Mustang is an ancient forbidden kingdom, bordered by the Tibetan plateau and sheltered by some of the world’s tallest peaks, including 8000-meter tall Annapurna and Dhaulagiri which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River. The Marsyangdi River is in the east of Mustang and to the west lays the world’s deepest gorge, carved out by the wild waters of the Kaligandaki. Upper Mustang trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Damodar Kunda Trekking, Lower Mustang trekking are the popular trekking routes in Mustang.
Mustang is a wildly beautiful region of Nepal, and this trek takes you into an incredibly remote and magical hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang. The Upper Mustang is a famous trekking destination which is located in the north-central region of Nepal bordering China. Brace yourself for the most exotic and beauteous journey of your lifetime!
Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02 – Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. Rest of day at leisure.
Day 03 – Kathmandu – Pokhara (Flight or drive 7-8 hrs.
Day 04 – Pokhara – Jomsom (2743 m), to Kagbeni (2810 m) 3 hrs.
Day 05 – Kagbeni (2810 m) – Chele (3050 m) 6 hrs.
Day 06 – Chele to Ghiling (3570m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 07 – Geling – Tsarang (3560 m) 7 hrs.
Day 08 – Tsarang (3560 m) – Lo Manthang (3800 m) 4-5 hrs.
Day 09 – Lo Manthang (3800 m). Rest day and explore heritage sites.
Day 10 – Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3820m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 11 – Drakmar to Shyangmochen (3850m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 12 – Shyangmochen to Chhuksang (2980m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 13 – Chhuksang to Kagbeni 5-6 hrs.
Day 14 – Kagbeni (2810 m) – Jomsom (2750 m) 3 hrs.
Day 15 – Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 16 – Flight Pokhara – Kathmandu, or drive 7-8 hrs.
Day 17 – Kathmandu-Final Departure
Is this trip right for you?
LOCATION: Upper Mustang
ELEVATION: 4230 m
CURRENCY: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Nearest Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport, Pokhara Airport
TIME ZONE: Nepal Standard Time (UTC+05:45) DST not observed
PERMIT NEEDED: Restricted Area Trekking Permit Upper Mustang, TIMS, ACAP.
SEASONS: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
TRAVEL STYLE: ACTIVE
Simple and clean hotels and hostels (Teahouse/Lodge); affordable public and private transport; many optional activities.
SERVICE LEVEL: BASIC
Quality accommodations,affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.