Trip Duration
16days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
4090m
Trip Difficulty
Moderate
Activity
Trekking
Best Season
Oct -Dec & March-May
Per Person US$ 2290

US$ 2190

Per Person US$ 2290

US$ 2190

Overview of Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek is an adventurous trek in the hidden paradise of Nepal. Upper Mustang trekking is a perfect trekking destination to experience a unique Tibetan culture with the uniqueness of a treeless barren landscape and steep rocky trails up and down hills.

Upper Mustang treks are regarded as restricted area treks in Nepal that require special permission as well as permitted by the Government of Nepal. Upper Mustang is a preserved and superior area where an only a limited number of trekkers are allowed to trek every year; however tourists are only allowed to enter Upper Mustang until 1992.

Upper Mustang is a windy, high and dry valley characterized by windswept canyons and colorful stratified rock formations. Upper Mustang Trekking also known as Mountain Desert lies in the western part of the Nepalese Himalayas bordering Tibet.

Upper Mustang treks offer a great chance to experience the unique culture, traditions, lifestyle, hospitality, and warmth of local Tibetan Buddhists, that remained almost unaffected for centuries till now.

Mustang trek allows you to witness the Trans-Himalaya landscape, ancient Buddhist monasteries, cultural heritage, stupas, chores, prayers wall, caves, ancient Tibetan villages, rare medieval art and architectures.

Himalayan desert land, Tibetan plateaus, eroded canyons, and unique rock formations, the mind-blowing panorama of snow-capped mountains such as Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri increases the beauty of the picturesque region

The Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang is popular as a mystique valley and the Last Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal hidden behind the highest Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, is the main highlight of this trek.

Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek

  •  Explore Lo Manthang- the Last Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal.
  • Breathtaking Mountain views of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and mighty peaks.
  • Experience the real Tibetan Buddhist culture, religion, and lifestyle.
  • Trek via Adventure passes of the trek- Mui La pass (4,100 m) and Marang La pass (4,230 m).
  •  Visit Ghar Gompa-a world’s oldest Tibetan monastery built around the 7th century.
  • Trekking in a restricted area and trans-Himalayan regions of Nepal.
  • Trekking in the desert, treeless and barren lands of Nepal.

Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary

Today is your first day in Nepal. Your wonderful time started upon your Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport TIA, Kathmandu. Our representative will warmly welcome and receive you at the Airport and transfer you with our private vehicle to your respective Hotel. In the evening, you will be introduced to your trek guide and discuss the trip program about each day and spare time for Mustang trek shopping. Overnight stay at 3-star rated Hotel in Kathmandu.

Car 15m
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude (1,360 m/4,462 ft.)

Upper Mustang is a restricted area trek in Nepal so today we should get our special permit on our hands. Then you will be easy to transfer to the Domestic Airport at Kathmandu with our private vehicle to take a scenic flight to abound 35 minutes towards the main touristic hub or Lake City Pokhara. On your arrival at the airport, you will be easy transfer to the hotel. After having lunch we start the rest of the day on a sightseeing tour around the picturesque Pokhara valley. Today we will visit the Island temple and sightseeing around the Lakeside. Also, you will enjoy your day by boating in Fewa Lake. Overnight stay at 3 stars rated hotel in Pokhara.

Bus Bus 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B L
Altitude 910 m/2,986 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast at the hotel we start our day with a breathtaking morning flight about 25 minutes from Pokhara to Jomsom. Today is the first day of our walk in the land of the Himalayas. Jomsom is a popular windy valley and headquarters of Mustang. Jomsom is famous for its apple as well as strong winds with mighty Himalayan peaks. We start our trek from Jomsom- the trek starting point towards the beautiful Buddhist village of Kagbeni which takes about three hours. Kagbeni is a check point for entrance to restricted Upper Mustang Trekking. After arriving here in Kagbeni, we take our lunch and then start an excursion around the antique village enjoying the majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, and so on. Overnight stay at teahouse in Kagbeni.

Flight 25min/2-3hr Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,810 m/9,216 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins today after completing the formalities of permits at the Kagbeni checkpoint. Then we enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang and also popular as a desert land of Nepal. Our trekking trail takes us alongside the Kali Gandaki River and reaches the beautiful village of Tangbe. Tangbe is a popular village offering dramatic views of Nilgiri Mountain, white-washed traditional houses, narrow alleyways, and barley & buckwheat fields as well as apple orchards. We continue our walk passing another ancient village of Chhuksang. After having lunch at Chhuksang we cross a small river to leave the Kaligandaki valley behind and climb further to the village of Chele. Chele is a small Tibetan settlement from where we can witness the valley with its picturesque setting. Overnight stay at teahouse in Chele.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,050 m/10,004 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day beings after having breakfast at the teahouse. Today our trek begins with a steep climb and descends. Then our trail takes you towards the tremendous canyons and following farming fields of buckwheat. On the way, we enjoy the breathtaking views of Tilicho peak, Yaskawa Kang, Damodar Danda, Ramchung cave, and so on. We also cross the two adventurous passes named Taklam La pass (3,624 m) and Dajori La pass (3,735 m). Then we descend towards the beautiful Samar village. After having lunch at Samar we cross a side valley and descend to its base and cross over a creek and trek all the way upwards. After Samar, we cross a side valley and descend to its base and cross over a creek before we trek all the way upwards. Then the trail goes through a forest of small trees and green bushes towards Syangboche which is a small settlement deep into the valley. Overnight stay at teahouse in Syanbochen.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,475 m/11,398 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins with the breakfast at teahouse. Our day ascends gently and towards a small pass of Yamada La at a height of 3,850 m with extraordinary views of the Himalayas and deep valleys into the wind eroded canyons. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, shortens, and terraced valleys with a yellowish trees towards the village of Ghiling. Enjoy our lunch at Ghiling and continue our trek through the popular forest, brown hills, and barley fields and reach Nyi La pass at 4,010 m straight ahead. From here we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Mustang region. Ghami is a beautiful village situated high above the river and surrounded by fields. Overnight stay at teahouse in Ghami.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,520 m/11,546 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast, our trek begins with a rough and slippery trekking trial. Then we walk through the longest ancient mani wall of Mustang. This short walk to Tarsang takes us into the Land of Chortens. This trial also marks the history of Padmasambhava, who is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism as well influenced the fusion of Buddhism. Then we cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and we ascend further through a beautiful mani wall along with a beautiful landscape. Next, we steadily climb up to cross the Tsarang La pass at 3870 m to reach the Tsarang village. There is no sign of vegetation or human life here as it is desert and barren land. Tasarang village lies on the top of Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and red Gompa. It is also a famous Mustang’s second town. Overnight stay at teahouse in Tsarang.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,620 m/ 11,873 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the shortest and easy trek towards the Last Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal. Our day beings after having breakfast at the teahouse. We begin our day by descending into a canyon and crossing a river before climbing uphill. We then trek through the Lo La pass which is at 3,950 m and get a chance to witness the beautiful Lo Manthang village, the valley of Thinker, and Choose. We also witness the spectacular views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I, and the mighty peaks. After crossing the pass we walk descend towards the beautiful valley of Lo Manthang. Enjoy our lunch at Lo Manthang and rest of the day we will excursion over three major gompas at Lo Manthang named Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. Overnight stay at teahouse in Lo Manthang.

Walking 3-4 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,730 m/12,234 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We spend our day at Lo Manthang today. Lo Manthang is the capital city of Mustang contains only 150 houses and has the largest Tibetan Buddhism gompas in Nepal. Today we continue after having breakfast towards the remote valley of the Upper Mustang region. We trek to the last village of Mustang named Chhosar village close to the Tibetan border. We will visit ancient and oldest Nyphu Cave monasteries, Jhong Sky Cave, and other ancient monasteries in Chhosar village. Then we enjoy our lunch at Chhosar and trek back towards Lo Manthang. Overnight stay at teahouse in Lo Manthang.

Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,730 m/12,234 ft.) 3-4 hrs.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After spending a couple of days at Lo Manthang we head for another popular village of Dhakmar. Today is the longest day trek where we walk via Marang La pass (4,230 m) highest pass of the trek and the Mui La pass (4,100 m). We trek through different west terrain which offers the most beautiful views of landscape, valleys, and mountains. Afterward, we cross through Marang La pass and trek to Gyakar village. Then our trail passes towards the Ghar Gompa which is the world’s oldest Tibetan monastery built around the 7th century with beautiful rock paintings. After having lunch at Ghar Gompa we continue our trek crossing Mui La ass and towards Dhakmar with different trials above the canyons and high hills. Dhakmar is a popular village with lots of cliffy caves above the village with colorful hillocks. Overnight stay at teahouse in Dhakmar.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,810 m/12,500 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins today early in the morning after having breakfast. We start our trek early to avoid strong winds on our faces. Today we trek through the remote and tranquil landscape. Our trekking trail mostly descends downhill alongside a stream and passes the walled village fields and again climbs a ridge. Then we again descend down to reach the beautiful village of Ghami. Then we head to pass the Nyi La pass at the height of 4,010 m. After passing this adventurous pass we descend through a dry plateau and fields to reach the beautiful village of Ghiling. Ghiling is a place that is mostly dry and offers breathtaking views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. We enjoy our lunch at Ghiling and excursion over nearby places in the evening. Overnight say at the teahouse in Ghiling.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,806 m/12,484 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We begin our trek after having breakfast. Today we trek on the same trial which we have done before. We trek towards the beautiful settlement of Syanbochen. Then our trail passes through the forest of small trees and green bushes towards the pretty village of Samar. After having lunch at Samar, we continue our trek enjoying the great view of breathtaking mountains and small valleys en route. Next, we cross the adventurous passes of Dajori La (3,375 m) and Taklam La pass (3,624 m) to reach the beautiful village of Chele. Then we descend down towards the beautiful village of Chhuksang. Chhuksang is another pretty old village with an apple orchard and great views of Nilgiri Mountain and a wide stretch of Kali Gandaki River. Overnight stay at teahouse in Chhuksang.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,050 m/10,004 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the last day of trekking in the Upper Mustang region. Our day begins after having breakfast at the teahouse. Our trekking trail passed smoothly through the village of Jharkot. Then after, we come to exist the restricted area of the Upper Mustang and join the popular trail of the Annapurna circuit. Then we reach the popular Kagbeni village enjoying the fabulous view of Kali Gandaki valley. After having lunch at Kagbeni, we continue our trek towards the Jomsom. Arriving at Jomsom after long hours of trek we enjoy our last night in the Mustang region with our trekking crews. Overnight stay at teahouse in Jomsom.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,700 m/8,858 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast at the hotel we start our day with a breathtaking morning flight about 25 minutes from Jomsom to Pokhara. Our morning flight passes through the gorge of Kali Gandaki and Annapurna which itself one of the lifetime experience. After arriving at Pokhara, you will be transfer to you respective hotel. Rest of the day you have a leisure period. You may either relax after long and hard trek or sightseeing over the famous places in Pokhara. Overnight stay at 3 stars rated hotel in Pokhara.

Flight 25min
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude 910 m/2,986 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

In case of bad weather at Jomsom you may fly this morning towards Pokhara; if not the flight remains the same. Our day begins after having breakfast at the hotel and you will be easy to transfer to the Pokhara Airport with our private vehicle to take a scenic flight to abound 35 minutes towards the capital city Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be easy transfer to your respective hotel. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner hosted by the Life Himalaya Trekking at a typical Nepalese Restaurant with a Nepalese cultural dance on behalf of your successful Upper Mustang Trek. Overnight stay at 3 stars rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Altitude (1,360 m/4,462 ft.)

Our adventurous journey in Nepal ends today. Our representative will transfer you to the International airport three hours before your flight schedule towards your home with a warm greeting and hospitality hoping you to see next time in Nepal. If you have more time in Nepal, we also can organize some additional activities like bungee jumping, jungle safari, Everest Heli Tour, and famous city tours that you are interested in.

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops international and domestic.
  • Complete departure information, about trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
  • 02 nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 Night’s hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara To jomsom
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara jomsom for member and involved Guide.
  • Private transportation picks up and drops.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus for guest and Staffs
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  •  breakfast,  lunch and  dinner included chosen from lodge menu.
  •  twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the Upper mustang  trekking ( down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip )
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)
  • Conservation trek permit fee.  Annapurna Upper  Mustang trail map.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge,hot shower & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Route Map

Upper Mustang Trekking Map

Upper Mustang Trek - Essential Information

Our Upper Mustang trekking starts with a short and scenic flight towards Pokhara. Again another 25 minutes flight takes us from Pokhara to Jomsom airstrip. Our real trekking begins from Jomsom along with the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge.

We then trek towards the beautiful Buddhist village of Kagbeni- the main entrance of the restricted Upper Mustang trek. After completing the formalities of permits at checkpoints our trekking trail leads alongside the Kali Gandaki River and the ancient village of Chhuksang, Chele.

Then we cross through different adventurous passes, canyons, small forests, mani walls, and famous settlements of Samar, Syanbochen, Ghiling, Ghami, and Tsarang and reach the capital Lo Manthang. We stay for one more day at Lo Manthang and visit the wonderful places of interest including the ancient and oldest Nyphu Cave monasteries, Jhong Sky Cave, and other ancient monasteries in Chhosar village.

Then we descend via Marang La and Mui La-highest passing the trek towards the Ghar Gompa which is the world’s oldest Tibetan monastery. Then our trekking trail passes through the famous villages of Dhakmar, Syanbochen, and Kagbeni to reach beautiful Jomsom.

Finally, we take a scenic flight towards Pokhara and Kathmandu respectively to end our fascinating trip to Upper Mustang.

Life Himalaya Trekking organizes the best Upper Mustang trekking package in Nepal providing the best quality service which is convenient to you. Upper Mustang area treks are possible to trek the whole round a year, however, March to May and September to November are the best seasons.

We handle this special Upper Mustang trekking in Nepal with a team of experienced guides as well as porters focusing on your safety and security. We will be flexible with the itinerary and budgets and can adjust many more details as per your recommendations.

You may also inquire Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek which is an alternative choice to experience Tibetan-influenced culture in the Mustang region.

Note

Upper mustang trek and itinerary customization are available

The whole trip itinerary and the cost can be changed as per the trekker’s holiday, need and time. Our main objective is to give the best service and make memorable moments in Nepal so you can design your own itinerary with us.

Sometimes the itinerary can be changed throughout the trek because of the weather, political issue, transportation, and other disturbing factors. In this situation, Our guide and leader will provide you with the best alternative during the trek. The price of the trip will be changed as per the requirement of trekkers.

Regarding flight During the Trek. 

Twin otter plane is the main air transportation in Nepal. So we also use twin otters during the flight to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom. During the flight to the mustang region, the flight can be canceled because of poor visibility, weather condition, and other technical problems. So, in such cases, we would chart helicopters for our guests, regarding their international flight and other different problems that arise during the trek. The Charter cost should be paid at the Life Himalaya Head office-Thamel and later you can claim with your insurance company.

Necessary permit fees for the Upper Mustang Trek 

As one of the restricted areas trekkers need to have the three permits which are provided by the Life Himalaya Trekking before the Trek. Trekkers should have TIMS ( Trekkers Information Management System), ACAP ( Annapurna Conservation Area Project ), and RAP ( Restricted Area Permit ) permits to Trek in Upper Mustang.

Who can join Upper Mustang Trek?

You must have Three permits before the trek.

There is no need for training and any experience of other trekking during the Upper mustang trek.

A simple walk of 5-6 hours can take you to the destination. There is also no age restriction for the Upper Mustang Trek.

For Trek in Upper mustang, you must be linked up with a Local company in Nepal like Life Himalaya Trekking.

Upper mustang Trek Health and Safety

As all Trekkers know that we must be fit and healthy before joining the trek. If in case of the unhealthy, injured during the trek, as a trained guide; he/she will use First aid but if that doesn’t work then they inform us and we will consult with your insurance provider and we will rescue you by helicopter if necessary.

Most trekkers are afraid of altitude sickness. But in Upper mustang trekking, there is very less chance of being sick because of the altitude sickness. As we all know prevention is better than cure so for staying far away from altitude sickness you must not eat non-veg and fried food. eat only boiled food and Do not drink alcohol, drink 4-5 liter of water per day.

Many female Trekkers and single trekkers think that there may be danger in the Himalayas but in reality, there is no danger for them. Our guest is like our family, So Life Himalaya Trekking guarantees your safety.

Special Discount Upper Mustang Trekking

Life Himalaya has a Special Discount Offer for students, groups, and families.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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