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Upper Mustang Trek

  • 17 Days
  • From USD
  • $1,720.00  (P/P)

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transportation + Airplane
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House in the trek
  • Max. Altitude: 4320M.
  • Group size: 2-12 people
  • Walking hours: 6-7 hrs

Upper Mustang trek is famous for its beautiful landscape and unique culture beyond the Himalayas known as the rain shadow area in Nepal. Upper Mustang trekking is one of the excitingly adventurous trekking destinations among many others in Nepal. Upper Mustang is controlled for entrance by Government of Nepal and it is known as the restricted area. A special permit is required to get access to this dramatic land.

Mustang trekking takes you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo Manthang. This mystical place is one of the best and unique places to visit as it empowers to offer a fresh and different environment to explore within. The decent nature scenery of this place is undoubtedly a part to get focused. One plunging into this region gets an opportunity to see the raw and different blend of nature than any other places. The villages are built in Tibetan style and the Tibetan Buddhism is purely followed by the inhabitants out here. The culture and tradition, as well as the geographical features, resembles precisely with the Tibet. If the travelers make a plan to travel in the month of May or June, get an opportunity to celebrate the famous Tiji festival in Lo Manthang.

Upper Mustang Trekking Program

One can starts trekking journey to this amazing place after a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. During the flight itself, one gets to see the deepest gorge in the world, between the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range. After the scenic flight, one trek to the famous Kali Gandaki River upstream and reaches to Kagbeni. The restricted area of Upper Mustang trekking starts after reaching to Kagbeni. With an authorized trekking and tour company, one can easily get a permit to this area. Then, heading towards the northwards, we trek to Lo Manthang. One can return afterward through the Dhakmar, where you can find the oldest Tibetan monastery in the world, known as the Lo Gekar Monastery (Ningmapa sect). This Monastery was built by the famous Tibetan magician Guru Rinpoche during the 8th century. Till 1992, Upper Mustang was a restricted area and was forbidden for foreign visitors to enter the kingdom. Until sometimes back, one should have to come with a fully organized camping trek but nowadays some small guesthouses have been opened by the villagers where you can stay overnight. Thus, one can still experience the ancient taste of culture and tradition here and grab the new feelings of the raw and untouched area.

Himalayan Joy Adventure serves you with every possibility to make your trek wonderfully memorable. Come and join the exciting journey to this amazing place with us as we provide you with all what you need to explore this ancient land of history and mystery.

What You Can Expect

  • Trans-Himalayas Buddist settlement
  • oldest Tibetan monastery in the world
  • explore an ancient land of history and mystery

Outline Itinerary


A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our HJA representative will describe the details regarding your trek. Then, you can visit the tourist hub in Thamel. There are many places to shop for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural dance. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Flight Pokhara- Jomsom- Pokhara
  • One day Kathmandu valley tour
  • Food and accommodation during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu (By flight or drive)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) Permit
  • Restricted Area permit for Mustang
  • English Speaking Nepalese guide certified by Nepal Tourism and NATHM
  • Porter for your luggage
  • Insurance for Himalayan Joy Adventure staff
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure Duffel bag (Returnable after trip)
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-Shirt

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry VISA ( You can obtain your visa upon your arrival in Nepal Immigration )
  • Your travel insurance ( Most Required) 
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcohols and beverages
  •  Bars bill such as Mars, Sneaker, Bounty chocolate etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver
  • If incase flight delay or Cancel,  extra expenses such as staying extra nights in hotels and food.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

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Mustang Trek

Mustang Trek


Nachdem ich Himalayan Joy und Tika Rai schon von meinem Mustang Trek in 2014 kannte habe ich erheut diese Agentur gewählt. Wir waren rundum zufrieden. Tika war wieder der perfekte Begleiter bei einem Trek - es war als kenne er alle Angestellten in den Unterkünften, in denen wir übernachtet haben. Er sorgte dafür, dass wir auf dem Trek immer gutes Essen und schöne Zimmer bekamen. Die perfekte Betreuung von Tika begann mit der Abholung am Flughafen in Kathmandu und endete auch dort wieder. Mustang ist auf jeden Fall auch eine Reise wert. Ich hatte zunächst Bedenken, als ich las, dass es nun eine Straße über Lo Manthang nach Tibet gibt, aber die Grenze nach Tibet ist geschlossen und so passieren nur Jeeps, die Strecke. Man muss zwar damit leben, tagsüber vier bis acht Jeeps zu begegnen aber die atemberaubende Landschaft entschädigt für alles. Und auch die uralten tibetischen Klöster, Heiligtümer und Hölenwohnungen sind etwas, was man gesehen haben muss. Lo Manthang eignent sich auch für einen Tag zum ausspannen und genießen. Alternativ gibt es im Umfeld viele Ziele für einen Tagesausflug. Die Tea Houses sind überraschend gut, wir konnten sogar wider Erwarten fast immer hieß duschen :-) Ich kann den Trek nach Mustang, die Agentur Himalyan Joy und natürlich Tika Rai auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank für den schönen Urlaub.

, Germany

Trip Note


Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had. Upper Mustang is one of the protected areas in Nepal.

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