18 days
Trip Level
Group Size
3800 m

Upper Mustang trek is the confined northern piece of Mustang region. It is the trek of the shrouded kingdom and lies in the rain-shadow area. Upper Mustang trek gives us a chance to explore the one of a kind nearby way of life, for example, polygamy is as yet boundless here. It is the most famous trekking among all outdoors treks of Nepal. It may be the last remnants of flawless Tibetan culture. Upper Mustang trekking is in a limited territory of Mustang, which was just opened for foreigner since 1992.

Upper Mustang trek resembles a fortune chase since you go to the puzzling sports and outfitted with a rich experience of remoteness in the mysterious world of Buddhist occupants of Mustang. But it is a fitting objective for bramble trekkers and climbers or day-hikers searching for an additional experience. It is likewise known immaculate trekking in light of the fact that there is constrained section to nonnative’s even today. Upper Mustang trek is presumably the most baffling and least known kingdoms safeguards an existence relatively unaffected for quite a long time.

The Upper Mustang trek considers as a moderate trek that has its own difficulties in specific regions. It is likewise an extraordinary opportunity to closely investigate life-styles, which gives one of a kind feeling to untouchables. Upper Mustang trekking is lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas is may be the last enclave of unblemished Tibetan culture. The trek begins from Kathmandu once you arrive and complete within 17 days for the whole upper Mustang trekking.

Upper Mustang trek: highlights

A visit to hidden last forbidden kingdom of Mustang
Visit walled city of Lomangthang and Monasteries

Spectacular scenery, really admirable and lifetime experience
Visit Ghar Gumba and featured caves surround

Upper Mustang Trekking itinerary on brief

Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Kagbeni – Gelling – Charang – Lomangthang – Ghami – Samar – Kagbeni – Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu


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 free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others 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 staffs 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 up 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 the stunning scenery of Annapurna and Nilgiri. The trail goes into a gorge and crosses a stream takes another valley. Then ascends up to a hill (3,800 m) taking on ridges and pretty descend 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 steep with a rocky trail to get a ridge and further continue climbs to reach region of Lo, King Ame Pal established a kingdom in 1380’s, 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 own features The Namgyal Gompa located on the top of the hill. It is considered by a local court. 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 Gimap, and the Entrance hall. These are a major visit able spot in this city. The royal palace is another attraction of the town.

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

The climax of trek has been finished just 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 by passing 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 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 airport to fly Kathmandu by plane with magnificent views of mountains. Arriving in Kathmandu you will be free all the 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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