Trip Facts:

Lower Mustang Trek

Starts from
10 Days
Teahouse/ Lodges
Mustang Region
Full Board
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal


Lower Mustang Trek

The Lower Mustang trek is a fantastic journey through the culturally rich and geographically diverse landscapes of the Mustang region, combining the beauty of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges with the unique Tibetan-influenced culture. This trek is more accessible than Upper Mustang, offering breathtaking views, sacred sites, and a mix of lush valleys and arid landscapes. It’s suitable for trekkers seeking a moderate adventure with cultural immersion.

Trip Highlights:

Lower Mustang Trek

  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Trekking through the Kali Gandaki Valley, the world’s deepest gorge.
  • Visiting the sacred Muktinath Temple, a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Exploring the ancient village of Kagbeni.
  • Stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna ranges.
  • Experiencing the rich culture and traditions of the Thakali and Tibetan people.

Trip Iterinary:

Lower Mustang Trek

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. There will be a trek briefing and preparation session. Time permitting, explore Kathmandu’s cultural sites like Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Durbar Square.

Short flight to Pokhara, a scenic city by Phewa Lake. Spend the day exploring and preparing for the trek. Visit attractions like the Peace Pagoda, Devi’s Fall, and the International Mountain Museum.

Morning flight to Jomsom, followed by a trek to Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang. Trekking through the Kali Gandaki Valley, enjoy views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks. Visit the Kagbeni Monastery and stroll through the narrow alleys of this ancient village.

Trek through arid landscapes and ascend to the sacred Muktinath Temple. Explore the temple complex and its 108 water spouts.

Descend to the charming village of Marpha, known for its apple orchards and apple products. Explore the village and visit the local monastery.

Continue trekking down the Kali Gandaki Valley to Tatopani, famous for its hot springs. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs.

Ascend through lush rhododendron forests to Ghorepani, a popular stop on the Annapurna Circuit. Overnight in a teahouse.

Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Return to Ghorepani, trek to Nayapul, and drive back to Pokhara.

Fly back to Kathmandu. Free time for shopping or sightseeing.

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey.


Lower Mustang Trek

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals during the trek
  • Experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Necessary permits (ACAP, Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit, and TIMS card)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Transportation (private vehicle, jeep, or bus)
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes


Lower Mustang Trek

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Travel insurance (mandatory, including emergency evacuation coverage)
  • Personal expenses (hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging devices, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Extra nights in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek
  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the included section

Frequently Asked Questions:

ABC Trek

Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) offer the best weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

Prior trekking experience is beneficial but not mandatory.

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern. The itinerary includes gradual ascents and acclimatization days to mitigate the risks.