Mustang trek information
Mustang trek is one of the thrilling adventure treks in Nepal. Upper Mustang trek explore the hidden world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Mustang Nepal and travelers should know about Mustang trek information before visit in Mustang region. A guide to trek in Upper Mustang, specifying various trekking destination among them Upper Mustang trekking, Mustang Lo Manthang trek, Mustang Jeep drive tour, Mustang Tiji festival trek , Mustang motorbike tour and 12 days regular mustang trekking are most popular trekking in Mustang. Mustang trekking destination computation as a restricted treks trails in Nepal and opened for trekkers in 1992. Mustang is known as the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal.
Mustang treks destination is tally as rain shadow zone of Nepal and May, June, July , August are best month trekking in Mustang region. Trek to Mustang fit for all age group trekkers and doable around the year. Minimum two week holiday required trekking to Mustang region but since 2019 Mustang tour package doable by overland tour with in week from Kathmandu and Pokhara. Minimum two person essential trekking to Mustang region it means individual person not allow trek in relevant areas. Mustang trek permit cost USD 500 per person for 10 days and extended each day cost USD 50 . Trekkers should have to join through the local Nepal trekking companies to obtain the special trek permit. Trekking permit issue by Nepal trekking agency under the rule and regulation of Department of immigration Nepal.
Mustang trek destination lies between Annapurna trekking trail and Dhualgiri Himalayan region . Treks in Mustang region offer beautiful Himalayan views of two above 8000 m mountains Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt . Annapurna I 8091 m & more than two dozens of snowy capped mountains peaks of Annapurna region. Trekking to Mustang is not only famous for Nomad lands and Himalayan panorama , Trekkers will explore the world deepest Kali gandaki Gorge , Kali gandaki valley, salvation temple ( Muktinath temple) , Natural hot spring and best Nepal apple garden and touch the world top ten trekking destination – Annapurna circuit trekking trials . Mustang trek cost is slightly higher than other normal trekking trails like Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking and Langtang trekking trails because of special Mustang trek permit cost is high. Mustang trek itinerary is depend on travelers choice and holiday schedule from one week up to three weeks.
Mustang trekking basic information
Highlight of trek to Mustang region
* Mustang trekking is restricted trekking trails in Nepal offer best mountains vistas of 2 above 8000m mountains Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 m, and Mt. Annapurna I 8091 m.
* Upper Mustang trek is less touristy trekking destinations in Nepal comparing the Everest base camp trek, Annapurna trekking and Lagtang trek destination/
* Mustang region trekking doable without Nepal domestic flight around the year.
* Explore the last forbidden kingdom of and hike through Annapurna conservation area project (MCAP)
Mustang trek itinerary
Mustang trekking itineraries generated by trekkers choice but minimum two week holidays required to do the Upper Mustang trek similarly regular Mustang trekking required minimum 12 days holidays . It is depend on trekkers holiday schedule. We do have 8 days express Mustang Jeep dive tour option too.
Mustang trek permit
Three different Nepal trekking permit apply for Mustang region trekking – special Mustang trek permit, Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP permit) and Trekkers information management system (TIMS permit) . Special Mustang trekking permit issue through local Nepal trekking agency under the rule and regulation of the Department of immigration Nepal. You need to have three color passport size photo essential for tis trip. Special Mustang trekking permit cost USD 500 dollars per person for first one week then each extended day USD 50.
Mustang trek difficulty level
Mustang treks categorized moderate and good physical fitness is essential to do this trek but no prior trekking experience required. Trek gradually start from 930 m up to 3686 m thus good physical fitness is important to reach the destination.
Accommodations and meals during the Upper Mustang trek package
Basic accommodation are available entire the trekking tour. Trekkers will have normal tea house / lodge during their journeys in Mustang region. Almost lodge has common and private / attached toilet but do to the limit lodges, sometime trekkers should stay in common and dormitories room.
Trekkers will get Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan ,European and American meals entire the trip choose able from local menu.
Best time trekking in Mustang region
September, October, November , December , March, April , May, June, July , August are best month trek to Mustang but doable around the year as per trekkers wish and holiday schedule. Normally January and February month slightly difficulties for Mustang treks
Mustang trek packing list
* Rucksack or duffle bag (will be carried by porter if hired)
* Day bag (30L)
* Backpack (40L-70L
* Light and quick-drying T-shirt and trekking pants (day wear)
* Warm Clothes (Base, Mid and Insulating layers for Head, Hands, Upper Body, Lower Body, required for higher altitude)
* Down Jacket (can be worn during the evening and night at higher altitude)
* Strong hiking boots and flipflop
* Headlamp (useful during a power outage)
* Toiletries and personal hygiene products
* Sunglasses and Sun Hat/Cap
* Medication and first aid
* Smartphone, personal gadgets
* Sturdy Trekking pole/ stick
Plan your trip with professional Local Nepal trekking agencies
Mustang region trekking is controlled trek destination in Nepal and trekkers can’t trek without Nepal companies so suggested all trekkers choose the professional Nepal trekking agency tor reach the destination without any difficulties. If you search Nepal trekking agencies near me thousands of company home play display at once among them some of the individual trekking guide , freelancer guide and illegal Nepal trekking operators so choose the government registered Nepal travel companies , might be wise choose the lonely planet recommended Nepal trekking company for secured and remarkable trip..
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