Lower Mustang Trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called 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.
Furthermore, the landscape is very much related to Tibet. Mustang lies in the rain shadow area and dominated by the Dhaulagiri family with Tukuche Mountain. In lower mustang Nepal has a barren landscape, the villages with their bright colored fields are like an oasis.
Muktinath is one of the major highlights of this trekking as it is religiously important by both Hindus and Buddhists. The main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu; there are 108 waterspouts around the Temple. You can check the lower mustang trek in a mustang Nepal map. lower mustang tour is great to do for all age travelers from all around the world.
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). Check out the special itinerary in the lower Mustang trek map. Kaligandaki valley or lower Mustang Trek is possible to do in any time throughout the year.
Lower Mustang Trek itinerary details
Hike lower mustang is a classical trek with 7 days itinerary designed for world travelers who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do this trek quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for tailor-made itinerary.Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Better to take flight (only 25 minutes) to avoid 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, It takes around 7 hours. Walk with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beauty of Phewa Lake in Pokhara. If you wish to fly (25 minutes), pay an extra airfare cost USD 110 per person.
Early flight to Jomsom located an an altitude of 2,720m/8,894 feet. You will be land on the District headquarters of Mustang and will start trek to Kagbeni, the starting point of the Upper Mustang, where you can make your eyes busy for The spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus. Kagbeni is the most interesting typical Tibetan village and the entry point of the upper Mustang for an overnight stop.
Our journey starts uphill towards Jharkot village. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by and admire. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200 meter. The trail climbs through a desert landscape until Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath.
In the morning, you can visit the Muktinath temple which is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindu and Buddhist. Here you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. You can enjoy a holy bath of 108 Taps. From the Muktinath temple garden, you can see an excellent view of mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m.), and others. Descend down to a hotel for breakfast than retrace your steps to Marpha village.
Marpha village recognized as an Apple orchard, you can eat apples if it happens to be the fruit season. Marpha is a big village enriched with a Buddhist Monastery in between the village which has its own cultural importance. In the morning, just hike to Monestry for great view and meditation if you like. Otherwise, we conduct our journey ascends the wide valley of Kali Gandaki o Jomsom Bazaar. Throughout the trek, you will be enjoying many ethnic villages with a sparse population of Gurung, Thakali, and few Tibetans, you can reach to Jomsom. There is an eco Museum where you can visit in the afternoon. In the evening you celebrate the completion of your trek with the trekking crew.
Get the early flight takes about only 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change of 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 which makes you able to enjoy the best view of Annapurna Himalaya. As soon as landing in Pokhara airport, we take a Micro Bus back to Kathmandu city.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does lower mustang trek cost?
About lower mustang trekking cost is available on USD 799 per person. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
lower mustang trek cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights in twin sharing Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek
- Domestic flight: Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara airfare with applicable tax
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Tourist / Micro Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Lower Mustang trek cost excludes :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- All kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
- Individual trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private lower mustang trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2020 – Sept. 18, 2020
Sept 20, 2020 – Sept. 28, 2020
Oct. 05, 2020 – Oct. 13, 2020
Oct. 25, 2020 – Nov. 03, 2020
Nov. 10, 2020 – Nov. 18, 2020
Nov. 20, 2020 – Nov. 28, 2020
Nov. 30, 2020 – Dec. 08, 2020
Dec. 10, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020
Feb 20, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021
March 10, 2021 – March 18, 2021
March 20, 2021 – March 28, 2021
April 05, 2021 – April 13, 2021
April 10, 2021 – April 18, 2021
April 25, 2021 – May 02, 2021
May 05, 2021 – May 13, 2021
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 your flight details and request to us for pick up service. Our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do lower mustang trekking?
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on lower mustang trekking?
Answer: We provide you 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 to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in express lower mustang treks?
Answer: Almost every mustang guest houses, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The 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 lower mustang trek?
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on express lower mustang trek group?
Answer: You can buy bottled mineral water to drink along the trek but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trek there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! .
Question: Is there any communication facilities on lower mustang trek solo?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in lodge trek?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, 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 is the payments 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 20% 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 carry a maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to the gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are 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 trek.
lower mustang trek highlights
- Discover Annapurna Himalayas within 160 deg angle from poon hill station
- Most demanding trek tour by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage devotees.
- Walking through cultivated fields, excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna families.
- Experience the Gurung, Magar and Thakali ethnic groups and their local life styles.
lower mustang trek note:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized 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. Where 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?”
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- Duration of trek: 8 Days
- Altitude: 3800m / 12,426 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
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