This Upper Mustang Trek is offered by Ammonite Adventure. The details in this Upper Mustang Trek page are for information gathering only to better help plan your trip. The information may change without notice due to weather conditions, political unrest or any number of other reasons.
- Trip Code: UM16
- Duration: 16 Days
- Trip Level: Moderate
- Max Altitude: 4,135 m / 13,562 ft
- Starts at: Kathmandu
- Ends at: Kathmandu
- Best Season: March to November
- 1st Day Arrival in Kathmandu
- 2nd Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting
- 3rd Day Bus to Pokhara
- 4th Day Flight to Jomsom
- 5th Day Trek to Chaile
- 6th Day Chaile – Geling
- 7th Day Geling – Chrang
- 8th Day Chrang – Ghar Gumba – Lo Manthang
- 9th Day Lo-Manthang – Namgyal Gompa – Thinggar
- 10th Day Thinggar – Lo-Manthang
- 11th Day Lo-Manthang – Yara
- 12th Day Yara – Tetang
- 13th Day Tetang – Jomsom
- 14th Day Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
- 15th Day Bus from Pokhara to to Kathmandu
- 16th Day Leisure day in Kathmandu
Included In Package
- An experienced local guide including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- One porter per two trekkers including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- Return bus tickets to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
- Return flights from Pokhara to Jomsom
- Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including all meals.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- Permits to enter National Parks
- Nepal Government Tourism Levy charge
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
The Upper Mustang Trek 14 Day Trek is a moderate level trekking experience perfect for beginner and intermediate trekkers. The going is quite rough in places and although the maximum altitude of the Upper Mustang Trek is 13562.8 ft (4,135 m), most of the trek takes place under 9,800ft (3,000m).
The Upper Mustang Trek winds it’s way through the Mustang Region, a semi-arid region created by a Rain Shadow caused by Annapurna Range and the Dhaulagiri Range respectfully. The Mustang Region receives a maximum of just 15″ (400mm) of rain a year compared to 55″ (1,400mm) in Kathmandu.
A Little History
The Upper Mustang Trek is heavily regulated by the Nepalese Government. Since the Upper Mustang Trek was opened tourists, numbers have increased to around 2000 per year. Undertaking the Upper Mustang Trek means each person must obtain a permit.
Upper Mustang Trek Permit
A permit for the Upper Mustang Trek is US$50 per person per day and is covered by the package price. Ammonite Adventure will help you obtain the permit prior to setting off from Kathmandu.
Upper Mustang Trek Level
Upper Mustang Trek is considered Moderate. A reasonable level of fitness and some trekking experience are advised. On a scale of 1 to 10, the Upper Mustang Trek is rated 5. Although there is accommodation along the way in the form of guest houses (also called Tea Houses), there are nights spent in rented accommodation.
The safety of the support team and yours on every trek is our highest concern. All treks, strenuous, Demanding and Easy are all treated and planned as an expedition.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air becomes thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much-needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »