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Upper Mustang trek 18 Days, Intermediate

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  • 2 days drive
  • 13 days trek
  • 1 day 30 minutes flight
Best Season
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  • Spring
  • Summer
  • 17 Breakfast
  • 12 Lunch
  • 12 Dinner
  • 5 Nights at Hotel
  • 12 Nights at Lodge
  • Flight (PKR-Jomson - PKR)
  • KTM - PKR - KTM tourist bus


USD 2000 1849

Per person


Upper Mustang trek is a most popular trekking destination in the world and has been described as a desert in the Nepalese Himalayas. This trek is a perfect destination for visiting oldest Buddhists monasteries and many historical caves, attractive landscape. Tsarang Monastery, Lo-mangthang, Choser Cave, Chungsi cave , Dho, Yara Ghara and Ghar Gompa is the major attraction of this trek. We organize 18 Days Upper Mustang trek.

Upper Mustang trek

Upper Mustang trek is a perfect destination for visiting oldest Buddhists monasteries and many historical caves and Himalayas beauty. This semi-autonomous and heavily Tibetan influenced region was described by Tilman as fascinatingly ugly country, the more fascinating for being so little known indeed, the trek to Lo-manthang is through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill, panoramic view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several others peaks make your trek memorable. Upper Mustang is also known as” The last forbidden kingdom of Nepal”. The landscape is extremely beautiful. The lifestyle of this area is still wild. Upper Mustang Trek becomes the best attraction these days for the trekkers around the world. A land so divine and unique, upper Mustang is filled with delightful encountering of amazing culture and lifestyle. The blooming mountain flowers will make your way to the ancient fortress biding the lively settlements within. One has to visit these amazing areas to peek into the Himalayan culture and taste the local art of living. If you want to trek another side of the valley, It is also possible to do Yara Ghara, Dho and Tangge to Chusang on the way back.

Nepal Hidden Treks and Expedition organize 18 Days Upper Mustang Tea House Trek or Lodge trek. Lodge or Tea House Trek is cheaper in price compare to camping trek.

Tiji festival in Upper Mustang Trek

Tiji is the greatest festival in Mustang region. Thousand men, women and children participate in the annual elaborate re-enactment of the Tiji myth, telling of a deity named Dorje Jon who battles his demon father to save the kingdom from destruction. It will be a unique privilege to witness the same color, costume, dancing, and ritual that were displayed by these people in this place more than six hundred years ago.

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

There is road access in Upper Mustang. If you do not have enough time or not prefer to walk or physically not fit, it is also possible to do Upper Mustang Jeep tour. This is another way to explore the Upper Mustang.

Upper Mustang Circuit Trek

You have the option to do Upper Mustang Circuit Trek. If you choose this option, you will trek up from Chele, Syangboche, Ghami, Tsarang, and Lo Mangthang after that you will take another way back to Chusang via Yara Ghara and Tangge.


Day01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Upper Mustang Restricted area trekking permit preparation

Day03: Kathmandu (1350) – Pokhara (830m).

Day04: Pokhara (830m)- Jomsom(2700m) – Kagbeni(2900m).

Day05: Kagbeni (2800m) –Chele (3100m).

Day06: Chele (3100m) – Syanbochen - Ghiling (3570)

Day07: Ghiling (3570) - Ghami -Dhakmar (3520m)

Day08: Dhakmar (3520m) – Tsarang (3560m).

Day09: Tsarang (3560m)- Lo-mantang (3840m).

Day10: Explore around Choser Cave

Day11: Lo-manthang(3840m) – Yara Ghara (3820m).

Day12: Explore around Dho.

Day13: Yara ghara (3820m) – Tangge (3240m.

Day14: Tangge (3240m) - Chusang (2980m)

Day15: Chusang (2980m) - Muktinath (3760m).

Day16: Muktinath (3760m)- Jomsom(2700m).

Day17: Jomsom (2700m) - Pokhara (830m).

Day18: Pokhara (830m) to Kathmandu (1350m) Departure to international airport

Travel Map Upper Mustang trek Map Altitude Chart

Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus depending on group size.
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Mustang Special Permit (USD$500 for 10 Days, if you require more day, you have to pay USD$50 Per Day).
  • Annapurna Conservation area Fee.
  • One English speaking experience guide and trekkers 2:1 porters.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • 2 Nights hotel in Pokhara on BB Plan .
  • Both way flight tickets Pokhara-Jomsom -Pokhara with airport departure tax.
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Staffs, equipment, , salary, insurance etc.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc .
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use everyday to check your oxygen level and blood pressure in your body to avoid high risk ).
  • Nepal Hidden Treks and Expedition T-short.
  • Farewell Dinner at Nepali Authentic Restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • 13% Government VAT and All official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$30 and 30 Days US$50).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for your guide and porters etc.

Essential Infos

How And Where Do We Get Nepal's Visa ?

You will get on arrival Visa in Kathmandu International Airport . If you fill up this form Department of Immigration Nepal and bring it with you from there. It will be much faster and avoid the long queue.

  • US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
  • US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.
  • US $ 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.

Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), tourists with the passport from South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations isn’t required to pay visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian nationals do not require the visa to enter into Nepal.

How Do We Get Pokhara From Kathmandu ?

There are 3 options to get Pokhara.

Tourist Bus: Tourist Bus leave every day from Kathmandu to Pokhara by 7:00 am in the morning from Kantipath. It takes around 7 hours. The Tourist Bus leaves at 7:30 am from Pokhara. The Standard tourist bus cost US$8 per person and deluxe bus cost US$25 per person

Private Car US$120/ Jeep US$150/ Van US$200: You can take private Car/ Jeep / Van depending on your group s7ize. If you hire a private vehicle, it will be more flexible.

By Flight: There are many flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu every day. You may choose to take a flight to get there. It takes 25 minutes from Kathmandu. It is a more convenient way to get to Pokhara. It cost US$100 per person one way.

Do You Have A Packing List For The Trek ?

This is a short trek in Annapurna Region. You do not need any special gears.

I recommend you , Sleeping bag, Trekking boots, Trousers, Socks ,warm jacket, T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen (SPF 20+) , Backpack, Torch (flashlight),Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries) ,Quick- drying towel, Toilet Paper, warm hat, gloves, thermal underwear , sun glass, water bottle etc.

Crampon or spikes if you do this trek in Spring.

What Foods Can We Expect During The Trek?

The Lodges have Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like cities foods.

Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item hasbrown potato, toast or Gurung or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)

Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.

Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.

Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.

When Is The Best Time To Do This Trek?

We organize this trek every day in whole year. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend you following time.

Winter (December – February): This is coldest time of the year. It will be difficult to trek because of there will be heavy snow. If there is heavy snow and avalanches is going, the route will close during this time.

Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on ABC trek. There will be little bit snow. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperature. You will also have chance to see the Rhododendron flowers.

Summer (June – August): This is monsoon in Nepal. There is chances of raining every day and it will be cloudy. The leeches will be there. The rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.

Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this trek. After the raining season. It will be fresh and clear weather will be appear. It will be warm temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

Annapurna base camp trek can be done 6 days to 9 days. You may book according to desire days.

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