Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek: 15 Days

Key Information

  • Duration:15 Days
  • Primary Activity:Trekking
  • Group Size:2-25 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:Meals included during trekking
  • Accomodation:Hotels & Guesthouses
  • Max-Altitude:3800 m.
  • Transportation:Private vehicle / Airplane
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:Tibetan

Upper Mustang Trek: 15 Days

Upper Mustang trek is a popular destination for trekkers who choose remote areas over popular trails. While trekking this incredible region, explore an antique Buddhist monastery,  caves dating back thousand of  and Himalayan mountain deserts. The Upper Mustang region is home to  Tibetan tribes who have settled here from the western Himalayan range of the Tibetan border.

This Upper Mustang Trek begins from Pokhara and requires you to cross the Annapurna conservation area. Bonus!

Start your Upper Mustang trek through the holy river bank of Kaligandaki and follow the stream to get to Lo-Mangthang, which is capital of Upper Mustang. As you trek, you will get the chance to see and experience the thousand year old monastery, caves, local tribes and beautiful landscapes.

The upper Mustang trek to Lo-Manthang is through an approximately tree-less barren landscape and hosts steep rocky trails with panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

The Home Ministry of Nepal officially opened the restricted Upper Mustang areas in October 1991. In Upper Mustang, there are strict regulations that require a special permit from the Department of iImmigration. This is to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment.


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264ft).

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Travel Society Nepal. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa, etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a cultural dance performed by the local women. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight stay at the hotel (D)

Day 1

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (1,300m /4,264ft).

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influences in the valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full-day guided tour to the historic sights such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath). In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we meet our trek leader and other stuff for your adventure trip. Stay overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 2

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m.) 5-6 hours drive

At 6:30 am, you will travel to Pokhara by tourist bus along the Trishuli and Marshyadgdi River and through the beautiful countryside of Nepal that offers wonderful mountain sceneries. When you arrive, you can explore the sights of Pokhara including the caves, temples, and lakes. Stay overnight at hotel (B)

Day 3

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni (3-4 hrs trek)

After an early morning flight to Jomsom, (a super scenic flight of 20 minutes) you will land in Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. This is a large town on the Kaligandaki area linking the age-old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. From Jomsom, your trek continues on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs. Finally, you will reach Ekley-Bhatti village. After lunch, an easy walk takes you to Kagbeni (2,858m/9,375ft), which lies at the bank of two rivers. On arrival, you will check-in at the hotel, explore the village in the afternoon and rest up ready for your trek of a lifetime! (B, L, D)

Day 4

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (5-6 hrs)

After getting your permits checked, the trek takes you up the riverbank of Kaligandaki. During the walk, you will have non-stop scenic views of the Himalayan mountains. Next, you will reach Tangbe village that will lead you to Chhusang. After an adventurous trek through these rural villages, you will arrive at Chele village (3050m/10,004ft) after 18 kilometers for an overnight stay at a guesthouse. (B, L, D)

Day 5

Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen (6-7 hrs)

Today, we head towards Eklo Bhatti where we will climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, Nilgiri, and Damodar Danda. After descending to the small village of Samar for lunch, you will walk around 3 hrs to Syanbochen (3475m/11,398ft) for an overnight stay at a guesthouse. (B, L, D)

Day 6

Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghaymi (5-6 hrs)

After breakfast, you’ll trek uphill to Yamda La (3,850m /12,667ft) while passing teahouses, Chortens and local villages with Tibetan style houses. We can stop here for tea while you take in this incredible culture. Then comes a steep climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft). Then, you descend to your overnight stop at Ghaymi (3520m/11,546ft) after 12 kilometers walk. (B, L, D)

Day 7

Day 08: Ghaymi to Charang (4-5 hrs)

After breakfast, you’ll start your trek to Charang. This trek is easygoing and relaxing, allowing you to take in the scenery along the way. After crossing Ghaymi Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall (secret stone wall of the Buddhism). From the end of the wall, the trail heads east to Tsarang and arrives at Charang where you will stay overnight at a guesthouse. (B, L, D)

Day 8

Day 09: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (5-6 hrs)

Today, your trek takes you to Lo-Mangthang with magnificent views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak along the way. The trail first descends to Tsarang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley (3700m/12,136ft). While descending to Lo-Mangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. Tonight, you’ll stay at a hotel to rest and explore the surrounding area. (B, L, D)

Day 9

Day 10: Rest Day / Explore Lo-Mangthang

Today is spent resting and exploring Lo-Mangthang. (B, L, D)


Day 10

Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Ghar Gompa (4-5 hrs)

Your trek takes you back to Ghar Gompa which takes around 4-5 hrs. During the walk, you will see many interesting villages, stupas and local people ready to greet with you with warm smiles. (B, L, D)


Day 11

Day 12: Ghar Gompa to Ghiling (5-6 hrs)

Today, you will head back to Ghiling (3806m/12,484ft) for an overnight stay. After arrival and lunch, enjoy the rest of the day exploring this unique area full of history, culture, and Tibetan influences. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Day 13: Ghiling to Chele (5-6 hrs)

A you head back to Chele (3050m/10,004ft) for an overnight stop, you will have wonderful scenery during the journey with panoramic Himalayan views. (B, L, D)

Day 13

Day 14: Chele to Jomsom (6-7 hrs)

Today is your last day of trekking! You’ll start early and head towards Kagbeni. After lunch, the trail joins the normal Annapurna circuit trek as you head on to Jomsom (2700/8,856ft) for an overnight stop. (B, L, D)

Day 14

Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara / Kathmandu

After breakfast, we check in the airport to fly back to either Pokhara or Kathmandu. On arrival at Pokhara or Kathmandu Airport, you will be taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax after your trek or explore the local area. (B)

Day 15

Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your Onward Travel

Our driver will escort you to the airport. We will send you on your way with good luck and gratitude that you chose us for your adventure of a lifetime. (B)

Day 15

Note: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

Cost of Upper Mustang Trek 15 days

Trip Cost :»1 Pax Price: $1,775
2-5 Pax Price: $1,700
6 & More Price: $1,625

(Contact us for Group Discounts!)

Note: Please feel free to ask us for a tailor-made itinerary that suits your interest, time, and budget.

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport transfer to hotel pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara at a hotel with breakfast
  • Accommodation and Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • One highly experienced mountain Porter Guide and porters
  • Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Restricted Area Permits
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax

The Package cost excludes:

  • Flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike, etc.

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