Mustang “The Ancient Kingdom” Trek (21 days)
Mustang “The Ancient Kingdom” TrekA vast expanse of rock; wilderness of huge proportions, Mustang opened only for selected organized groups since 1992. Mustang offers a truly exceptional opportunity to explore an area rich in ancient tradition and mythology. An almost treeless, barren landscape with a countryside similar to Tibetan plateau. In lower Mustang the hills tend to be great, red fluted cliffs, while upper Mustang offers an endless expanse of yellow and gray rolling hills, eroded the wind, which is prevalent in this area. The people here are Tibetan in origin and their way of life and spoken language reflect this ancestral lineage. The trek takes you to the walled town of Lo-Manthang, a visually extraordinary place, home of the present Mustange King and full of beautiful temples and Gompa.
Your trekking preparation:
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps are preferable.
Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
As the trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, assemble and dissemble the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (approx. 9 hours) and trek to Galeshwor (1 hr)
Day 02: Trek to Tatopani-1120m (6-7 hr)
Day 03: Trek to Ghasa-2013 m (6-7 hr)
Day 04: Trek to Tukchey-2590m (6-7 hr)
Day 05: Trek to Jomsom-2713m (6-7 hr)
Day 06: Trek to Kagbeni-2810m (6-7 hr)
Day 07: Trek to Chele-3050m (6-7 hr)
Day 08: Trek to Gelling-3720m (6-7 hr)
Day 09: Trek to Tseram-3530m (6-7 hr)
Day 10: Trek to Lo-manthang-3800m (6-7 hr)
Day 11: 12 Excursion at Lo-manthang
Day 13: Trek to Dri-3550m (7 hr)
Day 14: Excursion to Luri Gompa-Yari (6-7 hr)
Day 15: Trek to Tange-2950m (5-6 hr)
Day 16: Trek to Kharka-4200m (6-7 hr)
Day 17: Trek to Chhusang or Tangteng-3050m (5-6 hr)
Day 18: Trek to Muktinath-3790m (6-7 hr)
Day 19: Rest day at Muktinath
Day 20: Trek ends at Jomsom (5-6 hr)
Day 21: Flight Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu
The cost includes the following services:
Land Transfer Kathmandu-Beni by chartered bus
3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook
Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)
Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters or pack animals as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
Restricted area entrance permit.
Annapurna conservation area entrance permit
Domestic airfare including airport tax (Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
Cost does not include:
Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc.
Kathmandu airport departure tax
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.