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Upper Mustang Trek

Duration : 16 Days
Upper Mustang Trek

This is my 1st and most joyful trekking in Nepal. Mr. Suraj and his very best company G.K.Adventure Trek is in my trekking partner, I can't forget in my life. Our Guide and all these porters very fantastic. They always cared me and laughing me while on the trek. Mr. Suraj...namrungTG

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Upper Mustang Trek is the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. Mustang is bounded by above 35 mountains which have ranged from 2815 meters to 3780 meters and is situated on the south edge of the Tibetan flat terrain. Also, the tracks of Mustang hold the treeless isolated scene, vertical rock-strewn and eye-catching views of Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho peak, Tukche Peak, Mustang Himal, Arniko Chuli, etc. Mustang is one of the restricted areas which require a special trekking permit for your visit through a registered travel agency. Plus, Mustang Himalayan valley is located in the north-central region of Nepal and at the summit of the Kaligandaki River and it is partitioned into two- Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang.

Upper Mustang Trek is a famous trekking path which offers striking mountain scenery including Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) and much more. Upper Mustang trek will let you visit the main city, Lo-Mangthang which in fact is a demanding trek due to towering altitude approximately 3800 meters, exposed topography, and recurrent strong winds. The entire region is well-known for its out-of-the-way caves, monasteries, Chortans, and sterile and barren situations. The populace of the Upper Mustang is called as the Lobos, locally named as Lo. Upper Mustang is also renowned for having a number of the main Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of Nepal, which embraces startling artwork. 

Trek to Upper Mustang is equipped with rich experience of remoteness in the secret world of Buddhist inhabitants of Mustang. Often believed to be a mystique valley, trails for Upper Mustang was opened during 1992. You shall be enraptured by the beauty of the landscape, ancient monasteries, Stupas, Kannis, C
hortens, Mani Walls, Prayer Wheels, and shall obtain the opportunity to get to know the inhabitants who appear to have been influenced by Tibetan culture to a great extent. Upper Mustang is also known as "Mountain Desert" and "Mini Tibet of Nepal", which is also the reason why so many people go for this trek. You shall experience the best hospitality in your trek to Lo Manthang; the isolated situation of Manthang is really satisfying to experience, you trek through a barren landscape, via the steep trail, ascending and descending several times.

Manang Trek starts from Manang before that you have to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu for Manang flight. and  From Pokhara, you will fly above the clouds to Jomsom, which is a 30-minute flight. From Jomsom, you shall trek to Kagbeni. Witnessing the spectacular view of mountains, you shall head off to Chele from Kagbeni. Leaving Ekle Bhatti, passing the Taklam La Pass, you shall arrive at Syangboche. Accomplishing the Yamada La Pass, passing Ghami, you shall reach Tsarang. Next day, you shall head off to Lo-Mangthang, which is situated at the altitude of3880 m. Then, you shall reach to Dhi where villagers seem to be busy and concerned with their own lives. Trekking back to Ghami can be quite challenging. Via Samar (3,660 m), you shall return to Kagbeni. You shall fly back to Jomsom from Kagbeni, and then, make it to Pokhara via air. After visiting some attractive lakes and places at Pokhara, you shall drive back to Kathmandu.

The flight into a remote-mountain can suffer delays and cancellation. Slight chaos of weather and high-velocity wind can invite temporary closure of the flight service. Therefore, you might not fear about any flight incident or accident. On average, you shall trek for 5/6 hours every day. March through to November is considered the best time to go for Upper Mustang trek. You can enjoy the Tiji or Tenchi Festival during the month of May. The interesting fact about this trek is the fact that you can do this trek even during the monsoon season. Since you shall make through lots of series of streams during this trek, this trek is slightly difficult than a moderate level of the trek.

G.K. Majestic Trek Pvt. Ltd designs 16 days trek to the Upper Mustang region which is a very enjoyable experience, particularly for those who hunt to be happy with the kindheartedness of the people. In spite of the hardships, the inhabitants here appear to be content with their lives here. Furthermore, we have similar options that might be quite harder than the upper mustang trek but almost activities would be similar to, Upper Dolpo and Lower Dolpo trek, Rupinala pass trek and Rolwaling trek.

Upper Mustang Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Nepal
Day 02: Kathmandu → Pokhara
Day 03: Pokhara →Jomsom by flight
Day 04: Jomsom → Kagbeni
Day 05: Kagbeni → Chele
Day 06: Chele →Syangbochen
Day 07: Syangbochen →Tsarang
Day 08:
Tsrang →Lo-Mangthang
Day 09: LO-Mangthang →Dhi
Day 10: Dhi →Ghami
Day 11: Ghami →Samar
Day 12: Samar →Kagbeni
Day 13: Kagbeni →Jomsom
Day 14: Jomsom →Pokhara by flight
Day 15: Pokhara →Kathmandu
Day 16: Your departure or another program

Date and Price

Start Date End Date Availability Price  
Day 01:  Arrival at Kathmandu
After onset to Tribhuvan International Airport In Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel by the representative of G. K. Majestic Trek. You will be briefed about the plans trekking. You have a free afternoon in the hotel you can relax.

Day02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
We will walk ahead from Kathmandu to Pokhara. This valley also famous as "Magic Land" which will offer a lot to make memorable moments of your life like- boating in Fewa Lake, visiting David Falls, Mahendra Cave, KI Singh Bridge, Binda Bashini temple. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara flight to Jomsom
We will take up a pleasing 25 min flight early in the morning to arrive at Jomsom from Pokhara and start trekking to reach Kagbeni. Jomsom is considered as the district headquarters of Mustang.  The Kali Gandaki valley here is known as the Thakkhola. This day we will stroll to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is the checkpoint of access to Upper Mustang. The height of this trek varies amid around 915m at Pokhara to 3880m at Muktinath passing different ascends and descends. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 04: Jomsom – Kagbeni
From Jomsom, we will encounter the very breezy environment in the afternoon, the walk continues on the stable path next to the Kali Gandaki River for around 3 hours and you will end with getting to Ekley-Bhatti village. After resting for an hour, we will have an easy walk that takes you to Kagbeni located at the bank of two rivers. Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 05: Kagbeni – Chele
Today, we will have a stunning place to rest after passing through the sandy and breezy trails. This track ascends and goes downhill. First of all, we will arrive at Tangbe village filled with crops field. Then, we will trek ahead to reach Chhusang and traverse the river to reach up to the huge red mass of conglomerate which has dropped from the cliff forming a tubular structure through which the Kaligandaki pours. We walk ahead on to diminutive edge to arrive at Chele village. Overnight in Chele.

Day 06: Chele - Syangboche
Starting from Ekle Bhatti we will go up to Taklam La Pass all the way through flat terrain and slender stretches with stunning views of Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri, Yakawa Kang, and Damodar Danda. The trail now additionally descends a little distance to the community of Samar for having lunch. Furthermore, we will walk for around 3 hours to reach Syangboche (3475m) as a final stop for today. Overnight a teahouse in Syangboche.

Day 07: Syangboche to Tsarang.
 We will today, trek mounting to the Yamda La pass going by teahouses, chortans and tiny local communities. You will view the classic architecture bedecked bright white and red. We ascend up to the Nyi Pass (4010m) and go down to Ghami, one of the bigger settlements lying in the Upper Mustang area (3520m). We traverse the Ghami River and then the track climbs to a flat terrain and passes next to one of the longest Mani walls. Coming to the end of the wall the path takes us to the east to Tsarang and after climbing for 11km and moving downward we arrive at Tsarang. Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 08: Tsarang to Lo-Mangthang
On this day, we will head off to Lo-Mangthang (3880m) the capital locate of Mustang. Lo-Mangthang was founded around 1450. A wall, 300 meters length and 150 meters broad, has secluded the region against a thief, soldiers, and the wild winds. The small area of Lo-Mangthang has over a thousand inhabitants whose abodes are linked by narrow cable rock alleys. Also, we will be able to observe the Mustang Palance soaring over the settlement. Overnight at a teahouse in Lo-Mangthang.

Day 09:  Lo-Mangthang to Dhi
 We will move further on from Lo-Mangthang today with an unforgettable experience and begin to walk to Dhi (3360m) which is also an attractive place to observe the sights. You will wonder how Mustang looked so amiable and exceptional. In spite of the hardships, the inhabitants here appear to be content with their lives here, Overnight at a teahouse in Dhi.

Day 10: Dhi to Ghami 
Today, we will have a bit complicated trek while trekking back to Ghami (3520m). In Ghami we may join with the local residents and take pleasure from kind-hearted companions and a good meal. Overnight in Ghami.

Day 11: Ghami to Samar
We will walk on after finishing our breakfast passing during memorable and striking sights which will never go out of the mind. Arresting sights will be an adjunct to us during the trip since we will get to see with striking peaks always around us. Then, we go into Samar (3660m).Overnight in Teahouse.

Day 12: Samar to Kagbeni
We will today trek to Kagbeni from Samar. There are trekkers who prefer to end the trek strolling straight to Jomsom. It is good to begin early and walk to Kagbeni lying at an altitude of 2858m. We reach Kagbeni and have a calming time today and with the locals. Overnight in Teahouse in Kagbeni.

Day 13: Kagbeni to Jomsom
After finishing our breakfast, we will have a fairly short stroll that takes us reverse to Jomsom (2700m). Dried apple sweets, Apple brandy, Apple wine and the well-known kind people of Jomsom will capture us. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara
We will today depart from Pokhara taking a flight from Jomsom. We will fly profoundly into the stunning mountain array between the ravines of the Annapurna as well as Dhaulagiri mountains. Our airport representative will wait for you to pick from the Pokhara airport and then s/he transfers you to the hotel. Overnight in Lakeside Hotel.

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today we will go away this charming city Pokhara and return to busy Kathmandu city. Returning back to the capital, we will move to our hotel. We can do some shopping in Thamel or we also have options for going around Kathmandu for sightseeing which we have missed on the 2nd day of our trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure international from Kathmandu or another program
Today you will head off from this wonderful Himalayan homeland, Nepal.  We look forward to meeting you again. Or you can plus other programs more days as you like, for that we always ready for you.

Upper Mustang Trek Cost Included

  • Well, Come greeting at Kathmandu Airport.
  • All transport from pick up you to transfer airport for your departure. (Bus and private vehicle).
  • Accommodation star hotel in Kathmandu and at Teahouse while on trek.
  • Breakfast and bed in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with tea or coffee while on the trek.
  • Some fresh fruits after dinner every day.
  • Natural water direct get from the tap.
  • Veteran and Nepal government licensed holder Guide.
  • Essential Porters. 2 guest one porter.
  • Food. Accommodation, salary, trekking equipment and insurance for the Guide and Porters.
  • Government Local Taxes and Tourist service charge.
  • Conservation area and National park fees (Tim’s & permit).
  • Trekking Registration Certificate.
  • First Aid kids.
  • Nepali typical dinner last day evening.

Cost Exclude

  • International airport taxes, ticket, trekking equipment, and medicine as well as while on the trek.
  • All expenses of personal nature & most have travel insurance.
  • Any kinds of electrical items charge while on the trek. And take a bath with hot water.
  • Mineral water, sweet, candy, bar bills (Hard & soft drink) massages body, and laundry.
  • Tips for Guide & Porters.
  • All the things which you need without includes section.

This is my 1st and most joyful trekking in Nepal. Mr. Suraj and his very best company G.K.Adventure Trek is in my trekking partner, I can't forget in my life. Our Guide and all these porters very fantastic. They always cared me and laughing me while on the trek. Mr. Suraj makes my itinerary very best and the cost is very reasonable. Thank you so much, all of this staff of G.K.Adventure. I have a plan to come namrungTG from China

Great Salute Mr. Suraj and all staff of G.K.Adventure Treks P.Ltd. You are my best and intelligent friend in the world. I can't forget that your best service and care to us. my all family member are missing you always. you know my small kid his name is Prabhu always telling us " we want a go again Nepal to meet Mr. Suraj uncle and visit again another place". we don't have that word which greeting you but you are always in our heart. Our trek Mustang was very wonderful and amazing memorable. I can't believe that wonderful journey before getting this trek but now I never forget in my life. Next years we will come again to visit that great Temple Muktinath Treks with my family and friend. we hope we will more than 30 people. Suresh Singh from Punjab India

((::Fabulous and Faithful Treking Agency G.K.Adventure Treks::))
A lots and lots thanks for G.K.Adventure and all of this staff who has been working there. We don't have any word to describe all of you .Last 10 days ago we visited this Upper Mustang.Mr suraj is a chairman of this agency I found him by website gktrekking.com.He is a very good person he make our trip very simple way. Oh my god we can't  belief  in my life is that place is in the world? There is a so many fascinating place make us fascinated. We flight from Pokhara to Jomsom up of the all famous mountain we think we are in the heaven. Our guide and porters have so fantastic and hardworking knowledgeable. They care us our every step.We are so happy always while on trekking. The Tiji  Festival was so wonderful and culture festival. We always missing you Suraj and all staff. We are ready to come again there trek Annapurna base camp  trekking and Everest  base came trekking as soon as possible.

Woldmo Girl from Canada

“unforgettable”"G.K." in ours heart always
The upper Mustang treks is our best trek in Nepal.we were 17 people in a group from Japan.I searched lots of trekking agency in Nepal but i found G.K.Adventure Treks Pvt.Ltd easy and my luck,This was just an amazingly awesome experience.specially Mr Suraj Dhakal is like my god,i contact him and he arranged our everything for treks., the Mustang Trek was as much a pilgrimage as it was a trek.Our Guide mr Jhalak is excellent  and porters is very honestly with helpful,. In essence we all became one large extended family.we cannot say enough regarding the forethought and sincere care and concern the Active Team, showed to each of us.we feel happy every mood.Every effort was made, with no detail spared to make this Trek both safe and memorable; from the first morning tea to our impromptu concerts in the evening.. Because the Active Team made the effort to sincerely connect with the people in the many Mustang villages and monastaries we visited.Thats gift which G.K.Adventure give us oH my god we can't forget for ever,always in our heart.so many thanks mr suraj and company G.K.Adventure.we highly offer all of you to visit Nepal ones of your life if not you lost your a lots of things.who take treks in Nepal they will think in a heaven.we  highly recommend you to donot lost your time.we are ready for another treks after 2 month.
Kazucy and Rina from Tokyo Japan

“Excellent service  highly recommend!”G.K.Adventure Treks
From the first contact mr Suraj thanks alots for your pleasure to work with and organized everything very efficiently for us.I contacted a few Trekking agency in Kathmandu before our first trip to Nepal and Suraj was able to give us the itinerary that we wanted (and suggested a few alterations to make it more efficient) at a price that we were comfortable with. I did 2 trek first Annapurna Base Camp and second Upper Mustang with our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide mr Jhalak  and porters.They were also very flexible with the itinerary.During the Upper Mustang trek I was particularly impressed and grateful with Suraj and my guide Jhalak.I don't want to tell you everything activities while on my trek becouse its hide in my heart if you wanna know all about that you should take that trek ones a time in your life.i will ready to visit again next years.

Luca and kok from United Kingdom

Hello and Nameste,,i am from Hong-Kong.It is hard to articulate how lucky and thankful I am that I walked into G.K.Adventure Treks office  from the first moment and first well coming with sweet coffee I was treated with respect and honesty.There are so many trekking companies in Kathmandu Nepal, it is almost impossible to know who to trust, my instinct, after visiting countless agencies, told me Suraj  would make my trip Upper Mustang memorable.what a way to first see Nepal! My guide was Jhalak, he made me feel night at home and gave me such an “inside” look at the scenery and CultureI cannot say enough how much fun Upper Mustang treks was.I have been traveling for quite a while and Suraj, Jhalak  and G.K. Adventure are truly the capstore of my trek Upper Mustang.
This was our 25 peoples first big trek in Upper Mustang and we will definately come back to Nepal and trek with these agency and guys again!! the whole trek was amazing(although hard work!!). The scenery, the people, the guide and the porter made our trip one we will never forget! for ever.

  Stephen m.c.n from Hong-Kong

I just want to let everyone who are thinking to travel in Nepal know that we are very happy with G.K.Adventure Treks “Helpful and Professional Trekking Company In Nepal”we want to say so maney thanks (dherai dherai dhannebaad) this agency,guide,and porters  gave us such a very good, sweet, fun, wonderful and memorable trekking trip Upper Mustang in Nepal.Guide and porters are great.their staff took a good care and helpful, we all like a brothers and sisters. I just feel that "when I come as a guest, go as a friend".Mr Suraj The Managing Director of G.K.Adventure Treks. A very very friendly man that arranged a great trip for us in Nepal."i fell so many great time for my life while on mt trekking.on the way of trek im so so happy to see many kinds of things.i read little things in a book about nepal but i found so namy more about Nepal. Alarik kk from Germany

Hello G.K. Adventure...i am so happy with you.mr Suraj he is our eyes,thanks a lot.wonderful journy Upper Mustang if you wanna search Heaven in the world just simple visit Nepal.I fell my heaven point is nepal and the place ia Upper Mustang In Nepal.If you don't know about this place you can contact G.K.Adventure then you will take more happy with them.Nepal,Nepali people and visiting place of nepal,this 3 way we can take many many happy.People of Nepal so helpful, honest,trust,hardworking, place of visiting,like a sky,heaven,my dream my life is nepal.Oh my god that kinds of Mountain i loved them i loved much. Linda Ostry from Calgary city Canada

I went trekking for 17 days to Upper Mustang Treks with a group from my company. I was incredibly impressed by the professionalism, friendliness, and knowledge of suraj, jhalak, and our other guides. They made an already great trip in a beautiful country that much better. I would highly recommend them!
You are great G.K.Adventure Treks so maney thanks.next years we will come again. Aaron BD from Madrid Spain

The guides are so very kind and friendly! I felt very comfortable on our trek and was reasonably happy throughout our journey. I went with a very large group to UPPER MUSTANG and they were able to take care of us all very nicely. It was a great experience and felt very accomplished in the end. I would love to come back to do it again, especially if it's with the same people :).namaste and dhannebad (well-done) G.K.Adventure Treks (P) Ltd. Erin C from California

Namaste Everybody I went to Nepal in March with a group of fellow students. It was my first time trekking and GK- Day Tours did an amazing job. They were very helpful and they made the trek Upper Mustang very enjoyable and I always felt safe while On my Journy.Alots of thanks G.K.Adventure and all tems. Joelle from Canada

 I had an incredible time on my trip, our guides were very professional and I didn't ever feel worried because I knew they had my back. I would love to return one day to do another trek and I would 100% bring my business back to this trekking agency. The guides were friendly and knowledgable about the area, I couldn't have asked for better people to lead our trip!.Thanks G.K.Adventure Treks for our wonderful Upper Mustang Trekking. Juliaamcdonald from Vancouver, Canada

In my head always remember that moment when i need help stap by stap they secure and safe me always so i am very very happy with you G.K.Adventure Tems.in my life somany times i will come Nepal Only by G.K.Adventure With Suraj Dhakal. Oskar Geema from Australia

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 16 Days
Accomodation: 3-star hotels in Pokhara and kathmandu. During the trek stay in Teahouse
Seasons : May, June, July and August
Type: Moderate
No. of Pax : any
Maximum Access : Any
Starts From : Jomsom
Ends at : Jomsom

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