Upper Mustang Trek 15 Days - Private Tour

- Excellent
Extremely Popular

Starting Price

US $1800 $1600

based on per person


Upper Mustang Trek Overview

Trip Grading:
Max Elevation
Major Attractions
Jomsom, Muktinath, Annapurna Peak Nilgiri Peak
Best Season
Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tea house or Lodge
Transportation options
Private or local vehicles on customer demand
Trip Start/End
Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Upper Mustang Trek is a restricted area trekking route. Upper Mustang is known as the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. This place was restricted to foreigners until 1992. Upper Mustang has been preserving the Tibetan Buddhist culture and its beautiful landscapes. The Upper Mustang Trek became famous among trekkers because of its unique identity among the other trekking routes. Upper Mustang Trek is an actual trek and a cultural odyssey that preserved the Tibetan culture for many years. Upper Mustang treks offer real beauty of deserted landscapes, and ancient Monastery, which makes you feel the lime time experience.

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang is known as the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. This place is restricted for the foreigners until the 1992 to preserve the Tibetan Buddhist culture and its beautiful landscapes.  The Upper Mustang Treks became famous among the trekkers because of its unique identity among the other trekking  route. Upper Mustang Trek is not just only actual trek but also a cultural odyssey which preserved the Tibetan culture since many years. Upper Mustang treks offer real beauty of deserted landscapes, ancient Monastery, which makes you feel the lime time experience.


Discover Why the Upper Mustang Trek is Worth Your Adventure: A Complete Guide

Trekking in Nepal have been dreams of every Trekkers in the world. Upper Mustang trek is also has been recognised trekking route for the foreigners. Upper Mustang Trekking offer the many places to visit and explore places like Kagbeni, Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang region, Mustang Valley. Upper Mustang Trekking also approach the magnificent view of Mustang off-the-beaten-path, explore of Mustang monastery, ancient Mustang Caves, knowledge about Tibetan Buddhism culture and tradition.


Ultimate Guide to Upper Mustang Trekking Route:

Well Your Upper Mustang Trekking Route basically starts from Kathmandu but real treks starts from Jomsom from the second day of your trekking. First we headed to Pokhara west side of Nepal from Kathmandu. Then you will check in hotel on second day early in the morning you headed to Pokhara airport to catch a flight for Jomsom. After reaching to Jomsom, you start your real trek to the Kagbeni which is also known as the Gateway of Upper Mustang. After staying in Kagbeni next day headed to Chele and continuously day pass through Syangboche, Ghami, Tsarang, Lo Mantang, again Ghami and Samar Chhusang , Muktinath and back to Jomsom then POkhara and Kathmandu. This is how you gonna complete the Upper Mustang Trek.


Key Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek: Culture, Landscapes & Ancient Wonders:

The Key Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek are as Follow:

Unique Landscapes: Explore the deserted terrain land of Upper Mustang which have been distinguished by its sterile landscapes, roughed cliff and noticieable rock formation.

Ancient culture and Tradition: Enter yourself in the Tibetan Buddhism culture and tradition which has been preserved from many centuries. Also explore the different monasteries as Jampa Gompa, Thubchen Gompa, Chodey Gompa, Choprang Gompa  adorned with vibrant prayers Flag & intricates mural.

Lo Manthang: Discover the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang which is also known as the culture heart of Upper Mustang. Explore the narrow alleys , ancient palaces and the traditional mud bricks houses.

Historical and Architectural Sites: Visti historical monuments of Lo Manthang such as Royal Palace of Lo Manthang, ancient caves with intricate carvings,  and old monasteries like Thubchen Gompa and Choser Cave Monastery.

Panoramic Mountain Views:  Enjoy the stunning view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, including Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak & Thorong Peak.

Remote Village: Immerse yourself and trekthrough the Remote village like Kagbeni, Ghemi, Tsarang which offer the real tradition and living lifestyles of Mustangi people.

Cultural Encounters:  You get the better opportunity to know the culture, tradition and festivals of local peoples.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure: Explore a remote and less-visited region of Nepal, offering a sense of wilderness and tranquility that is rare in more popular trekking routes.


Discover the rich culture and tradition of Upper Mustang Trek:

Upper Mustang Trekking offer the many religious and cultural sides of Upper Mustang. In Upper Mustang you can find the practices of Tibetan Buddhism, which offers visit of different monastery likes, Thubchen Gompa and Jhampa Lhakang in Lo Manthang.  The local people of Upper Mustang speaks Loke. Mustang is also renowned for the traditional festivals like Tiji Festival.


When is the Best Time to Trek Upper Mustang?

The best time to Visit Upper Mustang Trek is during the spring and the Autumn. This time offers you the best weather conditions, clear skies, and stunning views. In the spring and autumn, more numbers of trekkers come to trek than the usual in monsoon and winter. So In the spring season, you can encounter the rhododendron in full bloom adding vibrant colors to Landscapes. In autumn you can experience the local festival like Dashain & Tihar, adding a cultural dimension to your trek.


Trekking Grade of Upper Mustang Trek: What to Expect

The Upper Mustang Trek is generally graded as moderate trek. Upper Mustang trekking it doesn’t required technical climbing skills, and Upper Mustang Trek demands a good physical fitness.


Upper Mustang Trek Accomodation

Accomodation offer by Upper Mustang  Trek is tea house or a guest house with the basic ammenties and services. You can get the warm and cozy places to sleep through out the trek. But we also suggest you to carry the sleeping bags with you. In this trek you can experience the local living standard of himalayan people. If you wanna make your trek more adventurous then you can do camping trek.


Upper Mustang Trek Meals: What to Eat and Where to Find It

As you trek through the remote places then you get the opportunity to explore the local popular dishes. In this trek you will have a Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for your entire during trek. Here is the detail about the meal available during the trek.

Breakfast: Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey, Tibetan bread or Chapati, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot drinks, Tea

Lunch: Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza, Snacks, Desserts etc

Dinner: Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Potatoes items, Vegetable and salad Pizza, Snacks, Korean Ramen, Desserts items, Hard Drinks, Steaks, etc.

Note: we suggest you to explore the local dishes which  have high calories so its gives you the more energy for your trekking.


Upper Mustang Trek Cost: Complete Guide to Expenses and Budget Planning:

Basically Upper Mustang Trek complete in  12- 14 Days. The cost of Upper Mustang Trekking depend on the how much time you consume, services you demanded to complete the trek. In this trek the cost approximately can be done from USD 1600 to USD2500.In this cost all your expenses will be covered like permits, guide, porter charge, accomodation, meals and transportation throughout the trekking.


Ultimate Upper Mustang Trek Packing List: Essential Gear and Tips:

When preparing for the Upper Mustang Trek, pack essential layers such as moisture-wicking base layers, insulating fleece or down jackets, and waterproof outer layers. Include comfortable trekking pants, quick-drying shirts, warm hats, sun hats, gloves, and sturdy trekking boots, along with camp shoes for evenings. Essential gear includes a 40-60 liter backpack with a rain cover, a sleeping bag rated for cold weather, trekking poles, a headlamp with extra batteries, water bottles or a hydration bladder, and water purification tablets.

Don’t forget high SPF sunscreen, lip balm, UV-protective sunglasses, a first aid kit, biodegradable toiletries, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and a quick-drying towel. Pack energy bars, electrolyte tablets, and any favorite snacks for sustenance. Ensure you have your Special Restricted Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, passport, travel insurance, and emergency contact information. Optional comforts like a portable solar charger and earplugs can enhance your trek. With these items, you’ll be ready for the unique challenges and stunning landscapes of the Upper Mustang Trek.

Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary


Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 2: Pokhara to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni

Day 3: Kagbeni to Chele

Day 4: Chele to Syangboche

Day 5: Syangboche to Ghami

Day 6: Ghami to Tsarang

Day 7: Tsarang to Lo Manthang

Day 8: Acclimatization in Lo Manthang

Day 9: Lo Manthang to Ghami

Day 10: Ghami to Samar

Day 11: Samar to Chhusang

Day 12: Chhusang to Muktinath

Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom

Day 14: Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Upper Mustang Trek Detailed Itinerary

Today is the first day of your Upper Mustang Trek, Early in the morning guide will be on your hotel to pick you up. Then you will drive to Pokhara west Side of Nepal, On the way you can encounter greenary hills and trishuli river passing through the  side of the road. After 6 to 7 Hours ride you will be reach to Pokhara Stay overnight at Pokhara

Early in the morning you will drive to Pokhara Domestic Airport to catch your flight for Pokhara. While flying to Jomsom you can see the best ariel view of Pokhara city as well as chance to see the different Peak like Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, Fishtail peak. After 20 minutes flight you reach to Jomsom. From Jomsom your real trek starts from here. You will trek towards Kagbeni which is also known as the Gateway of Upper Mustang. You will be passing through the Kaligandaki rivers. Stay overnight at Kagbeni.

Today you will enter the Upper Mustang region. To enter the Upper Mustang you need to show the permit and register in the check post. After finishing this procedure headed towards the Chele. You reached to Chele by passing through Chuksang and Changbe Village. On the way you will encounter magnificient view of Nilgiri peaks and Mustang unique red sandstone pillar. Stay overnight at Chele.

After breakfast you headed to Syangboche, today is slightly challenging than previous days. We climb a steep canyon to Eklo Bhatti and climb up to Taklam La and pass through the Samar for Syangboche. Stay overnight at Syangboche.

After breakfast you headed to Ghami passing through the another pass Yamda La pass, Gelling and Tama Gaun. After hours of walk you reach to  Ghami. Stay overnight at Ghami.

After breakfast you headed to Tsarang. Today you explore the driest part of the Mustang.  Stay overnight at Tsarang.

After breakfast you will headed to Lo Manthang  passing through Lo La Pass. Stay overnight at Lo Manthang.

Today you will have an acclimatization day in Lo Manthang. You can full take a rest or explore the surrounding of Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang is also known as the capital of Kingdom of Lo. Today you will explore four major Gompa like Jampa Gompa (Jampa Lhakang), Thubchen Gompa , Chodey Gompa, and Choprang Gompa . This placed is opened for foreigner seems 1992, but still today Government have maintained the limited number of trekkers to visit Lo Manthang. Stay overnight at Lo Manthang.

Today you will trek down to Ghami passing through Drakmar. Stay overnight at Ghami.

After breakfast you will be headed to Samar passing through the Chemi La, Yiy la pass Geling. Samar is a Tibetan Style village complete with mani walls, monastery and terraced fields. Stay overnight at Samar.

After breakfast you trail down to Chhusang along with the Kali Gandaki river. Stay overnight at Chhusang.

Today you will be headed to Muktinath which is the religious sites for the both Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrimage. From Muktinath  you will get the magnificent view of the Annapurna Range. In Muktinath you can take a bath in 108 Taps and dip in the pond, it believes that taking bath in this taps can remove the sins from your life. Stay overnight at Muktinath.

Today you will be trek down to Jomsom passing along through the Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight at Jomsom.

Today you will catch your flight for Pokhara. Today you can drive to Kathmandu or you can explore the Pokhara Lakeside. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

After breakfast you drive back to Kathmandu, Today your Upper Mustang Treks comes to an end today. Spend the evening exploring the vibrant streets of Thamel and enjoying a celebratory dinner. The journey we started as strangers, we always hope to end it as friends. If you wanna go for another treks then feel free to contact us.

What’s included?

What’s Excluded?

  • Visa fees for entry into Nepal.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Entrance fees for any sightseeing destinations.
  • Mandatory traveler’s insurance.
  • Expenses related to alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks.
  • Any unforeseen costs arising from events such as flight cancellations, personal illness, strikes, political disturbances, etc.
  • Gratuity for the driver, porter, and guide.

About The Visa In Nepal

For travelers, travelers on business, and other travelers visit with various objectives, getting a visa for Nepal is a reasonably fairly easy process. Here is a thorough guide on how to enter Nepal and the procedures for obtaining a visa.

Visa Types

The most widely used kind type of visa, the tourist vis

a is suitable for anyone going to Nepal for fun, sightseeing, or to see friends and relatives.

Business Visa: Business visa provided for those people who comes to Nepal on a business process.

Student Visa: Students visa provided for the peoples who comes to Nepal for to get the higher educations.

Transit Visa: This visa is provided for the person who travel in third country by making the Nepal as transit.

Non-Tourist Visa: The Visa for anyone visiting Nepalfor reasons other than business or tourism,such as conducting research, working

with non-governmental organizations, or participating in diplomatic missions.

Tourist Visa Information avout time and costs:

  • For 15 Days: Usd 30
  • For 30 Days: Usd 50
  • For 90 Days Usd 125 If necessary, tourist visas can be extended.

On Arrival Visa:

At various land border crossings and the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, most nationalities can eligible a visa upon arrival. This is how it works:

Fill the Arrival Card: Fill the arrival form that can be usually availabe at border imigration spots or the airport.

Online Application: Fill out the online application for visa before starting your tour.
Payment: Pay the visa fee on the visa counter.

Visa Issuance:
 To get a visa, provide the immigration officer with your application form, passport, and payment receipt.

Visa Requirements Upon Arrival

Valid Passport: A valid passport must has to valid beyond the date of entrye for a minimum of six months.
Passport Photo: present passport-sized photo.
Complete Application: accessible at the point of entry or online.

You can also get Visa applications at Nepalese embassies or consulates
If you like to apply for a visa in advance of your trip, then Nepalese embassies and consulates around the world accept applications.

Usually, the necessary paperwork consists of:

Completed filled up application Visa.
Valid Passport
present passport size photo
Visa fee payment by cash or any means of payment system offer by embassy or consulate,

For Visa Extension

For visa extension you need to reach immigration office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Apllication Form: Fill up the visa extension form
Document: Passport Photo
Extension Fee structure:
USD 45 for a 15-day extension.
USD 3 per day for each additional day beyond the initial 15 days.
USD 5 per day for overstaying without an extension.

Visa for Extra Objectives

Business Visa:
Documents: The people traveling with business visa need to include proof of business registration, an invitation letter from the company, and other pertinent paperwork of Nepal Company
Visa Fees: Visa fee depends on the number of stay and entry in Nepal

Student Visa:
Document: Acceptance letter from an accredited school with valid passport, proof of financial support, aFees: About $75 USD a year on average.
Visa Fee: Typically charged around USD 75 for one year.

Transit Visa:
Validity: One day.
Cost: $5 USD.
A valid passport and a ticket for the next flight are required.

Important Considerations

  • Overstaying: Overstaying a visa can result in fines and potential legal action. It’s essential to extend your visa if you plan to stay longer.
  • Multiple Entries: Tourist visas allow multiple entries within the visa duration. For business and other visas, check the specific terms.
  • Renewal and Conversion: Certain visas can be renewed or converted to other types depending on the applicant’s needs and purpose of stay.

Permits for Upper Mustang Trek

To trek in the Upper Mustang region you need to take a special permits are as follow:

  • Restricted Area Permit (RAP)

Restricted Area Permit is required to enter the Upper Mustang.  The main purpose of RAP is to preserve the culture and heritage of Mustang region. The cost of RAP is USD 500 per person for 10 Days. And for additional day you have to pay USD 50 per day. this  permit can be collected from the registered travel agency in Kathamandu & Pokhara.  To get the RAP permit you need to provide some document such as valid passport, passport sized photos, trekking itinerary and trekking guides detail.

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is required for trekking through the Annapurna Conservation Area, the main reasons of this permit is to conserve the environment and cultural heritage of the Annapurna region. The cost of ACAP is NPR 3000 for foreigner and  NPR 1000 for SAARC nation. To collect the ACAP you need to provide valid passort photocopy and 2 passport sized photo. The ACAP can be collect from the Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu or Pokhara, or at the entry points to the Annapurna Conservation Area.

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card:

The TIMS card issued to trekkers to ensure their the safety and security. Tims card helps in search and rescue operations in case of emergencies. TIMS cards can be collected at the Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu or at the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The cost of Tims for individual trekkers is USD 20 per person. The required documents for tims card is your Valid passport and passport-sized photos.


Rules & Regulations

Upper Mustang Trek is least explore trekking route of Nepal. so here need to have some rules and regulation for the trekkers to avoid the problem in the future.

Environmental and Cultural Considerations:

No Thrash: Trekkers are motivate to minimize their environmental impact by packing out all trash and avoiding the use of plastic bottles while trekking.

Respect Local Culture: Trekkers should respect the customs and traditions of the Sherpa people and other local communities. This includes dressing modestly and seeking permission before taking photographs of people or religious sites. So no problems arises in the future.

Wildlife Protection: Disturbing wildlife and damaging vegetation is prohibited. Manaslu & Tsum Valley is restricted area and home to many protected species. if these activities found on the sites then you will be penalized according to the law of Nepal Government.

Safety and Trekking Conduct:

Continued on designated Trails: Trekkers need to continued on a designated trails for safety and to prevent erosion, while trekking so no shorcut.

Acclimatization At Altitude: TRekkers need to take a accimatization on planned itinerary to prevent the atitude sickness. You need to take a proper rest to skip future problem.

Travel Insurance: Trekkers need to have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation in the future.

Permits and Checkpoints

Carry Permits: Trekkers must carry all required permits at all times and present them at various checkpoints along the route.

Obey Checkpoint Rules: Follow the instructions of park officials and checkpoint personnel.

Health and Hygiene:

Water Purification: Trekkers must Use water purification tablets, filters, or boiling methods to prevent the waterborne disease while trekking.

Sanitation: Use designated toilets and facilities. If not available, ensure that waste is buried at least 6-8 inches deep and 200 feet away from water sources.

Trekking plan:
Trekkers can starts their trek alone or in a group,While there is no strict regulation on group size,but we suggest to trek in groups for your own safety. Solo trekking is also allowed, but it necessary to inform someone about your trekking plan and expected return date.

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