• Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking


Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: moderate
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest House In trek/ Hotel In City
  •    Meals: Full Board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 3800m
  •    Group size: 2
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Information

Upper Mustang trekking is one of the best treks to do even in the monsoon time as the entire Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow, north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, completely sheltered from the monsoon downfall in Nepal. Mustang trekking in Nepal was officially opened in 1992 and limited numbers of trekkers are only allowed each year in order to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. Mustang trek unfolds the fabled forbidden kingdom’s vast and arid valleys, eroded canyons, yak caravans, colorful – painted mud brick houses on the back dropped of majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

We take both ways of Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara flight on this Mustang trekking that does avoid the lower rainy section of Annapurna. The best advantage of doing this cultural trek in monsoon time is that the village is full of local people busy at their every day works and the whole region are in bloom which makes really a fabulous contrast with the wind eroded hills, red cliffs and snow-capped mountains on the background – a great vista. Thus upper Mustang trek is once in a lifetime destination to explore the fascinating medieval walled kingdom of Lo Manthang.

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1st: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft) transfer to hotel {15 minute drive}
Day 2nd: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) {7 hours drive}
Day 3rd: Fly to Jomsom (2725m/ 8,940ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m/ 9219ft) {Trek 3 hours}
Day 4th: Trek to Chele (2920m / 10,006ft) (enter into the restricted upper Mustang area) {trek 7 hours}
Day 5th: Trek to Syangboche (3800m/ 12467ft) {Trek 5-6 hours}
Day 6th: Trek to Ghami (3520m/ 11548ft) {Trek 5 hours}
Day 7th: Trek to Tsarnag (3560m/11679ft) {Trek 4 hours}
Day 8th: Trek to Lo Manthang (3800m/ 12467ft) {Trek 4 – 5 hours}
Day 9th: Explore day at Lo Manthang
Day 10th: Trek to Dhakmar (3800m/ 12467ft) {Trek 7 – 8 hours}
Day 11th: Trek to Syanboche
Day 12th: Trek to Chusang (3040m/ 9973ft) {Trek 5 – 6 hours}
Day 13th: Trek to Kagbeni (2810m) {trek 4 hours}
Day 14th: Trek to Jomsom (2720){ Trek 3 hours}
Day 15th: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) {20 minutes flight}
Day 16th: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1350m/4429ft){7 hours drive}
Day 17th: Shopping, Departure or extend your trip.

Detail Itinerary

Upper Mustang trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1336m) and transfer to Hotel{15 to 25 minutes driving} 
welcome to mountainous country Nepal. during your arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport{TIA} airport in front of arrival gate Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions, One representative heartily welcomes you in a placid with your name print. after meeting his he will transfer to you to your hotel. Then you have leisure. Evening we will introduce you with your guide and brief about your detail program then check and prepare your trekking equipment. Then we will treat you by welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant in Thamel with local cuisine and typical Nepali dance and music live show. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3-star Category Hotel/ Meals included: Welcome dinner/ Transportation: Private vehicle/ Activities: None.

Day 02: Kathmandu Day tour{6 hours sightseeing}
Today after breakfast we will start a private guided tour in Kathmandu World Heritage sites listed by UNESCO. In the beginning, we will start from the Swoyambhunath stupa. It is ancient stupa and tourist ask this stupa as a named by monkey temple. After guiding here we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar square. its a royal palace before. Now we can see here a cluster of old temples making by the previous King. WE can see the beautiful Living Goddess Kumari there. but Photo cannot take. After seeing the living God we will drive to Boudhnath stupa and Lunch. After lunch, we will explore The world Biggest Boudhnath Stupa and the holy pond behind it. Then we will drive to our last sightseeing point, Pashupatinath Temple. Its holy temple and most pilgrimage sites for Hindus. lots of temples surround here and it's dedicated to Shiva. In the bank of the Bagmati River, you can see the cremation system in Nepal. After people died in Kathmandu valley they bring here for burning the body and the cremation system is different before they burn. then our sightseeing end. we will back to the hotel and prepare goods for trekking.

Accommodation: 3-star Category Hotel/ Meals included: Breakfast/ Transportation: Private vehicle/ Activities: Day Tour.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara{823m}[7 to 8 hours driving]
Today after breakfast in the capital city Kathmandu we will drive to the Tourist Bus station from the Hotel then take the tourist bus to go to Pokhara. It takes around 7 to 8 hours and on the way three stops. one for a toilet break, second for breakfast and third for lunch. on the way, if you are window seated on the right side of bus you are able to see Mountain lifestyle, houses, rivers, mountains, Rafting, and numerous new exploration during the trails. after you reach the tourist bus park pokhara we will drive you to your hotel in the lakeside of Phewa. Pokhara is a very beautiful city and leisure city in Nepal. Evening you can take a boat and can see the sunset view from Lakeside. 

Accommodation: 3-star Category Hotel/ Meals included: Breakfast/ Transportation: Private vehicle and tourist Bus/ Activities:None.

Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni(2860m){20 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trekking}
Today we take breakfast very early and you will be transferred to Pokhara airport for flight to Jomsom. It's a very beautiful flight on a tiny airstrip with lots of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges. Jomsom is the Headquarter of Mustang District and the main town at the bank of the Kali Gandaki river. Long-time ago we will trade salt from Tibet to Nepal from here. then we will trek towards Kagbeni. after 2-3 hours gradual flat trek we will reach Eklebhatti where we can lunch then we trek continue to Kagbeni a holy place too. Kak river and Mustang river meeting here then after here the river name Kaligandaki.. overnight stay in this beautiful village. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: Private vehicle and Flight/ Activities: Trekking.

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele{3050m}[6 hours trekking]
Today after breakfast we will enter the restricted area so we will check our permits at the police check post. Upper Mustang is the Forbidden region so a special permit is needed to trek here. Today we trekking sandy and windy paths. In the beginning, we will reach Tangbe village where we can explore red black and white Chortenswith the buckwheat farmland. Some apples also can find here. After climb steeply we reach the next destination is called Chele is our final destination. you can find almost different mountain culture here.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 06: Trek from Chele to Syanbochen(3475m){7 hours trekking}
Beginning of the trekking we will reach the village Eklo Bhatti and we will upward trek the pass Taklam La(3424m  altitude) through the narrow Stretches. During this pass we can see Numerous mountains like Tilicho peak, Damodar Kunda, Yakawagang then we will trek downhill to Samar village. After there we continue trails through the pass Phyangbo. Red and black mixed Chortens we can explore during this trek. Some steep ascend bring you to the village Syanbochen or Syangmochen after pass Chungjen Rangjen Gomba. Overnight here. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 07: Trek from Syanbochen to Ghaymi(3520m){6 hours trekking}
First, we will enjoy the breakfast and start our trekking to uphill Yamda La(3850m). Numerous Chortens local village we will pas. The houses we pass almost similar like Tibetan styles. Numerous Barley farmland we will pass then climb to NYI PASS(4010m). This passes quite long and we will descend to Ghaymi village. This lLo region Large village surrounded by fields but unproductive. overnight at Ghaymi.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 08: Trek from Ghaymi to Tsarang(3560m){5 hours trekking}
Today our pleasant journey of trekking starts after breakfast at Ghyammi. When you cross Ghaymi Stream then we climb to a plateau and pass the Mani wall painted by Tibetans Buddhist followers. Then we will trek eastern direction from the mani wall with some tree houses. You can see a huge white Dzong and a red Gompa in Tsarang. overnight at Tsangrang.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 09: Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang(3810m){5 hours trekking}
At the beginning of trekking today we will trek downwards and cross CHARANG CHU then trekking uphill to the rocky trekking trail. From the altitude of 3950m, we will see the walled city of Lo-Manthang and trek downhill to the Plain of Aspirations. after climb a little plateau we reach to beautiful village Lo-Manthang. Overnight here.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 10: Exploration day in Lo-Manthang:
Today we will look around Lo-Manthang. You can see the main entrance gate in lo-Manthang and the streets are narrow here. The royal palace of the 4th story building with mud and timber constructed so beautifully. We can see Namgyal Monastery if you go to the highest point of the hill. it takes 1 hour to go there hill and can see Annapurna way too. Lo Manthang you can feel its not in Nepal like its otherworld because of its different culture, tradition, and kings.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Leisure day.

Day 11: Trek From Lo-Manthang to Drakmar(3820m){7 hours trekking}
When returning our trail from Lo-Manthang will be slightly different than the previous trail. At the beginning of trekking, we will climb to the highest pass in this trek also called Chogo La(4325m) then descending to the Gekar Monastery. Also famous as named Ghar Gompa. Its made in 8th century AD and people believe that this is one of the oldest gompas in Nepal. after there we climb a little and descend to the pretty valley village Dhakmar.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 12: Trek from Dhakmar to Ghiling(3806m){6 hours trekking}
Today we will trek back to Ghiling with a long walk around 6 hours. When we arrive in this village we will Lunch and explore around in the evening because the afternoon is most windy and it brings lots of dust. Overnight at local lodge.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 13: Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang(3050m){5 hours trekking}
We re-track back to Chhuksang and overnight stay there after 5 hours trek. today you have a wonderful journey because of snow-capped mountain scenery. enjoy this trip wait for the last day trekking back. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 14: Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom(2700m){7 hours trek}
Today is our last day of trekking and the longest day also. We start our trek today after early breakfast. We reach Kagbeni and have lunch there. Kagbeni is the meeting point of the Annapurna circuit trail, Jomsom Muktinath trek and our this trek start point. After lunch, we continue to trek back to Jomsom. In the evening after confirming our flight ticket, you can give farewell dinner to your trekking staff on the succession of your trek. overnight at Jomsom.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 15: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara(823m)and transfer to Hotel.{20 minutes flight and 10 minuted driving}
In the beginning, we enjoy the morning mountain last breakfast in Jomsom in front of Nilgiri mountain. Then we will check in the airport for a dramatic flight to go to Pokhara. The flight you can explore the deepest gorge Kaligandaki with Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain middle. after 20 minutes of flight, we transfer to you to the hotel. Afternoon you can be sightseeing in Pokhara or leisure or Massage in Pokhara. Boating in Phewa lake is another option of exploring Pokhara and surroundings.

Accommodation: 3-star category Hotel/ Meals included: Breakfast/ Transportation: Flight and private car/ Activities: None.

Day 16: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1350m/4429ft){7 hours driving}
After breakfast in Pokhara in the shadow of the Annapurna mountain range, we will drive to Tourist bus station Pokhara. then we will take a tourist bus to Kathmandu. Today journey also long around 7 hours driving. If you feel stress please book a flight for only 20 minutes at an additional cost. In the evening our Mission Himalaya Treks and Expedition representative will share your trek experience with us and he provides you a certificate from our company on your success trek.

Accommodation: 3-star category Hotel/ Meals included: Breakfast/ Transportation: Flight and private car/ Activities: None.

Day 17: Departure and shopping. 
Today's final day in Buddha country Nepal. After free breakfast in Kathmandu, you can last hour shopping for your friends and family. then 3-hour prior flight you will drop by mission Himalaya Treks And Expedition Pvt. Ltd representative to the airport air according to your request for check-in time for your sweet home. we will wait for you another journey to Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan with your friends, Relatives and family members. we wish you have a safe journey. 

Accommodation: None/ Meals included: Breakfast/ Transportation: private vehicle for departure/ Activities: None.


Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport picks up and drops service during international arrival/ departure and domestic arrival/departure.
  • Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive with breakfast according to the itinerary.
  • Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Pokhara inclusive with breakfast according to the itinerary.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara flight with guide and porter.
  • Beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses, lodges during the trek.
  • Full board meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a cup of hot drinks)
  • One trekking Guide highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, Government licensed, Ministry of tourism Trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurances.
  • One strong porter with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permits
  • Upper Mustang special permit for the trek.
  • Down Jacket, Four-seasonal sleeping bags, Duffel bag, and trekking map (Down Jacket, sleeping bag and Duffel bag have to be returned after trip completion).
  • Complimentary welcome or Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance show
  • All necessary paper works Government tax and office service charges.
  • First Aid Medicines and medication with your guide
  • Certificate of your trekking signed by the company Manager and your trekking Guide

What is not included?

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city Lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, flight delays, or other cause than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International airfare from and to Nepal
  • Travel – medical insurances and emergency evacuation.
  • your personal nature expenses (Hot shower, Alcoholic beverages, Telephone, Laundry, personal snacks, Internet, Battery Charging, hot water, Mineral water, beer, coke)
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara rather than the itinerary
  • Nepal Visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, USD 40 multiple entries for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entries for 90 days) can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Gratitude, tips for your guide and porter.
  • Cost arising by mishaps, natural calamities.
  • Services that are not mentioned in service include section.
  • Sightseeing cost in Kathmandu and Pokhara City.

Useful info

Packing List For Upper Mustang Trek:

Bags: Two Bagapack one for porter (50-65liter Backpack or Duffel Bag) And another for yourself for day hiking goods(20-30 liter)

Rain cover for each backpack and rain protection for your body upper and lower body like a waterproof jacket and waterproof pants. 

Upper and base  layers clothing: T-shirt and shirt trousers, jacket hat and gloves, 

waterproof hiking shoes and sandals for night stay in teahouse.

sleeping bags and layer

drinking water bottle for cold water and hot water 

some first-aid kit and towel with some bath gear.

Sunglass and sunhat with lip balm. 

headlight and camera battery with a power bank. 

Trekking poles 


Customer Reviews

Reasonable price best services.

Zoey | Hongkong, China

Rating: 5

We made fantastic trekking into the Upper Mustang The hidden paradise of Nepal. We had good support from the guide and porter Mission Himalaya provided us. The guide is knowledgable, arranged for all the accommodation, provided medication support all. Porter was always on time and bringing all our stuff from one place to another. and sometimes help us to carry our Hand Luggage. And the price was very reasonable to compare with other companies and as per our expectation.

Awesome Upper Mustang.

layla | America

Rating: 5

We were traveling alone for 12 days in Nepal, I have spent most of the time in Upper Mustang was the trekking we did along with my awesome guide Shambhu was great. I really recommend this Company Guide and porter, they are really kind and professional in this field. If I will come back again I will go Everest with this company.



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