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13 Days Walking tour itinerary for nepal: Trekking In The Upper Mustang

Jomsom, Kathmandu, Mount Everest, Pokhara, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang

Mountaineering Tour
Trekking Tour
Walking Tour
Trekking in the Upper Mustang


Embark on the most mystical treks that incite the curious trekker who enjoys the much lesser known parts of history & unusual traditions that are perhaps found nowhere else on planet earth.

DAY 01

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km/6-7 hours)

  • Pokhara is 200 kilometers from Kathmandu. After having morning breakfast in Kathmandu, we take a scenic drive to Pokhara that takes approx. six to seven hours.

  • Drive through the Prithvi Highway following the river bank of Trishuli and Marshyangdi. If the weather is clear, we will have plenty of opportunities on the way to witness some of the beautiful peaks including Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, and Manaslu. Once we reach in Pokhara, we check-in to the hotel nearby lakeside.

  • Stay overnight in a hotel. 

DAY 02

Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, and trek to Kagbeni (2860m) – 3 Hours

  • Take a short scenic flight (about 20 minutes) Jomsom from Pokhara. The flight will offer you to witness the deepest river-gorge in the world at Kaligandaki.

  • After landing at Jomsom airport starts the actual trek. Following the east bank of Kali Gandaki rive to Ekle Bhatti, we walk for another half an hour to reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni is an oasis like settlement consisting of flat-roofed houses.

  • You can visit a Tibetan Buddhist Gompa there while enjoying the superb views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Mount Tilicho.

  • Stay overnight at hotel.

DAY 03

Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3060m) – 5 Hours

  • Today, after having the morning breakfast, we take a short walk through a narrow flagstone-paved path. We then enter to the restricted area of Mustang.

  • Continuing our walk towards the east bank of Kali Gandaki, we pass by some impressive villages of Tangbe and Chhusang before we reach Chele.

  • Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

DAY 04

Trek from Chele to Geling (3510m) – 6 Hours

  • We continue our trek from Chele today and after 45 minutes of our walk; you can see some good views of the Kaligandaki valley back down with some impressive sights of Mount Nilgiri and Tilicho Peak. It takes another one and half hours to reach Dajori La Pass and we reach at Samar, really a picturesque village in the region.

  • From Samar, we continue to walk through the center of the village and descend to a stream where we can witness eroded watercourse.

  • Ascending up and continuing to cross Bhena La and Yamda La Passes, we now make our way to Syangboche village following different mani walls and stupas. Shortly, we arrive at the village of Geling, where you can visit a couple of ancient Buddhist gompas.

  • Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

DAY 05

Trek from Geling to Charang (3620m) – 7 Hours

  • From Geling, we climb a steep uphill trail and continue walking to a pass at 4025m. The pass offers the beautiful views of Annapurna range.

  • After the pass, we descend down to Ghemi, a small village with few teahouses. From Ghemi, we continue towards a stream and cross a suspension bridge which makes our way up to upper valley.

  • Upper valley offers you the longest mani wall in the Mustang region. We follow the route beside the mani wall and climb another pass of Charang La to eventually reach Charnag, which is the old capital of Mustang.

  • Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

DAY 06

Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang (3890m) – 4 Hours

  • It's going to be the final destination of our trek today. As we are going to walk towards Lo Manthang from Charang, it's going to be relatively short and moderate walk as well.

  • Following the Charang river to the north and then gradually climbing up to the Lo La pass, we can enjoy the panoramic views of Lo-Manthang and Upper Mustang.

  • After the pass, we take an easy downhill walk towards Lo-Manthang, an ancient walled city, the capital of Mustang.

  • Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

DAY 07

In Lo Manthang: Excursion to Loori Gompa, Fa, Tang, Sukhad, Yaradhara, Sarad, Chhoser, Chhongdup & Tingkar

  • Today is the exploration day at Lo-Manthang. Go for walking tour around the valley.

  • You can visit four major gompas that date back to the early 15th century. Excursion to Loori Gimpa, Tang, Sukhad, Yaradhara, Sarad, Chhongdup, and Tinkar will be a good option for you today.

  • Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

DAY 08

Trek from Lo Manthang to Ghami via Gekar – 6 Hours

  • Stroll the way back to Ghami today via Gekar today.

  • It takes around six hours to reach Ghami.

  • Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

DAY 09

Trek from Ghami to Samar (3160m) – 7 Hours

  • Stroll the same way back to Samar.

  • Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

DAY 10

Trek from Samar to Kagbeni – 6 Hours

  • Trek the same way back to Kagbeni today.

  • Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

DAY 11

Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom – 2 Hours

  • It takes only a couple of hours to reach Jomsom from Kagbeni. So, you can start late today.

  • Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

DAY 12

Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

  • After having your morning breakfast, catch your early morning flight to Pokhara from Jomsom.

  • On the remaining time, you can take the sightseeing tour of Pokhara city. Enjoy boating at Phewa Lake, visit Mahendra Cave, Bat's Cave, and Davis Falls. If you wish, you can go shopping in Pokhara.

  • Stay overnight at a hotel.

DAY 13

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu – 7 Hours

  • Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today.

  • And join the farewell dinner with our team.

  • 2550 USD Per Adult
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.

  • Annapurna Conservation Entry Permits

  • TIMS 

  • Special Permit for Mustang region for 10 days.

  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transportation by a tourist bus.

  • Pokhara - Jomsom flight tickets.

  • Jomsom - Pokhara Flight if weather bad alternate by bus to Pokhara.

  • Three meals a day breakfast lunch and Dinner.

  • A Guide: English speaking / license holder / registered / well-equipped.

  • Necessary porters.

  • Accommodations in the mountain at teahouses.

  • Accommodations in Pokhara for two nights.

  • Safe drinking water.

  • First aid kit box.

  • Staff insurance, food, salary, accommodation and their transportation.

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)

  • International airfare.

  • Nepal entry visa fee.

  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.

  • Personal trekking Equipment.

  • Airport tax

  • Nature of personal expenses.

  • Personal equipment (as per your necessity).

  • Insurance about USD 20000 for helicopter evacuation.

  • Tips to the staff

  • Upper mustang Permit more than 10 days.

Upper Mustang Trekking The 15 Days Itinerary we propose to you is only on outline. It is entirely based on your interest & as per your wishes; however, when you are in the field our itinerary is implemented practically by our guides who are very comfortable, flexible and understanding if any minor changes are required by you; but this is only done after consulting the tour leader & the group. Our itinerary is purely based on making your trip enjoyable with full of pleasure to give you maximum benefits in the course of your holidays. Encounters Nepal has a decade of experience in operating in restricted zones & we will arrange all your trek formalities & logistics for some of the most challenging & thrilling adventures in the great outback of Nepal. 

Jomsom, Kathmandu, Mount Everest, Pokhara, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang

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