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Upper Mustang Trek - 15 Days

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang is the vicinity enriched with mainly barren ridges, eroded cliffs, deep canyons and Moraine valleys. Its landscape is unbeatable for it has astounding wilderness, snowcapped, peaks pristine scenery, stunning 16th century monasteries and many other exclusive attractions. The view of wind swept Kali-Gandaki valley, extensive river bays around Kagbeni and extensive ridges that straggle high mountains provide a mind-blowing experience.

Upper Mustang is a region untouched and unchanged from outside cultures almost for centuries. It lies unseen behind the Himalayan gigantic Dhaulagiri and Annapurna at the very roof of Asia on the dry Tibetan plateau. It has long been separated from the outside world (and only opened to trekking groups since 1992!). As you make your way through this isolated land, along the way you can find brightly painted chortens (Buddhist shrines) and tiny villages guarded by enormous monasteries, unusual and arresting views of the snow-covered mountains to the south, and isolated high plateaus, deep canyons and an ocean of windswept hills the fabulous colors of a desert sunset to the north. At the walled capital city of Lo Manthang, you’ll absorb a great sense of time pieces and appreciation of ancient culture as you can monasteries rich in art and history, see the remnants of old forts and caves replete with magnificent religious statues.

History says Mustang is an old kingdom of Lo. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom, but the real distinctive Tibetan style district lies north of Kagbeni and is usually said to as Upper Mustang. Lo Manthang is the residential of present king, is a fantastic square-walled town sitting on the ‘Plain of Prayers’. Mustang is rich in Buddhist culture an enchanting land of windswept vistas, red walled monasteries, and feudal towns. This tiny kingdom was a major corridor of trade from the 1400’s to Chinese.

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu towards Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 2
Day 2

Fly from Pokhara towards Jomsom (2700 m.) and it takes around 25 minutes and trek from Jomsom towards Kagbeni (2810 m.) which takes around four hours.

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Kagbeni towards Chuksang (2900 m.) which takes around five hours.

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Chuksang towards Samar (3150 m.) and it takes around three and half hours.

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Samar towards Geling (3510 m.) which takes around five hours.

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Giling towards Ghami (3490 m.) via Ghami La (3520m.) and it takes around five hours.

Day 7
Day 7

Trek from Ghami towards Tsarang (36200 m.) which takes around five hours.

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Tsarang towards Lo-Manthang [Mustang] (3730 m.) and it takes about three hours.

Day 9
Day 9

Rest day at Mustang. Today is free to explore the fascinating city of Lo Manthang,

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Lo-Manthang towards Ghami (3490 m.) which takes around six hours.

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Ghami towards Chuksang (2900 m.) and it takes around six hours.

Day 12
Day 12

Trek from Chuksang towards Muktinath (3795m.) which takes around seven hours.

Day 13
Day 13

Trek from Muktinath towards Jomsom (2713 m.) and it takes around five hours.

Day 14
Day 14

Fly from Jomsom towards Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes and stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 15
Day 15

Drive from Pokhara towards Kathmandu by tourist mini bus.

Cost Includes

  • A guide
  • Flight ticket (Jomsom – Pokhara or Pokhara Jomsom or if flight is cancelled Jeep drive to Kagbeni from Pokhara and Jomsom – Pokhara)
  • Necessary Porters
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) only for our guide and porter during trek
  • Accommodation sleeping in typical Nepali lodge (Teahouse) only for our guide and porter during trek
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Necessary transportation (Kathmandu – Pokhara by Tourist bus or flight)
  • Mountain Medical Rescue service (provided by your insurance company)
  • First aid kits for our porter or guide.
  • Airport pickup and drop services
  • Special trekking permit:
  • Trekking permit fee for Mustang region is US$ 500 per person for first 10 days and US$ 50 per day per person for each additional day.
  • Insurance and equipments for the Nepali staffs

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch & Dinner cost in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for you during trek
  • Accommodation sleeping in typical Nepali lodge (Teahouse) for you during trek

Trekking Equipment list:

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camp & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Make use of this list as a guideline; some of the equipment can be hired in Katmandu as well. Besides, keep in mind trekking gear can be bought in the many adventure shops in Katmandu Thamel.


  • 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable.  The best size would be around 30″ x 14″, with a full-length zipper and handles.
  • 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
  • 1 rucksack or day pack:  This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day.  We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
  • 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock.  Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.
Head and Face Gear:
  • Sunhat
  • A Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Inner Clothing:
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 Long shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm
Outer Clothing:
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Baggy pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket
  • Light weight walking boots- Quality boots (leather is recommended)
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
  • One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp
Drinking Equipment:
  • 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
  • 2 one-liter water bottles
  • Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.
Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:
  • 30-40 liter daypack
  • Rucksack- Without aluminum support
  • Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.
Optional Extras/Luxuries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Price From USD$1,195/person
Total $ 1,195 USD

Trip Facts

  • Jomsom
  • Jomsom

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  • 3,810 m

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