Lower Mustang trek to travel mustang valley Nepal

Lower Mustang trek to travel mustang valley Nepal 12 Days US$999

About lower Mustang trek

Trekking in Lower Mustang takes you to the Muktinath temple which is the pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist. It is a short and easy trek, ideal for those who have limited time and want to experience the beauty of Himalayas. Lower Mustang Trek is a perfect combination of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and adventure.

Trek to Lower Mustang begins in the town of Pokhara and takes you through beautiful villages, lush forests, and scenic mountain views in Kali Gandaki River valley. It is a popular walking trail in Nepal that takes you through the picturesque landscapes of the Mustang region. It is less challenging about 5-7 days’ trip suitable for all level of travelers.

Trip Fact


Mustang, Nepal


12 Days


Easy to fairly moderate

Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

Muktinath 3,710 meters / 12171 feet

Best time

March to May & Sept to Dec


Trekking & Sightseeing


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Flight, Drive & Hiking

Start from

Pokhara to Nayapul

End at

Jomsom to Pokhara

Lower Mustang trek overview

The Lower Mustang trek is a part of world famous Annapurna circuit and upper mustang trek. It is not necessary to issue special permit to explore lower part of mustang area. Major attractions of this trek are Marpha, Jomsom, Kagbeni, Tiri, Jharkot Muktinath and Lupra villages, Buddhist culture, lifestyle and beautiful landscapes. Marpha is a beautiful Thakali village decorated with the green terraced farmland. Muktinath temple is the famous pilgrimage of Hindu and Buddhist for salvation. Upper Mustang tour packages overland upper mustang jeep tour Nepal

Trek to Lower Mustang schedule, designed by the expert to minimize the risk of altitude. Highest point where you reach during trek is Muktinath situated at 3,710 meters above sea level.

It is suitable for all level of travelers like family with kids and seniors, individual and group of friends. Tukuche, Marpha, Lupra and Tiri village are the best places to discover Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition.

Stunning Lower Mustang trek is not only famous for unique wild, dry and barren landscape; but also greenery, bio diversity, spiritual junction and its distinctive culture too. There are some alternative routes to start lower mustang journey. Direct flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then trek around lower mustang or drive from Pokhara to Tatopani, enjoy natural hot spring, visit deepest George of the world and enter Mustang Nepal via Ghasa.

Second option is the best one to enter Himalayan rain shadow area along Kali gandaki river. It is suitable to explore all lower part of mustang including deepest gorge to Muktinath temple. After complete the mustang trek you can fly or drive back to Pokhara. We organize private Jomsom to Muktinath trek according to your interest, let us to know your requirements.

Is Lower Mustang trek for you?

Mustang trekking package with Poon hill Nepal is one of the best trekking routes. It covers major highlights of Poon hill trek and rain shadow Jomsom and Muktinath area of Himalayas. This trek or tour package to experience green valley, barren landscapes of lower mustang with cultural attractions of Thakali and Gurung people from Ghasa, Tukuche, Marpha, Jomsom, Kagbeni and Muktinath temple. Jomsom to Muktinath walking trail of Mustang leads through Modi khola to Kali Gandaki River, Nature beauty and hospitality of the people living in this area makes travelers mesmerized. New Lower mustang trek map helps to know about the current situation of walking routes.

Lower Mustang trek highlights

  • Witness the unique landscapes of mustang, including desert-like terrain, high cliffs, mountains and caves in Kali Gandaki Valley.
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range & traditional villages of Gurung & Thakali.
  • Trek through the world's deepest, Kali Gandaki Gorge, which is flanked by two 8,000 meter peaks, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
  • Visit the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath, which is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed to grant salvation to those who visit it.
  • Enjoy the hospitality of Thakali people, experience their distinctive culture, traditions and lifestyle.
  • Lower mustang is a must-visit destination to experience a unique culture, landscapes and ancient architecture.
  • Enjoy the stunning night sky, free from light pollution that offer clear views of stars and constellations.
  • Walk along the apple orchards, observing traditional methods of farming and animal husbandry in mustang Nepal.

Lower Mustang trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

The main ways to travel from Katmandu to Pokhara are by bus, private car and plane as per the budget, interest and booking deal. It takes 6 to 7 hours to cross 200 kilometers distance of Prithivi Highway in between Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you prefer flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then only takes about 25 minutes.
Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara is incredibly scenic, with breathtaking views of Himalayan mountains, waterfalls, picturesque scenery, Trishuli & Marshyangdi River. Along the way, you will pass through small towns and villages that give you a glimpse into the rural life of Nepal.
Once you reach Pokhara, you’ll be greeted with stunning views of Annapurna range, serene Phewa Lake and beautiful Pokhara city. After checking into hotel you can take a rest or go to explore lakeside area, boating and walk around watching the reflection of mountain and sky in beautiful Phewa Lake. Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara end but memories last forever.

Muktinath to Jomsom journey begin after Muktinath temple exploration at Ranipauwa village in mustang. The distance from Muktinath to Jomsom is about 21 kilometers and possible to go by driving or walking as per preferences. It takes about 1 hour by driving and 5 to 6 hours by walking depend on your pace.
Trail descent from Muktinath towards the Kali Gandaki river crossing Jharkot, Khingar, Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti villages in Annapurna region of Nepal. This is quite popular route offer stunning views of unique landscape, mountains, including Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and more. Jomsom is famous for its apple orchards and strong winds that blow through Kali Gandaki valley.
After crossing suspension bridges over Kali Gandaki river, ultimately you reach Jomsom, check in hotel either rest, relax or explore around city, museum, apple orchards and interact with local etc. Muktinath to Jomsom trip is an incredible experience in Kali Gandaki valley where you witness the beauty of lower mustang closely.

Today is the day to say goodbye to Mustang, early in the morning, we will take a flight to Pokhara. Jomsom to Pokhara flight is a popular domestic route of Nepal. Plane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, offers stunning view of snow-capped mountains and valleys below. Once you arrive in Pokhara, there are plenty of places to see and things to do. You can spend rest of the day in leisure or walk around the streets of lake city, souvenir shopping, boating in Phewa lake and experience nightlife in Pokhara etc.
The weather of Jomsom change in no time that affect Pokhara flight frequently. If the weather is not fine, we’ll arrange jeep to drive back to Pokhara. We request you to plan some buffer time for this possibility and be flexible to use alternative ways of transportation like jeep or helicopter.
Jomsom Pokhara travel by jeep is a great way to explore the beautiful scenery, countryside, waterfalls, people and culture of Nepal, the memories will remain forever.

The journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu is one of the most scenic and breathtaking routes in Nepal. The distance between the two cities is approximately 200 kilometers/ 124 miles, and the travel time is around 6-7 hours by road and 25 minute by plane. Keep in mind that the actual travel time may vary depending on the mode of transportation, traffic conditions, and your personal preferences.
As soon as reach Kathmandu you will check into hotel, take a rest, spend evening time explore city for souvenirs shopping. Enjoy farewell dinner at evening to celebrate the successful excursion.

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Round trip drive / flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Nayapul by private vehicle (trek start point)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 3 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best accommodation at tea houses during this journey
  • Professional English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by drive / flight on choice / situation
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara for 2 nights before and after trek
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require


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

There are three main ways to reach Lower Mustang Nepal by road, flight and trekking. The best way to reach Lower Mustang depends on your budget, interest, time and number of travelers.

How much is lower Mustang trek cost?

The cost of lower mustang depends on many factors but approximate cost is about US$ 900 to 1100 per person. Lower Mustang is a beautiful and fascinating place to visit to discover rich culture, stunning nature, history and friendly people. Write us to get latest lower mustang trip cost and have a wonderful time in this unique corner of Nepal.

What is lower mustang famous for?

Lower mustang famous for Agro products mainly Apple farming in Nepal. Beside that it is popular destination to see arid, rocky terrain, dramatic mountain, Buddhist culture and rich history of ancient salt trading route.

How much is lower Mustang permit fees?

Travelers need to issue ACAP permit and TIMS card to visit Lower Mustang. ACAP Permit cost NPR 3000 and TIMS cost NPR 2000 per person for foreigners except Indian. Mustang is a popular destination for trekking and cultural tourism.

What is the distance from Pokhara to lower mustang?

The road distance from Pokhara to Lower mustang is 172 kilometers / 107 miles. It takes about 8 hours by bus 6 hours by jeep drive because of the off road and 25 minutes by flights to reach.

What is lower Mustang vs upper Mustang?

Mustang divided into two sub-regions like Lower Mustang and Upper Mustang. Both mustang area holds distinctive natural diversity, historic and cultural significance. The main towns in Lower Mustang are Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Muktinath. The main town in Upper Mustang is Lo Manthang, a remote and restricted area that requires a special permit to visit.

Which month is best for lower Mustang Nepal?

The best time to visit Lower Mustang is during spring months (March-May) or autumn months (September-November) for better experience. During this time the weather in pleasant, temperature mild and visibility really impressive to see the unique scenery.

How difficult is lower Mustang trekking?

Lower Mustang trek is a moderately easy trek, and it is suitable for people of all fitness levels. The highest point on the trek is 3,762 meters, so it is important to acclimatize properly.

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