Mustang lies in the western part and particularly the origin of Tibet. Hidden at the back of huge peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Mustang was out-of-the-way or completely restricted region for the trekkers until 1991.
Mustang Trekking way embraces treeless deserted scenery, vertical rocky path ascending and descending the hill and eye-catching views of Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho peak, Tukche peak, Mustang Himal, and many other giant peaks. Mustang region is considered to be a restricted area where a special trekking permit is obligatory through a registered trekking Agency.
We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks has been arranging special Trekking permits of Mustang and all necessary arrangements for Mustang Trekking.
People from Mustang region are very religious. They have very rich culture.Very popular festival called Teji festival has been celebrating in Mustang every year. Mostly Teji festival is in the month of May.
New date is published for Mustang Tiji Festival for 2023. People of Mustang and Lo-manthang celebrating Teiji festival on 16th May - 18th May - 2023. So many tourists are very much interested to see Teji festival in Mustang and they plan as per festival schedule every year.Since it is one of interesting culture in Mustang. If you are interested to see the Teji Festival in Mustang please do plan your Mustang Teji festival Trek 2023 in month of May - 2023.
The people settling in Mustang region are known as Lo and they settle at the end of Kaligandaki. Mustang is also an antique Himalayan Kingdom with several largest Tibetan Buddhist Gompas.
Upon our arrival in Jomsom the doorway to Mustang trekking, we begin trekking crossing few striking villages and high passes, observe the standard of living of the selters, experience the deepest gorge in the world on the way.The arresting peaks and frequently changing scenery, white rinsed walls of Lo Mangthang adds charm to Mustang trekking.
We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks has been arranging Mustang Trekking for those who wish to experience the Himalayan way of life and look at the unaffected and distinctive traditions of the Nepali Tibetan local people there. Trekking to Mustang region was entirely camping trekking in the past years. However, Mustang trekking can organize teahouse trekking these days. Tiji Festival is full of Tourist and need to book in advance to secure the seats, so hurry up too book it on time for 2023.
you will meet on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to hotel. Evening welcome Nepali dinner with culture program. Overnight at hotel.
Free day on your own and we make trekking permit and necessary trekking arrangement.
After Breakfast 6 hrs Drive to Pokhara about 200km by Tourist Bus through good scenery of River and countryside. Check in to the Hotel. Free afternoon on your own. Take a walk around Lakeside or you can do boating at fewa lake. O/n Hotel. (You can fly to Pokhara takes 25 minutes Flight).
Early morning drive to airport to board your flight 25-minute flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival in Jomsom meet with our crews and proceed toward Kagbeni. Camping in Kagbeni.
After early breakfast, proceed toward Tsehile. The trail follows to the bank of Kaligandaki, somewhere crossing the river. The journey passes the villages of Tangbe & Chunksang. You will enjoy hot lunch cooked by our own cook on the way. Before we reach Tsehile we need to cross a bridge over Kaligandaki and climb steeply up about 35 minutes to the Tsiele Village. Camp at Tseile.
Enjoy early breakfast and start journey Today we cross four passes Taklam La (3240m) Dzong La (3550m), Baga La, Yemdo pass (4000m). You travel through Samar, Bhona, and Yemdo villages. There are very few settlements in Mustang. Each village contains about 2-6 families. Each day we have to walk about 7-8 hours. There are three families or houses in Syambochhen. Camp in Syamgbochen.
We have to start early each day and stop early. We have to pass four passes today, Shyammochhen la, Nyi or Nya la (4050m), Ghemila (3520m), Tsarang la (3920m). There is a big village in Ghami. After Ghami, we see big Chhortens along the way and we travel through the Great Chorten Gate before we arrive in Tsarang. The Tsarang also a villages containing about 50 families or houses. Camp in Tsarang.
Early start, about 6-7 hours walk. Before we arrive in Lomanthang we pass Lo (Dry) pass from where you can view Lomanthang- Main city of Mustang where you can visit Palace of Historic King of Am Pal, Low caste village etc. Overnight guest house in Lomanthang.
Observe the Tenji Festival - 2019 in a 1st day at Lo-Manthang (3840m). Overnight at Lodge
Exploration of cave and monastery in morning and afternoon witness the stunning mask dances performed by monks in Tenji Festival. Overnight at Lodge - Lo- Manthang.
Today is last and final celebration of Tenji Festival Our return journey will start after Breakfast, it is more easily than going up to Tsarang. Overnight at Guest House at Tsrang.
After Breakfast Trek to Syambochen. Overnight Guest House.
After Breakfast Trek to Chuksang. Overnight Guest House.
After Breakfast Trek to Kagbeni. Overnight Guest House.
Today is your last night with your all crews including porters, guide etc. You will enjoy your dinner this evening offering some drinks to your crews. Overnight at Jomsom.
All flights to Pokhara start morning only. Wake up early and lines-up for flight to Pokhara. Explore Pokhara as relaxing day. Overnight at Hotel.
Drive or fly (half an hour flight) back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Free day on your own for relaxation, shopping or hang around the city. Overnight Hotel.
After Breakfast transfer to Airport for final departure.
Note: You may take drive back from Lomangtang to Jomsom by Jeep also possible to save time or both way by 4 WD Jeep Trip also possible for adventure lovers! We can customize as per your time
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph