• A visit to Lubra Village gives you an insight into Bon religion which is older than Tibetan Buddhism Trek past the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Tibetan culture and scenery Forbidden kingdom of Mustang Explore the unique caves, ancient monasteries, Gumbas and Chortens
  • Explore the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang Witness the arid desert-like landscapes with spires and cliffs
  • Trek past the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Gorge Ancient Chhoser caves{where 44 rooms}


Upper Mustang Trek is a relatively new trek in Nepal as the region was opened to foreigners since 1992. The area developed a unique culture and tradition as it remained in seclusion for all these years. You will find a well-preserved Tibetan culture and get to witness the Bon religion, which predates Tibetan Buddhism. You will be visiting different Gompas and Chortens and walking on a bridge festooned with prayer flags.

Upper Mustang is culturally and geographically is more similar to Tibet. Savor the arid and dry valley’s stunning views with colorful rock formations and observe many caves and settlements high in the cliffs. Trek past Chortens, stupas, prayer wheels, and mani walls are important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.

You will be trekking in one of the remote areas of Nepal, Upper Mustang Lo Manthang. Your trip of 15 days begins and ends in Kathmandu. You will be mostly trekking in a secluded area and will get to experience the joy of trekking in solitary. Moreover, navigate through Trans Himalayas; and the region's landscape will make you feel more like trekking in Tibetan plateaus than in Nepal.

After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be driving to the popular touristy city of Pokhara, which lies in the lap of the Himalayas. The following day, you will be taking an early flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, the Mustang district headquarter.

Your trek starts from Jomsom, and you will be trekking to the beautiful village of Kagbeni. The village on the bank of Kali Gandaki River, Kagbeni, was a popular place for trade between Nepal and Tibet. You will be trekking past the quaint villages of Chele, Syanbochen, Ghami, Charang on your way to Lo Manthang.

Explore the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang for a day dotted with tall whitewashed structures with mudbrick walls. You will notice the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Further, you will be visiting different ancient monasteries or Gompas, which houses centuries-old statues of Buddha, elaborate wall mandalas, and others. Also, visit the residence of Lamas and get an insight into their daily lives. After exploring Lo Manthang for a day, continue your trek past Yara, Tangbe, Tetang to Muktinath.

Muktinath is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists alike. Muktinath Temple is referred to as Mukti Kshetra, which means the sacred place of salvation. Also, it is believed that bathing in the waters of Muktinath bestows salvation after death.

Buddhist refer to Muktinath as Chumming Gyatsa. Muktinath is a sacred place of Dakinis goddesses called Sky Dancers as per Tibetan Buddhism. Also, it is the place where Guru Rimpoche or Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, meditated on his way to Tibet.

This Upper Mustang Trek Package will take you to the less-trodden region. Also, you will get to see rich Tibetan culture at its best since the region remained in seclusion for centuries. Also, you will get a firsthand experience of local culture and traditions.

Destination: Nepal
Region: Mustang region
Activity: Mustang treks
Nature of the trek: Lodge to lodge trekking
Trek distance:: 125 Kilometers/78 miles (Jomsom to Lomanthang to Muktinath)
Start / End point: Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu/ Pokhara, Lodge/Teahouse during the trek
Included meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara, all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
Group size: Min. 02 and Max. 12 (for single, we offer you private package)
Best season: March to November
Activity per day: Approximately 5-6 hrs walking
Transportation: Private transportation (Airport-Kathmandu hotel, Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu, Kathmandu hotel-airport), and flight (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)

  • Day 1 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

    You will be welcomed at the airport by one of our staff members and transferred to your hotel for check in. Our airport representative will explain further details of the program. Overnight at the hotel

  • Day 2 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

    Today, we will start our sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley which includes cultural heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Enjoy the artistic palace, paintings, sculptures and a brief look at the history of Nepal. Overnight at the hotel with breakfast included.

  • Day 3 - Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

    We take a grand drive to the lake city of Pokhara subsequent to having our breakfast at our lodging. After around 6 hours of a pleasant drive on through mountains, terraced fields, stream banks, farmlands, green valleys, we at long last shall come upon the wonderful city of Pokhara with one lunch stop in transit.

    In the wake of reaching Pokhara, you will witness the change in landscape with spotless clear environment, lakes, Himalayan perspectives and cordial individuals which can be the best place to be in that instance. You may also go out for a stroll around lakeside or do boating if time remains. As the sun sets we shall afterward move to our lodging in Pokhara. Stay overnight at Pokhara. Breakfast included.

  • Day 4 - A flight to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft) and hike to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,217ft) - 25 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trek

    Wake up early to catch a flight to Jomsom from Pokhara, which takes around 25 minutes. Enjoy a scenic flight with incredible views of snowy mountains and verdant hills from your window. Jomsom is one of the most important villages of Kali Gandaki valley due to the presence of an airport.

    Your trek begins from Jomsom, and you will be heading towards the village of Kagbeni. A walk on a dirt road leads you to the entrance of the lower mustang, Kagbeni. The Tibetan village of Kagbeni is located on the top of a cliff.

    Overnight at Kagbeni.

  • Day 5 - Trek to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft) - 5 to 6 hours tre

    With a trek to Chele, you will step into the restricted area of the Upper Mustang. Get your permits ready to be checked at the check post. Further, walk to the eastern side of the Kali Gandaki riverbank and ascend many ridges on your way to Tangbe village.

    Hike past Chhusang village and cross the River Kali Gandaki on your way to Chele village. The village is perched on a hill, and you need to climb up a steep ascent to reach the village.

    Overnight at Chele.

  • Day 6 - Chele to Geling (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 - 7 hrs

    Today we will ascend the treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass a rock cairn at 3540m. The trail then makes a long gradual descent to Samar village. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. We’ll climb up above Samar to a ridge and descend into a large gorge. The trail continues through another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. The route traverses another pass, follows a ridge and descends to Shyangmochen. From here, we gently climb to a pass at 3770m and descend into Geling Village. Overnight at a guesthouse

  • Day 7 - Trek to Charang (Tsarang) (3,620m/11,874ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

    Today you will be mostly trekking in the arid part of Mustang. The rough terrain might be challenging but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. The gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains are known to mesmerize its onlookers.

    Moreover, you will be trekking to Charang village which is located on Charang Chu Canyon. The red Gompa of the Charang village has a wonderful collection of statues and thangkas. Moreover, you will observe a big medieval time fort towards the east of the village.

    Overnight at Charang.

  • Day 8 - Trek to Lo Manthang (3,840m/12,596ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

    On this day, you will be trekking to Lo Manthang, which was once the capital of the Kingdom of Lo. You will be trekking past Lo Gekar on your way to Lo Manthang.

    Enjoy the stunning views of towering mountains like Tilicho, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and others. Visit ancient temples and monasteries of Lo Manthang and get an insight into their rich culture and tradition.

    Overnight at Lo Manthang.

  • Day 9 - Exploration day in Lo Manthang – NamgyalGompa and Tingkhar

    Today we explore Lo Manthang, Namgyal religious community, and Tingkhar. We prescribe you to take a steed ride today advancing during that time trip. Advance we visit the Chosar town, religious communities, and chortens and head towards eastern banks of Mustang stream towards over 2000 years of age Jhong give in.
    Additionally, we visit the Namgyalgompa which is otherwise called the religious community of triumph which is situated at the edge and has a famous fascination at Lo. Leaving behind the cloister, we enter the Tingkar town. It is likewise the mid-year castle of the ruler. We discover posts and different attractions around. We come back to Lo and remain overnight at a nearby cabin. Stay overnight at Lo Manthang

  • Day 10 - Lo Manthang to Dhakmar (3820 m/12530 ft)

    Thusly, we at long last abandon the Lo Manthang and advance towards Dhakmar. The trekking course is for the most part tough towards Chogo and afterward we begin sliding to touch base at Ghar cloister at Dhakmar. We can see blue sheep’s and wild rabbits over yonder. It will associate with 7 hours of tough first and downhill walk today. Stay overnight at Dhakmar

  • Day 11 - Dhakmar to Syangbochen (3800 m/ 12464 ft)

    Proceeding with our Mustang Valley Trek, we take a long downhill trek back to Ghemi and will take a tough stroll to Ghemi La. With proceeded with rises and dives, we will stroll down the stream and move over Nya la go at 4090m to see wonderful perspective of Annapurna, Mustang and Nilgiri Himalayas. Promote we have our tummy break at Jhaite before achieving Syangbochen. Stay overnight at Syangbochen

  • Day 12 - Syangbochen to Chhusang (2980 m/ 9774 ft)

    Abandoning Syangbochen, we advance towards left course that brings us down the valley through lovely villages. We see the shepherds with their sheep’s, cattle’s and go through Chungsi give in. Lovely flying creatures welcome us as we cruise by, these hollows, which is likewise the Guru Rimpoche’s contemplation put. Assist, we stroll up the self-made Tibetan affected figures, chortens and different relics. In the wake of ascending the high mountain, we arrive at Chisungi La demonstrating elevated perspective of Lo Manthang and close-by mountains. In the comparable way, we follow down our means towards Chhussang. Stay overnight at Chhussang.

  • Day 13 - Trek to Muktinath (3760 m/12464 ft)

    We start our day early today. At first, we dive towards Muktinath, a blessed journey place of worship that holds extraordinary significance for both Hindu and Buddhist travelers. This sacred sanctuary of Lord Vishnu is encompassed by 108 waterspouts and visit to adjacent Jwala Mai sanctuary with interminable fire sparkling out from inside the ground. We shall spend the overnight at a neighborhood cabin at Muktinath. Stay overnight at Muktinath.

  • Day 14 - Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m/8856 ft)

    Festivity is around the bend as we are on our last trekking day. Even though we can drive to Jomsom, we attempt to take rough terrain course through Jharkot or Lupra town with the goal that we can see significantly more social variety, visit more brilliant religious communities and antiquated castles. We have our lunch and keep strolling towards Jomsom getting a charge out of fantastic scene perspectives of Kali Gandaki and Kagbeni. Lastly we end our day with a last stroll down to Jomsom sometime in the evening time. Stay overnight at Jomsom.

  • Day 15 - Morning flight back to Pokhara

    In the wake of having our initial feast at the cabin, we prepare to load onto a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara with terrific Himalayan perspectives. Sit at the left half of plane for better close-up Himalayan perspectives. Capture some scenic shots of this regions vast magnificence before arriving in Pokhara. What’s more, after arriving at Pokhara, appreciate leisure time at lakeside. Stay overnight at Pokhara

  • Day 16 - Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - 6 to 7 hours (200km) Drive

    We return Kathmandu today by means of street. We hit the street on morning and getting a charge out of the agreeable ride intensive valleys, streams and settlements. We arrive at Kathmandu at around 3pm. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you shall be transferred to your respective hotel rooms for the remaining time where you can take some much needed rest. Lastly you should consider going out to do some souvenir shopping as this your last day here and buy something that will remind you of this lovely nation. Included breakfast and farewell suppe

  • Day 17 - Depart Kathmandu-Airport drop

    At long last, our 17 days Upper Mustang Trek and your Nepal vacation has come to an end today. After all your packing is done and when you are fully ready, a representative of Accessible Adventure shall drop you to the International Airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. Arriving in time is imperative as you would prefer not to miss your international flight. Now we say farewell and hope you come back to Nepal for some other excellent treks.

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing local lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Guided Kathmandu City Tour in private vehicle including
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by tourist bus
  • Pokhara -Jomsom -Pokhara flight
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person
  • Annapurna conservation permit and all necessary permits.
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers : 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers : 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance
  • Duffle bag, Down jacket and sleeping bag for use during the trek
  • T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • International airfares
  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • All drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc) Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)
  • meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek

Important Information

Upper Mustang Trek Permits
Since you will be trekking in a restricted area, you will need a special permit. Along with a solo permit, you need to trek in a group of at least two with a government-licensed guide. If you are trekking solo, reach out to a trekking company or agent. They can arrange a trekking partner or put you in a group. You don’t need to stress as your trekking company will easily arrange the Upper Mustang Permit for a trek.

Upper Mustang Trek Difficulty
Upper Mustang Trek is graded as an easy to moderate trek in terms of difficulty level. You will reach the maximum elevation of 4,210 meters at PA Pass. You will be walking for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 9 hours in a day. On average, you will be trekking for around 3 to 4 hours a day. You need to be physically fit to do this trek, and it is suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers.

Other Important Note For This Trip
You need to get a Restricted Area Permission to trek in Upper Mustang
Solo trekking is prohibited, and at least a group of two trekkers with a licensed guide from a trekking agency is required
Flight to and from Jomsom could be delayed or canceled, so it is best to keep some buffer days in your hand
The road is accessible to Lo Manthang, so you can drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara if you would like to make a quick and comfortable trip
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