Upper Mustang Trek

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  1. Overview
  2. Trip Fact
  3. Itinerary
  4. Cost
  5. Cost Inc. & Exc.

Upper Mustang Trek

Mustang is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, inaccessible to outsiders. This isolation helped the people of Mustang to maintain their lifestyle and heritage that remained almost unchanged for centuries. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones. At present Mustang is a very popular trekking region in Nepal. The Home Ministry of Nepal announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the Department of Immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as Upper Mustang that has its own nominal king. The Mustang is one of the very few places on earth which is not spoilt by trekkers. Being under the rain shadow of the Himalayas, the area receives scanty rainfall making the region dry and arid-very similar to the adjoining Tibetan plateau. The trek to Lo-Manthang is through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks make your trek memorable. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the south region with five villages inhabited by people related to the Managis; and the northern region (the ancient kingdom of Lo), where the language, culture and traditions are almost purely Tibetan, the capital of Lo is named manthang, which translates from the Tibetan as (plain of aspiration) many texts refer to the capital as Lo Manthang, but this is not strictly correct, Other texts spell the name of the kingdom as Lho, but this is a transliteration of the Tibetan word for south and is also incorrect. Thus the portion of the upper Mustang district north of Samar is Lo and its capital is Mustang the king of Lo is the Lo Gyelbu, though I use the Nepali term raja here. To avoid total confusion with existing Maps and texts, I also refer to the capital of Lo as "Lo Manthang".

Activities : Trekking
Start/End : Jomsom/Pokhara
Destination : Upper Mustang Trek
Trip Duration : 18 Days
Max. Altitude : 3700m
Group Size : Min. 1 to Max.10 + Above
Best Season : Feb - May & August - October
Grade : Moderate to Strenuous
Type of Trek : Camping trek

Day 01 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 02 : Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
Day 03 : Trek Jomsom to Kagbeni
Day 04 : Trek Kagbeni to Chuksang
Day 05 : Trek Chuksang to Samar
Day 06 : Trek Samar to Boudha Cave to Geling
Day 07 : Trek Geling to Tramar
Day 08 : Trek Tramar to Lo Grekar to Tsarang
Day 09 : Trek Tsarang to Lo Manthang
Day 10 : Rest day at Lo Manthang
Day 11 : Trek Lo Manthang to Dhie
Day 12 : Trek Dhie to Tange
Day 13 : Trek Tange to Tetang
Day 14 : Trek Tetang to Muktinath
Day 15 : Trek Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 16 : Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 17 : Rest day at Pokhara
Day 18 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on arrival day.
  • Ground transportation within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Accommodation during your treks as best available lodge/guest house.
  • All trekking related permit & fees.
  • One English speaking government registered trek guide and skillful porters.

Complimentary(worth $230)

  • Airport pick up & drop off service by private vehicle.
  • Complimentary for Group Leader 10+1.
  • One night stay at Ambassador garden Home with Nepalese traditional dinner on returning day to kathmandu.
  • Full day kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.

Cost Exclude

  • Travel insurance for personal.
  • Equipment like down jacket, sleeping bag with extra linner, water bottle (personal gear)
  • Bar bills and items of a personal nature such as mineral water, chocolates, cold drinks, cigarettes and laundry.
  • Accommodation except trek within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • Tips for trekking staffs, driver etc.
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Domestic air fare.
  • Entry Visa fees.

Daily Cost Per Person (No Hidden Cost):

1/2/5 pax: $70/60/55


Upper Mustang Trek Map