17 Days

Upper Mustang trekking is restricted for the preservation of historical and religious monuments, and the geographical diversity. Upper Mustang area lies in the North West part of the western region, after taking Pokhara – Jomsom flight or overland journey by jeep.
Upper Mustang is revered as one of the best off the beaten trails trekking areas of Nepal. It is situated in Mustang District, hidden in between Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges. Mustang is divided into two parts called Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang with Lo Manthang as the capital of Upper Mustang Kingdom. The lower Mustang region is open to everyone for normal tour and trekking, including Muktinath, Jomsom, and the Annapurna Circuit. Upper Mustang is known as a restrict trekking area. To get there, permits from the Government of Nepal requires a minimum of two people per group, and a special trekking permit must be made prior to trekking in this region.

  • How Much the Upper Mustang Trekking permit cost?
    Mustang trekking permit cost $500.00 USD per person for 10 days.
  • Do I need trekking guide for Mustang hiking?
    Yes it’s compulsory 
  • I don’t have a friend but I want to trek to Upper Mustang, how is it possible?
    Join group departure trips or let us know your travel date we will arrange Mustang trek permit.

Upper Mustang trekking can be organized by both tea houses and camping, however, nowadays there are many tea houses available to cater to trekkers visiting Nepal. If you want to do a camping trek then Day Tours Nepal will arrange all necessary camping gear, including sleeping tents, sleeping bags, mattress, pillow, toilet tents, shower tents, dinner tents with tables and camp stools, trekking guide, cook, Sherpa, and porters or mules to carry all your trekking gears. To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates for Upper Mustang trek. 

Additional information

LocationUpper Mustang
GroupsizeMinimum 2 Person

Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary


Day 1:

Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft.

Day 2:

Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

Day 3:

Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive.

Day 4:

Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs.

Day 5:

Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Day 6:

Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs.

Day 7:

Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Day 8:

Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs.

Day 9:

Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs.

Day 10:

Explore Lo-Mangthang.

Day 11:

Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs.

Day 12:

Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Day 13:

Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Day 14:

Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs.

Day 15:

Fly back to Pokhara.

Day 16:

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Evening farewell dinner.

Day 17:

Fly back home.

Upper Mustang Trek Cost Include(s)

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Pokhara – Jomsom- Pokhara Flights tickets
  • Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
  • Government registered local expert guide,
  • Porters to carry trekking bags.
  • Annapurna Conservation park, Upper Mustang Special fees and TIMS card.
  • In cities Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in city.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive
  • Upper Mustang Trekking Map for Each Member
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc..
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city.

Upper Mustang Trekking Map


Upper Mustang Trekking Trip Facts
Trek Duration: 17 days. Grade: Moderate. Best Season: September-May (all around the year)
Group size: Minimum 2 people. Max Attitude: 3810m. Accommodation: Lodge/camp
Transportation: Flight/ Car, Bus. Starts in/Ends in: Pokhara/ Jomsom, Pokhara

Dressing information

  • Lightweight walking boots that are broken in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters
  • 2-3 synthetic tee shirts, long sleeve shirts
  • 1-2 synthetic hiking pants, zip-off pants
  • Fleece or sweatshirt for cool night temperatures
  • Rain jacket or poncho (Gore-tex or equivalent)
  • Rain pants (Gore-tex or equivalent)
  • Thick wool socks, thin synthetic liner socks to prevent blisters
  • Synthetic underwear
  • Sun hat
  • Warm puffy down filled jacket (synthetic or natural feathers).
  • Synthetic mid layer (fleece, wool, or lightweight down sweater).
  • Soft shell or insulated ski pants.
  • Sleeping bag to -15C
  • Thermal underwear/base layer
  • Beanie with ear flaps (wool or fleece)
  • Balaclava or face mask
  • A pair of winter gloves/mitts (waterproof)
  • A pair of lightweight gloves (fleece or synthetic materials)
  • Ski goggles or glacier glasses (polarized)
  • Gaiters (to cover boots and lower leg)

What to bring

  • 1-2 water bottles – 2 liters
  • Iodine to purify water (Can be purchased in cities)
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Trekking poles
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter (toilet paper can be bought in cities)
  • Small headlamp/flashlight/torch with spare batteries
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Pocket knife
  • Sunscreen
  • Small daypack – 25 liters
  • Personal snacks from home (candy bars, protein bars, granola, nuts, etc.)
  • Sandals or slip on shoes for walking around tea houses or camp
  • Biodegradable soap and/or shampoo.
  • Spare boot laces
  • Large plastic bag to line backpack, day pack from wet conditions, and small bag for dirty clothes
    Small towel

Passport / visa
A valid permit is required for most areas in Nepal, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require one working days and two passports size photographs. There are two major permits, which are National Park permits and special regional permits for restricted area permits (Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpa, etc.) .

Important information
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount to be cared depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. Money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu. Altitude sickness if a serious consideration if you are climbing or trekking in Nepal and it’s essential that you investigate the causes, symptoms and treatment of altitude sickness before you travel to Nepal. There are approximately three deaths per year in Nepal from altitude sickness, but with the right precautions there is no reason why you should become one of these statistics. Acclimatization’s the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. You should adjust your schedule so that you average no more than 400 meters per day of ascent above 3,000 meters. If you fail to allow time for acclimatization, you may develop symptoms of Attitude mountaineering System. The AMS may be mild enough to go away with a day’s rest or if ignored may lead to death. All that is required to ensure a safe trek is basic awareness of AMS, and a willingness to rest or descend if you develop symptoms. As a result of the growing awareness of altitude problems there is only one death from AMS in Nepal out of every 30,000 trekkers and climbers. Even these deaths would be avoidable if everyone knew how to respond to AMS. There are no reliable figures for casualties among porters.

Additional information
For more information ask your questions directly to Day Tours Nepal who will be happy to assist you.