Trip Overview

Upper mustang trek is a destination coveted by trekker who likes to investigate the antique monastery, divergent societies and hundreds of ruined caves that are more than thousands years old. The eccentric tribe of the Tibetan culture in the remote Himalayan Mountain is the main factor of attraction of this place. The upper mustang trek region is situated at the western Himalayan region adjoining the Tibetan Plateau at the border of Nepal. The area is rain obscured making the trek suitable even in monsoon.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: In Kathmandu with optional tour and trek preparation.
Day 03:  Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
Day 04: Morning flight to Jomsom 2,715 m and trek to Kagbeni 2,830 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chele 3,050 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Geling 3,540 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Charang 3,560 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: At Lo-Manthang with rest day for acclimatization and local visit.
Day 10: Trek to Dhakmar 3,810 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Ghiling 3,806 m – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Chusang 2,980 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara 860 m – 22 mins and transfer to hotel
Day 16: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Upper Mustang trekking and while you are under our care.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02:  In Kathmandu with optional tour and trek preparation.

Today, allowing you much time to prepare for Upper Mustang trekking with optional tour around Kathmandu at places of interest with rest of the afternoon free for trek preparations and packing gear.

Day 03:  Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)

Starting this fabulous and scenic Upper Mustang Trekking taking a morning drive towards Nepal Mid West with grand views of Ganesh-Langtang Himal, as the drive gets closer towards Pokhara catch the views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Mt. Machhapuchare known as Fish Tail due to its shape.

After exciting scenic drive reaching at Pokhara a famous and popular touristic spot of Nepal Himalaya, blessed with natural wonders of snow capped peaks, rolling green hills and valley with serene lakes, in Pokhara overnight by the Phewa Lake with ample time for short walks around the lake.

(Options by Air taking half hour of scenic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu)

Day 04: Morning Flight to Jomsom 2,700 and trek to Kagbeni - 04 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight in Pokhara, morning drive to airport for short scenic flight to Jomsom with close views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains as the flight touches at Jomsom airport located on the shelf of Kali-Gandaki River.

Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang district, after Jomsom first day trek begins on Kali-Gandaki River valley around windswept country, few hours of good walk with great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri’s brings you at Kagbeni village.

A nice village of Tibetan style located on the start and ending point of Upper Mustang area and to Forbidden City of Lo Manthang, on an old Himalayan Caravan trade route of Nepal and Tibet.

Day 05: Trek to Chele 3,050m - 06 hrs.

Morning walk starts with uphill climb into a canyon of high red eroded cliff edge, following upper upstream of Kailgandaki River, within unique landscapes of cliff walls, a nice walk with views brings you to our overnight stop at Chele, a moderate size village also spelled as Tsele.

Day 06: Trek to Geling 3,540 m - 05 hrs.

From Tsele or Chele, morning begins with a climb to Gyakar village, and from here walk around dry and barren landscapes to reach at Samar village, one of the lovely looking villages of Mustang area.

After Samar village with short stops walk to Bhena and then leading with a steep climb to a ridge top of Yamda La pass at 3,860 meters high, offering grand vista of Mustang area with high mountains of Mt. Dhaulagiri.

From here on down-hill to overnight stop at Geling village via Syangboche village.

Day 07: Trek to Charang 3,560 m - 06 hrs.

Morning with time visit to its old monastery with Buddhist mani prayer wheels propelled with water power, after monastery tour trek to Ghami village and then cross Ghaymi Khola (stream) walk leads following a long and interesting line of Mani walls (holy prayer stone) from here walk to Dhakmar village, after hours of pleasant walk reaching at Tsarang village surrounded by large fields of crops buck wheat’s with overnight stop and visit of Tsarang old monastery.

Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m - 04 hrs.

Today a short walk to Lo -Manthang of few hours trek to reach our main destination of this great adventure to enter the wall city (actually a large village) the fort guarding the city / village surrounded by high wall. At one time stood as a forbidden kingdom after monarchy rule ended in Nepal few past decade, on the walk coming across several chortens and mani stones, between Tsarang and on Lo Manthang trail with grand views of arid landscapes in the shade of Nilgiri’s, Tilicho and Bhrikuti peaks.

Walk leads to Lo La pass at 3,950 meters with views of Lo Manthang the walled city and then descend reaching a nice trail to Lo Manthang for two night stops.

Day 09: In Lo-Manthang for acclimatization and local hike.

Lo Manthang highest overnight stop of this journey, with time to explore this fascinating village with old Tibetan like houses enclosed within great high wall, visit historical and cultural centre the main attraction of Lo-Manthang.

The four main monasteries are Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the great Entrance Hall.
Advance permission required to enter king’s palace to visit interior of the old palace and to grant audience with former king or Raja of Mustang if possible.

Day 10: Trek to Dhakmar 3,810 m - 06 hrs.

After an interesting time in Lo-Manthang morning walk starts on the same route back to Marang village, and then walk west using an old path to Dhakmar village for overnight stop.

Day 11: Trek to Ghiling 3,806 m - 06 hrs.

From Dhakmar village, morning walk heading on the same route with long series of Mani Walls, and then cross a bridge over Ghami Khola to reach at Ghami village for overnight, time permitting visit Geling monastery.

Day 12: Trek to Chusang 2,980 m - 06 hrs.

Slowly this fascinating walk comes to an end after a short climb to Syangboche village, and to Yamda La with grand views, then downhill to Bhena and Samar villages.

Walk leads by a stream passing Gyakar and Chele villages and finally ending this nice walk at Chusang village.

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m - 04 hrs.

Today,  walk leads to another highest point of the adventure at Muktinath of above 3,800 meters with panorama of high mountains, walk leads uphill on winding mountain path past villages towards Jharkot village and then continue on pleasant trail for an hour to reach holy Muktinath.

Day 14: Morning enjoy the views and visit holy Muktinath and drive to Jomsom.

On this marvelous scenic spot morning visit holy Muktinath Temple premises with its 108 fresh spring water spouts, this is one of the source of Kaligandaki River also, after a holy and exciting moment our final day of this beautiful Jomsom & Muktinath trekking ends taking few hours of exciting drive to Jomsom town for last overnight of this wonderful journey in the comfort of a nice fine lodge.

Day 15: From Jomsom morning fly to Pokhara.

Last day of this amazing trek concludes with short scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara a lovely touristic city, overnight in Pokhara a scenic spot with many nice hotels by the serene Phewa Lake, where Annapurna Himal reflects on its pristine calm waters.
(Driving options which is about 6-7 hours via Beni town to Pokhara city from Jomsom)

Day 16: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Morning a scenic drive to back Kathmandu with grand memories of this fabulous and exciting  Upper Mustang trekking, an interesting six hour brings you back in Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs .

Day 17:  Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Upper Mustang Trekking.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up/ transfer
  • 2 nights in 3 or 4 star standard hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu valley with private car, entrance of all the temples and monuments fees
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with Traditional dance & Music
  • Mustang special permit/TIMS Card
  • Drive from Kathmandu-Pokhara by private vehicle
  • All monuments/ entrance fees
  • 2 nights standard hotel in Pokhara on BB plan as per as itinerary suggested
  • pokhara -jomsom-pokhara by plane
  • 12nights/ 13 days of complete trek of Upper Mustang Trek will full board of meals( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea coffee)
  • Mt. accommodation twin share- comfortable and clean (two nights attached bath)
  • One Advance Adventures Trek Leader( Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), his entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Entire cost of porter and Sherpas- one porter for each two member in a group
  • All the Gov and local taxes
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags
  • Group medicine kit box
  • High altitude chamber bag for trek safety(available on above 4 pax)
  • Departure transfer

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu
  • Your meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara, except provided dinner and breakfast
  • Entire beverages, mineral water, beer etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance(Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
  • Personal Nature Expenses/ Tips to guide and porter
  • Any Extending Trips

Trip Equipment

For Head
  1. Sun hat / Scarf
  2. Sun glasses
  3. Head Tourch
For Upper Body
  1. Water Proof Jacket
  2. Down Jacket
  3. Light Weight T-shirt
For Lower Body
  1. Water Proof Pants
  2. Light Weight Pant
For Hand
  1. Gloves
For Feet
  1. Thin Inner socks
  2. Woolen socks
  3. Hiking boots (preferred comfortable boots)
Other Accessories
  1. Trekking and sleeping bags
  2. Water and camel bottle etc

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of two or more than two person. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Per Person Status

Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

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Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
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