Mustang Trek -16 Days

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Mustang trek is an extension of Tibetan plateau. A multiple scenic adventure leading from Kaligandaki area to Lo-Manthang large village, offering super panorama of high snow capped peaks and dramatic landscapes.

Trip Duration 16 Days
Max Altitude Upto 3780m
Group Size 2 - 15
ARRIVAL ON Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview

Mustang trek is an extension of Tibetan plateau. A multiple scenic adventure leading from Kaligandaki area to Lo-Manthang large village, offering super panorama of high snow capped peaks and dramatic landscapes. Encountering Tibetan like villages and people with interesting old Buddhist monasteries.

Mustang trek leads an interesting, cultural country to Gheling, Tsarang, Dhakmar. And to the famed walled city like village of Lho-Manthang around the high West Himalaya of Upper Mustang area. Where its territory links to Tibet.

Mustang is located on the North West Himalayan range straddling the border with Tibet and China. Towards the north between the provinces of Dolpo and Manang. The people of Mustang still consider as Kingdom of Mustang, even after the monarchy rule ceased in existing from 2008. By the order of present Republic Nepal Government.

Upper Mustang trek offers you a grand opportunity to explore the traditional Tibetan cultures. And the lifestyle of mountain people of remote North West Nepal.  This region is also famous and popular for its interesting colorful ‘Tiji Festival. Which takes places in the fifth month of Tibetan Buddhist Lunar calendar around May as per Christian calendar.

This adventure to Upper Mustang trekking starts with a short sweeping flight from the tourist hub Pokhara. To lower Mustang area at Jomsom town, the headquarter of whole Mustang district. From here an interesting scenic journey to Upper Mustang trail. Mustang trip offers fascinating and stunning scenery with traditional villages. And leads you to interesting medieval like period settlement of Lo-Manthang.

After a enjoyable time at Lo-Manthang retracing the journey back to Jomsom with a short flight back to popular scenic spot in Pokhara, after a remarkable and wonderful experience in the high plateau of Upper Mustang with Unique Path great excellent service.


Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu received by Unique Path staff.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport meet Unique Path with warm welcome with garland and transfer to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu at Thamel area, after fresh up and relaxation.

Day 02 Visit our office for details information

We collect require documents for special permit and brief regarding about the trip for basic preparation.

Day 03 Drive to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Morning after breakfast, travel by tourist coach or by private vehicle to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway an interesting drive on the Himalayan foothills, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to respective hotels nearby beautiful Phewa Lake.

Day 04 Morning Flight to Jomsom 2,700 and trek to Kagbeni - 04 hrs.

Morning a short scenic flight of 22 minutes reaches to Jomsom, headquarter of the whole Mustang district which is a large town in Mustang region, famous for apple orchards products and apple delicacies. From Jomsom our wonderful journey begins to upper Mustang area, walk follows Kalignadaki River upstream on the wide river bed floor and its bank leading to Kagbeni through Ekle Bhatti 2,740 m.

Ekle bhatti with 4-5 lodges and shops on route between Jomsom, Muktinath and Upper Mustang, from here walk continues for another hour towards north west to reach our first overnight stop at Kagbeni village, located in the Kali Gandaki River valley the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Day 05 Trek to Chele 3,050m - 06 hrs.

From Kagbeni morning walk follows Kali Gandaki River upstream through nice cultivated terraced fields and reaching Tirigaon village, here one can view a striking natural erosion landscapes with red cliff canyon as the walk leads to Chele.

On the way to Chele encountering pilgrims in search of a fossil or ammonite known as ‘Salagram Silas’ which are found in abundant in Kali Gandaki River valley, regarded as holy or scared stones by Hindus and worshiped as an iconic representation of supreme Lord Vishnu (one of the three main Hindu Gods).

Our journey carries on for few more hours through Tangbe, Tsungsang villages and then completing the days walk by crossing a small bridge to our overnight stop at Chele.

Day 06 Trek to Geling 3,540 m - 05 hrs.

After Chele morning walk starts with a gradual uphill climb to Gyakar village, then continue walk on the barren dry area reaching at Samar a beautiful village, the landscapes from here onwards to upper Mustang are dry, arid and barren with cold and dry climate, a dramatic change in vegetation as the walk leads higher ground.

 As the walk progress reaching at Bhena a small village and then the trail leads to a climb up to Yamda La pass at 3,860 m offering panorama of mountains of Mustang and Dhaulagiri region. After a nice and enjoyable moment a few hours of walk from this ridge top leads to the overnight stop at Geling village through Syangboche.

Day 07 Trek to Tsarang 3,560 m - 06 hrs.

After breakfast visit Geling monastery and prayer wheels that spins around with water propeller, after an interesting time here morning walk leads up to Ghami village, from here crossing Ghaymi Khola and on the trail with the longest and spectacular series of Mani walls (sacred prayer stone wall contributed by Buddhist pilgrims and local villagers) and then reaching Dhakmar village. After a break here walk heads to our overnight stop at Tsarang village with fields of buck wheat’s, and an old monastery of Tsarang.

Day 08 Trek to Lo-Mangthang 3,700 m - 04 hrs.

Morning walk starts leading to a steel suspension bridge after crossing the bridge heading towards Marang village and then with a gradual uphill climb to a small ridge, then coming across many chortens on route between Tsarang and Lo Manthang, walk today offers fascinating views of Nilgiri’s, Tilicho, Annapurna  and Bhrikuti peaks, after enjoying the marvelous scenery walk slowly advance towards Lo La pass at 3,950 m with the first stunning view of Lo Manthang within the high surrounding wall which act as a fortress, then looking across far north hills near the Tibetan border, after a great moment on the downhill path then raching our destination and overnight stop at Lo Manthang.

Day 09 In Lo-Mangthang for acclimatization and local hike.

A rest day at Lo Manthang an ideal place for leisure walk and acclimatization, visit and to explore around its interesting historical and cultural centre of Lo-Manthang, there are four major monasteries or Gompas around Lo-Manthang including Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), the red Thubchen Gompa,  Chyodi Gompa and the great Entrance Hall. These are the main attractions of Lo-Manthang and charges entry fees to visit these places.

Day 10 Trek to Dhakmar 3,810 m - 06 hrs.

Enjoying the day in Lo-Manthang with memorable moment, morning walk leads back on the same route for few hours with gradual walk up to Marang village, from here turning right towards west using the an old path to reach the overnight stop at Dhakmar village, around this area afternoon time is very windy with dust so starting early in the morning is highly suggested.

Day 11 Trek to Ghiling 3,806 m - 06 hrs.

Leaving Dhakmar, follow the trail that passes the longest and spectacular series of Mani walls (Sacred-Holy prayer stone wall which is made by the Buddhist followers and pilgrims) then cross the suspension bridge over Ghami Khola to reach the village of Ghami, walking for couple of hours heading to the south to reach the village of Ghiling for the overnight stop with a visit ofGeling monastery and water driven prayer wheel.

Day 12 Trek to Tsugsang 2,980 m - 06 hrs.

Morning walk starts with gradual climb to Syangboche village, then walking for couple of hours towards a small pass of Yamda La at 3,860 m offering grand panorama of snow capped peaks and of Mustang region landscapes, from here on the downhill path through small villages of Bhena and Samar. Then the walk follows a stream leading all the way to Tsugsang village for overnight stop via Gyakar and Chele villages.

Day 13 Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m - 06 hrs.

The last day walk of this fantastic journey to Jomsom and enjoy the walk at your own chosen pace, soon after breakfast walk leads descending towards Kali Gandaki valley to Jomsom, following the Kaligandaki River downstream to Kagbeni village which is at 2,800 meters, stopping here for a while or for lunch break, after Kagbeni retrace the journey back to Jomsom by the same route, on reaching Jomsom check into nice cozy lodges, with afternoon free for short walk around the market of Jomsom.

Day 14 Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.

Optional driving journey to Pokhara) Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for a short scenic flight to scenic Pokhara, Pokhara valley another highlight of this fabulous trip, Pokhara regarded as the most beautiful place on this globe with awesome mountain views and natural surrounding with its serene lake Phewa.

Day 15 Drive of fly back to Kathmandu.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of North West Himalaya, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 16 International departure for home ward bound. A

After a most memorable experience of a life time with our staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure as per your flight time.

What to expect?

Price Includes

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (2 nights before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Hotel in Pokhara, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (2 nights)
  • Meals 3 times a day ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking & Pokhara for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Annapurna trekking Map.
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara, inclusive taxes.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable English Speaking Government license holder trekking guide and strong porter (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works .
  • Annapurna Conservation entry permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Price Excludes

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Trip Info

The Mustang Trek Trip starts with a 30 minutes drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. There after Pokhara the trip continues towards Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni. From Kagbeni the trek continues towards Chele, Geling, Tsarang, then trek to Lo-Manthang. In Lo-Manthang rest day for acclimatization and local visit. Then, trek to Dhakmar, Ghiling, Tsugsang, Jomsom. And, morning flight to Pokhara.

Then, drive back to Kathmandu. After finally International departure for homeward bound.


We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.

  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes

  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter

  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel

Valuable information

Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.


Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard


Altitude (in meter) & Temperature (in degree Celsius) in Nepal over 2000m/6056ft. Trekking areas are only situated over 2000meter in Nepal.

Altitude Spring Summer Autumn Winter
March, April, May June, July, Aug Sept., Oct,  Nov Dec, Jan, Feb
Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min.
2000m -2500m 27 5 29  9 25 2 20 -2
3000m – 3500m 12 -5 20 -1 17 -2 14 -7
4000m – 4500m 10  -7 14 -3 12 -7 7 -10
4500m- 5500m 9 -10 12 -5 10 -15 5  -20

Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to do the Mustang Trek is during the spring and autumn season. During this time of the year the weather is stable and you can travel in the clear sky. You will get a wonderful view of the surroundings. In addition, if you travel here during the autumn season you will experience the biggest festival of the country.

You can apply for Nepalese visas through arrivals in the country and through two different steps about Nepal’s diplomatic missions and embassies around the world. The tourist visa is applied for up to three months, and some re-entries contribute. When you arrive at Nepal’s entrance point, you can fill the format for obtaining a nepal visa. You can also receive visas from Nepalese diplomatic missions or overseas messages. This is only valid for 6 months. This means that you must enter Nepal within 6 months to activate this visa.

Mustang trek is the combination of both tea house and camping trek. Whereas at the lower altitude of the trek there are tea houses available for the trek and when you go higher up the altitude you compulsorily have to do camping there.

The essentials that you should carry on the Mustang Trek are listed below

  • Jackets (Fiber or down).
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • Waterproof jacket with hood or poncho.
  • Tracksuit.
  • Track shoes
  •  Pair of Trousers
  • Thermal Underwear and Thermal coat
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/ skirts
  • Pair of sandals
  • Pair of GLoves
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Trekking Sticks.
  • Long-sleeved shirt.
  • Towel and Hankies.
  • Lightweight walking boots
  • 2 pairs of thin socks and 2 pairs of woolen socks
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses
  • Woolen hat.
  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
  • 2-4 plastic bags 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose of garbage.
  • Daypack bag to carry your personal requirements.
  • Water Bottle, water purifying tablets
  • Quick Dry Towels
  • Headlamp, Torch, Candles
  • Matches / Lighters
  • Binocular, Camera, trekking map and compass, Knife, reading materials, pencil, rubber, pen and notebook, lip guard

The Upper Dolpo Trek is one of the easiest treks in Nepal however, you should consider some of the challenges during the Mustang Trek. Some of them are listed below.

  • Weather Condition and Temperature
  • The route you have chosen for climbing
  • Physical Fitness
  • Sometimes, High Altitude Sickness
  • The distance you covered in the whole trip.
  • Clothing and Equipment

If you follow our itinerary the Mustang Trek is 16 days long.

There is no special requirement for the Mustang Trek. Almost anyone can do the trek with little knowledge about the trek. Similarly, to do this trek successfully you need to be in perfect physical condition. Likewise, you need to be mentally tough to counter the harsh temperature of the trek.

To complete this trek you should be older than 16 years old and younger than 60 years to successfully reach the summit of the trek. However, this is an easier trek for anyone passionate about trekking.

The temperature in Upper Dolpo Trek is almost stable and moderate. Due to the high altitude, it is usually between 15C and 20C all year round. Therefore, it is suitable for mountaineering all year round. Many climbers climb here every year. However, the best time  to come here is during the spring and autumn seasons. Experience the best climate and weather at this time of the year. You will also get other trekker companions at this time of the year.

We offer Lodge with dual proportion foundation lodging at some point of the trekking and camp for the Base Camp and above Base Camp. Likewise, all food consists of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at some point during trekking. Likewise, we additionally offer western and Nepali meals that are very healthy. In addition, the motels we offer are very safe and secure too.

Mustang Trek has easy, moderate, and rewarding trekking routes that you can enjoy on your journey. The level of fitness also depends on the route you choose. A simple trek explores hill trails that are smooth and do not require long trekking times. These can be done by anyone. Moderate treks include even crossing difficult trails and high-altitude paths. These require a person to be in good physical condition. It also includes a long walking time of about 5-6 hours on average. Finally, the fierce ones require trekking expertise and mental toughness. The trail crosses 5000 meters, so it needs to be in good shape.


Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng