• Mustang  Trekking

    Mustang Trekking

  • Mustang Trekking

    Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking

Trip Overview

Mustang, the pride of Dhaulagiri zone is situated at western development region of Nepal which is well known for trekking expeditions. Mustang being divided in two parts namely Upper mustang and lower mustang consumes most of the attractive places and was opened for foreigners from 1992. Since then a lot of tourists have explored the forbidden kingdom. Mustang is surrounded by the Mt Annapurana and Mt Dhaulagiri creating an exotic view for the tourist Moreover, Mustang is also the home of the deepest gorge of the world of "Kali Gandaki". Lower Mustang is the best known for the places such as Marpha, Jomson, Kagbeni, Jharkot and Muktinath. Marpha is considered as the hub of the apple and apricot industry in Mustang. Mustang has two known distilleries companies, a drying facility and beautiful orchards. As Muktinath temple is considered to be sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhist, the place is always filled with local and international tourists. Lower mustang is also famous for its Tibetan style swellings and cobbled streets.
 

Being one of the top listed destination of Nepal, Mustang offers wide diversity in flora and fauna. Birds such as Hill and rock pigeons, crag martins, rose finches, pied wagtails, rock buntings, black redstarts, impeyan pheasants, grandala, snowcock and white-capped river chats, Himalayan griffin, lammergeyer, golden eagles etc. are the major attraction of this region. Moreover, animals like snow leopard, red fox, marmot, Himalayan wooly hair, blue sheep, yak and lynx etc. are the few popular animals to be seen in this region.

 

Short Itinerary

Short Itinerary

Day 01: - Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: - A full day tour of world haritage side in Kathmandu,  

Day 03: - Flight or Drive to Pokhara

Day 04: - Pokhara flight to Jomsom and trekking to Kagbeni (2,858m): Walking distance 3-4 hours

Day 05: - Kagbeni trekking to Chele(3050m):Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 06: - Chele trekking Syanbochen (3475m): Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 07: - Syanbochen trekking to Ghemi (3520m): Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 08: - Ghami trekking to Charang (3575m): Walking distance 4-5 hours

Day 09: - Charang trekking to Lo- Manthang (3700m):Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 10: - Exploration Day at Lo-Manthang (3700m)

Day 11: - Lo-Manthang trekking to Drakmar (3810m)Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 12: - Drakmar trek to Ghiling (3806m):Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 13: - Ghiling trek to Chhuksang (3050m):Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 14: - Chhuksang trekking to Jomsom (2700m):Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 15: - Fly back to Pokhara, 20 minutes flight

Day 16: - Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.

Day 17: - Farewell Departure

Trip Infromation

Trip Infromation

Accommodations

In Kathmandu, we will have a 3-star hotel room which will be shared in a twin-share basis and will have a supplement of breakfast alongside. The rooms will have attached bathrooms and will have all the facilities that will at least help you have a semi-urban experience judging from where you come. But, during the trek, we will have to forfeit the luxury of a 3-star hotel in the pursuit of what nature has in store for us and travel through the wildlands in local teahouses, which will be very comforting as well but just not luxurious enough in terms of the facilities provided.

Meals

We can have a myriad a local and international cuisines to choose from during the trek though the list of meals will not be as elaborate as you might think, but still we do have options and they surely do taste awesome. We are very careful for providing you with food that is both hygienic and heavy for sustaining your energy throughout the trek. All kinds of meal fall under the package costs during the trek except for when you stay in Kathmandu where we will only be able to offer the breakfast. And, we will also end our lovely soulful trekking experience with a lovely farewell dinner at the end of our trek in Kathmandu.

 

Physical Condition Requirements

Though it might seem very daunting in the face of it, but we are pretty sure an average human being with average walking capability will be able to complete the trek with no trouble. Our guides are very supportive in terms of your walking abilities during the trek and if needed, s/he will change the entire trek stuructre for you as well. (But, that will come alongside its own repercussions, like longer trekking days). Walking in higher altitude will surely be more tiresome than in lower altitude but the transition between the two will be as smooth as possible. We do recommend to consult with your personal doctor before making the trip though just to make sure.   consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

We have a perfectly customisable trip flexibilty depending upon your preferred dates and times. We are extremely you-specific in providing our services because we think that is what ultimately matters at the end of the day, how much you enjoy the trip.

Additional Information

We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.

Visa Information 

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'.  They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country.  However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.  

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA)  if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.  

 

You can visit online information for visa

 http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/visa-information.html                

For tourist visa application link

http://ttp://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa  

 

 

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: - Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: - A full day tour of world haritage side in Kathmandu,  

Day 03: - Flight or Drive to Pokhara

Day 04: - Pokhara flight to Jomsom and trekking to Kagbeni (2,858m): Walking distance 3-4 hours

Day 05: - Kagbeni trekking to Chele(3050m):Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 06: - Chele trekking Syanbochen (3475m): Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 07: - Syanbochen trekking to Ghemi (3520m): Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 08: - Ghami trekking to Charang (3575m): Walking distance 4-5 hours

Day 09: - Charang trekking to Lo- Manthang (3700m):Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 10: - Exploration Day at Lo-Manthang (3700m)

Day 11: - Lo-Manthang trekking to Drakmar (3810m)Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 12: - Drakmar trek to Ghiling (3806m):Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 13: - Ghiling trek to Chhuksang (3050m):Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 14: - Chhuksang trekking to Jomsom (2700m):Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 15: - Fly back to Pokhara, 20 minutes flight

Day 16: - Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.

Day 17: - Farewell Departure

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

  • Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

  • Farewell dinners.

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- pokhara -jomsom  -Kathmandu)

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)

  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

  • soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

What is not included?

  • Personal equipment for trekking

  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu

  • Emergency Rescue evacuation

  • Personal expenses

  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter

  • Bar & BeveraÅge bills

Gear list

UPPER BODY LAYERS 

Walking t-shirt  -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is  quick dry.

Sleeping t-shirt -1 it can be cotton.

Thermal base layers top -1 mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capilene or polartec power dry. 

Insulating layers -1mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers 

Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold 

Rain jacket -1 essential 

Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meters.

LOWER BODY LAYERS

Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)

Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.

Sleeping trousers 1 light weight yoga style evening sleeping, but no jeans.

Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.

Rain pants -1 advisable 

Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.

PACKS&BAGS

Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.

Day pack with rain cover -1to carry your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate, water.

Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).

Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.

FOOTWEAR 

Trekking boots -1 must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support.

Socks -3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quality socks.

Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 

Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder.  Bladders are preffered

Water purification drops -1 it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (piyous).

Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.

Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection. 

Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater. 

Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes. 

Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking. 

Warm woolen hat -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.

Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries. 

Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).

Travel towel -1 light weight and compact. 

Wash kit -1 travel items for the trek. 

Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean. 

Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 

Book or journal as you like. 

Pack of cards/travel board games for evening fun. 

Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in Kathmandu. 

Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in the mountains. 

Trekking poles optional and advisable for anyone with knee issues.

Gloves warm enough.  Preferably warmers as well 

Neck warmer \Buff. 

 

A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE.

 

All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in Kathmandu. If you have any queries please feel free to ask.

                       www.soulhimalayatreks.com                                    info@soulhimalayatreks.com

 

FROM US

$2,595

17 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Annapurna region
  •    Activities: Trekking and Cultural Hike
  •    Accommodation: Two night hotel in Kathmandu local guest houses during the trek.
  •    Meals: Included during the trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 4200m
  •    Group size: 2
  •    Best Season: Best seasons are Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)nd Spring (March to May)

Trip Higlights

The ancient kingdom of Lo, Upper Mustang is one of the last places in Nepal that houses the traces of traditional Buddhist culture. Flanking Tibet to its north, Upper Mustang not only resembles Tibet culturally, it is the home of wonderful landscapes those are almost identical to the Tibetan ones.

Colorful barren hills holding interesting myths, the vestiges of ancient culture that cremated bodies in sky caves, deep gorges, whitewashed settlements in the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, swinging barley fields, sacred chortens and monasteries are the major highlights of the trails 

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