|Transportaion||Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus, Domestic Flight|
|Accomodations||Hotel , Tea-houses|
|Best Seasons||spring season of March to May|
|Meals||All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)|
The Upper Mustang Trek is entirely about exploring the forbidden world of the ancient Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang, in the upper Himalayas of western Nepal. Nothing is the world can get much remote than this trek and surrounding. It was hidden and completely isolated from rest of the world till 1992. It is the only place that has been carrying the rare traditional Tibetan culture untouched and purely at its original form. Upper Mustang is one of the most captivating place for trekking in the Himalayas, due its rich culture, intricate history and geography.
Trekkers come here to trek but end up exploring the culture along with trekking as it is a perfect blend of adventure, tradition and culture. In the wilderness of nature, far from human inhabitation and chaos Upper Mustang trek is for those who wish to be at the lap of the nature at its best form. After your trek, you’ll reminisce the eye striking tanned red rocky cliffs and the never ending array of rolling grey hills surrounding you in all directions. The innocent faces of the people there are something you’ll have in your mind for your lifetime. These faces unconsciously call you for a visit again to Upper Mustang.
In this hyper modern world, you’ll get to witness what life was like
before technology and infrastructure in Upper Mustang, the remote under
privileged mountain life of the people who were forbidden from rest of Nepal
and from the world for a log long time. Due to this, they had no influence of
modernization preserving their culture and tradition at its original form till
today. Mustang was a separate kingdom within Nepalese border until 1950. The
Royal family of Mustang, still resides at the historical capital of Mustang, Lo
Mangthang. It is a special to trek in Upper Mustang to the trekkers from around
Today, both road transportation and air transportation are available to get to Mustang. But the most easiest and feasible way is to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Roads here can be menacing as landslides happens quite often in this region. You will experience a thrilling adventure being there as you spend your day sightseeing at the most beautiful desert with harsh cliff-faced landscapes, rocks with unusual shapes, structures, and colors.
Village houses in Mustang are made up of white stones and roof filled with black woods. The locals welcome you with Buddhist tradition and offer you to sit with them in the kitchen as kitchen is regarded to be the center of the house in Tibetan culture. You are offered authentic local dishes such as Thakalikhana, yak meat, sukuti, firewood foods, churpi, Apple wine, and many more as a part of local hospitality.
This trek can be wiped off in 15-16 days. Do not miss this opportunity as the trek in this region allows you to explore the geography of Tibet where you can meet the lifestyle of true mountain peoples. Explore the wealthy cultural heritages inside this region. Upper Mustang Trek is unique in its true original form.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label):
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase)
- Water purified pills
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Which Season is best for this trekking?
Normally,Upper Mustang trekking in Nepal can be done in any time of the year. However February, March, April (spring) and September, October and November (autumn) is the biggest season for this trekking. In this month the weather is clean and chance to see amazing view of Mountain peak. Most of the day is sunny gets more warm and easy for walking. While walking we see the different types of flower and fauna. While in winter (December-January-February) season most of the trekking roots are covered by Snow and have maximum cold. The view will totally covered by fogs and snow however travelers come for enjoying with snow. Whereas, Monsoon season (June-July-August) is unfavorable time for trekking. At the time there will be heavy rain. So, it will be difficult time of trekking and less chance of Mountain View.
What kinds of accommodation we get during this trip?
We provide 3-Star Hotel “Hotel BlissInternational or similar category hotel” in Kathmandu which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. Whereas “Hotel Crystal Palace or similar category hotel” in Pokhara nearby Phewa Lake. We provide basic Tea-houses or Local lodge during trekking. All accommodation is in (Twin share basis) for, single supplementary charge ($200) extra.
What sort of meals we get during this trip?
We provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. During trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner per day) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu and Pokhara however; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy.
How fit should be trekker for this trekking?
Annapurna base camp trekking is the modest trekking of Annapurna Region so it can be done by any age groups who have good and fit health. It doesn’t does not required any experience before trekking. We do not recommending travelers who are suffering from blood pressure or any disease or medical situation before one year. We highly recommend to conceding with doctor before their trekking.
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