- 15 Days
Upper Mustang Yara Trek is the most popular. The trek leads to this long-forbidden Tibetan Kingdom in a remote and arid land bordering Tibet, which is home to spectacular Tibetan monasteries, canyons, gorges, and cave structures. Despite the fact that the new road construction has quickly changed the region. For all trade and business concerns, Jomsom is the district’s epicentre. Spend time in Ghumsa, Kagbeni, Chele, Yara, and other beautiful villages. Lo-Manthang is a kingdom in Tibet. The trek’s highlights include walled caves and monasteries, chortens, gumbas, and the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki gorge. The trek is of moderate difficulty. Because the path passes through one of Nepal’s most remote regions, a special permit is required. The region is a desolate land encircled by the Trans Himalayas for the most part, and it has the same feel as Tibet. At Lo Manthang, you’ll reach a maximum altitude of 3840 metres. Every day, the trek takes a gradual ascent, never exceeding a certain elevation. On normal days, you will gain 300-400 metres of elevation and will walk for 4-5 hours every day during the trekking days.
Among Nepal’s restricted areas, the Upper Mustang trek with Yara is the most popular. The trek leads to this long-forbidden Tibetan Kingdom in a remote and arid land bordering Tibet, which is home to spectacular Tibetan monasteries, canyons, gorges, and cave structures. Despite the fact that the new road construction has quickly changed the region.
For all trade and business concerns, Jomsom is the district’s epicentre. Spend time in Ghumsa, Kagbeni, Chele, Yara, and other beautiful villages. Lo-Manthang is a kingdom in Tibet. The trek’s highlights include walled caves and monasteries, chortens, gumbas, and the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki gorge.
The trek is of moderate difficulty. Because the path passes through one of Nepal’s most remote regions, a special permit is required. The region is a desolate land encircled by the Trans Himalayas for the most part, and it has the same feel as Tibet.
At Lo Manthang, you’ll reach a maximum altitude of 3840 metres. Every day, the trek takes a gradual ascent, never exceeding a certain elevation. On normal days, you will gain 300-400 metres of elevation and will walk for 4-5 hours every day during the trekking days.
If walking is too difficult for you, you can hire horses or ponies to transport you to your next destination. The region has been open to international tourists since 1992, and the region’s magnificent landscape has attracted a large number of visitors ever since.
Furthermore, the rugged landscapes of this region are a treat for visitors, allowing them to learn about the lifestyle and culture of the people who live in Nepal’s remote Himalayan region. Mustang was once its own kingdom, complete with its own rulers and dynasties. However, the monarchy was abolished on October 7, 2008, by order of the Nepalese government.
Most trekkers who stay in this area are fascinated by the old culture, which is based on an ancient form of Buddhism. Explorers gain a better understanding of past religious communities through visits to Buddhist shrines that tell a story through numerous gompas and mandalas.
Similarly, you can fully immerse yourself in the religious side of the region by visiting the chortens, stupas, and Mani walls that dot the route. The Kingdom of Lo, Jomsom, Kagbeni, and the many villages with small settlements of people, as well as the massive cliffs where many deeply engraved caves have formed ages ago, provide world-class stunning landscape views.
You will visit Yara, which is one of the notable hills known for its natural sandy castle and the scenery surrounding it, among many villages. Overall, the Upper Mustang Trek with Yara is a fantastic journey through some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the country.
Packing for Your Next Adventure: Everything You Need to Know
The key to having a good time in the mountains is to be organized and plan ahead. In addition to all of your training, ensuring that you have the appropriate equipment is an important aspect of preparing for your trip. Choosing the proper equipment will give you an extra comfort and safety boost, so you can be at your best while still enjoying yourself. It’s essential to have the right gear with you to get the most out of your trip. To help you better prepare for the mountain you will be climbing, we have provided a complete packing guide.
TREKKING GEAR LIST
|HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR||UPPER BODY|
|Sun Cap||Thermal Wear|
|Fleece Cap||Mid Weight Trek Top|
|Head Buff||Fleece Jacket|
|Neck Gaiter||Gore-Tex Jacket|
|Sun Glasses (UV Protection)||Down Jacket|
|LOWER BODY||PERSONAL EQUIPMENT|
|Thermal Wear||Down Sleeping Bag (-10°C to -20°C)|
|Trekking Pants||Headlamp (Rechargeable Batteries)|
|Mid Weight Trek Pants||Trekking Pole|
|TRAVEL NECESSITIES||HANDS AND FEET|
|Rucksack (45 – 55 Ltr)||Fleece Gloves|
|Day Pack (30 – 40 Ltr)||Wind Stopper Gloves|
|Duffle Bag (Optional)||Trekking Shoes|
|Valid Passport||Trekking Socks|
|PP Size Photo (2 Copies)||Flipflop|
|Insurance Paper||Gaiters (we notify you, if required)|
|MEDICAL||EATING & DRINKING|
|Brufen / Combiflam||Energy Bar / Snacks|
|Paracetamol & Antibiotics||Water Bottle|
|Handy Plast & Crepe Bandage||Thermos|
|Iodine Tincture||Water Filter (optional)|
|Lip Balm||Hand Disinfectant|
|Quick Dry Towel||Tooth Brush|
|Poncho / Umbrella||Shampoo|
Our training goal is to get you physically and mentally prepared to face the climb with more confidence. The climbing goal will be to perform consistently throughout the adventure. Fitness for mountaineering requires a high overall level of physical conditioning. Both cardiovascular and motor fitness are needed to climb at varying levels of intensity and to navigate challenging terrain, often while carrying a loaded pack and at high altitudes.
Training goals are critically important and allow you to perform better at higher altitudes and enjoy the entire adventure. We suggest that you examine the physical requirements of the climb you are approaching and work on your fitness in different levels. Click here to Learn more about Trip Grades and choose what’s best for you!
Establish a timeline for your training program and focus on specific conditioning for better results. Along with your workouts try and add hikes and climbs in the outdoors whenever possible to get more comfortable with different terrains. Sound fitness gained through a well-guided program is the only best way to ensure a safe and successful adventure.
Mountaineering Fitness and Training
It may also be helpful to break down your training timeline into a number of key phases. These are:
Phase 1 : Base physical fitness
The first phase of getting prepared for your climb is to focus on your base fitness. You should incorporate a fitness routine that focuses on both cardiovascular fitness and motor fitness training. For those who are not used to intense workouts this phase will help you to kickstart your training. Remember that consistency is the first most important factor in achieving any goal. Combine your basic fitness regimes along with running and stair climbing. You are now ready for outdoor adventures.
Phase 2 : Training specific for the climb
Once you have established your base physical fitness, you will need to train specifically for the climb. Depending on the difficulty and intensity of the climb, add advanced workout sessions combined with uphill training. Try and do the same fitness routines with some added loads. Strength training combined with cardiovascular and motor fitness will help with the overall conditioning. This will take your workouts to the next level and help gear up for the mountaineering challenge ahead.
Phase 3 : Outdoor Training
Nothing can replace training in the real outdoors. In the final phase of your training, you should be attempting climbs which are similar to the ones you are approaching. It is great to test your endurance outdoors. This gives you a great edge in preparing for conditions similar to the ones you will encounter during your expedition. It isn’t always possible to find similar terrains close to where you live, but it is best to find a hike as close to the climb as possible. This is the best way to test your climbing gears as well.
Training goals and timeline
Working out for at least 5 days in a week is the best way to get your body physically prepared for the climb ahead. Regular and consistent training always gives the best result and keeps you highly motivated. Make sure that you workout regularly and also give enough time for rest and recovery. Keep it balanced and have a properly planned fitness routine and never overdo exercises to the point of injury. While 2 to 3 months is a good amount of time to train, starting your training earlier allows more time to adjust and prepare.
Click here to learn more about Training for your Upcoming Climb and get ready for the adventure!
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