Royal Mustang Trek - Short Version - 12 Days

Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-15
Duration
12 Days Days
Mode
Lodge/Home-Stay
Max-Altitude
3,760m/ 12,335 ft
Daily Walking
4-5 hrs
Grade
2
Culture
Mixed Culture, Tibetan Culture, Thakali Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

Royal Mustang Trek - Short Version

1. Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Kathmandu to Pokhara(823m/2,700ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Drive (200Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Muglin
  • Pokhara

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Trishuli and Marshyangdi River
  • Small Settlements
  • Unique Lifestyle
  • Hills
  • Fishtail Mountain

3. Morning Flight to Jomsom(2,720m/8,925ft) and Trek to Kagbeni(2,800m/9,186ft)

  • Duration:25mins flight and 3hrs Walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:80m/262ft

  • Pokhara
  • Jomsom
  • Ekle Bhatti
  • Kagbeni

Highlights:

  • Scenic Flight
  • Snow-Capped Mountain
  • Lofty Massif of above 8,000m
  • Kali Gandaki River
  • Clustered Village
  • Ancient Monasteries
  • Thakali Culture
  • Salt Trade Route
  • Red Monastery
  • Unique Landscape
  • Windy Valley
  • Terraced Fields
  • Agro-farms
  • Apple Garden
  • Simple but Interesting Trekking Experience

4. Kagbeni – Muktinath(3,760m/ 12,335 ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Walk(10-11Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:960m/3,150ft

  • Kagbeni
  • Khingar
  • Jharkot
  • Ranipauwa
  • Muktinath

Highlights:

  • Moderate Walk
  • Desert-like Landscape
  • Cultivations
  • Apple Orchards
  • Nilgiri Mountains
  • Kali Gandaki River Bank
  • Buckwheat and Barley Fields
  • Shakya Gumba-Traditional Medicine Centre
  • Famous Thanka Painting
  • Greenery and Fresh Air
  • Holy and Spiritual Place
  • Nun-Leading Monastery
  • Forbidden Kingdom
  • Eagles Soaring in Cloudless Sky
  • Colourful Rock Formations
  • Cave Dwelling
  • Unity in Diversity- Buddhism and Hinduism Together
  • Mani Wall
  • Mani Stones
  • Prayer Flags and Prayer Wheels
  • Highest Elevation of this trek
  • Religious Pilgrimage Site for both Buddhists and Hindus

5. Muktinath – Lupra(2,790m/ 9,153 ft)

  • Duration:4hrs Walk(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:970m/3,185ft

  • Muktinath
  • Dhangladanda
  • Lupra

Highlights:

  • Bonpo Monastery
  • Bonpo - An Old Pre-Buddhist Tibetan Religion
  • Bonpo Culture-Exotic Arts
  • Hidden Valley
  • Close-Up View of Nilgiri I and II
  • Off-the-Beaten Trail
  • Prayer Flags and Prayer Wheels
  • Mani Walls and Mani Stones
  • Windy Trail(after 12 in the afternoon)
  • Suspension Bridges

6. Lupra – Thinigaon(2,820m/ 9,251ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Walk(10-11Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:70m/230ft
  • Ascend:100m/330ft

  • Lupra
  • Ekle Bhatti
  • Jomsom
  • Thinigaon

Highlights:

  • Unique Landscapes
  • Colourful Rock Formations
  • Stony Sandy Trail, Monasteries
  • Prayer Flags
  • Prayer Wheels
  • Mani Wall
  • Mani Stones
  • Marvellous View of Nilgiri North, Nilgiri Central, Nilgiri South, Tupuche and Dhaulagiri
  • Gateway to Tilicho Lake
  • Greeny Lakes
  • ACAP Office
  • Kali Gandaki River Bank
  • Kali Gandaki Valley View
  • Eagles
  • Yaks

7. Thinigaon – Larjung(2,550m/8,366ft)

  • Duration:6hrs Walk(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:270m/886ft

  • Thinigaon
  • Syang
  • Marpha
  • Tukuche
  • Larjung

Highlights:

  • Marvellous View of Mt. Dhaulagiri
  • Apple Kingdom
  • Apple Orchids
  • Ancient Salt Trade Route from Tibet
  • Charismatic Landscapes
  • Tibetan Refugee Camp
  • Apple Distillery Industry(Beverage)
  • Agriculture
  • Kali Gandaki River Bank
  • Dhaulagiri Icefall
  • Wildlife
  • Herbs and Vegetations
  • Blissful Nature
  • Thakali People – a unique ethnic group
  • Very Close View of Tukuche Peak
  • Windy Trail

8. Larjung – Tatopani(1,190m/3,905ft)

  • Duration:4-5hrs Drive(40Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:1,360m/4,461ft

  • Larjung
  • Kala Pani
  • Lete
  • Ghasa
  • Rukse Chahara
  • Dana
  • Tatopani

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Pine Trees
  • View of Annapurna I
  • Lush Greenery
  • Bushes
  • Relaxation at Natural Hot Spring – Tatopani
  • Ayurvedic Healing
  • Blissful Nature
  • Prayer Flags and Wheels
  • Mani Stones and Mani Walls
  • One of the Largest Water Falls of Nepal

9. Tatopani – Pokhara via Beni(830m/2,725ft)

  • Duration:5hrs (105Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Lodge/ Hotel

  • Tatopani
  • Galeshwar
  • Beni
  • Baglung
  • Kushma
  • Pokhara

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Terraced Field
  • Lifestyle and Culture of Locals
  • Kaligandaki River View
  • Lake View
  • Boating in Phewa Lake
  • Monuments Visit
  • Pokhara Sightseeing in the Afternoon

10. Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • Duration:6hrs (200 KM)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicles
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Pokhara
  • Muglin
  • Kurintar
  • Malekhu
  • Dhading
  • Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Riverside Spring Resort

11. Day 17: Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks) Day 18: Final Departure

12. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

Royal Mustang Trek - Short Version

COST EXCLUDE

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“Namaste” is the common form of greeting in Nepal which is often spoken as Namaskar. It is a traditional Hindu greeting and it is used both for salutation and valediction. Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest.

While you are on Royal Musang Short Trek, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you can only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device is not suitable with two-pin plug.

Yes you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Royal Mustang Short Trek for Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

You can bring any of the currencies to Nepal which is approved and acceptable by Government of Nepal and for your ease, Nepal Mountain Trekkers provide you with the facility of exchanging foreign currency at the market rate without any commissions and extra charge.

ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Royal Mustang Short Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness during Royal Mustang Short Trek but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

Yes, you will need a special permit for Royal Mustang Short Trek because of its existence within the Annapurna Conservation Area, you would need to request for Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Upper Mustang Special Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees.

Of course, since Royal Mustang Short Trek is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Royal Mustang Short Trek. Furthermore, our trekking staffs (guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

Yes, it is possible to get showers during Royal Mustang Short Trek on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us like our other clients.

During Royal Mustang Short Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

Although trekking is done throughout the year here, in general, this trek is recommended from April to June and September to November as the top finest months for this luxurious trek.

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Royal Mustang Trek is a relatively easy and luxurious trek in the Annapurna Region of Nepal.

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