14 Days Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal

14 Days Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary and Best Price For 2023

The upper mustang trek, a journey of 14 days provides unforgettable trekking experience in a remote and culturally rich region of Nepal. Trekking to Upper Mustang is all about exploring the hidden world of the ancient Buddhist Kingdom that offers geographically and culturally unique experience. Connect with nature, immerse in distinctive cultures and get Himalayan experiences all in one trip.

Begin the trekking adventure with a scenic flight to Jomsom and start trekking through stunning landscapes. The trekkers will traverse through arid deserts like expanses to lush forests, valleys and ancient villages. The unique terrain, dramatic cliff, and snowcapped mountains vistas will leave you mesmerized on the trek. Panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and others, are very exciting part of this trip! Capture the photographs of every beautiful moment in the trek and enjoy every bit of mesmerizing sceneries. The Upper Mustang trek is not just a physical and natural journey but also a spiritual and cultural one. Along the way, you'll encounter ancient monasteries, cave dwellings, and intricately carved mani walls, rock paintings, gompas, Buddhist monasteries allowing you to observe the unique culture of the region from close. Interact with the locals and enjoy their warm hospitality. The stunning vistas, the cultural immersion, and the accomplishment of completing this challenging trek make the 14-day Upper Mustang trek a truly unforgettable experience.

The Upper Mustang is a trekking destination like no other destination in Nepal. Book the Upper Mustang 14 days trek and explore the mysterious world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang and create lifetime memories in Nepal's most remote and captivating regions.

Major Highlights

14 Days Upper Mustang Trek Highlights

  • Witness the wonderful king’s palace in Lo Manthang
  • Hike through the desert landscapes with the backdrop of mountains
  • Get spiritually connected to the Tibetan culture
  • Explore the monasteries, gompas, prayer flags, chortens, caves, and wall-paintings
  • Walk through the most exquisite trails of Upper Mustang Region
Itinerary

Itinerary Overview of 14 Days Upper Mustang Trek

The 14 days trekking journey to Upper Mustang starts with a 6-7 hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will take a beautiful scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and start the trekking to Kagbeni. The trek continues to Chele, Geling, Charang and finally to Lo-Manthang where you will be on the mission to explore Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. You will return back to Lo-Manthang and get on an adventurous trek to Drakmar, Syangmochen, and Chhusang. You will visit many monasteries, old houses, gompas and see many antiques around the area that have a great historical and cultural importance. Another incredible place you get to visit in the 14 Days Upper Mustang Trek is indeed Muktinath. The smell of the incense sticks with the toiling of bells makes the whole time in the temple mesmerizing. It’s now time to return back from Muktinath to Jomsom, where you will get on a flight to reach Pokhara on Day 13. The trek ends with a drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. This time in Kathmandu will be little different, as you have made some of the best memories in your entire lifetime.

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  • Day tour time:6-7 hours
What's Included
  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Transportation by drive / flight according to the program
  • 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 14 days Upper Mustang Trek

Spring and autumn seasons are the best time for the 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 days Upper Mustang trek

Here we have listed some of the most essential trekking gears for the 14 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 during 14 days Upper Mustang Trek

While doing the 14 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 on 14 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 is 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.

WIFI, electricity and hot shower facilities during 14 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.

Safe drinking water during 14 days Upper Mustang Trek

It is very important to drink water while trekking to stay hydrated. Drinking water is available during the 14 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.

Difficulty level of 14 days Upper Mustang Trek

The 14 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 14 days Upper Mustang Trek

People with normal physical fitness can do the 14 days Upper Mustang Trek. You don’t need previous trekking experience for this trek. You can prepare yourself for the 14 days upper mustang Trek by doing some cardio exercises, such as running, cycling, or hiking, before few weeks of the trekking.

Trekking guides and Porters for 14 days Upper Mustang Trek

You will do this 14 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 14 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 permits for the 14 days Upper Mustang trek. One is Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit and the other is Annapurna conservation Area project (ACAP) permit.

Travel insurance for 14 days Upper Mustang Trek

Welcome Nepal Treks strongly suggest you to have travel insurance. For your safety during 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 days Upper Mustang Trek?

The 14 days Upper Mustang is a unique trekking region of Nepal with diverse landscapes, cultures, ancient caves and old monasteries. In this 14 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. Overall, it will be a great fun and interesting journey by exploring this region as it is different from any other parts in Nepal. You would love the beauty of nature, cultural richness and peacefulness in the 14 days Upper Mustang trek.

Why Welcome Nepal Treks for 14 days Upper Mustang Trek?

Welcome Nepal Treks offers a wonderful 14 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 14 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 14 days Upper Mustang Trek with Welcome Nepal treks and have the best trekking experience for a lifetime.

FAQs
  • Q1. Is 14 days upper mustang trek worth it?

    Yes, the 14 days upper mustang is worthwhile for many trekkers. The 14 days upper mustang trek landscape is breathtaking. You will be mesmerized by the stunning landscapes with unique rock formations, colorful cliffs, monasteries, and unique architecture and panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Also, the upper mustang region is rich in culture and gives an opportunity to immerse yourself in Tibetan distinct culture, interact with local communities, and witness their way of life.

  • You will get the refund if you cancel the booking of 14 days Upper Mustang trekking package. But you will be charged the amount of cancelation. However, the cancelation should not be too late. For example, if you are going for the trek tomorrow and have already paid for the package then you will not even get the refund as it will be too late.

  • Yes, you can do last minute booking of 14 days Upper Mustang trek. We accept your last minute booking but you should be doing at least before one day prior to the trip departure date.

  • Yes, it is advisable to carry extra cash along the 14 days Upper Mustang trek. During the trek, unforeseen circumstances or emergencies may occur so having extra cash on hand can be useful in case you need to pay for medical expenses, emergency services, or unplanned transportation. Likewise, it can be helpful for personal expenses like laundry, charging electronic devices, or accessing Wi-Fi services.

  • Welcome Nepal customizes the 14 days Upper Mustang trek packages to meet your specific preferences and requirements. Welcome Nepal Treks can adjust the itinerary based on your preferences, allowing for additional rest days, side trips to nearby villages, or cultural exploration activities. We also suggest the best routes and highlight specific attractions or landmarks based on your interests.

  • 14 days upper mustang trek offers a chance to explore a hidden gem and create memories of a truly remarkable trekking experience. Some of the specialty of 14 days upper mustang trek are mentioned below:

    • Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure
    • Stunning landscapes
    • Unique Cultural Experience
    • Controlled Tourism
    • Lower Altitude
    • Preserved heritage
  • For the following various reasons, you have to pay for restricted permits of 14 days upper mustang trek:

    • Controlled Tourism
    • Preservation of culture and environment
    • Safety and security
    • Revenue generation
    • Infrastructure and Development
  • You have several options of transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The fastest way to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu is by taking a domestic flight. Taking flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara help you to consume less time. You can also take tourists bus which will take you around 6-8 hours to Pokhara. And hiring a private car or taxi provides a more flexible and convenient mode of transportation. The journey takes around 6-7 hours, depending on the road conditions and traffic.

  • The 14 days upper mustang trekking routes has limited mobile network coverage but you may find some network signals in certain areas but the coverage may be unreliable. Some teahouses may have the internet connection but the speed and quality may be inconsistent. So, the communication for 14 days upper mustang trek can be challenging.

  • Welcome Nepal treks offer the 14 days upper mustang trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this short adventurous upper mustang trekking package around $1900 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.

  • To avoid the altitude sickness in 14 days upper mustang trek, you have to follow the guidelines mentioned below:

    • Stay hydrated
    • Proper Nutrition
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking
    • Medication
    • Stay Alert for Symptoms
    • Slow and Steady Pace
  • Yes, there is a chance of altitude sickness during the 14 days Upper Mustang trek. The risk of altitude sickness increases as the trek takes you to high elevations.

  • The highest point of 14 days Upper Mustang Trek is Lo Manthang at an altitude of approximately 3840 meters / 12598 feet above sea level.

  • Yes, it is safe to do for the trekkers to do 14 days upper mustang trek. Welcome Nepal treks provides you experienced and knowledgeable guides who are acquainted in trekking routes, local conditions, and safety protocols. Welcome Nepal Treks prioritize our client’s safety and take precautions to lighten and relieve risks.

  • Yes, of course you can buy the trekking gears of 14 days upper mustang trek in Nepal. As there are numerous stores located in the Kathmandu, Pokhara where you can buy variety of items such as trekking boots, backpacks, sleeping bags, trekking poles, clothing, and other accessories.

  • Porters for the 14 days upper mustang is not mandatory, however hiring a porter is a personal choice. You will be carrying your backpack throughout the journey and that can be physically demanding and might be impacting your trekking journey experience. So, hiring porters will allow you to disburden the weight of your backpack and making the trek more enjoyable.

  • Yes, it is possible to do the 14 days Upper Mustang trek without guides but we will highly recommended you to do this trek with guides. Guides are familiar with the trail and can navigate through various terrains, including tricky sections, river crossings, and high passes. They can help you stay on the right path, minimizing the risk of getting lost. Also, guides have vast knowledge of the trekking routes, local culture, history, and geography of the region.

  • Money exchange services may not available along the 14 days Upper Mustang trekking route. So, it’s advisable to bring enough Nepalese currency with you before undertake on the trek.