15 Days Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 3840 meters
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Tea House Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House lodge
  • Transport Private/Sharing
  • Best Season March to May and Sep to Nov

15 Days Upper Mustang Trek: Trekking Itinerary, Map and cost

The 15 Days Upper Mustang Trek is all about exploring the hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang through the rugged trails on the desert-like atmosphere. Having been protected from tourism for so long, the Upper Mustang is one of the remote areas where you can go and see the Tibetan culture at its finest. The long, rich, and ancient Tibetan culture history makes trekking to Upper Mustang a different Himalayan experience. You not only get to see the mountains, monasteries, gompas, caves, and wall paintings but also get to be there with the local people during their festival celebration. It is a great way of getting to know the cultures of other people whom you have been following for a long time. Far away from the city life lies a region with wilderness that is sure to make you go crazy over its natural beauty and remoteness.

Major Highlights

Highlights of the 15 Days Upper Mustang Trek

  • Explore the red-tanned cliffs and hills of Mustang
  • Visit Muktinath Temple and Jomsom
  • Traverse the kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Dive deep into the mysticism of Mustang
  • Know the core lifestyle of mountain people in the truest sense
  • Participate in the Tiji Festival celebration if you are traveling in May
Itinerary

Itinerary Overview of 15 Days Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang Trek for 15 days starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara from where you get on a flight to reach Jomsom. The 3-4 hours walk from Jomsom leads you to Kagbeni. You will be now trekking for 5-6 hours every day for the rest of the trek starting from Kagbeni and reaching Chele, Syangbochen, Ghami, Tsarang, and finally to Lo Manthang on the seventh day of the trek. Another day at Lo Manthang means it's a total excursion where you will be seeing a lot of historical monuments, carvings, paintings, and whatnot. You will meet many local people and get to know about the lifestyle of true mountain people. From Lo Manthang, you will be trekking to Yara, Tangbe, Tetang, and Muktinath (a temple that has a lot of religious and historical importance). After having an incredible time in the highlands, it’s now time for returning back. You will be trekking to Jomsom from Muktinath, and get on a flight/car to reach Pokhara. A drive back from Pokhara leads you to Kathmandu which marks the ending of the Upper Mustang Trek.

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  • Max. Altitude: 800m
  • Day tour time:6 to 7 hours

  • Max. Altitude: 2,810m
  • Day tour time:25 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trek

  • Max. Altitude: 3,050m
  • Day tour time:5 to 6 hours

  • Max. Altitude: 3,475m
  • Day tour time:6 to 7 hours

  • Max. Altitude: 3,520m
  • Day tour time:5 to 6 hours

  • Max. Altitude: 3,620m
  • Day tour time:5 to 6 hours

  • Max. Altitude: 3,730m
  • Day tour time:3 to 4 hours

    • Max. Altitude: 3,838m
    • Day tour time:6 to 7 hours

    • Max. Altitude: 3,240m
    • Day tour time:7 to 8 hours

    • Max. Altitude: 3,067m
    • Day tour time:8 to 9 hours

    • Max. Altitude: 3,800m
    • Day tour time:7 to 8 hours

    • Max. Altitude: 2,700m
    • Day tour time:5 to 6 hours

    • Max. Altitude: 1,400m
    • Day tour time:6 to 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)