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Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking

Mustang is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, inaccessible to outsiders. This isolation helped the people of Mustang to maintain their lifestyle and heritage that remained almost unchanged for centuries. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones.

Upper Mustang Trekking is a very popular trekking region in Nepal. The Home Ministry of Nepal announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the Department of Immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as Upper Mustang that has its own nominal king. The Mustang is one of the very few places on earth which is not spoilt by trekkers. Being under the rain shadow of the Himalayas, the area receives scanty rainfall making the region dry and arid-very similar to the adjoining Tibetan plateau. The trek to Lo-Manthang is through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks make your trek memorable.

Upper Mustang Trekking consists of two distinct regions: the south region with five villages inhabited by people related to the Managis; and the northern region (the ancient kingdom of Lo), where the language, culture and traditions are almost purely Tibetan, the capital of Lo is named Manthang, which translates from the Tibetan as lain of aspiration many texts refer to the capital as Lo Manthang, but this is not strictly correct, Other texts spell the name of the kingdom as Lho, but this is a transliteration of the Tibetan word for out and is also incorrect. Thus the portion of the Upper Mustangdistrict north of Samar is Lo and its capital is Mustang the king of Lo is the Lo Gyelbu, though I use the Nepali term Raja here. To avoid total confusion with existing Maps and texts, I also refer to the capital of Lo as Lo Manthang.

Upper Mustang Trekking / 16 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus (900m) 6-7 hrs or by fly 30 min.

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2720m) from Pokhara and trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3-4 hrs

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3100m) hours) 6-7 hrs

Day 06: Chele to Gheling (3570m) 7-8 hrs

Day 07: Geling to Tsarang (3560m) 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Tsarang to Lo Manthang(3840m 5-6 hrs

Day 09: Lo-Manthang rest for excursion.

Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar (3520m) 8-9 hrs via Ghar Gompa.

Day 11: Dhakmar to Samar (3540m) 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Samar to Kagbeni (2800m) 5-6 hrs

Day 13: Kagbeni to Jomsom (2720m) 4-5 hrs

Day 14: Jomsom to Pokhara fly (960m) 30 min.

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu flight 30 min. / drive 6-7 hrs

Day 16: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination)

Upper Mustang Trekking / 16 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m).
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
The day after breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipment and other necessaries. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Kathmandu (1300m) to Pokhara (900m) by bus, 6 hrs or by fly, 30 min. 
We start our day early in the morning to catch a tourist bus at 7 am, we then set off for Pokhara via Nepalese country side that offer green hills, river, farms etc. After a 200 km and around 6 hours drive we reach Pokhara (a city of Lake, literally); or 30 min. fly to Pokhara as per departure time. A city that offers us the magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and other mountain of Annapurna range. Do some last minute shopping and self exploration around the town (walk around few lake, boating etc) (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis).

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2720m), then trek to Kagbeni (2800m), 3-4 hrs.
You will be land on district headquarters of Mustang and will start trek to Kagbeni, the starting point of the Upper Mustang, where you can make your eyes busy for The spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus. Kagbeni is the most interesting typical Tibetan village and the entry point of the upper Mustang for overnight stop. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m) 6-7 hrs.
The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki that climbs over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe Village. The town is labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed house, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peaks,which dominates the southern skyline of Kagbenic continues to loom massively at the foot of the valley. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang Village and crosses the river, continue climbing north up the trail to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kaligandaki valley and climb steeply up a rocky gully to Chele at 3030m. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 06: Trek from Chele to Gheling (3570m), 7-8 hrs.
The climb continues along step, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to pass and cairn of rock at 3540m. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some Chortens on a ridge, and then the trail descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge and the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. The route climbs sharply up and down over a series of high passes, before the final descend to Geiling. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 07: Trek from Geling to Tsarang (3560m ), 6-7 hrs.
From Geling, the trail climbs gently to the interesting pass on our trek NYILA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river), we will arrive to a MANI (Prayer WALL) perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600m the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang. The huge five €“ story white Dzong and red Gompa is an interesting visit to observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha's. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 08: Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3840m ), 5-6 hrs.
The trail descends about 100 meters down from Charang, crosses the Charang - Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge and continues to climb. Finally, from a ridge at 3850m there is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo- Manthang. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 09: Lo-Manthang , day hiking exploring around.
Another day in Lo - Manthang gives you the chance to explore its many sights; the Tall Champa Lakhang (God house,) the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Raja's Palace; as well as to gaze at the surrounding panoramic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya. Besides Lo-Manthangthere is two other interesting valleys worth visiting. The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja's summer palace, Kimling and Phuwa as well as the Gompa of Namgyal (The Monastery of Victory) is the newest and most active Gompa in Lo. In the eastern valley lies the village of Chosar, also rich in Gompas and the valley is the main trading route to Lhasa. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 10: Lo-Manthang- Dhakmar (3520m) 8-9 hrs via Ghar Gompa.
This is an opportunity to visit two other villages on your return trek. The trail climbs steadily to the pass marked by a cairn, offering a last glimpse of Lo-Manthang. We cross highest pass this trek and arrive in Ghar Gompa (3920 Meters). This monastery is very old and older than Samye monastery in Tibet, supposed to be built around 730AD. After crossing the pass around 4100meters than we descend down to the way in Dhakmar (3520m) where we fix our camp site for stay overnight. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 11: Trek descend from Dhakmar to Samar (3540m), 6-7 hrs.
From Dhakmar the way goes down to until Ghami (3460m) the huge greenery village in Mustang where we can see the ancient monastery and Stupas with. You can see the local houses here like cave. Than after the trail goes ascend until Nyi La pass and descend to Samar through the same route. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 12: Trek from Samar to Kagbeni (2800m), 5-6 hrs.
Today, all the way downhill to Chhusang with panoramic red stone cliffs. After Chhusang we will climb little more than arrive in Tangbe village and finally we will be in Kagbeni. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 13: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2720m), 4-5 hrs.
We trek to Jomsom with the valley of Kaligandaki River which is also known as windy valley where every day big wind blowing and overnight in Jomsom. You will explore in Jomsom village. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis).

Day 14: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (960m), 20 min.
Early morning we fly to Pokhara with thrilling fantastic Mountain View including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Annapurna I and Machhapuchre during the flight. In the day Time if we have time we will meet the places are in Pokhara such as International Mountain Museum, Devis falls, and Boating in Fewa Lake. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis).

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. /drive 6-7 hrs.
In the morning we fly to Kathmandu, be sure to catch the left side of airplane for the best views of Himalayas. Or if by bus, we will arrange ticket in tourist coach at river side seat and start your journey at 7:30 am from Pokhara. Left site's seats of vehicles are nice to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. Around 2:00 pm you will arrive at Kathmandu (beside Thamel) and transfer to your hotel. The day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of the Upper Mustang Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis).

Day 16: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination).
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip, you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal, comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 3 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis.
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation at Pokhara in tourist standard hotel on BB basis.
  • "Farewell dinner" before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic air ticket; Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu / Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara 
  • Domestic air fare Tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag,  trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Special permit for rusticated area & all necessary governments documents (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment & clothing
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
  • Tips for guides and porters

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Upper Mustang Trekking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream


  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)


  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

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Our Grand Discount Offer For 2018/2019

  • 04 to 06 people in a group, there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • 07 to 09 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost.
  • 10 to 19 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost and 1 group leader free of cost.
  • 20 & above people in a group, there will be special discount in total cost and + + member free of cost.
  • Winter Special Offer: If you travel in winter time (Dec / Jan / Feb), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Summer Special Offer: If you travel in summer time (June / July / August), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Early Booking Special Offer: If you Book a Trip before 6 months from the trip departure, there will be 10% discount in total cost.

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