Trip Highlights
  • Enjoy the Prosperous Tibetan-influenced civilization and ritual.
  • Explore the Arid section with full of meaning ravine and move up and down shelve, fringed with snow-white peaks.
  • Get mesmerized with Close up outlook of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri
  • Visit Amchi museum and Amchi School
  • Stride on the century old Buddhist Empire which is more or less as integral as it was centuries before.

The Upper Mustang trekking, 3,840 m closely introduces you to the unaltered existence of native high Himalayas along with the company of the most wondrous form of landscapes. The whole Upper Mustang trek package provides you with the beautiful hints of hiland geography as Upper Mustang also. You will be given various opportunities to explore historical paintings, make visits to Gompas, and feel the peaceful thrill of fluttering prayer flags along with the strong wind that blows in Lomanthang. The Upper Mustang trek route map is not that challenging however the weather plays a huge role in terms of challenges and thus, winter season is better to be avoided for trekking as it brings a lot of hardships along the journey, making it harder to follow through the Upper Mustang trek route map.

“Gain a marvelous trekking experience through adventurous walks in the remote Kingdom of Lo Mustang based on northern section of Annapurna near Tibetan border”

What more one needs to know about Upper Mustang trek to get eager for it?

The 17 days Upper Mustang trek brings you the beautiful reality of Mustang which lies in the rain gloominess of the Dhaulagiri massif creating a ruggedly infertile terrain encircled by rocks in all variety of colors with remarkable formation. The visits to historical places like the Palace of King Lo will certainly give you an outlook on the origination, prevalence and custom of Upper Mustang. Likewise, the upper mustang trekking trails follow the antique salt convoy path from the very beginning which was used by the community of Mustang for trading Tibetan salt. The Upper Mustang holiday rewards you with the glorious views and company of magnificent mountain peaks like Mt. Nilgiri at 2,637m, Mt. Annapurna at 8,097m, Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8,167m and other incredible mountain ranges. Due to the blow of strong wind in the Mustang valley, you will indeed be mesmerized with the feel of fresh mountain air which sometimes can result to be dusty as well. Rather than Lush Green vegetations, Upper Mustang is more like a dessert with dry weather which is something that makes it different from other Himalayan regions. You will get several chances to explore the museums and Gompas in the region like Amchi museum and Thugchen Gompa respectively. Not only that, you can even rent Tibetan ponies to tour around certain parts of the gorgeous Mustang Valley like the trip to Chhoser where you can make short visit to tiny monasteries and a century old cave abode elevated in the rocks.

Similarly, the well-located approach to get to Upper Mustang is to fly from Pokhara at 850m to Jomsom 2,743m and begin the trek from there. The flight is a venture in itself as we will be flying all the way through the deepest canyon in the globe, the Kali Gandaki Canyon which runs sandwiched between the Dhaulagiri and the Nilgiri mountains. In the Upper Mustang hike, we will be chasing the famous Kali Gandaki River upstream, moderately walking in the river bed itself, making our way to Kagbeni at 2,780m. Out of Kagbeni the hike leads on track northwards and heads to Lo Manthang in about 4 to 5 days. We will be overtaking some passes, which are all among 3,500 and 4,000 meters. Close to Dhakmar, we can find the oldest monastery in the globe, the Lo Gekar Monastery. It is indeed a very exciting and fun trekking adventure to undertake in a differently formed environment.

The team of Nepal Nomad would be very much happy to bring your adventurous dreams into a mesmerizing reality. That is why, we want you to contact us if you wish to ask or gain any further information regarding the Upper Mustang Trek. We will be glad to help you with your own tailored-made Upper Mustang trekking itinerary.

Itinerary

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We are ready to welcome you in the city of Kathmandu as soon as you land on the airport. A welcome Dinner in Nepali Cuisine Style is set for the evening after your other follow ups like the introduction to your accommodation soon after your landing which later in the evening, follows a small meeting. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

Day 2 is indeed a very proper and amazing opportunity to get to know the city more up close. So in this day of preparation, we head to visit some cultural sites in the city which aregracious in historical and religious aspect as well as known for being among the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites like Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar Square and others. Then in the afternoon, we join with the team for a meeting and then have our final stay in Kathmandu for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

Day 3 takes us all the way to Pokhara as through our choice of transport which is whether by flight or by bus. There, you will be settled in a comfortable hotel where you can take your time and then head out for exploring some bits of the city along with the gorgeous Fewa Lake. We spend the third night in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 850m

Out from Pokhara, we head to Jomsom which is the headquarter district of Mustang passing the deepest Kali Gandaki. The view is splendid as you go on a trail with majestic Himalayas. Flowing from the Tibetan Plateau, you can see the gorgeous Kali Gandaki River. You can see the antique village Kagbeni after a walk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kagbeni
  • Altitude: 2780m

After the lunch at Kagbeni, we go to the designation for today at Chhuksang. We visit the Chungsi Cave monastery which is one of the spectacular cave monasteries. A great sight of the Nilgiri can be observed with the beautiful stretch of Kali Gandaki. Chhuksang has the pretty apple orchard as well.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chhuksang
  • Altitude: 2920m

We head to Samar today in about 5 hrs trek after breakfast as we proceed to our journey. The venture is not tiring but adventurous as we pass through Kali Gandaki River bank. The lesser house will be visible as ascend and descend down the hill down. Descending down to the Samar, we can see the sight of the majestic Mt. Nilgiri from Samar and stay at accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Samar
  • Altitude: 3920m

Ascending for half an hour the journey from climbing up to point, we cross the river and we are at the base of Shyangboche. There are lots of Chorten at the sacred place of Mustang. After 6 hours trek, we reach at Geling which has the least population and mud house village. We stay at overnight at the accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gheling
  • Altitude: 3440m

From Geling we walk our way back to Ghami. In a short span of time, we walk routes on our way but a very short ending as the route is beautiful. We reach to Ghami and stay overnight there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ghami
  • Altitude: 3460m

For today, we have enough power bars and enough water as today is hardest day in the trip. We then walk to the Mustang area of the driest place. It takes about 5 hrs to see the beautiful, majestic and fresh mountains sight as we hike. In the afternoon, we will reach to Tsarang where red Gompa home with the gathering of thankas and statues as well as huge Dzong (fortress).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tsarang
  • Altitude: 3940m

It takes about 6 hrs to reach to Lo Manthang. We will leave for lo Manthang after breakfast. The lane has the beautiful sight of ups and downs. There is mesmerizing view of white snow mountains and hills as well as Chorten. We will be at Lo Manthang after some hours and stay for an overnight at accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3730m

Lo Manthang is considered as one of the famous place in the Mustang. Being the capital of Mustang, it comprises of the finest Buddhism monastery and about hundred and fifty houses. We stay here for the acclimatization for today exploring the four major monasteries and getting closer to the Nyphu Cave monastery and the spectacular view overall.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3730m

Today is day 12, and after 5 hours trek out of lo manthang that we reach at Gekar and visit to the Ghar Gompa which is one of the oldest monastery in Mustang. This monastery was built in the 8th century which was built by the Guru Rinpoche who is known for killing demons. And have our lunch and stay for a while.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lo gekar

On our way to Gham, we go for 5 hrs trek and then there is a little village with beautiful and small chorten and it’s the designation day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ghami

Early morning from Ghami we head to Chhuksang for 5 hrs long trek. We visit the Chungsi Cave monastery which is one of the spectacular cave monasteries. A great sight of the Nilgiri can be observed with the beautiful stretch of Kali Gandaki. Chhuksang has the pretty apple orchard as well.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chhuksang
  • Altitude: 2920m

Today we follow the trail and head to the Jomsom, on our way we can visit Mustangi villages and have some tasty apples and see the local women practicing back loom weaving techniques. We will have some fun night activity at Jomsom.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2710m

Today, we catch a quick flight from Jomsom heading to Pokhara and then connect than trip with another flight or bus to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It might be a tiring day with so many travels at once, so you will be directly taken to your accommodation for rest.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

Day 17 is the final and last day of your stay in Kathmandu. Today, you will be heading to get on the scheduled flight and our team member will help you all the way to the entry gate of the airport. We really look forward to seeing you again!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

It is better to have some hiking experiences for the ease of your own, however, no previous experience is required for Upper Mustang trekking. All you need is fitness and good health.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

On the initial phase of the trek, which is in Kathmandu, we will host a briefing among the team members and you which is called the Pre-Trip Meeting as it is held before the trip.

Equipment Check List:

Under 20kg, you can check the following equipment for packing:

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

You wake up and have your well served breakfast and soon after, pack your bags. Then you start walking on the trails following the map leading you to your destination. In the middle of the walking hours, you find a lunch area where you rest and have lunch. Then again you walk for some few hours until you reach the targeted resting place for the night where the dinner is prepared for you.

Accommodation:

The accommodation facilities are very tight in number and that’s why, we will need to make ourselves calm and adjustable to the area’s availabilities. There will arise a need for the use of shred facilities of shower, fireplaces as well as the bathroom.

Insurance:

For joining Upper Mustang trek, make sure to abide by the booking terms & conditions which demands you to be completely, properly and fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation subjects

Altitude Sickness:

A new member to a certain environment in a higher elevation is likely to experience altitude sickness. So not to let it get severe, we acclimatize and carry proper medications with us.

Meals:

On upper mustang trekking, you will be helped with three meals with warm hospitality, as per what your taste suggests, three times a day.