Horse Riding in Upper Mustang

Duration: 19 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews

Horse riding holiday in the Upper Mustang region will be a unique and unforgettable experience for those adventure lovers who wish to explore the Trans Himalayan region without a challenge. Mustang, situated in the northern central part of Nepal, and at the top of the Kaligandaki River where the languages, culture, and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people.

This area is considered one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region. The upper Mustang is dominated by an endless expanse of yellow and grey rolling hills made smooth by the wind. We traverse this lonely landscape on horseback via several passes (The highest being the Nyi-La at 3990m), camping in villages nestled in their green irrigated oasis until we reach the spectacular walled town of Lo-Monthang. Visually, this is an extraordinary place and home of the Mustang Raja (King) as well as some beautiful temples and monasteries. The people of Upper Mustang are always curious about new arrivals and we can expect children, with scary windblown hair and apple red cheeks, will gather to confront the spectacle of foreign visitors. The abrasive lifestyle required to survive is easily evident here.

Horse riding in Upper Mustang starts after a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom on the upper Kali Gandaki River between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, this holiday to Mustang allows us to explore a weird and wonderful landscape of eroded conglomerate cliffs, colored by natural earth pigments - reds, yellows, browns, and blues. Horse riding trekking across passes of up to 4100m, we will also be riding through a succession of picturesque white painted Mustang villages and Tibetan monasteries, set against a backdrop of the distant snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. We have a day to explore our ultimate destination for an excursion in Lo Manthang, a fairy-tale walled city and the capital of Mustang which is quite unlike anything else in Nepal.

This enlightening horse riding adventure to Mustang in Nepal will surely appeal to those looking to explore a very special part of the Himalaya and finally by flight from Jomsom to Pokhara or continue trek to Ghorepani Poon hill and ending Himalayan adventure trip at Pokhara. 


  • Embark on a riding trip in the Trans- Himalayan region, explore its unique culture, landscapes and primitive lifestyle and Tibetan villages 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu Airport, reception and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley including Patan. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then horse ride trek to Kagbeni , 2,750m/3-hrs.
  • Day 05Kagbeni horse riding to Chele 3,050m/5-hrs.
  • Day 06Chele horse riding to Geling 3,570m/6-hrs.
  • Day 07Geling horse riding to Tsarang 3,565m/6-hrs.
  • Day 08Tsarang horse riding to Lo-Manthang 3,800m/4/5-hrs.
  • Day 09Explore around Lo-Manthang.
  • Day 10Lomanthang horse riding to Lo-Gekar 4,200m//5-hrs.
  • Day 11Lo-Gekar horse riding to Ghami 3,530m/4-hrs.
  • Day 12Ghami horse riding to Syangbochen 3,540m/ 5-hrs.
  • Day 13Syangbochen horse riding to Tetang 2,985m/5-hrs.
  • Day 14Tetang horse riding to Muktinath 3,800m/ 6-hrs.
  • Day 15Muktinath horse riding back to Jomsom 2,750m/5-hrs.
  • Day 16Jomsom 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 17Pokhara drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 18Excursion day in Kathmandu. Alpine Eco Trek team will offer Farewell Dinner with cultural show. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 19Final departure to your home.
Detail Itinerary


  • All the necessary pick up and drops
  • Accommodation in KTM and Pokhara with breakfast, 
  • Flight fares from KTM to PKR and back to KTM
  • Special permit for Mustang and other normal permits
  • Horse with horseman, horse diet, horseman salary, horse equipment. 
  • Both way flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and then Jomsom to Pokhara with a guide. 
  • 11 days horse riding cost including guest house, food, tea coffee, and all the taxes.
  • An English speaking guide and a porter to carry your bag pack
  • Guide and porter’s insurance, salary, shoes, jackets, food and guest houses. 
  • Company’s service charge and all government taxes.  
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  •  Any bottled drinks
  • Your insurance and personal expenses 
  • Tips for guide and porter.
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Useful Information

The above information is just a guide and a standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision on what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

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