Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek offers a daring experience for enthusiast trekkers in the remote trans- Himalayan mountain region; ancient forbidden kingdom of Nepal. This trek starts from Jomsom through kagbeni, and then intersecting the cosmic Kaligandaki river, heading towards Lo Manthang. 

USD 1725/-

Key Facts

Trip Duration

16 Days

Best Travel time

October - December, and March - May



Trip Type

Individual Trekking Component

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang possesses a trans- Himalayan climate; cool and semi-arid with precipitation located in the rain shadow of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri (the 7th highest mountain in the world) ranges.

Being rich in Buddhist culture, Upper Mustang gratifies the visitors to experience the Tibetan culture and beautiful barren landscapes as it is part of the Tibetan plateau. Also, 55 cave paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha – Light of Asia can be observed in Mustang.

Kagbeni is a gateway to enter the Upper Mustang region and you are required to hold the special trekking permit along with the companion of a government official during the entrance to gateway. You will get an opportunity to choose the commuting means; an exclusive drift ride on horse or enjoyable off road jeep drive to explore after reaching Lo Manthang, the final destination situated at an altitude of 3,840m .

You will unveil the real lifestyle of mountain people who are acquiring animal husbandry as one of the prime options of livelihood with the equal focus on the huge production of apples. Not to mention, seeing chortens, buckwheat fields, caves and cliffs during the journey would add up the glory to the trek. 

Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Highlights

A fully English-Speaking Guide.

Explore Nepal rich culture and diverse nature in the Upper Mustang region.

Enjoy the hospitality of the Nepalese mountain people and taste traditional Nepalese food.

Sensational views of an array of high snow-capped mountains,

Dramatic landscapes, verdant steep valleys

Observe the spectacular sunrise on the mountains.

Detail Itinerary

Altitude: 1,400m (Kathmandu Airport)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our rep from Himalayan Connection will pick you up, and take you to the hotel. In the evening, your trek leader will brief you about the trek. In the meantime, you will have to provide us with your documents for further processing of the permits.

Today we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress. Overnight in Kagbeni.

We get our permits checked then begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village. Overnight in Chele.

Our trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before. Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche. Overnight in Syanboche

We ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village. Overnight in Ghami.

Our trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east. Overnight in Tsarang.

We begin our trek by descending to a canyon and cross a river before beginning our uphill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can admire the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite good. Overnight in Lo-Manthang.

Lo Manthang is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend the day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located north-west of Lo-Mangthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang.

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Our representative will drop you off to the International airport, TIA. Thank you for choosing us.


Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek offers a daring experience for enthusiast trekkers in the remote trans- Himalayan mountain region; ancient forbidden kingdom of Nepal. This trek starts from Jomsom through kagbeni, and then intersecting the cosmic Kaligandaki river, heading towards Lo Manthang.

Price: 1725

Currency: USD

Upper Mustang Map


Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

Teahouse accommodation during the trek

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek

All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)

English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader for a group

One porter for Two guests.

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS), All government and local taxes

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)


Nepalese visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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