Mustang Trekking

mustang_trekIn common usage, the name Mustang refers to the arid Tibet-like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki (known to its inhabitants as Lo). Officially, Mustang is the name of the district along the Kali Gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom; the region of Tibetan influence north of Kagbeni is generally referred to as upper Mustang. The trek to Lo is through an almost treeless barren landscape. Strong winds usually howl across the area in the afternoon, generally subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Lo has much less rain than the rest of Nepal. During the monsoon the skies are cloudy and there is some rain. In the winter there is usually snow; sometimes as much as 30 or 40 cm accumulates on the ground. In Lo itself the countryside is similar to the Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by wind. There is more rain in the lower part of upper Mustang and the hills tend to be great red fluted cliffs of tiny round stones cemented together by mud. Villages are several hours apart and appear in the distance almost as mirages; during the summer season, after the crops are planted, they are green oases in the desert-like landscape. Because of the cold and snow, most of the population departs from Lo on trading expeditions during the winter. The trekking season, therefore, is from late March until early November. The trek does not go to extremely high elevations, but the cold, dust and unrelenting afternoon winds can make the trek less pleasant than other treks in Nepal.

Fact of Trekking

Trekking Destination: Lo Manthang 
Group Size: Min - 2 
Highest Access of the trekking: 3780m. 
Grade: Moderate 
Transportation: Aeroplane 
Mode of trekking tour: Camping 
Trekking hour: Approximately 6/7 hours each day. 
Total Day: 17 Days 
Itinerary Detail
Day 1. Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment
Day 2. Kathmandu-Pokhara by fly/drive 
Day 3. Okhara - Jomsom flight & Trek to Kagbeni, O/N camp Enter the Restricted Area 
Day 4. Trek to Chele 
Day 5. Trek to Geling 
Day 6. Trek to Charang  
Day 7. Trek to Manthang 
Day 8. Trek to Lo Manthang 
Day 9. Trek to Ghami via Gekar 
Day 10. Trek to Samar 
Day 11. Trek to Kagbeni - Exit Restricted Area 
Day 12. Trek to Jomsom 
Day 13. Morning flight to pokhara and leisure day 
Day 14. Fly or drive to Kathmandu 
Day 15. Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu velley 
Day 16. Shopping day in kathmandu and farewell dinner 
Day 17. Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure 
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This Trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.