Upper Mustang Trek (16 Days)

  • Upper Mustang
  • Upper Mustang
  • Upper Mustang
  • Upper Mustang
  • Upper Mustang
Mustang is one of the few places in the Himalayan region that has been able to retain its traditional Tibetan culture unmolested…authentic Tibetan culture now survives only in exile and a few places like Mustang, which have had long historical and cultural ties with Tibet.The Dalai Lama

Mustang is the former kingdom of Lo. Located in the north-central region of Nepal and bordering with Tibet in the north. Upper Mustang is also known as “The Forbidden City” as it has only been open to foreigners since 1992. The inflow of tourist is still strictly regulated with a 10 day $500USD permit for all travellers. The region is dry with a cool, semi-arid trans-Himalayan climate. This isolated region has many colourful rock formations, often containing thousands of caves. The people are mainly comprising of Tibetan, Gurung and Thakali people who are very conservative about their culture, tradition and arts. The average number of tourists visiting this region each year is fairly low and many parts are still unexplored.

Upper Mustang trek starts from Pokhara with an early morning mountain flight to Jomsom that will rival many others. You then trek to the entry of Mustang called Kagbeni (2914m). We start our trek from the Holy river of Kali Gandaki and follow them upstream to Lo-Manthang. During your trek you can have opportunities for exploring thousand years old monasteries, caves, arts and architecture of the local tribes and scenic beauty of the region. The trek to Lo-Manthang will pass through the barren and desolate landscape of Mustang, along with a steep rocky trail up and down hills providing panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other majestic peaks.


Trip Overview

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Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: City tour and trek preparation day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,800m/9,186ft)

Day 05: Trek to Chele (3,050m/10,006ft)

Day 06: Trek to Giling (3,440m/11,286ft)

Day 07: Trek to Charang (3,490m/11,450ft)

Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,237ft)

Day 09: Explore Day at Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,237ft)

Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Ghar Gumpa, 4-5 hrs walk

Day 11: Ghar Gumpa to Giling (3806m/12,484ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 12: Giling to Chele (3050m/10,004ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 13: Chele to Jomsom (2700/8,856ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive

Day 16: Departure day


Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.


Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Airport arrival/departure transfers
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast before and after trek
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program
  • Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast before and after trek
  • Upper Mustang Special Permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area and monument entrance fees
  • Three meals a day during trek (B/L/D) prepared at teahouse/lodge.
  • Accommodations at teahouse/lodge in the mountains
  • English speaking accredited guide
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • All Land transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Half day city tour in Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Jomsom return flight including airport tax

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities



Pricing Per Person

2 people minimum are required for the Restricted area permit.  If you are a solo traveller please let us know and we can try find another traveller to share your visa.

  • 2-4 People -$1790
  • 5+ People -$1700


Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534
Trip Summary

Duration: 16 Days

Grade: Moderate to Hard

Maximum Altitude: 3,840m

Best Season: Oct – Dec, Feb – Apr

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Teahouse Lodging during Trek

Meals: As stated in itinerary

Transportation: Car, Plane

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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