Go back

Upper Mustang Trekking

Trip code
Package name Upper Mustang Trekking
Duration 16
Max. elevation 3810 m
Transportation Flight
Accomodation Hotel and Local Lodge 
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 0 per person



Upper Mustang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom which is situated in the northern central part of Nepal. Upper Mustang trail is one of the exotic trekking circuits in Nepal. Upper Mustang trek passes through the magnificent high peaks, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousand years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage alive from centuries till date. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four storey palace in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang region. In Upper mustang trekking we offer the visit into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. Mustang, a land where the soul of man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on: a land said to be "barren as a dead deer" but where beauty and happiness abound in spite of hardship, was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830's. The wall city of Lo Monthang, unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom and has a king. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer you to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival, the pre-trip meeting will be hosted either on the first day or the first hour of the second day. During the evening, you will be taken for a traditional Nepali welcome dinner . Overnight at a Hotel. Welcome dinner included.

Day 2 : Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

After your morning breakfast, you will be received by your guide for the sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley. The sites you will be taken for are:

Patan Durbar Square: One of the best attraction here is the ancient royal palace of the Malla Kings of Lalitpur. There are various other temples such as Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, TalejuBhawani Temple etc. and the Patan Museum to explore.

Pashupatinath Temple: The holy Hindu temple, Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva and also comprises of many other temples. This UNESCO world heritage site is magnificent in structure and the holy Bagmati River that flows alongside is where cremation rituals is performed.

Boudhanath Stupa: Situated on the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, umbrella and the whole Stupa itself is a true works of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post-earthquake gives serenity in the crowded city. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3 : Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing at Pokhara

After breakfast, depending on your travel choice, you can either opt to fly or drive to the famous city of lakes, Pokhara. You can confirm about the flight/drive during the booking confirmations. The flight takes approximately 25-0 minutes whereas the drive takes you around 7 hours to reach this popular destination. Upon reaching the city, you are met and transferred to the hotel by our representative. The rest of the time can be spent by sightseeing in Pokhara such as : boating at fewa lake, international mountain museum visit also visit the world peace pagoda. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast Included.

Day 4 : Pokhara- Jomsom-Kagbeni (2858m)

After the morning breakfast you are taken to the airport. A super scenic flight of 20 minutes through the deepest gorge in the world Kaligandaki and the glorious view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri brings you at Jomsom, the headquarter of mustang district. Jomsom is a windy valley considered as the trail of the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. Jomsom is the beginning point of our trek. After landing here we start walking towardsKagbeni which takes about 3-4 hours. You can enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche while trekking through the trail in the opposite direction. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 5 : Trek from Kagbeni- Chele(3030m)

After morning tea, we start early inorder to get rid of the Jomsom wind. We take the western route following the eastern bank of Kali Gandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north until we reach the broad valley Chuksang. Here the scenery is amazing with red sandstone pillars and rock formations with fantastic forms and colors, formed by thousands of years of erosion. Leaving behind Chuksang, the first main village we reach, is Tangbe, which has red and whitewashed houses. On the other side of the river from Tangbe are the caves, perched high in a vertical wall, which were believed as habitations in previous times. After 5-6 hours of walk from Kagbeni we reach Chaile which is a small town with good views towards the Himalayan ranges. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included. 

Day 6 : Trek from Chele-Gilling (3720m)

From Chele, the trail ascends towards Samar. After about one hour we are on a pass offering a good view towards Samar, the Kali Gandaki valley and snow-capped peaks in the distance. After reaching Samar we cross a side-valley, descending to its base and crossing over a creek. About two hours from Samar is a red painted cave monastery, which looks as if it has been stuck on to the vertical wall, RangchyungChorten, one of the most sacred places in Mustang can be seen. The name means ‘the chorten that formed itself’, because inside are two large stalagmites in a chorten-like formation. Two famous Buddhist teachers, Padmasambhava and Atisha stayed in this cave centuries ago. From there one can enter another valley filled with juniper trees and drops to Bhena (3800m) and trail ascends goes to the place of Giling . Walking time takes approximately 6/7 hours.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 7 : Gilling- Charang(3490m) Overnight at lodge.

From Gilling, the trail climbs up gently through the field up the center of the valley; it passes above Tama Gaon imposingChorten. After crossing Tangmar Chu River, with a short climbing enters Charang (3490m). Walking time takes about 5/6 hours.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 8 : Tsarang- Lo Mangthang (3840m)

We spend our morning exploring the interesting village of charang and its large monastery before setting out for lomanthang. We climb gently above the valley to a large isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo Manthang. The trail then broadens and eventually we get our first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang, the capital city of upper Mustang.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included. 

Day 9 : Explore LoManthang

Today, you are free to explore the fascinating Village of Lo Manthang. The city contains about 150 houses thatresides lamas. There are four major temples in the village and one of these, ChampaLhakang, contains a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborated mandalas painted on the walls. The king's palace is an imposing building in the center of the city and is occupied by the current King and Queen. Although his duties are largely ceremonial, the King is respected by the people. Throughout the kingdom, the villagers continue to seek his advice regarding many issues. It is possible to hire horses to visit these valleys, but this short tour will incur extra costs. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included. 

Day 10 : Trek to Lo Gekar and then to Ghami (3460m)

We begin our return journey from Lo Manthang, taking the upper highland route. This highland route offers dramatic views of Lo Manthang and the Charang Valley, with snow clad peaks in the background. Just past the settlement of Lo Gekar, we reach the oldest monastery in Mustang, the GharGompa. We continue our journey on the highland route, crossing alpine meadows before dropping down a steep eroded gully to Dhakmar for lunch. After lunch, we walk through the pretty valley, climb to a ridge and descend from there back to Ghami.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included. 

Day 11 : Trek to Chaile

With the majestic view of Dhaulagiri and Nil Giri mountains we take lower trail via RachenGompa from Shyanboochen. RachenGompa is a mysterious gompa grown itself on the lap of the rocky cave. We continue to Samar and then to Chaile.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included. 

Day 12 : Trek to Muktinath (3900M

Now we must retrace our route back over the Nyi La to Chhuksang for a while and then can take upper route to Muktinath a Hindu’s temple located on the highest mountain 3900M. Muktinath temple is famous for Hindus and Buddhist. There are 108 springs offering the fresh sprouting water shower for pilgrims which have their source in or around Muktinath and bathing here is believed to bring good luck. Many people also collect the spring water in bottles to take home to relatives. Also at Muktinath is the legendary flame coming out of a rock, around which a Buddhist temple has been created. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 

Day 13 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

It’s quite a long foothill excursion from Muktinath to Jomsom. First, we climb up the Lubra hill and descend to the Lubra village one of the Thakali villages in this area. The stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and other surrounding peaks are overwhelming. The wide and flat trail leads us to the district headquarters of Mustang, Jomsom along the Kaligandaki River. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 

Day 14 : Jomsom-Pokhara flight.

We take an early morning 20min flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. The day we give you a chance for exploring the beautiful valley of Pokhara with its Natural and cultural beauty. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Day 15 : Fly/ Drive back to Kathmandu

Wake up early morning and prepare to head back to Kathmandu. You can opt for a flight or a drive which will take 30 mins and 7 hours respectively. The confirmation of the travel choice can be made during the bookings. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be met and transferred back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included. 

Day 16 : Transfer to the International Airport for departure

This is your last day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you will be fetched by our guide; 3 hours prior to your flight time and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Breakfast Included.


What is included?

What isn't included?


Go back Go to top