Upper Mustang Short Trek


Considerably difficult





Mustang Region Mustang is one of the most remote kingdoms on earth. Sheltered by Himalayan giants like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Mustang region occupies the southern fringes of the Tibetan plateau, a high and desolate country long isolated from the outside world. This region is one of the few places in the world that until only recently was inaccessible to outsiders.


This isolation has helped maintain a way of life almost unchanged for centuries. Even now, a special restricted area permit is required and a government Liaison Officer accompanies the trek. Our trek begins with a flight from Pokhara to Jomosom and follows the course of the Kali Gandaki, a majestic and fast flowing river that has carved a deep gorge through the high Himalayas in its rush to the plains. Climbing up a steep canyon, we hike a few more days to the walled capital city of Lo Manthang, virtually untouched since the 14th century.


The Upper Mustang comprise the northern two-thirds of Mustang District of Dhawalagiri Zone, Nepal. The southern third of the district is called Thak and is the homeland of the Thakali, who speak the Thakali language, and whose culture combines Tibetan and Nepalese elements. Life in Mustang revolves around tourism, animal husbandry and trade.
Mustang’s status as a kingdom ended in 2008 when its suzerain Kingdom of Nepal became a republic. The influence of the outside world, especially China, is growing and contributing to rapid change in the lives of Mustang’s people.[2]
Upper Mustang has a transhimalayan climate which is cool and semi-arid with precipitation in the range of 250–400 mm. It is in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.


The main hydrographic feature of Mustang is the Gandaki River. The river runs southward towards Nepal Terai, bisecting Mustang. Routes paralleling the river once served as a major trade route between Tibet and India, especially for salt. Part of the river valley in the southern Mustang District forms the Kali Gandaki Gorge, by some measures the deepest gorge in the world.
Traditional Mustang (the Lo Kingdom) is 53 km north–south at its longest, 60 km east–west at its widest and ranges from a low point of 2,750 m above sea level on the Kali Gandaki River just north of Kagbeni to 6,700 m at Khamjung Himal, a peak in southeast Mustang.

Trip Facts

Tea Houses/Lodge
Soft Adventure
Starting Point
Ending Point
Trek Duration
15 Days
Maximum Altitude
Flights/ Private Car or Tourist Coach

US$ 1935.00 / Person

€ 1755.00 / Person



  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Bed & Breakfast YES
  • Tea house lodge trek on full board basis as per itinerary above YES
  • TIMS Permit & Annapurna Conservation fee and 10 days restricted area trekking permit. YES
  • Experienced guide, porters to carry luggage [2 trekkers:1 porter] YES
  • All Ground Transport YES
  • All necessary paper works YES
  • Travel and rescue arrangements YES
  • Air fare(Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom / Jomsom-Pokhara) YES
  • Nepal visa fee NOT
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu NOT
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu NOT
  • Travel and rescue insurance, Personal expenses & equipments NOT
  • Tips for guides and porters NOT


DAY 1 - Arrival and transfer to hotel[1336m]

DAY 2 - Drive to Pokhara [950m]

DAY 3 - Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2858m]

DAY 4 - Trek to chele [3050m]

DAY 5 - Trek from Chele to Geling [3510m]

DAY 6 - Trek to Tsarang [3520m]

DAY 7 - Trek to Lo-Mangthang [3700m]

DAY 8 - Explore Lo-Mangthang and rest day

DAY 9 - Trek to Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar [3810m]

DAY 10 - Trek to Dhakmar to Shyangbochen [3850m]

DAY 11 - Trek to Syanbmochen to Chhuksang [3050m]

DAY 12 - Trek to Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700m]

DAY 13 - Fly to Jomsom to Pokhara

DAY 14 - Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus

DAY 15 - depart Kathmandu


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