Upper Mustang trek information

Upper Mustang trek information

Upper Mustang trek information main aspect and need to know before trekking in Mustang region . Nepal 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. The Upper Mustang region of Nepal is a remote and culturally rich area located in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, making it a unique trekking destination

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. Upper Mustang trek offer beautiful  Himalayan views of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8163m , Mt. Annapurna 8091 m and 17 snowy capped mountains of Annapurna trekking destination. Trekking in Upper Mustang offers a unique cultural and adventure experience, allowing you to explore a hidden gem in the Nepal Himalayas while immersing yourself in the rich history and traditions of the region

Nepal Mustang trekking trails is very famous to visit the Mustang King palace, more than 10,000 sky caves in Mustang among them Jhong cave in Chhosar  is most popular.  More than two dozen of monasteries in Mustang such as Chode Gompa · Jampa Monastery, Namgyal Gompa ,· Thupchen Gompa as well as Tsarang Monastery in Tsarang ,  Ghar  Gompa in Low Ghekar , Chele Monastery (GOMPA) in Chhusang villge, Chungsi Cave Monastery in Syangboche Mustang Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery (GUMBA) Ghiling, Lo Geme Shad Drup Darkeling Gompa, Ghami,   Samduling Gompa, near to Lo-Manthang , Chhujung Gompa   and Luri Gompa enacted by Guru Rinpoche on 8th century .

Also Trekking in Mustang region is famous for Bon culture and polyandry system (a woman marries simultaneously more than one legal husband in her life or more than one men share a woman as wife. )  Upper Mustang trek duration 14 -18 days which is depend on the travelers wish and holiday frame. Now a day Upper Mustang Jeep pacakge trip also doable with in 8 days from Pokhara.  For the adventure lovers may join for Upper Mustang Motorbike tour package too.                 

Nepal upper Mustang trekking  opened for tourist in 1992 and till now tally as restricted / controlled trekking destination in Nepal to explore the last forbidden kingdom of the nation.  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. Suggested all travelers  do the trekking in upper Mustang  through government registered local Nepal trekking agency recommended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured journeys in Himalaya.  Travelers need to know   upper mustang trek information before visit in upper mustang region as below mentioned:

Upper Mustang trek Major Highlights

  • The Upper Mustang trek offers a rare opportunity to explore a hidden gem in the Himalayas, where ancient traditions, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality await every trekker.
  • You're drawn to the rich cultural heritage, stunning scenery, or spiritual significance of the region, the Upper Mustang trek promises an unforgettable adventure.
  • Upper Mustang trip package is referred to as a "hidden kingdom" with a distinct Tibetan culture that has remained relatively untouched by modernization.
  • More then 10,000 sky caves and two dozens of monastery in Mustang visiable while treks in Mustang region 

Things to Know about Upper Mustang trekking trails

Travelers should know the Mustang region trekking trails before visit in Nepal. For instant travel service call 977- 9851007829

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 for 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.

The best time for Upper Mustang trekking in Nepal is during the spring and autumn seasons, which offer favorable weather conditions and stunning landscapes.

Spring is one of the most popular times for trekking in Upper Mustang due to its mild temperatures, clear skies, and blooming rhododendrons.The weather is generally stable, with comfortable daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) in the lower regions.

Autumn is another excellent time for Upper Mustang trekking, offering clear skies, mild temperatures, and stunning mountain views. The weather is stable, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) in the lower regions, making it ideal for trekking.

What about meals and accommodation on 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 hir a Nepal trekking guide and porter for Upper Mustang 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 and 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 Mustang region

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.  

Upper Mustang trek itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel ,Trek to upper Mustang briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in Kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath temple: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.and prepare for the trek because this day is required to make Mustang special trekking permit with original passport. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 915m. by tourist bus or by flight. overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: After breakfast,pokhara to Jomsom 2710m. by flight and trek to Kagbeni 2810m. walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele 3050m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Chele trek to Geling 3560m .walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Geling trek to Tsarang/Chharang 3620m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Tsarang/Chharang trek to Lo- Manthang 3840m .walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 09: Acclimatization or Rest day in Lo-Manthang. During this, you can make sightseeing or excursion tour around Mustang King palace and monasteries.

Day 10: Lo-Manthang trek to "D”3756m .walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 11: " D" trek to Ghara via Luri Gomba 3775m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 12: Ghara trek to Tange 3370 .walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 13: Tange trek to Tetang 3022m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 14: Tetang trek to Muktinath 3802m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 15: Muktinath trek to Jomsom 2710m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 16: Jomsom to pokhra 915m. fly approximately 25 minutes, transfer to hotel. overnight at Kathamndu

Day 17: After breakfast, Pokhara to kathmandu by tourist bus or by flight . by bus drive approximatley 6-7 hours, by flgiht 35 minutes only. we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange either by tourist bus , by private car or by flight as per trekkers choice & in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 18: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

How to know the best local Nepal trekking companies for Upper Mustang trip?

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.

Upper Mustang trekking cost

The Upper Mustang trekking package cost is determined by the numbers of trekkers as well as private and group join basis trip. Also Upper Mustang hiking cost is depending on choice of service budget and luxuries. Budget upper Mustang tour cost start from USD1850 and Luxury upper Mustang trekking cost USD 4350 per person. Trekking to Upper Mustang has various type of the hotel accommodation normal lodge trek to five star hotel lodgings such as Oms Home Jomsom, Mustang Royal hotel , Jomsom Mountain Resort so Upper Mustang trekking price belongs to the service, accommodation and local Nepal trekking companies

Guide and porter hiring service for Mustang Lo Manthang trek is budget options. Trekking guide cost for Mustang trekking USD 30 to 35 per day and Porter hiring service USD 25 to USD28 but their insurance and local company service charge will be extra. Nepal Upper Mustang trekking cost is slightly higer then other normal trekking destinations of Nepal because of Mustang trek permit cost USD 500 per person. Nepal Upper Mustang trek cost for Indian passport holders are cheaper then foreign nationals because cost quote on Nepalese and indian currency rupees for Indian citizens. we have special Upper Mustang trekking pacakge from America , Germany, Australia, UK and European countries.

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