Upper Mustang Trekking

All about the Upper Mustang Trekking.

Trekking Highlights

  • Best view of amazing landscapes
  • Monasteries and Temple
  • Visit to the Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal
  • Amazing Hospitality and Local cuisine
  • Solar powered Village
  • Decorative Style small herb garden
  • Flapping Flags
  • Unique and appealing culture

Upper Mustang Trekking takes you to amazing journey of spectacular landscapes along with soul satisfying hospitality of the native community. So, to experience the serenity of Nature, Upper Mustang trekking of Duke Nepal Treks and Expedition is for you.

Upper Mustang is the mystery by all means. It was separate kingdom till 1950 and was ruled by the king. But now, this region is accessible (from 1992) and can be trekked by acquiring special permission from the concerned. As region remained isolated, the Tibetan culture is unspoilt which adds more to overall trekking experience.

Upper Mustang Trekking

This hidden area lies is the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif. Thus, creating arid land and massif land structure of different colors, an soul satisfying sight. Furthermore, barley fields and flickering sound of colored prayer flags is alluring too. Once you reach, Lo Manthang, there is different world altogether waiting for you. Long walls of astonishing prayer wheels, narrow alley ways, hidden chortens, and equally appealing herds of farming animal promises to make this trek truly once in a lifetime experience.

Presence of Lo Manthang royal palace, monasteries like Thugchen Gompa(15th Century), Amchi Museum makes this region rich artifically too. Mustang lies in the rain shadow, north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, which makes the region even accessible in Monsoon. This region is amazing with the presence of wind eroded hills, red cliffs and snow capped mountains in the background.

More on Upper Mustang

Trekking in Upper Mustang region is quite similar to trekking in Tibet region as the geography it shares is similar. Trekking is done by traveling north from Kagbeni. Upper Mustang Trek is comparatively the easy trekking to do as the highest altitude you will reach is just 3800m. But what can be difficult is the windy and freezing weather at this height.

Duke Nepal Treks and Expedition organizes best, most safe and comfortable Mustang Trekking Package.

The most convenient approach to get to Upper Mustang is to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and begin the trek from that point. .

Best Time to plan for Upper Mustang Trekking
  • September,October, November, December and January
  • The weather and road conditions are better in these seasons and time.
  • Experience Snow Fall in December and January
Necessary Permits
  • For Non- Nepali only, ACAP and TIMS is mandatory
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) by Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) from TAAN office, Thamel/Maligaun, Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Four Passport size photos and passport copy required.
  • Special Permit for restricted area- $500 per person and at least 2 person required.

Upper Mustang Trek of Duke Nepal Treks will take you to that peculiar journey where you can absorb the serenity served by the nature in its purest form.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
  • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
  • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
  • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
  • English speaking Guide depending on the place
  • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expense
  • First aid kits
  • Map
  • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
  • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
  • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
  • Appropriate visa fees
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers, etc. (not compulsory)
  1. Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival

    Upon arrival on Kathmandu, Duke Nepal Adventure representative will receive you and transfer you to the Hotel. Later our representative will brief you about your upcoming Annapurna Base Camp Trek and will introduce to our trekking team. Duke Nepal Adventure will host an evening dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu.

  2. Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing

    This full day sightseeing trip will combine various monuments, cultural and Heritage site within the valley- Boudhanath an Buddhist stupa, Pashupatinath an Hindu Temple, Patan durbar square, Swoyambunath, an Buddhist and Hindu Shrine, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Museum and Kumari (virgin) living goddess temple.

  3. Day 03 Flight to Pokhara

    Flight to Pokhara, joined by your trekking guide. Guided touring visit in Pokhara .Boating in the Phewa lake. Exchange to hotel.(B)

  4. Day 04 Early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom .(2800m)

    The flight offers awesome perspective of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains .Meet your trekking staff in Jomsom and begin climbing for couple of hours before we stop at Kagbeni(2800m) . Kagbeni on Nepal Tibet exchange course is a customary town with medieval look and fascinating rear ways. Your upper Mustang trekking begins from here and you’re trekking license days are numbered once you enter the check point here in Kagbeni .Overnight at rose camp .(B, L, D)

  5. Day 05 Trek to Chele (Tsaile) (3050m) walking (7 hrs)

    The move from Kagbeni to Chele goes through excellent town of Tangbe, which offers white washed customary houses and fields of grain, buckwheats and apple plantations. In transit we appreciate great perspectives of Nilgiri mountain .Passing a few edges we cross a stream after Chhusang town, abandon the Kaligandaki valley and climb further to the town of Chele. From Chele we begin watching the run of the mill Tibetan settlements of Upper Mustang .Overnight in rose camp. (B, L, D)

  6. Day 06 Trek to Geling (3520 m).

    The initial segment of the trek today is through soak trails bone-dry abandon like land. We will see a few disintegrated ravines, and intriguing chortens along the trail.After increasing considerable stature , we plummet down through lovely trails to the old town of Samar .Climbing again to an edge of 3800 m ,and going through a few chasms and valleys we achieve the town of Geling .Overnight at rose camp.(B,L,D)

  7. Day 07 Trek to Charang (3580m)

    The trail is wonderful and the walk is gentler today . The trail climbs tenderly up from Geling to an intriguing pass and slips underneath the blue, dark and red bluffs. Subsequent to intersection a steel connect at Tangmar waterway we touch base to a Mani Wall , the longest and most stupendous in Nepal. Moving over another go at 3600 m , the course makes a long tender drop to town of Charang . The enormous five-story white Dzong( is a stronghold ) and red Gompa are the primary attractions for guests. The accumulations of statues and Thankas and numerous extensive works of art of situated Buddhas are likewise similarly fascinating. Overnight at rose camp(B,L,D)

  8. Day 08 Trek to Lo Manthang (3780 m).

    From Charang we keep abandoning a few edges and cross little streams before we at long last achieve a go from where there is a perspective of the walled city of Lo Manthang. Diving further and crossing yet another stream , we scale into the level of Lo-Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang. Climbing close to the walled complex is as remunerating as the visit inside the complex. Overnight at rose camp.(B, L, D)

  9. Day 09 Exploration day around Lo Manthang

    Inside the walled settlement of Lo Manthang are the places of nearby nobilities and imperative Gompas and religious communities .There are heaps of things of enthusiasm here .After finishing the voyage through Lo Manthang ,we climb or take a stallion ride to the renowned Nagyal Gompa which is around two and half hour walk, one way. Namgyal Gompa is arranged on a peak, and fills in as an essential cloister of the neighborhood group and furthermore as a nearby court. Overnight at rose camp.(B, L, D)

  10. Day 10 Lomanthang to Ghami(3460 m)

    Today we slip from Lo Manthang and reach to the town of Ghami for our camp. It is a beautiful town with parts and heaps of homestead land with grain fields and white washed houses .Overnight in rose camp.(B, L, D)

  11. Day 11 Trek to Samar(3450 m)

    Trek to Samar(3450 m)

  12. Day 12 Trek to Kagbeni

    Trek to Kagbeni



  13. Day 13 Kagbeni to Muktinath(3800m)

    The trail experiences the antiquated town of Jharkot where one can visit the Jharkot religious community, Tibetan home grown medicinal focus and the old post of Jharkot, once filled in as palace.Trekking along the prevalent trail of Jomsom Muktinath trek we achieve the vital Hindu place of worship of Muktinath and watch Hindu and Buddhist explorers on high Himalaya.Overnight in rose camp.(B, L, D)

  14. Day 14 Muktinath to Jomsom(2800m)

    Celebrate your last day of trekking with your trekking crew.(B, L, D)

  15. Day 15 Early morning flight to Pokhara.(B)

    Early morning flight to Pokhara.(B)

  16. Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu

    Fly to Kathmandu , relaxation time for shopping and rest.Farewell Nepali supper with ethnic social programs. (B, D)

  17. Day 17 Fly home

    Fly home .Our staff will drop you to the air terminal and see off.