Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
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  • Best Season
    Spring | Autumn
  • Package Type
  • Elevation
  • Group Size
    2 pax+
  • Tour Hours
    3-6 hours

Mustang laid at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki beyond Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. Mustang is divided in to two parts lower Mustang SHOYUL and upper Mustang MONTHANG. Upper Mustang Trek is wind sweeping brown and barren arid land like Tibet. Housing style, ritual and religion are equality to Tibetan with colorful dress and maroon monasteries. Upper Mustang the place of ancient semi feudal walled Kingdom. The capital city is Lo-Manthang “Lho Monthang” it means in Tibetan southern plateau of Arya.

Upper Mustang is inhabited by Buddhist villages of Tsarang, Gemi, Lo Gekar, Garphu, Kyimaling, Khacho, Marang, Dhi, Luri, Gara, Yara, Surkhang and Tangey. Lower Mustang (Shoyul) is inhabited by both Buddhist and Hindu Thakali villages of Samar, Gyaga, Tsele, Tshuk, Te, Taye, Tiri, Putra, Chhokhor Dzong, Khyinga, Dzar Purang, Muktinath, Lubrak, Pagling, Phelag, and Dagardzong. Their meeting Centre point is Muktinath holy shrine of both Buddhist and Hindu. Tempa Tserim is biggest festival in upper Mustang. Majority people know as Tiji festival. Tiji (Tetse) festival celebrate in middle of spring. Lower Mustang celebrate Yartung Festival, that held every year in fall and celebrate in the viilage of Ranipauwa, Purang Muktinath. Major crops are Barley, Buckwheat, Mountain Radish and Potato. Animal husbandry was main source of local income in early age, now Tourism and apple tree farming is the fountain of cash for local.

Upper Mustang trek we Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus and fly Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Lo Manthang the capital city of ancient Kingdom Mustang via Kagbeni, Samar, Gemi, Tsaile, Logekar to Lo Manthang. After an exploration day trek back to Jomsom via same way back or use another trail Yara, Gara, Luri, Tetang and Tange route before flight to Pokhara and Kathmandu. One can also join classic Round Annapurna trail after upper Mustang trek; crossing over Thorong La pass 5416m and descend down Marshyangdi valley to Beshisahar via Manang, Chame, Tal and Jagat. Finally drive back to Kathmandu by private Jeep.

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 827m 5-6 hours

    We morning we drive to Pokhara by Tourist bus. In optional we can also fly to Pokhara. Pokharan is known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri 8167m, Manaslu 8156m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We then check-in to hotel and take a rest. We enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake and stroll in the city’s quaint streets. Overnight in Pokhara

  2. Fly to Jomsom 2700m and trek to Kagbeni 2810m 3-4 hours

    Today we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eakli Batti village before reaching Kagbeni which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress. Overnight at Lodge

  3. Trek Kagbeni to Chele (Tsaile) 3050m 5-6 hours

    We get our permits checked then begin our upper Mustang trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele village. Overnight at Lodge

  4. Trek Chele to Syanbochen 3475m 6-7 hours

    Our trek is everyday harder in compared to what we experienced before.  Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass 3624m and Dajori La pass 3735. On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Rangjung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanbochen. Overnight at Lodge

  5. Trek Syanbochen to Ghami 3520m 5-6 hours

    We ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, Chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village. Overnight at Lodge

  6. Trek Ghami to Tsarang 3620m 5-6 hours

    Our trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with Mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east. Overnight at Lodge

  7. Trek Tsarang to Lo-Manthang 3730m 3-4 hours

    We begin our trek by descending to a canyon and cross a river before beginning our uphill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can admire the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda is quite good. Overnight at Lodge

  8. Explore Lo Manthang (Monthang) ancient capital city of walled Kingdom

    Lo Manthang is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend the day touring three major monasteries of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these monasteries have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located north-west of Lo-Mangthang. Overnight at Lodge


  9. Trek Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar 3810m 6-7 hours

    We trek on a different route when returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses a century old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. According to a local legend, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will have it fulfilled. We explore the Gompa and continue our trek to Drakmar. Overnight at Lodge


  10. Trek Drakmar to Ghiling 3806m 5-6 hours

    We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Ghiling. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. We can tour the village around the evening. Overnight at Lodge


  11. Trek Ghiling to Chhuksang 3050m 5-6 hours

    We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy great views of the Himalayas and small villages we pass en route. Overnight at Lodge


  12. Trek Chhuksang to Jomsom 2700 6-7 hours

    Today is the last day of our trek and it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit. We stop for lunch at Kagbeni. After lunch, we continue our trek to Jomsom. Overnight at Lodge


  13. Fly back to Pokhara and afternoon fee

    We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Overnight at Hotel


  14. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. 

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Package Cost inclusions
  • All arrival and departures transport in Kathmandu airport
  • Bus fare Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Airfare Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara
  • Annapurna Conservation fee USD 20 per person
  • Upper Mustang Trekking permit
  • Guide and porters
  • Hotel in Pokhara and pick up and drop services
  • All meals and Lodge during the Lodge Trek
Package Cost exclusions
  • Sightseeing and hotel in Kathmandu (we organize on client’s request)
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Travel and health Insurance of client
  • Tips for support staff it is expecting
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