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Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

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Trip Highlights of upper mustang trek 

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Scenic Flight to and from Jomsom
  • Exploring the Kali Gandaki River Valley
  • Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang
  • Visit to Lo Manthang, capital of Mustang
  • Spectacular view of mountains of Annapurna Region
  • Visit Muktinath, the god of salvation of both Buddhists and hindus
  • High snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements

Upper Mustang Trek is journey to the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal. This Himalayan nation is worldwide popular for ethnic diversity and natural beauty. Moreover, holiday in Nepal never fails to surprise tourists with its peculiarity. Journey of Upper Mustang too is not an ordinary holiday rather it is a voyage beyond mountains. Marked by great history and blessed by nature’s unique creations this place is a perfect hideaway destination. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks & Expedition offers this package to our valued clients for magnificent experience of off the beaten trekking region of Nepal.

Upper Mustang Trek is similar to Annapurna Base Camp Trek in terms of starting point of journey.Trekking in Nepal It too starts from Pokhara. However, trekkers will take morning flight to Jomsom instead of drive to Nayapull. After reaching the windiest town of Nepal trekkers start the walking activity. Trail along the Kaligandaki River can be blissful act. You can find the sacred fossils which resemble the lord Vishnu as well. Traversing through some abandoned villages and world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki trekkers will finally reach Lomanthang the capital of Upper Mustang. Lomanthang means the walled city where once the last kingdom of Nepal was existed. In order to preserve these Tibetan origin people Nepal Government has denoted this area as restricted region. The culture and traditions of these people are more inclined to Tibetans. The Tiji Festival is highly popular in this area. This festival is marked to celebrate the victory of good over evil. The trip of Upper Mustang also features mysterious man made holes on hills as well. Explore this magnificent society clustered together and witness rich traditions of people of Upper Mustang.

Trekking in  Upper Mustang Trek, trekkers can get opportunity to witness the majestic Muktinath temple and nunnery as well having Mt. Neelgiri on the backdrop. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage offers competitively priced package. You will get plethora of knowledge about geographical, cultural and traditional facts of Upper Mustang region.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara or by flight

Day 03:Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2858m)

Day 04: Trek to- Chele(3030m)

Day 05: Trek to sangboche  (3620m)

Day 06: Trek  to Ghami

Day 07: Trek to  Charang(3490m)

Day 08: Tsarang- Lo Mangthang (3840m)

Day 09: Explore Lomathnag.

Day 10: Trek to Lo Gekar & then to Ghami (3460m)

Day 11: Trek to Sangboche (3620m)

Day 12: Trek to Chusang

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3900M)

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

Day 15: Jomsom-Pokhara flight.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 17: Farewell friend

Physical Conditions and Experience Requirements

17 days of upper mustang  Trek is considered as moderate. If you jog or perform morning walks regularly then it would not be any problem for you to walk on the trail. However, it is highly recommended that you should start doing mild exercises one month prior to your trekking date. This would help in creating best Himalayan walking holiday experience. Having said that, it should be noted Technical Skill are not needed. The major hurdle is an altitude. Therefore, person having past medical history of lung, heart and blood diseases are extremely advised to consult your doctor before embarking on this journey.

Additional Information

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Day 1
Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)

Arrival in Kathmandu, we will welcome you at the airport then transfer to you hotel. Evening welcome dinner with cultural show.Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Having breakfast then start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a tour guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. Am: Boudhanath & Pashupatinath. Pm: Patan Durbar Square and Soyambhunath then back to hotel.Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara-6-7 hours

Early morning heading to Pokhara via Tourist bus which takes 6-7 hours. You may use flight which takes just 25 min.Evening Boating at fewa lake and rounding near the lake side area. O/N at Hotel.

Day 4
Pokhara- Jomsom-Kagbeni (2858m)

Early in morning having breakfast then transfer to the airport. Then flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes brings you at Jomsom.This is a large town, headquarter of the Mustang region; it is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. In may visit an interesting wind swept villages situated on the main age old Trans Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. O/N at Lodge.

Day 5
Trek from Kagbeni- Chele(3030m)

Kagbeni to Chele Actually, Kagbeni is the entry point to upper Mustang. From Kagbeni, trail leads up the east bank of Kali Gandaki and climbs over many ridges as it head north. After, that, through the interesting cave, Gompa crossing place of Tangbe, Chhuksang and reaches Chele (3,030m). Walking time takes about 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 6
Trek from Chele-Gilling (3720m).

From Chele, trail leads ascending to Samar. After that it climbs above Samar to a ridge, descends into a large gorge past a Chorten painted in red, black, yellow and white, all pigments made from local rock. From there one can enter another valley filled with juniper trees and drops to Bhena (3800m) and trail ascends goes to the place of Giling Walking time takes approximately 6/7 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 7
Gilling- Charang(3490m) Overnight at lodge.

At the place of Geling, the trail climbs gently through field up the centre of the valley; it passes above Tama Gaon and its imposing Chorten. After crosses Tangmar Chu River, with a short climbing enters Charang (3490m). Walking time takes about 5/6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 8
Tsarang- Lo Mangthang (3840m).

Lomanthang is the capital city of upper Mustang. We will spend part of the morning exploring the interesting village of Charang and its large monastery, before setting out for Lo Manthang. We climb gently above the valley to a large isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo Manthang. The trail then broadens and eventually we get our first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so we circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north-east corner’s/N at Lodge

Day 9
Explore Lomathnag.

Today, you are free to explore the fascinating Village of Lo Manthang. The city contains about 150 houses, as well as residences for its many lamas. There are four major temples within the village and one of these, Champa Lhakang, contains a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborates mandalas painted on the walls. The king’s palace is an imposing building in the center of the city and is occupied by the current King and Queen. Although his duties are largely ceremonial, the King is respected by the people. Throughout the kingdom, the villagers continue to seek his advice regarding many issues. It is possible to hire horses to visit these valleys, but this short tour will incur extra costs./N at Lodge.

Day 10
Trek to Lo Gekar & then to Ghami (3460m)

We begin our return journey from Lo Manthang, taking the upper highland route. This highland route offers dramatic views of Lo Manthang and the Charang Valley, with snow clad peaks in the background. Just past the settlement of Lo Gekar, we reach the oldest monastery in Mustang, the Ghare Gompa. We continue our journey on the highland route, crossing alpine meadows before dropping down a steep eroded gully to Dhakmar for lunch. After lunch, we walk through the pretty valley, climb to a ridge and descend from there back to Ghami.O/N at Lodge.

Day 11
Trek to Chaile.

we will keep our views of Dhaulagiri and Nil Giri mountains and take lower trail via Rachen Gompa from Shyanboochen, Rachen Gompa is mysterious gompa grown itself lap of the rocky cave, continue to Samar and then to Chaile.

Day 12
Trek to Muktinath (3900M).

Now we must retrace our route back over the Nyi La to Chhuksang for awhile and then can take upper route to Muktinath a hindu’s temple located on the higest mountain 3900M, you can see many Nepali and Indian pilgrimist even walking on their bare feet.. Or you can trek same way back to Kagbeni.

Day 13
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom.

Muktinath temple is very famous for Hindus and Buddhist. This destination is also famous as Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour. Thousands of pilgrims are queuing and holding the offering to the temple. The main temple is call Bishnu (the deity protector) behind the temple 108 taps are containing to offer the fresh sprouting water shower for pilgrims. 24hours lighting flame on the water monastery is about 100 meter away from the temple and only nuns are living in this monastery. This is the important place for both Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimage.

Day 14
Jomsom-Pokhara flight.

Today we fly from Jomsom-Pokhara then leisure day in Pokhara

Day 15
Back to Kathmandu.

We head to Kathmandu. its takes via Tourist bus 7 hours and via flight 25 min. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 16
Farewell friend.

We will transfer you airport as per your flight time.

Trip Includes:

  • Airport Pick up & Drop
  • sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner with culture show.
  • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
  • Transportation/Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • All necessary paper work and Special Permit.
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
  • (One Porter between each two clients while on trek)
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.


  • International Airfare Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Excess baggage charge(s)Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara Boating in fewa lake
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.Personal
  • gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft hard drinks Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, st International
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.

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Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
  • 2-10
  • 3810 Meters
  • We will be staying at 3 *** Hotel in Kathmandu, Hotel Mount View in Pokhara and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in kathmandu and Pokhara, all meal During the Upper Mustang Trek
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Easy
  • Nepal
  • During spring season (June to May) and autumn season (September to November).