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Upper Mustang Trek17 Days

(2) Review(s)
Minimum Participants Minimum of 2 people
Mode of Travel Moderate
Accommodation Tea House during the trek and 3-4 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Meals breakfast, lunch, dinner during trek
Transportation Flight/private vehicle

trip Overview

Upper Mustang Trek offers a spectacular trekking experience in the Himalaya country Nepal. This is a hidden kingdom and rare authorization trek in Dhaulagiri zone of Nepal. Within the boundaries of Nepal, Mustang district was the separate kingdom until 1950.

Upper Mustang 17 days trek begins in Kathmandu with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then we drive to Pokhara and the next day flies to Jomsom for trekking. It is a cultural trekking area that brings you close to the Tibetan culture and geography.  Lo-Manthang is the capital city and also the home of the king in Mustang. The most amazing area of this place is the royal palace and beautiful monasteries like Thugchen Gompa. This area was a restricted area and it was re-opened for non-Nepali trekkers in 1992 A.D. So, Trekkers need a special permit and also adjoining with local agencies.

Upper Mustang Trek is similar to Tibet trekking. You will be familiar with the true mountain people who are not much touch with the rest of Nepal for hundreds of years.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara; sightseeing and boating in Pokhara
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom [2,800m] and trek to Kagbeni [2,810m] [20min fly and 3-4 hrs walk]
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele [3,080m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 06: Trek from Chele to Ghilling [3,570m] [7-8 hrs walk]
Day 07: Trek from Ghilling to Charang / Tsarang [3,560m] [6-7 hrs walk]
Day 08: Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang [3,840m] [4-5 hrs walk]
Day 09: Rest and explore the Mustang Kingdom Lo Manthang
Day 10: Trek from Lo Manthang to Dhakmar [3,820m] vai Gar Gumpa [6-7 hrs walk]
Day 11: Trek from Dhakmar to Syanboche [3,800m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 12: Trek from Syanboche to Chhusang [2980m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 13: Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath [3,760m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [2,800m] [4-6 hrs walk]
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara and overnight in the hotel
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu and overnight stay at the hotel
Day 17: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

35m drive BB plan Hotel/resort

Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your respective Hotels, the Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will brief you about day-to-day detailed information about Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal that you might require while in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

On the first day or night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed regarding the time for your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest

6 hrs drive or 25 min fly BB plan Hotel/resort

After breakfast in the morning, we will transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport domestic terminal as per the flight time after the scenic flight to Pokhara, then transfer to Hotel nearby Fewa Lake. Full day free to visit and sightseeing around the touristic city Pokhara. Evening free for boating at Fewa Lake.

20m fly and 3-4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After a delicious breakfast transfer to the airport and a scenic mountain flight to Jomsom after that trek start to the North West side bypassing the gateway between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. The trail gives you full of entertainment and excitement moment with the high mountains and deepest gorge of the world. The walks finally reach you to Kagbeni for an overnight stay.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Our Himalayan journey continues with the uphill trails towards the east bank of Kali Gandaki after an hour of climbing, the trailheads to the north side passing the small and noiseless village Tangbe after reaching Chusang village the trail follows the southern part of Kagbenithrough whitewashed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple gardens. Then the trail crosses the Kaligandaki and leaves the Kali Gandaki valley then climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chaile. overnight stay at Chele.

7-8 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Our journey leads to the steeply up trail along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and rocky trail crossing many villages, jungles, rice fields as well as follows amazing uphill and downhill trails with a splendid view of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and many other snow-covered peaks. Finally reaching the Ghilling then dinner and overnight stay at Ghilling.

7-8 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trail continues to Ghami village [3,520m] and crosses a small bridge that connects the amazing MANI prayer wall with the village. Charang La pass, which is another spectacular pass on this day's itinerary and finally reaches Charang after an hour's walk from Charang la. Overnight stay at Charang.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

A short walk to Lo Manthang from Charang with firstly down step and goes steeply up after crossing a small steel bridge. The day contains to visit the mysterious kingdom of Upper Mustang Lo Manthang overnight at Tea House.

This is a rest day where you feel relaxed and witness the views surrounding & visit the monastery. Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will arrange to visit the Mustang Kingdom.

6-7 walk All meals, breakfast, dinner Tea House

The trail leads to the southwest from Lo Manthang with beautiful scenery and great snow-covered peaks after that the trail continues with green mid-hills way and reaches the highest point of this trip Pangta [4,200m], then crosses the Charang River and reach Gar Gumpa.  Dinner and overnight stay at Dhakmar.

5-6 hrs walk All meals, breakfast, dinner Tea House

After breakfast, our trekking starts by following the small stream and through the field and passing the stupa then reaching the Mui La [4170m] the trail goes to NYI la via the Ghami village, crosses the scenic pass, and continues to Syangboche. Dinner and overnight stay at Syanboche.

5-6 hrs walk All meals, breakfast, dinner Tea House

After a delicious breakfast, we will continue our trek from Syanboche to Chhusang and overnight stay in the lodge.

5-6 hrs walk All meals, breakfast, dinner Tea House

The trail follows to the Northeast from Chusang with the tantalizing view of mountains and the wonderful flow of wind which also may help to make a trip adventurous after reaching Muktinath, take dinner and overnight stay.

5-6 hrs walk All meals, breakfast, dinner Tea House

This is the last day of trekking where the trail goes through the Jharkot village where we can visit attractive monasteries like Jharkot Monastery and the old fortress of Jharkot and then again continue trek towards Jomsom via Kagbeni village.

20m fly BB Plan Hotel/Resort

After 20 minutes, the flight takes us from Jomsom & back to Pokhara. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, then, we drive to the hotel. In the evening, we will go for a sightseeing tour of Pokhara valley, or we can feel free for personal activities.

30min fly/30m drive BB plan Hotel/Resort

Transfer to Kathmandu by flight and get free time at Kathmandu, you can use the free time by shopping, by rest, or guided tour on request with Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expedition team. If you want to expand your holiday don’t feel hesitate to let us know. In the evening farewell dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this wonderful high Himalayan country, Nepal with the wonderful memory of Upper Mustang and Lo Manthang trek in Nepal with us.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Trekking Map of Annapurna region.
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea, or coffee) during the trek.
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program with dinner.
  • 3-4 star Hotels in Kathmandu as your requirements.
  • 3-4 star Hotels in Pokhara on BB plan.
  • Experienced English- speaking, and Government licensed holder Guide and required porters.
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guides and porters.
  • Transportation by bus, car, or flight.
  • Medical kit box.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems).
  • Trekking Equipment.
  • All government tax.
  • All guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and entry fees.
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Farewell dinners

What's not included?

  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International flight and departure tax.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Rescue operation.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 2 Reviews

upper Mustang Trek tony clark

Mustang trip with my family


We are very thankful with Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition. We had done upper mustang trek in Nepal for 14 days. We see and feel like we are in a different world. Their services are good and the team is great. Guide clear us about the doubt that we have in our mind while trekking in Mustang. Highly recommend this company to others for best trekking in Nepal.

mustang Trek Rasid Khan

Incredible Mustang tour


With Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expedition, it was an epic experience and one of the best trips ever in Nepal. Rajan, our guide, was very nice, helpful and put our safety first at all times. We would highly recommend him for Nepal Trek. He Makes your Trip awesome.

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