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11 Days 10 Nights
Availability : Spring and Autumn
Thamel Kathmandu
Mustang Region
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Lower Mustang Trek

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  • Wi-Fi: Some Place
  • Maximum Altitude: 3800m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

Escaping the crowd and trekking to the barren landscapes of Lower Mustang can be a good option. Lower Mustang is also known as “The Prohibited Kingdom”.

The Lower Mustang takes you to one of the beautiful part of Annapurna region. The Lower Mustang Trek is a non-challenging and a short trek. Basically Mustang is known for its rugged landscapes and unique cultures. The trek takes you to one of the famous holy religious site of Nepal – Muktinath Temple which holds huge importance among Hindus. The trek passes through various rugged sites, barren mountains, landscapes, etc.

Along with cultures, you will get to see various scenic views during Lower Mustang Trek. The dramatic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom gives you a clear mesmerizing view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges. Then comes the spectacular sunrise view from the PoonHill. You will also get to enjoy the natural hot spring. The Lower Mustang has a unique biodiversity as well as opulent natural contents. The long trekking hours are worth the view.

The Lower Mustang Trek packages are developed to people who like to enjoy sites with lower altitudes. The Lower Mustang Trek begins with a beautiful scenic drive to Pokhara. After enjoying the city of lakes next is a dramatic scenic flight to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni. The trekking hours might be long but are not that difficult as it escapes the long road routes.

From Kagbeni is our trek to Muktinath Temple. The next day is trek back to Jomsom via Lubra Village. Then the trail goes to Tatopani. The next day is a trek to Ghorepani and overnight stay. Then we will go for an early morning hike to Poonhill for the sunrise view and trek to Nayapul. From Nayapul we will drive back to Pokhara and return to Kathmandu Valley. The Lower Mustang Trek is the best for short and light trekking experience with amazing nature.

Trek Highlights

  • Dramatic and scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Visit the holy temple – Muktinath Temple.
  • A hot shower in the natural hot spring – Tatopani.
  • Splendid sunrise view from Poonhill viewpoint.
  • Quality time spent near Phewa Lake.
  • Mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri ranges, Annapurna ranges, etc.
  • Extraordinary views of landscapes.

Trek Overview

  • Starting Point: Jomsom
  • Ending point: Nayapul, Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude: Muktinath (3800m)
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • No of Days: 11 days
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodations: Tea houses and lodges
  • Average trek per day: 6 hours
  • Group size: 1-15 max

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trek
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 04: Fly out from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
  • Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Day 06: Trek from Muktinth to Jomsom via Lubra Village
  • Day 07: Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani
  • Day 08: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Day 09: Early morning hike to Poonhill and Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Final Departure

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
What to Expect
  • Explore the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu
  • Scenic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Experience one of the dangerous trekking route of Nepal.
  • Get connected with two different lovely valleys, providing an authentic wilderness experience.
  • ● Witness the prominent areas, including Lukla, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, and the Khumbu district, with views of the Everest base camp.
  • Witness the various Sherpa villages and people living in the Namche Bazar.
  • Enjoy the speculator views of mountains throughout the journey.
  • Explore the Tengboche Monastery.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Here is a warm welcome to Nepal!

As soon as you arrive at the TIA, you will see our representative waiting for you. He will help you get to the decided hotel. You can make yourself comfortable at the hotel. In the evening we will be welcoming you with a local Nepali cuisine dinner.

We can discuss about the coming trekking days in the dinner time. Overnight stay in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trek

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/4,428 ft.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will start our day with a warm breakfast. We will take a day to explore the beautiful Kathmandu valley. We will mainly visit the famous historical and cultural sites which are also listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. We will be visiting Pashupatinath Temple (temple of lord Shiva), Baudhanath Stupa (Lord Buddha), Swayambunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, etc.

We will try to capture all the places today but you very well know that one day is not enough to explore Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

Traveled Kilometer: 200.5 km

Driving Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the bus stand. We will be using a tourist bus. The drive goes along the Trishuli River. We will have lunch in Munglin. You can see beautiful green hills, landscapes, and small waterfalls throughout the way. After 5 to 6 hours of drive we will reach Pokhara – the beautiful city of lakes.

You have entire evening to sightsee this beautiful city of lakes. If we reach early, you can travel to places like Davis Fall, Mahendra Cave, etc. We will be staying in a lake side hotel so that you can have a splendid view. You can enjoy various bars and pubs in the lakeside. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 04: Fly out from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni

Traveled Kilometer: 12.3 km

Maximum Altitude: Kagbeni (2804m) 

Flight Duration: 25 min

Trek Duration: 3 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will have breakfast with beautiful view of Phew Lake. Then we will take a flight from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom. Flying to Jomsom you can see the aerial view of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. After landing in Jomsom, we will meet with the rest of our trekking team and begin our trek to Kagbeni which is the last village in Lower Mustang.

The trail passes along the riverbed in the western side from where you will see the views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, etc. it will be a short 3 hours trek to Kagbeni. After you reach Kagbeni you will have a splendid view of Kali Gandaki and Jhong River as this village lies in the top parts. You can also visit various ancient monasteries of this region. Overnight stay in Kagbeni.

Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath

Traveled Kilometer: 14.8 km

Maximum Altitude: Muktinath (3800m)

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing the trail, we will head towards Muktinath – the holy temple. After having breakfast we will ascend the trek. We will be heading towards soothing natural beauty, mountain views, astonishing landscapes, etc. the Upper Mustang Trek begins after we cross Muktinath. We have an easy trek of 3 to 4 hours to complete. On reaching Muktinath we have enough time to explore the area.

We will visit the holy temple which holds importance to both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple lies in the lap of mountains. It is said if you take a bath in all the tap waters of the temple, you might wash away your sins. After viewing the nearby sites we will rest for the night in Muktinath.

Day 6: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom via Lubra Village

Traveled Kilometer: 20.2 km

Maximum Altitude: Muktinath (3800m)

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is definitely one of the longest and challenging parts of the trek. After having breakfast, we will leave Muktinath early in the morning and head towards Jomsom. Walking through Lubra village will help in avoiding the huge chunk of the read and makes it easier trek. The trek passes through beautiful long ways with mountains and landscapes surrounding us. The trail goes through the deepest gorge in the world. Jomsom is rich in barren mountains perfect for mountain climbing.

After reaching Jomsom there are various restaurants and hotels to rest at. Overnight stay in Jomsom.

Day 7: Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani

Traveled Kilometer: 461 km

Maximum Altitude: Jomsom (2743m)

Trek Duration: 8 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Jomsom, we will drive to Tatopani. We will have to start an early morning drive since the drive duration is long. It will take us around 8 hours to reach Tatopani. We will be driving through narrow roads connected with various landscapes. Mountain views can be seen throughout the journey. The roads get rugged in various part while driving.

After we reach Tatopani, we will definitely take a hot water bath in the natural hot spring of Tatopani. Then you can relax yourself after a long journey. Overnight stay in Tatopani.

Day 8: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani

Traveled Kilometer: 15.65 km

Maximum Altitude: Ghorepani (2874m)

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Tatopani we will be heading towards beautiful Ghorepani. You can see various signs for direction at every intersection on the way to Ghorepani. The trail goes through laid stones. The trail goes uphill along with mesmerizing view of Himalayans. We will pass through green jungles on the way to Ghorepani. The splendid views along the way won’t make you feel the trekking hour is long.

Ghorepani is a great place for hiking and trekking. It offers you with best environment to feel the nature. Overnight stay in Ghorepani.

Day 9:Early morning hike to Poonhill and Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Traveled Kilometer: 14 km

Drive km: 40.7 km (1 hour)

Maximum Altitude: Poonhill (3210m)

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is definitely an exciting day. We will start the day with an early morning hike to the Poonhill viewpoint. From here we get one of the best sunrise views rising over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. This moment will feel like heaven. After viewing the sunrise view, we will return back to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Then we will descend the trail to Nayapul.

After we reach Nayapul, we will drive to Pokhara. The trekking journey ends here. You can rest and relax by the lakeside after you reach Pokhara. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Traveled Kilometer: 2000.5 km

Driving Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ending the journey, we will drive back to Kathmandu. We will have breakfast, and then take our tourist bus to Kathmandu. The bus drives through the same highway. We will have a lunch break in between. The drive passes through the green hills, rivers, and villages. After we arrive in Kathmandu Valley, you can rest in your hotel.

You can also go for quick shopping if you want to. You can buy the locally made handicrafts and arts. Overnight stay in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11:Final Departure

Meals: Breakfast

With a heavy heart, it’s time to leave Nepal. We definitely provide you with pick up and drop service. Let us know your flight schedule so that we can drop you a few hours before flight time. We hope to see you again in Nepal, till then have a great time.

Map

Lower Mustang Trek

Lower Mustang Trekking Regional Map (Day And Some Places Will Be Different On Map) 

FAQ

Can we find Wi-Fi during Lower Mustang Trek?

Yes, you can easily find internet access during the Lower Mustang Trek. All the tea houses and lodges you stay provide you with internet and electricity facility. Even the Upper Mustang is also connected with internet.

NTC and Ncell also receive tower for calls and messages during the Lower Mustang Trek.

How long can Lower Mustang Trek be?

The trekking days depends upon your itinerary packages. Usually the Lower Mustang takes you 7 to 11 days to complete. The route and destinations you chose and added will affect in the total number of days. If you take more days to acclimatize in single place then the trekking days will grow longer.

Overall the Lower Mustang Trek is considered a short and easy trek compared to other trekking spots.

How many hours in average will one have to trek during Lower Mustang Trek?

On an average, one has to trek for 6 hours a day during the Lower Mustang Trek. The routes are rough and rugged in some parts of the trail. The treks can be a bit difficult when the altitudes are rising like in the Poonhill views point, Muktinath, etc.

Keep yourself mentally and physically fit for the trek and also do not forget to be hydrated.

What are the type of accommodations and meals during the Lower Mustang Trek?

Main accommodation during Lower Mustang Trek is lodges and tea houses. Although the area is far from city, they provide you with all kinds of possible facilities like warm rooms, hot shower, wifi, charging points, etc.

For food they provide you bread, jams, oats, momo, dal, bhat, tarkari, chapatti, noodles, pasta, etc.

Is Lower Mustang a restricted area?

No, Lower Mustang is not a restricted area; Upper Mustang is a restricted area. There are no restrictions for Lower Mustang Trek but you will need certain permits before joining the Lower Mustang Trek. (Trekkers Information Management System permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit)

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