Upper Mustang Trek

Duration: 14 Days    Based on 1 Review
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Flight
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Guest house
  • Group Size: 2-12 persons
  • Max Elevation: 3,840m/125,98ft
  • Best Season: From mid-March to November


  • Off-the-beaten path trekking experience.
  • Explore the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal.
  • See impressive scenery throughout the trek.
  • Trek on an ancient trade route.
  • Experience vibrant Tibetan culture & tradition.
  • Pass by numerous monasteries, gompas, mani walls, chortens, and prayer flags that will enrich your journey.
  • Witness magnificent views of the Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri range.

Upper Mustang Trek is a famous trek that will take you to the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal. During the Upper Mustang Trek, you will explore the concealed valleys of upper Mustang nestled amid the Himalayas and Tibet. The Upper Mustang Trek will take you to the most secluded part of Nepal where life is still the same as it used to be hundreds of years back. The entire region is highly influenced by Tibetan culture, tradition, and language. Until the 1830's Lo Manthang, the walled city used to be a part of the Tibetan kingdom of Gungthang. The intriguing thing about Upper Mustang is that there are no records of its history and everything is based on legends and myths.

Trekking in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege that only a handful of travelers do each year, making the trail less crowded. Giving permission to only a few trekkers every year to travel in Upper Mustang also plays an important role in preserving the nature and culture of the region. Upper Mustang Trek will provide a similar experience to trekking on the Tibet plateau. Until 1950, Mustang was a separate kingdom within of Nepal. You will still find the home of the last king in the ancient capital of Lo Manthang. Only 15 years ago, trekking in Upper Mustang was officially opened for Nepali trekkers. Upper Mustang is located in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, so that the region receives less rainfall during the monsoon season.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Drive to Pokhara (900 m) -6/7 hours
  • Day 02Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,800 m) -20 munities flight and 3 hours walk
  • Day 03Trek to Chele (3,050 m) -5/6 hours
  • Day 04Trek to Syangbochen (3,800 m) -6/7 hours
  • Day 05Trek to Ghami (3,520 m) -6/7 hours
  • Day 06Trek to Charang (3,560 m) - 5/6 hours
  • Day 07Trek to Lo-Manthang (3,840 m) -4/5 hours
  • Day 08Exploration of Lo Manthang -3/4 hours
  • Day 09Trek to Dhamkar (3,820 m) 7/8 hours
  • Day 10Trek to Syangbochen -5/6 hours
  • Day 11Trek to Chhusang (2,980 m) - 5/6 hours
  • Day 12Trek to Jomsom (2,720 m) -5/6 hours
  • Day 13Fly to Pokhara and rest (900m/2932ft) -20 munities flight
  • Day 14Drive back to Kathmandu (1360m/442ft) -6/7 hours

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup/drop by a private vehicle.
  • All ground transportation in a private vehicle as per the Iiinerary.
  • Standard accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Teahouse/guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek as per Teahouse/guest house menu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • English-speaking government-licensed guide and assistant guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • Porter service.
  • Free trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map to take back home.
  • Down jacket & sleeping bag provided by Snowland Treks & Expedition (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Staff expenses (salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • First aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Extra official expenses.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, hot & cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Useful Information

Upper Mustang Trek route:

Upper Mustang Trek begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will fly to Jomsom, one of the most beautiful regions of Nepal. Leaving Jomsom behind, you will trek to Kagbeni and head towards Chele via Chhusang. The trail from here will take you all the way up to Lo Manthang via Ghilling, Ghami, and Charanag. The trail will be full of ascents and descents. You will have the opportunity to explore several monasteries and gompas throughout the trek. You will take an acclimatization day in Lo Manthang and explore the valley. You will visit the king's palace, ancient monasteries, caves, and a museum. You will also go on a short excursion to popular Chooser village. Spending a day here, you will descend down to Jomsom via Ghar Gompa, Chele, and Kagbeni and fly back to Pokhara.

Upper Mustang Trek difficulty:

Upper Mustang Trek is a moderate trek. However, the isolation of the trail makes the journey more tiring and difficult. Most of the trails do not have any human settlements, so it's important to make sure  you carry sufficient food and water for the day. Additionally, you have to trek 6-7 hours on average on a daily basis. Therefore, you have to be in good shape to go on the Upper Mustang Trek.

Best time to go on Upper Mustang Trek:

From mid-March to November, you can go on the Upper Mustang Trek. May holds one of the major festival of the region, Tiji. Trekking during this period will provide an opportunity to have a deeper insight into the tradition and culture of the local inhabitants. Similarly, June to August is also a good time for trekking when every other part of Nepal will be receiving heavy rainfall. Be the part of this adventurious journey with us and our enthusiastic team at Snowland Adventure will makes sure that guest safety and comfort is the top priority. We will make sure that this trip will become a lifelong memory.For any other information regarding the Upper Mustang trek cost, map or itinerary, please feel free to contact us anytime.


Due to climate change, the weather in the mountains and  hilly region has become more uinpredictable. Because of this, we are facing some problems of bad weather, heavy rainfall, landslides, blocked highways and flight delays or cancellations for a day. Sometime, because of the road traffic, we are unable to arrive on time. It may happen at any time of the year because we cannot predict the weather conditions and other situatiosn.Therefore, if possible, we would like to suggest adding an extra supplementary day before your return international flight. If everything is going well, you have a beautiful day to visit any interesting place in the historical city.