Government of Nepal.

The old culture which follows an old type of Buddhism is an incredible matter important to most trekkers who stay in this area. Explorers experience grasping visits to religious communities of past, Buddhist shrines that recount to a story with numerous gompas and mandalas. Likewise, you can fully engulf with the religious side of the region through the chortens, stupas, Mani walls that adorn the route all through the journey.

Besides the world-class stunning landscapes views, the Kingdom of Lo, Jomsom, Kagbeni, and the many villages with small settlements of people along with the massive cliffs where many deeply engraved caves have formed ages ago. Likewise, among many villages, you will visit Yara which is one of the notable hill famous for its natural sandy castle and the scenery around it.

All in all, Upper Mustang Trek with Yara is an epic journey through remote and stunning stretches of the country.

Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVE AT TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KTM) KATHMANDU

Day 02: KATHMANDU VALLEY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Day 03: KATHMANDU TO POKHARA (910M/3020FT) DURATION: 6 HRS

Day 04: FLY TO JOMSOM (2700M/8855FT) & TREK TO KAGBENI (2800M/9185FT) DURATION: 3 HRS

Day 05: KAGBENI TO CHELE (3110M/10200FT) DURATION: 5 - 6 HRS

Day 06: CHELE TO GELING (3500M/11480FT) DURATION: 7 HRS

Day 07: TREK TO CHARANG VIA GHAR GOMPA (3,560M) DURATION: 7 HRS

Day 08:  CHARANG TO LO - MANTHANG (3840M/12595FT) DURATION: 4 HRS

Day 09: EXCURSION DAY IN LOMANTHANG

Day 10: TREK TO YARA (3,838M/12590FT) DURATION: 6-7 HRS

Day 11: VISIT LURI GOMPA & BACK TO YARA, DURATION: 7 HRS

Day 12: TREK TO TANGBE (3240M/10630FT) DURATION: 6 HRS

Day 13: TREK TO TETANG (3067M/10060FT) DURATION: 7 HRS

Day 14: TETANG TO MUKTINATH (3800M/12465FT) DURATION: 7 HRS

Day 15:  MUKTINATH TO JOMSOM (2700M/8855FT) DURATION: 6 HRS

Day 16: JOMSOM TO POKHARA FLIGHT.

Day 17: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU

Day 18: FAREWELL/DEPARTURE

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • 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 including all temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Round trip flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara including departure taxes
  • Full board 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), an assistance guide, porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, Special trekking permit), please bring 3 passport size photos for permit
  • 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
  • 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 the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks, water, snacks, and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.