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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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