Lower Mustang Trek
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Lower Mustang Trek Summary
- Lower Mustang Trek Duration: 6 Days
- Highest Elevation: 3,800m / 12,468 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
- Hiking Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
- Meals on Trek Route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Best Months for Hike: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Transportation: Car/Plane/Bus
The Lower Mustang Trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called the Tibetan empire, and is therefore closely related to Tibet. Tibetan Buddhism is still being practiced in a very pure form and villages are built in Tibetan style, with whitewashed houses with firewood tucked on the roofs.
Mustang is a rain shadow area called the trans-Himalayan territory in Nepal. It’s great to do for all-age travelers from all around the world. Furthermore, the landscape and the pure Buddhism cultures with their bright-colored fields are like an oasis.
Muktinath is one of the major highlights of this trekking route as it is religiously important. Hindus and Buddhist devotees from different parts of Nepal and India visit Muktinath. The main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu; there are 108 waterspouts around the Temple.
The Jwala Mai temple nearby contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas underground. Since ancient times, their divine flames of jwala have been worshiped as Jwaladevi (the goddess of flame). Thus, hiking Muktinath, and visiting lord Bishnu temple and its surrounding is also a must-see place in the Annapurna zone.
How much does Lower Mustang Trek Package Cost?
The cost of a lower Mustang trek package with the local guide’s owned trekking agency ranges between US$ 499 to US$ 999. Package price includes transportation, guide/porters, trek permits, food, and lodges as given here. Of course, the lower mustang trek cost will vary according to the group size you are traveling with and the service you choose.
We also have discount deals for group leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike mustang for free of cost.
However, we often organize private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.
It’s a standard trip package price for 6 days lower Mustang trekking in the Annapurna. If you are 2 people lower mustang trek costs US$ 665 for 6 days trek as per the given plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for lower Mustang treks.
Price Per Person for 6 days Lower Mustang Trek
|Number of Tourist
|Price Per Person
|4 to 6 person
|7 to 9 Person
|10 and more than 10 Person
If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.
Lower Mustang Trek itinerary details
Hike lower mustang is a classical trek with 7 days itinerary designed for world nomads who wish to hike up to Muktinath Temple, foothills of Thorong peak. If you wish to hike in an easy and comfortable manner then try this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to visit Muktinath Premises quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for a custom itinerary.1 Day Drive to Pokhara city (850m), Transfer to hotel Phewa lakeside, 7 hours
Meet with Ammar for all financial settlements before proceed to drive. Better to take a flight (only 25 minutes) to avoid a long overland drive. During the tourist bus journey, you will have beautiful landscapes on the way. If you are driving to Pokhara by Tourist bus/car, takes around 7 hours journey.
Walk with your trekking guide to observe the Natural Beauty of Phewa Lake in Pokhara. The Prithvi highway between Pokhara and Mugling road is under construction so it’s dusty and long hours of traffic jams. If you wish to fly (25 minutes), pay an extra airfare cost of US$ 95 for each foreign airfare. Airfare is changing every month so let us know about cheap fares if you definitely wish to fly.
Early in the morning, take a flight to Jomsom airport located at an altitude of 2,720m/8,924 feet. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change in the weather prevents the flight from being landed and taken off in the afternoon.
During the flights in the morning, the sky looks very clear to achieve the best view of Annapurna Himalaya. Your aircraft fleets between the Massive Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Mountains through the Kali Gandaki river gorge to land at mustang airport.
Jomsom airport, the District headquarters of Mustang, will initiate the trek to Kagbeni village. Himalayan hiker’s eyes are busy with the spectacular views of Mount Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, and Dhampus. Additionally, Kagbeni is also a famous religious site for Hindu pilgrims for Pitri-puja. A religious place Kagbeni is situated at an altitude of 9,156 feet gateway to explore the entire upper Mustang and also the Dolpo neighborhood.
Dolpa and Mustang territory is situated under the rain shadow areas in Nepal and the reason the landscapes are dry and windy. However, hunt the Shaligram fossil – Shaligram Stones on the Kaligandai tributary on your ascending to the temple.
Later Lunch at Eklebhatti, our journey starts uphill towards Jharkot village passing over the higher route above Kagbeni village to watch better scenic picturesque places to stop by and admire.
Khingar at 3200 meters is a nice place to get amazing shots of the entire Mustang and Muktinath itself. The trail climbs through a desert landscape until Jarkot Village where a Shakya pa Monastery exists. A further climb reaches us at Muktinath Temple.
In the morning, you can visit the Muktinath temple, and take a ritual bath on 108 Mukti Dhara. Hike the Muktinath temple is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage people from all around the world.
Many people come here on pilgrimage and it is possible for you to enter and witness some of the religious ceremonies. Next to the main Shrine, you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. From the Temple premises, you can see an excellent view of Dhaulagiri mountain (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m.), and others.
Take a jeep/bus ride downhill to get to Marpha village on a sharing basis. It’s about 17 kilometers (10.56 miles) and takes about 2 hours to drive. Reaching Marpha, leave your main backpack at your hotel and hike to the Monastery for meditation place, get the brilliant landscapes. On your return, visit the Apple farming of Marpha and its surroundings because Marpha is also marked as an apple orchid. Test yourself with apple brandy if you wish to challenge yourself.
Take a delicious lunch and continue your hike to the Dumba lake which is one of the most seen places in Mustang area. Dumba Lake is situated at an altitude of 2,830 meters, and about 5.5 km west of Jomsom near the Thini village. The length of Dumba lake is about 150 meters long and 100 meters wide & fed by ice melt from Mount Nilgiri. It’s a divine lake that is considered sacred by Buddhists and Hindu pilgrims.
After enjoying your stay in Marpha for the night, we will head towards the small town of Ghasa today. Ghasa is a small town with clear views of the Kaligandaki River and also known for bird watching. Travel route from Marpha to Ghasa distance is 22.9 km and takes you through the beautiful views of the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.
The river is surrounded by Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri on both sides making it the deepest gorge. The views from the trail and the village are majestic. After a 6-7 hour walk through the beautiful trails from Marpha to Ghasa, we will stay the night at Ghasa at a teahouse.
From the beautiful town of Ghasa, you will now leave for the natural hot springs known as Tatopani. The 3-4 hours trek from Ghasa to Tatopani is a beautiful journey with magnificent views.
Tatopani is a popular destination among trekkers as it is believed to have medical properties to heal your aches and fatigue. Today you can rest aside your troubles and fatigue and stress and enjoy the hot springs as they rejuvenate your body. The distance we cover today is about 21.3 kilometers only walking downhill.
At midday, get a sharing jeep to head towards Beni from where you drive back to Pokhara. For the first part, the trails out of the village and enter a lush green forest. As you move further on the road trails you make a slight descent. And following the routes, you reach Beni, a big town in the Myagdi district.
Continue the journey back to Pokhara via Baglung Highway. Seeing scenic views you reach your destination. Arriving in Pokhara you will be dropped off at your Hotel. Explore the super delicious dinner in a restaurant around the Phewa lakeside.
Take a super delicious breakfast at your hotel and proceed to drive to Tourist Bus Park. It’s about a half-kilometer away from Snow Hill Lodge. We take a Tourist Bus back to Kathmandu city. Transfer to your hotel in Thamel downtown and our trip ends, we wish you for your journey.
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Are you interested in planning a custom trip? this might take 2 to 3 minutes.
How much does the lower Mustang trek package price?
It’s a 6 Days Classic lower Mustang Trek price start at US$ 499 and might reach up to US$ 999 per person on double occupancy basis. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus minimize the tour expenses. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Lower Mustang Trek Package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast. Likewise, a room with an attached bathroom/toilet while on trekking days. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
lower mustang trek package price includes:
- Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a two-way trip.
- 2 night double bedroom in a Tourist standard hotel on Phewa Lakeside in Pokhara.
- Pokhara airport to Jomsom domestic airport flight airfare with applicable tax.
- 5 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 6 Lunch and 4 Dinner [main course] at Lower mustang trek routes.
- 4 Nights Guest house basis accommodation with common toilet on the lower Mustang trekking.
- Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder local guide and every 2 guests 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Muktinath to Marpha Transfer with a available Jeep /Bus on a sharing basis.
- Tatopani to Pokhara City transfer with available jeep/bus (sharing basis).
- Insurance, Food and accommodation, and salary of Nepali trekking Guide/porters.
- Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
- First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for high mountain risk.
- In a worst case, help with all rescue with Jeep arrangements (but not the transportation bills).
- Updated lower mustang trek map, and agency’s Certificate of successful trekking – keep yourself.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
Lower Mustang trekking package price excludes :
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trek.
- Individual Tourist personal trekking equipment’s .
- -10 comfort fresh Sleeping bag rental cost per piece US$ 2 per day.
- Personal nature expenses, all types of beverage drinks, and bar bills.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
- Donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
We can organize private lower mustang trekking starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
|10 Feb, 2024 – 15 Feb, 2024
|20 Feb, 2024 – 25 Feb, 2024
|10 Mar, 2024 – 15 Mar, 2024
|20 Mar, 2024 – 25 Mar, 2024
|25 Mar, 2024 – 30 Mar, 2024
|05 Apr, 2024 – 10 Apr, 2024
|10 Apr, 2024 – 15 Apr, 2024
|20 Apr, 2024 – 25 Apr, 2024
|25 Apr, 2024 – 30 Apr, 2024
|01 May, 2024 – 05 May, 2024
|10 May, 2024 – 15 May, 2024
|20 May, 2024 – 25 May, 2024
|10 Sept, 2024 – 15 Sept, 2024
|20 Sept, 2024 – 25 Sept, 2024
|05 Oct, 2024 – 10 Oct, 2024
|10 Oct, 2024 – 15 Oct, 2024
|20 Oct, 2024 – 25 Oct, 2024
|25 Oct, 2024 – 30 Oct, 2024
|05 Nov, 2024 – 10 Nov, 2024
|10 Nov, 2024 – 15 Nov, 2024
|20 Nov, 2024 – 25 Nov, 2024
|05 Dec, 2024 – 10 Dec, 2024
|20 Dec, 2024 – 25 Dec, 2024
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request for pick-up service. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do lower mustang trekking?
Answer: Muktinath trek is suitable for keen walkers who can walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. To complete the lower mustang trekking route actually, you don’t need experience.
Question: Can I store my additional luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.
Question: Is lower mustang trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?
Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; for lower mustang hike is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on lower mustang trekking?
Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and nice accommodation on the trek. Rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in express lower mustang treks?
Answer: Almost every mustang guest houses have an attached restaurant. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables. Varieties of vegetables are grown in the local gardens.
Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with a lower mustang trek?
Answer: At lower mustang tea house trekking, all the lodges have a 24 hours hot and cold showers.
Question: How do I get drinking water on the express lower mustang trek group?
Answer: You can buy bottled mineral water to drink en route. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of this plastic waste. Instead, you can buy either boiled water or bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water and the normal water is available at the guest houses.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: At a lodge trek, Tourists can recharge the battery in the lodges. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! .
Question: Are there any communication facilities on the lower mustang trek?
Answer: To get very easy communication, Tourists need to buy a local Sim Card to get cheap call access and also a 3G internet service. Ask your travel guide for a better understanding.
Question: Can I use credit cards in lodge trek?
Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 15% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express lower mustang trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: While walking in the Annapurna mountains, the distance you cover each day will vary greatly due to the gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you need to prepare to walk roughly 8 to 10 kilometers a day on average within 5 hours.
Question: Do I need walking poles?
Answer: Hiking in the Himalayas like Nepal is better to go with renting top hiking gear. No matter whether you buy or rent the branded gear. The cost of trekking gear is depending upon the quality of the gear. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your hikes.
lower mustang trek highlights
- Explore the towering Annapurna Himalayan peaks
- Fleet over Kali Gandaki River gorge between Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Mountain.
- Hike the amazing and unspoiled nature walk to Dumba Lake.
- Most demanding trek tour by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage devotees.
- Walk through cultivated fields, excellent views of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna families.
- Experience the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali ethnic groups and their local lifestyles.
Best time for trek to Lower Mustang territory
The best time to hike in Lower Mustang is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the most favorable weather conditions and the clearest mountain views. Here’s a breakdown of the seasons:
Hiking in the spring month (March to May):
This is the pre-monsoon season when the weather is mild and stable. The temperatures gradually start to rise, and the rhododendron forests along the trail come to life with vibrant blooms. Generally, sky is clear clear, providing excellent visibility of the mountains. However, the lower regions of the trail can be a bit dusty due to the dry weather.
From September to November months considered the best time for trekking in Nepal, autumn offers stable weather conditions with clear skies and moderate temperatures. The monsoon season ends in September, leaving the trails clean and green. Towering mountain views are exceptionally clear during this period, making it an ideal time for photography and enjoying the scenic beauty.
Both spring and autumn seasons attract a significant number of trekkers, so you can expect some crowds along the trail and in guest houses. However, the Lower Mustang Trek is less crowded compared to popular routes like the Annapurna Circuit, so you can still enjoy a relatively quieter experience.
It’s important to note that the winter months from December until February in Lower Mustang is extremely cold, with heavy snowfall in higher elevations, making the trek challenging and risky. Monsoon season (June to August) brings light rainfall and can make the trails little bit slippery and less enjoyable.
Likewise, Jomsom flights are often unavailable in July and August (around two months) because of higher risk. Despite that, before embarking on your trek, it’s always a good idea to check the current weather conditions and consult with us for the most up-to-date information.
Notice for lower mustang trekkers
The information stated above is just a sample guideline. However, the trip is possible to redesign at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
What makes lower mustang trek special?
The Lower Mustang Trek is considered special for several reasons such as scenic beauty, rich in cultural heritage, amazing landscape, less crowds and easy to access form the town. These factors combined make the Lower Mustang Trek a special and captivating experience, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in both natural beauty and cultural richness.
We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, trained, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Lower Mustang Trek Review
A perfect trip to Lower Mustang
We found a local agency and booked our Mustang trekking in Nepal. It was a good decision to support the local economy. Ammar, the owner of the agency offered us the best travel plan at a cheaper price than any popular trekking operator agencies via online.
Our Guide Kamal kc was amazing and easy-going and made our journey awesome. Ammar fixed and hired a porter in Jomsom airport which was best for us to travel cheaper.
The weather was great for the Mountains view and the valleys. We enjoyed perfectly so we recommend the “Gokyo Treks Agency” Highly to anyone who want to visit the lower mustang trek in Nepal.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Thank you Lucas for your time to visit Lower Mustang with our Guide. We are very much looking forward to serving you for your next trip to Nepal and its Himalayas.
Honest and genuine travel operator based in Kathmandu
Ammar and his agency was recommended by one of our friend who went to climb Mera peak on November 2021. We follow their advice and booked everything for our Lower mustang trek for a week long holiday in the Himalayas with them.
Ammar answered every question shortly and organize us for flights, hotel, guide, and a porter. He also picked us up from the airport and invited for dinner at his home.
All went smooth, Guide Ram was awesome and highly experienced and a porter Bude waiba was friendly and made our journey fantastic. They are honest and genuine travel operator based in Kathmandu and highly recommends.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Thank you Robert Schutzbier for your time to review your trip to Mustang with Gokyo Treks Agency.
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