Upper Mustang Trek with Yara

Upper Mustang Trek with Yara
Activity
Hiking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4200 Meter
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Lodges 
  • Best Time
    March - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $2,300USD

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

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Nicky N Prasad, Australia I had always wanted to do the Everest Trek, and when I finally had the opportunity, I was delighted with enthusiasm! I think I am also fortunate to have been in the company of Nepal Hiking Team because they gave me no reason whatsoever to companion about anything at all. Every service I received was top-notch, and I was always provided the best available services, from the food and guesthouses to the porter and guiding services. My guide was Paban, and he was very proficient at his work. He made sure that I was comfortable and had everything I needed. The trip was terrific, and I am so glad I was with NHT! Their prompt responses, their kind gestures, and the best organization of the trip had me convinced that I was with the professionals from the very beginning. My recommendation goes to Nepal Hiking Team for being one of Nepal's most reliant tour agencies!  
Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)