Upper Mustang Trek

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20 Nights / 21 Days
Mustang Region
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 15
Trip Overview

Trek to Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang treks is an exotic tour to the unspoiled villages that showcase rare medieval Buddhism arts, cultures as well as the unique beauty of the landscape of trans-Himalayan desert. Mustang was once a major ancient trading route between Thak Khola and Tibet. The world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Valley, also lies in Mustang. We will visit LO-Manthang, the capital of Mustang and home to Mustang king’s palace. The regions is full of caves and monasteries dating back to 1300AD

Upper Mustang trek with us is organized from 15-21 day long trip that begins in Kathmandu followed by the historical world heritage site tour while having you stay in Kathmandu. For our tour we will depart to Pokhara and then a scenic flight to Jomsom where we begin our trek. Also known as the Last Forbidden kingdom of Nepal here we will experience the life of true mountain people who were not much in touch with the rest of the outside world as it has its separate kingdom which separate it from Nepal until late 1950’s.

This adventure trek of upper mustang with the vibes of Tibet is still highly restricted with limited number of trekking visiting to Lo Mangthang. While trekking in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal, we can admire the uniqueness of tree-less landscape, rocky trails and views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayas.
Experience Upper Mustang trek in Nepal remote forbidden kingdom of Mustang region on our fixed departure of Dhi luri gompa and tiji festival in Lo-Manthang. This special Upper mustang trekking require special permits once we reach Kagbeni and must be accompanied by a government appointed officer for the safety of heritage and you need a certified travel agent.

With Parikrama Treks and Expedition which has been working in this field since 1998 you can also explore Upper Mustang on a motorbike or on a jeep as per your pleasure or you can arrange your holidays to enjoy the Tiji Festival or yartung festival that is only celebrated in the Lo Manthang.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel on B/B basis
Upon arrival at the hotel meet our representative and transfer to hotel A short briefing about our trek for the valley of Upper Mustang 

Day 02: Day in Kathmandu – Prepare permit and trekking. Hotel stay
On the early morning we will have your passport collection and prepared for the special permit for Upper Mustang trek.

Day 03: Kathmandu/ Pokhara by bus. Night in Pokhara hotel on B/B
With our breakfast we will start our journey to Pokhara  while enjoying the ride of 5-6 hours near the bank of Trishuli and Gandaki river. We will have a beautiful views of green paddy filed before reaching to the trekkers hub destination Pokhara.

Day 04: Flight Pokhara – Jomsom. And 3hrs walk up to Kagbeni (2800 m)
Our real trek start from today with our early flight of Jomsom, also known for its windy landscape. Once we reach Jomsom we will tart our hike to Kagbeni following the views of beautiful valley of lower mustang.

Day 05: Kagbeni – Chaile (3150 m – 5 h) Lodge stay
On our trail alongside the Kalai gandaki river we will get our permit checked. Followed this world deepest george filnally we will reach chaile village

Day 06 : Chaile – Gemi (3400 m – 6 h) Lodge stay
Today we will cross some of the passed making it one of the difficult day during our trek. We will also walk through poplar forest, barley fields as descending to the village of gemi.

Day 07: Gemi – Geling (3500 m – 6 h) Lodge stay
Walking through this beautiful Buddhist region of Nepal today we will have a spectacular views of North part of Thorung la  also known as Takwakang, tilicho peak and Damodar Himal. Finally we make our way past through red white and black chorten where three paths meet the lovely village of geling.

Day 08: Geling – Tsarang (3500 m – 6 h) Lodge stay
We have now entered to the valley of Upper Mustang and to the valley of Lo. Today we will enter to the third largest village of Upper Mustang. Followed by our trail wee will desend through prayers flags full of entrance chorten till we reach to the second largest town of Tsarang.

Day 09: Tsarang – Lomanthang (3700 m – 5 h) Lodge stay
Our hike of High Passes, Kali Gandaki “Deepest George of the world”, several Buddhist village, lovely green field to the desert part of Mustang has finally paid off as we read to the  hidden valley of Lo Manthang. 

Day 10-11: Two days visit Lo Mangthang upper villages. Lodge stay
This tour is full of historical places including 15th century Champa Lkakhang also known as god house, red Thubchen Gompa also to the mail gompa built around 18th Century Chodi Gompa located in the monastic quarter of town.

If you are lucky and ever visit this place duying Tiji Festival also known as High mountain festival of Upper Mustang you will be able to celebrate this whole festival which last for three days.

Day 12: Lo Manthang /Dhi (5h – 3200m) Lodge stay
Today the trail continues to Dhi Pass of around 4,105 m later descending downhill to Dhi village.

Day 13: Dhi / Luri/Yara (6h – 3600m) Lodge stay
Our trail will take us to Yara Gang where you will witness one of the oldest monasteries also known as Lori Gompa making it one of the precious day of Uper Mustang trek.

Day 14: Yara/Tange (6h – 3300m) Lodge stay
Another interesting day where you might have to cross the river with a stripped feet as there might not bridge for  your comfort but still not deep. Later you will reach to the tiny village with the total house hold around 30.

Day 15: Tange / Tetang.(8h – 3000m) Lodge stay
Tetang also known as the nestles village lies between two hills shield from the strong winds that hit entire Kali gandaki.

Day 16: Tetang/Muktinath (6h – 370m) Lodge stay
Following our trails we will have our last day up in the valley of Upper Mustang Trek which ends our trek of Forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Finally we will reach to Muktinath also famous for a religious site where lots of followers visit for pilgrimage tour.

Day 17: Muktinath/Jomsom. Lodge stay
Most of today landscape resemble Tibetan Highland deserts making it full of sunlights and also the strong wind blowing towards the end of our walking journey. After reaching Jomsom you can enjoy one of the delecious fresh appl whicxh are grown in the Apple garden of Jomsom.

Day 18: Jomsom/Pokhara by flight & bus to Kathmandu. Night in hotel on B/B
Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara will last just for 30 minute and once we reach Pokhara we will drive back to kathmandu.

Day 19-20: Day in Kathmandu. Hotel stay

Day 21: Departure transfer

Cost Details

TREK COST: US$ 3005.00 per person on Twin Sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: US$ 175 Per person
Extra: PKR / JOM / PKR Airfare US$ 215  Per Person
Extra: KTM / PKR / KTM Airfare US$ 240 Per Person

Fixed Arrival Dates in Kathmandu: 25th Aug 2019

Special Free Service Highlight for VISIT NEPAL 2020

  1. Guarantee first flight (As per the detail in Itinerary)
  2. One night Kathmandu accommodation on complementary
  3. One day free sightseeing from Parikrama Treks Team (As per the detail in Itinerary)
For 2019For 2020
Aug: 25, 14May: 20, 09
Aug: 25, 14


Price Includes

  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Lodge /Tea House trek on full board twin sharing basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • An English speaking locally experienced & professional trekking guide license holder
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek)
  • Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportations in private vehicle
  • Guided sight-seeing tour with experienced english speaking guide
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter
  • Conservation Entry Permits and Special permit as per the rules of Government
  • Daily wages with food allowanes and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • Airfare of guide if air ticket are included for clients
  • All government taxes and insured

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu stay
  • Personal gears, clothes and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section