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Lower Mustang Trek

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Group Size:+2

Arrival on:TIA Kathmandu


Transportation:Flight/ Private Vehicle

Destination:Mustang Region


Duration:9 Days days

Accomodation:Hotel/ Tea House

Meal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Start on the Lower Mustang Trek, a captivating journey through one of Nepal's most enchanting regions. This trek takes you through breathtaking landscapes, from dramatic cliffs and deep canyons to the awe-inspiring Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains. Along the way, you'll visit ancient monasteries, charming traditional villages, and vibrant local markets, immersing yourself in the rich Tibetan-influenced culture of the Mustang region.

This adventure is perfect for trekkers of all levels, offering a blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Whether you're marveling at the panoramic mountain views, exploring the historical sites, or interacting with the warm and hospitable locals, the Lower Mustang Trek promises an unforgettable experience filled with wonder and discovery. Join us for this extraordinary journey and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Lower Mustang Trek Trip Highlights

Cultural Richness: Explore the unique Tibetan-influenced culture of the Mustang region, including visits to ancient monasteries, chortens, and traditional villages.

Scenic Landscapes: Marvel at the dramatic landscapes, from arid deserts to lush apple orchards, and enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Muktinath Temple: Visit the sacred Muktinath Temple, a pilgrimage site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, featuring 108 water spouts and eternal flames.

Kagbeni Village: Discover the medieval village of Kagbeni, with its narrow alleys, traditional houses, and the impressive Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery.

Jomsom: Experience the bustling town of Jomsom, the administrative center of the Mustang district, and enjoy its vibrant market and local hospitality.

Apple Orchards and Marpha Village: Stroll through the picturesque village of Marpha, famous for its apple orchards, apple brandy, and charming stone-paved streets.

Scenic Flight: Enjoy a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, offering breathtaking aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Kali Gandaki Gorge: Trek through the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki, and witness the contrasting landscapes and geological wonders.

Local Cuisine: Savor the local Thakali cuisine, renowned for its delicious flavors and traditional recipes, providing an authentic taste of the region.

Accommodation for Lower Mustang Trek

For the Lower Mustang Trek, Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd offers comfortable accommodations designed to provide a mix of luxury and local experiences. In Kathmandu, you will stay in premium five-star hotels such as Yak & Yeti, Hotel Dwarika's, Hotel Mulberry, and Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza, ensuring a relaxing start and end to your trekking adventure.

During the trek, accommodations vary to suit the remote and rugged terrain of the Mustang region. You will stay in the best available lodges along the trail, such as those in Jomsom and Kagbeni, renowned for their comfort and hospitality. In more remote areas, accommodations are more basic but provide a warm and authentic experience of local culture and lifestyle.


Throughout the Lower Mustang Trek, Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides a variety of meals to cater to different tastes and dietary preferences. Meals include Nepali, Continental, and Indian cuisine, accompanied by tea, coffee, hot chocolate, water, coke, and dessert. In Kathmandu and luxury lodges along the trek, breakfast offers a wide selection for guests to choose from. At local guesthouses, meals are selected from the menu to accommodate individual preferences.

Special experiences include a welcome dinner featuring Nepali cuisine and cultural dance upon arrival in Kathmandu. The trek concludes with a farewell dinner at K2 Steak House in Kathmandu, renowned for its excellent steaks.

Physical Requirements

The Lower Mustang Trek with Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd is classified as moderate, requiring hikers to trek approximately 5 to 6 hours per day with a daypack, although some days may involve longer hours up to 8 to 9. Trekking at high altitudes demands physical fitness, determination, and a positive attitude. The itinerary includes acclimatization days to aid in altitude adaptation.

Prior jogging and regular physical activity before the trek are beneficial to enhance stamina and performance. While past hiking experience is advantageous, no technical skills are necessary. It's advisable to consult with a doctor before booking the trek, especially for those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Best Time to Travel

The best seasons for the Lower Mustang Trek are autumn (mid-September to mid-December) and spring (mid-February to May). During these periods, the weather is typically clear and warm, offering stunning views of the Himalayas. Nights can be cold, especially at higher altitudes, dropping to freezing levels.

Winter season also provides good trekking conditions, though it is colder. Summer months, however, are affected by monsoon rains, making trekking routes slippery and less predictable. Summer treks, however, offer quieter trails compared to the busier spring and autumn seasons.

This detailed plan ensures that your Lower Mustang Trek with Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd is both comfortable and culturally enriching, offering a blend of luxury accommodation in Kathmandu and authentic mountain lodges during the trekking adventure.

Route Permits for Lower Mustang Trek

To trek in the Lower Mustang region, you'll need to obtain the following permits:

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit:

Cost: NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30) per person.

Issued by: Nepal Tourism Board or ACAP office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Required for: Entry into the Annapurna Conservation Area, which includes parts of the trekking route.

TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System):

Cost: NPR 1,000 (approximately USD 10) per person for individual trekkers.

Issued by: Nepal Tourism Board or Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN).

Required for:
Monitoring and ensuring the safety of trekkers in Nepal.

These permits are essential to ensure compliance with local regulations and conservation efforts. They can be obtained through authorized agencies or directly from government offices in Kathmandu or Pokhara before beginning your trek.

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu!

Highlights: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and rest from your journey. Evening at leisure.
Walking Hours: No trekking, just arrival and settling in.
Overnight: Kathmandu.

Day 2: Explore Kathmandu

Highlights: Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Walking Hours: Moderate walking during sightseeing tours.
Overnight: Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,720 m)

Highlights: Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, offering views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Explore Jomsom town upon arrival.
Walking Hours: Minimal walking upon arrival in Jomsom.
Overnight: Jomsom.

Day 4: Trek to Kagbeni (2,900 m)

Highlights: Trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni, a picturesque village located at the entrance of Upper Mustang. Explore Kagbeni village and its ancient monastery.
Walking Hours: Approximately 3-4 hours.
Overnight: Kagbeni.

Day 5: Trek to Jharkot; Visit to Red Gompa (3,519 m)

Highlights: Trek to Jharkot village, known for its Tibetan culture and architecture. Visit the ancient Red Gompa (monastery) with stunning views of the Himalayas.
Walking Hours: Around 4-5 hours.
Overnight: Jharkot.

Day 6: Day trip to Muktinath (3,710 m)

Highlights: Excursion to Muktinath Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Explore the temple complex and its 108 water spouts.
Walking Hours: Approximately 2-3 hours round trip.
Overnight: Jharkot.

Day 7: Trek to Jomsom via Lupra Valley (2,790 m)

Highlights: Trek back to Jomsom via the scenic Lupra Valley. Pass through charming villages and enjoy the views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains.
Walking Hours: About 5-6 hours.
Overnight: Jomsom.

Day 8: Flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara

Highlights: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, then connect to Kathmandu. Free time in Kathmandu for last-minute shopping or exploration.
Walking Hours: Minimal walking.
Overnight: Kathmandu.

Day 9: Depart Kathmandu

Highlights: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight.
Walking Hours: No trekking, just departure preparations.
Overnight: End of services.

Cost Include

  • A local guide fluent in English, registered and known for their hospitality.
  • Shared porter service, each porter handling luggage for two trekkers.
  • Meals provided: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners.
  • Round-trip flight fare to Jomsom including airport taxes.
  • Fees for the guide and porter, covering all their expenses during the trek.
  • Permits required for the Lower Mustang Trek.
  • Taxes and necessary documentation fees.
  • Cost Exclude

  • Accommodation, meals, and transportation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Expenses for alcoholic beverages and other drinks.
  • Additional costs for hot showers, laundry, toiletries, and hot water.
  • Personal expenses like travel insurance, internet usage, and phone calls.
  • Charges for emergency rescue operations if required.
  • Tips for your guide and porter, at your discretion.
  • Creating a checklist for the Lower Mustang Trek ensures that you are well-prepared for the adventure. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to help you get ready:


    • Passport (with at least 6 months validity)
    • Visa for Nepal
    • Permits (TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
    • Flight tickets (if applicable)
    • Travel insurance (with coverage for trekking and emergency evacuation)


    • Base layers (thermal underwear)
    • Trekking shirts (moisture-wicking and quick-dry)
    • Fleece jacket
    • Insulated jacket (down or synthetic)
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket
    • Trekking pants (lightweight and quick-dry)
    • Warm hat (wool or fleece)
    • Sun hat (with wide brim)
    • Gloves (inner and outer layers)
    • Buff or neck gaiter
    • Underwear and socks (moisture-wicking and comfortable)
    • Sleepwear


    • Trekking boots (well broken-in, waterproof, and sturdy)
    • Trekking shoes or sandals (for camp and rest days)
    • Gaiters (optional but useful)


    • Backpack (35-45 liters with a rain cover)
    • Daypack (10-20 liters for daily use)
    • Sleeping bag (rated for cold temperatures, -10°C to -15°C)
    • Sleeping bag liner (for extra warmth)
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp (with extra batteries)
    • Water bottles or hydration bladder (2-3 liters capacity)
    • Water purification tablets or filter

    Personal Items:

    • Personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
    • Personal medications (if any)
    • Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
    • Lip balm (with SPF)
    • Insect repellent
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Wet wipes and tissues
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
    • Quick-dry towel
    • Earplugs
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Camera (with extra batteries and memory cards)


    • Snacks (energy bars, nuts, dried fruits)
    • Cash (in small denominations for tea houses and tips)
    • Notebook and pen
    • Travel guidebook or maps
    • Portable charger or power bank

    Documents and Copies:

    • Passport copies (multiple)
    • Insurance policy details
    • Emergency contact numbers
    • Itinerary and booking confirmations

    Optional Items:

    • Trekking umbrella
    • Altitude sickness medication (consult with a doctor)
    • Reading materials (books, e-reader)
    • Playing cards or travel games
    • Lightweight binoculars

    Pre-Trip Preparations:

    • Physical training (to ensure fitness for trekking)
    • Vaccinations (consult with a travel clinic)
    • Travel arrangements (flights, accommodations, etc.)
    • Informing family or friends (about your trip itinerary and emergency contacts)

    Having this checklist will help you stay organized and ensure you have everything you need for a successful Lower Mustang Trek. Enjoy your adventur

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