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Lower Mustang Trek

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Package name Lower Mustang Trek
Duration 13
Max. elevation 3800 m
Level Easy
Transportation <p>Car, Bus, and Flight<br></p>
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the Trek.
Trip route Nayapul-Ghorepani poon Hill-jomsom-muktinath-jomsom-pokhara
Cost USD 890 per person



Lower Mustang Trek

Lower Mustang Trek is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is located in the remote isolated northern part of the country which is bordering with Tibet. The Annapurna province is known for its spectacular landscape which is famous for the deep gorges and high mountains in this area. The Annapurna region trek is home to some of the world’s most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Mustang Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region and it takes travelers through the picturesque villages of Kagbeni, Jomsom Muktinath, and Lo-Manthang. There is an ancient walled town which is much more attractive on this trek.

Lower Mustang Trek is known as Muktinath Trek also well known for its unique geography and climate. The region is categorized by deep canyons and arid plains with temperatures fluctuating from minus 25 degree Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius in summer. The region is also known for its strong winds making it a stimulating yes pleasing place to travel. Annapurna region is also home to cultural heritage with a variety of ethnic groups including Manangi, Thakali, and Loba peoples. The culture of Lower Mustang is strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, with many Monasteries and temples sprinkled throughout the area. Lower Mustang is an exquisite trekking journey to the remote and pristine Mustang District of Nepal. It is an unlimited way to explore the antique trails, rich culture, and charming landscape of this region. Lower Mustang trekking takes you to the Kali Gandaki River’s deep canyons and heading up to the Upper Mustang high-altitude desert.

You will get to explore this area, old trading routes, and villages in a unique way. The Trek is filled with challenging passes, traditional settlements, and mind-blowing views of snowcapped mountains.

If you are looking for lifetime experience trekking in Nepal, the Muktinath trek is the best choice for all aged people. There are many types of hotels and lodges which you want to choose you can select by yourself like some luxury hotels also available in this route. If you want to expenses more money on your luxury trekking in Nepal this will be the best choice for you. Either you can drive to Muktinath or hike up to Muktinath.

Best Season

Normally, Trekking in Nepal is high during autumn and Spring. The best season for Nepal trekking is spring and autumn. Spring is March to May and autumn is September to the Beginning of December. This major time traveler’s volume is much more in the trekking route of Nepal.

For those who have less chance to travel the best time you can come any time of the year to do a Nepal trekking and tour. Doing a lower Mustang trek is better in monsoon season also because while we cross the lower part of the Mustang district, the upper Mustang is a rain shadow because it is behind of Annapurna Himalaya range.

Trek Difficulty

The Lower Mustang Trek is a moderately difficult trek that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world.  From this route, you can go to Muktinath Temple or head up to the Upper Mustang trek. The route is relatively easy with no technical climbing involved. The terrain is mostly gradual and rolling. You will be trekking across arid lands, canyons, and high plateaus.

The highest point of the trek is 4,310 meters at Dhakmar, providing you with great views of the entire region. The trek is done mostly on foot, but you will also meet some steep ascents and descents. The total period of the trek is around 11 to 12 days, depending on the trail you choose. You will be walking for about 5 to 7 hours a day, so it is important to be fit and have some trekking experience.

The trek is generally low in difficulty and is accessible for most trekkers. It is a great option for those who want to explore a remote and untouched region of Nepal. The trek offers spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, deep gorges, and traditional villages of Thakali people, and Tibetan people of the mountain. The route is also filled with Buddhist monasteries and ancient caves, providing a great cultural experience. 

Food and Accommodation in Mustang

Located in the remote region of Mustang, this trek is an excellent way to experience the beauty and culture of the region. The trek takes you through a variety of terrains, from high passes to deep gorges, and leads you to the capital of the region, Lo-Manthang. When it comes to accommodation, Lower Mustang Trekking offers a variety of options to its trekkers. The traditional teahouses found in the villages of Mustang provide simple and basic food and accommodations for trekkers.

The rooms are usually small but comfortable and are equipped with basic facilities like beds and blankets. Most teahouses also offer food and drinks, so trekkers don't have to worry about carrying supplies. For those looking for a more comfortable experience, there are also a few lodges available in the region.

These lodges offer comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms, hot showers, and electricity. They also offer delicious meals and snacks during the trek but that will be a mountain test, so trekkers can enjoy a delicious meal after the trekking when they arrive in the city.

No matter what kind of accommodation you are looking for, Muktinath Trekking has something to offer every type of trekker. Whether you're looking for a basic teahouse or a luxurious lodge trek, you'll be sure to find rather that suits your needs.

So, if you're looking for an exciting trek in Nepal, Lower Mustang trekking is the perfect option for you.

Lower Mustang Trek Cost

Are you looking for a budget-friendly trek in Nepal? Look no further than the Lower Mustang Trek! This trek is an amazing and affordable way to explore the remote eastern region of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The Muktinath trek takes you to the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang, an isolated region in the northern part of Nepal.

During the trek, you will get to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the locals and explore the stunning landscapes of the High Himalayas. You will also get to visit the monasteries of the region, take in the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Mustang Valley.

The cost of the Lower Mustang Trek is relatively low compared to other treks in Nepal. The trek usually lasts for 11 days and the average cost per person is approximately USD 1200 in 2023 and 2024. This includes accommodation, food, transport, a guide, and other necessary equipment. The cost may vary depending on the season and the type of trekking package you choose, but you can be sure that it will be within your budget. If you are looking for a cost-effective and exciting trek in Nepal, the Lower Mustang Trek is the perfect choice for you! With its stunning landscapes and interesting culture.

Why with us?

Lower Mustang Trek is ideal for nature and adventure lovers alike, with its spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range and the opportunity to explore the ancient monasteries and villages of the region. Trekking with us will allow you to experience the hospitality of the local people, enjoy the delightful Nepalese cuisine, and witness the vibrant culture of the area.

We will provide you with all the necessary gear and equipment. Our experienced guides will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trek. We take boundless pride in providing brilliant service to our customers and assurance that you will have an unforgettable experience. We will take you to the best observing points of the Annapurna range, and help you determine the secret villages and monasteries of the region.

So what are you waiting for? Join us for Adventure A One Trek for a Lower Mustang Trek and experience the best of the Annapurna region!

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu( 1,350 m / 4,430 ft) and transfer to Hotel.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or walk around the local market in your free time. 

Day 2 : Drive to Pokhara 6/7 hrs drive 860 m/2820 ft.

After the early breakfast, you will be taking a scenic drive to Pokhara. The route to Pokhara includes some small to larger settlements, green hills, the Trishuli River plus occasional views of the mountains. There will be several breaks for the food/drinks and the toilet. After checking into the hotel; you can go for an evening walk around Phewa Lake. The sunset view from the lakeside looks stunning. For the food and drinks, you can find so many good options in Lakeside. 

Day 3 : Drive to Nayapul (1050m/3444ft./2 hours drive) then Trek to Ulleri 2000 m/6560 ft

This is your first day hiking starting from Nayapul. It will take one hour and forty minutes to drive and four/five hours to walk to Ullery.  the path leads through a small village and there will be a checkpoint for your permit. after checking that, the path leads through a road where you can see some four-wheel-drive jeeps and some buses driving. it will be a sloping walk to Ramghai, the path leads higher up. you may stop somewhere to have lunch then hike straight up from Tikhedhunga it will be a bit off but the next day, it will be easy to reach Ghorepani.

Day 4 : Trek to Ghorepani (4/5 hours trek/2860 m./9383ft).

Wake up with a good sunrise view at Annapurna South. Grab your delicious breakfast then tie your shoes for the day. The route to Ghorepani is mostly uphill and through the dense rhododendron forest. Rhododendron is a special flower as it is the national flower of Nepal. It would be a great walk if you were trekking in the months of the spring (March to May). Upon arriving, in Ghorepani, you can enjoy the panoramic views of mountains including Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and more. Additionally, the sunset view of the Himalayas is an absolute stunner.

Day 5 : Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10528ft)and trek to Tatopani (1190m/3903ft/ 7/8 hours trek).

Get up early morning and make the hike up to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Poon Hill is regarded as one of the best mountain viewpoints in the Annapurna range. The greatest views of Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, and more mountains can be seen. After collecting the wonderful sunrise view, you will then get back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Then you will be heading towards Tatopani. The route to Tatopani from Ghorepani is again through the dense rhododendron forest. Several waterfalls can be seen along the way too. Upon arriving at Tatopani, you can go for a bath in a natural hot spring. You will be spending the night at a local lodge.

Day 6 : Trek to Ghasa(2010m/6592ft/6/7 hours trek).

Following the Kali Gandaki River, you will be gradually trekking uphill on the dusty road. Along the way, the wonderful views of the waterfalls and mountain views can be collected. With a further few pushes, you will be reaching Ghasa. Ghasa is a small village with few tea houses around. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 7 : Trek to Marpha (2670 m/8757 ft/6/7 hours trek).

One of the most exciting and easy trekking days. The trek goes through the dense forest of rhododendrons and bamboo via the Lete River to get to Lete village, which is a small village. Lete onwards, you will be following the Kali Gandaki river till Larjung village. From Larjung, you will be making the final push to get to Marpha village. Marpha Village is widely known as the Apple Village too. You can taste different apple products in this village. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 8 : Trek to Kagbeni (2800 m/9184 ft/5/6 hours trek).

Following the east bank of the Kali Gandaki River, you will be first trekking to Ekla Bhatti. You will then continue your trekking towards Kagbeni for the night. Kagbeni is a wonderful village with greater views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. You can enjoy the wonderful sunset view from Kagbeni in the evening. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 9 : Trek to Muktinath (3800 m/12447 ft/4/5 hours trek).

Taking the uphill route with the greater views of the mountains, you will be first getting to a village called Jharkot. Jharkot is a small village with wonderful people having unique cultures and traditions which is much influenced by Tibetan cultures. Then you will be making the further climb up to Muktinath for the night. Muktinath is a pilgrimage dedicated to Buddhist and Hindu religions. You can also offer good views of the snow-capped mountains from Muktinath. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 10 : Trek back to Jomsom (2,715 m/8907 ft./ 4/5 hours trek).

Explore the temple in the morning. Then you will be taking a downhill route to get back to Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang region. You can explore the local village in your free time. You will be spending the night at a local lodge.

Day 11 : Flight Back to Pokhara.

With an early morning flight, you will be getting to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can do half-day sightseeing to explore Phewa Lake, Devis Falls, and Gupteshwor Cave. In the evening, you can collect a good sunset view from Phewa Lakeside. 

Day 12 : Drive back to Kathmandu (6/7 hours’ drive/1350m./4429ft).

Collecting the great memories of the lower Mustang trek, you will be driving back to Kathmandu this day. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping around Thamel. Then you can prepare your luggage.

Day 13 : Final departure .

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your return flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with the hope of seeing you again in Nepal.  “PHERI BHETAULA”. 


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