Lower mustang trekking
Lower Mustang Trekking 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 white washed houses with firewood tucked on the roofs. Not only the culture, also the landscape is very much related to Tibet. Mustang lies in the rain shadow area and dominated by Dhaulagiri family with Tukuche Mountain. In this barren landscape the villages with their bright colored fields are like an oases.
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 water spouts around the Temple. The Jwala mai temple near by contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas underground. Since ancient times, there divine flames of jwala have been worshiped as Jwaladevi(the goddess of flame). Lower Mustang Trekking can be done in any time through out the year.
Lower Mustang Trekking 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 Trekking detail itinerary
Lower Mustang Trekking is a classical trek with 7 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look 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 Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Better to take flight (only 25 minutes) if you are going to Pokhara during the Monsoon Season, transfer to Hotel for an overnight. In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful Fewa lake of Pokhara. 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 however if you wish to fly paying (an extra airfare USD 75 each person) it takes only 25 minutes.
Early flight to Jomsom located an an altitude of 2720m / 8,894 ft. You will be land on 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 overnight stop. Stay overnight at Kagbeni.
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 3200m. 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 Muktinath temple garden, you can see an excellent view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Descend down to hotel for breakfast than retrace your steps to Marpha village where you can stay overnight.
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. At morning, just hike to Monestry for great view and meditation if you like. Otherwise, we conducts our journey ascends the wide valley of Kali gandakit o Jomsom Bazzar. Through out 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 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. Than taking 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 Trekking cost?
Lower Mustang Trekking cost we offer you from USD 690 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 125. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara 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.
Lower Mustang Trekking Cost Include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on 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 trekking days
- 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.
- A special gift from our company.
Lower Mustang Trekking Cost Excludes :
- 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 hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal 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 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, 2018 – Sept 17, 2018
Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 22, 2018
Sept 20, 2018 – Sept 27, 2018
Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 06, 2018
Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 12, 2018
Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 17, 2018
Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 22, 2018
Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 24, 2018
Oct 20, 2018 – Oct 27, 2018
Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 01, 2018
Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 06, 2018
Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 12, 2018
Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 17, 2018
Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 22, 2018
Nov 20, 2018 – Nov 27, 2018
Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 01, 2018
Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 06, 2018
Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 07, 2018
Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 12, 2018
Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 17, 2018
Dec 20, 2018 – Dec 27, 2018
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience to do Lower Mustang Trekking?
Answer: Lower Mustang Trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about 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 during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with 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 trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in annapurna trekking, 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 next place where you are going.
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have 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 bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on express Lower Mustang Trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking 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 boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Lower Mustang Trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works 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 mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (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 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: Is jomsom muktinath trek or lower mustang tour same
Answer: Yes ! Of course.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 Trekking Note:
As the information about lower Mustang trekking stated above is just a guide and standard template what 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 unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially 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 Trekking 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 the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.
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Trip Price : USD 690 Per Person
- Trip Duration: 8 Days
- Max Altitude: 3800m / 12,426 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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