The Upper Mustang Trek is one of the most adventurous treks you could embark on in Nepal. It is a journey that represents the term "exotic," offering one of the most unique trekking experiences on the planet. A relatively lesser-known region of the country, the Upper Mustang is a perfect destination for off-the-beaten-path trekking in Nepal.
Also known as the "Last Forbidden Kingdom" of Nepal, it is an ancient Tibetan-influenced region that has maintained its unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle for centuries. During the journey, you will get to explore the ancient monasteries and traditional villages, along with getting breathtaking views of landscapes ranging from deep gorges to stunning rock formations.
The main highlight of the Upper Mustang Tour Package is the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, the capital of the Mustang region. This historic city is home to the royal palace, monasteries, and complex architecture that presents the rich heritage of the region.
The 14-day trek to Upper Mustang itinerary begins in Pokhara and heads to Jomson. Slowly making your way toward Lo-Manthang, you pass through several traditional villages along the route. As you gain altitude, you will start to notice the change in vegetation and landscapes, with barren yet spectacular settings replacing greenery and lush biomes.
The trek offers cultural richness on dry terrains that are decorated with many historically significant heritages. Situated in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, the Upper Mustang Valley is the embodiment of rich culture and charming landscapes.
Join us for the best inclusive Upper Mustang Tour Package experience. Our professional team members and staff are always working towards providing our customers with the best trekking experience at all times, and our itinerary is assured to provide you with a time of a lifetime.
Major highlights of the Upper Mustang Trek
- Discover the hidden kingdom of Nepal, Lo Manthang.
- Explore the diverse landscape of the Annapurna region.
- Visit ancient monasteries, Gompas, and caves along the route.
- Experience authentic Tibetan culture and lifestyle.
- Get majestic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and several other mountain ranges.
- Explore several ethnic villages and settlements in the region.
Exploring the Hidden Kingdom of Nepal: What awaits you on the Upper Mustang Trek?
The Upper Mustang Trek is an exceptional adventure that reveals the gems of a hidden kingdom in Nepal. As you embark on the Mustang journey, you will be welcomed by a unique cultural experience, unlike any other region.
The region's Tibetan-influenced culture and architecture will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time. The ancient monasteries, traditional villages, and captivating traditions will leave you enchanted.
Furthermore, the stunning landscapes of deep gorges, barren cliffs, and hills, with the backdrop of the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, will take your breath away.
Prepare to witness the natural and cultural side of Nepal like never before with our tour package.
Tiji festival 2024
The Tiji Festival is one of the most significant festivals celebrated in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal. It is a three-day annual festival that presents the rich Tibetan Buddhist legacy and myth of the region. The festival is held during the spring season, usually in May.
Tiji is derived from the word "ten che," which means "the hope of Buddha Dharma lasting in all worlds." The festival is centered around the myth, which tells the story of a god named Dorje Jono battling against his demon father to save the kingdom from destruction.
During the Tiji Festival, the local people of the region are dressed in traditional attire and gather at the walled city of Lo Manthang. The main highlight of the festival is the colorful masked dances performed by monks.
Witnessing the Tiji festival is a unique opportunity for you to see ancient Buddhist rituals and traditions that have been preserved for centuries. Attending this vibrant festival is not only a visual treat but also a spiritual and cultural journey that leaves a lasting impression.
How fit is the Upper Mustang Trekking Journey for you?
The Upper Mustang Trekking requires a moderate level of fitness and endurance. While it is not an extremely challenging journey, it still involves walking for several hours each day over diverse terrains.
Physical fitness-wise, you need to be in good health condition with the ability to walk for several hours each day. If you are looking for a unique trekking experience in Nepal with a touch of remoteness to it, then there cannot be a better option than this for you.
This 14 days trip perfectly fits adventure seekers looking for a medium-length trip in the Himalayas and looking forward to making memories of a lifetime.
From sunrise to sunset: What a day looks like during the 14 Days Upper Mustang Trekking?
A typical day on the 14 Days of Upper Mustang Trekking is filled with adventure, cultural exploration, and breathtaking landscapes. Your day begins with a hearty breakfast in the serene environment as the first rays of sunlight illuminate the stunning mountains.
After breakfast, you set off on the trail, beginning to walk through diverse terrain and traditional villages. Along the way, you'll encounter several ancient monasteries, prayer flags, and traditional villages. Lunch is enjoyed at a teahouse in one of the villages along the route.
After lunch, you will continue your journey while witnessing the diverse landscapes, crossing bridges, and reaching the set destination of the day. The day's trekking ends in the late afternoon, and you can relax while enjoying the majestic views of the mountains.
The Difficulty Level of the Upper Mustang Tour
The Upper Mustang Tour and Trek fall under the difficult grade trek that is also known as adventure trekking. This grade of trekking is comparatively harder than moderate-level trekking and involves walks at a high altitude.
Trekkers must be physically fit and have some previous trekking or hiking experience for this level of trekking. As the duration of this grade of the trek is 14 days, it is most suitable for trekkers looking for a challenging and exciting trek in a remote part of Nepal.
During the trek, you will have to walk on a rugged trail involving several ascending and descending steps. It also includes a high-altitude walk, which brings the risk of altitude sickness, thus making the overall trek even more challenging.
It is highly recommended to have a few hiking and trekking experiences before the trek for a more comfortable walk. You can also try doing physical exercise to increase your overall body stamina.
Training and Preparation: How to Get Ready for the Trek to Upper Mustang in 2024 and 2025
Being physically fit and trained is essential for any journey in the Himalayas, especially for a physically straining journey like Mustang. It is vital to keep yourself fit with no health concerns to complete the trek without any problems.
As the trip leads you to an altitude of over 4000 m, it involves walking on a rugged trail at a high altitude. You must have high stamina and the ability to walk for over 5 hours on average each day.
Before embarking on the journey, make sure you are fit and healthy. You can train for the trek by attempting to hike or walk for a few hours a day. You can also try doing full-body strength workouts twice per week to improve your general body strength.
After physical fitness, make sure you have all the essential items, including appropriate clothing and gear, ready for the journey.
Acclimatization and Safety Precautions during Upper Mustang Trek
The highest point you will reach during the trek is around 4200 m. This increases the chances of altitude sickness, and it is extremely important to take all the necessary precautions to avoid it and maintain safety.
Our 14-day itinerary for the Mustang Trek is planned considering the safety factor, as you do not need to walk for more than 6 hours a day. We also have one rest day at Lo Manthang. As walking slowly at your own pace is the best thing to do for a safe trek in high altitude, the rest days during the trek can be adjusted according to your preference.
We also encourage you to keep yourself hydrated constantly all along the trek and stay away from all the alcoholic drinks. Our team will make sure that your safety is the top priority during the trek. Thus, you can rest assured of having an adventure of a lifetime.
Upper Mustang Trekking Cost details you Need to Know for 2024 and 2025
The Upper Mustang Trek cost generally ranges from USD 1699 to USD 2199 on average for a 12- to 16-day journey. The cost can vary depending on several aspects, like the number of trekkers in a group, the quality of accommodation you prefer, the length of the trek, the itinerary, and the time of the trek.
The mentioned costs include transportation, trekking permits, food (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), a professional trek guide, a porter, and accommodations during the trek.
It's important to note that these cost estimates are approximate and may vary depending on the factors mentioned and your personal preferences.
Additionally, it is recommended to allocate some extra costs for emergencies and unforeseen expenses like extra food, drinks, and tips during the trek. It is most suitable if you have USD 10 for each day during the trek as an extra cost.
Group Trip Package (100% Fixed Departure)
We organize both group and private treks for the Upper Mustang. If you prefer to travel in a group, then we have several fixed departures that you can choose according to your time availability.
The cost can be lower for group trips as you will share the cost of a guide, porter, and several other services with other fellow trekkers. Also, we provide group discounts according to the number of trekkers. The cost of the trek decreases more if there are more trekkers in the group.
Private Trip Package
For the private trip, if you prefer traveling in a small, private group with your family or friends, then we can arrange that for you.
The cost of private trips is usually higher than for group trips and can increase depending on your choice of trail, the length of the trek, and several other factors.
Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you want to arrange a private trip to Upper Mustang.
Female Trip Package
If you are a female wanting to travel to Upper Mustang, we have got you covered. You can choose to travel in a group or have a guided trip with one more partner.
Ensuring the safety of our clients is our top priority, whether they are male or female travelers. We also have female trekking guide leaders with professional training and years of experience on our team.
No. of Pax
The prices listed above apply to bookings made together or at the same time by a group. Solo travelers are welcome. Kindly Email us or WhatsApp us if you require any additional information about the prices, services, guides, and itinerary. We are available online 24/7 for your services.