Upper Mustang Trekking leads you to the culturally significant hidden Kingdom that remained mysterious for a long time. The trek was permitted only after 1992. The trek lies in the restricted area of the Mustang region, which requires a special trekking permit. The trail lies in the Himalayan rain shadow area, which is almost arid, but the seasonable flowers and vegetation make the trek spectacular.

Upper Mustang trek begins from Jomsom after a picturesque flight from Pokhara. But the trek through the restricted region begins from Kagbeni, which is a gateway of the Upper Mustang, which is populated by the Thakali people. The trail of Upper Mustang was used by the traders. The features of the isolated and imposing landscape are equally assisted by the cultural beauties as monasteries, chhortens, mani walls and the whitewashed houses throughout the trail. The frequent up and down the trail, the red sandy cliffs, view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Mountain ranges are very heartwarming. The windswept valleys and narrow gorges make the trek pretty challenging, but a moderately fit person can do this trek. Crossing over some of the passes, you reach to the stone-walled town of Lo-Manthang, which is a remarkable and ultimate destination. This is a blessed destination for cultural exploration throughout the surroundings. Tiji festival is the identity of this place that has got international recognition.

Monsoon is one of the best favorable seasons for the trek to Upper Mustang. ABC Treks organizes the trek with a well managed customized itinerary as per your request. Join our trekking with the expert Himalayan leaders and make your trek fabulous. Please, feel free to contact us for more details.


Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.

Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of ABC Treks and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, we give you a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2:Sightseeing and trek preparation.

We can do only a half-day Kathmandu sightseeing tour as we have to do some preparations about the trek, including the trekking permit because the trekking area lies in the restricted region. Then back to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3:Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (6 hours).

From Kathmandu, we drive to Pokhara in the morning. Through the Prithvi Highway, the drive offers the sceneries nearby the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River valley, green hillside and the terraced hillside. Then, transfer to the hotel. It is a city of Lakes and a wonderful place to see around. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.

Day 4:Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,780m).

We fly from Pokhara to Jomsom in the morning. It is a picturesque flight through the middle point of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. In Jomsom, we meet our crew and walk continually to Kagbeni through the dusty Kali Gandaki valley. After about three hours walk, we reach the gateway of the Upper Mustang and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 5:Trek to Chele(3,050m).

From Kagbeni, we enter into the restricted region with a pass after breakfast. We follow the bank of the Kaligandaki River. The traditional settlement with whitewashed houses is wonderful. We pass Tange and chhuksang and trek down to the River, cross the bridge and walk uphill for half an hour to Chele. Overnight at lodge.

Day 6:Trek to Syanbochen (3,475m).

After the breakfast at Chele, we begin the trek quite early as the trail goes through the passes. The sandy trail leads us to the Taklam La pass through the steep climb. Dajori La and Yemdo La Pass are other passes lie on the trail to Upper Mustang. Steadily, we reach to the tiny village of Syangbochen and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 7:Trek to Ghaymi (3,520m).

Another wonderful day through the pass. Continuing the trek after the breakfast at Syangbochen, we ascend continually and pass the Nyi La pass (4,010 meters). The mountain views of Annapurna and Nilgiri can be seen. Then we proceed to the Ghami La pass (3765 meters) and descend to the Ghyami village. Overnight at lodge.

Day 8:Trek to Charang (3,490m).

We pass through the longest mani wall of Upper Mustang after breakfast at Ghami. We have options to choose the route. We reach Dhakmar and the red cliff can be seen in the surroundings. Heading towards Chharang, we walk steadily and reach to our destination, where the greatest library in Lo, is located. Overnight at lodge.

Day 9:Trek to Lo Manthang (3,730m).

From Charang, we begin the journey through the arid land of the Mustang, which is accompanied by the sandy cliffs and the mountains on the horizon. We gradually reach the capital of the Upper Mustang- Lomanthang, which was a subject of mystery for a long time as a hidden kingdom. It is a stone-walled town, located almost the border region with Tibet. If we reach there early, we can visit the historic palace and some nearly located heritages. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10:Explore in Lo Manthang (3,700m).

The exploration day, we have breakfast and set out to the monasteries and the locality of Lomanthang. The history of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, ancient monasteries, chhortens and mani walls fates back to the centuries. We visit the Namgyal Gompa and also visit the nearby village of Tingkhar, where the Champa Lakhang lies. Then we back to Lomanthang and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11:Trek to Drakmar(3,819m).

From Lomanthang, the stone-walled town, we commence the excursion through avoiding the dusty sand. One route comes down via Chogo La (4,280 meters) and the next route comes down via Dhi La (3950 meters). Passing The Ghar Gumba and crossing the Mui La Pass, we trek down to Dhakmar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12:Trek to Ghiling (3,806m).

Descending via Ghami, the downhill route leads us all the way to Ghiling crossing the pass of 4,025 meters. The barley and buckwheat fields are commonly seen throughout the trail of Upper Mustang, which is the same as the Ghiling. Overnight at lodge.

Day 13:Trek to Chhuksang (2,920m).

After breakfast at Ghiling, we start to trek down via Syangbochen. Crossing various passes that we had crossed while heading to Lomanthang, we reach to Chele. Crossing the River through the rock tunnel, we reach to Chhuksang and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 14:Trek to Jomsom (2,710m).

On the last day of the trek, we trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom via Jharkot village. After exploring the Jharkot monastery, we also visit the fort and trek down to Kagbeni, which is the borderline of Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang. Then we continue to trek through the Kaligandaki Riverbank and finally reach to Jomsom. Overnight at lodge.

Day 15:Flight to Pokhara.

Early in the morning, we fly back to Pokhara enjoying the snow-capped Himalayas. It is a short and picturesque flight. Then, transfer to the hotel. Visit around the city with sightseeing and boating in Phewa Lake. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

 From Pokhara, we drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the Riverbank sceneries. If you have one more day, Pokhara sightseeing is a recommended thing to do along with the boating in Phewa Lake. Then, transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17:Final Departure.

According to the time of your flight, our airport representative drops you to the International Airport for your final departure. Thank you for joining us for your trekking in Nepal. See you again.

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van
  • 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 2- 3star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3star category hotel in Pokhara Tourist bus transportations from Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) and airport departure taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit & special Upper Mustang permit.
  • 3 Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Gov. Licensed experienced helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical kit
  • Farewell dinner
  • Government taxes & office service charge

    Price Exclude

    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Nepal Visa fee  (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    • Extra night accommodation and food  in Kathmandu  and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.
    • Your Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
    • Tips for guides and porters

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