Tour overview

Upper Mustang Trekking is a religious Buddhist ground in the rain shadow region of Nepal. Upper Mustang offers amazing trekking into the Trans Himalayan mountain region among Tibetan influence ways of life. The Upper Mustang trek begins from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the access point of the upper Mustang area. We follow continuous banks of the Kaligandaki River up to get to the Lo-Mangthang, the kingdom of the upper Mustang. Mustang by means of countryside and culture like Tibetan has many unique features and magnetism. Upper Mustang is a very old the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, on the top of the Kali Gandaki River.

Upper Mustang consists of two different regions’ one in the southern part and another one in the northern part, wherever the local dialects, background, and society are similar to those of the Tibetan people. Upper Mustang is thought about as one of the most attractive and delightful places in Nepal. The complete area has a remote and supernatural feel to it; the most important attraction of Upper Mustang is the walled town of Lo-Manthang. Upper Mustang was a separate kingdom in Nepal from the time of the Monarchy till 2006 and later than the breakdown of the kingdom this small Tibetan settlement has the same respect for their King Jigme Paramal Bista. The trek to Lo-Manthang is through high-altitude desert countryside hiking in and out of the enormous-sided gorge of the Kali Gandaki.

In Mustang Trek which is the deepest gorge call Kali Gandaki River runs through is the deepest in the earth. This region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and remote villages with an old-fashioned colorful clean residences. Lo-Manthang valley that came across all the way through almost less- trees interesting land cave, steep graveled trails with many up and downhill and panoramic views of Mt: Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and many other several mountains. Mustang has a great history of Tibetan Buddhism and the oldest Monasteries. The Upper Mustang trek gives you unforgettable history in your lifetime.

Included

  • All airports pick up drop/hotel transfers by private car or van.
  • 3 nights in touristic stander hotel in Kathmandu BB plan.
  • 2 nights in hotel in Pokhara with BB plan.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek.
  • Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) and airport taxes.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transport by Tourist bus.
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide porters to carry luggage.
  • (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and lodging.
  • An all-inclusive medical kit, All necessary paper work and permits.
  • ACAP and Upper Mustang special trekking permit.

Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee bring correct USD cash and two passport size photo.
  • All International airfare, Overload baggage charges.
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure any reason.
  • Meals and Hotel in Kathmandu and also in case you return early from trekking.
  • Travel insurance in case for Emergency and rescue.
  • Personal phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Short Itinenary

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) transfer to Hotel BB plan.
Day 02: Half-day sightseeing tour and prepare for the trekking O/N hotel BB plan.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (910 m) by Tourist Bus 6-7 hrs O/N Hotel BB plan.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,700 m) trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m) 4 hrs walk O/N G-House or Tented.
Day 05: Kagbeni to Chuksang (2,900 m) 5-6 hrs walking O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 06: Chuksang to Samar (3,150 m) 6 hrs walking O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 07: Samar to Gelling (3,510 m) 6 hrs walking O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 08: Gehling to Dhakmar {3686 Mtrs 6-7 hrs walking O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 09: Dhakmar to Lo Manthang (3,840 m) 5-6 hrs walking O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 10: Explore day in Lo Manthang O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 11: Trek back to Ghami (3,490 m) 7-8 hrs walking O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 12: Ghami to Chuksang (2,900 m) 5-6 hrs walking O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 13: Chuksang to Muktinath (3,795 m) 6-7 hrs walking O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2,700 m) 5 hrs walking O/N Guest House or Tented.
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara after lunch for some activities tour O/N Hotel BB plan.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350 m) by tourist bus 7 hrs O/N Hotel BB plan.
Day 17: Final Departure transfer to airport trip to end.

Useful Info

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.
Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the tea house & during trekking. Tea houses are simple, local-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards.
Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups, or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast, and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
What about our luggage?
1 Porter will be shared between 2 participants, they take a maximum load of 12kgs per participant.
You may keep things you will not use on the trek at our hotel in Kathmandu.
What will the temperature be like?
Basically, the atmospheric temperature fluctuates between -10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
When we are trekking, the temperature would be on the high. For trekking, our concerns are focused on sun and wind exposure. To protect yourselves, you can wear long trekking pants or convertibles, in case it gets too warm, and a dry-fit long sleeve top and have the rain shell or outer waterproof layer accessible.
You’ll need your fleece or maybe the down jackets for those who are more afraid of cold when we reach the lodgings or at night to keep warm.
How much money should we bring?
You will need to carry Nepali Rupee if you decide you want to more shower than 3 times or have additional hot water on the trek. At the trekking lodges, you may wish to buy specialty menu items as well, or pick up souvenirs on the trek. Shopping can be done on your last day in the Thamel area.
What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS)?
AMS occurs to different people differently at different altitudes due to our tolerance level.
Signs of AMS include Dizziness, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Fatigue or weakness, Shortness of breath, Drowsiness, and Fluctuation.
Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
Fluctuation in body temperature
Prevention of AMS:
Adequate REST prior to the trip.
Adequate HYDRATION during the trek or activity. (It is alright to keep going to the look, it is good for you)
Adequate SALT AND SUGAR in your bloodstream. (Basically, EAT)
Adequate WARMTH. (Keep yourself warm and try to not lose as much heat as possible to maintain bodily functions)
PROPER BREATHING. (Breathe deep into the diaphragm, breathe slow and steady. Breathe through your nose. Do not pant.)
PROPER EXERTION. (Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front, and try not to keep stopping and starting)
All in all, sound out when you do not feel well. We are only human.