Upper Mustang TrekkingUpper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking

  • Duration14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 4200m.
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Size Min - 2
  • Best Time September to late December and February to late June.
Trip Highlights
  • Jomsom valley
  • Kagbeni
  • view from Upper mustang
  • explore upper mustang

This enchanting and mysterious region, Mustang is as lively as it is uttered. The experience on the trails of Mustang Trekking is itself wonderful as the history and the culture of this area is enriched with capabilities of capturing anybody’s mind. At around 1830, this region was a part of Tibetan kingdom of Gungthang; the fabled medieval wall city of Lo Monthang. The ancient history of this place is based on the myth more than actual facts.

According to the geographical location, the landscape of Mustang is a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces which in combination gives a colorful mosaic effect of earthen reds, yellows and brown. Upper Mustang trekking is one of the exciting and mystery full, least known kingdom. One should not miss out an opportunity to explore this area.Until 1951, Upper mustang had maintained its status as a separate principality but now the king of Lo Monthang changed his title to the honorary rank of colonel in the Nepalese Army. The trekking route is easy at the Lo Manthang, which lies in the heart of Mustang. Trekkers should pass through the treeless barren landscapes in this area. In weather context, this region has very less rainfall and wind blows during the afternoon then at other time of the day. This region has a lot to offer everyone as it is enriched with history, culture, mystery and nature. One should take out a time and experience this trekking area.

Trip Itinerary

    We will begin our trip with a drive to Pokhara. The drive will be scenic and offers beautiful views of green hills and river along the way. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will check-in our hotel and rest for the day. In the evening, we will explore the famous Lakeside and also do boating on the Fewa Lake. We will stay overnight in the hotel.


       We will wake up early in the morning to take a flight to Jomsom. The flight will present gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains and landscapes. Upon reaching Jomsom, we will begin our trek towards Kagbeni on an open trail. We will cross Eakli Bhatti village and reach Kagbeni village. We will stay overnight in a teahouse.


         Once we will get our permits checked, our trek begins along the Kali Gandaki River. The trail will be windy until we ascend on a hill. We will reach Tangbe village where we will see beautiful whitewashed houses, narrow alleyways, apple orchards, and buckwheat fields. From here, we will continue trekking towards Chele crossing a village and a river. We will stay overnight in the teahouse.


           We will ascend along the side of an amazing steep canyon to a pass (3,500 m).  Further, we will descend to Samar (3,300 m) where we will stop for lunch break. From here, we will climb gently into a valley full of juniper trees and again descend to reach Geling. We will stay overnight in the teahouse.


             We will begin our day with a gentle ascend through agricultural fields. Further, we will reach Nyila Pass (3,950 m), which is the highest point of today's trek. We will then descend all the way down to Tangmar river and reach Charang village where will going to stay for the night in the teahouse.


               Today, we will trek to Lo Manthang, the capital town of Mustang. The trail is gentle and of course scenic. Lo Manthang is surrounded by hills all around it, and this town is also rich in tradition and culture. This region has also got the influence of Tibetan culture because of the old history of trade between the locals and the Tibetans. We will stay overnight in the teahouse. 


                 Today is our rest day at the Lo Manthang to get acclimatized with the increasing altitude. We will visit several cultural heritages and the four main temples of this place. Champa Lhakhang Temple is the tallest temple of Lo Manthang, built in 1420 A.D. Similarly, another temple, Thugchen Gompa was built in 1400 A.D. We will explore the area and stay overnight in the teahouse.


                   It's time to return back, and we will follow a different route. We will head to Chorang in the south and then turn east to reach Lo Gekar. We will ascend gradually towards a pass from where we will see lovely view of Lo Manthang. Further, we will descend and reach Ghami where we will stay for a night in a teahouse.


                     We will follow a direct route to Nyila. Ascending on a ridge, we will continue trekking upward to join the trail of Chorang and further, descend to Geelong valley. From here, we are going to trek back on the same trail until we reach Samar. We will stay overnight in the teahouse.


                       Today, we will trek back on the upwards trail to reach Kali Gandaki and then to Kagbeni from where we began our trek. The trail will offer beautiful views of landscapes and hills. Upon reaching Kagbeni, we will rest for the day. We will stay overnight in the teahouse.


                         Before heading back to Jomsom, we will go on a short excursion to Marpha. Marpha is famous for its brandy and dry fruit items, both are made from local fruits. After that, we will head back to Jomsom. Upon reaching Jomsom, we will have lunch and later explore the area. We will stay overnight in a teahouse.


                           We will wake up early in the morning and take a flight back to Pokhara. We will see last views of this gorgeous region from the flight. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will move to a hotel. The rest of the day is free for us to rest, and later in the evening, we will stroll in the Lakeside and buy souvenirs. 


                             We will begin our day with a delicious breakfast. After that, we will go on the guided tour in Pokhara. We will visit the famous places like David's Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, World Peace Pagoda, and many more. We will end our day with mouthwatering farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel.


                               After having breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu following the same route. The drive will present scenic views of green hills, rivers, and small settlements. No wonder, we will be going to recall all that fantastic moments from our trek on this drive.

                              Cost Details
                              Price Includes

                              To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

                              • Airport picks up & drops by private car.
                              • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
                              • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by car.
                              • Standard accommodation in Pokhara.
                              • Full board meal during camping, prepared by with Tea & coffee.
                              • sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek.
                              • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, cook, the required number of porters to carry your luggage, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation.
                              • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
                              • All needed permits to Annapurna conservation and upper mustang.
                              • Flight fare from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara including airport departure taxes in Pokhara and Jomsom.
                              • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
                              • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag.
                              • All our government taxes.
                              • Official expense.
                              Price Excludes
                              • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                              • Your travel insurance.
                              • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
                              • Personal trekking Equipments.
                              • Tips for trekking staff and driver-tipping is expected.
                              • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                              • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
                              Dates & Availability
                              Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                              Start DateStarts: FridayAug 09, 2024Group joiningEnd DateEnds: ThursdayAug 22, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS$1545
                              Start DateStarts: WednesdayAug 14, 2024Group joiningEnd DateEnds: TuesdayAug 27, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS$1545
                              Start DateStarts: ThursdayAug 22, 2024Group joiningEnd DateEnds: WednesdaySep 04, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1545
                              Start DateStarts: SaturdayAug 31, 2024Group joiningEnd DateEnds: FridaySep 13, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1545
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                              Travelers Review
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                                Txell3Spain,November 13, 2019
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                                Amazing Upper Mustang trek

                                Todo perfecto y muy profesional tanto por parte de Gokul, el director , como nuestro guía y porter. Repetiremos sin duda!

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