Upper Mustang trekking

Upper Mustang trekking

Upper Mustang trekking is an incredible journey to the Last forbidden kingdom of Nepal .Upper Mustang trek integrated in the trans Himalayan zone of Nepal, culturally and geologically comparable like trip in Tibet. Nepal Upper Mustang trek offer beautiful Himalayan views, Nomad lands, Tibetan Monasteries / Gompa, Mustangi  king palace. If you are looking for a “off the beaten path” cultural trekking in Nepal , Nepal upper Mustang trekking tour is a great trip for unique experience with Tibetan like culture,  Holy Muktinath temple and monasteries. Trekking in upper Mustang is tally as restricted trekking trails of Nepal and opened for trekking in 1991. Upper Mustang trek exploration of Kali gandaki valley, Mustang Lo Manthang, cave and best mountain vistas of Annapurna trekking trails and Dhualgiri Himalayan range.

Nepal Upper Mustang trekking take to  trekkers touch to the Annapurna circuit trekking route with beautiful Himalayan views of  2 above 8000m mountains ( Mt. Dhaualgiri 8167m, & Mt. Annapurna 8091m)  & 17snowy capped mountains. Upper Mustang trek is really fantastic trekking adventure in Nepal to explore the real adventure trekking tour like journey to paradise and explore world’s oldest Luri Gompa , Choser cave, Monasteries, Gompa and Mustang king palace. Special trekking permit  required  for treks in upper Mustang through the government registered  Nepal trekking agency . special Mustang trekking permit cost  per person USD 500 valid for 10 days &  additional day costs USD 50 per day each person. Minimum two people required to obtain the Upper Mustang trekking permit.

Upper Mustang trek start from kagbeni after 3-4 hours walk from Jomsom.  We Himalaya Journey Trekking has two different options Upper Mustang trekking route fly in fly out from Jomsom & drive in fly out as below mentioned in itinerary but HJT arrange customized trip service for trekkers as per their holiday frame. Himalaya Journey Treks  & Expedition’s trekking guide led  you though beautiful Kali gandaki valley Yekle bhatti Kagbeni Chele syagboche Ghemi Tsarang & finally reach at  Mustang Lo – Manthang where you will see Mustangi king and mustang king palace then trail continue trek to D  , Ghara luri gompa Tange Tetang muktinath Jomsom then by fly back to Pokhara .  Minimum two weeks Nepal holidays required for Upper mustang trekking but customized trekking  package also available as per trekkers request. we have mentioned two differnt itinerary fly in fly our &  drive in fly out  for upper Mustang trekking but trip itinerary extend or short asper trekkers wish and desire.

Major highlights of Upper Mustang trekking

*Upper Mustang trek is the real adventure trekking tour like journey to paradise
* Explore world’s oldest Luri Gompa , Choser cave, Monasteries, Gompa and Mustang king palace
* Hiking through Kali gandaki valley & visit Holy Muktinath temple
* upper mustang trekking trails led through  nomad lands with three above 8000m mountains ( Dhualgiri 8167m, Annapurna I.8091m , Manaslu 8163m) vistas
* Discover the rain shadow trekking trails of Nepal and even monsoon season trekkers may simply trek in relevant areas without any obstacle
* Assemble with most popular Annapurna circuit trekking & Jomsom muktinath trekking trails

Related trip information for upper mustang trekking

How difficult is upper Mustang   trek?
Upper Mustang  trekking is moderate  treks in Mustang region. Good Physical is required for the trip. Upper Mustang trekking tour  gradually ascend  from low level elevation from Jomsom 2567m so trekkers continuation doable this trip without any difficulties.

When is the best time to do the Nepal Upper Mustang trekking ?

Autumn (From mid-September to November and Spring (March to May) are the best time to do  trekking in upper Mustang   but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per your holiday frame .. June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months  and Himalayan views may not clear and trekking trails are slippery . Winter season (December – February) is too cold and temperature almost minus even though Upper Mustang trek  doable with our professional team.

What about accommodations and meals during the treks in upper Mustang ?
Good tea house / lodge facilities while treks in upper Mustang. Just normal hotel and almost hotel has common bathroom / toilet but some places has attach bathroom / toilet too. Trekkers will get all type of meals choose able from menu.

How to get Nepal upper mustang trekking permit?
Nepal upper mustang trek is control trekking destination thus required special upper mustang trekking permit through the local Nepal trekking agency along with your original passport. Minimum two person necessary for apply upper mustang trekking permit. Nepal Upper mustang trek permit cost US$ 500 per person for 10 days and additional US$ 50 per person each day.  ACAP permit and TIMS permit also necessary as you pass through Annapurna circuit trekking route.

What about Nepal upper mustang trekking cost?
Upper Mustang trekking cost is slightly high then other normal trekking destination like Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking, Langtang trekking, Manaslu trekking and Kanchenjunga trekking because of  upper mustang trek permit cost is high. On the other hand  Pokhara jomsom flight ticket and Jomsom Pokhara flight ticket cost , Nepal trekking guide and porter insurance cost will also add for this trip.

How to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking companies for trek in  upper Mustang  ?
 It is hard to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking companies for  trek  in upper Mustang  if you just surfing via google or internet so trekkers should know Nepal trekking company legal documents, service, reputation, either recommended in international travel guide book such as Lonely planet guide book, Rough guide book etc sometime free lance trekking guide, operator or illegal Nepal trekking agency also show up their website and sale the trekking it means beware from illegal operation that make your holiday hazards.

Upper Mustang trekking itinerary:

Upper Mustang  Trekking (Fly in Fly Out)Itinerary: Option I

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel , Upper Mustang  trekking 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 Mustang trekking 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.

Upper Mustang Trekking (Drive in Fly Out)Itinerary: Option II

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel , Mustang trekking 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 stupa: 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: 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 prepare for the Upper Mustang trekking 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 by private vehicle to Nayapul 956m than trek to Hile/Tikhedhunga 1555m. walk approximately 4-5 hours Overnight at Hile/Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Hile/Tikhedhunga trek to Ghorepani 2855m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Early in the morning HJT trekking guide will take to you Poon Hill 3210m for superb Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m etc , breakfast at ghorepani and continue trek to Tatopani/Natural hot spring 1179m.walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 07: Tatopani trek to Ghasa 2013m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Ghasa trek to Marpha 2667m. walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 09: Marpha trek to Kagbeni 2810m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 10: Kagbeni to Chele 3050m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 11: Chele trek to Geling 3500m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 12: Geling trek to Dhakmar 3587m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 13: Dhakmar trek to Tsarang/Chharang 3620m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 14: Tsarang/Chharang trek to Lo- Manthang 3840m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 15: Acclimatization or Rest day in Lo-Manthang. During this, you can make sightseeing or excursion tour around Mustang King palace and monasteries.Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Lo-Manthang trek to "D " 3754m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 17: " D" trek to Ghara via Luri Gomba 3567m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 18: Ghara trek to Tange 3370m.walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 19: Tange trek to Tetang 3326m.walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 20: Tetang trek to Muktinath 3802m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 21: Muktinath trek to Jomsom 2710m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 22: Jomsom to pokhara by flight than by private vehicle or by flight back to Kathmandu.Overnight at hotel.

Day 23: After breakfast, Relaxing or shopping with own activities than in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel .

Day 24: 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.

Trip Cost: himjourney@mail.com.npwelcomehimalaya@gmail.com 

Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Kathmandu to pokhara overland transportation by tourist bus as mentioned in itinreary
  • Tourist bus station to Pokhara hotel transfer by private vehicle as mentioed in itinerary
  • Two night hotel accomodation in Pokhara on BB basis ( two star catagory hotel ) as mentioned in itinerary
  • Pokhara hotel to domestic airport drop by private vehicle as mentioed in itinerary
  • Pokhara jomsom Pokhara flight ticket as metioed in itinerary
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • Trekking accomodation in Tea house / Lodge entire the upper mustang trekking as mentined in itinerary
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Upper mustang trekking permit
  • Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP permit)
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Pokhara Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus as mentioned in itinerary
  • guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valey sightseeing tour with private vehilce as menioned in itinerary
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Upper Mustang Trekking Equipments

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.

 

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Useful Information:

Upper Mustang trekking is one of the popular trekking in mustang region offer beautiful High Himalayan views, lush valley, the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal, old monasteries, beautiful landscape like in Tibet & Rainshadow trekking zone in Nepal required minimum two people to obtain Upper mustang trekking permit through government registered Nepal trekking agency .

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