Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft).

    You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where you will meet with one of our representatives. He will take you to your hotel in a private tourist van/bus. You will rest for the day, and in the evening, you will have a traditional welcome dinner with our crew members. You will also meet with your guide. 

    • Day 02 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation.

      We will wake up early in the morning and have our breakfast. After that, we will go on the guided sightseeing tour where we will see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Later in the evening, we will prepare for our trek and do the last minute shopping if needed.

      • Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 m/2,689 ft), 5-6 hours.

        We will head towards Pokhara another famous tourist destination of Nepal. The drive will present beautiful views of green hills, river, and small settlements. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will move to our hotel where we are going to stay for a night. In the evening, we will explore the Lakeside market and also do boating on the Fewa Lake.

        • Day 04 : Fly to Jomsom (2,700 m/8898 ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m/9,216 ft), 3-4 hours trek.

          After having the breakfast, we will head to the airport to take our flight to the Jomsom. We will get to see spectacular views of hills and snow-capped mountains from the flight. Jomsom is one of the most beautiful regions of Nepal and also famous for its mouth-watering apples. From Jomsom, we will begin trekking towards Kagbeni. The trail will not be difficult and goes through small villages. Within a few hours of walk, we will reach Kagbeni where we will stay overnight.

          • Day 05 : Kagbeni to Chele (3,050 m/10,004 ft), 5-6 hours.

            After our permits get checked by the authorities, we will begin trekking alongside the Kali Gandaki River. Further crossing sand amidst, we will ascend on a hill to reach the beautiful Tangbe Village. Here, we will see pretty alleyways, buckwheat & barley fields, white-washed houses, and apple orchards. After crossing another village and a river, we will trek along a ridge to reach Chele Village. 

            • Day 06 : Chele to Syanbochen (3,475 m/11,398 ft): 6-7 hours.

              It's going to be a difficult as well as adventurous trail today as we will cross two passes Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On the way, we will see superb views of Tilicho Peak, Damodar Danda, and Yakawa Kang. We will also pass by Ramchung Cave and descend to reach Samar Village. From here, we will ascend on a ridge and again descend steeply towards Syanboche.

              • Day 07 : Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520 m/11,546 ft) 5-6 hours.

                We will begin ascending towards the Yamada La Pass located at 3,850 meters. On the way, we will cross small villages, chortens, and tea house. We will continue trekking through dense forests and barley fields to reach Nyi Pass (4,010 m). From here, we will descend towards one of the biggest village in this region, Ghami which is also our night stop.

                • Day 08 : Ghami to Tsarang (3,620 m/11,873 ft), 5-6 hours.

                  We will descend on a rugged and slippery trail. Then, we will cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending towards the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m. On the trail, we will see numerous mani walls, and crossing Tsarang La Pass, we will reach Tsarang village. Tsarang village is located on the top of the Charang Chu canyon with a large fortress and a red gompa towards its east. We will stay overnight in this village.

                  • Day 09 : Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730 m/12,234 ft), 3-4 hours.

                    We will descend towards a canyon, and further, cross a river. We will then ascend to the Lo La Pass (3,950 m) from where we will get to see spectacular views of the walled village. Today, we will see stunning views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), and many other mountains. We will stay overnight in Lo-Manthang.

                    • Day 10 : Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization.

                      It is our rest day in Lo Manthang so that our body can get acclimatize with the increased altitude, and we don't have to suffer mountain sickness or any sort of health-related issues. We will spend our day exploring the village and its nearby areas. We will visit gompas like Jhampa, Chhoeda, and Thupchen. We will also trek to another beautiful village, Tingkhar located in the northwest of Lo Manthang. 

                      • Day 11 : Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3,810 m/12,500 ft), 6-7 hours.

                        Today the trail will include Gyakar Village where we will get to witness centuries-old houses and Ghar Gompa with painted rocks. There is a saying that anyone who makes a wish here at the Gompa will surely get fulfilled. So, don't forget to make a wish who knows it might come true. Further, we will continue trekking towards Drakmar where we will stay overnight.

                        • Day 12 : Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806 m/12,484 ft), 5-6 hours.

                          Today, we will begin our trek early in the morning to avoid the strong winds. We will descend most of the time and trail also goes through a dry plateau and fields. The trail will be challenging as we have to face strong winds on our face. We will amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Mt. Nilgiri upon reaching Ghiling. We will stay overnight at Ghiling.

                          • Day 13 : Ghiling to Chhuksang (3,050 m/10,004 ft), 5-6 hours.

                            We will begin our day with a warm breakfast and begin trekking on the same trail which we used to reach Lo Manthang. The trail will again present us amazing views of the Himalayas and lovely villages. We will reach Chhuksang where we will be staying for the night. 

                            • Day 14 : Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700 m/8,856 ft), 6-7 hours.

                              It's our last day of trekking. After walking for a while we will reach at an end of Mustang trails, and from here, we will join the Annapurna Circuit trail. We will trek for a few hours and reach Kagbeni where we will take a small break for the lunch. Further, we will trek on a beautiful trail to reach Jomsom for a night stay.

                              • Day 15 : Fly back to Pokhara.

                                After having breakfast, we will take a flight back to Pokhara. The flight will offer mesmerizing views of snow-capped mountains and hills. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will move to our hotel. We will rest for a bit and later explore the nearby areas. We will visit David's Fall, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, and end our day strolling in the lively Lakeside. 

                                • Day 16 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

                                  We will drive back to Kathmandu after having the breakfast. We will drive back on the same route as we came so we will once again get to see beautiful views of rivers, small settlements, and lush green hills. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to our hotel. Rest of day is free for us to rest or explore the nearby areas. If we have missed any landmark last time, we can also visit. We will end our day with a delicious farewell dinner where we will be going to talk about our trip and the best moments in Nepal. 

                                  • Day 17 : Final departure.

                                    It's time to say goodbye to each other with lots of unforgettable memories. Once we will have our last breakfast, we will check out from the hotel, and head to the airport to take our flight back to our home.