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Upper Mustang Trek

From US$ 1,550 per person
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  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Walled City Lo - Manthang
  • Centuries old monasteries in Tsarang, Lomanthang and Ghar Gompa
  • Jhong Cave
Hidden behind the Himalayan giants Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Mustang is a small area that lies in the southern border of the Tibetan highland and is a restricted area that requires a special trekking permit through a registered trekking company. The Mustang trekking trail consists of treeless deserted scenery, vertical rocky paths up and down the hill and beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Tukuche peak, Mustang Himal, Tilicho peak, Arniko Chuli and many other splendid peaks.

The route to Mustang demands traveling transversely through arid landscape with barren edges, deep gorges, moraine valleys and eroded rock faces. The trail features barley fields and grazing lands where sheep are seen grazing, and horses walk by carrying heaps. The views of the desolate Kali Gandaki valley, almost infinite spaces surrounding Kagbeni, sharp ridges and elevated mountains sum up to an amazing experience for adventure lovers.

Trekking in Mustang is really one of the most gratifying experiences you can get. Also, you will get a firsthand glimpse into the ancient Buddhist culture in the area that has been untouched by modernization for centuries. The Mustang trek as designed by Unique Adventure International can be also referred as the “Rhododendron trek” because it takes you to different varieties of rhododendron forests and looks absolutely enchanting during the spring season because of blooming rhododendrons. Moreover, you will come across the Thorang La pass (5417 m) where you will enjoy some stunning high Himalayan scenery over the Kali Gandaki valley, with the entire Annapurna range, Mukut and Mustang Himal overlooking your trek from the west.

We begin our biking tour from Besisahar in the lush central hills, riding our way through the beautiful path until we enter Yak Kharka (4000 m). From here, the track is vertical up to the base camp of Chulu East. Then we follow the route climbing to the summit of Chulu Far East which is pebbly, icy and very much vertical. From the top of Chulu Far East we will get some spectacular close-up views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Chulu West, Pisang Peak, and the north part of Himlung Valley. After mountaineering, we move towards Manang and on the next morning, we take a bike ride to Thorong La Pass (5416 m) and continue riding along the way to a holy Hindu temple – Muktinath. Finally, we reach Jomsom from where we can fly back to Pokhara.
Day 1 Drive to Pokhara 7 hours 2 Star Hotel at Green Tara or Pokhara Eco Resort or similar

After breakfast, today early in the morning you will move to Pokhara after completing nearly 7 hours drive. You will be able to have a magnificent panorama of river and vista all the way through your drive. Or, you might also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara taking half an hour. You will arrive at the hotel and have a rest during afternoon. You can even visit around lakeside region or you can go for boating at famous Fewa Lake.

Day 2 Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni 3 hours Guest house

Today, we fly from Pokhara to Jomsom which lies at an altitude of 2720 meter. And then, you will trek to Kagbeni (2810 meter) beside Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the whole world. After trekking for about three and half hours you will get there at Kagbeni where you can see the antique houses, few monasteries, temples and more.

Day 3 Trek to Chele 6 hours Guest house

Leaving Kagbeni, we move toward Chele (3050 meter) early in the morning today. The track still moves alongside the bank of Kaligandaki. We come across the villages of Tangbe and Chhusang. And, before reaching at Chele we have to come across a bridge over Kaligandaki and go up abruptly up for around 35 minutes to reach Chele Village.

Day 4 Trek to Geling 6.30 - 7 hours Guest house

Departing from Chele, we ascend in and out of massive side valleys of the Kali Gandaki. We climb up a vertical spur to a cairn and then join to one more cairns spotting the Chele La or Taklam La (3624 meter), from where the track fall to Samar (3660 meter). After reaching above Samar, the track goes into the valley filled with trees and come across a stream and moves up to the Bhena La and then to Yamdo La and then eventually drop down to Shyanmochen, we then reach our destination for today, an awe-inspiring village at an altitude of 3570 meter, Geling.

Day 5 Trek to Tsarang (Charang) 7 - 7.30 hours Guest house

To reach Geling to Charang, we will trek for 7 to 7.30 hours. Walking west from Geling the track climbs tenderly all the way through fields and going across Tama Gaon. Then we go up to Nyi La (4010 meter) and Ghami La from there we move down to Ghami which lies at an altitude of 3520 meter and then gets linked with Choya La (3870 meter), further than the mani wall. From Choya La we have a long drop which will lead us to the land of maze, Tsarang (Charang) lying at an altitude of 3560 meter.

Day 6 Trek to Lo-Manthang 5 hours Guest house

On this day, we set off from Charang and trek to Lo-Mangthang, the capital region of Mustang. The 300 meters long and 150 meters broad wall has wrapped the region against robbers and the brutal winds. This little area of Lo-Mangthang is inhabited by more than a 1000 inhabitants whose houses are connected by fine rope stone lanes.

Day 7 Sightseeing in Lo - Manthang 2 - 3 hours Guest house

Today we have a rest day in Lo Mangthang. We will walk around Lo Mangthang whole day and visit Royal Palace of Mustang King, low caste settlements, ancient monasteries i.e. Thupchen Gyälwai Phodrang (Palace of the victorious Buddha), Jampa Lhakang and Chöde Monastery, herbal medical school and more.

Day 8 At Lo - Manthang, explore surrounding 5 - 6 hours Guest house

Today we will explore monasteries and caves. We start our day visiting Namgyal Monastery continue with Nyfuk Cave Monastery, Garphu Cave and Jhong Cave in Chhoser.

Day 9 Trek to Dhakmar 6 - 7 hours Guest house

Spending times in Lo - Manthang we trek to Dhakmar (3820 meter) via via Marang La Pass (4230 meter) and Ghar Gompa. Similar to all arid regions in Mustang, on the way to Ghami as well most houses are build out of mud, stones with roof of straw and a combination of mud, pebbles.

Day 10 Trek to Syangmoche 5 hours Guest house

We walk all the way through narrow path until we reach Geling via Ghami. Further ahead from Geling, the trail expands. The views of desolate landscapes, farm terraces, villages and also Mt. Nilgiri come into our sight. Then eventually, we reach Syangmochen, a tiny town.

Day 11 Trek to Chhusang 5 hours Guest house

We start day trekking to Samar, a tiny village that has the influence of Tibetan culture. We tthen pass all the way through a vertical ridge of hills which offers some very well views of the lush hills.

Day 12 Trek to Jomsom 6 hours Guest house

Today, you will start the trek moving down the stunning Kali Gandaki ravine. After passing through Tangbe settlement with classic Tibetan art and architecture, you tag on path down to Kagbeni, a prehistoric village renowned for Tibetan art. Now your track passes all the way through the shore of Kali Gandaki and come across the Eklebhatti. Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang is divided into two settlements and Kali Gandaki river passes between these two settlements. In Jomsom, you can enjoy the splendid views of Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak.

Day 13 Fly to Pokhara 0.20 hours 2 Star Hotel at Green Tara or Pokhara Eco Resort or similar

Today we take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, taking around 20 minutes. The major attractions of Pokhara are natural as well as cultural sites such as lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhist, caves, mountain views. You can view the north region across the hill, Phewa Lake to the snow peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges.

Day 14 Drive back to Kathmandu 7 hours

In the morning today, we travel for 7 hours and return back to Kathmandu. We can either take a vehicle for a drive or fly back from the beautiful city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day.

what’s included
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu and Pokhara (International and domestic both).
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking period.
  • All necessary permits (Annapurna Conservation Area and Special trekking permit for Upper Mustang).
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 3+ persons.
  • Flight from Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara inclusive with airport tax.
  • All necessary ground transportation: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher elevation.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Hotel in KTM/Night
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 14 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 4230 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
4.9 - Excellent Based on 1 review
Upper Mustang trek
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5 - Excellent
“Really a magical trip lost in the mountains and far away from the most frequented trekking routes.

The landscape is pure and you will find villages along the way with people living and there you will find your guest house waiting with a bed and good nepali food.

After a long research I piked up Unique Adventure. They looked like they know what they were doing and the price was very competitive. Mr Khum Subedi the man in charge was quick to answer my mails and available to my requests. I payed half from Europe with a bank transfer and gave the rest when in Katmandu almost 6 months later. I went with an experienced guide named Ram and a porter included. The accommodations were fine. All guest houses well experienced and some really real Mustang home life. The places are amazing.

If you want to go I strongly recommend you this company.”
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Good to know Recommended Gear Lists:
01.) Good wind/rain jacket
02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey
03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
06.) Fleece jacket or pullover
07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
10.) Lightweight gloves
11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.) Sun hat or scarf
13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
14.) Sunglasses with UV protection
15.) T-shirts
16.) Underwear
17.) Hiking shorts
18.) Lightweight cotton long pants
19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
20.) Fleece or wool pants
21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks
23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks
24.) Hiking boots with spare laces
25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:
1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
7.) Toiletries
8.) Small wash towel
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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