13 Days Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 3950m
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Moderate
  • Accommodation Tea House/ Lodges/ Hotels
  • Transport Flight
  • Best Season March to November

13 Days Upper Mustang Trek With Itinerary and Cost 2024/25

The 13 days Upper Mustang Trek is an incredible adventurous trekking journey in the remote western Himalayan region of Nepal. The 13 days Upper Mustang Trek is a perfect package to experience the great adventure, learn unique cultures and explore the beautiful nature. The trek to upper mustang is exciting and fun as you will be exploring unique history of the former kingdom, cultures, rituals and geography.

The Upper mustang is a unique trekking region of Nepal with diverse landscapes, cultures, ancient caves and old monasteries. In this 13 days Upper Mustang Trek, you will experience a thrilling walk with amazing scenery of landscapes and the high snowcapped peaks of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna ranges and many more. Exploring the caves, rock paintings, monasteries, and gompas are very exciting part of the trip. The trekkers can explore the restricted areas and visit Lo Manthang, the last forbidden kingdom of Mustang. While doing the trek you will pass through numerous villages where you will explore different ethnic groups of Nepalese people. You will also be able to witness and be part of ancient lifestyles without the touch of modern lifestyle. The locals are very kind, helpful and friendly. While trekking during the May season you might also be able to observe the beautiful festival, Tiji. Overall, it will be a great fun and interesting journey by exploring this region as it is different from any other parts in Nepal. The upper mustang trek is the perfect combination of cultures and trekking. You would love the beauty of nature, cultural richness and peacefulness in the 13 days Upper Mustang trek.

The Upper Mustang Trek for 13 days is a real trekking adventurous journey that gives you once in a lifetime experience. Trekkers would love the experience in Upper Mustang Trek exploring the hidden treasure in the Himalayan region of Nepal. This 13 days Upper Mustang Trekking Package is worth every single penny. Anyone who is seeking for adventurous trek and unique experience in Nepal must try this 13 days Upper Mustang Trek.

Major Highlights

Highlights of 13 Days Upper Mustang Trek

  • Explore the Lo Manthang that brings out the frenzy traveling persona back to life
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Learn about the history of ancient healing art in the museum
  • Visit the famous Gyakar Gompa near Lo Manthang
  • Explore the king’s palace for a better understanding of the culture

Itinerary Overview of 13 Days Upper Mustang Trek

The journey to Upper Mustang starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara from where you would fly to Jomsom. The trekking journey starts from Jomsom with a 4-hour trek leading you to Kagbeni which is like the entrance to the Upper Mustang Region. You would be trekking to Chele, Syangboche, Ghami, Charang, and finally Lo Manthang on day 7. You have to walk at least 5 hours each day while trekking until Lo Manthang. It’s finally time for Lo Manthang exploration which is all about exploring the culture, antiques, museums, monasteries, and many more. Trekking to Dramar and back to Chele and Jomsom sees off the ending of the wonderful 13 Days Upper Mustang Trek in the Forbidden Kindom of the Himalayas. A 25 minutes flight from Jomsom leads you to Pokhara from where you would be getting on a private car with the return back to Kathmandu. This time at Kathmandu will be a little different as this time you would be full of incredible memories you have made on the wonderful Upper Mustang Trekking journey with the Welcome Nepal Treks.

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What's Included
  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Transportation Pokhara Jomsome by private vehicle / flight according to your preference
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara BB basic
  • Round trip flight from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara
  • 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) and local taxes
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

Best Season to do the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

Spring and autumn seasons are the best time for the 13 days upper mustang trek. During the months of the spring season (March-May), you will experience favorable weather and clear views of the mountains. A very popular festival, Tiji is also celebrated during spring season in the month of May. So, you can get great opportunity of witnessing and being part of great Tiji festival. The spring season is also a great season to explore the beautiful nature as it welcomes new flowers. You will also witness the beautiful flowers, green forests and enjoy the walk-in wonderful nature during spring season. The autumn season is another best time for upper mustang trek with perfect weather and clear sky. During the months of autumn season (Sept-Nov) the temperature is moderate; sky is crystal clear and the views are mesmerizing. The winter season (June-Aug) is not much appropriate for the 13 days upper mustang trek. The monsoon season is also great time for upper mustang trek with clear skies, stable weather as the rainfall doesn’t affect the trip because of the rain shadow area. During, winter season (Dec-Feb) it gets extremely cold and trekking trails are covered by the snow due to heavy snowfall. The paths might be blocked with snow and there are chances of natural calamities. If you want to do the 13 days Upper Mustang trek in this season you need to be well prepared. Overall, you can choose any season according to your schedule and preferences.

Packing lists for the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

Here we have listed some of the most essential trekking gears for the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek:

  • Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t-shirt
  • Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
  • Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
  • Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
  • Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toiletries
  • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
  • Medical kits, water purification tablets
  • Extra money and many other necessary personal equipment and valuable accessories.

Accommodations while doing the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

While doing the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek, you will be staying at the teahouses and lodges. You can expect a good hotel in Pokhara but while trekking you will stay at basic tea houses. The accommodations are basic but comfortable. The rooms are clean and have comfortable beds, warm blankets and pillows. Some teahouses provide private room with attached bathroom but most of them provide sharing room and toilet. You will receive warm greetings and hospitality in the teahouses and lodges.

Foods during the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

There are varieties of foods and drinks available on the teahouses along the Upper Mustang trekking trail. You can have varieties of delicious Nepalese foods as well as western style foods. The best and the popular dish is local Nepali Khana set dal bhat achar and tarkari. There are other several of options in menu of foods like; sandwiches, dumplings, noodles, pasta, dal bat, etc. You can also get varieties of drinks like: black tea, lemon tea, milk tea, cold drinks, etc. the foods are fresh and hygienic.

Drinking water during 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

It is very important to drink water while trekking to stay hydrated. Drinking water is available during the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek. You can buy bottled water, filter water or hot water from the teahouses and lodges. There are also many water taps; you can fill the water in your bottle. You should carry water purifying tablets and bottles while trekking. We recommend to drink tap water only after purification.

WIFI, electricity and hot shower facilities in 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

The internet connections are not much reliable in the upper mustang trek. Only some guesthouses offer WIFI services. Electricity is also not reliable during the trek. However, you will get time to charge your electronic devices. Most of the teahouses provide hot shower facilities for extra charge. For the usage of the WIFI, electricity and hot shower services almost all the teahouses take extra charge.

Difficulty level of 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

The 13 days upper mustang trek is a moderate level of trek. You need to be in good health condition to do the trek. The walking hours in this trek is 6-7 hours a day. Beginners can also do the trek successfully if they are well prepared. If you are physically fit and mentally strong and determined then you can complete the trek successfully.

Physical fitness and preparations needed for the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

People with normal physical fitness can do the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek. You don’t need previous trekking experience for this trek. You can prepare yourself for the 13 days upper mustang Trek by doing some cardio exercises, such as running, cycling, or hiking, before few weeks of the trekking.

Safety during 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

The 13 days Upper Mustang trek is a safe trekking in Nepal. The Upper Mustang trek is a moderate level of trek. Trekking with Welcome Nepal Treks is completely safe. Our team provides proper care, attention and safety to our customers. For the upper mustang budget trek, we provide professional and responsible guides who will help you in any kinds of problem in the trek. The guide and porters will also carry a medical kits and necessary trekking gears for your safety. Welcome Nepal treks also have an emergency helicopter rescue in case of emergency. So, while travelling with Welcome Nepal Treks, you don’t need to worry about the trek as it is very safe.

Trekking guides and Porters for 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

You will do this 13 days Upper Mustang Trek with our professional guide and porter. It will be easy and comfortable for you to trek with the presence of guide and porter. Guide will help you lead the trek and show you the best trekking route and explain you about the history and cultures of the region. While porter can carry your bag throughout the trek that will make your trekking journey comfortable. While trekking you might face some injuries or difficulties, at that time the guides will look after you and help you. Welcome Nepal treks provide the highly professional, caring reliable and responsible guide and porter for your 13 days upper mustang trek. They will make your trip safe, successful and memorable.

Trekking permits for 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

You need two different types of permit for the 13 days Upper Mustang trek. One is Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit and the other is Annapurna conservation Area project (ACAP) permit.

Travel insurance for 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

Welcome Nepal Treks strongly suggest you to have travel insurance. For your safety during 13 days Upper Mustang trek, you must have good travel insurance. Unpredictable incident like: natural calamities, injuries or altitude sickness might occur while trekking. In that case having travel insurance will make you feel safe and secured. The travel insurance must cover medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescues. This will make your trip safe and let you enjoy the trip without any worries.

Tipping in 13 days Upper Mustang Trek

The tips are the reward in form of money or gifts to the services provider for their great work and services. It is not mandatory while doing 13 days Upper Mustang Trek. During your trekking trip you will have a guide and porter who will help you and provide you the best services during the trek. 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. So, if you find their services good then you can tip them at the last day of trek which will make them happy. It is just a way to show that you are thankful for their hard work and services. It completely depends on your wish/ choice.

Why to do 13 days Upper Mustang Trek?

The 13 days Upper Mustang Trek is an incredible trekking journey that provide thrilling and exciting experiences. In this journey, you will be exploring interesting history of the former kingdom, rituals, varieties of cultures and witness the wonderful nature. This adventurous 13-days trek takes you through ancient caves, high mountains, stunning landscapes, local settlements and ethic cultures of the locals. In this trekking journey you will get an opportunity of exploring the pure traditional lifestyles of Nepalese people. The high snowcapped mountains, natural beauty, cultural variations and kindness of locals will make your trip memorable. The 13 days Upper Mustang Trek is a perfect blend of nature and cultures. You must do this 13 days Upper Mustang trek for the best trekking experience in Nepal.

Why Welcome Nepal Treks for 13 days Upper Mustang Trek?

Welcome Nepal Treks offers a wonderful 13 days upper Mustang Trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We advise you to do the trek with us as we have the best team with an experience of more than 10 years in the field of trekking and tourism. The team is well trained, experienced and professional. We provide experienced, trust worthy, the best and professional guides and porters for your 13 days Upper Mustang Trek. We can also customize the itinerary as per your requirements. We highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in professional ways. So, book the 13 days Upper Mustang Trek with Welcome Nepal treks and have the best trekking experience for a lifetime.