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Lower Mustang Trek
16 Days $1105

US $ 1105
  Accomodation : Hotel & Best Tea House
 Duration : 16  Days
 Grading : Moderate
 Max Altitude : 3700
 Activity : Hiking and Camping
 Starts at : Kathmandu
 End at : Kathmandu
 Trip Route : Kathmandu -Pokhara-Ghandruk-Poon Hill- Tatopani- Jomsom- Mutinath- Pokhara -Kathmandu
 Best Season : Oct-Nov-Dec & Mar-Apr-May

Overview

Lower Mustang Trek is one of the most famous and adventurous treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal where adventure seeker can get to travel in the dry and barren landscapes with the spectacular giant Himalayas on the backdrop and experience the decade-long culture of the Himalayan people. Many trekkers consider Lower Mustang trek is one of the best destinations in the world, which is situated at the northern central part of Nepal, and allow you to travel in the geographically and geologically similar area of Tibet. Exploring dry land and meditation caves carved into the rocky sandstone cliffs during our trek is really amazing. The trekking trail is filled with the beautiful deepest gorge of the Kali Gandaki and desert-like dry and barren landscapes, where you will also get an opportunity to admire the majestic views of the Himalayas such as; Mount Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna panorama, Mt. Machapuchare, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Tukuche and many more during your trek really worth visiting. 

The Lower Mustang is filled with the remote and self-regulating Tibetan Kingdom, ancient and isolated villages with quaint whitewashed houses, meditation caves, the unique wild landscapes, and deepest gorge, oldest Buddhist Monasteries and biologically diverse. Enjoying a wide range of the Himalayas and its surroundings, from the culture of the lowland villages to the magnificence of the high Himalaya, and enjoying with the inspiring sunrise and sunset views along with the splendid mountains views is really overwhelming. Muktinath Temple, a famous spiritual hub for both Hindu and Buddhist is another major attraction of this trek. As we go ahead, we will also get chances to explore the famous viewpoint called Poon Hill with the stunning Himalayas is really amazing. Exploring the spiritual Muktinath temple and enjoying the amazing view of the stunning sunrise and the splendid Himalayas from the Poon Hill, surely makes this trek worth visiting.

The trekking trail of Lower Mustang!

Lower Mustang Trek with Himalaya Hero Adventure stats with an amazing drive journey to the paradise city called Pokhara from the Kathmandu Valley. By following the Kali Gandaki River with the stunning views of the surrounding around 6 hour’s drive journey will take us to the Pokhara where we can enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayas. As we reach to the Pokhara, we will also begin 2 hours’ drive journey to Nayapul, the trekking point of Lower Mustang trek in Nepal. This astonishing Lower Mustang trek offers us to travel in the remote area of Nepal, even though, trekking route is easily accessible, where we will trek through the several villages such as Ghandruk, the Gurung village, Thadapani, Poon Hill, Ghorepani, Tatopani, Ghasa, Marpha, Kagbeni and many more. With the spectacular views of the Himalayas, you can reach the Lower Mustang, where you can explore the independent Tibetan Kingdom. After the exploration of Lower Mustang, we will also get chances to visit the holy site Muktinath, the sacred to both Hindu and Buddhists. You will be speechless when you saw Muktinath Temple, a large architecturally spectacular and immense cultural value of pilgrimage site. Besides temples, you will also get chances to bath in the spouts spitting holy water. As you explore this amazing Muktinath temple and its surroundings, you will come back to Kagbeni, where you can visit the apple garden and return back to Kathmandu by following familiar routes. Many trekkers regarded Spring and autumn (March-May and September-November respectively) are the ideal seasons to explore this trek and explore the Lower Mustang.

 

Note:
* If you have any questions regarding the Itinerary Price and Date please don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to organize a customized trip based on your own itinerary and budget.

*  We can Modify given Itinerary,s according to the weather condition and client,s physical condition in the Himalaya 
 

 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Peaceful Pokhara
  • Muktinath- Sacred to Buddhists & Hindus, frequented by sadhus & aesthetics
  • Stunning landscapes
  • Villages ruined castles & sky burial
  • Beautiful Tibetan monasteries & cultural traditions
  • The walled city of Lo-Manthang
  • Panoramic view of Himalayas (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri)
  • Lower Mustang trekking
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom-Pokhara
  • Hot spring at Tatopani.
  • Trek along Kali Gandaki Valley - the worlds' deepest gorge, Marpha - the apple garden.
  • Poon Hill (3210m) - the best view of Dhaulagiri and the entire Annapurna massif.
  • Opportunity for exploring the cultural village of Gurung people at Ghandruk. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel. 


 

First arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will find Himalayan Hero Adventure representative there who will welcome you and drop you at your hotel. As you reach to the hotel, there will be a hotel-check in and then you can take some rest and relax in the hotel. After some rest, you will be introducing with the trekking guide of your and provide you welcome drinks. In the evening, you can stroll around the Thamel Bazaar to be familiar with the place. After some exploration, you can enjoy welcome dinner with the cultural program held by our team. You will stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu. 
Note: Welcome dinner is optional, we will be organized it according to your choices.

Meal Included: Dinner


Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu


 

In this day, have an early morning breakfast and visit UNESCO World heritage sites of Kathmandu with the trekking guide. Almost half day, you will have a world heritage cultural tour and explore Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploration, you will return back to the hotel and there will be short orientation program where one of our representatives will provide you the class about further trek to Lower Mustang trek. Afternoon trek briefing and trek gear distribution, you can Putting all the essential things in the bag. Have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Note: It is almost impossible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu in a day. So, you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu


 

In this day, have an early morning breakfast and visit UNESCO World heritage sites of Kathmandu with the trekking guide. Almost half day, you will have a world heritage cultural tour and explore Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploration, you will return back to the hotel and there will be short orientation program where one of our representatives will provide you the class about further trek to Lower Mustang trek. Afternoon trek briefing and trek gear distribution, you can Putting all the essential things in the bag. Have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Note: It is almost impossible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu in a day. So, you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [914m/2997ft] [6 hrs drive]


 

Have an early morning breakfast and begin drive journey towards Pokhara, naturally beautiful city from Kathmandu. Around 6 hours’ drive journey offers you breathtaking scenery of the surrounding on the way. You can also enjoy scenic drive on the Prithvi Highway by following the banks of Trisuli River and Marsyangdi River. As you reach to the Pokhara, there will be hotel check in process and you take some rest. After some rest, you can stroll around the Fewa Lake and can enjoy boating with stunning views of the Himalayas including Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, Annapurna and its vicinity. In the evening, you can also enjoy witnessing impressive sunset views over the Himalayas. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Pokhara.


Day 4: Drive to Nayapul [1050m/3444ft] & Trek to Ghandruk [1950m/6396ft] [2 hrs drive & 4-5 hrs. walk]


 

In this day, we will have morning breakfast and continue around 2 hours drive journey to Nayapul, at the elevation of 1050meter. As you reach to the Nayapul, the trekking point and you will begin your trek ahead to Ghandruk by following the Modi stream, and reach Birethanti. You have to take trek permit at the Annapurna Conservation Area Project and continue trek through the various beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses on the way. Continue trek by following the north bank of the Modhi Khola and reach to Kimche. The further trek ahead climbs slightly up to the valley Ghandruk, Gurung village. As you reach over there, you can stroll around the Gurung village and explore the place. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Ghandruk.


Day 5: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani [2590m/8495ft] [4-5 hrs of walk]


 

Have early morning breakfast and continue trek ahead to Tadapani, which is situated at the elevation of the 2590meters. As you begin trekking following the main trail to the northwestern end of the village towards Tadapani, you will climb gradually up through a dense forest filled with rhododendron and oak trees. On the you can encounter with the several species of birds and wild animals. Further trek will lead us to the Bheri Kharka, there you can see few tea shops with the mesmerizing sounds of birds chirping along the way. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Tadapani.


Day 6:  Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani [2874m/9426ft] [5-6 hrs of walk]


In this day, we will have morning breakfast and continue trek ahead by following descend trail and cross over a small stream and climb uphill towards Banthati. On the way, you can meet with the people and encounter their unique culture and traditions. The further trek continues with the several ascends and descends through beautiful oak forest. During your trek ahead to Ghorepani, stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) and other fascinating snow-capped peaks will accompany you. After 5 to 6 hours trek will finally take you to the Ghorepani. Have dinner and stay overnight at Ghorepani.


Day 7: Early Morning hike to Poon Hill [3210m/10528ft] and back to Ghorepani. Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani [1190m/3903ft] [ [7-8 hrs of walk]


 

Today, we will begin our hike early morning before having breakfast to Poon Hill for stunning sunrise and mountains views over Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Hiunchuli 6441m, and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. With the amazing mountains peaks, you will have breakfast and then you will continue downhill trail by passing through Ghar Khola and head towards Tatopani. You can also enjoy magnificent view of Mount Nilgiri from the Tatopani. As you continue trek ahead, you can encounter with the various wild animals and viewe bird’s species and eye-catching waterfalls and sceneries along the way. As you reach to the Tatopani, you will get a rare opportunity to bath in the natural hot spring. Have dinner and stay overnight at Tatopani.


Day 8: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa[2010m/6592ft] [6-7 hrs of walk]


 

In this day, have morning breakfast and continue trek through the broad motor road onwards to Ghasa, at the elevation of 2010meters. You will continue trek through the beautiful Kali Gandaki river and gradually ascend by passing through the magnificent waterfall of Rupche Chahara. As you continue trek through the deep gorges and finally reach to the beautiful village Ghasa. Have dinner and stay overnight at Ghasa. 


Day 9: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha[2670m/8757ft] [6-7 hrs of walk]


Have early morning breakfast and continue trek ahead to Marpha, at the elevation of the 2670meters by following the forest along the banks of Lete river. Continue trek along the east side of Kali Gandaki Valley to reach the beautiful Larjung village. Continue our trek by following the apple garden of Marpha. As you reach to the Marpha, you can stroll around Marpha village and visit apple orchards. You can taste, apply juice and have dinner at Marpha. You can also stay overnight in the Marpha.


Day 10: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni[2800m/9184ft] [5-6 hrs of walk]


 

Morning breakfast and we will continue trek ahead to Kagbeni, at the elevation of the 2800meters. Continue trek along the east bank of the river towards Ekla Bhatti and trek along the bottom of the valley to reach the village of Kagbeni. You can enjoy stunning views of the gompa with Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri rising above us. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Kagbeni.


Day 11: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath [3795m/12447ft] [4-5 hrs of walk]


 

Have early morning breakfast and continue trek onwards to Muktinath, a UNESCO World Heritage site for both Hindu and Buddhist. As you continue trek by following ascends trail steeply to the upper valley with magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and the Kali Gandaki Valley. You will also pass one of the old villages called Jharkot, where you can encounter with the Tibetan culture and tradition of the people. Continue trek climb up and reach to the pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Hindus - Muktinath. Explore the holy shrine, Buddhist gompa, and a pagoda-style temple with the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak and other stunning snow-capped peaks. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Muktinath.


Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [2713m/8898ft] [4-5 hrs of walk]


 

Have an early morning breakfast and continue trek back to Jomsom, at the elevation of 2713meters. You can explore the Muktinath, and enjoy bathing 108 waterspouts. After exploration, you can continue trek by following the trail and reach the Jharkot. You will depart the moter way and follow the small irrigation stream to reach Khingar. The further trek will lead us to the Jomsom, the main administrative center and headquarter of Mustang. Have dinner and stay overnight at Jomsom.


Day 13: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Free day at Pokhara for sightseeing. 


 

Have an early morning breakfast and take morning scenic flight to Pokhara. As you reach to the Pokhara, there will be hotel check-in and you can take some rest in the hotel. After few rest, you can stroll around the famous Fewa Lake. You can enjoy around one-hour boating in the Fewa Lake with the magnificent views of the mountains including Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, Annapurna and many more. Enjoying viewing the reflection of Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) Himal over the serene Fewa Lake. You can also explore the Mahendra cave, Davids falls and many more. Have dinner and stay overnight in the hotel at Pokhara.


Day 14: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.


 

Have an early morning breakfast and continue drive journey back to the Kathmandu. Around 6 to 7 hours’ drive takes us to the Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal by following through the Prithvi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads through the banks of Trishuli River. You will cross through many villages and towns. Have dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.

 


Day 15: Kathmandu rest day.


 

Have an early morning breakfast and you can take rest today. If you desire to visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, you can or you can do some souvenir shopping in the vibrant Thamel if you want. In the evening, you can enjoy farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.


Day 15: Kathmandu rest day.


 

Have an early morning breakfast and you can take rest today. If you desire to visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, you can or you can do some souvenir shopping in the vibrant Thamel if you want. In the evening, you can enjoy farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.


Day 15: Kathmandu rest day.


 

Have an early morning breakfast and you can take rest today. If you desire to visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, you can or you can do some souvenir shopping in the vibrant Thamel if you want. In the evening, you can enjoy farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.


Day 16: Final Departure


 

In this day, have an early morning breakfast, one of our representatives will helps you to your final destination. You will be transfer you to the airport before 3 hours of flight schedule. We will wish you a safe flight to your hometown.


Inclusions

  • Airport - hotel -airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu,Pokhara on BB Plan as per category.
  • Accommodations during the trek in Tea house
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits (ACAP fees).
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking Equipment's.
  • Tips ,drinks and personal expenses
  • Trekking and Travels insurance

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  • Monday 30th of November -0001

    Thanks to Chintan's experience in promoting tourism in Nepal, we managed to organize an excellent visit to the main places in Nepal. After our arrival in Kathmandu, we planned together the various visits and transports for Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan. Thanks to their deep knowledge of the various places we have been able to understand throughout the package, the various experiences, such as paragliding and jungle safari, unique and absolutely to be done. I thank Chintan, Madan and the whole Himalayan Hero Adventures Company.

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