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Lower Mustang Trek

  • Lower Mustang Trek
  • Fact's of the Trip
  • Lower Mustang Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Mustang & Lower Mustang Trek is combination between different Itinerary basis and an ancient Himalayan Kingdom. which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River.Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions.The southern part and the northern where the languages, culture and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people.  This area is consider as one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region.

Lower Mustang Trekking is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. In places the gorge which the Kali Gandaki River runs through is the deepest in the world. This region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses.

Trip info:

  • Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the paramount destination in the world Mustang region collects lots of tourist. so, there will always be better Lodge and facilities in Upper Mustang Trek.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.       

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

  • Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

  • Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Lower Mustang Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.  

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.  

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: info@himalayanmagic They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Lower Mustang Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Trekking Name: Lower Mustang Trek ( Kaligandaki)
Hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Jomsom: Budget Hotel, start to 5 stars Hotel as per Guest’s request
Accommodation: Mountains Lodges (Guest House)
Transportation: Land transportation (Car, Van, Local bus, Tourist Bus)
Domestic flights: Kathmandu / Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara / Kathmandu
Attractions: You will have an Amazing view of Lower Mustang area of Kaligandaki Valley several beautiful villages, waterfalls, Kaligandaki (River) nature & culture
Location: Lower Mustang ( Kaligandaki Valley)
Grade: Classic & Easy
Best Season: March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
Walking hours: per day 5 to 7 hours
Point of entry into the National Park: Nayapul
Point of Exit into the National Park: Jomsom
Group size: 2 to 14 members
Minimum Altitude: Nayapul (1480 m)
Maximum Altitude: Jomsom (2120 m)
Duration: 14 Days

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu 1,310m. Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and Direct transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 02
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan and Swaymbhunath overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 03
Drive to Pokhara 200km 6 hours overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 04
Drive to Nayapul 40km then  trek to Tikhedunga 1,480m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge.
Day 05Trek to Gorepani 2,860m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge.
Day 06Early morning trek visit to (Poon Hill view point 3,193m) 1 hour see the incredible view of Annapurna , Machhapuchhere ,Dhaulagiri , Manaslu Mountains range with Sunrise Than trek Down to Tatopani ( Hot spring) 1190m including full day 8/9 hours overnight at Lodge.
Day 07
Trek to Ghasa 2,010m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge.
Day 08
Trek to Marpha 2,670m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge.
Day 09
Trek to Kagbeni 2,800m 6 hours overnight at Lodge.
Day 10Trek to Muktinath 3,760m 4 hours visit Hindu and Buddhist famous Temple   overnight at Lodge
Day 11
Trek to Jomsom 2,120m 5 hours overnight at Lodge.
Day 12Morning Domestic Flight  to Pokhara 25 minute afternoon free day or Sightseeing tour in Pokhara overnight at Hotel  with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 13
Drive  to Kathmandu evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture.
Day 14Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport pick up & drops by private car
  • Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus
  • Flight back from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • All the Night's Accommodation on Guest Houses ( Lodges )
  • 3 Night's Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu on Be d & breakfast plan
  • 2 Night's Hotel in Pokhara on Bed & breakfast plan
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna National park Fees
  • (TIMS)Trekkers information Management System
  • First Aid kit
  • HMT duffle bag to protect your staff during the trek
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide porter insurance during the trekking
  • Company T-shirt
  • Tour certificate
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost excludes:

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Tips