Dec 5 - Dec 17, 2020 | Change

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

View full itinerary: Annapurna Circuit

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.)

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
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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 December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November. At higher altitudes, temperatures drop as the winter season approaches so it is important to carry warm enough clothing and sleeping bags. When properly prepared December can be a great month to trek

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Chogo La (Marang La) at 4320 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around 2.5°C (37°F) and lows down to -13.5°C (8°F) at Chogo La (Marang La).

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Sat Dec 5 (day 1)

Muktinath (3800 m)

About 3-5 hours from Thorong La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.4°C (13°F) in December.

Muktinath
Sun Dec 6 (day 2)

Kagbeni (2840 m)

About 5-6 hours from Muktinath
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.4°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in December.

Kagbeni
Mon Dec 7 (day 3)

Tangbe (3020 m)

About 3-4 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.3°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.7°C (22°F) in December.

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tangbe
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -5.8°C (22°F) in December.

Chele (3070 m)

About 6-7 hours from Kagbeni or about 1 hour from Chusang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.0°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.0°C (21°F) in December.

Tue Dec 8 (day 4)

Dajori La (Chele La) (3630 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.4°C (15°F) in December.

Samar (3650 m)

About 3 hours from Chele
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.5°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.5°C (15°F) in December.

Syangmochen (3700 m)

About 6 hours from Chele or 3 hours from Samar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.2°C (43°F) and lows of about -9.8°C (14°F) in December.

Wed Dec 9 (day 5)

Geling (3550 m)

About 1-2 hours from Syangmochen
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.1°C (45°F) and lows of about -8.9°C (16°F) in December.

Ghemi (Ghami) (3560 m)

About 4 hours from Syangmochen or about 3 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -9.0°C (16°F) in December.

Charang (Tsarang) (3630 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghami
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.4°C (15°F) in December.

Thu Dec 10 (day 6)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Explore around Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in December.

Fri Dec 11 (day 7)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Sat Dec 12 (day 8)

Nyphu Gompa (3930 m)

Day trek to north of Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.8°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.2°C (12°F) in December.

Jhong Cave (3970 m)

Day trek north of Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -11.4°C (11°F) in December.

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in December.

Sun Dec 13 (day 9)

Chogo La (Marang La) (4320 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.5°C (37°F) and lows of about -13.5°C (8°F) in December.

Lo Gekar (Ghar Gompa) (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.8°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.2°C (12°F) in December.

Dhakmar (3700 m)

About 6-7 hours from Lo Manthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.2°C (43°F) and lows of about -9.8°C (14°F) in December.

Mon Dec 14 (day 10)

Geling (3550 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dhakmar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.1°C (45°F) and lows of about -8.9°C (16°F) in December.

Tue Dec 15 (day 11)

Chusang (Chuksang) (3040 m)

About 5-6 hours from Geling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -5.8°C (22°F) in December.

Wed Dec 16 (day 12)

Jomsom (2760 m)

About 6-7 hours from Chusang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in December.

Jomsom

Rating: | 2 reviews
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.

Thu Dec 17 (day 13)
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