Trek to Upper Mustang - 15 Days

Trek to Upper Mustang

Trek to Upper Mustang is a privilege. The jewel in the Himalayas, the hidden kingdom of Nepal, Upper Mustang is just opened for about fifteen years for the non Nepali travelers. Widely popular as the “Mini Tibet” or “Tibet of Nepal”- the culture, the living style and the attires looks pretty similar to the Tibet and Tibetan people. The rain shadowed area of Nepal, Mustang is popular for its brilliant landscapes and the silver line (The Himalayan range) just above it.

One of the restricted trekking areas of Nepal, the Upper Mustang Trek needs the special permit and a government certified person/guide during the trek. Not a difficult trekking in Nepal, the maximum elevation you will get during the trekking is at 3800 meters above the sea level. North to Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif, Upper Mustang can be trekked in 15 days from Kathmandu and can be completed in 13 days from Pokhara. The maximum Upper Mustang Trek altitude is 3700 meters above the sea level at Lo Mangthang.

Upper Mustang Permit Details

The major permits needed for the trek are: restricted area permit of US$ 500 per person for the 10 days and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) of US$ 30 per person. The permits of Upper Mustang trek can be issued at either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. The documents needed for the permits are; a valid passport with at least of 20 days Nepal visa.

Weather and Best Seasons to Trek

Upper Mustang is a rain shadowed area of Nepal. The best seasons to trek Upper Mustang are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). But the Upper Mustang Tour package can be done in Monsoon as well. Trekking Mustang is winter is not recommended due to the heavy snowfall. The Upper Mustang weather is in between of 5 to 15 degree Celsius in three seasons (Spring, Autumn and Monsoon). Though the temperature of Upper Mustang goes to minus in the winter time.

Upper Mustang Trek Highlights

  • Explore the hidden kingdom of Nepal and the jewel in the Himalayas.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing mountain views and the spectacular landscapes
  • Go and visit the rain shadowed part of Nepal.
  • Trekking in Nepal even in the monsoon season.
  • Explore the deserted part of Nepal.
  • Get to know the Tibetan like culture, the traditions and the way of living.

Upper Mustang Trek Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (7/8 hours’ drive).
  • Day 02: Fly to Jomsom (2725m/ 8,940ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m/ 3/4 hours trekking)
  • Day 03: Trek to Chele (2920m /6/7 hours trekking )
  • Day 04: Trek to Syangboche (3800m/ 5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghami (3520m/ 5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 06: Trek to Tsarnag (3560m/4/5 hours trekking)
  • Day 07: Trek to Lo Manthang (3800m/5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 08: Explore day at Lo Manthang
  • Day 09: Trek to Dhakmar (3800m/7/ 8 hours trekking)
  • Day 10: Trek to Syanboche (3800m./5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 11: Trek to Chusang (3040m/5/6 hours trekking.)
  • Day 12: Trek to Kagbeni (2810m/ 4/5 hours trekking)
  • Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (2720/5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 14: Fly to Pokhara (30 minutes’ flight).
  • Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (7/8 hours’ drive)

If you are looking for different trekking experience than Upper Mustang and looking for other trekking routes in Annapurna then:

  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 
  2. Annapurna Circuit Trek
  3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

are some of the favorites in Annapurna. Also if you need the customization on Upper Mustang Trek then please contact Mr. Badri at +977 98510 13 196 (WhatsApp).

Click to read Frequently Asked Questions on Upper Mustang Trek.

Day 1
Drive to Pokhara (7/8 hours' drive).

Meals: Not included this day

Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis

Day 2
Fly to Jomsom (2725m/ 8,940ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m/ 3/4 hours trekking)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 3
Trek to Chele (2920m /6/7 hours trekking )

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 4
Trek to Syangboche (3800m/ 5/6 hours trekking)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 5
Trek to Ghami (3520m/ 5/6 hours trekking)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 6
Trek to Tsarnag (3560m/4/5 hours trekking)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 7
Trek to Lo Manthang (3800m/5/6 hours trekking)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 8
Explore day at Lo Manthang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 9
Trek to Dhakmar (3800m/7/ 8 hours trekking)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 10
Trek to Syanboche (3800m./5/6 hours trekking)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 11
Trek to Chusang (3040m/5/6 hours trekking.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 12
Trek to Kagbeni (2810m/ 4/5 hours trekking)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 13
Trek to Jomsom (2720/5/6 hours trekking)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis

Day 14
Fly to Pokhara (30 minutes' flight).

Meals: Breakfast Included

Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis

Day 15
Drive to Kathmandu (7/8 hours' drive)

Meals: Breakfast Included

Accommodation: not included this day

Inclusion

  • Transportation (Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu) by tourist bus.
  • 2 nights' hotel in Pokhara on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel.
  • Flight (Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • The restricted area permits and the ACAP permit for the trekking
  • An experienced English speaking guide and his all expenses
  • One porter per two trekkers and their all expenses
  • Meals (14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners) during the trekking
  • 13 nights' accommodation at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis during the trekking
  • All the government taxes and the company service charges

Exclusion

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (WIFI, bar bills, hot shower, hot water, laundries etc.) during the trekking.
  • Food in Pokhara except breakfast
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list.

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