Upper Mustang Trek- 19 Days

Trip Overview

Upper Mustang Trek is an adventurous Trek that takes the adventure seekers to the hidden paradise of Nepal. The trek offers you the wilderness, unique landscape and takes you through the valleys of the remote trans-Himalayan area of the country. The trek takes you to the places of historical, cultural and spiritual importance. The trekking package starts with a day tour of Kathmandu- the capital city of Nepal. Following, you will drive to Pokhara and take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom to start your actual trek. In the end, you will fly to Pokhara from Jomsom and take a subsequent flight to Kathmandu.

The area lies in the rain-shadow zone and is famous for unique alpine terrain. Caves, Monasteries, Chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags are the other attractions of the region. The Upper Mustang Trek offers you incredible views of various mountains that include Mount Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Arrival in the villages of Lo Manthang, Kagbeni, Marpha, and other settlements gives you Tibetan vibes, and the way of life of local denizens amused you. The Tibetan styled stone houses are the characters of the villages in Mustang region.

You will have basic facilities during the Upper Mustang Trek as it is a remote region trek. A trekker should have endurance and prior hiking experience as it is a demanding trek. Spring and autumn are suitable seasons to embark on this trek. There is a less chance of suffering of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as we have practically developed the itinerary considering to provide ample time for the trekkers for acclimatization.

Nepal Peak Private Limited is dedicated to organizing the trek for your offering an incredible experience of this hidden paradise that is rich in artwork, unique terrain and different way of life. We guarantee that the trek would be a trek of your life time.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:     Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02:     Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trek preparation (1400m)

Day 03:    Drive to Pokhara (827m) – 6/7 hour drive

Day 04:    Fly to Jomsom (2710m) and trek to Kagbeni (2800m) - 25 minutes flight and 2/3 hour trek

Day 05:    Trek to Chele (3050m) – 6/7 hour 

Day 06:    Trek to Ekle Bhatti (3820m) – 6/7 hour

Day 07:    Trek to Ghami (3520m) – 6/7 hour

Day 08:    Trek to Tsarang (3500m) – 6/7 hour

Day 09:    Trek to Lo Manthang (3800m) – 5/6 hour

Day 10:     Lo Manthang exploration and overnight at Lo Manthang (3800m)

Day 11:    Trek to Surkhang (3670m) – 4/5 hour

Day 12:  Hike to Lori Gompa (Monastery) and return to Surkhang (3750m) – 5/6 hour

Day 13:    Trek to Tange (3240m) – 4/5 hour

Day 14:     Trek to Tetang (2940m) – 3/4 hour 

Day 15:     Trek to Muktinath (3710m)

Day 16:    Trek to Jomsom (2710m) – 5/6 hour

Day 17:     Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu (1400m)  

Day 18:    Free day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner (1400m)

Day 19:    Depart Kathmandu (1400m)


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 a tourist standard hotel along with breakfast

Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge and a tent in case of necessity

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

Bus fare to Pokhara from Kathmandu

Airfare from Jomsom- Pokhara-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, and charging the battery.   

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, our staff will receive you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to a hotel. We will meet you for the trip briefing in the evening. Tonight, we will take you for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepal restaurant. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Today, you will visit Kathmandu- the city of historical and cultural importance. You will cover almost all the major tourist destinations in Kathmandu; some of them are listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. After you return from the day tour, you will have time for trek preparation as you are embarking on a long trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.
You will drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu today. You will have a pleasant drive alongside a river and will observe green vegetation. You will also have a glimpse of the life of local people alongside the road. We will transfer you to a hotel in Pokhara. You can explore this beautiful city in the evening. Overnight at Pokhara.
You will have an exciting flight over green hills and hilly topography to Jomsom from Pokhara. From Jomsom, you will move forward with the views of Kaligandaki River along a valley. You will have views of various mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) during today’s trek. Walking on a path with pebbles and rocks, you will arrive in today’s destination, Kagbeni. Overnight at Kagbeni.
You will have a steep climb from Kagbeni which leads to a viewpoint. After that, you will walk alongside Kaligandaki River on ups and down paths. You will have the insights of local lives as you pass through different hamlets such as Tange, Chuksang. A brief climb on the last part of the trek takes you to Chele where you stop for the day.
Today, you resume your trek on an uphill trail that leads you to a plateau. From there, you will have a wonderful view of Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, and Yakawakang. After that, a brief descent takes you to a hamlet called Samar. After that, you will walk on ups and down trails and also through a gorge to arrive in today’s destination, Ekle Bhatti. Overnight at Ekle Bhatti.
From Ekle Bhatti, you will climb on a moderate trail to a pass that offers a view of the lower part of the region. You will have a scenic walk in a meadow and also see chortens, monasteries on the route today. After crossing a couple of hamlets such as Syamboche, Geling and descending from a Ni Pass (3950m), you will arrive in Ghami. Overnight at Ghami.
You will walk alongside Mane Wall and Chortens today that gives you Buddhist vibes. You will have a demanding walk to Choya La (3870m) after crossing a bridge over Ghami Khola. The trail today offers you views of various mountains such as Mount Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Walking on a moderate path, you will arrive in today’s destination Tsarang.
Comparatively, it is a short walk today; however, it’s full of adventure. In the beginning, the path descends to a gorge. After crossing a river, you will ascend to Lo Pass (3950). The Pass offers you a picturesque view of Lo Manthang. You will climb down to Lo Manthang village from the Pass. Overnight at this historical place.
Today you will explore Lo Manthang. It’s worth exploring the local Gomphas such as Nyamgal Gompa, Tupchen. You will also delighted to see the local way of life. You can walk nearby hill to experience the real unique terrain of Upper Mustang. Overnight at Lo Manthang.
As you leave this historical place, you will trek to Dhi Pass (4100m). After that, you will descend to Dhi village- a prosperous village of the region. After that, you will hike towards a local river before arriving in today’s destination, Surkhang. Overnight at Surkhang.
Today, you will have a nice walk to Yara Gang to visit Lori Goma- one of the famous monastery in the region. Like previous days, you will have an experience of dry unique alpine terrain. You will hike back to Surkhang where you stay tonight.
As you resume the trek, you will walk to a local river. After crossing the river, you will climb to a Pass. After that, a grassland gives way to a barren hill ahead. After that, a path descends to today’s destination Tange village. Overnight at this beautiful village.
After walking on a dry ridge with unique topography with rare shrubs, you will arrive in today’s destination Tetang village. The village lies between the hills. Tetang gives you a real picture of communities in Mustang region and local lifestyle. Overnight at Tetang.
Today is the final day of your trek in Upper Mustang. You will detour the local monastery, old fortress and Tibetan herb medicinal center at Jharkot. You will have a glimpse of Kaligandaki valley and Kagbeni while heading to Muktinath where you halt for the day. Overnight at Muktinath.
You will resume your trek through Jhong Khola valley today. You will pass some hamlets such as Pharkot, Khingar, Kagbeni on the route. The trail from Kagbeni to Jomsom is similar to Tibetan dry land. You will take rest or explore the lively town of Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.
Today, you will have a thrilling flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. A subsequent pleasant flight takes you to Kathmandu. We will transfer you to the respective hotel in Kathmandu. You can rest the whole day today. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Today, you will have a leisure day in Kathmandu. You can explore the tourist hub Thamel and purchase a souvenir for your friends and relatives. You also have an option to go message to get rid of your aching legs. We will take you for a farewell dinner tonight. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Today is the final day of your Nepal trip for this time. Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure. You will fly back to your country with a thrilling memory of Upper Mustang, Nepal.

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