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Upper Mustang Trek

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Max. Elevation
3480 m / 11417 ft
Group size
Min 1+
Domestic flight and all ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek


  • Exploring the walled city of Lo Manthang, with its ancient monasteries, palaces, and narrow alleys.
  • Visiting ancient cave dwellings and Buddhist shrines, such as the centuries-old caves of Chhoser and the sacred Choser Gompa.
  • Trekking through the barren landscapes of the Kali Gandaki Valley, with its dramatic rock formations and towering cliffs.
  • Experiencing the unique culture and traditions of the Mustang people, who have preserved their Tibetan Buddhist heritage for centuries.
  • Witnessing breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as the iconic Nilgiri and Tilicho peaks.


The Upper Mustang Trek offers a captivating journey through the ancient kingdom of Mustang, nestled in the remote and arid landscapes of the Tibetan plateau. This unique trek takes adventurers into a land of surreal landscapes, mystical caves, and ancient monasteries, providing a rare glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region. The Upper Mustang region, also known as the "Last Forbidden Kingdom," is renowned for its preserved Tibetan culture, stunning vistas, and traditional way of life. This unique trek takes you to one of the most culturally rich and geographically remote regions of the Himalayas, offering trekkers a rare opportunity to explore Tibetan-influenced villages, ancient monasteries, and dramatic landscapes. With its stunning vistas, fascinating culture, and mystical ambiance, the Upper Mustang Trek promises an unforgettable adventure for those seeking a truly off-the-beaten-path experience.

Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation along the Upper Mustang Trek consists mainly of basic teahouses and guesthouses, offering simple rooms with shared facilities such as toilets and bathrooms. In some remote areas, camping may be necessary, and trekkers need to bring their own tents and camping equipment. Meals are typically basic but hearty, with dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, and Tibetan bread being common staples. Trekkers should be prepared for basic facilities and rustic conditions during their stay.

Best Seasons to Trek to Upper Mustang
The best seasons to trek to Upper Mustang are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is stable, with clear skies, mild temperatures, and minimal rainfall, making it ideal for trekking. The spring season offers blooming wildflowers and lush greenery, while autumn provides stunning views of snow-capped peaks and vibrant landscapes.

Communication, Electricity for Battery Recharge, and Water
Communication facilities are limited in the Upper Mustang region, with no mobile phone coverage in many areas. Some teahouses may have satellite phones or Wi-Fi, but connectivity cannot be guaranteed. Electricity is available in most teahouses for battery recharge, but it may be unreliable, and trekkers should carry portable chargers or spare batteries. Water sources along the trekking route are generally safe to drink, but it is advisable to use water purification tablets or a water filter to ensure safety.

Travel Insurance Policy
Travel insurance is highly recommended for trekkers undertaking the Upper Mustang Trek. Travel insurance provides coverage for medical emergencies, evacuation, trip cancellation, and other unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the trek. Trekkers should ensure that their insurance policy includes coverage for high-altitude trekking and activities in remote areas.

Permits & Regulations
Trekkers require special permits to trek in the Upper Mustang region, as it is a restricted area of Nepal. These permits can be obtained from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or through authorized trekking agencies. It is essential to abide by local regulations and respect the cultural and environmental sensitivity of the region while trekking in Upper Mustang.

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival in Pokhara, take the opportunity to relax and unwind after your flight. Pokhara, nestled beside the serene Phewa Lake and surrounded by the Annapurna Range, offers a perfect setting for relaxation before your trek.

Take an early morning flight to Jomsom, a gateway to the Mustang region. Upon landing, embark on a trek to Kagbeni, a charming village situated at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki and the Jhong Rivers. Explore the narrow alleyways and ancient monasteries of Kagbeni, soaking in its unique atmosphere.

Continue your trek towards Chele, passing through the picturesque villages of Tangbe and Chhusang along the way. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes as you ascend higher into the Himalayas.

Today's trek takes you to Ghilling, a tranquil village renowned for its ancient monasteries and traditional Tibetan architecture. Explore the monasteries and interact with the friendly locals, gaining insights into their unique way of life.

Continue your journey towards Ghami, trekking through rugged terrain and high mountain passes. As you traverse the barren landscapes of Upper Mustang, marvel at the ancient monasteries and intricately carved chortens that dot the landscape.

Journey to Charanag, a traditional Mustangi village nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes. Explore the winding streets, visit local monasteries, and learn about the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Today, you'll trek to Lo Manthang, the capital of the former Kingdom of Lo. Explore the king's palace, visit the ancient monasteries, and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this remote Himalayan town. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the local museum and learn about the history and culture of Upper Mustang.

Take a day excursion to Choser village, situated just outside Lo Manthang. Explore the traditional Tibetan settlements, visit the ancient monasteries, and discover the hidden caves that dot the landscape. Return to Lo Manthang in the evening, feeling enriched by the cultural experiences of the day.

Begin your trek towards Drakmar, passing by the ancient Ghar Gompa along the way. Explore the monastery and soak in the serene atmosphere before continuing your journey through the rugged landscapes of Upper Mustang.

Continue your trek towards Syangmochen, a remote village nestled amidst towering cliffs and barren landscapes. As you trek through the picturesque landscapes, take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Journey to Chhuksang, a quaint village located along the ancient salt trading route of Mustang. Explore the traditional mud-brick houses and learn about the local way of life.

Conclude your trek with a scenic hike to Jomsom, where you'll catch your flight back to Pokhara. Enjoy the last glimpses of the majestic Mustang landscape as you bid farewell to this remote Himalayan region.

Board a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, where you'll have the rest of the day to relax and unwind. Take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil lakeside or explore the vibrant streets of Pokhara, reminiscing about your adventures in Upper Mustang.

Return to Kathmandu, marking the end of your Upper Mustang Trekking adventure. Reflect on the memories and experiences gained during your journey through the rugged landscapes and ancient villages of this remote Himalayan region.

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Upper Mustang Trek


  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by sharing Tourist Bus.
  • Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to hotel transfer by private car.
  • Twin Bed Sharing hotel/Teahouse/Lodge accommodation.
  • Everyday breakfast at the hotel.
  • Breakfast. Lunch, and Dinner during Trekking.
  • An English speaking trekking guide.
  • One porter for two trekkers.
  • Pokhara to Jomsom Flight Fares
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight Fares.
  • Pokhara airport picks up by private car.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by sharing Tourist bus.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP).
  • Trekker's Information Management System Permit (TIMS).

Doesn't Include

  • International Flight Fares,
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Extra expenses occurred in case of landslides, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes list.
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