Upper Mustang Trek

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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

Upper Mustang Trek, Private Mustang Trekking - 17 Days

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 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. 

Where is the Upper Mustang Trek located?

Upper Mustang is located in the Himalayan region of Nepal, in the north-central part of the country. It is a remote and restricted region that lies in the Mustang District of Gandaki Province. Upper Mustang is also known as the "Kingdom of Lo" and was once an independent Tibetan kingdom. It shares its northern border with the Tibetan Plateau of China.

Upper Mustang Trek Elevation and altitude

The highest point of the 17 days Upper Mustang Trek is Lo Manthang, the ancient walled city, situated at an elevation of about 3,810 meters (12,500 feet) above sea level.

Upper Mustang Trek in Autumn (Sept – Nov)

Autumn is considered the peak trekking season in Nepal due to its stable weather conditions. The monsoon rains have subsided, and the skies are usually clear with mild temperatures during the day and chilly nights. The average daytime temperatures range from 15°C to 20°C in the lower regions and may drop significantly at higher altitudes. The Upper Mustang region is renowned for its stunning landscapes and unique desert-like terrain. During autumn, the surrounding valleys, high cliffs, and ancient cave dwellings are beautifully complemented by clear blue skies and snow-capped peaks, offering unparalleled views. If you're lucky, you might get a chance to witness the Tiji Festival, which usually takes place in May. However, sometimes it may also occur in late September. This vibrant and colorful festival showcases the rich culture and traditions of the local people, and witnessing it can add a special touch to your trek.

Upper Mustang Trek in Winter (Dec- Feb)

Winter in Upper Mustang is characterized by extremely cold temperatures, especially at higher altitudes. Daytime temperatures can range from 5°C to 10°C, but they can drop well below freezing during the nights. The weather is generally dry, but occasional snowfall can occur, especially in higher areas. Winter is the off-season for trekking in the Mustang region, so you'll encounter fewer trekkers on the trail. This can provide a more peaceful and intimate experience with the local culture and landscapes, but it also means that some teahouses and lodges may be closed or have limited services. The trek involves crossing several high passes, and these can be more challenging and hazardous during winter due to snow and ice. Proper gear like crampons and trekking poles are essential for safe passage. In winter, the days are shorter, with fewer daylight hours for trekking.

Upper Mustang Trek in Spring (March- May)

Spring offers pleasant weather with warmer temperatures compared to winter. During the day, temperatures can range from 15°C to 20°C in the lower regions, and the nights are generally milder. However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, the temperatures may still be chilly, especially in the evenings and mornings. Spring is a visually stunning season for trekking in Upper Mustang. The landscape comes alive with lush greenery, and the hills are adorned with blooming rhododendron forests in various hues, adding a burst of colors to the scenery. As spring progresses, the days become longer, providing more time for trekking each day. You can make the most of the daylight and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Depending on the lunar calendar, you might have the chance to experience some local festivals during your trek. The Tiji Festival, celebrated in Lo Manthang, is a major cultural event in Upper Mustang and usually takes place in May. It's a vibrant and colorful spectacle showcasing the region's rich cultural heritage.

Upper Mustang Trek in Monsoon (June to August)

One of the best things about Upper Mustang Trek is that you can travel in the monsoon as well. The region receives almost no rain during the monsoon. In the monsoon season many parts of Nepal experiences heavy rainfall while Upper Mustang doesn’t experience rainfall as it lies in the shadow zone of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The average temperature during daytime ranges from 16° to 25°C. The monsoon season doesn’t affect the upper Mustang Trek. Weather and temperature in these months warm enough and perfect to see the sights. So, you can enjoy the Upper Mustang Trek in monsoon season as well. The lush green landscapes, cloud formations, and occasional rainbows during the monsoon season provide unique opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture stunning shots. Depending on the timing, you might have the chance to witness some cultural festivals celebrated during the monsoon season. These festivals offer a glimpse into the local traditions and add a colorful aspect to your trek.

Important Notes for 17 days Upper Mustang Trek

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • 17 days Upper Mustang Trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.

Major Highlights

  • Tiji Festival, Yartung Festival, and Horse racing
  • The Last Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang
  • The ancient wall city of Lo-Manthang
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries, caves, and palaces
  • Holy Damodar Kunda and pilgrimage site of Muktinath Temple
  • Breathe the spirituality of the Tibetan like people and monks 
Itinerary
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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. 

      Trip Map
      Upper Mustang Trek map
      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
      Useful Information

      Alternative Packages of Upper Mustang trek

      We have many Upper Mustang trek packages that you can check here. You can also tailor-made upper Mustang trek itinerary with us. We have opened the booking for Upper Mustang trek 2022 autumn along with advance booking for Upper Mustang trek 2023/2024. For more information about advance booking, you can talk to our travel consultant

      These are some other restricted area trekking packages in Nepal- Manaslu circuit trek, Kanchenjunga circuit trek, Makalu base camp trek, and Upper Dolpo trek. These trekking packages are very strenuous and only recommended for experienced trekkers. 

      Upper Mustang trek difficulty

      Upper Mustang Trek is a moderate trek, however the remoteness of the region makes the journey strenuous. During the trek, you will walk 6 to 7 hours a day, crossing several passes. There will be many landslide-prone areas and steep & rocky paths. Following off beaten tracks, you walk through meadows and gorges. You have to be physically and mentally strong to join Upper Mustang Trekking. As the altitude increases, the air will get thinner, which makes trekking more difficult. 

      Altitude sickness on Upper Mustang trek

      If your body does not acclimatize to the elevation during the Upper Mustang trek Nepal, there are chances of altitude sickness. But do not worry, we have added ample rest days to our Upper Mustang Trek itinerary. Likewise, we have also maintained a steady rise in elevation each day. And our experienced guide will take care of you during the trek. 

      Below are the symptoms of altitude sickness:

      • nausea

      • loss of appetite

      • headache

      • insomnia

      • shortness of breath

      Preventive measures:

      • do not climb more than 500 meters a day

      • have a rest day after walking every 3 to 4 days

      • drink plenty of water

      • no smoking and alcohol

      • avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours

      • eat a light but high-calorie diet

      Why is the Upper Mustang restricted?

      Several reasons have made Upper Mustang a restricted area. Read below to know more in detail about it.

      • The Upper Mustang trekking area has an open border with Tibet, and to maintain border security & decrease illegal activities between the two countries, the Nepal government has imposed restricted area permits over Upper Mustang.

      • Upper Mustang has the world's greatest concentration of human-craved cliff caves, which is yet to be explored. Moreover, a priceless ancient treasure has been found under the tunnel cave as well.

      • As most of the caves are located on high unstable rocks, it is impossible to reach there. The caves that are explored over the years are the homes of people thousands of years ago. Many antiques and old paintings on the crumbling walls are seen in those caves. 

      • Upper Mustang is also home to the most exceptional Uranium on Earth. Moreover, the region also has multiple sources of mine and other elements. 

      • The region has preserved the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture and raw Himalayan nature. The Lo Manthang is the last Buddhist kingdom of Nepal. 

      • A fossil around 145 to 210 million years old is found in the Upper Mustang. It is called Saligram or Ammonites. 

      Best time to do trek to Upper Mustang trek

      The best time for Upper Mustang Trek is from March to April and October to November, which means spring & autumn. The weather is mostly stable, with bright days and clear views. There will be a little hint of coolness in the mornings and nights. Likewise, you can see numerous species of flowers and vegetation along the way in spring, whereas in autumn, you will be observing the biggest festivals celebrated in Nepal. 

      Upper Mustang trek in Monsoon during the Tiji festival

      May is another great time to go on Upper Mustang Trek 17 Days. The locals of Upper Mustang celebrate their major festival called Tiji in May. The festival lasts for three days, and you can see a very unique & vibrant practice. Likewise, the temperature ranges from 16 to 22 degrees C in May. 

      One of the best things about trekking in the Upper Mustang is that you can traverse the area in the monsoon as well. Upper Mustang falls under the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Therefore, the region receives almost no rain during the monsoon. You might face heavy rain in the first few days while moving through the lower Mustang, but other than that, monsoon is another great time of the year to go on this trek. 

      Accommodation during Upper Mustang trek

      Upper Mustang trek is a tea house trek. The trail has a good facility of teahouses to accommodate the trekkers. It's a simple accommodation service that comes with shared rooms and common toilets. Make sure to carry a sleeping bag because the blanket given in the tea house will not be enough to keep you warm. Plus, a sleeping bag will make it more comfortable for you to sleep.      

      Meals during Upper Mustang trek

      Unlike other trekking routes, the Upper Mustang trail offers mostly Nepali and Tibetan dishes on the menu. You'll have lots of meal options though, including the delicious dal bhat, Tibetan bread, a variety of stirred-fried veggies & curries, sandwiches, momo, noodles, etc. The snack options in the tea shops are limited and expensive, so stock enough to last you while trekking. 

      Drinking water is available in all the teahouses. You can refill your water bottle free of cost. Buying mineral water bottles every time will cost you an absurd amount of money and is also not good for the environment. Instead, carry water purification tablets to double purify the water. 

      Travel Insurance for Upper Mustang trek

      Travel insurance is a must for the Upper Mustang trek. This remote part of Nepal has not connected to any cities, nor the trail has good health care infrastructure. If you face any injury or altitude sickness that cannot be treated with first aid, the only option left with us is to air evacuate to a hospital in Kathmandu. Without travel insurance, it's difficult to convince the rescue provider to come and airlift you. 

      Trekking guide & team during Upper Mustang trek

      We have a solid team for guiding the Upper Mustang trek. Our mountain guides are very knowledgeable about the terrain and the Mustang region. They will not only show you the safest trail, but also add lots of value to your journey. You'll get to learn a lot from them about the region and the locals. Our trekking guides are certified in various remote survivals, which makes them highly reliable. They can tackle any adverse situation calmly. 

      General information for Upper Mustang trek

      Charging: You can pay a few bucks to charge your phone or camera in the teahouses. A solar charger, spare batteries, and power bank are some alternatives that will come in handy during the trek. 

      Internet: The internet facility on the Upper Mustang trail is not that great. A few villages have paid WiFi service, but then again, the internet connection may not be good. Better get a Nepali sim and use data. 

      Luggage: The duffel bag weight limit is 10 kg for each trekker. It is carried by a porter. You can carry another 5 kg of stuff in your day pack. Store the rest of the luggage in your hotel's locker room free of cost while trekking. 

      Permits: Upper Mustang trek needs RAP (Restricted Area Permit) from Kagbeni onwards. It costs USD 500 per person for the first 10 days and USD 50 per person each day after that. If you enter the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), then you'll also need an ACAP permit that costs USD 20 for a single entry. 

      Emergency contact: Contact us at info@welcomenepaltreks.com or give us a call at +977 9841767236 (Hari) for a quick response. You can also get in touch with us via Whatsapp & Viber on the same number. 

      ATM & money exchange: You'll get a chance to withdraw money in Jomsom. There is no ATM beyond this town. We suggest you get enough Nepali cash while trekking in Kathmandu or Pokhara. There are many ATMs in both cities on every corner that let you withdraw money using almost all kinds of cards. Similarly, there are money exchange centers in Thamel where you can exchange foreign currency or opt for the bank. 

      Nepal Visa: Nepal visa is given to people from all countries. Citizens of some selected countries can also get on-arrival visas in Nepal. You can get an arrival visa at all the entry points, including the Tribhuvan International Airport. If your country is not eligible for an on-arrival visa, then you can get it in your home country at Nepal's Embassy or consulate office. 

      Drinking during 17 days Upper Mustang Trek

      Drinking enough water and staying hydrated is crucial during the 17 days Upper Mustang Trek, as trekking at higher altitudes can lead to increased fluid loss and a higher risk of dehydration. Proper hydration helps prevent altitude sickness and ensures that you have the energy to tackle the challenging terrain. In the Upper Mustang Trek, tea is the most popular and often served to the travelers. You can also find other hot beverages like coffee, hot chocolate, and herbal teas and soft drinks like Coca-Cola, Sprite, and Fanta are also available in some of the tea houses and lodges. You can also find local drinks such as rakshi (a traditional Nepali alcoholic beverage), tongba (a fermented millet drink), or local fruit juices. But these beverages prices increases as you ascends to the higher altitude. And the price of the beverages should be paid by yourself as it is not included in the packages.

      Risks during 17 days Upper Mustang Trek

      The 17 days Upper Mustang Trek is incredibly rewarding, comes with its fair share of risks and challenges. Being aware of these risks and taking necessary precautions is crucial for a safe and enjoyable trek. Here are some of the main risks to consider during the 17 days Upper Mustang Trek:

      • Altitude sickness
      • Extreme weather
      • Remote location
      • Difficult terrain
      • River crossings
      • Lack of facilities
      • Landslides and rock fall
      • Proper Gear and Equipment
      • Communication and connectivity
      • What gear and equipment for 17 days Upper Mustang Trek?
      • A few pairs of Thermal tops
      • Fleece jacket/pullover
      • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
      • Down jacket
      • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
      • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
      • Thermal or woolen hat
      • Mittens/woolen gloves
      • Warm Hiking socks
      • Hiking boots or sturdy trekking shoes
      • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
      • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
      • Sunglasses(with UV protection)
      • Sunscreen (with high SPF)
      • Trekking map and guidebook
      • Portable charger for electronic devices
      • Sleeping bag
      • Trekking poles
      • Day bag above 40 L
      • Waterproof cover for backpack
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
      • Basic personal first aid kit
      • Snacks and energy bars
      • Water bottles, water purification tablets

      Training for 17 days Upper Mustang Trek

      Training for the 17 days Upper Mustang Trek is essential to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. The trek involves walking for long hours each day, navigating challenging terrain, and dealing with altitude changes. You should focus on improving your cardiovascular endurance through activities like hiking, walking, running, cycling, or swimming and aim to gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts to build stamina. And, also strength your leg muscles, core, and upper body to handle the demands of the trek. Incorporate exercises like squats, lunges, step-ups, calf raises, planks, and push-ups into your routine.

      Distance and Time during 17 days Upper Mustang Trek

      The 17 days Upper Mustang Trek covers a distance of approximately 160 to 200 kilometers (100 to 125 miles) in total, depending on the specific route taken and any side trips or detours. The trekking duration for each day can vary based on individual trekking pace, rest breaks, and weather conditions. You will be walking approximately 6-7 hours per day.

      Can I book Private 17 days Upper Mustang Trek?

      Yes, you can book a private 17 days Upper Mustang Trek through Welcome Nepal Treks. We offer trekking packages, including private treks to Upper Mustang. Welcome Nepal Treks provide a range of services to cater to your preferences and requirements, making the booking process more convenient and organized. You can reach out to us either through their website, email, or phone and tell your interest in a private Upper Mustang Trek and provide us details about your preferred travel dates, group size, and any specific requirements or preferences you may have and we will customize the 17 days Upper Mustang Trek itinerary based on your preferences, fitness level, and interests.

      Can I join the Group on 17 days Upper Mustang Trek?

      Welcome Nepal Treks organize group treks to popular destinations, including 17 days Upper Mustang. Before joining, 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.

      What is the Cost of the 17 days Upper Mustang Trek?

      The cost of 17 days Upper Mustang Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the Upper Mustang Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 17 days adventurous and splendid Upper Mustang Trek trekking package around US$2200 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.

      Why 17 days Upper Mustang Trek with Us?

      Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We provide flexible and customizable itineraries tailored to your preferences, fitness level, and available time. We provide you the experienced guides and staff who possess in-depth knowledge of the trekking region. We can offer valuable insights, information about the local culture, and ensure a well-organized trekking experience. We prioritize safety and have established safety protocols in place. We ensure that our guides and staff are trained in first aid, altitude sickness, and emergency procedures.

      Tipping on 17 days Upper Mustang Trek

      Tipping is a common practice in Nepal's trekking industry to show appreciation for the hard work and services provided by the trekking staff. While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary and greatly appreciated by the guides, porters, and support staff who make your 17 days Upper Mustang Trek possible. Tipping is a way to recognize the hard work and dedication of the trekking staff, who play a significant role in making your Upper Mustang Trek a memorable experience.

      17 days Upper Mustang Trek Booking and Payment Policies

      If you want to book the 17 days Upper Mustang Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

      Trip extension after17 days Upper Mustang Trek

      Extending your trip after the 17 days Upper Mustang Trek is a wonderful idea, as it allows you to explore more of Nepal's diverse landscapes, culture, and attractions. There are numerous options for trip extensions based on your interests and the amount of time you have available. Here are some popular trip extension ideas:

      • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
      • Annapurna Circuit Trek
      • Everest Base Camp Trek
      • Pokhara and Lakeside Exploration
      • Gosainkunda Trek
      • Helambu Trek
      • Chitwan National Park
      • Manaslu circuit trek
      • Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath
      • Trishuli, bhotekoshi rafting
      • Mardi Himal trek
      • Tlicho lake trek

      Laundry facilities during 17 days Upper Mustang Trek

      facilities during 17 days Upper Mustang Trek are usually basic and you may not have the convenience of daily laundry service as you would in urban areas. In most teahouses along the trekking route, there are no dedicated laundry facilities for trekkers. Handwashing clothes is the most common way to do laundry during the trek. Therefore, it's essential to plan and pack accordingly, bringing enough clothing to last between laundry opportunities.

      FAQs
      • Q1. How hard is the Upper Mustang trek?

        Upper Mustang is one of the difficult ventures in the Himalayas. You trek in a not-so-developed part of Nepal, located far away from the main cities in the Himalayas. The trail is rugged and steep. You'll cross multiple passes and also deal with high elevation. Previous trekking experience is needed with good physical fitness for Upper Mustang trekking. 

         

      • You can do the Upper Mustang trek in two weeks to 17 days. Our itinerary is 17 days long and is customizable. Our 17 days Upper Mustang trek is perfect and has ample acclimatization days.

         

      • Upper Mustang has an open border with Tibet and many undiscovered archeological worths. The region protects the lost forbidden and its locals. Likewise, there are many undiscovered sky caves and artifacts in Upper Mustang. 

         

      • Our all-inclusive Upper Mustang trekking cost USD 2200. It includes the expense (USD 500) restricted area permit along with the necessary permits, overnight stays, meals, expenses of the guide & porter, and service charge. 

         

      • From Kathmandu, Mustang is 206 km away. The road distance is 422.5 km.

         

      • Mustang starts at Jomsom, located at 2,743 m (8,999 ft).

         

      • Mustang is famous for its rich ancient cultural heritage of the locals, sky caves, local wines, apple orchards, Muktinath temple, the walled city- Lo Manthang, Thakali meal, and arid landscapes. You cannot find these things anywhere else in Nepal. 

         

      • Yes, Upper Mustang is open and welcoming to people from all around the world. To book the Upper Mustang trek for 2022/2023, get in touch with us. 

         

      • Upper Mustang, especially Lo Manthang, is known as the lost forbidden kingdom. For centuries the entire region was close to any foreign visitors. Little to nothing was known about this place. A trade route between Tibet and India was only open to the outside world in 1991 under strict rules and special traveling permits. 

         

      • No, Mustang is in Nepal, however very close to Tibet. Mustang is located on the edge of the Tibetan plateau. The landscapes and customs followed by the natives both resemble Tibet. 

         

      • From Pokhara, you can drive or fly to Jomsom. From here, it's a few day's walk to Lo Manthang via remote villages. You can rent a jeep or a bike to Lo Manthang. It's an off road drive and very exhausting. 

         

      • You can visit Mustang throughout the year. The best trekking experience is from June to September in the monsoon/summer. Upper Mustang is a trans-Himalaya region and a part of the rainshadow area. Therefore, the trail receives less to no rainfall.

         

      • During the Upper Mustang trek, you can see many unique formations of rocks, barren hills, and snow capped mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Dhampus Peak, etc. 

         

      • Yes, you can drive to Mustang region from Kathmandu. It's a long drive with overnight stays in the beautiful villages along the route.

      • Yes, Upper Mustang sees heavy snowfall in the winter season. Some places get extremely cold, and the locals drop down to lower elevations to spend the winter. 

         

      • Yes, you can visit Mustang in December, but the journey will be extremely strenuous. The temperature falls below 0-degree celsius, making the trek tougher than it already is.

      What Our Clients Say
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        Katie LouCyprus Oct 25, 2022
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        Adventurous trek

        Upper mustang trek was an amazing adventurous trekking with Tibetan culture, and exploring the old monastery and caves. It was a beautiful journey of natural scenery, culture and different beautiful landscapes. It was an amazing feeling to be in a beautiful remote area and be part of the mountains lifestyle. Our guide Anup explained us everything about the geographical structure, ancient Tibetan culture and Himalayan living style. We also had an amazing thakali food. The team was great as they were always checking our health and helping us in need.

        We are very glad to complete this trek. It was an amazing experience with welcome Nepal treks.

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        Lisa ChandlerAustralia Oct 15, 2022
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        Upper mustang trek

        I loved this trek. I highly recommend travelling with welcome Nepal treks. I booked upper mustang trek. Everything like transportation, permits was arranged by them. The company offers great services and makes customer satisfied .Our guide Suman was very helpful, passionate , friendly and always cheerful. Upper mustang is a really beautiful place. The trek was the best opportunity to explore the mysterious and fascinating history of the region. My guide was professional and has knowledge on everything about the trek. We interacted with locals and they were very friendly. My holiday was memorable!