Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

Upper Mustang Trek is an exotic tour and one of the most mysterious and popular treks in Nepal. It has been described as the desert in Nepalese Himalayas. ”Mustang’ is a Tibetan derived word meaning fertile plain’ in Nepali. Geographically, It is located in the north of Annapurna at an average altitude of 4,000m and culturally the part of Tibetan plateau. The landscape of Mustang is dry, naturally carved sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, these all present naturally a colorful variety made up of red, yellow and brown together. The trekking to Mustang is through an almost treeless landscape and infertile landscape. You experience the strong wind blowing across the area as it is a rain shadow area of Nepal

Upper Mustang trek 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.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )
  • Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 07 hrs drive
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2710m/8891ft) about 25min and trek to Kagbeni (2807m/9209ft) 3-4 hrs walk
  • Day 05: Trek to Chussang (2920m/9580ft) 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 06: Trek to Samar (3290m/10793ft) 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 07: Trek to Ghiling (3600m/11811ft) 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (3520m/11549ft) 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang (3780m/12402ft) 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 10: Full day in Local Excursion in Lo Manthang
  • Day 11: Trek to Ghami (3440m/11286ft) 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 12: Trek to Samar (3150m/10335ft) 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni (2807m/9209ft) 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 14: Trek to Jomsom(2710m/8891ft)
  • Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara(820m/2690ft)
  • Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)
  • Day 17: Final departure

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Standard Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Annapurna base camp trek
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking Guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and Porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket,duffel bag (Trekking Bag) and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • T-shirt,trekking map and trip achievement certificate are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS) ,Note-Please Bring 2 passport size photos for permit
  • Medical kit (carried by your trekking Guide)
  • All government and local taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of fast arrival, late departure, fast return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of fast return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance for High Altitude
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle water, boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers
  • Donation and Charity.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Upper Mustang Trek is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Upper Mustang Trek?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 3780m/12402ft. This is the elevation of Lo Manthang. This is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Upper Mustang Trek ?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in some places with mobile data plan. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

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Upper Mustang Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • 5,554m/18,192ft
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

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