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Upper Mustang Trekking Tour

Start from:   US$ 2085 Per Person


Total Duration:16 to 19 days Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane


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WELCOME TO VISIT ASIAN DIAMOND, one of the undoubtedly special trekking tour areas in Nepal "UPPER MUSTANG, little Tibet" !!!

Fixed Departure Dates

May 2024: 15, 21, 26 and 29
June 2024 : 3, 9, 16, 20, and 26
July 2024: 1, 7, 14 and 20

August  2024: 9, 16, 21, 26 and 29

Feel the adventure and explore with us the traces along barren ridges, alpine meadows, deep canyons, bare cliffs, and rocky moraines.

Upper Mustang is undoubtedly one of the most special and popular trekking areas in Nepal. To preserve its centuries-old culture and pristine, unspoiled natural biodiversity, the government of Nepal has designated the area as a ‘controlled’ region to promote sustainable tourism. This means that a very limited number of trekkers is allowed to enter the Upper Mustang and trekkers are required to obtain a Special Trekking Permit for the purpose. The fabled Mustang Kingdoms capital is located at Lomanthang. Previously, Lomanthang was formerly known as Menthang. As a result, "Men" stands for "medicine," and "Thang" stands for "ground." It is found that Menthang was derived from the ground where mountain herbs with many medicinal properties were discovered. It has been found that Lo means South, and Menthang means medicinal square. This is how Menthang turned into Lomanthang later. 

Upper Mustang lies in the shadow of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, making it a superb destination to watch the Himalayan ranges including Dhaulagiri I (8167m), the seventh highest, and Annapurna I (8091m), the tenth-highest mountains in the world. It is the nicest trekking area to do trekking in monsoon time because behind the Himalayas, perfect weather, and can see highland flora and fauna.

The Upper Mustang is a treasure house for rich Buddhist culture and lifestyle. The ancient kingdom of Lo, also called Lomanthang, is a walled city remarkably known for its 16th-century monasteries, ruins of old forts, mani walls, caves, and murals. Lomanthang is also the residence of the King of Mustang who used to rule this kingdom well into the 21st century. Trekking in Upper Mustang is packed full of adventure as we trace our steps along barren ridges, alpine meadows, deep canyons, bare cliffs, and rocky moraines.

Tiji Festival

Tiji Festival is one of the biggest festivals celebrated by locals of Lo-Manthang in the Upper Mustang. The festival which takes place in May is observed for a full three days with elaborate rituals.

Tiji, the short form of ‘Tempa Chirim’ or’ Tenchi’, means ‘Prayer for World Peace’ or “Passing Buddha Dharma to the world”. So in the Tiji festival, Buddhist monks gather to pray for peace in the world. This festival commemorates the victory of Lord Buddhas incarnation Dorjee Sonnu over a demon called Man Tam Ru a vicious creature feeding on human beings and causing storms and droughts.

The event is organized at Choedhe Monastery in Lo Manthang. The special feature includes the Monk dance called Tsa Chham which is performed on the very first day, the Nga Chham dance on the second day, and the final day portrays artistically the attempt to return the demon to Lord Buddhas realm.

The monastery headed by a Rimpoche of the Sakya sect hosts 65 monks, all of whom take part in the festival clad in flamboyant attires. The ritual speaks a long historical and cultural heritage of Tibet.

This year the festival is being held on 16, 17, and 18 May 2023 in Upper Mustang. Besides participating in this festival you can also trek to the walled city of Lo Manthang.

Michel Peissel, one of the first foreigners, to trek to Upper Mustang in 1964, said of the festival: "The scenes I witnessed were so extraordinary and so unexpected that I dared not believe my eyes, and even today I have some trouble in believing in the reality of what I saw that day.”

Upper Mustang Tour by Jeep

Best time: May to October

Duration 11 day
Tour Itinerary
Day 01:Your arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02:Trip preparation and cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03:Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight (815m) and drive to Tatopani (1190m) via Beni bazaar by 4WD Jeep
Day 04:Drive Tatopani to Kagbeni (2900m) by 4WD Jeep
Day 05:Drive to Ghami Village (3530m)
Day 06:Drive to Lo- Lo-Lo-Manthang (3840m)
Day 07:Full day sightseeing in Lo-Manthang
Day 08:Drive back to Kagbeni and Muktinath Village (3800m)
Day 09:Drive to Pokhara
Day 10: Half-day sightseeing in Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu
Day 11:Final departure

Note: We will organize a private tour if clients have more than 5 people in a group 

The tour itinerary for Nepali travelers is given below

For Nepali only

Day 01: Kathmandu to Tatopani 1190m

Day 02: Tatopani to Muktinath 3700m

Day 03: Muktinath to Upper Mustang to Charang 3560m

Day 04: Charang to Beni 899m

Day 05: Beni to Pokhara and sightseeing around Pokhara 900m

Day 06: Pokhara to Kathmandu

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03:Kathmandu Pokhara

Day 04:Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni 2800m

Day 05:Kagbeni to Chuksang 2980m

Day 06:Chuksang to Samar 3660m

Day 07:Samar to Geling 3570m

Day 08:Giling to Ghami 3520m

Day 09:Ghami to Tsarang 3560m

Day 10:Tsarang to Lo Manthang 3809m

Day 11:Explore Lo Manthang

Day 12:Lo-Manthnag to Ghami 3520m

Day 13:Ghami to Samar 3660m

Day 14:Samar to Kagbeni 2800m

Day 15:Kagbeni to Jomsom 2713m

Day 16:Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 17:Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 18:Free and shhoping day n Kathmandu

Day 19:International Departure, Note : we can customize tailor made trip for it.

Cost Include

1.       Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van / Bus.

2.       4 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3 star standard hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night at Pokhara in 2 star Hotel with Breakfast as per above program.

3.       Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee, car van

4.       Guide and porter during the trek (Sherpa and Assistance guide for above 5 pax)

5.       Kathmandu -Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist standard bus and Pokhara –Jomsom- Pokhara by Plane for client and Nepali staffs.

6.       Wake up tea and warm washing water/towel/ dettole soup for the morning

7.       Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.

8.       Snacks and hot tea during the trekking period before dinner

9.       Local fresh fruits like orange, apple and banana etc for dessert.

10.   Our own pillow and bedcover during the trekking.

11.   12 nights twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation in the mountain (basic but neat and clean).

12.   1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 clients), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance (We have insured our staffs by Neco Insurance Company Nepal).

13.   First Aid medical kit.

14.   Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit and Special Upper Mustang permit.

15.   Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag

16.   Duffle bag to each client (if needed)

17.   Government taxes.

18.   Achievement certificate and Farewell Dinner

19.   Office Service charge & rescue arrangement if needed.

Cost Exclude

1.       International Airfare and taxes

2.       Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)

3.       Travel Insurance

4.       Medical evacuation in case of emergency.

5.       Personal spending money.

6.       Any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance

7.       Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, hot water, shower, battery charge, internet, telephone etc.

8.       Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case, extra will be charged as per actual.

9.       Tips for Guide, Sherpa, Porter and driver.

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