About Upper Mustang Trek - 18 Days
The Upper Mustang Trek is the ultimate entry to the mysterious world of the Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also described as Lo. Once forbidden and isolated from the rest of the world for decades, the district was able to develop its own distinctive culture and rich traditions closely tied to Tibet. This moderate, trivial-known trek passes through one of the driest regions of the Himalayas and provides spectacular mountain scenery along your upper Mustang journey.
This tour is truly a fascinating trip to Upper Mustang Trekking leading you to a vast windswept country, on an extension of the world and the highest Tibetan plateau with amazing scenery of landscapes and the high snowcapped peaks of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Bhirkuti, Damodar, Mustang Himal including views of Annapurna ranges.
Planning Your Trek to Upper Mustang
Trek to Upper Mustang, minimum requires above the 18 days holidays starting in Kathmandu, and ending from Kathmandu including your arrival and departure day of Nepal, and the maximum high elevation that you can reach at 3820m is Lo Manthang, this trip is not easy, not challenging it gives moderate fitness and stats Jomsom/Jomsom belongs teahouses accommodation.
Mustang- commonly referred to as ‘the Upper Mustang’ is a dry river valley that runs north-south off the upper corner of the Annapurna Circuit. You achieve both culturally and geographically, it’s more similar to Tibet than Nepal and used to form its own kingdom, with its capital in Lo Manthan.
One of the best trek destinations for a summer-monsoon trek in Nepal, the area lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, and officially one of Nepal’s restricted regions, and the popular trek is known for its desert beauty and harsh, cliff-faced landscapes where you can enjoy your trek to Upper Mustang.
Getaway this Trek
Jomsom is the starting point for almost all routes heading into the Upper Mustang region. Most trekkers choose to fly between Pokhara to Jomsom (a 20-minute flight) to save time but nowadays we can take a direct bus service from Kathmandu to Jomsom the official checkpoint for the restricted region is Kagbeni, just north of Jomsom.
After a clear scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, your Upper Mustang Trek begins walking on Kaligandaki River valley, into a gorge between amazing high red cliffs dotted with small caves, and passing through villages on the windswept terrain. Finally, this amazing trek crossing over Lho La and other passes reaches the great walled Lo Manthang village where the former King Mustang resides in its fort-like palace.
We will have a great time exploring interesting monasteries and villages enriched with old Bon and Tibetan Buddhism culture, and the return journey back to Jomsom where this magnificent adventure to Upper Mustang concludes by taking by flight to Pokhara or direct bus service to Kathmandu.
Permit Cost for Upper Mustang Trekking
The Upper Mustang Trek permit is the most important requirement that are looking for to do the trek near the Tibet border from the Nepal side. Travel trekkers heading into Upper Mustang (north of Kagbeni) are required to purchase a $500 USD dollars per person permit, which is valid for 10 days. You can even stay longer, but every day after that will cost $50 per day. Before entering Upper Mustang, you’ll be required to show your permit both on the way and the way out. In addition to the restricted permit, you’ll also need to purchase an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) which is $25 USD per person.
Meals & Accommodation
The trek route was possible by camping trek, requiring everything from Kathmandu-Pokhara, with time changing, we can do this trek also belong to teahouses-lodge/better keep in mind homestay trip. Teahouses are available along the entire trek in Upper Mustang, Teahouses are simple houses, often the home of the family that runs them, and offer basic their traditional meals such as noodles, rice and curry, Thukpa, and someplace you can get food from menus choice but most of the houses offer basic meals in a communal eating hall along with bedroom, typically with two single beds are accessible along the trip.
Customize Trip Itinerary
We always listen to your feedback and build your Mustang trek itinerary together please make the trek itinerary as per your requirement for the Nepal holiday, a customized Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary is always available just contact us.
Best Time to Visit
Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, the best season to visit during the monsoon period it’s called also the monsoon trek in Nepal. However you can do this trip year-round for trekking, the main consideration is the winter when most residents leave the capital to avoid the cold and snowfall. Generally, the best time to visit Upper Mustang is from March to early November would be one of the suitable months to make your lifetime ultimate trek experience.
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