Upper Mustang Trek
Kathmandu, Nepal, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Trek through the famous Upper Mustang and explore this exotic enclave which is quite distinct from the rest of Nepal. On this trek, you will get to explore the rich cultural heritage and geographical features of the place. The trail mostly follows the ancient salt caravan route through the Kali Gandaki Valley with occasional high climbs. On this trek, you'll be treated to the majestic views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri.

    You will also get to trek through the world's deepest gorge created by the Kaligandaki River, you'll spend nights in quaint teahouses in remote villages and visit ancient monasteries of the kingdom of Mustang. This mystical destination is perfect for those who are looking for a trek that will not only challenge them but also introduce them to a distinct culture and landscape of a place seldom visited.

    NOTE: Price mentioned is per person price for a booking of two travellers.

    Destination

    The Upper Mustang is a district in Nepal which is isolated from the rest of the country and is closer to Tibet. Hence, it is also known as Mustang Tibet. Due to its unique, surreal landscape and peculiar culture, it has become a popular destination for anthropologists, archaeologists, and geologists. Since it is located in the rain shadow region of Himalayas, the landscape is dry and barren, and is scattered here and there with ancient caves and fossils. This unique landscape and the rich cultural heritage of Mustang make it a great off-beat trekking destination.

    Destination highlights

    • Experience the peculiar culture and landscape of Mustang Tibet on this trek to Upper Mustang.
    • Treat yourself to the panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.
    • Explore the dramatic landscape of the old kingdom of Mustang Tibet.
    • Explore remote villages located beyond the Himalayas.
    • Visit the deepest gorge on Earth which is made by the Kalidangaki River.
    • Visit ancient caves and monasteries on this 17-day itinerary.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Upper Mustang trek.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is prohibited during the trek. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 60 days before the departure of the Upper Mustang Trek: Full refund.

    For cancellations made 30-60 days before the departure of the Upper Mustang Trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the Upper Mustang Trek: 40% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 14 days before the departure of the Upper Mustang Trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee. Please check with us what this fee will be for this trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The traveller must already have a medical insurance which covers helicopter evacuation up to 4500 mtrs. The policy details must be shared with the tour operators before the departure of the trip

    Due to the high altitude and difficulty, this Upper Mustang trek is recommended only to travellers who have prior experience of at least one high-altitude trek in the Himalayas.

    A high level of health and fitness is required to book this Upper Mustang Trek. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking this trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of the Upper Mustang trek due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Upper Mustang trek.

    Prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices displayed may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Tribhuvan International Airport
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    Drop off point
    Tribhuvan International Airport
    Mode of transport
    Private SUV or similar vehicle
    Start point
    Jomsom
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    End point
    Jomsom
    Time of departure
    11:00 AM
    Time of return
    11:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    56 hrs
    Total distance covered
    136 kms
    Start point elevation
    9000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14042 feet
    Minimum elevation
    9000 feet
    Average per day distance
    13 kms
  • Day 1 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Arrive in Kathmandu

    Today, you will be picked up from the Kathmandu airport and driven to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square or Swayambhunath Stuba. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 2 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Permit Preparations

    Today, you will finish all the documentation required for the restricted area trekking permit. You can spend the day exploring the city, and making last minute preparations. In the evening, you will attend a briefing session regarding the trek. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 3 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Drive to Pokhara

    Today, you will board the tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride is around 7 hrs long through the gorgeous Pokhara valley. On the drive, you'll enjoy the beautiful views of the western Himalayas. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will check in at the lakeside hotel. You can spend the evening exploring the lakeside. Overnight in hotel in Pokhara.

    Day 4 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni

    Today, you will be transferred to the Pokhara airport in the morning, from where you will take the adventurous flight to Jomsom. From Jomsom, you will begin your trek to Kagbeni. Your route will follow the holy river of Kaligandaki. You'll be greeted with the magnificent view of Mt. Nilgiri. You might also visit the monasteries in the village, if time permits. Overnight in lodge in Kagbeni.

    Day 5 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Kagbeni to Samar

    Today, you will trek to Samar. The initial trail follows the Kaligandaki River till Chele. From there, you will begin an uphill descent to Samar. It is a long trek, but the gorgeous views surrounding you will more than make up for the effort. Overnight in lodge in Samar.

    Day 6 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Samar to Jhaite

    Today, you will trek to Jhaite. Most of the trail is uphill, and en route, you will stop for lunch at Syangbochen. You will also visit Chusngsi Cave and Monastery on the way. On the trek, you will be greeted with the gorgeous views of the mighty peaks of Nilgiri, Thorang, Damodar Himal, Mustang Himal, etc. Overnight in lodge in Jhaite.

    Day 7 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Jhaite to Tsarang

    Today, you will trek to tsarang via the famous Nyila Pass. From the pass, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mustang Valley, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Nilgiri. You will also get to see the Red Cliffs. On the way, you will visit an old palace as well as a Buddhist Library. Overnight in teahouse in Tsarang.

    Day 8 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang

    Today, you'll trek to Lo-Manthang. The trail begins with a gradual descent and flats. On the way, you will see Sungda Chorten. You will half at Lomanthang for lunch, and if time permits, you might even visit some ancient monasteries. Overnight in teahouse in Lo-Manthang.

    Day 9 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Explore Lo-Manthang

    Today, you will begin your day with breakfast, after which, you will make a side trip to Choser and you'll visit Ghapur and Niphu monasteries. If time permits, you'll also visit Korala, where lies the Nepal-Tibet border. In the evening, you will visit the palace. Overnight in teahouse in Lo-Manthang.

    Day 10 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar

    Today, you'll trek to Dhakmar. You will begin with an ascent to Chogo La, from where you'll trek to Ghar Gumba. There, you will get to see the anscient scriptures of Padmasambhava. You will then continue to Dhakmar via Miu La. Overnight in teahouse in Dhakmar.

    Day 11 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Dhakmar to Syangbochen

    Today, you will trek to Syangboche which follows the same route that you took on your way to Lomanthang. Overnight in teahouse in Syangbochen.

    Day 12 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Syangbochen to Chuksang

    Today, you will trek to Chuksang via Bhena La and Samar. The upper village of Chuksang is located between two hills and it gives you an escape from the gushing wind that the Kali Gandaki Valley is known for. Overnight in teahouse in Chuksang.

    Day 13 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Chuksang to Kagbeni

    Today, you'll trek to Kangbeni. The trail mostly follows the Kaligandaki River. During the trek, you will exit the Upper Mustang restrictied area and pass through quiant villages of Chele and Tangbe. Overnight in lodge in Kagbeni.

    Day 14 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Kagbeni to Jomsom

    Today is the last trekking day of the trip where you'll trek to Jomsom. It is a short trek along the Kaligandaki River. In the evening, you will get to explore Jomsom and Marpha Village. Overnight in lodge in Jomsom.

    Day 15 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Fly Back to Pokhara

    Today, you will be board the flight to Pokhara in the morning. Upon reaching Pokhara, you'll be transferred to the hotel. You can spend the day relaxing at the hotel or exploring the city of Pokhara.

    Day 16 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Drive to Kathmandu

    Today, you will board the tourist bus which will take you to Kathmandu. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant where you will get to enjoy a live cultural show and indulge in some local cuisine. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 17 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Depart from Kathmandu

    Today is the last day of your trip. Post breakfast, you will be dropped back to the Kathmandu airport some time before your flight departure. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    11:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Pokhara
    Day start time
    06:00 AM

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pokhara
    End point
    Kagbeni
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kagbeni
    End point
    Samar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    16 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Samar
    End point
    Jhaite
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Jhaite
    End point
    Tsarang
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tsarang
    End point
    Lo-Manthang
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lo-Manthang
    End point
    Lo-Manthang
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lo-Manthang
    End point
    Dhakmar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dhakmar
    End point
    Syangbochen
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    17 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Syangbochen
    End point
    Chuksang
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 13 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chuksang
    End point
    Kagbeni
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 14 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kagbeni
    End point
    Jomsom
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 15 - Milestone

    Start point
    Jomsom
    End point
    Pokhara
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 16 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pokhara
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 17 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Basic teahouse/lodge accommodation with common washroom from Day 4 to Day 14 (trekking days)
    • Deluxe accommodation in hotel on twin sharing basis for 3 nights in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara
    • Meals from breakfast on Day 4 to Breakfast on Day 16, including breakfast on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 17
    • Private transfers from Kathmandu Airport to hotel, and back
    • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back in a tourist bus
    • Pokhara to Jomsom and back flight tickets
    • Documentations including Upper Mustang restricted area permit, trekking permit
    • Services of a professional trekking guide, porters, support crew
    • Emergency evacuation services (only if the traveller has a travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation up to 4500 mtrs
    • All international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Any personal expenses like beverages, extra meals, snacks, desserts, battery charging fees, WIFI, hot shower, laundry, etc.
    • Porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 18,370)
    • Tips for guides/porters and any type of donations
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Nepal Visa
    • Air fare from home city to Kathmandu
    • Extra night's accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except on Day 16
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved t-shirts
    • Sweaters and thermal inners
    • Windcheater
    • Hiking shorts/track pants
    • Water-resistant trekking shoes with ankle support
    • Gaiters
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Restrictive clothing

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private vehicle for airport transfers in Kathmandu
    • Tourist bus transfer between Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Pokhara to Jomsom and back flight tickets
    • Documentations including Upper Mustang restricted area permit and trekking permit
    • First aid kit
    • Technical and safety gear during the trek, as required
      You need to get
    • Mandatory travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation up to 4500 mtrs
    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Water purification solution
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Lunch box and spoons/forks
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal first aid kit including all the essential medicines
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Arrive in Kathmandu

    Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

    Today, you will be picked up from Kathmandu airport and transferred to the hotel. Breakfast will be served if you arrive in the morning.

    Day 2 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Permit Preparations

    Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

    Today, only breakfast will be served to you at the hotel.

    Day 3 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Drive to Pokhara

    Overnight in hotel in Pokhara.

    Today, only breakfast will be served to you at the hotel in Kathmandu before you depart for Pokhara.

    Day 4 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni

    Overnight in lodge in Kagbeni.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served to you at the hotel in Kathmandu, packed lunch en route to Kagbeni, and dinner will be served at the lodge in Kagbeni.

    Day 5 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Kagbeni to Samar

    Overnight in lodge in Samar.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the lodge in Kagbeni, lunch will be served at Khuksang, and dinner will be served at the lodge in Samar.

    Day 6 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Samar to Jhaite

    Overnight in lodge in Jhaite.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the lodge in Samar, packed lunch will be served en route, and dinner will be served at the lodge in Jhaite.

    Day 7 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Jhaite to Tsarang

    Overnight in teahouse at Tsarang.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the lodge in Jhaite, packed lunch en route, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Tsarang.

    Day 8 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang

    Overnight in teahouse at Lo-Mangthang.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahosue in Tsarang, lunch will be served at Lomanthang, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Lo-Mangthang.

    Day 9 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Explore Lo-Manthang

    Overnight in teahouse at Lo-Mangthang.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the meals will be served at the teahouse in Lo-Mangthang.

    Day 10 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar

    Overnight in teahouse at Dhakmar.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Lo-Mangthang, packed lunch en route, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Dhakmar.

    Day 11 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Dhakmar to Syangbochen

    Overnight in teahouse at Syangbochen.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Dhakmar, packed lunch en route, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Syangbochen.

    Day 12 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Syangbochen to Chuksang

    Overnight in teahouse at Chuksang.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Syangbochen, lunch will be served en route, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Chuksang.

    Day 13 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Chuksang to Kagbeni

    Overnight in lodge in Kagbeni.

    Today's meal package breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Chuksang, lunch will be served en route, and dinner will be served at the lodge in Kagbeni.

    Day 14 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Kagbeni to Jomsom

    Overnight in lodge in Jomsom.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the lodge in Kagbeni, lunch will be served en route, and dinner will be served at the lodge in Jomsom.

    Day 15 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Fly Back to Pokhara

    Overnight in hotel in Pokhara.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, and lunch. Breakfast will be served at the lodge in Jomsom, and lunch will be served en route. Dinner will be on your own expense.

    Day 16 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Drive to Kathmandu

    Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

    Today, breakfast will be served to you at the hotel in Pokhara. There will be a complimentery farewell dinner at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 17 of the Upper Mustang Trek: Depart from Kathmandu

    Your journey ends before nightfall.

    Only breakfast will be served today at the hotel, after which, you will be driven to the Kathmandu airport.

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