Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

  • Max Altitude 3660m
  • Vehicle Private Vehicle
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
  • Trip Duration 18 days

Trip Overview

Upper Mustang trek is no phrase to explain the herbal presence, in abundance, of Mustang. Mustang additionally called the ultimate forbidden nation changed into limited to travelers for a long term till it have become open currently for the world.

Mustang is dry, arid, and abandoned land and is part of the Tibetan plateau. Which lies inside the north a part of Nepal. Despite its arid and dry panorama, one might without problem be captivated by its somberly stunning panorama.

Unfrequented through vacationers, not like different well-known trails, the Upper Mustang trek is serene and similarly scenic.

The indigenous groups of Thakalis who’ve preserved the Tibetan way of life to the authentic and certainly considered one among the most important tributaries inside the world particularly Kali Gandaki originates from Mustang.

This land near Annapurna in the south extends to the Tibetan plateau to the north and falls below the Annapurna conservation area.

Tiji and Yartung is a famous festival celebrated in Upper Mustang and is as rustic because of the atmosphere and presence of the location and dates again to the time of Guru Rimpoche. These galas are uncommon and are simplest practiced in Lo – Manthang.

Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang has a totally captivating panorama which again and again astonishes vacationers if they’re hiking or staring at a fresco.

In addition, this land that’s frequently compared to Shangri – La or Shambhala – La is the house of honeycombs of caves, constructed during the time of warfare between China and Tibet, while the Buddhist practices and precept had been threatened has stunning works of art which depict the existence of Buddha.

The Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal is an unprecedented and privileged enjoy for trekkers due to the fact this location changed into closed to foreigners till October 1991. Nonetheless.

The little-regarded Upper Mustang Trekking path is one of the maximum fascinating regions each clearly and culturally. The far-off Upper Mustang Trekking path offers travelers with dynamic and electrifying variegation of the earth`s colors.

You will locate the colors red, yellow, brown, and blue, amongst others at the Upper Mustang Trekking path this is bequeathed with ecological variety, lovely perspectives of snowy summits, and exquisite villages in addition to monasteries and antiquated palaces.

Nature and Cultural Diversity at the Trekking Upper mustang Nepal

The Upper Mustang Trekking path gives traffic the possibility to clearly connect to nature even as experiencing cultural variety. On the Nepal Mustang Trekking path, you may come into touch with actual-lifestyles stories of the mountain humans of Nepal. On the Upper Mustang Trekking path, herbal splendor and actual happiness exist in abundance in spite of the difficulty, and nature and humanity combo in an unprecedented but interesting manner.

The Upper Mustang Trekking path gives traffic the possibility to trek into the remote trans-Himalayan mountain location. This location at the Upper Mustang Trekking path is commonly ruled with the aid of using the massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain systems.

On the top mustang Trekking path, you may have the possibility to get towards the century-vintage cultures, traditions, lifestyles, and historical past of the humans of this area. Getting to trek at the Upper Mustang Trekking path is an actual privilege due to the fact that is pretty an unprecedented incidence in this area.

Essentials for the Mustang Trekking

For Upper Mustang Trekking you want a unique hiking allowance due to the fact the Upper Mustang is a managed and restrained hiking area in Nepal.

On the Mustang Trekking path, you may additionally be required to stroll for 5 to 6 hours on an everyday foundation and also you need to be equipped for the trek with the aid of using a few going for walks workout 3 months previous to the trip.

This is due to the fact, that at the Upper Mustang Trekking path, you’ll be taking walks at an excessive altitude.

It facilitates having an effective mindset and to be strong-willed even as you’re at the Upper Mustang Trek. You do now no longer want to have any earlier trekking or tenting enjoy or any technical enjoy for the Upper Mustang Trekking path.

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy Sightseeing in KTM
  • Get on a scenic flight to Pokhara
  • Travel through Kagbeni and Jomsom
  • Visit different cultural and traditional places
  • Explore the abundant flora and fauna of the place


Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu:

On this day you arrive in Kathmandu and we transfer you to your hotel. After arriving at the hotel you rest and rejuvenate and observe the locality. A member of Travel Nepal Now will brief about the itinerary on this same day.

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu city and Patan City:

Whereas our backend faculty will be active in making courses of action for the day to come, we would take the benefit to go around the city and see at a few curiously chronicled relics. On this day we would visit Swayambunath; popular as a monkey sanctuary as well, Basantapur Durbar Square; an antiquated royal residence yard, and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 03

Kathmandu - Pokhara (820m.):

Today, drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km) and in the evening boating at Phewa lake. Also, overnight in hotel (06 hours’ drive by bus or 25 minutes flight)

Day 04

Pokhara - Jomsom (2720m).:

Early morning fly to Jomsom 25 minutes over the mountains with all-encompassing sees of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri, take you at Jomsom, the locale headquarters of Mustang. After four hours of simple walk brings you to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of the Kaligandaki and Kagbeni streams. Kagbeni was a Himalayan salt exchange course to Tibet via Upper Mustang at a prior time. Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 05

Kagbeni - Chele (3050m) 07 hours:

After checking the special allow, we pass a limited range, we reach Tangbe town with areas of buckwheat, grain, wheat, and apple plantations. We head on to reach Chele town. Overnight in Chele.

Day 06

Chele - Syanbochen (3475m) 06 hours:

Today, we begin our journey through Ekle Bhatti, crossing Taklam La Pass (3,624m) with sees of Tilicho Peak and Damodar Danda. We unwind in conjunction with the surrounding cool streams and juniper trees. We pass by broadly known Ramchung Cave. Come to Syanbochen overnight.

Day 07

Syanbochen - Ghami (3520m) 05 hours:

After breakfast, walk tough to the Amda La (3850m) crossing chores and nearby towns which is like a Tibetan fashion house. We cross mountain passes and a road of poplar trees and areas of Grain. We take after the 3rd biggest town within the Lo- locale to Ghami, which is bounded by expansive areas most of which are forsaken. Overnight in Ghami.

Day 08

Ghami - Charang (3560m)04 hours:

Today begins a charming walk crossing to Ghami Khola, the path passes next to an awfully long Mani wall, a sacrosanct stone wall made by the lover of Buddhism. The path heads east to the town of Charang with a maze of areas. Overnight in Charang.

Day 09

Charang - Lo-Mangthang (3809m) 04 hours

After breakfast, we journey to Lo-Mangthang with a wonderful see of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I, and the Bhrikuti crest. We climb to the Lho (3,850m) pass, where you’ll see the Lo-Mangthang Valley which could be a walled city show up with slopes on the Tibetan Border. Overnight in Lo-Mangthang.

Day 10

Explore Lho-Mangthang:

Today, we explored the encompassing regions, visit Namgyal Gompa, Tingkhar, the Ruddy Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and the entrance lobby which are the most fascinating of this region. Another fascination is the four-story building of the Kings’ royal residence and its sees of the Himalayas. Overnight in Lho- Mangthang.

Day 11

Lho-Manthang - Ghami (3520m) 07 hours:

Today we take off Lho Manthang, beginning with a challenging climb tough over Pangga at 4090m, from here it’s the exciting downhill street to Dhakmar, with sensational scenes, head on to Ghami. Overnight in Ghami

Day 12

Ghami - Samar (3660m) 06 hours:

After breakfast, we head back on the same trail the single-track uphill climb followed by a downhill to Syangboche. Overnight in Samar.

Day 13

Samar - Kagbeni (2810m) 06 hours:

After breakfast, we will take the trail which takes us over Daroji La (3735m) and Takma La (3624m) passing the trailhead back into the Annapurna region, a steady ride along the river taking us back to Kagbeni. Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 14

Kagbeni -Jomsom (2720m) 02 hours:

After breakfast, we follow the Kaligandaki riverbank to the Jomsom for the last night of our trek, here is an option to explore around Muktinath, if we could one more extra day for exploration. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 15

Jomsom – Pokhara (833m):

Early morning beautiful flight for 35 minutes takes you to the Pokhara city when we reach Pokhara transfer to Pokhara hotel for overnight stay. And, afternoon exploration around Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 16

Pokhara – Kathmandu (1310m) 06 hours.:

After a healthy breakfast drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the place.

Day 17

Free day in Kathmandu:

Today you can explore Kathmandu city on your own, shopping and roaming around the valley, Overnight.

Day 18


Today the departure representative will drop you at the international airport for your final departure.


What’s Included

  • All arrival and departure transfer by Private AC vehicle.
  • 01 Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour by Private vehicle with English speaking Guide.
  • 02 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB ( Bed & Breakfast) Basis.
  • 03 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB ( Bed & Breakfast) Basis.
  • Tea house lodge accommodation with three meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • English speaking trekking guide with porter with their insurance.
  • Special Mustang Permit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee) & TIMS card.

What’s Not included

  • International Airfare.
  • Entrance fee to all the sightseeing places.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel / medical insurance.
  • Tips for the trekking guide and porter.
  • Single room supplement fee if need.
  • Tips for the trekking guide and porter.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, (including cold drinks and mineral water).
  • Extra expenses if unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, political unrest, and avalanches.

Useful Info

Best time to visit Annapurna Circuit Trek

For one’s visit to Nepal, one will find suitable climate and weather for the travel during the spring and autumn season. During this period of time, you will find perfect weather for your travel and enjoy the full extent of the trip. Not only this but also, during this time it is the festive season in the country which means you will experience the biggest festivals in the country which will add value to your trip. Moreover, traveling at this time of the year one will get a chance to experience different cultures and traditions of the place.

Difficulties of Upper Mustang Trek


One’s accommodation plays an important role in a successful trek and reaching the final destination of the trek. Also, the Upper Mustang Trek is at a high altitude which makes having good accommodation facilities during the trip even more important. Similarly, having good accommodation facilities is very important for acclimatizing as well.

So, choosing the right time for the trek is very important. Furthermore, if you travel here during the on seasons it will be very challenging for you to book the right accommodation which adds to the difficulties of the trek. Therefore, make sure you book accommodation 2-3 months prior to the trek.

Trails and route

Choosing an appropriate path and courses for any type of visit and journey in Nepal’s high mountains is really important. During the spring and fall seasons, you can also find appropriate Trails and courses here.

The majority of the days are sunny at this time of year, which will help you travel on easier routes. However, if you visit during the blustery seasons, the pathways become slick and difficult to navigate. As a result, it has been added to your Upper Mustang Trek as a challenge.

Climate and weather

Climate and weather play a significant effect in any type of hiking or travel in Nepal. As a result, choosing the best time to go is quite important. It will be quite difficult to complete your tour without a suitable climate.

As a result, you must choose the best time to go in order to get the most out of your trip. Furthermore, the best time to visit the Upper Mustang Trek is during the spring season to get the most out of the trip.

Lack of guides and porters

Trail guides are a wealth of information to the visitors. Similarly, they provide general information about the region, land management, maybe some history, contact information, warnings, rules and regulations, and more.

Also, trail guides also provide detailed information about trails. Likewise, porters also play an important role in the success of the trek. Therefore, if you travel here during the on seasons it will be very challenging to hire a suitable porter during the trip as the trek is jam-packed during these seasons.

Equipment required

One’s equipment plays a vital role in a successful trek. Furthermore, here is a list of types of equipment required for the trip.

  • Navigation tools such as a map and compass
  • First-aid kit.
  • Knife or multi-tool.
  • Hiking backpack.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing think moisture-wicking and layers
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Plenty of water
  • Plenty of food

Travel Insurance Required

On your, Upper Mustang Trek will need you to have travel insurance. The Upper Mustang Trek is a high-altitude trek because it is at a high altitude. As a result, having your travel insurance on hand can be beneficial. Similarly, having your travel insurance with you on your Everest View Trek will assist you in selecting an appropriate policy for your trek in the event of an emergency.

Safety and Security

The safety and security of our visitors are top priority to our company so you can feel free and travel with us at the higher altitude towards Upper Mustang Trek.


When is the best time to visit the Upper Mustang Trek?

The best time to do the Upper Mustang Trek is during the time of Spring and Autumn Seasons. At this time of the year in the Mustang Region, the climate and weather are stable for trekking.

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