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OVERVIEW

Upper Mustang Trek

  • Region - Mustang Region, Nepal

  • Duration - 16 Days

  • Grade - Moderate

  • Max Altitude - 3810m/12,500ft

  • Best Season - Round the Year

 

The historical remote Mustang trek unseals the once Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, tucked away from the rest of the world, lies just north of the main Himalayan range of Nepal. Mustang, a land where the soul of the man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on: a land said to be "barren as a dead deer" but where beauty and happiness abound in spite of hardship, was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830's. The walled city of Lo Mont hangs, the unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom within a kingdom. The early history to Lo Monthang is embellished in myth and legend rather than the recorded fact. Mustang has maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951. The king of Lo Monthang still retains his title and he has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in the Nepal army.

 

Trekking in Mustang was officially opened in 1992. It allows limited numbers of trekkers each year in order to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. A trek into this fabled forbidden kingdom of vast, arid valleys, eroded canyons, ocher valley, yak caravans, colorfully painted mud-brick houses on the back dropped of majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri make your medieval walled kingdom Mustang trekking a very special one.

 

We regularly organize treks to the Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang targeting the TIJI festival a three days long ritual known as" The chasing of the Demons", one of the most important festivals of the region. Over the festive time, monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks perform dances and rituals that are supposed to drive away evil spirits. Dressed in their finery, people from all over Mustang gather in Lo Monthang to celebrate the Tiji festival.

 

ITINERARY

Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 03 - Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni (2804m/9,200ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Kagbeni to Chuksang (3050m/10,005ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Chuksang to Samar (3280m/10,760ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Samar to Gelling (3450m/11,320ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Gelling to Tsharang (3600m/11,810ft)

 

Day 08 - Trek from Tsharang to Lo Manthang (3840m/12,600ft)

 

Day 09 - Lo Manthang - Acclimatization and Explore Lo Manthang (Visit Eastern and Western valley: Choksar, Chonup, Namgyal etc.)

 

Day 10 - Trek from Lo Manthang to Dakmar (3750m/12,305ft) Via Ghar Gompa (3950m/12,960ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Dakmar to Syangmochen (3800m/12,470ft)

 

Day 12 - Trek from Syangmochen to Chuksang (3050m/10,005ft)

 

Day 13 - Trek from Chuksang to Muktinath (3800m/12,470ft)

 

Day 14 - Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2750m/9,020ft)

 

Day 15 - Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, Drive to Kathmandu / Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara

 

Day 16 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Upper Mustang Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare between Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara for members
  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop
  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • All hotel accommodation in Pokhara as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • All Accommodation while trekking in the best mountain lodges
  • Full board meals during the trek in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits – Upper Mustang Special Trekking Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card, and Conservation entry fee
  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary
  • Transfers from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu 
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader
  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide
  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit
  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)
  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters
  • Insurance for all our Nepalese Staffs during the trek
  • All government and local taxes 

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Drinking water bottles, hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging batteries
  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc
  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions 

 

Registering for Upper Mustang Trek

Eligibility: Is this Trek suitable for me?

Upper Mustang Trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Upper Mustang Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Upper Mustang Trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Upper Mustang trek.

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Upper Mustang trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Upper Mustang trek, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com/

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

For more details please check our Cancellation Policy

 

HOW TO REACH

Upper Mustang Trek

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Upper Mustang Trek

  • Region - Mustang Region, Nepal

  • Duration - 16 Days

  • Grade - Moderate

  • Max Altitude - 3810m/12,500ft

  • Best Season - Round the Year

 

The historical remote Mustang trek unseals the once Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, tucked away from the rest of the world, lies just north of the main Himalayan range of Nepal. Mustang, a land where the soul of the man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on: a land said to be "barren as a dead deer" but where beauty and happiness abound in spite of hardship, was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830's. The walled city of Lo Mont hangs, the unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom within a kingdom. The early history to Lo Monthang is embellished in myth and legend rather than the recorded fact. Mustang has maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951. The king of Lo Monthang still retains his title and he has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in the Nepal army.

 

Trekking in Mustang was officially opened in 1992. It allows limited numbers of trekkers each year in order to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. A trek into this fabled forbidden kingdom of vast, arid valleys, eroded canyons, ocher valley, yak caravans, colorfully painted mud-brick houses on the back dropped of majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri make your medieval walled kingdom Mustang trekking a very special one.

 

We regularly organize treks to the Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang targeting the TIJI festival a three days long ritual known as" The chasing of the Demons", one of the most important festivals of the region. Over the festive time, monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks perform dances and rituals that are supposed to drive away evil spirits. Dressed in their finery, people from all over Mustang gather in Lo Monthang to celebrate the Tiji festival.

 

Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 03 - Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni (2804m/9,200ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Kagbeni to Chuksang (3050m/10,005ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Chuksang to Samar (3280m/10,760ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Samar to Gelling (3450m/11,320ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Gelling to Tsharang (3600m/11,810ft)

 

Day 08 - Trek from Tsharang to Lo Manthang (3840m/12,600ft)

 

Day 09 - Lo Manthang - Acclimatization and Explore Lo Manthang (Visit Eastern and Western valley: Choksar, Chonup, Namgyal etc.)

 

Day 10 - Trek from Lo Manthang to Dakmar (3750m/12,305ft) Via Ghar Gompa (3950m/12,960ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Dakmar to Syangmochen (3800m/12,470ft)

 

Day 12 - Trek from Syangmochen to Chuksang (3050m/10,005ft)

 

Day 13 - Trek from Chuksang to Muktinath (3800m/12,470ft)

 

Day 14 - Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2750m/9,020ft)

 

Day 15 - Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, Drive to Kathmandu / Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara

 

Day 16 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Upper Mustang Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare between Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara for members
  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop
  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • All hotel accommodation in Pokhara as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • All Accommodation while trekking in the best mountain lodges
  • Full board meals during the trek in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits – Upper Mustang Special Trekking Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card, and Conservation entry fee
  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary
  • Transfers from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu 
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader
  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide
  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit
  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)
  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters
  • Insurance for all our Nepalese Staffs during the trek
  • All government and local taxes 

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Drinking water bottles, hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging batteries
  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc
  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions 

 

Registering for Upper Mustang Trek

Eligibility: Is this Trek suitable for me?

Upper Mustang Trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Upper Mustang Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Upper Mustang Trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Upper Mustang trek.

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Upper Mustang trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Upper Mustang trek, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com/

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

For more details please check our Cancellation Policy

 

Upper Mustang Trek

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage