Upper Mustang Trek

  • Trekking

  • 17 Days

  • Hard

  • 3,810 m

  • KTM & PKR: 4* hotel Trek period:Teahouse

  • Autumn (Sep to Mid Dec) and Spring (March to May)

Upper Mustang is one of the unique trekking trail of Nepal. It is also known as ‘hidden kingdom’. It was the former Kingdom of Lo. There were royal family ruling this kingdom. Still, there is a king and family of royal in the region.

Highlights of the trip

  • Hidden Kingdom
  • Semi arid landscape that creates unique features of the region.
  • Great view of mountains and nature.
  • Local people and culture
  • Settlements of the region including Lo-mangthang. 
  • Century old monasteries.

This region is unique by its nature and people. The landscape of Mustang is semi-arid desert like. There are patches of land that highly fertile where most of the settlements and village remains. The literal translation of word “Mustang” is fertile land. It have rugged rocky mountains with deep canyons, ever eroding dusty cliff and Moraine Valleys. 

This region borders Tibet. It was ancient trading route of Nepal and Tibet. Still, there is trading on regular basis on border. The region is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. People culture and lifestyle are in influenced by Buddhism. There are numbers of century old monasteries that is unique and amazing.  The settlements are very unique and distinct. The houses and structure of the region gives the feeling of ancient time. It’s like the time has stopped in the region. 

This trekking route needs special permit from Nepal government in order to travel. 


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Itinerary are in standard form. It can be customized according to the need of clients. Please feel free to contact us for the trip.

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel (1300m).


Arrival in Kathmandu and pick up and transfer to hotel by office representative. Hang around Thamel on availability of time. Acquire and prepare necessary gear for the trip. 

Meals: Welcome Dinner Accommodation: Hotel
Day 02

Fly / Drive to Pokhara (30 minutes / 5 -6 hours).


After breakfast, you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight or will take a tourist vehicles (Van/Bus) to Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful lake city and have plenty of activities to do. It have great views of the mountains and Fewa Lake. There are number of activities and plenty of places to visit. Taking walk around Fewa Lake, cycling, boating etc. can be done. 

Meals: Breakfast, Accommodation: Hotel
Day 03

Fly to Jomsom (2725 m) and trek to Kagbeni (2810 m) 3 hours walk.


We will take early flight to Jomsom as there will be no flight after 12 am because of high wind. The trail will start from the bank of river Kaligandaki. We will follow the rocky bank of the river. Kagbeni is a beautiful small village. It is a gateway to Mustang. The border for forbidden region starts from here. Tourists are not allowed to enter after this point without special permit. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 04

Kagbeni to Chele (2920 m) 5-6 hours.


The trail is dusty and dry from here. The trail follows the bank of Kali Gandaki River. It is windy by the day. This place is famous for dry wind that blows all around the year. We will climb steep eroding hill to Chele

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 05

Chele to Syangbochen (3800 m) 6-7 hours.


The trail uphill through cliffs. After reaching to the top, good view of Mt. Nilgiri can be seen. There are few settlements between the camps. As the terrain is harsh and unproductive, settlements can only be found in small patch of land where cultivation is possible. Syangbochen is a small settlement with few lodges. We will cross two passes the Taklam La pass (3,624m) and the Darjori La pass (3,735m) today. We will stay overnight in Syanbochen

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 06

Syangbochen to Ghami (3520 m) 5-6 hours.


We will cross another two passes today, Yamada La (3,850 m) and Nyi Pass (4,010 m). The trail goes up and down several time. Ghami is very old village with lot of old structure. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 07

Ghami to Tsarang (3560 m) 4-5 hours.


It will be lunch camp. The distance is short but it is uphill. We will descend to Ghami Khola (river) and cross bridge. It uphill from here. At beginning, there is very long mani wall (wall made with prayer craved in). Tsarang is an ancient village that have fortress and very old monasteries. We will cross another pass Tsarang La Pass (3,870 m) to reach Tsarang village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahosue
Day 08

Tsarang Lo Manthang upper mustang (3800 m) 4-5 hours.


We will cross another pass called Lo La pass (3,950 m). After crossing, we will see historic and amazing beautiful village of Lo Manthang. It is a very attractive village. The walled village is historical capital of Mustang. On the way, view of mountains like Tilicho peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Brikuti peak can be seen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 09

Exploration day at Lo Manthang.


Lo Manthang is amazing place to explore. This village itself have very unique feature. There are number of monasteries which can be explored. There is a king palace which are opened to public. You can hike or take horse to place called Chosar. It have cave that is five stored and quite amazing to see. It was used for various purpose like burial, meditation place, hiding place during war and later converted to monasteries. But it is unknown about origin of this amazing caves. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 10

Lo Manthang to Ghami (3750 m) 6-7 hours.


We will uphill and descend to very old village known as Low-Gyakar. It have ancient monastery which we will explore during lunch time. This monastery have unique history and have distinct feature. After that we will head to Dhakmar. It is small village on bank of river. The red cliff surrounding the village make it very unique. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 11

Ghami to Syanbochen 6-7 hours.


We will trace back the same route as we arrived to Syanbochen. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 12

Syanbhochen to Samar via Chumsi Cave 6-7 hours.


We will take detour from normal route to Chumsi Cave. We will follow the river and reach Chumsi Cave. It is religious important cave. After reaching Chumsi Cave, it will be uphill climb to Samar which is in normal trekking route.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 13

Samar to Kagbeni 6-7 hours.


We will trace back the same route as before and reach to Kagbeni. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 14

Kagbeni to Jomsom.


We will trace back to the same route to reach Jomsom. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 15

Jomsom to Pokhara.


We will fly back to Pokhara. In case of non-availability of flight we will drive back to Pokhara. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 16

Fly / Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 30 minutes / 5 hours.


Early morning, we take a car/tourist bus if we are driving or fly to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the representative of Sherpa Khangri Outdoor transfer you to hotel and we can enjoy our day in Kathmandu. In The evening to celebrate our successful journey, we will have a farewell dinner with Traditional Nepali Cuisine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 17

Transfer to International Airport for final departure.


Journey with us end here. Office representative will take you to International airport for final departure as per schedule requirement. 

Meals: Breakfast

Sherpa Khangri Outdoor takes care of members from the moment they come to Kathmandu. If extra services and  amenities required, please lets us know about it. 

Cost Includes
  • Pickups & Drop according to itinerary.
  • All necessary paper work including trekking permit and others.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Sharing in BB plan.
  • Flight/ Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu./ Pokhara to Jomsom/Pokhara 
  • Trekking guide.
  • Porter services for trekking.
  • Staff Insurance and Salary.
  • All 3 meals during trek.
  • Medical kit.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties.
Cost Exculdes
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg) *only on flight.
  • Extra night accommodation (s).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.).
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Personal guide if requested.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Internet Access during the trek.

Fixed Deaprtures has been fixed. If you like to get your departure time, please feel free to contact us.




    17 Days




    3,810 m


    KTM & PKR: 4* hotel Trek period:Teahouse


    Autumn (Sep to Mid Dec) and Spring (March to May)