Mustang Trek


Trip Facts


Duration : 14 days

Difficulty Level : 3

Group Size : 2-10

Maximum Altitude : 4200 m

The 2 treks of 14 and 17 days of Mustang trek are a discovery of the kingdom of Lo and its small monasteries lost in the grandiose miniature landscapes with the caves of Dhakmar.

The Mustang Naar crossing at the Teri The 23 days at the Mustang at the sea valley by the Teri La at 5600 m. Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan culture immersed in a colorful landscape.

Lo Manthang, the capital of Mustang, is worth a visit. It is a fortified village with narrow streets that lead to places where villagers gather and where women are occupied at the fountain. The houses are adjoining and their roof is characteristic of Tibetan culture. Mustang is a desert of high altitude in contrast of colors. Blue sky, orange wheat fields, white peaks, islets of greenery, other rock, etc. Most caves are available, with paintings and frescoes. Why and who built these hard-to-reach cities in the cliff? It remains a mystery. Many say it’s over 2000 years old.

Mustang is isolated and the Tibetan culture is very present in all the villages. The former Tibetan enclave Mustang has been in Nepal for more than 200 years. However, the king retains certain privileges, for example, the villagers of his kingdom cultivate his lands.

Mustang organizes every year many Buddhist festivals. In February, the ceremonies of Saka Lhuka where they appoint the village chiefs. In Lo Manthang they celebrate the Tiji festival in May. In August, there is the Yartung Festival in Muktinath with horse racing.

The Annapurna range blocks the clouds during the night, so the Mustang plateau receives very little rain. Thus, Mustang is one of the few places that can be visited during the rainy season. In addition, in August and early September, it is the flowering of buckwheat fields. The Lonely Planet guide has ranked the Mustang hike as the third most beautiful tourist region in the world, just behind Corsica in France and Negyam in Israel.

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Highlights of Mustang trek

  • The colors of Mustang
  • The islets of greenery that contrast with the arid canyons
  • The caves of Dhakmar
  • The many monasteries
  • The festivals including the Tiji festival. The 2019 Tiji Festival will take place from May 31st to June 2nd.
  • The village of Lo Manthang the capital of Mustang
  • Mustang in 14 days and Mustang by Tanggye two short treks at a reasonable altitude

Mustang 14 days trek

  • Duration 14 days
  • Level   2/5
  • Alti max 4180 m
  • All year
  • Tiji Festival in May
  • Nights in lodges 

Mustang Trek by Tanggye

  • Duration 17 days
  • Level   2/5
  • Alti max 4180 m
  • All year
  • Tiji Festival in May
  • Nights in lodges

Crossing Mustang Naar Teri La

  • Duration 23 days
  • Level   5/5
  • Alti max 4180 m
  • March – April, and September to November
  • Tiji Festival in May
  • Nights in lodges 

Trip Itinerary

Day MUSTANG 14 DAYS TREKKING DURATION ALTITUDE DENIV + DENIV- ELECTRICITY
1 arrival Kathmandu Nepal 1400
2 Pokhara mini private bus 6h 800
3 Jomson plane – trek Kagbeni 3h 2800 220 50 Yes
4 Chele 6h 3070 900 700 Yes
5 Syangboche 7h 3700 1300 600 Yes
6 Dhakmar 6h 3820 700 650 Yes
7 Lo Mantang 6h 3860 900 650 Yes
8 Lo Mantang visit 3860 Yes
9 Charang 5h 3540
10 Ghiling 6h 3550
11 Chhommang 6h 3000 Yes
12 Jomsom 6h 2700 Yes
13 Jomson – Kathmandu plane 30 mn +45 mn
14 departure

 

DAY MUSTANG TREKKING BY TANGGYE 17 DAYS DURATION ALTITUDE DENIV + DENIV – ELECTRICITY PHONE POSSIBILITY LODGE POSSIBILITY CAMP SHOWER
1 arrival Kathmandu Nepal 1400
2 1 day Kathmandu free 1400
3 Pokhara minibus 6h
4 Jomson plane – trek Kagbeni 3h 2800 220 50 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5 Chele 6h 3050 900 700 230 mobile Yes Yes
6 Syangboche 7h 3700 1300 600 solar mobile Yes Yes
7 Dhakmar 6h 3820 700 650 230 no Yes Yes Yes
8 Lo Mantang 6h 3860 750 450 230 Wireless Yes Yes Yes
9 Lo Mantang visit 3860 230  Wireless
10 Yara Gaon 6h 3700 500 800 no no Yes Yes no
11 Tanggye 7h 3300 750 950 no Yes Yes Yes no
12 Tetang 9am 3100 1150 1350 Yes Yes Yes Yes
13 Muktinath 6h 3600 1150 450 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
14 Jomsom 6h 2700 0 600 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
15 Jomson – Kathmandu plane
16 Kathmandu free
17 departure

 

DAYS STEPS ALTITUDE DURATION PASSAGE PASS TO
1 kathmandu 1,400
2 free Kathmandu
3 Jomson + trek Kagbeni 2,800 3H
4 Chele 2,850 5H
5 Syangboche 3,100 6H 2 passes
6 Dhakmar 3,500 5H max to 3900
7 Lo Mantang 3,860 6H
8 Resting Mantang
9 Yara Gaon 3,665 6H
10 Tangge 3,410 5H
11 Yak Karkha 4,240 10H
12 Yak Karkha 2 4,700 5H
13 Foot of the glacier 5,200 5H
14 Chwa 4,450 8H Teri The 5600
15 naar 4,200 9H
16 Naar rest
17 Koto 2,700 7H
18 Darapanie 2,035 4H
19 Jagat 1,460 5H
20 Besi Sahar 1,000 5H
21 kathmandu
22 1 day Kathmandu
23 departure

Service Includes

  • 4 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 for a trek in 14 days)
  • 1 Sirdar and his help
  • The team of porters or mules according to possibility
  • Carrier equipment
  • Food during the trek (3 meals a day)
  • Royalties Mustang Park
  • Lodges overnight and meals
  • North Face 2/3 Seater Tents for 2 for Mustang Naar
  • Kitchen equipment for the Mustang Naar tent party
  • Ropes and Snow Poles for Teri Mustang Naar Trek
  • Naar Valley Special Tax for Mustang Naar
  • Insurance for the Nepalese team
  • The private mini-bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Kathmandu -Jomson plane
  • Plane Jomson Pokhara and Pokhara Kathmandu back for the trek by Tanggey
  • Private minibus between Besi and Kathmandu for the Naar crossing
  • Hotel-airport transportation back and forth
  • End of trek meal taken together

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, Repatriation Assistance
  • Hot showers in the lodges (about 2 Euros)
  • Airport taxes and visas
  • Telephone, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, soda and hot water in the lodges
  • Gratuities to the optional Nepalese team
  • The return flight Paris-Kathmandu
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