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Upper Mustang trek 15 Days, Moderate

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4230m, Marang La
  • 2 days drive
  • 13 days trek
  • 1 day 30 minutes flight
Best Season
  • March - November
  • 15 Breakfast
  • 14 Lunch
  • 12 Dinner
  • 2 Nights at Hotel Pokhara
  • 12 Nights at Lodge
  • Flight (PKR-Jomson - PKR)
  • KTM - PKR - KTM tourist bus


USD 1900 1749

Per person

We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 1749
5-9 1799
2-4 1849


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 , Yara and Ghar Gompa, culture and people life style is the major attraction of this trek. Himalaya Trip organize 15 Days Upper Mustang trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Buddhist mane walls, stupas, oldest Monasteries along the way
  • Beautiful landscape, cave
  • Himalayas view of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri and Tilicho Peak
  • Different lifestyle , Festival and culture
  • The Most Popular Tiji Festival
  • Historical palace in Tsarang and Lo-Manthang

Upper Mustang trek

Upper Mustang Trek start from Jomsom after flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. We trek  Chele, Syangbochen, Dhakmar, Tsarang and Lo-manthang and on the way back , you will trek through Yara , Tangge and Tetang. In this way, the trek will be Upper Mustang circuit trek via Yara, Tangge and Tetang. Himalaya Trip organize 15 Days Upper Mustang Tea House Trek or Lodge 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. On the way back, you will get back through the YaraTangge to Tetang .

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. The festival will in May but it will be different date in every year. Tiji Festival is 16th May - 18th May 2023.

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.


Day: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day : Upper Mustang Restricted area trekking permit preparation

Day01: Kathmandu (1342m) – Pokhara (830m).

Day02: Pokhara (830m)- Jomsom(2720m) – Kagbeni(2810m).

Day03: Kagbeni (2810m) –Chele (3050m).

Day04: Chele (3050m) – Syanbochen(3800m)

Day05: Syangbochen (3800) - Ghami -Dhakmar (3820m)

Day06: Dhakmar (3820m) – Tsarang (3560m).

Day07: Tsarang (3560m)- Lo-mantang (3840m).

Day08: Explore around Choser Cave

Day09: Lo-manthang(3840m) – Yara (3650m).

Day10: Yara (3650m) -Tangge (3240m)

Day11: Tangge (3240m) - Tetang (3040m)

Day12: Tetang (3040m) - Muktinath (3760m).

Day13: Muktinath (3760m)- Jomsom(2720m).

Day14: Jomsom (2700m) - Pokhara (830m).

Day15: Pokhara (830m) to Kathmandu (1342m)

Day : Departure home or extend

Travel Map
Upper Mustang trek Map

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.
  • 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 (15 Breakfast, 14 Lunch and 12 dinner) with 12 Nights 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 ).
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • 13% Government VAT and All official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$30 and 30 Days US$50).
  • Hotel and meals 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

Is it possible to get Pokhara From Kathmandu by private Car or flight?

In the above service, we provide Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu tourist bus.

Tourist Bus: Tourist Bus leave every day from Kathmandu to Pokhara by 7:00 am in the morning and Pokhara- Kathmandu at 7:30am in the morning.

The private car or flight option is available with extra cost.

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 ?

Upper Mustang Trek is not high altitude trek . It's windy valley trek.

I recommend you , Sleeping bag, Trekking boots, windproof Trousers, warm Socks ,warm and windproof jacket, T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen (SPF 300+) , 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, day pack etc.

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 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?

The best time to do this trek is March - November.

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

Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on upper Mustang trek. There will be little bit snow early March. You will have wonderful weather.

Summer (June – August): Upper Mustang trek is rain shadow area. It's also possible to trek in monsoon in Nepal. There is less chances of raining and cloudy.

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.

Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.


Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.


When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free lagguge store services. It is more convinent to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Trained guide
  • Local or reasonable price
  • Small group private Trip


Frequently Asked Questions

Upper Mustang trek can be done in 15 days. If you do Upper Mustang Jeep tour, it is possible in one week.

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