Upper Mustang Trek

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Trip Details

Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 17 days

Difficulty: Medium to Hard

Maximum Elevation: 4,325 m

Best Time: October - November & March to April

Accommodation: Tea houses / Camping

In some ways, a trek to Upper Mustang is analogous to trekking in Tibet because it is geographically a neighbour of the Tibetan plateau. Here you will experience the lifestyle of actual mountain people. The people in the upper part of the Mustang Region have little to no contact with the remainder of Nepal and have retained their rich cultural heritage. Upper Mustang access remains a highly restricted area. To enter the upper mustang, trekkers need a special trekking permit and must be amid a government-recognized trekking agency. Upper Mustang is one of the simplest options accessible for trekking during the monsoons. During this point, the upper Kali Gandaki valley remains quite dry with only occasional rainfall. The trek is also not particularly difficult, the best height to reach being only 3,800m, but the weather always windy and cold in winter.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up you at the airport and transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu city and trek preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 04: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom and continue the trek to Kagbeni

Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chele (3,050 m / 10,006 ft)

Day 06: Trek Chele to Syanbochen (3,475 m / 11,400 ft)

Day 07: Trek Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520 m / 11,548 ft)

Day 08: Trek Ghami to Tsarang (3,870 m / 12,696 ft)

Day 09: Trek Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730 m / 12,237 ft)

Day 10: Explore Around Lo Manthang

Day 11: Trek Lo Manthang to Drakmar (3,810 m / 12,500 ft)

Day 12: Trek Drakmar to Ghiling (3,880 m / 12,729 ft)

Day 13: Trek Ghiling to Chhuksang (3,050 m / 10,006 ft)

Day 14: Trek Chhuksang to Jomsom

Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara, sightseeing around Pokhara city in the afternoon

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Final departure to home country, drop at the international airport

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Upper Mustang Trek Highlights 

  • Explore the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang and the upper mustang region of Nepal
  • Amazing views of Mountains including Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, and many other surrounding peaks
  • Experience the marvellous blend of Buddhism religion
  • Spiritual walk through various chortens, gompas, caves, and flapping prayer flags
  • Dig into the lifestyle and authentic culture of the locals
  • A glimpse of Tibetan religion on the everyday activities and culture of locals


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