May 28 - Jun 9, 2019 | Change

via Upper Mustang side trek (13 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Muktinath, Kagbeni, Chusang (Chuksang), Geling, Charang (Tsarang), Lo Manthang, Nyphu Gompa, Jhong Cave, Chogo La (Marang La), and Dhakmar

Difficulty: moderate
via Upper Mustang
Starting at $1,705 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.02 /day per person for guide
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $636 per person for permits
+ $650 for single surcharge for Restricted Area

( Purchase of at least 2 permits required. If someone else joins your trek this fee will be refunded.)

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Follow the ancient trade route once dominated by the Kingdom of Lo. Few regions offer this spectacular mix of cultural and geographic treasures. The spectacular eroded canyons of the trans-Himalayan landscape are a kaleidoscope of colors set beneath the distant snow-clad peaks of the Annapurna Range. Throughout this arid colorful landscape are the shrines, monasteries, caves and villages built by the devout Buddhist population. The highlight of the region are the monasteries and caves around the fortified walled city of Lo Manthang.

Weather Conditions in May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Chogo La (Marang La) at 4320 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 11.5°C (53°F) and lows down to -1.5°C (29°F) at Chogo La (Marang La).

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Tue May 28 (day 1)

Muktinath (3800 m)

About 3-5 hours from Thorong La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.6°C (35°F) in May.

Muktinath
Wed May 29 (day 2)

Kagbeni (2840 m)

About 5-6 hours from Muktinath
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in May.

Kagbeni
Thu May 30 (day 3)

Tangbe (3020 m)

About 3-4 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.3°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in May.

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tangbe
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in May.

Chele (3070 m)

About 6-7 hours from Kagbeni or about 1 hour from Chusang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.0°C (66°F) and lows of about 6.0°C (43°F) in May.

Fri May 31 (day 4)

Dajori La (Chele La) (3630 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in May.

Samar (3650 m)

About 3 hours from Chele
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.5°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.5°C (37°F) in May.

Syangmochen (3700 m)

About 6 hours from Chele or 3 hours from Samar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in May.

Sat Jun 1 (day 5)

Geling (3550 m)

About 1-2 hours from Syangmochen
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 6.1°C (43°F) in June.

Ghemi (Ghami) (3560 m)

About 4 hours from Syangmochen or about 3 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.0°C (61°F) and lows of about 6.0°C (43°F) in June.

Charang (Tsarang) (3630 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghami
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.6°C (42°F) in June.

Sun Jun 2 (day 6)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Explore around Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in June.

Mon Jun 3 (day 7)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Tue Jun 4 (day 8)

Nyphu Gompa (3930 m)

Day trek to north of Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.8°C (57°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in June.

Jhong Cave (3970 m)

Day trek north of Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.6°C (38°F) in June.

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in June.

Wed Jun 5 (day 9)

Chogo La (Marang La) (4320 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.5°C (53°F) and lows of about 1.5°C (35°F) in June.

Lo Gekar (Ghar Gompa) (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.8°C (57°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in June.

Dhakmar (3700 m)

About 6-7 hours from Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in June.

Thu Jun 6 (day 10)

Geling (3550 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dhakmar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 6.1°C (43°F) in June.

Fri Jun 7 (day 11)

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 5-6 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in June.

Sat Jun 8 (day 12)

Jomsom (2760 m)

About 6-7 hours from Chusang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in June.

Jomsom

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Highlights: Marpha
Difficulty: easy
The picturesque village of Marpha sits in the shadow of Dhaulagiri. It’s a far more appealing place than nearby Jomsom, with its whitewashed Tibetan style homes and Niyingma monastery dominating the village. A pleasant place to linger after a long trek.

Highlights: Poon Hill

If you'd like to finish the trek with a climb to the panoramic view point of Poon Hill and wave goodbye to the 8000 m peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, but not walk the road section you can cut out a few days by taking a bus between Jomsom and Tatopani.

Sun Jun 9 (day 13)
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by Elsa (Canada) on Apr 15, 2019

Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake, via Kagbeni, and via Marpha led by Pasang Dawa Sherpa