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    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Private Transport+Tourist Bus
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
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    Group Size: 2-16 Pax
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About Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek is a culturally loaded place in the Mustang region of northwest Nepal. Located at the border region with Tibet, there are centuries-old monasteries, Chhortens and mediaeval caves in Upper Mustang. Travellers or trekkers visit the Upper Mustang region, especially Lomanthang to explore the lives in the arid landscape and their way of living. A special restricted area trekking permit is necessary for the trek to Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang is known as mini Tibet and high desert. Upper Mustang was the second kingdom of Nepal, which is known as a country behind the Himalaya.

Upper Mustang Trek begins from the tiny airstrip of Jomsom and goes through the Kali Gandaki valley. Even driving to Lomanthang is also possible. As a trekking trip, we lead you through the arid landscape and charming villages of the Tibetan Buddhists. Walking after the midday is quite tough in this windy valley. Besides cultural attractions, the brown hills, colourful flowers, panoramic mountain views (Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and others), caves and various other attractions make the trek to Upper Mustang spectacular. Lomanthang is the centre for the travellers who love to see the religious pattern of the local people who believe in Tibetan Buddhism. This mediaeval town is surrounded by a long stone wall. In the caves of the locality, different hermits and Lamas are believed to have meditated. Tiji festival is one of the prime attractions of this place. A strange thing for outsiders is also the polyandry marriage system and sky burial in Upper Mustang. Returning back, you walk through the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, where holy black stones (fossil) are found.

Frolic Adventure offers Upper Mustang trek with experienced guides and porters. Our guides are highly knowledgeable about the cultural aspects of the Upper Mustang, and especially of the Lomanthang. Please, if you have any queries, feel free to contact us.

Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek

  • High Himalayan desert like a pic of Tibet
  • Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Tibetan massif
  • Delightful apple orchids
  • Wide Kali Gandaki Valley
  • Beautiful and historical village Kagbeni
  • Saligrama (Fossil) 
  • Buddhist monuments and Monasteries
  • Pink hills
  • Sky burial (cremation) and polyandry marriage system



  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tours and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.)6-7 hrs.
  • Day 04: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2,720m.) and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m.)3-4 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m.)5-6 hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek from Chele to Syangbochen (3800m.)6-7 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek from Syanbochen to Ghami (3510m.)4 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek from Ghami to Tsarang (3560m.)4 hrs.
  • Day 09: Trek from Tsarang to Lo manthang (3840m.)5 hrs.
  • Day 10: Explore day at Lo manthang.
  • Day 11: Trek from Lo-mangthang to Dhakmar (3820 m.)7-8 hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek from Dhakmar to Ghiling (3570m.)5 hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek from Ghiling to Chele(3100m.) 6 hrs.
  • Day 14: Trek from Chele to Kagbeni(2800m.) 5 hrs.
  • Day 15: Trek from Kagbeni to Marpha (Apple town): 5 hrs
  • Day 16: Drive from Marpha to Tatopani, natural hotspring(1190m.) 4 hrs
  • Day 17: Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara (820m.) 5 hrs.
  • Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner with Frolic Adventure.
  • Day 19: Transfer to the international airport for your final departure flight.
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus and a guide for the cultural tour (60 USD extra).
  • All ground and air transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, special trekking permit, conservation area entry permits,  and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • The arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport  (Kathmandu). 
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in cities Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
Talk to Leader
Rajesh Thapaliya

+977 9851043624 (Call/Whatsapp/Viber)