Mustang Trekking

upper mustang trekking

Mustang Trekking popularly known as the ‘Last Forbidden Kingdom’, ‘Mustang’ has a drab landscapes encircled with snow-capped peaks and barren hills reaching deep inside the vast Tibetan plateau. Mustang lies north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges; the high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally called Upper Mustang trek.  Mustang was only opened to trekkers in  1991, so the region is still unaffected by the outer-world influence. The landscapes, scenic spots and Tibetan culture is raw and quite entralling.

However, since it’s a restricted area it has a strict control in acquiring the permit from the immigration department.

Our trek to ‘Upper Mustang’ begins from ‘Jomsom to kagbeni’, the entry point of the ‘Upper Mustang Region’ itself. Right after we begin the trek you begin to see the mysterious landscapes of Mustang including Lo-Manthang, Charang, Ghami village coupled with large numbers of ancient monasteries with antique monuments and caves. From Kagbeni, it usually takes 5-6 days to arrive at ‘Lo-Manthang’ the royal capital of ‘Upper Mustang’.

Here you get to see Ex-King’s palance, a five storied structure built-in aorund 1400 BC, followed with visits to four major temples including Jampa Lhakang, Chodey Gompa and Choprang Gompa. These are some of the oldest Gompas’s also known as ‘God Manthang our trek heads to Muktinath after a walk of 3 days; while on the way we can see the Lo Gekar Monastery, World’s oldest Tibetan monastery  built around the 8th century  by famous Tibetan magician Guru Rinpoche.

Trekking in Mustang is only suitable for trekkers with good health conditions as the trek usually requires 6 hours of walk a day. Since, this trekking package requires special permits and lengthy legal rules; please feel free to get in touch with us sooner, if you have planned for trekking to ‘Upper Mustang’.

We at Skyline Treks have organized great treks to this region since a past decade; we cannot wait to organize one for you too!


Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
Day 2 Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square
Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hrs by drive or 30 minutes flight and check in Hotel (B)
Day 4 Pokhara to Jomsom 30 minutes flight
Day 5 Kagbeni - Chele 3200m. - 5.5 hours approx.
Day 6 Chele - Gilling 3500m, - 5.5 hours approx.
Day 7 Gilling - Ghami 3500m. - 6 hours approx
Day 8 Ghami - Tsarang 3550m. 5.5 hours approx.
Day 9 Tsarang - Lo-Manthang 3800m. - 5.5 hours
Day 10 Acclimatization day in Lo-Manthang.
Day 11 Lo-manthang - Ghami 3500m. - 6 hours approx.
Day 12 Ghami - Samar 3400m. - 5 hours
Day 13 Samar - Chhusang 3000m. - 5 hours approx.
Day 14 Chhusang - Kagbeni 2810m - 6hours approx.
Day 15 Kagbeni - Jomsom 2700m. - 2.5 hours approx.
Day 16 Jomsom to Pokhara 25 minutes by flight or 6 hrs drive and transfer to the Hotel (B)
Day 17 Pokhara to Kathmandu 7 hrs by drive or 25 minutes flight and check in Hotel
Day 18 Onward departure to your destination by our private vehicle.
Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Welcome with bunch of flower assistance at the Airport and meet with our staff (One of our company staff will be waiting you at the Airport with display your name "......" which is print on our company white board and pick up by our private vehicle and than 20 minutes drive to the Hotel. After few minutes rest in hotel, Visit in our office and have hot/cold drinks (Tea/Coffee) waiting to serve and have join together, One of our staff will brief you regarding the trip. O/N at hotel.
Day 2 Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square (B)
Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hrs by drive or 30 minutes flight and check in Hotel (B)
Day 4 Pokhara to Jomsom 30 minutes flight and commence trek to Kagbeni (2810m) 2 ½ hrs (B.L.D)
Enter the Restricted Area
Day 5 Kagbeni - Chele 3200m. - 5.5 hours approx. Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 6 Chele - Gilling 3500m, - 5.5 hours approx. Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 7 Gilling - Ghami 3500m. - 6 hours approx Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 8 Ghami - Tsarang 3550m. 5.5 hours approx. Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 9 Tsarang - Lo-Manthang 3800m. - 5.5 hours Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 10 Acclimatization day in Lo-Manthang. Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 11 Lo-manthang - Ghami 3500m. - 6 hours approx. Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 12 Ghami - Samar 3400m. - 5 hours Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 13 Samar - Chhusang 3000m. - 5 hours approx. Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 14 Chhusang - Kagbeni 2810m - 6hours approx. Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Exit Restricted Area
Day 15 Kagbeni - Jomsom 2700m. - 2.5 hours approx. Overnight in Lodge (Tea house) (B.L.D)
Day 16 Jomsom to Pokhara 25 minutes by flight or 6 hrs drive and transfer to the Hotel (B)
Day 17 Pokhara to Kathmandu 7 hrs by drive or 25 minutes flight and check in Hotel And rest of the time for shopping. Join us for the farewell dinner at Nepali typical restaurant in the evening at 07:00 PM with culture program. (B, D)
Day 18 Onward departure to your destination by our private vehicle. 3 hrs before you have to be airport (B)
Abbrebiations: B, L, D means : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Price Includes

- Airport Pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
- Kathmandu/Pokhara hotel room on bed and Breakfast (B) basis
- Fluent English speaking license holder sightseeing tour guide
- Sightseeing tour guide fee
- Sightseeing entrance fee
- Domestic airfare from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara
- Upper Mustang Special Trekking permits fees
-Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits fees.
- Accommodation and 3 meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (B, L, D) while on the trek in tea house
- Fully escorted trek with an English speaking license holder local sherpa trekking guide and necessity porters.
- All program according to itinerary on full board.
- All land transfer as per above itinerary
- Skyline Company T-shirt
- Farewell dinner at Nepali typical restaurant with culture program
- Wage, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staff.

Price Excludes

- Nepal tourist visa fee US$ 30, with multiple entries for 15 days, you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. (it will be ready within few minutes) You will require each 2 passport size photos.
- Kathmandu/Pokhara hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
- Personal Spending money and all kind of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks) bar bill, Int'l Telephone bill, hot shower, batteries charge, laundry etc. Tips for guide, porter and driver. (Tipping is expected).
- Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency

Quick Facts

  • Best Season: Autumn,Spring,Summer.
  • Duration: 18 of days.
  • Trekking Days: 12 days are adequate.
  • Grade: Moderate.
  • Rating: Moderate Himalayan region.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,800 meters to summit point.
  • Commences At: Jomsom.
  • Ends At: Jomsom.
  • Code: STE 46.

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