Adventure Mustang Himalaya Trek

- The package price includes accommodation in a standard 5-star hotel with a twin-bedded room, suitable for two people.
- Breakfast, lunch, and a candlelight dinner are provided during your stay.
- Personal expenses for beverages, tips, and laundry services in the hotel are not included in the package price.

- The package includes transportation facilities tailored to your needs. We can arrange flights, cars, jeeps, costars, or buses for your travel.
- All vehicles provided are luxurious and equipped with air conditioning for a comfortable journey.

Applicable Fees:
- Our package includes all applicable fees for seven days of sightseeing.
- This includes entry fees to visit historical world heritage sites, sunrise viewpoints, mountain flights, religious places, and educational zones.

Personal Guide:
- An experienced guide will be assigned to you from the moment you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport until your departure.
- Your personal guide will accompany you throughout the trip, offering valuable information and insights related to the complete sightseeing package.
- The services of the personal guide are included in the package price, excluding personal tips.

Please note that the information provided here may vary depending on the specific package and arrangements made.

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Mustang region with our 17-day teahouse/lodge Upper Mustang trek. This trek is designed for adventure enthusiasts who seek a challenging and off-the-beaten-path experience in the Trans-Himalayan region.

As you embark on this trek, you will pass through high peaks, mountain passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys, immersing yourself in the stunning natural landscapes. The Mustang region has preserved its culture, lifestyle, and heritage for centuries, untouched by the passage of time. The traditional stone and sun-baked mud brick houses, the city wall, and the four-story palace in Lo-Manthang showcase the region's architectural beauty.

One of the highlights of the Mustang region is the Tiji Festival, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. This vibrant festival takes place at the end of the dry season and offers a unique cultural experience. You will also discover the fascinating family life of the Mustang people, including the practice of polyandry, where multiple brothers marry a single girl.

Known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, the Trans-Himalayan Mustang Region was inaccessible to outsiders until October 1991 when the Nepal Government opened the restricted areas. The Mustangs, also known as Lobas, have their own King or Tribe-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista, although the official recognition was withdrawn after Nepal became a republic in 2007. Despite this, Bista is still respected as their King or tribe leader and grants audiences upon request. Special permits from the Department of Immigration are required to preserve the region's traditions and environment.

The Upper Mustang trek begins at Jomsom and takes you to Kagbeni, the entry point of the Upper Mustang Region. Following the banks of the Kaligandaki River upstream, you will eventually reach Lo-Mangthang, the capital of the upper Mustang.

For those seeking even more adventure in the remote parts of Nepal, we recommend our Upper Dolpo & She Gompa Trek, a 28-day trek, or the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, a 16-day itinerary that explores the fascinating features of the Annapurna region.

The best time to embark on the Upper Mustang trek is from April to November. Unlike other popular trekking trails in Everest and Annapurna, Upper Mustang is a rain shadow area, allowing trekking even during the monsoon season.

- Airport/hotel transfers
- Accommodation in 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with entrance fees
- Accommodation and meals during the trek
- Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Experienced English-speaking trek leader, assistant trek leader, and Sherpa porters
- Necessary permits and paperwork
- Comprehensive medical kit
- Government and local taxes

Not Included:
- Nepal Visa fee
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- International and domestic flights
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

Upon our arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Everest Pioneer Trek Nepal. They will provide transportation to our accommodation, the Yak & Yeti Central Kathmandu, a prestigious 5-star hotel. After checking in, we will have an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate before indulging in an evening dinner at the Traditional Live Music Nepal Kitchen.

To make the most of our time in Kathmandu, we can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist hub, and engage in souvenir shopping. In the evening, Everest Pioneer Trek Nepal will host a welcome dinner at The Nepali Restaurant Bar & Lounge, where we will savor delectable authentic Nepalese cuisine, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the rich culinary heritage of Nepal. We will spend the night in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Dinner (D)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After a satisfying breakfast, we will embark on a guided tour of several historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. This itinerary includes visits to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the historically significant Durbar Square, the revered Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the iconic Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), and the grand Buddhist shrine (Buddha Nath), known as one of the largest Stupas globally.

Later in the afternoon, we will have a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our experienced trek leader and fellow team members. Everest Pioneer Trek Nepal will provide detailed information about our upcoming adventure, briefing us about the trek and answering any queries we may have. This session ensures that we are well-prepared for the journey ahead.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hours drive

Early in the morning, around 7 am, we will begin our scenic drive to Pokhara in a comfortable tourist bus. En route, we will be captivated by the picturesque countryside of Nepal, offering enchanting landscapes adorned with lush greenery, flowing rivers, charming villages, farms, and panoramic mountain views. Upon reaching Pokhara in the afternoon, we will be greeted by breathtaking sights of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, the Annapurna range, and other majestic peaks.

Pokhara, often referred to as the "City of Lakes," is renowned for its tranquil lakeshores. We will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful and easily accessible Fewa Lake during the afternoon, indulging in boating and relishing the serenity of the surroundings. We can also engage in shopping during the evening hours. Our overnight stay will be at the Sangri la Village Resort, a premier hotel in Pokhara.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni

After an early breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for a thrilling morning flight to Jomsom. This short 20-minute flight offers spectacular views of towering peaks, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, both towering above 8,000 meters. Jomsom serves as the district headquarters of Mustang and is a significant village in the Kaligandaki region, acting as a crucial link on the age-old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet.

From Jomsom, we will proceed on a gradual path alongside the Kali Gandaki riverbed for approximately 3 hours until we reach the Eckley-Bhatti village. After a refreshing break, we will continue for about an hour, leading us to Kagbeni, an intriguing windswept village situated at the confluence of the Mustang Khola and Kak Khola rivers. Kagbeni holds historical importance as a major stop along the Trans-Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet, and the river is henceforth known as the Kali Gandaki.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele, Chhusang Village

Our trek commences with a special permit check-up, followed by a walk along the riverbank of Kaligandaki upstream. The trail leads through sandy and windy paths, providing us with picturesque scenery. As we make progress, the trail presents a mix of uphill and downhill sections. Our first stop will be the charming Tangbe village, characterized by narrow alleys, whitewashed houses, and fields adorned with buckwheat, barley, wheat, and apple orchards. Continuing our journey, we will trek towards Chhusang, crossing the river and ascending towards a massive red conglomerate chunk that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki river flows. Subsequently, we will traverse small ridges until we reach the village of Chele.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen, Ghiling Village

Today, we resume our trek, ascending towards Eklo Bhatti. Along the way, we climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft), traversing plateaus and narrow stretches that offer captivating views of Tilicho Peak, Yaskawa Kang, and Damodar Danda. Afterward, we descend slightly to the village of Samar. Continuing the trail above Samar village, we climb up to a ridge before descending steeply to a stream. Another 3-hour walk amidst cool streams and juniper trees brings us to Syanbochen. During our trek, we will pass by the renowned Ramchung Cave.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghaymi

Following breakfast, we embark on an uphill trek to the Yamada La Pass (3,850m/12,667ft), encountering several teahouses, chortens (Buddhist shrines), and local villages characterized by Tibetan-style houses with open verandas. As we cross mountain passes and pass through avenues of poplar trees and barley fields, our ascent continues until we reach Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft). Subsequently, we descend towards our overnight stop in Ghaymi. Ghaymi, the third-largest village in the Lo region, is surrounded by extensive fields, many of which are barren.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 08: Ghaymi to Charang

After breakfast, we set off on our trek, relishing a pleasant walk. As we cross Ghaymi Khola, the trail ascends to a plateau, guiding us beside a magnificent Mani wall—a sacred stone wall meticulously constructed by Buddhist devotees. The trail then leads us eastward to Charang, a village characterized by an intricate network of fields, willow trees, and houses separated by stone walls. Charang is renowned for its awe-inspiring white dzong and red Gompa, which we will visit before settling into our teahouse for the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 09: Charang to Lo-Mangthang

Today, we trek to Lo-Mangthang, offering breathtaking views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I, and Bhrikuti Peak. Initially, the trail descends to Charang Chu Canyon and subsequently ascends steeply after crossing the river. Continuing our ascent, we reach the windy pass of Lo at an elevation of 3,850m, granting us a panoramic view of the Lo-Mangthang Valley. Descending towards Lo-Mangthang, we are treated to captivating views of the walled city, nestled amidst hills on the Tibetan border. We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Lo-Mangthang.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 10: Explore Lo-Mangthang

Today, we dedicate the day to exploring the enchanting surroundings of Lo-Mangthang. Our itinerary includes a visit to Namgyal Gompa, a hilltop monastery of great significance to the local community, serving as a place of worship and a local court. Following our visit to Namgyal Gompa, we will continue our tour to Tingkhar, the last major village northwest of Lo-Mangthang, before returning to our hotel. Alternatively, you may choose to visit Tall Champa Lakhang (God house), the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and the Entrance Hall, which serve as major attractions within the town. Another highlight is the four-story building of the Raja's palace, offering stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 12: Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs

Today, we retrace our steps back to Ghiling, where we will spend the night after a 5-6 hour walk. Upon arrival, you can explore the area, but be mindful of the dusty winds that typically pick up in the afternoon. We recommend taking a leisurely walk during the evening hours.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs

We continue our return journey to Ghiling, where we will spend the night after a 5-hour trek. Throughout the journey, you will be treated to stunning Himalayan vistas. Enjoy the scenic beauty and rest comfortably at the teahouse.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs

On this final day, we embark on a relatively long trek. It is advisable to start early in the morning, as we make our way to Kagbeni. Here, we conclude our Upper Mustang trails and join the regular Annapurna circuit trek. After lunch in Kagbeni, we proceed to Jomsom, where we will spend the night. If you have an additional day to spare, our guide can take you to Muktinath as well.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD)

Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara

Following breakfast, we head to the airport for a scenic 30-minute flight back to Pokhara. This dramatic flight between the towering mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri offers a spectacular experience. Upon arrival in Pokhara, our airport guide will transfer you to your lakeside hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful lakeside area before retiring for the night at the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 16: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & farewell dinner at Nepal Kitchen

After breakfast, we embark on a 200-kilometer flight back to Kathmandu. We recommend booking the right side of the airplane to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel, where you have the remainder of the day at your leisure. In the evening, Everest Pioneer Trek Nepal will host a farewell dinner at the Traditional Live Music Nepal Kitchen, offering an opportunity to celebrate the successful completion of our journey and to bid farewell to the vibrant land of Nepal.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner (BD)

Day 17: Final departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight. This marks the end of our memorable adventure in the Upper Mustang region. We hope you had an incredible time exploring the hidden gems of Nepal and that the experiences will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime.
Included meals: Breakfast

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change depending on factors such as weather conditions and the group's pace.

For Booking and Information