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Upper Mustang Trek

Based On 35 Reviews
Upper Mustang trekking in Nepal

Trip Overview

Key Information

Trip Price
$2100/person
Location
Upper Mustang
Difficulty
Moderate-Hard
Max. Altitude
4200m
Group Size
1-08 People
Transportation
Car, Jeep
Activity
Trekking
Best Time
March to November
Total Durations
17 Days
Join an incredibly beautiful trekking adventure in the surreal landscapes of the Himalayas. Upper Mustang Trek is a walking adventure in the restricted Mustang region of the mountains in Nepal. The rain shadow region in Nepal, Upper Mustang is the home to unique cultural riches and dramatic landscapes.
 

Upper Mustang Trek: A Journey to the Last Forbidden Kingdom in Nepal

Expect to enjoy the crystalline skies over the mountains all the way throughout the trek. The landscapes get more dramatic as you trek higher towards the final destination of the trek – Lo Manthang. Following the Kali Gandaki River valley, the trek takes you up and down several passes that bring you a breathtaking view of the surroundings.
 
In the vast deserted mountains, you will explore the settlements existing like an oasis. The beauty of the region is in the landscapes that keep you amazed all the way through. In addition to the amazing landscapes, another beauty of trekking in the region is the experience of a unique culture. People living in the region follow Buddhism that mostly sets their lifestyle and culture. Their cultural and traditional lifestyle is incredibly beautiful and inspiring.
Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal is the adventure trekking journey to explore and enjoy such wonders of nature and culture. Witnessing the ancient hanging caves on the cliffs; enjoying views of the jagged mountains, and exploring beautiful local life make this trip really an experience of a lifetime.
 

Highlights of the Trip

  • Explore the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal
  • Trek through the dramatic landscapes of the mountains
  • Walking through the restricted region in the mountains
  • Experience incredible cultural wonders
  • Explore the lifestyle that is untouched by the modernity
  • Spend a peaceful and beautiful time
 

PS: This trip uses the public bus as a mode of transport. If you like to use a private vehicle, it adds to the cost of the upper Mustang trip. For detailed information on the use of a private vehicle, please contact us.

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Upper Mustang Trek altitude profile

Itinerary

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The Standard itinerary for this trip is here. We can customize it according to your interest

The first day of your adventure trip to the Upper Mustang starts with your arrival to Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport on your arrival. He will transfer you to the hotel where you can find an easy time to relax after checking in. We will meet you in the evening at the hotel to talk about the trip in details. Any questions you may have regarding your trip will be discussed so that you are well-prepared for the trip.
We will take an acclimatization day in Kathmandu today where we spend time exploring the cultural heritage sites in the valley. The sightseeing tour that starts after breakfast takes you to four of the amazing cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley.
Exploring Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath will give you an incredible experience of ancient, medieval and modern cultural, historical and spiritual wonders. You will see and experience the lifestyle in Kathmandu during the tour. The tour will take pretty much of our day today. We will return back to the hotel later in the afternoon.
We will drive to Pokhara today. It is a long day drive to the beautiful lake city that is 200 kilometers to the west of Kathmandu. About six hours of the drive along the highway takes us through beautiful villages, towns, rivers, and other wonderful surroundings. We will reach Pokhara in the afternoon that leaves us enough time to go for a stroll around the Lakeside and enjoy the beauty of Fewa Lake. Pokhara offers a peaceful atmosphere and stunning views of the mountains from the city itself. Exploring around and soaking in the beauty of Pokhara, we will spend quite leisurely time preparing for the trek to start tomorrow.
Our trip enters into the actual trekking adventure today. Before we embark on the walking journey, we have a beautiful flight to the mountain. The flight from Pokhara to Jomsom is a short one but, as it flies past Annapurna range, the view it brings is simply indescribable.
After a 20-minute flight to Jomsom, we get ready for the trek of the day. We walk to Kagbeni in the Kali Gandaki river valley. It takes us about 4 hours to reach the beautiful village of Kagbeni to stay overnight.
The second day of walk in the amazing mountainous region of Mustang takes us to Chhusang to stay overnight. The landscapes get really dramatic and deserted. And the human settlements in the region look like an oasis in the desert. A beautiful and peaceful walk along the rugged mountains takes us to the beautiful village of Chhusang to stay overnight.
We trek to another beautiful village of Samar today. The trek is an adventurous yet beautiful experience. As we cover a huge elevation gain, we will need to walk pretty much of uphill with some downhill walks to. We can see how amazingly the landscapes are getting more dramatic as we trek higher. The destination for the day eventually arrives after a quite beautiful walk through the mountains.
The walk from Samar to Gheling today takes us past another beautiful village of Syanbochen. Along the way, we can also visit a cave monastery. Traversing the mountains and the valley, we eventually reach Gheling to stay overnight. It is a day of the beautiful walk and unique cultural experiences.
We continue the trek in our Upper Mustang adventure. Our walk for the day takes us past a high pass of Nyi La at the elevation of 4,010 meters above sea level. After crossing the pass we descend to Ghami village and walk further to Dhakmar to stay overnight. The pass provides a stunning view of the beautiful landscapes of Mustang.
The trek today takes us to the ultimate destination of the trek – Lo Manthang. This beautiful village is the settlement with unique cultural traditions and practices. It offers a beautiful experience of Tibetan Buddhist cultural tradition. We walk to Lo Manthang from Dhakmar today and stay overnight. We are expecting to explore the cultural wonders and the surroundings here.
We take an extra day here at Lo Manthang to explore the rich cultural tradition of the ancient village in the region. Lo Manthang is the ancient cultural center of the Upper Mustang region. We will explore the wonderful riches of culture and nature today that this place has to offer. We also go to Chhosser caves to enjoy the wonders of the caves on the cliff.
After exploring the wonders in and around Lo Manthang, we now start our journey back. We trek back to Tsarang to stay overnight. It is another day of a beautiful walk.
The trek for the day takes us all the way back to Samar for overnight. The walk back is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the landscapes from a different angle.
We traverse the trail back to Kagbeni today.
We are on the final day of the walk today. The walk takes us back to Jomsom in about 4 hours’ time. We will have plenty of time to explore the beautiful town of Jomsom once we reach there.
An early morning flight past the Annapurna range takes us back to Pokhara. We enjoy the afternoon in Pokhara in leisure. After so many days of walking in the mountains, we surely deserve a relaxing afternoon.
We will drive back to Kathmandu today along the same highway that we took earlier to go to Pokhara. There is also an option of flying back with the payment of the extra cost for the flight. Back in Kathmandu, we will take and enjoy leisurely time around.
The 17 Days Upper Mustang Trek has come finally an end with beautiful memories and experience of adventure trekking to the Annapurna region.
We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight

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Route Map

Upper Mustang Trek route map

Traveller Useful Information

 
When you are going on this adventure, make sure you are packing these essentials in your luggage.

The basic essential for the trekking adventure

 
  • Duffel bag, rucksack or backpack for the trek
  • Daypack (25-30 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (-20 above)
  • Sweat absorbing T-shirts or Shirts
  • Thermal layers and inner layers
  • Warm woolen sweater, fleece or jacket
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket or pullover with hood
  • Casual clothing to wear when you are at tea house
  • Stretchable and breathable trekking Pants
  • Long Trekking pants (Convertible to shorts)
  • Cotton Pants
  • Down Jacket (-20 above)
  • Warm mittens and/or gloves
  • Liner gloves
  • Instant hand warmers (optional)
  • Lightweight Shoes (Running/tennis shoes for camp, around town, etc)
  • Waterproof and broken-in trekking Boot
  • Gaiter (seasonal)
  • Sandal (optional)
  • Socks (liner socks, synthetic and heavyweight woolen socks)
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm woolen or synthetic hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Neck warmer and Ear Muffs (optional)
  • Quick drying towel, toothpaste, brush (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap or hand-wash
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes and sanitizers
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 recommended)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 recommended)
  • Water purification tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Luggage locks
  • Plastic garbage bags, refillable water bottles
  • Trekking Poles
  • Book, dairy, pen, pencil, etc.
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
 
 
Apart from these essentials, you can pack things as per your need. However, while trekking in the high mountains, keeping your essentials to the bare minimum is highly recommended. 

Contact us for any more information.

Clients Reviews (2)

John Coombs

Czech Republic

I went on a 13 days trek to Upper Mustang, the hidden treasure of Nepal.  I was very lucky to find Adventure Himalaya Circuit Treks and Tours company in Thamel. From the moment I met the guys here, they treated me with the utmost professionalism and care. Basu the tour manager and first contact point took care of all the details and logistics. He offered me an excellent package with a mountain expert guide at a reasonable price. The trek was amazing and beautiful itself but Basu, my guide Muste and the rest of the team at Adventure Himalaya circuit made the trip more fun, easy and most of all memorable. I will never forget this trip for a lifetime and recommend this travel company to everyone who loves trekking and travelling in Nepal. 

Mark Andre

Canada

Having arrived in Nepal and unsure of how to peoceed. When we found this Adventure Himalaya Circuit company in the street of Thamel and we talked with Mr. Basu. Basu listened to what we wanted to do on our holiday and planned a fantastic adventure trek to Upper Mustand for us. They Managed everything for trek and booked extremely comfortable and luxurious Hotel in Pokhara and the tea house during the trek with the best guide Suresh. I Can not recommend them enough. Basu has been an excellent service provider and has been extremely helpful and friendly. If you choose Adventure Himalaya circuit you will be in the best hands. And we highly recommend this company to anyone. 

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Upper Mustang Trek

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Trip Overview

Key Information

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Trip Price
$2100/person
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Location
Upper Mustang
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Difficulty
Moderate-Hard
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Max. Altitude
4200m
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Group Size
1-08 People
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Transportation
Car, Jeep
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Activity
Trekking
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Best Time
March to November
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Total Durations
17 Days
Join an incredibly beautiful trekking adventure in the surreal landscapes of the Himalayas. Upper Mustang Trek is a walking adventure in the restricted Mustang region of the mountains in Nepal. The rain shadow region in Nepal, Upper Mustang is the home to unique cultural riches and dramatic landscapes.
 

Upper Mustang Trek: A Journey to the Last Forbidden Kingdom in Nepal

Expect to enjoy the crystalline skies over the mountains all the way throughout the trek. The landscapes get more dramatic as you trek higher towards the final destination of the trek – Lo Manthang. Following the Kali Gandaki River valley, the trek takes you up and down several passes that bring you a breathtaking view of the surroundings.
 
In the vast deserted mountains, you will explore the settlements existing like an oasis. The beauty of the region is in the landscapes that keep you amazed all the way through. In addition to the amazing landscapes, another beauty of trekking in the region is the experience of a unique culture. People living in the region follow Buddhism that mostly sets their lifestyle and culture. Their cultural and traditional lifestyle is incredibly beautiful and inspiring.
Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal is the adventure trekking journey to explore and enjoy such wonders of nature and culture. Witnessing the ancient hanging caves on the cliffs; enjoying views of the jagged mountains, and exploring beautiful local life make this trip really an experience of a lifetime.
 

Highlights of the Trip

  • Explore the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal
  • Trek through the dramatic landscapes of the mountains
  • Walking through the restricted region in the mountains
  • Experience incredible cultural wonders
  • Explore the lifestyle that is untouched by the modernity
  • Spend a peaceful and beautiful time
 

PS: This trip uses the public bus as a mode of transport. If you like to use a private vehicle, it adds to the cost of the upper Mustang trip. For detailed information on the use of a private vehicle, please contact us.

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile

Upper Mustang Trek altitude profile

Itinerary

The Standard itinerary for this trip is here. We can customize it according to your interest

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu
The first day of your adventure trip to the Upper Mustang starts with your arrival to Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport on your arrival. He will transfer you to the hotel where you can find an easy time to relax after checking in. We will meet you in the evening at the hotel to talk about the trip in details. Any questions you may have regarding your trip will be discussed so that you are well-prepared for the trip.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - B
We will take an acclimatization day in Kathmandu today where we spend time exploring the cultural heritage sites in the valley. The sightseeing tour that starts after breakfast takes you to four of the amazing cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley.
Exploring Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath will give you an incredible experience of ancient, medieval and modern cultural, historical and spiritual wonders. You will see and experience the lifestyle in Kathmandu during the tour. The tour will take pretty much of our day today. We will return back to the hotel later in the afternoon.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Pokhara - B
We will drive to Pokhara today. It is a long day drive to the beautiful lake city that is 200 kilometers to the west of Kathmandu. About six hours of the drive along the highway takes us through beautiful villages, towns, rivers, and other wonderful surroundings. We will reach Pokhara in the afternoon that leaves us enough time to go for a stroll around the Lakeside and enjoy the beauty of Fewa Lake. Pokhara offers a peaceful atmosphere and stunning views of the mountains from the city itself. Exploring around and soaking in the beauty of Pokhara, we will spend quite leisurely time preparing for the trek to start tomorrow.
Day 4: Pokhara - Jomsom (2,710m) - Kagbeni (2,800m) B.L.D
Our trip enters into the actual trekking adventure today. Before we embark on the walking journey, we have a beautiful flight to the mountain. The flight from Pokhara to Jomsom is a short one but, as it flies past Annapurna range, the view it brings is simply indescribable.
After a 20-minute flight to Jomsom, we get ready for the trek of the day. We walk to Kagbeni in the Kali Gandaki river valley. It takes us about 4 hours to reach the beautiful village of Kagbeni to stay overnight.
Day 5: Kagbeni - Chhusang (2,980m) B.L.D
The second day of walk in the amazing mountainous region of Mustang takes us to Chhusang to stay overnight. The landscapes get really dramatic and deserted. And the human settlements in the region look like an oasis in the desert. A beautiful and peaceful walk along the rugged mountains takes us to the beautiful village of Chhusang to stay overnight.
Day 6: Chhusang - Samar (3,660m) B.L.D
We trek to another beautiful village of Samar today. The trek is an adventurous yet beautiful experience. As we cover a huge elevation gain, we will need to walk pretty much of uphill with some downhill walks to. We can see how amazingly the landscapes are getting more dramatic as we trek higher. The destination for the day eventually arrives after a quite beautiful walk through the mountains.
Day 7: Samar - Gheling (3,550m) B.L.D
The walk from Samar to Gheling today takes us past another beautiful village of Syanbochen. Along the way, we can also visit a cave monastery. Traversing the mountains and the valley, we eventually reach Gheling to stay overnight. It is a day of the beautiful walk and unique cultural experiences.
Day 8: Gheling - Dhakmar (3,785m) B.L.D
We continue the trek in our Upper Mustang adventure. Our walk for the day takes us past a high pass of Nyi La at the elevation of 4,010 meters above sea level. After crossing the pass we descend to Ghami village and walk further to Dhakmar to stay overnight. The pass provides a stunning view of the beautiful landscapes of Mustang.
Day 9: Dhakmar - Lo Manthang (3,810m) B.L.D
The trek today takes us to the ultimate destination of the trek – Lo Manthang. This beautiful village is the settlement with unique cultural traditions and practices. It offers a beautiful experience of Tibetan Buddhist cultural tradition. We walk to Lo Manthang from Dhakmar today and stay overnight. We are expecting to explore the cultural wonders and the surroundings here.
Day 10: Lo Manthang Exploration B.L.D
We take an extra day here at Lo Manthang to explore the rich cultural tradition of the ancient village in the region. Lo Manthang is the ancient cultural center of the Upper Mustang region. We will explore the wonderful riches of culture and nature today that this place has to offer. We also go to Chhosser caves to enjoy the wonders of the caves on the cliff.
Day 11: Lo Manthang - Tsarang (3,560m) B.L.D
After exploring the wonders in and around Lo Manthang, we now start our journey back. We trek back to Tsarang to stay overnight. It is another day of a beautiful walk.
Day 12: Tsarang - Samar (3,660) B.L.D
The trek for the day takes us all the way back to Samar for overnight. The walk back is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the landscapes from a different angle.
Day 13: Samar - Kagbeni (2,800m) B.L.D
We traverse the trail back to Kagbeni today.
Day 14: Kagbeni - Jomsom (2,710m) B.L.D
We are on the final day of the walk today. The walk takes us back to Jomsom in about 4 hours’ time. We will have plenty of time to explore the beautiful town of Jomsom once we reach there.
Day 15: Jomsom - Pokhara B
An early morning flight past the Annapurna range takes us back to Pokhara. We enjoy the afternoon in Pokhara in leisure. After so many days of walking in the mountains, we surely deserve a relaxing afternoon.
Day 16: Pokhara - Kathmandu B
We will drive back to Kathmandu today along the same highway that we took earlier to go to Pokhara. There is also an option of flying back with the payment of the extra cost for the flight. Back in Kathmandu, we will take and enjoy leisurely time around.
Day 17: Departure Day - B
The 17 Days Upper Mustang Trek has come finally an end with beautiful memories and experience of adventure trekking to the Annapurna region.
We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight

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Feeling the need for a personal touch? Tailor this itinerary to create your dream adventure!

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Route Map

Upper Mustang Trek route map

Traveller Useful Information

 
When you are going on this adventure, make sure you are packing these essentials in your luggage.

The basic essential for the trekking adventure

 
  • Duffel bag, rucksack or backpack for the trek
  • Daypack (25-30 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (-20 above)
  • Sweat absorbing T-shirts or Shirts
  • Thermal layers and inner layers
  • Warm woolen sweater, fleece or jacket
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket or pullover with hood
  • Casual clothing to wear when you are at tea house
  • Stretchable and breathable trekking Pants
  • Long Trekking pants (Convertible to shorts)
  • Cotton Pants
  • Down Jacket (-20 above)
  • Warm mittens and/or gloves
  • Liner gloves
  • Instant hand warmers (optional)
  • Lightweight Shoes (Running/tennis shoes for camp, around town, etc)
  • Waterproof and broken-in trekking Boot
  • Gaiter (seasonal)
  • Sandal (optional)
  • Socks (liner socks, synthetic and heavyweight woolen socks)
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm woolen or synthetic hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Neck warmer and Ear Muffs (optional)
  • Quick drying towel, toothpaste, brush (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap or hand-wash
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes and sanitizers
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 recommended)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 recommended)
  • Water purification tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Luggage locks
  • Plastic garbage bags, refillable water bottles
  • Trekking Poles
  • Book, dairy, pen, pencil, etc.
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
 
 
Apart from these essentials, you can pack things as per your need. However, while trekking in the high mountains, keeping your essentials to the bare minimum is highly recommended. 

Contact us for any more information.

Clients Reviews (2)

John Coombs

Czech Republic

I went on a 13 days trek to Upper Mustang, the hidden treasure of Nepal.  I was very lucky to find Adventure Himalaya Circuit Treks and Tours company in Thamel. From the moment I met the guys here, they treated me with the utmost professionalism and care. Basu the tour manager and first contact point took care of all the details and logistics. He offered me an excellent package with a mountain expert guide at a reasonable price. The trek was amazing and beautiful itself but Basu, my guide Muste and the rest of the team at Adventure Himalaya circuit made the trip more fun, easy and most of all memorable. I will never forget this trip for a lifetime and recommend this travel company to everyone who loves trekking and travelling in Nepal. 

Mark Andre

Canada

Having arrived in Nepal and unsure of how to peoceed. When we found this Adventure Himalaya Circuit company in the street of Thamel and we talked with Mr. Basu. Basu listened to what we wanted to do on our holiday and planned a fantastic adventure trek to Upper Mustand for us. They Managed everything for trek and booked extremely comfortable and luxurious Hotel in Pokhara and the tea house during the trek with the best guide Suresh. I Can not recommend them enough. Basu has been an excellent service provider and has been extremely helpful and friendly. If you choose Adventure Himalaya circuit you will be in the best hands. And we highly recommend this company to anyone. 

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