Mustang is the late forbidden Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Upper Mustang area is an arid land in Himalayan region of Nepal. This is Nepal Government protected trekking trail in Nepal. The upper part of Mustang or Upper Mustang is opened for foreign tourist since 1992. To entry in Mustang, you need to pay 500 USD but the government allows the limited number of tourist in a year. Tibetan traditions, culture, and costume inside the Nepali land make Upper Mustang is a mini Tibet.
Upper Mustang Trekking officially starts from Kagbeni. Afterward following the villages like Chhuksang, Chaile,Giling,Ghami, Tsarang and the capital Mustang Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang is popular as the city of the wall and Home of Mustang too.
To do a trek in Mustang is to explore the dry and unique land of Nepal and culture of Tibetan community. The thousand years old Caves and Monasteries in every village reflect the history of Nepal. So that Upper Mustang Trekking as a perfect combination of the natural and cultural trip in Nepal.
If you are planning to Travel in Mustang, you can choose the Tiji Festival period. Tiji Festival is an annual celebration in Lo Manthang for purifying the whole area and protecting the villages from enemies. This three days festival celebration is a grand event for Upper Mustangi peoples.
In Nepal, the best trekking seasons are spring and autumn so that Mustang region also has the best time at these seasons. Also, in Mustang the best time to travel is summer as well. During summer other parts of Nepal is rainy but Mustang and Dolpa region is dry. But during winter is not possible to do trekking in an upper part of Mustang due to the heavy snowy.
1st Day: Arrive in Kathmandu.
2nd Day: Trek preparation.
3rd Day: Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive.
4th Day: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni.
5th Day: Kagbeni to Chele.
6th Day: Chele to Shyangmochen.
7th Day: Shyangmochen to Tsarang.
8th Day: Tsarang to Lomanthang.
9th Day: Exploration of Namgyal Gompa and Zong Cave.
10th Day: Explore the Lomanthang.
11th Day: Lo – Manthang to Dhakmar via Ghar Gumba.
12th Day: Dhakmar to Shyangmochen.
13th Day: Shyangmochen to Chhusang via Ruchen Cave.
14th Day: Chhusang to Muktinath.
15th Day: Muktinath to Jomsom.
16th Day: Fly to Pokhara.
17th Day: Drive back to Kathmandu.
18th Day: Free day in Kathmandu.
19th Day: Departure to the airport.