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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 Plateau, the Upper Mustang trek is a ... Read More

Upper Mustang trek - 12 Trips with 24 Reviews

Highlights
  • Walled City Lo - Manthang.
  • Centuries old monasteries in Tsarang, Lomanthang and Ghar Gompa.
  • Jhong Cave.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Mustang Trek

of 8 reviews
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This is a classic 10 to 14 day trek, and one of the few options in Nepal at the height ...
  • Operator Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd Active 12 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Flight, Bus, Private Vehicle & Jeep
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,550 14 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
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.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Mustang Trek

of 5 reviews
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I and my partner did Upper Mustang Trek with Himalayanleisure in June 2018. It was a great experience. The flights ...
  • Operator Himalayan Leisure, Inc. Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Sightseeing Tours
  • Accommodation Guest House & Hotel
  • Transport Bus, Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,490 12 days View Tour
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Today
Aug 23
Highlights
  • Ancient Kingdom and Picturesque mountains ..
  • The region of rain shadow..
  • Unique cultural and historical monuments..
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Mustang Trekking

of 1 review
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14 day trekking tour visiting Upper Mustang trek and Kathmandu in Nepal. Read More
  • Operator Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Bus, Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 80 years old
From US$ 1,620 14 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
Highlights
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas.
  • Visiting the Capital of Mustang "The Lo Manthang".
  • Human built caves in Grand Canyon-like landscapes.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Mustang Trek

of 1 review
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Its nice trek with amazing landscape. Yes, its expensive but worth it!! hope they would try to keep as it ...
  • Operator Green Valley Nepal Treks Pvt Ltd Active 16 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House & Camping
  • Transport Coach, Flight & Bus
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,775 14 days View Tour
Next Departures
Aug 23
Aug 24
Highlights
  • Scenic Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Amazing Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Explore the Hidden Kingdom of Lomanthang - Mustang.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Mustang Trek

of 2 reviews
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My partner and I organised the Upper Mustang trek through Himalayan Trekking. Communication was excellent with Surya and customising the ...
  • Operator Himalayan Trekking and Tours (P) Ltd Active 9 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Bus, Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,240 15 days View Tour
Next Departures
Aug 26
Aug 27
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.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Upper Mustang - Lo Manthang Trek

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Mustang area is great, few visitors, beautiful monasteries and great landscapes! Bhutan is just perfect! I would recommend everyone to ...
  • Operator Buddha Treks and Expedition Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Bus, Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,850 18 days View Tour
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Aug 27
Aug 28
Highlights
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara City Tour.
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom.
  • Beautiful, surreal high desert mountain landscapes.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Upper Mustang Trek

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Magnifiques marches dans le Upper Mustang, à la bonne saison comme recommandée par Rajendra le boss.Soit mi juillet mi ...
  • Operator Friends Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd Active 8 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking, Adventure & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Coach & Flight
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,630 15 days View Tour
Next Departures
Aug 24
Aug 25
Highlights
  • Trekking to the Forbidden Kingdom Mustang..
  • Century Old Monasteries..
  • Dramatic Landscapes..
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Mustang And High Passes Trek

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27 day trekking trip visiting Upper Mustang trek and Kathmandu in Nepal. Read More
  • Operator Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd Active 12 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House & Camping
  • Transport Flight, Private Vehicle & Jeep
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 2,890 27 days View Tour
Next Departures
Aug 23
Aug 24
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.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Upper Mustang Trek

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18 day trekking trip visiting Upper Mustang trek and Kathmandu in Nepal. Read More
  • Operator Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd. Active 16 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Bus
  • Age Range 15 to 65 years old
From US$ 1,800 18 days View Tour
Next Departures
Aug 24
Aug 25
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..
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Upper Mustang Trekking

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17 day trekking trip visiting Upper Mustang trek and Kathmandu in Nepal. Read More
  • Operator Breakfree Adventures Pvt Ltd Active 14 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Bus & Flight
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,800 17 days View Tour
Next Departures
Aug 24
Aug 25
Highlights
  • Explore the Trans-Himalayan Region landscapes and sceneries.
  • Visit ancient monasteries, caves and palaces.
  • Get insights into Tibetan culture and scenery around the forbidden kingdom of Mustang.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Upper Mustang Trek

  • Free cancellation
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14 day trekking trip visiting Upper Mustang trek and Kathmandu in Nepal. Read More
  • Operator Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Bus & Flight
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,990 14 days View Tour
Next Departures
Aug 23
Aug 24
Highlights
  • Explore a region seldom visited, near Mustang and Tibet.
  • Trek some of Nepal's most remote trails including the stunning Saribung Pass (6042m).
  • Discover Tibetan culture and visit Luri Gompa, hewn into the rock in the 15th Century.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

Damodar Saribung Traverse

of 2 reviews
A great trek with each day bringing new vast panoramas and ancient villages of Tibetan Buddhist buildings and chortens. The ...
  • Operator World Expeditions Active 9 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Transport Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 18 to 99 years old
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From US$ 4,084 23 days View Tour
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Upper Mustang trek Reviews

4.8 - Excellent Based on 24 customer reviews
Very Good Reviewed Tour: The Kingdom of Mustang
Anonymous At
4 - Very Good
“Even though I had trekked in the Himalayas before, I was not prepared for the magnificence of the land we trekked through - it was breathtaking! We saw very few other trekkers but lots of local people living and surviving in this amazing place. The trek leader and his crew worked so hard to make sure we were safe and happy, and they did this with such good will. They shared their knowledge of their culture with us with such grace even though I am sure my constant questions could have driven them mad!! The scenery and environments we trekked through were amazing.”
Upper Mustang Trek July 2019 Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang Trek
Alexander McKenna From New Zealand At
5 - Excellent
“My partner and I organised the Upper Mustang trek through Himalayan Trekking. Communication was excellent with Surya and customising the itinerary was made very easy.
We had a fantastic experience on the trek with our excellent guide Tersang making sure we were all looked after the whole time. He was very knowledgeable about the region, telling us the history of the places we visited and he knew the best places to stay and visit. We went at a pace that suited us and when my partner injured herself he organised a Jeep at short notice.
Tersang is very friendly and personable and made the tough days easier.
We would highly recommend Tersang and this company.”
Trekking upper Mustang with Dev as guide Reviewed Tour: Upper Mustang trek
Robert Scholes From South Africa At
5 - Excellent
“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 closed Kingdom of Lo, and it's medieval mud-walled capital, Lo-mantang. The landscape is at a vast scale, sparsely populated, and with few tourists, partly because it is strenuous to get there, and partly because the $500 permit fee keeps many out. That is all likely to change in the next few years, as a major road is being built from India to Tibet, through the valley. This is a marvel of twisting, precarious engineering, but rather spoils at least one day of the trek, when the foot trail completely disappears. The unique Tibetan culture of upper Mustang is also likely to be diluted as a result of the influx of goods and people, but for now it is still an amazing place.”

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

Upper Mustang Trek map
An overview map of 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 - Chhusang 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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