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Upper Mustang trek

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4.5 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 35
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-93
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +10
  • 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
  • Day 2: Fly / drive to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
  • Day 3: Trek to Chele
  • Day 4: Trek to Geling
  • Day 5: Trek to Tsarang (Charang)
  • Day 6: Trek to Lo-Manthang
  • Day 7: Sightseeing in Lo - Manthang
  • Day 8: At Lo - Manthang, explore surrounding
  • Day 9: Trek to Dhakmar
  • Day 10: Trek to Syangmoche
  • Day 11: Trek to Chhusang
  • Day 12: Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 13: Fly / drive to Pokhara
  • Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • 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).
  • 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 5+ persons.
  • Flight from Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara inclusive with airport tax. If in case the flight is not possible due to bad weather or overbooked alternative transportation by jeep will be arranged.
  • 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, down jacket and duffel bag.
  • 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
  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
  • Charlotte Peene
  • From Belgium
  • On Aug 25 2019
4 - Very Good
Upper Mustang Adventures
Good day travellers, very happy with the organisation. Everything went very smoothly, even though we started changing the planning during the trip. All was accommodated with a smile. Having a guide that knows the region is an... Read more
  • Robert Scholes
  • From South Africa
  • On Aug 04 2019
5 - Excellent
Trekking upper Mustang with Dev as guide
This is a classic 10 to 14 day trek, and one of the few options in Nepal at the height of the monsoon season, since it traverses a high altitude desert landscape in the rain shadow of Annapurna. It takes you into the formerly... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From Other
  • On Aug 28 2018
5 - Excellent
Wonderful Group Trek
The guides and porters from our local operator made the trip possible and amazing. They became friends almost immediately. The trip provides almost everything for you, which makes it easy to focus on the scenery and fellow... Read more
  • Lise Kronborg
  • From Denmark
  • On Aug 24 2018
4 - Very Good
Don't miss out on this area
We did a 3 prs trek in april-may 2018 from Jomsom to Lo Mantang and back. Wonderful area to experience after 4 previous treks in the more eastern part of Nepal and high altitude landscapes. This area is totally different to the... Read more
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Other Practical InformationRecommended 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 COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • 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?

    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 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.

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