Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

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Upper Mustang Trek
  • Maxium Altitude
  • Difficulty Level
  • Trekking Season
    April to November


The Upper Mustang Trek offers you the spectacular trekking into the remote. Trans-Himalayan mountain area and the route entails travelling across the desert-like landscape with Tibetan influence culture. It lies just in the north of the main Himalayans ranges of Nepal. The government officially opened the trekking to Mustang in 1992. Before 1991, authorities prohibited foreign travelers from visiting this region. During the trek, you traverse an almost treeless barren landscape, navigate a deadly steep rocky trail up and down hills. And enjoy majestic panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and several other snowy peaks.

Mustang contains various beautiful trekking zones where the high desert rain shadow of the Himalayas receives very little rainfall, making this region dry throughout the year. People mostly build houses in Mustang from stone and sun-baked mud bricks due to the wide availability of stones..

Our Upper Mustang trek starts from the Jomsom up to Kagbeni which is the entry point of upper Mustang Region. Following the bank of Kaligandaki River, we reach to the four-story palace in Lo-Manthang which is some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang region. TIJI the three-day long ritual also called “The Chasing of Demon” is one of the famous festivals of this Mustang region. Tiji Festival Trek is anoner popular trek of Mustang, Annapurna Region.

Best Time for Upper Mustang Trek

The favourable months to trek to Upper Mustang are from April to November. Because of Upper Mustang being a rain Shadow area, we can do trekking in this part even in the monsoon season i.e. (June- Sept). But, during the monsoon season, trekking in the popular trails of Everest and Annapurna is not recommended.

Travel Insurance for Upper Mustang Trek

You should comprehend over the span of treks in remote parts of Himalayan nations like Nepal may bring a characteristic hazard because of awful climate condition, avalanche, and surge and so on which is outside our ability to control can cause genuine damage and demise. Please check our travel insurance page to get more detail information.

Permits Required for Upper Mustang Trekking Area

Trekking Infromation Management System(TIMS) card and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) are the two essential permits for Upper Mustang Trekking.

Mountains Treks Nepal Pvt. Ltd. welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic schedule for the Upper Mustang Trekking and we have 17 Days Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary. Moreover, we have similar Mustang Trekking packages that might be quite easier but almost all activities would be similar to, Mustang Tiji Festival TrekAnnapurna Circuit Trek and Muktinath Trek.


Trip Highlights

  • Jomsom (2,720m / 8,915ft) – the headquarter town of Mustang District
  • Catch a live glimpse of Tibetan influence on the everyday activities and culture of the locals
  • Breathe the spirituality of the Tibetan like people and monks with their prayer flags
  • Yak pastures, magnificent lakes mountains, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls
  • Walk back to the history of Lo Manthang after exploring the palace of king
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091), Thorung Peak, Nilgiri (7,061m), Chulr West, Chulu East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Muktinath – a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Walk freely without worrying about the rain as the region lies in the rain shadow area
  • Spiritual feel walking through many Gompas, chortens, flapping prayer flags, and caves
  • Lo Manthang – the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mustang
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    Detailed Itinerary

    Trip Includes

    • All trekking permits (Annapurna Conservation Area Project & upper Mustang restricted area permit).
    • Lodge accommodation during the trek
    • 17 days Trip, 12 of which included 3 meals a day
    • Car and tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.
    • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and accommodation 
    • Airport pickup and drop 
    • 2 nights of accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
    • Kathmandu Pokhara by Tourist bus both way
    • Flight tickets Pokhara-Jomsom- Pokhara with airport tax 
    • Government and local taxes
    • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (Need to returned after the trek).
    • Tips for Guide and potter.
    • Farewell Dinner.

    Trip Excludes

    • Personal Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • International airfare. 
    • Food while you are in Kathmandu and pokhara.
    • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu.
    • Drinks (mineral water, Tea, coffee, whisky) or other snacks and any meals beside breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot shower, battery charge wifi charge etc.
    • Tips for Guide and potter.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Trip Includes section’.

    5 Responses to Upper Mustang Trek

    • petre Alex

      Tiji Fastivals

      In 1996 my wife and me had spent 12 days in Upper Mustang or Lomanthang in Tiji Festival which takes place as per the Tibetan calendar, it was amazing culture and tradition, since then we were dreaming to visit Lo-manthang once again. This year in May we got an opportunity visit Lomanthang again. We found everything is changed, modernized everything, We enjoyed a lot, most of the hotels and lodges are built new and upgraded. my friend Bharat the owner of Going Nepal organized the trip very smoothly, He is perfect trip organizer, he could handle all the situation perfectly, we are speechless with his efficiency, our guide Yaka was so good.
      Highly recommend Mountain treks Nepal and yaka .

    • Daniela

      Lifetime exprince of Upper mustang trip

      It was an awesome experience with Mountain treks Neapl team more than expected. The horseback riding to Lo Manthang was amazing experience , our guide Deepak is so informative and helpful and also good driver mr Ram
      Thank you everyone.

    • Gul Rehan

      A friend and I recently returned from a mountain tour of Nepal in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal in April.
      This is my second time to participate in Nepal mountain tour and trekking to the Upper Mustang area. I found all my trips to be well organized by the Mountain treks Nepal Team and everything went surprisingly smoothly.
      During my recent trip, I contacted Mountain treks Nepal , Mr. Bharat. I wanted a trip that was different from my last trip. Therefore, I decided to trek to the area on the east side of the Kali Gandaki River. All my queries were resolved via the emails within a short time. He also gave me a customized itinerary and quoted a price. I accepted his proposed program as it met all our requirements in a reasonable price.
      For Upper Mustang Trek, a guide was must and Mountain treks nepal Team provided professional guides as well as a porter for two of us. Deepak was the guide and he was a good guide. He knows where we are going and He takes great care of us. His top priority is our safety and health. The householder is akash; he is amazing and powerful. We like to have traffic and leadership.
      I hope one day I can visit Nepal again and book a mountain treks Nepal. I recommend that anyone planning a trip to Nepal should contact them.

    • Dida

      Upper Mustang trip with Mountain Treks Nepal

      From my very first contact with Ram I felt confident that we were in safe reliable hands. Due to covid we had to rearrange our original dates and Ram was very accommodating.
      we went through the details of our trek and met our guide Deepak. We had also opted for a day tour of Kathmandhu which was excellent, the owner took us on the tour and we felt me maximized our day.
      Our trek to Upper Mustang was better than expected, the tea houses were all wonderful, again we had to make adjustments on the trek due to some of our requests and also due to events outside of our control. Deepak responded quickly to these to ensure that we were still able to see all of Upper Mustang and return safely to Pokhara.
      I would not hesitate to recommend Mountain Teks Nepal and Team

    • Julio Brugi

      Geat trip to Upper Mustang

      Mountain treks Nepal . I originally planned to go to Upper Mustang for the Tij festival, but they beat me to it! The trip was well organized and the tour guide and driver were very nice. All the extras are great bonuses, but Upper Mustang is an area worth visiting. Traveling in a spacious air-conditioned vehicle, we traveled through the mountains in complete safety and learned a lot about the area. The food was great and the entire trip was handled very professionally. Mountain Treks Nepal is my top recommendation and I will definitely be working with them on future trips with

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