This trek is unique, providing high desert scenery to its trekkers. The trek is located within the Himalayan rain shadow, thus, gets little rain during the June, July, August monsoon season.
The trek is a rewarding experience for geology enthusiasts. The treeless barren landscape and steep rocky grades provide beautiful panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, among other peaks. There are countless Buddhist monasteries to visit and Tibetan villages to wonder through.
A limited number of permits are issued to this region each year and a liaison officer is required for the trek.
Trek Duration: 17 Days
Trek: Upper Mustang
Maximum Height: 3940m
Trek Starts: Pokhara
Trek End: Jomsom.
Best Season: Aug-December.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day of sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley with professional tour guide.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara.
Day 04: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2,720 m), trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m)
Day 05: Kagbeni (2,810 m) to Chele (3,050 m)
Day 06: Chele (3,050 m) to Syangboche (3,800 m)
Day 07: Syangboche (3,800 m) to Ghemi (3,520 m)
Day 08: Ghemi to Tsarang (3,560 m)
Day 09: Tsarang (3,560 m) to Lo Mangtang (3,800 m)
Day 10: free day Lo Mangtang
Day 11: Lo Mangtang (3,800 m) to Dhakmar (3,820 m)
Day 12: Dhakmar (3,820 m) to Ghiling (3,570 m)
Day 13: Ghiling (3,570 m) to Samar (3,660 m)
Day 14: Samar (3,660 m) to Jomsom (2,720 m)
Day 15: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 16: Back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Depart