Sherpa Brother Treks
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Upper Mustang Trek


The Upper Mustang Trekking region in Nepal is a forbidden kingdom, and its alluring route entices you into the remote and fascinating area, located in the Trans-Himalayan region of the country. Upper Mustang trek offers an exceptional opportunity to discover the culturally diverse rich and geographically stunning landscapes of the Mustang region, renowned for its old ages ancient Buddhist monasteries, heritage sites exceptional Tibetan-influenced culture, and rugged mountain scenes. The next famous piece during Upper Mustang trek is an ancient Caves exploration, carved into the cliffs. These caves hold great historical and cultural significance, monks used the cave for meditation and as shelters centuries ago.

A remarkable high point of this adventure journey is Lo Mangthang, the former historical capital of Mustang and known as an ancient old walled City. Lomangthang is surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks, is steeped in Tibetan Buddhist traditions and showcases a unique blend of cultural heritage, royal palace with its friendly local’s societies, which offer memorable adventure travel experience to you.


  • Explore the Kathmandu Valley and sacred cultural heritage sites
  • Visit Pokhara, a charming lakeside city
  • Traverse the Mustang region by foot and by jeep
  • Learn about ancient chortens, medieval temples, and a cave village.


Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 2 : Trek Preparation and shopping for the trip, in the evening welcome dinner offer by Sherpa Brothers treks at typical Nepali cultural restaurant 1,350m/4,429ft, O/N hotel

Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [827m/2,713ft], O/N hotel : Approx 5-6 hrs

Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni [2,810m/9,220ft], O/N tea house : Approx 3-4 hrs

Day 5 : Kagbeni to Chele [3,050m/10,007ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5-6 hrs

Day 6 : Chele to Syanbochen [3,475m/11,401ft], O/N, in tea house : Approx 6-7 hrs

Day 7 : Syanbochen to Ghami [3,520m/11,549ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5-6 hrs

Day 8 : Ghami to Tsarang [3,870m/12,697ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5-6 hrs

Day 9 : Tsarang to Lo-Manthang [3,730m/12,238ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 3-4 hrs

Day 10 : Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization [3,730m/12,238ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 3.5 hrs

Day 11 : Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3,810m/12,501ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 6-7 hrs

Day 12 : Drakmar to Ghiling [3,806m/12,487ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5-6 hrs

Day 13 : Ghiling to Chhuksang [3,050m/10,007ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5-6 hrs

Day 14 : Chhuksang to Jomsom [2,700m/8,859ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 6-7 hrs

Day 15 : Fly back to Pokhara [827m/2,713ft], O/N in hotel

Day 16 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429ft], O/N in hotel : Approx 8 hrs

Day 17 : Final departure; as per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and 3 times meals tea, coffee during Upper Mustang trek
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
    • Porter as per necessary 2 clients equals 1 porter
    • Transportations as per itinerary to Pokhara, Kathmandu with trip staff
    • Standard 3 star category hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary
    • Two way airfare from Pokhara to Jomsom and return to Pokhara
    • Upper Mustang restricted travel permits cost of Annapurna conservation area and TIMS permit fees
    • Private transport for airport receive and departure in Kathmandu
    • Trip route map
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gear
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense such as WIFI internet,  data pack, telephone calls, bar and beverage bills bottled drinks including (cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry)
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Trip gratitude tipping to staffs


Additional Information

Upper Mustang trekking is a unique privilege. Here, you’ll learn about the way of life of real mountain dwellers who, for many years, had little contact with the rest of Nepal and were able to preserve their rich cultural heritage. Given that Upper Mustang is geographically a part of the Tibetan plateau, trekking there is similar in many ways to trekking in Tibet. Within the borders of Nepal, the Mustang district was a separate kingdom until 1950. The king family of Mustang, still resides in and around the city known as Lo Manthang.
It takes 14 days to complete this moderately difficult trek. Maximum altitude is 3,730 meters, and daily walking is 6 -7 hours on average. This is one of the best peace trekking routes in Nepal because most of the ascent is gradual and most nights are spent at low to medium altitudes. The trip is also worth for planning medium altitude soft first time trekking and hiking experience in the Himalaya attempting to do a family vacation or a trip with friends. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to Sherpa Brothers Trek at the time of booking

Accommodation and Food

In Kathmandu & Pokhara: 3 star deluxe hotel with bead and breakfast on twin sharing.

On trek: Tea house accommodation ( trekking guest house) and food on full board ( Breakfast, Lunch and dinner tea coffee). The tea houses along the trekking route provide basic but comfortable accommodations, with twin sharing rooms available. These tea houses also offer a variety of delicious home cooked meals to keep you energized throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy hot drinks such as tea or coffee to warm up after a long day of trekking.

Travel Insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt/ Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.

Required gears check list

Having the right gear ensures that you are prepared for adventure and all challenges or emergencies that may arise during your mountain adventures. From proper clothing and footwear to essential tools and safety equipment, your gear provides the necessary support and protection needed to navigate through rugged terrains and unpredictable weather conditions.

Below we present you a basic complete packing list suitable for this trek.

Hiking gears

Day bag – 1
Dry Bag – 1
Walking pole – 1
Water bottle – 1
Head light – 1
Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket – 1
Sleeping bag – 1
Light warm hiking trouser – 2
Warm liner – 2
Towel – 2
Warm and sun hats – 1/1
Fleece / jacket and pants – 1
Windproof jacket – 1
Long and half sleeve hiking shirt – 3
Buff for (neck and head) – 1
Walking boot – 1
Gloves / mittens – 2
Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) – 4
Gaiter – 1
Flip flap/ Sandal – 1

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream – 1
Sun glass – 2
Sun hat – 1
Lip guard – 1
Tooth brush – 1
Face wash soap – 1
Sanitizer – 2
Prescription medicine
Water bottle / Camel bag – 1
Water purifier tablet / lightweight filter
Toilet paper
Menstrual product

Personal belonging items

Visa / credit card
Cell phone Power bank backup and charger
Camera / Gopro

Tour Cost & Schedule

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Trip Facts

  • GradeTrip Grade :   Moderate
  • Duration Trip Durations :  14 Days From Kathmandu
  • Point Highest Point :  3,770 m Lomanthang
  • Season Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec - Mar to August
  • Meal Plan Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathamandu, Pokhara and Full board on Trek

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