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Upper Mustang Trekking

DURATION18 days ATTITUDE3840m STARTS ATJomsom ENDS ATJomsom GRADEModerate GROUP SIZE2 min -14++pax ACCOMODATIONHotel and lodges MEALSBreakfast TRANSPORT Flight / Car / Tourist Bus

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Walled city and ancient monasteries of Mustang.
  • Picturesque view of the Mountains and explore deepest gorge
  • Visit Kingdom of Mustang
  • Explore rain shadow region of Nepal
  • Visit cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

Trip Overview

Glorious Himalaya team proudly and sincerely welcomes to all the trekkers and urges to join our 18 days Upper Mustang trekking package program. Upper mustang trekking takes you to the remote and semi-independent Tibetan kingdom which became independent in 1380. It is located to the north of Annapurna on the Tibet border in Mustang district of Dhaulagiri zone in Nepal. It is situated in an average altitude of 4,000 meters. The valley of Mustang is a part of Tibetan plateau geologically and culturally. Lo-Manthang is the capital of Mustang district and it’s possible to visit king palace in Lo-Manthang. It is a medieval city surrounded by big wall. The valley has arid and rain shadow desert. So, you can do this trek even in the month of July, August and September (rainy season of Nepal). In upper Mustang, there are colorful rock formations consisting many caves dwelling high up in the cliffs.

People belongs to ethnic groups viz-Bista, Gurung, Thakali, Damai, Sharki etc reside in an around the valley of Mustang. They are friendly, hardworking and nature loving. People of Mustang district follows Tibetan Buddhism in a pure form and the houses are built of white washed with firewood tucked on the roofs. Tiji is the main festival celebrated by local for three days in the month of May every year. There are some ancient and important big monasteries in Mustang valley which has their own spiritual numbs and values.

Once as an important part of Tibet for trading, upper Mustang is used by salt caravans crossing the Himalayas into Nepal. Besides, it’s beautiful rugged landscape; it offers majestic and eye-catching views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and more. Mani walls, Buddhist shrines, gompas, palace and mandala are another prime attraction of here. Upper Mustang trekking requires a special permit for foreigners since it is a restricted valley or region for outsiders. The prohibition was lifted and the first group of trekkers got entry in 1992. Thereafter, hundreds of visitors pay their visit every year in order to enjoy and explore the beauty of place and its people.

Upper Mustang trekking with Glorious Himalayas team would be your life long holidays experience physically, mentally and spiritually.

Check out our fixed itinerary for Upper Mustang Treks or just send us an email and we’ll tailor make an itinerary based on your requirements.


Day1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,360m) After you land at Tribhuwan International airport, you will be welcomed by our office representative. As he will be holding your name plate, it will be easy for you to recognize him. Then after, he will transfer you to the hotel. You can freshen up and have some walk around Thamel. At the evening our guide will give some briefing about our trek and routes. Overnight at hotel inclusive Bed & Breakfast.
Day2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation for the trek To make your trip more memorable, we will take you to have some sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. We will be visiting some historical and cultural places. Our program includes sightseeing around Swyambhunath stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Kathmandu durbar square. Swyambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa are famous Buddhist holy places whereas Pashupatinath temple is famous Hindu holy site. Similarly Kathmandu durbar square carries historical values. You can also have some shopping of Nepalese product. Overnight at hotel inclusive bed and breakfast.
Day3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (8,20m) - 7 hrs Drive After having breakfast, we will be ready to travel to Pokhara. Kathmandu-Pokhara is about 6 hour journey which goes by the side of Trishulu River and Marshyangdi River. You can watch out the living style of people living all along the side of highways. After we enter Pokhara valley, views of mountains will be in front of our eyes. Overnight at hotel inclusive Bed & Breakfast.
Day4 : Fly to Jomsom and then trek to Kagbeni (2,800m) - 3 hrs Trek After having our tasty breakfast, we will leave for Kagbeni via Jomsom. We will set off to airport for our flight to Jomsom. It is about 30 minutes flight over mid-hills with the scenic views of mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Jomsom is the district headquarter of Mustang from where our trekking starts. The trial goes along Kali Gandaki River for about 3 hours and then we will reach to Ekklibhatti. It is an easy walk up to Kagbeni from Ekklibhatti. Kagbeni was once a route to maintain trade relation with Tibet. You can see Kak Khola coming from Muktinath mixing up with Mustang Khola, which we name as Kali Gandaki River. . It is a beautiful valley surrounded by high hills and mountains. Overnight at Lodge.
Day5 : Kagbeni to Chhuksang (2,980m) - 5 hrs Trek Following our itinerary, today we will head towards Chhuksang. Chhuksang is about 5 hours trek and a phase from where we start entering upper Mustang from Lower Mustang. After having our hot breakfast, we will start our journey through the bank of Kali Gandaki River. You can have the glance of Gompa Kang and many caves on the way. After about 3 and half hours, we will reach Tangbe. This village seems to be attractive because of its typical white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barely, wheat and apple orchards. You can enjoy the view of Nilgiri peak from Tnagbe and have some rest. This will help you regain your stamina. Moving on, we will finally be at Chuksang after about an hour. Chuksang village is mostly inhabited by Bhotias, Gurungs and mostly Thakali. Overnight at Lodge.
Day6 : Chhuksang to Samar (3,660m) - 5 hrs Trek Continuing our journey, we will march towards Samar after having our breakfast. Samar is about 5 hours gentle walking. Still going through the bank of Kali Gandaki River, this journey seems to be adventurous but untiring. Going little ups and little downs, the more you move forward the lesser houses will be visible. You will make a climb to Chele. We need to be cautious while entering Chele because this village is a home to Tibetan Mastiffs, but no worries as they are chained by the villagers. After then, we have to descend down to Samar. You can see the beautiful view of Mount Nilgiri from Samar which will help you lessen you fatigue. Overnight at Lodge.
Day7 : Samar to Gheling (3,570m) - 5 hrs Trek Starting the journey with climbing, we will ascend for about half an hour up to the point. Moving on we need to cross a small river and then we will be at the base of Shyangmochen. You can see some Chortens which is believed to be the most sacred place of Mustang. Finally descending for some more times we will reach to Gheling- a small village with mud houses and least population. Overnight at Lodge.
Day8 : Gheling to Dhakmar (3,786m) - 5 hrs Trek After our breakfast, we will start our trek with the climbing up to Nyila. And then we need to descend down below the blue, gray and red cliff to Ghaami- the biggest settlement of Upper Mustang. Continuing our trek, we move to Dhakmar through colorful cliffs and green scenery. After about 5 hours walk we will be at Dhakmar. Overnight at Lodge.
Day9 : Dhakmar to Lo-manthang (3,809m) - 7 hrs Trek The next 7 hours walk to reach to Lo- Manthang. After our breakfast, we will leave for Lo- Manthang. The trial goes ups and downs with the beautiful views on the way. The scenic view of beautiful hills, glittering white snowy mountains, colorful Chorten will surely make your journey good and tireless.on the way we pass Gumba Ghar- a monastery. Moving further, we will be at Lo-Manthang. Overnight at Lodge.
Day10 : Sightseeing around Lo-Manthang - (3,809m) So tired of walking? Today, we will take some rest and have some visiting in and around Lo- Manthang. Lo- Manthang is a walled city with about 150 houses. It is believed that this city was existed before 1390 and Ama Pal is believed to be the pioneer of this city. Though Nepal has become republic, this is the only Nepalese land where you can still witness the king. This city is identified for its tall white washed mud brick walls, Gompas and Royal Palace. The Royal Palace was built in around 1400. You can visit the four major Gompas of this city- Jampa Gompa, Thubten Gompa, ; Chodey Gompa and Choprang Gompa. You can even visit to Tingkhar- ahome to 40 houses. This route was made free only after 1992. Finally we will get back to Lodge.
Day11 : Lo-manthang to Chhosser caves and return back to Lomanthang on a horse or a jeep After exploring Lo- Manthang, today we will move to Chhosser cave. Chhosser cave is a mysterious but stunning cave famous for its architectural beauty. This cave looks alike cliff but you will be amazed after you enter to explore this cave. You can see 44 rooms and many steps inside the cave. This cave somehow makes you feel of being in some wonderland different from rest of other places. After then we will return back to lo- Manthang on a jeep or horse. The horse ride can be a different experience to you and probably you will not want to miss it out. Overnight at lodge.
Day12 : Trek to Ghaami (3,490m) - 6 hrs trek : From today, we will start our journey back to Jomsom. We will follow the same trial back to Ghaami. We can get some alternative routes on the way but very short ending up at the main trial in short span of time. Eventually we will be at Ghaami. Overnight stay at Ghaami.
Day13 : Trek to Chhuksang (2,900m) - 6 hrs trek Wake up, freshen up and have breakfast. Then we will leave for Chhuksang. On the way to Chhuksang, we have to cross Kali Gandaki River and pass some desert alike lands. Finally walking for about 6 hours, we will be at Chuksang. Overnight stay at Chhuksang.
Day14 : Trek to Muktinath (3,795m) - 6/7 hrs trek Today is a wonderful trek to the holy land of Hindus and Buddhist- Muktinath. The trial goes through beautiful apple orchards, agricultural fields and pretty villages. Muktinath is worshipped Hindus as Lord Vishnu and Buddhist as Avalokteshowrs. You can see 108 stone spots from where holy water comes and is believed to wash out our sins. You can take bath in the spots. But the water is so cold that you need to be cautious about your health before you march to bath. Overnight stay at Muktinath.
Day15 : Trek to Jomsom - 5/6 hrs trek The final day of walking, we will leave for Jomsom after having our hot breakfast. The trek starts with the short descend down to Jharkot and Khingar. You can see beautiful monasteries which looks like of Tibet. On the other hand, you can have the picture of snowy cones of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri on the way which will help you feel energetic. Finally, we will walk along the Kali Gankdaki river up to Jomsom. You can have some walk around Jomsom and buy something if you want. Overnight at lodge in Jomsom.
Day16 : Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara After having our breakfast, we will move to airport to catch a flight to Pokhara. We will have lunch at Pokhara. Then you will be taken to hotel. You can then fresh up and have some visit around lakeside.Overnight at Pokhara inclusive bed and breakfast.
Day17 : Pokhara to Kathmandu We will have our breakfast and start our journey back to Kathmandu. After we reach Kathmandu, you can have some rest. Overnight at Kathmandu inclusive BLD.
Day18 : Departure Day Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.



  • Airport picks up and drives as per itinerary
  • An English speaking trekking guide
  • As itinerary required nights Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with break fast
  • Round trip airfare & airport tax {Pokhara-Jomosom-Pokhara
  • Trekking guide airfare to & from Jomsom
  • Annapurna conservation area projects entry fee
  • Upper Mustang special permit.( which cost USD 50 per person per day
  • All necessary porters {one porter for two members}
  • Local Lodges accommodation during the trek
  • Staffs accommodation, foo, Insurance and salary
  • Company guarantee for the emergency rescue services (We advised to have your own travel insurance which covers the Evacuation cost).
  • Staffs and necessities goods transfer by bus to Jomsom/Kathmandu
  • Fare-well dinner with cultural dance program at the end of tour


  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Meals during the trek.
  • Extra nights hotel accommodation at Pokhara or Jomsom due to bad weather and earlier back to Kathmandu hotel
  • Helicopter charter cost Pokhara to Jomjom-Pokhara, on flight cancellation due to bad weather.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur and strongly recommend international Travel insurance which included rescue
  • Tips to staffs
  • Note: - Hotel & airfare rates might increase in-between than now given prices