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.

Upcoming Trip Departure

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Reviews

Garfield SaundersVictoria 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

Gavin LavelleUK

My father and I booked the Annapurna base camp trek with Nepal Hiking Team and we cannot commend them enough for everything they did for us. From landing in Kathmandu to leaving Nepal, NHT accommodated our every need going above and beyond to ensure

Charles LazaroUSA

This trip was amazing, from the planning stage to the trip itself! Ganga was very responsive to my questions leading up to the trip and helped me prepare properly. Bihm was our guide and from the moment I landed had everything well in hand. He and our

Alistair CUnited Kingdom

My wife and I did a private Everest Base Camp + Gokyo Lakes trek in April 2022. We were recommended Nepal Hiking Team by a friend and they were incredibly helpful from start to finish. They were very responsive when ever we had any questions before our

SamanthaUSA

The whole experience was very good, Bhim is an excellent guide and I would really recommend him to anyone who is looking for guide in the hiking trail and trekking journey. He is efficient, and he has a vast amount of knowledge regarding the journey,