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.
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.
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)
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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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.
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