Lower Mustang Tour and Trek offer a great combination of culture and moderate walking in the stunning western part of the Annapurna Himalayas. The trip can be done as a trek, jeep tour or combination of both.
The deep Kali Gandaki gorge and the arid rain shadow behind the Annapurna peaks present a unique landscape with beautiful rock formations, monasteries, and traditional villages. After enjoying the sights of Kathmandu and Pokhara, we fly to Jomsom, where our trek begins. We walk through the deep Kali Gandaki gorge on a dry riverbed, framed by high mountains on both sides. A few hours later we reach Kagbeni, with its bustling market and monastery, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Kagbeni is also a gateway to Upper Mustang, a restricted area requiring a special permit. (The Upper Mustang trek is also offered by Nepal Hiking Trek).
Muktinath temple is the final destination of the trek, which is significant for both Hindus and Buddhists for pilgrimage trips. People believe they can get rid of their sins if they visit there once in their lifetime. Please contact us for more information.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02:City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (900m).
Day 04:Fly to Jomsom, walk to Kagbeni.(2,800m).
Day 05:Trek to Muktinath (3,800m).
Day 06:Muktinath to Jomsom (2,743m).
Day 07:Fly to Pokhara (half day sightseeing).
Day 08:Drive back to Kathmandu, farewell dinner.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! A Nepal Hiking Trek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).
Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.
Day 03Drive to Pokhara (900m).In the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 6 hours. There's also an option to fly, at an additional cost. At Pokhara, you can enjoy a boat ride or walk around the lake. Pokhara is a trekker’s mecca, with excellent shopping and restaurants. BB.
Day 04Fly to Jomsom, walk to Kagbeni.(2,800m).Early in the morning, we take a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we walk 2-3 hours to Kagbeni through the windy Kali Gandaki valley. Another option is to drive directly from Beni to Kagbeni, which is an adventurous road drive. Kagbeni offers a bustling market and a 15th century monastery. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included (BLD).
Day 05Trek to Muktinath (3,800m). From Kagbeni, we walk uphill about 4 hours to Muktinath temple. We walk gradually enjoying the dramatic panoramas of the arid landscape and mountains on the horizon. We will meet Annapurna Circuit trekkers here who have crossed the Throng-La pass. We can worship at the temple, have a ritual bath and rest. BLD
Day 06Muktinath to Jomsom (2,743m).We trek down to Jomsom through the windy Kali Gandaki valley. BLD
Day 07Fly to Pokhara (half day sightseeing).Early in the morning, we fly back to Pokhara, where you can do more sightseeing or shop at the exotic craft shops. BLD
Day 08Drive back to Kathmandu, farewell dinner. From Pokhara, we take a bus for about 6 hours to Kathmandu. You also have the option to fly at an additional cost. Arriving in Kathmandu, you’re transferred to your hotel. To celebrate your successful adventure, we invite you to a farewell dinner. BLD
Day 09Departure. After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your departure. Thank you for your journey with us.