Upper Mustang Trek

Destination Nepal Activity Trekking in Nepal
Duration 16 days Group Size Min 2
Max Altitude 0 Difficulty Difficult

The Upper Mustang trek is one of the most fascinating treks in Nepal, organized by Rediscover Nepal. Discover the hidden world of the old Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang. It is one of the popular destinations in Nepal due to its desert region and traditional Nepali settlements. The Upper Mustang region is incorporated by the amazing Dhaulagiri Massif along with its 35 other Himalayan ranges.
The forbidden Kingdom of Lo-Manthang
The major attraction of the Upper Mustang trek is the walled city of Lo-Manthang. This Upper Mustang trek takes you to an unspoiled and isolated place, where you will get an opportunity to encounter with the native people and observe their way of life. Along with their ancient religion of Bon-Po which is older than Buddhism! Rediscover Nepal wants you to experience the best of the Upper Mustang trek! The locals here still celebrate the ancient Tilji festival which is very famous among the people. It is one of the cultural treks having stunning treeless barren landscapes with yellow and grey rolling hills. 
The Upper Mustang trek begins from Kathmandu by a scenic air-flight to the Jomsom and officially we start our pleasant trail throughout the beautiful Kali Gandaki River in Kagbeni. Then trekkers will enjoy the capital of ancient Mustang city called Lo- Manthang and traditional villages of Upper Mustang. The trekkers from Jomsom, either take air-flight or vehicle ride to Kathmandu city or Pokhara city it depends on the trekker’s interest.
One of the most rewarding treks in Nepal, book today the Upper Mustang trek with Rediscover Nepal!
Ridiscover Nepal donates 20% of all bookings to the Minerva Foundation in order to rebuild Dhading and to provide care for the orphans of the 2015 earthquake.

During the trek there is no mention of any lunch hours as every participant has their own pace. 
For an extension of your holiday to visit places as Chitwan National Park, or Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha, please inquire during your booking.
This itinerary can be changed depending on your booking choice. 

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: Transfer to airport fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni
Day 04: Trekking from Kagbeni to Chele. 
Day 05: Trekking from Chele to Syanbochen
Day 06: Trekking from Shyangboche to Ghami
Day 07: Trekking from Ghami to Tsarang
Day 08: Trekking from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang 
Day 09: Explore Lo-Manthang/ Accommodation Day
Day 10: Trek from Lo Manthang -Tamr to Shyangboche
Day 11: Trekking from Shyangboche to Tetang
Day 12: Trekking from Tetang to Muktinath
Day 13: Trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 16: Final Departure

Trek Highlights
  • Visit the ancient Kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Trek through a stark desert landscape with spires and cliffs
  • Lying in the rain shadow, a great trek to escape the summer monsoon-
  • Picturesque mountains to the south
  • The region situated in the rain shadow
  • Unique cultural and historical monuments
  • Monasteries of high importance
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom 
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city 
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu
  • After arriving at the airport one of our representatives will be there to greet you
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • After hotel check in and a short rest, we organize a trip briefing and introduce you to your guide during the trip
  • Rest of the evening is free
  • Overnight stay at your hotel

Traveler’s note: Thamel is a great place to, it has access to almost everything

Day 2
Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Early morning breakfast
  • Drive towards Pokhara
  • Enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake
  • Stroll around the Fewa Lake
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas; Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, Everest, Annapurna and many more
  • Witness sunset views 
  • Stay overnight in Pokhara
Day 3
Transfer to airport fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni
  • Morning breakfast
  • Take an air flight to Jomsom 
  • This scenic adventurous flight takes around 20-25 minutes 
  • Enjoy with magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Fishtail, and numerous famous summits
  • Trek continues from Jomsom, to Kagbeni
  • Pass through Eaklibatti Village which is located at the bank of the beautiful two rivers
  • Stay overnight in Kagbeni 
Day 4
Trekking from Kagbeni to Chele.
  • Morning breakfast
  • Continue trek towards Chele, 
  • Chele Village is located at an altitude of 3050m above the sea level
  • Enjoy awesome views of the majestic orange glow of Nilgiri sun reflection and Tukuche 
  • Follow the villages such as; Kalobhir, Rock tunnel, organic apple farm, Tangbe village, red, white and black Chortens, Gumbakang and Chhusang
  • Explore the traditional culture and customs of the people
  • Trek alongside the Kali Gandaki River and Tangbe Village which follow the natural tunnel in the cliff
  • Stay overnight in Chele
Day 5
Trekking from Chele to Syanbochen
  • Morning breakfast
  • Continue our trek towards Syanbochen 
  • The trail passes alongside the Kali Gandaki River and Tangbe, which offers a beautiful view towards Samar, the Kali Gandaki valley, and snow-capped peaks 
  • Walk through crossing two passes; Taklam La pass and Dajori La pass
  • Experience the great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang, Damodar Danga and Ramchung Cave
  • See amazing red painted cave monastery called Rangchyung Chorten, which looks as if it has been stuck on to the vertical wall
  • Trek passes through beautiful forests and green bushes that are surviving in the narrow gorge because the high vertical walls keep them cool and adequately moist
  • Get chances to see rare blue mountain sheep in this area
  • Stay overnight in the Syanbochen
Day 6
Trekking from Shyangboche to Ghami
  • Morning breakfast
  • Trek ascend towards the Yamda La pass. 
  • Continue our trek through the dry and loose trail. 
  • Walk through popular yellowish trees and barley fields.
  • Finally reach the Ghami and stay overnight.
Day 7
Trekking from Ghami to Tsarang
  • Morning breakfast
  • Continue trek towards Tsarang passing through a rough and slippery trail
  • Cross the suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola
  • Pass through one of the most famous and longest Buddhist Mani walls of Nepal.
  • The wall is approximately 1000m long and surrounded by a wonderful Himalayan range along with simple carvings in Ghami
  • Witness amazing architecture which seems like a natural one
  • enjoy witnessing popular red painted Stupa called Tsarang Chorten, situated in the middle of the landscape
  • See and enjoy the barren hill with its creepy beauty
  • Stay overnight in Tsarang
Day 8
Trekking from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang
  • Morning breakfast
  • Trek destination is from Tsarang to Manthang.
  • Continue trek towards a canyon and cross a river and finally reach to the Lo- Manthang Village
  • Lo-Manthang is a beautiful walled village in Mustang
  • Experience the beautiful views of Himalayans including Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Tilicho, Khrikuti Peak and Damodar Kunda
  • Stay overnight in Lo-Manthang 
Day 9
Explore Lo-Manthang/ Accommodation Day
  • Morning breakfast
  • Lo-Manthang is the walled village that lies in Mustang
  • Explore Lo-Manthang and its culture and tradition
  • We’ll also trek towards Tingkhar on the same day which is a beautiful village in the north of Lo-Manthang
  • Overnight in Lo-Manthang
Day 10
Trek from Lo Manthang -Tamr to Shyangboche
  • Morning breakfast
  • Continue trek from Lo-Manthang
  • Walk down the yellow canyon to Tamar which seems large red vertical cliff from the North West side
  • Enjoy viewing the barren landscape with the contrast colour, you will see a combination of red rock, blue sky, green grass and white yaks seems very intense
  • Trek towards Drakmar, and enjoy exploring numerous caves.
  • Enjoy viewing magical cave, and more than hundreds of prayer flags are woven into it
  • Continue trek and passes through Shyangboche Village which has different old paintings preserved from past
  • Stay overnight in Shyangboche
Day 11
Trekking from Shyangboche to Tetang
  • Morning breakfast
  • Continue trail towards Samar, situated high above the canyons
  • Cross both side valley from where you can enjoy the close view of the Annapurna range, Tilicho, and Nilgiri
  • Enjoy ice wall and continue to trek downhill toward Gyakar which way is quite spectacular, running high above the gorge until you reach to the Kali Gandaki region
  • See beautiful Tetang’s Mani wall and wonderful Chorten
  • Overnight at Tetang
Day 12
Trekking from Tetangs to Muktinath
  • Morning breakfast
  • Enjoy the beautiful view of the village of Tetangs
  • The village consists of two separate high wall settlements, which seem like a large fort
  • Views amazing close mountains which look quite impressive along with large glaciers
  • Explore the famous Tilicho glacier which is covered by snow
  • Make a moderate walk down towards Muktinath along with a stunning view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna 
  • At Muktinath explore numerous sporadic houses
  • Muktinath is one of the famous pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and Hindu 
  • Enjoy a spiritual healing bath in the 108 waterspouts
  • Stay overnight in the Muktinath
Day 13
Trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom
  • Morning breakfast
  • It is the final day of your trek
  • Enjoy the yellow-orange glow of Dhaulagiri 
  • Make a side trip to the Bon Punt soiling monastery in Lubra which is one of the very old and famous monasteries in Nepal 
  • Trek towards Jomsom 
  • After the end of Mustang trails, we’ll then join the Annapurna Circuit
  • Continue journey towards Jomsom after a lunch break 
  • Stay overnight in Jomsom
Day 14
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Morning breakfast
  • Take a flight towards Pokhara
  • Enjoy with amazing aerial views of Mountains and Himalayans 
  • Stay overnight in the naturally beautiful city after exploring the entire city
Day 15
Drive to Kathmandu
  • Morning breakfast.
  • Drive back to Kathmandu. 
  • take a rest and shortly look after all the snaps that you captured along the trek. 
  • Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 16
Final Departure
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • One of our representatives will transfer you to the international airport approx. 3 hours before your departure
  • We hope you enjoyed the Upper Mustang Trek, have a safe journey and get ready for your next Rediscover Nepal adventure

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