Mustang Nepal trek
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Mustang Nepal trek- Itinerary, Cost, Permit and Map


This article writes about Mustang Nepal trek Itineraries. Mustang trek costs is slightly higher than other

If you’re short on time but wish to experience the stark beauty of Mustang to its fullest, trek in the lower region is a solution for you. A moderate trek through the region bordering Mustang and Annapurna with great views of Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri is a lifetime memory. Mustang, a part of an ancient trade route to Tibet, settles up the Kali Gandaki river. Mainly known for the pilgrimage traveling to Muktinath, lower mustang offers one of the most developed trails with the unique teahouses by Gurung and Thakali families.

The region also has Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries within the ancient and isolated villages. Lower Mustang is easily accessible with public vehicle and jeep. But the fun is to trek in the region while you get to spend most of your time interacting with locals.


7 days Mustang Nepal trek Itineraries:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 03: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni (9,377 feet)
Day 04: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (12,522 feet)
Day 05: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (8,910 feet)
Day 06: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu
Day 07: Depart Kathmandu

But, if you have enough time and money, you can take more prodigious 14 days trek to Upper Mustang. There are other awesome places to visit in Nepal.

Mustang Nepal trek
Mustang Nepal trek

14 days Mustang Nepal trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Welcoming in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1,400 m)
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and then trek to Kagbeni (2,804 m)
Day 05: Trek to From Kagebeni to Muktinath (3,710 meters)
Day 06: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2,650 meters)
Day 07: Trek from Muktinath to Kalopani (2,300m)
Day 08: Trek from Muktinath to Tatopani( natural hot spring) (2338 meters)
Day 09: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2874 m)
Day 10: Trek to up to Ponhill (3,210 m) and then trek down to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu
You can also extend the itinerary if you want to witness the famous Ghandruk village.

Lower Mustang trek Cost:

The short Mustang Nepal trek (around 6 to 7 days) should not cost you over $700 whereas the longer trek (around 12 days) cost somewhere between $1000 to $1200. The cost includes your transportation, permit, guide fee, accommodation, and meals. Let’s learn more about the costs here.

Lower Mustang trek Permit:

There are two permits for Mustang Nepal trek:
• Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card ( US $20 for solo trekkers and $10 for group trekkers)
• Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) ( US $20)
You can issue the permits from Nepal tourism board at Pokhara or Kathmandu. Generally, the trekking agency itself does the arrangement of permit.

Best Season for Lower Mustang trek:

From March to May, trekkers love to ascend while November to January is also a right time for Lower Mustang trek. Especially, during Monsoon when all other trekking routes get difficult, Lower Mustang trek would be possible.

Lower Mustang trek map:


Contact us here to book your Upper Mustang Trek. We can make the best arrangements for you at affordable price.

About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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