Upper Mustang Trek-17 days
Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal reflects unique compositions of the cultural and natural diversities: Upper Mustang Trekking is all about exploring the upper regions of Mustang. As a complimentary, you also get to study the lower region during the initial phases of the trek. Furthermore, you would get excited as you get into the hidden world of Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, known as Lo. History from ancient times tells that Lo was once a part of the Tibetan state. This reason makes the cultures, traditions and lifestyle here of the Tibetan influence to some extent. Inhabitants live in white washed houses with firewood tucked on the roofs.
Aside to cultures and traditions, natural diversities are equally stunning. The picturesque landscapes melts your heart and leaves your mouth open wide. The region lies within the rain shadow region of Dhaulagiri and takes you to isolate landscapes that are all surrounded by rocky hill formations.
The Upper Mustang Trekking has been known to leave remarkable prints on its visitors. This place, however, heightens the personality of Nepal and makes the country famous worldwide with its powerful ability of contenting its visitors.
Upper Mustang Trek Route
Upper Mustang Trek Route is located between Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. It is a border based trekking route in Nepal between Tibet and Nepal. Thus, we have several insights of Tibetan tradition and civilization. Upper Mustang Trekking Route is relatively less beaten and less spoiled.
Upper Mustang Trekking Cost
Upper Mustang Trekking Cost varies according to the trip duration you want. Normally, Upper Mustang Trekking last for 12- 17 days. And the cost begins from $1550 per individual. The cost may differ according to the duration and the type of trip they want.
Upper Mustang Trekking Highlights
- Kingdom of Lo Manthang
- Mesmerizing Arid Landscapes
- Tibetan culture and civilization
Upper Mustang Trekking Transportation
Normally, trekkers want to avoid rough road drive from Pokhara to Jomsom. And the they go with a short flight of 25 minutes. But some trekkers still love jeep or local bus drive from Pokhara to Josmsom which is really inconvenient. First, we either drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and we again drive or fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and begin our trekking towards Kagbeni.
Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary
Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary varies from 12 days to 17 days. You can choose the itinerary and ask the trek company in Nepal to work according to your preference.
Upper Mustang Trekking Weather
Upper Mustang Region in Nepal is almost all the time shaded by rainfall. This region hardly gets rainfall once or twice a year. So, the weather is dry. We hardly get vegetations in this region. We experience the arid landscapes and the settlements.
Normally, we experience strong wind in the afternoon and in the evening the weather gets cold. Thus, we have to be with a jumper or wind proof jacket and glass all the time. Expect completely dry weather during your trip to Upper Mustang Region.
Upper Mustang Trekking Permit Cost
Since Upper Mustang Trekking is a restricted area trekking, we need to obtain a special trekking permit which replaces normal TIMS. For this special trekking permit, we need to pay USD 500 per individual to get entry to Upper Mustang Region.
Besides, we need to obtain permit to Annapurna Conservation Area which requires USD 20 per individual. There is no need of normal TIMS Card if you are planning for Upper Mustang Region.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Also majority of the trekkers find Spring best time for Annapurna Circuit Trekking since they love to see flowering rhododendron and thrilling landscapes.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 4-5 hours in the mountain can do this trek. Upper Mustang Trekking is a moderate trek in Annapurna Region Trekking in Nepal . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. No prior trekking experience and technical skills are required for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery trail. We do not face any glaciers and avalenches in Annapurna Upper Mustang Trekking. We will fully clebrate beautiful and pleasant trek in the lap of mountains.
There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Sometimes, we have the proble of food poison too. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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Day 1: Day 01 : Arrival
Day 2: Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 4: Day 04 : Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom
Day 5: Day 05 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chele
Day 6: Day 06 : Trek from Chele to Ghiling
Day 7: Day 07 : Trek from Ghiling to Charang
Day 8: Day 08 : Trek from Charang to Lo – Manthang
Day 9: Day 09 : Explore around Namgyal Gompa and Tinghar
Day 10: Day 10 : Trek from Lo – Manthang to Drakmar
Day 11: Day 11 : Trek from Drakmar to Syangboche
Day 12: Day 12 : Trek from Syangboche to Chhuksang
Day 13: Day 13 : Trek from Chhuksang to Muktinath
Day 14: Day 14 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 15: Day 15 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 16: Day 16 : Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 17: Day 17 : Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Day 18 : Final departure
Day 01 : Arrival
Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport [Kathmandu] and transfer to your hotel to stay overnight.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [1,300m/4,264ft] including some of the major places such as Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath and Boudha Gumba that have been declared as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. Back to hotel in the evening. Stay overnight
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft] that takes 6 hours. Hotel overnight
Day 04 : Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom
Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft] and then further trek to Kagbeni [2,810/9,218ft] that requires 3 hours walking. Teahouse overnight
Day 05 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chele
Trek from Kagbeni to Chele [3,050m/10,004ft] that takes 5 – 6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 06 : Trek from Chele to Ghiling
Trek from Chele to Ghiling [3,806m/12,484ft] that takes 5 – 6 hours. Camp overnight
Day 07 : Trek from Ghiling to Charang
Trek from Ghiling to Charang [3,500m/11,480ft] that takes 4 hours. Camp overnight
Day 08 : Trek from Charang to Lo – Manthang
Trek from Charang to Lo – Manthang [3,700m/12,136ft] that takes 3 hours. Camp overnight
Day 09 : Explore around Namgyal Gompa and Tinghar
Explore around Namgyal Gompa and Tinghar for 4 – 6 hours
Day 10 : Trek from Lo – Manthang to Drakmar
Trek from Lo – Manthang to Drakmar [3,810m/12,500ft] that takes 6 – 7 hours. Camp overnight
Day 11 : Trek from Drakmar to Syangboche
Trek from Drakmar to Syangboche [3,475m/11,398ft] that takes 5 – 6 hours. Camp overnight
Day 12 : Trek from Syangboche to Chhuksang
Trek from Syangboche to Chhuksang [3,050m/10,004ft] that takes 6 hours. Camp overnight
Day 13 : Trek from Chhuksang to Muktinath
Trek from Chhuksang to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft] that takes 7 hours. Camp overnight
Day 14 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom that takes 6 hours. Teahouse overnight
Day 15 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Hotel overnight
Day 16 : Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Hotel overnight
Day 17 : Free day in Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu in your own. Back to hotel in the late evening and enjoy farewell dinner followed by a cultural show. Stay overnight
Day 18 : Final departure
Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
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