Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking
Facts of Trip
Trip Duration:
14 Day(s)
Trip Grade:
Trekking Destination:
Upper Mustang Trekking
Group Size:
Min - 2
Minimum altitude:
Maximum altitude:
September to late December and February to late June.
Flight and Tourist bus.
Walking Hour:
Approximately 5 - 6 hours each day.
Trip Highlights
  • Jomsom valley
  • Kagbeni
  • view from Upper mustang
  • explore upper mustang

About Trip

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 anybodys 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.
Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01:Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 02:Fly to Jomsom Trek to Kagbeni
  • Day 03:Kagbeni to Chele
  • Day 04:Chele to Geling
  • Day 05:Geling to Charang
  • Day 06:Charang to Lo Manthang
  • Day 07:Lo Manthang
  • Day 08:Lo Manthang to Ghami via Gekar
  • Day 09:Ghami to Samar
  • Day 10:Samar to Kagbeni Exiting Restricted Area
  • Day 11:Kagbeni to Jomsom
  • Day 12:fly to Pokhara
  • Day 13:Pokahara City Tour
  • Day 14:Pokhara to Kathmandu
Cost 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.
Cost 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.
  • Day 01
    Kathmandu to Pokhara

    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.

  • Day 02
    Fly to Jomsom Trek to Kagbeni

    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.

  • Day 03
    Kagbeni to Chele

    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.

  • Day 04
    Chele to Geling

    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.

  • Day 05
    Geling to Charang

    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.

  • Day 06
    Charang to Lo Manthang

    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.

  • Day 07
    Lo Manthang

    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.

  • Day 08
    Lo Manthang to Ghami via Gekar

    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.

  • Day 09
    Ghami to Samar

    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.

  • Day 10
    Samar to Kagbeni Exiting Restricted Area

    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.

  • Day 11
    Kagbeni to Jomsom

    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.

  • Day 12
    fly to Pokhara

    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.

  • Day 13
    Pokahara City Tour

    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.

  • Day 14
    Pokhara to Kathmandu

    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.

Trip Map

Our cultural tour guides are pretty proficient. The trekking guide (Sirdar) and his assistants speak a reasonable amount of English and are good enough to explain to you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes or is of interest to you.

We try to bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventurous experience, and this is an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises of a maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our trek programs. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply.

All our trekking programs are classified into THREE different categories according to the level of altitude & terrain of the trek. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally don't go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 - 5 hours. While moderate to fairly challenging treks are longer treks that go right into high mountain country. Physically quite tiring, these involve approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. Strenuous treks are longer treks that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7-9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities. It's definitely not for beginners. Basically, any trek can be challenging...u need to know your body & probably take a medical examination before doing any trek above 5000 meters and/or before doing strenuous treks.

Security of our clients is of foremost & vital importance for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping treks' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in a local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Prevention is always the best kind of cure.

On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, a dining tent and toilet tent; and all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks, there is no necessity to provide any equipment.

In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we surely believe will not happen; you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the event of your having to be evacuated; please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or u must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform our office about the requirements of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send a name of the sick person and always give the exact location from where the helicopter can airlift you {our guides will help you on this} do not leave your stationed point even if you are getting better once you have called in the helicopter.

Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where any unforeseen events may compel you to go for a change in your itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than a decade. We enjoy our work.

Yes, we do. If you prefer to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe suiting your convenience. The number could range from a group of people that could be (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Costs for private trips can be fixed on the basis of group size, trek area; duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR a SINGLE WOMAN, if required. However, if none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you; you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a solo trip. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life.

This is an abbreviation for 'Guide Accommodation and Porters' (GAP). This trek option is for those who only want basic support services from us. This is the most economical way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers who pay for their meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only on certain routes in the Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by the local folks in their tea house or lodges. You pay for your own meals. We take care of all the expenses of our staff.

On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. Your first meal of the day starts with a king size breakfast that consists of a choice of porridge, muesli or a cereal followed by eggs done to your style; it can be an omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate is also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The cooking crew leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation. The head cook makes sure that all food is prepared with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

On the Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch and a three course dinner. Tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

On camping treks, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On GAP treks, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. We recommend that you to bring water purification pills. On the trail, water from the streams is safe if away from settlements.

In cities like Kathmandu or Lhasa, accommodation will be in hotels of your preference. We have a pool of hotels that range from luxury deluxe to budget hotels. While on a trek, accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are deciding for a camping trek, then you will be sleeping in tents. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are quite basic. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive than Camping treks and are largely suitable for small groups. Usually during peak or busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to sleep in a dormitory; however, the feel of adventure is always there.

You should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions. Living up to a physical challenge is always good for you, no matter what. Trekking once a year is always the best regimen for your body's needs; as per recommendations from most health journals throughout the world.

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be sturdy and comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. In view of local customs, try not to wear too skimpy or revealing clothes. Your reception by locals can vary greatly on the way you dress.

Yes, you can definitely change the lodge if you feel it is not in order by talking it over with your guide, (provided there are other lodges with good rooms in the vicinity).

We accommodate trekking groups in local lodges available on the trail. As it is not possible to book the rooms days in advance, we send a porter few hours ahead of the group each day to book the rooms.

Our airport representative & a vehicle will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport, in his hand will be a plaque board holding your name with the Outshine Adventure tag clearly written on top of the board…you can’t lose us.

Obtaining a Nepalese visa on arrival is easier except that you may have to spend some precious time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue. Also, don’t forget to bring cash as ATMs are not available at the airport.

Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to arrange a visa for 30 days.

You can get your money exchanged at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you can get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu, visit us for further information.

The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended which we provide. The lighter you are the better for the trails…

You can keep your luggage & valuable items in a locker at the hotel in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Most of the teahouses have electricity facilities during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail.

You will only have to carry a daypack, which should be a reasonable size to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc. Your other packs are carried by porters. Again we stress on the wisdom of always ‘travel light’.

Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected to avoid being on the dark side of the moon.

You can get hot shower services throughout the trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of things.

Altitude mountain sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in the Khumbu region. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! When trekking, its vital to realize that you must always hike at a pace that is convenient to your body…& not to anyone else’s, make sure you feel comfortable when trekking & listen to your body…always.

These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries. YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON OUTSHINE ADVENTURE, NO MATTER WHERE…

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Gokul, campeon perfecto
Gokul, campeon perfecto

Gracias a Ajit he podido conocer un poco de Nepal. Me ha gustado muchisimo ese pais, muy buena gente, comida tambien muy buena. Yo al ser tambien propietario de una agencia de tours en Vietnam y conociendo el oficio tengo que felicitar a Gokul por el como trabaja y tambien por todos los servicios que pueede ofrecer al cliente. Muy buena agencia. Ademas los tres podiamos hablar Espanol porque Gokul habla espanol y tambie habia mas gente en la agencia que habla espanol. Gracias Gokul y a todos que he podido conocer. No se si algun dia puedo volver pero me gustaria. Gracias Ajit.

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