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Upper Mustang Trek - 15 Days

Upper Mustang Trek

The vicinity of Upper Mustang is enriched with mainly barren ridges, eroded cliffs, deep canyons and moraine valleys. Its landscape is unbeatable for it has astounding wilderness, snowcapped peaks pristine scenery, stunning 16th-century monasteries and many other exclusive attractions. The view of windswept Kali-Gandaki valley, extensive river bays around Kagbeni and extensive ridges that straggle high mountains provide a mind-blowing experience to all trekkers.

Upper Mustang is a region untouched and unchanged from outside cultures since centuries. It has long been isolated from the outside world (opened to trekkers only 1992 onwards!). The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom. History says Mustang was an old kingdom of Lo. Lo Manthang, where the present king of Mustang resides, is a fantastic square-walled town sitting on the ‘Plain of Prayers’. It is full of ancient culture, monuments and monasteries rich in art and history. You will also encounter several remnants of old forts and caves replete with magnificent religious statues.


Trekkers planning to travel to controlled areas in Nepal opened for group trekking need to get trekking permit issued by the Department of Immigration under the Home Ministry. The govern-ment has opened following previously restricted trekking areas for the group trekkers. Trekking permits will not be issued to individual trekkers in those trekking areas. Require minimum 2 Pax to do this trekking because it is a restricted area.

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu towards Pokhara (914m.)

6 hours.

Day 2
Day 2

Fly from Pokhara towards Jomsom (2700 m.) It takes around 25 minutes and trek from Jomsom towards Kagbeni (2810 m.), which takes around four hours. In case bad weather prevails and the flight is cancelled, we will take a private jeep on the same day from Pokhara drive to Jomsom Kagbeni, which takes about 9 hours.

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Kagbeni towards Chuksang (2900 m.)

5 hours.

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Chuksang towards Samar (3150 m.)

6 hours.

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Samar towards Geling (3510 m.)

5 hours.

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Giling towards Ghami (3490 m.) via Ghami La (3520m.)

5 hours.

Day 7
Day 7

Trek from Ghami towards Tsarang (36200 m.)

5 hours.

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Tsarang towards Lo-Manthang [Mustang] (3730 m.)

4 hours.

Day 9
Day 9

Rest day at Mustang. Today is free to explore the fascinating city of Lo Manthang.

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Lo-Manthang towards Ghami (3490 m.)

6 hours.

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Ghami towards Chuksang (2900 m.)

7 hours.

Day 12
Day 12

Trek from Chuksang towards Muktinath (3795m.)

7 hours.

Day 13
Day 13

Trek from Muktinath towards Jomsom (2713 m.)

5 hours.

Day 14
Day 14

Fly from Jomsom towards Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes and stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. In case bad weather prevails and the flight is cancelled, we will take a private jeep on the same day from Jomsom drive to Pokhara, which takes about 9 hours.

Day 15
Day 15

Drive from Pokhara towards Kathmandu by tourist mini bus.

Cost Includes

  • A guide
  • Flight ticket (Jomsom – Pokhara or Pokhara Jomsom or if flight is cancelled Jeep drive to Kagbeni from Pokhara and Jomsom – Pokhara)
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) only for our guide during trek
  • Accommodation sleeping in typical Nepali lodge (Teahouse) only for our guide during trek
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Necessary transportation (Kathmandu – Pokhara by Tourist bus or flight)
  • Airport pickup and drop services
  • Special Trekking permit fee for Upper Mustang region
  • Insurance and equipments for the Nepali staffs

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company. Please buy it in your country. You could not buy it in Nepal.)
  • Personal nature expenses, such as drinks, beverages, hot shower etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch & Dinner cost in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for you during the trek
  • Accommodation in typical Nepali lodge (teahouse) for you during the trek

Trekking Equipment list:

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camp & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Make use of this list as a guideline; some of the equipment can be hired in Katmandu as well. Besides, keep in mind trekking gear can be bought in the many adventure shops in Katmandu Thamel.


  • 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable.  The best size would be around 30″ x 14″, with a full-length zipper and handles.
  • 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
  • 1 rucksack or day pack:  This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day.  We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
  • 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock.  Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.

Head and Face Gear:

  • Sunhat
  • A Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Inner Clothing:

  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 Long shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Baggy pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


  • Light weight walking boots- Quality boots (leather is recommended)
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
  • One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

  • 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
  • 2 one-liter water bottles
  • Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

  • 30-40 liter daypack
  • Rucksack- Without aluminum support
  • Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.

Optional Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Price From USD$1,395/person
Total $ 1,395 USD

Trip Facts

  • Jomsom
  • Jomsom
  • Moderate
  • 3,795 m
  • Trekking
  • Tea House
  • Nepal
  • Western Region
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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