The trail takes you east of Annapurna Base camp trail and eventually to the Mardi Himal Basecamp, close to Mount Fishtail. Then you go paragliding in Pokhara on this multi-day tour!
Upper Mustang Trek Wellness Tour
- Per Person Min 4 persons
- Private Tour Min 2 people
Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Visit the Last Forbidden Kingdom, Upper Mustang
The Upper Mustang area is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom. Mustang lies in the trans-Himalayan region North of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It’s an arid, desert-like environment with colourful rock formations.
Your adventure begins with a flight into Jomsom, which lies in the Kali Gandaki valley – the most in-depth ravine in the world. North of Kagbeni is considered the “restricted” Upper Mustang region where Tibetan influence is prevalent. The landscape is dotted with ancient villages with monasteries several centuries old.
Trekkers were only allowed to enter this region in 1992, and only about 700 trekkers visit Mustang a year. Nevertheless, this is one of the few remaining enclaves where Tibetan culture remains undisturbed. See for yourself on the Upper Mustang Trek.
Food and nutrition on the trek
We are pioneers in gastronome trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, exciting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while assisting in acclimatisation to high altitudes. Combining hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete culinary adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.
Why Choose Us?
- Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety while enhancing your trekking experience.
- Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
- Experience the Himalayas in style.
- Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatisation to high altitudes for our Wellness gourmet trekking adventures.
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be met by our representative and brought to your hotel. You will meet the rest of the group for your trek briefing.
After our breakfast for our Morning tour of Swayambhunath Temple, we check out of the hotel, Kathmandu Durbar Square – A World Heritage Site, Ason Market ending in Thamel – the tourist hub for lunch.
We go to the domestic airport for our short flight to Pokhara in the afternoon. Then, we walk around the Lakeside in Pokhara and do some last-minute buying or hiring trekking equipment. Afterwards, we will go to one of the many restaurants for dinner.
Early morning flight to Jomsom. We will get in jeeps to drive towards Ghami. We will have to stop at a couple of places to register with the polices and have lunch. Afterwards, we will go via Muktinath 3750 to allow your bodies to acclimate to the altitude.
We stay in the lovely Royal Mustang owned by a cousin of The Mustang King in Ghami 3565 meters.
We have a relatively short day of 3-4 hours of trekking to allow you to acclimatise to the altitude. After that, we will hike through lovely red and yellow hills to Dhakmar 3825 meters.
We trek through Lho Ghekar and visit Ghar Gompa. Ghar Gompa is the oldest Tibetan monastery. It was constructed in the 8th century by Guru Rinpoche or Guru Padmasambhava (The Lotus Born), the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. Ghar Gompa is situated at an elevation of 3931 meters above sea level. Ghar Gompa is related to the Nyingma sect of Buddhism.
We can have early lunch at Ghar Gompa prepared together by our chef and the Buddhist monks. After lunch, we have a longer 5-hour hike, traversing part two small passes (small in the Himalayan context) above 4000 meters before reaching Lomanthang 3840 meters. 6 hours trek.
In the morning, we explore and visit Jamba, Thupchen and Choede, the three monasteries within the walled city of Lo Manthang. Option to visit Samdrupling Monastery and Marchung Cave in the afternoon.
We take jeeps to explore several villages, monasteries, Choser, and the Jhong Caves close to Lo Manthang. It will be an exhilarating day to visit ancient monasteries and the Jhong Caves, where people dwelled 700 years ago.
Today is an excellent full day of trekking amidst sensational scenery. First, we trek for 4-5 hours before reaching Dhi, where we have lunch. Then, we continue for another two hours to get to Yara, where we stop for the night. 3610 meters. 6 hours trek.
We have an option of hiking to Luri Gompa and returning to Yara, 4 hours return journey. Those who don’t feel like it can just chill out at Yara.
Luri Gumba, a Buddhist monastery, is a unique monastery built in a cave. There are several chortens, statues of Buddhist deities and mandala paintings inside this Gompa in a cave.
Our jeeps at Yara pick us up and drive back to Jomsom. We will stop at Tsarang for some time to explore the Palace ruins and surrounding monuments before continuing on our drive to Jomsom. 5-6 hour drive.
We have an early morning flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is a lovely city with a beautiful lake. You can shop, get massages or chill out in the countless cafes and restaurants.
In Pokhara. The group can book a tandem paraglide flight in the morning. We booked our paragliding with a company owned by one of the two guys who got to the summit of Everest, paraglided down to the Sunkoshi river and then kayaked to the Bay of Bengal. They won the National Geography Adventurers of the year 2012.
Or the group can choose to relax at the hotel or the numerous cafes and restaurants by Phewa Lake before our afternoon flight back to Kathmandu.
Your group leader will bring you to the International airport 3 hours before your departure time.
A Responsible promise
Despite the exceptional circumstances in which we find ourselves at the moment, we don’t want you to give up your holiday – and we want you to be able to book your trip without any worries.
To provide additional security for your booking, we have introduced a new rebooking and cancellation policy so that you can easily rebook or cancel your trip free of charge if the worst comes to the worst.
Free Cancellation With the Responsible Promise 100% Money-Back Guarantee
For new bookings made between May 10th 2021, and December 31st, 2022, you may cancel your complete package (activities, hotels, tours, excl. flight) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure and get 100% of your money back. However, to stay flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Total flexibility on your booking
Stay flexible with our new rebooking service until shortly before your departure. For new bookings made between May 10th and December 31st, 2021, you may rebook your package (activities, hotels, tours) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure (subject to availability). Rebooking is only allowed once, and you must inform us 30 days before your planned departure. Any additional costs incurred due to changes in your schedule or upgrades, such as additional fees in high season or upgrades to your accommodation, will still apply. To remain flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Most of our clients have completed their treks from 3 years old to some in their 70s with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel names.
Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
A visa can also be obtained outside of Nepal at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travelers?
You are safe as long as you respect the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
Here are some helpful articles:
Am I too old to go trekking?
Arriving at Kathmandu airport.
Should I bring cash or ATM cards?
What to pack for a trek?
Do I need to train for a trek?
What is a typical day on a trek like?
What is the food like on the trek?
The Benefits of using trekking poles.
What do I need to know about high altitudes?
High altitude myths.
How to trek safely?
For more articles, you can go to our blogs.