Upper Mustang Trek-19 Days 19 Days

USD $3150/Person
Trip Code : KAT/MST01
Accomodation : Lodge and Guest house
Duration : 19  Days
Grading : Moderate
Max Altitude : 3820 M
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Autumn/Spring


Upper Mustang is the remote place untouched by any kind of modernization and it is regarded as the forbidden kingdom and this part of the country is beyond any control and influence of the administrative center of the nation. If you love adventure and want to see the centuries back lifestyle now in present time then Upper Mustang Trek is a suitable journey for you and it is less traveled part of Nepal. Permits to trek in Upper Mustang are quite expensive and permits are issued only to agency organized groups. It offers spectacular trekking experience in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain region of Nepal. As the region is dry and barren, it is too windy normally in the afternoon and trek in this region is beyond moderate. In many ways, a trek into Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet, as a geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The region is isolated from the outside world has contributed to a highly preserved Tibetan culture and nature. The most convenient way to get Upper Mustang is to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and start the trek from there.


  • "Lo Manthang" capital of Mustang
  • Various historical and cultural ancient Gombas , Monasteries, Chortens (Stupas) and mani walls
  • Flight to and From Jomsom with beautiful scenery
  • Kaligandaki river gorge
  • Trekking in restricted area of Nepal
  • City tour of Kathmandu and Pokhara


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)

   Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airort, Our  airport  representative will be there with name board  and drop us in hotel. After check in we may roaming out in Thamel,tourist hub in Kathmandu for some shoping of clothes or gears. . There will be a full trek briefing this evening .After that We will host the welcome dinner in excellent nepali restaurant.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for trek

  After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of PashupatiNath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world  for  half day.After that your free time for leisure and gear preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

   After the breakfast our trip begins today to western side of Nepal by drive in luxury verhicle to Pokhara,it takes 6-7 hours. Upon our arrival in Pokhara we will be transfer to Hotel. As you know that Pokhara is one of  the beautiful city of nepal , having lots of beautiful natural features as  spectacular views of Mount Daulagiri,Mount Machapuchre, Mount Annapurna south and  many kinds of adventure activities such as ultra light flying,boating, paragliding, bunjee jumping, Zip flying and so on. We can roam out for these varieties of activities in pokhara

Day 4: Flight to Jomsom and trek to Khagbeni(2810 Mtr/9216 Ft)

   After the breakfast  we will be transfer airport for early morning flight to Jomsom. After you directly get there in Jomsom, feels really different with different environment and incredible landscape. After we get to Jomsom our treks starts  with gradual up towards  Kagbeni along the kaligandaki river. This places are too windy place of Nepal. We going to spend night in Kagbeni which is located in bank of the kaligandaki river in main junction of  two rivers where there is permit checkpoint to Upper mustang.

Day 5: Trek to Chele(3050 Mtr/10005 Ft)

  We check our permits of upper Mustang trek  here in Kagbeni and our journey begins  to walk along the Kaligandaki river .We will pass the village named Tangbe and Chuksang.All the houses are made of  stone and mud with flat roof. We will walk   through apple garden,barley , buckwheat field, ancients stupas, monasteries   and crossing the  ridge before reaching chele village where we spend the night.

Day 6: Trek to Syangboche(3475 Mtr/11398 Ft)

  Todays walk begins through the hill cut trail in tremendous canyone.  We cross the several passes like Taklam la Pass and Dajori La pass with the views of Tilicho peak,Annapurna, Nilgiri  Damodar and yakkhawa khang etc. We will hike downhill  till you reach the beautiful village samar, where we stop for lunch. From Samar, different colored chortens are seen.Finally we descend on a steep trail  to a stream  and continue  our trek to syangboche. Syangboche is small settlement deep into the valley , almost all the tea houses looks similar with white in color and flat in roofs.

Day 7: Trek to Ghami (3520 Mtr/11545 Ft)

  Our day  begins through wavy terrains crossing   Yamda la pass. We will further descend  through an astonishing landscape of desert and few remote settlements down to Gelling with crossing different chortens ( stupas).  Trails slowly climb to Jaite and onwards Nyi la pass(3950 Mtr ).  Take a moment to grasp the amazing view of the valley below and up-close views of the Himalayas from the pass. Too strong wind will be blown around this area,we descent all the way to junction which finally brings us in Ghami.

Day 8: Trek to Tsarang (3620 Mtr/11873 Ft)

    Today our days starts with descend  with crossing  suspension bridge over Tangmar chu. Then we will ascend to plateau  and pass the beautiful path with mani walls. The trails heads towards the east to  the village of Tsarang crossing over tsarang la pass. In the end of the village there are huge  red gombas. These consist of an excellent collection of statues and thankas. We stay over night in Tsarang.

Day 9: Trek to Lo Manthang (3730 Mtr/12234 Ft)

   Our journey begins  with descending from Tsarang  and cross the Tsarang   chu before ascending  to the windy pass Lo (3850 Mtr)  and from there we will see some glimpse of the Lo manthang ( 3700 Mtr)   as well as great views of mount Nilgiri, Tilicho peak,bhrikuti and so on. Our trails again descends down  that leads to the beautiful walled plateu of Lo manthang.

Day 10: Rest day and explore heritage sites

  Lo Manthang is an walled town with outstanding historical and cultural center. There are many more cultural and historical sites as Jhampa Gomba, Thupchen Gomba and Chhoeda Gomba.We will hike to Tingkhar which is a beautiful villages  consist of 40 houses which is located northwest of lo manthang. Chhoeda Gomba  and the entrance hall are also some major attraction  of the town.

Day 11: Trek to Dhakmar(3820 Mtr/ 12530 Ft) via Marangla (4300 Mtr/14104 Ft)

   We going back with  beginning  our day by  ascending  to Marang la.We continue our journey on  pastureland with climb up Ghar Gomba more than 1200 years . Ghar Gomba is famous for its rock paintings. Climb to a ridge, the path crosses some alpine meadows then descend steeply eroded alley Dhakmar. We spend the night in Dhakmar.

Day 12: Trek to Ghiling (3570 Mtr/ 12464 Ft)

   Our day begin with descend down the valley to Ghiling, the journey is not be pleasant on the way back  because of wind always blown from down valley and  hits  straight on   face. Our trail passes through the  fields of  barley, gentle path with up and down ,zigzag  from Ghami  brings us in Ghilling ,we stay overnight in Gehilling.

Day 13: Trek to Chuksang (3050 Mtr/10004 Ft)

   We  follow the same trail as we  took on the way up to Lo Manthang. With easy descend, we  follow the trails with great views of Himalayan peaks, exploring the Tibetan lifestyle and culture.
We stop Chhuksang for the night stay.


Day 14: Trek to Jomsom(2750 Mtr/9020 Mtr)

   Finally we came to end of the trek, We heading down passing  Kagbeni  towards  Jomsom, Ancient stupas, monasteries are the major attraction  of the day.After lunch in  Kagbeni easy walk down to Jomsom  on the flat land.We stay overnight in Jomsom before take the flight to Pokhara.

Day 15: Flight to Pokhara

   After the breakfast, we will be transfer to airport for short  flight to Pokhara along the beautiful Annapurna Himalayan range.Pokhara is one of  the beautiful city of nepal , having lots of beautiful natural features as well as many kinds of adventure activities such as ultra light flying,boating, paragliding, bunjee jumping, Zip flying and so on. We can roam out for these varieties of activities in pokhara.

Day 16: Free time in Pokhara for varieties of activities

   Pokhara is one of  the beautiful city of nepal , having lots of beautiful natural features as well as many kinds of adventure activities such as ultra light flying,boating, paragliding, bunjee jumping, Zip flying and so on. We can roam out for these varieties of activities in pokhara. We have sightseeing rest and sightseeing day in pokhara  for various places as  World peace pagoda, International mountaineering museum, Davis falls etc. You can do activities above as your interest.

Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu

   After the breakfast, we will be again transfer to airport for the  flight to Kathmandu. Trip is over now, you can take your own time for shoppinp,sightseeing and relaxing in Kathmandu.Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day.We will have the farewell dinner in typical  Nepali restaurant  with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.

Day 18: Final departure

   You will be transfer to airport for final departure to homeland.

What's included

  • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All trekking permits , TIMS card,Government and local taxes for the trek
  • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek
  • 3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
  • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • Medical kit incase of Emergency
  • Insurance for Nepali Staffs
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gears
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
  • Any rescue cost
  • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
  • Helicopter charter flight
  • Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)

Good to Know

  • Warm Hat
  • Cap
  • Face Mask / Muffler
Upper Body:
  • Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket/ trousers
  • Thermol
  • T-shirts
  • Woolen gloves/Water/windproof gloves
Lower Body
  • Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
  • Underwear
  • wind stopper/waterproof Paint
  • Fleece or woolen pants
  • Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Boot
  • Gaiters
  • Spare Shoes
  • Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
  • Small Day Pack
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Chapstick/Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Large Duffel bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
  • Hand Towel
  • Head lamp with extra Batteries
  • Sun Glasses with UV protection
  • Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

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