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 ...

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This is a classic 10 to 14 day trek, and one of the few options in Nepal at the height
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I and my partner did Upper Mustang Trek with Himalayanleisure in June 2018. It was a great experienc ...
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Highly recommended the local operator. we had a great experience on the trek with our excellent gui ...
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14 day trekking trip through Pokhara, Kagbeni, Chele and 8 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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  • Age Range 5-80 yrs
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  • Feb 03
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Its nice trek with amazing landscape. Yes, its expensive but worth it!! hope they would try to keep ...
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Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

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12 day mountains trip in Nepal, visiting Upper Mustang trek, Pokhara and Kathmandu. Read More
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  • Accommodation Eco Lodge, Guest House, Hotel & Resort
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  • Age Range 10-79 yrs
days12 From US$ 2,375 View Tour
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  • Feb 07
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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 perf ...
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Mustang and High Passes Trek

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27 day trekking tour through Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ulleri and 18 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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Magnifiques marches dans le Upper Mustang, la bonne saison comme recommande par Rajendra le boss.S ...
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18 day trekking tour through Kathmandu, Pokhara, Kagbeni and 9 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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  • Age Range 15-65 yrs
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17 day trekking trip through Kathmandu, Chele, Geiling and 8 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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14 day trekking tour through Pokhara, Kagbeni, Chele and 8 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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5 - Excellent
Based on 25 customer reviews
Upper Mustang Trek in June 2018
5 - Excellent
  • Lucas Galkus
“I and my partner did Upper Mustang Trek with Himalayanleisure in June 2018. It was a great experience. The flights couldn't happen due to bad weather so we took a private jeep which was an adventure. The trek was arranged nicely and the staffs were very caring. Our guide and porter made the trek possible. It is a beautiful trek I can recommend to other people in rainy season in Nepal. In general, when we reach high, there was no rain.”
Trekking upper Mustang with Dev as guide
5 - Excellent
  • Robert Scholes
“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
4.9 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“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 this local operator. It looked like it knew what it was 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

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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