Trip Name

Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

Trip cost USD 2438 USD (Per Person) Contact for group discount

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 17 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Accomodation Hotels, Lodges and Tea Houses
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Maximum Elevation 3810 metres
Best season March to May and September to November
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The Upper Mustang Trek is uncharacteristic of other typical treks in Nepal due to the nature of the landscape which is barren, desert-like with organs like cliffs. It is windy and elevated and an extension of the Tibetan plateau as it borders Tibet. The crops are mainly buckwheat, barley, and apples. Once a kingdom, it still boasts of a king and palace. Tibetan culture and religion is predominant here. One can explore ancient cave monasterie. The region is also famous for Muktinath, a pilgrimage site revered by Buddhists and Hindus alike.

One needs to either drive ( 8 hours ) or take a short flight into the lakes city of Pokhara. Check into a hotel for the night. A short flight next day takes you to the windy and beautiful barren valley of Jomsom famous for its apples. It is from Jomsom where you commence your 13 Day trek into the desert-like landscape.

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Trip Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek


  • Experience the unique windswept, desert-like valleys and cliffs that has been eroded since millions of years ago.
  • Experience authentic Tibetan culture
  • ‘Last Forbidden Kingdom’ – still has a recognized king
  • Traverse high elevation passesExplore ancient cave monasteriesFlat roofed stone houses and ruins of ancient fortresses
  • Hike through buckwheat, barley fields; apple orchardsView peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I peaks
  • Visit Choser Cave & numerous centuries old Gompas (monasteries)


Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 02: Private Sightseeing Tour by car of Kathmandu’s Cultural Sites
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 8 hrs (865meters)
  • Day 04: early fly to Jomsom and hike to khagbeni 2850m (3hrs approx)
  • Day 05: Trek to Chele ( 3050 meters )
  • Day 06: Trek to syamochen (3475 metres ) 6-7HRS
  • Day 07: Trek to GHAMI (3520 meters) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 08: Trek to tsharang (3620 metres 6-7hrs)
  • Day 09: Trek to lo mangthang (3850 metres) 5hrs
  • Day 10: Explore around lo mangthang
  • Day 11: Trek to Dhakmar 3810m
  • Day 12: Trek to Ghilling 3600 m
  • Day 13: Trek to Chuksang 3040 m
  • Day 14: drive to muktinath and then to jomsom
  • Day 15: early morning fly back to pokhara-17min (approx)
  • Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu 8 hrs
  • Day 17: Departure or Explore more... trekking ideas side trips paragliding jungle safari rafting

Detail Itinerary


    Enjoy your private transfer from Kathmandu's International Airport to your hotel. In the evening relax with a welcome drink followed by a trip briefing by your experienced, professional guide

  • Private Sightseeing Tour by car of Kathmandu’s Cultural SitesDay 02
    Private Sightseeing Tour by car of Kathmandu’s Cultural Sites

    Today enjoy your private, full-day sightseeing tour with English speaking guide to Kathmandu's cultural, religious and historical UNESCO World Heritage sites including  Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at your Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Drive to Pokhara 8 hrs (865meters)Day 03
    Drive to Pokhara 8 hrs (865meters)

    Your trip starts with 8 hrs of a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at the hotel.

  • early fly to Jomsom and hike to khagbeni 2850m (3hrs approx)Day 04
    early fly to Jomsom and hike to khagbeni 2850m (3hrs approx)

    An early morning flight takes us to the windswept, dry barren valley of Jomsom. Begin trek alongside a beautiful valley. Passing villages we reach Kagbeni ideally located between the banks of two rivers. View flat-roofed houses and ruins of a fortress. Overnight at Kagbeni.

  • Trek to Chele ( 3050 meters )Day 05
    Trek to Chele ( 3050 meters )

    After obtaining our permits, we trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. Ascend a hill to reach Tangbe Village with narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. Pass a village and negotiate a river and a ridge to reach Chele. Overnight at Chele.

  • Trek to syamochen (3475 metres ) 6-7HRSDay 06
    Trek to syamochen (3475 metres ) 6-7HRS

    A slightly more rigorous trek today that requires traversing two passes; Taklam La Pass ( 3624 meters) and Dajori La Pass ( 3735 meters). Great mountain views of peaks like Tilicho and few others. Encounter a cave. Reach Samar village after a descent and a further descent to Syanboche. Overnight at Syanboche

  • Trek to GHAMI (3520 meters) 5-6 hrsDay 07
    Trek to GHAMI (3520 meters) 5-6 hrs

    Ascend to Yamda La Pass ( 3850 meters). Pass teahouses, chortens and quaint villages, poplar forests and barley fields till we come to Nyi Pass ( 4010 meters). Descend to the beautiful cillage of Ghami. Overnight at Ghami

  • Trek to tsharang (3620 metres 6-7hrs)Day 08
    Trek to tsharang (3620 metres 6-7hrs)

    Descend a rough and sometimes slippery trail. Cross a suspension bridge over Ghami Khola and ascend. Traverse the Tsarang La Pass ( 3870 meters) and reach Tsarang village. The village is located atop Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and gompa to its east. Overnight at Tsarang.

  • Trek to lo mangthang   (3850 metres) 5hrsDay 09
    Trek to lo mangthang (3850 metres) 5hrs

    Descending to a canyon and crossing a bridge, we trek uphill to Lo La Pass (3950 meters). We will have an excellent view of the wall city of Upper Mustang- Lo Mangthang. It was a forbidden Kingdom until 1990, Ancient monasteries, Tibetan culture, eroded hills and high cliff caves are the interesting fact of this HIgh altitude desert.

  • Explore around lo mangthangDay 10
    Explore around lo mangthang

    Lo is the culturally & linguistically Tibetan northern two-thirds of Mustang District Exploring around Lo Mangthang is the best way to witness the tradition, culture and Picturesque hills and caves. The surrounding hills that have been eroded since millions & millions of years ago are the most scenic. On the day we arrive city of wall-Lo, we spend the day exploring the three major renovated and expertly restored Gompas  (Monasteries); Jhampa, Thupchen, Chhoeda. The next day after breakfast visit Chooser cave and surrounding monasteries and a beautiful village north-west of Lo Manthang.

  • Trek to  Dhakmar  3810mDay 11
    Trek to Dhakmar 3810m

    Trek pass throw Samduling, Marang la 4230 meters & Muila 4170 meters exploring beautiful sight of red cliffs glow brightly in the sun. Marang la known as Chogo la, It is the highest point that you reach during upper mustang trek Nepal. Pass through Gyakar Village with the century-old Ghar Gompa with ornate paintings. Wishes are said to be fulfilled in this gompa. Proceed on our trek to Drakmar. Overnight at Drakmar.

  • Trek to Ghilling   3600 mDay 12
    Trek to Ghilling 3600 m

    Make an early start to avoid strong winds. Hike through dry plateau and fields before reaching Ghilling. Strong winds are common in this leg. A mostly dry place, Ghilling offers excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. Explore the village. Overnight at Ghilling.

  • Trek to Chuksang 3040 m  Day 13
    Trek to Chuksang 3040 m

    Commence trek after breakfast. Walk on the same trail used to go up to Lo Manthang. Great mountain views and quaint and charming villages. Overnight at Chuksang.

  • drive to muktinath and then to jomsomDay 14
    drive to muktinath and then to jomsom

    Last day of the trek and a long one. A fairly long trek sees you leaving the Mustang trail to enter the Annapurna circuit. Lunch at Kagbeni. Continue trek till we reach Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.

  • early morning fly back to pokhara-17min (approx)Day 15
    early morning fly back to pokhara-17min (approx)

    after Break Fast fly back to Pokhara, since you will arrive in the morning you can spend rest of your day and evening chilling out in beautiful lakeside, located nearby Phewa lake

  • Drive to Kathmandu 8 hrsDay 16
    Drive to Kathmandu 8 hrs

    We get set for an 8 hours scenic drive to Kathmandu or if there’s urgency, we can hop a 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu on a bit of extra cost, the option is yours to decide; upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted into our hotel. We either spend the day leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore any sights we missed during our first day in Kathmandu.

  • Departure or Explore more... trekking ideas side trips paragliding jungle safari raftingDay 17
    Departure or Explore more... trekking ideas side trips paragliding jungle safari rafting

    Our team will have a private vehicle standing by to take you to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport or if you'd like to extend your stay we have many short tours available for your enjoyment. You can go on an exciting game drive in Chitwan National Park, experience the exhilaration of white water rafting or take a thrilling mountain bike ride on some of Nepal’s urban trails. Always wanted to visit Tibet or Bhutan? We have the experience to handle the details. At Travel Maker South Asia it is an honor to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back to beautiful Nepal in the future. We wish you a safe journey.

Cost Includes


  • All air and ground transportation by private car/van/tourist bus
  • All sightseeing and trekking with a certified English speaking guide
  • All accommodation in cities in 2 stars rating hotels and descent mountain lodges in mountains

           KTM: Shangri La Boutique Hotel/ Kumari Boutique Hotel/ M Hotel

           PKR: Hotel Karuna/ Pokhara Boutique Hotel

  • All necessary government and local permits and entrance fees
  • Descent Sleeping bag during the trek
  • All breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • Basic emergency first aid kit
  • required no. of porters and assistants. max weight 17 kg for 1 porter


Cost Excludes


  • any beverages (you can buy them on tea houses.
  • tips for guides and porters


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