Jan 23 - Feb 4, 2020 | 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 $455 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
+ $36 per person for permits

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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 January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Chogo La (Marang La) at 4320 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around 1.5°C (35°F) and lows down to -15.5°C (4°F) at Chogo La (Marang La).

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Thu Jan 23 (day 1)

Muktinath (3800 m)

About 3-5 hours from Thorong La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in January.

Muktinath
Fri Jan 24 (day 2)

Kagbeni (2840 m)

About 5-6 hours from Muktinath
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.4°C (51°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in January.

Kagbeni
Sat Jan 25 (day 3)

Tangbe (3020 m)

About 3-4 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.3°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.7°C (18°F) in January.

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tangbe
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.8°C (18°F) in January.

Chele (3070 m)

About 6-7 hours from Kagbeni or about 1 hour from Chusang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about -8.0°C (18°F) in January.

Sun Jan 26 (day 4)

Dajori La (Chele La) (3630 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.4°C (11°F) in January.

Samar (3650 m)

About 3 hours from Chele
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.5°C (11°F) in January.

Syangmochen (3700 m)

About 6 hours from Chele or 3 hours from Samar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.2°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.8°C (11°F) in January.

Mon Jan 27 (day 5)

Geling (3550 m)

About 1-2 hours from Syangmochen
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.1°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.9°C (12°F) in January.

Ghemi (Ghami) (3560 m)

About 4 hours from Syangmochen or about 3 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.0°C (43°F) and lows of about -11.0°C (12°F) in January.

Charang (Tsarang) (3630 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghami
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.4°C (11°F) in January.

Tue Jan 28 (day 6)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Explore around Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.6°C (9°F) in January.

Wed Jan 29 (day 7)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Thu Jan 30 (day 8)

Nyphu Gompa (3930 m)

Day trek to north of Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.8°C (39°F) and lows of about -13.2°C (8°F) in January.

Jhong Cave (3970 m)

Day trek north of Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.6°C (38°F) and lows of about -13.4°C (8°F) in January.

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.6°C (9°F) in January.

Fri Jan 31 (day 9)

Chogo La (Marang La) (4320 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.5°C (35°F) and lows of about -15.5°C (4°F) in January.

Lo Gekar (Ghar Gompa) (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.8°C (39°F) and lows of about -13.2°C (8°F) in January.

Dhakmar (3700 m)

About 6-7 hours from Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.2°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.8°C (11°F) in January.

Sat Feb 1 (day 10)

Geling (3550 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dhakmar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.1°C (47°F) and lows of about -8.9°C (16°F) in February.

Sun Feb 2 (day 11)

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 5-6 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -5.8°C (22°F) in February.

Mon Feb 3 (day 12)

Jomsom (2760 m)

About 6-7 hours from Chusang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in February.

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.

Tue Feb 4 (day 13)
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