Lower Mustang Trek

Lower Mustang Trek

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

  • Group Size

    Min 2- Max 12

  • Transportation

    Private vehicle & flight

  • Max Altitute

    3800m

  • Accomadation

    Hotel in cities + teahouses in trek

  • Best Season

    Autumn and Spring

  • DifficultyLevel3

    Trip Difficulty Level

    Moderate
Starting From/Per person $ 1200 USD
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Lower Mustang Trek is one of the rewarding and classic trekking trails, which offers to experience Tibetan Buddhist architecture and culture in Lower Mustang region and Get the taste of ancient Isolated kingdom. Lower Mustang Trekking Trail is the gateway to the “Upper Mustang Trek” which is a restricted area and requires a special permit to enter. Altitudes on this trek are not too high, flying from Jomsom to Pokhara Speeds up the Journey. These is the best trekking to experience the stark, barren landscape, Isolated kingdom Mustang with Muktinath Temple. The main features of this trek is walking through the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki River which carries water from the Tibetan plateau to eventually join the Ganges in India and Visit Muktinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal.

Mutkinath Trek with Poon Hill takes us to the border of one of the remote Kingdoms within a reasonable time frame. Astound altitude variations and ecological diversity make trekking in Lower Mustang overflow with natural beauty and adventure. Treks through the Valley surrounded with Himalayan peaks such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and encounter people from diverse ethnic background, experience close to their lifestyle, culture and tradition. Withness the Breathaking Sunrise view over Himalayan peak from Poonhill, Experience hot natural springs at Tatopani and Visit to Muktinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites gives lifetime memorable experience.

Lower Mustang Trek is easy and it does not requires any previous experience of trekking but remember traveler’s should be fit and healthy. Trekking to these region beings from Pokhara where we reach by luxury tourist Bus from Kathmandu flight is optional. From Pokhara, In the beginning trail passes through the small villages, terraced hillsides, rhododendron and bamboo forests, ascending to Ghorapani Poonhill. Moving ahead to Tatopani famous for hot spring. we enter the Kali Gandaki river valley which was once the main trade route with Tibet. Exploring Ghasa, Marpha famous village, where we make the trip to area and descend down to Kagbeni, Trail passes through lower mustang region ending at the village of kagbeni. The travelers after getting rest move towards Muktinath temple then descend down to Jomsom which is the end point of trekking trail. Especially as you trek from Kagebni Village, passing through white mud painted houses will give you an experience of exploring the untouched culture. Finally we take a flight and fly back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu by vehicle.

If these presented itinerary is not suitable for you. We do operate the customize trip as per your interest, time frame and budget. Please, feel free to contact us for more details. If you are bound by time then, Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is suitable for you.

Highlights of Lower Mustang Trek

  • Experience cultural tour in Kathmandu with visit to old Durbar square,Temple and Buddhist stupa
  • Can Travel to Lower Mustang at any time during the year
  • No expensive Permit Needed
  • Best Sunrise view from Poon Hill, Viewpoint for the 360° panoramic view of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Sleep in Comfortable Lodges
  • Visit the Holy Muktinath Temple
  • Eat Apple Pie and Visit Orchards at Marpha
  • Experience a different landscape and Culture

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Detailed Itinenary

Day 01:

Arrive at Kathmandu (1345m) and transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

From the beginning of inquiry, you will have travel representative to talk through email, phone call, social media or any desire medium who will give you an honest assessment of this trip and make sure to experienced difference. This personal service and warm welcome will also await at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal where Aspiration Adventure English Speaking representative will be on hand all the time waiting with your name plate and transferred to hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

Include Meals: Breakfast

Following day after breakfast, we start a guided visit to a couple of the most recorded and significant attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these attractions are seen as World Heritage Sites including the heavenly Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath the well known ‘Monkey temple. Bouddhanath, which is one of the greatest stupas on the planet and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m): Explore Lakeside

Distance: 6-7 hours Drive

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Include Meals: Breakfast

Wake up early in the morning, Take your Breakfast. Our trekking guide will pick you from hotel at 06:30 am and escort to tourist Bus station. Now, It's time to Kick off our trekking journey with 6 to 7 hours bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Normally, Bus leaves at 07:00 am. You will travel along beautiful green hills and rivers. Late Afternoon, you will arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel. Rest of the day is free on your own. Stroll around the Lakeside restaurants, coffee shop, pubs, and bars. We also have the option for a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for 35 minutes and if we reach early by road option of Boating in Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04:

Drive to Nayapul (1050m) & Trek to Tikhedunga (1480m)

Distance: 1 hour Drive; 6-7 hours walk

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After Breakfast at Hotel, We board a vehicle and drive to Nayapul, starting point of our trek. Our destination for today is Tikhedhunga. The trail begins with an easy walk towards Birethanti set at the altitude of (1,025m) and located near the river Modi river. In Birethanti, our trekking guide will take care of all formalities at the ACAP office. then we continues towards north bank of Bhurungdi Khola through villages. We climbs steadily up the side of the Hile (1495m) and after the short climb, reach our destination for today Tikhedhunga(1570m). Lunch will be serve en route in Ramghai. Overnight at lodge in Tikhedhunga. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 05:

Trek from Tikhedunga (1480m) to Ghorepani (2860m)

Distance: 5-6 Hrs Walk

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast you will continue trek to Ghorepani via Ulleri Village. Ghorepani lies at the height of 2860m and takes approximately 5 hours to reach from Tikhedhunga. Firstly, We reach Ulleri, climbing more than 3000 stone paved step. After a short walk from Ulleri, the trail goes beyond the wonderful forest of Rhododendron and Oak, Passing through the Banthanti and Nangethati will take us to Ghorepani - a gateway to Poon Hill. During winter months, the trail can be covered with snow. Check-In at Lodge then, admire the amazing mountains views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range to the north and west with cup of coffee/tea. Overnight at the lodge in Ghorepani. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 06:

Early Morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) get back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tatopani (1190m)

Distance: 6-7 hrs walk

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we wake up early in the morning and hike up to Poon Hill to catch the first ray of the sun striking the Annapurna Mountain range. You will be wake up by guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the view point. From the Viewpoint of Poonhill you will catch breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchare, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Lamjung and many more. Grab a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the awe-inspiring views. After, spending enough time we return back to Ghorepani, take breakfast and continue trek to Tatopani. Along the way, we can observe waterfalls and sceneries. In Tatopani, we can enjoy and relax at the natural hot spring bath where the water is approximately about 60 degrees hot.

Day 07:

Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m)

Distance: 6-7 hrs Walk

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After Breakfast, From Tatopani trail goes along the Kali Gandaki river and pass through the magnificent waterfall of Rupche Chahara. Old buddist monasteries are significantly standing in many places on the way. We will cross the river again on a 120m long bridge to the east side. Overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 08:

Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2670m)

Distance: 6-7 hrs Walk

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After Breakfast, We trek from Ghasa to Marpha along the old stone and many storied houses. Marpha is popular village and you can have the delicious apples in the lush valley. We cross trail via Tukuche and finally at Marpha. Overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 09:

Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2800m)

Distance: 5-6 hrs Walk

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After Breakfast, We Continue our trek to Kagbeni following the trail that ascends steeply to the upper valley. Overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 10:

Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795m)

Distance: 4-5 hrs walk

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After Breakfast, We continue trek to Muktinath via ethnic villages of Khingar and Jharkot. We will cross one of the Jharkot village which is oldest village where the culture and tradition are largely influenced by Tibetan culture. Muktinath is important pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Hindus. It is pagoda-style temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 11:

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)

Distance: 4-5 hrs walk

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is the last of trekking. From Muktinath, we will follow the trail that leads to Jharkot via irrigation stream to reach Khingar. From here, road route will lead us to Jomsom. On the way, Admire Tibetan culture and Interact with Mustang people who will come out with handicrafts. Overnight at the lodge in Jomsom. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 12:

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Free day or sightseeing tour.

Distance: 25 Minutes Flight

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Include Meals: Breakfast

After Breakfast, We take an early morning scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, Check in Hotel and enjoy completion of trek in relaxed lakeside town. You can also visit sacred places and sightseeing around the city in Pokhara. Free time on your own. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 13:

Drive back to Kathmandu. Evening Farewell dinner

Distance: 6-7 Hours Drive

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

Include Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

After Breakfast at Hotel, We take tourist bus from Pokhara. Ride will be fantastic as we will be taking Luxurious Tourist bus. After reach in Kathmandu, Guide will take you to hotel at Kathmandu. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Enjoy view of green sceneries, terrace fields, Trishuli River and vegetable fields. Take Rest Or get yourself a good massage! In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Aspiration Adventure to celebrate the successful completion of Lower Mustang Trek. We will also discuss about your trip and take feedback.

Day 14:

Transfer to International Airport for Departure.

Include Meals: Breakfast

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in Kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted for onward travel arrangements to make sure that you arrive at Airport three hours before your flight departs. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal. If you want to explore more, Please do let us know.

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What’s Included

Price Includes

  • All Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle.
  • Three Night Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Two Night Accomodation in Pokhara with BB Plan as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu valley with a experience guide, including temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu Transfer by Luxury Tourist Bus
  • All ground transportation vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • Flight Ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara including departure taxes
  • Best available twin sharing tea house lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Full Board meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
  • An experienced, Local Aspiration Adventure English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation of field staff.
  • All necessary paper work and permits for trekking (ACAP, Special trekking permit required for Mustang)
  • Farewell Dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • General first aid kids
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

What's Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee. You can easily obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photo.
  • International flights airfares.
  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the above itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra night hotel accommodation than the schedule itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, alcoholic, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected)

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Accomodation

At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience. On trip we will accomodate you on Standard/Deluxe 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and teahouse/lodge while trekking on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. Please be informed that Single Supplement are easily available in Kathmandu but during trekking especially in higher altitude may not be feasible to get a single room. Inspiring view from the rooms well equipped with guest amenities like – TV, air conditioning, Minibar, attached bath with 24-hour hot water, WI-FI. On your trek to langtang, you will stay in a teahouse/lodge. Try best to provide best possible facilities with food, accommodation, other facilities such as hot or cold shower, Wifi, charging facilities, etc.