Upper Mustang Trek – 16 days

Upper Mustang Trek – 16 days

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Max Altitude

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Upper Mustang Trek – 16 days Highlights

  • Glimpse of Tibetan Culture and ancient Kingdom called Lo-Manthang
  • Spiritual feeling on the visit of Gompas, Chorten, Caves and Rock Painting
  • Home to a beautiful number of 10,000 Human-made Caves.
  • A Stark Desert Landscape with Spires and Cliffs.
  • An Exploration of Medieval Himalayan Kingdom
  • Rains Shadow, Himalayan Kingdom in the monsoon’
  • Spectacular View of chain of Himalayas Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri
  • Explore remote cultural areas interwoven with Buddhism religion of impressive heritages.
  • unmatchable landscapes and views
  • Adventure to the scenic country of Upper Mustang within fascinating cultural villages
  • Panorama of giant peaks from on daily walks to the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang.

Upper Mustang Trek is begins from Jomsom. Beginning with a spectacular flight along the Kali Gandaki we pass between the great mountain massifs of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to reach Jomsom. From here our Muktinath and mustang is popular trekking route and area in nepal trek begins, following the Kali Gandaki River into the restricted area of Mustang.

Geographically and culturally more a part of Tibet than Nepal, Mustang contains a wild landscape of eroded cliffs and hidden caves. We trek through remote villages, little changed by twentieth century influences, and have time to appreciate the culture of the hardy Lobas people. After five days we reach the spectacular walled city of Lo Manthang , the capital of Mustang, and the incredible four storey palace. We have time to explore the city and visit outlying villages to the north of the capital.
Our return is via the rarely visited eastern side of Mustang and the ancient gompa at Luri. Hidden canyons and stairways lead to the gompa which contains unique wall paintings.
Scenically unlike any other area in Nepal, a trek into the hidden Kingdom of Mustang is a uniquely rewarding experience.

Upper Mustang Trek – 16 days Detail Itinerary

Our representative will pick you up at airport and transfer to Hotel

Rest and preparation for your trekking for next day.

Today, after breakfast, drive to Pokhara and walk in the Lake side street.

This day, flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and walking begins from Jomsom to Kagbeni. You will walk through Kaligandaki River, this is big flat landscape, during this walking, one will cross many bridges and rivers, it gives nice view Himalaya and sceneries. Also can see Mustang Kingdom.

Today also you will walk on the edge of Kaligandaki River, during this day, walking is up and down, meets some typical villages called Chele Village and Samar Village, then ultimately get to Syangboche Village.

Today, you will walk about 4 hours, this day also same as previous day, you need walk up and down, but short time down and a bit longer walk up to Charang.

Today, walk straight forward some times, then walk down and walk up through small pass about 3950 meters high which called LO PASS and you can see the capital city of Upper Mustang called Lo-Manthang. After get to there, you will have a time explore those area.

Today is main important and significant day in Lo-Manthang, today hiring the horse riding and visit Namgyal village about 2 hours both way, visit Milarepa Caves and some monsteries. also can see very beautiful views of these areas.

Today is a bit hardest day of trekking during all trekking days. you will go steep up and down many times. it goes up to Ghar Gompa visit, then again goes up to some other Gompa, you again go to Dakmar and walk down to Ghami.

This day is almost way to Jomsom trekking trail come from Ghami to Chele.

Chele to Kagbeni is not so specail day, this route is walked previous as usual, because you already explored while going up to Upper Mustang.

Today is not so hard day to walk from Kagbeni to Jomsom, you will see large landscape of Kaligandaki area and river. You get to Jomsom on time.

Today, you will back to Pokhara by flight in the morning, After lunch, you will explore Pokhara city with visit Davis Falls, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Mahadev Cave and World Peace Pagoda.

After breakfast in the morning, drive back to Kathmandu.

You will have leisure time to visit yourself some important tour places, shopping or rest.

We will see you off at Hotel and transfer to Airport onward destination.

Upper Mustang Trek – 16 days Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation on B/B basis(Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
  • Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trekking
  • Arrangements and fees for ACAP and trekking permits
  • Arrangements and expenses for local Tour Guide/Trekking Guide
  • Insurance, Lodging and Fooding for all trekking staffs.
  • Special (Restricted Area) Permit
  • Arrangements of TIMS(Trekking information management system)Card.
  • What is Excluded
  • Any unexpected costs that occur due to: Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
  • Due to circumstances such as: Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
  • Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
  • Major changes in the itinerary
  • Personal and free-time expenses
  • Cold drinks or alcohol
  • Extra hotel expenses
  • Laundry
  • Airport taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Entry visas to Nepal
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    Upper Mustang Trek – 16 days Useful Info

    How Do I Get Fit for The Upper Mustang Trek?

    If you live anywhere else other than the Himalayas, it will be hard to get your legs ready for higher altitudes. After all, it doesn’t get much higher than Nepal. This is why we have to be clear upfront: Unless you have hiked at a higher altitude before, it will be difficult to get a 100% ready for your adventure. If that sounds bad to you, then comfort yourself with the fact that there is absolutely no need to be 100% ready.

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    You are not climbing Peak or Mount Everest and not running a mountain race. This is trekking. In fact, you are actually supposed to take it easy. Taking it easy is a rule of thumb when you want to prevent altitude sickness while out in Nepal. It doesn’t matter how fit you are, once you are out there on the trails, you have to stick to your own pace. But of course, the fitter you are, the more you can enjoy your days. Get fit!

    Should I Hike More?

    One solid approach to get the hang of what you do is to rehearse. The best practice for climbing is climbing. Seeing that you are keen on a multi-day trekking experience, we accept that you enjoy walking. Awesome, do it more. If you are fortunate to be encompassed by some hills or even mountains, the time has come to see them all the more frequently. When? In the event that you are new to this, we recommend beginning a half year the start of your trek, essentially going for 60 minutes (or two) climb seven days. When you get the hang of it, after around three weeks, you will have an ideal opportunity to reinforce your power. Convey a pack of 10 to 15kg and include a more drawn out climb of three hours to your week. On the off chance that this way of life is different to you, you will before long receive the rewards of this moderate exercise.

    What Are the Health Benefits of Trekking in the Upper Mustang?

    Some of the health benefits of trekking and hiking include a lower risk of heart disease, improved blood pressure and sugar levels and of course it helps to control your weight. Once you are ready for the hills, it only gets better. According to Gregory Miller, president of the American Hiking Society,” a 5% to 10% incline equals a 30% to 40% increase in calorie burn.” Our personal health benefits are a clearer mind and an elevated mood. Trekking keeps us sane. After a good few months of solid hiking, it is time to put your endurance to the test. Do back to back long hikes. You can simulate a few days of constant trekking by going hiking for a few days. Easy at that. Plan a smaller trekking holiday or keep it simple by hiking your favorite route on repeat. If you are comfortable hiking for 4 hours a day, 3 days in a row while carrying a 10kg to 15kg backpack, you will be fine.

    There is more you can do to get ready for the Upper Mustang Trek but the above basics will definitely help you on your way. You can focus on strength exercise; you can simulate altitude with altitude masks. There’s a lot you can do. Check this blog post if you want to read more about getting fit for your Upper Mustang experience.

    What About AMS in the Upper Mustang?

    Symptoms of AMS start to show within a few hours after arrival at high altitude and include nausea, shortness of breath, headache and inability to exercise. An overall feeling of fatigue will take all the joy away that you were experiencing until things got bad. You may struggle to fall asleep, experience dizziness and you could be suffering from a severe headache. You may also lose your sense of coordination, have trouble walking and have a tight chest. If things progress to HAPE or HACE, you might get confused, have a shortness of breath at rest and you will likely be unable to walk at all. AMS is not only restricted to the treks to the Everest Base Camp or to the highest peaks.

    The higher the altitude, the more severe your symptoms can be. If you have watched Everest the movie, you know what we are talking about. But those guys were climbing and you are, fortunately, only trekking. There is a number of scoring systems for determining altitude sickness. Guides are trained in these systems and are experienced in immediate treatment. Although many people will experience some symptoms of altitude sickness, it doesn’t have to escalate. When aware of the symptoms, you can do a lot to make sure you stay healthy at high altitude. Read more about the prevention of AMS here.

    Your guide knows how to diagnose and will help prevent AMS. Choose a reliable trekking company for the Upper Mustang Trek here.

    What Type of Accommodation Can I Expect While Trekking in the Upper Mustang?

    When you are planning to go trekking or hiking in the Upper Mustang, you can expect to stay in a decent hotel in Pokhara and you are likely to stay in teahouses along the trek. Regardless of where you stay in Nepal, do not expect a luxury show. Accommodation is relatively basic but is perfect for those who are resting their legs from hiking and trekking. Down below you can read more about staying in teahouses.

    I Read There Are Teahouses in the Upper Mustang. What are they?

    Tea houses are small hotels known as Bhatti. Them being small hotels, you can expect a certain level of comfort. Yes, you can, but just know that comfort is a relative concept. They are comfortable to the extent that you have a place to sleep and that you can enjoy home-cooked meals. That’s right, tea houses are run by local families who have opened their houses to trekkers passing by. In the Upper Mustang, you can find a lot of teahouses these days. These can be a bit smaller and more basic than in some more popular trekking regions as they are harder to supply. Read more about staying in teahouses here.

    Trekking companies book your accommodation for you. Find your perfect trekking company here.

    Where do I book my Upper Mustang Trek Package?

    The great thing about the internet is that you can find anything anywhere. The same goes for hiking and trekking providers. However, since there is so much on offer, it can be overwhelming to find a trekking operator of your liking. That is why Bookatrekking.com does the selection for you.

    We only join hands with the best hiking and trekking providers we can trust. You can rest assured that the trekking operators on Bookatrekking.com are reliable. If you want to browse our best offers for the Upper Mustang, take a look here. Go here if you want to check out other options in Nepal.

    Do I need a permit for the Upper Mustang Trek?

    For the Upper Mustang Trek you need two kinds of permits. All permits are arranged by your trekking provider.

    ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit):

    As you will be entering the Annapurna Conservation Area, you will need a permit which costs USD 20 per person for a single entry into the area but is valid for as long as the trek takes. This permit is also required for the Annapurna Circuit and the ABC trek.

    Annapurna Conservation Area Permit RAP (Restricted Area Permit) There is no restriction on the length of time a person can stay in the ACAP area. In addition, if someone is going into Upper Mustang (from Kagbeni onwards) they require a RAP (Restricted Area Permit).

    This costs USD 500 per person for 10 days. If longer is required, an additional USD 50 per day is charged. There is no TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System card) required for the Upper Mustang Trek as the Restricted Area Permit(RAP) is sufficient as it provides details of the trekker and his/her destination in case of an emergency or problem.

    Best Season in Upper Mustang Trek

    Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, making it a great monsoon trek and open year-round for trekking. The main consideration is the winter, when most residents leave the capital to avoid the cold and snow. Generally, the best time to visit Upper Mustang is from March to early November.

    Are There Hot Showers on this Trek?

    Yes, hot showers are available, but you might be asked to pay for them.  Why? Gas canisters are brought in from nearby cities and carried to teahouses in Upper Mustang.  That is an expensive journey.  You will be expected to pay around $1 to $2 per shower, depending on the height of your lodge. We recommend you conserve energy (and your money) and don’t shower too often.  And the effort to take off and put on clothes might be too much in the cooler weather. In Jomson and Kagbeni, you may have an attached bathroom with piped hot water.  This will depend on the demand for rooms at the time of your travel.

    Cost and the Booking Process for the Upper Mustang Trek

    You can book your trek and other trips via our booking system, which will collect all the necessary information from you.   You can pay the deposit or the full amount via credit card.

    At the time of booking, we require a copy of your passport to book the domestic flight.

    Do I Need a Porter for this Trek?

    The cost of this trek does not include a porter.  Should you require a porter, there is an extra charge of around USD 256 per porter.  If you hire a porter, please be considerate.  Porters cannot carry everyone’s pack!  The weight limit they can carry is 15 kg.  Or one porter for two clients.

    These amazing people are used to walking at altitude and on these rough trails, so they walk faster than the average trekker.  As they will head off ahead of you and reach the teahouse first, where they will deposit your bag, please ensure you carry what you need for the day with you.

    Charging Your Equipment on the Trail

    Many teahouses on this trek have electricity or solar-powered electricity.  But as almost everyone carries some chargeable device these days, the teahouse owner will pass the cost to the visitor.

    Generally, teahouses will charge you $2 to $3 for your phone or camera.  This can become expensive as there are so many wonderful things to photograph.  We recommend you carry a power bank or a small solar charger to avoid paying too much.  There are some great solar chargers that clip onto your day pack.

    Equipment List

    Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.

    Hand Sanitizer

    Reading/Writing materials


    Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble

    First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or

    Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic for

    Giardia, Diamox and any extra

    prescription drugs you are currently taking)

    Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods


    Swiss Army Knife

    Sleeping Bag

    Lightweight towel


    Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body

    moisturizer, feminine, hygiene

    products, small mirror

    Day pack (with waist straps)

    Alarm clock and



    Insect repellent

    Earplugs and eye mask

    Small padlock

    Refillable water bottle

    Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf

    Bag Liner

    Sewing kit

    Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)

    Running shoes or sandals

    Comfortable walking shoes

    Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination

    Lightweight thermal gloves

    Underwear and shorts

    T-Shirt 2 Or 3

    Long sleep shirt

    (Special Checklist for summer)

    Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces

    Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)

    Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:

    1. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)

    1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket

    Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)

    Down jacket or down vest

    Fleece Or wool trousers/pants

    Heavyweight gloves or mittens

    wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer

    A four-season sleeping bag/sleep

    sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks

    Gaiter (optional)

    Special Checklist for summer

    Lightweight wool


    Umbrella/waterproof jacket and

    trousers (May—September)

    Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF

    Water bottle

    Upper Mustang Trek – 16 days Reviews

    Jessie Lauren Brown

    Jessie Lauren Brown - USA

    Pokhara is pure natural city

    I really like Pokhara city in whole trip of Nepal Package Tour, I joined with group for Nepal round trip, I looked around the internet to find group and joining, finally found Adventure Land Nepal Tour and Travel to provide group joining or fixed departure tour.

    I liked Pokhara very much, great Himalayan view from room, big lakes along with Pokhara city, close to hiking hills, greenery surrounding the city, fresh air and attractive spots.

    It was 9 people group, other friend also from different cities and countries. I got new experience to share our feeling and experience to each other.

    It was 12 days Nepal trip, took us different cities and wildlife safari in Chitwan, explored culture, tradition, world heritage sites, buddhist monastery, Stupa, Temple etc which were unique and pilgrimage places to visit.

    Our tour guide Prashant has explained in detail everywhere, which makes very interesting and enjoyable because we learnt a lot about Nepal. It was meaning full trip that different things different knowledge via Guide, he led us nicely and right way to get to places on time. we secured well enough time to use. This tour was really really meaning full and useful.

    Thanks Mr Chij, Tour Operator and Adventure Land Nepal


    Aleksndra - Canada

    Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

    We were 4 people planned to visit Nepal and all of us checked online price and facility of services, comparatively Adventure Land Nepal found average one, then decided to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, after complete the trekking, we would be happy with our decision. Thought that we got right person, right place and right decision, because our trekking organizer was experienced more than 20 years in tourism field. After arriving Nepal and hearing his briefing, it encouraged us to do as soon as possible do this trek.

    He provided us nice package, Guide was strong and honest, he always gave an idea, what to do, how and where, these all moments were very valuable for us as we were beginners of trekking. Any way we had a lot enjoy even it was hard to walk in the hill sides. Up and down on the trails, it is really hard, but Mountain view and Nepalese lifestyle, their behave gave us plus point to forget that hardness.

    We thanks to Mr Chij, manager of Adventure Land Nepal and Guide mr. Khadka. See you again in next trip.

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