Lo-Manthang Trekking

Lo-Manthang Trekking

"Lo-Manthang Trekking Mustang, "The Kingdom Forbidden" is located north of the Himalayas"

Lo-Manthang Trekking

To trek in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege. Here you will experience a way of life of true mountain people, who for hundreds of years, had very little contact with the rest of Nepal and retained their rich cultural heritage. Until recent times their king was officially recognized by the Government of Nepal.

In many ways, a trek into Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet, as geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The district of Mustang was, until 1950, a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. The last king, the Raja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang.

Why trek the Lo-Manthang Trek?

Upper Mustang was opened to non-Nepali trekkers only some fifteen years ago and even today, access is still highly restricted. To enter Upper Mustang, that is to travel further north of Kagbeni, trekkers need a special trekking permit and must be accompanied by a government appointed official.

Top highlights of this trek include:

  • It is far less crowded than its more well-known peers Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit. The word is getting out about Upper Mustang, but there are still about 10 times fewer trekkers on the Upper Mustang Trail
  • The trek is wild and remote, yet there are teahouses at everyday stage, so trekkers don’t need to bring tents and food, making it more accessible and affordable than similar treks.
  • You can walk freely without worrying about the rain as the region lies in the rain shadow area of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • You will have spiritual feel walking through many Gompas, chortens, flapping prayer flags, caves, rock paintings, and century-old monasteries.
  • You will catch a live glimpse of Tibetan influence on the everyday activities and culture of the locals there.
  • You will be proceeding further on the trip with the enticing views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other chains of mountains.

How much is the fee of the Upper Mustang trek permit?

Upper Mustang Trek is one of the most expensive trekking in terms of the cost of trekking permit for foreigner tourist. The trek requires two different types of the permit, which are:

Mustang restricted permit all nations including Indian:  US$ 500 per person for the 10 days and USD 50 per additional day.

ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit) US$ 30 or NPR 3000

Accommodation during the Trek

Each night, you'll be staying in local Guesthouse run by the local communities along the trek. Most Guesthouse are quite basic but comfortable, with two single beds in each room. There is a common area for meals and relaxing, which is a great place to stay warm around the fire at night.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m,
Nepal New Generation’s representative will transfer to hotel , Upper Mustang trekking / Mustang Lo Manthang trekking briefing with officially arrangements.
Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and prepare for the Mustang trekking because this day is required to make Mustang special trekking permit with original passport. Overnight at Kathmandu .

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 915m.
by tourist bus or by flight. overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Pokhra to Jomsom 2720m,
by flight and trek to Kagbeni 2810m.walk approximately 2-3 hours.

Day 05: Kagbeni trek to Chele 3050m.
walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Chele trek to Geling 3500m.
walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 07: Geling trek to Tsarang/Chharang 3620m.
walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 08: Tsarang/Chharang trek to Lo Manthang 3840m .
walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 09: Acclimataization or Rest day in Lo-Manthang.
During this, you can make sightseeing or excursion tour around Mustang King palace and monasteries.

Day 10: Lo Manthang trek to Ghami 3545m.
 via Gekar.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 11: Ghami trek to Samar 3356m .
walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 12: Samar trek to Kagbeni .
walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 13: Kagbeni trek to Marpha (2567m)
 walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 14: Marpha trek to Ghasa (2013m)
walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 15: Ghasa trek to Tatopani (1179m)
 Natural hot spring where you will enjoy with natural hot spring. walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day16:  Tatopani trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
walk approximatley 6-7 hours

Day 17: Visit Poon Hill
Early in the morning trekking guide will take to you Poon Hill 3210m for superb Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m etc , breakfast at ghorepani and continue trek to Nayapul (867m) walk approximately 6-7 hours then by private vehicle drive to Pokhara (915m) drive approximatley 1 hour 30 minutes . Ovenright at pokhara

Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast, Pokhara to Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus .drive approximatley 5-6 hours , transfer to hotel and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities,

Day 20: Departure
After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities, New Generation’s representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward destination.


No of Guests Price ( With GSG ) Price ( With ESG)
1 pax USD 2985 USD 2685
2 pax USD 2467 USD 2317
3 pax USD 2215 USD 23155
4 pax USD 2246 USD 2171
5 pax USD 2170 USD 2110
6 pax USD 2060 USD 2010
7 pax USD 2003 USD 1960
8 pax USD 1953 USD 1915
9 pax USD 1918 USD 1885

* All Price is Per Person Price


  • English Speaking Guide according to Itinerary.
  • Private Vehicle Transportation according to Itinerary
  • Breakfast (x18)
  • Lunch (x14)
  • Dinner(x15)
  • Flight  from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Transportation from
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Ulleri to Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • 4 night accommodation in Kathmandu Prince Hotel (Thamel)
  • During Trek, 14 night in Lodge
  • Airport Drop and Pickup
  • Transport up to 15 kilos of your luggage by porters.
  • Upper Mustang Permit Fee, ACAP fee
  • Nepal New Generation’s Trekking Map & Duffel Bag
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Tour Guide


×         Horse Riding which cost 20$ per person per day

×         Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu/ Pokhara

×         Local Lo-mustang Monastery Entrance fee or Donation 

×         Nepal visa (about $ 40)

×         Additional food for on the way (for example, energy bar and chocolate)

×         Tips (about 2-4 € per day for guide, 2-4 € per day for porters as a travel group)

×         Personal Expenses

×         Travel insurance

All Inclusive Price:


Total Duration 19 days
Max Altitude 3840 m.
Difficulty Level Moderate
Best Time May, June, July, August and September