Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang

Trekking in Upper Mustang gives you the chance to explore a terrain few travellers have been to. The Mustang, inhabited mostly by people of Tibetan origin, can only be entered with a special permit. Most of the route keeps to arid high deserts, featuring old monasteries and great rivers. The highlands extend northward while the peaks of Annapurna and Nilgiri mark the horizon in the south. There are few places in the Himalaya that are like Mustang.

Along with insights into the lives of the people of “Lo” you will learn more about their culture and get a look at Lama Buddhism.


Length: 13 days
Trek level: moderate
Accom.: lodges
Max. height: 3840 m
Best time: May–October


Itinerary of the trek
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 2 Flight or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (40 min flight / 7 hrs drive)
Day 3 Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Continue trekking from Jomsom to Kagbeni, 2800m (4–5 hrs)
Day 4 Trekking from Kagbeni to Chele, 3030 m (6 hrs)
Day 5 Trekking from Chele to Geling, 3570 m (7 hrs)
Day 6 Trekking from Geling to Charang, 3560 m (6 hrs)
Day 7 Trekking from Charang to Lo Manthang, 3840 m (5 hrs)
Day 8 Rest day at Lo Manthang. Exploration of the ancient city
Day 9 Trekking from Lo Manthang to Gekar, 3445 m (4–5 hrs). Continue trekking to Ghami, 3530 m (1–2 hrs)
Day 10 Trekking from Ghami to Samar 3620 m, 7 hours
Day 11 Trekking from Samar to Kagbeni 2800 m, 6 hours
Day 12 Trekking from Kagbeni to Jomsom (3–4 hrs)
Day 13 Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (40 min flight). Time for sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 14 Flight or drive from Pokhara back to Kathamndu (40 min flight / 7–8 hrs drive)

Please note: Variations of the here shown itinerary are no problem, even appreciated. My ambition is to trim the trek for your individual timetable and budget. Please contact me for any further questions.

Service Include:

  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast;
  • Full service with all meals, mattresses, sleeping tent, dining tent and toilet tent;
  • Guide, Cook, Sherpa and porters;
  • Wages of guide, cook, Sherpa staff and porters while on trek;
  • Local taxes and insurance for guide, Sherpa staffs and porters;
  • Road transporting;
  • Both way flight Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara;
  • Mustang special permits;
  • Annapurna entry fee and TIMS Fee;
  • Pick up and drop off to/from KTM airport;

Service Exclude:

(a) Personal Expenses (b) Personal Tips (c) Alcoholic beverages, cold/soft drinks, and mineral water (d) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (e) Personal medical expenses, travel insurance and rescue evacuation (f) Entrance fees for monasteries, temples and monuments during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (g) Nepal visa (h) International air tickets

NOTE: I believe in the quality services. Our major concern is the safety and the well being of our groups. All our trips are run by professional guides and porters who are full time employee of our company. Guides are well trained and certified by Nepal Government. We believe in the best services and make sure to you that we never compromise on your comfort and safety. Further more we request you to put more questions on your planning phase of adventure journey.