Duration 15 Days
Fitness Level Moderate
Max Elevation 3,840m at Lo Manthang
Meals Full Board Meal
Accomodation Teahouses
Best month April, May, June, July, August, Sep, Oct, Nov

Upper Mustang Valley Trek

The Upper Mustang Trek is a fascinating and off-the-beaten-path trekking experience located in the remote region of Mustang, Nepal. Known as the "Last Forbidden Kingdom," Upper Mustang offers a unique opportunity to explore an ancient Trans-Himalayan kingdom that was once a crucial trade route between Nepal and Tibet.


  • Location: Upper Mustang is situated in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in north-central Nepal.
  • Permits: Trekking in Upper Mustang requires a special permit due to its restricted area status. It is essential to obtain the necessary permits from the Nepal Tourism Board and hire a licensed guide or join a registered trekking agency.
  • Duration: The trek typically takes around 10 to 14 days, depending on the itinerary and fitness level of the trekkers.
  • Difficulty: The Upper Mustang Trek is considered a moderate-level trek. While the terrain is relatively easier compared to other treks in Nepal, the high altitude and occasional strong winds can pose challenges.
  • Cultural Exploration: The region is rich in Tibetan Buddhist culture, and trekking through Upper Mustang provides a unique opportunity to witness ancient monasteries, caves, and traditional villages that have preserved their cultural heritage for centuries.
  • Stunning Landscapes: The trek offers breathtaking landscapes characterized by arid desert-like terrain, rugged cliffs, deep gorges, and unique rock formations. The backdrop of snow-capped peaks, including Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri, adds to the scenic beauty.
  • Lo Manthang: The highlight of the trek is the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, the capital of the former Mustang Kingdom. The city is renowned for its royal palace, monasteries, and unique architecture, offering a glimpse into the region's rich history.
  • Local Communities: Along the trekking route, trekkers have the opportunity to interact with the friendly local communities of the Thakali and Gurung ethnic groups. These communities have a distinct culture and lifestyle deeply rooted in Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
  • Tiji Festival: If timing permits, trekkers may have the chance to witness the vibrant Tiji Festival in Lo Manthang. This three-day annual festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and is a spectacular display of traditional dances, music, and rituals.

The Upper Mustang Trek is a remarkable journey that combines cultural immersion, stunning landscapes, and a sense of adventure. It offers a unique opportunity to explore a remote and preserved region, providing trekkers with an unforgettable experience of ancient traditions, breathtaking scenery, and warm hospitality.

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Upper Mustang Valley Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu | Altitude: (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara  | Drive: 6-7 Hrs | Altitude: (823m/2,700ft)

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni | Flight: 45 Mins | Altitude: (2,858/9,374ft)

Day 04: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele | Trek: 6-7 Hrs | Altitude: (3,050m/10,004ft)

Day 05: Trek from Chele to Syanbochen | Trek: 5-6 Hrs | Altitude: (3,475m/11,398ft)

Day 06: Trek from Syanbochen to Ghyami | Trek: 4-6 Hrs | Altitude: (3,520m/11,546ft)

Day 07: Trek from Ghyami to Charang | Trek: 4-5 Hrs | Altitude: (3,500m/11,480ft)

Day 08: Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang | Trek: 6-7 Hrs | Altitude: (3,700m/12,136ft)

Day 09: Explore Lo Manthang

Day 10: Trek from Lo Manthang to Ghar Gumpa

Day 11: Trek from Ghar Gumpa to Ghiling | Trek: 5-6 Hrs | Altitude: (3,806m/12,484ft)

Day 12: Trek from Ghiling to Chele | Trek: 5-6 Hrs | Altitude: (3,050m/10,004ft)

Day 13: Trek from Chele to Jomsom | Trek: 5-6 Hrs 

Day 14: Fly Back to Pokhara and Drive to kathmandu 

Day 15: Departure

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu | Altitude: (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, situated at an elevation of 1,300 meters (4,264 ft), you will be greeted at Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to your hotel. Take some rest to recover from your journey and get acclimatized to the altitude. Depending on your arrival time, you can explore the lively streets of Kathmandu or relax at your hotel, preparing for the adventure ahead.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara  | Drive: 6-7 Hrs | Altitude: (823m/2,700ft)

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley. The drive takes approximately 5-6 hours in a private vehicle, offering breathtaking views of the Nepalese countryside. Descending from Kathmandu Valley, you gradually reach the lower elevation of Pokhara Valley, situated at 823 meters (2,700 ft) above sea level. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check into your hotel and take some time to enjoy the serene ambiance of this lakeside city.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni | Flight: 45 Mins | Altitude: (2,858/9,374ft)

Rise early in the morning and head to the airport for a thrilling flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, located at an altitude of 2,715 meters (8,910 ft). The short flight offers spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Once in Jomsom, start your trek to Kagbeni, situated at an elevation of 2,858 meters (9,374 ft). The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River and takes you through arid landscapes and ancient villages. Enjoy the unique cultural atmosphere of Kagbeni and savor delicious meals throughout the day.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04-13: Upper Mustang Valley Trek

Over the next ten days, you will embark on an unforgettable trek through the mesmerizing Upper Mustang region. Trek from Kagbeni to Chele, passing through beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages along the way. Continue from Chele to Syanbochen, experiencing the charm of this remote region and its unique Tibetan-influenced culture. Trek from Syanbochen to Ghaymi, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and ancient traditions of the area. Journey from Ghaymi to Charang, where you can explore its monasteries and interact with the friendly locals. Continue to Lo-Mangthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, where you'll spend a day exploring the rich cultural heritage and ancient monasteries. Continue your adventure from Lo-Mangthang to Ghar Gumpa, enjoying the stunning landscapes and serene surroundings. Trek from Ghar Gumpa to Ghiling, following the trail through remote villages and encountering unique sights along the way. From Ghiling, trek back to Chele, retracing your steps through the rugged terrain. Finally, trek from Chele to Jomsom, marking the end of your trekking adventure in the Upper Mustang region. Throughout this incredible journey, you will be provided with hearty meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to fuel your trekking endeavors.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch,and Dinner

Day 14: Fly Back to Pokhara and Drive to kathmandu 

Bid farewell to the mountains as you take a morning flight from Jomsom back to Pokhara. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Pokhara. From there, embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, where you can enjoy the changing landscapes and reflect on your unforgettable experiences in the Mustang region. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely dinner in Kathmandu.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 15: Departure

After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to Nepal as you depart from Kathmandu. You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey. Take with you cherished memories of the breathtaking landscapes, ancient culture, and warm hospitality of the Mustang region and Nepal as a whole.
Meal: Breakfast

What's Included?

  • Trekking permits and restricted area permit required for Upper Mustang.
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Domestic flights between Pokhara and Jomsom.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and during the trek (teahouses or lodges).
  • Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Experienced trekking guide and porter(s) to carry luggage.
  • All necessary trekking permits and entry fees.
  • Comprehensive medical kit and first aid supplies.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card
  • All Government Taxes

What's Not Included ?

  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (covering medical expenses, trip cancellation, and rescue operations).
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except breakfast).
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, and bar bills.
  • Extra accommodation and meals in case of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Additional expenses or changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, natural disasters, political unrest, or other unavoidable situations.
  • Tips and gratuities for the trekking staff (guide, porter, etc.).

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I recently had the opportunity to embark on the Upper Mustang Trek organized by Alpha Adventure Treks, and I must say it was an unforgettable experience. From start to finish, the team at Alpha Adventure Treks ensured that every aspect of the trek was meticulously planned and executed, leaving me with nothing but praise for their services.

The professionalism and expertise of our guide were exceptional. His extensive knowledge of the region, its history, and culture added a whole new dimension to the trek. He effortlessly led us through the remote villages, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes of Upper Mustang, while ensuring our safety and comfort along the way.

The itinerary crafted by Alpha Adventure Treks was well-thought-out and allowed us to truly immerse ourselves in the unique beauty of Mustang. From exploring the ancient capital of Lo-Manthang to traversing the rugged terrains, every day presented new and awe-inspiring experiences. The well-paced itinerary provided ample time for acclimatization and allowed us to appreciate the serene atmosphere of the region.

Moreover, the attention to detail and care provided by Alpha Adventure Treks were commendable. The accommodations and meals during the trek were of high quality, and the support staff was friendly and attentive. The entire team went above and beyond to ensure that our needs were met, making the journey truly enjoyable.

I would highly recommend Alpha Adventure Treks to anyone considering the Upper Mustang Trek. Their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to customer satisfaction are unmatched. Thanks to their exceptional services, I was able to create lifelong memories and have an extraordinary adventure in the mystical and captivating Upper Mustang region.

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