- Day: 1
Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner and trip briefing. Original Passport will be collected to make upper mustang trek permits.
- Day: 2
Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara
After breakfast drive to Pokhara. Scenic drive through the Valley, Mountains view, Riverside with the nice green view, the local village. Check-in Hotel and walk around Fewa Lake.
- Day: 3
Pokhara fly to Jomsom 2,743 M (8,999 ft) and Trek to Kagbeni
Early morning fly to Jomsom. We will meet our team (porter) at the Jomsom and after a short tea break walk to Kagbeni.
- Day: 4
Kagbeni Trek to Chele.
The landscapes will vary daily, every part of the trek is different and has its own beauty.
- Day: 5
Chele Trek to Syangboche
After at Tsaile (Chele). Chele we start our trek to Syangboche. The peaceful and enchanting landscape towards Syanboche with the spectacular mountain views and the villages. Caves are the major highlight of the day.
- Day: 6
Syanboche Trek to Ghami
Syangboche to Ghami follows the traditional route; Tamagaon, Ghiling, Chhunggar, and Jhaite village. Nyi La is the best viewpoint to see the Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, barley and buckwheat field in the dry desert land of Mustang.
- Day: 7
Ghami Trek To Charang
As we approach Lo-manthang, we'll feel the deep spirituality of the land. We will see Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tuckhe, Thorong peaks Mountain View. Tsarang monastery is a popular monastery in Mustang and its related to Gelup sect of Buddhism.
- Day: 8
Charang Trek to Lo-Manthang
The final destination of the Upper Mustang Trek is L Manthang and today we'll start our hike after breakfast. The trails are normally easy but gradually up somewhere but almost flat. The land of Lo offers remoteness, natural beauty, adventure, and cultures along the way. The ancient Tibetan culture and the people's lifestyles are unique experiences. We will see an Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain which is above 8000m high.
- Day: 9
Explore Lo-ManThang Valley
Today is quite interesting with many things to explore and experience. Our day starts with breakfast at the lodge. First, we will visit the Chooser cave and we will be taking horse or jeep from the lo manthang. Horse ride is exciting but upon interest and choices, we will arrange it. Around the chooser area, there are many centuries-old caves in the rocky cliff. We will visit Jhong, Konchok Ling and Ritseling cave. Before we will head back to the Lo Manthang to explore the ancient monasteries. In the afternoon we will visit Chortens, Royal Palace, three ancient monasteries and the unique lifestyle of local people.
- Day: 10
Lo-Manthang Trek to Drakmar via Samduling, Marang la 4230 M (13,878 ft)
Today we will visit another most important place in this area Dhakmar. We will see ancient Ghar Gumba and it was built in the 8th century by the Tibetan magician master Padmasambhava which is related to the Nyingma sect of Buddhism. Along the way, we will see snow-capped mountains, Tibetan art, chhorten, antique villages, caves, Buddhist monasteries, and beautiful landscapes.
- Day: 11
Dhakmar Trek to Ghiling
Trek to Ghiling trek is fascinating as well as exciting because the trail leads the visitors to the hidden Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang. We will see the longest Mani Wall of Upper Mustang and the ancient Chortens.
- Day: 12
Ghiling Trek to Chhuksang
Today we will explore the ancient Cave at Samar village. On the way, we will see the Ranchung monastery cave, chhyungkar chorten. We will see stone-carved figurines of various deities inside the Chungsi cave and also the figure of Padmasambhava. The ancient Upper mustang trail almost near to exit the restricted zone. The next day we will exit from the restricted zone.
- Day: 13
Chhuksang Trek to Kagbeni and Drive to Muktinath Temple
After breakfast short hike about 3 hours to Kagbeni, complete the paperwork at the check post and then drive to Muktinath Temple. Visit Muktinath Temple.
- Day: 14
Muktinath - Kali Gandaki River - Jomsom.
After morning activities drive to Kali Gandaki river, stop for 1-2 hrs for Fossil searching in Kali Gandaki river. While returning to Jomsom visit Dumba Lakes, and Snow Leopard Cave. Free time in the evening, last day of the Upper Mustang.
- Day: 15
Fly to Pokhara
Free time to explore and relax in Pokhara.
- Day: 16
Fly Back to Kathmandu and Drive to Home Stay (Ranikot)
After breakfast, around 10 fly to Kathmandu, and then drive to Ranikot Homestay, Barbeque and cooking with Nepalese family. The home we will be staying is was rebuilt after the Earthquake.
- Day: 17
Ranikot Drive to Kathmandu.
Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square on the way, Free time in the evening for shopping, massage.
- Day: 18
Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule.