Upper Mustang trek

Upper Mustang trek 14 Days US$1945

About Upper Mustang trek Nepal

Upper Mustang trek is an adventurous journey in remote region of Nepal that lies beyond the Annapurna mountain range. It offers an insight into the cultural, natural and historical richness of upper mustang region. Mustang located in the north-central part of  Nepal and is part of the rain shadow area, which means that the area receives very little rainfall. Trek to upper mustang offers a unique cultural and scenic natural experience, passing through traditional Tibetan-style villages, barren landscapes, and colorful canyons.

Upper Mustang  lodge to lodge trek is a unique and unforgettable experience that takes you to the heart of one of the Nepal’s most remote and fascinating regions. Upper mustang gives you the challenge, realistic deal with nature and freshness of surroundings. It lures the people to learn new ways to enjoy the natural world in its purest form. Would you like to know the mystery of ancient kingdom discovered in Nepal; go to upper Mustang. Review an epic journey from Kathmandu to upper mustang to discover mysterious land of Himalayas.

Trip Fact


Mustang, Nepal information


14 Days



Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

Lo Manthang 3840 Meters

Best time

March to November


Trekking tours in Mustang


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Flight, Drive & Hiking

Start from

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom

End at

Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Upper Mustang trek overview

The Upper Mustang trek package is a popular hiking trip in Nepal that takes you to the remote and ancient kingdom of Mustang. This trek offers an opportunity to explore the unique culture, lifestyle, history, arts and landscapes of Mustang. Total distance of Upper Mustang trail  is 124 kilometers / 77 miles from Jomsom to Lo Manthang to walk by foot. Upper Mustang is one of the best places to visit in Nepal for tourism. Upper Mustang located in rain shadow area behiend dhaulagiri and annapurna range of Himalayas.Longest Mani Wall of Mustang photo

Is Upper Mustang trek package for you?

Upper Mustang trekking is a best journey in Annapurna conservation area to explore the setting of nature and live Tibetan culture. Upper mustang altitude begins from 2800 meters at Kagbeni. The final destination is Lo Manthang elevation 3840 meters above sea level. Highest elevation where you reach during this trek is Chogo (Marang) la 4230 meters above sea level. It is moderate to fairly challenging trek not very difficult still requires a lot of hard work and practice to complete safely.

Main of attraction of Upper Mustang are ancient monasteries, distinctive culture, Lo Manthang, Chhoser, mysterious sky caves, landscape and Tiji festival etc. Lo Manthang is a mysterious place that has remained still untouched by tourism and modernization. April to November are the best time of year to visit Upper Mustang Nepal. Amont these times April to October are the best months, when the weather is favorable for hiking and travel around.

Mustang trek starts with scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom or drive to Kagbeni by jeep. Trek follows the ancient salt caravan route to Tibet along kaligandaki river valley Nepal. Walking trail pass through the beautiful regions of Kagbeni, Chele, Ghami, Charang, and Lo Manthang. It is an adventure of a lifetime, perfect for those who are looking for an off-the-beaten-path trekking experience in the Himalayas. The Upper Mustang trek is a once in a lifetime experience, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Nepal.

Upper Mustang trek is a famous trekking route in Nepal, located in the northern part of the country near the Tibetan border. It offers a unique natural and cultural experience, influences by Tibetan culture in pure form in Himalayan kingdom. Lo Manthang is the ancient capital city of forbidden kingdom. It is known for its beautiful monasteries, ancient architecture, arid landscapes deep canyons, cliff, sky caves and rich cultural heritage.

Solo or independent trek in upper mustang is not allowed. It is controlled area, minimom two peason neet to have in a group. Special permit is essencial to enter the Upper Mustang area. It is recommended to issue the permits and hire a guide with reputed travel agency Nepal to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip in an off-the-beaten-path. Let’s go to embrace the nature, its beauty staying close to it on Upper Mustang trek Nepal write us. We are here to organize upper mustang trip according to your desire and duration of holidays.

Upper Mustang trek highlights

  • Explore unique culture, traditions and lifestyle of local untouched by modernity.
  • Discover the history of former kingdom of Lo, wall city, ancient monastery and palaces.
  • Feel the inner peace and spirituality at mustang deeply rooted with Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Catch the glimpse of deepest gorge in the world, Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other peaks of Himalayas
  • Visit rain shadow area, Yak pastures, lakes, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, caves, mane and holy flags.
  • Walk in restricted area along the ancient salt trading route of Trans-Himalayas Nepal.
  • Refresh your body, mind and soul by visiting Muktinath temple a holy site for both Hindu and Buddhist
  • Mysterious caves, traditional architecture unique Terrain like Tibet make this trek a truly memorable experience.

Upper Mustang trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. At the hotel, representative will brief you about program and plan. After a short rest, you can explore the city and its cultural heritage.
Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.

After breakfast, full day sightseeing journey in Kathmandu valley start with private vehicle and professional guide. There are many sights to see in Kathmandu Nepal. Among of them guide takes you to the selected destination like Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square etc. Kathmandu sightseeing trip covers major historical, and cultural monuments that beautifully crafted with various wood, metal, and stonework. The city is full of history and culture, there is something for everyone to enjoy. After city tours, we will drive back to hotel and conduct Pre-trip meeting. You spent rest of the time for gear shopping, packaging, exploring streets of Thamel and sample local cuisine.

After breakfast, you will drive or flight to Pokhara as per itinerary. it takes 25 minutes by flight and around 6 to 7 hours by road. You will have the option to explore Pokhara in the evening. Pokhara city famous for its beautiful lakes and stunning views of Annapurna range.

Distance: 200 Kilometers / 124 miles,

Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

Early in the morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, then begin trek towards Kagbeni or Drive from Pokhara to Kagbeni by jeep as per weather condition and choice. The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River, passing through the picturesque villages, unique landscape before arriving at Kagbeni.

Distance: 183 Kilometers / 114 miles

Duration: 7 to 8 hours drive or 20 minute flight and 3 hrs walking

Elevation gain: 1978 meters / 6489 feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Teahouse

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

Our journey began in Kagbeni, a beautiful village of Mustang district Nepal. Walking trail was mostly flat with a few ups and downs. We crossed several small villages on the way and finally reached Chele. Tsaile is a small but charming village with narrow alleys and traditional houses made of mud and stone. The trail was surrounded by barren hills, beautiful landscapes and the Kali Gandaki river flowed alongside us.

Distance: 16 kilometers / 10 miles

Duration: 6 hours

Elevation gain: 300 meters / 984 feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

We left Chele early in the morning and headed towards Syangboche via Samar village and Chungsi cave. Hiking trail was steep and challenging, but the beautiful landscapes and the snow-capped mountains in the distance kept us going. We cross several steep ridges, rocky trails, famous red cliffs of Mustang and several small streams to reach Syangboche.

Distance: 17 Kilometers / 10.5 miles

Duration: 7 hours

Elevation gain: 750 meters / 2461 feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

After breakfast, group set off towards Ghami through a dry and arid landscape of Mustang. The trail is a gradual ascent, slope down to reach Ghami village which is famous for its beautiful architecture and ancient Buddhist monasteries. Ghami is a beautiful hamlet that is rich in history and culture, worth to visit once in a lifetime.

Distance: 10 Kilometers / 6.2 miles

Duration: 5 hours

Elevation decline: 330 meters / 1083 feet

Accommodation: Hotel / Tea house

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

After breakfast, we set off towards beautiful Tsarang village, which was a sight to behold. After a few hours walk, reach the village of Charang passing through a few steep and flat sections. Charang village famous for its ancient monastery, palace, unique culture, white-washed buildings and stunning views of the Himalayas.. The journey from Ghami to Tsarang is relatively easy, one can expect to see some beautiful landscapes, mountain vista, Mani wall, Chortens and historical sites as well.

Distance: 10.7 Kilometers / 6.6 miles

Duration: 5 hours

Elevation gain: 40 meters /131 feet

Accommodation: Tea house / Hotel

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

Start early in the morning to reach the highlight of the trip “the ancient city of Lo Manthang”. Classic salt trading trail is relatively easy, Passes through the beautiful landscape of the upper Mustang and takes you to the capital of former kingdom of Lo. This is the best time to explore walled city, monasteries, royal palace, learn the history, observe the lifestyle of local influences by Tibetan Buddhism. Take a break, try the local cuisine, visit local market to buy souvenirs and handicrafts and enjoy surrounding attractions.

Distance: 13 Kilometers / 8 Miles

Duration: 5 hours

Elevation gain: 280 Meters / 919 Feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Hotel

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

Today you will have a full day to explore lo manthang city, choser village and nearby highlights. Lo Manthang is a town is known for its unique culture, traditions and stunning mountain scenery around. Ancient monasteries, palace, chortens, mani wall, prayers flags, canyons and beautiful landscapes attract the attention of visitors. Chhoser is a small village located near Lo Manthang. It is famous for its ancient monasteries, Jhong Cave and traditional houses made of stone and mud. Trip to Lo Manthang and Chhoser can be a unique and rewarding experience for those who love adventure and culture.

Distance: 16 Kilometers / 10 miles

Duration: 6 hours (round trip)

Elevation gain: 50 meters / 164 feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Hotel

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

Lo Manthang to Dhakmar is a popular route among trekkers pass through ghar gumba “lo geker monastery”. it is an ancient monastery of mustang built in 8th century by guru Padmasambhaw. This exciting adventure takes you through beautiful landscapes, including deep gorges, rocky cliffs, and beautiful valleys to reach Dhakmar. The trail from Lo Manthang to Dhakmar was relatively challenging, with steep climbs and descents.  Dhakmar is a small town that is known for its red cliffs and unique geological formations. This is return journey, passes through stunning landscapes and offers great views of the Himalayas.

Distance: 17.2 Kilometers / 10.6 miles

Duration: 6-7 hours

Elevation decline: 20 meters / 66 feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

After breakfast, trek starts from Dhakmar to visit Ghiling village of Upper Mustang. Walking trail is well marked and passes through a beautiful landscape of red cliffs and eroded canyons.  As soon as leaving Dhakmar travelers enter farmland seeing red cliff, caves, chortens, desert types Landscape and crystal clear river to reach ghami village. Ghami is a good place to take short break to refuel some food and water. Then trek continue to Ghiling crossing high passes of upper mustang. After arrive at the village of Ghiling you can explore age old monastery, traditional village, culture, lifestyle and surrounding scenery to make journey memorable.

Distance: 14.3 Kilometers / 8.8 miles

Duration: 6 hours

Elevation decline: 250 meters / 820 feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

As soon as leaving Ghiling you will reach Syangboche village then trek takes towards ancient Chungsi cave meditated by guru Rinpoche in 8th century. Hiking path short uphill and mostly downhill, passes through several small villages like Samar, Ghyakar, Chele and finally reach Chhusang. During this journey visitor get an opportunity to experience desert types landscape, ancient monasteries, sky caves and spectacular views of the Himalayas.

Distance: 17.2 Kilometers / 10.6 miles

Duration: 6-7 hours

Elevation decline: 590 meters / 1936 feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Hotel

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

Today is the last day of our trip and enter lower mustang after upper mustang trek following Kali Gandaki River. Most of the hiking trail relatively easy and flat. We pass through beautiful landscapes and villages like Tangbe, Kagbeni, Ekle Bhatti to reach Jomsom or Marpha. If you prefer flight to Pokhara then need to halt at Jomsom, if you prefer drive back to Pokhara then better to spend night at Marpha village of Mustang. The journey from Chhusang to Jomsom is a must-visit destination for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas.

Distance: 22 kilometers / 13.6 miles

Duration: 6-7 hours

Elevation decline: 237 meters / 777 feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Hotel

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

Early in the morning, heading to airport to catch scenic flight to Pokhara from Jomsom airport. Flight takes you to Pokhara along Kali Gandaki River, flight between mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna and offer breathtaking views 10th and 7th highest peak of the world. if the weather is not favorable for flight then we drive back to pokhara via Marpha, Tatopani, Beni and Kusma. The journey from Jomsom to Pokhara is a scenic and adventurous one, and it’s a great way to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of Nepal.

Drive distance: 172 kilometers / 107 miles

Duration: 7-8 hours by jeep or 20-minute by flight

Elevation decline: 1978 meters / 6489 feet

Accommodation: Lodge / Hotel

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) included

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, take a rest, spend evening time explore city for shopping souvenirs. Enjoy typical Nepali dinner party with culture show to celebrate successful journey.

Today we will transfer you to airport to depart from Kathmandu and head back home after amazing trip to Lo Manthang in Mustang Nepal.  “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 arrival day by private vehicle
  • 3 Nights Hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
  • Transportation Kathmandu - Pokhara by private vehicle / flight
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara twin sharing
  • Round trip flight / drive from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) on choice with 4 cups of hot drink each day
  • Best accommodation at tea houses during trekking period
  • English speaking local guide service trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry the backpack
  • All necessary mustang trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require


  • 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, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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Additional Information

18 Things to do in Upper Mustang area

Hiking and trekking Upper Mustang Jeep safari
Mountain biking Horse riding in Lo
Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Motorcycle Tour
“Shaligram” Fossil hunting in Kali Gandaki Visit Sky Caves Nepal
Enjoy Animals Birds, Vegetation & Landscape Discover Villages, Monasteries & Palaces
Visit Apple Orchards Try Local Cuisines
Visit Muktinath and Buddhist Monuments Discover Earthen Wall city Lo Manthang
Explore the land like Tibet, Rock Tunnel & Red cliff Discover the World’s Deepest Gorge (Andha Galchi)
Discover untouched Tibetan Culture & Lifestyle
All you need to know 16 best things to do in upper mustang region Nepal 

Upper Mustang permits & entrance fees

SN Destinations Entrance fee
1 Upper Mustang Special Permit (for 10 days) US$ 500
2 Annapurna conservation area permit (ACAP) NPR 3000
3 Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) NPR 2000
4 Kag Chode Monastery, Kagbeni NPR 200
5 Ghar Gompa (Lo-Ghekar Monastery) NPR 200
6 Charang Monastery & Ancient Palace NPR 400
7 Thubchen, Jampa & Chode Monasteries NPR 1000
8 Two Caves of Chhoser and 2 Monasteries NPR 1000
9 Ritseling Cave NPR 3000
10 Luri Gompa NPR 500
11 Tashi Kabum NPR 250
List of Permits & entrance fees of upper mustang

Upper Mustang weather and temperature

Seasons / Months Day Temperature Night Temperature
Spring (March – April – May) Min 14°C to Max 20°C Min -7°C to Max -1°C
Summer / Monsoon (June – July – August) Min 20°C to Max 30°C Min -2°C to Max 0°C
Autumn/ Fall (Sept – October – November) Min 12°C to Max 20°C Min -7°C to Max -2°C
Winter (December – January – February) Min 0°C to Max 5°C Min -20°C to Max -25°C
Chart of Upper Mustang Weather Forecast Day and Night

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Upper Mustang trek map


Why is Upper Mustang Restricted?

Nepal government imposed restrictions for tourism in upper mustang mainly for border security concerns between Nepal and Tibet (a Part of China). Some others reason are to preserve the region’s cultural and historical significance, to protect the globally threatened flora, fauna and environment of the forbidden kingdom of Lo. These factors ensure the safety and security of border, nature, culture, history and visitors.

What is Upper Mustang Famous for?

Upper Mustang is famous for its unique culture, stunning landscapes, rich history and cave civilization. Upper Mustang is a unique and fascinating region that offers a glimpse into a culture and way of life that has remained largely unchanged for centuries.

Is Upper Mustang Open?

Upper mustang opened for foreign visitor since 1992 AD, it is controlled but possible to visit with special permits.  There are many ways to go to upper mustang area. Book incredible upper mustang trek & tours online to visit last forbidden kingdom in Nepal.

How Long is Upper Mustang Trek Distance?

Total distance of upper mustang trek regular route is 124 kilometers / 77 miles’ round trip via Jomsom. It means Upper mustang trek distance 62 km / 38.5 miles each way. It includes visiting the ancient monasteries, caves, and beautiful landscapes that the region is famous for. In fact, walking distance vary as per specific itinerary and side trips taken along the way (there are number of different itineraries available, consult with expert to organize trip as per your interest). No matter how long you choose to hike in Ancient caravan route, this is a truly unforgettable experience.

What is the Upper Mustang Trek Duration?

The upper mustang trek takes around 10 to 18 days to complete with an average walking time of 5-7 hours per day. It takes minimum 7 days to reach Lo Manthang from Jomsom Nepal and 4 days to return. However, the duration of trek can be shorter or longer depend on your fitness level, pace of group, rest days for acclimatization, personal preferences and the number of side trips.

The standard duration for the Upper Mustang trek is around 14 days, which includes 10 days of trekking and 4 days for transportation, acclimatization, and sightseeing. Mustang trekking suitable for those capable to walk 5 to 7 hours each day. Those cannot walk we do provide upper mustang tour package by luxury jeep to observe its unique nature and Tibetan culture. It is possible to complete Upper mustang trip within a week by jeep.


Why the Upper Mustang Trek?

This journey is to discover its isolation, scenic natural beauty, rich history, mystery of sky caves, wildlife, flora, pure Tibetan culture and lifestyle of Lowa in upper mustang Nepal. There are many other reasons to hiking through high-altitude passes, lush green valleys and barren moonscapes of rain shadow in the Himalayas. The views of beautiful landscapes, surrounding mountains, including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, are simply breathtaking.

How Much Does It Cost to Issue Upper Mustang Trekking Permit?

The cost to issue upper mustang permit depends on the number of days you will spend in restricted area. General upper mustang trekking permit cost is us$ 500 for first 10 days and then us$ 50 for each additional day. In addition to special permit, you need to pay for Annapurna conservation area permit, it costs NPR 3000 each.

What is the upper mustang trek difficulty level?

Upper mustang trek is a moderate to fairly challenging walk. Note that individual experiences of difficulty can vary based on factors such as personal fitness, previous trekking experience, altitude tolerance and weather conditions. Proper preparation, physical fitness, and acclimatization are key to enjoy this trek safely. Trekkers need to be physically fit and prepared for the high altitude environment.

How Do I Get Fit for the Upper Mustang Trek?

Upper mustang trek requires dedication, consistency and proper planning because trek takes you through remote and stunning landscapes of mustang Nepal. To prepare or get fit for this trek, you need to focus on building your overall physical endurance, strength, mental preparation, cardiovascular training, and hiking practice etc. Practice mental resilience techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, and visualization to help you stay focused and positive during the trek. These techniques help you to get fit to make successful journey.

How Hard is Upper Mustang Trek?

It is not easy to hike uphill and downhill in high altitude, remote area of Himalayas but doable. Before going for this trek do exercises like squats, lunges, leg presses, planks, push-ups, yoga and rows in your workout routine. It strength your body and leg muscles to handle the uneven terrain. Generally, this trek is considered to be a moderate hike in terms of difficulty level.

What to Pack for the Upper Mustang Trek?

Packing for the upper mustang trek needs careful concern of the region’s climate, terrain, specific time of year and cultural sensitivities. Here is a list or require things for general guideline. Clothing like pants, shirts, gloves, jacket, socks, boots and best layers etc. Accessories like sunglasses, hat, trekking poles, scarf and sunscreen etc. gear like backpack, sleeping bag, flash light, water bottle, first aid kit, camera and route map etc. Toiletries like toothbrush and toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, towel and personal hygiene items etc. Upper mustang region is a remote and arid area in Nepal, so it’s important to pack appropriately to ensure your comfort and safety. Follow given link to get the latest packing list for upper mustang tour based on current conditions.

What Type of Accommodation Available in Upper Mustang Route?

There are verities of accommodation available in upper mustang route like luxury lodges, hotels / resorts, basic teahouses or guesthouses, homestays, camping and monastery stays as per your preferences. Availability and quality of accommodations may vary depending on the specific village or stop along the route. Teahouses, homestays and monastery stays provides immersive cultural experience and a chance to interact with the local people closely. Visitors will come across traditional Tibetan-style villages, ancient monasteries, and other cultural landmarks that have remained unchanged for centuries. Local teahouses, homestays or lodges offer neat and clean room with basic facilities including verity of western food as well as local cuisine.

How to Book Best Upper Mustang Trek Package?

Start research about destination, routes, permits, weather conditions, cultural highlights and reputed agency before book the best upper mustang trek package Nepal. Upper mustang is a restricted region, known for its unique culture, stunning landscapes and Tibetan influence where one can get the chance to explore a unique part of the world. Embark on your trek with a positive attitude and an open mind. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, interact with locals, and immerse yourself in the culture of Mustang.

How to Issue Permit for Upper Mustang Trekking?

Upper Mustang region requires a special permit for trekking due to its restricted area status, which adds to administrative requirements of trek. Travelers need to go through a registered trekking agency to obtain the necessary permits for Upper Mustang Nepal. Annapurna conservation area Permit ACAP and Restricted Area Permit RAP are the main permit you need to trek in Upper Mustang region. Restricted Area Permit issued by Nepal immigration office and ACAP permit issued by the national trust for nature conservation. Agency takes your passport, visa, and photographs to submit the permit applications to the relevant authorities. This process can take whole day, once application approved and permits issued, you can begin your Upper Mustang trekking. All permits obtain either in Kathmandu or Pokhara, it is valid for one entry and exit within specific date.

What Is the Highest Point of Upper Mustang Trek?

The highest point of upper mustang trek is Marang la or Chogo la located at an elevation of 4230 meters / feet above sea level. The trek itself offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, unique landscapes, rock formations and insights into the culture and traditions of mustang region in Nepal.

What to Expect on Upper Mustang Trek Nepal?

Upper mustang trek Nepal offers unforgettable experience due to its remote and preserved nature. Generally, travelers get an opportunity to explore restricted area, arid valleys, desert-like terrain, colorful rock formations, and dramatic cliffs and encounter the kali Gandaki river gorge, which is one of the deepest in the world. Tibetan culture, lifestyle, architecture and cave civilization make upper mustang trip aa rewarding journey into the Himalayas.

Where Is the Upper Mustang Located?

Upper mustang is a region located in the north-central part of Nepal, behind the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and is bordered by Tibet (china) to the north in the Himalayas. It is a remote and semi-autonomous region that was once a part of the Tibetan kingdom of lo. The region is known for its unique culture, stunning landscapes, rugged terrain, preserved Tibetan culture, sky caves and ancient Buddhist monasteries. It has gained popularity as a trekking destination in recent years, offering travelers a chance to explore its rugged terrain and experience its rich cultural heritage. The walled city “Lo Manthang” is the administrative center of upper mustang and the capital city of former kingdom of Lo.

How to Prevent AMS in Upper Mustang Trekking?

Nepal-Tibet salt trading path takes to the mysterious hidden kingdom and its capital in the Himalayas. It is very important to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) in high altitude to ensure safely and enjoyment. AMS occurs when your body doesn’t acclimatize properly to the decreased oxygen levels at high altitudes. There are few ways to prevent AMS during upper mustang trek or any other high altitude trip.

Ascend slowly to allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude and climb high sleep low to minimize risk factors. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, consume balanced diet, avoid alcohol, smoking and excessive caffeine, listen to your body and take breaks as needed.

Avoid ascending more than 1,000 -1,600 feet per day once you reach 3,000 meters above sea level, travel with guide, who can control the pace in high altitude and help to descent lower elevation just in case anyone feel severe symptoms of sickness. AMS can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness level give the first priority for health and safety during upper mustang trek Nepal.

Do I Need a Guide for Upper Mustang Trek solo?

Upper mustang trekking route is a part of restricted area in this way solo trekking is not allowed. You have to have a minimum 2 people in a group and need to issue permit through registered trekking company of Nepal. When you book full board package or service package only then we manage require things according to the plan. Safety is a paramount concern, especially in remote and high-altitude areas try to find a friend not allowed to go alone. Discover ancient monasteries, untouched Tibetan culture and life, incredible geography stored in your memory forever.

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John Anthony

April 30, 2023

A Mesmerizing Journey into Upper Mustang Nepal

I recently had pleasure of embarking on the Upper Mustang trek with Mr. Shankar. I can confidently say that it was an extraordinary adventure that surpassed all my expectations. Upper Mustang is a hidden gem, offer a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a sense of timelessness. Every step I took along this journey was filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, ancient monasteries, rich cultural heritage and encounter with Lowa people of Mustang.
If you are seeking an adventure in off the beaten path and filled with enchantment, ancient traditions, and spiritual serenity. I highly recommend embarking on this trip with mustangtreknepal.com.

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