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Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time.

Day 02: Cultural Tour and Trekking Permit and other Preparation.
After breakfast we will take you for a guided cultural tour and visit some of the historical and cultural sites which most of them are illustrated on the world heritage sites. You will visit historic Kathmandu Durbar Square clustered with old royal palaces and distinctive pagoda roofed temples, stone sculpture and old monuments. Swayambhunath, the Buddhist stupa believed to be 2500 years old towering on the top of a hill commanding sweeping view of  Kathmandu valley, the most profound expression of Buddhist symbolism in Nepal and possibly in the world.  Afternoon will be used for the preparation for the trekking.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara Drive (823m.): 6 – 7 hrs.
We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning enjoying the scenic beauty along the bank of Trisuli and Marshyangdi River, mountain sceneries and typical Nepalese villages. We arrive in Pokhara, a beautiful town full of natural beauty, serene Phewa Lake, Macchapucchhre and Annapurnas mirrored on the water of the lake. You check – in the hotel and enjoy your afternoon walking around the Lake.

Day 04: Pokhara – Jomsom flight – Kagbeni (2810m. ): 4 – 5 hrs.
We transfer you to the airport and fly to Jomsom in the morning. The twenty minutes flight offers magnificent views of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri and takes us to Jomsom, the town of ancient trans-Himalayan trade route between Tibet and Nepal.We commence trekking following the bed of Kalignadaki River and arrive at Eklebhatti. Further following the Kaligandaki River for one hour takes us to Kagbeni, the confluence of Thak Khola and Mustang Khola.

Day 05: Kagbeni – Chhuksang (2920m.); 5 – 6 hrs.
The restricted area begins after crossing Kagbeni. The trail climbs over many ridges as it heads northGompa Kang and some caves are seen on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Black, white and red chortens which justify upper Mustang appear and Nilgiri (7.061m) looms at the foot of the valley. We arrive at Chhuksang (2,920m), a Gurung village, situated at the confluence of the Narshing Khola and Mustang Khola. Across the river some spectacular red, eroded, 'organ-pipe' cliffs are seen above the inaccessible caves.

Day 06: Chhuksang – Syangbochen (  3475m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
The trail leaves Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chele (3030m) which marks a change from Manangi culture of the Gurung villages to Tibetan culture of Lo. The trail climbs steep to a cairn at 3080m with a view of Ghyakar across s huge canyon and then to a pass (3,480m). We descend gradually to Samar (3,290m), from where Annapurna Himal and Nilgiri are visible. The trail climbs to a ridge and then descends to a large gorge and enters into another valley filled with juniper trees.We arrive at Syangbochen.

Day 07: Syanhgbochen – Gemi ( 3520m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.
Again the trail climbs up to a ridge at 3800m and descends to Geling (3,440m).  We climb gently through fields up the centre of the valley to the Nyi La (3,950m) which marks the southern boundary of Lo Manthang. The descent from the pass is gentle through blue, grey and red cliffs and arrives Gemi.

Day 08: Gemi – Charang ( 3490m. ); 4 – 5 hrs.
The trail passes through perhaps the longest and the most spectacular stretch of mani wall in Nepal and arrives at Charang (3,490m). There is a huge five storey white dzong (Tibetan style fortress) and red gompa in Charang. The gompa houses statues and Thanka paintings and other paintings of seated Buddha.

Day 09: Charang – Lo Manthang ( 3780m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
From Charang, the trail descends gradually, crosses a river and climbs steeply to a ridge to enter a valley.  Again the trail climbs gradually passing through a desert-like landscape painted in every hue of grey and yellow to a ridge (3,850m) which offers the first view of the walled city of Lo. After a short descend and a climb we arrive at the plateau of Lo Manthang (3,780m).

Day 10: Lo Manthang Exploration
There are four main temples in Lo Manthang. Champa Lhakang, which dates back to 1420, houses a huge painted clay statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha, sitting on a pedastal . The walls are painted with elaborate mandalas. The red Thugchen gompa is a massive assembly hall dating back to 1400 A. D. The gompa houses statues of the deity Sakyamuni surrounded by Avalokiteshwore and Padmasambhaba. There are dozens of beautiful small bronze, copper and brass statues inside Chodey gompa. A visit to king will be arranged in his palace, which is an imposing four-storey building in the center of the city.

Day 11: Lo Manthang – Drakmar ( 3810 m. );  6 – 7 hrs.
We take different route for the return journey.  The trail to Logekhar is not the main trading route and the areas is crisscrossed with herder's trails. The trail climbs steadly to a pass, offer the last glimpses of Lo Manthang and descends to a valley to arrive Logekhar. We visit a very old Ghar Gompa well known for rock carving and painting which is believed to be built by Guru Rimpoche. We make gradual ascend to a ridge for panoramic Himalayas of Annapurna range and make steep descend to Drakmar.

Day 12: Drakmar – Geling (  3806m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
We pass through a valley making gradual ascend to a hill and then descend to a stream, cross it and arrive at Gemi. We continue climbing up to a ridge from where the views of the Himalayas above Lo Manthang and Annapurna ranges including Tilicho peak are breathtaking .We descend and arrive at Geling.

Day 13: Geling – Chuksang ( 3050m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
We gradually ascend, pass a small ridge and then descend to Syangbochen. We leave the main trail and descend to a valley to a stream. We follow the right side of stream and ascend to a cave where Padma Sambbava had meditated. After crossing the stream, we climb up to a ridge where we get good views of Annapurnas and other Himalayas.  We descend through juniper brushes, pass through Samar village and then to Chuksang.

Day 14: Chuksang – Jomsom ( 2700m. ) ; 7 – 8 hrs.
We follow the Kali Gandaki River downstream, pass Kagbeni and follow Kali Gandaki River bed to arrive Jomsom.

Day 15: Jomsom – Pokhara Flight
We will transfer you to the airport in the morning for one hour flight to Pokhara. You will be transferred to hotel for check – in and you will spend the rest of the day exploring around Phewa Lake or boating on tranquil water of the Lake.

Day 16: Pokhara – Kathmandu
We will arrange you land transportation or the flight to Kathmandu as per your interest. You will check – in the hotel in Kathmandu. We take for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with culture program in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Airport Transfer
We transfer you to the airport and bid good bye to your onward journeys.

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Mustang for any number of people of 2 pax and above. If the group consists of more than 15 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Mustang trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Lo Manthang. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies.Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.


Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities.


Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Mustang trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Our experienced trekking cook prepares fresh, hygienic and energetic food required for the trekkers for the hiking.


Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Ang Rita Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS( Acute
Mountain Sickness ).  If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the upper Mustang trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.


-    T – shirts
-    Hiking shorts
-    Undergarments
-    Full sleeves shirts
-    Long light weight cotton pants
-    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
-    Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
-    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-    Waterproof shell jacket
-    Down jacket
-    Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
-    Sun hat
-    Lightweight gloves.

Foot Wear:

-    Hiking boots
-    Light and comfortable camp shoes
-    Thin, lightweight inner socks.
-    Thick, warm wool hiking socks


-    Down Sleeping bag
-    Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
-    Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
-    Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
-    Water bottle
-    Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
-    Trekking poles
-    Personal medicine box
-    Sunglasses with UV protection.
-    Books, dairy, pen, walkman  and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:

-    Quick drying small towel
-    Toothbrush / paste
-    Soap
-    Face and body moisturizer
-    Sun block for lips
-    Tissues / toilet rolls
-    Wet wipes
-    Feminine hygiene products
-    Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Mustang for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Ang Rita Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips.  Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

Ang Rita Trek is firmly believes that roles of porters are significant in arranging the trip smoothly and successfully. We are strongly committed to the porters’ rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.


Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best months for trekking to Mustang are from May – September. Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow and does not rain much during the monsoon, so the trek is best during the monsoon seasoning. Most of the part of upper Mustang will be covered with snow for more than five months making it very cold during the autumn and winter season.

Departures Cost
April 15, 2016-May 1, 2016 US $ 1950. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1930. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 30, 2016-May 16, 2016 US $ 1950. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1930. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
May 10, 2016-May 26, 2016 US $ 1950. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1930. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
August 25, 2016-September 10 US $ 1950. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1930. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
September 20, 2016-October 6, 2016 US $ 1950. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1930. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 1, 2016-October 16, 2016 US $ 1950. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1930. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 6, 2016-October 22, 2016 US $ 1950. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1930. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
Cost Includes
  1.  International and domestic airport arrivals and departures
  2.  Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan ( as per the choice of the trekkers )
  3. Domestic flight fare as per the itinerary including airport tax
  4. All necessary paperwork for permit (  special trekking permit, national park entrance, TIMS card )
  5. Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail
  6. All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
  7. An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members ), and porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
  8. First aid medical kit
  9. All government and local taxes
  10. Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes
  1. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  2. Nepal visa fee
  3. Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight
  4. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  5. Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
  6. Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
  7. Any other expenses of personal nature ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking ).
  8. Gratuity for the trekking staffs

Trip Price

USD 1950 Per Person*

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Trip facts

  • Trip Area:: Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude:: 3780m.
  • Trip Duration:: 17 Days
  • Difficulty Level:: Moderate
  • Best Time:: April – September
  • Trip Mode:: Lodge Trek / Camping
  • Trip Highlights:: A journeys to the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Lho with great sights of grey and yellow rolling hills, eroded grey canyons, snow capped peaks and Tibet like landscapes. Exploration of caves, ancient Buddhist monasteries and the places of ancient historical and geological interest.

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