Mustang

Situated at the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki river beyond the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges, Mustang stretches 2,350 sq kms in size with altitudes ranging from 3000m to 6000m.  The population is approximately 5000, distributed in over 30 villages located along the river banks or streams where irrigation is possible for agriculture.  The country is extremely arid and barren, characterized by bare hills and valleys speckled with sparse vegetation (shrubs, willows and poplars). 

The history of Mustang dates back to the 8th century during the reign of the powerful religious king Trison Detsen of Tibet.  The Buddhist doctrine was spread during this period and according to the “Molla”, a local historical document which traces the lineage of the Kings of Mustang, relates the advent of Buddhism and the subsequent historical developments of Mustang, a much later descendent of Trison Detsen migrated to Mustang and lived there.  One of his sons, Ame Pal, rose to be a powerful lord and defeated the local chieftains in the dzongs (castle) ‘that dominated Mustang.  Even today, the ruins of Ketcher Dzong (which belonged to ame Pal) can be seen on the high ridge overlooking Lo Mantang. 

The walled city of Lo Mantang was later built by Ame Pal as his capital city after he had conquered the forts in his region and unified the country during the middle of the 15th century.

Trip Facts

  • Region: Annapurna
  • Days: 13 days
  • Highest Point : 3
  • Trek Type: Lodge Trek
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Trekking Details

Itinerary:

Days Itinerary
1 Kathmandu – Pokhara.
2 Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni
3 Tsaili
4 Tamaghyang
5 Tsaraing
6 Lo Mantang
7 Exploration Day
8 Lo Mantang
9 Tsarang
10 Sanqmoche
11 Tangbe
12 Jomsom
13 Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Cost Includes:

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Summit Hotel or another hotel of similar standard) with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Summit Nepal Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee(bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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