Max Height

3840 m / 12598.43 .ft

Trip Days

16 Days

Difficulty

Hard

Price

$1914 2294

* Group Discount Available



Upper Mustang is one of the remote and least developed and least populated regions of Nepal and touches the Tibetan border in the North. In the ancient times this was place for trade between Nepal and Tibet, especially for trading salt. It was the restricted place until 1991 and from then was reopened by the government for the tourists.  The place still preserves the ancient monasteries and caves.  The ancient architecture and craft has been well preserved in these monasteries and caves. The four storey palace of the ancient king is the highlight of this place. The population here still speaks Tibetan language. People also follow the traditional cultural practices of Tibetan religion. The place is also popularly known as “The Forbidden Kingdom”.

 Upper Mustang is a valley surrounded by Himalayan range with cold and dry atmosphere. There is no any vegetation in the entire region and is thus also called the “Desert land”. The landscape is barren and mostly has rocky cliffs and deep canyons.

Trek to Upper Mustang is an ideal destination for adventure seekers. You can get wide range of experiences through this trek. You get to explore Buddhist art, architecture, culture and tradition. Similarly, the inexplicable natural beauty of snowy peaks, gorges and vast landscapes will give you a beautiful experience. 

Highlights:

  • Explore the long forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang.
  • Trek through the world’s steepest gorge and across a beautiful high altitude desert.
  • Visit the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang.
  • Visit Chosar village, the cave monastery Nyiphuk, Jong cave and Garfuk monastery.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour and trek preparation
  • Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6-7 hours drive
  • Day 4 : Fly to from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,800m/9,186ft) 2-3 hours
  • Day 5 : Trek from Kaagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,006ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 6 : Trek from Chele to Ghiling (3,440m/11,286ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 7 : Trek from Ghiling to Charang (3,490m/11,450ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 8 : Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,237ft) 2-3 hours
  • Day 9 : Explore day at Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,237ft)
  • Day 10 : Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3,810m/12,500ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 11 : Trek from Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 12 : Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang (3,050m/10,004ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 13 : Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft) 6-7 hours
  • Day 14 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 25 minutes flight
  • Day 15 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive
  • Day 16 : Departure day

What's included ?

  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Local sim card
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel in a deluxe bus.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • First aid medical kit
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • Accomodation at finest hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.

What's excluded ?

  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Cost for additional trips.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please write us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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  • Gina Poncini

    An Amazing Experience with Nepal Ascent Treks

    Gina Poncini
    Mar 4, 2022
    What an amazing and memorable experience, trekking in Upper Mustang with Nepal Ascent Treks in July 2019. My overall trip was 18 days, from arrival at Kathmandu and departure, with 12 days dedicated to Upper Mustang. Pramod was my guide, and Sujan was my porter. They made sure that all was well and that I was comfortable. The trek was well organized, and in planning beforehand, Sittal would always reply to my emails quickly. It was a unique experience trekking through the breathtaking landscape from Jomsom to Lo Manthang and back, staying in Tibetan-style lodges and hotels, stopping for lunch in small villages and a monastery, passing Chortens and Mani Walls on the way, and visiting monasteries and caves. This was my second trek with Nepal Ascent Treks -- the first one was Annapurna area Poon Hill late March 2019, with Pramod as guide, and with Sittal planning the itinerary based on our communication. Again I was very happy and very satisfied with the overall experience. From my arrival at Kathmandu to my departure, the assistance and support was great: Pramod met me at the airport both times, and Sittal welcomed me at the hotel (Apsara Boutique Hotel), where I have had lovely stays. During the Upper Mustang trek, after our late afternoon arrivals on longish days we would have some Nepali snacks and look at the next day’s itinerary – I was always interest in maps. Pramod would make sure I had nice rooms in lodges and would make adjustments based on how we were proceeding, how I was getting used to the altitude, what my preferences were, and so on. For example, on the way to Lo Manthang on our way to Ghami, we took a lovely trail up to a pass after going through Gilling; we then descended on an old dirt road and continued to Ghami, because of my preference to go through Gilling and be away from the bigger road over the pass - so we did this beautiful route instead! On the way back from Lo Manthang, we took a different route, saw spectacular scenery, stopped at Gompa Monastery for lunch and a visit, and then went by Drakmar on the way to Ghami – amazing colors, caves, and background around Drakmar. On the way back we also visited the Chunngi caves after staying overnight in Sambochen, followed a canyon trail with fabulous views, and had lunch in Samar before continuing to Chunkksung (some people visit these caves on the way to Lo Manthang, but the way back worked better for me). Pramod made sure these special stops worked out for our overall trek, and Sujan was always helpful and thoughtful, too, and both pointed out sights of interest. A few more details and tips: -- The 2 days (3 nights) in Lo Manthang, in my view, we're well worth the extra amount and effort. One day we walked to the Caves area and visited them, and the second day was dedicated to exploring more of Lo Manthang and its monasteries. -- I used water purification tablets as suggested by Sittal and Pramod, an excellent solution. The tablets from a supermarket in Thamel were convenient and easy to use. For me, preparing a couple of Nalgene liter bottles (usually with kitchen tap water) in the evening worked well, in the morning transferring some water to camelbak and starting a new bottle depending on how long it would be to the lunch stop, where I could get more water. -- Although Upper Mustang is outside of the rain shadow, during the monsoon the flight between Jomsom and Pokhara or the road might be affected, due to the weather. After the trek, when our flight to Pokhara was canceled, Pramod arranged transportation to Pokhara through our hotel in Jomsom, with a great vehicle and excellent driver, so we got to Pokhara as planned and the next day could continue to Kathmandu. Next time I would try to have an extra day or 2 available to return to Kathmandu for my departing flight, and/or to stay an extra day in Pokhara. -- I had lovely stays at the hotels used by Nepal Ascent Treks with very helpful staff. The Apsara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu and the Pokhara Batika Hotel were both lovely. The lodges along the way were picturesque and the people running them very hospitable. Thank you, Sittal, Pramod and Sujan, for such a memorable experience.
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Trip Overview
  • Trip Code
    161
  • Trip profile
    16 Days Upper Mustang Trek
  • Type
    Trekking
  • Span
    16 Days
  • Accommodation
    3 star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & tea house during trek.
  • Meal
    All meals included during the trek
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Starts from:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
  • Ends at:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
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