Upper Mustang Trek 16 days

Upper Mustang Trek 16 days

US$ 1629

Private tour departure everyday of the year
Group discount is available/have a big group? we can help

Group size: 2-12 PEOPLE

Max-Altitude: 3840 m/ 12598 ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 16 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: Bus & Flight

Fitness Level: Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel in city & lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in city & all meal in trek

TRIP GALLERY

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TRIP INTRODUCTION

Upper Mustang Trekking, also known as trekking to Lo – Manthang is popular as cold desert trekking in Nepal among serious adventure seekers. Upper Mustang trekking is specially focused in remote trekking area. Upper Mustang Trek explorers thousands of years old monasteries around the Himalayan deserts of Nepal. Mustang is a typical valley & is known as hidden treasure of Nepal. The landscapes are really amazing through lots of small caves which are thousands of years old. The northern part of Upper Mustang area is jointed with the Tibetan plateau. Upper Mustang area is rain shadow area so the trek is idea for monsoon season. Another interesting fact about the Upper Mustang is that people have their own Local King of Mustang. Upper Mustang Trek is the most popular trekking route among all camping treks of Nepal.
Entering Upper Mustang was prohibited for foreigners until 1992 and this land is still forbidden for individual trekkers so that the trekking should be arranged by a company in group basis. You will also need an Immigration Permit issued by Department of Immigration, Nepal. Normally, Upper Mustang trekking starts after a scenic flight to Jomsom which is about half an hour. Jomsom is a beautiful valley called which is mostly windy during the day. Jomsom is also the capital city of whole Mustang District. From Jomsom the trekking goes slowly to high regions looking like deserts. Upper Mustang area is home of Tibetan influenced people & can be found them with their untouched typical culture. The trekking region is comparatively expensive than Annapurna, Everest & Langtang Regions of Nepal.
Upper Mustang Trek basically includes scenic flight to Jomsom through white snowcapped mountains of Nepal, discovering the hidden kingdom of Nepal, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and Mustang Himalayan ranges, amazing caves, natural landscapes, the king of Mustang, untouched Tibetan cultures.
Trip Summary: Kathmandu- PoKhara- Jomsom- Charang- Lo-Manathang- Dkamar- Kagbeni -Pokhara- Kathmandu
Best Month: September to December and March to August

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265 ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Trek preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)/ 6-7 hours drive
Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (25mins) and trek to Kaagbeni (2,800m/9,186ft)/ 30 Minutes flight and 3 hours walk
Day 05: Trek to Chele (3,050m/10,006ft)/ 5-6 hours walk
Day 06: Trek to Geling (3,440m/11,286ft)/ 5-6 hours walk
Day 07: Trek to Charang (3,490m/11,450ft)/ 5-6 hours walk
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,237ft)/ 5-6 hours walk
Day 09: Explore day at Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,237ft)
Day 10: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3,942m/12,933ft) 6-7 hours walk
Day 11: Drakmar to Shyangmochen (3,806m/12,484ft), 5-6 hours walk
Day 12: Trek to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft), 5-6 hours walk
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (2700/8,856ft), 6-7 hours walk
Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)
Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive
Day 16: departure from Kathmandu to your onward destinations

Important Notes and Safety Concerns

Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say

"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"

US$ 1629/ per person

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing with guide and car and driver
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with breakfast
  • Kathmandu -Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by deluxe tourist bus
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary / with breakfast
  • Pokhara to Jomsom Fly and round fare
  • Upper mustang Special Permit fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project [ACAP] Permits
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] Permits
  • Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with 3 cup of hot drinks in a day]
  • Seasonal fruits in the evening after dinner
  • Accommodation in tea houses/ Lodge during the trek
  • Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong porters [1 porter shared between 2 paying people] with porter salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
  • First aid medications / medicines with the guide
  • Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
  • Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide

Cost Excludes

  1. Sightseeing entrance fees in city tour
  2. International Airfares, Visa Fees,($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days) 
  3. Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  4. Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, telephone bills, laundry and battery charge
  5. Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
  6. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
  7. Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
  8. Tips( as appreciation/gratitude) for Guides and Porters
  9. Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking

Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body:

Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body:

T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories:

One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries:

Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards

Why choose us

  • Family Holidays
  • Experienced guide & porters 
  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Personal care & best customer service
  • All guaranteed departures
  • 24/7 Support & no hidden cost 
  • Over 100 Holidays packages
  • Competitive price
  • Private tour depart everyday of the year

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