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Upper Mustang Trek 15 Days
Upper Mustang Trek 15 Days

Upper Mustang Trek 15 Days

The Upper Mustang Trek offers a daring experience for enthusiast trekkers in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain region; the ancient forbidden kingdom of Nepal.

 

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Upper Mustang Trek 15 Days

The Upper Mustang Trek offers a daring experience for enthusiast trekkers in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain region; the ancient forbidden kingdom of Nepal.

 

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Trek Facts

Trip Level
Beginners
Trip Starts At
Kathmandu
Trip Ends At
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
3840 m.
Trek Activity
Sightseeing, Trekking
Trek Route
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni - Ghami - Lo Mangthang - Muktinath - Pokhara
Best Season
September - December and march - June

Trek Overview

Set out on a memorable tour through Upper Mustang, a secluded and unspoiled region in the Himalayas. This journey package offers an extraordinary chance to discover this hidden gem's vibrant culture, breathtaking scenery, and fascinating history. This walk will captivate you with its beautiful villages, temples, and panoramic vistas of the Himalayas.

As you explore the traditional way of life in Mustang, you will be transported back in time as you walk along ancient trade routes and through arid regions. Visit the welcoming locals and learn about their enduring traditions and beliefs. Discover the region's spiritual significance by touring the gorgeous, historically significant monasteries and gompas.

Both experienced trekkers and those who have never been on a journey before can enjoy the Upper Mustang trek's perfect balance of adventure and cultural exploration. The walk is challenging but doable, and it's a great chance to challenge yourself and put your endurance to the test.

You will pass by some of the most beautiful vistas on earth as you navigate the rugged terrain. The variety of the landscape, which ranges from gentle slopes and lush meadows to soaring peaks and desolate deserts, will astound you. The route also passes through verdant forests and along rivers that are crystal clear, which serve as a constant source of inspiration and renewal.

You will pass through some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in the world as you navigate the challenging terrain, including views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks, which is also a part of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary. You may explore Mustang's traditional way of life by strolling through historic trade routes, where you can meet the welcoming inhabitants and learn about their fascinating traditions and beliefs.

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

Upper Mustang is rich in Buddhist culture, and it gratifies the visitors to experience the Tibetan culture and beautiful barren landscapes as part of the Tibetan plateau. Also, 55 cave paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha – Light of Asia can be observed in the Upper Mustang Trek 2024

Kagbeni is a gateway to enter the Upper Mustang Trek. You are required to hold the special trekking permit along with the companion of a government official during the entrance to the gateway.

You will get an opportunity to choose the commuting means; an exclusive drift ride on a horse or an enjoyable off-road jeep drive to explore after reaching Lo Manthang, the final destination situated at an altitude of 3,840m. Of course, you can go solo as an adventure as the path is pretty common and people you meet on the way will help you wherever you go. Of course, the path needs specific kinds of vehicles to traverse the path until a concrete road is fully built, and seasons will affect the condition of the path.

You will unveil the real lifestyle of Mustang people who rely on animal husbandry as one of the prime livelihood options with an equal focus on a huge production of apples. Not to mention, seeing Chhortens, buckwheat fields, caves, and cliffs during the Upper Mustang Trek would add glory to your trek.

The trek through Upper Mustang is a real feast for the senses! This voyage will enthrall you with its breathtaking scenery, vibrant culture, and intriguing history. Prepare to be mesmerized by the enchantment of this secret nation as you travel through its isolated settlements, eerie monasteries, and historic trade routes. Additionally, the Upper Mustang trek offers a chance to learn about Mustang's cultural traditions and get to know the welcoming residents. Immerse yourself in their way of life, discover their enduring traditions and beliefs, and be moved by their steadfast adherence to their spiritual roots. The region is especially vibrant during the mid-May festival of Tiji.

This trek package is a life-changing journey that will push your physical limitations and give you a profound respect for the Himalayas' fascinating past and breathtaking scenery. Why wait then? Come along with us on the Upper Mustang hike and experience the charm of this secret country for yourself!

Upper Mustang Trek Highlights:

The Upper Mustang trek is a true treasure trove of highlights! This trek has something to offer everyone, from breathtaking mountain scenery to rich cultural experiences. Here are just a few of the many highlights you can expect on this unforgettable adventure:

  • Explore the Mysterious City of Lo Manthang, once the Kingdom of Mustang's capital encircled by walls built in the fifteenth century. You will be amazed by the unusual fusion of Tibetan and Nepalese architecture.
  • The journey offers panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as it takes you through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on earth.
  • Interact with the welcoming people as you stroll through historic trade routes; they will share their culture and traditions with you. Experience the enduring way of life of the Mustang people and be moved by their steadfast adherence to their principles.
  • With stops at majestic monasteries and gompas steeped in history and spirituality, the Upper Mustang journey provides an opportunity to experience the region's rich spiritual past.
  • This walk provides the chance to see the Kali Gandaki River, one of the deepest rivers in the world, in all its magnificence.
  • The Upper Mustang trek offers the chance to explore a remote Himalayas region and make lifelong memories. This walk will give you a profound respect for the area's beauty and culture, regardless of whether you're an experienced hiker or just looking for an adventure.

The trek through Upper Mustang is a genuine adventure that offers a singular and unforgettable experience. Don't miss this chance to explore the Himalayas' undiscovered beauty and to make lifelong memories!

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Key Highlights

Explore Nepal rich culture and diverse nature in the Upper Mustang region.
Dramatic landscapes, verdant steep valleys
Observe the tibetian culture , tradition , custom ,language and lifestyle .
Different colors of the cliffs
wide valley , historic cave , high Himalayan desert .
Forbidden Royal palace , ancient monasteries and many more ...

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Trek Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1400 M)

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from Himalayan Connections will greet you and take you to the hotel.

After having some rest you'll join the team meet–up and pre-trip discussions of the trek where you will meet your trek guide/leader before the Upper Mustang Trek starts. In the evening, Himalayan Connections will organize a welcome dinner with delicious Nepali cuisine and a cultural show.

DAY 02 : KATHMANDU VALLEY SIGHTSEEING AND TRIP PREPARATION

Camp: Thamel Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m. / 4592 ft.

Time:

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Main Attractions:

  • Get ready to explore the cultural richness of Kathmandu as you embark on a sightseeing tour of some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Boudhanath Stupa.
  • In the afternoon, you will have a pre-trek meeting with your guide and finalize the necessary preparations for your trek to Mustang.

DAY 03: DRIVE TO POKHARA (827 M), 6-7 HRS

Camp: Pokhara

Altitude: 827m / 2712ft

Time: 25min flight / 6-7 hrs drive

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Main Attractions:

  • On this day, you will embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the adventure capital of Nepal.
  • Enjoy the picturesque landscapes as you drive along the Trishuli River and admire the Himalayan ranges. The drive takes approximately 6 to 7 hours.
  • In the evening, you can take a stroll on the famous Lakeside.

DAY 04: FLY TO JOMSOM (2,743 M) AND TREK TO KAGBENI (2,810 M), 2-3 HRS

Camp: Kagbeni

Altitude: 2810 m / 9217 ft.

Time: 15 min flight / 2 – 3 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions:

  • Today, you will take a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, which takes about 20 minutes.
  • From Jomsom, your trek will commence as you make your way to the charming village of Kagbeni, located at an altitude of 2,810 m. The trek takes approximately 2 to 3 hours and offers stunning views of the Kali Gandaki River and the surrounding mountains.

DAY 05: KAGBENI TO CHHUSANG (3,050 M), 5 - 6 HRS

Camp: Chhusang

Altitude: 3050 m /  10004 ft

Time:  5 – 6 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions:

  • This day, you will be walking through the windy valley, the high Himalayan desert, different colors of the cliffs as well as observe a huge number of mountain goats
  • It is a 5-6 hours trek from Kagbeni to Chusang.

DAY 06: CHHUSANG TO SYANBOCHE (3,475 M), 6 - 7 HRS

Camp: Syangboche

Altitude: 3475 m /  11398 ft

Time:  6 – 7 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Main Attractions:

  • Your journey to Syanboche takes about 6 to 7 hours and takes you through the scenic village of Samar and the Jhong Khola River.
  • The trail offers breathtaking views of the mountains and the lush green forests.

DAY 07: SYANBOCHEN TO GHAMI (3,520 M), 5-6 HRS

Camp: Ghami

Altitude: 3520 m /  11546 ft

Time:  5 – 6 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions:

  • Today, your trek takes you from Syanboche to Ghami, which takes about 5 to 6 hours.
  • The trail takes you through the scenic villages of Geling and Dhakmar and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

DAY 08: GHAMI TO TSARANG (3,620 M), 5-6 HRS

Camp: Tsarang

Altitude: 3620 m /  11874 ft

Time:  5 – 6 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions:

  • Get ready for another day of adventure as you travel from Ghami to Tsarang, which takes about 5 to 6 hours.
  • The trail takes you through the scenic villages of Charang and Tsarang and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the charming countryside.
  • You will witness Nepal’s longest mani wall, red cliff, old Tsarang village, culture and tradition, old royal palace and fortress (it almost collapsed), hundreds of years old red Gombas, and many more.

DAY 09: TSARANG TO LO-MANTHANG (3810 M), 3-4 HRS

Camp: Lo-Manthang

Altitude: 3810 m /  12497 ft

Time:  3 – 4 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions:

  • Your journey to the hidden kingdom of Lo-Manthang takes about 3 to 4 hours and takes you through the scenic village of Lo Gekar.
  • The trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and charming countryside.
  • You will witness the Ancient mud city (Lo-Manthang) royal palace, oldest monasteries, wheat, and buckwheat cultivation, people, Tibetan culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
  • The focal point of Upper Mustang Trek.

DAY 10: EXPLORE LO MANTHANG

Camp: Lo-Manthang

Altitude: 3810 m/ 12497 ft

Time:

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions:

  • Today is a day of discovery as you explore the hidden kingdom of Lo-Manthang.
  • This day is dedicated to exploring the rich culture and heritage of the Mustang region, including its famous monasteries and palaces. You can spend your time learning about the local customs, traditions, and way of life, or you can relax and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and landscape.
  • You can do horse riding to the Jhong, explore Chhoser cave, a 15th-century gompa (Champa Lakhang and red Thubchen), Chodi and Choprang gompa from the 18th century, and Namgyal gompa which is more special for the local community and also serves as a local court.

DAY 11: DRIVE TO MUKTINATH (3800 M), 5-6 HRS DRIVE

Camp: Muktinath

Altitude: 3800 m/ 12464 ft

Time:  4 – 5 hrs drive

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions:

  • On this day, you will experience a high Himalayan drive experience to Muktinath.
  • Muktinath is a holy temple for Hindus and Buddhists and has got immense religious significance.

DAY 12: MUKTINATH TO JOMSOM (2743 M), 5-6 HRS

Camp: Jomsom

Altitude: 2743 m/ 8997 ft.

Time:  5 – 6 hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions:

  • You will start your descent back towards Jomsom.
  • The journey will take approximately 5 to 6 hours and will take you through some stunning landscapes, offering you a chance to take in the sights and sounds of the region one last time.
  • You will enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other mountains, along with the beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley.

DAY 13: FLY TO POKHARA (827 M), 15 MIN FLIGHT

Camp: Pokhara

Altitude: 827 m/ 2713 ft

Time:  15 min. flight

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Main Attractions:

  • On this day, you will have a scenic flight to Pokhara, which takes approximately 20 minutes.
  • Upon reaching Pokhara, you can either rest at the hotel or go sightseeing in Pokhara in this beautiful and adorable city.

DAY 14: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU, 6-7 HRS

Camp: Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m/4592ft

Time: 6 -7 hrs bus drive

Meals: Breakfast and special farewell Dinner with a Nepali cultural show.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Main Attractions:

  • From here, you will continue your journey by road back to the bustling city of Kathmandu.
  • The drive will take approximately 6 to 7 hours, allowing you to relax and reflect on your unique Upper Mustang Trek experience.

DAY 15: DEPARTURE DAY

  • Your new adventure experience in Nepal (Upper Mustang Trek) ends today.
  • A representative from Himalayan Connections will take you to the airport within 3 hrs before your flight schedule. We wish you a safe journey to your home and hope to see you soon for your next adventure.

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Upper Mustang Trek 15 Days

Upper Mustang Trek 15 Days Equipment Checklist

For Head/Face

Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Hats

For Body

Fleece Jacket
Down Jacket
Light and Warm Thermal (set)
Hiking shorts ( pant )
Gloves
T-shirts
Hiking Boots
Thick wool shocks
Slippers

Toiletries

Toothbrush/Paste
Toilet Papers
Oil or cream for dry protection
Multipurpose soap
Anti bacterial hand wash

Accessories

Rapid Test Kit
Stick
Thermal water bottle
Water purification drop
Sleeping bag
Camera
Cell Phone
Ear plug

Cost Includes

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Tea-house accommodation during the Upper Mustang Trek.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Upper Mustang special permit and TIMS) All government and local taxes
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 during the Upper Mustang Trek.
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the Trek.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Cost Exludes

Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Any kind of beverage during Upper mustang Trek.
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 porter and driver

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Frequently Asked Questions

3. What is the Upper Mustang Trek?

Upper Mustang Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you through the remote and pristine Mustang region, situated in the northwestern part of the country.

It offers a unique blend of stunning landscapes, cultural heritage, and adventure, making it a must-visit destination for trekkers and travelers.

 

 

4. How long is the Upper Mustang Trek?

The Upper Mustang trek approximately covers 15-16 days which also depends on your preference.

 

 

5. How difficult is the Upper Mustang Trek?

Upper Mustang Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek. The trail is strenuous and involves long hours of walking, but the experience and memories you take away from the trek make it all worth it.

 

 

6. What is the best time to do the Upper Mustang Trek?

The best time to do the Upper Mustang Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons offer clear skies, warm temperatures, and optimal trekking conditions.

 

 

7. How high is the Upper Mustang Trek?

The Upper Mustang Trek takes you to a maximum altitude of 3,840 meters in height over sea level at Lo-Manthang.

 

 

8. Do I need a permit to do the Upper Mustang Trek?

You must obtain a special permit called the "Upper Mustang Trekking Permit" to trek in the Upper Mustang region.

 

 

9. What kind of accommodation is available during the Upper Mustang Trek?

You will stay in lodges and teahouses during the Upper Mustang Trek. The accommodation is basic but comfortable, and you can expect a clean bed, a hot shower, and delicious meals.

 

 

10. Do I need a guide for the Upper Mustang Trek?

It is recommended to trekking with a guide in Upper Mustang as the trail can be challenging, and navigating can be difficult.

A guide can also enhance your overall trekking experience by providing valuable information on the region's culture, heritage, and environment.

 

 

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