Upper Mustang Trek – 16 Days

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Introduction to Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang Trek is a journey to mysterious places that feels like a treasure hunt for you. Begin your journey to a faraway place away from modernization. You will experience a life that is very similar to the civilization of that earlier time. For centuries, practices, lifestyles, and customs have been prevalent in Nepal’s Mustang region. If you love adventure and want to see the centuries-old lifestyle now, then the Upper Mustang trek is perfect.

The land of the Mustang is dry and barren because it receives very little rainfall. In a dry place like the desert, there is no vegetation except for some plants. Trekkers can also visit the upper Mustang during the rainy season, as it is in the rain shadow area.  If you choose the Upper Mustang Trek as your trip, then you are a true adventure traveler who wants to give a new taste to your travel stories.

It is a rare privilege to travel to the Upper Mustang. Here, you will experience the lifestyle of the true mountain people who, for centuries, had little contact with the rest of Nepal and maintained their rich cultural heritage.

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Richness in Cultural Heritage

As you follow your trail, you will find gompas, prayer flags, and monasteries that are evidence of the Tibetan Buddhist culture prevailing in this area. The locals living in this area follow Buddhism and consider themselves the descendants of Tibetans. In the Upper Mustang Trek, you will visit beautiful Himalayan scenery, a Nepal rain shadow area, a beautiful Mustang landscape, a Tibetan monastery/gompa, and a Mustang king palace.

Upper Mustang Trek offers you a beautiful Himalayan view of the Annapurna Trekking Trail and the Kali Gandaki Valley, with two mountains over 8,000 meters high (Mount Dhaulagiri, 8,167m, and Annapurna, 8,091m) and 17 other snow-capped mountains.

Upper Mustang is a controlled area that opened in 1991 for trekkers and travelers. Since this area is restricted, special trekking permits should be obtained for trekking in the Upper Mustang through the Nepal Trekking Agency registered by the Government of Nepal. To get a special permit, you need to pay USD 500 per person to the Government of Nepal. A minimum of two people are required for this trek. This special permit is for 10 days. If you want to trek for more than 10 days, then you have to pay USD 50 per day.

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Each trip is customized to fit the client's needs and group size, so the price of each organized trip is different. Please let us know the service you want and the size of the group. We create trips to suit your taste and travel budget per your requirements. Hope you find our price calculation reasonable according to your needs and preferences.

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Elisabeth Meusy

Thank you a lot for your organization about my trek. It was a superb experience; all was perfect. Karma is a very nice person and a good guide. I appreciated trekking with Odyssey (a reliable Nepal trek operator). If I come back to Nepal, I will be happy to ask you to trek with me again. I am thinking about Annapurna or the Everest trek.

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Dom Miller



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Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.

They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.


Trip Highlights

  • Trip Durations 16 Days
  • Trip Destination Nepal
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Accomodation Tea House
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Best Season Sept-Dec, March-May
  • Max Altitude 3,960m
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu

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