The name Mustang refers to the arid, Tibet-like region, known to its inhabitants as Lo, at the northern end of the river Kali Gandaki valley. Mustang is probably a Nepali mispronunciation of the name of the capital of Lo, the city of Manthang, the name is pronounced ‘mu-stang’ and has nothing to do with either the automobile or the horse with a similar name . Officially, Mustang is the name of the district along the river kali Gandaki valley from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa.The headquarter of the Mustang district is Jomsom; which is one of the most popular trekking destination among the trekkers in Annapurna region.
Upper Mustang consists of two destine regions: the south region with five villages inhabited by people related to the Managis; and the northern region (the ancient kingdom of Lo), where the language, culture and traditions are almost purely Tibetan, the capital of Lo is named manthang, which translates from the Tibetan as ‘plain of aspiration’ many texts refer to the capital as Lo Manthang, but this is not strictly correct, Other texts spell the name of the kingdom as Lho, but this is a transliteration of the Tibetan word for ‘south’ and is also incorrect. Thus the portion of the upper Mustang district north of Samar is Lo and its capital is Mustang the king of Lo is the Lo Gyelbu, though I use the Nepali term raja here. To avoid total confusion with existing Maps and texts, there are many complex issues relating to the development of upper Mustang and the procedures under which trekkers are allowed to visit the area.
Day 01 Drive to Pokhara
Day 02 Fly to Jomsom. Trek to Kagbeni. Overnight in Tent.
Day 03 Trek to Chele. Overnight in Tent.
Day 04 Trek to Geling. Overnight in Tent.
Day 05 Trek to Charang. Overnight in Tent.
Day 06 Trek to Lo Mantang. Overnight in Tent.
Day 07 Observe culture and Durbar (Ancient Palace) in Lo Mantang.
Day 08 Trek to Chami via Gekar. Overnight in Tent.
Day 09 Trek to Samar Overnight in Tent.
Day 10 Trek to Kagbeni. Overnight in Tent.
Day 11 Trek to Jomsom.Overnight in Tent.
Day 13 Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 14 Sight Seeing in Pokhara. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 15 Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Note: The itinerary may flexible during the trek depending upon the clients requirements and fitness.