Upper Mustang Trek

Duration: 17 Days   |   Based on 1 Review   |   Trip Photos  |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max Elevation: 4230m
  • Group Size: Min 2 pax

Upper Mustang Trek is a wonderful excursion in the hidden Kingdom of Nepal. It lies in the North West of Nepal, having a large arid zone, beyond the stunning Annapurna Himalayan chain. The journey passes various Tibetan Buddhists’ settlements and the dry part surrounded by the brown sandy rocks and the seasonal flowers. Lomanthang, which is the centre of the Upper Mustang, is a major focused area of this trek.

Trek to Upper Mustang itinerary begins from the district centre of Mustang- Jomsom. The trek follows the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is a windy valley that carries sand. Walking during the midday is quite challenging. From Kagbeni, the trek splits towards the Upper Mustang region. Passing the white washed villages, that are typically made and the fluttering flags at the top of their houses, you move ahead and reach the stone-walled town of Lomanthang.

The ancient caves, Buddhist monasteries, Chhortens and other cultural heritages offer a greater scenario. People of Upper Mustang celebrate different festivals and Tiji is one of them. It is celebrated to ask for the rain and avoid doughtiness. Following the different retracing trail, it reaches to Jomsom (an extra day, it is wonderful to visit the Muktinath temple) and fly back to Pokhara.

Some other Remote Treks: Upper Dolpo Trek

Marvel Adventure organizes Upper Mustang trek with experienced Mustang guide, well-designed itinerary and overall arrangement. So, join us and explore the hidden kingdom of Nepal. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional queries regarding this trek.


  • Sightseeing of cultural heritages in Kathmandu
  • Exploring the rain shadow Mustang region
  • Visit La Monthang and other ancient monasteries
  • Exploration of amazing caves and landscapes
  • Acquintance of rich Tibetan culture and traditons
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom
  • Explore Pokhara - The City of Lakes

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02City tour and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03Drive to Pokhara (820m)
  • Day 04Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m)
  • Day 05Trek to Chele (3050m)
  • Day 06Trek to Syangbochen (3475m)
  • Day 07Trek to Ghaymi (3,520m)
  • Day 08Trek to Charang (3,560m)
  • Day 09Trek to Lo-Manthang (3,840m)
  • Day 10Rest and Exploration at Lo-Manthang
  • Day 11Trek to Dhamkar (3,820m)
  • Day 12Trek down to Syangbochen
  • Day 13Trek to Chussang (2,980m)
  • Day 14Trek to Jomsom (2,720m)
  • Day 15Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom and sightseeing tour
  • Day 16Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 17Drive to Airport for your final departure
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three night standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government license holder guide 
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Flight ticket ( Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) along with airport taxes
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit
  • Special permit for Upper Mustang
  • Two nights standard Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
  • All the expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
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Useful Information

1. Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

2. Packing List

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
  • Hat/Cap
  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
  • Fleece/Sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

3. Guide and Porter

We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

4. Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • Drowsiness
  • General malaise


Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.


  • Ross Dean
    Ross Dean, New Zealand

    Upper Mustang trek

    I recently completed a trek to Upper Mustang with Nir as our guide. Nir organised the whole trip from arrival in Kathmadu until the time we left. Nothing was overlooked. Our hotels and tea houses were all of a high standard and meals provided were excellent. Nir always responded to our queries and requests within hours and his knowledge of the area and Nepal was excellent. He quickly assessed our fitness and ability and there was flexibility in the itinerary at all times. I would highly recommend Marvel Adventure to organise and guide you through any treks in Nepal.

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