Upper Mustang Trek

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 3840 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +11
  • 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
Review for another Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Switzerland
  • On Nov 05 2017
“Myself and my friend decided to go do a trek for the first time. And I must say it was the perfect trek! You start out in a warm climate in a jungle where you can see monkeys, you will do quite a lot of vertical meters. By the end you reach a small village surrounded by glacier where the temperature has dropped significantly!
We were picked up by our amazing and kind guide Bishnu at the airport and he was with us all the way until our farewell dinner!
All in all it was an amazing experience which I highly recommend! It’s a trek that gives you so many different sceneries in just one week.”
Yoshi's review for another Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Yoshi
  • On May 03 2019
“I spent all together 5 days for this trek, however the road has been the palce ullare., and most of trekking route is from dusty road. many jeep nd transport comes to the same road. so hard to walk, the first day is almost 80 % are the motor road. But from the second day it is nice up to Ghorapane. Climbing to poon hill was great experience , Great Sunrise and Excellent view of Mountain This trek is suitable for people who do not have much time to do the annapurna circuit or annapurna base camp trekking but still enjoy some breathtaking views of the mountains. My tour included all lodging, local transportation, and a fantastic tour guide. I always felt safe and taken care of. Be sure to provide your schedule ahead of time- i would highly recommend Nepal Lion Tours and Treks company and my guide.”
Emerald's review for another Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Emerald
  • From USA
  • On Apr 05 2019
“My husband and I had such a wonderful time on this trek! We had a great guide, Prakash, who made sure that we were getting enough water and was able to tell us all about the area, it's history, and it's people. We wnt in late March and had great weather - a decent snowstorm on our second night treking, but it added the the beauty of the next day. While this hike was challenging with how steep it can get, it is nothing that frequent rests won't take care or, and I think it is super accessible for folks. Would absolutely recommend.”
  • 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
Group Tours
Why Book with Bookmundi
  • Save US$ 60+ in travel credits on your next booking.
  • Excellent customer service. Our travel experts are ready to help you 24/7.
  • Best price guaranteed.
  • No credit card or booking fees.
  • 100% financial protection.
  • 25,000+ customer reviews, with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5.
  • Read more reasons to book with Bookmundiless
What are customers saying about Bookmundi
4.72 Average 295 Reviews

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.