About Trip

Upper Mustang Trekking name Mustang refers to the arid Tibet like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki. Officially, Mustang is the name of the district along the Kali Gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. Mustang is district of Jomsom in the region of Tibetan influence north of Kagbeni, generally referred to as upper mustang. Trek to Lo-Manthan is through almost treeless barren scenery. Strong wind around this area in the afternoon, generally subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of Himalaya, Lo-Manthan has less rain than rest of Nepal. During the monsoon the skies are hazy and some rain. In winter there is usually snow, sometimes as much as 30 or 40 cm accumulate on the ground.

Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by wind. There is more rain in the lower part of upper Mustang and the hills tend to be great red fluted cliffs of tiny round stones cemented together by mud. Villages are several hours apart and appear in the distance almost as mirages during the summer season, after the crops are planted, they are green oases in the desert-like landscape. Because of the cold and snow, most of the population departs from Lo on trading expeditions during the winter. The trekking season, therefore, is from late March until early November. The trek does not go to extremely high elevations, but the cold, dust and unrelenting afternoon winds can make the trek less pleasant than other treks in Nepal. Tiji Festival one of the most sacred and colorful festivals in this whole region. Festival features a three day ritual known as the chasing of demons'. Monks donning masks and colorful costumes enact the story of Dorje Jono who fought against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from falling apart.

Trip Highlights

  • Short Upper Mustang Trek 

Day to Day Itinerary

Detail Itinerary Outline Itinerary

Day 01Kathmandu Arrival

We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Cost Includes:

  • Basis Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) at the time of Trekking with a cup of tea/Coffee.
  • Flight to Jomsom for guide and guest.
  • 1 Trekking Guide and 1 Porters will be Government Licensed holder with good English and friendly during the trek
  • Fly back to Pokhara for Guest and guide only.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff. 
  • Medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • Down Jackets, sleeping bags and trek map (Sleeping bags and down jackets are returnable)
  • All ground transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP permit)
  • TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System) for the trek.
  • Upper mustang restricted area permit fee $ 500 per person for 10 days time durations. More than 10 days cost $ 50 each day.
  • All government and service taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks), hot water, laundry, phone calls, hot shower, internets. 
  • Hotel Accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment, 
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any Rescue expenses.
  • Guest Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Bookings are made upon your request.

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