Upper Mustang Trek

17 Days


The Upper Mustang Trek is a popular trekking route located in the remote region of the Mustang district in Nepal. This trek takes you to the hidden kingdom of Mustang, which was once an independent kingdom with its own king and government. The region has been isolated from the rest of Nepal for many years, which has helped to preserve the ancient Tibetan culture and traditions of the people who live here.

The trek starts in the town of Jomsom, which is accessible by flight from Pokhara or by road from Kathmandu. The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River through barren and rocky landscapes, as you gradually ascend towards the walled city of Lo-Manthang, the capital of the former Mustang kingdom.

During the trek, you will encounter traditional Tibetan-style villages, ancient monasteries, and stunning landscapes. The highlight of the trek is visiting the walled city of Lo-Manthang, which is home to the 15th-century Mustang Palace, monasteries, and ancient caves. The city is a living museum of traditional Tibetan culture, with many buildings and artifacts dating back centuries.

The Upper Mustang Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization to the high altitude. The best time to do the trek is from March to November, when the weather is dry and clear. It is also a restricted area, and trekkers need a special permit to enter the region, which is available through authorized trekking agencies.

Overall, the Upper Mustang Trek is a unique and unforgettable experience that offers a glimpse into a fascinating and ancient culture and history that is still preserved to this day.


  • Trek to the remote and hidden kingdom of Mustang
  • Explore the walled city of Lo-Manthang with its 15th-century Mustang Palace and ancient monasteries
  • Encounter traditional Tibetan-style villages and stunning landscapes
  • Experience a living museum of traditional Tibetan culture
  • Requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization to the high altitude
  • Best time to do the trek is from March to November when the weather is dry and clear.



The Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.


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