Upper Mustang Trek

Days

12

Price from

$1950

Overview

Upper Mustang Trek aka the Shangri La Nepal Trek is a special trek which we will bring you to earth’s last Shangri La.

Upper Mustang is also known as The Last Forbidden Kingdom of Lo. The kingdom was a restricted demilitarised area until 1992. The land opened up to tourists in the year 1992, and since then they have been getting approximately 2000 tourists a year.

A special note: For Non-Nepalese, USD50 has to be paid for a special permit, to gain permission to enter this mysterious land.

Upper Mustang was a separate kingdom within Nepal. This small Tibetan settlement has the same respect for their King – Jigme Paramal Bistaeven after the downfall of the monarchy in year 2006.

It is the most preserved and mysterious region in the world, and is rich in Tibetan culture. Mustang is located in the rain shadow area of Nepal. The entire area is formed by cold and deserted mountains, with average height of 3000m. The capital city is of Mustang District is Lo-Manthang – the major attraction of this Mustang Trek. Lo-Manthang can be accessed via land.

Mustang’s region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, and ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses. There are over 1000 undiscovered man-made caves, where only 300 have been found and studied. Beautiful Buddhism paintings and statues decorate these caves.

The ancient people who lived in those caves were called the Sky People. No one is allowed to enter any of the discovered nor undiscovered caves, unless they have special permission from the Nepal government.

This Shangri La Nepal Trek will bring you to this mysterious destination, with a private guide.

Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Pokhara to Kagbeni (2800m)

Day 2: Kagbeni (2800m) to Chele (3100m)

Day 3: Chele (3100m) to Shyangmodhen (Syangboche) (3800m)

Day 4: Syangboche to Chemi (3800m)

Day 5: Chami to Tsarang (3560m)

Day 6: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3840m)

Day 7: Explore the Lo-Manthang area (3840m)

Day 8: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar (3820m)

Day 9: Dhakmar to Ghilling (3570m)

Day 10: Ghilling to Samar (3620m)

Day 11: Samar to Jomsom (2720m)

Day 12: Jomsom to Pokhara (730m)

Itinerary

Day 1: Pokhara to Kagbeni (2800m)

Duration

8 hours

Transportation

Car, Walking

Meal

Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Kagbeni

Highlights: A thrilling air journey to Jomsom

05.30am: Pick up from your hotel in Pokhara, and drive to Pokhara airport to catch your flight to Jomsom at 7 am.

07.00am: Fly to Jomsom. NOTE: You will see good view of mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna South, Lamjung Himal and more from your plane

07:30am: Arrive in Jomsom Airport. NOTE: You will have a good view of Nilgiri (7061m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) from here. NOTE: You will have a tea break here at Jomsom to prepare for the trek.

10.00am: Start the trek to Kagbeni (2800m). You will trek to Kagbeni following the riverbank of Kali Gandaki River. You will see scenic mountains as the backdrop.

12:00 am: Arrive at EkleBhatti (2740m) and continue the trek. You will see Thorang Peak on the way to Kagbeni.

01:00 am: Arrive at Kagneni (2800m). Check in hotel.

02.30pm: Lunch at the hotel. After lunch rest and relax.

NOTE

  • You can take a walk to get some good photos, and visit the an old monastery on Kagbeni.
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 2: Kagbeni (2800m) to Chele (3100m)

Duration

6-7 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Chele

07:00am: Breakfast at the hotel

08:00am: Check out hotel. Start the trek to Chele (3100m). NOTE: You will enter the Upper Mustang area. After a short walk, you will have a good view of Yakwakang (6482m) and numerous caves in the west.

12.00am: Arrive in Tangbe. You will your tea and lunch break at Tangbe. NOTE: Tangbe is famous for the typical Mustang Chortens, which are painted in black, white and red. You will find the Thakali community in Chusang. They are popular for making traditional Nepalese food in Nepal.

01.00pm: Continue the trek to Chusang after lunch break. You will have a beautiful, colourful landscape as a backdrop on this trek.

02.00pm: Arrive in Chusang and continue the trek to Chele.

03.00pm: Start the trek to Chele (3100m).

03.30pm: You will come to a bridge over the Kaligandaki river and continue the uphill trek to Chele.

04.00pm: Arrive in Chele (3100m). On your backdrop you will see the beautiful view of Chusang Village and Nilgiri Mountain. Check in hotel. Rest and relax. NOTE: Dinner in the hotel.

Day 3: Chele (3100m) to Shyangmodhen (Syangboche) (3800m)

Duration

8 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Syangboche

07:00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00am: Check out hotel. Start the trek to Syangboche (3800m).

09.00am: Arrive at Taklamla (3624m) pass and continue the trek to Dajorila (3560m) pass.

09.30am: Arrive at Dajorila (3560m) pass. You will be able to see a view of Nilgiri and Annapurna Range of Mountains on your backdrop here.

10.00am: Arrive in Samar (3620m). NOTE: While walking to Samar you will see the view of Bhrikuti and Damodar Kunda. You will always see the Nilgiri on your right back. Tea break at Samar.

10.30am: After tea break continue the trek to Bhena (3860m). NOTE: It is 30-minute downhill trek and 2 hours uphill trek. Before arriving at Bhena, you will go through the Yamdalla Pass. You will have a beautiful and breathtaking view of the Landscape of Mustang up to the Tibet border.

01.00pm: Arrive at Bhena (3860m). You will have your lunch here.

01.30pm: After lunch break, you will continue the trek to Yamdo La (3920m) pass. This is an uphill trek which will take about 1.5 hours.

03.00pm: Arrive in Yamda (3920m) and continue the trek to Syangboche (3800m). This is a downhill trek of about 300 meter.

03.30pm: Arrive in Syangboche (3800m). Check in hotel. Rest and relax after check in. NOTE: Dinner at the hotel. You will be able to experience a very unique culture in this area. You will see a multi husbands’ culture in this area.

Day 4: Syangboche to Chemi (3800m)

Duration

8 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Chimi

07:00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00am: Start the trek to Chemi (3800m).

08.15am: Arrive at Syangboche la (3850m). NOTE: There will be a good view of the Annapurna Range including Annapurna 1 and Nilgiri, Thorang Peak, Yakwakang at your back.

10.30am: Arrive in Tamagaon (3710m). NOTE: This is a small local village with few houses. After this, the trek to Chhunggar (3750m) continues.

11.00am: Arrive in Chhunggar (3750m) and continue the trek to Jhaite (3820m).

11.15am: Arrive in Jhaite (3820m). You will have tea break here.

11.45am: Continue the trek to Nyila (4010m) Pass. You will see the Nilgiri and Annapurna range of mountains on your back.

12.45pm: Arrive in NyiLa (4010m) and continue the downhill trek to Ghemi La Pass (3765m).

01.45pm: Arrive in Ghemi La Pass (3765m). NOTE: Ghemi La pass is photogenic. You will have time to spend here taking photographs. Continue the downhill trek to Ghami (3800m)

02.15pm: Arrive in Ghami (3800m). Check in hotel. Rest and relax. NOTE: Lunch and dinner at the hotel. Ghami is one of more popular and third largest village in upper Mustang. You will be able to do a bit of sightseeing in this region. If you still have the energy, you can also hike some small peaks.

Day 5: Chami to Tsarang (3560m)

Duration

4-5 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Tsarang

08:00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00am: Begin the trek to Tsarang. NOTE: You will walk through Nepal’s longest Mani Wall.

11.00am: Arrive in Tsarang (Chingel, Choya) La pass (3870m) and continue the downhill trek to Tsarang. NOTE: You will be able to see Dhaulagiri Mountain from here.

01.00pm: Arrive in Tsarang. Check into hotel. Rest and relax. NOTE: Lunch and dinner is at the hotel. You can do a bit of sightseeing in this village, and visit the monastery and an old palace.

Day 6: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3840m)

Duration

5-6 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Lo-Manthang

07:00am: Breakfast at the hotel

08:00am: Start the trek to Lo-Manthang (3840m)

10.15am: Arrive at SungdaCherten (3870m) and continue the trek to Lo-Manthang.

12.15pm: Arrive at Lo (Day) La Pass (3950m) and continue the downhill trek to Lo-Manthang. You can see the view of Lo Mathang and most of the villages like Thinkar (summer palace), Nyamgal and Chhosar on this trek.

01.00pm: Arrive in Lo-Manthang. Check in hotel. Rest and relax. NOTE: Lunch and dinner at the hotel. You can do a bit of sightseeing in this village after resting.

Day 7: Explore the Lo-Manthang area (3840m)

Duration

6 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Lo-Manthang

07:00am: Breakfast at the hotel

08:00am: Begin the Lo-Manthang exploration tour.

We believe that Ama Pal was the person responsible for constructing this beautiful town in this cold desert before 1390. JugmeDorgePalbarBista was the 25th and last king from the Bista Dynasty in Mustang.

The people of Lo Manthang are known as Lhobas. The village is noted for its tall white washed mud brick walls, gompas and the Raja’s or Royal or King’s Palace, a nine-cornered, 5-storey structure built in about 1400.

There are four major temples: Jampa Lhakhang or Jampa Gompa, the oldest, built in the early 15th century and also known as the “God house”; Thubten Gompa, a huge, red assembly hall and gompa built in the late 15th century and located just southwest of Jampa Gompa; Chodey Gompa, now the main city gompa; and the Choprang Gompa, which is popularly known as the “New Gompa”.

The Government opened access to tourists in this area after 1992, but still the tourism to Upper Mustang remains limited.

You will have your lunch en route and dinner at the hotel. NOTE: You can make some side trips such as visiting the Tibetan Boarder by jeep, visiting villages like Thinggar (summer palace), Namgyal, and Chhosar etc. You can also visit the oldest – about 2500 years old – biggest cave of this region.

Day 8: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar (3820m)

Duration

9 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Dhakmar

07:00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00am: Start the trek to Dhakmar with a pre-packed lunch.

11.00am: Arrive in Marang La Pass (4230m). This is the highest altitude pass in this trek. Continue the downhill trek to GharGumba (3020m)

01.00pm: Arrive in GharGumba (3920m). It is the oldest Monastry of Guru Padma Sambhav in this region. You will have tea break and continue the trek to Dhakmar. NOTE: We can have some tea and instant noodles at GharGhumba.

01.30pm: After tea break, begin your trek to Dhakmar.

02.30pm: Arrive at MuiLa (4170m) pass and continue the downhill trek to Dhakmar (3820m). NOTE: Dhakmar is the best spot for a great view of the landscape.

03.30am: Arrive in Dhakmar. Check in hotel. Rest and relax. You can visit the monasteries at your own leisure. NOTE: Dinner at the hotel.

Day 9: Dhakmar to Ghilling (3570m)

Duration

6 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Ghilling

07:00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00am: Start the trek to Ghilling.

09.00am: Arrive in Ghemi (3510m) and continue the uphill trek to Ghami La Pass (3765m) and continue the trek to Nyi la Pass (4020m).

09.45am: Arrive in Ghami La Pass (3765m) and continue the uphill trek to Nyi La Pass (4020m).

11.45pm: Arrive at Nyi La Pass (4020m) and continue the downhill trek to Ghilling (3570m).

01.30pm: Arrive at Ghilling (3570m). Check in hotel. NOTE: Lunch and dinner at the hotel.

Day 10: Ghilling to Samar (3620m)

Duration

7 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Samar

07:00am: Breakfast at the hotel

08:00am: Start the uphill trek to Syangboche (3800m)

09.30pm: Arrive at Syangboche (3800m) and continue the trek to Yamda La (Soi Pass 3860m)

10.30am: Arrive at Yamdala (Soi Pass 3860m) and continue the downhill trek to Bhena (3860m).

11.30am: Arrive at Bhena. You will have lunch break in Bhena (3860m).

01.00pm: Start the trek to Samar after lunch. NOTE: You can get transportation to Jomsom.

03.00pm: Arrive in Samar (3620m). Check into hotel. Rest and relax. NOTE: Lunch and dinner in the hotel.

Day 11: Samar to Jomsom (2720m)

Duration

10 hours

Transportation

Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Jomsom

07:00am: Breakfast at the hotel

08:00am: Start the trek to Jomsom

09.30am: Arrive in Chele (3100) and continue the trek to Jomsom (2720m).

10.30am: Arrive in Chusang (2980m). Continue the trek to Tangbe (3060m). Lunch break in Chusang and continue the trek to Jomsom.

11.30am: Arrive in Tangbe (3060m). Lunch break in Tangbe.

12.30pm: Continue the trek to Jomsom after lunch break.

02.30pm: Arrive in Kagbeni (2800m). And continue the trek to Ekle Bhatti.

03.00: Start the trek after lunch to IkleBhatti and continue the trek to Jomsom.

04.30pm: Arrive in Jomsom. Check into hotel. Rest and relax in hotel. NOTE: Dinner in hotel.

Day 12: Jomsom to Pokhara (730m)

Duration

6 hours

Transportation

Plane, Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation

N/A

06:00am: Breakfast at the hotel

07:30am: Flight to Pokhara.

08.30am: Arrive in Pokhara. Transfer to hotel. Check in hotel.

11.30am: Lunch in Pokhara. Relax in your free time. Optional: You can come to Pokhara by hiring a private jeep or local bus.

Congratulations! Your treks ends here.

Price & Terms

USD1950 per pax. Minimum 2 pax. For a group of more than 6 persons, we will offer a very special discount on the price published, please contact us at sales@eyesonnepal.com

What is included?

  • Accommodations x11 nights in the mountains. NOTE: Base on twin sharing.
  • All as stated on itinerary
  • All land transportation
    • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Jomsom.
    • Flight ticket to Pokhara to Jomsom.
    • Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel.
  • All meals stated in the itinerary.
    • Breakfast x11
    • Lunch x12
    • Dinner x11
  • 23% VAT (Government tax and service charge)
  • Upper Mustang Special Permit(USD50 per day per person, total 12 days = USD 600) and Annapurna Conservation area National Park fees (USD20).
  • 1 trekking guide & 1 porter (maximum 20kg luggage) will be provided during your treks.
  • Salary, accommodations & meals for trekking guide and porter.
  • First aids kits, water purifier tablets & all necessities required in the mountains.

What is not included?

  • Personal expenses
  • Items mentioned as your own expenses.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping
  • Mineral water and drinks in mountain.

Important Notes

  • Time schedules in the itinerary are for reference. Changes of time and schedule will be advised by your tour guide depending on the situation, weather conditions, and road conditions during the tour.
  • Customers have to write in email for confirmation.
  • Payment phases:
    • 50% upon Confirmation,
    • 50% upon Pick up from your hotel.
  • Please note that the itineraries are subject to change. The schedule will always depend on the time available and weather conditions. Some of them can be cancelled without prior notice. There will be no refund upon cancellation if the guest does not keep to the agreed upon time, or if there are bad weather conditions. 
  • Any request for changes will be charged accordingly.

How to book?

Please fill the form below.









We kindly request that you fill in the online booking form. Otherwise, just provide us answers to the following questions directly through our email address sales@eyesonnepal.com

  • Subject: Mustang Trek 12 days 11 nights
  • Name:
  • Preferred date of the Trek:
  • No. of pax: 
  • Hotel name (for pick up and drop off arrangements):

We will reply you with an official quotation with itinerary. If you are okay with our itinerary and quotation, please confirm with us via email. We will issue the Confirmation Order and Invoice to you.

You need to send us the following mentioned documents to prepare your Mustang Special TIMS & Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.

  • A scanned copy of your passport in JPEG or PDF format
  • A passport sized photo in JPEG format.

50% deposit will be paid by your side either via Pay Pal or bank in to our Nepal Company account, 50% outstanding will be paid upon pick up. We will issue the official receipt to you once we received the payment.

Upon pick up, we will check your trekking gears, and will pass you the TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit.

Welcome to Nepal! We will greet you upon pick up in your hotel.

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