Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 4353m


  • Lo-Manthan; Forbidden Kingdom
  • Panorama View of the world’s 7th highest mountain-Dhaulagiri and Gangapurnna, Tukuche, Manaslu, Thorang
  • Kali Gandaki George, World’s Deepest George
  • Muktinath Temple- high value for Buddhists and Hindus
  • Traditional Palaces, Monasteries, and caves formed on high cliffs
  • Ghar Gumba- oldest monasteries
  • Hills with vibrant shades of pink, brown, grey, and glaciers
  • Desert landscape with spires and cliffs as well as dense green hills and woods
  • Kagbeni - Holy Kaligandaki river valley
  • Diversified culture, tales, and lifestyle of Gurung, Tibetan, Thakali, Managey, and like
  • A unique history of Lo-Manathang
  • Tranquil, unexplored, and unspoiled trails with few/no settlements

Upper Mustang Trek is undoubtedly the compact package of geographical diversity offering a high level of adventure. Besides, it holds a unique history that attracts more visitors supplemented by Tibetan culture and Buddhism's importance. Initially, Upper Mustang was isolated till 1992 and later started to welcome foreigners to its land. So, Upper Mustang allows visitors to explore and identify the uninfluenced culture of Upper Mustang.

Upper Mustang is distinctively surrounded by mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri which creates invincible temptation. The travelers move along with the Kaligandaki River allowing them to cherish the green forest, a fast-flowing river leading to the barren land accompanied by mountains. Additionally, Upper Mustang lies on the Tibetan border which influenced local culture so the popular village of Upper Mustang is still termed as Lo-Manthang which means kingdom in the Tibetan language. There are numerous Buddhist monasteries and nunneries, with built-in stiff cliffs crafting the place with colorful prayer flags. Various caves are also formed. Through the shades of pink, grey, and brown colors the barren hills portray the tale of demon and lama. During the Upper Mustang trek, you need to trek through the highest altitude of around (4353 m) The altitude of the Upper Mustang is 3700m. The overall weather of this trek is chilly and windy and hike through the barren hills and unspoiled surroundings.

Decorated by barren land and hillocks accompanied by the world’s highest peaks Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna, Upper Mustang is mesmerizing leading to a distinct world. Being in Upper Mustang, one can explore Tibetan culture and lifestyle along with the tales of demons and Buddhist priests explaining the various shades of hills over there. The stiff cliffs give eye-pleasing views along with unpolluted caves. The fast-flowing Kali Gandaki river throughout the Upper Mustang trek demonstrates the scenic picture of the river following straight from the mountains.

The Nepal adventure team has a well-organized package for 17 Days Upper Mustang Trek which starts from Kathmandu allowing visitors to prepare as well as enjoy Kathmandu. The next day leave for Pokhara to reach Jomsom and begin the hike to Lo-Manthang (Upper Mustang) through Kagbeni.

Upper Mustang Trekking

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
  • Day 2Preparation day in Kathmandu
  • Day 3Drive to Pokhara (860 m) 220 km - 08 Hours
  • Day 4Morning fly to Jomsom (2,715 m) and trek to Kagbeni (2858 m) - 04 Hours
  • Day 5Trek to Chele / Tsele (3,050 m) - 06 Hours
  • Day 6Trek to Syangbochen (3,475m) - 05 Hours
  • Day 7Trek to Dhakmar (3810 m) - 05 Hours
  • Day 8Trek to Lo - Manthang (3,700 m) - 05 Hours
  • Day 9At Lo - Manthang for local exploration and excursion
  • Day 10Trek to Yara - 05 Hours
  • Day 11Trek to Tengbe - 06 Hours
  • Day 12Trek to Chhuksang/ Tsusang (3,050m) - 9 Hours
  • Day 13Trek to Muktinath (3800m) - 08 Hours
  • Day 14Trek to Jomsom (2743m) - 5 / 6 an Hours
  • Day 15Fly to Pokhara and Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 16Drive back to Kathmandu - 06 Hours
  • Day 17International departure for homeward bound

What's Included

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport/hotel/ airport by private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara on a BB plan basis
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus
  • Full board trek on lodge basis includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing
  • Include separate kitchen units with cook-kitchen staff accompanied by guides and porters.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems)
  • ACAP (Annapurna Area Conservation Project)
  • Special Permit for Upper Mustang (from Kagbeni onwards to Kagbeni) USD 500 per person for 10 days
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide/porters and other field staff with daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
  • Trekking equipment (Down jacket, sleeping bags, and comprehensive medical kits bag)
  • Domestic airfare as per the itinerary Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara
  • NAT’s company T-shirt and appreciation letter
  • Government VAT and local taxes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Extra drinks such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses such as phone bill, chocolate, bakery & cake, battery charge, laundry, and extra porter
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide, and porters.


Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Austin, Italy

    The Strong Porter, Experience Guide and Well Managed Team, Highly recommend

    I’m Austin from Italy and I recently came back from my 17-day trek to Upper Mustang. It was one of the most refreshing times in my life. Nepal has a lot to offer with respect to culture and landscape. We began the trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni and eventually to Lo Manthang which I personally found very fascinating. I was very amazed to see the huge rocky mountains throughout the way in Mustang. I also got to witness the Kali Gandaki Gorge and Kaligandaki River. The entire experience got us close to the Buddhist religion and to nature also. Along the way, we also saw iconic representations of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva in the sacred stones and carvings.

    All of this was made possible by the team leader Jeevan. He helped me and my group to plan the entire trip. I would like to thank the friendly and helpful Sherpa porters and also the guide who helped us along the way and introduced us to the local lifestyle. They made the trip even more exciting by introducing us to the local cousin and authentic beverages. Our baggage and our safety were well looked after by Jeevan’s team. We bonded a lot throughout the trip. Nepalese people certainly know how to welcome and make people feel at home through their friendly nature. I am blessed to have had this experience with Nepal Adventure Team and will certainly look forward to going on the next excursion with them. When we get back to Nepal for our next tour, we will most definitely reconnect with Jeevan and his team.

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    Rating Review by: John, Australia

    Thankful to Nepal Adventure Team for its Exceptional Services

    I went to the Upper Mustang Trek a year ago. Nepal Adventure Team certainly seemed to have a lot of experience since the tour operators were easily negotiating the prices and accommodation with the local people there in Mustang. We are thankful to NAT for its exceptional services. With their carefully made itinerary, we were able to avoid any physical difficulty. We hope to see them grow in the years to come. It was a pleasure trekking with Jeevan and his team. We have already made plans to come to Nepal for the Annapurna Circuit trek in late September and have made plans with the team. I would suggest other people carefully choose the tour operator since they can either make or ruin the trip. With Nepal Adventure Team, we had the best time.