Mustang Tangbe Tetang route


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Mustang Tangbe Tetang route

Trip Summary

    1. Mustang trip Duration: 16 Days
    2. Mustang Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
    3. High Altitude: 4,210m / 13,767 feet
    4. Trek Hours: 6 Hours daily
    5. Trekking Group-Size: 2-15 People
    6. Best Time: April – October
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Foods on Trekking: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek is one of the less traffic, is a perfect destination for visiting Buddhist Monasteries. Mustang has a barren landscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows, and browns.

Lo manthang is a relatively easy trek along the permitted route that lies in the very heart of Mustang. Not only this but also Mustang has a long, rich, and complex history that makes it one of the most interesting places in Nepal.

Upper Mustang with Tangbe – Tetang route is lying under the rain shadow of the Himalayas is possibly the last remnant of pristine Tibetan culture. Forbidden & remote rest of the World. Lo-Mustang, the capital city is fixed walled around and ruled by a Jigme Palvar Bista king. Nepal Mustang is rich in its own unique culture and tradition.

Like other trekking routes, Mustang trek offers a great view of mount Dhaulagiri at 8167 meters (26,795 feet) and Annapurna Ist at 8091 meters (26,545 feet) and you will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters (19,680 feet) high.

Looking for mustang trek route information even more in detail? Here is the most comprehensive full guide on the trek itinerary, permits, map, and trip checklist. Tourists can stay at the local lodges for 2/3 nights that are basic in some parts of the hiking trail but in other places, you will have clean and better lodges. Thus, pack your hiking gears and sign up for this amazing journey to explore the barren landscape, ancient caves, and Shakyapa Buddhism tours.


Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek itinerary detail

Hike Mustang is a classical trek has a short, itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to upper mustang but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the upper mustang in a more relaxed manner can try this appropriate choice. However, email us if you need a customized 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 bed with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief you Mustang Tangbe Tetang route information.

Day 02Overland drive to Pokhara city (900m/2,943 feet), 6 hours.

Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. Between on the way we will see the natural beauty like Trisuli river which is most popular in Nepal for rafting and we will follow the way almost bank of the Trisuli and Marsyandi River when we arrive in Pokhara transfer to hotel.

Day 03 Pokhara to Jomsom flight and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m/9,156 feet), 4 hours

Early flight to Jomsom Airstrips, District headquarters of Mustang and will start trek to Kagbeni. Jomsom bazaar is located at an altitude of 8,894 feet above the sea. While you walk, you can see the spectacular views of Mount 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.

Day 04Kagbeni to Chele hikes (3,100m/10,137 feet), 6 hours

The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki that climbs over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe Village. The town is labyrinth of narrow alleys among whitewashed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat, and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peaks, which dominate the southern skyline of Kagbeni. Continue to loom massively at the foot of the valley. The trek now leaves the Kaligandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chele at 3030 meters.

Day 05Chele to Gheling trekking (3,570m/11,674 feet), 8 hours

The climb continues along steep, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to pass and cairn of rock at 3540m. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, and then the trail descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge and the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream, and climbs up to a ridge at 3800 meters. The route climbs sharply up and down over a series of high passes, before the final descent to Geiling.

Day 06Gelling to Tsarang trek (3,560m/11,641 feet), 7 hours

From Gelling, the trail climbs gently to the interesting pass on our trek NYLA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar chu (river), we will arrive at a MANI (Prayer WALL) perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600 meters the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang. The huge five stock white Dzong and red Gompa is an interesting visit to observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha.

Day 07Tsarang to Lo Manthang hiking (3,840m/12,557 feet), 5 hours

The trail descends about 100 meters down from Charang, crosses the Charang – Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge and continues to climb. Finally, from a ridge at 3850m. There is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo- Manthang.

Day 08 Lo-Manthang, day hiking exploring around

Another day in Lo – Manthang gives you the chance to explore its many sights; the Tall Champa Lakhang (God house,) the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Raja’s Palace; as well as to gaze at the surrounding panoramic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya. Besides Lo-Manthang there are two other interesting valleys worth visiting. The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja’s summer palace, Kimling, and Phuwa as well as the Gompa of Namgyal (The Monastery of Victory) is the newest and most active Gompa in Lo. In the eastern valley lies the Chosar village has chosar cave and the valley is the main trading route to Lhasa.

Day 09Trek to Yara village (3,838m/12,550 feet), 6 hours

For the first part, we ascend up to a glacial valley with views of reddish-brown historical wall city during the return back. From here we get an unforgettable image of the Lo. Along the mountain ridge after one hour the trail descends down to the village of ‘DHI’. On the way, you will see the meadows of farming fields of Dhi village near the riverside. After Yara village (3,838m) the trail follows the riverbed but in the monsoon, it winds up the hills to a final steep climb to the top. It looks like a natural sandy castle in front of you when you are atop on the Yara hills. In some places, you will find a kind of salty dust-like mineral on the hill.

Day 10Visit Luri Gompa & back to Yara village, 7 hours

We head down to Luri Gompa which was founded in the 13th century, it is also called Kagyukpa cave monastery. There are golden-written lama books found here. The route continues up to Duyung river which runs from Damodar Kund. This place is also famous for Hindu pilgrims. It is an area of land from where the water runs down into the KaliGandaki river. This place is famous for black ammonite fossils found hereabouts. The pilgrimages collect these fossils to worship in their belief that it is the embodiment of God Vishnu.

Day 11Trek to Tangbe (3,240m/10,595 feet), 6 hours

We leave Yara along a high winding path. This soon leads down to the Dhechaeng river which runs from the Damodar Kund. The trail just crosses the small river of melting ice water and then we climb up for around 2 hours to DHI village along the winding desert mountain path to the Lo-Pa village of Tangbe. Buddhist inhabitants and are mostly busy in local businesses; the small foothills roll away to distant horizons sheltering the villagers from the gentle winds coming in from the valley. From the village, you turn your face to the north and we see some sandy cliffs over several hundred years old. Finally, we find the small Tangbe village here.

Day 12Trek to Tetang (3,067m/10,029 feet), 9 hours

We leave packing our lunch and we climb some steps & then crossing over a suspension bridge following the trail to right side. Soon we reach Yak river before climbing a terraced hill station 4,210m. It is the highest point of the Upper Mustang trip, which takes about 2:30 hours. From here you can see Damodar Himal and Saribung Himal at (6,346m). No houses but only the ruins remain here but drinking water sources are available. Now the trail descends down the hill, right in time, you can see the village either Chhuksang or Tetang where we stay tonight. 

Day 13Tetang to Muktinath temple (3,800m/12,426 feet), 8 hours

Today, gradually we trek up till Gyu La pass 4,077m. It is one of those beautiful days and we take it easy on our walk. We will pass through Kharkas where we can see grazing domestic animals as well as wild mountain goats. It’s peaceful up the valley as we reach the top of Gyu La. From the pass, you can see panoramic views of Thorong peak, Nilgiri, Tukche peak & the lovely Muktinath valley. We reach Muktinath via Chhenkar village.
Muktinath is a very demanding and beautiful place that connects with Annapurna round trek. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage people from all over the world are visiting here. The holy temple has 108 waterspouts that resemble water flowing from taps and enigmatic natural gas fires that marvel at the mind.

Day 14Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m/8,894 feet), 4 hours

We trek downhill all the way to Jomsom with Kaligandaki River valley which is also known as windy valley where every day big wind blowing and overnight in Jomsom. You can explore Jomsom bazzar in the late afternoon.

Day 15Jomsom to Pokhara flyout (25 minutes). Pokhara city sightseeing.

Early morning we fly to Pokhara with thrilling spectacular Mountain View including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Machhapuchre during the flight. Transfer to the hotel to check-in for a hot shower and relax. In the afternoon, the guide will assist you with your sightseeing visiting Devis falls, Gupteswor cave, and Boating in Fewa Lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple. Walk back to the hotel.

Day 16 Drive to Kathmandu

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & luthe nch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 17Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.


How much does Mustang Tangbe Tetang trek route cost?

Hike to Mustang Tangbe Tetang trek route price is USD 1,950 per person on standard trek price. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara round-trip flight is included in the price, however, taking flights from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu saves your time and riding 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, so let us know. 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.

Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek cost include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 2 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 as a round trip airfare with airport tax.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest (12.5 kg + 12.5 kg) = 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
  • Upper Mustang trek permits cost USD 550 for each guest for each 11 days.
  • Pokhara city sightseeing (Devi’s fall and Gupteswor Mahadev cave) transfer by private vehicle.
  • Upper Mustang trek map (latest trekking map updated version scale 1:100,000)
  • 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.

Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and shower during the trek.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipments .
  • Personal hiking gears, private nature expenses, any 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 expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize group join (private trip can be departure in any dates) upper Mustang to Muktinath over Tangbe and Tetang or Yara and ghara route trek starting at any date but we can also run this private trip if that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight detail and request us for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for Mustang Trek Tangbe Tetang route?

Answer: Hike Mustang is suitable for professional hikers who can walk around 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. For the Mustang trekking route via Tangbe and Tetang if you have some basic hiking experience hiking somehow about 2,500 meters above sea level helps you a lot to complete this trail easily.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and available normal accommodation during the hikes. The room on trekking is 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 the express upper Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek?

Answer: All the guesthouses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice, bread, soups, fresh vegetables.

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 shower along Upper mustang yara ghara Trek?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay 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 Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek?

Answer: You can buy bottled mineral water to drink along the trail but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic waste in Mustang territory. Instead, voyagers can buy either boiled water or bringing aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite en route in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking, there are more chances to recharge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trekking?

Answer: Yes! You can get telephone services as well as 3G internet. So buy a local NTC SIM card to get those services.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/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 Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Upper Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5-kilograms luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day? How is trek difficulty?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. After landing at Jomsom airport, you can hike over the sandy trail above 8,695 feet. The trekking trail is okay but because windy makes your journey a bit cooler and harder. It is easy hikes and not difficult for beginner hikers. You can walk about 6 hours daily but sometimes, even more, longer hours because of landscapes and terrain. Therefore, if you have some walk preparation at home about 5 hours each day will help you to complete this trek without any difficulty.

Question: Do I need walking poles for upper Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek?

Answer: It is better to hike with lightweight outdoor poles. 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: Is Lomanthang to Muktinath via Yara and ghara trek is different than others?

Answer: No. But the trek also called Mustang to Muktinath over Tangbe and Tetang routes.

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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Mustang Tangbe Tetang hiking route highlights

  • Discover Annapurna and Dhaulagiri family and some of the border mountains.
  • Walking through dry cultivated fields, Excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Blue Mountain.
  • Hidden kingdom with World’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki valley
  • Meet the mixed communities with shakyemuni Buddhism and their lives..

Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek note:

The information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the tour plan is possible to customize 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 Mustang Tangbe Tetang route 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, 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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