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Upper Mustang Trekking - 19 Days

Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking truly one of the most rewarding experiences in Nepal here you will have to experience the Tibetan culture and landscape. Also trek take place in  remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas with a beautiful views of mountain,glacier, river ,water fall and other beautiful view of nature.

Nepal Trekking in Himalayas offer Upper Mustang Trekking  to  observe the remote mountain villages of Nepal where people are surviving by growing their own food, untouched by modern civilization, no politics and they have a quite happy life with their own distinctive culture and traditional that might be very interesting & unique to observe for everyone. In fact, these treks give you a very special experience of the real Nepal.

Choosing this type of trek also help to develop these poor areas economically. So now a days on this route can do tea house or camping trek. This special trekking route need to have special permits too which cost $500 for 10 days. Additional days need to pay $50 per/day.

Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the most rewarding experiences in Nepal. Trekkers will have a close up view of the primitive society that has remained unaffected by modernization for centuries. The king still exists and grants audience to the visitors in his palace at the walled city of Lo Manthang.

Mustang trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. And it does not require any technical experience; only that you be in good physical condition and be able to hike for 4-6 hours over hilly terrain with a light day pack. Sherpa and sufficient number of porters will carry all your trekking gear and necessary equipment.


It lies in western reason of Nepal. The district, with Jomson as its headquarters, covers an area of 3,573 km² and has a population (2011) of 13,452. Mustang was a lost kingdom of Tibet. The inhabitants are either Thakalis, Grung or, in traditional Mustang, primarily Tibetan. In here you will observe real life of Himalayan people. Here you will find Buddhist culture. . It is in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri  ranges. In this you will have fun with mountains and white water falls. Also you will find different flora and fauna.

Day 1
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.

Day 2
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 than 30 kilometers from Pokha

ra.Pokhara’s numerous lakes offer fishing, boating and swimming

Day 3
From Pokhara fly to Jomsom (2700m/8855ft)

25 minutes flight then trek to Kagbeni (2800m/9185ft) approximately 3 hours Early in morning, we will fly between the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to Jomsom. The sights of towering massifs rising to more than 8,000 meters, and the river in the deepest gorge on the planet are just mind-blowing. At Jomsom we will start our Upper Mustang trek to Kagbeni. This is the main gate to Upper Mustang, situated at an altitude of (2,800m),Kagbeni village dates from around the 14th century when it was a check post for traders from Nepal. There is still a checkpoint to control the groups departing forMuktinath and Mustang.

Day 4
Kagbeni to Chele (3050m)

(approximately 6 hours) The trail takes us to the east bank of the Kaligandakiriver. We traverse several ridges to Tangbe village. This village is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. We can take in the view of the Nilgiri peak which dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni. Beyond Tangbe we will reach Chhusang village after about 1-½-hrs walking. We cross the river and continue climbing to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliffs above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki flows. We leave the Kali Gandaki valley and climb steeply up a rocky gully to Chele.

Day 5
Chele to Gheling (3570m)

(Approximately 6 hours) Today we will ascend the treeless, waterless topography, along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass a rock cairn at 3540m. The trail then makes a long gradual descent to Samar village. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. We’ll climb up above Samar to a ridge and descend into a large gorge. The trail continues through another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. The route traverses another pass, follows a ridge and descends to Syanboche(Shyangbochen). From here, we gently climb to a pass at 3850m and descend into Gheling Village.

Day 6
Gheling to Charang (3560m)

(Approximately 5 hours)Gheling, the trail climbs gently up to the interesting pass of NYI La and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. We cross over the steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river) and arrive at the longest Mani wall in Mustang. We climb over another pass at 3,600 m and start the long gentle descent to Charang village. The large five-storey white Dzong and red Gompa are impressive attractions here. We can also observe the collections of statues, Thankas and other large painting of the seated Buddha.

Day 7
Charang to Lo Manthang (3810m)

(Approximately 4 hours) Our trail ascends steadily until Lo-Gekar. Lo-GekarGompa is older than SamyeGompa in Tibet. It is in fact one of the oldest Gompas in this region. After visiting Lo-Gekar, we continue our Mustang Tour to Lomanthang. The trail to Lo-Manthang is well-defined with some minor climbing. We will pass the walled city of Lo along the trial, then make a short descent, cross a stream and climb to the plateau of Lo-Manthang.

Day 8
Exploring day,

(Approximately 6 hours) Exploration of NamgyalGompa and Tingkhar

Day 9

We will hike for two hours to NamgyalGompa. This is situated on a hilltop and here is an important monastery for the local community. It also supports a local court. After our visit to NamgyalGompa, we continue our tour to Tingkhar. This is the last village to the northwest of Lomanthang with around 40 houses. After visiting both places we will return to Lomanthang.

Day 10
Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3820m)

(Approximately 6 hours) Today our trail ascends steadily and offers a last glimpse of Lo Manthang before climbing a ridge at 4050m and continuing to the Chogo La (4280m).This is the highest point on our Upper Mustang Trek. The trail then advances to a short, steep descent and crosses the Charang River. We will climb to Lo Geker and arrive at GharGompa, a small monastery. We then climb the ridge, cross a valley and alpine meadows, and then drop down a steep eroded path to Dhakmar.

Day 11
Drakmar to Syanboche(Shyangmochen) 3800m

(Approximately 6 hours) The trail now descends, passing the stone walls and fields of Drakmar before climbing to a ridge. It further descends to the lower part of Ghami and then to Jaite (3820m), dropping again to Chhung-Kah. We continue to Tama Gaon (3710m) and down to Shyangmochen.

Day 12
Shyangbochen to Chhusang (2980m)

(Approximately 6 hours) Our long hike now follows a stream all the way down to Chhusang. We can also take an alternative route to Samar visiting Ranchung Cave. The alternative route is just 30-minutes longer too.

Day 13
Chhusang to Muktinath (3800m)

(Approximately 7 hours) Today we will follow the stream, pass Chhusang village and make a short steep ascent onto the valley floor. We keep ascending until we reach a small pass from where we can see Muktinath and the red painted Buddhist Monasteries. After traversing the pass, we drop down to the stream and cross via a suspension bridge. We ascend for a while and walk through the villages to Muktinath. This route is very popular for the Fossil stone “Saligrams” which is mainly found between Tetang and Gyu La Pass (4077m). It also offers a terrific 140 degree view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Himalayan range.

Day 14
Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m)

(Approximately 6 hours) Muktinath is one of most important destinations for Hindu pilgrims and it is also an important place for Buddhists. In the morning, we will visit Muktinath Temple. We can enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from here. There are water spouts which channel into the stream running above the temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby.Our trail descends through the village of Jharkot where we can explore the Jharkot monastery too. This is both a Tibetan herbal medical center and an old fortress. We continue our trek back to Jomsom. The views of the Kaligandaki valley and Kagbeni village along the way are truly overwhelming. We pass by EkleBhatti and finally arrive at Jomsom where we can celebrate the completion of the trek with all the trekking staff.

Day 15
Jomsom to Pokhara by air

Pokhara is set in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machhapuchhere (fishtail) 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.

Day 16
Free day in Pokhara or self-sightseeing (option are)

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.

Day 17
Return back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

The bus journey will take 5 to 6 hours

Day 18
Kathmandu Tour

Located of the city Patan Durbar square, Kathmandu Dubar Square, Bhaktapur Surbar Square etc. Those are worth a visit with its own full of historic structures and statues of past kings. Our final night in Kathmandu gives us a chance to go out on the town and enjoy a final dinner (optional) with our travelling companions and new-found friends.

Day 19

Cost Include

  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA,
  • Four night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu & three nights in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner.
  • Special permit for Mustang valid for 10 days.
  • All government taxes, TIMS, Annapurna conservation area entry fees and special Permits for upper mustang.
  • 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).
  • Land transport for tour in Kathmandu &Pokhara, as our itinerary.
  • Bus tickets (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu).
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara air ticket (Guide, potter and Guest)
  • Accommodation & Meals (3 times a day) during the trek.
  • Trekking maps,
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary, we provide)
  • Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • 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),
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein

Cost include for service treks

  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA,
  • Four night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast,
  • Welcome dinner, farewell dinner
  • Second day Side seen around Kathmandu with private car,
  • All government taxes, Everest National Park entry fees 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,
  • Pokhara-nayapul by private car,
  • Flight JomsomPokhara(one guest, two Nepali)
Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.

Cost Excludes for service trek

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

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Price From USD$2,100/person
Total $ 2,100 USD

Trip Facts

  • By bus/car / Air
  • 1
  • 4280m
  • Easy, Easy plus