Known as ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’, Mustang refers to barren landscapes and far remote region to the north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri adjoining Nepal border with Tibetan plateau. It is the destination cherished in the imaginations of connoisseur trekkers, who prefer to undertake a journey with a difference in the kind of lands which cannot be encountered anywhere else in the world.

The trip to Upper Mustang begins with the flight to Jomsom from Pokhara and then the trek continues onward destination. The people living in Upper Mustang still follows exactly the true Tibetan lifestyle for centuries and the mud-made buildings look like pictures from a book of ancient history.

Travelers can explore snow-crested mountains and barren hills reaching deep inside the vast Tibetan plateau. Strong cold winds sweep through its narrow canyons and over its plains and erosion has left its mark in weird and wonderful rock formations. One can visit the fabulous walled capital of Lo Manthang which is regarded as the home of the Mustang King, beautiful temples, and monasteries.

Upper Mustang trek is of moderate difficulty grade It lies in the rain shadow area and it gets less rain in the monsoon season. We have proposed 18 days trekking itinerary for Upper Mustang starting and ending in Kathmandu. Travelers can choose a slightly longer or shorter version depending on the availability of time and budget.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit this isolated and sacred place surrounded by beautiful mountain views
  • Walk along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world’s deepest gorge
  • Explore centuries-old monasteries and immerse in the Tibetan culture
  • Visit the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang
  • Experience a unique culture and tradition

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) & transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Permits preparation/ shopping
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (915m/ 7 hrs) & Transfer to Hotel
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,713m/ 35 min). & trek to Kagbeni (2810m) 4 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Chhuksang (2,980 m) 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Geling (3570 m.) 6-7 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Ghami (3,520 m)
Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (Charang) (3,560 m) 7 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Lo-Manthang (Mustang) (3,809 m). 5hrs.
Day 10: Rest day & Lo Manthang excursion
Day 11: Hike to Chhosser caves and back to Lo-Manthang
Day 12: Trek to Ghaami (3,490 m) 6 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Chhuksang(2,980 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3,795 m) 7hrs
Day 15: Drive to Jomsom (2,713m) & overnight at Hotel
Day 16: Fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara (35min) & relax in the hotel
Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 18: Transfer to International airport for your onward journey

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