12 Days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 4,023m
  • Start/End Pokhara/Pokhara
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • Transport Drive/Flight
  • Best Season Mar-May, Sep-Nov

12 Days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara: Itinerary and Price

The Upper Mustang Trek makes its way to the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo Manthang which most people believe holds the ancient Tibetan culture that has been perfectly blended with Nepali culture. Imagine getting to explore the kingdom of Upper Mustang for a long time. Well, the imagination is over already. You can actually be on the 12 Days Upper Mustang Trek and explore the remote Himalayan mountain area that borders Tibet and Nepal. It’s not only about exploring the arid regions and desert landscapes. You would be diving deep into the rich Tibetan culture that has been protected with dignity in Nepal. The best part about the 12 Days Upper Mustang Trekking would be the exploration of antiques in the form of caves, rock paintings, monasteries, gompas, wall carvings, and many more. The trek to the restricted Upper Mustang Area perfectly fits the criteria of culture, adventure, and tranquility.

12 Days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara Cost

Welcome Nepal Treks offer the best Upper mustang trekking packages at best price and quality services. Welcome Nepal treks offer these 12 days package at reasonable price at $1600. However, the cost differs depending on the group size, duration of days, and services basis.

Upper Mustang 12 days from Pokhara in Spring season (march-May)

Spring is an ideal time for Upper Mustang 12 days from Pokhara. Spring which spans form March-May offers the perfect weather condition with mild temperature. The trails in spring looks mesmerizing with vibrant colors of new blooming flowers and rhododendrons. Get a majestic view of the breathtaking mountains due to high and clear visibility in spring. We highly recommend trekkers to do pick spring season for better experience.

12 Days Upper Mustang Trekking in monsoon (June-Aug)

Monsoon (June-Aug) is not a great time for the 12 days Upper Mustang trek. Due to the frequent rainfall and unpredictable weather conditions the trek becomes challenging in this season. Trekkers experiences warm, wet and humid weather in monsoon. The trekking trails are peaceful with less trekkers. the paths are usually slippery which cause risks in the trek. The flights may get delayed or canceled due to bad weather condition which makes the trip less enjoyable.

Upper Mustang trek form Pokhara 12 days in autumn (Sept-Nov)

Autumn is considered the best season for the Upper Mustang trekking. The temperature during this season is neither too hot nor too cold. Autumn season spanning from Sept- Nov attracts the trekkers with favorable weather conditions and breathtaking vistas. The trekking routes and the teahouses are mostly crowded in this season. You can interact and connect with the trekkers and share the experiences. enjoy the best trekking experience in Nepal during autumn season!

Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara in winter (Dec-Feb)

Winter season is not much great time for Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara. The season brings risks while trekking with harsh weather. Winter is the coldest season with temperature below freezing point. The heavy snowfalls in the region block the paths which makes the trekking difficult. The harsh weather might cause frostbite, dry skin, and irritation during the hike. Thus, it is not much preferable season.

Benefits of doing Upper Mustang 12 days Trek from Pokhara with Welcome Nepal Treks

  • Welcome Nepal Treks offer the trekking package at the reasonable price with high quality and best hospitality.
  • Arrangement of Trekking permits for the 12 days Upper Mustang Trek
  • Free Pick up and drop from Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • Arrangement of accommodation in teahouse lodges during the trek
  • Standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • We arrange some necessary trekking equipment like sleeping bags, Down jackets, trekking pole, etc. if you haven’t brought your own.
  • Professional, well trained and friendly trekking guide provided
  • Our team organize the upper mustang trekking package with full safety and security.

Major Highlights

Highlights of 12 Days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara

  • Alluring sight of the mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna
  • Witness the local Nepalese life that resembles with Tibetan lifestyle
  • Feeling of peace while walking through monasteries, gompas, prayer flags, and caves
  • Find yourself centuries back while exploring the palace of the king
  • Get to know about the Tibetan influence on Nepalese culture

Itinerary Overview of 12 Days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara

The trek starts as soon as you land in Jomsom via the flight from Pokhara. The trek starts from Jomsom where you would be trekking first to Kagbeni and then to Chuile followed by Syangboche. You get to spend two nights each at Chuile and Syangboche. The journey continues to Ghami, Dhakmar, and Lo Manthang (the highlight of the Upper Mustang Trek). Your time in Lo Manthang would be all about exploring the monasteries, wonderful places, Gompas, caves, and many more. A 6-hour trek leads you back to Ghami followed by another 6 hours trek to Chilling. Muktinath is another destination you would be visiting while traveling from Chilling. It is a surreal experience to bathe in the holy water of Muktinath Temple. Just like every good thing ends, the 7 hours trek from Muktinath leads you back to Jomsom where you will be staying overnight and preparing the energy to travel back to Pokhara that marks the end of the exciting 12 Days Upper Mustang Trekking Trip with Welcome Nepal Treks.

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    • Accommodation:Guest house

    • Day tour time:Approx. 6 hours
    • Accommodation:Guest house

    • Accommodation:Guest house

    • Day tour time:Approx. 7 hours
    • Accommodation:Guest house

    • Day tour time:Approx. 6 hours
    • Accommodation:Guest house

    • Day tour time:Approx. 6 hours
    • Accommodation:Guest house

    • Day tour time:Approx. 7 hours

      What's Included
      • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
      • Transportation Pokhara Jomsome by private vehicle / flight according to your preference
      • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 4 cups of hot drink each day on choice
      • Best accommodation at tea houses during Mustang trekking period
      • Professional English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
      • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
      • Travel and rescue arrangements if require
      • All necessary paperwork, special permits (ACAP, TIMS)
      • All tax, vat and service charge
      What's not Included
      • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
      • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
      • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
      Useful Information

      Packing lists for Upper Mustang trekking from Pokhara

      Here are the packing lists of necessary gears and equipment for Upper Mustang Trek:

      • Windcheater, Down jacket, wool trousers, Trekking pants
      • woolen gloves, Warm Hiking socks
      • Hiking boots or trekking shoes
      • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts, scarf, wash towel
      • Sun hat, Sunglasses (with UV protection), Sunscreen (with high SPF)
      • Sleeping bag, Trekking poles, Headlamp or flashlight
      • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
      • Basic personal first aid kit
      • Snacks and energy bars
      • Water bottles, water purification tablets
      • Other personal and valuable things

      Accommodations during 12 days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara

      Accommodation facilities during the 12 days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara are basic, especially in the remote areas. Along the route, you will find guesthouses, tea houses, and lodges that offer a bed, blankets, and sometimes a basic meal. These accommodations have limited amenities such as shared bathrooms, simple dining areas, and basic menus offering local and international dishes.

      Meals and Drinks on 12 days Upper Mustang trek

      The meals and drinks are easily available on the teahouses and lodges during Upper Mustang Trek. There will be varieties of options of the dishes at lower regions but at the higher region food options might be limited. Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or a lodge where you spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. The alcoholic drinks are not allowed while trekking.

      As for the drinking water you can find the bottled water, tap water and hot water along the route in teahouses. It is not much recommended to drink water from the natural sources. The best option is to buy boiled water. We recommend trekkers to carry water purification tablet and drink water only after purification.

      Internet, WIFI and Hot Shower Facilities on Upper Mustang Trek 12 days

      Internet and Wi-Fi access is very limited and unreliable along the Upper Mustang Trek. Don’t expect consistent connectivity, especially in the remote areas. Hot shower facilities are available in some teahouses, but they may require an additional fee. As you trek into higher altitude, hot water availability can become very limited as well. We suggest trekker to not expect luxury while trekking and be prepared for unreliable internet and cold showers.

      Difficulty level of the 12 days Upper Mustang trek from Pokhara

      Trekking to Upper Mustang from Pokhara for 12 days is considered moderately difficult. It involves trekking at high altitudes, exceeding 3,000 meters (9,842 feet), which can lead to altitude-related challenges. The terrain varies from rocky trails to sandy paths, and weather conditions, especially during winter and monsoon seasons, can be challenging. The trek requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. However, with proper acclimatization, preparation, and the guidance of an experienced local guide, the trek is achievable for most trekkers.

      Guides and Porters for 12 days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara

      The guides and porters are very helpful and useful for the 12 days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara. Welcome Nepal treks provide the best and professional trekking guides and porters. Travelling with the guide in unfamiliar places will be fun and easier to communicate with the locals. The guides know the best routes, locals and their cultures which will be a great advantage in the trek. Likewise, the porters will carry your heavy bags and keep them safe throughout the trek. You might face some injuries or difficulties during the trek, at that time the guides will look after you and help you. Having a professional trekking guide and porter for the 12 days Upper mustang Trek is great as you will be enjoying the trek with proper safety and security.

      Group Joining Upper Mustang trek 12 days from Pokhara

      Welcome Nepal Treks organize group treks to popular destinations, including 12 days Upper Mustang Trek from Pokhara. Before joining, you can inquire about the group size, services included, and any additional costs that may not be covered in the package. Joining a group trek can be a great option if you prefer to trek with other like-minded travelers, share the experience, and possibly reduce costs compared to a private trek.

      Private Upper Mustang Trek 12 days from Pokhara

      If you are alone and want to experience the trek alone peacefully without disturbance then you can choose Upper Mustang private trekking. You can reach out to us, if you are interested in and let us know. Provide us your preferred travel dates, group size, and any specific preferences you have for the trek. You can work with us to customize the itinerary based on your preferences and available time and we will discuss the factors like trek duration, acclimatization days, side trips, and any specific places you would like to visit.

      Permits required for 12 days Upper Mustang trek

      The trekking permits for Upper Mustang Trek are necessary as it is restricted area. The permits needed the trekking package is arranged by welcome Nepal Treks. Two kinds of trekking permits are required for the Upper Mustang Trek. They are: Annapurna Conservation area Permit (ACAP) and Restricted Area Permit (RAP).

      Travel insurance for Upper Mustang trekking

      Having travel insurance is highly recommended for any trekking adventure, including Upper mustang trek. Trekking at high altitude involves risks, and it’s crucial to have coverage for any potential altitude sickness or medical emergencies that may arise during the trek. Ensure that your travel insurance policy provides comprehensive medical coverage, including emergency medical evacuation and repatriation.

      Tips for guides and porters on 12 days Upper Mustang trekking

      Tips are the reward in form of money and gifts given to the service provider for their hard work and services. During this Upper Mustang Trek of 12 days, you will be receiving help and services form your guides and porters. If you liked their services and work you can tip them at the last day of the trip. The tipping is not compulsory for the trek but is expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. Tips will make them happy and motivate them to do their work even better. It is a way to show that you are thankful and grateful for their hard work and services. It completely depends on your wish/ choice.