Upper Mustang Trekking

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Trip Overview

Trekking in Upper Mustang is a rare Privilege. You will experience a life of true mountain people, who for many years, had almost no contact with the rest of Nepal and held their rich social legacy. Trekking in Upper Mustang is as similar to trekking in Tibet, as geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The district of Mustang was, until 1950, a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. The last king, the Raja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang.

Upper Mustang which is still highly restricted was opened to non-Nepali trekkers only some fifteen years ago. Trekkers need a special trekking permit to enter upper mustang and must be accompanied by a government appointed official.

Upper Mustang is suitable for trekking during the monsoons also. During this time, the upper Kali Gandaki valley is still quite dry with only occasional rainfall. The Mustang trek is not particularly difficult, the highest point reached being only 3,800 metres, but the conditions at times can be difficult and tiring. Mustang is cold in winter and is always windy and dusty through the year. Winter treks are best avoided due to harsh weather.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

  • Day 2

    Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

  • Day 3

    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft): 5-6 hours

  • Day 4

    Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek

  • Day 5

    Kagbeni to Chele

  • Day 6

    Chele to Syanbochen

  • Day 7

    Syanbochen to Ghami

  • Day 8

    Ghami to Tsarang

  • Day 9

    Tsarang to Lo-Manthang

  • Day 10

    Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization

  • Day 11

    Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours

  • Day 12

    Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours

  • Day 13

    Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours

  • Day 14

    Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours

  • Day 15

    Fly back to Pokhara

  • Day 16

    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • Day 17

    Final departure


  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • City tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic air fare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Mission Nepal Holidays trekking bag, t-shirt and trekking map
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes


  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Why book with us?
  • More then 20 years of experience
  • A professional and responsible travel company based in Nepal
  • Specialist group adventure tours and treks in the Himalayas – India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan
  • Fully customisable itineraries and dates
  • Professional & friendly local guides – supporting the people of Nepal
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • No negotiations in giving best quality

Customer review

Upper Mustang trekking
Julia F. HortonCADec 01 - Mar 18, 2019
Damodar was extremely responsive. He made us feel very comfortable about traveling to Nepal and undertaking the trek. Our guide (Jit) and our porters were very caring during the trek. The Upper Mustang trek was challenging but the views were amazing and we met some really awesome people. From the first day to last day we really enjoyed in Nepal.
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Upper Mustang Trekking was Fun
Anthony E. NishimuraUSOct 15 - Oct 31, 2020
We took Upper Mustang trekking through Mission Nepal Holidays. It was a great experience. Our guide Ram was an experienced person and  he helped us all the way along. We highly recommend Mission Nepal Holidays
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Value Of Money
Total Cost (USD) USD 3365 3028
Total Price: USD 3028
Trip Details
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Altitude: 3840
  • Trip Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trip End From: Kathmandu
  • Min-Max Participants: 2-16 Pax
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Transportation: Car / Jeep / Flight
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn
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