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Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking

To go there, you need to reach Pokhara by flight from Kathmandu, or by bus in a long way through the Prithvi Highway (from 6 to 8 hours, it costs no more than 12$). Then you can go to Jomsom by jeep or by flight (20 minutes) or walking for 3 days. Jomsom is the starting point to explore Lo's Kingdom.

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Introduction & Overview of Upper Mustang Trekking

To go there, you need to reach Pokhara by flight from Kathmandu, or by bus in a long way through the Prithvi Highway (from 6 to 8 hours, it costs no more than 12$). Then you can go to Jomsom by jeep or by flight (20 minutes) or walking for 3 days. Jomsom is the starting point to explore Lo's Kingdom.

Upper mustang trek is one of the most exotic treks that introduce us to the hidden world of old Buddhist kingdom Mustang also called Lo. In the past this area used to be the part of Tibetan empire, which makes this place much similar to Tibet in both land topography and lifestyle. Tibetan Buddhism is still practiced here in very raw form.

Mustang situated in the rain shadow area of Dhaulagiri takes you in to a desolate landscape which is surrounded by rocks of bizarre formation. The presence of villages with corn fields in this landscape makes this place even more beautiful.  The trail winds around the salt caravan route of old days.

The upper Mustang trek takes us to Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang is a medieval town surrounded by huge town wall and was attached into Tibet unitil 14th century. The area is restricted and requires special permit.  Lo Manthang is a small kingdom which still has a King. The Palace is surrounded by gompas and houses.

Upper Mustang trek gives you once in a lifetime opportunity to experience unique arid Himalayan beauty along with unusual landscape. The landscape here is characterized by windy and arid valleys, eroded canyons and stratified rock formation. As we return we will visit the holy temple of Muktinath which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhist.

Include/Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Pokhara; Breakfast included. 
  •  Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals prepared by our expert camping cook and kitchen team during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.)
  • Local Actual adventure licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff, porters and mules to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 700 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 90 per day / per person).
  • Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu (Tourist Bus Transfer from Ktm-Pokhara-Ktm).
  • Airfare for Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara including airport departure tax.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Additional Information

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

Client Reviews

Bently Flinch,

Spain

26th May, 2022

Upper Mustang 2015! I have had a heavenly trip to Upper Mustang with Actual Adventure. The place was one of the treasure on earth and even more beautiful with warm and loving guide Phurba. He was very talented and knowledgeable with the specific area. We were always updated about our next move, stop and stays. Kedar and his team provided a very promising and remarkable service. I highly recommend this company to everyone.  Spain


Ayden Welsh

Belgium

26th May, 2022

Splendid Trekking! October Upper Mustang is one of my unique and favorite destinations I’ve visited so far. The incredible services of Actual Adventure and our friendly and ever smiling guide Pasang made the trek even more amazing.  I can highly recommend this company for the remarkable service they offer to their customers. Their warm loving hospitality, polite behavior and perfection can attract anyone towards their company.   


Maverick Hurst,

United States

26th May, 2022

Awesome Upper Mustang Trek! Kedar and his versatile team members did a great job making our trip to Upper Mustang a memory we will be treasuring for the lifetime. Everything was very well managed and we were provided with best possible facilities like rooms with attached bathrooms and hot shower facilities, healthy and delicious meals, complementary tea and coffees and much more. The guide was very talented and friendly. If ever I’ll be travelling to Nepal I’ll surely choose thi... See more s company again.  New York See less...


Weston Naylor,

Canada

26th May, 2022

Upper Mustang Trek 2017! I did Upper Mustang trek with my husband and it was an interesting trek of lifetime. The beauty of Mustang region and walled city Lo Manthang was very astounding and the guide Phurba was very friendly and helpful. We could say him anything and he would have managed in no seconds being probably the best guide one could ever have wished for. Everything was perfectly managed from our landing to departure. The accommodations were very comfortable with available hot ... See more water shower. It was very difficult to walk during some trials because of the wind blowing the dust. I suggest everyone to have sunglasses with you otherwise the dust particles may enter into your eyes. These were just the natural barriers but otherwise the company’s service was great and wonderful. I highly suggest this company to everyone.  Canada See less...


Azzahra Shea

Azzahra Shea

United States

26th May, 2022

Trip to Upper Mustang Lo Mathang in Winter I called Kedar Neupane, director of Actual Adventure, on Dec 22, 2017 telling him I was arriving on Dec 29 and needed permits and arrangements, including flights, for Upper Mustang. To go to Upper Mustang, the government of Nepal requires special permits. Kedar performed a miracle by getting us the permits hours after we arrived on Dec 29. After obtaining our permits, that afternoon, my daughter and I traveled by car and arrived in Pokhara that eveni... See more ng. Lakpa Sherpa, a licensed guide, was assigned to take my 16-year-old daughter and myself to Upper Mustang. The three of us flew to Jomson the next morning, Dec 30. We started walking the moment we arrived, so, from the time we arrived in Nepal at noon on Dec 29, within 20 hours, we were already trekking to Mustang with all proper permits. The guide was excellent in every way, experienced, attentive, professional, having a good sense of humor and being patient. We walked six days to Lo Manthang, via Chussang, Chele, Samar, Syangboche, and Tsarang. From Lo Manthang, we went to the Bon Sacred rock wall. On the way back, Lakpa took us back through different routes - Ghar Gompa (1300 year-old monastery) and via a remarkable canyon to Chussang. The walking was strenuous, and the landscapes were remarkable. The 800 year-old monastery of Tsarang is also worth a visit (180 450-year-old books). My thanks to Actual Adventure, Kedar Neupane and Lakpa Sherpa. There were able to take my very tight time schedule and last-minute request and help me fulfill my dream of taking my daughter to Upper Mustang. Piedmont California See less...


Lada Bukharina

Lada Bukharina

United States

26th May, 2022

Upper Mustang Trekking Superior trek selection, organization, logistics, care for customers, attention to detail - great value for money!”   I'm a repeat customer of Actual Adventure. My first trek with them was in Nov 2015 (Annapurna Base Camp), and I just completed a trek in Upper Mustang. I can't wait to come back again, hopefully next year. Actual Adventure offers many trek options, however this is not what sets them apart from other numerous trekking organizers i... See more n Kathmandu. Actual Adventure consultants work hard to understand your individual interests and needs to make the trek exceed one's expectations; they are always just one phone call away for questions, changes, inquires and any requests. The pricing that Actual Adventure offers is very competitive, however one feels like they have purchased a luxury tour only due to the attention of the staff and care for the traveler. The guides they use are extremely knowledgeable - I personally observed other trekkers' guides consulting my guide on numerous occasions; so it's not just my biased observation. I'm looking forward to my next trip with them, and can recommend them without any hesitation. Visited November 2016 USA See less...


Kelvin and Nancy Galler

Kelvin and Nancy Galler

United States

26th May, 2022

Dear Kedar,     I am writing to update you on out trip situation. Overall we had a good trip and things did end up turning out ok. we highly suggest Actual Adventure for Trekking in Nepal.   Kelvin and Nancy Galler California , USA


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