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Upper Mustang Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code HT-7
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Costs: Starts from US $2,400.00
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Mustang is the ancient Himalayan Kingdom which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the southern part and the northern, where the languages, culture, and traditions are similar to those of the Tibetan people. This area is considered one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The entire area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region.

Upper Mustang Trekking (Lo- Manthang) is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. In places, the gorge, which the Kali Gandaki River runs through is the deepest in the world. This region is full of some of Nepal's oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint whitewashed houses.

 During the Trekking in Upper Mustang, we can see and visit Luri Gompa and Yara/Ghara village lies East South of Lo-Manthang, Luri Gompa (Cave monastery) sits high above the crumbling landscape like an eagle's nest. It is some of the last cave monasteries in Lo and Tibet. No written record exists for the construction of Luri Gompa. Luri Gompa and some other monasteries are affiliated with the Kagyu sect (one of the sects of Buddhism). The style of the painting suggests they were done by Nepalese (Newari) artists working for Tibetan patrons. The cave temple dates from the 13th - 14th century. The central chamber of the Gompa is carved out of the rock creating a domed ceiling on which are painted a series of Mahasiddha, Sakyamuni Buddha and Chenrezig figures, etc, which are the true masterpieces. Lining the walls are a series of 14th-century paintings, which depict India Mahasiddahs. Some are real individuals and other mythical.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu 1350m.

Day 02: Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara 850m.

Day 04: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni 2800m.

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chaile 3050m.

Day 06: Chaile to Ghiling 3500m.

Day 07: Ghiling to Charang 3620m.

Day 08: Charang to Lo-Manthang 3840m.

Day 09: Lo-manthang (Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar).

Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Dhi 3410m.

Day 11: Dhi to Tange 3370m.

Day 12: Tange to Tetang/ Chusang 3022m.

Day 13: Tetang to Jomsom 2713m.

Day 14: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara 850m.

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu 1350m.

Day 16: Fly back to Home.

Cost Details

  • Airport picks and drops by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
  • Full board camping trek, (two mean tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, table chair,) nesesarry camping equipments.
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking serves by our own trekking cook.
  • trek guide and cook crows and porters.
  • Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of trek guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All transports by private car/van/bus. /airfare
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax 
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days inside of restricted area Upper Mustang.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (U$ 40 for 30 days from date of issue)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance (compulsory)
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/ pokhara
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Sightseeing in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley with city guide
  • Tips to guide and porters
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike etc.
  • Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu 1350m.

you will be welcomed by our Halesi Treks Pvt.Ltd representative at Tribhuvan International airport upon your arrival, and then transferred to your hotel.


  • Great teams

    Great teams

    Rating: October 18,2012

    Just a few lines of comment on an incredible trekking in the Upper Mustang region in Nepal during 2 weeks in Oct 2012. The journey, led by our Tour leader Man Kumar Tamang, was a memorable experience. The scenery in this region is of the utmost beauty. This trek is exceptional in its kind because of the variety; You come across ancient Tibetan villages, Buddhist arts all in the surroundings of the beautiful Himalayan mountains. We were led by Man Kumar and his team, who are top professionals and have the expertise and experience to give every tourist a wonderful time in their amazing country!! It was a privilege to meet these guys and share so many special moments!! All the best to the team and continue the good work!! Big hugs, Sarah

    Sarah Telen, Belgium

  • Upper Mustang camping trek and  Langtang

    Upper Mustang camping trek and Langtang

    Rating: October 18,2012

    I had the chance to meet Man Kumar Tamang in October 2009. At that time he guided our Langtang - Gosainkunde trekking. It turned out to be an unforgettable experience. Not only because of the beauty of Nepal as a country, but also because of the excellent mountain guiding skills of Man Kumar. Driven by the positive experience we decided to come back to Nepal this year 2012 for a trekking in Upper Mustang. Again guided by Man Kumar Tamang and again it turned out to be an experience to cherish for life. Man Kumar not only guided our trip but also took care of the full organization - planning - booking - team selection. He is not only a reliable, highly experienced guide but also a very friendly and honest person. Even in stress situations he manages to stay focused and does whatever is in his power to come up with the best possible solution. If you consider traveling to Nepal I would highly recommend his services. You will be surprised by the warm & personal approach. Not only by Man Kumar himself but also by the selection of team members that might join you on your trip.

    Hilde Waele, Belgium

Fixed Departure

The below-given cost is per person and the below-given  Upper Mustang Trek fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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