18 days
Trip Level
Group Size
3800 m

Upper Mustang trek is the confined northern piece of the Kali Gandaki Valley. It is the trek of the shrouded kingdom and lies in the rain-shadow area. It gives us a chance to explore one of a kind nearby way of life. For example, polygamy is as yet boundless here. Trekking to Mustang is probably the most famous trekking among all outdoor treks in Nepal. It may be the last remnants of flawless Tibetan culture. Mustang region is restricted areas that opened for foreigners since 1992, which resembles a fortune chase since you went to the puzzling sports and outfitted.

However, Upper Mustang Trek is a fitting objective for adventure trekkers searching for additional insights. It is likewise known pristine trekking because there is a constrained section to nonnative’s even today. It is presumably the most mystify and least known kingdoms, an existence relatively unaffected for quite a long time. The Upper Mustang Trekking  – a complete guide helps you that to figure out a trek to Upper Mustang with a rich experience of remoteness in the mysterious Upper Mustang.

A trek to mustang considers as a moderate that has its difficulties in specific regions. It is likewise an extraordinary opportunity to carefully investigate lifestyles, which gives one of a kind feeling to untouchables. Upper Mustang region is lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas. The best time for Upper Mustang trek is Spring (March-May), Summer (June – August) and Autumn (September – November). It is maybe the last enclave of un-spoilt Tibetan culture. Trek to Upper Mustang begins from Kathmandu once you arrive and completes within 17 days.

Upper Mustang trek: Highlights & outline itinerary

A visit to hidden last forbidden kingdom of Mustang
Visit walled city of Lo-mangthang and Monasteries

Spectacular scenery, really admirable but a lifetime experience
Visit Ghar Gumpa and featured caves surround


Days  Destinations Altitude  Durations
1. Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 m
2. Trek preparation & Sightseeing
3. Pokhara 920 m 6h00 drive
4. Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni 2870 m 20 min. fly & 3h00 walk
5. Chele 3050 m 6h30 walk
6. Gelling 3806 m 6h15 walk
7. Tsarang 3500 m 5h40 walk
8. Lo-mangthang 3800 m 4h00 walk
9. Explore Lomangthang
10. Visit Lomangthang
11. Ghami 3520 m 6h00 walk
12. Samar 3150 m 6h00 walk
13. Kagbeni 2870 m 5h00 walk
14. Jomsom 3h00 walk
15. Pokhara
16. Kathmandu
17. Free Day
18. Departure



Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the leisure day, you may have a chance to visit the heritage sites. You meet the trek guide and other team members during the pre-trip departure meeting. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara (920 m) 6h00 drive.

This is a picturesque drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu traversing through several beautiful villages, forests, rivers, and as well as mountain scenery. Finally, get to Pokhara in the afternoon.

Day 4: Pokhara – Jomsom – Kagbeni (2870 m) 20 min. by plane 3h00 walk.

Early morning, get to prepare for the flight to Jomsom by the plane wonderful Himalayan scenery of giant Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will meet other staff there and arrange all the backpack then trek to Kagbeni.

Day 5: Kagbeni – Chele (3050 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail goes through the east bank of Kali Gandaki River after checking all formality in Kagbeni. There are several climbs over many ridges. We have wonderful mountain scenery and walk along the sandy and windy trails. Many ups and downs lead you through the small villages with narrow way among the white-painted houses; cultivated land and once crossing over the Kali Gandaki River that head to Small ridges get Chele.

Day 6: Chele – Gelling (3806 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail goes gradually ascend through barren land, picturesque mountain scenery to a pass then making long descend passing by some chhortens, on the ridge. Then further pretty descend to Samar village where you can see the stunning scenery of Annapurna and Nilgiri. The trail goes into a gorge and crosses a stream that takes another valley. Then ascends to a hill (3,800 m), taking on ridges and pretty descends to Gelling.

Day 7: Gelling – Charang (3,500 m) 6h00 walk

Start the trek after the breakfast, the trail leads a pretty interesting pass Nyi – La and longer descends beneath colorful cliffs through the valley and across a stream then head on another pass at 3,600 m and long downhill to Tsarang.

Day 8: Charang – Lomangthang (3,700 m) 5h00 walk.

As usual as other days, the trail goes little descend and cross a bridge ascends steeply with a rocky trail to get a ridge and further continue climbs to reach region of Lo, King Ame Pal established a kingdom in the 1380s, with wall city of Lomanthang as the capital and the people of this area called Lobas. Finally, a short descend and cross a stream then climb up to enter the plateau of Lomanthang.

Day 9: Exploration Day: Lo – Mangthang

There are several places to explore. Visit monasteries with its features The Namgyal Gompa located on the top of the hill. A local court considers it and continue a visit to Tinkhar, the last village of upper Mustang.

Day 10: Exploration day at Lo – mang thang.

You may have a chance to visit Tall Champa Lakhang “Place of God” the red Thuchen Gumpa, Chyodi Gumpa, and the Entrance hall. These are a major visitable spot in this city. The royal palace is another attraction in the town.

Day 11: Lo – Mangthang – Ghami (3,520 m) 6h00 walk.

The climax of the trek has been finished descend back through some villages ancient monasteries and offering the last glimpse of Lomangthang and walk down to Ghami.

Day 12: Ghami – Samar (3,150 m) 6h00 walk

This is the same route we take while heading to Lomangthang bypassing Nyi-La and descend to Samar with beautiful scenery of Annapurna range.

Day 13: Samar – Kagbeni (2870 m)

Trek to Kagbeni is easy to walk passing through a narrow path among white painted houses, cultivated fields and beautiful scenery of Annapurna and Nilgiri are in front. Finally, get to Kagbeni. There is an opportunity to visit a monastery which beliefs to build in the 15th century.

Day 14: Kagbeni – Jomsom (2800 m) 3h00 walk.

Today is last day trek to Jomsom also easy walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Jomsom is a busy place due to an administrative quarter of Mustang district. There is an opportunity to explore ancient Thakli tradition, culture flora and fauna in the Eco-cultural museum in Jomsom.

Day 15: Jomsom – Pokhara

Early morning get to prepare all the baggage flight to Pokhara by plane. The wonderful Himalayan scenery of giant Himalayas Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif can see from the plane.

Day 16: Pokhara – Kathmandu

You will transfer to the airport to fly Kathmandu by plane with magnificent views of mountains. Arriving in Kathmandu, you will be free all day.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu

You will free all the day and may have a chance to visit once in the heritage site. Or this day can be occupied as security day in case of flight interruption due to weather.

Day 18: Final departure

You will be transfer to airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country
DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 2 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Tips for Guide and Porter

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