Upper Mustang Trek

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  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing tour
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +10
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  • 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
The Upper Mustang trek leads you to the hidden and semi-independent kingdom of Nepal attached to the Tibetan Border. This region is also known as Lo.

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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Lucas Galkus
  • From Lithuania
  • On Jul 05 2018
5 - Excellent
Upper Mustang Trek in June 2018
“I and my partner did Upper Mustang Trek with Himalayanleisure in June 2018. It was a great experience. The flights couldn't happen due to bad weather so we took a private jeep which was an adventure. The trek was arranged nicely and the staffs were very caring. Our guide and porter made the trek possible. It is a beautiful trek I can recommend to other people in rainy season in Nepal. In general, when we reach high, there was no rain.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Malaysia
  • On Jun 06 2018
5 - Excellent
Upper Mustang Trekking
“Very friendly guide, amazing boss who has been to Malaysia 3 times and very strong porter. The services provided were more than our expectations. A truly beautiful trekking in Nepal. The jeep from Jomsom to Beni is tiring and definitely no if options are available.”
  • Anonymous
  • From UK
  • On Sep 02 2017
5 - Excellent
Highly recommended
“Great organizing skills and an excellent company! Everything was timely managed and great foods and accommodation was provided.”
  • Margo Reed
  • From UK
  • On Sep 18 2016
5 - Excellent
Trekking to the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang
“I am back to home after spending more than 2 weeks in Nepal and a trek with Himalayan Leisure company operated by Upendra, a professional guys committed to work. The trekking was together with my wife and a guide and a porter from the company. Everything went so smooth and well organized. The trekking was more than beautiful from starting to the end. Lots of traditional people were met on this route. Very few people away from crowds which makes sense after you pay hefty fees to enter the area. I am totally satisfied with this trekking route, this was an amazing experience for both of us!”
  • 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
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • 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)
  • Anything not mentioned in product includes section
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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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