Upper Mustang Trek

17 Days

Join us on the Upper Mustang Trek and unlock the door to a truly extraordinary adventure. Book your trek today and let the magic of Mustang captivate your senses.

Trek Overview:

  • Explore the hidden Buddhist world of the Kingdom of Mustang, known as Lo, in this remote trans-Himalayan mountain area.
  • Immerse yourself in the distinct Tibetan culture, both in its people and landscape.
  • Visit historical sites like the palace of the past Kings of Lo and experience the unique rituals and dances in Lo Manthang.
  • Witness the Tibetan influence on the everyday activities and culture of the locals, reflected in the Gompas, chortens, prayer flags, and caves.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other majestic mountain ranges.

Trek Highlights:

  • Step back in time and explore the history of Lo Manthang by visiting the palace of the King.
  • Experience the freedom of walking in the rain shadow area, where you can enjoy the trek without worrying about rain.
  • Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere while walking through Gompas, chortens, flapping prayer flags, and ancient caves.
  • Witness the Tibetan influence on the daily life and culture of the locals, who live closely resembling Tibetan traditions.
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other majestic mountain chains.
  • Breathe in the spirituality of the Tibetan-like people and monks with their colorful prayer flags.

Upper Mustang Trek Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrive at the International Airport of Nepal and transfer to the hotel via private vehicle from Pristine Nepal Trek.

Day 2: Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • Sightseeing in the most popular heritage sites of Kathmandu.
  • Trek Preparation and Managing Prermit for the trekkers’

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara on Delux Tourist Bus

  • Trekking start with an interesting ride to Pokhara and then transfer to the hotel.

Day 4: Arrival in Jomsom (2,720m) and trek to Kagbeni

  • Arrive at Jomsom, the heart of the Annapurna Mountain Range, where your Upper Mustang adventure begins.
  • Begin your trek with a visit to Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang, situated in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif.

Day 5: Trek to TSELE (Chele)

  • The morning walk includes an uphill trail into a canyon with high red eroded cliffs, followed by a scenic route along the upper Kali Gandaki River, leading to an overnight stay at the moderate-sized Chele village.

Day 6: Trek to Gelling

  • Reach the ridge top of Yamda La pass, standing at an elevation of 3,860 meters, which offers a grand vista of the Mustang area and majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri.

Day 7: Trek to Tsarang (Charang) or trek to Dhakmar 3,810m

  • Trek continues towards Ghami village, crossing the Ghaymi Khola (stream) and following a captivating line of Mani walls (holy prayer stones)
  • Reaching the highest point of the trip at Marang La (also known as Chogo La) at 4,230 meters and then descending to the fortified city of Lo-Manthang.

Day 8: Trek to Lo-Manthang

  • The short day walk to Lo-Manthang, the main destination of the trip, which is a walled city and a large village that was once a forbidden kingdom.

Day 9: Sightseeing to Chhoser

  • The overnight stay in Lo Manthang, allows time to explore this captivating village with its old Tibetan-style houses enclosed within a high wall, providing a glimpse into its rich cultural heritage.
  • Visiting the historical and cultural center, which serves as the main attraction of Lo Manthang. The center includes the four main monasteries: Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, and Chyodi Gompa, as well as the impressive Entrance Hall.

Day 10: Trek to Tsarang (Charang)

  • Opportunity to explore the fascinating village of Lo-Manthang, with its old Tibetan-style houses, ancient monasteries, and the chance to visit the interior of the protected old palace.

Day 11: Trek to Syngbochen

  • Scenic morning walk from Tsarang village, passing through a long series of Mani Walls, crossing a bridge over Ghami Khola, and reaching the picturesque Ghami village

Day 12: Trek to Chhusang

  • The captivating walk is the breathtaking views from Yamda La, followed by a downhill journey through Bena and Samar villages

Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni 2,830m or Trek to Muktinath

  • Morning walk back along the same trail to Kagbeni village, offering a pleasant and enjoyable experience after exploring the fascinating Upper Mustang region, before concluding the trek at Jomsom

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom

  • Reach Jomsom, where you can rest and celebrate the completion of your Upper Mustang trek.

Day 15: Drive back to Pokhara by bus

  • The scenic bus ride begins in the morning, following the Kali Gandaki River through picturesque towns and villages such as Marpha, Tukuche, Kalopani, Lete, Ghasa, Tatopani, Beni, and Nayapul

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu

  • After a pleasant six-hour ride, you will reach Kathmandu and be transferred to your hotel.
  • The afternoon is free for you to enjoy leisure time, engage in individual activities, and shop for souvenirs.

Day 17: International Departure

  • Final Departure from Nepal and taking the wonderful memories with you.

Accommodation and Meals in Upper Mustang Trek


  • Stay in teahouses along the trek route, offering basic twin rooms or dormitories.
  • Shared toilets and bathrooms are available, and some teahouses provide hot showers for a small fee.
  • Bring your own sleeping bag for added comfort, as the rooms do not have heating. (Sleeping Bag can be rented)


  • Enjoy a variety of meals at the teahouses, including traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (rice, curry, lentils) and thukpa (Tibetan noodles).
  • Breakfast options include spicy Nepali omelets, porridge, toast, Tibetan bread, and hot beverages.
  • Dinner offers a range of soups, momos (Tibetan-style dumplings), pasta, fried rice, and local specialties.
  • Vegetarian meals are also available during the trek.

Cultural and Natural Attractions:

Upper Mustang is a treasure trove of cultural and natural attractions that will leave you in awe. The influence of Tibetan culture is palpable in every facet of daily life, from the language spoken to the vibrant festivals celebrated.

Witness the locals adorned in traditional attire and catch glimpses of their Tibetan-like lifestyle, providing a fascinating insight into a culture preserved through the ages.

Nature lovers will find solace in the breathtaking mountain views that surround Upper Mustang. Marvel at the majestic peaks of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and others, as they paint a mesmerizing backdrop against the clear blue sky. Every step of the trek reveals a new vista, each more awe-inspiring than the last.

In this hidden Buddhist kingdom, prepare to be enthralled by the amalgamation of cultural heritage and natural beauty. Upper Mustang Trek offers an unforgettable adventure that invites you to delve into a realm untouched by time, where spiritual awakening and breathtaking landscapes converge.

Cost and the Booking Process for the Upper Mustang Trek

You can book your trek and other trips via the Pristine Nepal Treks website booking form or an inquiry form. The Upper Mustang Trek package includes transportation, accommodation, meals, permits, and the services of an experienced guide. The cost for this trek is based on the number of trekkers in a group.

To book your trek, simply visit our website and fill out the booking form with your preferred dates and group size. Our team will then get in touch with you to confirm your booking and provide you with further details.

Upper Mustang Trek Difficulty Level and Weather

  • The Upper Mustang trek is considered challenging due to the high altitude (3,000m to 3,800m) and dry atmosphere.
  • Visitors with a good fitness level and prior hiking experience can enjoy this trek with proper acclimatization.

Challenging nature of the trek due to altitude and dry atmosphere

Embarking on the Upper Mustang Trek comes with its share of challenges, primarily due to the high altitude and arid environment.

As you ascend to higher elevations, the thin air and decreased oxygen levels can test your physical endurance. The dry atmosphere may also lead to dehydration, requiring you to stay well-hydrated throughout the trek.

It is essential to be prepared for these challenges and maintain a cautious approach to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

Ups and downs, high passes, and steep descents

The trek through Upper Mustang presents a varied terrain that includes both uphill and downhill sections, high mountain passes, and steep descents.

Be prepared for a mix of challenging climbs and exhilarating descents, as you navigate through rugged trails and rocky paths. The undulating landscape adds an element of thrill to the trek, but it also demands a good level of physical fitness, endurance, and agility.

Suitable trekking seasons and weather conditions

To make the most of your Upper Mustang Trek, it is crucial to choose the right season when the weather conditions are favorable.

The recommended trekking seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these periods, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and minimal chances of precipitation.

However, it is always wise to be prepared for sudden weather changes in the mountains and pack accordingly.

Importance of good fitness level and preparation

Given the challenging nature of the trek, maintaining a good level of physical fitness is essential. Engaging in regular exercise and cardio workouts prior to the trek can significantly enhance your stamina and endurance.

It is also advisable to embark on shorter hikes or treks as part of your preparation to familiarize yourself with the demands of the trail. Adequate preparation will ensure that you can fully enjoy the trek without being overly exhausted.

Considerations for altitude sickness and Acclimatization

As you venture into higher altitudes during the Upper Mustang Trek, altitude sickness becomes a concern. It is crucial to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath.

Proper acclimatization is key to mitigating the risks associated with altitude. This involves gradually ascending to higher altitudes, allowing your body time to adjust and adapt to changing conditions.

Adequate rest, hydration, and following the guidance of experienced guides can help minimize the impact of altitude sickness and ensure a safe trekking experience.

Safety and Acclimatization on the Upper Mustang Trek

At Pristine Nepal Trek, your safety is our top priority. We ensure that our guides are experienced and knowledgeable about the trekking routes and potential risks. They are trained to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions to ensure your well-being.

During the Upper Mustang Trek, we follow a gradual ascent to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude. The first two trekking days are done at relatively lower altitudes, giving your body time to adjust. Our guides are also equipped with necessary medications and first aid kits to handle any emergencies.

It is important to listen to your body and inform your guide if you experience any discomfort or symptoms of altitude sickness. Staying hydrated, maintaining a steady pace, and following your guide’s instructions will help minimize the risk of altitude-related problems.

Packing List for the Upper Mustang Trek

To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trek, it is essential to pack appropriately. Here’s a suggested packing list for the Upper Mustang Trek:

  1. Clothing: Layered clothing for varying temperatures, including a lightweight down jacket, thermal base layers, trekking pants, T-shirts, fleece jackets, waterproof and windproof outer shell, and comfortable trekking socks.
  2. Footwear: Sturdy trekking boots with ankle support, comfortable hiking sandals or shoes for lower altitudes, and warm socks.
  3. Headgear: Sun hat, beanie or warm hat, sunglasses with UV protection, and a buff or scarf to protect your face from dust.
  4. Equipment: A comfortable backpack, trekking poles for stability, a good quality sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures, a water bottle or hydration bladder, and a headlamp with spare batteries.
  5. Personal Items: Toiletries, sunscreen with high SPF, lip balm, personal medication, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and a quick-drying towel.
  6. Miscellaneous: Camera with extra batteries and memory cards, a power bank for charging electronic devices, a pocket knife, a whistle, and a trekking map or guidebook.

Please note that this is a general packing list, and you can customize it based on your personal preferences and requirements.

Upper Mustang Trekking Permits and Regulations

Restricted Area Permit (RAP) requirement and cost

To undertake the Upper Mustang Trek, obtaining a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is mandatory. The RAP is a special permit issued by the Government of Nepal to regulate access to the Upper Mustang, which is considered a restricted area.

The permit is designed to preserve the cultural and natural heritage of the region. As of the current regulations, the cost of the RAP for Upper Mustang is USD 500 per person for the first ten days, and an additional USD 50 per person for each subsequent day.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit

In addition to the RAP, trekkers are also required to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit.

The ACAP permit is issued by the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and aims to support conservation efforts and sustainable tourism within the Annapurna region. The ACAP permit fee is NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30) per person.

Minimum number of trekkers and authorized trekking companies

As part of the regulations for the Upper Mustang Trek, a minimum number of trekkers is required to enter the region. Previously, a minimum of two trekkers was required, but the specific requirements may be subject to change, and it is advisable to confirm the current regulations before planning your trek.

Furthermore, the trekking permits for Upper Mustang can only be obtained through authorized trekking companies or registered trekking agencies like us.

Pristine Nepal Treks arrange the necessary permits and take responsibility for organizing the logistics of the trek, including guides, porters, accommodations, and other support services.

It is important to choose a reputable and authorized trekking company to ensure compliance with the regulations and a safe and well-organized trekking experience.

Typical Day on the Trek

Arrival at Jomsom Airport and Entry into the Lower Mustang District:

Your journey begins with a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom Airport, nestled in the heart of the Lower Mustang district.

As the plane touches down, you’ll feel a sense of excitement and anticipation for the adventure that lies ahead. Jomsom serves as the gateway to the Upper Mustang region, and from here, you officially enter the trekking trail.

Early Start, Breakfast at Teahouse, and Daily Adventure:

Each day on the trek starts with an early rise to make the most of the daylight hours and the enchanting beauty of the Mustang region.

After waking up at your teahouse accommodation, you’ll indulge in a hearty breakfast, fueling yourself for the day’s adventure. The teahouses offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, providing you with a comfortable resting place during your trek.

Scenic Landscape, Gompas, Mani Walls, and Prayer Flags:

As you set off on your daily trek, you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking landscape of the Mustang region. The trail winds its way through picturesque valleys, arid desert-like terrain, and awe-inspiring cliffs.

Along the way, you’ll encounter ancient gompas (monasteries), adorned with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. The trail is also embellished with intricately carved mani walls, inscribed with Buddhist mantras, adding a spiritual touch to your journey.

Cave Exploration, Lo Manthang Palace, and Cultural Experiences:

The Upper Mustang region is known for its fascinating caves, some of which date back thousands of years. Exploring these mystical caves is a captivating experience that offers a glimpse into the region’s ancient history and culture.

Another highlight of the trek is the majestic Lo Manthang Palace, a significant cultural and historical site. Here, you can immerse yourself in the rich Tibetan-influenced culture, interact with the locals, and witness their traditional way of life.

Lunch on the Trail, Packed Lunch if Necessary, and Dinner at Teahouse:

During the trek, you’ll take a break for a well-d /served lunch amidst the tranquil surroundings. Depending on the day’s itinerary, lunch may be enjoyed at a teahouse along the trail or as a packed lunch to be savored at a scenic spot.

In the evenings, you’ll return to the teahouse, where a delicious dinner awaits. The teahouse menus offer a variety of local and international cuisines, ensuring you have a satisfying meal to replenish your energy.

Importance of Ordering Breakfast in Advance:

In order to streamline your trekking experience and avoid delays in the morning, it is advisable to order your breakfast in advance at the teahouse. This helps the teahouse staff to prepare your meal promptly, ensuring you have a timely start to your day’s adventure.

Responsible Travel and Environmental Considerations

Pristine Nepal Treks promotes responsible and sustainable travel practices. We encourage trekkers to minimize their impact on the environment and respect the local culture and customs. Here are some guidelines to follow during the Upper Mustang Trek:

  1. Waste Management: Carry a reusable water bottle and avoid single-use plastic. Dispose of waste properly and follow the principles of “Leave No Trace.”
  2. Respect for Culture: Observe and respect the local customs, traditions, and religious sites. Ask for permission before taking photographs of locals.
  3. Support Local Economy: Purchase locally made handicrafts and support local businesses, teahouses, and restaurants.
  4. Conservation: Follow the guidelines provided by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) to help preserve the natural environment and wildlife.
  5. Trekking Etiquette: Be mindful of other trekkers and locals on the trail. Yield to uphill trekkers, avoid loud noises, and keep the trails clean.
  6. Water and Energy Conservation: Use water and energy sparingly in teahouses and lodges. Turn off lights and heating when not in use.
  7. Cultural Sensitivity: Dress modestly and appropriately, especially when visiting monasteries or religious sites. Remove your shoes before entering temples and religious buildings.
  8. Wildlife Protection: Do not disturb or feed wildlife during the trek. Keep a safe distance and refrain from littering.


The Upper Mustang Trek offers a unique and awe-inspiring adventure through a remote and culturally rich part of Nepal. With its stunning landscapes, ancient caves, monasteries, and the warm hospitality of the local people, this trek is a truly unforgettable experience.

Pristine Nepal Treks is here to make your Upper Mustang Trek a safe and memorable journey. Our experienced guides, well-organized logistics, and commitment to responsible travel ensure that you can focus on immersing yourself in the beauty of this remarkable region.

So, lace up your boots, pack your bags, and get ready to embark on an incredible trekking adventure in Upper Mustang. Book your trek with Magical Nepal today and let us help you create memories that will last a lifetime.


A unique and very different from the rest of the treks in Nepal, Upper Mustang Treks walk you through desert-like landscapes, deep canyons, beautiful waterfalls, eroded cliffs, and mountain valleys. Being one of the highly restricted regions Upper Mustang opened for travelers in 1992 and requires a special permit which costs USD 500 for 10 days.

Upper Mustang, known as the “Last Forbidden Kingdom” you will wander around the mysterious old Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. You will walk on the historical Trans-Himalayan Salt Caravan Route of Nepal and Tibet. Also, on this trek, you will experience the traditional lifestyle of Tibetan people and their unique culture. Hence, this trek gives you the best trekking experience.


Price Inclusion

  • Private vehicle for airport arrival and departure
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Tour guide for heritage sightseeing
  • Tourist bus tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Taxi to and from the bus park
  • Flight tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Public bus from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Baggage allowances are 10kg checked-in and 5kg hand luggage
  • Tourist bus tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Trekking Permit-Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit,
  • Special Mustang permit
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on the basis of twin sharing
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara with breakfast on the basis of twin sharing
  • Lodge accommodation (tea houses) during the trekking
  • Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, tea/coffee in a cup during trekking
  • Fresh fruits in dinner
  • Water purification
  • Experienced trekking guide (Salary, food, insurance, accommodation)
  • Porter (salary, insurance, equipment, food, & lodging) one porter is provided for two people
  • 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket only for trekking on renting
  • Medical kit
  • Coordination services for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government and related local taxes
  • All paper works
  • Farewell dinner at reputable restaurants

Price does not include

  • Nepalese visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Monument fee in Kathmandu heritage tour
  • Extra baggage charges on domestic flights
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charges, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot showers, heater, phone calls, etc
  • All soft and hard drinks
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Any additional overnights in Kathmandu and Pokhara hotels in early return from the trek
  • Additional tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All your personal things and necessaries which are not mentioned in cost included


On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be received by Pristine Nepal staff and a guide for a short drive to your hotel at Thamel. Our guide or group leader will brief you with information regarding Upper Mustang trekking, hotels, culture, etc.

The morning after breakfast our tour guide will receive you for a sightseeing tour around interesting part of Kathmandu, as Kathmandu city a blend of modernization and old lively cultures where you can witness medieval period villages and way of life of the locals as it was for the past hundreds of years. Kathmandu valley steeped with ancient history-old traditions full of world heritage sites of Buddhism and Hinduism temples/monasteries. After an interesting tour afternoon free at leisure preparation for Upper Mustang trekking.


Upper Mustang trekking starts with an interesting and exciting overland drive on Nepal’s busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara, the journey leads past farm villages and towns with views of mountains. Drive finally reaches Pokhara and then transfer to your hotel near the pristine and beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With a pleasant stop at Pokhara, early morning drive to Pokhara airport for short scenic flight to Jomsom, on flight views of beautiful mountains and then landing at Jomsom airport located on the shelf of Kali-Gandaki River. Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang district after Jomsom first day trek begins on Kali-Gandaki river valley around the windswept country.
The afternoon will be very windy, after few hours of a good walk with great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri reaches Kagbeni village. A nice Tibetan influenced village located on the starting and ending point of Upper Mustang area towards the forbidden city of Lo Manthang on ancient Himalayan Caravan trade route to Tibet.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning walk leads on the uphill trail into a canyon and high red eroded cliff edge, then following upper Kali Gandaki River upstream, around unique landscapes of cliff wall in-between walking trails. This nice walk with views leads to our overnight stop at Chele village, a moderate size settlement.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Tsele or Chele, morning walk begins with a climb to Gyakar village, and from here trek around dry and barren landscapes to reach at Samar village, one of the lovely looking villages of Mustang area. After Samar village with short stops walk to Vena and then leading with a steep climb to a ridge top of Yamda La pass at 3,860 meters high, offering a grand vista of Mustang area with high mountains of Mt. Dhaulagiri. From here on the downhill to overnight stop at Gelling village via Syangboche village. Or you can visit Chungsi cave after Samar which one is a beautiful place on the mountain. It depends on the weather if snow or rain you can’t go through this place. It is believed that great guru Manjushree had meditated here for a long time.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning visit old Gelling monastery and explore the Buddhist mani prayer wheels propelled with water power, after monastery tour, trek towards Ghami village, and then leading to cross Ghaymi Khola (stream) walk leads following a long and interesting line of Mani walls (holy prayer stone) from here walk to Dhakmar village. After few hours of pleasant walk reaching Tsarang village surrounded by large fields of crops like buckwheat for overnight stop and visit of Tsarang old monastery.
Or you can trek to Dhakmar village which one is in the north corner from Ghami village by following Ghami Khola. It will be easier to trek Ghar Gomba from Dhakmar.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today a short day walk to Lo –Manthang our main destination of this classic journey to the walled city (actually a large village) guarding this city/village surrounded by the high wall. At one time stood as a forbidden kingdom after monarchy rule ended in Nepal few past years. The morning walk starts crossing a steel bridge, and then to Marang village. From this village climb to reach a scenic ridge top, coming across several Chhortens and mani stones, between Tsarang and on Lo Manthang trail with grand views of arid landscapes in the shade of Nilgiri’s, Tilicho and Bhrikuti peaks. The walk leads to a climb over Lo La pass at 3,950 meters with first views of Lo Manthang walled city and its fort like a village. From here descend to the bottom of the pass and on a nice trail to reach Lo Manthang for two nights stop.
Or if you are at Dhakmar, a morning start with a climb uphill way to Ghar Gomba. This trail offers a great view of Mustang area. Ghar Gomba is really an isolated place. There is an interesting old monastery. It is believed that great guru Manjushree had killed a monster and built a dream project of a monastery. There are many small Chhorten (Mani) it is said that the intestine of that monster. Normally, you can have some light food or noodle soup here for a lunch and climb up to Marang La (it is called Chogo la) 4,230m. This is the highest point of this trip. Then downhill to Lo-Manthang, a fortified city.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lo Manthang overnight stops of this journey, with time to explore this fascinating village with old Tibetan like houses enclosed within a great high wall, visit historical and cultural center the main attraction of Lo-Manthang. The four main monasteries are Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the great Entrance Hall. Advanced permission required to enter king’s palace to visit the interior of the old palace. Now they don’t have the king but the palace is still protected.
Normally, trekkers hire horses and go to Chhoser village which offers a great, interesting, & amazing ancient cave on the mountain with its five-story. Ancient people would stay here to save their family from the enemy attacks.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an interesting time in Lo-Manthang morning walk starts on the same route back to Tsarang village. There is other option to go Luri Gompa as well but it depends on the weather. Normally, very few people go to another way.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Tsarang village, morning walks heading on the same route with long series of Mani Walls, and then cross a bridge over Ghami Khola to reach Ghami village. After a stop at Ghami, your walk continues with great views of Mustang to Syangbochen for an overnight.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Slowly this fascinating walk comes to an end, and to Yamda La with grand views, then downhill to Bena and Samar villages. The walk leads by a stream passing Gyakar and Chele villages and finally ending this nice walk at Chhusang village.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning walks back on the same trail to Kagbeni village after an interesting and exciting time around Upper Mustang, a nice and pleasant walk brings reaches at Kagbeni village before concluding the walk at Jomsom.
Or, the morning walk leads an uphill way to Muktinath. You have to climb up to the mountain for four hours almost and climb down to Muktinath. Muktinath is a popular Hindu pilgrimage place within high Himalaya. All trekkers who trekking on Annapurna circuit come to this place after an adventure trip of the highest & widest pass of Thorang La pass 5,416m. Your upper Mustang trek ends here. Now you are in lower Mustang area.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Kagbeni with pleasant walks as the trail descends to Kaligandaki river valley to reach Jomsom, an interesting country walk on river valley within the dry and arid country with incredible views of windblown hills and canyons. A short walk of few hours brings you to a large town in Jomsom the capital of Thakali people of Tibetan Buddhism sects. Kaligandaki and lower Mustang area famous for delicious apples and its products, here celebrate with local apple products cider, brandy, and juices. The area is also famously known as Apple Pie Trail.
If you are in Muktinath, the morning starts with a downhill to Jharkot and all downhill to Eklevatti then follow Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The morning starts with a public bus. It drives by following Kali Gandaki River through Marpha, Tukuche, Kalopani, Lete, Ghasa, Tatopani, Beni, Nayapul. The road is bumpy, unpaved, and seems really scary most of the places till Beni Bazar. You will leave back Himalaya after Ghasa. Ghasa-Dana is the deepest gorge in the world in between seventh highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m & tenth highest Mt. Annapurna I 8,091m. Ghasa-Dana area is around 1,500m. Then you will south of the Himalaya. You will have beautiful city Pokhara after all.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart from lovely Pokhara for interesting and exciting overland journey to Kathmandu after a fantastic time around Upper Mustang trekking, after six hours of nice pleasant ride reaches you at Kathmandu, then transfer to your hotels with an afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Last day in an amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and memorable time on Upper Mustang trekking with quality services and guidance of Pristine Nepal

Gears & Equipment

Planning and Preparation are very important to have a safe and sustainable experience while trekking. Focusing only on fitness is not what you should be doing to prepare for the trek, instead, there are so many key factors that you should consider before leaving for the trek.

Things like gear & equipment, mental preparation, budgeting, planning itinerary, acclimatization, safety & other important factors are necessary to avoid trekking errors. Here are some important factors to plan & prepare for a safe & sustainable trek in Nepal:


Gears & Equipment: Packing list for EBC

Packing the right gear & equipment can save you from any unnecessary expenses. To make it easy for you, here is the checklist of the packing list for the Upper Mustang Trek.

Clothing gear for the trek

Down jackets
Trekking boots
Long sleeve t-shirts
windproof jackets
Hiking socks
UV rays protected sunglasses
Nylon windproof pants Nylon
windproof pants
Water bottles
Neck gaiter

Essential gears for the trek

Duffle bag (It is provided by us without extra charges if you trek with us)
Minimum 40L daypack for carrying essential items during the trek
Water bottles or Camelbak (Hydration bladder)
Sleeping bags
Trekking poles
Quick dry trekking towels

Toiletries Items

Toilet paper
Shampoo Diaper
Rash cream
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Lip balm
Wet wipes
Hand sanitizer

Foods and Snacks

Snacks (which include chocolate bars and Protein & carb-containing foods)
Thermos (For storing hot water for a longer time)
Re-hydration powder (To stay hydrated)

Important Documents

Passport (It is needed for entry gate registration)
Travel Insurance

Additional Supplies

Portable solar charger/power bank
Playing cards or any other games
DSLR cameras

What can you rent in Thamel, Kathmandu for your trek?

In Thamel, Kathmandu, we can recommend several rental shops where you can rent a Down Jacket, sleeping bag, and Trekking Pole, and buy the remaining gear too. We also offer quality sleeping bag rental service.

I am Vegan, what extra things should I pack for the trek?

If you are a vegan, it is strongly recommended to bring additional protein bars or snacks for the trek. The cost of snacks in the trekking trail will be expensive, so prepare accordingly.

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Upper Mustang Trek
From USD 1,799.00
/ Adult

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