About Short Upper Mustang Trek

Nepal is one of the popular tourist destinations or one can call it ultimate dream adventures engagement. Whenever we talk about mountain hill, landscapes we never ignore the south Asian countries like Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Due to the presence of towering and tallest mountain peak it does excites people who come in numbers to get involved in most talk about trekking adventures. Ideally, trekking becomes difficult when routes and weather play spoilsport and the best season for trekking would be somewhere in the winter season. And it would be even good when you opt for the Short Upper Mustang Trek.

When you plan to indulge with trekking you should prepare for a long and tough trek itinerary which might take longer than you anticipated. Short Upper Mustang Trek indeed provides you with a remarkable experience in the nearby mountain region of Nepal. The hectic and long trekking tour begins with Kathmandu where you can visit UNESCO world heritage sites at a glance. Upper Mustang is known as forbidden kingdom because earlier people were not allowed to enter the region for security purpose but after 1990 this exclusive site is opened for all ages people making it deservedly earned the reputation of one of the must-visit site in Nepal trek itinerary.

Short Upper Mustang Trek highlights the entire trekking experience with tough and gruelling physical demands of the trekkers. Those are excited and anxious to do trekking make sure about the challenges that they would often found as they about to reach the Mount Everest, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain treks. Though in spite of these challenges in trekking, the majority of people cannot wait to get started the fascinating trekking. Prefer by interested people, the tour to Short Upper Mustang Trekking set an unprecedented hype among the trekkers that want to experience the pulsating thrill and excitement in trekking tour.

Highlights

  • Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara City.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Explore the hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang.
  • Tibetan culture and life style.
  • Explore KaliGandaki river.
  • Scenic flight of Pokhara to Jomsom and vice versa.
  • Forbidden kingdom of Mustang.
  • Picturesque view of different himalayas.
  • Sacred monasteries and chorten. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Arrival at Kathmandu for the day 1 tour schedule. You will be welcomed at the airport by out representative and from there you will be transferred to the hotel, where you will be explained about the overview of the trip.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

After completing your breakfast the second days begins with sightseeing and then get ready for the trek preparation. The guide will also explain to you about the history, art, tradition and religion of the people residing in Nepal.
Overnight in Kathmandu.


  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

Next day drive form Kathmandu to Pokhara for 5 to 6hours. After reaching Pokhara you can have some shower and rest after which you can go for a walk along the Phewa Lake. At the same time you can also explore Pokhara.
Overnight in Pokhara.


  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Pokhara.
  • Altitude: 820m.

Catch a flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni for nearly 3 to 4 hours trek. On the journey, you can walk along the bank of Gandaki River that is via Eklebhatti. Moreover, if you want to explore something more than you can visit Kagbeni, which is an old Thakali village.
Overnight in Kagbeni.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Kagbeni.
  • Altitude: 2810m.

The trail follows by the side of the valley and in some places it goes through the bank of river. We get the opportunity to explore the culture, traditions and lifestyle of the folks.
Overnight in Chele.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Chele.
  • Altitude: 3050m.

Today , we start off with chele to syanbochen for 6 to 7 hours. The trek for Syanbochen is going to be somewhat difficult and the reason behind it is that you need to cross two pass that is the Dajori and Taklam pass.
Overnight in Syanbochen.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Syangbochen
  • Altitude: 3475m.

Today trek is from Syanbochen to Ghami for a comfortable 5 to 6 hours trek. The walking route will be somewhat steeply downhill to the small river and after some short period of time you will reach to Syanbochen. Overnight in Ghemi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Ghemi.
  • Altitude: 3520m.

Ghami to Tsarang takes 5 to 6 hours. After completing your breakfast you need to walk downhill and you will also find slippery path till the Ghami Khola so you must be bit careful. The scenario along the trekking route is really very good.
Overnight in Tsarang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Tsarang.
  • Altitude: 3620m.

Today of the long exciting trek tour, trek Tsarang to Lo – Manthang for 3 to 4 hours. When you reach on the top then you will really love to admire the Lo Manthang village from there. Moreover, you can also see Nilgiri Tilicho and Damodar Kunda.
Overnight in Lo Manthang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Lo Manthang.
  • Altitude: 3730m.

Today trek begins with exploration of many incredible sights just like Lo Manthang and acclimatizes the entire condition of the nature. If you do not need enough rest then you can also visit nearby places of Lo Manthang.
Overnight in Lo Manthang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Lo Manthang.
  • Altitude: 3730m.

Lo – Mangthang to Dakmar takes 6 to 7 hours. We will start our journey after completing our breakfast. After which we need to follow the trail to Gyakar village which is also a historical place and you can also see the beautiful mantras painted stones.
Overnight in Dakmar. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Drakmar .
  • Altitude: 3810m.

Next day you will head for Ghiling to chhuksang for 5 to 6 hours. The colourful and traditional village will be supreme attraction of the day. And your overnight stay is scheduled at Chhuksang. Overnight in Chhuksang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Chhuksang.
  • Altitude: 3050m.

Chhuksang to Jomsom would take 6 to 7 hours drive. Here, you will like the similar scenario of the past days of your tour. But at the same time you can join the popular trekking trail that is the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Overnight in Jomsom.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea House.
  • Location: Jomsom.
  • Altitude: 2700m.

Today of this exciting tour fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. After successfully completing two weeks in the Upper Mustang Short Trek, you must enjoy the day at Pokhara with variety of foods and drinks. Your overnight stay is scheduled at Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Kathmandu.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

Today , we will transfer to airport according to your flight schedule with keeping memories of Short Upper Mustang Trek. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara in Three star hotel. 
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by private).
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara by Tourist Bus.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Entrance fees in entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing place.
  • Flight fare from Pokhara-Jomsom and vice versa.
  • Pokhara- Kathmandu flight fare.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return after trek.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Any type of international flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips (Not mandatory but expected).
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, 

Useful Information

Short Nepal Information:

Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

Passport and Visa:

First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.

Weather:

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

Nepal has four seasons:

  • Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
  • Summer:  (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
  • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.
  • Winter: (Dec-Feb): This season is known as Cold season so it’s not good time for high altitude trekking time.

Best Time to Go Short Upper Mustang Trek:

The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.

Is it suitable trekking for me?

If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.

Currency:

The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.

Insurance:

We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.

Hotel/ Accommodation on Short Upper Mustang Trek:

We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.

Meals Short Upper Mustang Trek:

The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter Short Upper Mustang Trek:

We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 20 kg .

Personal Expenses Short Upper Mustang Trek:

Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.

Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
  • While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.

What do I need for trekking/ Packing list :

  •  Day pack (rucksack)
  • Light weight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Light weight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flash light
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking shoes or boots.
  • A pair of sandals.