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Mustang thorong la pass trek

Mustang thorong la pass trek itinerary

Mustang throng la pass trek tours located in Trans Himalayan region of Nepal. Mustang throng la pass trekking is very less demanding trek route- a perfect destination for visiting Buddhist Monasteries.

Mustang has a barren landscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows, and browns. Mustang trek is lying under the rain shadow of the Himalayas is possibly the last remnant of pristine Tibetan culture. Forbidden & remote rest of the World.

Lo-Mustang, the capital city is fixed with walled around and ruled by a Jigme Palvar Bista king. Mustang is rich by its own unique culture and tradition. Like other trekking routes, mustang trek offers a great view of mount Dhaulagiri at 8167 meters (26,795 ft) and Annapurna Ist at 8091 meters (26,545ft). You will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high during the trek.

Mustang combined with Thorong la pass trek is arid valleys, eroded canyons, ochre valley, yak caravans, colorful-painted mud-brick houses on the back dropped of majestic mountains which makes you medieval walled kingdom Mustang trekking a very special one. After Mustang, the trek continues over Thorong la pass 5416m/17,710 ft is one of the top first trek destinations in Nepal.

Mustang combine with Annapurna circuit is an equally popular region and rich in scenery apart from the diverse culture and flora and faunas. It is a very popular trek because of the panoramic scenery of the Himalayas. Mustang throng la pass trek is highly recommended for young and experienced trekkers and can be done at any time during the year.

Mustang thorong la pass trek highlights and Himalayan sights

Lo-Mangthang is the capital of Mustang district, Damodhar Kunda, pristine lakes, Saligrams Holy and ancient caves, Amazing Kaligandaki valley hunt fossil called Saligram – Hindus most holy stones. Lifestyles of Mustangi People, great Himalayan panorama including Dhaulagiri family as well as Nilgiri and other hundreds of Border Himalaya.

Mustang thorong la pass trek grades

Mustang throng la pass trek is suitable for young and experienced walkers looking for something challenging treks but it does not require any previous trek experience. If you are healthy and can walk 6 to 6:30 hours daily, you can easily complete this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart.

Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Mustang throng la pass trek covers

Jomsom windy valley – Kagbeni village – Chaile – Gelling – Charang – Lo-Manthang – Ghami – Muktinath – Thorong la Pass 5,416m – Manang – Besisahar

Mustang throng la pass trek season

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October.

Mustang thorong la pass trek outline itinerary

01 Day: Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day: Drive to Pokhara city(800m / 2,616m), 6-7 hours
03 Day: Pokhara to Jomsom flight. rek to Kagbeni (2800m/9,156 ft), 4 hours
04 Day: Kagbeni to Chele trek (3100m/10,137 ft), 6 hours
05 Day: Chele to Gheling trek (3570m/11,674 ft), 8 hours
06 Day: Geling to Tsarang trekking (3560m/11,641 ft), 7 hours
07 Day: Tsarang to Lo Manthang treks (3840m/12,557 ft), 5 hours
08 Day: Lo-Manthang , day hiking exploring around
09 Day: Descend from Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar (3520m/11,510 ft), 9 hours via Ghar Gompa.
10 Day: Descend from Dhakmar to Samar (3540m/11,576 ft) , 6 hours
11 Day: Samar to Muktinath hikes (3800m/12,426 ft), 7 hours
12 Day: Cross over Thorong la (5416m/17,710 ft). Descend to Phedi, 9 hours
13 Day: Manang village trekking (3400m/11,118 ft), 6 hours
14 Day: Chame trekking (2630m/8,600 ft) via Pisang, 8 hours.
15 Day: Dharapani village trekking (1860m/6,0082), 6 hours.
16 Day: Jagat village trekking (1300m/4,251 ft), 5 hours.
17 Day: Bulbhule trekking (840m / 2,747 ft), 6 hours.
18 Day: Drive to Kathmandu city. Transfer to hotel
19 Day: Depart Kathmandu

Mustang thorong la pass trek detail itinerary

Our upper mustang combine with Thorong la pass classical trek has a short, itinerary compared to most walks up to the world’s widest pass Thorong la. The particular route is designed for world explorers who wish to hike to upper mustang but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the upper mustang in a more relaxed manner can try this appropriate choice. However, email us if you need a customized itinerary.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu bed with a breakfast plan. Our representative will give you brief information about further programs.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara city (900m/2,943 feet), 6 hours.

Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. Between on the way we will see the natural beauty like Trisuli river which is most popular in Nepal for rafting and we will follow the way almost bank of the Trisuli and Marsyandi River when we arrive in Pokhara transfer to hotel.

Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom flight. Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m/9,156 feet), 4 hours

Early flight to Jomsom located an an altitude of 2720m / 8,894 ft. You will be land on the District headquarters of Mustang and will start trek to Kagbeni, the starting point of the Upper Mustang, where you can make your eyes busy for The spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus. Kagbeni is the most interesting typical Tibetan village and the entry point of the upper Mustang for an overnight stop. Overnight camping at Kagbeni.

Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele trekking (3,100m/10,137 feet), 6 hours

The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki that climbs over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe Village. There are whitewashed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peaks, which dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni. Continues to loom massively at the foot of the valley. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang Village and cross the river, continue climbing north up the trail to a the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kaligandaki valley and climb steeply up to Chele.

Day 05: Chele to Gheling walks (3,570m/11,674 feet), 8 hours

The climb continues along step, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to pass and cairn of rock at 3540m. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, and then the trail descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge and the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. The route climbs sharply up and down over a series of high passes, before the final descent to Geiling.

Day 06: Trek from Geling to Tsarang (3,560m/11,641 feet), 7 hours

From Gelling, the trail climbs gently to the interesting pass on our trek NYILA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar chu (river), we will arrive to a MANI (Prayer WALL) perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600m the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa is an interesting visit to observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha.

Day 07: Tsarang to Lo Manthang walking (3840m/12,557 feet), 5 hours

The trail descends about 100 meters down from Charang, crosses the Charang – Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge and continues to climb. Finally, from a ridge at 3850m. There is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo- Manthang.

Day 08: Lo-Manthang, day hiking exploring around

Another day in Lo – Manthang gives you the chance to explore its many sights; the Tall Champa Lakhang (God house,) the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Raja’s Palace; as well as to gaze at the surrounding panoramic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya. Besides Lo-Manthang there are two other interesting valleys worth visiting. The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja’s summer palace, Kimling and Phuwa as well as the Gompa of Namgyal (The Monastery of Victory) is the newest and most active Gompa in Lo. In the eastern valley lies the village of Chosar, also rich in gompas and the valley is the main trading route to Lhasa.

Day 09: Trek descend to Dhakmar (3,520m/11,510 feet), 9 hours via Ghar Gompa.

This is an opportunity to visit two other villages on your return trek. The trail climbs steadily to the pass marked by a cairn, offering a last glimpse of Lo-Manthang. We cross the highest pass this trek and arrive in Ghar Gompa (3920 Meters). This monastery is very old and older than Samye monastery in Tibet, supposed to be built around 730AD. After crossing the pass around 4100m then we descend down to the way in Dhakmar (3520m) where we fix our campsite to stay overnight.

Day 10: Trek descend from Dhakmar to Samar (3,540m/11,576 feet), 6 hours

From Dhakmar the way goes down to until Ghami (3460m) the huge greenery village in Mustang where we can see the ancient monastery and stupas with. You can see the local houses here like a cave. After the trail goes ascend until Nyi La pass and descends to Samar through the same route. We fix our camp for stay overnight here.

Day 11: Trek from Samar to Muktinath(3,800m/12,426 feet), 7 hours

Today is our one of the toughest day of the trip. We climb up for a while and walk through the villages to Muktinath. This route is very popular for the Fossil stone “Saligrams” mainly between Tetang to Gyu La Pass 4077m. It also offers the 140 Degree panoramic view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Himalayan range. Accommodation is depended upon your request, either lodge. Muktinath is a holy place both for Hindu and Buddhist people. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple which has a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas. The town offers a panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and it`s surrounding peaks.

Day 12: Cross over Thorong la (5,416m/17,710 feet). Descend to Phedi, 9 hours

Today is another challenging day for us to ascend up to the Thorong la summit (5416m above sea level) roughly takes about 5 hours. It is recognized as the world’s widest pass of the Himalayas. You will have almost the best view of whole trekking and the Himalayas you can see within 360 deg angle. However, some problems may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross over thorong la if it is covered by heavy snow. This should be a lifetime unforgettable experience for trekkers. An early start is important to complete the mission. Descend downhill walking to get Phedi through rocky mountains and grassy trails.

Day 13: Trek to Manang village (3,400m/11,118 feet), 6 hours

Our descent continues through the Marshyangdi Valley to Manang village, home to the legendary Yeti. There are so many side trips either visiting Tilicho Lake (5100 m) known as the world’s highest lake, Ice Lake, Gangapurna Lake, and Gangapurna glacier and more.

Day 14: Chame village hikes (2,630m/8,600 feet) via Pisang, 8 hours.

From Manang village, we take further to Braga village where you can experience one of the oldest monastery, built by the Dalai Lama around 500 years ago. From here to chame we take easy trial passing Humde Airport and Pisang village. Today, we come across traditional villages of the ethnic Manangis people. Waiting here is the 360 degrees panorama of Himalayan peaks: Mount Annapurna Himalayan range including Mt.Gangapurna, Mt. Tilicho, Mt, Manaslu, Thorong Peak, Annapurna 4, Annapurna 3 and Annapurna 2. From here, we continue our journey to Chame where we stay overnight.

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani village (1,860m/6,102 feet), 6 hours.

The trail passes small villages, can see a short glimpse of Mt. Manaslu and other snow peaks and drop down to Danque through the knee crunching trail and have lunch. After lunch, walk on the level and flat trail until reaching Dharapani.

Day 16: Jagat village trekking (1,300m/4,251 feet), 5 hours.

We descend down along the Marsyangdi River passing several villages and bridges. Tal is nice sandy and flat land offers great landscapes and a beautiful waterfall. During the journey over the rocky mountain trail, there is also another nice waterfall next to the chamje village. Then we reach Jagat village.

Day 17: Bulbule village treks (840m / 2,747 feet), 6 hours.

We descend down through the rocky trail until reaching Syange where we can see a very picturesque waterfall about 200m. Then, pass the waterfall and continue along the Marsyangdi River until reaching Bulbhule following the road trail for a short-cut. It takes about 5 hours to reach and enjoy the last evening gathering- a celebration with your crew.

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop in Besisahar to change bus than drive continues of roughly 6 hours we reach at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

How much does Mustang thorong la pass trek cost?

Mustang lo manthang with Thorong la pass trek price will vary according to group size. Pokhara to Jomsom single way flight is included in the price, however, taking flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Domestic flight: Pokhara to Jomsom airfare with domestic airport departure tax.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara Fewa lake side.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest (12 kg + 12 kg) = 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
  • Upper Mustang special permits cost USD 500 for each guest for each 10 days.
  • Bulbule to Besisahar and from Besisahar to Kathmandu transfer by Bus .
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

We can organize group join upper mustang trek combine with Thorong la pass starting at any date but we can also run this private trip if that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Freequently Asked Questions

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for Mustang with throng la pass Trekking?

Answer: Actually Mustang throng la pass trek is suitable for experienced trekkers who are able to walk around 5 hours roughly every day with a lightweight day pack. Because during the trekking, there are some high passes and desert landscapes so at least some basic experience walking over 3000 meters above sea level would be an ideal.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Mustang thorong la pass trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattresses and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Mustang thorong la pass trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the upper mustang – Thorong la trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Mustang thorong la pass trek?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on mustang – Annapurna trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Is there any communication facilities on an upper mustang with Thorong la pass Trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Mustang with thorong la pass trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Lomanthang and AC Trekking?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.

Mustang thorong la pass trek note:

The above itinerary about upper Mustang with Thorong la pass trek is subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes Mustang thorong la pass trek special? ”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

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