Grade

Moderate

Group Size

2-15(Customize your Trip on Request)

Destination

Kathmandu, Nepal

Max Altitude

3942m (12933 ft)

Meals

Full Board During Trek

Accommodation

3-star & Tea House

Trip Style

Lodge Trek

Activity

Sightseeing and Trekking

$2,342

*All Price are in USD*

Upper Mustang Trek – Trip Overview

Upper Mustang trek offers spectacular hiking experiences in the remote Himalayas of Nepal. The 17-day trip begins in Kathmandu and visits the UNESCO World Heritage site. Then we drive to Pokhara and fly to Jomsom the next day to start the trek. Upper Mustang was also known as the last taboo kingdom because it was not opened until the 1990s. While hiking in the Upper Mustang area of Nepal, we can enjoy tree-free landscapes, rocky trails and unique views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and the other Himalayas.  Mustang has maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951. The king of Lo Manthang still retains his title and he has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in the Nepalese Army.

Trip Profile

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city tour
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom
  • Exploring the Kali Gandaki River valley
  • Forbidden kingdom of Mustang
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas
  • Visiting the capital of Mustang  “The Lo Manthang”

Upper Mustang-Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft): 5-6 hours

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours

Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft): 6-7 hours

Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours

Day 08: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours

Day 09: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 hours

Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization

Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours

Day 12: Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours

Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours

Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours

Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 17: Final departure

Accommodations

We will be staying at 3-star hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.

Meals

All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu and Pokhara only offer breakfast. The hotel will also offer welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.

Can I accomplish this trek?

Upper Mustang Trek is the spectacular trip which is a moderate and suitable for trekkers who can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. You do not have any technical skill except your perfect physical health.  To accomplish this trek you need to have basic good health, However, it is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before commencing the actual trek. If you have any disease please kindly inform to Himalayan Adventure Nepal.

Best Time to Travel

March to November are the best months for this trek. If you have some other time than this we can customize and make the trip viable.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. If you have some query please directly E-mail us at info@himalayanadventurenepal.com any time. Your happiness is our success.

 

  • Location
  • Days
    17
  • Nights
    16
  • Group Size
    2-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
  • Destination
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    3942m (12933 ft)
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek
  • Accommodation
    3-star & Tea House
  • Trip Style
    Lodge Trek
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Trekking
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      Day 1
      Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)
      Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. At the evening you'll transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with the cultural & musical programs in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel. Included meals: Dinner
      Day 2
      Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
      We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at Himalayan Adventure Nepal office. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast
      Day 3
      Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft): 5-6 hours
      We have breakfast then leave for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We then check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake and stroll in the city’s quaint streets. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals: Breakfast
      Day 4
      Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek
      Today we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress. Overnight in Kagbeni. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day5
      Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
      We get our permits checked then begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village. Overnight in Chele. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day 6
      Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft): 6-7 hours
      Our trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before.  Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche. Overnight in Syanboche. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day 7
      Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours
      We ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village. Overnight in Ghami. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day8
      Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours
      Our trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charing Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east. Overnight in Tsarang. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day 9
      Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 hours
      We begin our trek by descending to a canyon and cross a river before beginning our uphill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can admire the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite good. Overnight in Lo-Manthang. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day 10
      Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization
      Lo Manthang is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend the day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located north-west of Lo-Mangthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day 11
      Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours
      We trek on a different route when returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses a century old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. According to a local legend, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will have it fulfilled. We explore the Gompa and continue our trek to Drakmar for an overnight stay. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day 12
      Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours
      We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Ghiling. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. We can tour the village around the evening. Overnight in Ghiling. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day 13
      Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
      We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy great views of the Himalayas and small villages we pass en route. Overnight in Chhuksang. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day 14
      Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours
      Today is the last day of our trek and it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit. We stop for lunch at Kagbeni. After lunch, we continue our trek to Jomsom for an overnight stay. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Day 15
      Fly back to Pokhara
      We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals: Breakfast
      Day 16
      Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
      After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast Dinner
      Day 17
      Final departure
      Our Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Adventure Nepal will take us to the airport approximately three hours before the scheduled flight. On our flight back home, we take with us amazing memories of our Lo Manthang trip and Nepal. Included meals: Breakfast
      Cost Included
      • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara including breakfast as per itinerary.
      • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
      • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
      • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide and assistant trek Guide(6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
      • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
      • Upper Mustang Resurrected Area Permit/Annapurna Conservation Area permit and TIMS.
      • HAN T shirt, bag.
      • Official expenses.
      • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
      • Day guided city tour
      • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara Round trip flight..
      • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu tourist bus.
      • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
      • All government and local taxes
      • Farewell Dinner.
       
       
      Cost Not Included
      • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
      • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
      • International airfare and airport departure tax
      • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
      • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
      • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
      • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
      • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
      • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
      • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
      • World heritage entrance Fees.
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        Included
        During your trek what the things are included? Does the cost include full board meals and drinking water?  What is the ratio between trekker and porter? What safety back up on trek? Please kindly check the following inclusive and exclusive cost details of trip package:   Cost Includes   Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
        • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights).
        • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
        • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
        • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
        • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
        • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
        • Free HAN T shirt, bag and Hat.
        • Official expenses.
        • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
        • Day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
        • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
        • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
        • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
        • All government and local taxes
         
        Not Included
           
        • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
        • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
        • International airfare and airport departure tax
        • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
        • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
        • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
        • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
        • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
        • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
        • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
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