Upper Mustang Trek -18Days

The Upper Mustang Trek is a popular trekking route in the Mustang region of Nepal, located in the northwest of the country.

Trip Facts

  • 18 days
  • Mustang
  • nepal
  • 3,870m

Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu

Your first day of the trip will begin once you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Our representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your comfy hotel. We will introduce you to our trekking crew and have a welcome dinner at night. 

Day 2:

Kathmandu city sightseeing ( Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath).

Today, we’ll see some of Kathmandu’s most important historical sites. Swayambhunath stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath temple highlight Nepal’s ancient arts and architecture. The tour hotel will serve as our rest break.

Day 3:

Drive to Pokhara

The road trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take about 7-8 hrs of the day. Nevertheless, it is a scenic beauty exploration and geographical diversity. You can see the greenery and environment of Nepal through your seat window. Once you arrive at Pokhara city, you will find a town full of tourist hubs. The lakeside is your accommodation where you will have a comfy stay.

Day 4:

Fly to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni

Today, we will move toward our destination of Upper Mustang. We will reach Jomsom on a scenic flight from Pokhara which will only take 20 mins to reach. Once we get there, we will start trekking for 3-4 hrs toward Kagbeni without any delay. We’ll be staying overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 5:

Kagbeni to Chele Treking

Our next trekking goal is toward Chele, which takes about 6-7 hrs to reach. We will see many scenic views throughout the trekking trail. Chele is at 3,050 meters, so you might get altitude sickness if you’re not used to this height. We will stay overnight in Chele.

Day 6:

Chele to Syangbochen hike

Today, we will go further uphill toward our destination. The trail requires us to ascend many tribulations to reach our goal of Syanbochen finally. Again, the altitude increases to 3,800 meters, and our night stay will be in Syanbochen’s guesthouse. 

Day 7:

Shyangmochen to Dhakmar walk

We will trek for around 5-6 hours to reach our destination of Dhakmar. We will come across Marang La Pass on our way. When we’re close to Dhakmar, we will head to Ghar Gompa and explore its ancient cave paintings. We will stay overnight in Dhakmar.

Day 8:

Trek to Lo Manthang

Today, you will get a sight of Mt. Annapurna-I as we walk uphill toward Mangthang. Our destination is at a height of 3,840 meters. The highlight of this day is the mountain and Lo-Pass. Once we climb the top of Lo-Pass, we can see the Mangthang village. 

Day 9:

Hike to Chyosser cave & return to Lo Manthang

Today, we will adjust our bodies to the altitude and climate. We will also explore the beautiful village and learn about its culture. The main places to visit are the gompas and the palace of the former king of Mangthang. We will also visit the Chyosser Cave today as the highlight of the day. There is also a nearby village called Tingkhar, where you can go to see more about Himalayan culture.

Day 10:

Trek to Yara - Ghara

The trail from Yara to Ghara will take you through some stunning landscapes, including dramatic canyons and deep gorges. You will also pass through several small villages, allowing you to interact with locals and learn more about their way of life.

Day 11:

Hike to Luri Gumba & explore

On day 11 of your trek, you will be hiking to Luri Gumba and spending some time exploring this fascinating and historic site. To reach Luri Gumba, you will need to hike for around 3-4 hours from Ghara. The trail will take you through some spectacular scenery, including cliffs and rugged canyons. Along the way, you may also encounter local herders and their flocks of sheep and goats.

Day 12:
Yara ghara to Tange

The trail from Ghara to Tange will take you through a variety of landscapes, including deep gorges and wide-open valleys. You will pass through several small villages along the way, giving you the chance to interact with locals and learn more about their way of life.

Day 13:

Tange to Tetang hike

On day 13 of your trek, you will be leaving Tange and hiking to Tetang. This is a relatively short day of hiking, taking around 3-4 hours to complete. As you near Tetang, you will begin to see the village itself, which is situated on a hill overlooking the valley below. This is a picturesque and charming place to spend the night, with plenty of opportunities for relaxation and exploration.

Day 14:

Trek to Muktinath Via Gay-La pass

The trail from Tetang to the Gay-La pass will take you through some stunning scenery, including steep canyons and rugged mountains. As you near Muktinath, you will begin to see the village itself, which is a popular destination for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The village is home to several temples and shrines, including the famous Muktinath temple, which is considered a sacred site by both religions.

Day 15:

Trek to Jomsom

We will trek back to Jomsom for about 7-8 hours. Our returning trail takes us descending to Jomsom. Moreover, your accommodation gets better once we reach there. We’ll stay overnight here.

Day 16:

 Early morning fly to Pokhara & explore Pokhara city

We will return to Pokhara by flight. Again, you will be able to see the scenic beauty of Nepal throughout the flight. Once we reach Pokhara, you can enjoy the day on your own in the city of lights. 

Day 17:
Fly to Kathmandu, Free & easy.

At last, we will return to the capital city by tourist bus. You can see the beauty of the hilly region from here. Since the trip was exhausting, you can take the day to relax in your comfy hotel room. 

Day 18:


Finally, your 18-day trip is over, and you will return to your home with pleasant memories and beautiful souvenirs. We will drop you at the airport according to your scheduled flight and say our goodbyes.


The Trip Cost Includes

  • All the airport transfers.
  • 3 nights 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • 2 nights’ hotel in Pokhara breakfast.
  • Kathmandu city tour ( 5-6 hours )
  • Transport by tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Flight fare with domestic airport tax from Pokhara to Jomsom and return + Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All the accommodations in the tea house/lodge during the trek.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All the needed trekking permits, special permits, and TIMS permits.
  • Trekking guide and porter.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid for by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffel bags - if necessary.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic, and nonalcoholic drinks and Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the included section

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