Upper Mustang is hidden world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom with enriched barren ridges, deep canyons,snow capped mountains, eroded cliffs and Moraine valleys.Due to the late 80’s military unrest this place remain closed for foreign trekker till 1992. It is also known as ‘Mini Tibet of Nepal’ with, well preserved tibetan culture and origin. Tucked and hidden from the outside world, and therefore, this place is not very known to many tourists and very much less travelled helps it to preserve beauty and culture of this unspoiled nature.

To those who admire the uniqueness and who love to explore the unknown by not being trapped in the touristic place in Nepal, this hidden world is definitely a place you would like to get into and experience, not just the unique mountain desert , but also the incredibly satisfying hospitality for those who want to experience warmth of local living in this remote region as the local government has imposed very strict policies, and expensive fees to limit the entry into this secret kingdom in Nepal. Even though the entry is limited its not impossible to trek in this area ,it requires at least 12-15 trekking days. By being one of the most expensive trek in Nepal due to its permit fee, we can assure you that your every penny spent is worth it.Hopefully this short introductory paragraph is powerful enough to convince you how Upper Mustang will look like. If you have any questions and queries, please do not hesitate to post a comment or you can directly contact us via email.


Welcome assistance by Tapobhumi representative at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). You will be transferred to your hotel. If you arrive earlier you may stroll around the streets of Kathmandu, with the remaining day at your disposal. Our office representative will come to see you at hotel to assure your comfortness and for the short trip briefing following by the welcome dinner.
Assist by our guide or office representative to transfer from hotel to tourist bus departure place if you are going via road which will take you approximately 5-6 hrs. Similarly Tribhuwan International Airport if you are going via flight which will take approximately 30 mins where overnight accommodation with BB facility is arranged.
Assist by our guide to transfer for Pokhara Airport to fly for Jomsom which will take about 20-25 mins passing through several spectacular mountain views. After landing here we being our trek to the pretty village Kagbeni. Your overnight accommodation is set here at lodge/teahouse/tented camp following by fire and food.
Starting our trek with rising sun is best choice because of the heavy wind and blowing sand later in the daytime. We take the western route, following the east bank of the river until we reach beautiful valley Chhuksang with some spectacular red eroded cliffs and some inaccessible caves which will take us 5-6 hrs of walk.
Leaving the valley behind, trek begins with climbing steeply up and rocky gully to the village of Chele where you can find ferocious Tibetan mastiffs chained at many of houses. From Chele you climb a steep spur and then continue ascending along the side of steep canyon to a pass which leads to the pleasant trail of Samar after 4-5 hrs of continuous walk.
Ascending into a large gorge passing chortens before entering to Geling you can find tiny settlement with a few tea shops. Close by is Rangbyung, cave which contain stalagmites in the form of chorten and this is one of the holiest place in Mustang. After 5-6 hrs of trek we reach to our destination of day Geling with white and ochre-painted houses.
Starting the track gently through fields, up the center of the valley.Passing above the settlement of Tama Gun then begins tough climb across the head of the valley of the Nyila which is at the height of 3840m.Descending through peaceful path for an hour will lead you to the white-washed village sheltered by overhanging cliffs reaches us to Ghami.
Today’s trek is more like barter system we walk through the most driest part losing all our energy but gaining superb view of the whole countryside, gentle contours of the north to the rocky mountains in the east and west. After 3-4 hrs of walk we finally come to large spread out village Charang at the top of the Charang Chu Canyon.
Today’s morning start with the exploration of the attractive village of Charang and its huge monastery. Gently climbing above the valley to large isolated chorten that marks the boundry between Charang and Lomangthang. As soon as the trail started broadening up you can see the wall city Lomangthang after 2-3 hrs of trek .
After breakfast your leader will arrange jeep ride to the capital city of Mustang ‘Lomangthan’ which contains about 150 houses and has some of the largest Tibetan Buddhism gompas in Nepal. Hiring horses also you can explore many places like Champa Lhakang, Nyphu Cave monastery built into the side of a soaring cliff, king's palace is an impressive structure of extraordinary ancient monastery, 2500 years old Jhong Sky Cave that has more than 44 compartments and many more impressive and an enormous 14th century palace inside the walled city itself.
Taking the upper highland route we start our return trip with opportunity to look back into the missed out spectacular views of Lo Manthang and the Charang Valley passing the settlement of Lo Gekar. Walking through the highland routes, crossing alpine meadows descending a steep eroded gully you are back to Ghami after 6 hrs of walk.
We again trace back our trail towards south. Starting early today to visit the Chungsi Cave Monastery you will take lower trail via Rachen Gompa from Shyanboochen grown itself on the lap of the rocky cave, continue to Samar and then to Chaile after 7hrs of trek.
Re-trekking our route back to Chhuksang for a while with great view of Nilgiri and a wide stretch of Kali Gandaki taking upper route to Muktinath one of the most famous hindu's temple, we reach Kagbeni after 4-5 hrs of trek.
Today is last and final day of our trek, passing back through Kagbeni will take us 5hrs to reach Jomsom. We end our trekking days where we will feast on delicious apples and see the traditional back-loom weaving techniques by the local women.
We take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara with splendid view of a fantastic mountain ranges like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Enjoying the sunset view from lake side of Pokhara we end up with celebration of successful completion on 14 days of togetherness with porter and leaders.

Quick Facts

Days: 15

Price: USD 1,800

Elevation: 4220m

Difficulty: Medium


  • Stupendous wilderness,Pristine scenery, ancient culture discovery.
  • View of wind swept Kali-Gandaki valley, Kagbeni .
  • Snow covered Himalaya to the south and desolate high plateaus.
  • 16th centuary monastries with brightely painted chortens.
  • View of desert sunset to the north.
  • The walled capital city of Lo Manthang.


There are few ATM at Muktinath and Jomsom but we recommend you not to depend on Jomsom’s and Muktinath ATM for a cash withdrawal cause they might not function properly all the time, especially when needed.
In most places you will get a variety, and can choose from a menu: pasta, momos, dal bhat and veg curry are all common. For breakfast: pancakes, porridge, eggs, potatoes.
You will either stay in lodges (teahouses) or, in the more remote areas, tents. Most lodge accommodation is simple but clean and comfortable. Luxury and homestay options exist on some routes.
220 Volt is standard electric voltage in Nepal. You might need a voltage convertor if you are using 110 Volt Adaptor. Wall sockets are equipped with two or three round sockets instead of flat one.
Will I have to carry my own stuff? If you arrange your trek through a travel company, then no, you will have a porter.
No, there aren’t any such direct flights in between Jomsom and Kathmandu. Pokhara Airport is the only option to fly Jomsom which is 20-25min flights.
Normally, we provide a duffel bag and sleeping bags. Rest other you have to arrange by yourself. You can either buy or rent one in Kathmandu. But if you hike quite frequently, then it is better get gears from your country because you will mostly get low quality products in Nepal.

Happy Customers

Suresh Panta
Suresh Panta

The trip was really awesome. Everything was well planned and organized. I loved the way my friend Nimesh did the job. Thanks for it. Cheers…

Andrea De Baat
Andrea De Baat

I did a 3 day hike and had a fantastic time! Nimesh took care of everything and was able to arrange last minute permits for my trip. All was organized perfectly and I had a very good guide that adapted to my walking speed, explained me about the plants and animals and answered all my questions about the Nepalese culture. I can definitely recommend TapoBhumi!

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