Upper Mustang Trek

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Hotel & Lodge
Region
Annapurna Region
Distance
125 km
Start / End Point
Pokhara/Pokhara
Duration
11 Nights 12 days
Max. Altitude
3840 meters / 12598 feet
Meals Included
Breakfast
Group Size
2-50
Nature of Trek
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season
March to November
Trip Code
AT-UMT
Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trek
Transporation
Jeep / bus
Grade
Adventurous

Overview

Mustang is also known as the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Sitting beyond the Annapurna Mountain Range, this place is known for its ancient civilization, ancient culture, and lifestyle.

Mainly, the Upper Mustang region is less traveled by trekkers as it is further north from the Annapurna Circuit.  Also, it is categorized as one of the must-go treks in Nepal. Moreover, the area is almost ignored by the central administration of the country.

While this has hampered the provision of facilities there, it also has kept the place unspoiled and natural from modern-day technologies. Similarly, you’ll walk through a unique tree-less landscape and rocky pathways. Moreover, you’ll get the view from the other side of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri, among others.

You’ll travel to mysterious sites, hidden caves, and historic monasteries. You’ll witness the Tibetan culture and the lifestyle of the Sherpas. Also, you’ll understand the hardship of living beyond the mountains.

The valleys are dry and covered with colorful rocks. They are also surrounded by snow-clad mountains and are geographically a part of the Tibetan plateau. Furthermore, the place is also popular for its unique cuisine and the liquor made of Apples.

Overall, Upper Mustang Trek lets you explore the undisturbed part of Nepal. The Upper Mustang Trek itinerary will provide detailed information about all the famous places in this region.

Why you will love the Upper Mustang Trek?
    • The opportunity to venture into the remote land of Nepal
    • Geologically and culturally a part of the Tibetan plateau
    • Arid and dry Valleys with colorful rock formations and cliffs
    • View of Snow-clad Himalayan peaks along with unscathed cultures and traditions

Upper Mustang Trek Difficulty

Sitting at an altitude of 3840 meters, the trek to Upper Mustang is fairly easy. However, physical fitness is a plus point for every trek. The chances of getting altitude sickness due to high altitude are almost zero.

So, the Upper Mustang trip is accessible to all age groups. Also, this trek is done throughout the year, and hiking equipment like trekking poles, toilet paper, and sleeping bags are not mandatory.

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Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu

  2. day 2

    Drive or Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara

  3. day 3

    Drive Jeep from Pokhara to Jomsom

  4. day 4

    Jomsom to Chele (3050m)

  5. day 5

    Chele to Syanbochen (3475 m)

  6. day 6

    Syanboche to Ghami (3520m)

  7. day 7

    Ghami to Tsarang(3500m)

  8. day 8

    Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3700m)

  9. day 9

    Explore Lo-Manthang

  10. day 10

    Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar (3780 m)

  11. day 11

    Dhakmar to Ghiling (3570 m)

  12. day 12

    Ghiling to Chuksang (3050 m)

  13. day 13

    Chuksang to Jomsom

  14. day 14

    Jomsom to Pokhara

Upper Mustang Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • 11 nights teahouse & hotel accommodation during the Upper Mustang Trek
    • Upper Mustang special trekking permit $500 and ACAP permit fee
    • All meals, during the trek. You can choose dishes from the lodge menu which mostly includes options as follows:
      • Breakfast: Cereal, Porridge, rice pudding, egg dish with bread and toast, bread with jam and honey, Pancakes with jam and honey, with tea or coffee.
      • Lunch Items: Dal Bhat (mostly recommended), noodles soup, fried noodles, momo, spaghetti chapati, Spring roll, macron,  sizzlers, swiss rosti, pizza, veg curry with plain rice, Tibetan Momo, Thukpa, Thenthuk, french fry, fry potato, boil potato and much more.
      • Dinner: Mostly same as lunch items but may vary in some hotels.
      • Note: The menu also depends on the Teahouse or Hotel, so the food items may vary.
    • Both ways sharing Jeep from Pokhara to Jomsom 
    • North Nepal Trek's government liscened experience local guide. Assistant guide for the groups of 6 or more trekkers
    • Guide expenses ( Meals ( B/L/D), insurance, transportation, salary, lodging, and necessary equipments)
    • Seasonal fresh fruits and dry fruits throughout the trek
    • Souvenir – a company T-shirt
    • NNTT trek appreciation certificate
    • All government,local taxes & official expenses

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Any flight cost (International or Domestic Pkr - Jomsom - Pkr)
  • Nepal entry visa fee at TIA
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara city
  • For each extra days $50 in Upper Mustang region after 10 days
  • Night accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure
  • Cost of early return from the trekking
  • Excluded Lunch and Dinner during the trek. 
  • Personnel expenses such as bar bills, drinks & beverages items extra porter, extra rooms
  • Trekkers travel insurance
  • Tips and gratitudes for Guide & Porters
  • Anything not listed in including list

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