Upper Mustang Trek

Trip CostUS$ 1650 (Per Person)
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:1- 15People In Group
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Upper Mustang is located at northern part of Nepal, it’s a formal Himalayan forbidden kingdom of Mustang, this is truly an amazing area of Nepal which is unique and best trekking destination for any trekker who wishes to discover the culture of Tibetan people and rituals at century-old ancient monasteries. This area is remote and isolated to the Himalaya region. The trek leads us to fabulous journey, an adventure of lifetime experience around formerly forbidden areas of the upper valley. Upper Mustang was once an independent kingdom while trekking in this area the best way to experience the Tibetan culture and landscape as well as the great festival which is well known as Tiji festival the biggest celebration on the Himalaya in Tibetan community. Lo-Manthang is another famous spot for Mustang trek for tourists seeking to beautiful experience and native culture.

Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom after a scenic flight from Pokhara. The trail follows the Kaligandaki River valley with fascinating views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Bhirkuti, Damodar, and Mustang Himal including views of Annapurna range. This trip provides a golden opportunity you to explore the vast diversity of Himalaya, on an extension of the world and highest Tibetan plateau with amazing scenery of landscapes. Trekking continually goes towards next few days up to the valley passing some wonderful villages along the way while as we exploring these interesting Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan culture, inhabited Tibetan people and beautiful villages around in this valley with Alpine Ramble team than our journey return to Jomsom with significant mountain views on the way back. the ending point of our delightful journey is Jomsom and next morning we take a scenic flight back to Pokhara and Kathmandu. 

We Alpine Ramble offer special trip packages in Upper Mustang valley according to your time and budget. Let us know your interest in us, please inquiry us to get detailed information on Mustang Trek, like special permit and festival.

Trip Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek

  • Ancient Kingdom of Low
  • Historical ancient monasteries, Gumpas
  • Colorful barren hills and mythys.
  • Breathtaking Himalayan Mountain views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges
  • World’s deepest gorge

 

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Fly to Jomsom and 4hrs trek to Kagbeni 2900m/9512ft.
  • Day 04: Trek to Chele 3100m/10168ft- 5hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Shyangboche 3800m/12465ft- 5hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek to Ghami 3510m/11510ft- 4hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Charang 3560m/11675ft- 5hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to Lo Mangthang(3950m/12628ft) 4rs.
  • Day 09: Explore the nearby the Lo manthang 3950m/12135ft- 5hrs Trek.
  • Day 10: Trek to Drakmar 3830m/12465ft- 6hrs.
  • Day 11: Trek to Chele 3100m/10165ft- 5hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek to Jomsom 2800m/9185ft- 6hrs.
  • Day 13: Jomsom – Pokhara 25 minute by flight.
  • Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu 7hrs by drive by tourists bus.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to hotel,Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Today is a day to explore the beautiful Kathmandu valley. Our tour guide will take into the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Where you will visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar-square, Overnight at Hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 03:Fly to Jomsom and 4hrs trek to Kagbeni 2900m/9512ft.We have scenic 25minute flight to Jomsom. Upon arrivel at Jomsom, the scene dramatically changes and seen plateau with giant mountain at both side. We walk along the bank of Kaligandaki River. Passing some villages is among the Buddhist relic, mani walls, monetary with wide view of arid and mountains. Some time you find a fossil on your path. overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Trek to Chele 3100m/10168ft- 5hrs. Today the trail goes along the bank of Kali Gandaki river slight climb up and easy level walk on the flat. As we continues trek on the Kali Gandaki river we walk through the ancient stupas, caves on cliff ascends to Chele, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Trek to Shyangboche 3800m/12465ft- 5hrs. We ascend up on the arid from Chele village, passing through Chele and barren meadows, you see monastery and yak along the way. we continues trek to switch-back climbing on the aok trees, with splendid view of high Himalayan mountains range, high plateau to Yamdo La Pass, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Ghami 3510m/11510ft- 4hrs. Our trek starts gentle climb up to ridge of the Syangboche, and walking through animals shed, crossing the tea shops at Jhaite. It offers the wild Jackal around this plateau. We gradually climb up to Nyi La Pass and then after descend to Ghami, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 07:Trek to Charang 3560m/11675ft- 5hrs. Today trek starts after breakfast we walk on the down village and crossing Ghami khola the trail climbs up to pass the Hospital, Greenhouse, then perhaps this is the longest and greatest Mani wall in Nepal it takes a look at grey and red cliffs, the trail climbs up to Choya La pass (3870m/12693ft) the route leads you gentle descend to Tsarang village and then visit the huge five storey dozen and Monastery and then apple orchid, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Trek to Lo Mangthang(3950m/12628ft) 4rs. Trek descent to Charang chu Canyon then trek will continue with great views of mountain and barren plateau, gradually climbing up to reach at ridge from here we see the view of the walled city of Lo with dry hill on the Tibet borders, before we are leaving from this village don't forget to buy the beautiful Souvenir, they claim brought from Lhasa, Tibet, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 09:Explore the nearby the Lo manthang 3950m/12135ft- 5hrs Trek. Today we are going to explore the nearby eye-catching places such as John Cave- which is situated at rock inside the cave there are many participate rooms, Chhosar Gompa- is inside the cave and covered by slope mountain, Namgyal Gompa- is situated at a hilltop and play as an important role for local people, Ani Gompa- nuns look after then Gompa and nuns do the all rituals. After then walk back to Lo manthang,overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 10:Trek to Drakmar 3830m/12465ft- 6hrs. We trek on the upper trail while trekking we will see the blue sheep and some other wild animals on the way and see the magnificent views of the Majestic Himalaya's, the trail lead you on level with delight walk to see the views after that descend through the wind trees to Ghar Gompa, this Gompa is related with Samye monastery in Lhasa Tibet, then trek descend continues to Drakmar, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 11:Trek to Chele 3100m/10165ft- 5hrs. we descends to Ghami village then ascend up to Nyi La pass then descend again to pass through the Jhaite and Syangboche then we have small climb to Yamdo La pass, the trail goes through oak trees on the pasture to Samare then heading down to Chele, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 12:Trek to Jomsom 2800m/9185ft- 6hrs. Today we leave here an early because of we have quite long day descend, we walk through follow the river pass the Chusang, to Tangbe. After that shortly climb u. then easy level trial, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 13:Jomsom – Pokhara 25 minute by flight. Today we have scenic flight back to Pokhara by tiny airplane, this flight expose amazing Himalayan mountain views entire your flight in Pokhara,overnight at hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 14:Pokhara – Kathmandu 7hrs by drive by tourists bus.A scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu will takes 7hrs or in optional you will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. At Kathamndu you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends,
 Overnight at hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge(B+L)

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off  and all transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle in city.
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing with tour guide. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • A highly experiences and knowledgeable english speaking guide and a porter.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance and transportation for porter and your guide.
  • All required permits
  • Accommodation 2 night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 Nights tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • tea house lodge during the trek
  • Arranged an emergency helicopter services (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Trekking equipment such as Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.. on return basic
  • Exclusives First aids box.
  • Jomsom- Pokhara- Jomsom both way flight. 
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  • Fare-well Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.   

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Trip Map

Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Health and Fitness requirement

Upper Mustang trek is moderate trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey.  The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepared by physically and mentality to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to steps with your wealth health. Our first priority is safety for your entire trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could be a great help you, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking  is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometime  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes have fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in area

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kinds of the meal as you like to eat from the Menu. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; a variety of pieces of bread, variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 
a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

Feet 
a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on the evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.

b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. The guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.

Environment:

The Upper Mustang trek embraces the entire Annapurna conservation areas of Nepal. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular view the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

Best Season

Best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble will provide you standard level hotel with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choice. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble pvt.ldt, would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us info@alpineramble.com

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following below. 
a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
b. please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.