Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

Upper Mustang Trek

To trek in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege. Here you will experience the way of life of true mountain people, who were not much in touch with the rest of Nepal for hundreds of years, and even until recent times had an officially recognized king.

In many ways, a trek into Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet, as geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The district of Mustang was, until 1950, a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. The last king, the Raja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang. Upper Mustang, being in the Himalayan rain shadow, is one of the regions in the country suitable for trekking even during monsoons. During this time, the upper Kali Gandaki valley is still quite dry with only occasional rainfall.

The Mustang trek is not particularly difficult, the highest point reached being only 3,800 meters, but the conditions at times can be arduous. Mustang is cold in winter and is always windy and dusty through the year. Winter treks are best avoided due to harsh weather.

There are few accommodation facilities available above Kagbeni, so groups must be fully self-sufficient, especially in fuel. While porters are available in Jomsom it is preferable to use mules to carry the loads up to Mustang. These pack animals are available locally and are more economical, and certainly more environmentally friendly than porters.

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing Tour.

Day 03:Fly or drive to Pokhara and transfer to a hotel.

Day 04:Pokhara-Jomsom(2700m) Flight/ Trek To Kagbeni (2800).

Day 05:Trek Kagbeni to Chaile, 3030m 7 hours walking.

Day 06:Trek to Chaile to Geling, 3440m. 8 hours walk

Day 07:Trek Geling to Dhakmar, 3800m. 5 hours walking

Day 08:Trek Dhakmar to Lo Manthang, 3730m. 5 – 6 hrs walk.

Day 09:Explore Lo Manthang

Day 10:Lo Mantang to Charang, 3490m 4 hours walk

Day 11:Trek to Charang to Syangboche, 3800m. 7 hours walk

Day 12:Trek Syangboche to Chuksang, 2965m. 7 hours walk

Day 13:Chhuksang to Muktinath, 3700m. hours walk

Day 14:Muktinath to Jomsom, 2713m. 4-5 hours walk

Day 15:Jomson to Pokhara

Day 16:Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 17:Final Departure

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Our representative will come pick and drop you off at a hotel. Take rest for some time, we will gather in the evening for a welcome dinner and prepare for the trek.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing Tour.

Next day, we will go on a guided city tour around Kathmandu city. Some of the popular landmarks of the tour are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swaymbhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara and transfer to a hotel.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu Airport and fly to Pokhara on earliest flight possible. you will have a whole afternoon and evening to enjoy the beautiful city with lakes, POKHARA.

Day 04: Pokhara-Jomsom(2700m) Flight/ Trek To Kagbeni (2800).

Breakfast then flight to Jomsom in the early morning with trekking guide. The flight is 20 minutes only and offers a great view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.Trek to Kagbeni(2800m).

Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chaile, 3030m 7 hours walking.

Breakfast and walk slightly up along the Kali Gandaki riverside while visiting two beautiful villages Tangbe and Chhuksang. Crossing of the Kali Gandaki River to reach Chaile.

Day 06: Trek to Chaile to Geling, 3440m. 8 hours walk

The rocky trail mounts up until Dajori La; 3550m then descends slightly until Samar, 3290m. Walking down and up again to Bhena and Yamda by ascending a pass of 3800m.

Day 07: Trek Geling to Dhakmar, 3800m. 5 hours walking

Slight ascents of Nyi La pass, 3975 m. Descent to Ghami, 3545m. The Beautiful village of white houses in a deep gorge.

Day 08: Trek Dhakmar to Lo Manthang, 3730m. 5 – 6 hrs walk.

Eye-catching view of the Annapurna and the Mustang. Then the trail follows on the hillside until Lo Gekar (which means pure virtue of Lo) Visit of Ghar Gumba (House temple). Lunch. Then the trail ascends gradually until Chogo La, 4325m. Continuations of walking on the ridge then descend to Lo-Manthang, the fortified city having an ancient king’s palace and the important monasteries.

Day 09: Explore Lo Manthang

Rest and visit of the monasteries and Buddhist school of the Chhyodi Gompa. Excursion to the summer palace of Garphu. Visit of the monasteries and Buddhist school of the Chhyodi Gompa.

Day 10: Lo Mantang to Charang, 3490m 4 hours walk

Ascend the pass of 3910 m. Nice view of the capital of Mustang, Lo Manthang.

Day 11: Trek to Charang to Syangboche, 3800m. 7 hours walk

Slight Uphill until Choya La, 3870m. Beautiful landscape. Visit of the longest and most spectacular Maniwall of Nepal while descending to Ghami. Then again uphill to Ghami La and Nya La, 3590m. Downhill to Tamagaun. Slight ascend to Syanbochen La, 3850m.

Day 12: Trek Syangboche to Chuksang, 2965m. 7 hours walk

The trail ascends up to Yamdo La, 4010m, then it follows hillside. Crosses Yamda, Bhena, samara and Chaile to arrive at Chhuksang.

Day 13: Chhuksang to Muktinath, 3700m. hours walk

Uphill until a pass of 3970m. Beautiful view of the white-capped mountains and barren landscape of mustang. Then downhill to Muktinath. World famous pilgrimage of all the Hindus.

Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom, 2713m. 4-5 hours walk

Trek or drive on a local jeep to Jomsom. Overnight stay at Jomsom.

Day 15: Jomson to Pokhara

Next day, we take a flight to Pokhara and spend a leisure day at Pokhara around Lakeside.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu.

Early flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to a hotel or you can go for a stroll as per your wish. At evening, we will gather for a farewell dinner to celebrate our wonderful trek experience!

Day 17: Final Departure

Transfer to airport for International departure.

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage (2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • Restricted Area Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only)
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Emergency Rescue  Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show.
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks (soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing Tour.

Day 03:Fly or drive to Pokhara and transfer to a hotel.

Day 04:Pokhara-Jomsom(2700m) Flight/ Trek To Kagbeni (2800).

Day 05:Trek Kagbeni to Chaile, 3030m 7 hours walking.

Day 06:Trek to Chaile to Geling, 3440m. 8 hours walk

Day 07:Trek Geling to Dhakmar, 3800m. 5 hours walking

Day 08:Trek Dhakmar to Lo Manthang, 3730m. 5 – 6 hrs walk.

Day 09:Explore Lo Manthang

Day 10:Lo Mantang to Charang, 3490m 4 hours walk

Day 11:Trek to Charang to Syangboche, 3800m. 7 hours walk

Day 12:Trek Syangboche to Chuksang, 2965m. 7 hours walk

Day 13:Chhuksang to Muktinath, 3700m. hours walk

Day 14:Muktinath to Jomsom, 2713m. 4-5 hours walk

Day 15:Jomson to Pokhara

Day 16:Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 17:Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Our representative will come pick and drop you off at a hotel. Take rest for some time, we will gather in the evening for a welcome dinner and prepare for the trek.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing Tour.

Next day, we will go on a guided city tour around Kathmandu city. Some of the popular landmarks of the tour are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swaymbhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara and transfer to a hotel.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu Airport and fly to Pokhara on earliest flight possible. you will have a whole afternoon and evening to enjoy the beautiful city with lakes, POKHARA.

Day 04: Pokhara-Jomsom(2700m) Flight/ Trek To Kagbeni (2800).

Breakfast then flight to Jomsom in the early morning with trekking guide. The flight is 20 minutes only and offers a great view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.Trek to Kagbeni(2800m).

Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chaile, 3030m 7 hours walking.

Breakfast and walk slightly up along the Kali Gandaki riverside while visiting two beautiful villages Tangbe and Chhuksang. Crossing of the Kali Gandaki River to reach Chaile.

Day 06: Trek to Chaile to Geling, 3440m. 8 hours walk

The rocky trail mounts up until Dajori La; 3550m then descends slightly until Samar, 3290m. Walking down and up again to Bhena and Yamda by ascending a pass of 3800m.

Day 07: Trek Geling to Dhakmar, 3800m. 5 hours walking

Slight ascents of Nyi La pass, 3975 m. Descent to Ghami, 3545m. The Beautiful village of white houses in a deep gorge.

Day 08: Trek Dhakmar to Lo Manthang, 3730m. 5 – 6 hrs walk.

Eye-catching view of the Annapurna and the Mustang. Then the trail follows on the hillside until Lo Gekar (which means pure virtue of Lo) Visit of Ghar Gumba (House temple). Lunch. Then the trail ascends gradually until Chogo La, 4325m. Continuations of walking on the ridge then descend to Lo-Manthang, the fortified city having an ancient king’s palace and the important monasteries.

Day 09: Explore Lo Manthang

Rest and visit of the monasteries and Buddhist school of the Chhyodi Gompa. Excursion to the summer palace of Garphu. Visit of the monasteries and Buddhist school of the Chhyodi Gompa.

Day 10: Lo Mantang to Charang, 3490m 4 hours walk

Ascend the pass of 3910 m. Nice view of the capital of Mustang, Lo Manthang.

Day 11: Trek to Charang to Syangboche, 3800m. 7 hours walk

Slight Uphill until Choya La, 3870m. Beautiful landscape. Visit of the longest and most spectacular Maniwall of Nepal while descending to Ghami. Then again uphill to Ghami La and Nya La, 3590m. Downhill to Tamagaun. Slight ascend to Syanbochen La, 3850m.

Day 12: Trek Syangboche to Chuksang, 2965m. 7 hours walk

The trail ascends up to Yamdo La, 4010m, then it follows hillside. Crosses Yamda, Bhena, samara and Chaile to arrive at Chhuksang.

Day 13: Chhuksang to Muktinath, 3700m. hours walk

Uphill until a pass of 3970m. Beautiful view of the white-capped mountains and barren landscape of mustang. Then downhill to Muktinath. World famous pilgrimage of all the Hindus.

Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom, 2713m. 4-5 hours walk

Trek or drive on a local jeep to Jomsom. Overnight stay at Jomsom.

Day 15: Jomson to Pokhara

Next day, we take a flight to Pokhara and spend a leisure day at Pokhara around Lakeside.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu.

Early flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to a hotel or you can go for a stroll as per your wish. At evening, we will gather for a farewell dinner to celebrate our wonderful trek experience!

Day 17: Final Departure

Transfer to airport for International departure.

Cost Included

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage (2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • Restricted Area Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only)
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Emergency Rescue  Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show.

Cost Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks (soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
Enquiry

Trip Facts

  • Syangboche, 3800m
  • Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Available
  • October - December and March - May