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Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek

The Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang is one of Nepal’s greatest national treasures. Surrounded by mountainous plateaus in the east and west, Upper Mustang is renowned for its contrasting natural beauty. An arid land with bare hills, imposing silver vistas of snow-capped mountains and rich seasonal colours. It is a luscious green during harvest months and crimson throughout Autumn.

Upper Mustang has two distinct regions. The northern area belongs to the surviving walled-in kingdom of the Lo introduced by Ame Pal in the 14th century. Languages, culture and traditions of the Lo are almost purely Tibetan. The southern part has five villages inhabited by Manangi descendants. It is home to Jong Gharpu, a 5-storey mountain cave which in ancient times was fitted out with 44 rooms, and to Muktinath (ChumigGyatsa), a major settlement, holy place and pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus.
Until recently, Upper Mustang was isolated with very limited travellers able to enter this sacred region. Distinctive features of medieval Asia are present with mud-walled towns arranged in a circular pattern; village entrance gates flanked with local carvings of sinister figures warding off evil spirits; and monasteries covered in original frescoes.

Upper Mustang is a special zone and part of the Trans-Himalayan

Ecosystem: Trekkers must be issued a special permit through a registered trekking agency. We request experienced trekkers to enquire about extended permits for loops accessible from Lo Monthang. The permit fees for the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person USD50, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.


Highlights:

+ Enjoy this restricted region beset within uniqueand shadowy yellow-grey mountains
+ Watch sunset and sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs in Jomson
+ Cross through old trade routes by the Kali Gandaki river
+ Spend three nights in the walled kingdom of Lo Manthang; an oasis of poplar and willow trees, tall white-washed mud brick homes,the Raja’s Palace, gompas and a short distance fromancient caves
+ Visit the Muktidahara holy bath with 108 waterspouts,Jwala Mai temple set above a spring housing three eternal flames, the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu/Chenrezig, and several marvelous monasteries in Muktinath.

Trip Facts

Duration: 17 days

Altitude: 4325m

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Feb-Dec

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary


Day 01;

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Day 02;

Prepartion for Trek and Free day in Kathmandu to explore

Day 03;

Scenic drive to Pokhara(823m/2,700ft), 6hr drive

Day 04;

Scenic flight to Jomsom (2720m/8923.885 ft.) + trek to Kagbeni (2810m/9219 ft.),25min fly+3-4hr walk

Day 05;

Kagbeni to Chele (3100m/10171 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 06;

Chele to Geling (3, 570m/ 11713 ft.), 7-8hr walk

Day 07;

Geling to Tsarang (3, 575m/ 11729 ft.), 6-7hr walk

Day 08;

Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3840m/12598.43 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Day 09&10;

In Lo Manthang

Day 11;

Lo Manthang to Drakmar (3820m/12533 ft.), 5-61/2hr walk

Day 12;

Drakmar to Shyangmochen (3850m/12631 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 13/14;

Shyangboche to Chhuksang (3050m/10007 ft.) & Jomsom (2720m/8923.885 ft.),5-6hr walk

Day 15/16;

Jomsom to Pokhara(823m/2,700ft) & Kathmandu,25min fly+ 6hr drive

Day 17;

Departure from Kathmandu

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 17 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness.

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ 3+1N Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu & PKR [upgrade possible]

+ Sightseeing in KTM by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide+ entrance fees

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ Flight from PKR-Jomsom & return & + sharing Tourist to bus KTM-PKR & return

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+ All trekking permits and TIMS card

+ First Aid kit

+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks & boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging

- Personal clothing and equipment

- Personal travel insurance /medical/trip cancellation/rescue insurance

- Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition

- Excess baggage charges over 30kg of personal luggage

- Any costs associated with early departure from the expedition Gratuities

- Tips for Guides & Porters

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt  

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.


Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.


Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light


Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves


Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm


Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp


Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.


Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius


Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)


Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Festivals/Religious Events:

Winter: Loshar or Chhongo(Tibetan New Year- falls in Falgun, February/March), GyangKorto (Crop Festival –early March);

Spring: Tiji (Effigy to ward off evil spirits and Lama dance - mid-May), Dhajyang (Archery Festival –falls in Baisakh, April/May), Tharpitharchyang (Celebration of Elders – May);

Summer: Yartung (Harvest celebration and Horse racing, falls in Bhadra, August/September);

Autumn: Bhadan Fair (Comedy and Cultural Satire – no fixed date), Degyap – (Jhong, Tharkot & Kagbeni Lamas worship for world peace, September)

Start from: 1750 USD
Duration
17 days
Season
Feb-Dec
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Medium-hard
Altitude
4325m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse