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Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal

Upper Mustang Trek

Mustang, the former Himalayan kingdom, only opened for trekking in 1991, and is considered to be a last bastion of Tibetan culture. If you are looking for a very cultural trek having stunning treeless barren landscapes with yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by the wind, similar to the Tibetan ...

Upper Mustang trek - 14 Trips with 8 Reviews

Highlights
  • Visit this sacred and healing destination, surrounded by stunning mountain views.
  • Hike along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.
  • Explore centuries-old monasteries and soak up the Tibetan culture.

The Upper Mustang trek leads you into the hidden kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo ... Read More

Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd.
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Upper Mustang Trek

  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 7 hours ago Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 19 Dec 20
From US$ 1,700 18 days
Highlights
  • 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 ... Read More

Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd
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Upper Mustang Trek

of 3 reviews
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 5 hours ago Unique Adventure International Pvt
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Today Dec 18
From US$ 1,550 14 days
Highlights
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas.
  • Visiting the Capital of Mustang "The Lo Manthang".
  • Human built caves in Grand Canyon-like landscapes.

Upper Mustang trekking is getting more popular day by day because of the Annapurna Circuit ... Read More

Green Valley Nepal Treks Pvt Ltd
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Upper Mustang Trek

of 1 review
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 9 hours ago Green Valley Nepal Treks
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 19 Dec 20
From US$ 1,775 14 days
Highlights
  • 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

The Upper Mustang trek leads you to the hidden and semi-independent kingdom of Nepal attached... ... Read More

Himalayan Leisure, Inc.
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Upper Mustang Trek

of 3 reviews
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 4 hours ago Himalayan Leisure, Inc.
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Tomorrow Dec 19
From US$ 1,490 12 days
Highlights
  • Scenic Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Amazing Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Explore the Hidden Kingdom of Lomanthang - Mustang.

The Upper Mustang trek provides travellers with the opportunity to venture into the remote, semi-independent ... Read More

Asian Journeys Pvt Ltd
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Upper Mustang Trek

  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 day ago Asian Journeys Pvt Ltd
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 22 Dec 23
From US$ 1,575 15 days
Highlights

    Upper mustang trekking is most mysterious and least famous trekking area of Nepal .This trekking ... Read More

    Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd
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    Upper Mustang Trekking

    • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
    • Operator Active 3 hours ago Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt
    • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
    • Next Departures Dec 19 Dec 20
    From US$ 1,750 14 days
    Highlights
    • Trekking to the Forbidden Kingdom Mustang.
    • Century Old Monasteries.
    • Dramatic Landscapes.

    Hidden behind the giant peaks Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Mustang lies in the southern border of ... Read More

    Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd
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    Mustang And High Passes Trek

    • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
    • Operator Active 5 hours ago Unique Adventure International Pvt
    • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
    • Next Departures Today Dec 18
    From US$ 2,890 27 days
    Highlights
    • Discover the hidden treasures of the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang.
    • Visit this home of Tibetan Buddhism and the ancient Bön religions.
    • Challenge yourself on several days of trekking through the mountains.

    Above the Annapurna mountain range of the mighty Himalayas is the land of Mustang. A ... Read More

    Buddha Treks and Expedition
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    Upper Mustang - Lo Manthang Trek

    of 1 review
    • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
    • Operator Active 46 seconds ago Buddha Treks and Expedition
    • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
    • Next Departures Dec 22 Dec 23
    From US$ 1,850 18 days
    Highlights
    • Explore the hidden kingdom of Lo-Manthang in Mustang region..
    • Wintess majestic views of mountains like Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri & others..
    • Visit mysterious caves and cave temples in the Mustang region..

    This trek takes you to the hidden kingdom of Upper Mustang in Nepal. The region ... Read More

    Breakfree Adventures Pvt Ltd
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    Upper Mustang Trekking

    • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
    • Operator Active 9 hours ago Breakfree Adventures Pvt Ltd
    • Tour Type Private Tour
    • Next Departures Dec 20 Dec 21
    From US$ 1,800 17 days
    Highlights
    • Kathmandu and Pokhara City Tour
    • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom
    • Beautiful, surreal high desert mountain landscapes

    Until recently the Upper Mustang was one of the most isolated and unexplored corners of ... Read More

    Friends Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd
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    Upper Mustang Trek

    • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
    • Operator Active 8 hours ago Friends Adventure Team Pvt.
    • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
    • Next Departures Dec 20 Dec 21
    From US$ 1,630 15 days
    Highlights

      Upper Mustang Trekking offers a great opportunity to get insights into Trans Himalayan region of ... Read More

      Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd
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      Upper Mustang Trek

      • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
      • Operator Active 7 hours ago Icicles Adventure Treks and
      • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
      • Next Departures Dec 19 Dec 20
      From US$ 1,990 14 days
      Highlights
      • Explore ancient monasteries and mysterious caves.
      • Views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other majestic Himalayan peaks.

      Upper Mustang, located in the Mustang district, is one of the restricted regions of Nepal... ... Read More

      Nepal Vision Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd

      The Sacred Upper Mustang Trek

      • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
      • Operator Nepal Vision Treks and
      • Next Departures Dec 19 Dec 20
      From US$ 2,068 14 days
      Highlights
      • The ancient Monasteries.
      • The landscapes dominated by barren valleys and colorful mountains.
      • The remains of ancient Lo Kingdom at Upper Mustang.

      Upper Mustang, located in the Mustang district of Nepal, is one of the restricted regions... ... Read More

      Advanced Adventures Pvt Ltd

      Magical Upper Mustang

      • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
      • Operator Active 1 day ago Advanced Adventures Pvt Ltd
      • Next Departures Dec 19 Dec 20
      From US$ 2,050 11 days
      Highlights
      • • Watching the first rays of sun reveal and light up Langtang Ranges Mountains.
      • • Vantage points where there are the most incredible close-up mountain views.
      • • Wilderness experience in a less explored area.

      The Kingdom of Mustang have been a forbidden land until just recently. Famous for being ... Read More

      Trek Nepal Int'l PVT.LTD
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      Upper Mustang Trek

      • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
      • Operator Active 1 day ago Trek Nepal Int'l
      • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
      • Next Departures Dec 19 Dec 20
      From US$ 2,450 14 days
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      Upper Mustang trek Reviews

      4.7 - Excellent Based on 8 customer reviews
      Highly recommended Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang Trek
      Anonymous From UK At
      5 - Excellent
      “Great organizing skills and an excellent company! Everything was timely managed and great foods and accommodation was provided.”
      excellent trip! Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang - Lo Manthang Trek
      Rodrigo From Chile At
      5 - Excellent
      “Mustang area is great, few visitors, beautiful monasteries and great landscapes!
      Bhutan is just perfect! I would recommend everyone to try these destinations.”
      Great Trek and fantastic landscape Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang trek
      Tanja Su From Germany At
      4 - Very Good
      “A dream comes true: we had a wonderfull time at Upper Mustang, tremendous landsacape, awesome villages, very friendly people and a nice crew.”
      April 2017 with Unique Adventures Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang trek
      Adrian Muir From New Zealand At
      4 - Very Good
      “Although we found the trek hard going in places (2 average fitness 50+ year olds) it was well worth the effort for the amazing scenery and interesting villages. The views are ever changing with a new surprise around every corner.
      Lo Mathang is a highlight with the old walled city - the visit to the Monastries was a highlight. The jeep track back down was better than any roller coaster we've been on - definitely not for the faint hearted. It is presently being widened to 5m all the way from Jomsom to the Tibetan boarder so expect this "lost valley" to become a lot busier in the years to come.”
      Trekking to the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang Trek
      Margo Reed From UK At
      5 - Excellent
      “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!”
      THE BEST TREK Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang Trek
      Federico Monaca From Italy At
      5 - Excellent
      “The Upper Mustang trek truly has breathtaking scenaries. From an extended tour in Tibet to a great trip in Kathmandu valley and a short but relaxing night in Himalaya Club Resort. It's all worth visiting !”
      Great Trek Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang trek
      Anonymous From USA At
      5 - Excellent
      “Its nice trek with amazing landscape. Yes, its expensive but worth it!! hope they would try to keep as it is.”
      Upper Mustang trek Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang trek
      Anonymous From Spain At
      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.”

      Upper Mustang Trek - Overview

      Mustang, the former Himalayan kingdom, only opened for trekking in 1991, and is considered to be a last bastion of Tibetan culture. If you are looking for a very cultural trek having stunning treeless barren landscapes with yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by the wind, similar to the Tibetan Plateau, the Upper Mustang trek is a great option!

      Village of Kagbeni
      Traveler walking on the trails of Upper Mustang
      Upper Mustang mountain landscape
      Tibetan woman from Lo Manthang in Mustang

      In common usage Mustang refers to the arid, Tibetan-like region, known to its inhabitants as Lo. Seven hundred years ago Mustang was a bustling place. It was a centre of Buddhist scholarship and art, and very likely the easiest connection between the salt deposits of Tibet and the cities of the Indian subcontinent.

      The Mustang trek will take you through Upper Mustang, a restricted area, which previously only allowed some 200 trekkers through annually. While the trail is amazing, its rural and barren landscapes are also not for the faint hearted. The trek itself does not go to extremely high elevations and is not physically very tough, but relentless afternoon winds can be a challenge. Because of the winds and lack of sufficient water, camping will be done in villages, which are not always conveniently spaced. Some trekking days will thus be relatively long and others relatively short. These are, however, the conditions if you want to experience the starkly beautiful and highly cultural land of Mustang, a trek which is highly recommended.

      Upper Mustang - Trek Facts
      Trek Difficulty: Level 3 - Medium
      Trek Duration: 14 Days
      Max Altitude: 4200 Meters
      Remoteness Very Remote
      Accommodation:

      Guesthouses / Lodges

      Best Season:

      Mar-May, Oct-Nov

      Transport To/From Trek:

      Flight

      Trek Map for Upper Mustang
      Upper Mustang Trek

      Upper Mustang Trek - Trekking Itinerary

      A village in Upper Mustang

      The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

      • Day 01: Bus from Kathmandu - Pokhara
      • Day 02: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni - 2,858 m
      • Day 03: Kagbeni - Chele - 3,050 m
      • Day 04: Chele - Syanbochen - 3,475 m
      • Day 05: Syanbochen - Ghaymi 3,520 m
      • Day 06: Ghaymi - Charang - 3,500 m
      • Day 07: Charang - Lo Manthang 3,700 m
      • Day 08: Exploration day at Lo Manthang
      • Day 09: Lo Manthang - Dhakmar - 3,810 m
      • Day 10: Dhakmar - Ghiling - 3,810 m
      • Day 11: Ghiling - Chhuksang 2,700 m
      • Day 12: Chhuksang - Jomsom
      • Day 13: Flight back to Pokhara
      • Day 14: Bus back to Kathmandu
      Lo Manthang, the capital of the Kingdom of Lo

      Upper Mustang - Safety considerations

      All trekking agencies available at bookmundi.com take safety seriously and are assessed on their safety standards after every trek, via trekkers’ feedback. The trekking agencies will therefore go through safety procedures with you during your pre-trek meeting about the Mustang trek.

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