Upper Mustang Trek
Trekking duration: 14 days
Starting from: Kathmandu
Ending at: Pokhara.
Maximum altitude: Lo-Manthang 3840m.
Culture: Mixed culture Bramin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Thakali & Tibetan Culture
Mode of trekking tour: Camping Trekking or Tea House.
Himalayan sights: Annapurna Himalaya range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Hiunchuli & Lamjung Himal.
Upper Mustang trek also popular as Lo Manthang trek is one of the most mysterious trekking in Nepal. Mustang region situated along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River is divided into two regions, Upper and Lower Mustang. Upper Mustang is mostly settled with Manangi people and the trail passes up to Lo-Manthang, the capital city of ancient Mustang.
Mustang trekking trail was opened for foreigners in 1992. Upper Mustang Trekking is relatively easy trekking which requires special trekking permit that can be obtained through Nepal Government registered trekking agency. Mustang region is situated in the rain shadow of Himalayan mountain thus very less rain fall occurs in this region. So, the trek to Lo Manthang is through an almost treeless landscape, along a steep and rough trail where we can have astounding mountain scenery of renown mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and more than 35 mountains over 6000m. The main highlights of this trek is to experience the ancient culture of Mustang in spectacular landscape with green fields and village. Many company and social organization are involved in development and preservation of cultural, wildlife and environmental activities in upper Mustang.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Upper Mustang Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 3,840m/12,598ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Upper Mustang Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
For the first 10 days per person US $500
After 10 days per day per person US $50
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara 915m. By tourist bus or by flight.
Day 03: Pokhra to Jomsom 2720m, by flight and trek to Kagbeni 2810m.
Day 04: Kagbeni trek to Chele 3050m.
Day 05: Trek to Geling 3500m.
Day 06: Geling trek to Tsarang/Chharang 3620m.
Day 07: Tsarang/Chharang trek to Lo Manthang 3840m.
Day 08: Acclimatization or Rest day in Lo-Manthang. During this, you can make sightseeing or excursion tour around Mustang King Palace and monasteries.
Day 09: Lo Manthang trek to Ghami 3545m. via Gekar.
Day 10: Ghami trek to Samar 3356m.
Day 11: Samar trek to Kagbeni.
Day 12: Kagbeni trek to Jomsom.
Day 13: After breakfast Jomsom to Pokhara.( by flight)
Day 14: Back to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle or by flight.Note:
[The suggested itinerary is just a guideline and standard pattern. If the itinerary couldn't meet your needs and not suitable for your time; you can customize it. Please let us know about your requirements, we will provide you detail information and plan according to your interest.The trip cost depends on the services you choose - Deluxe, Standard, Budget and Group size.]
- Airport and hotel transportation
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Domestic flights fare (Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara)
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- Upper Mustang special permits, ACAP permit fee
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel Insurance fee and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
Memorable trip forever!
We were very confused to choose local company of Nepal for Bhutan Tour and Nepal Upper Mustang trek. We have searched many and did contact few of them as I found rapid response, understandable itineraries and excellent communication from Mr. Hari Bhatta of Life Dream Adventure Pvt. Ltd. It was great communication with him on email and phone before booked the trip and suggest us a lot. Finally we decided to trust him and booked Bhutan and Nepal trip tougher. Finally things are gone very well with his great team work and excellent services.
Specially Nepal part we were pleased to have Life Dream Adventure as our travel agent and accommodation in Kathmandu where they had booked us. His guide and porter was very nice ad friendly, they have very strong Sherpa porter with well requirements. They looked happy than other we saw on the way. The Landscape and views were perfect and interesting Buddhist culture.
Thank you very much Hari for arranging Nepal and Bhutan trip. We highly recommend anyone for Nepal and Bhutan trip can contact this company.
Great experience and Excellent trek!
We recently returned from the 13 days in the Upper Mustang Valley trek and it was a great experience! Of buddies religion and we went on the Langtang Trek last years and were really impressed with the friendly professionalism and service of Life Dream Adventure team, so we elected to go with the company again for the Upper Mustang. The value is very good and the service was outstanding. Hari, the director, is great and the team we had on the trek, the guide Sabin was very attentive and friendly. I'll be using Life Dream Adventure again when I eventually get back to Nepal.
Experience the Quality Trekking with Life Dream Adventure
This was an amazing trek run by Life Dream Adventure is a great company. The guides and porters were very experience and knowledgeable. We covered about 75 miles (125 km) in 12 days and crossed passes as high as 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) . The tea houses accommodation were all comfortable and the food was very good. It was an exciting and fun trek and everything we had hoped for. This part of Nepal should not be missed. Thank you Life Dream Adventure Team.
Spectacular Upper Mustang Trekking
My trek to Lo - Mangthang (Upper Mustang) was spectacular. All of the people I met in the hotels, along the trekking path, etc are extremely friendly and helpful of course. The landscape is the wonderful. Keshab, was so helpful and profanely taught me a lot of Nepali of practical use. We became like a little family because the group size was so small.
I would highly recommend Life Dream Adventure for Trekking in Nepal.
Thank you very much.
A company with great services
We came to Nepal to visit the Tiji festival in upper Mustang region. We have booked a tour with Life Dream for 23 days including on top of the trek to Lo Mathang where the Tiji festival took place, also trek to Muktinath and tours around Pokhara and Kathmandu. The idea was that from the moment we land in Nepal until we left, someone will take care of us.
I must say that this small company with its manager Hari Bhatta fulfilled ALL its commitments and assigned us a wonderful guide Sabin Dhakal and a a very nice porter. We were very happy and satisfied. I must conclude that it is not really necessary to go to the big companies and with small companies you get more attention and the service is better accordingly.
I strongly recommend this company