Upper Mustang

The Upper Mustang trek is an exotic tour to unspoil and ancient Tibetan villages, rare Buddhist arts, exotic culture and the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert. The medieval settlements of Upper Mustang and its capital Lo Mangthang, lie in the remote Himalayan desert behind the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Geographically the land is an extension of the Tibetan plateau, characterized by windy and arid valleys, eroded canyons and unique stratified rock formations. The people in Upper Mustang are of Tibetan origin who migrated from Tibet many centuries ago, and belong to Bhotias and Loba communities.  They practice Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Upper Mustang is the only place in the World to see Tibetan culture in its completely undisturbed state.  The houses and monasteries in here have their own unique local architecture and medieval  look.   Mostly they are built with stone and sun baked mud bricks.

Upper Mustang is a land covering about 2,600 sq km in area and is home to 6,000 people.  Festivals are religious in nature, the Tiji festival being the biggest. The capital called Lo Manthang , a walled complex with magnificent monasteries and the ancient houses of local nobilities, will be one of the main attraction of the trek. 

 Recently, in 2007, an international team of explorers discovered invaluable objects of cultural and historical importance in Upper Mustang.  In high caves which required technical climbing they discovered beautiful Buddhist murals, manuscripts and other historical objects which, according to them, date back to 800 year.  Our Upper Mustang trek offers a rare visit to a place perfectly untouched by modernity, preserving its ancient Buddhist culture, traditions and invaluable art objects in high Himalayan desert.

Additional Info

Option 1:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m.) , pick up then      transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: Full day Sight seeing around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 3: Drive or flight to Pokhara (915m.) then transfer to Hotel

Trek start: Trekking (14 days)

Day 1: Fly to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni (2800 m.) 3 hours.

Restricted area start

Day 2: Trek to Tsaile(3050m.) 5-6hrs, gradual , steep ups & downs.

Day 3: Trek to Syammochen (3800m.) 6-7 hrs, Steep trail, cross Vena -La 3860m , desert land with beautiful views.

Day 4: Trek to Ghami (3520 m.), 6-7hrs, Pleasant trail,cross the passes ; Nyi-la 4010m & Ghami la 3765m -gradual & steep ups & downs. 

Day 5: Trek to T-Sarang (3560m,), 6-7 hrs. cross the Mane wall and steep ups Choyo la 3870m then beautiful view of the Tsarang valley gradual down.

Day 6: Trek to Lo_Manthang  (3780m.), 5-6 hours ,  gradual ,steep ups & downs, passing though Sungda chhorten , Sungda -la 3910m., windy pass .

Day 7: Rest  day, exploration surrounding the Lo Mangthang, meet with former king , visit Chhoser cave etc.

Day 8: Trek to Yara (3650m.) 6-7 hrs, gradul , steep ups & downs, beautiful landscape 

Day 9: Trek to Ghara visit Luri- Gumba (historic place to visit ) and back to Yara (there is no any guest house at Ghara) 

Day 10: Trek to Tange (3240m.) 5-6 hrs,  gradual , steep ups & downs with scenic view.

Day 11: Trek to Chhuksang (2980m.), 9-10 hrs , steep ups to Paha then steep downs.   

Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3760m) 5-6 hours , gradual ,steep ups & downs , beautiful landscape along trail passing Gyu-La 4077m.

Restricted area end

Day 13: Trek to  Jomsom (2700m) , 5 hours , gradual & steep down hills , along with kaligandaki river.

Day 14: Fly back to pokhara (850m.), free day at pokhara

Trek End 

Day 18: Drive or flight to Kathmandu., farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant.

Day 19: Fly back to own destination or extra activities.

Option 2:

  1. Drive from pokhara to Beni by public bus / car to Beni then drive by jeep/bus to Tatopani (hot spring) 6-7 hours drives -1190m., o/n at guest house.
  2. Drive to Ghasa by jeep/ bus then change the bus / jeep to Kagbeni (2800m.), o/n at guest house.
  3. Trek to Tsaile(2875m.) 5-6hrs, gradual up, o/n  at guest house.
  4. Trek to Geling(3520m.) 5-6hrs, Steep trail & desert land with beautiful views , o/n at guest house.
  5. Trek to Tsarang(3580m.),5-6hrs, Pleasant trail, cross the pass at 3600m & gentle down o/n at guest house.
  6. Trek to Lo_Mangthang(3780m.),Gradual ups & downs, o/n  at guest house.
  7. Rest day, Exploration surrounding the Lo Mangthang o/n at guest house.
  8. Trek to Yara(3650m.),  6 hrs o/n tented camp.
  9. Trek to Bas Khola – 5 to 6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
  10. Trek to Damodar Kund (Lake) 4890m – 5 to 6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
  11. Trek to Dhechang Khola – 5 to 6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
  12. Trek to Tange(3240m.)- 5 to 6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
  13. Trek to Tetang (3040m.)– 5-6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
  14. Trek to Muktinath (3800m.)  via  Gyu La (4070m.)- 6 hrs and o/n at guest house
  15. Drive to Tatopani (1190m.) 6-7 hrs.
  16. Drive to Pokhara (850m.) 6-7 hrs.

For more options please write us mail we will make your suitable plan on your demand .

Trekking in Restricted  Area / Annapurna Region

Group size of the Trek
Minimum 2 person
Maximum 15 person

Trek features :

  1. Mixed culture ; Buddhist & Tibetian culture
  2. cultural heritage site for Buddhism
  3. Views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
  4. Different types of orchids and alpine forests and bushes.
  5. Old Tibetan monastery, famous pilgrimage Temple Muktinath just at the roots of the mountain.
  6. World’s deepest gorge (Dana 1400m.) between the Dhaulagiri (8167m) & Annapurna 1 (8091m.).
  7. Beautiful waterfalls (Rupchechhahara).
  8. Hot spring on the way.

Grade : Medium & Hard

Elevation: Max. 3780 Meters. (Lo- Mangthang )

Accommodation : Tea House/ Tented camp

Food: Continental

Equipment List

The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. these are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun  glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks - 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

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Price Include :

  1. Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  2. Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  3. Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  4. Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek .
  5. English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  6. Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  7. Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......)
  8. Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area /Restricted area & all the necessary official documents for trek.
  9. Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/van/ Bus.

Price Exclude :

  1. Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documets
  2. Flight fare domestic and international .
  3. Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  4. Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airpot & other taxes.
  5. Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  6. Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  7. Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  8. Staff tips and other personal expenses
  9. Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide

June 5 2016

We trekked to LoMangthang and we had a wonderful time. The scenery is amazing. Our guide(Dipesh ) was very helpful and informative. He arranged good tea houses for us. Dipak, our porter, always had a smile on his face , even after some very long days of walking. They were always encouraging " Bistarai, Bistarai " slowly , slowly. We made it ! I had my birthday on the trek, and they carried cake all the way from Pokhara to help me celebrate. It made the day very special. They also gave me a beautiful Pashmina which i will always treasure. Every thing was arranged for us- all the decisions we had to make were what foods to order. Plane tickets . jeep rides etc. all happened effortlessly on our part. I'm sure a lot of work happened behind the scenes, but it was really nice not having about anything. I Highly Recommend Pristine Trekking .

Thank you !
Callie Vanderbilt & John Mc Harney
New Mexico , U.S.A.

Full package :

1350 U.S.$ per person by drive in Tourist Bus Kathmandu-pokhara- kathmandu (Fly in fly out from Jomsom)

2020 U.S.$ per person by flight kathmandu-pokhara-kathmandu (Fly in & out from Jomsom), 12 days trek

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Pristine Mountain Adventure (P.) Ltd

Dristi Marga , Lakeside -6, Pokhara 

P.O. Box No: 574 , Nepal

Phone No: +977- 61-465929 


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