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Off Road Mustang Trek

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Trip Code : DH/-01
Destination : mustang
Duration : 21 days
Grading : Moderate grading info
Best Season : March-May and October-December
Upper Mustang Trek is one of the fascinating adventure treks among the national and international trekkers due to its desert region and traditional Nepali settlements. Upper Mustang region is incorporated by wonderful Dhaulagiri Massif along with its 35 other Himalayan ranges. The major attraction of upper mustang is the walled city of Lo-Manthang which is also consider most interesting and picturesque place in Nepal. This Upper Mustang region is the place of isolated and unspoiled, where people are still living and following traditional cultural practices along with their ancient religion of Bon-Po which is older than Buddhism. Mustang people still celebrate the ancient Tilji festival which is very famous among the people. It is one of the cultural trek having stunning treeless barren landscapes with yellow and grey rolling hills. Upper Mustang is a place of remote trans- Himalayan mountain region of Nepal, which offers privileged opportunity to experience the true life of the “highlanders” or the mountain people. Upper Mustang, having a geography and culture resembling Tibet is definitely surprising and an exciting trekking region to trek on, and also give similar feelings of trekking in Tibet. The whole isolated area of upper Mustang gives a mystical feel to it and enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region.
Amaka La is one of the beautiful places in the world which offers us a magnificent view of the beautiful low village of Mustang including stunning Mustang Himal, Dolpa Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, and Nilgiri Himal. It is one of the astonishing trails to witness and explore this ancient mud Chudzong Gumba and 5 storied Cave and Monasteries in the Garphu. This amazing trekking trail takes us to the Nyi La, a splendid place where you will feel as you are in the real paradise. The Red Clips of Mustang and it’s surrounded by the Mt. Chulu West, Nilgiri, and other stunning mountains peaks is really amazing. Next place, Gyagar Pass is also a famous place to have splendid views of the Himalayas such as; Mt. Nilgiri Himal, Annapurna, Muktinath Himal along with Kaligandaki River.  All these natural beauties of Upper Mustang make this trail worth visiting.
 The upper Mustang Trek begins from the Jomsom village throughout the beautiful Kali Gandaki River in Kagbeni. Then trekkers will enjoy the capital of ancient Mustang city called Lo- Manthang and traditional villages of Upper Mustang. The trekkers from Jomsom, either take air-flight or vehicle ride to Kathmandu city or Pokhara city it depends on the trekker’s interest.

Short Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.
Day2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for Trekking paperwork and other Necessary.
Day3: Drive / Fly to Pokhara (900mtr). Drive 6h/ Fly 25min.
Day4: Fly to Jomsom(2700mtr) and Trek to Trigaun(2850mtr).
Day5: Trek from Tirigaun to Gyagar(3550mtr). 7h.
Day6: Trek from Gyagar – Chungsi Cave – Geling(3500mtr).6h
Day7: Trek from Geling to Dhakmar(3820mtr).5h
Day08: Trek from Dhakmar – Tsarang – Dhi (3400mtr).6h
Day09: Trek from Dhi – Yara – Ghara Gaun(3900mtr) and Afternoon Visit Luri Gumba. 7h.
Day10: Trek from Ghara – Amaka – Chaka khola(3700mtr). 6h
Day11: Trek from Chaka Khola  nach Chudzong Gumba(3850mtr).5h.
Day12: Trek from Chudzong Gumba – Takla La – Samdzong(4000mtr).7h.
Day13: Trek from Samdzong – Kimbu La – Nyphu(3900mtr)5h.
Day14: Trek from Nyphu – Konchokling –Lo-Manthang(3850mtr).3h
Day15: Lo- Manthang Excursion. Visit Lomanthang Palace and Gumba.
Day16: Drive from Lomanthang to Jomsom 5-6h.
Day17: Fly to Pokhara and Transfer to Pokhara Hotel.
Day18: Sightseeing in Pokhara. Visit Fewa Tal, World peace stupa, Tibetan Settlement and David fall.
Day19: Fly or Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day20: Rest day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner.
Day21: Final Departure from Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights:
  • Rich Culture of Nepalese- Origin of Tibetan Lama Buddhism
  • Restricted Area Trekking
  • Green and dry Landscape
  • Tibetan Food, Dresses, Life Style and Faces of the people.
  • Human Settlement in Himalayas Range.
  • Cave and Geographical Configuration
  • Explore the capital city of Upper Mustang
  • Pleasing trek to the main village of Lo Manthang, Tingkhar village
  • Witnessing typical villages, monasteries, temples, and caves
  • Visit major and famous villages at upper Mustang
  • Visit historical monuments in Kathmandu
  • Visit the ancient Kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Lying in the rain shadow, a great trek to escape the summer monsoon.
  • The region situated in the rain shadow
  • Unique cultural and historical monuments

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu- Transfer to Hotel

As soon you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel. We’ll discuss the trek late in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we’ll visit some religious and historical places in Kathmandu Valley. We will begin our sightseeing tour within Kathmandu, observing the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Hanuman Dhoka Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swoyambhunath and so on if time permits.  Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred site for Hindus that is situated on the bank of Bagmati River and is known as the principal temple of Lord Shiva. Soyambhunath Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple that owns a large number of monkey populations in the area. We will have a brief discussion about the trek in the evening. Overnight in the same hotel.

Day 3 : Fly to Pokhara (900mtr). Drive 6h/ Fly 25min.

Today, after breakfast, take an early morning flight to Pokhara, a second capital city of Nepal. After 30 minutes of enjoying the scenic flight with a spectacular breathtaking view of green and white mountains, we land at the Airport of Pokhara. There you will meet our trekking crew and stay at the hotel. In the evening, you can enjoy viewing Fewa Lake and enjoy boating along with spectacular mountain views.

Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom(2700mtr) and Trek to Trigaun(2850mtr).

After an early breakfast, we transfer to the airport in Pokhara from we take a morning flight towards Jomsom. This 30 minutes scenic flight provides with stunning aerial views of the Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Arriving in Jomsom we officially start our trek towards Trigaun. The route is quite similar to Kagbeni as we follow the Kali Gandaki River. The trail is sandy and gives an impression of Americas Wild West. Reach Kagbeni we can take a rest and visit the Kagbeni Monastery. From here it’s an easy hike towards Trigaun. For our overnight, we will stay at the camping site.

Day 5 : Trek from Tirigaun to Gyagar(3550mtr). 7h.

In this day, after early breakfast, we head towards Gyagar, at an altitude of 3550m. On the way to Gyagar, we will go for small ups and downs to the beautiful apple garden. Then after we will trek around 300 m descend until we reach to Dolpa Khola. The further trial will be steeply ascending to Gyagar Pass, at the elevations of 3810m. This Gyagar Pass offers us magnificent views of Himalayas; Nilgiri Himal, Annapurna, Muktinath Himal along with Kaligandaki River. From here we need to descend around 260m to reach Gyagar. We will stay overnight at Camp.

Day 6 : Trek from Gyagar – Chungsi Cave – Geling(3500mtr).6h

Today, after the morning breakfast, we will continue our trail towards Geling. From Gyagar, we need to make our trail small ups and downs to Samar Village where we can have a small breathing break with a cup of tea. Then after, we will follow our trail to Chungi Cave, the place is famous for Meditation. It is believed that Guru Rim Poche was doing meditation. From here we need to ascend up to Syangboche La and again we will steeply descend up to Geling. Overnight at Camp.

Day 7 : Trek from Geling to Dhakmar(3820mtr).5h

After early breakfast, we will explore the Geling village, where we can see many monasteries and old buildings along with people culture over there and continue our trail towards Dhakmar, at the elevation of 3820m. Then after our trail will be gradually ups up to Nyi La (4010m). As we reach Nyi La, we can view splendid Red Clips of Mustang and Himalayas such as; Mt.Chulu West,  Nilgiri, and others stunning Mountains peaks. The further trail will be around 510m descend up to large Ghemi Village. In this large village, we will have a lunch and continue descend trail towards wonderful Ghami Khola. Then after we need to ascend up to Dhakmar. On the way to Dhakmar, we can witness the longest Mani Wall. We will stay overnight at Camp. 

Day 8 : Trek from Dhakmar – Tsarang – Dhi (3400mtr).6h

Today, after breakfast, we will depart Dhakmar and head towards Tserang- Dhi. At the beginning of today's trail, we need to trek steeply ascend up to Muli La(4170m), which offers us spectacular views of the Himalayas and beautiful villages; Marang, Charang. Then we will gradually descend through grassland till Charang(3660m). As we reach to Charang, we will take a lunch and explore the Charang Village, where we can observe the old Royal Palace and the beautiful ancient monastery. Then we will continue our trail steeply down through the rocky stone way till Kali Gandaki River. We will follow continue River Kali Gandaki up to Dhi Village. Overnight at Camp. 

Day 9 : Trek from Dhi – Yara – Ghara Gaun(3900mtr) and Afternoon Visit Luri Gumba. 7h.

In this day, after breakfast, we will continue our trail genitally up to Ghara. During the way, we can witness beautiful sandy clips nearby the Yara village with the beautiful scenic surrounding. In the evening, we will visit Luri Gumba and from there we can view stunning Damodhar Himal and Damodhar Kunda and stay overnight Ghara Gaun. 

Day 10 : Trek from Ghara – Amaka – Chaka Khola(3500mtr). 6h

Today, after breakfast, we need to make our gradual ascend trail around 4410m up to Amaka La. From Amaka La we can witness beautiful low village of Mustang, stunning Mustang Himal, Dolpa Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, and Nilgiri Himal. Around 2 hours we will trek through grassland and around 500m descend up to Chaka Khola. During the way, we can see a large number of Yak and goat. We will stay overnight at Chaka Khola.   

Day 11 : Trek from Chaka Khola to Chudzong Gumba(3850mtr).5h.

As morning rises, we will take a breakfast and continue our trail around 2 hours through Chaka Khola. From Chaka Khola around 350m, we will ascend up to Chudzong Guma. As we reach to Gumba, we will explore this ancient mud Chudzong Gumba and enjoy with the surrounding. Overnight at Camp.

Day 12 : Trek from Chudzong Gumba – Takla La – Samdzong(4000mtr).7h

In this day, after having breakfast, we will begin our trail genitally up to Takla La, at the altitude of 4370m. Takla La is situated near a Tibetan border where we can see Lo Manthang and nearby village. From Takla, we need to descend to Samdzong, which village is situated near the Tibet border. In this village, we can meet the native people who are heavily influenced by the Tibetan culture and observe their unique Tibetan culture and traditions. Overnight at Camp.

Day 13 : Trek from Samdzong – Kimbu La – Garphu(3900mtr)5h.

Next day, after breakfast, we will continue gradually ascend up to Kimbu La, from where we can have a splendid view of Himalayas and way to Tibetan Kora La. Again, we need to continue to descend trail through meadow grassland and reach to Garphu. Overnight at Camp.

Day 14 : Trek from Garphu – Kimaling –Lo-Manthang(3850mtr).3h

Today, after breakfast, we will head towards Lo- Manthang, at the altitude of 3900m. In the Garphu, we will visit ancient 5 storied cave and monasteries and wonderful Kimaling Village. The way to Lo-Manthang is genitally ups and downs. Overnight at Camp.

Day 15 : Lo- Manthang Excursion. Visit Lo-Manthang Palace and Gumba.

In this day, after breakfast, we will explore the Lo-Manthang village, where we can visit Lo-Manthang Palace and Gumba. There you can find some coffee shops where you can drink and rest. Overnight at Camp.

Day 16 : Drive from Lo-Manthang to Jomsom 5-6h.

Today, after breakfast, we will drive from Lo-Manthang to Jomsom. Around 4 to 5 hours scenic drive will take you to the Jomsom. Today we will complete our Upper Mustang trek and celebrate farewell dinner with porter and other staffs. Overnight at Jomsom Hotel.

Day 17 : Fly to Pokhara and Transfer to Pokhara Hotel.

Early morning, we will have a tea and take an air flight to Pokhara. As you reach Pokhara, you will transfer to the hotel where you can take some rest and take breakfast. After breakfast, you will explore this paradise city Pokhara. You will visit famous Fewa Lake, World peace stupa, Tibetan Settlement and Davis fall. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 18 : Sightseeing in Pokhara.

As morning rises, you will hike towards Sarankot for the impressive sunrise and other stunning Himalayas views such Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli and others breathtaking Himalayas peaks. After splendid views, you will return back to the Pokhara and you can explore Mahendra Cave and enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 19 : Fly or Drive back to Kathmandu.

Today, after early breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu. Around 6 to 7 hours drive offers us scenic surrounding with various vibrant settlements. As you reach to Kathmandu, you will transfer to the hotel where you can take rest and enjoy viewing snaps which you were captured during your trek. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

Day 20 : Rest day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner.

A leisure day in Kathmandu which can be used for exploring. You can visit holy temples like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath and many more. And in the evening. you can enjoy farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program. Overnight at Kathmandu at the same hotel.

Day 21 : Final Departure from Kathmandu.

Our Tour driver will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.

What's included

  • Airport Pick up and Drop BY Private Vichaels..
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara Kathmandu. With private Vichaels.
  • Accommodation and Food during the trek( Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and Tee / Coffe each meal).
  • National park entry permits and TIMS Permit.
  • Special Permit for Upper Mustang.
  • Guide/ Porter/ Other supporting Staff during the treak and necessary Equipment Insurance and ground transport for Staff.
  • Air Fare from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara.
  • Medicine kit.
  • All Nepal Government Tax and Service Charge.

What's not included

  • Drink bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Client’s personal insurance.
  • Personal Equipment
  • All personal expenses.
  • Rescue charge.
  • Tips, donations and Temple/ Monastery entry fee.
  • Excess baggage’s charges in domestic flights.

Published on : December 01, 2019

2009 habe ich meinen ersten Trek (Upper Dolpo) mit Hari gemacht und
wir fanden uns sehr gut.
Seitdem waren wir 5 weitere Male in Nepal. Hari und seine "Manschaft"
(Nabin, Chitra, Biman, ...) haben uns dort wieder begleitet.
Wir fanden uns immer sehr gut. Die Organisation, die Küche und die
Freundlichkeit der gesamten Gruppe haben uns auch in den schwierigsten
Momenten sehr geholfen.
Wir sind seit einen Monat nach der letzten Trekking mit Hari im Dolpo
zurückgekehrt (25 Tage unterwegs mit 5 Pässe über 5000 m!) Die schönen
(und anstrengenden) Empfindungen, die wir mit ihnen erleben konnten
bleiben unvergässlich.
Vielen Dank an Hari & Co. für diese wundervollen Tage!
Edi, Priska, Lella, Katia, Michele, Frank


Edi und Group., Lugarno(Switzerland)

Published on : June 16, 2019

Wir waren mit Hari und seinem in Team in Mustang. Es war super schön!!! Die Organisation vorab war perfekt und trotzdem machte er es immer möglich, auf unsere Wünsche einzugehen und unterwegs umzuorganisieren. Hari ist ein echter Sonnenschein, der immer lacht und in jeder erdenklichen Situation ruhig und "charming" bleibt. Klare Empfehlung!!! 

Andrea, Munich


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Im April 2022 habe ich die perfekte "Nepal-Kennenlern-Tour" mit Hari gemacht. 
Es war mein erstes Trekking und auch mein erstes Mal in Nepal. Hari hat die perfekte Tour für mich geplant und ich hatte eine unfassbar tolle Zeit! 
Von der ersten Sekunde an habe ich mich extrem wohl gefühlt. Alles war perfekt vorbereitet und ich konnte mich ganz sorglos auf die neuen Erfahrungen und Erlebnisse konzentrieren. 
Neben einigen kulturellen Highlights, hat die Tour ein Trekking zum Poon Hill beinhaltet. Von dort konnte ich einen unbeschreiblich schönen Sonnenaufgang mit Himalaya-Panorama genießen. 
Hari hat sich wirklich super um alles gekümmert und war stets darum bemüht, dass ich mich rundum wohl fühle - was ihm auch ausnahmlos gelungen ist! 
Ich hatte eine unfassbar gute Zeit in Nepal und bin begeistert von diesem vielseitigen und wunderschönen Land, den grandiosen Menschen, die dort leben und dem unfassbar guten Essen. 
Ich komme auf jeden Fall wieder - die nächste Tour ist quasi schon geplant! 
Nachdem Hari mich mit dieser Tour entspannt an das Land, die Kultur, das Trekking und die Höhe herangeführt hat, geht es beim nächsten Mal hoch hinaus :) 
Vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit, die grandiosen Eindrücke, die ich sammeln konnte und die guten Gespräche auf unserem Weg. 
Ich würde jederzeit wieder mit Hari losziehen. Er ist der beste und zuverlässigste Guide, den man sich vorstellen kann!



2 Sektionsgruppen des DAV Köln wurden im März 2022 von Nabin bzw. Hari durch das wunderbare Tsumtal und bei der erfolgreichen Manasluumrundung hervorragend geführt. Lob gebührt auch dem gesamten Team von Charming Guide Adventure Trek. Es gab eine schon fast familiäre Betreuung, angefangen vom Good-Morning-Tea, der Versorgung mit Obst und Käse während des gesamten Trekkings bis zur regelmäßigen  Blutsauerstoffmessung. Vielen Dank für die kompetente Führung, nicht nur beim Wandern und der anspruchsvollen Überschreitung des Larkya-La, sondern auch bei Dorfrundgängen, Klosterbesichtigungen sowie durch die Altstädte von Kathmandu und Bhaktapur! Eine weiteres Sektionsgruppentrekking habe ich für Oktober 2022 geplant und kann es vertrauensvoll wieder in die Hände von Hari legen.

Gerd Lorenz
Gerd Lorenz


In May 2019, my father and I, did a trekking in Mustang with Hari Kumar Khatri as a guide and the “Mannschaft”: Nabin, Biman, Shatiman and Harkha. The trekking lasted about 20 days and we basically always slept in tends: sometimes outside the houses of the villagers and sometimes in the middle of nowhere.
Unfortunately, especially in the southern part of the Upper Mustang, people are building many roads which are literally destroying the landscape. But thanks to the knowledge of Hari of this territory, we were able to avoid the majority of the roads consequently avoiding other tourists and the traffic.
Overall, the trekking was very well organized. I really appreciated the fact that we were able to adapt the itinerary according to our preferences even during the trekking! I must add that Hari is not only a good guide but also a great cook!
This was my second trek with Hari and once again I really enjoyed it and I would for sure recommend him as a guide to somebody interested in doing a trekking in Nepal.
Thank you Hari and the Mannschaft for the great trekking and happy moments!
Valentina and Reto




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