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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Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.
Evelyn, Ireland Organised this trip from Australia with very limited trekking experience. Ganga and his team were extremely professional and approachable in answering our questions and providing guidance. The travel itinerary was tailor-made to suit our dates. The accommodation in Kathmandu was excellent, accommodation along the trek was the best available and our guide and porter were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our flight to Lukla was cancelled and our guide Mr Bim had organised a helicopter within a few moments. Felt very safe and secure with the local knowledge and expertise. The Nepal Hiking Team look after you from start to finish; meeting you at the airport with a garland of flowers and wishing you farewell with a Nepalese scarf. We were a party of three from Ireland and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Couldn't recommend this company highly enough. I will be advising anyone from Ireland to use this local company for sheer value and professionalism!!