Upper Mustang trek information
Upper Mustang trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal Himalaya to explore the hidden world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Mustang . Upper Mustang trekking facilitate to see the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal , colorful stratified rocky creations with a barren, desert-like appearance fringed by snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna trekking destination and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Trek to Upper mustang is really lifetime journeys and beyond the imagination thus thousands of tourist visit in Mustang for discover the nomad lands, world’s oldest Gompa , nomad lands and trans Himalayan zone of Nepal.
Nepal upper Mustang trek opened for tourist in 1992 and till now tally as restricted / controlled trekking destination in Nepal. Special upper mustang trekking permit required through the government registered local Nepal trekking companies. Minimum two person participant essential to obtain the special mustang trek permit under the rule and regulation of the Department of immigration Nepal. Upper mustang trekking permit cost USD 500 per person for first 10 days and USD 50 each extended day. Trekking in upper Mustang required 10-14 days from Jomsom but now a days Upper Mustang jeep drive tour possible with in one week from Kathmandu or pokhara.. Travelers need to know upper mustang trek information before visit in upper mustang region as below mentioned:
Upper mustang trekking route
Upper mustang trek route follow from three different route Pokhara by flight to Jomsom, Kathmandu Mustang overland trip, Pokhara Ghorepani poon hill trek route through Kali gandaki valley and trekking to Mustang valley. Mustang trek duration is depend on the choice of the route.
Upper mustang trek map
Upper mustang trekking map available in Thamel Kathmandu as well as Himalaya Journey Trekking provide the best Mustang region map for those trekkers who wish to have it. All the way to Mustang region has signal where and which destination want to go so trekkers no need to worries about the Mustang region route. One the other hand it is mandatory to take the trekking guide so it is not compulsion to have it.
How hard is trek in Upper Mustang ?
The Upper Mustang trek difficulty grade is moderate level and without previous trekking experience also doable this trip but good physical fitness is essential. The highest elevation of this trekking is 3667 meters from the see level.. This is not as comfortable as the easy treks nor as difficult as the strenuous level trekking in Nepal Himalayas. Simply say mustang region trekking fit for all age group travelers kids to senior citizens .
What is the best time of year trek to upper Mustang ?
Mustang trekking destination tally as rain shadow trekking zone in Nepal and this is only one trekking destination in Nepal doable in May, June , July , August but we arrange upper Mustang trek package as per travelers wish and holiday frame any time of the year.
What about accommodation and meals during the Upper Mustang trip?
Now a days Upper Mustang trekking destination has good facilities of the hotel accommodation in till 2004 operated camping / tented trekking. You will get normal tea house / lodge with attached bathroom and common toilet. You will get various meals items such as Nepalese , Chinese , Indian, continental , American and Europeans food prepared by Nepalese cook / chef.
Do we need to hire a Nepal trekking guide and porters for this trek?
Yes , you need to hire a Nepal trekking guide because it is compulsion to show his details while apply the Upper Mustang treks permit but porter is not compulsion . Also we suggest you take a professional trekking guide to show the trekking route , explain the mountains, cultures and people of Mustang and its history.
Upper mustang trek cost & service requirements
Upper mustang trek cost is choice of the trekking route as well as depend on group size minimum two pax and maximum 40 people in the group. Simply estimated cost USD 1850 including the permit if group size is two and start and end at Jomsom. Also can say Mustang package trip is slightly higher then other trekking destination like Annapurna circuit trekking, Everest base camp trekking and Langtang trekking because of 500 Dollars trek permit for per person.
Individual and foreign company are not allow to operate trek in Upper Mustang
For individual and foreign travel companies are not allowed to operate trekking in upper mustang region . Only government registered local Nepal trekking agency able to operate this trekking tour as it is restricted trekking trails of Nepal. It is fully illegal if you follow with foreign tour operator and freelancer Nepalese.
How to know the best local Nepal trekking companies for Upper Mustang treks ?
It is hard to find the local Nepal trekking companies for upper mustang treks because of thousands of Nepal trekking agencies list will display at once while surfing in the internet but travelers should know before book the trip any local Nepal travel agency with their legal documents , company reputation , guest service and reviews on their homepage. The best way to choose the company recommended by Lonely planet travel guide book and Rough guide book is the one of the most convenient for memorable and secured journeys. Your travel your choice but choose the right company for exclusive trip.
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