Upper Mustang August Festival Trek

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Upper Mustang August Festival Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Places to Visit Upper Mustang
  • Max Altitude 3,800m/12,467ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Jomsom
  • Ends Jomsom
  • Activity Trekking
  • Best Season Spring Autumn

Upper Mustang August Festival Trek Highlights:

The trek offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and historical significance. Some of the main highlights include:

  • Scenic Jomsom Flight: Jomsom flights, where your journey to the heart of the Himalayas begins with a breathtaking aerial symphony, revealing the rugged beauty of Mustang at every turn.
  • Visit Pokhara: Pokhara, where the tranquil waters mirror the majestic Annapurna range, and every sunrise awakens a new adventure. A city of serenity and dreams by the lake.
  • Deep Gorges: The trek takes you through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, which is considered the world's deepest gorge. The breathtaking views of the towering cliffs and the river flowing below are truly phenomenal.
  • Unique Landscape: Mustang has a distinct and arid landscape, resembling the Grand Canyon in the United States. You'll witness eroded cliffs, colorful rock formations, and barren valleys that create a surreal atmosphere.
  • Forbidden Kingdom: Until 1992, Mustang was off-limits to foreigners, making it a forbidden and mysterious land. The trek allows you to explore this ancient kingdom and witness its preserved culture and traditions.
  • Guru Padmasambhava: Mustang holds significant importance in Tibetan Buddhism as it is associated with Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rimpoche. You can visit monasteries and sacred sites linked to his teachings and learn about the Buddhist heritage of the region.
  • Ghar Gompa: Ghar Gompa, the first-ever monastery built by Padmasambhava around the 7th century is mesmerizing, and a visit to this monastery is a lifetime opportunity.
  • August Festival:  Witnessing the August Festival is another quest to comprehend the culture of Mustang with all the colorful dancing and playing of instruments

Upper Mustang August Festival Trek Overview:

August, is the month when all trekking destinations in Nepal will still be closed due to the harsh summer monsoon. But again August is also the month when Nepal's monsoon season is almost to its end. Being a rain-shadow area Upper Mustang opens its door for trekkers even during this monsoon offseason. It is during this time Upper Mustang offers itself at its best with the view and its appearance.

At the final stage of monsoon i.e. August, Upper Mustang observes a fascinating festival, very typical that is very lively and colorful. This Upper Mustang August Festival is also popularly known as the "Yartung Festival". The Upper Mustang August Festival Trek provides you with ample opportunity to enjoy the Mustang in full, unlike the Tiji Festival of May.

Much like the Tiji festival occurring in the month of May, the Upper Mustang August Festival is a “prayer for world peace”. It is an annual event of the natives to honor the victory over evil. Unlike the Tiji festival, there is not much rush, and the maddening crowd yet very fascinating. However, anyone can make the most out of it with ample opportunity to witness this marvelous celebration.

The celebration of this three-day religious ceremony is fundamentally to strengthen the hope of the people of Lo. The native has faith in the legends of a deity being reborn and bringing an end to all the evils and suffering. To mark this, monks in their colorful costumes and masks dance to the soothing rhythm which is simply magical.

NOTE: Make sure to confirm the dates of the Upper Mustang August festival Trek as it is based on the Tibetan calendar and the moon phase which changes occasionally.

Upper Mustang, The Treasured Beauty: 

This ancient kingdom of Mustang was open to the outside world only in 1992. It is one of the most astonishing valleys hidden behind the soaring snowy range of Dhaulagiri and ANNAPURNA. A journey to Mustang is a journey of remarkable contrasts with vast and barren Tibetan landscapes and unharmed culture. It delivers century-old cliff-hanging monasteries, cultured settlements with lush rice fields, and timeless traditions.

The Upper Mustang August Festival Trek takes you into the deep magical Mustang that appears more like a Grand Canyon. Furthermore, It is a forbidden kingdom and a source of the world's deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki which is simply phenomenal. Mustang also gives you an ample account of Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rimpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Upper Mustang August Festival Trek is a unique trekking experience that takes you to the mystical region of Mustang in Nepal. This is a vibrant and culturally significant festival celebrated in Lo Manthang, the capital of Mustang. The weather during August is generally favorable, with warm days and mild nights. Upper Mustang is often referred to as the "Forbidden Kingdom" due to its restricted access until 1992.

The maximum altitude reached during the Upper Mustang August Festival Trek is usually around 3,800 meters to 4,200 meters (12,467 to 13,779 feet). While the trek involves some uphill climbs and high-altitude passes. Nonetheless, it is considered a moderate-level trek in terms of altitude difficulty.

Yartung Festival or  Upper Mustang August Festival 

The Upper Mustang Yartung Festival is a captivating and unique cultural event held in the mystical region of Upper Mustang in Nepal. The Yartung Festival, celebrated annually, is a grand display of local traditions and customs, attracting both locals and tourists alike.

During the festival, the vibrant streets of Upper Mustang come alive with colorful processions, traditional music, and enthusiastic dances. The main highlight of the Yartung Festival is the mask dance performed by the monks.

As the festival unfolds, the locals adorn themselves in traditional attire, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region. All these colorful costumes adorned with ornate jewelry and vibrant colors, add to the visual spectacle. The festival is also an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate their shared traditions, strengthening social bonds and fostering a sense of unity.

The Upper Mustang Yartung Festival also provides a platform for visitors to sink themselves into the unique traditions of the Upper Mustang. It is a cherished event that preserves the local heritage while captivating the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to witness it.

Join Nepal Pyramids for the Upper Mustang August Festival trek to comprehend this ancient kingdom in full.

Also, Look for: Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive to Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet)
  • Day 02:Half day city tour/ afternoon trek briefing and preparation / welcome dinner.
  • Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (820 m/2,690 feet)
  • Day 04:Fly to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,923 feet) and trek to Kagbeni (2,800 m/9,186 feet)
  • Day 05:Trek to Chele (3,050 m/10,006 feet)
  • Day 06:Trek to Syangboche (3,800 m/12,467 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Lo Ghami (3,520 m/11,548 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek to Tsarang (3,560 m/11,679 feet) - Most Fascinating Village
  • Day 09:Trek to Lo Manthang (3,800 m/12,467 feet) Festival Opening Ceremony
  • Day 10:Exploration and witness the festival.
  • Day 11:Closing ceremony.
  • Day 12:Trek to Ghami (3,520 m/11,548 feet) via Ghar Gompa.
  • Day 13:Trek to Samar (3,660 m/12,007 feet)
  • Day 14:Trek to Chhuksang Drive to Jomsom and EXIT the restricted area of Mustang.
  • Day 15:Fly to Pokhara and overnight stay
  • Day 16:Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 17:Departure day - transfer to the international airport.

Upper Mustang August Festival Trek Detailed Itinerary

  • Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by our Trekking Group Leader or our office Representative and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Check in and rest after your journey.
  • You can explore the vibrant streets of THAMEL in Kathmandu or relax at your hotel.

PLEASE NOTE: As per Nepal Government regulations, to access restricted mountain areas like Upper Mustang, we require your original passport and passport-sized photos to swiftly secure the Special Trekking Permit. This document must be temporarily submitted to the Nepal Immigration Department. It is a golden ticket to unseen vistas and untouched valleys away from the maddening crowd. So, we will be collecting these documents upon your arrival at the hotel.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star hotel
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Transport: Airport Pickup
  • After breakfast, embark on a half-day city tour to visit Kathmandu's historical and cultural sites.
  • We will visit the two sacred World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.
  • In the afternoon, there will be a trek briefing and equipment check for your upcoming adventure.
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant with the team and fellow travelers.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast/Welcome Dinner
  • Transport: City Tour
  • After an early breakfast, depart for Pokhara by a scenic drive that takes around 8/9 hours.
  • Arrive in Pokhara, check-in to your hotel, and enjoy the serene lakeside views.
  • Spend the evening exploring Pokhara and its charming streets.
  • Altitude: 820 m/2,690 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 hours DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 200 km
  • Early wake-up call for a scenic flight to Jomsom.
  • After an early morning flight to Jomsom, the gateway to Upper Mustang, start your trek.
  • Walk along the Kali Gandaki Gorge -- which is older than the mountains that dates back to 80 million years.
  • Trek to Kagbeni, a picturesque village at the entrance of the restricted area.
  • Explore the ancient city of Kagbeni.
  • Prepare to enjoy the Strong Wind in the windy valley of Nepal
  • Altitude: 2,800 m/9,186 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Begin your trek towards Chele, enjoying scenic landscapes and unique Tibetan-influenced culture along the way.
  • Shorty we enter into the restricted area of Upper Mustang
  • The view of an arid Tibet-like landscape with canyons is simply mesmerizing.
  • Arrive in Chele, a beautiful village, and rest for the night.
  • Altitude: 3,050 m/10,006 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 16 km
  • Leaving Chele we climb high up the ridge with the most beautiful views.
  • view of sky caves on the high canyons that date back to 3000 years.
  • The trek continues to Syangboche, offering stunning views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Tilicho Peak, and YakawaKang.
  • Enjoy the rugged terrain and the unique beauty of Mustang.
  • Altitude: 3,800 m/12,467 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 17 km
  • Todays walk is effortless with occasional climbs in between.
  • As we walk the trail the colorful landscapes that surround the entire valley are phenomenal.
  • your South direction is entirely dominated by the view of Mt. Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Tilicho Peak.
  • Ghami is a charming village with an ancient monastery.
  • Explore the village and experience the ancient local culture.
  • Altitude: 3,520 m/11,548 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Continue your journey to Tsarang, passing through dry and surreal landscapes.
  • Take some time to witness the LONGEST MANI (prayer) WALL of Mustang.
  • All those RED CLIFFS towards the valley of Dhakmar has its own Legends.
  • Tsarang is also known as the "Land of Chortens" - Chortens are Buddhist Shrines like Stupas
  • Tsarang is known for its historic Tsarang Monastery.
  • Afternoon visit to the Monastery  and 7th Century Palace - which is Tsarang's Heritage
  • Altitude: 3,560 m/11,679 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10.7

Finally, we get to the plateau of Lo Monthang, the fabled walled city of Lo people and ‘The Capital city’ of Mustang. Lo Manthang contains about 150 houses and has some of the largest and finest Tibetan Buddhism gompas in Nepal. The city itself is absolutely fascinating place with four major ancient Monasteries which are impressive and an enormous 14th-century palace imposing 4-storey building in the center of the city.

  • The spectacular view of Lo Manthang, the valley of Thinkar, and Chhosar from the 4000 m pass of Lo-La.
  • Reach the walled city of Lo Manthang, the heart of Upper Mustang.
  • Witness the Opening Ceremony of the August Festival
  • AFter Lunch, Explore the ancient city, its monasteries, and culture.
  • Altitude: 3,800 m/12,467 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 13 km

Spend the day exploring Lo Manthang, and if your visit coincides with a local festival, witness the vibrant festivities and cultural traditions.

  • After breakfast, your leader will organize a jeep for the Chhosar excursion.

What u see in Chhosar:

  • Nyphu Cave monastery was built into the side of a soaring cliff.
  • 2500 years Jhong Sky Cave has more than 44 compartments and gives us the prehistoric settlement of humans.
  • Free afternoon to enjoy more of the Festival
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Participate in the closing ceremony of the festival, if applicable, to immerse in the local culture.
  • Spend your last day in Lo Manthang enjoying the unique atmosphere.
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Begin your return journey and trek back to Ghami via Ghar Gompa, a prominent monastery.

  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 7/8 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 18.5 km

Continue your trek, passing through picturesque landscapes, and arrive in Samar.

  • Altitude: 3,660 m/12,007 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trek to Chhuksang and then drive to Kagbeni.
  • Exit the restricted area of Mustang.
  • Further, Drive to Jomsom through the Kali Gandaki Valley
  • Last night's Celebration followed by dancing and Tipping
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Transport: Reserve Vehicle

We take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. We fly right into the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki with a striking view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight stay in the lake city of Pokhara. Your group leader will assist with the side excursion, if any, as per your requirements.


  • End of your trekking days.
  • We bid goodbye to our local staff.
  • 20-minute flight to stunning Pokhara, and in Pokhara the beautiful Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the Himalayas mounting at the backdrop create an atmosphere of peace and delight.
  • As per preference, your leader will assist you in your Pokhara activities which may include: lake exploration and hike to Peace Pagoda, paragliding, zip lining, etc. or it’s entirely up to your choice if you want to stay back and explore Pokhara for shopping.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Mountain Flight

Today we will fly to Kathmandu with the beautiful panoramic Mountain View to your left.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Mountain Flight

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. Your leader will be there to send you off home.

  • Accommodation: Fly Back Home

The above itinerary is simply a guideline and is subject to alteration as per the circumstances. Your group leader is solely liable to bring about changes in the best interest of the group.

What's Included
  • PERMITS: All Essential permits + SPECIAL PERMIT required to trek in the region.
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
  • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: All Ground transportation to and from the preferred destination as per the itinerary – PRIVATE VEHICLE.
  • STAFF TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation for all staff as required.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Flight from Pokhara/ Jomsom, Jomsom/Pokhara, and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles etc.
  • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however depends solely over the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
  • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
Essential Trip Information


Being a restricted area Upper Mustang requires a special permit among other permits for all Foreign Travelers. 

To hike to Upper Mustang, all international trekkers must get a SPECIAL PERMIT (Restricted Area Permit) from the Nepal Immigration Office, which costs $500 per trekker. The most important thing to remember is that special permits are issued for a minimum of 10 days only. However, you can extend but cannot reduce the minimum number of days.

This implies that even if you only plan on visiting Upper Mustang for three days, you will still require a $500 10-day pass. If you choose to stay longer than 10 days in Upper Mustang, you will be charged an additional $50 per trekker per day.

Extra permits include the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) permits. This ACAP and TIMS cost an additional $50 per trekker. The cost of ACAP and TIMS passes for trekkers from SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries is around NPR. 1300 per trekker; however, this pricing guideline may change over immigration decisions.


While trekking in the area of Upper Mustang the legends and ancient history unfolds before you with ample excursions. This includes tours into the ancient monasteries, ancient palaces, and caves that give you the history of prehistoric settlements. All these sky caves that you see are now used as burial chambers or a place for enlightenment.

However, to explore these mysterious places the Mustang Authorities charge an entrance fee, which the travelers are to shoulder the cost. Travelers are also to bear the cost of any transportation facility used such as jeep or horses in any of distant side excursion.


Upper Mustang Korala or Kora La Highway impact on Trekking:

Here we try our best to reflect on the changing landscape of trekking in the stunning Upper Mustang region due to the construction of the Kora La Highway.  It is a highway that connects Lo Manthang to the Tibetan border. 

The name is titled after the high mountain pass Kora La which is at an elevation of 4621 m / 15,160 feet. Korala is one of the oldest routes between the two regions. It was historically used for salt trade between Tibet and Nepalese kingdoms

However, this new Highway has certainly impacted the essence of trekking in Upper Mustang.  While development is often seen as a positive change, it has, unfortunately, altered the charm of trekking in this once pristine and secluded destination.

The construction of the Kora La Highway, while providing greater accessibility to Upper Mustang, has notably transformed the character of trekking in this once-remote and mystical region.

The construction of the highway has introduced increased accessibility to the Upper Mustang region. The once isolated and tranquil trails are now crowded diminishing the feeling of solitude that once defined this region.

The delicate ecosystem of Upper Mustang has been disrupted, and the serenity of the natural surroundings has been compromised. Increased traffic has also caused dust pollution, impacting the landscape and the health of local residents.
The authenticity and unique charm of the region's culture are slowly fading as tourism grows.

While some may argue that infrastructure development is beneficial, it has led to the construction of lodges and guesthouses that cater to mass tourism. The traditional teahouses that once added to the authenticity of the trekking experience have been replaced by more commercialized options.

Upper Mustang's treks have been compromised, as the arrival of tourists and vehicles along the highway has led to crowded trails, environmental degradation, and a shift towards more commercialized infrastructure.


The construction of the Kora La Highway has introduced a fascinating contrast into the enchanting realm of trekking in the Upper Mustang. As this winding road winds its way through the region's captivating landscapes, it has brought forth a delicate blend of transformation and tradition. 

The once-remote and hidden treasures of this area are now more accessible, allowing trekkers to witness the mesmerizing beauty of Upper Mustang without the difficult trials of the past. 

The road's presence has breathed new life into the local communities, providing economic opportunities, while still preserving the essence of a region known for its mystique. 

It has become a tapestry of exploration, offering travelers a chance to explore the rich tapestry of Upper Mustang's culture, architecture, and traditions, while also enjoying a more comfortable and convenient trekking experience. 

The highway invites adventurers to traverse landscapes that are both timeless and evolving, making it a unique and memorable journey that blends the old with the new, where the charm of Upper Mustang continues to captivate the souls of those who seek its enigmatic beauty.

Upper Mustang August Festival Trek FAQs

  • Upper Mustang is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal, situated in the north-central part of the country. It is known for its unique Tibetan culture and stunning landscapes.

  • To get to Jomsom one has to fly to Pokhara first, the second biggest city of Nepal - this literally means there isn't any direct flight to Jomsom form Kathmandu straight. But, visiting and staying overnight in Pokhara and catching the early morning flight to Jomsom is something not to be missed. 

  • The trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. The trails can be rough and challenging at times, and you will be walking at higher altitudes, so acclimatization is important.

    However with the building of the Kora-La Highway most of the trekking trail has been taken away which literally means you will be walking on jeepable roadway most of the time.


  • Yes, as of now there are cozy teahouses and lodges available along the Upper Mustang Trek route, making it a teahouse trek. You can find basic to luxury accommodation in a few places. However, cozy accommodation and meals is everywhere, but it's a good idea to carry some side snacks and bottled water with you.

  • You should pack warm clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a good backpack, a sleeping bag, and other essentials. Since the valley of Mustang is deep the wind is pretty strong. As you go higher the wind chill gets more stronger so be well equipped. With the raising dust along the way it's a good idea to save just a pair for trekking and more for change once you get to your guest house. Be sure to check the weather and temperature conditions before your trip.

  • The highest sleeping elevation while doing Mustang Tiji Festival trek is (3,800 m/12,467 ft). Though we go over some high passes but eventually we drop down to lower height for sleeping. Besides other mild mountain ailments like food poisoning or diarrhea there is no record of altitude sickness issues while doing Upper Mustang trek. However, we provide medically trained Group leaders with medications and oxygen cylinders to deal with any altitude sickness and other common mountain ailments.

  • Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is earnestly busy since this being one of the principal festivals of Mustang the flow of tourists both local and international will be in enormous volumes. Furthermore, Mustang has very limited lodges since it was opened to outside world only in 1992 and the Tea-House accommodation started very recently so the probability of these tea-houses being absolutely occupied can be potential.  However, depending on the earliest booking we give our best to do advance booking where possible and we always have cozy tents for backups in case of emergency. 


  • The Tiji festival, “prayer for world peace” which usually takes place in the month of May is an annual event of the native to honor the victory over evil. This three days religious ceremony is fundamentally celebrated to strengthen the hope of the people of Lo. The native have faith over the legends of a deity being reincarnated and bringing an end to all the evils and suffering – to mark this, monks in their colorful costumes and masks dance to the soothing rhythm which is simply magical.

  • Upper Mustang, though a moderate trek it is quite challenging, due to the variation of undulating trial that swings with diverse altitude. It’s a desert of Nepal with tons of river valleys where our trail literally runs through making it remarkably a walk with an amount of up and down climb. However, anyone with sensible fitness can join the Upper Mustang trek as the Nepal Pyramids itinerary is very well designed with slow pacing making every step more tranquil than exhausting. It's indeed a heaven for keen walkers.

    NOTE: Anyone with a weak ankle/knee, Heart/Lungs or any Pre-Medical history needs to seek the consent of their doctors which is mandatory.

  • Upper Mustang, though a moderate trek it is quite challenging, due to the variation of undulating trial that swings with diverse altitude. It’s a desert of Nepal with tons of river valleys where our trail literally runs through making it remarkably a walk with an amount of up and down climb. However, anyone with sensible fitness can join the Upper Mustang trek as the Nepal Pyramids itinerary is very well designed with slow pacing making every step more tranquil than exhausting. It's indeed a heaven for keen walkers.
    NOTE: Anyone with a weak ankle/knee, Heart/Lungs, or any Pre-Medical history needs to seek the consent of their doctors which is mandatory.
  • Mustang trip is earnestly busy during the Tiji Festival that falls around the month of May. This being one of the principal festivals of Mustang the flow of tourists both local and international will be in enormous volumes. However, for the rest of the years apart from winter Mustang will be pretty unoccupied.

    We don’t recommend the Mustang trek during winter due to the closure of lodges, inaccessibility due to heavy snow, and utter chill weather circumstances.


  • The best time to trek in Upper Mustang is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).

    Winter (December to February) is not recommended for Upper Mustang Trek

  • Upper Mustang is a restricted area for which trekkers need to be associated with a local company – Permits required for this restricted area are: Special permits that cost $500 per trekker for 10 days which is a minimum permit validation Days authentication and extra $50 per trekker per day will be charged for additional days extension, ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) permit. However, all these will be prearranged before your arrival in Kathmandu.

  • Jomsom happens to be the 'Windy Valley' of Nepal and our air aviation is quite strict about flying small planes to these remote mountain airstrips. Secondly,  there are flight delays and sometimes cancellations under various weather circumstances.  However, this isn't an everyday story and there is an alternative of driving to and from Jomsom in case of flight cancellation. Though driving may be very long (9/10 hrs) in comparison to flying yet the fun of driving through the world's deepest gorge has a different charm. 

  • All our itineraries are intended to make the altitude variation appropriate for ample acclimatization, though the chances of getting AMS in Mustang are zero as we ascend very progressively. Furthermore, the highest point we sleep at is not more than 3,800 m / 12,467 feet. Moreover, we provide medically professional leaders who are certified and skilled at dealing with altitude-related ailments. Since the Mustang trek starts off with a very gradual ascent we don’t recommend taking Diamox or any altitude-related medication.

  • Upper Mustang trek which was opened to the outside world only in 1992 started off as a camping trek where tea house trekking started very recently. The tea houses that we see now in this region is nothing but the extension of their own houses which is quite basic and delivers twin bed sharing rooms with hygienic  COMMON toilet and bathrooms. During the Tiji Festival time which normally falls on the month of May these tea houses will be houseful and most trekkers use tents or homestay facility to witness this incredible festival. 

    You may have a variety of choices for the food but most tea houses still need to improvise in their making of Western food so please expect the least of what comes to the table as per your order - So far with Nepal Pyramids absolute contentment prevails in regards to meals and Local Tea-House.

  • It is always very wise to have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure including trip delays, cancellation, loss of property, sickness, or air evacuation. Though your leaders are highly trained to cope with any emergency situation sometimes even after the best of our precautions things happen. It is essential that you have the right travel insurance to cover yourself from everyday trekking injuries like sprained ankles to life-threatening conditions and natural disasters.

  • Mineral water is rampant in the Upper Mustang region yet Nepal Pyramids, for the environmental concern we are opposed to the use of disposable plastic bottles on any of our trips to Nepal Himalayas. With no additional cost, our staff will supply you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening for which at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles are recommended. In case you run out of the delivered water you can always buy boiled and filtered water from the tea houses along the way at minimal charges.

  • The charging facility is not possible in all the settlements of Mustang as they still lack the Hydroelectricity facility and people still rely on their solar panels. Further, the villages with electricity facilities usually have a power cut during day time to stabilize the supply which is already very low. It is always wise to carry some extra batteries or fully charged power bank batteries to charge your devices - besides, your batteries run out pretty quickly in the cold. 

    Over trivial cost, all tea houses provide you with basic hot showers that include solar showers, gas showers,s or Bucket showers.
    Once we enter into the restricted area of Mustang the Wi-Fi facility is more like zero, Lo-Manthang provides you with a Pre-Paid Wi-Fi connection over some charges but not always reliable.

Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

Nepal Pyramids is here to craft your Nepal dreams into reality. We assure you a trip extraordinarily out of the world with quality service and value for money. We propose comprehensive flexible packages with unbeatable price - without any hidden cost.

  • Team of Local Experts
    Team of Local Experts

    Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

  • Safety is our Prior Concern
    Safety is our Prior Concern

    Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

  • Travel Sustainably
    Travel Sustainably

    Sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We ensure that the beauty and integrity of the destinations we explore are preserved. We believe in responsible tourism that contributes positively to the environment and the livelihoods of the local people.

  • Hassle Free
    Hassle Free

    Nepal Pyramids takes pride in making your journey hassle-free from start to finish. With our efficient services, expert Group Leading, and attention to detail, you can leave the hassles behind and focus on creating lasting memories during your travels.

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