Lower Mustang Trekking

Lower Mustang  Trek is a classic trek in the Mustang district of Nepal that includes the world’s deepest gorge of the Kali Gandaki River. Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist. To the Hindu, Muktinath is sacred as the place of salvation. They believe that bathing in the water here guarantees salvation after death. To the Buddhist the Jomsom and Muktinath trek is a part of the Annapurna circuit and perhaps the single most admired treks in place where the great Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated on. The scared temple has 108 waterfalls where the devotees take bath.

Lower Mustang  Trek begins from Nayapul which is one hour drive from Pokhara. Next we trek to Birethanti and then Ulleri. Following the stone steps we reach Ghorepani. We hike to Poon Hill to enjoy sunrise and 360 degree magnificent views of Annapurna massifs, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchuli and other mountains. Crossing the rhododendron forest, villages of indigenous people and terraced landscape you reach Tatopanai. Then the trek goes through Kagbeni, on the boarder of upper Mustang and the Hidden Kingdom via Kali GandakiRiver. Finally you reach the popular pilgrimage site Muktinath. It is believed that the hundreds of years old Muktinath temple bless you with positive energy.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) & Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

We heartily welcome you to Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will greets you with great reverence and transfers you to the hotel. Before dinner, you could walk around Thamel or spend time as your wish. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation, O/N at Hotel

Kathmandu Valley is full of historic and cultural place. Our experienced tour guide will show you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which includes Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudha Stupa and Syambhunath Stupa also known as Monkey Temple. At the same day we prepare necessary backpack for Trekking. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 m), O/N at Hotel 6-7 hours drive

Pokhara is 200 Km East from Kathmandu. Early in the morning we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara. Passing many rural settlements, following the Trishuli River and Marshyangdi, we reach to Pokhara. If we fly, it is an interesting half an hour flight over the peaks. Overnight at Pokhara

Day 4 An hour drive to Nayapul (1,050 m) and trek to Ulleri(2070m) 4 hrs. O/N at Guest House

After breakfast, we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and start the trek. We cross the Modi Khola River via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedunga. Next, the trail follows steeply uphill all the way to Ulleri. Overnight at Ulleri

Day 5 Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,840 m), 4-5 hrs

From Ulleri, the trail goes up, crosses many streams and reaches the Banthanti. The trail finally reaches to Ghorepani which is 3 hours walk from Ulleri. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and craft. Overnight at Ghorepani

Day 6 Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and trek to Tatopani (1,190 m), 8 hrs. O/N at Guest House

Early in the morning we set out for the hike to Pooh hill to enjoy the sunrise. From here we can have the fascinating view of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki gorge. After a while we return back to hotel, have breakfast and continue our trek to Tatopani. The trail passes through the villages of Chitre, Phalate, Sikha and cross the suspension bridge of Kalai Gandaki River and reaches Tatopani. Overnight at Tatopani

Day 7 Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110 m), 7 hrs

Tatopani meaning Hot Water in Nepali derives its name from the hot spring located along the bank of the river. From Tatopani the trail now follows the Kali Gandaki River. Crossing the Dana, Rupse Chahara and Kopchepani the trail further ascends to the Thakali village Ghasa. Overnight at Ghasa

Day 8 Trek from Ghasa to Tukche (2,590 m), 6 hrs

After breakfast, we leave Ghasa and climb 20 minutes to KopchePani and 45 minutes steep climb to PahiroTabla then reach to the bridge and the trail junction below Ghasa. The trail passes through the Kalopani, Larjung, Khobang and finally reach Tukche. Overnight at Tukche

Day 9 Trek from Tukche to Kagbeni (2,810 m), 5 hrs

After having breakfast at Tukche, we go up the hill to the west of the gomba to Dampus Pass. The next town is popular apple orchards Marpha. From Marpha the trail goes to Jomsom and then Kagbeni via Ekley Bhatti village. Overnight at Kagbeni

Day 10 Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710 m), 5-6 hrs

From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct rail leading to Khingar. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot village. We continue climbing and reach Ranipauwa. Muktinath can be reached within 10 minutes from Ranipauwa.
Muktinath is the great Hindu-Buddhist pilgrimage center. Hindu named it Muktichhetra, meaning “place of salvation???. This is originally the Vishnu temple. Buddhists worship this as the Buddha, the 8th incarnation of Vishnu. There are 108 water spouts. The ammonite fossil “Shaligrama??? is also worshipped as the form of Vishnu. There is Jwala Mai temple where natural flame can be seen. We can walk around to explore this area. Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 11 Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715 m), 5-6 hrs

It is easy walk straight down from Muktinath to Jomsom. While walking down to Jomsom, we can visit the monastery in Jharkot. The rich ethnic culture will impress us. On the way to Jomsom, we can see the majestic view of Thorung peak, Thorung La Pass and the caves of Upper Mustang. Overnight at Jomsom

Day 12 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (827 m), 25 min

After breakfast, we fly back to Pokhara. It is 30 minutes flight between the gorge of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We go to the hotel first, check in there and after a while go out for the city tour. We can visit Davi’s fall, Gupteshwor cave, Tibetan Refugees Camp etc. Finally, we can enjoy an hour boating at Phewa Lake. Overnight at Pokhara

Day 13 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7 hrs

Today we drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It takes about 6-7 hours. The drive is unforgettable through villages, terraced fields and the forested hills above the road. More than that, on the way back to Kathmandu, we follow the river and streams, cross many bridges and junctions. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 14 Departure to the International Airport

Our beautiful journey comes to an end today!Easy Nepal Trek Private Limited representative will drop you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. So, as per your flight schedule, we check out from the hotel and leave you at International terminal side at Tribhuvan International Airport.

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