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- Contact Person : Bhagwat Simkhada
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- Address : Thamel, Marg Kathmandu
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Max Altitude:4230 m
Activity:Trekking and Hiking
Route :Pokhara, Lo Manthang, Jomsom
Group Size :1-16
Tour Customize :On Request
Trip Grade :Moderate
Best Season:Feb-May/Aug- Nov
- Discover the hidden gem of the Annapurna region, Upper Mustang.
- Visit ancient caves and monasteries like Chhoser caves and Luri Gompa that reflects the history of the valley.
- Explore the holy site of Muktinath in the Mustang district.
- Experience the diverse cultures of Thakali, Sherpa, and Tibetan people.
Upper Mustang Trek is a trending travel destination in Nepal and is revered for its ancient cultural ties. The trek is a great way to know and understand the culture and lifestyle of the Upper Mustang region. Moreover, the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas complement the trek very well. Also, the trekking route displays numerous riches of great natural beauty and cultural importance and the last forbidden Kingdom in Nepal. All in all, this trip offers insight into the Tibetan culture and heritage of the region.
Your arrival in Kathmandu marks the start of the trek. Here, you will spend a day visiting the world heritage sites and prepare for the trek. Then, a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take you halfway across the country. Next, a flight to Jomsom will bring you to the company of Kali Gandaki River. As the trek begins, you walk past numerous villages like Kagbeni, Chhusang, and Geling. Further, the arid trails will lead you to Ghami. Finally, you will take a side trip to Ghar Gompa before reaching Lo Manthang.
In Lo, you can visit the monasteries and relics spread around the village. Thinggar village and the three great monasteries- Thubchen, Jyampa, and Chodye are also excellent tourist destinations. After exploring the village, you prepare for the return trek and take a detour to the Chhoser caves. These sky caves have been intriguing travelers and archaeologists for ages. Then, you visit the Luri Gompa and trek to Muktinath Temple. After relishing the religious aroma around the temple, you return to Jomsom. After a flight to Pokhara and a drive to Kathmandu, the trip comes to an end.
Upper Mustang Trek is a difficult trek so trekkers need to be in great physical condition. Also, you can opt for this trek in the monsoon as well since Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri Himalayas.
At Himalayan Adventure Treks, we provide great travel services to our clients. Also, we have various other trips and offers for all kinds of travelers. Similarly, our team consists of trained guides, porters, and other staff.
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Dates
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Preparation day. (B)
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 5-6 hours. (B)
Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m) and trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chhuksang (2980m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek from Chhuksang to Samar (3660m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 07: Trek from Samar to Gheling (3570m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 08: Trek from Gheling to Ghami (3520m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 09: Trek from Ghami to Charang via Ghar Gompa (3560m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 10: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3730m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 11: Excursion Day in Lo-Mangthang (3730m). (B/L/D)
Day 12: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Chhosser caves and back to Lo-Manthang (by horse ) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 13: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3700m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 14: Visit Luri Gompa (4230m) & back to Yara (3700m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 15: Trek from Yara to Tangbe (3240m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 16: Trek from Tangbe to Tetang (3067m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 17: Trek from Tetang to Muktinath (3800m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 19: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (900m) and Sightseeing. (B)
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 5-6 hours. (B/D)
Day 21: Departure to Airport. (B)
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
- Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation day. (B)
- Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 5-6 hours. (B)
- Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m) and trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chhuksang (2980m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 06: Trek from Chhuksang to Samar (3660m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 07: Trek from Samar to Gheling (3570m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 08: Trek from Gheling to Ghami (3520m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 09: Trek from Ghami to Charang via Ghar Gompa (3560m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 10: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3730m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 11: Excursion Day in Lo-Mangthang (3730m). (B/L/D)
- Day 12: Trek from Lomanthang to Chhosser caves and back to Lo-Manthang (by horse ) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 13: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3700m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 14: Visit Luri Gompa (4230m) & back to Yara (3700m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 15: Trek from Yara to Tangbe (3240m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 16: Trek from Tangbe to Tetang (3067m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 17: Trek from Tetang to Muktinath (3800m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 19: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (900m) and Sightseeing. (B)
- Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 5-6 hours. (B/D)
- Day 21: Departure to Airport. (B)
Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we start for the Kathmandu city tour which includes four of the UNESCO world heritage site in the valley.
Pashupatinath: The temple is one of the most sacred pilgrims sites for Hindus all over the world. It is the temple of Lord Shiva, the temple where the dead bodies are criminated on the bank of Bagmati River.
Boudhanath Stupa: which is one of the biggest stupas in Asia and the holiest Buddhist Pilgrims and famous tourist destination in Valley. It is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It holds the places of the ancient king who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): It is located in the heart of the valley. it is another famous tourist destination and holiest Buddhist pilgrims. it is also known as Monkey temple among tourists.
Early Morning after breakfast will leave for Pokhara with the scenic view along the road to Pokhara via Prithvi highway following the Trishuli river and Marshyangdi river, deep valley gorge, and green field. It takes approximately 5-6 hours to reach Pokhara. Evening you can walk around Phewa Lake and enjoy yourself on the lakeside.
After breakfast, we will fly to Jomsom which is about 30 min flight. The scenery from the plane is beautiful where we can see lots of mountains above (8000m) like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I Leaving the Jomsom village take ahead to EkleVatti then follow the left trail leads to Kagbeni along the left bank of Kali Gandaki river. Kali Gandaki is the deepest gorge in the world.
It takes about three hours from Jomsom to Kagbeni (2,900m). Kagbeni is famous for the ruins of its medieval castle houses.
The trail leads along the right bank of the Kali Gandaki River as you approach crosses riverbed farm field irrigating oasis. After three and a half hours of walking it is better to take a lunch break in Chhuksang village (2980m). You will see some dwelling houses, which are built by mud and whitewashed outside.
The trail enters the area from the right bank crossing the riverbed you will find very interesting turquoise (a shaped piece of a precious greenish-blue mineral). The Kali Gandaki River is running under the tunnel of the reddish erect mountain. As the pedestrian must follow that way the trail climbs up around another 45 minutes to Tsele village. The steep path in the middle of both sides stands about 18-20 houses. From the village can see the north face of Nilgiri 6,940m. The trail continues to climb up through the cliff to Samar pass.
There is a crystalline mountain with reddish rock and some long ranges of visible gorges. There is a long suspension bridge to the left side across the gorge that goes to Gyaker village. Some beautiful Himalayan plants can be seen nearby Samar village from the Samar pass. We will be reaching there at lunchtime. It looks like greenery colorful.
Beyond this Samar village, there are two ways to go to Syanmochen village. If you have planned to visit the Chhugsi Monastery cave you have to follow the right bank of the trail. The narrow way lined up with unpleasantly burning suns brings a hit cover your body by the sweats. It takes to the summit for approximately one hour. Through the Samar hill, your step goes down to the left precipitous path. Let it down the cliff, it is better to care when the fallen dry sweep. The magnificent view of dipping down gorge soon it reaches the famous Chhunsi Kangchung monastery cave (3,400m).
The Chhunsi Kangchung cave monastery appearance the most important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists who interest in it. It says many years ago Yogi Padmasamvab (Guru Rimpoche) choose a peaceful place for a meditation job. Therefore this place is made defiant (openly and fearlessly) popular. Now, it climbs again through the narrow path between two lines of hills. It takes time about a one-and-a-half-hour to Sanmochen where will be our lunch break. Then after climb a little cliff with the pass, you will be seen towards the valley of Gelling and backsight some mountain views.
After crosses the village there is an unreasonable hill to ride up on the top of Nyi La pass (4010m). This is a good viewpoint of the Mustang landscape as well as Annapurna, Nilgiri ranges. The trail descends down just move left site when your eyes approach the beautiful green valley. Exactly that is Ghami village where we stop for the night but we are already at lunchtime.
After lunch, next sight of the Ghami where you can find Japanese Hospital, primary school, longest Mani wall of the Mustang with prayer wheel & apple garden. Or you may hike to the up valley of Ghami which trail leads to Dolph.
We head towards Dhakmar through colorful cliffs and green scenery. Immediately leaving the Ghami trail follows little descend & ascend which takes approximately 45 minutes. Then we get to the valley of Dhakmar. There are lots of cliffy caves above the village with colorful hills.
After the Dhakmar will be a chance to see blue sheep during climbing the Mui La pass (4170m). Ghar Gompa is the oldest monastery of Nepal which is built before the Samey Monastery of Lhasa. This monastery is a Ngyinmapa sect were found the hidden scriptures of Padmasambhava. Then we follow the Tsarang Khola via Lo Ghekar reach to Tsarang.
Finally, leaving Tsarang descends to Tsarang river then climb a step by slowly up then almost follow towards the scenic valley. Before entering the Lo-Manthang you able to be seen the South face of Nilgiri Himal (6,940m) then continue the steps through the desert area to historical wall city.
The walk takes 3 to 4 hours normally. You can stay at the hotel or campsite in the desert dust garden of the Lo-Manthang.
In the walled city, the houses stand against one another in a line to form a small street (alley) sometimes tunnel, if you have no idea you will lose end in that passes-ways. It is mostly, built their mud houses with flat roofs white washed painted outside. The interior of a house is very large and spacious behind it is the main living room with long benches lining one wall and a large ornamental (iron) fireplace at the end.
Lo-pa people grow wheat, barley buckwheat, and some potatoes. Lo-pa people like the business they want to do some business from Tibet like Chinese goods. During the winter the Lo-Pa people come down to the lower part the temperature falls down it's in minus. This day visit to Chode Gompa, Jampa Lhakhang, Thubchen Gompa & King’s palace.
We will visit the Chhosser riding by horse and carry self-packed lunch. Chhosser is mysterious, by its beauty in architecture. This cave looks like a cliff but inside it, there is a step-by-step floor with 44 rooms. This cave is so amazing that it gives the feeling of being in Alien place and returned back to Lo-Manthang.
Finally, from the camp (Lo-Manthang), a short climb takes (the Trekker)up to a glacial valley with the view of a reddish-brown historical wall city (rainless zone) during the return back. It was a really unforgettable image of the Lo- Manthang. Along the mountain ridge after one hour the trail descends down in village Dhi. The time is taken in between streaming to down. Meanwhile you able to see the meadows of the farming field nearby the riverside.
That is Dhi village's the better time for lunch break over here. After the lunch break crossing the river follows the path along the left bank of the riverside to Yara (3,838m). From there in the dry season, the trail follows the riverbed but in the monsoon, it winds up the hills to a final steep climb to the top. It looks like a natural sandy castle in front of you when just you are top on the Yara hills. In some places, you will find a kind of salty dust-like mineral on the hill. Overnight at camp on full board meals.
Today we, visit Luri Gompa which founded in the 13th century, it is the Kagyukpa cave monastery. There are golden-written lamas books. That leads to continue up to Duyung Khola. which is running from the Damodar Kund (basin). It is a famous pilgrimage for the Hindu religion. It’s including the headwater an area of land in which water runs down into a Kali Gandaki river.
This place is famous for black ammonite fossils where is found it. It’s Hindu and Buddhist religions like to collect that for praying service and they believe these as the embodiment of God Vishnu.
Early in the morning, you are leaving from Yara along the high winding path. That soon leads down to the Dhechaeng Khola (river) which is running from the Damodar Kund (basin). It is a famous pilgrimage for the Hindu religion. It’s including the headwater an area of land in which water runs down into a Kali Gandaki river.
This place is famous for black ammonite fossils where is found it. It’s Hindu and Buddhist religions like to collect that for praying service and they believe these as the embodiment of God Vishnu. The trail just crosses the small river but it melting ice water then climb up around one-and-a-half hour to Dhi village along the winding desert mountain path to the Lo-Pa village of Tanya.
The inhabitant of the gentle religious group of Buddhism is busy in their local business as a small foothill rolling away to distance horizons sheltering gentle wind valley. From the village turn your face to the north and standing some sandy cliff over several hundred years. There is a small village in Tangbe (3240m). Overnight we stay at Tangbhe.
Today we leave very early morning with your pack lunch because of long-distance than normal past days. Some step walks then crossing the suspension bridge following the trail to the right site. Soon comes the Yak Khola (river) before climbing a terraced hill to Pass (4210m), which is the highest point of the Upper Mustang trip. The trail climbs for about two and a half hours then you summit on the top (4,200m)
It suffers an unpleasant situation then covers your body with sweat. Although, you able to see the far distance the Damodar Himal and Saribung Himal (6,346m) The main trail continuing along the flat land to leave after a one-and-a-half-hour walking. It's a better time and spot for lunch at PA. No house only the ruins remaining but drinking water sources available over there. Please, do not waste your time it is just crossed only halfway. Still, this leg takes another four to five hours of total walking in your target of the day.
Now the trail descends to down it is a rough way plz be careful! Happen twist or break if you are careless? The feel brings to be rested when you've tried the steps goes down to down. Meanwhile, you able to be seen deep down mud roof valley that is your destination of the day. The village calls Chhuksang or Testing.
Today gradually we trek up till to Gyu La pass (4077m). It is one of the beautiful days and takes it easy to walk. We will pass through Kharkas where can be seen grazing domestic animals as well as wild like mountain goats. It’s peaceful up Valley reach to the top of Gyu La. From the pass, you can see the panoramic view of Thorong Peak, Nilgiri, Tukche Peak & Muktinath valley. Then we reach Muktinath via Chhenkar village.
Muktinath to Jomsom is an interesting and scenic trekking trail to catch Jomsom. We will get the chance to see spectacular mountains view including Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri before descending to the Lupra rivers (Pangda Khola). Lupra is an isolated village with legendary.
There are two Bonpo monasteries with a big settlement. It is a windy day so far. After following the Pangda River for about half an hour more trail will be joined to high way trekking route or Kaligandaki from Lupra village, reach to Jomsom.
Early morning after breakfast we fly to Pokhara which is about 30 min flight. The afternoon after we fresh up, we visit some important places in Pokhara like the Bindabasani temple, the Seti gorge river, Davis fall, and the Guptseshowar Manadev temple cave.
Evening you walk around the Lakeside and boating in Phewa lake to explore the Tal Barahai temple (Island temple)
After breakfast at Pokhara, we drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the view of the Trisuali river and deep valley. Which takes normally a 5-6 hours drive. Evening you can do shopping in Thamel for your friends & family.
In the evening we will have dinner in a Nepalese Restaurant along with the cultural dance program.
A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Pick/drop up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel.
- Three Night 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
- Two Night 3* hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle with an experienced tour guide.
- Domestic flight Pokhara/Jomsom/ Pokhara.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
- Kathmandu/ Pokhara/Kathmandu by tourist bus.
- Special Upper Mustang permit.
- All necessary paper works.
- All accommodations in tea houses during the treks.
- ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- Trekking Permit (ACAP).
- An experienced, helpful, Govt Licence holder and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Last Night’s farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
- Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Entrance fee in Kathmandu.
- Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara. (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).
Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:
Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places, and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.
The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit them.
Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.
Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.
In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf pain or tiredness is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal:
There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.
Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination. However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.
Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.
A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetic to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach the teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area, or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.
Meals and Accommodations:
During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.
Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.
Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family-style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the area’s menu will have Nepali-style western foods such as pancakes, pizza, burgers, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.
Internal Flight Delays:
Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time-consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service, so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a genuine possibility. To manage this situation, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be beneficial to purchase and review your insurance, the insurance companies may cover some of the alternative measures of travel. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.
Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance, and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require it. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out of the country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read printout of insurance policies carefully to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies, so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is vital that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully, which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.
Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:
There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival.
‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.
Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facilities. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get a ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing the required documents.
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The following visa rules apply for tourists:
For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.
According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.
US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet for most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.
How to Book Your Tour:
Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.
It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.
Equipment List for Upper Mustang Trek:
Upper Mustang is difficult trekking but however our long-year experience of operating Trekking to Nepal, We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Trekking and we hope, this information will be helpful you so success your trip.
You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (65- 75 L) max, and all our trekking stuff is kept in this duffle bag, and our porters will carry this. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.
A day backpack:
You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).
Upper Mustang is difficult to trek, and It is essential to have good trekking boots, and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking. Also, recommend you bring the Crompton during the winter season in Nepal.
You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in camp or tea houses after the trek.
Upper Mustang is difficult trekking so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in the Kathmandu hotel until you get back.
You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for minus 15 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 20 degrees for the trekking. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.
You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 1 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you enough warmth during trekking.
Down jacket is compulsory and recommends you to bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the Trek.
You need to have at least 5 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at least 7 pairs of socks for this trekking.
Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:
You need to have at least 3 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms, Nylon hiking shorts, Softshell and hardshell trekking pants, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use them like the weather.
You need to have 3 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is ideal for Upper Mustang Trek & Himalayan Adventure also provide the 1 company T-shirt as a souvenir.
You need to have at least three shirts.
You need to have few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities every day on Upper Mustang Trek so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.
You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Upper Mustang Trek and waterproof pants may be an option.
Head and face gear:
Sun Hat or cap during the daytime, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening, and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.
You need warm gloves.
Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ), and Binoculars (optional).
Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).
First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.
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The Upper Mustang Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek, depending on a number of factors such as your level of fitness, acclimatization, and the itinerary chosen. The trek involves walking for several hours each day at high altitudes, with the highest point reaching up to 3800 meters above sea level. The terrain is mostly rocky and arid, with some steep ascents and descents along the way.
The trek to Upper Mustang is well-marked and relatively easy to follow, with basic lodges and teahouses available along the way for overnight stays. However, the region is remote and isolated, and visitors should be prepared for basic living conditions and limited amenities. It is also important to be aware of the effects of high altitude, such as altitude sickness, and to take necessary precautions to minimize the risk of illness.
In general, the Upper Mustang Trek is suitable for those with a good level of fitness and a spirit of adventure. It is a unique and rewarding experience that offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscape and a chance to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Mustang region. However, visitors are advised to seek advice from a travel professional and to thoroughly research the trek before attempting it, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
The length of the Upper Mustang Trek can vary depending on the itinerary chosen, but most treks to the region take between 10 to 15 days. The trek typically starts in the town of Jomsom, which is accessible by air from Kathmandu, and ends in the capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. The trek to Lo Manthang can take anywhere from 5 to 9 days, depending on the route and the pace of travel.
In addition to the trek to Lo Manthang, visitors may also choose to explore other parts of Upper Mustang and the surrounding areas, which can add several more days to the itinerary. For example, some trekkers choose to visit the ancient city of Lo Gekar and the nearby temple of Lo Gekar Gompa, which are located to the east of Lo Manthang. Other visitors may choose to continue on to other destinations in Nepal, such as the Annapurna region or the Langtang National Park.
The total length of the Upper Mustang Trek will depend on the specific itinerary and the interests and preferences of the traveler. Visitors are advised to carefully consider their options and to seek advice from a travel professional, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
The number of days needed for an Upper Mustang trek can vary depending on a number of factors such as the itinerary, the pace of travel, and the interests and preferences of the traveler. However, most visitors to the region spend between 10 to 15 days in Upper Mustang, including the time required for the trek to Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, and the surrounding areas.
The trek to Lo Manthang typically takes 5 to 9 days, depending on the route and the pace of travel. Visitors may also choose to spend additional time exploring the region and visiting nearby sites, such as the ancient city of Lo Gekar and the nearby temple of Lo Gekar Gompa. The total length of the trip will also depend on the specific itinerary and the interests of the traveler.
In general, it is recommended to spend at least 10 days in Upper Mustang to allow sufficient time for the trek, acclimatization, and exploration of the region. Visitors are advised to carefully consider their options and to seek advice from a travel professional, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
The cost of a trip to Upper Mustang can vary widely depending on a number of factors such as the itinerary, the level of comfort desired, and the time of year. Some of the main factors that will impact the cost of a trip to Upper Mustang include:
- Flights: The cost of flights from Kathmandu to Jomsom, the starting point for most treks to Upper Mustang, will be a significant part of the overall cost of the trip. Prices can vary depending on the time of year and the airline.
- Trekking permits: A special permit is required to visit Upper Mustang, which costs USD 500 per person for a 10-day permit and USD 50 per additional day. The permit fee is non-refundable and must be purchased in advance.
- Accommodation: The cost of accommodation will depend on the level of comfort desired and the time of year. Basic lodges and teahouses are available along the trek, with prices ranging from USD 10 to USD 20 per night for a simple room and meals.
- Guides and porters: Hiring a guide and porters for the trek is optional, but highly recommended. The cost of a guide and porters can range from USD 25 to USD 35 per day per person.
- Food and supplies: The cost of food and supplies will depend on personal preferences and the level of comfort desired. Basic meals and snacks can be purchased along the trek, with prices ranging from USD 10 to USD 20 per meal.
In general, a budget of around USD 2,000 to USD 3,000 per person, excluding flights, is a reasonable estimate for a basic trek to Upper Mustang, including the permit fee, accommodation, food, and transport. However, the cost of a trip to Upper Mustang can be higher or lower depending on the specific itinerary, the level of comfort desired, and the time of year. Visitors are advised to carefully consider their options and to seek advice from a travel professional, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
The best time for an Upper Mustang trek depends on personal preferences and interests. The region has two main trekking seasons: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Each season offers different advantages and disadvantages.
Spring: Spring is the peak season for trekking in Upper Mustang, with the best weather and clear views of the surrounding mountains. During this time, the region is filled with colorful wildflowers, and the days are warm and sunny. However, spring is also the busiest season, with many trekkers and tourists visiting the region.
Autumn: Autumn is also a good time for trekking in Upper Mustang, with clear weather and fewer crowds. The skies are usually clear, and the views of the surrounding mountains are excellent. The days are also warm, but the nights can be quite cool.
It is important to note that the weather in Upper Mustang can be unpredictable and can change quickly, with strong winds and heavy rainfall possible at any time of year. Visitors are advised to be prepared for any weather conditions and to seek advice from a travel professional to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
In general, either spring or autumn can be a good time for an Upper Mustang trek, depending on personal preferences and interests. Visitors are advised to carefully consider their options and to seek advice from a travel professional, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
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