Upper Mustang Trek Detail Itinerary

Upper Mustang Trek is a popular trek that holds the unique landscape and amazing villages preserving their own tradition and culture. The detail itinerary of Upper Mustang Trek leads its way passing through marvelous places. 

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345Meters). Overnight at Hotel. (A)
    Namaste!  Massif Holidays representative welcomes you at the airport, transfers to the hotel by private transportation and then the short brief about the entire trip. 
    • Kathmandu
    • No
    • Hotel
    • 1345m/ 4413ft
  • Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight stay at Hotel. 
    This day you will be introduced with your tour and trekking guide and complete some formalities before starting sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You will visit four popular places in Kathmandu Valley - Monkey Temple – Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. 
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Hotel
    • 1345m/ 4413ft
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820 Meters) about 6 hours. Overnight stay at Hotel.
    Our guide will take you to the bus station to drive towards Pokhara. The pleasant drive through the bank of Trisuli River, and passing through different beautiful places takes you to Pokhara 
    • Pokhara
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Hotel
    • 820m/ 2691ft
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2720 Meters) and trek to Kagbeni (2810 Meters). About 3 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. 
    Today we have an early flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. When we reach in Jomsom we meet our porter and start to trek through the Kaligandaki River. After three hour trek, we will reach to Kagbeni-the gateway to Upper Mustang trekking. 
    • Kagbeni
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 2810m/ 9220ft
  • Day 05: Trek to Tsele (3050 Meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. 
    After having breakfast we continue our trek to enter the restricted region of Upper Mustang starts. Walking along the Kaligandaki River and crossing several ridges and bridges we reach Tangbe village where we will have lunch. And finally passing through Chhusang village we reach to Tsele.
    • Tsele
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 3050m/ 10007ft
  • Day 06: Trek to Shyangbochen (3780 Meters). About 7 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. 
    The starting of the journey is a steep walk through the hill. The remarkable canyons, sky caves that date back more than 3000 years, burial chambers are the major attractions of the trail. Crossing through the beautiful villages like Samar and Bhena (stop for lunch) and passing through a pass takes us to Syangbochen village - originally a seasonal Kharka, named after a girl, Shyangbo (che means a place in Tibetan). 
    • Shyangbochen
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 3780m/ 12402ft
  • Day 07: Trek to Tsarang (3540 Meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
    We continue our trek gently climbing to Pass (3800 meters) which offers with the great view of the mountains and deep valleys. We reach to beautiful villages of Ghami where we stop for lunch. The trail is important as it is related to the history of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and also popular for creating a fusion of Buddhism and Bon religion of Tibet. 
    • Tsarang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 3540m/ 11319ft
  • Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3710 Meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. 
    Continuing our trek as usual, after crossing ancient Chorten in the middle of the road and historical ruined forts on the high hill, we will reach the capital city of Upper Mustang – Lo-Mantang. 
    • Lo-Manthang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 3710m/ 12172ft
  • Day 09: Exploration and observation at Lo-Manthang. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. 
    Today, we explore around the village of Lo-Manthang, fabled walled city of Lo, with a single entrance through which only the King, Queen and Kempo (Abbot) are allowed to ride. King Jigme Palbar Bista, called 'Lo Gyelbu' by the Mustang. The present king is the 25th descendant of Ame Pal.

    There are four major temples within the medieval walls of Lo, the 14th century, brick-red Jampa Lhakhang Buddha, 15th-century Thubchen Gompa, Chhoede Gompa, and Choprang Gompa. There is also the Raja's Palace, home to the present King Raja Jigme and Queen 'Rani Sahib'  and an interesting maze of a village to explore. There are approximately 1100 Lobas and 180 houses within the walls of the city although many lower caste Lobas live outside the walls. 

    Within the walls of Lo Manthang are about 150 houses built along narrow streets, and some of the largest and finest Tibetan Buddhist gompas in Nepal. The city is quite prosperous due primarily to its past salt and wool trade along the Kali Gandaki with Tibet, and the Lobas themselves are still very Tibetan, living in Tibetan-style dwellings which we'll have a chance to visit. There are even yeti (known here as mehti) prints rumored to be found. 
    • Lo-Manthang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 3710m/ 12172ft
  • Day 10: Visit Chhoser Cave. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
    Today we visit Chhoser Cave which is regarded as a sacred cave, it takes about two hours from Lo-Manthang to reach Chhoser Cave and at evening we get back to the same guesthouse. 
    • Lo-Manthang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 3710m/ 12172ft
  • Day 11: Trek back to Dhakmar (3820 Meters) via Ghar Gompa (Loghekar Monastery) (3800 Meters). About 8 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. 
    The trail goes southwest up from Lo Manthang which the trail offers with beautiful seen of great snow-covered peaks and farm terraces some green Hills. The trail continues gradually up to Pangta and goes the highest point of the trip. After then, crossing the Charang River will reach to Gar Gumpa. We visit the world's oldest Tibetan monastery Ghar. We take descend walk to Dhakmar after passing through ridges, valley and alpine meadows. 
    • Dhakmar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 3820m/ 13533ft
  • Day 12: Trek back to Shyangbochen. About 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. 
    Today we take a descend walk crossing through Drakmar and climbing ridges gently will provide you with some of the great views of nature. All the way down crossing through several beautiful villages like Ghami, Jaite, Chhung-Kah and Tama Gaon will lead us to the village of Shyangbochen. 
    • Shyangbochen
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 3780m/ 12402ft
  • Day 13: Trek back to Chhusang (2980meters). About 3 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
    This will be the day we will be hiking following a stream all the way descend to Chussang village. If you are interested to take the alternative route than it is also possible which will add 30 minutes in your day hike length. Alternative routes will take to the beautiful village of Samar, you can visit the sacred cave of Ranchung Cave.  
    • Chhusang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 2980m/ 9777ft
  • Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3710 Meters). About 8 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. 
    Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley (3,710 m) at the foot of the Thorong La Mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang. You will have a great opportunity to see what you have missed on the way up in your journey. We exit from the restricted area of Mustang and stay overnight in Muktinath today. We will pack lunch because there are no places for lunch in this trail. 
    • Muktinath
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 3710m/ 12172ft
  • Day 15: Trek to Jomsom. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
    Today is the last day of your trekking. After easy trekking of about 5 hours, you will reach Jomsom. You will have free time after lunch. Today is the day to see off your supporting crew. You can offer dinner to them or have fun to celebrate your successful trip to Upper Mustang. 
    • Jomsom
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guesthouse
    • 2720m/ 8924ft
  • Day 16: Early morning flight back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel. 
    Today, early in the morning we take a flight to Pokhara. After reaching a beautiful city of the lake, you can spend your time as per your interest (walking around the lakeside or visiting the city for shopping or taking rest at the hotel). (Weather condition determines the flight schedule From Pokhara-Jomsom and Jomsom-Pokhara). 
    • Pokhara
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Hotel
    • 820m/ 2691ft
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Can fly back if required).
    Today, the scenic drive back to Kathmandu passing through different natural treasures in the tourist coach/ bus. One can fly back to Kathmandu via 30 minutes of flight. You will be taken for a farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with a cultural show in the evening. Please feel free to contact us if you are planning any other trips in the land of Himalayas. 
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Hotel
    • 1345m/ 4413ft
  • Day 18: Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.
    Thanks for joining your trip with us. Massif Holidays Team always heartily welcomes you for another adventure in Nepal.
    • Breakfast
    • 1345m/ 4413ft