Upper Mustang Trekking

Trip Duration 15
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit March to May, Aug to December

Trip Overview

Upper Mustang Trekking Overview

The Upper Mustang Trekking is an extraordinary journey that offers a captivating blend of cultural exploration and breathtaking landscapes in the remote region of Nepal. Nestled between the towering peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, Upper Mustang is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for trekkers seeking a unique adventure. This trek takes you through the ancient kingdom of Mustang, which was inaccessible to foreigners until 1992, preserving its distinctive Tibetan culture and architecture. The trail leads you through arid desert-like terrain, adorned with eroded cliffs, deep gorges, and enchanting rock formations. The highlight of the trek is the captivating Lo Manthang, a walled city resembling a labyrinth of whitewashed buildings with ornate monasteries, stupas, and palaces, offering a glimpse into Mustang's rich history. The journey offers a diverse range of landscapes, from barren landscapes to lush valleys. Along the way, you'll encounter traditional villages where locals welcome you with warm hospitality, providing insight into their unique way of life, Buddhism-influenced customs, and vibrant festivals. The panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri peaks as you traverse high-altitude passes are simply awe-inspiring. The trek generally spans around 10 to 14 days, with the best seasons being spring and autumn. Due to its remote location, trekkers require a special permit to enter Upper Mustang, adding to the exclusivity of the experience. Accommodation ranges from basic tea houses to camping, adding an adventurous touch.

Conclusion and Summary

In summary, the Upper Mustang Trekking is an expedition that marries natural beauty with cultural immersion. It's a rare chance to witness a region untouched by modernization, where time seems to have stood still, all while relishing the grandeur of the Himalayas. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or an adventurer at heart, this trek promises an unforgettable journey through a hidden gem of Nepal.

 Trip Highlight

The Upper Mustang Trekking trip is a unique experience with stunning landscapes and cultural highlights. Here are some of the highlights of the Upper Mustang Trekking trip:

  1. Restricted Area: Upper Mustang is a restricted area and has been open for trekking only since 1992, so it remains unspoiled and retains its authentic Tibetan culture and traditions.
  2. Unique Landscapes: The landscapes of Upper Mustang are unique and fascinating, with barren desert-like terrain, deep gorges, and rugged mountains. The views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are breathtaking.
  3. Ancient Caves and Monasteries: Upper Mustang is home to many ancient caves and monasteries, some of which date back to the 14th century. The caves were once used by monks for meditation, and the monasteries have intricate murals, sculptures, and ancient artifacts.
  4. Lo Manthang: The walled city of Lo Manthang is the cultural and religious center of Upper Mustang. It is home to the 14th-century Royal Palace, and the narrow streets and ancient buildings offer a glimpse into the past.
  5. Tibetan Culture and Traditions: The people of Upper Mustang are of Tibetan origin and have a distinct culture and traditions. They have their own language, dress, and customs, and their hospitality and warmth towards visitors are unmatched.
  6. High Passes: The trek involves crossing several high passes, including the Lo La Pass, the Chogo La Pass, and the Dhakmar Pass, which offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  7. Remote and Isolated: Upper Mustang is a remote and isolated region, with limited access to modern amenities. This adds to the adventure and challenge of the trek, and makes it a truly unique experience


Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Friendship World Treks signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transffered to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

(No meals included)

In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek Duffel Bag. For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at 9.45 AM in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and guide. We visit Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty five windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

(Breakfast Included)

Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 6:30 am to pick you up and then the bus leaves around 7.30 am to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

(Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Early morning we are flying Northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the deepest gorge on this planet.

On arrival to Jomsom you will meet the rest of the trekking staff. From Kathmandu you will have a guide with you. We start to trek towards Kagbeni, the main gate to Upper Mustang. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

The trail leads up towards the east bank of the Kaligandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. The town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peak, dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni, all the way by different shapes. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang village in about 1/2 hr, then we trek and cross the river which continues north climbing up to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel that the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chaile. From here the culture changes from the Manangi culture to the Tibetan culture of Lo. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

The climb continues along steep, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, and with a further descent before coming along a pleasant trail to Samar village. We climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge, which the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800 meters. The route climbs over yet another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen. From there we gently climb to a pass at 3770meters and descend to Geling Village. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

From Geling village the trail climbs gently up to an interesting pass NYI LA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river) you will arrive to a MANI WALL perhaps the longest and most spectacular MANI wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600meters, the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang village. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the main attractions to visit and observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings, of seated Buddha’s. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

This is an opportunity to visit two other villages on your trek. The trail climbs steadily until Lo-Gekar. Lo-Gekar Gompa is older than Samye Gompa in Tibet and one of the oldest Gompa of Nepal. After visiting Lo-Gekar continue trek to Lomanthang. The trail until Lo-Manthang is fine with some minor climbing. Finally from the ridge there is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

It takes around 2 hours to Namgyal Gompa. Namgyal Gompa situates on a hilltop, which serves as an important monastery for the local community, also serving as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, which is a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lomanthang. After visiting Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar return to Lomanthang. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

From Lo-Manthang the trail walks straight till Dhi pass 4100meters and descends down to Dhi village. The trek from Lo Manthang to Muktinath is harder, but more rewarding and interesting than the west side of the valley. Dhi village is one of the best villages of whole Lo-mathang and it seems more prosperous and it is settled in a very suitable place. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

From Dhi the trail goes through the river for around 2 hours and crosses a river from Damodar Kunda, one of the sacred lakes, there is no bridge on the river so we need to walk across in bare feet to cross this river. After crossing the river the trail climbs up till high above a pass of 3850meters. The trail goes through a grassless, treeless bare hill. After the pass the trail again drops directly to Tangbe village at an elevation of 3370m.Tangbe is a small village of around 30 houses but most of the houses are attached to each other. On the rooftops one can see piles of dry woods, which also reflects the prosperity in their society. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

The trail walks through a steep ridge of hills providing some fine views of the wind carved hills. Tetang village is formed between 2 hills; they should have found it a safe place to avoid the strong wind that hits the entire Kaligandaki valley. Tetang is the upper village of the Chuksang, which we visit on the first day entering to Mustang from Kagbeni. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

This is the last day of the trek. The trail goes through the village of Jharkot where one can visit the many attractions such as the Jharkot monastery, Tibetan herbal medical center and the old fortress of Jharkot which once served as palace. Continuing the trek towards Jomsom one will enjoy the views of the Kaligandaki valley and Kagbeni village. This is the entry point to Mustang. We get a round trip of our trek in Ekle Bhatti visiting all the surprises of the human effort in this corner of the World of such an isolation and solitude. Arrive to Jomsom to celebrate the last day of the trek, with all the trekking staff. Overnight at Tea Houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Morning flight to Pokhara and same day Sightseeing around Pokhara. Or Fly or Drive to Kathmandu.

Today 30 minute morning flight takes us from Jomsom back to Pokhara. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. Overnight at hotel.

(Breakfast Included)

Morning flight to Pokhara and same day Sightseeing around Pokhara. Or Fly or Drive to Kathmandu.

Today 30 minute morning flight takes us from Jomsom back to Pokhara. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. Overnight at hotel.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 15- Drive back to Kathmandu (1345meters).

Overnight back at the hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing onto Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight.

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you.) Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

(Breakfast Included)

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Flight Delay in JOMSOM

Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, Friendship World Treks will organizes the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.

The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from the trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Farewell dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and Local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.

Price Excludes

1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and handbag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Difficulty Level of the Upper Mustang Trek

Due to the altitude and dry atmosphere, there is considered a challenging trek. While you watch the locals whizz past you at speed, you are working hard to catch your breath and wonder ‘why?’

Remember that they were born at altitude. Like the Sherpas living in the Khumbu (Everest) Region, the Tibetan Buddhist origin locals of Upper Mustang were born to less oxygen content and the dryness of the air.

Like all treks in the Nepal Himalayas, there are ups and downs to challenge you. High passes to cross and steep descents to negotiate.

But then there are the wonderful mountains and the fact you are in the stunning Kingdom of Lo to compensate for you.
As far as weather is concerned, being that this trek is in the rain shadow, you can do this trek almost year-round.

Although we don’t recommend doing it in the winter when the snow is deep, and many locals leave for Pokhara or Kathmandu to ride out the winter. You can do this trek in the monsoon (June – September) without fear of rain and muddy trails.

Like all treks in Nepal, we recommend you have a good fitness level and put in a bit of extra gym or hiking time before you come! Work on both cardio and those leg muscles! And don’t forget to mention high-altitude trekking when arranging your travel insurance.

Trekking Permits Required for the Upper Mustang Trek

Due to the fact Upper Mustang lies near the border with Tibet, it is considered a Restricted Area. This means that the cost of the permit to enter the area is high at $500 per person for 10 days and $50 per day after that.

This Restricted Area Permit (RAP) runs from when you leave Kagbeni (on this trek) to when you re-enter Kagbeni again. Therefore on this Friendship World Trek Upper Mustang Trek, you only need the 10 days RAP.

Restricted Permit Cost: $500 per person for 10 days. $50 per day if the trek is longer than 10 days (within the Upper Mustang area proper)

In addition, each trekker needs to pay $20 for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). This permit is valid for however long the trek takes.

** Please note that you cannot do this trek alone. You need to be a minimum of two trekkers traveling with an authorized trekking company.

A Typical Day on the Upper Mustang Trek

When you arrive at Jomson airport, you are already in the heart of the Annapurna Mountain Range.  You are in the Lower Mustang district.  It is only on Day 3 that we enter Upper Mustang, where the landscapes become more barren, and the lifestyle reflects the Tibetan Buddhist influences of the area.

Each day the trek starts early to make the most of the daylight.  Breakfast is taken in the teahouse (trekking lodge) you will have slept in, then it’s off for the day’s adventure.  The mountains surround us as we take in the desert-like landscape with gompas (Buddhist shrines), mani walls (Buddhist scriptures carved into stone walls), and prayer flags.

As well as the stunning mountains, there are unique caves to explore.  No one knows why the caves are here and set so far into the cliffside.  There is also the old palace in Lo Manthang to see, and some ritual dances will be in the ancient royal city.

Normally lunch is taken on the trail in a small restaurant designed to refresh travellers, pilgrims, and trekkers.  If necessary, we may take a packed lunch with us on some days.

Dinner is taken in the teahouse you will be staying in that night.  It allows you to get to know your trekking companions and guide. The guide will explain what you will see the next day at dinner. Please order your breakfast before heading to bed, so there is no delay in the morning.

What to Expect in a Teahouse

A teahouse is like a simple guest house on the mountain trails.  It provides trekkers with accommodation, meals, and a place to socialize.  On the whole, these provide pretty basic accommodation, either in twin rooms or in dormitories.  Toilets and bathrooms are shared, with either a Western-style toilet or a squat style.  Showers normally only have cold water; you will be expected to pay for it in those with hot water on offer.   The sleeping rooms consist of beds, blankets, and not much else.  Bringing your own sleeping bag is always recommended.  There are no ‘single rooms’ unless it is off-season, and you are lucky. Sharing a room is perfectly normal. There is no heating in the sleeping rooms.

Some sort of stove usually warms the dining area. Light is provided by solar or electricity.  Most teahouses have the ability to charge your gadgets, for which you have to pay. Breakfast and dinner are taken in the teahouses at communal tables where you can discuss the day’s journey with others.  Some menus offer a variety of food.  Boiled water is usually available, rather than in plastic bottles, which hurts the environment. There is a small charge for boiled water.  Bringing your own sterilization tablets/ life straw is a good idea.

What to Expect in a Teahouse

The towns in Lower Mustang, namely Jomson and Kagbeni, see many trekkers; therefore, their menus are quite extensive compared to teahouses in more remote areas.  In Upper Mustang, the menu will reflect the Tibetan culture, with a few Western and Nepali dishes. Tea and soft drinks are widely available at the teahouses.  There will be coffee, hot chocolate, and alcohol too.  You might want to try salty Tibetan tea.  The best way to drink that is to consider it a ‘soup’ rather than a tea!

Food on the Upper Mustang Trek 

Breakfast at your overnight teahouse on the Upper Mustang Trek:

Spicy Nepali omelet with chili, onion, and tomatoes or piping hot porridge with milk

Toast  or Tibetan bread with jam or honey

Nepali spiced tea, salty Tibetan tea, or coffee

Lunch on the Upper Mustang Trek: 

Dal bhat (rice, curry, lentils) or thukpa (Tibetan noodles)

Nepali tea  or a soft drink

Dinner at your overnight teahouse on the Upper Mustang Trek:

A variety of soups


Tibetan bread

Momos (packets of vegetables or meat Tibetan style)

Fried macaroni with vegetables


Dal Bhat

Fried rice


Rice pudding

Stewed apples or apple pie (in season)

Beer/ spirits (we recommend you limit your consumption while on the trek) tea/ coffee/ Tibetan salted tea

Are There Hot Showers on this Trek?

Yes, hot showers are available, but you might be asked to pay for them.  Why? Gas canisters are brought in from nearby cities and carried to teahouses in Upper Mustang.  That is an expensive journey.  You will be expected to pay around $1 to $2 per shower, depending on the height of your lodge. We recommend you conserve energy (and your money) and don’t shower too often.  And the effort to take off and put on clothes might be too much in the cooler weather. In Jomson and Kagbeni, you may have an attached bathroom with piped hot water.  This will depend on the demand for rooms at the time of your travel.

What Kind of Accommodation Will I get in Pokhara?

Two nights in Pokhara at a 3-star hotel are included in the price of this trek.  If you require something more luxurious or have a particular hotel in mind, please let us know in advance, and we will ask about availability.  There will be an extra charge for this.

How High Will I go on the Upper Mustang Trek?

This is a relatively high-altitude trek, although it may not be considered so in the Himalayas! There are some passes to cross, the highest being Yamada La Pass at  3,850m.

Trek Difficulty and Physical Fitness Required for this Trek

It is considered a moderate trek, but a good fitness level is still required.  Particularly as you will be walking at altitude.  Cardio exercises and walking at home will help you prepare for your trip.

Will I Suffer from Altitude Sickness on this Trek?

Going above 3,000m-3,500m can cause some people to feel some effects of altitude.  However, with plenty of time to acclimatize, there should be no problems. The first two trekking days are done at relatively low altitudes, giving our bodies time to adjust.

All Friendship World Trek guides are well experienced (with an average of 7 years of trekking experience each) and know what to look for and do if anyone is feeling unwell.  Please tell your guide if you feel unwell at any trek stage.

Extending your Stay in Nepal 

As you trek ends at Pokhara (before you are transported back to Kathmandu), you may wish to extend your stay there.  You can ask us about reserving a hotel for you or arrange your hotel booking.

We can also arrange your trek so that you continue in Mustang after this trek ends – that would be walking down from Jomson rather than flying down, adding another 3 or 4 days to your trek. Please ask us about this before you arrive in Nepal.

If you are interested in staying longer in other parts of  Nepal, we can organize that for you too and make recommendations for the best treks and trips to suit your time and budget.  Please ask us.

If you would like to visit another part of Nepal, we can recommend both Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park.  Or if your time is short, we can provide Kathmandu Heritage sightseeing with a guide, taking you into a fascinating ancient world and culture.

Trip Extension National Parks

Both Chitwan and Bardia are beautiful national parks in Nepal.  But both are different regarding location, difficulty getting there, facilities, and, to some extent, wildlife.

Chitwan is very close (around 5 hour drive or a short flight) from Kathmandu and has been established as a national park open for visitors for decades. It is easy to spend 2 nights in Chitwan with little difficulty because of the distance to Kathmandu.  As a result, there is a wide range of accommodations, some quite luxurious.  There is also a range of restaurants and bars in the tourist town of Sauraha for those who would rather party the night away.  The wildlife guides provide walking safaris, jeep safaris, and short canoe rides.  The main animals of interest are rhinos, deer, leopards, monkeys, and smaller mammals. Tigers do live here but are quite difficult to spot.

Bardia National Park is situated at the other end of the country and takes around 12 hours to reach by road or 1.5 hours flight then 2 hours drive. We recommend staying at least 3 nights to enjoy the ambiance here fully.  It is less busy with tourists and more rustic in terms of accommodation and local villages.  Wildlife here consists of tigers, elephants, leopards, monkeys, and deer.  Like Chitwan, there is a huge range of bird life for those interested in bird watching. Jeep and walking safaris are offered, and rafting on the river with perhaps fishing.   Nightlife here is more confined to your lodge.

There are now options for wildlife spotting between these two parks.  The village of Megauli, which is really in Chitwan District, is an up-and-coming place in terms of luxury lodges. Currently, it does not see a lot of visitors but offers the same safari options of the jeep and walking safaris.  It is more difficult to get to than Chitwan and requires either a private vehicle or to be collected from the nearest big town by the lodge vehicle.

Cost and the Booking Process for the Upper Mustang Trek 

You can book your trek and other trips via our booking system, which will collect all the necessary information from you.   You can pay the deposit or the full amount via credit card.

At the time of booking, we require a copy of your passport to book the domestic flight.

Do I Need a Porter for this Trek?

The cost of this trek does not include a porter.  Should you require a porter, there is an extra charge of around USD 256 per porter.  If you hire a porter, please be considerate.  Porters cannot carry everyone’s pack!  The weight limit they can carry is 20kg.  Or one porter for two clients.

These amazing people are used to walking at altitude and on these rough trails, so they walk faster than the average trekker.  As they will head off ahead of you and reach the teahouse first, where they will deposit your bag, please ensure you carry what you need for the day with you.

Charging Your Equipment on the Trail

Many teahouses on this trek have electricity or solar-powered electricity.  But as almost everyone carries some chargeable device these days, the teahouse owner will pass the cost to the visitor.

Generally, teahouses will charge you $2 to $3 for your phone or camera.  This can become expensive as there are so many wonderful things to photograph.  We recommend you carry a power bank or a small solar charger to avoid paying too much.  There are some great solar chargers that clip onto your day pack.

Will I be Able to Communicate with Those at Home During Trek?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi and cellular signals at all stages of this trek except while going over some high passes.

Group Size for the Upper Mustang Trek 

Your trekking group is generally 8 people, but it is often smaller.  If you require a tailor-made private trek, you can choose this option at no additional cost during checkout.

We have found that trekking with a group makes the trip more fun, especially during the evening relaxation.

How do I get from Kathmandu to Pokhara?

We will pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu, take you on the tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and then transport you to the hotel in Pokhara.  The following morning, we will go by bus or car to the start of the trek.

If you wish private transport to/from Pokhara, please ask us about this price.

Upper Mustang Route Map



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