Lower Mustang Trek

Trekking in the Mustang region is a lifetime dream to all the trekkers and mountaineers of the world. Mustang, the forbidden land located behind the Himalayas of our country is a demanding and popular trekking destination of the world where yearly thousands of tourists and visitors come and be blessed with the authentic culture and majestic natural beauty of Mustang region. Mustang is located behind the Himalayas and is one of the kingdoms of our country where you can see their own cultures and traditions.

Lower Mustang Trek offers the best views of Himalayan ranges and also gives the visitors an opportunity to do the sightseeing of some of the unique cultures and lifestyle of people living in this region since many years. Talking about Mustang, this is one of the leading touristic destinations of the world and is the home of the ancient lifestyle and culture of people who mostly follow Tibetan culture. You will also see the amazing landscapes and the green lush grasslands in the hills.

Lower Mustang trek starts with the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. We will then take a scenic flight to Jomsom and then start our trek to Kagbeni. After that we will head to Syanbochen, Ghami, Tsarang, Lo-Manthang, Drakmar, Ghiling and finally we will end our trek at Chhuksang. Then we will be back to Jomsom from Chhuksang and fly back to Pokhara and departure. Feel free to be a part of this awesome journey and let the natural beauty of Mustang charm you and your soul.

Outline itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu:
Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara:
Day 04 Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Ghandruk:
Day 05 Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani:
Day 06 Tadapani to Ghorepani:
Day 07 Early morning hike to Poonhill and then trek back to Ghorepani. Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani:
Day 08 Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa:
Day 09 Trek from Ghasa to Marpha:
Day 10 Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni:
Day 11 Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath:
Day 12 Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom:
Day 13 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara:
Day 14 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu:
Day 15 Departure day:

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    This will be the first day of our trekking journey. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel via private vehicle. We will rest for some time and then begin the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. At evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    After an early morning breakfast, you will do the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. You will be transferred to many places of Kathmandu with our private vehicle which includes Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambunath Stupa, Bouddanath Stupa and other many famous places of Kathmandu. At evening, you will meet your fellow trekking mates and then we will have a short briefing about the journey in our office. An evening stroll at Thamel and Durbarmarg will give you much energy which will help you at the trek. Overnight at Hotel.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 03

    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara:

    We will take an early morning drive to Pokhara. As soon as we reach Pokhara, we will take some rest and then we will start doing the sightseeing of this beautiful city. We will see some of the famous places of Pokhara which includes Davis falls, Phewa lake, Chamero Gupha, Mahendra Gupha and other many famous places of Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 04

    Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Ghandruk:

    After an early morning breakfast, we will take an hour and half drive to Nayapul. After taking some rest, we will start our trek and then trek via the bank of Modi Khola. Trekking ahead will take us to Birethanti. We will stop here at the Annapurna Conservation Area Project and after receiving the permit, we will trek through a dirt and rough road and reach Kimche. Trekking ahead will take us to Ghandruk.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 05

    Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani:

    We will today trek to one of the famous places of Annapurna region which is the Tadapani village. We will trek about 6hrs and climb up to Tadapani. This village is one of the most fascinating inborn Gurung town in Nepal and is likewise well known for giving Gorkha fighters. Overnight at Tadapani.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 06

    Tadapani to Ghorepani:

    Today, we will trek via the rough roads and the climb uphill and cross a small stream and reach Banthati. We will continue our trek with several ascends and descend and reach Ghorepani. Overnight at Ghorepani.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 07

    Early morning hike to Poonhill and then trek back to Ghorepani. Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani:

    We will wake up early morning at 4am, then we will hike an hour to Poonhill (3210m) with the help of your stick & flash light. Here you can enjoy with panoramic mountain views & beautiful sunrise view. Then after an hour we will trek down to Ghorepani and have breakfast and then start our trek to Tatopani. We will trek downhill and then pass through Ghar Khola to reach Tatopani. Overnight at Tatopani.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 08

    Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa:

    Tatopani is another important destination of our trek where one can enjoy the exotic hot water bath and relax his/her body. After the breakfast, we will head to the dusty road and then trek along the bank of Kali Gandaki river. We will then start the ascend and then pass the magnificent water fall of Rupche Chahara. Trekking along the deep gorges will take us to Ghasa. Overnight at Ghasa.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 09

    Trek from Ghasa to Marpha:

    Leaving Ghasa behind, we will trek ahead and trek along the bank of Lete river. Trekking along the east Kali Gandaki will take us to Larjung village. Trekking ahead will take us to the beautiful apple garden of Marpha. This village is an ancient and authentic village with a massive number of farmers who are engaged in apple farming. Overnight at Marpha.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 10

    Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni:

    After an early morning breakfast, we will trek via the east bank towards Ekla Bhatti. From here, we will continue trekking and move ahead and reach Kagbeni. This village offers the stunning views of mighty Himalayan ranges which will surely charm the visitors. Overnight at Kagbeni.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 11

    Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath:

    Today is one of the adventurous and thrilling days of our trek as we will trek to the final destination of our journey which is the Muktinath Temple. Trekking ahead in the steep landscape and along with the magnificent view of Himalayan ranges will take us to the beautiful village, Muktinath. Overnight near Muktinath Temple.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 12

    Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom:

    After the sightseeing of the Muktinath temple, we will leave Muktinath and then trek via Jharkot. Trekking ahead via the ancient villages and trekking down will take us to Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 13

    Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara:

    After an early morning breakfast, we will take a flight back to Pokhara. You can do the sightseeing of this beautiful city or just stroll at the lakeside of beautiful Phewa lake. Overnight at Pokhara.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 14

    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu:

    After the sightseeing of Pokhara, we will take an early morning drive back to Kathmandu. We will take some rest and then you can freely visit the capital city an stroll in the local streets of this city. At evening, you will have a farewell dinner and then hosted with some typical Nepal dishes. Overnight at Kathmandu.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.
  • Day 15

    Departure day:

    You will be taken to the airport and then you will fly to your respective country.

    Tea House & Full Board Camping.

Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.

Acclimatization:

Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.

Accommodations:

The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.

 

 

 

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