Trip Facts

  • Trip duration: 18 Days
  • Max Altitude: 3730 meter
  • Trek start form/Ending place: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Sep-Nov, Mar-May

Upper Mustang Trekking is the former Kingdom of Lo and now part of Nepal, in the north-central part of that country, bordering China on the Tibetan plateau between the Nepalese provinces of Dolpo and Manang. The culture is Tibetan Buddhist.

The Kingdom of Lo, the traditional Mustang region, and "Upper Mustang" are one and the same, comprising the northern two-thirds of the present-day Nepalese Mustang District, and are well marked by official "Mustang" border signs just north of Kagbeni where a police post check permits for non-Nepalese seeking to enter the region, and at Gyu La (pass) east of Kagbeni.

Trekking in Upper Mustang is largely dry and arid with annual precipitation in the range of 250–400 mm due to its position in the rain shadow of the Annapurna massif and the Dhaulagiri Range towards the south.

Upper Mustang was once an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and culture of Tibet. From the 15th century to the 17th century, its strategic location granted Mustang control over the trade between the Himalayas and India. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was annexed by Nepal.

Foreign visitors have been allowed into the region since 1992, but tourism to Upper Mustang is regulated. Foreigners need to obtain a special permit to enter, which costs US$50 per day per person and Annapurna conservation fee Rs 2,000. But you have to take this special permit at least for 10 days. The special permit will get you only from Trekking Company.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel. 
Day 02 : Prepration for trekking.
Day 03 : Kathmandu - Pokhara - Beni by bus or flight. 
Day 04 : Beni to Jomsom by jeep or bus.
Day 05 : Jomsom - Kagbeni - Chele (3050m) (10 days special permit)
Day 06 : Chele to Geling (3510m)
Day 07 : Geling to Dhakmar (3750m)
Day 08 : Dhakmar to Charang (3610m)
Day 09 : Charang to Lo Manthang (3730m)
Day 10 : Sightseeing in Lo Manthang you can visit Monastery, Place & City.
Day 11 : Lo Manthang trek to Yara (3650m)
Day 12 : Yara to Tange (3200m)
Day 13 : Tange to Tetang Tetang (3600m) 7 to 8 hrs, this is Long way. 
Day 14 : Tetang - Kagbeni - Jomsom (2700m)
Day 15 : Jomsom fly back Pokhara.
Day 16 : pokhara fly or drive back Kathamndu.
Day 17 : Sightseeing and Shopping in Kathmandu
Day 18 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Cost included

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu - Beni - Jomsom - Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus or flight.
  • Mustang Special Trekking Permit fee.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee.
  • Tea House & camping accommodation Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Guide, Cook and porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.

Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment for Trekking.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff.

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