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

Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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LachlanAustralia

I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!