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Annapurna Mustang Trekking

Trip Level
Easy
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
5514 meter
Trip Duration
26 Days

Overview

Annapurna Circuit to Upper Mustang Trek is a wonderful trek offered by Yala Adventure for the clients who love to take the experiences with the views of natural beauty and local people/cultures/activities, all while trekking to Annapurna and Mustang. Annapurna, attracts the largest number of trekkers in Nepal. Here you will find everything the Himalayas have to offer, accessible along a selection of well-maintained trails that snake in and around the 55-kilometer Annapurna massif, separated from the gargantuan Dhaulagiri (8167m) by the Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the world. Most trekkers will have heard of the legendary Annapurna Circuit. But if the lung-busting slog over the 5416m Thorung pass doesn’t suit you, there are many other trails that offer superlative panoramas and the cultural traditions of a whole spectrum of ethnicities. And though roads are bringing change to the region, new trails are being blazed for the faithful. Up north at the border with China, the mystique of the walled city of Lo Manthang remains intact. Even in Nepal’s most trekked places, a trail less travelled is never far away.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, pickup and transfer to your hotel

  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Besisahar -Bhulbhule. Drive by jeep 6-7hours (950m) and overnight Lodge

  • Day 03: Trek to Bahundanda (1390m.) 6 hours and overnight Lodge

  • Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1650m.) 6 hours and overnight Lodge

  • Day 05:Trek to Dharapani (1943m)overnight lodge

  • Day 06: Dharapani to Chame(2713m) overnight lodge

  • Day 07: Chame to Pisang(3292m) overnight lodge

  • Day 08: Pisang to Manang(3351m) overnight lodge

  • Day 09: Manang- Rest day overnight lodge

  • Day 10: Manang - Throng Phedi high camp (4780m)overnight lodge

  • Day 11: Thorong phedi (Thorong La 5514m) to Muktinath 3802m, overnight hotel

  • Day 12: Muktinath rest day or excursion to Marpha, overnight at hotel

  • Day 13: Muktinath to Kag beni (2800m.) 5 hours overnight lodge

  • Day 14: Trek to Chele (3050m) via Tzug Gomba kang and Tangbe Gompa visit, 6 hours walk and overnight lodge

  • Day 15: Trek to Shyangmochen (3820m) via visiting Samar Gompa about 5 hours walk and overnight lodge

  • Day 16: Trek to Ghami (3490m) via visiting Tamagaon Gompa about 5 hours walk and overnight lodge

  • Day 17: Trek to Tsarang (3620m) about 4-5 hours walk and overnight lodge

  • Day 18: Trek to Lo Manthang (3730m) via Lo Gekar about 7 hours walk and overnight lodge

  • Day 19: Visiting to other side Lhari Dzong Gompa, Tinghar Gompa & Tubten Gompa and back to Camp overnight same lodge

  • Day 20: Visit to around the monestery and 6 hours walk and overnight same lodge.

  • Day 21: Trek to Ghami 6 hours walk and overnight lodge.

  • Day 22: Trek to chele (2800m), 6-7 hours walk and overnight lodge

  • Day 23: Trek to Kagbeni and Jomsom

  • Day 24: Fly back to Pokhara and transfer to your hotel

  • Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu, overnight hotel

  • Day 26: Kathmandu - Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, pickup and transfer to your hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening and trip briefing.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Besisahar -Bhulbhule.drive by jeep 6-7hours (950m) and overnight lodge

Day 03: Trek to Bahundanda (1390m.) 6 hours and overnight Lodge

Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1650m.) 6 hours and overnight lodge

Day 05:Trek to Dharapani(1943m)
Walking distance of about 7 hours from Jagat to Dharapani, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a large bridge to Dharapani . The route also reaches Lata Manang near the waterfall. From Lata Manang, the trail continues in an easy manner staying level, passing through pine forests past the village of Kodo and reaching another village of Chame, which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.

Day 06: Dharapani to Chame(2713m)
Dharapani to Chame (2713m) The distance is covered within 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu .forming a splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally to the south. As we continue, Annapurana range offers a splendid view. Overnight at Chame.

Day 07: Chame to Pisang(3292m)
Keeping by the side of river all day for about 7 hours and passing through narrow and steep gorge reach Passing from where Manang Valley (a wide U - shaped valley) hanging between two giant snow peaks. Overnight at Pisang.

Day 08: Pisang to Manang(3351m) .
After a 7-hour walk through trails and broad forested valley floor a small stool airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang. You can see fascinating panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others.

Day 09: Manang- Rest day
It is very important that you take a day rest and get acclimatized with the altitude. Manang is a good place to do that because the next three days will be very challenging and tiring with rapid gain in altitude. You should never be confident with the altitude and always be cautious. You can take an excursion to a little distance away to the place called Brada. It is a small village that you will find interesting visiting.

Day 10: Manang to  Throng Phedi high camp (4780m)
The trail continues further along after an hour's walk reaching to Ledar. From here, the trail continues to climb along the East bank of Jarsang Khola and then descends and crosses a stream on a wooden bridge. From the bridge, continue walking on the steep slope; watch your steps for loose rocks. The trail is small. In about 1 hour, you reach Thorang Phedi with only one lodge. The camp is set high on the slopes.

Day 11: Thorong phedi (Thorong La 5514m) to Muktinath 3802m.
You will have to start very early about 3 am because in the late morning there will be lots of wind blowing which makes walking difficult. More strenuous downhill walking awaits you on your journey to Muktinath, a pilgrimage center. The place is worshipped by Hindus and Buddhist alike; it has a beautiful landscape set beneath the Damodar Hills. You can visit the temple and view the ever-burning flame of the place considered holy by all Hindus and Buddhist.

Day 12: Muktinath rest day or excursion to Marpha, overnight Mukinath.

Day 13: Muktinath to Kag beni (2800m.) 5 hours and lodge

Day 14: Trek to Chele (3050m) via Tzug Gomba kang and Tangbe Gompa visit, 6 hours walk and overnight lodge

Day 15: Trek to Shyangmochen (3820m) via visiting Samar Gompa about 5 hours walk and overnight lodge

Day 16: Trek to Ghami (3490m) via visiting Tamagaon Gompa about 5 hours walk and overnight lodge

Day 17: Trek to Tsarang (3620m) about 4-5 hours walk and overnight lodge

Day 18: Trek to Lo Manthang (3730m) via Lo Gekar about 7 hours walk and overnight in lodge

Day 19: Visiting to other side Lhari Dzong Gompa, Tinghar Gompa & Tibten Gompa and back to Camp overnight same lodge

Day 20: Visit to around the monestery and 6 hours walk and overnight same lodge

Day 21: Trek to Ghami 6 hours walk and overnight lodge

Day 22: Trek to chele (2800m), 6-7 hours walk and overnight lodge

Day 23: Trek to Kagbeni and jomsom.Overnight at Hotel

Day 24: Fly back to Pokhara and transfer to your hotel, Overnight at hotel

Day 25: Fly back toKkathmandu and overnight at Hotel

Day 26: Depart to Airport
Free till your departure. Our representative will drop you to Kathmandu International Airport.

Cost Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Besisahar-Bhulbhule transfer by Jeep
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight ticket and tax
  • Meals on full board (breakfast,lunch and dinner) and Tea house/ Camping accomodation during trekking period
  • Local fresh fruits where available
  • Annapurna Mustang Trekking map/ACAP permit
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Trekking porters/sherpa/mules to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1, max 15 KG baggage/porter
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for guide and porters
  • Ground transportation by coach/car from Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) when required
  • All necessary paper works and Upper Mustang special permit fee
  • All government taxes and our service charges
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel insurance
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected but not mandatory)
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments

Equipments Checklist


Clothing

    Warm jacket or down jacket
    Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
    Long sleeved synthetic fleece
    Thermal underwear
    Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
    Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    Proper hiking boots
    Running shoes and flip-flops
    T-shirts

During winter season, additional clothings may include:
    The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    Snow gaitors

Trekking Gear
    Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
    Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
    Map of the trekking area
    Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
    Sleeping bag and silk liner
    Water bottles

Miscellaneous
    Toiletries
    A small light weight and quick drying towel
    Bar of soap
    Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
    Earplugs
    Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
    First aid kid
    Water purification tables or a water filter
    Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
    Toilet paper

Optional items
    Camera, battery etc
    Altimeter
    Compass
    Binoculars
    Books/magazines
    Trekking poles
    GPS unit
    Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
    Sewing/repair kit
    Pocket knife
    Candles (for lodges)
    Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Camping

    Tent
    Stove and fuel
    Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    Sleeping mat
    Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)

Map

map

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.