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Name: Greg Brick
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Name: Sunil Adhikari
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Lower Mustang Trekking 9 Days

Price Start
USD 1250  Per Person
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Activity Level

Trekking ?

Group Size
2-10
Trip Code:
NLT- LMT-9
Accommodation:
Tea Hous/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,750 M
Season:
January - May and Sept - Dec
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Destination:
Kathmandu/ Jomsom/ Mustang
Duration:
9 Day
Grade:
Moderate
Transportation:
Tourist Bus /Flight
Trip Attraction:

Lower Mustang

No of People Price
1-3 1250 USD
4-6 1220 USD
6 above 1180 USD

Trip Highlights

–  Visit various Hindu and Buddhist cultural temples and monasteries.

–  Explore the famous Hindu pilgrimage, Muktinath.

–  We will walk through many monasteries, gompas, chortens, prayer flags, and caves.

–  Explore the culture of local people who live close to Tibet.

Lower Mustang Trekking explores usually known as “The prohibited Kingdom” mustang. It is located north of the Himalayas beside the southern part of the Tibetan plateau. As a section of the Annapurna region, it takes you to the south border of the previous Mustang kingdom without high altitude.
With spectacular immense Himalayas, it presents a decade-long culture of Himalayan folks. Though it preserved its identity as an autonomous dynasty, the ancient Kingdom had a strong connection with Tibet. Culture and faith are the bonds that keep mustang still preponderantly Tibetan.

What makes Lower Mustang Trek a great one?

Lower Mustang trekking explores natural beauties, culture, and the historical setting of its dynasty. Mustang presents a return glimpse of what Tibet might have been like before the Chinese occupation. The favored Mustangs path encompasses strict control to form a visit for a foreigner; you have to get a special permit from the Department of Immigration.
Our Lower mustang trekking takes you to Muktinath, the holy temple area, together with the Apple garden of Marpha. You’ll be able to get pleasure from the hot spring at Tatopani with a gorgeous view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the whole Annapurna region.

View during the trek.

Annapurna region is the best arrangement of the Himalaya Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8156m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Tilicho Peak (7134m) and Nilgiri (6940m) with The Kaligandaki passing between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the deepest gorge of the planet.
Besides these, on Lower mustang trekking, you see a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, along presenting a colorful montage completed with earthen reds, yellows, and browns. Himalaya Thunder Team arranges all requirements for you to explore and experience the Himalayas with their cultural and spiritual worth.

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu and you will be received by our company representative and transferred to the selected hotel. Welcome evening dinner is held in the hotel for all clients arriving today. A short brief about your trip is held. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On the second day, we will have sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and is known as the city of temples. We will visit famous sites like Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square, Thamel, and famous sites of neighboring districts like Patan Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan temple. Most of these sites are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After finishing our tour in Kathmandu, on the third day we will drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is known as the city of lakes. This city is the most beautiful city in Nepal and also the most sought tourist destination place. There are plenty of things to do in Pokhara. You will visit famous lakes like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, a famous cave and one of the famous waterfalls. We will be spending our night in a beautiful hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
822m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning we will take an early flight to Jomsom which will offer remarkable views of the Mountains. From here onwards it is very windy in the afternoon. The path is quite barren with rocks and sands and the path is mostly flat. This trial will offer a picturesque view of peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,720m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Next morning, we will towards Kagbeni after freshening up and having our breakfast. Kagbeni is the last village and the entrance point of Lower Mustang, which is situated at the top cliff. Along the trek, you will be visiting the King’s palace of 100 rooms, 800-year-old brick red Shakya Gompa, Kali Gandaki, the Jhong Khola rivers, and so forth. Also, on the way, you will view Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and Nilgiri, and, to the south, the Annapurna Massif.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,900m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast in Kagbeni, start your second day of the trek. You’ll first reach a village called Khingar and then Jharkot, which are both good places to stop for tea or lunch. Continue trekking until you get to another village called Ranipauwa and then continue to a small village surrounded by green hills called Muktinath.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,710m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at your teahouse, pay a visit to Muktinath Temple, an important place of worship for Nepalese Buddhists and Hindus. You will have the opportunity to visit the main temple and its surrounding area before you hit the trail. one hour more trek from Jomsom you will reach Marpha village.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,790m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will catch an early morning flight to Pokhara. It is a fantastic way to finish off your Upper Mustang trek. This flight takes you along the Kali Gandaki Gorge between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

We will move toward Kathmandu immediately after we reach Pokhara. It will be an 8-hour-long drive. We’ll stay overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After completing our Lower Mustang Trekking, we will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. It’s time for you to return home. You will be returning with nothing but good memories and beautiful souvenirs.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Airport picks up & drop by private vehicle to hotel.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Necessary paperwork and Trekking Permits fee (ACAP permit).
  • Accommodation during trek and Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea).
  • Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking Friendly trekking guide.
  • Coverage of Guides including their Meals, Insurance, Salary, Lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • First Aid Medical Kit (Carried by the guide).
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary.
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service (The cost of the helicopter, hospital and necessary transport are not payable by the company).
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant (complimentary).
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region.

Optional Addons

  • Porter (We can arrange porter for your trek).
  • Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.

What's Not Included

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
  • Personal Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-chargefee).
  • Accommodation, Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner.
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicopter.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies etc.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

Did You Know?

~ Mustang is famous for adventurous sports such as cycling, rock climbing, trekking, horse racing, and riding.

~ The famous “Thakali” ethnics come from this region.

~ You can horse ride to travel through snowy paths in winter.

~ The best time to visit Muktinath is from March to June.

How to reach Lower Mustang Nepal?

There are several you can reach Lower Mustang Nepal and get to acknowledge its beauty. Most of the people whose sole purpose is to visit this place, usually take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From there, getting a private vehicle will take about 6-8 hours to reach Jomsom. Another few hours to reach Kagbeni from there. The path then takes you to Muktinath temple, one of the greatest highlights of this trip. 

Another famous way for trekkers and hikers is to fly directly to Jomsom from Pokhara. The trek then starts in two days’ time you will reach Muktinath. One of the easier treks to go, which is quite famous.

Lower Mustang Permit

Trekking Lower Mustang comes up with mainly two types of permits. The first permit cost is that of TIMS( Trekker Information Management System). This permit cost is considered for the safety of trekkers and hikers around with proper management. Another one of the permits is the ACAP( Annapurna Conservation Area Project). As Lower mustang lies in the Annapurna conservation area. 

These permits are usually included in the package provided by the trekking agency. If you are a solo traveler, you might need to invest some days visiting the Nepal Tourism Board to get these permits.

Accommodation and food during Lower Mustang Trek.

Accommodation and food seem to be the least amount of problems when it comes to trekking the Lower Mustang Part. This part is significantly developed and has a lot going on. From quite nice hotels to internet services, and food of your choice. Fueling your body with great foods and a good night’s sleep will not be a problem.

Compared to any other trek in Nepal, this trek is more easier due to small factors like this. Being a developing area you will get most of the things you need.

Weather in lower Mustang Region.

The one factor that makes Lower Mustang Trek such a famous and fun one is its natural beauty and favorable weather. The best time to trek Lower Mustang Nepal is considered to be  Spring, autumn, and winter. Moreover, summer is the least favorite season to trek this place due to high rainfall, slippery paths, and muddy roads. Also, it is quite hot with an average temperature of about 32 degrees during the day.

Trekking in the autumn season means that you will be meeting many more trekkers like you. Considered the busiest season for Lower Mustang Tek, you might want to pre-book hotels and lodges.

During the winter, for those who consider cold and snow to be the least amount of problem, this might be the perfect season.

Muktinath in Lower Mustang Valley

Probably, Muktinath temple is the main highlight in the Lower Mustang. It is a Hindu pilgrimage site, has a lot of attention is drawn to it. Not only for Hindus, it also carries significant importance as a Buddhist pilgrimage.

What does Muktinath mean many may ask? The word Muktinath consists of two words “Mukti” meaning Salvation and “Nath” meaning God.

This temple Muktinath has 108 waterspouts which are well known as Mukti Dhara. These waterspouts have water flowing continuously from the bullhead. It is a spiritual belief that taking a bath in all of these 108 waterspouts gives you salvation.

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Lower Mustang Trekking 9 Days

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