Upper Mustang Trek 15N 16D


  • Wonderful scenic flight through the beautiful Himalayan range en route during Pokhara to Jomsom and return flight.
  • Stunning trek in the trans-Himalayan mountain region of Nepal.
  • Acquaint with the culture of Tibetan Buddhist of Nepal.
  • The warm hospitality of tenants of Upper Mustang and their cultural presentation.
  • Exploration in the mountains of Lo Manthang and the primeval Tibetan influence over heritage, cultural traditions, hospitality and lifestyle of the village inhabitants.
  • Spectacular scenery while hiking through the alpine forest, passes, gorges, streams and ridges.
  • Fascinating red mud monasteries and mountains formations.
  • Enthralling arid land with rising gravel, sand and mud fused mountains and caves. A walk through the stone-walled city in Mustang.
  • Observe King’s Palace, many cultural monasteries and houses.
  • Spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges.

Upper Mustang Trek 15N 16D is one of the adventurous treks through off the beaten arid and isolated terrains in trans-Himalaya, the northwestern part of the Annapurna region. The region is still impressively appraising the fascinating cultures and lifestyle attracting more travelers and researchers inward even in such a set of forbidden landscapes.

This Upper Mustang trek is a journey to Lo Manthang at 3800 meters, the capital city of Mustang District of Nepal. The journey begins from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Jomsom initially, having options to be transferred either by a flight or via a road trip. Jomsom (2700m) is the headquarter of Mustang, from where we trek up to Kagbeni (2800m)- the gateway to Upper Mustang/Lo Manthang. From Kagbeni, the actual trek begins through the deepest gorge of the world- the Kaligandali Gorge! The trekkers will travel through the bank of Kaligandaki river, ascending and descending along with the trail through stunning natural colorful boulders, small deserted villages, alpine fields, red mud Gompas and chortens or monasteries, longest mani walled trails, through the river streams, high passes and ridges. These are what we can expect during the trek. To take our breath away, there will be more gorgeous mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho, Bhrikuti Peak, Tukuche, to name a few- showing off their spectacular display boldly. While in the Upper Mustang- Lo Manthang, one can visit King’s Palace and the Prince of Upper Mustang, interesting Monasteries, settlements and get acquainted with the primitive Tibetan cultures. Upper Mustang is also known as the Mini Tibet of Nepal due to the domination of Tibetans for centuries.

This trek is not only for the tough trekkers but suits the regular visitors and the travelers who appreciate the nature, culture and adventure and seek the travel purpose for research in geology, archeology or anthropology.

This Upper Mustang trek or Lo Manthang trek is based on a combination of flight, drive and trek. The trip can always be customized according to the requirements, with the addition or deduction of the trip days and also altering the mode of transportation as per your travel need. The travel is possible throughout the year, however, the best time to travel is in April through October due to its pleasant weather for the trek.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu Arrival
  • Day 2Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400m). Drive: 6 hrs.
  • Day 3Pokhara to Jomsom (2700m) Flight: 30 mins. Jomsom to Kagbeni (2800m) Trek: 3 - 4 hrs.
  • Day 4Kagbeni to Chele (3110m) Trek: 5 - 6 hrs.
  • Day 5Chele to Geling (3570m) Trek: 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day 6Geling to Charang (3620m) Trek: 4 - 5 hrs
  • Day 7Charang to Lo Manthang (3800m) Trek: 4 - 5 hrs
  • Day 8Exploration of Lo Manthang (3800m): Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar (3840m). Trek: 4 - 6 hrs with return trip.
  • Day 9Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3820m) Trek: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 10Drakmar to Shyangmochen (3800m) Trek: 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day 11Shyangbochen to Chhusang (2980m) Trek: 6 hrs
  • Day 12Chhusang to Muktinath (3800m) Trek: 7 hrs
  • Day 13Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m) Duration: 6 hrs
  • Day 14Jomsom to Pokhara Flight: 20 mins.
  • Day 15Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight: 30 mins.
  • Day 16Farewell and Return Departure
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What's Included

  • Ground transportation: By private vehicle including airport-hotel transfers.
  • Flight transfer: Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara flight tickets.
  • Kathmandu Accommodation: Two-night with breakfast at a 3-star hotel.
  • Pokhara Accommodation: Two-night with breakfast at a 3-star hotel.
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek. Complimentary tea or coffee.
  • Accommodation during the trek: Best available twin sharing lodge/guesthouse.
  • Guide: An experienced and skilled English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Porter: To carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter), includes their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Travel Wears: Down jacket, sleeping bag, a duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Permits: ACAP, a special trekking permit. All necessary paperwork and permits (For ACAP, please provide us your 3 passport sized photos). Please make sure you have them.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.