About Lower Mustang Trek

Lower Mustang is the part of Mustang Region that holds the unique biodiversity and opulent natural contents with amazing landscape and the trekking trail bestow with beautiful scenery of nature. Lower Mustang also follows the way to the border of the forbidden kingdom on the edge – Upper Mustang. This will be a great time exploring Lower Mustang. 

Why Lower Mustang Trek? 

The land situated between two great massif Annapurna and Dhaulagiri influenced most of the part by Annapurna range, is present with full of traditional and cultural aspects which most of the ethnic groups follow the traditional way of living.  Trekking to Lower Mustang takes to the deepest gorges of the world – Kali Gandaki Gorge and also the trekking trail of Lower Mustang avoid the altitude sickness or high altitude and high passes so the place is favorable for any trekkers and visitors. It is an extended trip of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek which covers some part of Annapurna trek and few more days walking in the villages of Lower Mustang.
Lower Mustang Trekking is also popular as an Annapurna Kaligandaki Valley trek. Lower Mustang trekking is the taste of Annapurna and Mustang region of Nepal. The most popular mountain villages of Nepal like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Marpha, Tatopani, Jomsom, Kagbeni and Muktinath are the destinations of Lower Mustang Trekking. Trekking in this wonderland is not only popular because of the mountain views but also of the diverse ethnic communities, different flora and fauna, natural hot spring shower and the sacred holy shrine. Magars, Thakalis and Gurungs are the main ethnic people settled in the trekking trail of Lower Mustang.
 

Lower Mustang Trek leads to stunning places

Lower Mustang lies within Annapurna conservation area so most of the trekking trail follows most of the interesting place and also get opportunities to encounter with the rare species of flora and fauna. The interesting trekking package to Lower Mustang starts with a warm-up cultural tour of Kathmandu valley including sightseeing in UNESCO World Heritage Site then the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara – Nayapul where nature offers with views of snow-capped mountains. The trekking trail takes to the most popular vantage point- Poon Hill, from where the mesmerizing view- of sunrise and mountains can be observed which will be the first fascinating experience of Lower Mustang trek. Lower Mustang Trekking passes through some of the beautiful villages which hold different culture, tradition, and lifestyle of various ethnic groups. The places like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Marpha, Tatopani, Jomsom, Kagbeni and Muktinath are the famous place that Lower Mustang trekking trail passes through to reach the beautiful village of Lower Mustang. These places provide a great opportunity to witness the beauty of natural treasures.

Duration of Lower Mustang Trek 

Trekking within Mustang Region is the marvelous adventurous activities that provide with the incredible view of opulent nature of Nepal that is all the box up package of 14 days and as per one's interest and time frame, the trek can be customized. 

Best Season to participate in Mustang Region 

This amazing and awe-inspiring trek – Lower Mustang Trek is mostly favorable to participate in June and July which is regarded as the best time to witness the charming features of Mustang Region. The trek as per one's interest can be done throughout the year under the proper guidelines of Massif Holidays team members. 

Massif Holidays present this interesting trek package to make the journey of outsiders exciting and memorable. One can book this trip with our expert and highly professional team of Massif Holidays who will always help you to the make holiday as the most memorable journey of the lifetime.

Facts

  • Trip Duration Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Cost Price from US$ 930
  • Trip Grade Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Style Trip Style Fully Supported Guest House Trek
  • Group Sizes Max Person 15
  • food Meals Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accomodation Accomodation Guest House
  • Transportation Transportation Based on Itinerary
  • Destination Nepal
  • Min Person 02

Highlights

  • Trek to the Annapurna and Lower Mustang Region.
  • Experiencing the lifestyle of different ethnic groups.
  • Mesmerizing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site tour in Kathmandu - Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 
  • Walking through the deepest George in the world and Kali Gandaki Valley.
  • Encountering with the rare species of flora and fauna.
  • Natural Hot Spring bath in Tatopani.
  • Scenic mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. 
  • Popular places Ghorepani, Poon Hill & Muktinath visit.
  • 13 Breakfast, 8 Lunch & 9 Dinner.

Outline Itinerary

Detail Itinerary  
  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345Meters). Overnight at Hotel. (A)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing UNESCO world heritage site around Kathmandu valley. Overnight stay at the hotel.
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820 Meters) about 6 hours. Overnight stay at Hotel. 
  • Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1070 M) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540 M). About 4 hours. Overnight stay at Guest house. 
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2860 Meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guest house. 
  • Day 06: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 Meters) then Trek down to Tatopani (1190 Meters) about 7 hours. Overnight stay at Guest house. 
  • Day 07: Trek to Ghasa (2010 Meters) about 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guest house. 
  • Day 08: Trek to Marpha (2670 Meters) - Capital of Apple. About 7 hours. Overnight stay at Guest house. 
  • Day 09: Trek to Kagbeni (2810 Meters) via Jomsom Valley. About 5 hours. Overnight stay at Guest house. 
  • Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3760 Meters). About 4 hours. Overnight stay at Guest house.
  • Day 11: Trek back to Jomsom (2700 meters).  About 3 hours. Overnight stay at Guest house.
  • Day 12: Early morning flight back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel. 
  • Day 13:  Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Hotel. (Can fly back if required).
  • Day 14: Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination. 
  • What’s Included

    • Airport/ Hotel pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
    • Three nights’ (twin sharing basis accommodation) at tourist category hotels in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
    • Basic guesthouse and tea house accommodation during Lower Mustang Trek.
    • Guided valley tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle. (by well-experienced license holder Tour Guide)
    • Professional license holder English speaking Trekking Guide (if required with other nation’s dialect for Lower Mustang Trek).
    • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (one porter for every two guests).
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
    • All meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS card for Lower Mustang trekking.
    • Duffle bag and hiking T-shirt by Massif Holidays. (after trekking, Token  of Love by the team of Massif Holidays)
    • Airfare from Jomsom - Pokhara and drive from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist coach.
    • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant before the day of departure.
    • Including all government taxes, vat & service charges.

     

  • What’s Excluded

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu valley.
    • Any kinds of beverages & bar bills (coffee, beer, soft drinks, etc.) and along with dry foods.
    • Entrance fee at all monuments during the tours.
    • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa fee, which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and also in the case for extending visa during the stay in Nepal.
    • Personal trekking Types of equipment.
    • International airfare
    • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section.
  • Optional

    • Scenic Flight (From Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)
    • Extra additional Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout the travel package.
    • Additional sightseeing to the historical and cultural sites. 
    • The inclusion of Adventurous Activities.
    • The group joining the trip or personal group trip (trek/tour).
    • Small or Large group of travelers.
    • Extra day hike during the trip.
    • Expand or different itinerary of travel packages.
    • Luxury accommodation (4/5 star category hotels).
    • The family trip along with children under the secure and favorable suggestion of the Massif Holidays expertise.
    • Pony Trek.