Upper Mustang Trek

19 Days from $ 1999

Trip Overview

“Life is either a daring adventure or simply nothing.”

Upper Mustang is situated in the northern central region of Nepal and is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful regions with out of the ordinary and far-flung treks, following old salt-trade caravan trails into Mustang’s most remote areas of an immemorial Himalayan Kingdom.  Eco-tourism triumphs extremely here in this region and top of the Kali Gandaki River. This trek shall offer you undreamed of countryside landscapes along the historical places of Lo-Manthang, natural graces, rivers and its ancient caves.

A journey to Mustang is a journey of remarkable contrasts. Our 19 days Upper Mustang region is a comparatively uncomplicated trekking route along the foothills of Annapurna in the Pokhara valley. The trekking trails goes virtually tree less place in barren landscapes and with endless expanses of yellow and grey hills eroded by winds. Austere Tibetan backdrop contrasts with verdant rice meadow and Hindu temples with precipice monasteries. The route shall pass all the way through dissimilar traditional and tribal villages where trekkers can interchange their culture and experiences. Vast and barren ridges extend to the northern horizon making one feel like an insignificant dot on a timeless landscape. The trek is comprised of a hike through low altitude reason, and well recommended for novice trekkers where they won’t have to worry about altitude sickness. One of the best tourist destinations of the Nepal, that is engaging and nearby Tibetan –Nepal border. This region is covered by the oldest Buddhist monasteries, ancient and secluded villages with quaint white washed houses. The routes on the trek can bind its visitors with water glorification and majestic views of mountains. Financial state of the local residents is dependent mainly upon Barley, Potato and Buckwheat etc as they are majorly dependent upon farming and agriculture for their income. As we approach the end of our trek we shall trail back to Jomsom via Kagbeni, Ghami, Chele from Lo-Manthang. From there we shall fly back to Pokhara for outing around the serene Phewa Lake and then drive/fly to Kathmandu to end our trek.

The paths on our trek are generally suitable for newbie hikers and also for experienced trekkers. In addition, April to June and September to November are suggested as the most exceptional time to go for this trek. Join Himalayan Trekking Alliance now to join our expert team for a professional and qualitative service.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1350m) & Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu City tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m) by Bus.
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m) flight then trek to Kagbeni. Altitude – 2810m, Walking Time 3/4 hrs
Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele. Altitude – 3050m, Walking Time 5/6 hrs
Day 06: Chele to Gilling. Altitude – 3570m, Walking Time 5/6 hrs
Day 07: Gilling to Ghami. Altitude – 3520m, Walking Time 5/6 hrs
Day 08: Ghami to Charang. Altitude – 3560m, Walking Time 5/6 hrs
Day 09: Charang to Lo Manthang. Altitude – 3810m, Walking Time 5/6 hrs
Day 10: Visit the Mustang village, Monasteries and king palace. Stay overnight in Lo Manthang.
Day 11: Hike up to Choser or Namgyal Monasteries. Stay overnight in Lo Manthang.
Day 12: Lo Manthang to Ghami. Altitude – 3520m, Walking Time, 6/7 hrs
Day 13: Ghami to Chele. Altitude – 3050m, Walking Time 5/6 hrs
Day 14: Chele to Kagbeni. Altitude – 2810m, Walking Time 5/6 hrs
Day 15: Kagbeni to Jomsom. Altitude – 2720m, Walking Time 5/6 hrs
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight. 20 minute
Day 17: Pokhara Rest Day.
Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
Day 19: Final Departure

Price Includes

  • All transportation including Airport pick up and drop off.
  • 13 days in the mountains which includes accommodation and 3 meals a day.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus
  • Flight for Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara
  • All transportation including Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Annapurna National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Special Permit for Upper Mustang
  • Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter for every two people).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD cash) per person.
  • Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Unforeseen costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc.
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu in-case if early return from your trip in any reason.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above


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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.


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