Upper Mustang Trekking (15Days)
The Home Ministry of Nepal opened the Upper Mustang region for trekkers in October 1991.
The region of the Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni, is generally referred to as ? Upper Mustang?. It is a rare privilege to trek in Upper Mustang. In many ways, a trek into Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet . The way of life of true mountain people can be experienced here cut off for years from the rest of Nepal. So, it is also called the district across the Himalayas.
The settlements are scattered with little sign of cultivation between villages. Upper Mustang, being in the Himalayan rain shadow, is one of the few parts of the country that are suitable to trek during the monsoon period even. The Upper Kaligandaki valley is still quite dry with occasional rainfall.
Here’s recent picture gallery from Upper Mustang Trekking.
Trip Facts, Itinerary and booking form:
Trek Code EN-026
Length: 15 days
Max. Altitude: 4070 m.
Type of Trek Camping
Trek Grade Medium / Hard
Group Size: 2+
Day 01:Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km/ 6-7 hours): Drive by bus/car or fly.
Day 02:Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni (2860m): Fly and trek.
Day 03: Kagbeni to Chele (3060m): Trek.
Day 04:Chele to Geling (3510m): Trek.
Day 05:Geling to Charang (3620m): Trek.
Day 06:Charang to LO Manthang (3890m): Trek.
Day 07-09:LO Manthang: Excursion to Loori Gompa, Fa, Tang, Sukhad, Yaradhara, Sarad, Chhoser, Chhongdup & Tingkar.
Day 10:LO Manthang to Ghami via Gekar: Trek.
Day 11:Ghami to Samar (3160 m): Trek.
Day 12:Samar to Kagbeni (2800): Trek.
Day 13:Kagbeni to Jomsom (2750m): Trek.
Day 14:Jomsom to Pokhara: Fly.
Day 15:Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km/ 6-7 hours): Drive by bus/car
• All airport/hotel transfers
• 3 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu or similar standard) with breakfast
• 13 nights in standard guest house/lodges in mountain
• Welcome and farewell dinner
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
• Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
• An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
• Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case you return early from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• ravel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guides and porters
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of the adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medial expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.
You need send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.