Upper Mustang Trek

Duration: 18 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 3,840 m

Upper Mustang Trekking is a less crowed hiking area in the Annapurna region. If you are interested in Mountain people and their way of life, the Bon culture, the Khamba history then surely the Upper Mustang trek is the place that you have to visit.

Upper mustang trek is an alternative similar to the Tibetan plateau. It was officially opened in 1992. Particularly limited numbers of trekkers are allowed every year. The capital city is called Lo Manthang at an altitude of 3,840 m. The royalty fee 500 USD is collected from every trekker for the improvement of education, health, and sanitation of local people. Upper Mustang trekking is a Himalayan rain shadow region and the best time of the year from May to September. The rest of the month is cold and harassed weather. The accommodation is well maintained nowadays and served good food. The occupations of locals are husbandry work and harvest some potatoes, wheat, Barley and Horse keeping. Mustang Treks require a minimum of 10 days from Kagbeni until return back to Kagbeni or Muktinath.

Lo Manthang, the old capital, is reached in four days and at least one extra day should be spent here to soak in the sights and sounds of this unique walled settlement. Ponies are available for hire if you so desire. The return trip can either follow the same route as the one you took to enter or take an alternative route along the eastern bank of the Kali Gandaki which Global Adventure Trekking suggests in the itinerary.

Lo Manthang trek starts after taking the short Mountain flight to Jomsom from Pokhara in the morning. Trek through the Kaligandaki-the Holy river where you may find Saligram and fossil along the river bank. Till Kagbeni follow the popular Annapurna Circuit trek and take a left turn from Kagbeni for the Lo Manthang trek. The road service is extended towards Tibet border so Global Adventure is the one who finds the different trek routes to go and back. 


  • Trek through trans Himalayan region of Upper Mustang
  • Visit the palace of Lo Manthang and Chumig Gyatsa (Muktinath)
  • Visit the Thakail town of Kagbeni and Jomsom
  • Learn about the culture of Thakali, Bon and Khambas and Tibetan tribes
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrivals and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
Day 03 Kathmandu to Pokhara overland Journey (200 km), 6hrs
Day 04 Transfer to airport fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni 2800 m
Day 05 Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m)
Day 06 Trekking from Chaile to Shyangboche (3920 m)
Day 07 Trekking from Shyangboche to Ghami (3490 m), 5 hrs
Day 08 Trekking from Ghami to Tsarang (3560 m), 6 hrs
Day 09 Trekking from Tsarang to Lo Manthang and Explore
Day 10 Explore Lo Manthang
Day 11 Trekking from Lo Manthang to Tamar (3920 m), 7 hrs
Day 12 Trekking from Tamar to Shyangboche 6 hrs.
Day 13 Trekking from Shyangboche to Tetang 6hrs
Day 14 Trekking from Tetang to Muktinath 6 hrs
Day 15 Trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom 7 hrs
Day 16 Fly to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel. Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 17 Tourist Bus Journey or Fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 18 Final Departure

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop off services
  • Kathmandu Guided sightseeing tour as per itinerary
  • TIMS-Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area permit fees
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back by Tourist coach
  • 12-night lodge/T- House Accommodation during the trek with full board meals.
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Twin sharing)
  • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Experienced English Speaking Trek leader (Gov. License Holder)
  • Porters 1 for each 2 clients
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets
  • Company guarantee for Gov”t Rescue Services
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • Company services charge and local Tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • Nepal Visa, International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Porter can be arranged if required with additional cost
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Internet, Laundry, and Telephone call.
  • Personal trekking equipment (it can be rent in Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section
  • Early arrival, late departure, early return back from the trek than scheduled itinerary, the cost of hotel, Lunch and dinner will be on your own.
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Useful Info

  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Please bring 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit.
  • 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 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 130 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos. You can apply for Nepal entry visa online as well.

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