Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang


Upper Mustang, the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom is where people with Tibetan origin migrated to Nepal centuries ago. In the Upper Mustang Tibetan buddhism is still being practiced in the original unchanged form. The life of Mustang is untouched by globalization and modern civilization and it goes as it has for centuries. The trek to Upper Mustang goes through barren landscape with Tibetan style villages.

The main attractions of Upper Mustang trek include remote Himalayan desert, unique ecology and geology of the ancient villages, Buddhist art, stunning view of Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range, ancient cave, monasteries and temples with rich history. The capital of Upper Mustang is Lo-Manthang and in total there are 33 ancient villages in Upper Mustang area with their own unique lifestyle and cultural heritage.

Upper Mustang

Himalayan desert at the Upper Mustang region


Day Place Altitude Duration
1. Pokhara to Jomsom (flight) then trek to Kagbeni 2810m 3h
2. Kagbeni to Chele 3050m 6h
3. Chele to Syangboche 3800m 7h
4. Syangboche to Ghemi 3550m 3h
5. Ghemi to Tsarang 3560m 3h
6. Tsarang to Lo-manthang 3800m 4h
7. Rest day at Lo-manthang, day trek around Lo-manthang village and cave - -
8. Lo-manthang to Dhakmar 3800m 6h
9. Dhakmar to Ghiling 3570m 6h
10. Ghiling to Samar 3660m 4h
11. Samar to Jomsom 2720m 3h
12. Jomsom to Pokhara (flight) 820m 30min