Upper Mustang Trek belongs to one of the protected area trek in Nepal. The whole area of Mustang is also called “District beyond mountains” and receives very low rainfall. The terrain of Upper Mustang closely resembles the terrain of high land Tibet. The city of Upper Mustang was built in 1380 AD by the first King of Lo Ame Pal. The Mustang region covered 2,600 sq km area of land and is populated by about 6000 people. The walled city still stands as a testimony of Lo-Manthang’s with its prosperity and rich cultural heritage. The Upper Mustang trek takes you to one of the protected trekking destinations in Nepal. It was opened to trekkers in 1992.
|Longitude||82° 55′, – 83° 48′|
|Latitude||28° 45′ – 29° 20′|
|Altitude range||828m to 4010m|
|Group size||Minimum 2 people|
Upper Mustang is located in the northwestern part of Nepal and closely resembles to terrain of Tibetan plateau and people here directly came from Tibet for settlement. The Upper Mustang trek area has long been inhabited by the Tibetan Buddhists with their rich Tibetan culture and heritage. The main attraction of Mustang trekking is the wall caves and Royal Palace of the former King. The villages are made up of a cluster of camps such as: Samba Camp, Dhabi Camp, Main Head Camp and Kesang Camp.
The gateway city of Upper Mustang Trek is Pokhara. You can enters to Mustang by 20 minutes pleasant and scenic flight to Jomsom or trek all the way via Ghorepani through the Annapurna conservation area crossing by world deepest gorge and Holy river bank of Kaligandaki all the way up to entry point of upper Mustang called Kagbeni. Please note that we could drive all the way to Kabeni at the moment through bumpy and rough road. Trekking in Mustang takes you through several passes, the highest one being Nyi La (3990m). Our final destination is fabulous walled caved capital of Lo Manthang. We will have a chance to explore the thousand year old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties. Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the rarest and most rewarding experiences to your holiday trip in Nepal.
Trekking to upper Mustang region can be done in various ways and you have different options depending on your time and interests but we have designed the itinerary for 18 days to give you fruitful experience of the whole Annapurna region and Upper Mustang area.
Upper Mustang Trek cost
|Full board package||USD 1149|
|Royalty fee US$ 500 each extra, No single entry allowed
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