Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal, Mustang Trek Itinerary, cost, Permit

Upper Mustang Trekking

All price inclusive USD $1840 Package Treks
All price inclusive USD $1200 Service Treks

Trip Facts

(Based on trip reviews)

Duration:18 days

Starting from: Jomsom

Ending at: Jomsom

Grade: Easy plus

Highest access of the trek: 4280 m.

Culture encounter: Thakali

Trekking type: Teahouse

Himalayan sights: Annapurna Region

Most Attraction of the trek: Cave monastery

Best Seasion: March, April, May, September, October & November

Meal: Menu choice (breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)

Activities: Trekking

Transportation: By bus/car / air

Accommodation: Hotel

Minimum Group Size: 1

Per day Walking: 5 to 7 hours

Itinerary type: Customized

About Trip

Upper Mustang Trekking is famous trekking to understand Thakali culture, ruler village, Panoramic view of snow cap & holy place Muktinath.

It is situated western Nepal, North of Pokhara which is popular trekking trail in Annapurna region. Here we can see different spectacular views of Himalayas.  Like: Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Mt.Nilgiri 7040m and so more.  Enjoy with mixed ethnic culture such as Bramin , Chhetri, Thakali, Magar, Gurung e

Kagbeni is a main entrance of this trekking & our special permits will apply from here. It has many interesting aspects and their ways of life.  Upper Mustang area is full of joy. Their have changed little although some rather inappropriate concrete lodges. The following 4 day is a five to six hour hike through arid country up to till  Lo-Manthang. The trails here gradually gives way to the Tibetan plateau providing some fascinating rock formations on route. Spending overnight at Lo-Manthang is worth it (which has a oldest Cave Monastery).

we retrace our steps from Next day an hour or so Ghar village. It has in their main managed of its traditional way of life. Our trek will back to Kagbeni.

This special trekking route need to have special permits too which cost $500 for 10 days. Additional days need to pay $50 per/day.

About Pokhara

Pokhara is a sub-metropolitan and the second largest city of Nepal. Pokhara is headquarter of Gandaki Zone and Kaski District. It is located 200 km. of west from Kathmandu. It has couple of tourist sport is very popular. Like: Mountain Biking Tour, Phewa Lake, Devi’s fall, International Museum and so more.

This is a land of spectacular beauty city. Crowned by the majestic Himalayas and conjures visions of calm with vibrant of green hills. Loaded with luxuriant vegetation and dotted with shimmering lakes, the valley offers awesome vistas. Magnificent image of Mt. fishtail reflects in the clear waters of Phewa lake leaves everyone spellbound. One of the best adventure hubs in Nepal. It has won reputation of being the second home for the tourists worldwide.

  • Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
  • By tourist bus to Pokhara.
  • Pokhara fly to Jomsom (2700m/8855ft) then Kagbeni,
  • Kagbeni to Chele (3050m)
  • Chele to Gheling (3570m)
  • Gheling to Charang (3560m)
  • Charang to Lo Manthang (3810m)
  • Exploring day,
  • Lo-Manthang to Drakmar(3820m)
  • Drakmar to Syanboche(Shyangmochen) 3800m
  • Shyangbochen to Chhusang (2980m)
  • Chhusang to Muktinath (3800m)
  • Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by air
  • Pokhara Tour,
  • Return back to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Kathmandu Tour
  • Farewell
  • Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
    Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.
  • Kathmandu (1400m)
    Population:counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Kathmandu had households: 434344 & population: 1744240.
    Major Place to see: -BodhnathStupa, Pashupatinath, syombhunath, Kathmandu durbar square, patandurbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square etc.
    In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide then Prepare for trekking.
  • By tourist bus to Pokhara.
    The bus journey will take 6 to 7 hours.Beautiful Pokhara valley, the beauty, they say, lies in the eyes of a beholder. That might be true to something beautiful, but what you want to tell about something sublime. If there is something that challenges Biblical Garden of Eden in its splendor and magnificence, it’s Pokhara – the ultimate destination for the wanderlusts and those who appreciate, of course, beauty in its pristine glory.The enchanting valley of Pokhara valley is situated at an altitude of 827 meters from sea level. An incarnation of the religious heaven, this celestial city is also known as the “garden city of seven lakes”, are  hereBegnas, Rupa, Khaste, Depang, Maidi, Neureni and Gunde.  Just 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, it is linked by Air and by road from Kathmandu and the Indian border Sunauli. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, five peaks of Annapurna and others. This is one of the few places in the world to provide such a dramatic view in a sub-tropical setting. The nearest snow-capped mountain, Fishtail, is less than30 kilometers from Pokhara. Pokhara’s numerous lakes offer fishing, boating and swimming
  • Pokhara to Tirkhedhunga(1577m)
    (by car one hour to nayapul, trekking: 4hours) After breakfast take a bus ride to Nyapul(trek starting point) for one hour than trek to Birethanty for 30minates where conservation trekking permit and TIMS permit will be checked. The trail continues along the BurundiKholapassing through small villages and water fall you will reach a small village called Tirkhedhunga. Where you will spend a nights.
  • Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani(2800m)
    (Trekking: 7 hours) After crossing the suspension bridge over the BhurungdiKhola, you will have to start a steep ascent to Ulleri( 2073m)using a continues stone steps. This is the hardest ascent in this course. From Ulleri trail continues gradually uphill through small village and Rhododendron forest you will be in Ghorepani.
  • Day 06: Ghorepani – Poonhill to Tatopani
    (Trekking: 8 hours) Early in the morning climb uphill for one hour to reach poonhill(3210m) for sunrise tour and wider view of mountain. ininfront , you will see the imposing Dhaulagiri accompanied by Tukuche Peak, Annapurna south, and a Hiumchuli. After breakfast trail continues downhill (1600m) through forest and several villages to reach to Tatopani where it has a great hot spiring and it is a highlight of trek.
  • Tatopani to Ghasa
    (Trekking: 5 hours) From here, the course will follow along the Kali Gandakiriver to Dana. It is the winter village of Thakalis who live upstream. To reach Ghasa from here , there are two routes. One with rocky path via Kabre and other via Kapcepani.
  • Ghasa to Tukuche
    (Trekking: 6 hours) Passing through upper village of Ghasa the source of Kaligandakiriver become a wider and you will reach to Lete. From where one can have a great view of Dhaulagiri(8167m) and Annapurna(8091m). keep moving on from there soon you will reach to Tukuche.the center of Thakali people.
  • Tukuche/ Jomsom to Kagbeni
    (Trekking: 6 hours) The area beyond Tukuche has a strong south wind during the day. The road widens and the land is flat.the path will continue on the shores with little trees, looking up at Nilgiri North Peak(7061m)and Tilicho Peak(7134m) you will reach to Jomsom. It is an major village in the Dhaulagiri area. From Jomson it will take about 3hours to arrive in Kagbeni via EkleBhatti. The houses in Kagbeni are flat roofed in the Tibetan style. The inhabitants are also from the Tibetan family. This is the entrance of Mustang.
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
    (Trekking: 5 hours) Walking through sandy path and stone path reaching to Jharkot and Ranipauwa you can see Muktinath, the sacred place for Hindus and Tibetan Buddhists. There are some things worthy of a special mention. There is the water wall which consists of fine streaks of water 108spouts. The water springs out through rocks. Surrounded by this water wall, the main temple stands of Vishnu.
  • Muktinath to Jomsom
    (Trekking: 5 hours) You now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki .From here there are nice views of the Nilgiri peaks.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by air
    Pokhara is set in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare so you get spectacular views of the mountains from all parts of the town. It is quite different from Kathmandu, with few temples, but it does have plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. There are some interesting short walks or bicycle rides from Pokhara, you can swim and canoe on Lake Phewa or just watch the last rays of the sun stream across the dip in the mountains that hold the lake. Along the lakeside road there is a continuous stretch of small hotels, restaurants and shops; it’s an area which still has a bit of the old hippy scene feel about it.
  • Pokhara Tour,
    The activities of foreign visitors to Pokhara focus around two districts known as Damside and Lakeside (or Pardi and Baidam, in Nepali, respectively). These two areas, with their strips of hotels and restaurants, are a few kilometers south-west of the main Pokhara bazaar. Place to visit.
  • Kathmandu by tourist bus. The bus journey will take 5 to 6 hours.
  • Kathmandu Tour,
  • Farewell

As you know Nepal is offering much more then only Trekking so if you have time & interest then you could do some other activities too. Nepal Trekking in Himalaya organize different kind of other activities to make your holiday longer.

  • Mountain Flight
  • White water rafting
  • Jungele Safari
  • Bungee Jump
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain Biking

Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and we can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

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  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA,
  • Three night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast with two people sharing one room.
  • Side seen around Kathmandu and pokhara with private car,
  • All government taxes, Annapurna National Park entry fees and TIMS (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist Bus,
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight ticket,
  • Accommodation & Meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the treks.
  • Hotel in Pokhara at tourist standard hotel with bed and Breakfast ( Centrally located, attach bath room, Hot and cold shower)

Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Water & any kind of Drinks.
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Personal expenses, any other unforeseen expenses and Personal trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein

Cost include for service treks

  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA,
  • All government taxes,  Annapurna Conservation area project entry fees and TIMS (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist Bus,
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight ticket,
  • Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.

Cost Excludes for service trek

  • All food, Accommodation & drinks
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Personal expenses, any other unforeseen expenses and Personal trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein,


Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.

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