Upper Mustang trekking with Poon Hill

Upper Mustang trekking via Poon hill is best trekking trip for those who want to explore the Asia’s best sunrise view in the Himalayas and forbidden land of Lo Mangthang kingdom.  This trip is combined for both Annapurna and Upper Mustang region so you can explore the beauty of Annapurna massif and unbeaten culture and heritage of Upper Mustang region. We designed the trip itinerary in two alternative styles; 1) you can trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill after the Mustang region exploration 2) you can view the  beauty of Annapurna  south and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill before head to Lomangthang area. Jomsom is the main transit of the trekking tour. You can find the both trip itinerary as below;

Upper Mustang trekking via Poon Hill - itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport Nepal. Up on arrival meet our office representative at airport and transfer to hotel/ after refreshing complete the official formalities/ briefing about the preparation and rest of the day free for your own leisure/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city- Historical  Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions and lunch break will be during the tour at best restaurants available/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.

Day 03: Fly from Katmandu to Pokhara, takes 30 minute by STOL flight and transfer to hotel for overnight. At hotel in Pokhara be refresh, rest or free for personal activities or visit Lake Side down town market. (Hotel in Pokhara BB Basis) 

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2720m), drive to Kagbeni (2,800m- 1 hr) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 05: Trek Kagbeni (2800m) to Chaile (Tsaile 3030m-5-6 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 06: Trek Chaile (Tsaile 3030m) to Geling (3440m, 6-7 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 07: Trek Geling (3440m) to Charang or Tsarang (3490m, 6-7 hrs), Nyi La Pass cross (3950m) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 08: Trek Charang or Tsarang (3560m) to Lo Manthang (3730m, 4-5 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 09: Explore around Lo Manthang (3730m) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 10: Explore around Lo Manthang (3730m) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 11: Trek Lo Manthang (3730) to Ghami (3460m) (6-7 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 12: Trek Ghami (3460m) to Samar (3290m, 5-6 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 13: Trek Samar to Kagbeni (2800m, 6-7 hrs)/ drive to Jomsom and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 14: Drive Jomsom to Tatopani (1200m, Hot Spring) and overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 15: Trek Tatopani (1200m) to Ghorepani (2850m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 16: Early morning climb up Poon Hill (3210m, 1-1:30 hrs) for sunrise with magnificent snow capped mountain views and trek Ghorepani (2700m) to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at Tea house lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at local tea house)

Day 17: Trek Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Nayapul (1070m, 4-5 hrs) drive back to Pokhara and transfer to hotel BB Basis. (Breakfast & Lunch will be served at local tea house lodge and Dinner self in Pokhara)

Day 18: Free day in Pokhara for personal activities go for boating in Fewa Lake/rest/shopping/sightseeing etc. (Hotel in Pokhara BB Basis) 

Day 19: Next day drive from Pokhara to Katmandu approximately (7-8 hrs.) by bus or fly to Kathmandu 30 min by STOL flight as you wish to have in your package, transfer to hotel, late noon shopping souvenirs around market and typical Nepali dinner party with culture show. (Hotel in Kathmandu BB Basis) 

Day 20: Transfer to airport for International departure or if you interested to have onward programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting main tourist attraction of around. Please let us know we are happy to organize as you wish. 

Upper Mustang trekking via Ghorepani - alternative itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport Nepal.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city
Day 03: Fly from Katmandu to Pokhara, takes 30 minute by STOL flight and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 04: After breakfast early morning transfer to trailhead Nayapul (1070m) and trek up to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 4-5 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge.
Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2750m, 6-7 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge.
Day 06: Early morning climb up Poon Hill (3210m, 1-1:30 hrs) for sunrise with magnificent snow capped mountain views  and trek to Tatopani (m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge.
Day 07: Drive Tatopani (1200m) to Jomsom (2700)/overnight at town lodge.
Day 08: Drive Jomsom (2720) to Kagbeni (2800m)/ trek to Chaile (Tsaile 3030m-5-6 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 09: Trek Chaile (Tsaile-3030m) to Geling (3440m, 6-7 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 10: Trek Geling (3440m) to Charang or Tsarang (3490m, 6-7 hrs), Nyi La Pass cross (3950m) and overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 11: Trek Charang or Tsarang (3560m) to Lo Manthang (3730m, 4-5 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 12: Explore around Lo Manthang (3730m) and overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 13: Explore around Lo Manthang (3730m) and overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 14: Trek Lo Manthang (3730) to Ghami (3460m) (6-7 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 15: Trek Ghami (3460m) to Samar (3290m, 5-6 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 16: Trek Samar to Kagbeni (2800m, 6-7 hrs) and overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 17: Trek Kagbeni (2800m) to Jomsom (3-4 hrs) and overnight at Lodge.
Day 18: Fly back Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer to hotel, afternoon personal activities rest/shopping/sightseeing etc.
Day 19: Next day from Pokhara fly to Kathmandu 30 min by STOL flight, Transfer to hotel
Day 20: Transfer to airport for International departure.

  • Trip Highlights
  • Cost Includes/Excludes
  • Equipement for Trip
  • Useful Information
Trip Highlights

Upper Mustang trekking via Poon Hill trip highlights

Whole Package Duration: 20 days

Trek Duration: 10 Days inside restricted area & 5 days out side stay trek

Region of Trek: Upper Mustang

Maximum Altitude: 3730 M.

Trekking Grade: General (soft route) to moderate

Mode of Trek: Tea House Lodge to Lodge trek 

Food & Accommodation: 3 meals per day prepared by Himalayan Mentor kitchen team and outside at lodge

Starting and Ending Point: Pokhara-Jomsom flight and Jomsom-Tatopani drive, trek via Poon Hill Ghorepani and drive Nayapul to Pokhara

Maximum per day walking: 5-6 hour in average

Transportation: Flight, Vehicle- Jeep, Mini bus or Tourist Bus available

Best of the trek: Total Himalayan cultural experience and breathtaking views from one the way of trek, visiting Lost Kingdom Lomanthang

Sightseeing Tour: One day guided tour in Kathmandu

Best Time to Do: Spring and Autumn Season

Cost Includes/Excludes

Trip Cost: Please contact us for cost details

Trek Package Cost Includes

  1. Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure 
  2. Full board basis on the way of trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  3. Transportation flight to Kathmandu- Pokhara/ Pokhara-Jomsom
  4. Necessary restricted area trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  5.  Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  6. 3- Nights accommodation in Kathmandu and 3-nights Pokhara in BB basis before and after the trek.
  7. Wildness First aid kit pack for the trekking.

Trek Package Cost Excludes

  1. Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara extra days stay except mentioned in package.
  2. Food (Lunch & Dinner) before and after the trip in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  3.  Domestic flight cost for Pokhara- Kathmandu or Bus fare after the trek
  4. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral), tips for guide, porters, kitchen & camping team etc. 
  5. Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  6. Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  7. Personal trekking gear for the trek.
Equipement for this trip

Equipment or clothing required for trip

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc

Footwear

  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves

Headwear

  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
Useful Information

Useful Information

Useful information