Upper Mustang Trek
Explore Old Buddhist Kingdom of Lo Mangthang
Nepal is a mysterious land filled with diversity and three major geographical points. The Upper Mustang Trek lets you encounter it from plains, hills, and the Himalayas! This trek takes you on an adventure beyond your dreams in Himalayan culture, vast valleys, wild rivers, and Himalayan views. They are known as the Upper Mustang region of Nepal and one of the most beautiful places in Nepal.
Trekking in the Upper Mustang region lets you encounter various types of wildlife and traditional culture. On the way to the highest point of the Upper Mustang Trek is Drakmar. Along with the stone-walled village of Lo-Mangthang, where a day of exploration will occur at 8,700 meters above sea level. The village here consists of cliffs and ravines.
Now all ruins, it is worth exploring these ancient living places of the people who lived and thrived here. Even the famous international channel National Geographic has made a documentary about the Upper Mustang and its attractions. This trek also offers fantastic snowcapped Himalayan views only accessible from the Mustang region.
The journey through Mustang starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a magical lakeside city. A scenic flight to Jomsom will take place, with views of the Nilgiri that are just unique from the airplane. Jomsom is where we start trekking to Kagbeni, following the Kali Gandaki River. The trail is mainly along the road until reaching Kagbeni village. We go on more secluded trails towards Syanbochen and ultimately to Lo-Mangthang.
Along with scenery that reflects an American Western movie and it’s common to see horse riders in this area. Peregrine Treks & Expedition has concluded more than hundreds of expeditions in the Mustang region; we will provide better service to the trekkers to explore the magical area.
The Kali Gandaki River is our main point during the Upper Mustang Trek. Furthermore, we notice many thriving villages situated near this life-giving river. Crossing suspension bridges over deep gorges and rivers and crossing jungles and rocky trails make this trek more adventurous. The Peregrine Treks & Expedition team will be there every step of the way to let you enjoy the beauty of the Upper Mustang Trek.
Meals: Not Included
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: Did you know that Jomsom is famous for its apple orchards, and from Jomsom, amazing views of the Nilgiri can be seen!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: Did you know that Tangbe village is full of whitewashed houses, narrow alleys, apple orchards and buck weed, and barley fields. Tomorrow we have a hard day so better take an early sleep!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: Did you know that the Taklam La Pass and the Dajori Pass are over 3,600 meters in height! The Ramchung Cave is an exciting point during today’s trek! Tomorrow we face another two passes, so a good night’s sleep is recommended!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: Did you know that the Yamada La and Nyi Passes are over 3,800 meters! Ghami is known to be the largest village in the Lo region and is famous for its fields surrounding the entire village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: The Charang Pass lies at a height of 3,870 meters. Charang village is one exciting place as it rests atop the Charang Chu Canyon and is home to a big fortress and a red gompa east of it.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: Lo-Manthang gives terrific views of the Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak, and a beautiful pond called Damodar Kunda. Lo-Manthang village is entirely enclosed by a large stone wall, which makes the village resemble an old medieval settlement!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: Gyakar village is home to a hundred years old Gompa. The Ghar Gompa is decorated with beautiful rock paintings, and according to legend, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa gets it fulfilled! Our trek tomorrow will be tight, so we are going to get up early to avoid strong winds.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: The mountains we get to see today are the mighty Dhaulagiri and the Nilgiri.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: Tomorrow is our last day of trekking so we should enjoy the beautiful Himalayan views for the last time!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerNote: The flight back to Pokhara passes through the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains, keep your cameras ready!
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
You will stay in Samsara Resort, Hotel Arts Kathmandu, a 3-star hotel in Thamel, Tika Resort, or a similar 3-star hotel in Pokhara. A solo traveler needs to share the room with a same-gender traveler. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay an additional cost of about USD 300. Most of your accommodations during the trek contain attached bathrooms, while some teahouses may not have, and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities. Kathmandu and the trekking regions will have sing room facilities in lower elevations, but it will be hard to find them at higher elevations.
During your Upper Mustang Trek, you will enjoy typical Nepalese food and international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Indian, etc.). Be sure that the lodges or teahouses will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per their available menu. You may not be served breakfast somewhere during your Upper Mustang trek. You may get opportunities for welcome and farewell dinners for guests.
We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.
Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.
Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.
We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.
Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.
Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.
On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).
To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.
We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.
You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.
During the Upper Mustang Trek, the weather and temperature regularly fluctuate and depend on the time of year. Therefore, picking the appropriate time of year can allow you to have the ideal trek with pleasant weather and comfortable temperatures.
The spring season brings a variety of weather patterns to the Mustang region. While passing through Kagbeni, the faint water vapor above the hills might deliver a heavy downpour. However, the day will have adequate sunshine, and the sky will be mostly clear blue so that one may take in the most incredible views while on the trek.
Average temperature: [20 to -5 degree Celsius]
The Lo Manthang Valley consistently receives a western breeze, which keeps the temperature pleasant and ideal for trekking. On the sandy Mustang Region trails, the afternoon breeze is an obstacle. Therefore, finishing the daily trek before the afternoon breeze will be much more beneficial. Along with the Himalayan landscape, magnificent greenery will also be this season. The probability of rain and snowfall will both be relatively low.
Average temperature: [15 to -8 degree Celsius]
Rainfall will be adequate in the lower Mustang region but insufficient in the upper half due to the rainshadow zone. A raincoat and other essentials are essential for the Upper Mustang Trek during the summer. From place to place, the weather pattern will suddenly alter. A wide diversity of species and clouds will cover the terrain, making it a marvelous witness. The eastern wind’s moisture also contributes to the endless variety of weather. Furthermore, the sun’s intensity will increase during the day. Also, one must use caution when crossing rivers and waterfalls.
Average temperature: [25 to -2 degree Celsius]
The wind will be bitterly cold as it descends from the Himalayas. Snow will blanket the upper Mustang region, and the wind will continue to blow. During this season, a shivering cold could be an issue. However, this is the finest time of year for those who enjoy chilly and snowy adventures. Make sure to carry warm clothing for this season.
Average temperature: [10 to -12 degree Celsius]
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