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upper mustang trek

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  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Best Time: Spring, Autumn and Summer
  • Max Elevation: 4,090
  • Group Size: Min 2
  • Trip Grade: Moderate

Upper Mustang Trek

Rocky highland, Golden terrain, and smashing Himalayan range dropped around the valley like a pretty pearl necklace; the magic of Upper Mustang is beyond Comprehension. Situated in the North of Annapurna Himal and borders of Tibet (China) Mustang is ancient and mysterious Kingdom of Lo Manthang. Upper Mustang trek is an ideal trek to observe Tibetan plateau and culture; visiting Upper Mustang is like visiting Tibet. The remote trans-Himalayan village even after its inclusion in Nepalese territory, entry was banned to foreign travelers till 1992. Consequently, it drew much attention as a prohibited Kingdom. Since 1992 Nepal Government Department of Immigration started to issue special trekking permits to a small number of trekkers. This trek provides spectacular views of whitewashed settlements, ancient palace and the simple monasteries in the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. It is home to wonderful landscapes and colorful barren hills holding interesting myths.

Best Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek also described as a mystique valley and the last forbidden kingdom; the windswept land of mountains preserving the last authentic remains of Tibetan culture. You can literally stand anywhere in Upper Mustang and take a picture and you are bound to get a beautiful picture for yourself; that is the beauty of Upper Mustang trek for you. The widely cultivated barley, potatoes, and buckwheat are the staple diet of the villages; through which our trek passes to reach the ancient walled fortress city of Lo Manthang. One can get to know the real lifestyle of Himalayan people who are not much in the touch with the rest of the world. Usually, a culture of here surprises travelers because they live in their own way and the most surprising thing is that all the brothers marry a single girl.

The Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom after taking a scenic flight from Pokhara. A special trekking permit requires to travel further from Kagbeni and to visit Upper Mustang one must be accompanied by a government-appointed official. Furthermore, we trek up the west side of the valley, with spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and the Annapurna crossing from the pass at 13,000 ft. Geographically, the trail is wide along the sandy riverbed filled with Saligrams (fossilized shell). Tserang is the second city of Mustang through which we continue our journey in the middle of some dramatic desert; scenery of red and other fluted cliffs reaching ultimately to the mythical medieval walled city of 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.

Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek

  • The Mysteries Sky Caves
  • Lo Manthang- Kingdom of Lo (Mustang)
  • Beautiful Monasteries; Thugchen Gompa oldest gompa built in the 15th century.
  • Experience untouched Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • The Tiji Festival-Prayer for World Peace.


Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m), transfer to selected hotel, welcome dinner.
Day 2 Half day Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.
Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700 ft), 6 hrs drive.
Day 4 Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni (2,858m), 3 - 4 hrs trek.
Day 5 Kagbeni to chele (3,050m), 5 - 6 hrs trek.
Day 6 Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m), 6 - 7 hrs trek.
Day 7 Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3,520m), 5 - 6 hrs trek.
Day 8 Ghaymi to Charang (3,500m), 4 - 5 hrs trek.
Day 9 Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,700m), 5 - 6 hrs trek.
Day 10 Explore Lo-Mangthang.
Day 11 Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3,810m), 6 - 7 hrs trek.
Day 12 Dhakmar to Ghiling (3,806m), 5 - 6 hrs trek.
Day 13 Ghiling to Chhuksang (3,050m), 5 - 6 hrs trek.
Day 14 Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700m), 6 - 7 hrs trek.
Day 15 Fly back to Pokhara.
Day 16 Flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 17 Departure own destination.

Trip Includes

  • Trekking guide.
  • Trekking porter.
  • All necessary Trekking permit + Mustang special permit.
  • All transport before the trek and after the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, 3 night with B / B plan.
  • Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Flight ticket to Jomsom.
  • All meal during the trek.
  • Airports pick up and drop.
  • Great Panorama Treks T-shirt, Duffel bag and trekking pole.

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porter driver.
  • Bar bill, Laundry bill.
  • Travel insurance.

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