Upper Mustang Trek

14 Days

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 3950m
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 3950m
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane


“The Hidden Kingdom,” more commonly known as Upper Mustang, is a captivating region located in the northern two-thirds of the Mustang district within the Gandaki Province. Its counterpart, the lower Mustang or the southern third, is referred to as Thak, serving as the homeland to the Thakali language, a unique blend of Nepali and Tibetan cultures. Since 1992, Mustang has been accessible to foreign visitors; however, entry to Upper Mustang remains significantly restricted, requiring a separate permit with a cost of $500. Geographically, Upper Mustang is part of the Tibetan Plateau, making the trek through this region akin to exploring Tibet, earning it the moniker of ‘mini Tibet.’

The trek to Upper Mustang is a rare privilege, offering a glimpse into the lifestyle of mountain communities that, for centuries, had limited interaction with the outside world. The isolation of this region has preserved its rich cultural heritage, making it an unparalleled destination for those seeking an authentic experience. The landscape is characterized by arid terrains, ancient caves, and medieval monasteries, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. If you yearn to immerse yourself in the traditions of a people who have maintained a unique way of life for generations, Upper Mustang beckons as a destination that transcends time and promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas.


  • Explore the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Experience unique cultural Tiji festival
  • Explore many attractive places like Chhoser Area, Luri Gumpa, Ghar Gumba, Damodar Kunda lake, and many more.
  • Explore holy and sacred Muktinath Temple.


Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Explore the vibrant capital city.

Drive or fly to Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled beside a tranquil lake.

Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Trek through arid landscapes and picturesque villages to reach Chele.

Cross scenic passes and experience the unique Tibetan-influenced culture of Upper Mustang.

Trek to Ghemi, encountering ancient monasteries and vibrant local communities.

Visit the walled city of Lo Manthang, home to the historic Charang Gompa.

Explore the capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang, with its royal palace and monasteries.

Take a day to acclimatize and delve deeper into the cultural treasures of Lo Manthang.

Begin the return journey, passing through dramatic landscapes to reach Drakmar.

Continue trekking through diverse terrain, arriving at the serene village of Ghiling.

Trek back through charming villages, arriving at Chhuksang.

Conclude the trek by reaching Jomsom, where you can celebrate the completion of your Upper Mustang adventure.

Fly to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu, marking the end of your unforgettable journey through the mystical landscapes of Upper Mustang.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel pickup and drop off-service (by car)
  • Trekking Guide (English speaking)
  • Porter (2 person=1porter)
  • Accommodation (shared, tea house)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Permits and Entrance Fees
  • Local Transportation
  • Trekking Equipments

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Gear
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation


Is a special permit required for trekking in Upper Mustang?

Yes, a special permit is required for trekking in Upper Mustang, and it comes with a cost. As of my last update in 2022, the permit fee is around $500.

How challenging is the trek to Upper Mustang?

The trek to Upper Mustang is considered moderate in difficulty. While the terrain is not extremely challenging, the altitude and remote location should be taken into account.

Are there restrictions on the number of trekkers allowed in Upper Mustang?

Yes, there are restrictions on the number of trekkers allowed in Upper Mustang to preserve its unique culture and environment.

Are there ATM facilities in Upper Mustang?

ATM facilities are limited in Upper Mustang, so it’s advisable to carry enough cash for the duration of the trek.

Is there mobile network coverage in Upper Mustang?

Mobile network coverage can be inconsistent in certain areas of Upper Mustang, and it’s recommended to check with your service provider for coverage details.

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Upper Mustang Trek
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From US $1750 US $1600
/ Adult