Upper Mustang Trekking

  • Nepal
  • 17 Day(s)

Upper Mustang Trekking, a restricted area popular for exploring the ancient capital city of Lo community, especially the ancient building that are built up of whitewashed mud bricks and teeming with Buddhist prayer wheels and Stupas, frequently draped with colourful Buddhist prayer flags, Tibetan lifestyle and undoubtedly the amazing mountain vistas especially of Annapurna Himalayan range.

Upper Mustang Trekking is one of the restricted area trekking. Upper mustang is one of the frequently organized trekking trips by Footprint Adventure. Located in the western part of Nepal, Mustang once was known as 'lost kingdom' or 'the forbidden Kingdom'. In recent days, Mustang has been an ultimate destination as the settlers especially Manangi, Thakali and Gurung have well-preserved their ancient tradition as it is, despite there are many changes with the advancement of newer and newer technology. Mustang is orally divided into upper and lower Mustang. In the medieval time, upper Mustang was an independent kingdom and the village in Mustang called Lo Manthang was the then kingdom, which would control the trade between the Tibet and also with India. Lo Manthang undoubtedly is one of the attractions of upper Mustang these days, especially its ancient palace, the white painted buildings, including the settlement of numerous of rulers of this century-old capital city. Many buildings here are built up of whitewashed mud bricks and teeming with Buddhist prayer wheels and Stupas, frequently draped with colorful Buddhist prayer flags.  Upper Mustang where you will find that majority of people of mostly Tibetan origin inhibits, and therefore, you will be able to observe and explore the unique Tibetan like culture, customs, and rituals. It is, therefore, dubbed as 'little Tibet'. It is not that you will only see the Tibetan culture and tradition but also magnificent views of the Himalayas especially of Annapurna Himalayan range, arrayed of geographical landscapes, scenes, and sceneries, varied range of flora and fauna and more.

Since 1992, Mustang was opened for the foreigners with some control, ever since Mustang has become an ultimate destination for hundreds if not thousands of travelers especially for exploring the mysterious kingdom, the ancient capital city Lo-Manthang, Tibet like culture, awe-inspiring mountain vistas, the treeless barren, where you will also explore the numerous of ancient Buddhist monasteries and nunneries built with forbidding cliffs, also explore around the Kagbeni, a quaint medieval town nestled in apple orchards and encircled by majestic mountains, all these features are explicit enough why upper mustang trek is a special one.

Upper Mustang trekking begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then start trekking to Kagbeni, the quaint medieval town nestled in apple orchards and encircled by majestic mountains. From Kagbeni, you will continue trekking to Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage and then trek to Chele, Syangboche, Ghemi, Tsarang and finally enter into Lo Mangtang, the ancient capital city of Lo, where you will spend a day or two exploring the capital city, its old buildings and once you are done, you will continue trekking to Dhakmar, Ghiling, Samar and get then get back down to Jomsom and the fly back to Pokhara, subsequently to Kathmandu.


Trip Highlighht

    • A remote trek in Nepal with scenic beauties of unique landscape
    • Mustang  is similar to tibetan region
    • The ancient Tibetan villages and the hidden  culture
    • There is ancient monastery
    • Mustang region influenced by Tibetan Buddhism

Trip Facts

Duration: 17 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Best Month: March to May, Sept. to Nov.

Max. Altitude: 3810m ( Lomang Thang )

Trekking Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Trip Cost: US $ 1785 - 2140

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tea houses/Camping during the trek

Transportation: Flight, Bus, Car, Jeep

Group Size : 1-12 people

Trek Package: Budget/Standurd/Delux

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

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trip preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m./2,788 ft.), 6-7hrs drive.

Day 04: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom(2,720 m./8,922 ft.) and Trek to Kagbeni(2,810 m./9,217 ft.), 3-4hrs.

Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chele (3,050 m./10,004 ft.), 5-6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek Chele to Syangbochen (3,800 m./12,464 ft.), 6-7 hrs.

Day 07: Trek Syangbochen to Ghaymi (3,520 m./11,546 ft.), 5-6 hrs.

Day 08: Trek Ghaymi to Charang( 3,500 m./11,480 ft.), 4-5 hrs.

Day 09: Trek Charang to Lo-Manthang (3,810 m./14,497 ft.), 5-6 hrs.

Day 10: Exploration Day in Lo-Manthang.

Day 11: Trek Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar(Ghar gumpa) (3,810 m./12,497 ft.), 6-7 hrs.

Day 12: Trek Dhakmar to Ghiling (3,806 m./12,484 ft.), 5-6 hrs.

Day 13: Trek Ghiling to Chhuksang (3,050 m./10,004 ft.), 5-6 hrs.

Day 14: Trek Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700 m./8,856 ft.), 6-7 hrs.

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, 30 minutes.

Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight(30 minutes) or bus(6-7 hrs).

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu.


Cost Include(s)

    •     Airport Pick up and drop by necessary transport
    •     Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide and private transport
    •     Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara
    •     Full board meals ( breakfast, Lunch, dinner ) in trekking
    •     Three cup of Tea/Coffee per day in Trekking
    •     During the trekking region Lodge or Guest House accommodation
    •     English speaking guide.
    •     One porter Can help two trekkers
    •     Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines and insurance for trekking staff
    •     Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP), Special permit and TIMS
    •     Surface ground transfer on necessary place
    •     Flight tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara
    •     Farewell dinner with culture show program in typical restaurant

Cost Exclude(s)

    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara
    • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
    • Mineral water, soft drink and hard drinks
    • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory)
    • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Cost includes.



Start Date End Date Cost Status
13 March, 2018 29 March, 2018 US$ 2140 Available Book
29 March, 2018 14 April, 2018 US$ 2140 Available Book
11 April, 2018 27 April, 2018 US$ 2140 Available Book
27 April, 2018 13 May, 2018 US$ 2140 Available Book
02 May, 2018 18 May, 2018 US$ 2140 Available Book
15 May, 2018 31 May, 2018 US$ 2140 Available Book
25 May, 2018 10 June, 2018 US$ 2140 Available Book
11 June, 2018 27 June, 2018 US$ 2140 Available Book
15 June, 2018 01 July, 2018 US$ 2140 Available Book

Upper Mustang Trek flight will be available for Kathmandu to Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu. if weather is not clear flight will not be operate.

High Altitute Sickness-
Upper Mustang Trekking would be life time memory  in your life. If you are unfit we will not recommend to go this trekking. While you are going toward the high place, You have to take food and   liquid a lot and  walk slowly, better take diamox ( high altitude medicines) . If you have serious problem you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue  and our staff will help to you for  your treatment .  If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be cover by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go this trekking.

Trekking Grade -
Upper Mustang Trekking is pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so; it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-6 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

The best seasons for  Upper Mustang Trekking  start  from mid September till November end and from the beginning of March until end of May. The morning time  usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Upper Mustang Trekking use transport start from Kathmandu your arrival and kathmandu to pokhara to Jomsom will be amazing flight or bus car or jeep

Telephone and Internet-
Trekking to Upper Mustang Trekking there is few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and internet cost would be extra.

Most of the lodges/ guest house take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can re- charges your camera batteries,laptop, mobile etc. that cost you need to pay extra.

Drinking Water -
The bottle water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage -
In Kathmandu you will get 4 to 5 star  standard Hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attach bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew-
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide  and Sherpa staff when there are 10  or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipments-
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money for extra equipment and clothing before your trip. Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekkking Days-
The time schedule is very important for enjoy trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk .  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customise Itinerary-
As per your time schedule if there is not suitable date for trekking departure from kathmandu so place mention your suitable time and date then we will organized your great trip to Upper Mustang Trekking.

Trip Extensions-
In addition to Upper Mustang Trekking , we can organize  trip to  Annapurna Trekking, Langtang Trekking , Manasalu Trekking , Mustang Trekking , Mountain Flight, the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ) ,home stay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour ,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time frame.