Upper Mustang Trek

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  • Trekking
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Witness majestic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountains
  • See the palace of the king of Lo. Learn more about the history of Lo Manthang
  • Discover the significance of Tibetan Buddhism & the ancient Bön religion in the Himalayas
  • Visit Muktinath, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal
The region of Upper Mustang was officially opened for foreigners in 1992. Since then, this mystical, forbidden kingdom hidden amid the mighty Himalayas sees a limited number of intrepid travelers every year. Join us on this exciting adventure and discover the secrets of Lo, the fabled, forbidden kingdom inhabited by followers of Tibetan Buddhism and located in a vast, arid valley and surrounded by mountains and canyons.

Your journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the city of lakes and gateway to those venturing into the Annapurna region. A short flight from Pokhara takes you to Jomsom, the starting point of your trek. From Jomsom you will follow the Kali Gandaki River all the way to Kagbeni.

Continue your journey uphill via Chele, Syangmoche and Ghaymi to reach Lo Manthang. Spend a day exploring the Kingdom of Lo and see its highlights, including Nyphu cave monastery and the 2,500 years old sky cave Jhong. Another highlight of this region is Ghar Gompa, which you will see during the trip. Located not away from Lo, this monastery is over 1,200 years old and is dedicated to Guru Rinpoche, popularly known as Padmasambhava.

Your journey downhill will mostly take you along the same route that you used earlier. This tour comes to an end after you have arrived in Kathmandu. Please scroll down to the itinerary section for more details.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 145 reviews
  • Matthew
  • From USA
  • On Feb 27 2017
5 - Excellent
Matthew's review for another Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd tour
“Everything about the trek was fantastic! The guest houses along the trek route were comfortable, had good food, and were run by very nice people. The trek itself was fun and challenging, and the views were unforgettable. Overall an amazing experience!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 30 2018
4 - Very Good
Review for another Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd tour
“The Manaslu 12 day was a true adventure! We did the trek during the off season in July. Our guide facilitated the details of our trip seamlessly so it went as well as possible considering we had quite a bit of rain during the trek. There was also a lot of cloud cover so the mountain views were not what we expected, especially at Larke pass. The first couple days of travel were tough with a 12 hour bus ride to the trail head (longer than normal due to steep dirt road and mud)- I recommend opting to hire a private jeep starting in Gorkka if you can. On the first 2 days of hiking, sections of the road were under heavy construction, combined with landslides overnight made our footing slippery, steep and frightening at times. Our guide helped us navigate it safely. After those first few days the footing improved a lot and we had gorgeous waterfall views and pleasant conditions. The tea house accommodations were varied. Most were basic with the essentials and neat. Most had cold showers. The food was excellent almost everywhere (because it's off season and they only had to cook for our small group). A few tea houses were stunning (Dyang and Namrung) and a couple were no ideal (Daramasala near Larke). Our lunch stops we're great too overall. In general, I would try to do this trek NOT in the off season. This company is great. Have fun!”
  • Gavin
  • From UK
  • On Jan 22 2017
5 - Excellent
Gavin's review for another Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd tour
“This trek was a brilliant experience from start to finish. Our guide Rajendra was a complete legend, helping us ever step of the way. The trek is a good workout, walking throughout each day - but not too hard. You can do it if you are a beginner. If you're thinking about doing this - do it!”
  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus
  • Day 2: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni
  • Day 3: Trek to Chele
  • Day 4: Trek to Syangmoche
  • Day 5: Trek Ghaymi
  • Day 6: Trek to Charang
  • Day 7: Trek to Lo Manthang
  • Day 8: Explore Lo Manthang
  • Day 9: Trek to Drakmar
  • Day 10: Trek to Ghiling
  • Day 11: Trek to Chuksang
  • Day 12: Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 13: Jomsom – Pokhara by flight
  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu & departure
  • Airport pickup & drop-odd by private vehicle
  • All transport, including flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara. Accommodation in local guest houses during the trek
  • Licensed tour guides speaking English, Chinese, Korean and Hindi languages
  • A first aid medical kit (to be carried by the tour guide)
  • Necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP permit & Upper Mustang Restricted Area permit)
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets (to be returned after the trek is over)
  • One complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant
  • Emergency evacuation assistance (the cost of helicopter rescue, hospital and necessary transport to be paid by your travel insurance)
  • A nation-wide operated mobile SIM card and a map of the trekking region
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees: You can obtain a visa easily on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • A compulsory personal travel insurance cover with emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation included
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-chargefee).
  • Emergency expenses such as charted helicopter, emergency medical treatment
  • Additional expenses or delays caused by situations beyond our control, like landslides & weather changes. Itinerary modification for travelers' safety or due to government rules, etc
  • Tips for your guide, porter & driver
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


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