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16-day trek in Upper Mustang, Nepal

Trek in the Upper Mustang, the mysterious valley and the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal, as Jyamchang, IFMGA-certified, leads you through the majestic Himalayan mountains.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration16 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Type of tripNot specified


Infuse yourself in the spiritual mountains as we go on a 16-day trek through stunning landscapes, and experience ancient Tibetan Buddhist shires and monasteries as we interact with native Tibetans.

Mustang, also known as the Mini Tibet of Nepal, is a very popular trekking route, yet has only been open to the outside world since 1992. Before then, the region was banned for foreign travelers.

Our trek begins at Jomsom, a great place to begin, with its diverse landscapes and cultures found along the way.

We eventually reach Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, which lies in the remote Himalayan desert, behind the mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. This ancient traditional Tibetan village is home to rare medieval Buddhist arts and a fascinating culture.

We continue forward through a treeless landscape, with steep rocky trails that roll up and down the hills, and majestic panoramas of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, as well as other peaks.

Witness the heavenly Tibetan Buddhist shrines of Kaanis, Chhortens, and the Bodhnath Stupa, the 130-foot dome that dominates the skyline. Also, see the prayer walls and centuries-old monasteries. And interact with the Tibetan people to make this trip more memorable.

We’ll trek past the cave hermitages that dig into the cliff, and are more than 3,000 years old.

Due to the level of difficult involved on this trip, such as the long days of trekking at high altitudes, it is recommended that participants have a good level of fitness.

Reserve your place atop the mystical mountains where the cultures of Nepal and Tibet blend to form a unique atmosphere, and an excellent location for this 16-day trek to Upper Mustang.


Trekking lodge accommodation on twin bed sharing basis during the trek.




Day 1: Welcome

Meet and greet at the airport, and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Preparation

We collect permits, prepare for the trip and possibly visit the ancient temples in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Pokhara

We will either fly or drive to Pokhara. If arrived by plane, there is enough time to sightsee.

Day 4: Kagbeni

Fly to Jomsom (8,921ft; 2,720m) and then trek to Kagbeni (9,216ft; 2,810m)

Day 5: Chele

Trek to Chele (10,004ft; 3,050m) via Tangbe/Chhusang.

Day 6: Gilling

Trek to Gilling (11,709ft; 3,570m). Here we will explore the monasteries and village.

Day 7: Ghami

Trek to Ghami (3,460m; 11,352ft). Then explore the monasteries and village.

Day 8: Charanag

Trek to Charanag (11,677ft; 3,560m). Then explore the monasteries and village.

Day 9: Lo Manthang

Trek to Lo Manthang (12,238ft; 3,730m). Here we visit monasteries, the king’s palace and museum.

Day 10: Choser

Excursion to the village of Choser, and then back to Lo Manthang after visting the monasteries and caves.

Day 11: Ghargompa

Trek to Ghargompa, and visit the monastery.

Day 12: Chele

Trek to Chele (10,004ft; 3,050m).

Day 13: Kagbeni

Trek to Kagbeni (9,216ft; 2,810m).

Day 14: Jomsom

Trek to Jomsom.

Day 15: Pokhara

Fly back to Pokhara for sightseeing around the lakeside.

Day 16: Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30am and transfer to the hotel.

About the guide

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I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009. I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.
I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.
It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.

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