Upper Mustang is a remote and mystical region in the northern Himalayas of Nepal. The Upper Mustang trek traverses through a diverse spectrum of landscapes, from arid deserts to lush alpine meadows. Marvel at the towering snow-capped peaks, the rugged cliff faces, and the serene valleys. Once a forbidden kingdom, Upper Mustang now invites you to explore its ancient wonders.
The Upper Mustang trek is a journey through time, revealing the pristine beauty of a land untouched by modernity. From the ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang to the remote monasteries of Dhamkar and Chhusang, every step echoes stories of a bygone era.
Immerse yourself in the unique culture of the Mustangi people, deeply rooted in Tibetan traditions. Witness the vibrant prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, the mudbrick houses dotting the landscape, and the locals clad in their traditional attire.
Highlights of the Upper Mustang Trek:
Explore the ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang. This former kingdom is the cultural center of Upper Mustang and is home to many ancient temples and monasteries, some of which date back over a thousand years. Visit the Muktinath Temple. This sacred Hindu and Buddhist temple is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Nepal.
The Upper Mustang Trek offers some of the most stunning scenery in the Himalayas. You will trek through arid landscapes, ancient villages, and alpine meadows. The dramatic scenery of Upper Mustang is unlike anything else in Nepal.
Homestays are a great way to experience the local culture and way of life. The people of Mustang have a rich and unique culture that has been preserved for centuries. You will also have the opportunity to learn about their way of life, customs, and traditions.
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu. (1300m)
Day 02- Spare and arrangement day in Kathmandu
Day 03- Dart to Pokhara (900m) from Kathmandu
Day 04- Flight to Jomsom and trekking to Kagbeni (2,800m)
Day 05- Trekking to Chele (3,050m) from Kagbeni (2,800m)
Day 06- Trekking to Syangboche (3,800m) from Chele (3,050m)
Day 07- Trekking to Ghami (3,520m) from Syangboche (3,800m)
Day 08- Trekking to Charang (3,560m) from Ghami (3,520m)
Day 09- Trekking to Lo-Manthang (3,840m) from Charang (3,520m)
Day 10- Acclimatization day in Lo-Manthang (3,560m)
Day 11- Trekking to Dhamkar (3,820m) from Lo- Manthang (3,560m)
Day 12- Trekking down to Syangboche (3,800m)
Day 13- Trekking to Chhusang (2,980m) from Syangboche (3,800m)
Day 14- Trekking to Jomsom (2,720m) from Chhusang (2,980m)
Day 15- Flight to Pokhara(900m) and rest the day
Day 16- Drive back to Kathmandu
Tips for Trekking Upper Mustang
The best time to trek Upper Mustang is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is mild and there is less chance of rain.
The Upper Mustang trek is a moderate to challenging trek that requires physical fitness and acclimatization. This high-altitude trek demands gradual ascents to allow your body to adjust to the reduced oxygen levels. Spending a few days in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the trek is recommended for acclimatization.
Upper Mustang is a remote region, so it is important to be self-sufficient. You will need to bring all of your own food, water, and camping gear. You will need a special permit to trek the Upper Mustang. You can obtain a permit from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.
This Trek is an exciting and rewarding trek that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure.
If you are looking for a truly unforgettable trekking experience, then the Upper Mustang Trek is for you. Book your Upper Mustang trek with Trekking Venue Nepal today (TVN) and experience the magic of this ancient and mystical land. TVN is a leading trekking company in Nepal that offers a variety of treks to Upper Mustang. We have experienced and knowledgeable guides who will help you make the most of your trek.