Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang trek is designed for those trekkers and mountaineers who wish to trek on one of the most difficult and rewarding trekking trails of our country but also wish to do the sightseeing of the unique cultures and lifestyle of people living in this region since many years. Upper Mustang, one of the forbidden valleys of our country is one of the most demanding and popular trekking destinations of our country and offers the visitors to do the sightseeing of some of the most mesmerizing places of our country.

Upper Mustang trek offers the visitors an opportunity to do the sightseeing of the beautiful mountain ranges and one can also see the unique and dramatic landscapes. One of the major attractions of this journey is the ancient Buddhism and the authentic cultures and lifestyle that you will easily see during the journey. This land is restricted to the outsiders and one should need a special permit to trek on this region. Starting from sightseeing of the unique cultures and lifestyle to getting an opportunity to see the ancient gompas and monasteries, this journey offers you some of the majestic things to the visitors.

Upper Mustang Trek starts with the sightseeing of the famous places in the capital city of our country. We will then take a scenic flight to Jomsom and then trek ahead and reach Kagbeni which is a 5/6 hours trek from Jomsom. We will then trek ahead and then head to Syangbochen, Ghami, Tsarang, Lo-Mangthang, Ghilling and finally reach to Chuksang. We will do the sightseeing of the famous places in the Mustang region and then cope with the local villagers as well. We will finally end our trek at Jomsom and then fly back to Pokhara to end our journey.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01  Arrival at Kathmandu:
  • Day 02  Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
  • Day 03  Departure from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus:
  • Day 04  Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni:
  • Day 05  Trek from Kagbeni to Chele:
  • Day 06  Trek from Chele to Syangboche:
  • Day 07  Trek from Syanboche to Ghami:
  • Day 08  Trek from Ghami to Charang:
  • Day 09  Trek from Charang to Lo – Manthang:
  • Day 10  Acclimatization and Rest Day at Lo – Manthang
  • Day 11  Trek from Lo – Manthang to Dhakmar:
  • Day 12  Trek from Dhakmar to Syangboche:
  • Day 13  Trek from Syngboche to Chhusang:
  • Day 14  Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom:
  • Day 15  Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and rest day at Pokhara:
  • Day 16  Departure from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus:
  • Day 17  Rest Day at Kathmandu:
  • Day 18  Departure from Nepal:

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    After arrival at Tribhuvan International airpot you will be warmly welcomed by our assistant and you will be transferrred to hotel via Taxi or Van according to Group size:

  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    On this day we will explore some of the historical place of Kathmandu valley such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and lifestyle of people living in this valley:

  • Day 03

    Departure from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus:

    After early breakfast in the morning we will departure for pokhara by tourist bus. You will have the opportunity to explore around this pokhara city in the night or go for boating in the grand Phewa Lake. We will spend the night Hotel:

  • Day 04

    Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni(2800m):

    We will take early morning break fast and fly to Jomsom and then start our trek. We will trek ahead and then climb the tiring landscapes to reach Kagbeni. We will do the sightseeing of some of the ancient villages of Mustang region and then reach Kagbeni:

  • Day 05

    Trek from Kagbeni to Chele(3050m):

    After early breakfast in the morning we will continue our journey towards the east bank of the Kali Gandaki. Crossing through numerous ridges, and then reach north to the Tangbe village. The majestic Nilgiri domintates the southern sky of Kagbeni. From there, we will hike to Chhusang village for 2 hours and then cross the dwindling Kali Gandaki. Crossing the Kali Gandaki Valley, we will climb uphill to tiche Chele. You can explore of mangang and Tibetan culture. We will spend the night in a Guesthouse:

  • Day 06

    Trek from Chele to Syangboche(3800m):

    We will cross through steep barren land, alongside the copper red canyon. We will go through some Chortens on a ridge, and after hiking downhill for some more time we will reach the beautiful village of Samar. We will climb yet another pass, go through another ridge and trek downhill to reach our destination Syangbochen. Overnight at Guesthouse:

  • Day 07

    Trek from Syanboche to Ghami(3520m):

    From Syangbochen, we will hike uphill to a pass at 3,770 and trek downhill to reach the village of Geling. From Gheling, we will go through fields to the center of the valley. From there we will climb downhill for half an hour to reach a trail junction, the right trail is a route to Charang while the left one leads to Ghami. It is a village of clustered white washed mud and stone houses canopied by an overhanging cliff. Overnight at Guesthouse:

  • Day 08

    Trek from Ghami to Charang(3560m):

    We will trek to the driest part of Mustang today. It will be a tiring trek in this rough terrain. However, on reaching our destination, we will be rewarded with splendid views of the remote countryside, and Rocky Mountains in all directions. On reaching Charang, a large village at the top of the Charang Chu Canyon, we will take a rest. On the east of the village, there’s a big fort from the medieval times and a red Gompas which house a spectacular collection of statues and thangkas. Overnight at guesthouse:

  • Day 09

    Trek from Charang to Lo – Manthang(3840m):

    Today is the day you arrive the final destination. The path starts with short downfalls passing the Charangchu River with steep uphill on side and crossing via the Tholung valley. Path seperates with normal climb as the valley goes up to a large Chorten which marks the boundary of Tsarang and Lo-Mangthang. After that we climb the landscapes on elevation of 3,850 meter where from the clear Lo-Mangthang village can be seen.  As there is only one entry point in this place at the northern side, one has to circle the wall to reach main gate to get inside the Lo-Mangthang village:

  • Day 10

    Acclimatization and Rest Day at Lo – Manthang

    Having around 150 houses the Lo-Mangthang village is residence of lamas, the closely located, and palaces and monasteries are in bottom portion in these houses. The school, health post, police station is situated outside the walls to the north. People of Lo-manthang, they are very much Tibetan and are based on practical cultural economy. Before strong trade with Tibet was disrupted, all of the salt and wool trade on the Kali Gandaki crossed via Lo-mangthang. This is the village where the king of Mustang lived. During the trek you will be exploring all the significant and cultural places which will mesmerize you:

  • Day 11

    Trek from Lo – Manthang to Dhakmar(3820m):

    After early breakfast in the morning we will go through upper trail. It will provide us splendid views of Lo-Manthang and Charang Valley, with snowy mounts in the background. We will cross the Dhi Pass at 4,100m and reach Dhakmar. Overnight at Guesthouse:

  • Day 12

    Trek from Dhakmar to Syangboche:

    After completing the explration of  Dhakmar valley, we will trek back to syangboche:

  • Day 13

    Trek from Syngboche to Chhusang(2980m):

    After early breakfast in the morning, we will continue our journey through steep ridges and hills sceneries views of mountains and hills. We will trek to Tetang, the upper village of Chhusang. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Day 14

    Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom(2720m):

    We will go through the trail of Jharkot village and visit the its Monastery and ancient fortress which once was a palace. This is the gateway to Mustang. We will celebrate a in Jomsom by singing and dancing with all the trekking staffs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Day 15

    Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and rest day at Pokhara::

    After an early morning breakfast, we will take a flight back to Pokhara. You can do the sightseeing of this beautiful city or just stroll at the lakeside of beautiful Phewa lake. Overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 16

    Departure from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus:

    After the sightseeing of Pokhara, we will take an early morning drive back to Kathmandu. We will take some rest and then you can freely visit the capital city an stroll in the local streets of this city. Overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 17

    Rest Day at Kathmandu:

    This is free day so, one can explore some of the place if they want and can do shopping inside Kathmandu valley.

  • Day 18

    Departure from Nepal:

    You will be transfer to airpot, 3 hours before your flight by our assistant. There will be small farewell by our assitant at airpot before departure



  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.


  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.


Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.


Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.


The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.




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