Upper Mustang Trek is a unique trekking destination into the Mysterious Land of restricted trekking area up to the hidden valley of Mustang in the North-western part of Nepal. This is in between Hidden valley of Dhaulagiri and Tibetan border. Mustang is a remote area mainly colonized by the Tibetan Buddhist and their rich set of ancient tradition and mythology.

The Upper Mustang Trek takes you to an uncover and traditional rich mustang area, where you get to visit a visually extraordinary walled city of Lo-Manthang a home to the present King in Mustang, stunning monasteries insight Town.

The Upper Mustang area is politically sensitive area as it lies very close to Tibet. Nepal government provided trekking permit for this area cost of $500 per person to observation 10 days Mustang Trekking. The rock face and hill being dry plateau in upper Mustang, There are all eroded by the force of wing and turned into yellow and gray colors.

Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom- an administrative center of the Mustang district where we reach via scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. After flight we are heading towards Kagbeni. This is entry point of upper mustang a beautiful land located at the convergence of Kali Gandaki River and Jhong Khola (River).  On The way to trekking you will enjoy many mountains in front of you like Nilgiri, Tilicho peak, Bhrikuti Peak, Yakawa khang, Damoder peak during your travel to Mustang.

The trekking trail continue to different village camp Samr, Syangboche, Ghemi,Tsarang and Lo-manthang. This is the main destination of Trekking to discover the Himalayan an experience for your visit in Nepal. During the period of this trip you can have observation of their Culture, History of mustangi peoples, economic condition, Lifestyle many more than we will trek back to Kagbeni, Jomsom ,We are waiting for flight to Pokhara again Drive or flight back to Kathmandu and you will spare time to Kathmandu for Shopping and everything . After drop to airport from Crown Himalaya Treks for your onward destination ending of trip to Himalaya

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu(1400m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:6 hours

Through the Prithvi highway, you will go to Pokhara by drive after your morning breakfast.On the way, you can see scenes of western Himalayas. You can admire the extraordinary rocky hills, rivers. You will stop at Kurintar for a cup of tea where you can see Cable cars sliding up and down to Manakamana. After reaching Pokhara you can view Fewa lake, Davis falls, Mahendra Cave, and other important landmarks of Pokhara city. If you are interested you can also view World Peace Pagoda.

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 02:Fly to Jomsom(2720m) and trek to Kagbeni(2800m)

Duration of time:4-5 hours

You will go to Jomsom by flight which takes around 20 minutes. It is also the headquarters of Mustang. The way from Jomsom wanders up the Kali Gandaki river. You can relish fascinating views of high mountains like Dhaulagiri(8167m), Tukuche Peak()during the flights. From there you start your trekking to Kagbeni. The way of Ekal Bhatti leads you to the Kagbeni which is a very beautiful village of traders. The gateway to the Upper Mustang is Kagbeni. 

Overnight at Lodge in Kagbeni

Day 03:Kagbeni(2800m) to Chele(3070m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Today morning, after doing your breakfast you will start your trek to reach Chele. You will go through the east bank of Kali Gandaki. After that you will first cross the ACAP checkpoint. Along the way, you will ascend numerous ridges. Then you will reach Chhusang village by enjoying apple, barley and wheat fields in Tangbe village. From there you will cross dwindling Kali Gandaki. After passing Kali Gandaki valley, you will ascend to Chele. 

Overnight at Lodge in Chele

Day 04:Chele(3070m) to Syangboche(3748m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Today your trek goes along a steep barren land and alongside the copper red canyon. After that you will descend to some chortens on a ridge. Then hiking for some time you will reach the beautiful village of Samar. From there you will again descend into a giant gorge. You will be trekking through another valley, fields and climb up a ridge which lies at 3800m. You will go downhill to Syangboche after crossing another pass. 

Overnight at Lodge in Syangboche

Day 05:Syangboche(3748m) to Ghami(3520m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

You will hike uphill to a pass at 3770m and again trek downhill to reach the village Geling. You will again go uphill through the fields to the center of a valley. After that you will climb a difficult terrain across the head of the valley to Nyi La Pass(3840m). From there you can view Mustang, Mt. Annapurna(8091m) and Mt. Nilgiri(2637m) you will come downhill for half an hour to reach trail junction. Charang is the way to the right trail while left leads you to Ghami(3520m) which is the village of clustered whitewashed mud and stone houses canopied by an overhanging cliff.  

Overnight at Lodge in Ghami

Day 06:Ghami(3520m) to Charang(3570m)

Duration of time:5 hours

You will trek to Charang which is a vastly dry place of Mustang. The trek might be quite challenging today because you will walk on rough terrain. As you reach there you will get impressive views of the remote countryside as well as extensive views of the rocky mountains. After that you will head to Charang. Chasarang is the large village at the top of Charang Chu Canyon. There is a big fort from the medieval times on the east. Charang village is the house for red Gompas that have a lovely collection of statues and thangkas.

Overnight at Lodge in Charang

Day 07:Charang(3570m) to Lo-Manthang(3840m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Today morning you will have some savory breakfast and will trek to Lo-Manthang which is one of the major attraction centers for this trip. Lo-Manthang was the territory up till the 1950s. Almost for Lama gurus it involves 150 households and residences. You will trek through the oldest Gompa in Nepal named Lo-Gekar and also older than the Samye Gompa of Tibet. Lo-Manthang was the walled capital of the kingdom Lo. You will have the chance to visit the ancient temples and monasteries of the region on the way to the walled city of Lo. You can also view the textures of the king’s splendid palace. It is where the king and queen reside. You can also get an opportunity to explore the place on the back of the horses.  

Overnight at Lodge in Lo-Manthang

Day 08: Acclimatization at Lo-Manthang(3840m)

Duration of time:3-4 hours

Today is the day of acclimatization so you will explore this religious town of Lo-Manthang. You will visit Namgyal Gompa which is situated on the top hill. You hike almost 2 hours to reach there. This Gompa clasp a high social, religious as well as legal importance as it serves as a local courthouse. After that you will hike to visit the village of Tingkhar which lies to the northwest of Lo-Manthang and consists of around 40 households. After that you will visit Champa Lhakang which have very detailed Mandalas painted on the walls. After that you will go back to Lo-Manthang.   

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 09:Lo-Manthang(3840m) to Dhamkar(3820m)

Duration of time:5 hours

Taking the Upper highland trail you will exit the Lo-Manthang. It will reward you with impressive views of Lo-Manthang and Charang Valley with snowy mounts in the background. You will cross the Dhi Pass(4100m) and reach Dhamkar.

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 10:Trek from Dhamkar(3820m) to Syangboche(3748m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Today your destination is to reach Syangboche. Through the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri along with other mountains you will hike to Syangboche. 

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 11:Syangboche(3748m) to Chhusang(2980m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Walking through the steep ridges and cliffs, you will be marching towards Tentang, a village located in between two hills. It lies above Chuksang. In Chhusang lies a small cave gompa which you can explore during the trek.

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 12:Chhusang(2980m) to Jomsom(2720m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

On this day, you will travel through Jharkot village where you can explore monasteries, an ancient palace which is now a fortress and also Tibetan Herbal Medicine Center. As you trek downwards to Jomsom, you come across Kali Gandaki valley and Kagbeni village whose view is very refreshing. It is also known as the gateway to Mustang. After a few hours of trek, you will reach Jomsom.

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 13:Fly from Jomsom(2720m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:25 minutes

On this day you can see the mesmerizing sunrise over the Himalayas, you can see the popular viewpoint of Poon Hill(3200m). Here you view the astounding view of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including up-close views of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also see Nayapul to Ghorepani, Ulleri and Tikhedhunga.You can see the clouds mesmerizing. At the time of afternoon, you will go sightseeing Pokhara.

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 14:Drive from Pokhara(850m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:6-7 minutes

You can take a local bus to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara with a beautiful countryside view. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara. You can relish green hills, rivers and terrace farming which are seen during the drive. After your arrival, you can go and take rest at your hotel.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size Duration of days and Services required please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • All Land Transportation as per Itinerary
  • 3 Meals per Day During the Trek (B L D) Including Tea or Coffee
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and Assistant Trek Leader (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Domestic Airfare, Food and Accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be returned after the Completion of the Trip)
  • All the Required Paperwork, Documents
  • Trekking Permits (National Park Permit and TIMS-annapurna Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance fee-everest)
  • All the Local and Governmental Taxes
  • Medical Kit (Carried by Trek Leader)

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities
$ 1700 USD

Trip Facts

Duration14 Days

Best MonthOct, Nov, March, April

Group Size1-15 persons

Max. Elevation3,820 m

GradeEasy – Moderate

Trek StyleTea House/Camping

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportCar, Jeep Van, Land Cruiser, Bus

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu