Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang trekking is popularly known as Mustang trekking. Among more trekkers Upper Mustang trekking is also well-known as Lo Manthang Trekking.

  • Trip Fact - 17 days
  • Trip Code : HST-AT-14
  • Trek Start/End: Jomsom
  • Grade: Moderate/Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation: 2710m.
  • Highest Elevation: 4120m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 person
  • Best time : October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse / Tent
  • Trek Duration: 17 days
Upper Mustang trekking

Upper Mustang trekking is popularly known as Mustang trekking. Among more trekkers Upper Mustang trekking is also well-known as Lo Manthang Trekking. This is an interesting trekking that takes you to unspoiled Tibetan villages situated at the northern border between Nepal and Tibet. Foreigners were restricted to visit Lo Manthang till 1992 AD. Lo-Manthang is a small kingdom. Still it has a king. You visit the king’s palace surrounded by Gompa and private houses.

Upper Mustang Trekking gives you an opportunity to experience unique beauty of Himalayan desert, a strange and unusual landscape. Geographically the land is an extension of the Tibetan plateau, characterized by windy and arid valleys, eroded canyons and unique stratified rock formations.

Day excursion to the Lo Manthang and Eastern valley Nyphu and Gharphu is another highlight of the this trip. The trail drops into the small valley north of the lo Manthang, crossing the river trail assent  then contours around north cultivation stretches to the Mustang Khola. After two hours walk from the Lo Manthang after crossing wooden bridge west bank of the Mustang Khola  ahead the right can see dramatic cave village of Chosar and the red monastery of Nyphu  set into the rock face. The trail a chorten and round s a bend opposite chosar to display the village and monastery of Gharphu ahead on the eat side of the Mustang Khola. This is reached by crossing tow bridges close to Gharphu 3760m where red Gompa is built out from a vertical rock face and partly set in a cave. Also you can read Nepal Tibet border 6 hours walking from Lo Manthang .

Another day hiking from Lo Manthang and western valley  Namgtal Tingkar  is could be interesting to overlooks Lo Manthnag. The trail leads half an hour south side of the river becoming quite rocky towards the field and joins another trail east up towards Namgyal Monastery.

After back from Upper Mustang  also you visit Muktinath, the famous temple of both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrimage . Visiting this holy site makes your Upper Mustang trekking more worthwhile.

Upper Mustang Trekking Route Map

Upper Mustang Trekking Highlight

  1. Seven hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  2. Spectacular Mountain flight Pokhara/ Jomsom via Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range
  3. Explore the hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang
  4. Unique culture and lifestyle of Managis
  5. Visit ancient Buddhist Monastery and amazing caves
  6. Tree-less barren landscape
  7. Walk through the Kaligandaki river
  8. Many ammonite fossils in the bank of Kaligandaki river.

Upper Mustang Trekking Itinerary

Upper Mustang Trekking Price

Silver Price - US$ 1570 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport  to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at three star hotel with breakfast (Hotel Marshyangdi or Samsara Resort or Hotel Harati)
  • Two night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Base camp Resort or Hotel Kantipur or Trek o Tel Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • Special permit for Upper Mustang (USD 500 for ten days after ten days per day USD 50).
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu  tourist bus ticket
  • Fly ticket PKR /JOM /PKR.
  • Other ground transportation

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

Gold Price - US$ 2430 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at three star hotel with breakfast (Hotel Marshyangdi orSamsara Resort or Hotel Harati)
  • Two night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Base camp Resort or Hotel Kantipur or Trek o Tel Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • Special permit for Upper Mustang (USD 500 for ten days after ten days per day USD 50).
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu  tourist bus ticket
  • Flight tickets PKR /JOM /PKR.
  • Other ground transportation

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

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Upper Mustang Trekking Reviews

Mustang Lo Manthang Trek , Croatia

Upper Mustang trek was a marvelous experience filled with moments dedicated to only enjoyment and fun. The scenery were fantastic, out of this world!
The organization was perfect due to KP Subedi vast experience and understanding of his customer’s needs. We also had a great crew to support us: many thanks to KP, Jayram Gurung, Pramod Pangeni and his brother and Dharma.

Travel Year: 2016
Review submitted - September 6, 2016

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