Upper mustang is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas. It was a restricted demilitarized area until 1992 which makes it one of the most preserved regions in the world, with a majority of the population still speaking traditional Tibetan language. So this place is one of hidden world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom, and it is filled with beautiful scenery, river, ancient Buddhist temple and high desert rain shadow of Himalayas receives very little rainfall making this region dry and parched, similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. If you plan to trek in upper mustang, it would be your best trek ever.
Best season for trek
Upper Mustang is most recommended to be visited between February and November. As it is located in the rain shadow part of the Himalaya, it is still the perfect destination during the monsoon season in Nepal of June – August. You may also want to time your visit during the most celebrated festival in the region, called "Tiji Festival” which literally means, ‘prayer for world peace’. This is a three-day event characterized by the dancing of monks to commemorate the incarnation of Buddha. This is normally held in the third week of May but exact dates vary and determined by the Buddhist calendar. If you are ever in the region around this time, it is highly recommended to include this in your itinerary.
Duration: 17days in Nepal
Best season: March-mid July and Septembet to January
Trekking type: Both Tea house and camping (Camping is better)
Price: 2400/- USD
Minimum pax: 2 person
DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft]
DAY 02: Kathmandu –Exploring day in Kathmandu.
Imagine Trek team will arrange enjoyable day tour in Kathmandu valley.
We also need to get special permit for entering Upper Mustang. The permit needs passport of each trekkers to issue.
DAY 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]:
Flight around 35minutes and explore pokhara.
DAY 04: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs
DAY 05: Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
DAY 06: Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs
DAY 07: Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs
DAY 08: Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs
DAY 09: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs
DAY 10: Explore Lo-Mangthan,
DAY 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs
DAY 12: Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs
DAY 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
DAY 14: Trek to Kagbeni and drive to Muktinath [3660m/12004ft]: 6-7 hrs
DAY 15: Drive to Jomsom- 1hrs
Ishing We will spend a day in Muktinath visiting the famous Temple. The temple is famous for the fire which keeps burning continuously and it is also famous for 108 taps. We will drive around an hour from Muktinath to Jomsom in the evening.
DAY 16: Drive to Jomsom to Tatopani-5hrs-6hrs
Tato means “hot” and Pani means “water” so it’s a hot spring spot where you can have good time taking bath in hot spring.
DAY 17: Fly to Pokhara and then fly to Kathmandu
DAY 18: Reserve day in Kathmandu
DAY 19: Fly back to home
- Restricted Area entry fee costing 500/- USD
- Airport - hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom and Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight ticket
- Four nights’ hotel in Kathmandu.
- Two nights’ hotel in Pokhara.
- Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period.
- Local fresh fruits where available.
- Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse.
- Upper Mustang Trekking map, one in a group.
- An experienced Government license holder guide.
- Trekking porter /Sherpa/mules to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1, max 15 KG baggage/porter.
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters
- Private vehicle from Nayapul to Pokhara after trekking.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
- All necessary paper works
- TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
- All government taxes and our service charges.
- Farewell Dinner before departure.
- The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
- Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
- Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.
- The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.
- For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Your Travel insurance.
- International airfare
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
- drinks (alcoholics)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc.
- Personal trekking Equipments.