Upper Mustang Trek - 18 Days

Upper Mustang trek is a trek in the desert of the Himalayas of Nepal. In this trek, you visit 55 caves, where you see the paintings of the life of Lord Buddha. The trekking itinerary of this trek includes the rain shadow area of Nepal, as well as, Jomsom, the windiest place of Nepal. It also includes the highest pass and the deepest gorge of the world, known as Kali-Gandaki.

Since Upper Mustang region lies in the rain shadow area of Nepal, you can trek in this region any time of the year. In addition to this, Upper Munstang region is made of colorful riffs, walled city, sandstone pillars, stalagmites caves, overhanging cliffs, eroded rocks, white washed villages, and barren land. All of these are impressive and beautiful and distingush themselves from other trekking regions of Nepal, such as Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Kanchenjunga. Because of the distinct landscapes, Upper Mustang trek is different. During Upper Mustang Trek, you spend nights in the tented camps, as well as in the middle of the breathtaking, amazing, and stunning landscapes, which are untouched, isolated, remote, and beautiful. Moreover, the landscapes are brown and yellow in colors and are moonscapes in shape.

Apart from these landscapes, monasteries are also the highlights of Upper Mustang trek, which you will visit, and these monasteries are more than 1000-years-old, and you will also visit the palace of Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista, the King of Upper Mustang. This palace has beautiful architectures, and it is situated in Lo Manthang. You will also follow the trekking trail that was once used extensively by the Tibetan businessmen that connected Tibet to India. The trail that you will follow also passes through Manangi region, craggy rocks, apple orchard, small houses, and rocky hills. The trail also passes through the longest and spectacular maniwall of Nepal. Some trekking trail are straight and takes you to Dhi Pass (4100 m) and Dhi village. Of all, Dhi is the best village in terms of prosperities and natural beauty,

Day 1

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 2

Rest and Preparation Day. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in tourist bus- 7 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 4

Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2, 743 m) - 30 mins and Trek to Kagbeni (2, 800 m) - 3 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 5

Trek to Chaile (3, 050 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp

Day 6

Trek to Geling (3, 500 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 7

Trek to Charang (3, 620 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 8

Trek to Lo Manthang (3, 840 m)- 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp

Day 9

Acclimatization Day. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 10

Trek to Dhi (3, 410 m) - 5 hrs . Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 11

Trek to Tange (3, 370 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 12

Trek to Chusang (3, 022 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 13

Trek to Jomsom - 7 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 14

Fly to Pokhara - 30 min. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 15

Leisure Day in Pokhara. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 16

Drive From Pokhara to Kathmandu in tourist bus. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 17

Lesisure Day and Farewell Dinner. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 18

Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • The Seti- River Gorge
  • Apple Orchard
  • Blue Ridge, Red and Blue Cliffs
  • The Longest and Spectacular Maniwall of Nepal
  • The Oldest Monastery of Nepal
  • Eroded Hills, Dry Valleys
  • Panoramic view of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapucharre 6993 m), Annapurna (8, 091 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Manaslu (8156 m), and Lamjung Himal
  • Ffive-Storeyed Dzong, Red Gompa, Statues, Thankas, and Buddhism Paintings
  • Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains
  • Visit the Lo Manthang (the capital of Upper Mustang)
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)

    Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he/she will be displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.

    Note: We will organize your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: No Meals

  • Day 2Rest and Preparation Day

    Ace Holidays rechecks the camping equipment’s and gets the trekking permit for you. On your part, if have you missed any equipments that you want to take, then please check them and be well prepared for your trek.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus – 7 hrs

    In the morning, your trek guide comes to the hotel to take you to a bus park of Kathmandu. From the bus park, you and your guide head off to Pokhara, which is scenic and offers the panoramic view of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapucharre 6,993 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), and Lamjung Himal. Pokhara also has a scenic Phewa Lake.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: No Breakfast

  • Day 4Fly to Jomsom (2,720 m) – 30 mins and Trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m) – 4 hrs

    In the morning, you fly to Jomsom, and from plane’s window, you enjoy watching the aerial view of Pokhara City, Seti gorge, green-forested hills, valleys, and snow-covered peaks, such as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. When your plane is nearing Jomsom, you will see less vegetation and rocky hills. After landing at Jomsom airport, you trek to Kagbeni (2, 800 m ) via the Kali – Gandaki Gorge.

    Accommodation: guesthouse in Kagbeni
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 5Trek to Chaile (3050 m) – 6 hrs

    You trek on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River to Tangche, which has alleys, white washed houses, buckwheat, apple orchards, and barley fields, and from Tangche, you will head off to Chusang and Chaile by crossing the river and by climbing the hill. The culture of Chailae differs from that of Kagbeni.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp on Chaile
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6Trek to Geiling (3,500 m) – 3 hrs

    Trek along the steep, treeless, and dry terrain to canyon and a ridge, then climb to Samar, a small settlement, which is located on a ridge. From there, you will descend to a gorge, cross the river and climb to another ridge (3800 meters). After reaching this ridge, you trek on the third ridge to descend to Shyangmochen, and then trek uphill and downhill to Geiling.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Geiling
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 7Trek to Charang (3,620 m) – 5 hrs

    From Geiling, you trek uphill to a pass, called NYILA, and you will descend downhill to the blue, red, and grey cliffs. You will also cross the steel bridge at the Tangmar Chu River. After crossing this river, you see the longest and spectacular maniwall of Nepal. From there, you will climb to another pass (3,600 m), and descend to Charang village, which has a five-storeyed dzong, red gompa, statues, thankas, and Buddhism paintings.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Charang
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 8Trek to Lo Manthang (3, 840 m) – 5 hrs

    From Charang, you trek uphill to Lo – Gekar village, which has the oldest gompa (monastery) of Nepal, and from this village, you will descend to the valley, cross the river, and climb Lo Manthang Plateau.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Lo-Manthang
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 9 Acclimatization Day. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar – 6 hrs

    You will trek to reach Namgyal gompa, which is perched on a hilltop. Besides this, it is also a law court for the locals. From Namgyal gompa, you will trek to Tingkhar and Lomanthang.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Lo-Manthang
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10Trek to Dhi (3,410 m) – 5 hrs

    Today, you trek on a straight trail to reach Dhi Pass (4100 meters), and then you descend to Dhi village, which is the best village of Lomanthang in terms of prosperity and beauty. And from this village, you head off to Muktinath.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Dhi
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 11Trek to Tange (3,370 m) – 5 hrs

    Cross the river and climb uphill to reach a pass (3850 m), and then walk through a dry region. Later, you will descend to Tangbe village, which has a row of attached houses.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Tange
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12Trek to Tetang/Chusang (3,022 m) – 5 hrs

    Trek a steep ridge to see the spectacular view of the hills, which have been eroded. This is where, Tetang village is located.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Chusang
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13Trek to Jomsom (2,713 m) – 7 hrs

    You trek through Jharkot and visit Jharkot monastery, the Tibetan Herbal Medical Center, and the old fortress and you also enjoy watching a nice view of the Kaligandaki Valley and Kagbeni village. When you have reached Eklebhatti, you wo0uld have done a circular trip.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Jomsom
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 14Fly to Pokhara – 30 mins

    In the morning, you fly to Pokhara, and from the airport, you will be picked up and transferred to a hotel by a private transportation.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 15Leisure Day in Pokhara

    Today you will take full rest in Pokhara. You can go for massage, drink or walk in the streets of lake side, Pokhara.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 16Drive to Kathmandu in tourist bus – 7 hrs

    Drive to Kathmandu. You can stroll in the streets of Thamel or Basantapur area, and if you are interested in a Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Paragliding, and Shopping, then you can start through Ace Holidays.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 17Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner

    You have leisure time in the morning, as well as, in the afternoon, so you can stroll in Basantapur and Thamel. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant and see cultural program. (Your guide will accompany you).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 18Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure

    Today is the departure day; therefore, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays’ control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be changed substantially. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it is not to be held responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

  • Flight Delays in Jomsom airport

    Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, Ace Holidays will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.

    The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of cancellation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays. The guide accompanies you to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, the guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. BUT PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. There will be many local boys wanting to help with your luggage for a fee in the airport. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. If you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport then Ace Holidays will not pay you.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation includes in shared rooms in Two to Three Star Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast. During the camping we provide the best possible service with comfortable two person tents and good mattresses. A kitchen, dining, toilet tents, chairs with tables are also provided.

The accommodation at Jomsom, we will provide the trekking guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included from the guesthouse.

There are lots of good restaurants in Kathmandu and Pokhara where you can find any food of your choice.

During the camping our expert cook can easily prepare meals of your choice. For some special case, you will be charged with similar fare to that of teahouses. You can eat as much as you like. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Please note that lunch and dinner are not included in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

A Typical Day on the Trail

You will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before you start your trek. At the right moment, you pack your bags. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you eat lunch somewhere on the trail. You typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more before you reach your next stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You would also like to take plenty of pictures, such as of mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. After you arrive at the camping spot, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack, tea, or coffee. If you are inclined to seeing natural beauty then you may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After eating a warm dinner, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. Extra time can be spent on reading and playing cards. Our Sherpas love to teach you various Nepali card games. Finally, you head off to your camp for a good night sleep.

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people to maximum 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. Ace Holidays provides you 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), we assign required porters and kitchen staffs for each group.

Acclimitazation

All Ace Holidays' itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast can lead you to AMS. The higher the altitude, the less the oxygen. For example, at an altitude of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen. Therefore, your body needs to adapt to an environment, which has less oxygen. So, for a safe trek, it is essential for you to acclimatize. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. We advise all our trekkers, who have heart, lungs or blood pressure problems to consult with their doctors before they begin their treks. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out our “High Altitude Sickness Page”. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some trekkers are more vulnerable to AMS than others are.

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful trek leaders make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these leaders on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions. The trek, tour, biking and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following trainings:

-Intensive Wilderness First Aid
-Trekking Guide Training
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
-English Language
-Conservation and Biodiversity
-Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

Best Seasons

Autumn (September to December) and Spring (February to June) are the best seasons for trekking because the weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. The Upper Mustang Trekking can be doable during the Summer or Monsoon (July to Aug) as the Upper Mustang region is dry most of the time in entire year. But there is possible flight delays during the summer and monsoon season from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara

Change on the Itinerary

Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of your itinerary if your safety concern arises. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that you will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs, according to your plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. It also support to the remote villages of Gorkha and to other parts of Nepal through donation. It has sponsorship programs for the underpriviliged, as well as it has various projects.

Donation

Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis and also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and the community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted in full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program

The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize the teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in Arupokhari village of Gorkha district of western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to keep warm from the cold weather of the Himalayas.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters, mule or yaks and personal belongings like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc are carried by you. You are also briefed to pack items in two different bags before you start the trek.

Ace Holidays will give you a water proof duffel bag as a gift, which you can use on the trek, and which is carried by your porter. After the trek, the duffel bag is to be kept by yourself. In Kathmandu, you can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel, and you can later collect them after the trek.

Please note that the luggage have a weight limitation of approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg for the domestic flight.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletaries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygeine

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket from Ace Holidays

    Ace Holidays provides Sleeping Bag and Down Jackets to its clients during the trek to keep you warm. It should be returned to office after trek. Or you can bring your own if you would like.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    If you have any questions and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability, please visit our FAQs page or contact us.

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made of Lycra can be offensive to the locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable then please wear them as a base layer, and please also pack something to wear on top of them.

Ace Holidays states the price per person below when booking minimum of 2 participants. For booking of the single person, there will be supplement charge of USD XXX. Group Discounts of 5 % to 15% is available for booking of 6 or more than 6 people. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

No Fixed Departure Dates are available for this Package.

Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their adventure trek/trip to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

Private Journey

Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

You can also use this trek as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti, Trisuli or Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in our tailor-made form.

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Price Includes
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara,(breakfast included).
  • Trekking Guesthouse accommodation in Jomsom and Kagbeni (Mostly twin sharing and occasional dormitory style) during the trek.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
  • Accommodation in a tented camp during the trek (Twin Sharing Basis).
  • License holder English speaking trek guide and tour guide.
  • Required number of mules or porter to carry your luggage in the trek (Ace Holidays assigns one porter for two trekkers).
  • Camping cook and kitchen staffs
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Trek permits and other expenses related to trekking.
  • Domestic air tickets and domestic airport tax.
  • Tourist Bus from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu.
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel bag and sun hat (yours to keep).
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket from ACE Holidays (which need to be returned after the trek)
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges

Price Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner cost you roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per day in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Travel Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (See International Nepal Flights Page).
  • Nepal Entry Visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and US $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
  • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • The Seti- River Gorge
  • Apple Orchard
  • Blue Ridge, Red and Blue Cliffs
  • The Longest and Spectacular Maniwall of Nepal
  • The Oldest Monastery of Nepal
  • Eroded Hills, Dry Valleys
  • Panoramic view of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapucharre 6993 m), Annapurna (8, 091 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Manaslu (8156 m), and Lamjung Himal
  • Ffive-Storeyed Dzong, Red Gompa, Statues, Thankas, and Buddhism Paintings
  • Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains
  • Visit the Lo Manthang (the capital of Upper Mustang)

How far have you done Upper Mustang Trek successfully?

We have 98% successful rate and 100% safety records.

What type of physical fitness does this trip demand?

This trip demands you to be physically fit, but does not demand previous trekking experience. Also, you should participate in running, swimming, and hiking, in addition to one hour of aerobic exercise before you finally make up your mind for the trek. Further, you should develop the habit of walking on the steep valley, rugged terrain, and scree landscapes in your country.

How do I book the trip?

To secure your booking, we require you to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

Every trekking trip up to the Himalaya presents its own amazing, unforgettable moments that live forever in the hearts and minds of those brave enough to make the climb. One of the most unpredictable elements of this region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help you ensure that you come to the Himalayas, well equipped and with preparation to face anything.

Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime in this region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach as high as 25 degrees Celsius, only to dip down as low as -15 degrees Celsius in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the months and seasons.

Spring - March / April / May / June
Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit this region. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen, as well as different species of flowers in the lower altitude.

During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees Celsius with a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius and a minimum of -5 degrees Celsius in the morning and for areas above 4000 meters at night.

July / August to Mid-September (Monsoon Season)
This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 28 degrees Celsius during sunny days with a minimum -5 degrees Celsius in the morning and at areas above 4000 meters at night. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 20 degrees Celsius.

Autumn - End of September / October / November
Similar to springtime, autumn is best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, including the incredible views from the trail.

Winter - December/January/February
The average temperature during the fall is 10 degrees Celsius with a maximum temp of 15 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees Celsius in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.

Regardless of time of year, trekkers should always plan accordingly and bring clothing for both cooler and warmer temps. Layering is always recommended, as are pants that can double as shorts. For a full list of clothing and materials to bring to account for various temperatures and weather changes that can occur in this region, trekkers should work closely with their travel provider. This will ensure that the adventure will be enjoyable no matter what the weather is, and there is every possible scenario to be taken into account.

Does the staff of Ace Holidays come to pick me up?

Yes, they will come to pick you up in a private transportation,

Does this trip run even if I am alone?

We need minimum 2 people to arrange this trip. Price for one person departure will be very high.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo

What kinds of food can I expect in trekking?

During the camping our expert cook can prepare specially requested food if you advise. The range of delicious foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, 'daal bhat' (rice and lentils), bread, soup, apple pies, pancakes, custard, fresh vegetables, meat items, tea, and coffee. In some special case, you will have similar fare to teahouses. You can eat as much as you like. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Does the guide of Ace Holidays have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received the first aid training?

Yes, they have all received 45 days trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center of Kathmandu. They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

What safety equipment do your guides carry during the trek in order to deal with sickness and accidents?

The guides of Ace Holidays carry first aid kit bags and mobiles during the trek. Guides also carry satellites phones while trekking in remote areas, which are out of reach of telecommunication. They are well trained to deal with altitude mountain sickness, as well.

Is there any communication facility during trekking?

Yes. There is, for examples, there are telephones in some villages, from where, you can make international calls. We will provide a Satellite phone for this trek to use in case of emergency.

Is there toilet along the trail? Is it exactly like Kilimanjaro or can I do wherever there is a privacy?

You can use the toilets in bush/behind the rock and whenever there is some privacy.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

Yes. You can. If you want to extend your trip, then please inform to the operation manager of Ace Holidays

Is Drinking water provided?

YES our kitchen team will provide you boiled and purified water to drink, during the trek.

I am a Vegetarian, is that a problem?

No problem at all. We always suggest our clients to eat vegetables in the mountain because the non-vegetarian meals are not really that hygienic to eat.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you have?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags we provide are about -10 deg C, we can provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Do you use yaks/porters in the trek, or do I have to carry all of my gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses yaks, mules or porters in the trek, and you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself.

What type of accommodation do I get in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during the trek?

Accommodation includes shared rooms in Two to Three Star Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast. You may bring your own sleeping bag but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket when required which must be returned after the trip.

For the night at Jomsom and Kagbeni the accommodation will be at trekking guesthouse on twin sharing basis.

What are the kinds of transportation that Ace Holidays use?

Ace Holidays uses different kinds of transportations, depending on the nature of the travel. It provides the transportation to and from the destination. And the transportation includes from domestic airlines to a local bus, from helicopter to yaks or mules, and from an air – conditioned private vehicle to a tourist bus and local bus. Ace Holidays provides you only those options, which enhance your local experience, and which allow you to travel comfortably and efficiently in Kathmandu and to other places of Nepal.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel we provide in Kathmandu and Pokhara includes the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Is Ace Holidays' staff insured?

Yes, the trek guides, tour guides, cooks, drivers, and porters are insured completely. They have health insurance, altitude mountain sickness insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and casulty insurance

How much should I tip to my guide and porters?

Ace Holidays recommends you to tip about 10% to 15% of the total trip cost to the guides and porters (60% to the guide and 40% to the porters). The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations.

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after trekking. For more information, please check our special trips in this website.

Do I need to book my international flight ticket to and from Nepal by myself?

Yes, you should book your International flight ticket by yourself because Ace Holidays is a local agent, and it would cost you significantly higher, if you book through us.

What vaccination will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Ace Holidays would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell Ace Holidays if you are suffering from any disease.

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