Complete guide for Mustang trekking

Complete guide for Mustang trekking

Mustang trekking take travelers trans Himalayan trekking destinations in Nepal lies on northwestern part of the nation. Before trek to Mustang region should know complete guide for upper Mustang trekking to reach the destination without any obstacle. Mustang trek is controlled treks route in Nepal and opened for the trekkers in 1992. Minimum two person essential to obtain the upper mustang trek permit through the government registered local Nepal trekking companies. Travelers original passport and Nepal visa validity is needed  while apply permit at department of immigration Nepal. Hiking in Mustang offer best Himalayan views of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 m, Mt. Manaslu 8163m,Mt. Annapurna 8091 m  and 19 snowy capped trekking peaks of Annapurna trekking trails.

Mustang trek difficulty level is easy moderate and fit for all age group travelers. Now a days Mustang overland tour by jeep doable within one week from Kathmandu. Mustang region trekking is less trodden trekking in Nepal Himalayas compare the Annapurna trekking, Everest trekking and Lantang trekking trails thus limit trekkers visit in Mustang.  Monsoon season is best time treks in Mustang region but doable around the year as per trekkers requirements. Upper Mustang trekking route classified as restricted trails to preserve the Tibetan monasteries, Mustang king palace , old cave gompas and primitive society of Tibetan people. Trekking in Mustang region discover the world oldest Gompas in Lo Manthang , Mustangi king palace and nomad lands comparable trip to Tibet.

Upper Mustang trek itinerary designed as per trekkers holiday frame but minimum two weeks holiday required for treks to Mustang region. Upper mustang trekking cost is depend on group size and choice of destination but trip cost is slightly higher then other Nepal trekking destinations . Minimum 10 days Mustang trek permit essential that cost USD 500 per person and extended each day cost USD 50 .  Every year celebrate Mustang Tiji festival in Lo manthang in month of May and June thus many trekkers prefer for Mustang Tiji festival trek while publish on Tibet lunar calendar. Complete guide for Mustang trekking concrete  your dream in to the reality ! 12 things you need to know before hike in Mustang region:

Mustang trekking Major fact

Where is located Upper Mustang trek destination

Mustang trekking destination is lies on northwest of Nepal start from Jomsom and end at Muktinath temple assemble with Annapurna circuit trekking route.

Upper Mustang Trek Map

Upper Mustang trekking map available in Thamel Kathmandu trekking shop and Himalayan map house as well Nepal trekking office Kathmandu.

The Best Upper Mustang trek Itinerary

The best upper Mustang trek itinerary is 14 days start from Jomsom and end at Muktinath but trekkers may extend the trip via Yara, Luri Gompa also possible as per holiday frame.

Mustang trekking permit cost

Mustang trekking permit cost USD 500 for 10 days and extended each day  USD 50 per person . Upper mustang trekking permit issue through government registered local Nepal trekking agencies.

Accommodation and meals while trekking in upper Mustang region

 Good accommodation and meals facilities available during the trekking in upper Mustang region . trekkers get attached and common bathroom with Nepalese traditional hotel in mustang region. You will get all type of meals such as American, European , Chinese , Indian , Tibetan , continental and Nepalese food during the trip.

Mustang trek difficulty level

Mustang trek difficulty level is easy moderate but good physical fitness is essential. The highest elevation of this trekking is 3730 m from the see leavel.

The best season for Mustang treks

The best seasons for  Mustang trekking tour – Autumn, spring and monsoon . Mustang is rain shadow trekking trails in Nepal .  

How to reach the mustang trekking destination ?

There is three different options to reach the Mustang trekking destination – pokhara jomsom by flight, Pokhara drive to Nayapul and trek via Kali gandaki valley and Kathmandu by overland jeep to Mustang.

How to book the mustang trek?

It is easy to get the booking for Mustang trek via online with local Nepal trekking agents or you may search the best trekking company in Nepal recommended by Lonely planet travel guide book, rough guide book for comfortable and hassle free trip.

Mustang trekking packing list

Trekking Bag pack.

Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)

Trekking shoes.

Sports shoes or sandal.

Thermal Base layer

Fleece Pullover or Jacket:

Light Weight Thermal Tops

Waterproof Jacket:

Hiking Shirts

Hiking Pants

Trekking stick.

Trekking Hat, cat

Trekking woolen cap.

Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.

Pullover or warm sweeter.

scarf  or woolen neck shall


5/6 Hand gloves.

3/4 pairs of Trekking trousers

4 /5 pairs of Trekking shirts .

3/4 pairs of Underwear

Eye glass

Water bottle.

Sleeping bag.

Flash or Torch light.

Camera and batteries.

Sun cream.

How to find  the best Nepal trekking company for Mustang treks?

It is hard to find the best Nepal trekking agency for Mustang treks so suggested for trekkers Lonely planet recommended Nepal trekking


Above guidance for Mustang region trekking will enough and local Nepal travel companies is the best complete guide for this region trekking.

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