Upper Mustang Trek
I am looking for trekking partners for the Upper Mustang Trek in the second half of May.
Ideally, I would like to do the full trek in 12-13 days to visit as much as possible. I am already in contact with a Nepalese guide, and we came up with the following itinerary (nothing definitive yet, there is room for modification):
day 1: early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomson + trek to Kagbeni
day 2: Kagbeni to Chhuksang, via Tangbe
day 3: Chhuksang to Samar
day 4: Samar to Geling, via Chungsi caves
day 5: Geling to Drakmar
day 6: Drakmar to Lo Manthang, via Lo Gekar (upper route)
day 7: Lo Manthang
day 8: Lo Manthang
day 9: Lo Manthang to Yara
day 10: Yara (visit to Luri Gompa)
day 11: Yara to Tengge
day 12: Tengge to Chhuksang
day 13: Chhuksang to Kagbeni to Jomson
day 14: morning flight to Pokhara
Even though I have never been to Nepal before, I am a passionate trekker. I have been on several multi-days hiking trips, mostly on the Alps (I am italian), but I have also recently spent a month backpacking and trekking in Patagonia. My trekking style is relaxed: I enjoy the view, the remoteness, taking landscape pictures and get to know the local culture. I very much enjoy independent trekking, and, for this particular adventure, we would stay in teahouses but also occasionally camp (for instance in Yara and Tegbbe) and enjoy the remoteness of this region.
Dates: the trek is meant to allow us to be in Lo Manthang during the Tiji festival (23-25 May). Considering that I need to be back in Kathmandu on May 30, this all together means that day 1 would be around May 15 or 16. The dates are slightly flexible.
Money: cost is 1700 $ everything included (flight pokhara to jomson and back, all permits, accommodations, meals, guide). 1300 $ excluding meals and accommodations. Depending on the group size we could negotiate a better price.
Please leave a message if you are interested in this journey!