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Mustang 1 SKA Adventures.


Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang was opened to Tourist trekkers  fifteen years ago and even today, access is still highly restricted and only allowed with special permit.


.To enter Upper Mustang, that is to travel further north of Kagbeni, trekkers need a special trekking permit and must be accompanied by a Nepalese Trekking Licence guide.

Upper Mustang, being in the Himalayan rain shadow, is one of the regions in the country suitable for trekking even during the monsoons. The Pre-monsoon trek is good for the During this time, the upper Kali Gandaki valley is still quite dry with only occasional rainfall.

The Mustang trek is not particularly difficult, the highest point reached being only 3,780 meters, but the recent road infrastructure has snatched the freedom of the trekkers.  

There are few accommodation facilities available above Kagbeni, so groups must be fully self-sufficient, especially in fuel. While porters are available in Jomsom it is preferable to use mules to carry the loads up to Mustang. These pack animals are available locally and are more economical, and certainly more environmentally friendly than porters.

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Per day Hiking:       5 to 7 hours

4650 meters

12 days

Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Car/ Van/ plane

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec


Day 1     Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m). Check-in Hotel.             

Day 2     Free day for jet lag/ sightseeing at Monkey Temple and gear check /prepare for the trek.

Day 3     Drive to Pokhara (800m)

Day 3     Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, (2700m) and   Trek to Kagbeni 2,847 m   

Day 4     Trek from Kagbeni to Chele 3,050 m        5-6 hours

Day 5     Trek from Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft): 6-7 hours

Day 6     Trek from Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours

Day 7     Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours

Day 8     Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 hours

Day 9     Explore Lo-Manthang (Namgyal Gompa and Thinggar Valley) 3,780 m (rest day)

Day 10   Stay in Lo Manthang (hike to the Chosar Valley) 3,780 m     

Day 11   Trek from Lo Manthang to Dhakmar via Lo Gekar         3,730 m          6-7 hours

Day 12   Trek from Dhakmar to Geling        3,570 m          4-5 hours

Day 13   Trek from Geling to Chuksang      2,950 m          7-8 hours

Day 14   Trek from Chuksang to Jomsom   2,750 m          5-6 hours

Day 15   Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara    853 m             (25-minute flight)

Day 16   Drive to Kathmandu ( 6 hours)

Day 17   Fly back home      



Note: All trekkers heading into Upper Mustang (north of Kagbeni) are required to purchase a $500 per person permit, which is valid for 10 days. You can stay longer, but every day after that will cost $50. At Kagbeni, you'll be required to show your permit both on the way and the way out. In addition to the restricted permit, you'll also need to purchase an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), which is $20 USD per person.  

  • All Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary.

  • 4 Nights Accommodation in 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

  • Transportation for Sightseeing at Monkey temple /entrance fee.

  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu.

  • 8 Nights Lodge accommodation during the trek.

  • All 3 times meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/ coffee during the trek.

  • A professional English speaking /Government licensed trekking Guide for the trekking part.

  • Domestic Airfare and airport TAX for the guide.

  • Necessary porter for the trekking part.

  • Insurance of the trekking staffs.

  • All necessary Trekking permits.

  • Sagarmatha National park entry fee.

  • Pasang Lhamu village municipality entry fee.

  • Farewell dinner with Nepali culture show.

  • SKA trekking duffel bag (for field use).

  • SKA T-shirt.

  • International Airfare.

  • Nepal Visa fee. Can be obtained at the Kathmandu Airport  upon arrival

  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu.

  • Hard, soft and all kinds of bottled drinks.

  • Your travel insurance covering (helicopter evacuation if needed from 5100m).

  • Personal Clothing.

  • Other personal expenses. Charges for internet, phone calls, Laundry, Battery charging, Hot shower.

  • Tips for Trekking staffs.

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