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 / 13,813 feet
    4. Trek Hours: 6 Hours daily
    5. Trekking Group-Size: 2-15 People
    6. Best Time: April to October
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Foods on Trekking: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Plane/Bus

Overview

Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek is one of the less traffic, is a perfect destination for visiting Buddhist Monasteries. Windy 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 and 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 are surrounded by 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 which are basic in some parts of the hiking trail but in other places, you will have clean and better lodges. Thus, pack your hiking gear and sign up for this amazing journey to explore the barren landscape, ancient caves, and Shakyapa Buddhism tours.

Itinerary

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 the upper mustang but are restricted time-wise. Hikers 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.

1 DayOverland drive to Pokhara city (900m/2,953 feet), 6 hours.

In an earlier day meeting with guests for all things set up and brief about Mustang Tangbe Tetang route information. And today, we drive to Pokhara on a tourist bus. On the way, we will see the natural beauty like the Trisuli river which is the most popular in Nepal for rafting and we will follow the way almost the bank of the Trisuli and Marsyandi River when we arrive in Pokhara transfer to the hotel.

2 Day Pokhara to Jomsom flight and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m/9,187 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.

3 DayKagbeni to Chele hikes (3,100m/10,171 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 a labyrinth of narrow alleys among whitewashed houses, and fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat, and apple orchards.

The Nilgiri peaks, 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.

4 DayChele to Gheling trekking (3,570m/11,713 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.

5 DayGelling to Tsarang trek (3,560m/11,680 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.

6 DayTsarang to Lo Manthang hiking (3,840m/12,599 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.

7 Day 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 chosen a cave and the valley is the main trading route to Lhasa.

8 DayTrek to Yara village (3,838m/12,592 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 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 the Yara hills. In some places, you will find a kind of salty dust-like mineral on the hill.

9 DayVisit 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 the 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.

10 DayTrek to Tangbe (3,240m/10,630 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 are mostly busy with 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.

11 DayTrek to Tetang (3,067m/10,063 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 of 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, and right in time, you can see the village either Chhuksang or Tetang where we stay tonight. 

12 DayTetang to Muktinath temple (3,800m/12,468 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 the 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.

13 DayTrek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m/8,924 feet), 4 hours

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

14 DayJomsom to Pokhara flyout (25 minutes). Pokhara city sightseeing.

Early morning we fly to Pokhara with thrilling spectacular Mountain Views 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.

15 Day Drive to Kathmandu. Trip Finish.

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & Lunch. Seven hours journey by Bus back to Kathmandu passes several beautiful villages, and hills across the Trishuli River.

On arrival at Kathmandu, a guide will transfer to the hotel, and rest of the day relax. Tourists can explore Thamel markets, gear shops, restaurants…etc. But our trip ends as soon as dropping you at the hotel. We wish you a wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much does the Mustang Tangbe Tetang trek route cost?

Hike to Mustang Tangbe Tetang trek route price is USD 1950 per person on the standard trek price. But of course, the trip price will vary according to the group size you are traveling with. Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara round-trip flight is included in the price, however, taking flights from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu 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 to 5-star hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with breakfast. Additionally, we serve standard lodges with attached bathrooms/toilets en route in Possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek cost include:

  • Single night double bedroom accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 2 nights double bedroom accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • 15 Breakfast, 14 Lunch, and 14 Dinner during the Mustang trek routes.
  • Lodge/Tent camping accommodation during the trip in the Annapurna mountains.
  • 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 guests (12 kg + 12 kg) = 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
  • Upper Mustang trek permits cost USD 500 for each guest every 10 days.
  • Pokhara city sightseeing (Devi’s fall and Gupteswor Mahadev cave) with your Guide.
  • Upper Mustang trek map (latest trekking map updated version scale 1:100,000), and trek completion certificate.
  • Insurance, Food, and accommodation, and salary of Nepali trekking Guides and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Mustang Tangbe Tetang route trek cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fees are US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and showers during the trek.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipments .
  • Personal hiking gear, private nature expenses, any drinks, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Pokhara city tour entrance permits and car/van transportation.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

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

FAQ

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

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with 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 have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables.

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 Upper mustang Yara Trek?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges 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 the 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 bring 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 the 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, each porter carry a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kilograms luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

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

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to 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 windy makes your journey a bit cooler and harder. It is easy to hike 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 the 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 different than other hikes?

Answer: No. But the trek is 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 your trek.

Mustang Tangbe Tetang hiking route highlights

  • Discover the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri family and some of the border mountains.
  • Hike through dry cultivated fields, with Excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Blue Mountain.
  • Hidden kingdom with World’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki valley
  • Meet the mixed communities with Shakyamuni 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. 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 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 help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Upper Mustang Tangbe Tetang Review

Professional Guide and super friendly service

Rated 5 out of 5
August 22, 2018

Great trek, run by competent people, a special guide called SOM and a nice carrier. Fantastic landscapes and unforgettable encounters. Gokyo Treks is the right agency to make a trek in Nepal!!! Thanks at all!.

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