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Upper Mustang Trekking Package & Itinerary with Cost 2023/2024

18 Days, Kathmandu -Kathmandu

The Upper Mustang trek is an ultimate gateway to the mysterious world of the old Buddhist Kingdom of
Lo Manthang. This hidden valley is filled with the heavenly beautiful Trans-Himalaya landscapes, and
antique Tibetan Buddhist Shrines such as; century-old stupas, Chhortens, prayers walls, Omanis, ancient
monasteries, and Tibetan communities. Many trekkers regarded the Upper Mustang region as a “Mini
Tibet”. Officially opened in 1991 and the Upper mustang trekking region is one of the restricted regions where you need a special trekking permit for the trip is compulsorily provide be a registered trekking agency

The Upper Mustang trek allowed numerous trekkers to explore this fabled forbidden kingdom’s vast and arid valleys! With various sightseeing activities during this amazing trek in Nepal, you get to see a lot of yak caravans, mysterious canyons, colorfully painted mud-brick houses that lay on the backdrop of majestic mountains.

During the Upper Mustang trek in Nepal with Nepal Planet Treks great views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukche, Nilgiri Mountains can be seen. It is really amazing to visit Upper Mustang in Nepal with a mix of landscapes changing from the lush apple orchards of Jomsom and Kagbeni to barren landscapes with patches of green as we head deeper in this incredible trekking region of Nepal. To be able to trek in this amazing region one must have a special Upper Mustang permit and realize you most take local a guide as a mandatory requirement from Nepal Government, this will be included in the package and we take care of all the administrative works prior to your arrival! Have a look below for our short Upper Mustang trek review trekking trail of Upper Mustang!
Nepal Planet Treks has carefully organized a special 18 days itinerary. With an actual 10 days of trekking
in the Upper Mustang, we make sure that you experience the best of the best during your stay in Nepal!
We begin this amazing Upper Mustang trek after a one day guided sightseeing of some of Kathmandu’s
famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. afterward, we take a scenic drive to Pokhara. This incredible
town laying just at the banks of Phewa Lake is one of Nepal’s most beautiful places to visit. Then a short
flight takes us to Jomsom, our starting point of the Upper Mustang trekking trail. We start this amazing
trek in Nepal by following the Kaligandaki River up to Kagbeni village. This iconic small town is famed for
its many apple orchards and apple wine.

The journey of the Upper Mustang trek continues along the banks of the Kaligandaki towards Tsehile, Shyangmochen, Tsrang and ultimately the highlight of the upper Mustang trek the stoned walled village of Lo Manthang. In order to get here, we do need to cross some mountain passes and trek to barren landscapes resembling the Wild West. Every village is located near a water source and on a patch of green. Enjoy amazing views of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tilicho, BhirkutiPeaks, and amazing Damodar Kunda (pond) in Lo-Manthang.
Nepal Planet Treks takes you on this incredible Upper Mustang trek with our professional guide. The
Upper Mustang weather will be best during September to November autumn and March to May spring,
these are the best seasons to trek to Upper Mustang and explore the hidden valley of Lo Manthang.

   Short itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Pokhara (910m)
Day 04: Pokhara fly to Jomsom (2743m), and trek to Kagbeni (3000m)
Day 05: Kagbeni trek to Tsehile (3110m)
Day 06: Tsehile trek to Shyangmochen (3800m)
Day 07: Shyangmochen trek to Tsrang (3570m)
Day 08: Tsrang trek to Lo Manthang (3530m)
Day 09: Explore Lo Manthang (3760m)
Day 10: Lo Manthang trek back to Tsrang
Day 11: Tsrang trek back to Shyangmochen
Day 12: Shyangmochen trek to Chuksang (3050m)
Day 13: Chuksang trek back to Kagbeni
Day 14: Kagbeni trek back to Jomsom (2743m)
Day 15: Jomsom fly back to Pokhara
Day 16: Pokhara drive back Kathmandu
Day 17: Relax in Kathmandu
Day 18: Departure

Day by Day Itinerary


Trip Map

  •  Arrival and airport pick up by our team
  •  Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu
  •  Evening welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  •  Overnight stay at your hotel
    Traveler’s note: Thamel also known as backpacker’s paradise is the main tourist hub of Kathmandu. Filled with
    souvenir & trekking shops, charming restaurants and all types of hotels. A great place to start exploring!
  •  Hotel breakfast
  •  Pick up by our guide and driver
  •  Sightseeing at:
  • Pashupatinath Hindu Temple
  • Boudhanath Buddhist Stupa
  • Kathmandu Royal Durbar Square
  • Swayambunath Monkey Temple
  • Drop off at your hotel
  • In the evening we organize a welcome dinner with a live Nepali culture show
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu
  •  Traveling note: Today, you will be going around cultural word heritage places in Kathmandu valley which is well-off for its culture as well as temples; the holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), the world biggest Stupa, Boudhanath, and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, and astonishing Kumari extensively known as Living Goddess in Basantapur, Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.


  •  Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Transfer to the tourist bus park
  •  6-hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  •  Lunch on the way at a riverside restaurant
  •  Pokhara hotel check-in
  •  Explore lakeside
  •  Overnight stay at your hotel in Pokhara
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that from Pokhara we can see the iconic Fishtail Mountain also known as Mt.
    Machhapuchhare! Pokhara has great restaurants spread across the lakeside and offers great entertainment in
    the evening with its many live music bands and barbeques! The next day we have an early flight so don’t stay up
    too late.
  •  Hotel breakfast and check out
  •  Transfer to the domestic airport
  •  A short flight takes us to Jomsom-25 minutes.
  •  After a final trek briefing, we head out
  •  Follow the Kaligandaki River
  •  Arrival in Kagbeni Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse
    Traveler’s note: The first thing you notice when arriving in Jomsom is the mighty Nilgiri Mountain resting just
    next to the airport. Did you know that Jomsom and Kagbeni are the apple towns of Nepal and are famed across
    the country for their apple wines and products! From Kagbeni you can also head further inwards to reach the
    famous Muktinath Temple.
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Follow the banks of the Kaligandaki River
  •  Pass the villages of Tangbe and Chuksang
  •  Cross the river and climb up steeply to reach Tsehile
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

Traveling Note: From Kagbeni, we go on walking toward Tsehile in the morning today. The path moves next to the bank of Kaligandaki. We move toward the villages of Tangbe and also Chunksang. And, prior to moving at Tsehile, we have to traverse a bridge over Kaligandaki and climb steeply up for approximately 35 minutes to get to Tsehile Village. Overnight at Tsehile.

  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  We follow the trekking trail and cross a few mountain passes
  •  Head by various villages Samar, Bhona and Yemdo
  •  Reach at Shyangmochen
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that today we cross the mountain passes of; Taklam La (3240m), Yemdo La(4000m) and Dzong La (3550m).
  • We go away from Tshehile, we will start our journey to Shyangmochen today. We come crossways through passes like- Taklam La (3240m), Yemdo pass (4000m) and Baga La, Dzong La (3550m). You will be passing by striking communities of Samar, Bhona as well as Yemdo villages. Then we get there at Shyangmochen. Overnight in Shyangmochen.


  •       Breakfast and departure
  •  Today we cross 4 mountain passes
  •  Ghemi La (3520m)
  •  Shyangmochen La (3850m)
  •  Nya La (4050m)
  •  Tsarang La (3920m)
  •  Follow the trail passed various Chhortens and stupas
  •  Enter the big Chhorten gate of Tsrang
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that Tsrang is one of the bigger villages of the region and houses about 50families! The incredible Tsrang Monastery is just located on top of a hill near the village.
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  A good half-day of trekking through sandy and rocky trails
  •  In the distance, we can see a stone-walled settlement
  •  Continue on we reach the capital of the Mustang region Lo Manthang
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at Lo Manthang

Traveling note: On this day, we depart from Tsarang to Lo-Mangthang, the capital area of Mustang. The wall we can see here which is 300m long and 150m broad has secluded against warriors, robbers, and the cruel winds. The small region of Lo-Mangthang is occupied by more than a thousand population whose houses are associated with fine stone lanes. Overnight in Lomanthang.


  • Breakfast
  •  Explore around Lo Manthang
  •  Visit the old king’s palace and monasteries
  •  Discover the unique culture and traditions
  •  Explore the ancient caves
  •  Drop by the herbal medicine school
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that the stoned wall of Lo Manthang has protected the town for more than a centuries against robbers, armies and the strong winds! Around mid-May, a great festival called Tiji is held here.
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Head back to Tsrang following the same way
  •  Leaving Lo Manthang behind a good half-day of trekking takes us back
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at Lo Manthang

Traveling note: We go back over our steps from the magnificently walled city, Lomanthang. We will come down from Lomanthang which is actually trouble-free than climbing upward.


  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Follow the same route back
  •  Cross the passes again in reverse
  •  Head back to Shyangmochen
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

Traveling Note: Today you will be walking through a large ravine and an extra valley packed with the trees of juniper. After that, you will come across the river nearby. Also, you will go by along the edge to Shyangmochen, a small inhabited with only some local facilities. On this day, we will go back over from Tsrang to reach Shyangmochen. Overnight in Syangboche.


  • Breakfast and departure
  • Start to make your way back to Tsehil
  •  After crossing the Kaligandaki River follow the banks up to Chuks
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse
  • Traveling Note: From Syamboche, our way down ranges from 290m to 1100m. We will trek for about 6 to 7 hours and make way back to Chuksang and constantly move trek down to arrive at Chuksang. There is a long drop on this day. Overnight at Chuksang.
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Make your way back along the Kaligandaki River towards Kagbeni
  •  The trail is the same way but as we walk backward the views change
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the local guesthouse
  •  Traveling Note: Today, moving ahead from Chuksang, our trail descends down the vale turning it to be swift. We discontinue at Kagbeni for lunch and stay for the night in Kagbeni.


  • Breakfast and departure
  • Trek through the apple orchards back to Jomsom
  •  Follow along the river all the way straight
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the local guesthouse
  • Traveler’s note: Today is our last day of trekking and we enjoy to the fullest as we reach near the finish of this incredible Upper Mustang trek! Tomorrow is an early flight so make sure to get a good night’s sleep.
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Head to the domestic airport
  •  Fly back to Pokhara
  •  Transfer to your hotel
  •  Overnight stay at your hotel in Pokhara

 Traveling note: The flights to Pokhara takes off in the morning only as the strong wind blows in the daytime which makes the flights difficult to operate, so we have to get ready early and arrange for the trip to Pokhara. We can enjoy going around the major attractions of the Pokhara for the rest of the day. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.



  •  Hotel breakfast and check out
  •  Head to the Tourist bus station
  •  Scenic drive for most of the day back to Kathmandu
  •  Lunch on the way at a riverside restaurant
  •  Transfer to your hotel Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu
  •  Traveling Note:  today we are driving to by tourist bus, car. jeep.  6-hour journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.


  •  Hotel breakfast
  •  Today is planned for relaxation
  •  Some things to do:
     Traveling  Note: Today is a free day on your own in Kathmandu. you need to have one extra day as a reserve since there is a chance of flight cancel and delay. You can go around for sightseeing to major places in Kathmandu or relax. shopping etc, Overnight in Kathmandu.


  •  Hotel breakfast and check out
  •  Transfer to the int. airport approx. 3 hours before your departure
  •  We hope that you enjoyed this amazing Upper Mustang trek and hope to see you soon for your
    next adventure with us and. Our representative will guide you to the airport and present farewell greetings.


What's Included?

Service includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It depends on the group.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Two-night Hotel Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the in trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana, and grape, etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna Trekking Map
  • Kathmandu To Pokhara By Tourist Bus or By plan / Car both Ways. Depend on the Group.
  • Pokhara To Jomsom By Flight. nayapool To Pokhara by Jeep or car.
  • All Ground Transport During The Trip to starting point and Ending Point.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and
  • porterGroup medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide your sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary, etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and Annapurna Conservation entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Service excludes

  • Meals yourself Kathmandu and Pokhara (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking guide and Potter. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Essential Infos

Infos - Before departure

Travel Insurance

It’s a situation upon becoming a member of any of Nepal Planet’s journeys that everyone customers are insured for extensive costs that could incur because of medical issues or injuries (this consists of helicopter rescue, treatment costs, and air ambulance). Please note that we don’t arrange or cell coverage.


Nepal planet company is the best all kinds of hotel accommodation provided in Kathmandu Pokhara, and among other cities, with teahouse for during the trek, like your suitable budget requirements as well. Also, an all-inclusive listing of tea houses, homestay, guest houses and hostels are available. The most wonderful issue about those accommodation services is the perfect combination of international standard and Nepalese hospitality. Even though single rooms are available in Kathmandu and the trekking areas at a lower elevation, it might be hard to locate them at higher elevations.


Some point of our trekking area, we are able to enjoy real Nepalese meals as properly the common international delicacies food (Tibetan, continental, Indian, Italian and so on.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a hotel menu wherein we spend the night time whereas lunch may be served on the next following destination. All meals can be supplied at some stage in trekking while only breakfast could be available at Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will also welcome and farewell dinners for visitors.


To make a sure you go back from trekking and hiking trip in the Himalayas in Nepal with a lot of satisfied and unforgettable memories, it’s far essential which you’re aware of the altitude acclimatization required through the human body in mountain situations. Advisable acclimatization is most important in our trekking routes are planned specifically to allow a sluggish gain in altitude with lots of our treks having extra days to permit time for acclimatization. By using slowly gaining height we attain the blessings of a gradual advantage in fitness and acclimatization. We provide advice about acclimatization and with the sensible technique we take all of our treks, anyone who is a suit and healthy must have few issues. On our Trekking and climbing trip in Nepal.

Leader & Staffs Arrangements

We have professional and experienced Leaders who are responsible for tours and treks. They’re the only who keep our name and fame of our workplace. We’re proud to have them as our leaders. Leaders lead the excursion and trek in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan. We have experienced workers who have worked in excessive altitude for a long time with us. Our staffs are loyal, faithful, hardworking and constantly dedicated to their paintings. Our group is continually at the pinnacle. The trek and expedition leaders have passed through the subsequent training:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • mountaineering, mountaineering and mountain climbing (for excursion leaders)

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Fitness is wealth. Last healthful we would have the ability to finish the journey (trek and tour) with none trouble. So, preparation must be completed months ago. Like for Kaila’s journey, we would be heading to over 5620-meter pass. So, for this experience, we should be organized from around 3 months in advance. Like we would need to walk every day. Do normal workout which maintains us healthy at the same time as we are at discipline. Enjoy is a different essential factor. We have to hike to a hill. We should sluggish down our pace. It is right to be blanketed by the wind, rain. Like we should wear down jackets with layers to get protected.

Equipment & Packing List

This list is a guiding principle that will help you to your adventure. Also, keep in mind that the gadgets listed below will vary a little consistent with the season and the trek length. The weight limit for your bags is 20 kg. Remember the fact that your bags will be carried by using your porter. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
  • Proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter


  • Lightweight gloves
  • With a waterproof shell outer (Seasonal

Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people in the group are snoring)
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