Upper Mustang Trek

Trip CostUS$ 1780 (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 on a 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 for you to explore the vast diversity of Himalaya, on an extension of the world and highest Tibetan plateau with amazing scenery of landscapes.

Furthermore, 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 the 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. This trip can be simply personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. Come and discover the mighty mountain with your local travel partner Now! 

Trip Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek

  • The ancient Kingdom of Low
  • Historical ancient monasteries, Gumpas
  • Colorful barren hills and myths.
  • 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 will be welcomed by the ART team and transferred to your hotel, overnight at the 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 the scenic 25minute flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, the scene dramatically changes and seen plateau with the giant mountain at both sides. We walk along the bank of Kaligandaki River. Passing some villages is among the Buddhist relic, mani walls, monetary with a wide view of arid and mountains. Sometimes 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 the easy level walks on the flat. As we continue to trek on the Kali Gandaki river we walk through the ancient stupas, caves on cliff ascend 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 continue to trek to switch-back climbing on the oak trees, with the splendid view of high Himalayan mountains range, high plateau to Yamato 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 the gentle climb up to the 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 descending 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 gently descend to Tsarang village and then visit the huge five-story 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 in rock inside the cave there are many participate rooms, Chhosar Gompa- is inside the cave and covered by slope mountain, Namgyal Gompa- is situated on a hilltop and play an important role for local people, Ani Gompa- nuns look after then Gompa and nuns do all rituals. After then walk back to Lo man thang, 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 leads 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 descend 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 Yamato La pass, the trail goes through oak trees on the pasture to Samara 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 a long day descend, we walk through to follow the river passes the Chusang, to Tangbe. After that shortly climb u. then the 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 the scenic flight back to Pokhara by tiny airplane, this flight exposes 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 Kathmandu will take 7hrs or in optional you will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends,
 Overnight at hotel.

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

    Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by car.
  • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Upper Mustang special permit 
  • 2-night hotel in Pokhara
  • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • 1-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Assistant guide group size more than 5 people in a group.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Compressive first aids box.
  • All the government and local taxes
  • Company T-shirt

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

 

Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements. 

 

Thank you for joining us (your local adventure travel partner ) “Alpine Ramble Treks”! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable trip of a lifetime in Nepal Himalayas, Wishing you all the best and keep your adventure spirit alive

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
15 November, 2018 28 November, 2018 US $1780 Guaranteed
20 November, 2018 03 December, 2018 US $1780 Guaranteed
29 November, 2018 12 December, 2018 US $1780 Guaranteed
12 December, 2018 25 December, 2018 US $1780 Guaranteed
19 December, 2018 01 January, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
01 January, 2019 14 January, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
16 January, 2019 29 January, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
04 February, 2019 17 February, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
21 February, 2019 06 March, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
28 February, 2019 13 March, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
01 March, 2019 14 March, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
06 March, 2019 19 March, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
15 March, 2019 28 March, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
19 March, 2019 01 April, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
29 March, 2019 11 April, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
01 April, 2019 14 April, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
06 April, 2019 19 April, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
18 April, 2019 01 May, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
24 April, 2019 07 May, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
01 May, 2019 14 May, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
08 May, 2019 21 May, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
23 May, 2019 05 June, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
31 May, 2019 13 June, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
01 June, 2019 14 June, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
08 June, 2019 21 June, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
12 June, 2019 25 June, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
27 June, 2019 10 July, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
01 July, 2019 14 July, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
11 July, 2019 24 July, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
18 July, 2019 31 July, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
25 July, 2019 07 August, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed
31 July, 2019 13 August, 2019 US $1780 Guaranteed

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

We highly recommended a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Annapurna base camp, it will be assisted with adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  

Health and Fitness requirements 

Upper Mustang Trek  is an exciting and spectacular moderate trekking destination in the world. It’s an exceptional  trekking route for travelers who wish to enjoy and explore the Himalayas and it's landscape. As we hiking up to the high altitude than we have to prepare both by physically and mentality to succeed, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step  with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and security. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek that would be easy, 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 at the best hotel basically 3-4 stars, on the twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, warm and nice blanket, attach bathroom if it’s available with comfortable beds during the 10 days Annapurna base camp trek,  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have  fixed by local management community.

Passport and Visa

All clients must have a valid passport with at  least 6 months prior validity from return date  Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

Last minute booking


Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with us we even accept the last minute booking. You can book a trip directly by calling or sending a message anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

Water Meals and Drinking

The Upper Mustang Trek route has numerous tea houses along the way and every single tea houses has the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you will eat as per Menu during the trek, we would highly recommend the vegetable items instead of Meat because meat in the mountain can be effected some time because it may not be used to it for the new travelers in this region. But some places provide you with 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. The variety of drinks and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify yourself this will be cheaper and help to control the plastic pollution as well. The water you could buy everywhere in the Mustang region at a reasonable price but the price would go high when you go to high altitude areas. We also recommend you to buy boiled water instead of cold which keeps your body warm.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all the food are included (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks) which will be provided by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself but Breakfast with hotel and farewell dinner is included.

Equipment lists for Upper Mustang Trek

Head

  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf
  • Headlight

Face

  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass
  • Face wipes and towels

List for Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • And warm Globes

Body clothing

  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks, preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • The proper Trekking Boots
  • socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers and Thermal bottle
  • Water peals
  • Umbrella
  • Walking  pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Watch
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Best Season

Best season for Upper Mustang Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best months for the Upper Mustang trek. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and we guarantee an amazing view and breathtaking scenery throughout the trek. 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 Treks will provide you with standard level hotel services with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choices. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choices to book the hotels like 5 stars categories: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels, we will be glad to help according to your plans. 

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 the rules. 

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
  • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
  • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

Trip fixed departure dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble Treks Pvt. Ltd would be customized your trip itinerary according to your wish and budget. Please do not hesitate to Contact us for your interest. For more detail please email us info@alpineramble.com

Booking and payment process

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075 we are also associated with various local tourism sectors in order to process the trip booking with Alpine Ramble the percent of full trip payments can be made with required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies and flight details to Nepal with a two weeks period from the booking date.

Our respected traveler can be made the Payment through the Online directly from our website, bank transfer, western union or any other remittances, the remaining can be paid on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Hotel or office.   

Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Alpine Ramble Treks, come and enjoy the trip, for booking through the Online Click here  "BOOK YOUR TRIP" 

We look forward to guiding you in the Himalayas for a wonderful trekking experience of a lifetime