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5 Things To Do While Trekking to Upper Mustang Trek

Let me congratulate you first. You just made the best decision in your life to trek to Upper Mustang Trek. In this post, you will get handy information from trekking route to permit to cost.

Upper Mustang Trek

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Also known as last forbidden kingdom (Lo-Manthang) because this region was not allowed to enter until 1990’s and still considered as restricted regions. One of the major attraction is a unique landscape; commonly known as Trans-Himalaya. You won’t believe watching heavenly gifted tree-less landscape, rocky trails and different mountain ranges – mainly Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and, Nilgiri.

Upper Mustang Trek Route / Itinerary:

Upper Mustang Trek is a moderate trek suitable for walkers who have the ability to walk at least five hours a day with a light backpack. If you see below, we might even need to walk for longer hours (seven hours). Walking at higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and strong determination, we can complete the trek successfully.

Day 1: Arrival in Tribhuvan Int’l Airport, Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m): 6-7 hours

Day 4: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,800m): 3-4 hours trek

Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m): 5-6 hours

Day 6: Trek from Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m): 6-7 hours

Day 7: Trek from Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m): 5-6 hours

Day 8: Trek from Ghami to Tsarang (3,600m): 5-6 hours

Day 9: Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,800m): 3-4 hours

Day 10: Explore around Lo Manthang

Day 11: Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3,800m): 6-7 hours

Day 12: Trek from Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m): 5-6 hours

Day 13: Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang (3,050m): 5-6 hours

Day 14: Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700m): 6-7 hours

Day 15: Fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara – 25 min.

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 17: Final Departure

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Upper Mustang Trek Best Season:

Although this trek can be reached during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone. So, best seasons for upper mustang trek are:
  • Spring (March to May)
  • Monsoon (June to August), and
  • Autumn (September to November)

Upper Mustang Trek Foods & Accommodations:

For accommodations, we will be staying in Tea houses. You will be getting basic services from food to rooms. Most of the tea houses will have separate washrooms. So, get ready to be lined-up early. Depends on your budget, you will get foods from pizza to pasta. But, the price you pay will be higher than in cities. It is because the transportation cost to carry those foods is quite higher in remote places. Hence, it’s obvious to charge higher prices in places like Upper Mustang.

In the normal package, you will be served three meals everyday while on the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). For every extra food, you will have to pay extra.

Upper Mustang Trek Permit Cost:

  • Upper Mustang Permit Cost: USD 500 per person for first 10 Days
  • After 10 Days – USD 50 each extra day
  • ACAP Permit

As we have told earlier that, Upper Mustang Trek is in restricted regions. Hence, this trek must be planned with Nepal Government authorized local trekking agency, Licensed Nepalese trekking guide mandatory to escort you and there must be minimum two people to get approved for Upper Mustang Trek Permit.

Upper Mustang Trek Map:

upper mustang trek map

Upper Mustang Trek Cost:

Before booking any trip to Nepal, the obvious questions that strike on your mind. What sort of services are included and excluded with that cost? Why is the cost difference for that same trip? An answer to all that questions is Services.

If you check an itinerary of Upper Mustang Trek online, you will get same travel information whichever travel site you are in. The major difference, you will be finding are in Include and Exclude sections; Guide, Porters, Food, and Accommodations. Make sure you compare the prices in-terms of services.

Conclusion / Review

If you need any further assistance regarding trek to Upper Mustang. Then, contact us directly. We are Nepal Government approved Trekking Agency where we can assist on trekking permits and other documents required for Trekking in Nepal. Happy Vacation!

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