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Upper Mustang Trek Package

Upper Mustang Trek Package

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Duration:
17 Days
Group size:
2
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Introduction of Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang, often referred to as the “Last Forbidden Kingdom,” is a unique trekking destination located in the rain shadow of the Himalayas in Nepal. This region, once an independent kingdom, offers a blend of Tibetan culture, ancient monasteries, and striking landscapes characterized by red cliffs, deep gorges, and barren deserts. Trekking in Upper Mustang is like stepping into a world untouched by time, with its well-preserved Tibetan culture and historical significance.

Trek Difficulty and Fitness Requirements for Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang Trek is considered moderate to challenging. It involves walking for 5-7 hours daily on uneven and rocky terrain with significant altitude gain. A good level of physical fitness is necessary. Pre-trek preparation should include cardio exercises, strength training, and practice hikes to build stamina and endurance.

Trip Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek Package

  • Exploring the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang
  • Visiting age-old monasteries such as Thubchen and Jampa
  • Stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Discovering ancient caves used for meditation and living
  • Experiencing the unique Tibetan-influenced culture and traditions
  • Trekking through the rugged and picturesque landscapes of Upper Mustang
  • Witnessing traditional Tibetan festivals and ceremonies (seasonal)

Best Time to Trek Upper Mustang Trek

The best time to trek Upper Mustang is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures. Winter can be harsh and summer may have limited visibility due to monsoon rains, although Upper Mustang is in a rain shadow area.

Upper Mustang Trek Cost

  • Budget package (group, basic accommodation, limited amenities): US$1,800 – US$2,500 per person
  • Standard package (group, mid-range accommodation, most meals): US$2,500 – US$3,500 per person
  • Luxury package (smaller group, superior accommodation, all meals): US$3,500 and above per person

Packing List and Gear for Upper Mustang Trek

Here’s the Upper Mustang Trek packing list :

  • Clothes: layers for various temperatures (moisture-wicking base layers, fleece/down jacket, t-shirts, long sleeves, waterproof jacket, trekking pants/shorts, sandals, sun hat, beanie, gloves, underwear)
  • Sleeping: sleeping bag (3-season), liner, pad
  • Bags: daypack for essentials, duffel for porters to carry
  • Essentials: water bottles/bladder, headlamp, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, toiletries, first-aid kit, cash, snacks, camera, entertainment, permits

Remember to consider the season, trek length, and personal preferences when packing. Pack light but prepare for anything.

Upper Mustang Trek Package Itinerary

1

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transfer to hotel and briefing about the trek
2

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

3

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara

  • Morning flight to Pokhara
  • Explore lakeside attractions and relax by Phewa Lake
4

Day 4: Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni

  • Early morning flight to Jomsom
  • Begin trek with a walk to Kagbeni along the Kali Gandaki River
5

Day 5: Kagbeni to Chele

  • Enter Upper Mustang region
  • Trek through picturesque villages and arid landscapes
6

Day 6: Chele to Syanbochen

  • Ascend through canyons and ridges
  • Pass through Samar village and cross several passes
7

Day 7: Syanbochen to Ghemi

  • Trek through Yamda La pass (3,850m)
  • Visit Ghemi Monastery and the long Mani wall
8

Day 8: Ghemi to Tsarang

  • Cross the Ghemi La pass
  • Arrive at Tsarang with its large fortress and red Gompa
9

Day 9: Tsarang to Lo Manthang

  • Trek to the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang
  • Explore the unique architecture and narrow alleys
10

Day 10: Lo Manthang Exploration

  • Visit the royal palace, Thubchen and Jampa monasteries
  • Optional hike to Chhoser for cave exploration
11

Day 11: Lo Manthang to Drakmar

  • Trek through high passes with panoramic views
  • Descend to the village of Drakmar
12

Day 12: Drakmar to Ghiling

  • Cross several small passes
  • Reach the windy village of Ghiling
13

Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang

  • Descend through familiar terrain
  • Overnight stay at Chhuksang
14

Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom

  • The final day of trekking back to Jomsom
  • Celebrate the completion of the trek
15

Day 15: Fly to Pokhara and Relax

  • Morning flight to Pokhara
  • Free day to rest and explore Pokhara
16

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu

  • Morning flight back to Kathmandu
  • Last-minute shopping or sightseeing
17

Day 17: Departure

  • Transfer to the airport for your international flight

Note

Our standard itinerary may change due to unpredictable events like flight delays, weather issues, natural disasters, new government rules, political situations, or health problems. We will adapt the trek accordingly and appreciate your cooperation and flexibility.

From USD $1800
94% of travelers recommend this experience
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

What is Included Upper Mustang Trek Package

Airport transfers in Kathmandu
Domestic flights: Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom (round trip)
All necessary trekking permits (ACAP and Upper Mustang Special Permit)
Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (hotel)
Tea house or lodge accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
Experienced and English-speaking trekking guide
Porters to carry personal gear
All ground transportation as per the itinerary
Comprehensive first aid kit

What is Exclude Upper Mustang Trek Package

International airfare to and from Nepal
Nepal entry visa fees
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (e.g., laundry, telephone, bar bills, tips)
Additional meals and drinks in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara if required
Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions

FAQs About Upper Mustang Trek Package

How difficult is the Upper Mustang Trek?

The trek is moderately challenging, requiring good physical fitness and preparation.

How long is Upper Mustang Trek?

The trek typically takes 17 days, including arrival and departure days.

How much is Upper Mustang trekking?

The cost varies depending on the services included, typically ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 per person.

How high is Mustang Trek?

The highest point on the trek is Lo La Pass at 4,200 meters (13,780 feet).