Upper Mustang Trek

18 Days

The Upper Mustang Trek leads you to the hidden and semi-independent kingdom of Nepal attached to the Tibetan Border. This Mustang region is also known as Lo. Hundreds of years back, Lo belonged to Tibetan rulers, hence Upper Mustang still widely practices Tibetan Buddhism. The area is also known as the Himalayan cold desert. Thousands year old Buddhist monasteries, colorful rock formations, and hundreds of caves are some of the highlights on this trek.

Mustang trekking is magical wall city kingdom it’s full of culture and religious heritage. Forbidden & isolated from the rest of the World it was able to its own distinctive culture and traditional which is so rich, unique and untouched by modern civilization. This was part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830’s. Mustang has maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951.

The Upper Mustang trek was not permitted by the Government of Nepal until 1992, though the area is restricted even today for individual trekkers or backpackers. June, July and August are the best months to visit the area. Until recently, the Upper Mustang Trek was accessible only in camping mode but nowadays basic tea houses have made it easier for trekkers to get their meals and accommodation.

Upper Mustang area is also known as “The last Forbidden Kingdom”. Upper Mustang Trekking is an adventure of a lifetime for anyone from anywhere in the world. This Upper Mustang trekking organized by Himalayan Trip unique way to explore remote part of Nepal. Trekkers are only allowed to stay in the area 13 days in total.

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Upper Mustang Travel Season

Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, making it a great monsoon trek and open year-round for trekking. The main consideration is the winter, when most residents leave the capital to avoid the cold and snow. Generally, the best time to visit Upper Mustang is from March to early November.

Upper Mustang Trek Cost

Upper Mustang Trek cost is from USD 1785 to USD 3500 per person. Various companies offer varying costs for the Upper Mustang trek package, depending on the services they provide. Upper Mustang trekking permit is expensive so that travel costs are considerably higher than elsewhere.

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  • Discover a hidden and untouched part of Nepal on a 18-day trek
  • Experience haunting wilderness amongst wind eroded hills and cliffs
  • Explore the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of true Himalayan peoples
  • Admire outstanding views on the way to the borders of the Tibetan Plateau








<p>Today is an early start as we depart by private vehicle for a return to Kathmandu. Its a 200 Km route that first follows first along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River. You may also choose to return by a 25 minute flight (not included in package). Our Upper Mustang trek package completes at Kathmandu Accommodation at selected Hotel in Kathmandu.</p>

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop off service
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights) with complimentary breakfast
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with private vehicle and cultural guide
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transfers by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Pokhara (2 nights) with complimentary breakfast
  • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara domestic flights with all airport taxes
  • Airport transfers in Pokhara by a private vehicle
  • Nepal Government special permit for Upper Mustang restricted area
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit for all members
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card for the trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with 3 cups of hot drinks) during the trek
  • Accommodation on cozy tea houses during the trek
  • Government licensed and trained English speaking trekking guide
  • All government and local taxes, company service charges etc are included
  • First aid medical kit carried by the guide on the trek
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Upper Mustang Trek
9% Off
From $2,250.00 $2,050.00
/ Adult
  • 3820m/12,532 ft
  • 2-15 people
  • Fly In / Fly Out
  • Nepal Trekking
  • March - May / Sept - Dec