Trip Fact

Trip Duration 14 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation Private vehicle / By Air
Accomodation Teahouse
Price US $ 2250
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Best Season April to November
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Trip Highlights

  • The walled city of the hidden kingdom of Lo-Manthang
  • Prayers walls, hundreds of years old monasteries and interesting villages
  • Stunning scenes of the upper Mustang
  • A mesmerizing view of Nilgiri Peak, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and several other peaks
  • Caves and geographical configuration
  • Walk past the deepest gorge
  • Knowing the lifestyle of real mountain families
  • See Tibetan culture beyond Tibet
  • Visit the holy Muktinath temple
  • Explore the peaceful and beautiful lake city Pokhara
  • Sightseeing of historical and religious sites such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Durbar square, and Boudhanath.

The Upper Mustang trek is the inevitable pathway to the puzzling space of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, likewise named as Lo. When prohibited and remote from the remainder of the world for a considerable length of time, Upper Mustang remains the best fascination for its quiet excellence these days. The Upper Mustang territory had the option to develop inside its very own trademark culture and rich customs firmly attached to Tibet. This moderate, lesser-realized trek goes through probably the driest locale of Nepal and gives dazzling mountain landscape. Upper Mustang trekking in Nepal was definitively opened in 1992. Particularly compelled amounts of trekkers are simply allowed each year. Thusly to verify and spare the close by Tibetan custom and fragile condition.

Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang Trekking is the trekking route passed in district number four in Dhaulagiri Zone of northern Nepal. This area covers the zone area of 3,573 kilometer square, with population 13,452 (according to the census-2011) and headquarter, Jomsom. Colt is an old disallowed kingdom, outlined by the Tibetan level and secured by a part of the world's tallest zeniths, including 8000 meters tall Mount Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri. Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang, is the focal point of having the airport (plane terminal) since 1962. In 1992, the steed was opened for western movement business from when it transformed into the essential traveler segment point. Another critical interest of Mustang area in the midst of Upper Mustang Trek is the Tiji Festival affected by Tibetan Buddhism.

Upper Mustang trek spreads out the incredible unlawful kingdom's wonders and completely dry valleys, broke down gorges, and yak marches. Also, the splendidly painted mud-square houses next to the great heap of Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges fascinates its visitors. The prayer walls and four-storied mansions of Lo-Manthang and unique family culture of Mustang are of innumerable interest. All kin of a Mustang family gets hooked to a young girl, which is extremely astounding for a pariah (unknowns). People of Mustang are in like manner entitled ‘Lobos’. They have their own Tribe-pioneer called Jigme Palbar Bista. Hence, in order to guarantee the standard culture of Mustang Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal government issues a special permit (Restricted area permit) for visiting there.

Upper Mustang trekking is the most desired among the best treks done even in monsoon (summer) season in Nepal. In this way it lays in the deluge shadow, north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, completely protected from the tempest. This piece of the world, Upper Mustang gives a glance at a considerable number of year-old culture and custom as the area is presented faultless by the residing individuals. The best piece of adaptability of doing this trek in the tempest and other seasons is that the town is stacked with neighborhood people involved at their works. In addition, the whole territory is in bloom which makes it an exceptional standout from the breeze deteriorated sloppy landscape, red feigns and snowcapped mountains in the background; that is the remarkable panorama.

Upper Mustang Trekking Route

Kathmandu -> Jomsom -> Kagbeni -> Chele -> Syangbochen -> Ghyami -> Charang -> Lo-Manthang -> Drakmar -> Ghiling -> Chhuksang -> Jomsom -> Pokhara -> Kathmandu

There is no doubt that Upper Mustang Trekking is the unique destination in Nepal. It is the medieval walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang with lots of natural, cultural and historic excellence. We follow the above-mentioned path for Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal. Looking over the time period to reach these places, walking hours endure about 3 to 6 hours per day. The flight is also integrated into this trekking journey. The two-terminal hubs are Pokhara and Jomsom, and it takes around 20 minutes to cover the flight distance between these two places.

Can anyone join Upper Mustang Trekking? Is there any age restrictions?

Yes, of course, anyone of good physical endurance can join this trek. There can be the need for walking around 3 to 6 hours per day, to the heights up to 4500 meters. So, one needs to be able to accomplish these heights and rough trails, no matter what age group you are on.

What permits are required for Upper Mustang Trekking?

Upper Mustang is the last-forbidden Kingdom, hailed in Nepal. There is the requirement of two permits to enter this region and perform the trekking journey. One is the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and another is Restricted Area Permit (RAP). Permit to Upper Mustang is the most expensive permit where you have to pay USD 500 per person. For the first 10 days US$ 500 per person and after 10 days US$ 50 per day per person, or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

How many trekkers can perform Upper Mustang trek at a time?

There is the need of at least two trekkers to perform this trekking at a time; it means that two different permits are to be issued at a time. If one wants to have a solo trek to Upper Mustang, then it becomes possible only if they buy two permits. Likewise, we recommend to have dual trekking or with more number of people. If not, hiring a guide and moving with them is suggested.

How many hours per day do we walk during Upper Mustang Trekking?

During Upper Mustang Trekking, there is the requirement of walking for around 3 to 6 hours per day. This time excludes the time for lunch. It is the estimated time for walking, but the walking pace of the trekkers and the resting time (in the midst of trekking), may also contribute to lowering and increasing the time period. We wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and start walking. It is to reach the destination (of the day) at the time and reconnoiter around the place for added time.

What is the best time for trekking to Upper Mustang?

Nepal circles four major seasons; i.e. winter, autumn, monsoon, and spring. Heading for Upper Mustang Trekking is best in autumn (September, October, and November), monsoon (June, July, and August) and spring seasons (March, April, and May). Autumn and spring seasons are the best time to visit any trekking destinations of Nepal. It is because, the clear skies, light breezes, blossoming flowers, and colorful landscapes are liked by all. When it comes to Monsoon season, it is also the best time for Upper Mustang trekking. Mustang is the rain-shaded region of Nepal, and it receives tend-to-no rainfall, and the sights also occur mesmerizing of all time.

Are there battery charging and hot shower facilities in Upper Mustang?

In some tea houses and lodges, there might be the availability of hot showers and charging. But it is not sure. So, it is better to carry extra batteries, or power banks amid the trail. Hot showers are organized with fire chimney, solar panels, or liquid petroleum in this arena. Proper sunlight remains an actual source for it. Hence, hot shower facilities may or may not be presented in the lodges and tea houses, which is questionable.

Which is the most important festival celebrated in Upper Mustang? Can we be part of the celebration?

Tiji is the most important festival celebrated in Upper Mustang. Tibetan Buddhism followers celebrate this festival the most. It is celebrated for 3 days. “Tiji” is named for “Tempa Chirim”, which means “Prayer for World Peace”. This festival is celebrated to cherish the victory of “Dorji Sonam” (One of Lord Buddha’s Incarnation) over “Man Tam Ru” (the merciless evil nurturing over living creatures and instigating storms). The monks “Choede” celebrate this festival with ethnic dance “Tsa Ccham” on the first day, “Nga Ccham” on the second day, and “Rha Ccham” on the third day. It is performed in the belief of eradicating village from bad and evil vibes and spirits. It falls on the month of May, hence it is a perfect time to celebrate this festival and explore around the Upper Mustang arena.

Are there chances of AMS during Upper Mustang Trek?

During Upper Mustang Trekking, trekkers hail upward to the height of 4000 meters (and somewhere to 4500 meters). The trekking up to 5000 meters is marked as a moderate level of trekking. The altitude sickness such as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is probably not common in such height. But, prevention can be always done, with carrying AMS cure in first aid kit.

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Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Drive From Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 02:Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
  • Day 03:Kagbeni to Chele
  • Day 04:Chele to Syanbochen
  • Day 05:Syanbochen to Ghaymi
  • Day 06:Ghaymi to Charang
  • Day 07:Charang to Lo-Mangthang
  • Day 08:Explore Lo-Mangthang
  • Day 09:Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar
  • Day 10:Dhakmar to Ghiling
  • Day 11:Ghiling to Chhuksang
  • Day 12:Chhuksang to Jomsom
  • Day 13:Fly back to Pokhara
  • Day 14:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive From Kathmandu to Pokhara You will leave early in the morning, after breakfast in Kathmandu. A Guide will pick you from the hotel and transfer you to a tourist bus. The drive will take you through beautiful forests and amazing views. Upon reaching Pokhara, a guide will pick you and escort you to the hotel. In the evening after some rest, you can have a walking experience with the outlook of the scenic and ever buzzing life around Lakeside in Phewa Lake.

    Maximum altitude: 1,400 meters (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
    Driving hours: 6 to 7 hours
    Major attraction: Landscape, Deepest gorge (Kaligandaki) and local settlement
    Mountains Viewed: Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Mount Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Mount Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), Annapurna peaks and many more
    No. of hotels: 100+
    Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara
  • Day 02:Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni Early morning after having breakfast, we will take a short beautiful flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. The flight will offer you to observer the deepest river gorge in the world, Kaligandaki. After landing at Jomsom airport, there starts the actual trek. Following the east bank of Kaligandaki River to Ekle Bhatti, we walk for another half an hour to reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni is an oasis-like resolution consisting of flat-roofed houses.

    Flight Duration: about 20 minutes
    Walking hours: 3 to 4 hours
    Maximum altitude: 2,810m/9,216ft (Kagbeni)
    Minimum altitude: 2,700m/8,898ft (Jomsom)
    Major attractions: Ekle Bhatti village (situated on the bank of two rivers), Tibetan Buddhist Gompa, ancient salt trade trail, etc
    Mountains Viewed: Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Mount Tilicho
    Number of lodges: 10+
    Stay overnight at the hotel in Kagbeni
  • Day 03:Kagbeni to Chele Today, after having the morning breakfast, we take a short walk through a fine flagstone-paved path. Our real trails begin from Kagbeni where special trekking permit is checked by government authority. We then enter the restricted area of Mustang. Continuing our walk towards the east bank of Kali Gandaki, we pass by some impressive villages of Tangbe and Chhusang. Before we reach Chele, we cross the river, passing through the street that falls from a cliff.

    Walking hours: 5 to 6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,050m/10,004ft (Chele)
    Minimum altitude: 2,810m/9,216ft (Kagbeni)
    Major attractions: landscape with gorges and hills, an ancient village with white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards
    Mountains Viewed: Mount Nilgiri
    Stay overnight at a local guesthouse in Chele
  • Day 04:Chele to Syanbochen From Chele, we climb a lofty road and after that proceed up a precarious gully to Eklo Bhatti and rise up to the Taklam La (3,625 m/11,940 ft), a high pass. Rising above the pass, we go down to Samar, we can see the excellent perspective on Mount Nilgiri from Samar. This is a standard spot to stop for pony and donkey trains from where we go on a declining way prompting an enormous canyon past Rangchyung Chorten that is painted red, dark, yellow and white. You'll get an otherworldly perspective on Mount Everest from Syanbochen. It is the home of Nepali-Tibetan Sherpa, known as Solukhumbu. They have a place with the Nyingma-dad Tibetan Buddhist group and practice their very own Buddhist convention and custom which was brought when they relocated from Tibet to Nepal. The district north from Jorsale is just around 113 square kilometers, under Sagarmatha National Park. Colorful rhododendron woodlands in the middle of 3,300 meters to 4,000 meters trail experiences some Juniper then the way drops to Shyanmochen, a modest town with some tea houses at 3,710 meters.

    Walking hours: 6 to 7 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,457m/11,546ft (Syanbochen)
    Minimum altitude: 3,050m/10,004ft (Chele)
    Major attractions: Blue pine, fir, and juniper woods
    Mountains Viewed: Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Everest
    Overnight stay at Lodge in Syanbochen
  • Day 05:Syanbochen to Ghaymi The day starts with a rising up to another pass, this one is known as the Yamda La, and through a surprising scene of the desert and a couple of remote settlements and their adjacent yields. Once more, the trail moves up from Syanbochen paving the way to an enormous valley at that point slips to a wide grain field at Gelling. The houses here are painted white and ochre, and made of mud and stones, much the same as in Mustang from Gelling. Further, we go up to the settlement of Tama Gun and advance toward ascension; a pass is known as the Nyi La. Plunging from the pass is very quiet, from that point, we come up to a trail intersection, finally from where we take the left trail that prompts Ghaymi.

    Walking hours: 6 to 7 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,520m/11,546ft (Ghaymi)
    Minimum altitude: 3,457m/11,546ft (Syanbochen)
    Major attractions: ancient houses, Yamda La (3,845m/12,655 ft), Nyi La (4,015 m/13,205ft)
    Overnight stay at lodge in Ghaymi
  • Day 06:Ghaymi to Charang Ghaymi to Charang is a pleasant walk. No sooner we cross Ghaymi Khola, commencing where our trail goes through a plateau and crosses long Mani wall. The influence of Tibetan culture is clearly seen in this area. As the wall ends, our trek heads towards the east for Charang village where we will halt for a night. Willow trees, maze fields, and houses built and separated by stone walls are the attractions of this area. A huge white Dzong and red Gompa also attract tourists here.

    Walking hours: 5 to 6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,620m/11,873ft (Charang)
    Minimum altitude: 3,520m/11,546ft (Ghaymi)
    Major attractions: Ghami Khola, Charang La pass, Charang Chu canyon
    Overnight stay in Charang
  • Day 07:Charang to Lo-Mangthang Trek to Lo-Manthang is a magnificent experience. Views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti Peak make you spellbound. First of all, our trail descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then goes uphill. Before we arrive at the windy pass of Lo, our trail descends gently. From this area, we can enjoy Lo-Manthang Valley with natural influences.

    Walking hours: 3 to 4 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,730m/12,234ft (Lo-Manthang)
    Minimum altitude: 3,620m/11,873ft (Charang)
    Major attractions: Lo La pass, Damodar Kunda (pond)
    Number of lodges: 15+
    Spend a night at Lo-Manthang
  • Day 08:Explore Lo-Mangthang Today will be the day to explore Lo Manthang (One of the best places with loaded with verifiable things on our Upper Mustang trek), a walled city with around 150 houses. This is an old city said to have existed before the 1390s. Lo Manthang was the walled capital of the Kingdom of Lo from its establishment in 1380 by Ame Pal. This town is best known for its tall whitewashed mud-block dividers, gompas and the Royal King's Palace (Maharaja Palace), a nine-cornered, five-story structure that worked at around 1400 (more seasoned than whatever exists now on the planet with such design). There are four noteworthy sanctuaries: Jampa Gompa(Jampa Lhakhang ), the most seasoned magnificence of workmanship, worked in the right on time around the fifteenth century and furthermore known as the "God's home" (Also Thubchen Gompa), a colossal, red mass get together to lobby inside the God's home and Gompa worked in around the late fifteenth century arranged only southwest of Jampa Gompa (Chodey Gompa), presently the primary city Gompa; and the Choprang Gompa, which is prominently known as the "Naya Gompa". Despite the fact that outside guests were just permitted in the kingdom after 1992 after so long of the verifiable travel industry to Upper Mustang stays restricted at this point. So, today in the substance we investigate the Gompas and you can even visit Tingkat (home to around 40 houses). Medium-term is offered at a cabin with breakfast, lunch, and dinner inclusive. Along these lines, Our Exploration Day to Lo Manthang will be effective and it will without a doubt be the best section of our Upper Mustang Trek.

    Altitude: 3,730m/12,234ft (Lo-Manthang)
    Major attractions: Royal Palace including the Jampa Gompa, Thubten Gompa, Chodey Gompa, and Choprang Gompa, etc.
    Number of lodges: 1 hotel
    Overnight stay at Lo-Manthang
  • Day 09:Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar You will take the upper highland trail to bid farewell to Lo-Manthang. This gives you splendid views of both Lo-Manthang and Charang Valley. You can also see the snow-capped mountains in the background. From here, you will cross one of the last passes, Dhi Pass at 4,100 meters. Onwards, you will trek to Dhamkar.

    Walking hours: 6 to 7 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,810 m/12,500ft (Drakmar)
    Minimum altitude: 3,730m/12,234ft (Lo-Manthang)
    Major attractions: Gyakar village, oldest Tibetan monastery - Ghar Gompa, etc.
    Number of lodges: 10+
    Stay Overnight at Drakmar in the guesthouse
  • Day 10:Dhakmar to Ghiling We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields, before reaching Ghiling. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our faces. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get good views of the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Mountains. We can tour the village in the evening.

    Walking hours: 5 to 6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,810 m/12,500ft (Drakmar)
    Minimum altitude: 3,806m/12,484ft (Ghiling)
    Major attractions: Ghiling village, landscape, mountains, etc.
    Number of lodges: 5+
    Overnight stay in Ghiling
  • Day 11:Ghiling to Chhuksang From Gelling, we join the regular trekking trail to Chhuksang and continue towards Chungsi Cave Monastery - one of Ghiling's highlights from The Upper Mustang region of Nepal. It was built on our way built beside the vertical canyon wall, which is also known as the place where Padmasambhava meditated. After crossing two deep valleys we reach the riverbed of the Kali Gandaki and then follow the trail to Kagbeni, an ancient trade post with a Buddhist monastery.

    Walking hours: 5 to 6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,806m/12,484ft (Ghiling)
    Minimum altitude: (3050m/10,004ft) (Chhuksang)
    Major attractions: a beautiful village, mountain peaks, mountain ranges, rivers, etc.
    Overnight at lodge in Chhuksang
  • Day 12:Chhuksang to Jomsom We have reached the final day of our Upper Mustang trekking trails on hills. This day, we make a journey down the valley to Jharkot and Khingar where there are beautiful monasteries that you can explore as we lose elevation. It then gradually joins the Kali Gandaki River valley base and the trail leads to Jomsom, district headquarters of Mustang. Jomsom market area may seem like a big chance to outlook the serene trails and villages. Rest and refresh at the lodge or explore Jomsom bazaar.

    Walking hours: 6 to 7 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3050m/10,004ft (Chhuksang)
    Minimum altitude: 2,700/8,856ft (Jomsom)
    Major attractions: Jomsom Bazaar, Annapurna route, Kagbeni town, etc.
    Number of lodges: 20+
    Overnight stay at Jomsom
  • Day 13:Fly back to Pokhara We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the day with rest in Pokhara or with a city excursion.

    Flight Duration: about 20 minutes
    Maximum altitude: 2,700/8,856ft (Jomsom)
    Minimum altitude: 1,400m (Pokhara)
    Major attractions: Various mountain views, Lake City Pokhara, lush landscape, etc
    Number of lodges: 100+
    Overnight in Pokhara
  • Day 14:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu On this day we get back to Kathmandu by car/van. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, the NTA team will offer you a farewell dinner with hygienic and delicious Nepalese food and delicacies.

    Driving Duration: 6 to 7 hours
    Altitude: 1,400m
    Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Trekkers information management system.(Tims Card)
  • Restricted Area Permits
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara. (Tourist Deluxe)
  • All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Trekking Map
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder guide and needed number of porters as per your group size
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters

Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
  • The Best Treking Team
    Israel

    The Best Treking Team

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    Biond and his team were the most honest, professional, kind and the best service you can get all over Nepal. They all know the area very well and the guides have great English. From my experience Dhana, my guide, was knew everything and everyone, and most important he was very responsible!! I truly recommend the agency!!

  • Top ten list to do before you die!
    Australia

    Top ten list to do before you die!

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    I had such a wonderful time trekking with this agency a big should out to my Nepalese brother  Dhana, he was my tour guide for the trek, fantastic, he was full of local knowledge and was always there to put a smile on our faces. I was solo as were all the other trekkers in our group they all came together through this agency. I ended up making life long friends from this experience. The trek itself was unbelievable, to be this close to one of mother natures greats gifts was truly spectacular, i take with me the memories and the smiles of the locals as we passed through their towns, ate with them, slept with them and had a warming experience that has touched me forever. Highly recommend NTAE they were great, staff in the office, friendly and helpful and the guides were excellent! Once in a life time opportunity, well worth the trek!

  • Muktinath and Upper Mustang Trekking Experience
    Australia

    Muktinath and Upper Mustang Trekking Experience

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    We had Shiva for 35 days my son 2 ½ years my wife, trekking to Manang and Buck. I really enjoyed the upper passing highly recommended. We stayed with his family for 5 days. this was amazing they live up in the hinterland we ate and drank all home products made and grown on small farm Shiva was very willing to stay where he wanted trustworthy and looked after us very well and Angelo, highly recommended for families one note the price of transport some hotels did not feed him well as his benefit to taking you to his recommended hotels if you want any info email on EARTHDREAMS2000@yahoo.com. Thanks, Shiva from us all.  

The Best Season to go on Upper Mustang Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to The Upper Mustang Trek. It is best suitable to trek during the spring, summer and the autumn. During the winters and monsoon, it becomes difficult to trek due to strong winds, storms, and slippery trails.

 January – February: This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. The temperature can be extremely cold. Though the day time may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold. It would not be suggested to trek during this time.

March – April: This is the best time of the season to trek in the Upper Mustang Trek. The weather is very favorable through the trek. Stunning views of the central Himalayan range will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition at this time. On the journey, the rhododendron flowers will be blooming at its best with a variety of colors.

May – June: This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

July – August: The rainfall hits at its peak during this time. It is a good option to go trekking during the monsoon months as the region is in the rain shadow.

September – October: This is also one of the perfect seasons for the Upper Mustang trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favorable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Upper Mustang trek, usually between mid-Septembers to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.

November – December: As winter slowly begins, snow falls begins and it eventually tough to trek. Nights will start to get colder. Keep in mind that seasonal migration takes place during this time and many residents from Lo Manthang and surrounding areas will move down to lower altitudes for the winter months. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days. The day time temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow.

Accommodation During Upper Mustang Trek

While on the trek, we will spend nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs an additional $ 350 US. But some places in this region do not allow single accommodations.

Meal During Upper Mustang Trek

During our Upper Mustang Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, bread, and drinks of different variety and snacks. 
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu

 Upper Mustang Trek Briefing / A typical day on Upper Mustang Trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing appreciating the landscape, taking photographs and investigating the neighboring towns. During the endeavor, we are joined by experienced, inviting and qualified master Sherpa's sharing data and recorded realities about the spots as we trek. We will likewise be joined by the watchmen who convey our gear. In any case, we will convey our little customary daysack pack of fundamental things. The day begins with an early morning hot cup of tea/espresso. In the wake of gathering our packs and pigging out on a healthy breakfast, we set off on the day's stroll around 7 AM to 8 AM, contingent upon the term and nature of the day's walk. Subsequent to trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around late morning on the course to the following goal and we proceed after about an hour of rest. The evening walk is commonly shorter; around a few hours. When we achieve our medium-term hold up/tea house/tent, we nibble on the additional dietary nourishment. We will have available time to investigate close-by spots. Supper is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After supper and before hitting the sack, we enjoy benevolent discussions and talk about the experience of that day. The undertaking head/guide will brief us about the following day's arrangement. After these instructions, we appreciate onboard recreations like imposing business model, cards and watch accessible mountaineering documentaries. A large portion of the outsiders enjoys light and fun talking in Nepalese language and learning from our team or read books before taking off to Upper Mustang Trek.

Equipment or Clothing Required for Upper Mustang Trek

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40-liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair of adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, toothpaste & toothbrush, etc.

Footwear

  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing Items for Trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trousers
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal undergarments
  • Quick-dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Handwear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves

Headwear

  • Warm woolen or fleece hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with a bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High-quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, iPod, and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photocopy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Antibacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal First Aid Kit Pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebous, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti-cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
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