- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 17 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Explore the hidden kingdom of LoManthang in Mustang region.
- Wintess majestic views of mountains like Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri & others.
- Visit mysterious caves and cave temples in the Mustang region.
- Discover Pokhara, the lakeside city of Nepal with varied natural wonders.
The region of Upper Mustang is located in the north-central area of Nepal bordering China. Trekking into Upper Mustang is one of the popular treks. Mustang was made open for tourism only two decades ago as the government has kept this slice of Shangri-la closed to foreign visitors.
Thus, the region is also known as ‘the forbidden city’ or ‘Little Tibet’. The trekking trails of Mustang are filled with remote valleys, ancient settlements, deep forest, dry terrains. The prime feature of the trek is the visit to the capital of Mustang, the city of La-Manthang. Lo-Manthang is a walled city located in high altitude deserted terrain with age-old monasteries, caves where Buddhism is practiced by the locals.
Upper Mustang trek is a unique journey like being back in time and trekking in the high altitude deserted land with unparalleled majestic beauty.
Please refer to the itinerary section for day-by-day activities.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 4: Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni (2800 m)
Day 5: Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)
Day 6: Chele to Geling (3570m)
Day 7: Geling to Charang (3560m)
Day 8: Charang to Lo Manthang (3840m)
Day 9: Explore around Lo-Manthang
Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar (3820m)
Day 11: Drakmar to Shyanboche (3850m)
Day 12: Shyanboche to Chhuksang (2980m)
Day 13: Chhuksang to Kagbeni
Day 14: Kagbeni to Jomsom
Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 17: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination
- Airport transfers by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
- Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
- Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.
- Kathmandu city tours, including of all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle.
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
- Ground transportations from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu transfers by tourist bus.
- Round trip flight fare from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara.
- Highly experienced & friendly tour guide with a government license. Included: His food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance.
- Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek.
- First aid medical kit.
- Special Trekking Permit (US$ 500 Per Person for 10 Days) If you wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person)
- Annapurna conservation permit fee.
- TIMS Fee - Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & service charge.
- Breakfree Adventures T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
- Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Travel insurance.
- International airfare.
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Earn US$ 63+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationConfirmation will be received at time of booking If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, the provider can customized the itinerary as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October & November are the best seasons for the Upper Mustang Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) is also good for Upper Mustang Trekking. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.
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.