upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

  • Group Size

    Minimum 02 Person

  • Transportation

    Flight/Land

  • Max Altitute

    3,820m/12,530ft

  • Accomadation

    Hotels in Cities & Teahouses during trek

  • Best Season

    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

  • DifficultyLevel3

    Trip Grade

    Moderate
Per Person $ USDs

Upper Mustang Trek takes you to hidden mysterious world of old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also known as Lo. Explore these rain shadow area with massive landscapes, locals Buddhist culture and impressive eyesight with snow covered Himalayan peaks. This is moderate trek that pass through the driest regions of Nepal. Till 1992 Upper Mustang is a restricted area for foreign visitors to enter the kingdom, which makes it the most conserved region in the world. At the time, the region was also called with names “The Forbidden City.” Now mustang offers different attractions to Visitors in terms of easy accessibility with standard tea house accommodation, dry and barren landscape, culture lifestyle and customs.

The Upper Mustang Trekking 17 days begins with drive to Pokhara followed by next day flight to Jomsom and gradual three hours ascent towards Kagbeni, lead up to Lo Manthang via Chele, Syanbochen, Ghami and Charang. In between explore hundred of years monasteries, awe inspiring scenic landscape, historical places and unique culture. The routes on the trek pass through Kali Gandaki, the deepest valley in the world. Lo Manthang is the old capital, which is reached after 6 days trek from Pokhara and we believe that at least one extra day should be spent here to acclimatization. Ponies are available for hire if you desire to explore around Lo Manthang. Till this date, we can observe this traditional Buddhist Kingdom the way it was all the back when founded in the 14th century. As we return we will visit the holy temple of Muktinath which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhist.

Upper Mustang Trek is great option to visit during Pre-monsoon months June, July, August and Post-monsoon October, November as the region is in the rain shadow region. Before trek was only accessible in the camping mode but now basic tea houses have made it easier for trekkers to get their meals and accommodation. But Pre-monsoon is the best because of the Tiji festival. Minimum two group of trekkers are required for Upper Mustang trekking. As, individual trekkers are not allowed to enter above Kagbeni. You May also like 14 Days Lower Mustang Trek.

Upper Mustang Trek Highlights

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Detailed Itinenary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: 3-Star Standard Hotel

Include Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 02:

Get permits, trip preparation

Accommodation: 3-Star Standard Hotel

Include Meals: Breakfast

Day 03:

Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m/2659ft) by Private Vehicle

Accommodation: 3-Star Standard Hotel

Include Meals: Breakfast

Day 04:

Fly to Jomsom (2,720m/8,921ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft)

Distance: 3-4 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05:

Trek Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft) via Tangbe/Chhusang

Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06:

Trek Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft)

Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07:

Trek Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft)

Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08:

Trek Ghami to Charang (3,620m/11,874ft)

Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09:

Trek Charang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft)

Distance: 3-4 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10:

Acclimatization: Explore Lo-Manthang

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11:

Trek Lo-Mangthang to Dhamkar (3820m/12,530ft)

Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12:

Trek Dhakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft) `

Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13:

Trek Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft)

Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14:

Trek Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft)

Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodges/Guest houses

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15:

Fly Back Jomsom to Pokhara; Free Day on your own

Accommodation: 3-Star Standard Hotel

Include Meals: Breakfast

Day 16:

Drive Back to Kathmandu; Farewell Dinner

Distance: 5-6 Hours Drive

Accommodation: 3-Star Standard Hotel

Include Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 17:

Airport Drop for Final Departure

Include Meals: Breakfast

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What’s Included

Price Includes

  • All airport transfers by private vehicle
  • Accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights
  • Accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara for 2 Nights
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by private vehicle
  • Flight tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara including departure taxes
  • Twin sharing lodge/guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners) with a cup of tea/Coffee during trek
  • English-speaking experienced trekking guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Upper mustang restricted area permit fee $ 500 per person for 10 days time durations. More than 10 days cost $ 50 each day.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP permits, TIMS Card and Mustang Special permit)
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
  • Trekking completion certificate
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant
  • All government and local taxes

What's Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee. You can easily obtain a visa 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 in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu than the schedule itinerary

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Important Notes

Tiji Festival

Fees and permits

​Meals and accommodations

​Trek accessing point

Accomodation

We will accommodate you in the deluxe 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trek standard, clean and comfortable teahouses/lodge providing lodging facilities in each village on walking trail. Our responsible trekking guide will arrange the best available accommodation during the trek. However, please be aware that during Tiji Festival season, the tea houses or lodges could be very busy and may not have availability everywhere. So, In these case option is option is home stay and provides good experience to interact with local. All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. Breakfast and dinner will be served from teahouses/lodge menu where we spend the night whereas, lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. It is advisable to carry extra food like nuts, chocolates, cookies and nutritional food stuffs. In the city, Breakfast will Served followed by Complementary welcome and farewell dinner.

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