Mustang Luxury Trek

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude3,750 metres
  • AccommodationLuxury Lodges during the trek
  • MealsAll meals during the trek
  • Trip Start/EndPokhara
  • Group Size1-50 pax
  • Best SeasonFebruary to May and September to December are the best months

What to Expect:

  • Hike the wonders of Lower Mustang, Kagbeni, Jomsom, and Marpha.
  • Hiking on the shore of Kali Gandaki River, the emotional terrain of Mustang.
  • Unobstructed glimpses of Annapurna North, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and other mountains in the Annapurna range.
  • Hike to Muktinath Temple, a sacred shrine of Hindu and Buddhism with impressive 11th century-built Lupra Monastery and BonPo Monastery en route.
  • Tibetan influenced the lifestyle, culture, and settlements of Gurung and Thakali, the ethnic community of Mustang.
  • Beautiful glimpses of Buckwheat and Apple farms in Jomsom add the touch of greenery to the inspiring landscape.
  • Luxurious accommodation at luxury lodges like Red House and Moksha Mustang is the best among the clubs in the lower Mustang.
  • Two-way scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and back to Pokhara.
  • Fixed departure lower Mustang Luxury Trek for Autumn 2022 with an experienced trek guide and 100% guaranteed safety.

Mustang Luxury Trek in the Annapurna region is one of the best walks on the foot of the Himalayas without engaging in strenuous hikes for weeks. The enriched Thakali and Gurung culture blended with Tibetan Buddhist Cultures, canyons and gorges of Kali Gandaki river, elegant mountains on the backdrop, and the cinematic landscapes of Jomsom to Kagbnei make lower Mustang heaven for a short and luxurious trekking destination.

Better known for ancient Tibetan Buddhism and the semi-autonomous region of Nepal, Mustang undoubtedly is one of the untouched landscapes in the world. Even with the flow of huge trekkers and pilgrims each year, the natural sceneries, landscapes, lifestyles, traditions, and hospitality are timelessly intact.

Lower Mustang, an Inspiring Himalayan Desert

Mustang, the countryside behind the towering Annapurna range, falls under a rain shadow. As a result, the entire landscape is arid, withered, dusty as the wind blows in the afternoon, but awe-strikingly amazing. Due to less or almost zero rainfall, people call it a Himalayan desert. However, the famous Apple Orchards of Marpha in Jomsom give life and greenery to the landscape. Furthermore, the Buckwheat and Potato farmlands during August shower ornate Jomsom and surrounding landscapes.

As a trekker, you can enjoy the Lower Mustang Luxury trek in Summer to enjoy the vibrant landscapes with the nostalgic petrichor, a smell of mud after the drizzles.

A luxury lower Mustang Trek- Doable on every season

Unlike other trekking destinations like Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp trek, the lower Mustang trek is doable all year round. Spring and Autumn months, from March to May and September to November, are the best months for the Mustang Luxury trek. However, winter's less snowfall and summer's less rainfall make it achievable all year round.

The fresh winter snow blankets the entire landscape and Mount Annapurna ranges from December to February. It becomes an ideal time to explore the regions like Jomsom, Marpha, Kagbeni, and Muktinath. The maximum altitude you'll reach in the Mustang trek is 3,710 metres at Muktinath. It'll be cold with a temperature around freezing, but your accommodation at the luxury lodge keeps you warm and cosy throughout your trip.

Lower Mustang Luxury trek for four days will be a tremendous natural escapade for you if you plan a trip to Nepal in the summer. It rains in Nepal in Summer, and many trekking routes become arduous and challenging. However, lower Mustang being a landscape in the rain shadow region, you'll receive fewer rain showers and can hike all day without obstacles. On top, it's a time of year when you can witness greenery around the landscapes of the lower Mustang.

Mustang Trek- A luxurious trip to heaven of Himalayas and inspiring landscapes

Annapurna I, 8,091 metres, and Dhaulagiri, 8,176 metres, are the world's 7th and 10th highest mountains. Other mountains include Nilgiri, and Dhampus peaks are adjacent to Annapurna. These are the mountains best seen from Jomsom to Kagbeni. On your flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, the aerial glimpses of Machhapuchhre and the peaks mentioned above give the surreal experience of what you'll be surrounded by for the next four days in the Mustang luxurious trek.

Not only mountains, but Mustang trek is also best known for Kali Gandaki Gorge and beautiful stones, Saligram. As you hike to Kagbeni along the shore of the Kali Gandaki River, you'll find yourself bound by the serenity of inspiring landscapes and elegant outlooks. Chilly mornings, breezy afternoons, deep gorges, and withered canyons make the day hike and landscape stunning. On top, touring in this magical terrain with luxurious accommodation takes comfort to the next level.

Why Lower Mustang Luxury Trek in Autumn 2022? 

Multiple reasons make the lower Mustang trek the best pick for the traveller. First, this trip is luxurious, where you'll get standard accommodation with clean beds, blankets, pillows, and meals at the best lodge. The hot showers, individual rooms, internet, hot drinking waters, and attached bathrooms will be available throughout this trek. Second, the modes of transportation will also be luxurious for you. You'll get a two-way Pokhara Jomsom flight and airport pickup and drop service from us. In Mustang, you'll also get Jeep Rides from Muktinath to Jomsom, with which you can avoid day wind and tiring return
hikes.

Further, this trip is best for trekkers who don't have enough time to hike for a week in Mustang. More, the less hiking involved in the Mustang Luxury trek is the best fit for a family with teens. There's no risk of altitude sickness on this trip, so your kids can hike to the beautiful terrain of Jomsom and Kagbeni alongside you

Itinerary

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The day at Pokhara starts with fantastic sunrise glimpses and the chirps of morning birds.
You'll have breakfast early at the hotel in Pokhara before leaving for the airport to catch a flight to Jomsom. For stable weather and the best flight experience, the first or second flight to Jomsom is the best.

The regular flight time from Pokhara to Jomsom is 30 minutes. But, you'll reach Jomsom in no
time. The inspiring glimpses of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri will be in your
sight. You'll also witness the striking Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world's deepest Gorge of Kali
Gandaki River.

For the day hikes, you can hike a couple of hours to Marpha, the home of Mustang Apples,
Apple brandy, and Thakali people, ethnic group of Mustang. The lifestyles, designs of houses,
underground drainage, everything will leave you in awe. For a luxurious overnight stay and accommodation, you'll be at Mokshya Mustang, a luxury hotel in Jomsom.

  • Moksha Mustang
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,743 metres

On the second day of the Lower Mustang Luxury Trek, you'll hike to a spectacular settlement
in the lower Mustang, Kagbeni. The broad trek trails on the shore of Kali Gandaki, a cinematic
landscape with the elegant Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and Annapurna mountains.
The Buckwheat, Wheat, and Potato farms of Kagbeni add life to the arid yet arresting reddish
canyons around the region. Every stone-paved narrow alley, tunnel, house, and roof feeds
you the vibes of an ancient town in the Himalayas. The 100 rooms of King's Palace and Sayka
Gompa are other wonders to roam around in Kagbeni.
The fantastic day hike from Jomsom to Kagbeni and strolling around Kagbeni end with
luxurious overnight accommodation and meals at Red House Lodge.

  • Red House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,840 metres

After a decent breakfast at Red House Lodge in Kagbeni, you'll prepare for the hike to
Muktinath, one of the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

The total hike distance from Kagbeni to Muktinath is 12.4 km, which takes nearly four hours
of comfortable hikes. The vibrant landscape, settlements of Jharkot and Lupra, and ambient
climate make the day hike serene.

At Muktinath temple, you can take a holy bath on 100 water taps with flowing water. Hindu
and Buddhist pilgrims take bath on these taps before entering the temple for worship. Several
monasteries around the temple elevate the elegance of the outlook.

After quality time sightseeing at Muktinath Temple and worshipping, if you're a Hindu or
Buddhist, you'll make a hike to Jomsom via Lupra. You'll take a jeep ride from Muktinath to
Jomsom for a tireless return to Jomsom.

You'll be accommodated at the luxurious Moksha Mustang in Jomsom.

  • Moksha Mustang
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,743 metres

The glorious four-day Lower Mustang Luxury Trek ends with a scenic 30 minutes flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

You'll have a decent breakfast at Moksha Mustang with an arresting glimpse of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the backdrop.

The glittering rays on massifs of Annapurna with the fresh outlook in the morning alleviate the experience of flight.

As you land in Pokhara, a representative from Dream Himalayan will be there to pick you up on a private vehicle and transfer you to the hotel of your preference.

For the rest of the day, you can enjoy strolling around Lakeside and enjoy the vibes at local pubs and restaurants.

  • Not Included
  • Breakfast
  • 822 m

Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Round trip flight ticket ( Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)
  • 2 nights hotel accomodation in Moksha Mustang, Jomsom
  • 1 night hotel accomodation in Red House, Kagbeni
  • All meals ( B/L/D) during the trek
  • Experienced/professional trekking guide
  • Strong trekking porter ( 2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • ACAP permit and TIMS card fees
  • Necessary paper works and government taxes

Good to Know

Mustang Luxury Trek- Mode of transportation

For four days Mustang Luxury Trek, Dream Himalayan provides complimentary airport drop and pickup service in Pokhara.

You'll get a two-way flight that takes 30 minutes to get to Jomsom and Pokhara. You'll hike to Marpha, Kagbeni, and Muktinath. After you visit Muktinath Temple, you'll get a jeep drive to Jomsom. Trekkers also prefer jeep rides from Pokhara to Jomsom to avoid the fear of flight. It takes a whole day to reach Jomsom; that only consumes the trek time you'll have. Also, the bumpy and dusty road to Jomsom will be a long tiring drive.

Luxurious Mustang Trek- Permits and fees

Unlike the Upper Mustang trek, the lower Mustang Luxurious Trek only requires two permits instead of three. You need a Trekkers Information Management System card (TIMS), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit (ACAP) for this trek. With us, we'll manage every required permit before the trip departures.

If you're an independent trekker, you can get these permits from Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu.

Best season for Luxury Trek in Mustang

The excellent season for the lower mustang trek is March to May and September to November. The weather and temperature during the Spring and Autumn months become stable. Hence,

Pokhara Jomsom flights depart on schedule. The clear outlook and crispy viewing experience make the Lower Mustang comfort lodge trek the best experience.

Mustang sits on a rain shadow area, making the trekking doable in monsoon. You can enjoy the greenery of Buckwheat farm and Apple Orchards in Jomsom. The only issue will be the flight delays and cancellations due to bad weather in summer.

What to carry in Backpack for Lower Mustang Comfort Lodge Trek

The Comfort lodge trek to the lower Mustang is a four-day trip that includes two days of hiking in Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Muktinath. Hence, you don't need to carry a heavy backpack with
many gears.

We recommend you carry the lightweight backpack with a pair of trekking boots, poles, down jacket, fleece, trekking trousers, water pouches or bottles etc. The wind speed in Mustang often becomes strong during the daytime. Hence, carry windproof face masks, caps, scarfs, and sunglasses to prevent your eye and face from the sand dust and grits.

You'll fall in love with the cinematic landscape of the lower Mustang. So, carry a camera to capture the best moments in Autumn's lower Mustang Luxury Trek.

Meals and Accommodation in Mustang Luxurious Trek

The best accommodation and luxurious meals are features of the lower Mustang luxurious trek. On this trek, you'll be accommodated at tea houses like Mokshya Mustang and Red House, which offer luxurious services for trekkers. These high-quality lodges offer decent beds, clean blankets and pillows, hot showers, internet and attached washrooms. You'll also get a private room for overnight accommodation.

The meal includes oatmeal, porridge with honey, cornflakes, toasts, omelettes, fresh fruits, and tea. The lunch item includes Nepali Dal Bhat with fresh vegetables, pickles, and meat.

A Thakali meal with various things is also a luxurious meal for lunch and dinner. Other than these, Pizza, sandwiches, burgers, spaghetti, Tibetan bread, Tenduk, and Thukpa are also
well-liked

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