Mustang Trekking

Mustang Trekking

Savor one of the most beautiful landscapes in the rain-shadow of Mt. Dhaulagiri while treading along the trails to the long lost kingdom of Upper Mustang.

17 Days

Max Altitute:


Accommodation: Tea House

$ 1999 Per Person

Trip Overview

Mustang Trekking

Mustang is an unofficial Buddhist kingdom of Nepal, known as the lost Tibetan territories lies northwest of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri Himalayas.  Upper Mustang trekking is the ultimate open museum and live gallery of old Buddhist kingdom, Tibetan Buddhist Arts, Isolated landscapes, and vivid natural beauties, which is still closely like Tibet.

Upper Mustang is restricted region for foreign travelers and hence the trekkers to Mustang area needed to obtain the special permit. The special permit costs the US $500 for the first ten days and 50 dollars per day for additional days. It caters to the outstanding views of scenic mountains, which have interesting myths attached to their colors. The Mustang trek also offers the unique culture of people of Lo-Manthang (Capital of Upper Mustang).

Main Highlights of Mustang Trekking are:

  • Lo-Manthang is the capital of Upper Mustang (unofficial Buddhist Kingdom)
  • Observe the scenic views of Mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Nilgiri with others
  • Visit monasteries like Chhairo Monastery and Ghar Gompa
  • Muktinath Temple, a sacred place for Hindusm and Buddhism pilgrims
  • Celebrate Tiji festival with the local commune peoples

Mustang Trekking Guide

Mustang Trekking start point is the most popular touristic town of Nepal, Pokhara. The scenic flight from Pokhara takes you to the airstrips of Jomsom from where the real trek begins. Treading along the trails of Lower Mustang in Kali Gandaki Valley, the trek goes through Kagbeni (the borderline from where the restricted region of Upper Mustang begins). As the trek goes beyond Kagbeni, it begins to cater to the landscapes, which are dramatically barren yet so beautiful. As the Mustang trek goes closer towards Lo-Manthang, the trekkers get to see the sky burials in the caves. It represents ancient death rituals of the people of Upper Mustang, who migrated to the region from Tibet centuries ago. At Mustang the ruins of the ancient palaces of the king of Upper Mustang are a primary highlight. The places in close proximity of Lo-Manthang highlight fascinating remote villages and ancient monasteries.

The other adventure of Upper Mustang Trek include the incredible Himalayan panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Nilgiri among others. The spirituality of Buddhism can be observed in the monasteries like Chhairo Monastery and Ghar Gompa. Similarly, the trek also caters to the culture of Bons in the Monastery at Lubra Valley as well as Hinduism at the sacred temple of Muktinath.

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival is a 3 days-long festival celebrated in the – Upper Mustang, Lo-Manthang. The mysterious Buddhist festival one of the main celebrations in the upper Mustang. In the year 2023, They celebrate the Tiji festival from 07th May till 10th May. However, day 2nd and 3rd is more colorful with the various mask dance performance by Buddhist monks and lamas. Sign up today if you are interested in this festival trek to Mustang and for detail please Read details/blog about the Tiji festival.

Best Time to Trek Mustang

The Spring and Fall seasons are the busiest times to travel Mustang. We operate the tours for Mustang Trekking from April – October. Even in Monsoon season you can trek Mustang as entire Upper Mustang lies in a rain-shadow area in the trans-Himalayan mountain region. In May, you can observe the Tiji festival celebrated by the Buddhist pilgrims.


Trip Grading


5/5 - Excellent

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  • Trip Code: NFH10
  • Trip Type: Trekking
  • Start/End: Kathmandu -
  • Group Size: 2-14
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Best Season:
    April to October
  • Daily Walking Hour: 5 to 7 Hours

Detailed Itinenary

Arrival in: Kathmandu | Departure from:


What’s Include

  • Airport pickup, drop and all ground transport by private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the upper mustang trek.
  • All necessary paper works for special mustang trek permit, Annapurna Conservation Park Entry Permit and TIMS card.
  • A highly experience and knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport to jiri and insurance.
  • Friendly and helpful porters with proper walking equipment, his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical box (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Flight Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 person group.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant.

What’s Not Include

  • International Airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International
  • Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner as per itinerary.
  • Your Personal Expenses and trekking equipment for the trek.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage more than 12 kg.(If you have extra baggage you can leave in Kathmandu office with full safety)

Departure Dates

The given prices is per person and exclude international flights. Fixed departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable for you, please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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Traveller Reviews

Jochen Angi

Munich, Germany
March 13, 2020

Erkunded mustang-Tiji Fest

Hello Nepal Wanderer!! Namaste!!

We two (Jochen and Angi) had a tour to Mustang through Nepal Footprint in the year 2019. We found them by some of Recommendation from Germany. The tour was as excellent and everything were as per planned as they offer us before the trek booking. The guide Raj is just perfect, very informative, know the local places, people and so helpful for other people as well. The company provide well first aid kits for the trek to back up. Choice of accommodation, food and local cuisine suggested by our guide.

Very important is the Tiji festival in Lo Manthang. That we ever have seen one of best fest in Nepal in the Buddhist kingdom. Colorful masks and dresses, very musical by local people, they offer us local drinks and explain about the festival. Thanks for this excellent trip to Footprint Trek.


Jochen and Anji

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