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Lower Mustang Trek

Lower Mustang Landscape
Lower Mustang Landscape
Lower Mustang Trek - Quick Infos:
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Easy
  • Guest House, Lodge
  • Mustang Route Trek
  • Mar, Apr, May,Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus & Jomsom to Pokhara by Flight

About Lower Mustang Trekking:

Trekking under Annapurna Conservation Area without getting special permits like Upper Mustang does from Pokhara up to the Muktinath Temple can be considered as a Lower Mustang Trek. The trek offers a close view of Annapurna Massif, experience Gurung and Tibetan culture, Kali Gandaki River (passes through the deepest gorge in the world), Greenery Hills to Desert Landscape, and sacred place Muktinath.

The hiking beginning point for Lower Mustang Trek is from Nayapul which is an hour of drive from the popular place, Pokhara. Following the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Route, you will be entering into Mustang Regions from Ghasa. After crossing Marpha the greenery hills will change into the desert dry landscape. Afterward, chasing the Kali Gandaki River and passing through Jomsom and Kagbeni Village, the final destination of this trek Muktinath Temple will be reached.

Muktinath Temple in Mustang District is popular among both Hindus and Buddhist. It is said that taking bath under 108 waterspouts and two holy Kunda (ponds) located within the premises of this ancient temple will be washed away all your past sins. Believing the fact, lots of Hindu pilgrimages from Nepal and India to visit the temple. Breathtaking views of white soaring mountains from the temple is another attraction of this place.

Crossing Kagbeni from Muktinath Temple, Jomsom will be the exit point of Lower Mustang Trekking. Flying in 16 seated small plane you will be landed at Pokhara. Then, drive back to Kathmandu.

11 Days Trekking Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara.
    • Meal: x
    • Driving: 206 km, 6/7 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Trisuli River, Malekhu Village, Mugling Village, Marshyandi River, Pokhara City
    • Max Altitude: 1300 m (Kathmandu)
    • Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 02: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedunga.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Driving: 45 km, 1:30 hrs
    • Walking: 4 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Beautiful Lumle Village, Modi River, Rhododendron Forest, and Birethanti Village.
    • Max Altitude: 1,577 m (Tikhedunga)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 6 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Ulleri Village, Magar Village, views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Hiun Chuli, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South.
    • Max Altitude: 2,675 m (Ghorepani)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 04: Hike to Poon Hill & trek to Tatopani.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Annapurna South, Nilgiri Mountains, Sikha Village, and Hot Spring Water (Tatopani) 
    • Max Altitude: 3,180 m (Poon Hill)
    • Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghasa.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Wonderful Rupse Chhahara Waterfall, and Kaligandaki River.
    • Max Altitude: 2,010 m (Ghasa)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Marpha.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Lete Village, Larjung Village, Apple Orchards, and Vegetable Farms
    • Max Altitude: 2,670 m (Marpha)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 07: Trek to Kagbeni.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Jomsom Village, Nilgiri Mountain, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Kali Gandaki River (deepest gorge int he world), and Eklebhatti Village.
    • Max Altitude: 2,800 m (Kagbeni)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 08: Trek to Muktinath.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Jarkot Village, Holy Muktinath Temple, 108 bull headed water springs, Jwala Mai Temple (Fire Goddess)
    • Max Altitude: 3,760 m (Muktinath Temple)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 09: Trek to Jomsom.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs
    • Max Altitude: 2,720 m (Jomsom)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 10: Fly to Pokhara. 
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Flying: 15 mins
    • Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu.
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Drop to your hotel. Jomsom Muktinath Short Trek finished here!

Trek Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by sharing Tourist Bus.
  • Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to hotel transfer by private car.
  • Twin Bed Sharing hotel/Teahouse/Lodge accommodation.
  • Everyday breakfast at the hotel.
  • Breakfast. Lunch, and Dinner during Trekking.
  • An English speaking trekking guide.
  • One porter for two trekkers.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul pick up and drop by private car.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight Fares.
  • Pokhara airport picks up by private car.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by sharing Tourist bus.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP).
  • Trekker's Information Management System Permit (TIMS).

Trek Cost Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner at Pokhara.
  • International Flight Fares,
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Extra expenses occurred in case of landslides, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes list.
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