Upper Mustang is one of the off the beaten and popular trekking trail in remote area of Mustang region, occupying two-third area of whole Mustang district of Nepal. This region is one of the most preserved areas of the country and used to be restricted area until 1992. Most of people in this region are Tibetan Buddhists and speaks Tibetan language, allowing you to experience true mountain people and their innocent behaviors and activities, which is completely different and unique from the people of rest of the area of the country. The trekking trail leading to Upper Mustang mostly sits in the elevation of 3,000 meters to 4,200 meters, letting you to experience the higher altitude journey and its mesmerizing presentations. You will be walking in the shadow of Dhaulagiri massif surrounded by rocks with colorful formation into the dry land with heaven- like sceneries and views all around. The journey is really adventurous and challenging mixed with wonders, letting you to experience true feeling to trekking around Himalayas of Nepal. Your Upper Mustang Trek starts with a scenic flight/drive from Kathmandu valley to Pokhara valley. From Pokhara, further fly to Jomsom for starting your actual trek. The trek started from Jomsom passes through the trail leading to Kagbeni, Chele, Zhaite, Charang via Dhakmnar and Lo Geker and towards Lo Manthang. Lo manthang is considered as the main point destination of this trek and you can visit Namgyal Gompa and Thinggar valley from here. As this place is worldwide renowned for Mustang Tiji Festival, you can attend this historically and ritually important festival if you make this trek in the month of late May. From Lo Manthang, trek continues passing through Dhakmar via Lo Gekar, Geling, Chuksang and finally Jomsom again.
From you can easily get back to Kathmandu valley.
However, the season to make your journey in Upper Mustang is March-December. Being restricted region, you must have two different permits namely Mustang Restricted Area Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) before trekking.

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).

  • Day 02

    Kathmandu Sightseeing.

  • Day 03

    Drive to Pokhara (800m). 6-7 hrs.

  • Day 04

    Fly to Jomsom (35min), trek to Kagbeni (2800m). 4-5 hrs walk.

  • Day 05

    Trek to Chele (3100m). 6-7 hrs walk.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Geling (3570m). 5-6 hrs walk.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Charang (3500m). 5-6 hrs walk .

  • Day 08

    Trek to Lo-Manthang (3800m). 5-6 hrs walk.

  • Day 09

    Explore Lo-Mangthang.

  • Day 10

    Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3800m). 5-6 hrs walk.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Syangbochen (3500m). 5-6 hrs walk.

  • Day 12

    Trek to Chhuksang (3000m). 5-6 hrs walk.

  • Day 13

    Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700). 6-7 hrs walk.

  • Day 14

    Fly back to Pokhara (800m). 35 min flight.

  • Day 15

    Rest day in Pokhara (800m).

  • Day 16

    Drive to Kathmandu (1300m). 6-7 hrs.

  • Day 17

    Departure.

Include

  1. All airport pick up / drop off and hotel transfers as per the itinerary
  2. Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast as per the itinerary
  3. A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with tour guide
  4. Kathmandu-Pokhara & Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist Bus
  5. Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight and airport departure taxes
  6. Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag
  7. Teahouse / Lodge accommodation during the trek
  8. Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  9. An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and a porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  10. All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, Restricted Area Permit &  TIMS)
  11. A comprehensive medical kit
  12. Farewell dinner in Nepali Authentic Restaurant
  13. All government taxes, VAT and office service charge

Exclude

  1.  Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  2. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  3.  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  4. Monument sites entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  5. Excess baggage charges
  6. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late
  7. departure, and earlier return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  8. Travel and rescue insurance
  9. Personal expenses (phone calls, internet / Wi-Fi, laundry, bar bills – tea/coffee, hot chocolate, juice, beer, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.)
  10. Tips for guides and porters (Tipping are expected, but not compulsory)

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