Upper Mustang Trek
The region is also known as the ‘Last Forbidden Kingdom’ (organised treks only started visiting the region in 1992, and numbers are restricted with an average of less than 1,000 visiting each year) and it is steeped in undisturbed Tibetan Buddhist culture with ancient monasteries, traditional villages and cave dwellings high up on the cliffs, as well as the stunning architecture on view at the walled city of Lo Manthang (capital of Mustang region).
The Upper Mustang trek in to the remote Trans-Himalayan Region of this semi-independent Tibetan Kingdom offers an adventurous 14 day itinerary with spectacular trekking through striking semi-arid desert with colourful rock formations, deep ravines and snow-capped peaks surrounding you. The history, culture, myth and legend blends perfectly with the stunning scenery.
In common usage, the name Mustang refers to the arid Tibet-like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki (known to its inhabitants as Lo). Mustang has a long, rich and complex history that makes it one of the most interesting places in Nepal. The early history of Lo is shrouded in legend, myth and mystery, but there are records of events in Lo as early as the 8th century. It is quite likely that the Tibetan poet Milarepa, who lived from 1040 to 1123, visited Lo. In Lo itself the countryside is similar to the Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by wind. There is more rain in the lower part of upper Mustang and the hills tend to be great red fluted cliffs of tiny round stones cemented together by mud. Villages are several hours apart and appear in the distance almost as mirages; during the summer season, after the crops are planted, they are green oasis in the desert-like landscape.
For more information and booking please visit Adventure Alternative- Upper Mustang Trek.
Please note that the required number of participants is at a minumum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you have to be a group of 2 to book the trip.
14 Days - Summary
Day 7: Hire horses and go to Namgyal village
Day 8: Lo Manthang - Ghami
Day 9: Trek back to Jomsom
Day 10: Chaile - Kagbeni
Day 11: Kagbeni to Jomsom
Day 12: Flight back to Pokhara, hotel
Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu, hotel
Day 14: Depart for home / onward travel or additional trek
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and rest day
Day 2: Kathmandu – Pokhara
Day 3: Pokhara - Jomsom - Chuksang
Day 4: Syangbuche village
Day 5: Syangbuche village - Charang
Day 6: Charang - Lo Manthang
For a more detailed itinerary of this trip please click here.
$2,588 or £1995.
- 19 May - 01 June 2019
- 07 - 20 July 2019
- 18 August - 31 August 2019
- 08 - 21 July 2018
- 19 August - 01 September 2018
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Meals while in Kathmandu or Pokhara and any others personal expenses
- Travel insurance, covering emergency Rescue & Evacuation
- Visa ($30 for 15 days)
- Sightseeing tours
- Personal trekking Equipment
- We also recommend offering a tip at the end of your trip to your guide and porters, as tips are not included in the package price.
- Airport transfers
- Private car/van transportation and internal flight to and from Jomsom
- Tourist but to and from Pokhara
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (double/twin or shared room)
- Three meals per day and hot drinks (e.g. tea, coffee) during the trek
- Tented accommodation & equipment during the camping trek
- Local English speaking guide and porters (one pp, carrying max. 15kgs)
- Special Trekking Permit $500 per person for 10 days (If you wish to stay longer in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge ($50 per day / pp).
- Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits
- Farewell dinner in Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on last evening