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

Highlights

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

Upper Mustang Trek is a famous trek of Nepal 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 Himalayas and Tibet. 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. Moreover, until the 1830's Lo Manthang, the walled city used to be a part of the Tibetan kingdom of Gungthang. The weirdest 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 gets every year making the trail less crowded. Giving permission to only a few trekkers every year to travel in Upper Mustang is also playing an important role to preserve the nature and culture of the region. Upper Mustang Trek will present you a similar experience as trekking in Tibet because it is at of Tibetan plateau. Until 1950, Mustang used to be a separate kingdom within the confines of Nepal. You will still find the home of the last king in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang. Only 15 years ago, trekking in Upper Mustang was officially opened for Nepali trekkers. If this is not interesting for you then, Upper Mustang is located in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This means the region receives relatively less to no rainfall while another part of Nepal is dominated by 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 Syangboche (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 down 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 on a private vehicle as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per 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 with yourself.
  • 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 than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • 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 Include part.

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 ascends and descends. You will get 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 made the journey more tiring and difficult. Most part of the trail does not have any human settlements means no food and water can be bought on the way, which means you have to make sure you are self-sufficient with enough food, water, and fuel. Plus, you have to trek 6 t 7 hours on average on a daily basis. Therefore, you have to be in good shape to go on Upper Mustang Trek.

Best time to go on Upper Mustang Trek:

From mid-March to November, you can go on Upper Mustang Trek. May holds one of the major festival of the region, Tiji. Trekking during this period of time will give a deeper insight into the tradition and culture of locals. Similarly, June to August is also a good time for trekking when every part of Nepal will be receiving heavy rainfall while this region is good to go. Be the part of adventurious journey with us and we Snowland adventure is the team of enthusiastic workers so our guest's safety and comfort is our team's first priority. We will make sure, with us, this trip will become the lifelong memory of your life.For any other inforamation regarding Upper Mustang trek cost, Map or Upper Mustang trek itinerary,please feel free to contact us anytime.

Note:

Due to global warming the weather into the mountain and  hilly region has changed unusually. Because of this, we are facing some problems of bad weather, heavy rainfall, land side, highway blocked, flight delayed or even cancelled for a day. Some time because of the road traffic, we couldn't arrive on time. It may  happen any time of the year because we can't predict the weather condition and other situation.Therefore, if possible, we would like to suggest adding an extra supplement day before your international flight. If everything is going well, you have a beautiful day to visit any interesting place in the historical city.