Upper Mustang Trek (10 nights 11 days)

10 Nights / 11 Days Upper Mustang Trek 


Maximum Altitude: 3840 meters / 12598 feet

Trip Duration: 11 Days

Starts at: Jomsom

Ends at: Jomsom

Trek Region : Annapurna

Trip Grade: Moderate

Transport: Flight / Drive

Accommodation: Tea Houses

Meals: All included

The Upper Mustang trek takes you through some of the most preserved and isolated regions of Nepal. 

This Upper Mustang trek – 11 days takes you to ‘Mini Tibet’ in Nepal. This region has a similar topography, climate, and culture to that of Tibet. You can clearly witness it in the socio-cultural lives of the locals.

The Upper Mustang Trek shows you a different trekking sight of Nepal. This region of Nepal has high-altitude deserts, eroded sandstone pillars, red-rock cliffs, and caves.

You also pass through the deep river gorges of Kali Gandaki and get views of some of the highest mountain peaks of the world.

Specialty: Our trekking guide is a native of Upper Mustang, which gives him a deep knowledge of the region, its people, and its Buddhist culture.

Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek 

  • Preserved Ancient Tibetan Culture and lifestyle
  • Explore the kingdom and palace of King Lo or King of Mustang
  • Spectacular view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Nilgiri
  • Chosar Caves and Monastery
  • Kali Gandaki Gorge: the deepest gorge/canyon of the world
  • Beautiful, quaint villages of Upper Mustang like Kagbeni, Jomsom, Tamagaon, Geling, Ghemi, Tsarang

Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary 

The Upper Mustang Trek starts with a drive/flight to Jomsom from where you would trek to Kagbeni ( 2800 m ). Kagbeni is the entrance of the upper Mustang and the trek starts getting a little rough on you from there, but that’s what adventure is all about. You would be exploring caves, and rocks, and painting on rocks, gompas, and other cultural heritages. The trek continues from Kagbeni to Chele, Ghiling, and Tsarang and finally to Lo Manthang – The Forbidden Kingdom of the Himalayas. While in Lo Manthang you would be totally around Tibetan culture soaking into its cultural greatness with the visit to Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar – the two important places within the kingdom. After Lo Manthang, you would be trekking to Ghame, Syanboche, and finally back to Jomsom. After spending hours hiking and exploring Upper Mustang for multiple days, the trek finally ends with a flight / drive back to Pokhara. 

Upper Mustang 10 nights 11 days Itineraries:

Day 01: Drive/Flight to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni

  • Altitude: Jomsom (Approx. 2720 meters / 8923 feet), Kagbeni (2800 meters / 9186 feet)
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Highlights:
    • Start your journey with a scenic flight or drive to Jomsom.
    • Begin your trek to Kagbeni, a picturesque village with ancient monasteries and a unique Tibetan-influenced culture.

Day 02: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele

  • Altitude: 3100 meters / 10170 feet
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Highlights:
    • Traverse through beautiful landscapes and small villages.
    • Reach Chele, a charming village known for its traditional Mustangi architecture and cultural richness.

Day 03: Trek from Chele to Ghiling

  • Altitude: 3570 meters / 11712 feet
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Highlights:
    • Explore the stunning landscape and pass through interesting chortens and mani walls.
    • Arrive at Ghiling, a serene village with a peaceful atmosphere and ancient monasteries.

Day 04: Trek from Ghiling to Tsarang

  • Altitude: 3560 meters / 11679 feet
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Highlights:
    • Walk through picturesque terrain with colorful rock formations.
    • Reach Tsarang, a historical village with a beautiful palace and gompa (monastery).

Day 05: Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang

  • Altitude: 3840 meters / 12598 feet
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Highlights:
    • Arrive at Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang.
    • Explore the ancient walled city, monasteries, and unique Mustang culture.

Day 06: Explore Lo Manthang and Chhoser Area

  • Altitude: 3840 meters / 12598 feet
  • Highlights:
    • Spend a day exploring the cultural and historical treasures of Lo Manthang.
    • Visit Chhoser to see its caves, monasteries, and unique rock formations.
    • Consider an optional drive back to Pokhara via Muktinath if desired.

Day 07: Trek from Lo Manthang to Ghami

  • Altitude: 3510 meters / 11515 feet
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Highlights:
    • Begin your journey back, passing through scenic landscapes.
    • Reach Ghami, a village with ancient monasteries and a serene atmosphere.

Day 08: Trek from Ghami to Syangboche

  • Altitude: 3800 meters / 12467 feet
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Highlights:
    • Continue your trek, enjoying the unique Mustang landscape.
    • Arrive at Syangboche, a small village surrounded by stunning views.

Day 09: Trek from Syangboche to Chhusang

  • Altitude: 2980 meters / 9776 feet
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Highlights:
    • Descend to Chhusang, passing through diverse landscapes and charming villages.
    • Explore the local culture and traditions.

Day 10: Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom

  • Altitude: 2720 meters / 8923 feet
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Highlights:
    • Conclude your trek by returning to Jomsom, the gateway to Upper Mustang.
    • Reflect on the incredible journey and enjoy the comforts of civilization.

Day 11: Flight/Drive Back to Pokhara

  • Altitude: Varies based on the mode of transportation
  • Highlights:
    • Depart from Jomsom, either by a scenic flight or drive, as per your preference.
    • Return to Pokhara, concluding your remarkable Upper Mustang adventure.

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