Upper Mustang itinerary
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Upper Mustang itinerary:


Here are two different types of itinerary- Upper Mustang itinerary and Upper Mustang Jeep itinerary. Also read about here is a Upper Mustang Trek Map

Upper Mustang, the hidden world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom is enriched with highly preserved Tibetan culture. Due to military unrest in the late 80s, the region was forbidden kingdom until 1992. Tucked and hidden from the rest of the world, the region has unspoiled nature with magnificent landscape and culture. The region lies beyond the Himalayas, often known for its desert lands. The people in this region strive to preserve their century-old beauty and culture. And, the local government has imposed very strict policies to limit the entry of the outside world. Which means, the tour is definitely going to be fruitful.


Upper Mustang Jeep itinerary

After the completion of road construction to Lo- Manthang, getting to Upper Mustang through jeep has been a covenant way to travel. You don’t have to hurt your body and still get most out of the trek. Here’s the 10- days Upper Mustang itinerary in Jeep.

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you spend your night at Pokhara.
Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani (2600m) via the route of Beni, where you spend overnight at a local tea house at Tatopani.
Day 03: Drive from Tatopani to Kagbeni (2900m) and overnight at a local tea house
Day 04: Drive from Kagbeni to Ghami (3510m) and overnight at local tea house
Day 05: Drive from Ghami to Lo Manthang (3840m) and overnight at a local tea house
Day 06: spend a day exploring Lo Manthang.
Day 07: Drive from Lo Manthang to Chuksang (2980m).
Day 08: Drive from Chuksang to Kalopani (2530m).
Day 09: Drive from Kalopani to Pokhara
Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. This ends your Upper Mustang itinerary.

Note: You can modify the Upper Mustang itinerary jeep tour and include Muktinath temple visit as well.

Upper Mustang itinerary
Upper Mustang itinerary

Perks of hiring a private jeep or van

• You can travel in comfortable seats
• You can have a personalized itinerary
• You can have personalized rest stops.
• Air Conditioned

Upper Mustang Itinerary 17 days

You can either trek to Upper Mustang independently, or trek it as a part of Annapurna Circuit trek. If you have not treked to the Annapurna region yet, and have enough time (and money as well) the second option is to be considered. But for the limited number of days, the independent trek to Upper Mustang is suitable. Regardless of the route you trek, Upper Mustang itinerary would give a prodigious experience.

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The trekking to Upper Mustang takes 14 to 17 days.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m).
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and then trek to Kagbeni (2,800m).
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m).
Day 06: Trek from Chele to Syangboche (3,800m).
Day 07: Trek from Syangboche to Ghami (3,520m).
Day 08: Trek from Ghami to Charang (3,560m).
Day 09: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3,840m).
Day 10: Exploration of Lo-Manthang.
Day 11: Trek from Lo- Mantahang to Dhamkar (3,820m).
Day 12: Trek down from Dhamkar to Syangboche.
Day 13: Trek from Syanboche to Chhusang (2,980m).
Day 14: Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom (2,720m).
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom, Pokhara sightseeing
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final departure.

Upper Mustang via Annapurna Circuit

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (830m) and further drive to Tal (830m), 8 – 9 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Tal to Timang (1943m), 5- 6 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3300m), 5 – 6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Manang ( 3540m), 7 – 8 hrs
Day 07: Rest day at Manang
Day 08: Trek to Ledar (4330m), 6 – 7hrs
Day 09: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m), 6 – 7hrs
Day 10: Trek to Thorung La Pass (5416m), 4 – 5 hrs and then descend to Muktinath (3800m), 3 – 4 hrs)

Upper Mustang itinerary
Upper Mustang itinerary

Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Chhuksang (2920 m), 5 – 6 hrs)
Day 12: Trek to Samar( 3290 m), 5 – 6 hrs)
Day 13: Trek to Geling (3510 m), 5 – 6 hrs)
Day 14: Trek to Charang (3620 m) via Nyi La Pass (3973m), 5 – 6 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Lo-Manthang ( 3730 m), 4 – 5 hrs
Day 16: Exploration day at Lo-Manthag
Day 17: Trek to Ghemi ( 3510 m), 5 -6 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Samar ( 5 – 6 hrs)
Day 19: Trek to Kagbeni (2807 m), 6 – 7 hrs and 1 hr jeep drive to Jomsom ( 2710 m )
Day 20: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 21: Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 22: Final departure from Kathmandu

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Upper Mustang Trek Map


Contact us here and book your trip to Upper Mustang Trek. We make the all arrangements for your trip in affordable price. Look at our flexible Lower Mustang itinerary.

Happy Trekking!!

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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