Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 4320m
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking and Tour
  • Accommodation Lodge Trek(Tea House)
  • Transport Car + Flight
  • Best Season Sep-Nov and Feb-May

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Though Nepal abolished monarchy and followed the Republican State system Upper Mustang Region of Nepal is still known as forbidden kingdom even if the area is now open for all the people of the world to visit with special passes. Dance with the vibrant prayer music and feel momentous jubilation during colorful festival of Tiji. Socio cultural experience like Polyandry system which is about a single girl being wife of all brothers in the family too can become unusual experience for the foreigners to study. Have a wonderful Himalayan holiday during Upper Mustang Trekking with us.

The journey of Upper Mustang is as majestic as the splendid scenery that trekkers can savor in such a trans-Himalayan mountainous region having Tibetan origin culture. Himalayan barren land of Kaligandaki civilization is located in the south of Kagbeni. Various ancient gompas, caves and tribes including quintessential Himalayan scenery are definitely a photographer’s paradise. National Geography channel too has made documentary of Upper Mustang. It has featured world’s deepest gorge the Kaligandaki gorge, mysterious caves on hills, Tiji Festival and Polyandry system. Other interesting fact to excavate during this trekking holiday is the walled ancient city of Lo Manthang. The place is close to Tibet border than mainland of Nepal. Therefore, dialect is unique as well as the traditions. The flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and then trekking starts along the banks of Kaligandaki River. Various tranquil and some abandoned villages are witness of your Himalayan walking holiday. Stroll around Lo Manthang area and travel as far as Tibetan border during your Upper Mustang Trip. If you want to have more adventure then you can trek past the Thorongla Pass as well by meeting the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route once you have arrived in Kagbeni. The roaming around the Muktinath Temple too is bonus activity to do during this trekking in Nepal.

Book the Upper Mustang Trekking package with us and witness the unique world within Nepal. You will be amazed to very primitive cultural practices, mysterious caves, spiritual monasteries and deepest gorges together with stunning mountain vistas. 

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Welcome by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Briefs about the trip. Meet with guide. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or The address Kathmandu Hotel)

  • Accommodation:Hotel

In the morning after breakfast, we introduced your trek guide / leader. It will provide an opportunity to know your guide/leader and can ask questions about treks. After discussing with trek guide/leader, we start sightseeing tour. We provide private vehicle and guide for city sightseeing tour. We visit Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, patan durbar squire and Pashupatinath Temple. Rest of our time is for shopping in near your hotel. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or The address Kathmandu Hotel)

  • Accommodation:Hotel

If we fly from Kathmandu, your guide will come at hotel for transfer Pokhara. It will take 25 min by domestic airlines. If we go by drive it will take 7 hrs by tourist bus. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Hotel City INN or Mount view Pokhara)

  • Max. Altitude: 827m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hrs
  • Accommodation:Hotel

After taking breakfast, transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jomsom of 20 minutes over the mountains with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. Jomsom is also major village on the KaliGandki area linking the age old trans-Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon, continue on the path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for 3 hours and finally reached Ekle Bhatti village . In Kagbeni a major tributary , Kak Khola coming from Muktinath , meets Mustang Khola from there the river is called the Kali Gandaki . Overnight in Kagbeni at tea house lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 2810 m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

After doing the formalities of showing your restricted area trekking permit in Kagbeni we start our trekking because in Mustang there is heavy wind which gets up later in the day, blowing dust and sand around.The climb from Kagbeni to Chele passes through beautiful village of Tangbe, which offers white washed traditional houses and fields of barley, buckwheats and apple orchards. On the way we enjoy good views of Nilgiri mountain .Passing several ridges we cross a stream after Chhusang village, leave the Kaligandaki valley behind and climb further to the village of Chele. From Chele we start observing the typical Tibetan settlements of Upper Mustang .Overnight in Chele at tea house lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 3050 m
  • Day tour time:6 hrs
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

From Chele (spelled as Tsele also), morning walk begins with a climb to Gyakar village, and from here trek around dry and barren landscapes to reach at Samar village, one of the lovely looking villages of Mustang area. After Samar village with short stops walk to Bhena and then leading with a steep climb to a ridge top of Yamda La pass at 3,860 meters high, offering grand vista of Mustang area with high mountains of Mt. Dhaulagiri. From here on down-hill to overnight stop at Geling village via Syangboche village.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,540 m
  • Day tour time:5 hrs

We see the Mustang’s longest Mani wall(1000m) long and decorated with simple in well with the surrounding scenery outside the Ghemi. There is also a group of chortens standing in front of the red wall which forms the end of the valley. The architecture here is like a carvings, blending organic extension of nature. According to legend when the famous Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) came to the area and fought and destroyed a demon, its intestines landed at the site where the Mani wall stands, its lungs near the red cliffs behind and its heart at the spot where Mustang’s oldest monastery, Lo Gekar, was built. A steady climb takes us up a 3820m pass, after which a lunar-looking desert stretches to the horizon. The first indication of human presence we see next is the Tsarangchorten – the large red-painted Stupa is in the middle of the landscape and further down the monastery and the palace of Tsarang can be distinguished in the fields. A broad road leads to Tsarang, Mustang’s second town. Overnight in Tsarang at tea house lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,560 m
  • Day tour time:6 hrs
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

After taking breakfast, trekking begins on flat terrain and the view, apart from a chorten and a few caves, is unrelieved barrenness. After crossing a pass and waking through two rocks forming a natural gate we have finally arrived at Lo Manthang. Overnight in Lo Mangtang at tea house lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 3800 m
  • Day tour time:4 hrs
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

After taking breakfast, we explore the surrounding areas, visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hill top serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa , continue to the Tingkhar, the last main village of northwest of Lo- Mangthang and back to hotel. Overnight in Lo- Mangthang at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

After an interesting time in Lo-Manthang morning walk starts on the same route back to Marang village, and then walk west using an old path to Dhakmar village for overnight stop.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,810 m
  • Day tour time:6 hrs

We continue our journey on the highland route, crossing alpine meadows before dropping down a steep eroded gully to Dhakmar for lunch. After lunch, we walk through the pretty valley, climb to a ridge and descend from there back to Ghami at tea house lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 3060m
  • Day tour time:6hrs
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

Slowly this fascinating walk comes to an end after a short climb to Syangboche village, and to Yamda La with grand views, then downhill to Bhena and Samar villages. Walk leads by a stream passing Gyakar and Chele villages and finally ending this nice walk at Tsusang village.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,980 m
  • Day tour time:6 hrs

Morning walk back on same trail to Kagbeni village after an interesting and exciting time around Upper Mustang, a nice and pleasant walk brings reaches at Kagbeni village before concluding the walk at Jomsom.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,830 m
  • Day tour time:5 hrs

It's a final day, passing back through beautiful village Jharkot and views of Kagbeni to Jomsom where we end our trek. It's now time for us to take a nice hot shower. In the evening, you celebrate with your guide and Sherpa and exchange your good experiences what you had on the trekking. Or you can visit Marpha village (near Jomsom), where you can see apple orchids. Overnight in Jomsom at tea house lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,715 m
  • Day tour time:4 hrs
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

We take a spectacular early morning flight along the Kali Gandaki gorge to Pokhara and rest of the day relax in Pokhara .This day you be free or if you want you may do Pokhara valley sightseeing in Pokhara – Overnight at 3 star hotel (Hotel City INN or Mount view Pokhara)

  • Accommodation:Hotel

After a marvelous time on high mountains and hills of Mustang and Annapurna Himal, morning depart Pokhara after breakfast with overland drive back to Kathmandu. (Flying options 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)

    Our Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Welcome Nepal Treks  will take us to the airport approximately three hours before the scheduled flight. 

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      What's Included
      • Airport pick up drop by private tourist vehicles by car
      • Ground transportation by private car/flight  from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
      • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) and airport departure taxes
      • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & diner)
      • Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per the itinerary with breakfast
      • Comfortable private vehicle as per itinerary
      • Professional tour guide on day trip in Kathmandu.
      • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu city tour
      • Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis), their food,     accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
      • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
      • Upper Mustang special Permits
      • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
      • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
      • First aid medical kit.
      • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
      • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
      • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
      What's not Included
      • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
      • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
      • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
      • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
      • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
      • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control