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Upper Mustang Trek Map

Upper Mustang and Lo Manthang, a sacred and historic place in the Himalayas of Nepal are one of the incredible trekking destinations in Nepal. Upper Mustang Trek is a restricted area trekking. The area is restricted as it preserves the historical, religious, natural, and geographical diversities in the Himalayas.

Now, if you are willing to go trekking to Upper Mustang, the Upper Mustang trek map helps you to get clear ideas on the Mustang trail Nepal. The Mustang trek map helps the trekkers in learning about the trekking trails and the attractions en route. Also, you can get ideas on the villages and settlements in the region.

Trust me, Pokhara to Mustang map is going to be your best friend while you trek. Explore the hidden beauty in Mustang. You can also know about the customs, socio-economic, and cultural values in Mustang. Doing this trek, you aren’t just having fun and collecting memories, but you are also supporting Mustang Nepal tourism. This will help the locals in promoting their economy as well.

Now you have the map of Mustang trek routes, start preparing for Upper Mustang trekking right away. Apart from the Mustang Nepal map, if you are looking for some other maps, feel free to contact us. Also, if you are interested, book the Upper Mustang trek package with Exciting Nepal.

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Route Map of Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal

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Kathmandu to Pokhara

Highest Altitude: 1400 meters

Getting from Kathmandu to Pokhara is possible in different ways. You can drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara or you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The journey is beautiful either way. Flying over the scenic valleys is as exciting as driving via the scenic trails.

Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni

Highest Altitude: 820 meters

From the airport in Pokhara, you can take a flight to Jomsom. The flight is nearly 20 to 25 minutes long. You will have an incredible experience flying over Kali Gandaki George, the world’s deepest George. Also, you will see the white mountains (Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Ranges, and Fishtail) lining ahead of you.

At the airport in Jomsom, you will land. From there, enter the Kali Gandaki valley and begin your journey. From Jomsom, you will be following the peaceful and scenic trekking trails to Kagbeni. It will take you around 3 to 4 hours to walk to Kagbeni. There is a checkpoint in Kagbeni. This place is an entrance to the Upper Mustang trekking route.

Kagbeni to Tsehile

Highest Altitude: 3110 meters

The first thing that you should be doing in Kagbeni is to complete your permit formalities. As you start trekking, you enter the restricted trekking region in Upper Mustang. You are trekking in Mustang, the desert of Nepal. So, it is good that you start your day early in the morning. As the day gets old, the wind blow is more strong.

As you walk, you will see the astonishing views of the Nilgiri Himal bejeweling in the morning sun rays. The trekking trail follows the scenic route passing through the eastern bank of the Kali Gandaki river.

After some time, you will reach the Chuksan valley. It is a wide and beautiful valley. There, you will be crossing the Kali Gandaki river. After crossing the river, start walking uphill. On the way, you will see striking views of the Nilgiri peak and the quaint valley deep down.

Continuing to walk, you will enter the flat and arid land. You will see the red sandstone pillars and eroded landscapes of noble forms. Walking further, you will reach the small and beautiful village of Tangbe. In the village, you will see beautiful houses painted in red and white.

Walking further, you’ll see the caves on the vertical walls. The trekking trail dips down to the riverbed of Kali Gandaki. There you will cross a suspension bridge. The trekking trail is now steep. Be careful while you follow the trekking trail to Tsehile. Tsehile is a small town where you will see some beautiful Himalayan views.

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Tsehile to Syangbochen

Highest Altitude: 3800 meters

Get ready for an exciting route. You know what, you’ll be crossing four mountain passes today: Taklam La (3240 m), Dzong La (3550 m), Baga La, and Yemdo pass (4000 m). One thing you should keep in mind is this route is going to be as challenging as it is exciting.

From Tsehile, you will be ascending a steep trail. You will see Ghyakar and the deep canyon. You will then descend the trail and then walk towards a scenic pass. From there, you’ll see Samar, the Kali Gandaki valley, and the distant Himalayan ranges.

From Samar, you will be trekking through the scenic trekking trails for nearly two hours before you reach the red painted cave monastery, the Rangchyung chorten. It is a sacred place in Mustang. You will be walking further watching the rocky walls, tiny thorny bushes, and the dusty trails.

Walking ahead, you’ll see pasture lands and the temporary summer settlements. If you’re lucky, you might even see the rare blue mountain sheep there. Though long, walking to Shyangboche is a beautiful experience. Finally, you’ll see the clustered houses in Shyangboche.

Syambochen to Tsarang

Highest Altitude: 3570 meters

It’s a long day and four passes again: Shyammochhen La, Yanda La (4050m), Ghemila (3520 m), and Tsarang la (3920 m). After some 15 minutes hike from Syambochen village, there is Yanda La. Cross the pass through the beautiful chortens.

Then, you will walk to Ghelung village. In the village, you will see the yellowish trees. At the village,you’ll also see two Gompas and lots of colorful prayer flags hung around. The trekking trail ascends towards the Nyi La pass. Again, the trekking trail takes a rundown towards Ghami La pass.

Enjoy trekking to the third largest village in Mustang, Ghami. From there, you’ll see the Mustang’s longest Mani wall. Now, you will walk steadily towards Tsarang la. From the top, have a look at the arid land of Mustang.

There is the Tsarang chorten, a red monastery and the palace of Tsarang. Now, there is a broad trail to Tsarang. Tsarang is a town with around 60 families.

Tsarang to Lomanthang

Highest Altitude: 3530 meters

This route takes you to the driest part of Mustang. If you are someone who comes from the sea level, you should be more careful of altitude sickness. The trail is exciting. However, it seems tiring sometimes. On the trail, you’ll see the gigantic rocky mountains and barren hills.

Lo Manthang is an ancient city in the Himalayas of Nepal. At Lomanthang, there is the Lomanthang Palace and the Charang Chu Canyon. Most of the trekkers spend two nights at Lo Manthang. The spare day is the rest or acclimatization day. While in Lo Manthang, you will get to a maximum of 3760 meters.

Lomanthang to Tsarang

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Highest Altitude: 3570 meters

The route from Lomanthang to Tsarang is the previous trail. Retrace your steps back as you enjoy the surrounding. The high passes are still there, tall and beautiful.

Tsarang to Syambochhen

Highest Altitude: 3806 meters

You already know the trek route of Upper Mustang. You will follow the enjoyable trekking trails. The trekking trails in Upper Mustang are generally peaceful and quiter than other Annapurna region treks.

Trekking trails in Upper Mustang are amazing. You will enjoy trekking back to Syambochhen from Tsarang. You will see the stunning Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himal in the backdrop. Visit the holy Rachen Gompa.

Syambochhen to Chuksang

Highest Altitude: 3050 meters

From Syambocchen, the trekking trail goes towards Samar. The trail passes through a tough trail: sometimes above the canyons, sometimes alongside the valley. As you trek further, you will see Annapurna range in your proximity. Further you walk, closer it appears. You will also see the breathtaking views of the Tilicho peak and the Nilgiri Himal.

After Samar, the trail becomes easier, most of the trail is downhill walk. Then comes Gyakar. Walking ahead of Gyakar, you will reach Chaile. From there, follow the riverbed of the Kali Gandaki river to Chuksang.

Chuksang to Kagbeni

Highest Altitude: 2804 meters

From Chuksang, the trail goes towards Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a beautiful village where you can see amazing lifestyles and ethnicities. The trail from Chuksang to Kagbeni is highly enjoyable. On the way is the Jharkot village. There is a beautiful monastery in the village called Jharkot monastery. Walk into the monastery, it is beautiful.

On the route Chuksang to Kagbeni, there is a medical center called the Tibetan Herbal Medicine center. Also, visit the historical fort of Jharkot. From there, you will trek down to Kagbeni through the riverbank of the Kali Gandaki river.

Kagbeni to Jomsom

Highest Altitude: 2743 meters

This part is easier as it is mostly a downhill hike. From Kagbeni, you will walk down exploring the incredible surrounding landscapes. The trail can be dusty. Cover your mouth and face. Also, wear sunglasses that will cover your eyes. Jomsom is a beautiful town. You will enjoy your stay there.

Jomsom to Pokhara

Finally, the Upper Mustang trek ends as you fly from Jomsom to Pokhara in a 20 to 25 minutes scenic flight. You will love the aerial views of the Kali Gandaki river, the Kali Gandaki gorge, the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges, and the peaceful valleys deep down. Finally, you will reach one of the greatest tourist hubs in Nepal, Pokhara.

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FAQ’s About Upper Mustang Trek

Is Upper Mustang Trek Difficult?

If you’d say walking continuously for 6 to 9 hours a day (avg) without rest days is difficult, then yes! Upper Mustang trek is difficult. But I’d say if you invest some of your time on trek preparations ( increasing physical and mental endurance) before you go on the trek, the trek isn’t going to be that difficult.

Do I need a guide for Upper Mustang trek or can I go on my own?

As mentioned earlier, Upper Mustang is a restricted trekking area in Nepal. There are several rules for trekking in restricted areas. And, there is a rule that you cannot go solo trekking in the restricted regions. If you want to go trekking in restricted regions like Upper Mustang, Nar Phu Valley Trek, Kanchenjunga, Tsum Valley, Manaslu Circuit Trek, and others, you have to go with an experienced and a licensed trekking guide.

Can I do Upper Mustang Trekking in Monsoon?

Yes! In fact, monsoon is one of the best times for Upper Mustang trek (others being Spring and Autumn). Since you cannot go to many other trekking regions in Nepal during Monsoon, Upper Mustang is your best choice. Most of the Upper Mustang trekking region covers the rain shadow of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. So, even in monsoon, there is zero or very little rainfall.

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Subash KC

Managing Director

Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

Apart from managing trekking and tours, Mr K.C also handles client inquiries, accommodation reservations, arrangements of transportation and flights, and other logistics. Recognizing the importance of personalized service, he proactively takes care of clients' needs and requirements. He is fluent in English and excels in organizing treks, tours, and adventure sports in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

He is highly committed to promoting responsible tourism and prioritizes client satisfaction by providing top-notch service through his well-organized company. He believes that through responsible traveling, we can protect the natural environment and promote sustainability. He has expanded his knowledge by traveling to various countries worldwide, such as India, Bhutan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Japan, UK, Canada etc and is passionate about exploring more destinations.