Upper Mustang trekking combines a rare experience of passing through ancient Himalayan trade route and observing century-old gompas, palaces and cities that have been a source of unique religion and lifestyle. Opened since 1991, The Nepalese government has categorized Upper Mustang as restricted area allowing only organized group. A trekker has to pay US $700 per person for ten days with US $70 for each extra day.
This trek is mostly a camping trek which involves walking through desert like country and meeting people and their customs of Tibetan origin. The major highlights of the trek includes the Walled City of Lo Manthang, ancient chortens and gompas that contain precious scripts and artifacts, walking in rain-shadow region and observing unique landscape and culture.
Trekking in this area is suitable from Late march until early November with a maximum duration of 10 days and elevation of 4330m.