Upper Mustang trek - 16 Days

  • Mustang Region Trekking , Nepal
  • 16 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal

Upper Mustang trek - 16 Days

Trip At Glance





Best Season

September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )


Land &Flights

Min. Group Size

2to 32

Trip Type

Tea House

Overview And Highlights

Trekking in Mustang Region was opened only in 1991. Since then, Mustang region has been one of the favourite destinations for trekking. This place has been quite famous among trekkers and photographers since then. This region is divided into few parts that distinguishes among the trekking routes in Mustang region overall. This trekking package takes you to the upper region of Mustang.

Mustang has a rich history which makes this place more interesting one. Trekkers are always curious about the interesting facts of the place they walk through. Watching the scenic views around is not only the major part of the trek but knowing about the history of the place also makes a difference.

This trekking route is almost barren and full of gravels and rocks. The rough rugged rocky hills and barren lands make the trip more adventurous. Throughout the trek you can also view the high Himalaya peaks like Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and several others. This region is a remote one and less touched by trekkers. This reason has made the place unchanged since decades and less human impact has been affected here. But still, this place is very popular among trekkers. The steep rocky hills and cliffs, and all the ups and downs that you experience during the trek make it a memorable one.

The culture that people of Mustang follow is of Tibetan influence. Kaligandaki, south to the Tibetan border from Kagbeni is generally known as the upper mustang region. Get ready for this trek to explore the thousands and thousands of years old monasteries, caves and natural beauties of this region.

Day to Day Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel and stay overnight


Kathmandu to Pokhara [827m/2,713ft] takes 6 hours drive or 30 Minutes of flight. Hotel overnight

Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom [2,713m/8,900ft] and trek to Kagbeni [2895m/9,498ft] takes 3-4 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight

Trek from Kagbeni to Chele [3,100m/10,170ft] takes 5-6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight

Trek from Chele to Syangboche [3,750m/12,303ft] takes 6-7 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight

Trek from Syanbochen to Ghami [3,520m/11,548ft] takes 5-6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight

Ghami to Charang [3,500m/11,482ft] takes 4-5 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight

Charang to Lo-Mangthang [4,300m/14,107ft] takes 5-6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight


Trip around Lo-Manthang and explore Lo-Mangthang. Camp or teahouse overnight

Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar [3,781m/12,405ft] tales 6-7 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight

Trek from Dhakmar to Ghiling [3,700m/12,139ft] takes 5-6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight

Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang [3,050m/10,006ft] takes 5-6 hours

Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom takes 6-7 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight

Fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara. Hotel overnight

Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Pokhara; Breakfast included. 
  •  Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals prepared by our expert camping cook and kitchen team during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.)
  • Local Actual adventure licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff, porters and mules to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 700 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 90 per day / per person).
  • Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu (Tourist Bus Transfer from Ktm-Pokhara-Ktm).
  • Airfare for Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara including airport departure tax.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Additional Information


  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle charger

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous region

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”

Trip Reviews (3)

Upper Mustang 2015! I have had a heavenly trip to Upper Mustang with Actual Adventure. The place was one of the treasure on earth and even more beautiful with warm and loving guide Phurba. He was very talented and knowledgeable with the specific area. We were always updated about our next move, stop and stays. Kedar and his team provided a very promising and remarkable service. I highly recommend this company to everyone. Bently Flinch, Spain

Bently Flinch

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Kedar and his versatile team members did a great job making our trip to Upper Mustang a memory we will be treasuring for the lifetime. Everything was very well managed and we were provided with best possible facilities like rooms with attached bathrooms and hot shower facilities, healthy and delicious meals, complementary tea and coffees and much more. The guide was very talented and friendly. If ever I’ll be travelling to Nepal I’ll surely choose this company again. Maverick Hurst, New York

Maverick Hurst

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

I did Upper Mustang trek with my husband and it was an interesting trek of lifetime. The beauty of Mustang region and walled city Lo Manthang was very astounding and the guide Phurba was very friendly and helpful. We could say him anything and he would have managed in no seconds being probably the best guide one could ever have wished for. Everything was perfectly managed from our landing to departure. The accommodations were very comfortable with available hot water shower. It was very difficult to walk during some trials because of the wind blowing the dust. I suggest everyone to have sunglasses with you otherwise the dust particles may enter into your eyes. These were just the natural barriers but otherwise the company’s service was great and wonderful. I highly suggest this company to everyone. Weston Naylor, Canada

Weston Naylor

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

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