Lower Mustang Trek

from 1045 USD

If you think that the desert is only yellow hot sand whose waves change with the direction of the wind, then you are completely wrong when you see the beautiful rivers and breathtaking mountains in the desert of Upper Mustang. Walking deep into this desert, we reach some of the most remote and isolated places in the world, where people still follow old traditions, where people still look happy, where people still live in stone houses. A different place in this way, and this place is not only their home, but also the driest place in the world.

  • Destination Nepal
    Region/Category Mustang
  • Travel Duration 10 Days
    Travel Season All Seasons
  • Max. Altitude 3,760 Metres
    Activity Style Tea House Trek
  • Activity Level Easy
    Transportation Car, Bus & Flight
  • Active Time 5-7 Hours
    Group Size 02-12 Person
  • Tour Code No. JH-253
    Trip Duration 6 Days
  • Starting Point Pokhara
    Staring Days 3rd Day
  • Ending Point Pokhara
    Ending Days 8th Day
Trip Description - Lower Mustang Trek

Kagbeni is the gateway to the unique trek of Nepal Upper Mustang trek and it is also one of the main attractions of Jomsom Muktinath trek. Lower Mustang Trek is also known as Lower Mustang Trek, Muktinath Trek, Kali Gandaki Trek or Kali Gandaki Valley Trek and Jomsom Kagbeni Trek. Hidden behind the mountains of Annapurna (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), the ancient kingdom of Mustang lies on the border with Tibet. They are ethnically Tibetan, practice Tibetan Buddhism and still live according to ancient Tibetan traditions.

Trekking members can decide which area to visit in Muktinath as you have only one guide for your trek. Muktinath is a Vishnu temple, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. It is located in the Muktinath Valley at the foothills of the Thorong La Hills in Mustang, Nepal. Shree Vishnu temple is one of the highest elevation temples in the world. Within Hinduism, it is one of the 108 Divya Desams, and the only Divya Desam located outside India.

At the end of this trek, if any of you have time, you can extend your vacation by adding a 2 night 3 day jungle safari package tour to Chitwan National Park.

Details of inclusions and exclusions in package!
What's included in this tour
Services that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport private transportation
  • Pokhara travel by scheduled deluxe tourist bus
  • Flight from Pokhara - Jomsom or Drive by Jeep
  • Land transportation costs for porters and guides
  • Fly Pokhara - Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • 6 Days full board (BLD) tea-house package trek
  • Standard twin share best room during the trek
  • Daily breakfast with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation entrance fee and TIMS
  • 2N - Stay at Kathmandu Guest House or similar ***
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with daily buffet breakfast plan
  • Free daily bottled water & Coffee maker in the room
  • 2N-Stay at Hotel Middle Path Pokhara or similar ***
  • Hotel in Pokhara with daily buffet breakfast plan
  • Extra guides if the group size is more than 7 trekkers
  • Porter (2 guests = 1 porter, max. weight 10kg/trekker)
  • Wages of guides and porters, food and travel insurance.
What's not included in this tour
Services that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal tourist visa and international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara domestic flight ticket
  • Travel insurance for rescue work and other costs.
  • Bar bills, drinks [water or tea coffee and alcohol etc.]
  • Personal nature of expenses and trekking equipment
  • Hotel cost if earlier return from trekking by any reason
  • Any costs incurred due to flight delays or cancellations.
  • Extra services during trek (i.e. porter, horse or treatment)
  • Sightseeing entry fees, camera fee in Kathmandu & Lumbini
  • TIPs for trekking guide & porter (USD10 per day per trekker)
  • Additional costs for sightseeing or Hotel or mountain flight
  • Extra cost incurred by any reason which is not in our control
  • Trip cost will not be reimbursed in case of itinerary changes
  • All the other costs and things which are not included above.
  1. Day 1 KATHMANDU : ARRIVAL DAY

    After leaving the arrival hall of Tribhuvan International Airport, we will see Jagadamba Holidays representatives with Jagadamba Holidays signboard. Then they will take you to the hotel in a private car. If you arrive late at night, they will provide a car to take you to the hotel. After checking in at the hotel, they will arrange an appointment to take you to the Jagdamba Holidays office in Thamel. At the office, you will meet Mr. Narendra Bohra, and he will introduce you to your tour and mountain trek guide. At the meeting, you must bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photographs, and a legible copy of your travel insurance. At this meeting, you can ask the guide and Mr. Bohra any question about the related trip. If you have any outstanding payments, you must pay at the meeting. Once payment is settled, you must sign a legally binding travel form and a non-liability disclaimer. You have to fill out the tour registration form. Stay at a Hotel in Kathmandu (room plan: breakfast included).

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu - Pokhara (822 m) travel by deluxe tourist bus

    Pokhara is a beautiful lake city in Nepal. It is located about 200 km north-west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is located at an altitude of 822 meters above sea level. Deluxe air-conditioned tourist buses depart from Kathmandu at 7 am daily for Pokhara. You will travel in a deluxe air-conditioned bus and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara. There are daily flights to Pokhara which cost around $130 including airport transfers, which is an additional cost for you. On your road trip to Pokhara, you will pass through the Trishuli River and small villages on the Prithivi Highway through green hills and valleys. This river is famous for rafting. We see villagers walking along the highway and sitting in tea stalls. On your arrival in Pokhara, proceed to Lakeside. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to your hotel at Lakeside. After checking into your hotel, you have free time to explore Phewa Lake or the city and surroundings. Stay at a Hotel in Pokhara (Meal Plan: Breakfast included.)

  3. Day 3 Fly to Jomsom (2,736 m) and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800 m)

    Jomsom is a popular tourist destination town in the Himalayas, also known as the windy city in Nepal. It is located about 148.4 km north-west of Pokhara. Jomsom is the headquarters of Mustang district, which has a domestic airport called Jomsom Airport and is located at an altitude of 2,736 meters (8,976 ft) above sea level. You fly to Jomsom by domestic airline and it takes around 20-25 minutes to reach Jomsom. There are daily flights from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom which will cost around $145 and this price is included in your tour price. The domestic flight from Jomsom will take you through Dhaulagiri and Annapurna 8000 twin peaks. After reaching the Jomsom airport, you should start preparing to start the trek. After the preparation, the first day’s Kagbeni trek begins. Located in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, Kagbeni is a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists in the Mukti Kshetra of the Mustang district of the Himalayas. However, it is the gateway to the Upper Mustang Trek and the Korala Border in Tibet, China.

    Your Today’s Activities: After breakfast, you will proceed to the airport for your flight to Jomsom. With mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, this flight is scenic. Jomsom is a large town and windy place in Mustang district. After walking for 2 hours on the Kali Gandaki River, we reached Ekle Bhatti village and from here we continued our trek to Kagbeni on the banks of two rivers and after an hour’s walk we would reach Kagbeni. Walking distance from Jomsom airport to Kagbeni village is about 10 km. The road is flat and you often have to walk along the banks of the river. Today’s average walking time is around 3-4 hours. During our trek we will have to climb 200 meters and descend 100 meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Kagbeni, our destination today. Stay at the Lodge in Kagbeni (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  4. Day 4 Trekking - Muktinath (3,760 m)

    After breakfast at the lodge we will start the trek to Muktinath. It is really a literal fate to wander around the blissful natural phenomena housed in the pleasant vicinity of Mustang. Today’s efforts are rewarded with magnificent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. According to travelers’ experiences, the Lower Mustang and the Upper Mustang are the most picturesque places in Nepal that anyone should visit before they die. The main attractions of the trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath are Jhong village, Jharkot, the holy Muktinath temple and the monastery. Muktinath, considered an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists, is called Mukti Kshetra. This is the main highlight of the Lower Mustang Trek. The walking distance from Jomsom to Muktinath (3,760 m) is about 10 km. Today’s average walking time is around 4-5 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 950 meters and descend zero meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Muktinath, our destination today. Stay at the Lodge in Muktinath (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  5. Day 5 Hiking Around in Muktinath (3,760 m)

    We have a free day at Muktinath to explore the area around Muktinath. Trekking members can decide which area to visit in Muktinath as you have only one guide for your trek. Muktinath is a Vishnu temple, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. It is located in the Muktinath Valley at the foothills of the Thorong La Hills in Mustang, Nepal. Shree Vishnu temple is one of the highest elevation temples in the world. Within Hinduism, it is one of the 108 Divya Desams, and the only Divya Desam located outside India. This temple is renowned as a place of salvation. There are two small ponds in front of the temple, inside the temple there is a natural gas fire “Eternal Flame” and 108 holy streams; There is a popular belief that bathing or drinking water in these rivers leads to salvation after death.
    Along with Jomsom Muktinath Trek, one can enjoy the natural beauty as well as the unique culture of Lower Mustang. This trek gives the trekkers the double pleasure of seeing the two great ranges of the Himalayas, the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges. The Lower Mustang Trek offers easy access to the Himalayan highlands within limited time limits and lodge availability. After breakfast at the lodge, we will begin today’s Muktinath Exploration trip. Today’s lunch place will be chosen according to your appetite. Stay at the lodge at Muktinath (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  6. Day 6 Drive Muktinath - Tatopani

    After breakfast at the lodge, leave your room and proceed to the bus station at Muktinath. After placing your bags on the roof of the bus or in the box below and sitting in your seat, the bus will depart for Pokhara as per the daily standard departure time. In some parts of Mustang district, the road is black and after entering Myagdi, all the roads from Ghasa to Beni are gravel, so it takes a lot of time to drive vehicles on remote roads. We will get off the bus at Tatopani and spend the night in Tatopani. After checking in at the hotel, we will bathe in the hot spring pool (hot water pool) and enjoy a hot spring bath. Today’s lunch location will be chosen based on driving time and your appetite. Stay at the lodge at Tatopani (Meal: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  7. Day 7 Trekking - Ghorepani (2,860 m)

    After breakfast at the lodge, we have to start our journey to Ghorepani. Today is the longest day of the trek and you have to walk through Ghara, Shikha, Chitre villages to reach Ghorepani. It is a very long and difficult task as one has to climb the stone steps starting from Gharkhola and gradually go to Ghorepani. The Tatopani to Ghorepani trek takes you through scenic views of the famous ranges of the country to a hill called Poon Hill (3,210 m). Poon Hill of Annapurna Conservation Area is the best mountain range for trekkers to see Nepal’s mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri. Besides that trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani is the final leg of the famous Annapurna Circuit offering prime views of the Himalayas. During this period, you can see the panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and after reaching Ghorepani, you will feel the reward of the whole day after completing this trek. Pun Hill is also the main attraction of this trek.
    The walking distance from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,860 m) is about 15 km. Today’s average walking time is around 7-8 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 1750 meters and descend 100 meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Ghorepani, destination of the today. Stay at the lodge at Ghorepani (Meal: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  8. Day 8 Poon Hill Hike then trek - Hile and Drive to Pokhara

    We wake up early in the morning and reach Poon Hill (3,210 m) in 45 minutes to see an extraordinary view of sunrise on a group of mountains. These mountains include the Annapurna Ranges, as well as the Dhaulagiri Ranges, including other named and unnamed peaks.Their views are spectacular. After seeing a panoramic view of mountains, we reach Ghorepani in 30 minutes. Today is the last day of this trek in the mountains. After breakfast at Ghorepani, we will trek to Hile (1,430m) via Banathanti, Ulleri and Tikhedhunga villages and travel from Hile to Pokhara by jeep and stay at Pokhara.

    The walking distance from Ghorepani to Hile village (1,430 m) is about 12 km. Today’s average walking time is around 6-7 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 350 meters and descend 1780 meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Hile Village, destination of the today. Stay at a Hotel in Pokhara (Meal: Breakfast included).

  9. Day 9 Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu (1,350 m) by domestic airlines.

    After breakfast at the lodge, we needed to head to the airport one hour before the actual departure of the flight. We will take off from Pokhara, landing at Kathmandu Airport after 25 minutes because the Pokhara – Kathmandu flight time estimate is 25-30 minutes. We will also have opportunities to see the best views of the Himalayan peaks during this flight. Food in cities is on your own, so you can have your lunch/dinner at your convenient time. Cities have restaurants of different tastes and you can choose your delicious restaurant in the city. In the afternoon you will have time for your own exploration and/or souvenir shopping. Stay at a Hotel in Kathmandu (Meals: Breakfast included).

  10. Day 10 Kathmandu: Depart anytime!

    After breakfast, you should leave your room and store your luggage at the hotel and relax in the hotel lobby or explore the surrounding local market for last minute shopping for friends and family until you head to the airport for your flight back home.

    Due to limited space at Kathmandu Airport, all airlines have requested to report at the check-in counter three hours before the actual flight departure time. Therefore, we will pick you up from the hotel three and a half hours in advance, as the estimated travel time to the airport is around half an hour.

    We hope that your visit to Nepal and the activities you do during your visit will remind you to visit Nepal again in the future. As per the service policy of Jagadamba Holidays, your journey will conclude with a farewell at the airport. Have a safe and pleasant journey ahead. Thank you, see you again!

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The accommodation we use may vary depending on our package travel and the range of travel destinations. Before or after the trip you can book comfortable hotels in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara for your stay. If you book a tea house trekking trip, we will provide a small two-bed room for sharing in the hill lodges which is a basic facility but very clean.

Now, better-equipped lodges are also available in Annapurna and Everest areas but we recommend trekkers to use accommodation above 3500 meters where clean rooms and clean food are readily available. Sometimes a level of flexibility may be required when trekking in remote mountain areas. We believe that you will complete your vacation without any problems and have the trip of a lifetime. If you book camping/trekking, our camping team will manage a comfortable camping site by the river where possible.

There will usually be a dedicated support team on the trip to move luggage and equipment, set up camp, and prepare your food. You will find more detailed information about travel accommodation which is mentioned separately in the lodging section of each vacation package page.

However, you can expect excellent service and high quality in any budget range you choose. You can learn more about different types of travel and their features and the proposed travel price by contacting us directly where we will be very pleased to answer your questions. We always try to choose comfortable accommodation with local character reflecting the best value based on twin share accommodation.

When you book a trip, unless you request a private single room, we will arrange for you to share a twin bed room with a person of the same gender. If you request a private single room, you will need to pay a single room supplementary fee. Please note that during the trek, if the destination is 4000 meters above sea level, only dormitory accommodation with private beds will be available. On trekking trips we try our best but do not promise guaranteed room options. For most of our camping trips, we supply branded two-person tents, including groundsheets.

Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, service plates, bowls, and all necessities are provided. Members of the mountaineering travel group are requested to manage according to the options given on the website.

Types of rooms during Trekking and City.
Sample room in Kathmandu and Pokhara Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Sample room in trekking Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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1085 US$
1045 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Private Departure
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1125 US$
1085 US$
1045 US$

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1085 US$
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Private Departure
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1125 US$
1085 US$
1045 US$

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1125 US$
1085 US$
1045 US$

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