Upper Mustang Trekking-17 Days

  • Duration 17 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Style Lodge/Tea House trek
  • Group Size 2+
  • Max Altitude 3810
  • Best Time March to June and August to November
All Inclusive PriceUS $2199US $2299
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  • Walk into beautiful, amazing country Mustang a photographer’s paradise.
  • Stunning views of dramatic landscapes within dry terrain and snow-capped peaks.
  • Follow the ancient Trans Himalaya Caravan and Salt Trade Route of Nepal / Tibet.
  • Explore traditional villages enriched with glorious colorful cultures and custom.
  • A spectacular panorama of snow mountains, eroded canyon walls, and high cliffs.
  • Adventure into the former Walled Kingdom of Lo-Manthang of the medieval era.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Trekking Planner Inc.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner Inc.’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: 17 Days Upper Mustang Trekking.

The Upper Mustang Trekking journey lies in the ancient Trans Himalaya Caravan and Salt Trade Route. The trek starts from Pokhara towards the Upper Mustang and beyond. It goes across to the Karo-La Pass on the Nepal / Tibet frontiers.

It is an interesting adventure that is beyond your imagination. The trekking trail takes you to a picturesque country. This region is a photogenic place and a favorite among photographers. You get to witness amazing landscapes of dry and windblown terrain. As well as the views of the snow-capped mountain range.

The Upper Mustang is an extension of a wide and large Tibetan plateau. It is a rain shadow region where monsoon clouds are blocked by the Himalayan chain of peaks. It receives less precipitation and the moisture is absent in the atmosphere. This makes the terrain dry, yet very beautiful.

The Upper Mustang Trekking Adventure begins with an exciting drive or a flight. It first reaches the scenic city of Pokhara. It lies in the Midwest region of Nepal.  It finds itself sitting pretty on the laps of the massive Annapurna Himalayas. Alongside the towering Machhapuchare, Himal is the famous and magnificent FishTail peak. The reflection of high snow mountains touches Lake Fewa and Begnas. This awe-inspiring marvel makes Pokhara one of the most attractive and charming places. These kinds of occurrences only happen here and are one of the best.

A short scenic flight from Pokhara reaches you to the town of Mustang District at Jomsom. This is the important hub of the indigenous Thakali people. These people occupy the region of the Kali-Gandaki River Valley.

The route takes you further westward following the river bed of Kali-Gandaki. You can witness exciting views of the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Peaks. As you move on you reach an interesting old Kagbeni village. This village forms the boundary of the Upper and Lower Mustang.

After Kagbeni you will be making pleasant stops at intervals. This gives you a chance to observe the impressive traditional farm life of the locals. Their way of life is almost the same as Tibetan culture. It has a strong Buddhist and Bon religious influence. From here the route enters the Upper Mustang.  and towards the ancient former Kingdom Lo at Lo-Manthang.

You will be walking into a dry and barren country. It is enclosed within great eroded walls of canyons and towering cliffs. This reflects various dramatic colors making the walk more exciting and interesting.

As the adventure progresses you will be visiting nice lovely villages. These villages are adorned and enriched with religious monuments. All along the way, you will find Stupas, prayer walls, and long rows of spinning wheels. These chimes if you happen to rotate with Buddhist prayer chanting ‘Om Mani Padma Hum’.

Taking a walk within the villages you can witness green agricultural fields. It consists of barley and buckwheat which is their main staple diet. These fields make a great contrast with the dry and red barren landscapes. As you move on, the breathtaking views of the Mustang terrain with white-snow peaks are splendid.

At last, this scenic and cultural journey enters into the walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang. You get to enjoy marvelous moments within this old medieval town. A great chance to see the medieval ancient fort / Dzong and palace of former Raja the King of Mustang.

Further, the tour takes you around interesting old sites and monasteries. You then take an alternative route on your return journey. This offers extra wonderful views of the Upper Mustang. You can sense this while walking into nice cultural villages to end the walks back to Jomsom.

From Jomsom, you will be catching an early morning short flight. While flying you get to see the panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. After some time you will land in the charming city of Pokhara. This marks the end of your journey giving you the best experience on Upper Mustang Trekking.

Why upper Mustang trekking?

There are many reasons why people choose to trek in Upper Mustang. Here are a few of the most popular reasons:

  • Gorgeous Environment: The Upper Mustang region of the Himalayas is remote and mountainous, and the scenery is breathtaking. Trekkers can observe peaks covered in snow, gorges that are deep, and historic monasteries.
  • A vibrant Culture: In Mustang, a distinct culture that combines Tibetan and Nepali elements can be found. You can enjoy festivals, monasteries, and traditional villages with Trekking Planner Inc. and the people of that community.
  • Challenge: The moderately difficult trek known as Upper Mustang is an ideal opportunity to push both your physical and mental boundaries.
  • Authenticity: Trekkers can encounter a sense of realism that is difficult to discover in other parts of the world in Upper Mustang because it is a place that is comparatively unexplored.

Besides, you can enhance your experience traveling in a Mustang and build your hunger to trek upper mountain treks like the Everest Base Camp trek, Manaslu trek, Makalu base camp trek, etc.

From where does the Upper Mustang trek Begin and End?

The town of Jomsom, which is situated in Nepal's Annapurna region, is traditionally where the Upper Mustang journey starts and concludes. A quick flight or bus ride will get you to Jomsom from the well-known Nepalese city of Pokhara. Thus, a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom precedes the walk.

You set out for the Upper Mustang region from Jomsom with the staff from Trekking Planner Inc., passing through several communities and beautiful scenery along the way. You will travel via places like Kagbeni, Chele, Lo Manthang (the Mustang region's capital), and Dhakmar, among others, on your trek with Trekking Planner Inc. These communities provide a window into the area's distinct customs, cultural practices, and way of life.

After seeing Upper Mustang's top attractions, we take the same path back to Jomsom that we originally took. The hike comes to an end at Jomsom, from which you may either fly back to Pokhara or continue traveling by foot or vehicle to other locations.

Is the Upper Mustang Trek right for you?

A difficult walk across a remote and mountainous area of the Himalayas is the Upper Mustang Walk. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore Nepal's natural beauty and rich culture, but it is crucial to be ready for the area's extreme remoteness and high altitudes.

  • Physical fitness: A decent level of physical fitness is necessary for the Upper Mustang trip, which is a moderately difficult trip. You should be able to hike for several hours each day while carrying your gear in a backpack.
  • Altitude: Up to 4,000 meters are attained during the Upper Mustang Trek. Before beginning the climb, it's vital to adjust to high elevations. Spending a few days at a lower altitude before the trek will help you achieve this.
  • Remoteness: A remote trek is the Upper Mustang Trek. The region has few resources for facilities and support. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and handle any unforeseen circumstances.

 If you are physically fit, have been acclimatized to high altitudes, and are prepared for the remoteness and cost of the trek, then the Upper Mustang Trek may be right for you.

What is the best season for the Upper Mustang Trek?

The spring months of March through May and the fall months of September through November are ideal for the Upper Mustang trek in Nepal. The weather is typically good during these seasons, providing bright skies, comfortable temperatures, and stable trekking conditions. Here are some details about each season:

  • Spring (March to May): One of the most popular times of year to go hiking in Upper Mustang is the spring season (March to May). The days lengthen as the weather progressively warms. Rhododendrons in bloom and other wildflowers decorate the landscapes, bringing life and beauty to them. While the daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 20 °C, it can turn chilly at higher elevations, particularly in the evenings. However, be ready for a few showers here and there, especially in the late spring.
  • Autumn (September to November): Autumn (September to November) is yet another fantastic time to hike Upper Mustang. Generally speaking, the weather is dry and stable, with beautiful skies and magnificent mountain vistas. The daytime highs are in the moderate range of 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, but the nights can get cold, especially at higher altitudes. With fewer chances of rain and more consistent weather, autumn is a good time to go trekking.

Clearer views of the mountains, particularly the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, are made possible by the ideal weather conditions throughout these seasons, which improve the overall trekking experience.

How difficult is the Upper Mustang Trek, and how should you prepare for it?

The Upper Mustang hike is regarded as being of intermediate difficulty. It takes a decent level of fitness and stamina, even if it may not be as physically taxing as some of the more difficult treks in Nepal. Here are some factors that Trekking Planner Inc. recommends that would contribute to the difficulty level:

  • Length and Average Daily Walking Time: If you don't count the time spent traveling to and from Nepal, the Upper Mustang trek normally lasts 12–14 days. Every day, you walk for a minimum of five and a maximum of seven hours. There may be days with longer hours and more challenging landscapes, and there may be days with shorter hours and simpler geography.
  • Altitude: Over 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) of elevation are found in the Upper Mustang region. The oxygen content drops and the air gets drier as you ascend. It is essential to acclimate in order to avoid altitude sickness. To help your body acclimate to the rising altitude, the plan includes enough rest days and a moderate rise.
  • Terrain: The Upper Mustang trek's topography can range from easy slopes to rocky, rough routes. There will be some steep sections, as well as ascents and descents. The trail travels across high passes, through valleys, and over rivers. Although technical climbing is not necessary, it is advised to have good balance and strong hiking boots.
  • Weather Conditions: The difficulty of the walk can vary depending on the weather. The weather is often pleasant in the spring and fall, but there may occasionally be rain or snow, especially in the early spring or late fall. It's crucial to dress appropriately and be ready for rapidly changing weather conditions.
  • Remote Location: When compared to other well-liked trekking regions in Nepal, the Upper Mustang region is more isolated and underdeveloped. Along the trail, things like lodging and necessities could become increasingly scarce. In addition to carrying basic supplies and camping gear, careful planning and preparation are required.

Local culture and tradition at Mustang.

Due to its history and location, Mustang has a rich cultural legacy. Due to the area's geographic remoteness, its distinctive character and traditions have been preserved, and tourists may still experience a way of life that hasn't altered much over the years in Mustang. The majority of the population in Mustang is Tibetan, and they share many cultural and traditional practices with Tibet. Numerous Buddhist monasteries and historic caves with magnificent artwork and carvings may be found in the area. The TiJi festival is a colorful celebration of Tibetan culture and religion every year in the walled city of Lo Manthang. The region's traditional food, which includes meals like momos (dumplings) and thukpa (noodle soup), is also available.

Is travel insurance required for the Upper Mustang Trek?

It is highly recommended that anyone planning to hike the Upper Mustang for 17 days purchase travel insurance. There are many potential risks and unforeseen circumstances that could occur during the expedition and be covered by this form of insurance.

Here are some of the things Trekking Planner Inc. would want travelers to consider when purchasing travel insurance for the 17-day Upper Mustang trek:

  • Medical expenses: Travel insurance can assist in paying for medical costs, such as doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription drugs, if you are hurt or fall ill.
  • Evacuation: Travel insurance can assist in covering the expense if a helicopter evacuation is required.
  • Tip Cancellation and Interruption: Travel insurance can assist in paying for your non-refundable charges in the event that you must postpone or cancel your trip due to an unexpected circumstance.
  • Lost luggage: Travel insurance can help with the expense of replacing your goods if your luggage is lost or stolen.

Acclimatization during the Upper Mustang trek.

The process of adjusting to high elevations is called acclimatization. As the highest point of the Upper Mustang Trek is 4,230 meters (13,870 feet), it is crucial to acclimatize before beginning. Here are a few suggestions for getting used to high elevations:

  • Before beginning the hike, spend a few days at a lower elevation.
  • Climb steadily and slowly.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Don't drink or smoke.
  • Get lots of sleep.
  • As soon as you begin to experience symptoms of altitude sickness, descend to a lower elevation.

Altitude sickness symptoms include:

  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Fatigue.
  • Breathlessness Quick heartbeat.
  • Difficulty sleeping.

If you notice any of these signs, quickly descend to a lower elevation. If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, it's crucial to visit a doctor right away.

Additional advice for remaining safe at high altitudes is provided below:

  • Pay attention to the weather.
  • Wear layers so you can modify your attire as necessary.
  • To avoid sun damage, wear sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Be mindful of the dangers of landslides and avalanches.
  • Inform someone of your plans and your anticipated return date.

Although the Upper Mustang Trek is a lovely and rewarding experience, it's vital to be ready for the area's extreme isolation and high altitudes. You can make sure that your walk is safe and enjoyable by paying attention to the advice provided here.

Washing, toilet, and accommodation facilities at the upper Mustang area during trekking.

There is a lack of luxurious restrooms, laundry facilities, or lodging options in Upper Mustang due to its remoteness. Along the hike, there are a few teahouses and guesthouses, although they are simple and might not have the kinds of facilities you are accustomed to.

  • Laundry services: Most teahouses and guesthouses feature a simple laundry room with cold water. While some people may have hot water, it's not always reliable. Perhaps you should bring your own shampoo and soap.
  • Toilet and sanitation facilities: Upper Mustang has simple, maybe non-Western-designed toilets. There may not be any toilet paper or hand sanitizer available in the majority of teahouses and guesthouses, which feature squat toilets. Bringing your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper is a good idea.
  • Accommodation facilities: Basic lodging facilities can be found in Upper Mustang. The majority of teahouses and guesthouses provide basic rooms with private or shared bathrooms and apartments. You must carry a flashlight or headlamp because the Upper Mustang lacks electricity, and it is advised to carry a spare battery or a power bank as well.

It's essential to be ready for Upper Mustang's limited facilities. Bring your own hand sanitizer, light, and toilet paper. Be warned that you might not have access to Western-style restrooms or hot water.

Here are some pointers for maximizing the Upper Mustang restroom, laundry, and lodging facilities:

  • Treat the facilities with courtesy. Use the facilities as designed and take all trash with you when you leave.
  • Be ready to share restrooms. Prepare to share with other trekkers since there are communal amenities in the Upper Mustang.
  • Have patience. It's possible that Upper Mustang's facilities aren't as hygienic or effective as you're used to. Be understanding and patient.

You can make sure that your walk-through Upper Mustang is safe and enjoyable by paying attention to the advice provided here.

Electricity, internet, and battery facilities at the Upper Mustang Trek.

Electricity, internet, and battery facilities in Upper Mustang are limited. There is a lack of electricity in the villages, so teahouses and guesthouses rely on generators or solar panels for power. Internet access is not stable and may vary a lot during its availability as well.

Here are some tips for managing your electricity, internet, and battery needs on the Upper Mustang Trek:

  • Bring a power bank or a solar charger. This will enable you to continue using your gadgets even in the absence of electricity.
  • Be aware of how much energy you use. Whenever you're not using them, turn off the lights and appliances.
  • Don't overuse your devices. Use them only if absolutely necessary.
  • If you must use the internet, do so later in the day when it is less busy.
  • Be tolerant. Upper Mustang has unstable and slow internet service. Be understanding and patient.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that you have enough electricity, internet, and battery power for your trek.

Here are some more specifics regarding the battery, internet, and energy infrastructure in Upper Mustang:

  • Electricity: Upper Mustang's settlements lack electricity. Power for teahouses and guesthouses is provided by generators or solar energy. Solar panels are frequently utilized at night, while generators are frequently used during the day. If you are staying in a teahouse or guesthouse that employs a generator, it is necessary to be mindful of the fact that it might be noisy. Because solar panels are not always reliable, it's crucial to be ready in case there is a power outage.
  • Internet: Upper Mustang has a limited Internet presence. Wi-Fi is available in a few villages, teahouses, and guesthouses', so internet service is frequently unstable and slow.
  • Batteries: Keeping power for your devices in batteries is a good idea. To keep your electronics charged, bring a power bank or a solar charger. Use your devices only when they are absolutely necessary, and be conscious of your energy consumption.

Best Seasons for Upper Mustang Trekking.

Upper Mustang Trekking is an adventure that one can visit from March to May including the wet monsoon months of July to September, when wet dark rain clouds of monsoon times, are blocked by the great Himalayan Mountain Range.

Upper Mustang falls within the Rain Shadow area with less rain falls than other southern areas of the Himalayas which is why Mustang remains dry and arid most of the year round.

The best months to visit is April to June with much longer sunlight hours, most days are clear from morning till late afternoon but can get cloudy sometimes with a chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and nighttime (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

The next best times are from Mid-September to October during the autumn/fall season most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon, and days are shorter with sunlight hours, much cold and freezing temperatures, especially during morning and night as well shades (without counting wind-chill factors).

Local Culture and Religion.

The whole of Mustang including Lower and Upper Mustang dominated by strong Tibetan influence of both Buddhism and the ancient practice of Bon religions (pre-Buddhist worship of natural spirits).

Fascinating cultures of Buddhism and Bon where visitors can observe impressive villages lined with long series of prayer stone walls and spinning bells and visit its old monasteries of great interest.

Upper Mustang is mostly populated by Mustang people who call themselves Gurung, Ghale with the surname title as Lama, of pure Tibetan origin where the border to Tibet is located a mere distance from Lo-Manthang, where trade still exists.

Lower Mustang mixes people with Mustang Gurung / Lama and Thakali the main tribes of Kali-Gandaki River Valley, where the main hub and headquarters is Jomsom town. Thakali people of Buddhism religion have been trading with Tibet since ancient times on this caravan route.

Climate and Weather.

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,000 m.

Other months from September and October are great times for treks around Upper Mustang and other areas of the Himalayas, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Why travel to Upper Mustang with Trekking Planner Inc.?

You should travel to Upper Mustang with Trekking Planner Inc. for a variety of reasons.

  • First, with over three decades of experience in the Nepali trekking market, Trekking Planner Inc. is a highly renowned and professional trekking organization. They offer a group of competent and skilled guides and porters who can assist you in organizing and carrying out your trek in a secure and efficient manner.
  • Second, a variety of trekking packages are provided by Trekking Planner Inc. to accommodate all spending levels and preferences. Trekking Planner Inc. has a package that is ideal for you, whether you want a strenuous trip or a leisurely one.
  • Third, Trekking Planner Inc. provides a wide range of services, including lodging, permits, insurance, and transportation. Because all the logistics have been taken care of, you are able to relax and relish your walk.
  • Last but not least, Trekking Planner Inc. is dedicated to offering top-notch customer service. They are always accessible to respond to your inquiries and assist you with travel arrangements.

If you are looking for a safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable trekking experience in Upper Mustang, then Trekking Planner Inc. is the perfect choice for you. Here are some of the specific benefits of traveling to Upper Mustang with us.

  • Expertise: Trekking Planner Inc. offers a group of qualified and experienced guides and porters who can assist you in organizing and carrying out your trek in a secure and efficient manner.
  • Flexibility: To accommodate all interests and budgets, Trekking Planner Inc. offers a range of trekking packages. We have a package that is ideal for you, whether you want a demanding trip or an enjoyable one.
  • Capability: Trekking Planner Inc. provides a wide range of services, including lodging, permits, and insurance. Because all the logistics have been taken care of, you can unwind and enjoy your walk.
  • Reputation: Trekking Planner Inc. has a prestigious history of offering top-notch customer service and is a very respectable trekking organization. They are always accessible to respond to your inquiries and assist you with travel arrangements.

Optional activities to do before or after Upper Mustang trekking.

You can engage in a variety of extracurricular activities both before and after your Upper Mustang Trek. Here are some suggestions:
Before your trek:

  • Visit Kathmandu and Pokhara: The two primary entry points for hiking in Nepal are Kathmandu and Pokhara. They provide a range of historical and cultural sites, as well as chances for you to become acclimated to the altitude before your climb.
  • Attend a yoga or meditation class: These practices are excellent ways to unwind and get your body and mind ready for the demands of trekking.
  • Obtain a massage: A massage helps ease stress in the muscles and increase circulation, both of which are advantageous for hikers.

 After your trek:

  • Unwind at a hot spring: After a strenuous hike, hot springs are a fantastic way to unwind and relieve tired muscles.
  • Visit a nearby village: Upper Mustang trekking is a fantastic way to discover the local culture. Learn about the locals and their way of life by visiting a nearby village.
  • Go white-water rafting: For those seeking an adrenaline boost, white-water rafting is a thrilling pastime.
  • Go hiking or biking: There are numerous breathtaking hiking and biking trails in Nepal. This is a fantastic way to see the nation while exercising.
  • Visit a national park: Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are only two of the national parks in Nepal. Tigers, elephants, and rhinos are among the many species of wildlife that call these parks home.

These are but a few suggestions for extracurricular pursuits you can engage in before or following your Upper Mustang Trek. You're sure to enjoy an unforgettable trip to Nepal because there is so much to see and do there.


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You will be arriving at the Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu. One of our airport representatives will meet you outside the arrival gate. He/She will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel at Thamel in Kathmandu.

You then check into your rooms and take some rest. Later in the afternoon, you will be meeting your leader or the guide in the hotel lobby. You will be briefed about your onward trekking journey in detail.

In the evening you will be enjoying a welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant. You will get to taste varieties of local cuisines along with the cultural program held for you.

    Today the morning brings in lots of excitement. As you will be taking an interesting Kathmandu sightseeing tour around  the city. You will be visiting the famous landmarks and UNESCO listed world heritage sites. All these places are historical, traditional and rich in cultural diversity. These places are significant for both the Hindu and Buddhist religious followers. After having a good look at all these classic monuments you return back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

      In the morning as per your schedule, you will be boarding a bus, or a car, or a coach for  Pokhara. An interesting drive takes you beyond Kathmandu valley. You will be heading towards Nepal Midwest to reach the most scenic and beautiful town of Pokhara.
      Once you arrive at Pokhara, you will be transferred to your respective hotels. The hotel lies near the shores of Fewa Lake. This gives you an excellent front-facing view of the adjacent mountain peaks. The views of Annapurna mountains. and Machhapuchhre Himal, the famous Fish-Tail peak is stunning as well.
      (Flying option a 30 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to land at Pokhara airport)

        An early morning rise is on the cards today. As you will be heading towards the Pokhara airport. Boarding a super scenic flight you will land at Jomsom airport. It lies above the Kali-Gandaki River.
        Once you are here in Jomsom after a refreshing break you get yourself ready for the trek. The trekking staff and porters will load your baggage on mules.

        Next, you will begin your first day of the actual trek.  You will follow the trail that leads you towards the wide Kali-Gandaki River valley. Following a river bed, the trail goes all the way until it reaches Kagbeni village. Kagbeni, lies to the entrance to Upper Mustang and beyond to the Tibet border. This is also the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route between Nepal and Tibet.

          Staying overnight at Kagbeni is a delightful experience. The morning involves exploring this exciting village. Later the walk takes you for a short uphill ascent. As you reach into open areas within the towering colorful canyons and high eroded cliffs. As you walk further ahead you will reach the Tiri-Gaon village. It is a village with well-cultivated farm fields.

          You will be walking within the beautiful landscapes with short ups and downs. As the trail is set on a winding path that reaches the village of Tshele. You will soon find out that this is a moderate-sized village. Moving on from here you will come across Buddhism culture and custom-oriented villages. Tibetan way of life and impressions can be explored in this bordered town

            Today in the morning you will be leaving Chele behind.  Your target destination is Syangbochen.  The morning walk from Chele village gets steeper for almost an hour. Then keeping onto a ridge at 3,130m, you get a grand view of Gyagar across a huge canyon.
            The Trek continues with a slow climb on the windswept terrain till the pass reaches an elevation of 3,540m. From here a gradual descent leads you to Samar. You will then make a short climb above Samar village to a ridge. Next, with a downhill descent, you come across a large gorge.  Passing by you get glimpses of chortens painted in red, black, yellow, and white. The colors that you see are all put together from local rocks.
            The journey continues into another valley with juniper trees, on crossing a stream. The walk then follows the uphill path to a ridge at an elevation of 3,800 m. The trail soon climbs over the next pass.  From this point onwards our trail descends to Syangbochen. This is an interesting small village that has few tea shops. Overnight at Syangbochen.

              In the morning you prepare to leave Syangboche for Ghami. At first, the route climbs through the fields upwards reaching the center of the valley.  Then it passes below the Tama Gung settlements. You continue your walk making a long climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La pass.  At 3,950m,  this is the highest point of this trek. The pass itself happens to be the southern boundary of Lo.  Then from here a gradual descent of about half an hour brings you to the intersection. The path to the right leads to Tsarang while the left leads to Ghami village. These are one of the most significant villages in the Lo region. An overnight stay at Ghami.

                After a nice overnight at Gami, trek continues to a gentle climb reaching a pass at 3, 770 m entering towards a huge valley, from here taking the right downhill path towards Ghiling with its large fields of barley on the outskirt of the village.

                Walk drops below the blue, grey and red cliffs across the valley to a steel bridge across the Tangmarchu River, the path climbs past to the long and magnificent stretch of Mani wall, probably the longest one in Nepal.

                From here the final climb of the day brings to 3, 600 m pass, after the last pass a gentle descent leads to the overnight stop at Charang, a lovely and interesting village with row of maze of fields, willow trees and huge five storied white Dzong and a Red Gompa located on the edge of Kali Gandaki gorge, Tsarang with its own electricity system.

                  From Charang our journey heading to our final goal and highlight of the adventure reaching at former walled city of Lo-Manthang, actually a large village inside the fort known as Dzong that guards Lo-Manthang from outside invaders in early days.

                  A few hours of good walk takes you into Lo Manthang, a former kingdom where great Raja (king) of Mustang ruled the whole kingdom of Lo known as Mustang.

                  As walk progress crossing a strong steel bridge to Marang village, from here climb to a ridge top, past Chorten and Mani stones prayer walls in between Tsarang and Lo Manthang.

                  Walk along facing views of Nilgiri, Tilicho and Bhrikuti peaks, and then up to Lo La pass above 3,950 m high offering grand scenery looking down towards Lo Manthang walled village and a fortress, from here descend to the base of a pass then on nice path to reach at Lo Manthang for overnight stops.

                    At Lo Manthang inside the former kingdom of Lo or Upper Mustang, enjoy the free whole day exploring its narrow neat street within impressive villages with houses of great interest with Tibetan design and carving.

                    Here in this wonderful place visit its historical and cultural centre one of the main attraction of Lo-Manthang, with four grand monasteries of Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and its Great Entrance Hall.

                    A special permission to enter Raja or king’s palace visit the interior of the old palace and to grant audience with late Raja of Mustang family if possible.

                      With memories of Lo-Manthang still fresh in your mind you begin your trek.The morning walk leads back on the same route for a few hours. It is a gradual walk up to Marang village. Once you are here you then turn to your right towards the west. Following an old path, you will soon reach the village of Drakmar. As you will discover that during the afternoons this place becomes very windy and dusty. For making a move on it is always good to start early in the morning. An overnight stop at Drakmar village,

                        As you leave Drakmar, the walk that you take follows the passes. You will soon find it to be one of the longest trails that has a spectacular series of Mani walls. (These are prayer stone walls built by locals and Buddhist pilgrims).  You will then cross a bridge over Ghami Khola that reaches you to the village of Ghami. You will then walk for a couple of hours from here taking a southward route. Trekking further you will reach the village of Ghiling. With time in your hand, you will be visiting its places of interest. You will visit the Gelling monastery and its water-rotated prayer wheel. Overnight at Ghiling

                          The morning starts with a gradual climb to the Syangboche village. Soon later you will go through a small pass of Yamada La at an elevation of 3,860 m. It is a fascinating place with superb views on the offer. You can behold glimpses of snow-capped peaks and Mustang's vast landscapes.  A downhill walk from here takes you through the small villages of Bhena and Samar.
                          The walk then follows a stream leading all the way to Tsusang village. You will be making an overnight stop via Gyakar and Chele villages.

                            Today you will be leaving Chusang / Tsusang village behind. You will be making it to Kagbeni into the Lower Mustang area. This day's walk will make you complete the Upper Mustang section. It comes to an end once you reach  Kagbeni. This is one of the interesting villages on the route for an overnight stop. before ending our walks at Jomsom town.

                              From  Kagbeni the walk becomes much easier. As it is set on moderate trails all the way until it reaches downhill to Kaligandaki River valley. You will halt at places for some time at   Kagbeni and Ekale Bhatti. Soon you will be reaching back to Jomsom town. It lies on a junction of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri circuit, and Upper Mustang. It also includes the holy Muktinath route. The afternoon is free for you to explore around Jomsom.

                                An early morning wake-up call for you as you prepare to leave Jomsom. You will be reaching the Jomsom airport for a scenic short flight to land at Pokhara. This is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. It is adorned with a verdant valley, high mountains, and serene lakes. The afternoon is free for you. Later in the late afternoon, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu.

                                  This is the ultimate day of your trekking in Nepal. One of our airport representatives will see you off at the airport.  You will be taking back the wonderful memories of the Upper Mustang Trekking Journey. 

                                    Upper Mustang trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

                                    We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Inc, USA.

                                    Cost Details


                                    • All airport Pick-up and drop by private vehicle (Both for Domestic and International flights).
                                    • Welcome dinner in an Authentic Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
                                    • Twin/Double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                                    • Twin/Double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara.
                                    • Guided sightseeing tours with private vehicles in Kathmandu (Entrance fees extra).
                                    • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus or Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight.
                                    • Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.
                                    • ACAP Permit and Special permit for Upper Mustang trek.
                                    • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                                    • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
                                    • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
                                    • 1 porter for 2 guests with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment Luggage per porter carries about 20kg).
                                    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                                    • First add kid box.
                                    • Trekking Planner Inc.'s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                    • Oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily during trekking (Very useful to identify Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms).
                                    • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary


                                    • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport-size photos).
                                    • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
                                    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
                                    • All necessary entrance fees for the guided sightseeing tours in the city.
                                    • Meals during the traveling time.
                                    • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                                    • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
                                    • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                                    • The Tips to the Trekking Crews, and Driver.
                                    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                                    • Anything not included in the service includes the column.

                                    Essential Info

                                    If you have an Indian passport, the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp is INR 100,000. When breaking down the cost, Indian citizens pay slightly less than citizens of other nations because India is a member of the SAARC (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka), which lowers the cost of a permit. Additionally, Indian citizens pay less for airline tickets than citizens of other nations, which further lowers the cost of the trip. 

                                    People travelling from SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka). have low-cost permits, the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp can be 20 to 50 dollars less for holders of these kinds of Trekkers and travelers coming to Nepal.

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