Trip Difficulty: Difficult
Trip Style: Trekking
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.
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.