Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 18 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Easy
Activity Trekking
Transportation Car/hiace/bus
Accomodation Hotel/Teahouses/Lodges
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Trekking
Max. Altitude 4200 m
Group Size 1-above
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The Upper Mustang Trek is in the rural part of western Nepal, connected to the Tibetan terrain. It is a dry land, but full of flowers and wonderful rock formations. It is a prohibited area, which needs special permission to enter in this area. Upper Mustang Trekking was opened in 1992, and was used to be the caravan route to trade with the Tibet.

The undisturbed land of the former Lo Kingdom is surrounded by the caves and desert landscape. It is situated in the rain shadow area, so it rains very little. For this reason, the monsoon is also a suitable time to trek in the Upper Mustang. In fact, Upper Mustang Treks can be done all the seasons of the year.  The trek begins from Jomsom, which is the headquarters of the Mustang region. After crossing different ethnic villages, you can reach to Lo-Manthang, a main attraction of the Upper Mustang trek. It is surrounded by a long stone wall. Ancient monasteries and palaces are preserved within.  Also, several different caves are found in this area. Trekkers typically take a day rest to explore the Lo-Manthang. Local people are influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Trekkers will find witness stoupas, Mani walls, chhortens, and old monasteries.  Locals also celebrate various festivals. Tiji festival is one of the charming festivals in Upper Mustang. After the exploration in Lo-Manthang, you trek back all the way to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara.  This is an amazing cultural trek in the Upper Mustang.  It is possible to do trek in Upper Mustang all-year around, though it is recommended to go in the Spring and Autumn.

Ascent Holidays arranges Upper Mustang Trek with professional guide and suitable itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information about the trek. 

Trip Highlights

  • EthnicallyTibetan culture
  • Mountain Vistas
  • Lo-Manthang village experience
  • All-year trekking
  • Remarkable hospitality
  • Caves and desert landscape

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m).
  • Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing, including UNESCO sites.
  • Day 03:Fly/drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m).
  • Day 04:Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2858m). – 3-4 Hours trek
  • Day 05:Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m). – 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 06:Trek from Chele to Syanbochen (3475m). – 6-7 Hours
  • Day 07:Trek from Syangbochen to Ghaymi (3520m). – 5-6 Hours
  • Day 08:Trek from Ghyami to Tsarang (3620m).–5-6 Hours
  • Day 09:Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Mangthang (3730m). – 3-4 Hours
  • Day 10:Explore Lo-Mangthang; acclimatization day.
  • Day 11:Lo-Manthang to Yara Gaon (3607m). – 5-6 Hours
  • Day 12:Trek from Yara Gaon to Tangee (3240m). – 5-6 Hours
  • Day 13:Trek from Tangee to Tetang (3040m). – 8-10 Hours
  • Day 14:Trek from Tetang to Muktinath(3710m). – 6-8 Hours
  • Day 15:Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2740m). – 5-6 Hours
  • Day 16:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Day 17:Fly/drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 18:Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

Trip Note

  • Ascent Holidays is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.
  • Upper Mustang Permit and ACAP Permit are required for this trek, though the TIMS Card is not required.
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