Lower Mustang Trek
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- Lower Mustang Trek Duration: 8 Days
- Highest Elevation: 3,800m / 12,426 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
- Hiking Group-Size: 2-20 People
- Best Time to Visit: April to December (all months)
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meals on Trek Route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- 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 lies in the rain shadow – a trans-Himalayan territory in Nepal. Furthermore, the landscape and the pure Buddhism cultures are quite similar to Tibet. 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 route as it is religiously important. Many Hindus and Buddhist devotees from different parts of Nepal visit Muktinath. 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 on 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). Thus, hike Muktinath and visit lord Bishnu temple and its surrounding is also a must-see place in the Annapurna zone. Check out the special pilgrimage route itinerary on the lower Mustang trek map. Kaligandaki valley or lower Mustang Trek is possible to do at 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 up to Muktinath Temple, foothills of Thorong la. If you wish to hike in an easy and relax manner then try this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to visit Muktinath Premises quickly but are walking with limited time wise then ask us for a custom itinerary.1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Landing in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport. We will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief you lower mustang tour package trip.
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 of USD 110 per person.
Early flight to Jomsom airport located an an altitude of 2,720m/8,894 feet. Landing at Jomsom, the District headquarters of Mustang, and will initiate trek to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a gateway to exploring Upper Mustang and Muktinath and as well as the Dolpo neighborhood. 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.
Our journey starts uphill towards Jharkot village. During the hikes 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 at Muktinath Temple.
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 then retrace your steps to Marpha town hunting Shaligram fossil – Shaligram Stones on Kaligandai tributary.
Marpha acknowledged as an Apple orchard, you can eat apples and drink apple brandy 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 a great view and meditation if you like. Otherwise, we conduct our journey ascends the wide valley of Kali Gandaki to Jomsom Bazaar. Throughout the trek, you will relish many ethnic villages with a sparse population of Gurung, Thakali, and few Tibetans, you can reach 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 25 minutes to reach Pokhara, tourist town. 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 to achieve the best view of Annapurna Himalaya. As soon as landing at 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 the lower mustang trek cost?
Hiking in the Nepal Himalaya Annapurna lower mustang trekking costs USD 799 per person is on double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (excepting you) to your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike lower mustang for free. 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 discounts 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.
- Updated lower mustang trek map 1 piece for each guest.
- 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 Tourist personal trekking equipments .
- Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- 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.
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 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: 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: 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 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, 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 lower mustang trek?
Answer: At lower mustang tea house trekking, all the lodges have a 24 hours hot and cold shower.
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 bringing 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: Is there any communication facilities on lower mustang trek solo?
Answer: To get a 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 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 of 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: 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 on each day, however, you need to prepare to walk roughly 8 to 10-kilo meters 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 gears. The cost of trekking gears 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 trek.
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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
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. 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?
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. 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 helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|4 - 6||USD 780|
|7 - 9||USD 775|
|10 +||USD 750|
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