Upper Mustang Trek [VAUMT16]

Day 1

Drive/Fly to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Board early morning flight to Jomsom and begin to trek to the village of Kagbeni. Jomsom to Kagbeni is about 3-4 hours walk to follow Kali Gandaki river and in this river once can find fossil rocks.Overnight guest house.

Day 3

From Kagbeni the trail enters the restricted area of Upper Mustang. The trail makes several ups and downs to arrive at Tangbe village (3060m). Walking further and descending will reach to Chhuksang village (2980m) where one can see many beautiful white washed houses and agriculture fields. From Chhuksang making more ups and downs along the Kali Gandaki River to Chele village. Overnight guest house.

Day 4

From Chele the trail climbs up to the Chele La (3630m) (pass). After crossing the ridge from Chele La the trail enters a large sided valley and descends to Samar (3620m) offering views of the distant Annapurna Himal dominated by Nil Giri. The trail climbs up to the Bhena La (3830m) and to Bhena (3860m). Climbing to another pass, the Yamdo La (4010m), the trail descends steeply following a ridge to Shyangmochen (3800m). From Shyangmochen the trail descends to the picturesque village of Geling for overnight at the guest house.

Day 5

Turning west from Geling, climbing gently through the fields, passing below Tama Gaon and turning north will reach Nyi La (4020m). The trail then drops steeply to Ghemi (3510m), a large village surrounded by many fields busy with the activity of the local people working this arid landscape. From Ghemi the trail first descends and then climbs a rocky path to Choya la (3870m). Making a gentle descent the trail reaches to Chharang. Overnight at the guest house.

Day 6

The trail climbs gently to a large isolated chorten, then crosses a stream and reaches the LoLa (3950m) where one can see the view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. Descending for some time the trail crosses a stream and climbs up to Lo Manthang for overnight at the guest house.

Day 7

Free day to explore the fascinating city of Lo Manthang. The city contains about 150 houses, as well as residences for its many lamas. There are four major temples within the city and one of these, Champa Lhakang, contains a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborates mandalas painted on the walls. Lo Manthang is also home to Mustang's former King Jigme Dorjee Palbar Bista who lost his royal title in 2008 after Nepal became a republic.The king's palace is an imposing building in the center of the city and is occupied by the ex-King. He is still respected by the people. Overnight at the Guest house. 

Day 8

Optional day to hire a horse to visit some other villages in this area to observe the local culture, life style, tradition and warm heartedness of these people. Return back to Lo Manthang for overnight.

Day 9

Continue on the highland route, crossing alpine meadows before dropping down a steep eroded gully to Dhakmar for lunch. After lunch walk through the pretty valley, climb to a ridge and descend from there back to Ghami.  Overnight at the guest house.


Day 11

Descend on a pleasant trail to Samar, situated in a grove of poplar trees. This is a major place to stop for horse and mule caravans. Overnight at the guest house.

Day 10

Retrace route back to Chhuksang for overnight at the guest house.

Day 12

Retrace route back to Chhuksang for overnight at the guest house.

Day 13

Exit Restricted Area. It's a long and final day passing back through Kagbeni to Jomsom where trek ends. Overnight guest house.

Day 14

After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 15

A day at leisure in Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16

Fly/drive from pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

2014 May - June
Starting : May 20 - June 04
fields marked * are mandatory

Type of trip
Restricted area
Trip Length
16 days
Maximum Elevation
ModerateModerate or Moderate
Mar – May / Aug – Nov
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