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Upper Mustang and Muktinath Trekking

Upper Mustang and Muktinath Trekking

  • Nepal
  • Upper Mustang
  • Strenuous
  • NPTRUM79
At present Mustang is a very popular trekking region in Nepal. The Home Ministry of Nepal announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the Department of Immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. According to government rule, liaison officers should always accompany with the trekking groups. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as " Upper Mustang" that has its own nominal king.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara (915m.) by tourist Bus then transfers to Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Jomsom (2,720m.) by flight and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m.)
Enter Restricted Area:
Day 05: Kagbeni – Chele (Tshele - 3050m.).
Day 06: Chele – Syangbochen (3,820m.).
Day 07: Syangbochen – Ghami Village (3,490m.).
Day 08: Ghami Village - Tserang Village (Charang 3450m.).
Day 07: Tsarang – Lo-Manthang (3,730m.) Visit around.
Day 08: Lo-Manthang explore Gharphu, Tinghar and Namdrul Nyaphu village.
Day 09: Lo-Manthang – Ghami, (3,490m.) via Lo-Gekar (3,520m.).
Day 10: Ghami – Samar (3,150m.).
Day 11: Samar – Kagbeni, drive to Jomsom then transfer to Hotel..
Exit Restricted Area:
Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu, transfers to Hotel.
Day 13: Kathmandu free.
Day 14: Last minute, transfers to airport for your onward journey.

Hotels/Teahouse Lodge
15 Days Trek
Grade: Moderate
Normal Area: 7 Days.
Restricted Area: 10 Days.
Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Accommodation: 3 Nights Kathmandu, 2 Nights Pokhara and 12 Nights trekking
Best Season: Winter, Spring & Autumn
Minimum group size: 2 Person
Maximum group size: No limit.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara (915m.) by tourist Bus, then transfer to Hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara – Jomsom (2,720m.) by flight then trek to Kagbeni (2,810m.)
Enter Restricted Area:
Day 04: Kagbeni – Chele (Tshele - 3050m.).
Day 05: Chele – Syangbochen (3,820m.) via Gelling Village (3,500m.).
Day 06: Syangbochen – Ghami Village (3,490m.).
Day 07: Ghami - Tserang Village (Charang 3450m.).
Day 08: Tsarang – Lo-Manthang (3,730m.).
Day 09: Lo-Manthang explore Gharphu, Tingkar, Nyamdok, Chhoser Cave, Nyaphu village and Monasteries (by local Jeep drive).
Day 10: Lo-Manthang – Ghami (3,490m.) via Lo-Ghekar.
Day 11: Ghami – Samar (3,150m.) or Chele (Tshele - 3050m.).
Day 12: Samar/Chele (Tshele - 3050m.). – Tshuksang (Chhuksang - 2,940m.)
Day 13: Tshuksang – Muktinath (3,802m.) – Rani Pouwa or, drive to Muktinath.
Exit Restricted Area:
Day 14: Muktinath – Jomsom and transfer to Hotel.
Day 15: Jomsom – Pokhara by flight then transfer to Hotel.
Day 16: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 17: Kathmandu free.
Day 18: Last minute, transfer to Airport for onward journey.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost


Tea-house Lodge Trek Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or tourist Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 3 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, 1 night in Pokhara at Bed & Breakfast basis. Itinerary A
  • 3 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, 2 nights in Pokhara at Bed & Breakfast basis. Itinerary B
  • 3 Major meals a day; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Special Trekking Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
  • Air Ticket: Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara with domestic airport tax and cargo fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Trek Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Domestic air ticket: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase heli rescue).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.
Equipment for this trip.

The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.

This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.

The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel bag 
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Sun hat 
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer
  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves
Core Body
  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants
  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

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  • Trip Rating
  • Trip Duration14 Day
  • Min. PriceUSD 1795
  • Max. Altitude3730 M.
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • Group Size1 - 15
  • Best TimeFeb-June, Sept-Dec
  • Daily Walking4 - 6 hours
  • AccommodationLodge
Upper Mustang and Muktinath Trekking