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Upper Mustang Trek

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    The moderate trip is between the mediums and strenuous, the increasing altitude is the main harder part of this grade, altitude goes up to 4000meters, it requires the good physical fitness and health conditions.

Trip Duration

17 days

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Trip Budget

USD 2250

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper mustang trek is a Hidden Kingdom of Lo, which is located in the Trans-Himalayan range. It has opened for trek on March 1992. It is similar to Tibetan plateau, a huge high valley and dehydrated.

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  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Nepal
  • Destination: Lo-Manthang.
  • Max. Altitude:4135 meters.
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  • Trip Code: ATAH-RTUM
  • Group size: Minimum Two
  • Daily walking Hour: Approximately 4-7.
  • Activities : Tour & Trekking.


Upper Mustang trek is the trek of hidden Kingdom, it lies in the Trans-Himalayan range. It has opened for the trek on March 1992.

Upper Mustang trek is almost similar to Tibetan plateau. It is a high, dry and beautiful valley. The sensation of lands has decorated with eroded gorges, colorful formations of rocks. And also the cultures, architectures, and languages. Tiji festival is the popular festival of Mustang. It celebrates for three days of the spring season in Lo- Manthang.

It is the festival of chasing the demons and save the kingdom. In the story, the monks put masks and colorful costumes of Dorje Jono. Dorje had fought against the demon in order to save the Kingdom. And also, there is cultural music and dance as well on this festival.

Lo Manthang is also a homeland of former King Jigme Dorjee Palbar Bista, still, he highly considered, as a King even Nepal has become the Federal Democratic Republic.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m)

    Our Airports representative welcomes at Airport and transfer to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 02
    Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing in Kathmandu (1345m)

    Before commencing the city tour you will have short pre-meeting at your hotel lobby. Meeting organized by Apex the Asia Holidays to finish the trip by filling the participated form, clearing the due payment, collecting the photos, travel insurance and copy of passport. Once finish the meeting our tour guide takes you for the day sightseeing in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath Stupa are related with religious pilgrims, where millions of travelers visit in every year. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a located in Bhaktapur district, it was built in Malla dynasty in 1400 sera. The main magnetism of the square is 55 windows durbar, Golden Gate, and many attractive architectural designs. Concluding the tour drive back to Hotel and ready for the trip.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 03
    Drive to Pokhara (820meters)by tourist bus -7 hrs

    This is the quite exciting day for the trekkers because this morning gets up early, have breakfast and get ready for the trek. Trekking staffs will pick you up at 6:30 am and take to the bus station. At 7:00 AM bus leaves to Pokhara from the station. You stops in Gunadi around 11:30 AM for delicious lunch. And after a couple of hours, you will reach Pokhara. Pokhara, which is one of the best touristic city in Nepal lies on the bank of Fewa Lake, and north side sparks with Mt. Machhapurchhre( Fishtail) and Annapurna, Dhaulagiri in the west and, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. This is the town of the exact trek starting point.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 04
    Morning flight to Jomsom(2713meters) and trek to Kagbeni (2800 m)

    The early morning scenic flight to Jomsom enables the stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya. Once when you arrived in Jomsom you will meet your rest of team, have breakfast and heads off to Kagbeni.

    Overnight at a guesthosue
  • Day 05
    Trek to Chhuksang (2900 m)

    The trail begins with the dirt road on the bank of Kaligandaki, the gradually up trail takes you Chhuksang via Tangbe village. Along the road, you will see the field of buckwheat, barley, and apple orchards.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 06
    Trek to Syangbocheyan (3800 m)

    From the beginning, the trail leads to uphill to get a Vena-la Pass via Samar village. After crossing the Kaligandaki River the trail begins to climb up to Samar village and descent to a gorge and climb to Vene-la (3800m). Once reach the Vene-la then descents to Syangbochen.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 07
    Trek to Ghami (3520m)

    After breakfast you off to Ghami. The trail leads to Syangebochen-La pass and descent to a river called Ghiling Khola and climbs up to Niya-La Pass and again descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs at Ghami.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 08
    Trek to Charang (3560m)

    Morning walk to Tangmar Chu and after crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river) you will arrive at a MANI WALL perhaps the longest and most spectacular MANI wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600meters, the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang village. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the main attractions to visit and observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings, of seated Buddhas.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 09
    Trek to Lo Mangthang (3820 m)

    The trail climbs steadily until Lo-Gekar, which is older than Samye Gompa in Tibet and one of the oldest Gompa of Nepal. After visiting Lo-Gekar continue to trek to Lomangthang. The trail is easy climbing and from the crest, you will see the LO valley, then light descent takes you Lo-Mangthang.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 10
    Exploration day at Lo Manthang

    Today you will explore the Lo-Mangthang, including the Namgyal Gompa, Tingkhar, Chhoser Goemba. The Namgyal Goemba is located on the hilltop, which is the important monastery of the upper mustang and Tingkhar village is the main village of Lo-Mangthang, where you can see the traditional activities adopted from Tibetan.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 11
    Trek back to Ghami(3520m)via Ghar Goemba

    The trail begins with light walking and climbs to a crest and descends to Ghar Goemba, where you can see the monasteries they were built in the 8th century. After having short sightseeing in Ghar Gomba and then again climb to another crest then descend to Dakmar and continue descending trail to Ghami.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 12
    Trek to Syangbocheyan(3800m)

    The same way back to Syangbochen via Niya-La Pass from Ghami. The path takes you to Niya-La Pass and descends to Syangbochen.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 13
    Trek to Chhuksang(2900m)

    After breakfast, the trail heads off to Vena-la pass and descends to Samar village and continues descending trail to cross the Kaligandaki River via Chaile and then trek to Chhuksang.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 14
    Trek to Jomsom (2713m)

    The trail leads you to Jomsom via Tangbe. All the way the trail is up and down until you get Jomsom. Along the road, you will see the white field, apple orchards.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 15
    Morning flight to Pokhara 30mins. Sightseeing around Pokhara

    A short flight to Pokhara that takes 30-minute from Jomsom. After landing in Pokhara airport and then drive to Hotel. In the afternoon you will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devis water fall, Museums, and Gupteshowar cave, etc.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 16
    Return back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner

    Finally, today you are going to Kathmandu by tourist bus. And in the evening you will get a farewell dinner in Nepali Restaurant with Nepali folk music and dance.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 17
    Transfer to the international airport for your final departure

    Your guide will take you the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.


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Trip Includes

Price Includes

  1. Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu. (3 nights on a BB plan)
  3. Twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Pokhara. (2 nights on a BB plan)
  4. Full-board meals during trek.
  5. Ground transportation to and from Kathmandu on a reserved tourist vehicle.
  6. Airfare from Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara, including airport departure taxes in both airports, for clients and guide(s).
  7. Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a reserved tourist vehicle.
  8. English-speaking local guides. All our guides are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, and have received high-altitude first-aid and eco-sustainability training.
  9. The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. We assign one porter for every two guests.
  10. Meals, accommodation, remuneration, equipment, medicine for our field staff and insurance.
  11. Annapurna Conservation Park and all trekking permits including Especial permits
  12. Farewell dinner on the night before departure at a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances. Your guide and an office staff will accompany you.
  13. All government taxes and official expenses.
  14. Entrance and Monument fees of Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking.

Please Note:
USD 250 extra per person if you wish to take a flight from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu. (USD 125 one-way)
If you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, including breakfast.The price is USD 60 per person per night for single room and USD 75 per night for double (twin sharing) room.

Trip Exclude

Price Excludes

  1. International airfare and airport departure tax.
  2. Your travel insurance (mandatory for the trip; should cover helicopter rescue charges worth a minimum of USD 50,000 per person).
  3. Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa without doubt upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  4. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  5. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  6. Personal trekking equipment.
  7. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  8. Others expenses not mentioned in the includes section.

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Upper Mustang. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

  1. Day Pack
  2. Duffel Bag
  3. Down jacket and sleeping bag
  4. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  5. Baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
  6. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
  7. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
  8. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in mountain, which affect our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
  9. Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in mountain where not plenty of electricity is. Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.


  1. A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
  2. A pair of heavy woolen gloves for morning and evening time.
  3. A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
  4. A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. Full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  5. A medium to heavy weight expedition down parka w/hood.
  6. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Three pairs nylon-hiking shorts, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pair lightweight long underwear
  4. A pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferabl
  5. Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  6. A pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
  7. A pair cotton pants
  8. Especially for the women a full length skirt.


  1. At least four pair of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. Three pair heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks
  3. A pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  4. A pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  5. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge
  6. Sandals are optional for the trek.

Medicine and First Aid

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  4. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness


Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.

Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
  7. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  8. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  9. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc


  1. A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
  2. Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
  3. Books and other devices for relax during the trek and rest time.
  4. For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras.
  5. Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  6. A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to void that chilly late night trip
  7. A small stainless steel thermos

The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note:
The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

Altitude Sickness Info

Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.

The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.

Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.
  1. Need more sleep than normal sleep time
  2. Occasional loss of hunger.
  3. Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  4. Periodic breathing.
  5. Runny nose.
  6. Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign)
  7. Dizziness.

Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.

  1. Hard to breath
  2. Dizziness
  3. Dry raspy cough
  4. Runny nose
  5. Loss of hunger
  6. Weakness
  7. Nausea
  8. Mild headache

What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?

  1. If the symptoms developing while walking, then stop and take relax, drink water. Drink frequently.
  2. If symptoms do not stop and developing continuously then stop take rest and drink water and take Diamox of 125 -250mg. Drink more water.
  3. If symptoms growing in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  4. If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  5. If the symptoms continue getting worse then you have to descending for a few hours which is more merits than staying at the same altitude.

Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately

  1. Severe headache.
  2. Persistent vomiting and dizziness.
  3. Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  4. Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions.
  5. Hallucinations.
  6. Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  7. Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  8. Difficulty breathing.
  9. Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  10. Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign)
  11. Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  12. Marked blueness of face and lips.
  13. High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  14. Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse

Dangerous cases of AMS

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.

Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
  2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
  3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 litters per day.
  4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
  5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
  6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
  7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.

  1. Bandage for sprains
  2. Plasters/Band-Aids
  3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
  4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  8. Oral rehydration salts
  9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  10. Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
  11. Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  12. Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  13. Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  14. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  15. Gel hand cleaner.

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Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city tour.
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom .
  • Exploring the Kali Gandaki River valley.
  • Forbidden kingdom of Mustang.
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
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