Upper Mustang Trek

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 4210 meters
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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
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Based on 68 reviews
Review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On May 25 2017
“Trip was lots of fun. Unfortunately, I got sick during the trip and had to be airlifted out, but my guide and the rest of the company were extremely helpful!”
Aaron's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Aaron
  • From Australia
  • On Nov 10 2017
“Great experience, tougher in places than I expected. Icicles guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The company did a great job in catering for our individual requirements, as we did the trek in 11 days due to time constraints.”
Andrew's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Andrew
  • From New Zealand
  • On Jan 15 2019
“This was a trek of a lifetime. From getting picked up from the airport to flying out of Lukla, the entire trip ran smoothly under the friendly and well informed leadership of Lok. Through a challenge, our guide's local knowledge and helpfulness created an experience that we not only enjoyed but will treasure for as long as I'm alive. We enjoyed spectacular views while indulging in traditional Nepalese culture which culminated in a perfect view of the sunset over Everest on the 9th day. This experience has left me begging to go back, and I wouldn't want to do it with anyone other than Icicles.”
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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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.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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