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Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek leads you through a region of Nepal that is also called Mustang Bhot.Mustang is near by Tibet. Influenced from Tibet as well. The reason is that this area falls beyond the Himalayan range ,isolating it from the rest of the nation.

As well as Mustang has developed its own distinct cultural geographical traits. This traits making an attraction for ordinary and others.Mustang is attraction place to learn bout many thing and for super adventure . To learn to mustang is useful for geologists, research center and trekkers . Anthropologists and Archaeologists also take a advantage by this place.

This Upper Mustang trek moves through Kaligandaki River to Lo-Manthang, the cultural capital of upper Mustang. This region is still practically a kingdom. People are in here , they respect Jigme Parbat Bista as a cultural monaural monarch although in government has withdrawn recognizance when Nepal has already declare a federal democratic Republic. The other unique cultural traits of this region is polyandry marriage system. Such as the wife of eldest male of the family serves as the wife of all the brothers.

During this Upper Mustang trek , you will find that the mystery of the place also owes a lot to its geography. Its earth has red, yellow and brown colors, dominated by mysterious caves and strange figures eroded into the sands tone that composes its land. Human remains dating back to thousands of year in the past have been excavate from the area. The area giving an insight into the early phase of human civilization, plateau of Tibet,its remains in the rain shadow_area . The Mountains are barren and treeline .

You will also see numerous monasteries going back to hundred of years, moving through high passes peaks glaciers and alpine valleys. Mountain view,landscape and mixed of culture makes good trip. yes!

Trip Highlights


  • Spectacular flight Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Explore the hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Unique culture and lifestyle
  • Visit ancient Buddhist Monastery and amazing caves
  • Tibetan plateform
  • Walk through the Kaligandaki river
  • Many ammonite fossils in the bank of Kaligandaki river.


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Ace vision Treks & Tours who will drop us off at your hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Ace vision Treks & Tours. Included meals: Dinner

Day 2
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Boudanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at Ace vision Treks & Torus’s office. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft): 5-6 hours

We have breakfast then leave for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manasalu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We then check-in to our hotel and take a rest.

Day 4
Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek

Today we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress. Overnight in Kagbeni. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5
Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours

We get our permits checked then begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village. Overnight in Chele. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6
Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft): 6-7 hours

Our trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before. Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche. Overnight in Syanboche. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7
Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours

We ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village. Overnight in Ghami. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8
Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours

Our trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east. Overnight in Tsarang. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9
Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 hours

We begin our trek by descending to a canyon and cross a river before beginning our uphill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can admire the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite good. Overnight in Lo-Manthang. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10
Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization

Lo Manthang is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend the day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located north-west of Lo-Mangthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang. And we may visit Tibet border Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11
Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours

We trek on a different route when returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses a century old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. According to a local legend, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will have it fulfilled. We explore the Gompa and continue our trek to Drakmar for an overnight stay. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12
Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours

We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Ghiling. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. We can tour the village around the evening. Overnight in Ghiling. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13
Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours

We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy great views of the Himalayas and small villages we pass en route. Overnight in Chhuksang. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14
Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours

Today is the last day of our trek and it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit. We stop for lunch at Kagbeni. After lunch, we continue our trek to Jomsom for an overnight stay. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15
Fly back to Pokhara

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 16
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 17
Final departure

Our Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Ace vision Treks & tours will take us to the airport approximately three hours before the scheduled flight. On our flight back home, we take with us amazing memories of our Lo Manthang trip and Nepal. Included meals: Breakfast


  • Accommodation : Basic tea house accommodation during the trek.Deluxe accommodation for 2 nights in Kathmandu,and 2 nights in pokhara in Tourist Hotels on twin/king basis with breakfast included.
  • Food : Three meals a day(Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner) During trek,&Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Transportation : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus, Pokhara to Jomsom by flight via back.Airport transfer by private vehicle.
  • Documents : Trekking permit of Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) card, Mustang special permit.
  • Human Resourse : A professional & experience English Speaking Guide & one porter(20/22kg) per two trekkers.All expenses(wages,accommodation,meals,transportation,insurance) of the Guide & Porters are covered.
  • tax/Service Charge : we assure you of no hidden charges later in the day.fees,service charges,& taxes are fixed.


  • Beverages or food bought at will.
  • Personal expenses (battery-charging fees, Hot shower, Photography,
  • Wifi, Laundry, Phone calls etc).
  • Tips for Guides and porters.
  • Travel insurance and Nepal visa fee.
  • All expenses not mentioned in inclusions.

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Price From USD$1,990 USD$1,849/person
Total $ 1,849 USD

Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Min 2
  • 3820 Meters
  • 17 days
  • Moderate
  • March-May September-November
  • Three meals a day(Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner) During trek, & Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Basic tea house accommodation during the trek. Deluxe accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu, and 2 nights in Pokhara in Tourist Hotels on twin/king basis

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