Ace Holiday Treks

Upper Mustang Trek

Best Price
Price starting from $1,890
US $ 1,770 per person
18 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
1 - 20
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Mar to May, June to Aug, Sep to Nov
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Chusang - Samar - Ghiling - Tsarang - Lo Manthang - Drakmar - Ghiling - Chusang - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu


    • Explore the arid and otherworldly landscapes of Upper Mustang, featuring desert-like terrains and dramatic rock formations.
    • Immerse yourself in Tibetan-influenced culture, visiting ancient monasteries, chortens, and interacting with the local people.
    • Reach the walled city of Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, and experience its rich cultural heritage and historical significance.
    • Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including stunning peaks like Nilgiri and Tilicho.


Upper Mustang Trek is a surge to the ancient utopian civilization in the Upper Mustang Region of Nepal. There are all these fascinating packages of places that come along with this trek. Lo Manthang, the ancient kingdom of Mustang district is rich in ancient history and mountain civilization. Likewise, a handy trek to this place  is an excellent way to know about the ancient Buddhist kingdom. Apart from the spellbinding mountains views, historic caves, beautiful monasteries : Amchi Museum, colorful walls, and the prayer flags are some of the other captivating attractions you wouldn’t want to miss during the hike .

The upper mustang itinerary starts from Kathmandu after you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. However, the trekking days will only start from Jomsom. With Heaven Himalaya, the maximum elevation you take on the trek is to Nyi La Pass after Ghaymi which is at 4010 m (13,156ft). Although the height you trek to is above 3500 m, it is a moderate level trek and doesn’t incorporate any difficulties. So, it is also a suitable option for beginner trekkers planning to hike in the high Himalayas.

Upper Mustang generally includes the northern half of the Mustang district close to the Tibetan Border. It is a very historically significant place till this date.

 Upper Mustank  is a big piece of dry land. Nevertheless the  beauty it harbours is unmatchable. Since it receives the least rainfall, the region is one of the driest of all in Nepal.Despite being fry, there are all these beautiful rivers that walk along the mountains . For instance, it is one of the best sites for monsoon treks as well.

Undoubtedly, Upper Mustang has the unique beauty and glamour that no other trekking destination can provide. It is a rare gem to the people seeking mystery and creating mythical narratives of the world of fantasy. The trek will enamour you with all the beautiful mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri Himal. Furthermore you wouldn’t want to miss all thoise mysterious caves and ancient Monasteries.

Important Note

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. After settling in, you can either rest or explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, getting a glimpse of the city's rich cultural heritage.

Popularly known for its  art, architecture, culture, and temples,there are so many things Kathmandu can offer to you.  There are some UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhhanath, and Basantapur Durbar Square you might fancy a visit. You can entertain yourself with some  shopping for your trek in the afternoon. After a brief  orientation session , you can rest at your hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Today, you drive to the picturesque city of Pokhara, a journey that takes approximately six hours. Pokhara, renowned for its tranquil lakes and stunning mountain views, serves as the gateway to the Annapurna region. After reaching Pokhara, you can unwind by Phewa Lake or explore the lakeside area.

Take an early morning flight to Jomsom, a major hub in the Mustang region. From Jomsom, commence your trek to Kagbeni, a charming village at 2,807 meters. The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River, and you'll witness the unique landscapes of the Mustang region, with its barren hills and traditional settlements.

The trek continues as you head towards Chusang, also known as Tsusang, at an altitude of 2,920 meters. The trail meanders through the Kali Gandaki Valley, offering views of red and ochre cliffs. Chusang, with its traditional architecture, provides a glimpse into the local Mustang culture.

As you ascend, the landscape transitions, and you trek to the village of Samar at an altitude of 3,290 meters. The trail takes you through picturesque landscapes, and you'll have the opportunity to interact with the locals and experience the unique culture of the Mustang region.

The trek leads to Ghiling at 3,600 meters, passing through scenic landscapes and traditional villages. The trail offers views of Mustang's unique topography and distant snow-capped peaks. Ghiling provides a tranquil setting for your overnight stay.

Continue your journey to Tsarang, also known as Charang, at an elevation of 3,520 meters. The trek takes you through interesting terrain, including the Ghami La Pass, providing panoramic views of the Mustang region. Tsarang boasts an ancient monastery and traditional architecture.

Today's trek takes you to the walled city of Lo-Manthang, the capital of the Mustang region, situated at 3,780 meters. As you enter the city gates, you are greeted by a fascinating blend of ancient culture and architecture. Lo-Manthang offers a unique and enriching experience, showcasing the rich heritage of the Mustang Kingdom.

Take a day to acclimatize to the higher altitude and explore the cultural wonders of Lo-Manthang. Visit the ancient monasteries, the Royal Palace, and interact with the friendly locals to gain a deeper understanding of Mustang's unique traditions.

Leaving Lo-Manthang, the trail takes you to Drakmar at an elevation of 3,810 meters. The trek offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, and you'll pass through traditional villages with whitewashed houses. Drakmar provides a peaceful environment for your overnight stay.

The trek retraces its steps as you return to Ghiling, passing through familiar landscapes and enjoying the unique charm of Mustang's villages. Ghiling offers a comfortable stop for the night, allowing you to relax and reflect on the journey so far.

Descend further as you trek back to Chusang, also known as Tsusang, at 3,050 meters. The trail takes you through diverse landscapes, and you'll have the opportunity to revisit the cultural landmarks along the way. Chusang welcomes you for a second stay, providing a familiar setting.

The final trekking day leads you back to Jomsom at an elevation of 2,715 meters. The trail offers a mix of terrains, from arid landscapes to traditional villages. Upon reaching Jomsom, you can celebrate the completion of the trek and reminisce about the unique experiences of the Mustang region.

Take an early morning flight back to Pokhara, enjoying aerial views of the Mustang region and the Annapurna range. Upon reaching Pokhara, you can either relax or explore the lakeside area, reflecting on the adventure of the Upper Mustang Trek.
You have the option to either drive or take a short flight back to Kathmandu. The journey provides a different perspective of the landscape, and upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel. It's an opportunity to rest and share the stories of the Upper Mustang Trek.

Enjoy a free day in Kathmandu for individual activities and relaxation. You may choose to explore more of the city, shop for souvenirs, or simply unwind. It's a perfect day to reflect on the journey and savor the memories before your departure.

On this last day, we will drop you at the International airport 3 hours before your flight time by our representative. Thank you and have a safe journey.
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    • All arrival and departure transportation from the airport to hotel and vice versa.
    • Accommodation in a Three-Star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast included.
    • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara Flight
    • A guided tour of Kathmandu.
    • All necessary permits for trekking, including ACAP fees (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).
    • Full board during the trek, which means meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
    • The trek includes a guide and porters, who will receive daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation allowance, and medical insurance (only for field staff/porters).
    • A group dinner upon arrival or departure, with a briefing about the trek.
    • A comprehensive medical kit carried by our guide during the entire trek.
    • Private vehicles for sightseeing tours based on the group size, accompanied by a city guide.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal visa and medical/travel insurance are not included.
    • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara and personal expenses like laundry are not covered.
    • If you prefer a single room in Kathmandu or during treks (where available), there's an additional cost.
    • Emergency evacuation, whether by any means of transportation or helicopter service, is an extra expense.
    • You need to bring your personal trek gear, including sleeping bags, duvet/down jackets, and kit/duffel bags.
    • Additional snacks, refreshments, and drinking water are at your own cost.
    • If you have to return early from the trek due to personal reasons or sickness, you'll need to cover the extra expenses yourself (can be claimed from your insurance).
    • Bring a personal medical kit based on your doctor's advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Upper Mustang Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek. The terrain involves some steep ascents and descents, and the altitude can be a factor. It's recommended for trekkers with a good level of fitness.

The Upper Mustang Trek typically takes around 12 to 16 days, depending on the specific itinerary and the mode of transportation to and from the trekking start/end point.

Yes, teahouses and basic lodges are available along the Upper Mustang Trek route. Accommodation and meals are provided, but facilities may be more basic compared to other popular trekking regions.

No, trekking in Upper Mustang is not allowed independently. Trekkers must be accompanied by a registered guide, and it is recommended to hire a local guide who is familiar with the region's culture and regulations.

The Upper Mustang region is rich in Tibetan culture. Highlights include visits to ancient monasteries, the walled city of Lo Manthang, and experiencing the unique customs and traditions of the local people.

The trek to Upper Mustang usually starts with a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. From Jomsom, trekkers begin the trek on foot. The flight offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

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