Upper Mustang Trek

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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the TransHimalayan Region landscapes and sceneries
  • Visit ancient monasteries, caves and palaces
  • Get insights into Tibetan culture and scenery around the forbidden kingdom of Mustang
  • Enjoy excellent Himalayan views of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and surrounding peaks
Upper Mustang Trekking offers a great opportunity to get insights into Trans Himalayan region of Annapurna which is quite similar to Tibetan trans-Himalayan topography. The colorful rock formations with numerous cave dwellings high up the cliffs, impressive chortens and ancient monasteries reflect the culture and traditions of Buddhism. Along with topographical similarities, the local people still follow the centuries old life style and traditions. You get an amazing feeling of isolation while trekking around the deserted lands which also enchants and inspires visitors to this region.

Major attraction and actually an opportunity during our Upper Mustang trek is the walled city of Lo-Manthang palaces. Upper Mustang is known as forbidden kingdom and still sees very few tourists each year. Trek along the land of canyons of the Kali Gandaki River, across the rugged land where people have saved their centuries old culture in Buddhist chortens, small stupas, atop hills, on pathways leading into villages and even inside caves. Tibetan Buddhism and the myths are intertwined threads that are in turn woven into the landscape.

Finally as you reach Lo Manthang, we will also arrange your meeting to King of Mustang, Jigme Parbal Bista in the walled capital Lo Manthang. Yes, Nepal is republic but Mustang even today has a king! The Mustangi locals have their own head of the tribe whom they respect, he is known as Mustangi King. Visit the three red-walled monasteries at the heart of the town; watch the astonishing way of life and family life around the nomadic villages.

The best time to trek around Upper Mustang Trek is from the month of March to November. This trek can be joined even during the monsoon season as Upper Mustang lies in rain-shadow area and receives negligible amount of rainfall. So, except in winter due to extreme cold, this trek to the hidden kingdom is recommended during anytime of the year.

Please refer to the itinerary for day-by-day activities.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT ICICLES ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS PVT LTD
5 - Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
  • Michel
  • From USA
  • On Nov 02 2018
5 - Excellent
Michel's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
“From start to finish easy planning. Everything went smoothly. Icicles team made several recommendations which worked well for us. Guide: Bikash Porter: Rajkumar were very attentive. We requested some changes While trip was underway, which the team made happen. Highly Recommended.”
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  • Leonard
  • From New Zealand
  • On Apr 28 2017
5 - Excellent
Leonard's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
“The Annapurna circuit is a great trek, but can be very taxing especially if you don't have good support and well trained guides. We were very fortunate to have both with support from Icicle adventure treks and knowledgable guide and porter. Our trek was for 21 days. We would highly recommend this trek and company, the scenery is stunning in every direction.”
  • Satoshi
  • From Japan
  • On Jan 31 2020
5 - Excellent
Satoshi's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
“I was planning to go to Annapurna Base Camp, but my schedule changed due to the avalanche. Thanks to the quick response, we were able to reach the Maldi Himar View Point. Also thank you next time.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 2: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
  • Day 3: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele:
  • Day 4: Trek from Chele to Geling
  • Day 5: Trek from Geling to Tsarang
  • Day 6: Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3810 m/12400 ft)
  • Day 7: Exploration day in Lo Manthang – Namgyal Gompa and Ting
  • Day 8: Lo Manthang to Dhakmar
  • Day 9: Dhakmar to Syangbochen
  • Day 10: Syangbochen to Chhusang:
  • Day 11: Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath:
  • Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom:
  • Day 13: Morning flight back to Pokhara
  • Day 14: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu:
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing local lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by tourist bus
  • Pokhara -Jomsom -Pokhara flight
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and all necessary permits.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide and porters
  • Duffle bag, Down jacket and sleeping bag for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure Treks & Tours tshirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First-aid medical kit
  • Government taxes & office service charges
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal visa arrangement
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc
  • Personal equipments and clothing
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

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