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