- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
- Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
- Restricted area for independent trekking without a company
- Rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains makes the trek a monsoon destination
- Vestiges of ancient culture that cremated bodies in sky caves, deep gorges and settlements
- Magnificent views of Himalayan Peaks
Hundreds of years back, Lo belonged to Tibetan rulers, hence Upper Mustang still widely practices Tibetan Buddhism. The area is also known as the Himalayan cold desert. Thousands year old Buddhist monasteries, colorful rock formations, and hundreds of caves are some of the highlights on this trek.
The Upper Mustang trek was not permitted by the Government of Nepal until 1992, though the area is restricted even today for individual trekkers or backpackers. June, July and August are the best months to visit the area.
Until recently, the Upper Mustang Trek was accessible only in camping mode but nowadays basic tea houses have made it easier for trekkers to get their meals and accommodation.
Upper Mustang area is also known as "The last Forbidden Kingdom" and Mustang Trekking is an adventure of a lifetime for anyone from anywhere in the world.
Please check our itinerary for day-by-day activities.
Day 1: Drive to Pokhara (820M), transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Fly to Jomsom (2,750M), trek to Kagbeni
Day 3: Trek to Chele
Day 4: Trek to Geling
Day 5: Trek to Charang
Day 6: Trek to Lo Manthang
Day 7: Rest and Exploration in Lo Manthang
Day 8: Trek to Dhakmar
Day 9: Trek to Syanboche
Day 10: Trek to Chhusang
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom, final night in Himalayas
Day 12: Fly to Pokhara then to Kathmandu
- Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transfers by tourist bus or public van (according to the timing)
- Accommodation in Pokhara (2 nights) with complimentary breakfast
- Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara domestic flights with all airport taxes
- Airport transfers in Pokhara by a private vehicle
- Nepal Government special permit for Upper Mustang restricted area
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit for all members
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card for the trek
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with 3 cups of hot drinks) during the trek
- Accommodation on cozy tea houses during the trek
- Government licensed and trained English speaking trekking guide
- All government and local taxes, company service charges etc are included
- First aid medical kit carried by the guide on the trek
- Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- International air transfers, Nepal visa fees, travel and rescue insurance
- Accommodation in Kathmandu
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
- Personal nature expenses (bars and beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, chocolates etc.)
- Costs arising from natural disasters, weather problems or anything beyond our control (Costs are not refundable or transferrable if you voluntarily leave the trek)
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.