- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5-79 yrs
- max group size 16
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-4051
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- 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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- What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?
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.
- How does it work with a porter?
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
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.