Lo Manthang Trek in Mustang

15 Days

Mustang, also known as the “Forbidden Kingdom,” is a captivating region located in the northern part of Nepal. This remote and isolated area offers a unique glimpse into Tibetan culture and traditions, as it shares a border with Tibet. Mustang is known for its rugged landscapes, barren desert-like terrain, and stunning Himalayan vistas. Trekking through Mustang allows you to immerse yourself in its rich history, ancient monasteries, and traditional Tibetan way of life.

One of the highlights of Mustang is the captivating capital city of Lo Manthang. This walled city, nestled in the heart of the region, showcases intricate architecture, whitewashed houses, and centuries-old monasteries. The city’s narrow alleys and bustling markets offer a glimpse into the daily lives of the locals who have preserved their unique cultural heritage over generations. Exploring the monasteries and interacting with the warm and friendly inhabitants of Lo Manthang provides a fascinating insight into the region’s deep-rooted Buddhist traditions.

Beyond Lo Manthang, Mustang’s landscapes are adorned with ancient cave dwellings, scenic valleys, and dramatic cliffs. The region’s arid climate and unique geology create a surreal environment that is unlike any other in Nepal. As you trek through Mustang, you’ll encounter charming Tibetan-style villages, where you can witness traditional farming practices, sample local cuisine, and engage with the hospitable locals. Mustang offers a remarkable blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage, making it a captivating destination for adventurers and cultural enthusiasts alike.

  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn
  • English, Nepali


The Upper Mustang trek takes you on a mesmerizing journey through the remote and mystical Mustang region of Nepal. This trek offers a unique opportunity to explore a once-forbidden kingdom that has retained its ancient traditions and Tibetan Buddhist culture. As you venture into Upper Mustang, you’ll be captivated by its stark landscapes, deep canyons, and towering cliffs, creating a truly awe-inspiring backdrop for your trekking adventure.

Starting from the town of Kagbeni, you’ll follow the Kali Gandaki River, gradually ascending into the heart of Upper Mustang. The trail takes you through picturesque Tibetan-style villages, where you can witness the traditional mud-brick houses, ancient monasteries, and prayer flags fluttering in the wind. The region’s distinctive architecture, with its ornate doorways and colorful murals, showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Mustang people.

One of the highlights of the Upper Mustang trek is the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, the capital of the Mustang region. This fascinating city is home to the imposing Chhoser Palace and several centuries-old monasteries, including the renowned Thubchen Gompa. Exploring the narrow streets of Lo Manthang allows you to immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, interact with friendly locals, and witness their religious ceremonies and rituals. The Upper Mustang trek is an extraordinary experience that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of adventure that will leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime.


The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Lo Manthang Trek in Mustang