Upper Mustang Trek


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWN031
Trip Duration
17 Day(s)
Activities
Trekking, Culture
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
4320m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
March – October
Diffic. Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 4 Nights 3-Star Hotels
  • 12 Nights Tea Houses
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 12 Lunches and Dinners
  • Water (Pay extra on the trek)
Locations Covered

  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara
  • Jomsom
  • Kagbeni
  • Lo Manthang

Overview


"In general practice, Mustang refers to the dry Tibet-like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki River. Mustang is the district's name along the Kali Gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom, and the region of Tibetan influence north of Kagbeni is referred to as the upper Mustang. Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days is the trek to Lo through the treeless, arid landscape. Strong winds generally yowl across the area in the afternoon, subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, Lo has much less rain than the other parts of Nepal. During the monsoon, the skies are cloudy, and there is little rain. In the winter, there is usually snow, sometimes as much as 30 or 40 accumulating on the ground. In Lo itself, the countryside is similar to the Tibetan plateau…"

In general practice, Mustang refers to the dry Tibet-like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki River. Mustang is the district’s name along the Kali Gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom, and the region of Tibetan influence north of Kagbeni is referred to as the upper Mustang. Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days is the trek to Lo through the treeless, arid landscape. Strong winds generally yowl across the area in the afternoon, subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, Lo has much less rain than the other parts of Nepal. During the monsoon, the skies are cloudy, and there is little rain. In the winter, there is usually snow, sometimes as much as 30 or 40 accumulating on the ground.

In Lo itself, the countryside is similar to the Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by wind. There is more rain in the lower part of the Upper Mustang, and the mountain tends to be great red fluted cliffs of tiny round stones cemented together by mud. Villages are several hours away and emerge in the distance almost as mirages; during the summer season, after planting crops, they look like oases in the desert-like landscape. Because of the cold and snow, most of the population departs from Lo on trading expeditions during the winter. Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days season starts from Late March until early November. The trek does not go to exceptionally high elevations, but the cold, dust and inexorable afternoon winds could make this trek less pleasant than other treks in Nepal.

HimalayanWindows is specialized in the Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days and puts all its efforts into making it smooth and pleasant. This sort of trek can be revised as per the trekker’s requirement.

Tiji Festival 2022 at Lo Manthang, Mustang

Tiji Festival Date: 16 May, 17 May, and 18 May 2023

Attend Tiji Festival 2023; it is inaugurated on 16 May and ends on 18 May 2022 at Lo Manthang, Mustang. Our group leaves Kathmandu for Tiji Festival a few days before the festival starts. Hurry up to get your seats booked. Contact us for a detailed Tiji Festival Itinerary, cost, and group information. 

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Arrival in Kathmandu

Drive or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni [You can also drive to Jomsom; 7-8 hours drive

Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)

Trek from Chele to Geling (3570m)

Trek from Geling to Charang (3560m)

Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3840m)

Lo Manthang

Lo –Manthang

Trek from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar

Trek from Drakmar to Shyangmochen

Trek from Shyangmochen to Chhuksang

Trek from Chhuksang to Kagbeni

Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom

Fly from Jomson to Pokhara

Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu

Drive to the airport and fly back home or onward destination.

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What's Included ?


  • Airport transfers – Pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking
  • Accommodation in tea house or lodges during trekking
  • Flight fare from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • English speaking license holder trekking guide and his all expenses
  • 1 Porter – 2 Trekkers and his all expenses
  • TIMS and Restricted permit and National park permit fees
  • Two nights’ standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • One day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Supporting staffs (Trekking guides, cook and porters) and their necessary insurance, accommodation, meal, allowance and salaries

What's Excluded ?


  • International Flight and Departure Tax
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears and clothing such as sleeping bag, walking stick and etc
  • Travel/Medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Rescue if needed
  • Personal expenses caused by weather, laundry telephone call, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, tips and etc.

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.

Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.

Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.

Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.

Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.

HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.

FAQS


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all foreigners, Except Indians, need a Nepalese visa to enter Nepal. Most nationals can get an on-arrival visa at the TIA airport. However, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport, some… Read More »

Namaste from HimalayanWindows!   HimalayanWindows is a company operated by travel professionals involved in the travel industry for more than a decade. We use package tours for Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. HimalayanWindows believes that Our Motto is to satisfy every customer in all aspects. We are a team of professional, experienced travel entrepreneurs working in the Himalayas for years! We want to introduce ourselves as a tour and trekking operator… Read More »

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