Upper Mustang Trekking

Barley Field in MustangTsarang on way to Lo ManthangMustang Trek with Wilderness ExcursionMonks pass through a gate during Tiji festivalMustang Trekking Picture

Upper Mustang Trek to hidden paradise of Mustang is fabulous tour that visitors experience ever best holiday trip in their life in Nepal. Upper Mustang; described as a mystique valley and the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal was just opened for foreigners in 1992. Trek to Mustang allows the travelers to witness heavenly beautiful Trans-Himalaya landscape, ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines such as Stupas, Chhortens, Kaanis, Prayers walls, centuries old monasteries and interact with Tibetan like people makes the trip most lifetime memorable. Upper Mustang, also known as a ‘Mini Tibet of Nepal’ and a very well-liked trekking in Nepal, has been described as “Mountain Desert". The trekking tour to Lo Manthang- isolated region is a incredibly satisfying one for those who want to experience the hospitality and warmth of the locals living in this remote region.

Nepal Government Department of Immigration started to issue only a small number of special trekking permits since 1992. Before 1992 the region was banned to visit for foreign travelers. Upper Mustang is a perfect destination where generous scope is offered for visiting Buddhists Monasteries. This semi autonomous and heavily Tibetan influenced region was described by Tillman as fascinatingly ugly country, the more fascinating for being so little known" indeed, the trek to Lo Manthang is through an almost treeless barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill, mind-blowing panorama of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several others peaks make your trek spectacular with lifetime experience. Trek begins from Jomsom - reachable by a scenic flight and accessible by walk from Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tatopani-Jomsom and Kali Gandaki Valley trekking route.

Mustang is one of those few places in the planet that has survived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, was a forbidden land for outsides till 1992. This loneliness and isolation contributed the people of Mustang to conserve their life style and cultural heritage that remained almost unaffected for centuries. Hidden behind the high Himalaya ranges, Mustang is filled with handsome trekking zones. The high desert rain shadow of Himalayas receives very little rainfall making this region dry and parched, similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. The Lo Manthang, capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, is an old traditional Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture. We, Wilderness Excursion offers perfect budget package trips to Mustang in most competitive trip cost and develop tailor made itinerary to meet your time frame for Nepal holiday.
 

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet at airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, trip preparation or visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara. Pokhara sightseeing if you take flight
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (8921ft. 2720m) and trek to Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m).
Day 05: Trek to Chele (10004ft. 3050m) via Tangbe/Chhusang for lunch.
Day 06: Trek to Gilling (11709ft. 3570m). Explore monasteries and village.
Day 07: Trek to Ghami (3,460m/11,352ft). Explore monasteries and village.
Day 08: Trek to Charanag (11677ft. 3560m). Explore monasteries and village.
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m). Visit monasteries, king´s palace and museum.
Day 10: Excursion Choser village, back to Lo Manthang after vising monasteries and caves.
Day 11: Trek to Ghargompa, Visit the monastery.
Day 12: Trek to Chele (10004ft. 3050m)
Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m).
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara and sightseeing around Lakeside.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30am and transfer to hotel.

Alternative trail via Yara, Luri Gompa, Tangge and Muktinath.
Day 11: Trek to Yara.
Day 12: Excursion Luri Gompa and around, back to Yara.
Day 13: Trek to Tangge 3240m. 5-6 hours walk.
Day 14: Trek to Paha (4200m). 4-5 hours walk.
Day 15: Trek to Tetang, (3040m) 5-6 hours walk,
Day 16: Trek to Muktinath (3760m) 6-7 hours walk. .
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom, 4-5 hours walk.
Day 18: Fly back to Pokhara.
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu.
 

Trip Note: - Trek to Upper Mustang Permit Costs USD 500 .00 per person for first 10 days then USD 50.00 each extra day per person and ACAP Permit is necessary that cost NPR. 2000.00 Per person. No TIMS Card is required for this trek. Your trek must be organized with Nepal Government authorized local trekking agency in Nepal. A licensed Nepalese trekking guide mandatory to accompany you and there must be minimum two parties to get the Upper Mustang Trek Permit. Wilderness Excursion offer fixed departure and offer a join group for individuals and solo trekkers. This trip can be customized as per visitor’s need that meets your budget and time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program. To trek through alternative Upper Mustang circuit route, w will have to camp at Paha as there is no lodges available between Tangge and Tetang. Many people take pack lunch from Tannge and begin the day early to make to Tetang in one day that may take 10 hours. Horse rent is available at Tangge. Rivers may affect the trail during monsoon time (Mid June to Mid September) and there is no bridge at Dhye and will have to take the shoes off and cross the river.

Day 01: Meet and greet at airport, transfer to hotel. 
Day 02: Get permits, trip preparation or visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu. 
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara. Pokhara sightseeing if you take flight 
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (8921ft. 2720m) and trek to Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m). 
Day 05: Trek to Chele (10004ft. 3050m) via Tangbe/Chhusang for lunch. 
Day 06: Trek to Gilling (11709ft. 3570m). Explore monasteries and village.
Day 07: Trek to Ghami (3,460m/11,352ft). Explore monasteries and village.
Day 08: Trek to Charanag (11677ft. 3560m). Explore monasteries and village. 
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m). Visit monasteries, king´s palace and museum.
Day 10: Excursion Choser village, back to Lo Manthang after vising monasteries and caves. 
Day 11: Trek to Ghargompa, Visit the monastery. 
Day 12: Trek to Chele (10004ft. 3050m)
Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m).
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom 
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara and sightseeing around Lakeside.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30am and transfer to hotel.  
 

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport pick and drop off by private car or van depending on group size.
  • Authentic Nepali and Newari farewell dinner with live culture stage show.
  • Government registered and fluent English speaking and very friendly guide.  
  • 1 Sharing porter for two trekkers during the trek to carry your luggage.
  • 2 Nights sharing twin bed room in toursit standard hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara by domestic flight worth of US$124.00 per person 
  • Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara by domestic flight worth of US$ 222.00 per person.
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu by A/C tourist coach with mineral water and WiFi service. 
  • Trekking lodge accommodation on twin bed sharing basis during the trek.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and seasonal fruits during the trekking.
  • ACAP Permit and Airport taxes of domestic flights.
  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit worth of US$ 500.00 per person.
  • Equipments, meals and accommodation of your guide and porters.
  • Salary and insurances for your guide and porter. 
  • All government tax, vat, and Office Service charges.  
  •  Farewell dinner in one of the authentic Nepal restaurant with live culture show.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hotel, food, sightseeing  in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara except breakfast
  • All the bar bills such as alcoholic drinks, beverages like coke, fanta, sprite, mineral water, can juice etc.
  • Personal nature expenses, toiletries, hot shower, laundry, internet and phone calls.
  • Personal travel insurance and rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Expenses of extra adventure, donations in monasteries (your choice).
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porters.

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Dates End Dates Status  
09 Sep, 2017 26 Sep, 2017 Available Book
Barley field in MustangMonks chanting during PujaLocals enjoy the social life in MusatngMustang trek photoHighlight of MustangChortens in MustangKagbeni village in lower MustangMonks performing during Tiji Festival in LoHome stay in Mustang trek

Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Nepal
Total Duration:
17 Days
Trek Duration:
12 Days
Difficulty
Easy
Group Size :
Minimum 2
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
4200m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Lodge
Transportation:
Domestic Flight

Route Map

Clients Reviews

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Upper Mustang Trek 2016 Review

 We had a great trip to Upper Mustang. Mustang is incredible, the landscapes are otherworldly. Our guide and porter were both incredibly helpful and ...

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