Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4210 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 People 
  • Meals
    Inclusive 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Nov. 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $2,150USD

Trip Overview

Want to embark on an incredible journey to a place untouched and pristine, away from the bustle of modernization? A journey that satiates your hunger for travel, freedom, curiosity and is your ultimate answer to discovering one of the wonders of Nepal. If you are in search of an adventure, then you might want to spend some time exploring the region of the Upper Mustang. Lying beyond the mountains, Mustang is regarded as the forbidden kingdom, and this part of the country is beyond any control and influence of the nation’s administrative center. The region takes you to an exotic experience beyond any word of description, and the Upper Mustang Trek is an ideal choice.

The land of Mustang is divided into two regions, namely the upper and lower received very little rainfall and are categorized as the dry places in Nepal. The desolated region is still rooted in a manner that feels it has lost its touch with the modern world. However, it is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and the traditions, customs, infrastructures, lifestyle will take you a trip centuries back. The desert-like landscape of the area is alluring as you visit the magical Mustang. The area filled with monasteries, prayer flags, and Gompas will give you a sneak peek of the Tibetan Buddhist culture prevalent in this place.

The Upper Mustang Trek is a treasure hunt in itself, taking you to one of the most less traveled areas of Nepal. The ethnic people in this region known as “Lobas” are in sync with their culture and practices and regard themselves as descendants of Tibet. The people who live here follow an ancient lifestyle, but somehow even this fact will leave a lasting impression on your minds. When talking about the 17 days trek, we suggest you have good resilience, spend some training, and adjust to local food and accommodation. We walk for mostly 5-6 hours almost every day on this trek. One of the highlights of this trek is our flight to Jomsom (2700 meters) and a trip to Kagbeni (3110 meters).

The main gate to Upper Mustang, Kagbeni village, dates back to the 14th century when it was a check post for traders from Nepal. We further ascend hiking to Chele, Geling, Charang on a span of 4 days and finally reach the ancient kingdom of “Lo” Manthang (3840 meters). The once forbidden ancient Kingdom of Mustang, Lo, is purely one of the gems of Nepal. The ancient kingdom of the district is rich in civilization and culture. The region is remote and trans-Himalayan borders Tibet has landscapes, formations, and areas that remind you of a distinct Tibetan culture.

Due to the unique climate, the area is majorly dry and barren, this trek is considered challenging. Like all the treks in the Himalayan region, there are various ups and downs, steep descents that will truly test your patience. We do not suggest you carry on with this trek in winter snow, but this trek can be carried out in the monsoon season without worrying about unexpected rain or muddy roads. Hence, before deciding to take on this journey, we suggest you spend some time in the gym or physical training ahead of the journey. Hence, we believe you are an adventure enthusiast if you choose Upper Mustang Trek as your next travel destination!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/3020ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 04: From Pokhara fly to Jomsom (2700m/8855ft) & Trek to Kagbeni (2800m/9185ft) Duration: 3 hrs

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3110m/10200ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hrs

Day 06: Chele to Geling (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hrs

Day 07: Geling to Charang (3620m/11875ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 08: Charang to Lo - Manthang (3840m/12595ft) Duration: 3 hrs

Day 09: Exploration of Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar and return 4 - 6 hrs

Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3820m/12530ft) 6-7 hrs

Day 11: Drakmar to Shyangmochen (3800m/12465ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hrs

Day 12: Shyangbochen to Chhusang (2980m/9775ft) 6 hrs

Day 13: Chusang to Muktinath (3800m/12465ft) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m/8855ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 17: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Round trip flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara including departure taxes
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Special trekking permit), please bring 3 passport size photos for permit
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks, water, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Garfield Saunders, Victoria BC, Canada I recently completed a most startling trek along with a friend to the restricted Upper Mustang Region of Nepal in April with the Nepal Hiking Team. This was my second trek with Nepal Hiking Team to the Upper Mustang region. I have discovered that both my trips were well organized by NHT and everything was done very efficiently and wonderfully. On my latest trek, I was in touch with Nepal Hiking Team and Ganga via email gave every detail about the trek. I was seeking for a trek that was different from my previous trek. Therefore, I decided to trek to the area on the east side of the Kali Gandaki River. All my queries were resolved via the emails within a short time. He also gave me a customized itinerary and quoted a price. I accepted his proposed program as it met all our requirements in a reasonable price. For Upper Mustang Trek, a guide was must and NHT provided professional guides as well as a porter for two of us. The guide was Santa, a very admirable guide. He was much familiar with the areas that we strolled and looked after us very well. His main concern was our safety and wellbeing.  The porter was Vishnu; he too was wonderful and strong. We enjoyed the company of both the porter and guide. I hope that someday, I will trek to Nepal again and definitely I would book and trek with Nepal Hiking Team. I would highly suggest that anyone planning for visiting Nepal for a trek must contact them. Thanks again Nepal Hiking Team. Garfield Saunders (Age 77) Victoria BC, Canada
Jaime, United States of America I did the Everest Base Camp tours with Nepal Hiking Team in October this year, and it was the most fantastic moment of my life! Prakash picked us up at the airport with marigold and silk scarves garlands, which was a very touching hospitable Nepali welcome. Then, as we were driven to the hotel, he explained our program to us about the Everest Base Camp. The sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley was very insightful as well. I had the valley tour before starting the trek to Everest's base camp. The heritage sights in Kathmandu and the durbar squares were excellent to look at. The valley of Kathmandu, or the city more like, was crowded with people, and the area around Thamel, where we had our hotel’s location as well, was filled with so many shops at every corner of the street and small temples, it was bizarre! Trek ten started with the flight to Lukla, and the trekking journey to Everest's base camp was beautiful! The many tiny villages and the settlements along the trail were different from the crowded Kathmandu and provided a drastic change in scenery from the city. The villages had the feeling of being so far away from all the busyness of the city, and the people seemed much calmer and peaceful there. The lifestyle of the people in those village areas was genuinely inspiring, and I enjoyed my time there a lot. The guesthouses and the tiny lodges that we were accommodated in were comfortable, and the people were hospitable. In fact, the higher we trekked, the more hospitable they were! Prakash then proceeded to guide us throughout the trekking journey, and the sceneries of the mountains and the villages were everything I had imagined it would be. The settlement at Namche was beautiful, and we had a look around the Art Gallery the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. The sights of the mountains were extraordinary! Nepal Hiking Team managed everything, and all of the transactions and the arrangements were made skillfully. The guide, Mr. Prakash Sapkota, was also beneficial. The head office staff were also available all the time to me, which was super convenient. I loved my vacation in Nepal, climbing the Everest Base Camp. Nepal Hiking Team did an outstanding and satisfactory job accompanying me in my journey. The trek was also done at a reasonable price, and I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to people.
Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)