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Explore the wild west of Nepal Himalaya to Upper Mustang in the company of View Nepal Treks expert guidance. Upper Mustang Trek located on the far North West Himalaya in between Dolpo area and North of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.
This fascinating Upper Mustang trek involves a scenic flight to and from picturesque Pokhara city and Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang region. The Upper Mustang trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang Region.
Walk follows to incredible landscapes between high red cliffs dotted with small caves and passing through farm villages with Buddhist and Bon monuments and prayer, as walk leads to our destination at Lo Manthang villages’ encircled by high walls known as Dzong.
Exploring old and impressive monasteries and villages enrich with old Bon and Tibetan Buddhism culture, return journey back to Jomsom to conclude this overwhelming adventure Upper Mustang trek.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive / Fly to Pokhara – 06 hrs via overland and 30 mins by air.
Day 03: Morning flight to Jomsom 2,715 m, trek to Kagbeni 2,800 m
Day 04: Trek to Chele 3,050m
Day 05: Trek to Geling 3,540 m
Day 06: Trek to Charang (Tsherang) 3,560 m
Day 07: Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m
Day 08: In Lo-Manthang for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 09: Trek to Dhakmar 3,810 m
Day 10: Trek to Ghiling 3,806 m
Day 11: Trek to Chusang / Tsusang 2,980 m
Day 12: Trek to Kagbeni 2,830 m
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m
Day 14: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: International departure homeward bound.
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.
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On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by View Nepal staff then transfer to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after a rest and getting refreshed from jet lag. View Nepal guide / leader will brief on Upper Mustang Trek including information on hotels, lodges on treks includes welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese restaurant with cultural environment.
Morning, we start this wonderful adventure to Upper Mustang taking a scenic overland drive of near 6 hours to beautiful Pokhara city with its serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes where the high Annapurna Himalaya reflects on its calm lakes.
(Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to Pokhara)
Early morning depart from the hotel for a short sweeping flight of 22 mins to Jomsom with alluring views of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri-Manaslu and Nilgiris peaks including majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”.
On reaching at Jomsom, we meet our trekking staff and start trekking and leave Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang district. Quite a large town, this area is famous for delicious apples and its various products.
Walk leads on a flat river valley of Kaligandaki. After few hours of good gradual walk we reach at the interesting Kagbeni village.
From this village onwards one can witness strong Tibetan influence in culture and way of life. Kagbeni is the door to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet border.
From Kagbeni our trek starts with real adventure towards Upper Mustang area as the morning walk follows uphill into canyon and gorge by the river upstream, overlooking unbelievable views of landscapes and red cliff wall in-between.
Walking through many farm villages with cultivated lands then reaching a nice village at Tirigaon.
This pleasant trek with views of natural erosion from wind and rains with red colored cliff canyon, a few hours of nice walk leads to overnight stop at Chele village also spelled as Tshele, a moderate size village with nice tended farms.
From Chele morning walk leads to a climb reaching at Gyakar village, into arid and dry windswept country and then walk leads past Samar village to Bhena and then climb on steep hill to reach at the top of Yamda La pass 3,860 m high, offers great vista of Mustang area with Mt. Dhaulagiri.
From here downhill to overnight stop at Geling village after walking past Syangboche village.
Morning with time tour of old Geling monastery and observe interesting Buddhist mani prayer wheels run with fast flowing water.
After the visit walk towards Ghami village crossing Ghaymi Khola (stream) and then follow an interesting line of Mani walls (holy prayer stone) to reach Dhakmar village.
From Dhakmar few hours of good steady walk reaches at Charang village also spelled as Tsarang, this village surrounded by large fields of buck wheat and barley. At Charang after getting organize in a nice lodge / guesthouse visit Charang monastery.
Today will be a short hours of walking to reach our destination at Lo Manthang with its classic wall guarding the large village of Lo Manthang and once a forbidden kingdom.
As the morning walk climbs to reach a ridge top, encountering several chortens and mani stones, between Charang and Lo Manthang walk offers interesting views of arid landscapes with peaks of Nilgiri’s, Tilicho and Bhrikuti.
A short climb over Lo La pass at 3,950 meters overlooking Lo Manthang walled city in a distance. Then descend leading on a gentle path to Lo Manthang for overnight stops for 2 days.
Our highest overnight stop of this trip at Lo Manthang, morning explore this impressive village with Tibetan culture, tour of historical and cultural centre which is the main attraction of Lo-Manthang.
Tour includes visit of four main monasteries Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the great Entrance Hall.
To grant audience with former king of Mustang needs advance permission and to enter the king’s palace.
After a wonderful time in Lo-Manthang walk back on the same trail to Marang village, and then using an old path to Dhakmar village for overnight stop.
After Dhakmar village morning walk on the same route encountering series of long Mani Walls, then crossing a bridge over Ghami Khola to reach at Ghami village for overnight, as time permits visit Geling monastery.
Slowly this great adventure nears to an end, starting morning walk with a short climb to Syangboche village. From here it leads to Yamda La with super views of peaks, and then heading downhill to Bhena and Samar villages.
As the walk progress passing Gyakar and Chele villages and finally this good walk of the day concludes at Chusang or Tsusang village.
Heading back to Kagbeni village after an enjoyable moment around Upper Mustang, a nice and good walk brings at Kagbeni village before Jomsom.
Final and last day trekking of this wonderful adventure, morning starts on a gradual path following Kaligandaki river valley most of the way to reach at Jomsom town, in Jomsom check into a nice lodge for last overnight at Mustang area. One can celebrate last night dinner with local apple products.
Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for short flight to Pokhara with views of Annapurna mountain range during airborne, on reaching Pokhara transfer to Phewa Lake side.
Where all nice hotels are located, afternoon free for individual activities and souvenir shopping or just relax and enjoy the views.
Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of Annapurna Himalaya, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.
(option by air 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu)
Today, last day in Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Upper Mustang Trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.
View Nepal Treks Pokhara extension program (adventure holidays) for interested people with time in Nepal.
Para-gliding, Zip Flyer, Ultra -Light flights or biking around Pokhara, short hike, rafting Trisuli / Kaligandaki / Seti Rivers, Kayaking or Jungle Safari in Chitwan.
Mustang Trekking with View Nepal Treks!!
Exploring old and impressive monasteries and villages enrich with old Bon and Tibetan Buddhism culture, return journey back to Jomsom to conclude this overwhelming adventure Upper Mustang trekking.
A perfect holiday short and impressive with mind blowing views on daily walks and especially from Upper Mustang enjoyed it. Walk follows to incredible landscapes between high red cliffs dotted with small caves and passing through farm villages !! Thank you View Nepal Treks for wonderful arrangement.