Blue skies and ochre rock faces is what greets you in Upper Mustang. A landscape unique to this region, a culture dominated by Tibetan Buddhism, Mustang is in fact nothing like the rest of Nepal. The trek leads you through some spectacular landscape from the Kali Gandaki valley to Jharkot and Muktinath.

Mustang, a former kingdom beyond the Himalayas

Once we reach Mustang, we are traveling in a region dominated by Tibetan cultural influence. Villages, monasteries and chortens all speak of the culture of Tibet and in the background are seen the snowy peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Due to its geographical location, Mustang, once a small Himalayan kingdom, has always maintained privileged links with Tibet, and in particular cultural and religious ties that dominate the life of the inhabitants. In addition, the absence of large passes made Mustang the ideal place of passage between India and Tibet through the valley of Kali Gandaki. This hike takes us to this well-preserved, partially isolated region of Nepal. The arid land of Mustang contrasts with the snow-capped peaks that are seen in the background. Lo Manthang, a fortified town with several monasteries, welcomes us for a cultural stopover.

- A summer trek on the Tibetan plateau along the Kali Gandaki canyon.
- A remote region of Tibetan culture, lively and well-preserved.
- A rich cultural heritage restored in Lo Gekar, Lo Manthang, Luri Gompa.
- A spectacular mountain flight between Jomsom and Pokhara.




  • Level of Trek: Difficult
  • Best Period: May - September
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Number of walking days: 13
  • Highest Altitude: 4230 Meters
  • Flights: Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during trek
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Flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel then a free day in the district of Thamel.
- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel or Thamel House
- Free meal

Visit of Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan.
- Night in the same hotel in BB

We drive to Pokhara along the entire Himalayan range. Free evening
- Driving time: 5h
- Accommodation: Hotel Lake Side Retreat or similar in BB
- Self meal
After a magnificent mountain flight between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We start our trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the gateway to Mustang.
- Domestic flight: 25 min
- Number of hours of walking: 3h
- Accommodation: lodge on full board
Gradual walk to the fortified village of Jarkhot. For those who wish, we go up to Muktinath (3800 m) to see the temple of Vishnu, a high place of Hindu pilgrimage (2 hours walk). This walk allows good acclimatization to the altitude.
- Walking time: 4 hours
- Ascent: 750 meters
- Descent: 50 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge on full board
Entrance to Upper Mustang through the village of Dzong. Visit the monastery perched on a rocky outcrop. Then climb to the Gyu la Pass (4,000 m). Long descent in an extraordinary setting of ocher rock walls to reach the village of Chhusang.
Walking time: 6h
Ascent: 650 meters
Descent: 1200 meters
Accommodation: Lodge on full board
We reach the gorges of the Kali Gandaki which we cross. A short climb to the village of Chélé. After Chélé, the path cut in the rock rises to the Taklam pass (3650 m). Nice descent to go camping in the village of Samar.
- Walking time: 5h
- Ascent: 650 meters
- Descent: 150 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge on full board
A day without difficulty to pass several small passes between 3600 and 3800 meters from where the view towards the South is extraordinary. After Syangboche, we descend to the village of Geling dominated by an old fortress and a monastery of the Sakya school.
- Walking time: 6h
- Ascent: 700 meters
- Descent: 400 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge on full board
Passing the Nyi La (3950 m) and Ghumi La passes to reach Ghemi village (3520 m) for lunch. Visit the small monastery in the heart of the village surrounded by caves that served as shelter against invaders. In the afternoon, an easy climb in one of Mustang's most dazzling settings of red walls which dominate the village.
- Walking time: 6h
- Ascent: 650 meters
- Descent: 550 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge on full board

It is the longest day of the trek but without major difficulties. Easy climb to the Mui la pass (4100 m) to reach the oldest monastery in Mustang, Ghar Gompa, of the Nyingmapa school whose frescoes have been restored. After lunch, we cross the Marang pass to dive into the capital of Mustang, Lomanthang in a striking setting.
- Walking time: 7h30
- Ascent: 900 meters
- Descent: 700 meters

Day visit and rest in Lomanthang, a small capital at the end of the world, which had its heyday in the 15th century. walk through the winding streets of the town to discover the two historic monasteries, JambaLhakhang and Tukche, whose sumptuous frescoes have been restored by Italian teams.   
- Accommodation: Lodge on full board
Ascent to the small pass of Loday La at 3950 m. Walk on a plateau up to 4050 m before descending towards Dhi to cross the Kali Gandaki and reach the village of Yara.
- Walking time: 5h
- Ascent: 500 meters
- Descent: 700 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge on full board
Excursion to the Tashi Kabum cave and the Luri Gompa monastery, super constructed on 15th-century Buddhist frescoes. Return to the same camp.
- Walking time: 4 hours
- Ascent: 250 meters
- Descent: 250 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge on full board
Crossing a desert and rocky plateau, far from any habitation. A short descent to the Dhechyang Khola River (black river) where there are many fossils. Ascent to the Sertang pass (3975 m). The extraordinary view of the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri… Then descend via several stepped plateaus to the village of Tangge.
- Walking time: 6h
- Ascent: 400 meters
- Descent: 500 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge with full board
Departure early in the morning for a long day of walking. Crossing the Yak Khola before climbing steadily to a pass (4150 m). A short descent to have lunch at Paha and A long walk on the ridges before a steep descent into the Nursing Khola valley and reaching the village of Chhusang.
- Walking time: 8h30
- Ascent: 1100 meters
- Descent: 1300 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge with full board

Easy day. Crossing the village of Tangbe and descent to Kagbeni where we will have lunch. Easy afternoon following the windy bed of the Kali Gandaki to Jomsom.
- Walking time: 6h
- Descent: 200 meters
- Accommodation: Lodge on full board

Early in the morning, we make a beautiful mountain flight between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from Jomsom to Pokhara then correspondence on Kathmandu. Free time.
- Domestic flight: 1 hour
- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel or Thamel House
- meal self

Visit Pashupatinath temple, Bodhnath stupa, and the imperial city of Patan.
- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel or Thamel House
- Meal self

Transfer to Aeroport
End of our services


- In Kathmandu, we use hotels of good category *** well located in the center of Kathmandu.
- The stay in Kathmandu is always done in B&B to give you your choice of restaurants that offer you traditional and continental cuisine according to your choices.
- During the trek, you will be in full board and accommodation according to the itinerary.

What's included

- All transfers by private vehicle according to itinerary
- Domestic airport Taxes
- 4 nights in hotel Holy Himalaya or Similar in Kathmandu on BB
- 1 night in hotel Lake Side Retreat or Similar on BB
- Trek in Lodge full board
- English speaking Guide for trekking
- Trekking Staffs / 1 Assistant Sherpa from 4 pax / 1 Porter for 2 pax
- Carrying of luggage up to 13 kg/person during the trek
- Trekking Permit ACAP & TIMS
- Insurance of the staffs
- Domestic airport taxes

What's not included

- Domestic flight 
- Mustang Special Permit
- Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu & Pokhara except Breakfast
- Visa Nepal at the airport (50$ + Photos)
- International flights
- Insurance detail its compulsory
- Tips, Personal expenses, Drinks, Sleeping bag, hot shower, Battery recharge during trek...


>> Flight Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu: 375$

>> Mustang Special Permits: 550$

>> Single room for 5 nights: 145$

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