Mustang luxury trekking

Mustang luxury trekking

Mustang luxury trekking is one of the most thrilling adventure trekking in Nepal. Luxury Mustang trekking explore the  Trans-Himalayan Mustang Region , visit the Last Forbidden Kingdom, untouched Tibetan culture, ancient cave, historic  old monasteries, archaeological sites, natural beauty and geographical diversity of Nepal. Upper Mustang trekking is restricted trekking destination in Nepal Himalaya lies in northern part , Mustang District Gandaki province 4 and opened for tourist in 1992. Nepal Mustang trek takes travelers to the barren Mustang  valley known for its exceptional desert-like topography, Bon culture, polyandry system , more than 10,000 sky caves and more than two dozen of  Mustang Monastery, Gompas , Mani , Chorten as well as Mustang Royal palace.   in Upper Mustang Ranchung Chungsi Cave is one of the most popular cave in Nepal and believed that Guru Ringpoche meditated in this cave in around 8th century. Similarly Known as world’s oldest Luri Gompa is very famous Gompa in Nepal built in 14th Century  by king Anguin Sangbo which hold the history of Upper Mustang trekking routes however we can say Buddhist pilgrimage trekking amd Guru Rinpoche treking destination in Nepal . 

Upper Mustang trekking is incomparable destination than other Nepal trekking trails like Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking , Langtang trekking and Manaslu trekking  because of the  semi-desert land. centuries-old caves, unspoiled civilization , unique Buddhist configuration, and whitewashed settlements. Mustang region  is divided into two parts, namely Upper trek route and Lower Mustang trek route.Mustang luxury trek is suitable for all level of travelers including seniors, family with kids and group of friends as it has no more then 3750m  as well as not any notable technical difficulty like Himalayan high passes treks in Nepal. Nepal Mustang trek is tally as controlled trekking destination and opened for trekkers in 1992. Luxury Mustang trek classify in two different route – lower luxury Mustang trek and upper Mustang luxury treks so travelers may join for both options as per your holiday frame. we use best available lodge accomodation during the Luxury trek to Mustang region. Minimum two person required for  luxury Mustang trek and mandatory trek through local Nepal trekking companies. 

Mustang trekking has  no any vegetation in the entire region thus  called the “Desert land of Nepal” and the landscape is barren and mostly has rocky cliffs and deep canyons. special Mustang trekking permit is essential & issue only through the registered  local Nepal trekking companies Kathmandu.  luxury trekking in Mustang permit cost USD 500 per person for 10 days and extended each day cost USD 50 per head. Nepal Mustang trek doable whole year . Spring and Autumn from March to May and September to November, are the best months for the luxury treks in Mustang. However, winter's less snowfall and summer's less rainfall make it achievable whole year as per travelers holiday schedule. Luxury Upper Mustang hiking itinerary series from a minimum of 8 days to a maximum of 14 days begins from Kathmandu. Suggested all the travelers  trek through government registered local Nepal trekking companies recommended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured journeys in Himalaya.  

During the upper Mustang luxury trekking, we Himalaya Journey team always use best available comfortable lodges with hot shower, attached bath room up to Lo manthang then by Helicopter back to back to Kathmandu.  Hiking in upper Mustang explore the Annapurna trekking destination as well as assemble the famous Annapurna circuit trekking trails too including best Himalayan scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 m, Mt. Annapurna I. 8091m, Nilgiri 7041m & 16 trekking peaks of Annapurna region. Luxury Mustang  package trek cost is depend on group size but minimum two people essential to obtain the special Mustang trek permit. At least two hours required for apply and get the Mustang luxury lodge trekking  permit from official time 10:00 am to 3:00pm so might be the best option to choose the morning arrival time in Nepal to get the permit on same day.

Mustang luxury pacakge trip begins from Jomsom , after 15 minutes scenic mountain flight from pokhara. After short refreshment  at Jomsom airport, Himalaya Journey Trek guide will take short trek  to Kagbeni – the entry point of Mustang trekking tour, walk approximately 3-4 hours . Next morning, just check the upper Mustang trekking permit at Kagbeni check post then trail continue ascend via Chaile, Syangboche, Ghami , Tsarang / charang finally reach at the Lo Manthang.  You will have one more day acclimatization for discover the Mustangi king palace, ancient monasteries, cave and short drive to Mustang china border. You will have really great glance of Mustang Lo manthang and next morning by Helicopter take to Kathmandu but if travelers wish to stay in pokhara also possible to extend their journeys for Chitwan Jungle safari tour . Travelers may extend thier journeys up to Upper Mustang trek route with added few days. 

Upper Mustang trekking major highlights 

  • Explore the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal hike through beautiful Kali Gandaki valley and walk through world’s deepest Kali gandaki gorge.
  • Experiencing the Nepal rain shadow trekking trails and world’s oldest Ghar, Luri Gompa, red cliffs and sky caves in Nepal
  • Known as Guru Rinpoche trekking destination ( The Ghar Gompa completed  by Padma shambhava)  famous for Buddhist travelers to explore the Buddhist Gompas and monasteries as well as holy Muktinath temple.
  • splendid Himalayan views of Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mount Annapurna 8091m and 17 snowy mountain peaks of Annapurna trekking trails.

Things to know before visit in Mustang region.

Mustang tour package is one of the best trip in Nepal described by famous Lonely planet travel guide book so need to know details before heading to the relevant areas:

Monastery in Mustang region 

01: Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Kagbeni Nepal Established in 15th century

02: Terri Samdrub Chodhing Monastery in Tirigaon in Mustang

03: Chele Monastery (GOMPA) in Chhusang villge Mustang

04: Samar Monastery in Samar village of Upper mustang

05: Chungsi Cave Monastery in Syangboche Mustang (Guru Ringpoche meditated in this cave in around 8th century)

06: Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery (GUMBA) Ghiling established in between 14th/15th century

07: Lo Geme Shad Drup Darkeling Gompa, Ghami established in 14th century

08: Tsarang Monastery (Gompa ) established in 13th century

09: Ghar Gumba monastery, Lo Gekar established in 8th century

Lo Gekar Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Upper Mustang. Ghar Gompa was founded by the Tibetan saint Padmasambhava and is located in the Lo area near Marang Village.

10: Thubchen Gompa, Lo-Manthang the capital of mustang established in late 15th century

11: Jampa Lhakang Monastery inside walled city established in early 14th centuryBuddhist monuments in Lo Manthang

12: Chode Gompa in Lo-Manthang (Monchoe Dragkar Thegchen Ling Gonpa) established in 13th century

13: Garghu Dhejing Chhyoling Gompa, Garphu, (Garphu monastery) Chhoser established in 15th century

14: Nyiphuk Namdol Norbuling Gompa, (Niphu monastery) Choser established in 14th century

15: Chhujung Gompa nearby Dhigaon (this is really interesting Gompa in Mustang , you need to take horse from Lo Manthang need at least full day. Also you need to take Lama people with key from Lo Manthang. On your special request may open and it cost USD 150 per person to visit this Gompa. 

16: Samduling Gompa, near to Lo-manthang

17: Namgyal Monastery (Thukten Dharkelin Gompa) Near Lo Manthang established in 10th century

18: Luri Ghang Gompa, Ghara village established in between on 8th Century by Guru Rinpoche 

Sky caves in Mustang

More then ten thousand caves in upper Mustang trekking trails among them Ranchung Chungsi Cave, Jhong cave, Konchok Ling cave and Ritseling Cave are famous cave in Mustang region. Our guides lead your trip to Upper Mustang caves by horse riding ,trekking and jeep drive package. Being a local Nepal trekking agency, we request archaeologists, historians to discover mystery of the ancient caves in Nepal.

Luxury Mustang trekking permit

Three different Nepal trekking permit apply for Mustang  region trekking – special Mustang trek permit,  Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP permit) and Trekkers information management system (TIMS permit) . Special Mustang trekking  permit issue through local Nepal trekking agency under the rule and regulation of the Department of immigration Nepal.  You need to have three color passport size photo essential for tis trip. Special Mustang  trekking permit cost USD 500 dollars  per person for first one week then each extended day  USD 50.

Mustang trekking difficulty level

Mustang treks categorized moderate and good physical fitness is essential to do this trek but no prior trekking experience required.  Trek gradually start from 930 m  up to  3686 m thus good physical fitness is important to reach the destination.

Meals and Accommodation on Luxury Mustang trek pacakge 

The best accommodation available during the treks in upper Mustang region normal lodge to five star category hotel.  Travelers may join for both options  hotels . for the luxury Upper Mustang trek arrange luxuries hotel in Jomsom ,Muktinath and Lo Manthang.

Trekkers will get Nepalese, Indian, Chinese,  Tibetan ,European and American meals entire the trip choose able from local menu.

Best time trekking in Mustang 

September, October, November , December , March, April , May, June, July , August  are best month trek to Mustang  but doable around the year as  per trekkers wish and holiday schedule. Normally January and February month slightly difficulties for Mustang treks. 

Mustang trekking packing list
  • Rucksack or duffle bag (will be carried by porter if hired)
  • Day bag (30L)
  • Backpack (40L-70L
  • Light and quick-drying T-shirt and trekking pants (day wear)
  • Warm Clothes (Base, Mid and Insulating layers for Head, Hands, Upper Body, Lower Body, required for higher altitude)
  • Down Jacket (can be worn during the evening and night at higher altitude)
  • Strong hiking boots and flipflop
  • Headlamp (useful during a power outage)
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene products
  • Sunglasses and Sun Hat/Cap
  • Medication and first aid
  • Smartphone, personal gadgets
  •  Sturdy Trekking pole/ stick
Luxury Mustang trekking cost 

Luxury Upper Mustang trek cost is depend on numbers of group and length of packages.  Comparing the normal Mustang lodge trekking – luxury Mustang trekking cost is slightly high because of  use 5 star service as well as best accommodation during the  trekking in Mustang region such as in Jomsom – Jomsom OMS home, Mustang Mokchha hotel, Jomsom Mountain Resort , Royal Mustang hotel .

Luxury Mustang trekking cost range USD 2950 to 3450 US Dollars per person for 12 days packages including Mustang trekking permits, meals, accommodations, guide, porters , transportation and all Mustang travel services. Mustang trek cost for Indian and Bangladesh travelers slightly cheaper due to the permits , flight tickets.  

Why Upper Mustang trek package with Himalaya Journey Trekking

  • Secured online booking and reservation system
  • Tailoring luxury Mustang trek Itinerary
  • 32 Years + Experienced and professional trekking, tour guide, drivers and staff entire the trip
  • No hidden cost for the Mustang trekking Nepal package 
  • Authorized local Nepal trekking agency recommended by Lonely planet travel guide book Nepal  and Rough guide book
  • 24/7 service and last minute luxury Upper Mustang trek booking facilities
  • All exclusive Mustang trekking package as requested by customer
  • Emphasis on quality service and guest take care for the 100% success the Trekking in Mustang region
  • Private and group join basis Nepal upper Mustang trek package  as per traveler’s holiday frame
  • Flexibility for extend the trip as per traveler’s requirements
  • Providing hygienic meals and best accommodation on the Mustang trekking  trails  as per requested by trekkers.
  • Instant Helicopter rescue service as per  trekkers’ requirement for Health conscious
  • Easy communication via (Email, WhatsApp, Viber , messenger , WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) and phone 977- 9851007829  / 977-014983184
  • Advance booking system


luxury Mustang trekking  itinerary:

Day 01: Greet in Kathmandu (1334m / 43488ft) Overnight in Marriot hotel Kathmandu

Arrival at TIA ( Tribhuwan International Airport), in Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our Himalaya Journey Trekking  representative. Escort to hotel, welcome drink and short briefing about Luxury Mustang trekking . Overnight in Marriot hotel Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara and Fishtail lodge Pokhara (915m/ 2982ft)

Our guide will take to you Kathmandu domestic airport to catch the flight to pokhara . Kathmandu pokhara flight duration 45 minutes and from Pokhara airport drive to Nayapul (900m) . It take one hour 30 minutes. You will have time for sightseeing in pokhara valley or boating at phewa lake pokhara. You will see panoramic Himalayan views of Annapurna trekking destination. Overnight at Fishtail lodge or Temple tree resort pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara Jomsom flight (2636m/ 8593ft) trek to Kagbeni 2803m /9137ft)

Pokhara Jomsom flight will start early morning because of the jomsom airport is located at mountain zone of Nepal and mostly windy after 10:00am. After 15 minutes scenic mountain flight from pokhara, our guide lead your adventure trekking through the Kaligandaki valley via Eklebhatti where you will have lunch and explore the desert valley with black fossils / saligrams. After lunch flat valley hike to Kagbeni .  Kagbeni is gate way of  upper Mustang trekking . walk approximately 3-4 hours.  

Day 04:Kagbeni trek to  Chele 3,050m/10,007ft

Trekkers  Mustang trek permits checked and begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. Hiking through  on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village. Overnight in Chele. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 05:  Chaile to Syangboche 3475m/11401ft

After breakfast , trek  goes along a steep barren land, alongside the copper-red canyon.  You will make a gradual descent to some Chortens on a ridge, and after hiking downhill for some more time you will reach the beautiful village of Samar. From there, you will climb a ridge and descend into a giant gorge. You will keep trekking through another valley and cross a stream and before we will climb up a ridge which lies at 3,800m. We will climb yet another pass, go through another ridge before we can finally descend to Syangbochen. Walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 06: Syangboche trek to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft)

Today you will hike through the fantastic nomad lands.The stretch of the walk today has another high pass for us to cross the  Yamda La at the elevation of 3,850 meters and Nyi La at the elevation of 4,010 meters above sea level on our trek to Ghami today. These two passes bring some spectacular views of the mountains and a uniquely different landscape. We walk up and down the passes and eventually reach Ghami village Ghami village is will shows the fascinating culture and surrounding to explore and enjoy. walk approximately 6 hours.

Day 07: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft)

Today begins with a descent through a rough and slippery trail. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola, we will begin ascending down towards Tsarang. The pathway is beautiful with Mani walls along the trail. Next, we will cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870 meters and reach the Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east. Walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 08: Tsarang trek to  Lo-Manthang (3730m/12234ft)

Trail continue descend around 125 meters from Charang, then cross the Tsarang Chu. After crossing the Tsarang Chu,  trail leads us to the track full of stones lying just opposite the village at 3580m entering the Tholung Village. Then the trail further ascends to the windy pass of Lo (3850m) and from there you will get the first glimpse of the walled city Lo-Manthang at 3700m. A short descent from there leads to the plain of aspiration and then the trail crosses a stream and climbs up onto the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Walk approximately 3-4 hours

Day 09: Mustang  Lo Manthang exploration day

Lo Manthang the capital city of Mustang .You will find a king and queen residing in the palace in the kingdom of Lo . This section of Lo is highly isolated. Today, you will visit a four-story palace where some royal families reside even today.  You will explore ancient monasteries , Gompa , caves and if time applicable you may drive to Mustang China border with exciting nomad lands of Mustang region. Then we drive to the Jmapa monastery. It is the oldest monastery in the region that dates back to the 15th  century. Other places of attraction in the city area are Thubchen gompa, Chodey gompa, etc.  overnight at Lo Manthnang.

Day 10:  Mustang Lo Manthang by Helicopter return to Kathmandu .

After breakfast,  you will return by Helicopter to Kathmandu.  You will see fantastic Himalaya views of the Dhaulagiri , Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna  II,III,IV,V, Fishtail , Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan range. Mustang Lo manthang helicopter duration just 3-4 hours,  transfer to hotel, relaxing or shopping with your own activities. Overnight at Marriot  hotel Kathmandu.

Day 11: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

After breakfast,  Himalaya Journey tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath temple: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of Kathmandu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Hotel Marriot  Kathmandu

Day 12: onward destination

After breakfast, shopping or relaxing with own activities then three hours before your international flight , Himalaya Journey Trekking  representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time will arrange any package trip on your request.


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Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 5 star category hotel - Hotel Marriot Kathmandu / Hotel Hyatt Regency Kathmandu ) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Minibus / Bus to catch Kathmandu Pokhara  Kathmandu Flight .
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara flight ticket (one way flight cost per person $ 145)
  • Two  night accommodation in Pokhara on BB basis ( 5 star category hotel - Fishtail lodge pokhara  ) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking guide both way flgiht ticket as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • trekking accomodation in best available at Mustang trekking destination - Jomsom mountain Resort, best available resrot or trekking lodge during  luxury Mustang   treking 
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • hot drinks such as Tea, coffee, Chocolate, hot water
  • Hot shawor durng the Annapurna  luxury trek as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Special Mustang trekking permit 
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Annapurna conservation area project ( ACAP) permit 
  • Mustang Lo Manthang to Kathmandu by helicopter as mentioned in itineary 
  • Kathmandu valley tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary 
  • kathmandu tour sightseeing entry fee 
  • Pokhara Kathmandu flight ticket  as mentioned in itinerary 
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu & Pokhara  stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

luxury Mustang Trekking Equipments

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.


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