Mustang Trek


Trip Facts

Duration : 14 days

Difficulty Level : 1

Group Size : 2-10

Maximum Altitude :

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

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

Lo Mantang the capital of Mustang is worth a visit. It is a fortified village with narrow streets that lead to places where villagers gather and women are busy at the fountain. The houses are contiguous to each other and their flat roof is characteristic of Tibetan culture

The Mustang is a desert of high altitude all in contrast of colors . Blue sky, orange wheat fields, white snowy peaks, islets of greenery, ocher rock, etc. To the ocher caves of Dhakmar legend has it that the Guru Rinpoche killed a demon and that his blood was spread on the cliffs from where this ocher-red color. Most caves are empty, but some have paintings and frescoes. Who and why we built these caves that are difficult to access in the cliff ?. It remains a mystery. Many caves date back more than 2000 years.

The Mustang is isolated and the Tibetan culture very present in all the villages. The different kings of the Mustang of a dynasty more than 600 years old still take for a wife a Tibetan. Former Tibetan enclave Mustang has been in Nepal for more than 200 years. However, the king keeps some privileges for example the peasants of his kingdom cultivate his grounds.

The Mustang organizes every year many Buddhist feasts. In February the ceremonies of Saka Lhuka where village chiefs are appointed. In Lo Manang the Tiji festival in May. In August the Yartung festival in Muktinath with horse races.

The Annapurna range blocks the clouds during the monsoon, so the Mustang plateau receives very little rainfall. Thus the 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 listed the Mustang trek 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 treks

  • The colors of Mustang
  • The islets of greenery that contrast with the arid canyons
  • The caves of Dhakmar
  • The many monasteries
  • The Mustang festivities including the Tiji festival
  • The village of Lo Mantang capital of Mustang of beauty
  • 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 5600 m
  • March – April and September to November
  • Nights in lodges and tents

Trip Itinerary

J MUSTANG 14 DAYS TREKKING DURATION ALTITUDE DENIV + DENIAL – 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

 

J 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 mini bus 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
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