Lo Manthang tour

Lo Manthang tour 10 Days US$1695

About Lo Manthang tour & trips
Lo Manthang tour is a wonderful journey to explore the mystical kingdom of Lo in Himalayas. Ancient earthen walled city of upper mustang is the main attraction of this trip. Medieval walled city of Lo Manthang surrounded by massive earthen walls, punctuated by impressive entrance gates. Walking through these gates is like entering a different era. The narrow alleys, whitewashed houses, royal palace, monasteries, Chortens and intricately carved wooden doors reflect the traditional architecture of mustang Nepal.

This Journey takes through the picturesque villages of Kagbeni, Chele, Syanbochen, Ghami and Tsarang before reaching Lo Manthang. Along the way, visitors get to experience the unique culture and hospitality of Mustang, which is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

Lo Manthang tours is an opportunity to explore breathtaking landscapes, arts, architecture and pure form of Tibetan culture, tradition and lifestyle. Upper mustang area surrounded by towering peaks, including the iconic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, provides a stunning backdrop for travel and tours. Book Lo Manthang tour package to experience the unique culture and stunning landscapes of upper mustang Nepal.

Trip Fact


Mustang, Nepal


10 Days


Easy and comfortable

Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

Lo Manthang 3840 Meters

Best time

March to November


Tours and sightseeing


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Flight, Drive & Tours

Start from

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom

End at

Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Lo Manthang tour overview

Lo Manthang tours is an adventure to explore the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, Nepal. It is an overland trip by jeep to experience the natural beauty, culture and traditional lifestyle from lower to upper mustang in short time frame. Its stunning landscapes, ancient monasteries, rich culture and history attract the attention and spellbound the explorer. The long walls of prayer wheels and flags provide a colorful appearance of the place.

Best things to do in Lo Manthang are horse riding, hiking, walk around wall city, narrow alleys, exploring whitewashed houses, Chortens (stupas), monasteries, palace, valley, artifacts and traditional architecture of Mustang etc. Visit local market, buy Tibetan handicrafts, textiles, thangkas and souvenirs. Spend time with local, learn about their way of life, traditions, and customs. Image of Lo Manthang trek at the Kingdom of Mustang

Route Summary

Lo Manthang trip typically begins in Kathmandu or Pokhara city, where you will meet your guide and drivers. Easy and comfortable way to go to Lo Manthang is by jeep driving. Travel through dramatic landscapes, Kali Gandaki Gorge “the deepest gorges in the world” to reach Jomsom, Kagbeni the gateway to Mustang. From Kagbeni, jeep drive towards north to reach Lo Manthang, through a desert landscape dotted with traditional village and unique sights around.

Finally, you will reach the city is surrounded by a mud wall by luxurious jeep following Kaligandaki corridor Beni Jomsom Korola road. Along the route you can see a variety of domestic and wildlife like yaks, blue sheep, Marmot, snow leopards and more. Journey allows you to witness the way of life of true mountain people in Himalayan foot hills.

Is Lo Manthang tour right for you?

Lo Manthang city linked with road. It is one of the best travel destination for all levels of travelers including group of friends, family and seniors as well. Lo Manthang is a walled town located in Mustang district of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 3,840 meters /12,598 feet above sea level a great treat for adventurers and nature enthusiasts. Lo Manthang town founded in 1380 by Ame Pal. The Mud Kingdom is home of Royals, Chortens, old-style houses and several ancient monasteries like Thubchen Gompa, Jampa Monastery, and Chodey Gompa adorned with intricate murals.

The best time to embark on a Lo Manthang tour is during the spring, monsoon and autumn seasons when the weather is mild and stable. Lo Manthang trip is an unforgettable experience to explore fascinating part of the world. Spend the day to know about Lowa community, rich history of Lo and well-preserved Tibetan Buddhist culture. Lo Manthang day trip starts with pony riding, walking or jeep safari towards, Namgyal, Thingkar, Chhoser.

The horse ride to Chhoser is another exhilarating part of the visit of Lo Manthang. There are some monasteries and centuries old caves in rock cliff really impressive to see in Chhoser area. Travelers impressed to visiting Shija Jhong Cave, Konchok Ling cave & Ritseling Cave in Chhoser valley. Luxury tours to Lo Manthang by jeep leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Lo Manthang tour highlights

  • Know about Buddhist monasteries, Chortens, Mani walls, sky caves & Tibetan culture.
  • Explore monasteries, hamlet’s, palace, alleys in walled town of Lo Manthang Nepal.
  • Know about history, people, culture, architecture, myths of Lo & feel the peace & quiet in mustang.
  • Discover the 7th & 10th highest mountain of the world from high Himalayan deserts of Nepal.
  • Embark on a thrilling off-road jeep drive in rugged terrain of mustang in Kaligandaki valley.
  • Encounter exotic flora and fauna, traditional houses constructed from mud, stone, wood, intricate carvings & murals in walls.
  • Explore ancient monastery Ghar Gumpa build in 8th century in former kingdom of Lo.
  • Enjoy fantastic insight of art, culture, traditional music and mountain views of upper mustang.

Lo Manthang tour itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival in Pokhara Nepal, our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel by private vehicle. At hotel he/ she will give short briefing about upcoming program, agreement and day to day plan. Check into hotel, use free time to take rest, relax and explore around Lakeside.

After breakfast, full day sightseeing journey in Pokhara city start with private vehicle and professional guide. There are many sights to see in Pokhara Nepal. Among of them guide takes you to the selected destination like Devis Fall, Seti River, Museums, Bindyabasini Temple, old bazar, Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, shanti stupa, Tibetan Refugee Camp, monasteries and Sarangkot etc as per agreement. Pokhara sightseeing trip covers all major highlights of the city. After pokhara city tours, we will drive back to hotel and conduct pre-trip meeting. You spent rest of the day for gear shopping, packaging, exploring around and sample local food.

Today is the departure day, Company representative transfer you to airport for flight home or next destination. “Wishing you a safe journey! We look forward to our paths crossing again someday.”

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • All transportation Kathmandu to Kathmandu by luxurious jeep / flight
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara BB basic
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 4 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best accommodation at tea houses during Mustang tour period
  • Professional English speaking guide trained by government of Nepal
  • All necessary paperwork, permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Airport transfer by private vehicle to depart Kathmandu, Nepal


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, drivers (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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Additional Information

Lo Manthang trek is a journey to explore mystical mustang. its unique history, culture, scenic landscapes, deep gorges, sky caves, colorful rock formations etc. Lo Manthang trek is a part of Upper Mustang trek that begins either from Jomsom or Kagbeni. Trail follow towards north along Kali Gandaki River and ancient salt trading route to Tibet. During the trekking period travelers enjoy awe-inspiring views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other Himalayan peaks. It requires restricted area permit, at least two trekkers in a group and guide.

There are two main ways to get to medieval city of Lo Manthang either trek or jeep driving. Among of them trekking to Lo Manthang quite challenging that’s why tours popularity increasing after road construction. We organize both Lo Manthang trek and tours as per the guest requirements but Lo Manthang tours is highly recommended for all.

Is Lo Manthang trek for you?

Generally, Lo Manthang trek, terrain known as moderate route. It requires good physical condition, proper acclimatization and knowledge to tackle the weather and temperature of Himalayas. Walking trail mostly ups and downs, few sections that are steeper, but nothing too extreme. Lo Manthang hiking route is filled with ancient monasteries, caves, stunning landscapes, and unique Tibetan culture.

Lo Manthang trekking package designed covering all things to do and places to see in Upper Mustang area. This journey makes small circuit following Chhusang, Chele, Sammar, Syangboche, Ghiling, Ghami, Tsarang, Lo Manthang, Yara and Tangge to Jomsom. Total duration of Lo Manthang trek is 15 days, every day walking duration 5 to 6 hrs. Takes time depends on elevation of the place and your walking speed too.After 5 days regular walking from Jomsom, trekkers reach the Lo Manthang. It is possible to trek same way back or by jeep drive. It is better to change the route to come back to get the remarkable experience.

April to October is the ideal time to go for Lo Manthang trek in Upper Mustang Nepal. Trekking route is filled with ancient monasteries, caves, stunning landscapes, and unique Tibetan culture. Lo Manthang trek map helps to discover the altitude of place, walking route in last forbidden kingdom in Nepal similar to Tibetan Plateau. After road construction many people visit Lo Manthang by jeep, we organize Lo Manthang trekking as per guest interest. We always feel glad to tailor a separate trekking package as per your travel needs. So if would like to book trip or need more information feel write us.

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Where is Lo Manthang located?

Lo Manthang located at an altitude of 3,840 meters /12,598 feet above sea level in Mustang district of Nepal. The walled capital of past Kingdom of Lo known for its Tibetan Buddhist architecture, history, culture, royal palace, ancient monasteries, stunning landscape and more. The main attraction of Lo Manthang is a well-preserved medieval town with narrow streets. Lo Manthang is an isolated town a living museum of Tibetan culture and history and a fascinating place to visit once in a lifetime.

When is the best time to go for Lo Manthang tour Nepal?

There are many best things to do in Lo Manthang area in best time of the year. It is recommended to visit Mustang during the spring (March, April, May) or autumn (September, October. November). When the weather is mild, clear visibility. The best temperature makes this time an ideal for trekking and sightseeing in Himalayas. It is possible to visit this region during Monsoon (June July, August). Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your fitness level, interests, and budget.

What is the current weather of Lo Manthang?

Weather of Mustang changes frequently, we advise you to check the weather forecast to know the current weather of Lo Manthang. The weather is generally mild and sunny during the spring and autumn, best to go for hiking or tours. However, it can get cold at morning evening and night time, so be sure to pack accordingly.

Which types of foods and accommodations available in Lo Manthang tour?

The food and accommodation options availability in Lo Manthang are limited, basic but comfortable. Tourist get neat and clean room with basic services like Wi-Fi, hot shower western toilet and many more. Lo Manthang area influences by Tibetan, Nepali and Indian cuisine but local lodges provide different western food also. Both veg or non veg foods are freshly cooked and flavorful. Spend the night at tea houses, home stays and family run local hotel to know about this community closely. Upper Mustang is a restricted remote valley of Himalayas, prepare mentally to adjust with limited resources and basic living.

How long does it take to reach Lo Manthang from Jomsom?

The journey from Lo Manthang from Jomsom takes about 6-8 hours by jeep. Total distance of Jomsom to Lo Manthang road is about 90 kilometers / 56 miles and mostly unpaved. It is not easy to jeep ride is bumpy road but scenic view of Himalayan territory refresh you all the time.

How far is Pokhara & Kathmandu from Lo Manthang by road?

Lo manthang to Pokhara distance in 262 kilometers / 163 miles it takes 8 to 10 hours to reach by jeep. Lo manthang to Kathmandu road distance is 460 kilometers / 286 miles it takes 12 to 14 hours to reach Kathmandu by drive. There is some landslide area, narrow gravel road, construction sites in between so it is important to check the road conditions before you travel.

How long is the mustang trip?

The length of the Mustang trip can vary depend on itinerary, mode of transportation, side trips and level of difficulty. Mustang tour packages are suitable for those who are short on time. No matter either trekking or tours that covers highlights of Lower to upper Mustang including Muktinath Temple, Kali Gandaki Gorge, Kagbeni, Jomsom and lo manthang as well.

What is the history of the Lo Manthang?

The history of Lo Manthang dates back to ancient times when it was part of the Tibetan empire. In the 14th century, Ame Pal, a warrior from Tibet, established the Kingdom of Mustang with Lo Manthang as its capital. In the 18th century, Lo Manthang was conquered by the Gurkhas, a Nepalese military force. It was the capital of Lo from the 14th century until 2008, when Nepal became a republic. Today, Lo Manthang is a popular tourist destination of Nepal.

How old are caves in mustang?

The caves in Mustang are believed to be at least 3,000 years old. These are still being explored by archaeologists and researchers; more innovations are likely to be made in future. Construction history of mustang caves still unknown but they are fascinating archaeological site that offers a glimpse into the history of Mustang region.

How high is upper mustang?

The elevation of Upper Mustang varies, but it generally ranges from around 2,750 meters / 9022 feet to 4,500 meters /14764 feet above sea level. Upper Mustang is a remote and rugged region located in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is known for its stunning scenery, ancient Buddhist culture, and restricted access.

What is the famous pilgrimage in mustang?

Damodar Kunda, Ghar gumba, Luri gumba are famous pilgrimage of Upper mustang Nepal. Beside that there are many pilgrimage site to visit for spiritual blessings. The most famous pilgrimage in Mustang is the Muktinath Temple located in lower mustang Nepal.

What are the historic & religious places in mustang?

There are several historic and religious sites in Mustang among of them Kagbeni, Muktinath Luri gumba, ancient monasteries, Chungsi cave and Damodar kunda are religious sites. Royal places, ancient villages hold great historic importance.

Why is mustang famous in Nepal?

Mustang is famous in Nepal for its unique culture, history, geography and Tibetan way of life. Mustang is a popular destination for hiking, sightseeing tours and to learn about Tibetan culture and Buddhism. If you are looking for a truly unique and unforgettable travel experience, then Mustang is the best place for you.

What is the beauty of mustang Nepal?

Himalayan mountains, Kaligandaki valley, Muktinath temple, ancient monasteries, palaces, unique villages and unbelievable rock formation decorated to make mustang a beautiful travel destination of Nepal.

How to get to lo Manthang?

To get to Lo Manthang, you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and then a aircraft, jeep or bus to Jomsom. From Jomsom, you can take a day hike or a multi-day trek or driving tour to Lo Manthang. You will need to obtain a permit to enter Lo Manthang. Permits can be done through tour operator Kathmandu Nepal.

What is the altitude of Lo Manthang?

The altitude of Lo Manthang trek is 3840 meters / 12598 feet above sea level.Mustang is hidden valley behind the spectacular Himalayan ranges attracts many tourist to discover an isolated region for centuries.

Fraternal polyandry, sky burial are interesting traditions of Lo Manthang Nepal. The practice is now waning as the youngsters don’t want this to continue. Loba People of Lo Manthang practice particular form of Buddhism & preserved the ancient Tibetan traditions.

Upper Mustang is a unique region with a fascinating history and culture. Its high altitude adds to its allure, making it a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers. Whether you are looking for a challenging trek or a spiritual journey, Upper Mustang has something to offer.

What is the forbidden city in Nepal?

Medieval walled city “Lo Manthang” is the forbidden city in Nepal. It is a well-preserved city with a rich history and culture. The city was founded in 1380 by Ame Pal. It served as the capital of former Kingdom of Lo until Nepal abolished the monarchy in 2008.Upper mustang was closed to foreigners for centuries, earning it the nickname “Forbidden City.” It was only opened to tourists in 1992.

Who are the people of Lo Manthang?

Lo pa, Lowa or Loba are the local people of Lo Manthang. They speak the Lo dialect of Tibetan and follow Tibetan Buddhism. Lopas ethnic group are known for their distinctive culture and traditions their way of life is largely unchanged from centuries ago.

How far is from Kathmandu to Lo Manthang by road?

Kathmandu to Lo Manthang road distance is 462 kilometers / 287 miles. The road condition till Maldhunga paved afterwards off road and is only accessible by 4WD vehicles.

How far is Jomsom from Lo Manthang by drive?

Jomsom to Lo Manthang distance is 90 kilometers / 56 miles, it takes 4 to 6 hours by driving depends on road condition, weather, traffic and type of vehicle. The road is often rough and dusty. Along the way, you will pass through small villages, stunning natural scenery, including mountains, valleys, caves, rock formation and rivers.

What is the weather and average temperature of Lo Manthang?

The weather in Lo Manthang is cold and dry, April to June are warmest months and December to February the coldest months. It is possible to visit upper mustang from the March to November. Average temperate in winter Min 0°C to Max 5°C during day and Min -20°C to Max -25°C at night and summer Min 12°C to Max 20°C during day and Min -7°C to Max -2°C at night respectively. Consult local agents to organize upper mustang tour in best time of the year.


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