Upper Mustang Trek

Do you want to take a trip to the spectacular trans-Himalayan journey in Nepal? If so, Upper Mustang Trek will be impeccable. Journey to Mustang demonstrates you into the old Buddhist kingdom of Nepal. And that kingdom is called Lo as well as the Last Forbidden Kingdom as the area was not allowed to enter till the 1990s.

Hiking to the Upper Part of Mustang like a Desert

The Mustang looks like Tibet on the basis of culturally and geographically. So many years ago, this place was taken as its own kingdom, where Lo Manthang is taken as its capital. As it adjoins Tibet, it’s one of the restricted trekking regions where trekkers must have special restricted areas permit.

The Government of Nepal takes action on expensive trekking permits which help to minimize tourist volume in this area. As it is a rain shadow area of Nepal, monsoon season is also the best time to explore Mustang. Known as the Desert of Nepal where you’ll see cliff-faced landscapes and rare volumes of trees.
On the way to Upper Mustang

Trekking to Upper Mustang offers to the voyagers an amazing hiking experience in the desert of Nepal. This trip begins with Pokhara to Jomsom Flight. Trekking in the Mustang region of Nepal leads trekkers to the uniqueness of treeless landscape, rocky trekking trails and views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and so more other Himalayas.

Till 1992, the Mustang was isolated from the rest of the world and it was forbidden for foreign visitors to enter this hidden valley. But Nowadays foreigners are welcome to Upper Mustang. Tourists can enter with restricted areas permit which costs US$ 500 (to be arranged through a trekking agency and valid for 10 days, each additional day costs US$ 50).

Charang, Mustang

Nowadays you can get accommodation in guesthouses along the whole trek route. The Kagbeni, gateway to Upper Mustang, the journey moves upwards to the bare landscape in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif to Lo-Manthang.

This moderate, less demanded trail provides splendid mountain scenery and knowledge of Buddhist religion.

Best time to visit Upper Mustang

We can say March to November is the best time to take a journey up to Upper Mustang. We already mention that trekking is also best for the rainy season but in winter most of the hotel operators leave the capital to avoid the cold and snow. So winter is unfavorable to visit Mustang Areas.

How to Accessing Upper Mustang

As the Jomsom is the beginning point for almost all trekking routes towards the Upper Mustang region, We’ll take very short scenic flight Pokhara to Jomsom which will be 25 minutes duration. We can also approach Jomsom by drive but it’s long in terms of driving hours. And to back Pokhara, we’ll take a flight.

Lomanthang

Why trek to Upper Mustang in Nepal?

Here are some reasons to visit Mustang, Nepal.

  • Experience the Tibetan influenced Buddhism of Upper Mustang.
  • Panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks.
  • Explore the ancient Kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Rainshadow area( Deserts) of Nepal
  • Moderate Adventure trek
  • Taste the Tibetan religion, culture and traditions without Tibet tour

How much does Upper Mustang Trek COST?

It cost USD 1,825 per person to take the Mustang trip according to the Base Camp Hike Plan. On our plan, if you wish to fly Kathmandu -Pokhara- Kathmandu by plane, you should pay flight fare whereas we’ll deduct the driving cost on the same plan. If you’re in a group( i.e. more than 3 persons), we’ll apply a group discount trip offer to Mustang.

Includes

Cost Excludes

  • ALL drinks and Desserts food
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All personal nature expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Tips for the crew 
  • Any other things which are not mentioned on Included

FAQs

How to go Mustang from Kathmandu?

You can take a flight Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom and start a trek. But you can also reach the trekking starting point by drive.

How hard is Upper Mustang Journey?

The maximum that you’ll get is 3,840m so this is moderate difficult trekking.

When is the best time to visit?

March to November is considered as the best time to visit Mustang because at that time Mustang weather will be perfect to visit.

Why is Upper Mustang restricted?

To preserve nature from mass tourist flow.

What types of accommodation are available?

Tea houses.

Is there WIFI( Mobile Network)?

Yes, almost all teahouses in Mustang have WIFI and most of the places you’ll have Mobile Network.

Package Name: Upper Mustang

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