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Lower Mustang Trek

Lower Mustang Trek is yet incredible paradise for all opinionated travelers. You can hike it all round the year. No need to pay high fee as upper Mustang, but you get limitless opportunities to see and live experience things similarly to upper Mustang.
For example ~ Tibetan culture, people and their amazing art of living, centuries old gompas and temple including Hindu and Buddhist holysite of Muktinath, unique clay roofed houses, waterfalls, lakes, landscapes and most high stunning mountains. There is other ethno linguistic group of Thakali originating from the Thak khola region of Mustang district. These people are some of the best traders and businessmen in Nepal.

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  • Itenary
  • Inclusion
  • Trip Information
  • Highlights

Day 1

Drive from Pokhara to Kalopani 2535 m. (8-9 hrs approx)

Day 2

Kalopani to Naurikot 2740 m. (5 hrs approx)

Day 3

Day expedition to Dhaulagiri Icefall 5000 m. (8 – 9 hrs approx).

Day 4

Naurikot to Marpha 2665 m. (4 – 5 hrs maximum).

Day 5

Marpha to Kagbeni 2800 m. (5 hrs approx).

Day 6

Day excursion to Tirigaon 2900m (45 min)

Day 7

Kagbeni to Zhong 3690 m. (5 hrs approx)

Day 8

Zhong to Jharkot 3545 m. (4 – 5 hrs maximum)

Day 9

Jharkot to Lupra 3021 m (4 - 5 hrs maximum)

Day 10

Lupra to Thinigaon 2876 m.

Day 11

Thinigaon to Marpha 2665 m. (5 hrs approx)

Day 12

Marpha to Kalopani 2535 m. (6 hrs approx)

Day 13

Kalopani to Pairothaplo 1890 m. or Dana 1250 m. on eastern side of Kaligandaki (4 – 6 hrs approx).

Day 14

Dana to Tatopani 1200 m. (4 hrs approx)

Day 15

Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara 800 m. (5 hrs approx)

Itenary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal 1300 meters.

We will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Kathmandu to Pokhara 800 meters.

You can take a flight for 25 min. or overland drive with car/bus and it will normally take 5 – 6 hrs, and to hotel.

Day 3

Pokhara to Pokhara

Final preparation for the trek including meeting your guides, ensure permits and shopping if necessary.

Day 4

Pokhara to Tatopani 1200 meters (5 – 6 hrs).

Overland drive with jeep or bus to Tatopani, the road after Beni is bumpy. By evening take a bath in the natural hot spring. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 5

Tatopani to Lete / Kalopani 2535 meters (2 – 3 hrs).

Bus or jeep drive for 2 – 3 hrs to Lete / Kalopani. If you have sufficient time to trek along the NATT-trail, it will be helpful for you to acclimatize. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 6

Lete / Kalopani

It is always better thing to rest here at least one day extra to acclimatize.

Day 7

Kalopani to Khalkyu Camp 3377 meters (7 hrs approx).

Beautiful hike via Chhoyo village – Jhipradeurali and to Bhutar khola is easy, but after here you will have to climb up very tough to Khalkyu Camp. Views are wonderful. Stay overnight at tent. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 8

Khalkyu Camp to Humkhola Camp (Nilgiri South Base Camp) 4232 meters (7 – 8 hrs approx).

Today's sceneries are enormously stunning! Trail condition up to Thulo Bukin is so strenuous. You need to bring sufficient water to drink with you. Stay overnight at tent. If you will have longer vacation then Thulo Bukin is truly amazing place to camp! Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 9

Humkhola Camp (Nilgiri South Base Camp) to Mristi Khola Camp 3543 meters (7 hrs approx).

Views are breath taking, trail condition is up and down and steep. At Mristi Khola you can stay overnight either at the campsite 12 min. after the bridge or at the cave 8 – 10 min. before ascending at the bridge. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 10

Mristi Khola Camp to NABC (New) 4173 meters (4 – 5 hrs approx).

Trail condition up to Diki Cho Lake is an easy, and rest part to NABC (New) is tough climb. Camping near the lake is very beautiful. It would be so nice to sleep near the lake and another night at NABC (New). Lunch can prepare nearby the Lake!!

Day 11

NABC (New) or Diki Cho Lake to Salleridanda 3201 meters (7 hrs approx).

An easy descent along the Mristi Khola with the views of green forest, waterfalls and the virgin landscapes! Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 12

Salleridanda to Chhotepa Odar (Cave) 2400 meters (5 – 6 hrs approx).

Beautiful landscapes, lush forest, waterfalls and difficult trail to descend along. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 13

Chhotepa Odar (Cave) to Sirupate Odar (Best Cave) 1512 meters (7 hrs approx).

Mysterious landscapes, dense forest, waterfalls and lots up-down. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 14

Sirupate Odar (Best Cave) to Tatopani 1200 meters (5 hrs approx).

Final descent to connect the NATT main trail at the Nilgiri Aadharbhut School via Baskot Gaon and continue to Tatopani.

Day 15

Tatopani to Pokhara 800 meters (5 -6 hrs drive)

Drive with jeep or bus, it will take normally 5 – 6 hrs.

Thus, your trip ends and much congratulation!!

Inclusion
Trip Information
Highlights

How to get there?

Drive from Pokhara to Kalopani 2535 m. (8-9 hrs approx)

Kalopani to Naurikot 2740 m. (5 hrs approx)

Day expedition to Dhaulagiri Icefall 5000 m. (8 – 9 hrs approx)

Naurikot to Marpha 2665 m. (4 – 5 hrs maximum).

Marpha to Kagbeni 2800 m. (5 hrs approx).

Day excursion to Tirigaon 2900m (45 min)

Kagbeni to Zhong 3690 m. (5 hrs approx)

Zhong to Jharkot 3545 m. (4 – 5 hrs maximum)

Jharkot to Lupra 3021 m (4 - 5 hrs maximum)

Lupra to Thinigaon 2876 m.

Thinigaon to Marpha 2665 m. (5 hrs approx)

Marpha to Kalopani 2535 m. (6 hrs approx)

Kalopani to Pairothaplo 1890 m. or Dana 1250 m. on eastern side of Kaligandaki (4 – 6 hrs approx).

Dana to Tatopani 1200 m. (4 hrs approx)

Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara 800 m. (5 hrs approx)

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