Short Upper Mustang Trek -12 days

Trip Overview

Short Upper Mustang Trek is a customized version of Upper Mustang Trek developed to address the requirement of the trekkers who are enthusiastic to explore this hidden paradise of the world despite their time limitation. Upper Mustang is an isolated region of Nepalese Himalaya and is rich in various features. Therefore, the Short Upper Mustang Trek offers you a stack of experience. The trek starts with the scenic and exciting flight to Jomsom from Kathmandu via Pokhara and takes you to the renowned Lho- Manthang village.

The region offers spectacular views of various mountains such as Mount Nilgiri, Mount Dhaulagiri including other snowcapped peaks to the trekkers. The trekking route also provides an opportunity for travelers to explore Tibetan culture and tradition prevailed in the region. The trekking area exhibits the tradition, culture, and artwork of the medieval period. You will have an opportunity to explore the Kingdom of Mustangi King during this trek. Additionally, you will explore the unique dry topography of the region.

Our experienced team is dedicated to offering you a unique experience of culture, tradition, and lives in a limited period. Our motto is that nobody should be deprived of enjoying the beauty and uniqueness of Nepal regardless of any limitation. Spring and autumn are the proper seasons to go for this trek as the weather is clear and views are more vivid during these seasons.

People having average fitness level can go for this trek without hesitation; we guarantee the adventure and cultural insight during this trek with us. Please let us know your plan; we are dedicated to organizing the trek on the date of your convenience. Also, we are flexible to amend the itinerary as per your interest. Short Upper Mustang Trek is a blend of nature, unique landscape, tradition and culture; so it would for sure be a memory to cherish forever.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (827m)

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2858) 3/4 hour

Day 04: Trek to Chele (3050m) – 5/6 hour

Day 05: Trek to Syanbochen (3475m) - 6/7 hour

Day 06: Trek to Ghaymi (3520m) - 5/6 hour

Day 07: Trek to Charang (3500m) - 4/5 hour

Day 08: Trek to Lo-Mangthang (3700m) - 5/6 hour

Day 09: Explore the Lo-Mangthang (3700m)

Day 10: Drive Lo-Manthang to Jomsom (2,715m) - 7/8 hour

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara 

Day 12: Final Departure 

Cost Includes

Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle

Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.

Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara at tourist standard hotel along with breakfast

Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge 

All three meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), fruits after dinner and tea/coffee (3 times a day)

Airfare from Kathmandu- Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Government certified English speaking trekking guide

The entire cost of the staff members involved in the trek (their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation)

Porters (one porter for every two trekkers) and his entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation equipment, and insurance)

Charges of all necessary documentation and permits related to the trek

Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request), should be returned to the company after completion of the trek.  

Company’s duffel bag (upon request for the trek purpose only), and a company’s t-shirt as a souvenir.

Trekking route map

First Aid Kit (carried by a trek guide)

The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense)

All applicable federal and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

Nepal visa and International flights fare.

Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner. 

Expenses for your clothing and personal gears 

Your equipment of personal nature; and other expenses such as mineral water, soft beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek, bar bills, showers, internet, battery chargers  

Your travel insurance which covers helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation 

Tipping to the guide, porter, and drivers 

Any other costs not itemized in the "Cost Includes" are your expenses.


Today is your first day in Nepal. Our representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International airport and transfer you to your respective hotel. We will meet you in the evening today for trek briefing, and you have time for trek preparation today. We will take you for a welcome dinner tonight.

You will fly to the lake city of Pokhara today. You will have a short but scenic flight to Pokhara. You will enjoy the river and emerald hills while on board. We will transfer you to your hotel in Pokhara. After freshen up, you can explore this beautiful tourist city yourself. Overnight at Pokhara.

You will have a pleasant and exciting flight to Jomsom from Pokhara today. You will have the views of mountains in the Annapurna massif and Mount Dhaulagiri. After a brief rest, you will start the trek to Kagbeni. You will enjoy the unique introductory trail of this region. Kagbeni village gives you the picture of a medieval period of the area. It’s worth exploring the village. Overnight at Kagbeni.

Today, you will resume the trek to Chele. You will enjoy the river view and pass through beautiful hamlets. The buckwheat, barley, wheat field, and an apple orchard are the other attractions. You will not miss the view of Mt. Nilgiri on the route. After Chusang, you will cross a river and climb on a red hill accumulated with merged rocks. You will go uphill to reach today’s destination Chele.

Today, we will head to Ekle Bhatti and ascend to Taklam La Pass. You will have the views of Tilicho Peak, Damodar Danda on the route today. You will pass through a famous Rangchung cave before arriving in today’s destination, Syanboche. Overnight at Syanboche.

Today you will ascend to a small Pass called Yamada Pass. On the route, you will pass the local hamlets with Tibetan style houses. You will have a pleasant walk in this unique geography. After a downhill walk on the final part of the day, you will arrive in Ghyami. Ghyami is a beautiful village with cultural importance. The village offers gorgeous views of farm field and mountains. Overnight at Ghyami.

Following breakfast, you will have a steep descent towards a local Ghami River. After that, you will ascent enjoying the different topography of the Mustang region. The path leads you to a Pass called Charang Pass. After a while you cross the pass, you will arrive in today’s destination, Charang. Overnight at Charang.

Initially, the path leads you to the valley. After crossing a bridge, you will head to Lo La Pass. You will have a view of Lo-Manthang from the Pass. The route offers beautiful mountain views today. From the Pass, you will descend to reach Lo-Mangthang. You will explore the renowned wall city of Lo. Overnight at Lho-Mangthang.

You will explore this village having cultural and historical importance. Local monasteries and the viewpoint nearby the village are worth visiting. You will also observe the way of lives of local people today. Overnight at Lo-Mangthang.

You will drive to Jomsom from Lo-Manthang. You will enjoy the unique geography of Jomsom while driving back to Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.

You will fly to Pokhara and take a subsequent flight to Kathmandu today. You will have a bird’s eye view of the hills, rivers, and settlements while flying back to Kathmandu. We will transfer you to your hotel from the airport. We will go together for a farewell dinner tonight.

Today is your final departure from Nepal. Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your schedule. You will fly back to your country with a different memory of Upper Mustang.

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