Upper Mustang Adventure - 18 Days

Upper Mustang Adventure Heaven Nepal Adventure

‘Upper Mustang Adventure is a journey into the former walled kingdom of Lo within incredible scenic view, desire part of with Buddhist culture area’

Upper Mustang Adventure

Upper Mustang Adventure leads you to a wide-open terrain which is an extension of high and vast Tibetan plateau, considered as world highest and largest tableland where our marvellous journey takes you in to witness its ancient treasures with cultural villages and monasteries including incredible views of landscapes and snow-capped mountains.

Upper Mustang was closed for outside visitors for centuries and flung its door open for wide-world travellers to witness its beautiful country since last three decades, where hundreds of interested people find this place magical and of great wonders.

Upper Mustang Adventure leads you to high Nepal Far North West beyond great mountain range of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya, where monsoon clouds hardly touch this awesome country filled with barren-arid landscapes but with beautiful views and to experience.

Upper Mustang Trek Highlights

  • Adventure to the scenic country of Upper Mustang within fascinating cultural villages
  • Trekking Trails trails following Kaligandaki River near to its source beyond Mustang Himal high peaks.
  • Explore remote cultural areas interwoven with Buddhism religion of impressive heritages.
  • Panorama of giant peaks from on daily walks to the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang.
  • Sweeping scenic flight from beautiful Pokhara to Jomsom headquarter town of Mustang.

Upper Mustang Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for the tour with time for trek preparations.
Day 03: Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on-air) with 6 hours overland journey.
Day 04: Morning flight to Jomsom 2,715 m and walk to Kagbeni 2,830 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Drive to Chusang 2,820 m start to walk to Samar 3,290 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Ghiling 3,570 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Ghami 3,520 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,810 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: At Lo-Manthang for local excursion and explore the village-town.
Day 10: Trek to Yara 3,650 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: At Yara explore around Luri Gompa.
Day 12: Trek to Tangbe 3,240 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Tetang 3,040 m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek or drive to Jomsom 2,715 m – 02 hrs ride or 4 hrs walk.
Day 16: Morning flight to Pokhara from Jomsom and transfer to hotel.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 18: International departure for homeward bound.

Starting our journey with a short flight from scenic Pokhara city, located on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya to reach the main town and headquarter of Mustang in Jomsom, situated on Old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route to Tibet.

An interesting town where trade used to take place since ancient times to this day, as our walk follows through Kaligandaki River valley to enter wild and beautiful areas of Upper Mustang enriched with lovely villages full of lively culture with the age-old heritage of both Buddhism and ancient Bon sect of pre-Buddhism.

Our adventure with both combinations of short exciting drive and scenic walks to reach its nice traditional villages of Kagbeni-Chusang-Games and finally at Lo Manthang, the main highlight of the journey within the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang, here with time to soak into its medical time period villages visiting impressive monasteries and places of interest.

Finally our adventure ends taking an alternative route back to Jomsom visiting far-flung corners of Mustang at Yara and Tangbe time-forgotten villages with exceptional views and Buddhist shrines, where walk leads to holy Muktinath temple areas, a famous pilgrimage of whole Himalaya range to reach back at Jomsom for short sweeping back to Pokhara, on concluding our memorable and remarkable journey on Upper Mustang Adventure.

Day 1
On arrival at the Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu.

After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with another group member of Upper Mustang Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts.

Day 2
At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as a free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Upper Mustang trekking, starting next early morning with an exciting overland journey to Nepal Mid-West.

Day 3
Drive to Fly to Pokhara 860 m - 06 hrs ride and 30 mins via air.

As per group size taking a coach or in tourist standard bus for an interesting overland journey to reach Nepal Mid-West at Pokhara, where drive leads to much warmer farm areas past many town and villages with views of snow-capped peaks, and then reaching finally at scenic Pokhara by its calm Phewa Lake.

(Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu).

Day 4
Morning flight to Jomsom 2,715 m and walk to Kagbeni 2,830 m - 04 hrs.

With a pleasant and scenic overnight at Pokhara, a city blessed with Annapurna Himalaya and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, early morning starts with a transfer to Pokhara airport for short panoramic flight to Jomsom, landing at the country of the desert like an interesting town as well, headquarter and administrative place of Mustang district. Jomsom located on an old Trans-Himalayan Salt / Caravan Route of Nepal and Tibet, where trade still takes place between the two countries where route leads to high Upper Mustang and beyond at Karo-la Pass that the last frontier of Nepal and Tibet-China.

Jomsom home to Thakali people been on trade on this caravan route since ancient times, our the adventure starts from Jomsom, walk leads to follow Kaligandaki River within a windswept valley but with the gradual path to walk heading towards Kagbeni, a village and entrance point of Upper Mustang area and beyond towards Tibet, at Kagbeni with an afternoon free to roam around this an impressive medial period village of Tibetan style and with similar culture and traditional life of Buddhism as well practices ancient on religion of pre-Buddhism sects.

Day 5
Drive to Chusang 2,820 m start walk to Samar 3,290 m - 05 hrs.

Since motorable came into function around this remote parts of western Nepal, making it possible and accessible for Jeep drive that leads on the wide dirt road, as morning drive leads beyond Kagbeni entering into Upper Mustang surrounded by high eroded cliff and canyon of varied dramatic colors.

Our journey continues around the beautiful and scenic country with few stops to catch views of snow-capped peaks, as ride leads through small villages past Tangbe, an hour of good drive brings you at Chusang, a village with few surviving trees of Poplars and Willow species, within its red colored earth surrounding. Chusang located on the confluence of Narsang and Kali Gandaki Rivers, from here where walking begins towards Chele village often spelled as Tshele, after crossing over a stream in between broken canyons and ruined castle of rock and red mud walls.

On crossing a small bridge, an uphill walks of less than an hour brings you at Chele village, where the trail gets steeper to reach at 3,130 m high, from the top views of Gyagar across the huge canyon and scenic territory. Trek continues with a slow climb on the windswept terrain till the pass is reached at 3,540 m and then gradual descent leads you at Samar for an overnight stop.

Day 6
Trek to Ghiling 3,570 m - 06 hrs.

From Samar morning leads with a short uphill to reach on top of a ridge and then descend to a gorge past few monuments called as ‘Chorten’ painted with the official religious color of red, black, yellow and white paints, colors used made from a natural mineral from the earth and soft rocks found around. Journey carries crossing stream as walk follows with the climb up at 3,800 m high, and then continue the climb to another pass, finally on a downhill to a small place at Shyangbochen, a place with a few tea shops.

Walk carries on with a gradual climb to cross over 3,770 m pass then entering a wide valley with downhill to Ghiling for an overnight stop, this nice village with large agriculture fields of barley which is on the outskirt of Ghiling village.

Day 7
Trek to Ghami 3,520 m - 05 hrs.

After a pleasant and wonderful overnight at Ghiling, as morning walk starts with a climb than on the gradual path heading right within a center of a huge valley, as route leads past below Tama Gung small settlements and then with a long climb towards a valley and crossing Nyi La pass at above 3,950 m high.

The highest spot of the adventure, which is the south boundary of Lo areas within Upper Mustang, from here taking a slow descend to reach the junction; where another path leads to Tsarang / Charing, as our route takes us to Ghami village for overnight stop one of the major villages within Lo area.

Day 8
Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,810 m - 06 hrs.

From Ghami village, today walk leads to our main highlight and destination within the former Walled kingdom of Lo Manthang, morning starts after a short descend and over Charing-Chu or River, where climb takes you on top of a hill after walking past Tholung valley, from here the route diverts north heading towards a large Prayer monument known as Chorten-Stupa, that marks the boundary of Ghami and Charing- Tsarang within Lo areas.

After crossing a stream then reaching a wide barren country with the climb to a hilltop at above 3,850 m, then rewards you with views of Lo Mananthang within a fort-like surrounded by high Wall, a short descend to a stream that outlines former walled kingdom of Lo Manthang, then entering its southern wall which is the main entrance of Lo Manthang. Once inside the fort village or a town takes you back at medial times a great place for an overnight stop with rest the next day.

Day 9
At Lo-Manthang for local excursion and explore the village-town.

A rest and a free day where you can explore around within Lo Manthang visiting its interesting sites, a place with more than 150 houses includes many residential quarters of monks and lamas, the houses are closely packed where palace and monasteries are at the bottom section of this vertical and L shaped houses.

The school, health post, police post, and several important chhorten are located outside the walls to the north of the gate and east of the monastic part of the city. Despite the apparent squalor of Lo Manthang, the village is prosperous and maintains a strong sense of community.

The local call themselves as Lobas native of Lo with strong Tibetan influence and practice having similar tradition and custom.

The trade with Tibet started since ancient time was disrupted in between after Chinese occupied the country, and at present trade continues again bringing salt, wool with Chinese good, and this brought a substantial amount of money to this great village town. The Mustang raja’s palace stands four stories building in the center of the town-village, in early days are known as a city, which is the home of late Raja, Jigme Parbal Bista, and Rani (queen), who was from the noble family of Lhasa-Tibet.

Day 10
Trek to Yara 3,650 m - 06 hrs.

Enjoying marvelous and exciting time at Lo -Manthang, morning route leads on the same the path for a few hours and then taking an alternative route into isolated areas of Upper Mustang. Our walk diverts towards the east with steep descend to a small village of Dhi situated on the bank of the Phuyung Khola. The walk leads to cross a bridge over Phuyung Khola / stream, as climbs start on the steep path to reach a small village at Yara decorated with colorful Buddhist prayer flags, here with time to explore around its impressive eroded landscape within nice Yara village.

Day 11
At Yara explore around Luri Gompa.

A rest day at Yara to explore around this amazing country where a few hours of walk from Yara village brings to a small settlement of Luri Gompa and explores Luri Gompa and caves of full of Gompas (monastery and shrines).

Day 12
Trek to Tangbe 3,240 m - 06 hrs.

After an interesting time on high country of Upper Mustang and at Luri Gompa with the historical and impressive monastery, morning starts on the high trail through barren and arid terrain within red eroded hills by strong winds and snows, and then walk slowly encountering a small ridge top to head downhill to Tangbe village at 3,370 m high, this is a moderate size village of about 30 houses, the houses are closely attached. On the rooftops piles of dry big logs and woods stored for many years as status, which reflects the prosperity of the society which is common traditions in these arid areas of Mustang and in Tibet where woods are very scarce.

Day 13
Trek to Tetang 3,040 m - 06 hrs.

Walking on the barren wilderness of red earth landscapes in complete ambiance the path is gentle for few hours with views of distant snow-capped peaks and the heading downhill and up at Testing a small village for overnight stop around Yak pasture field.

Day 14
Trek to Muktinath 3,760 m - 06 hrs.

From Testing, where today walk leads to Muktinath one of the holiest of all holy spot for both Hindu and Buddhist followers. Starting our gentle walk to reach Muktinath located around Lower Mustang as our direction leads east on the gradual winding trail past temporary Yak herders huts and shelter with views of Nilgiri’s and Dhaulagiri mountain range. The walk leads to a winding gradual wider path to reach at Muktinath for an overnight stop, afternoon visit Muktinath temple and its holy premises.

Day 15
Drive to Jomsom 2, 715 m with free afternoon- 02 hrs.

Due to nature of road condition and tiring walks of the previous day, today ends our treks taking an opportunity of jeep drive on the motorable road heading downhill towards Jomsom around Kalia- Gandaki River Valley. Reaching at Jomsom for last overnight stop, Jomsom also a headquarter town, from here around Kaligandaki valley including Marpha-Tukuche and Kalapani / Lete famous for delicious

apples and its product.

Day 16
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m - 20 mins via air and transfer to hotel.

Morning a short walk to Jomsom air-terminal where scenic and sweeping short flight reaches at Pokhara, during air-borne excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range on both side of the plane window. On landing at Pokhara airport an interesting short drive takes you at scenic and beautiful lakeside for overnight stops by its famous and serene Lake Phewa.

Day 17
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

Morning from Pokhara an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route observe Nepalese country life as drive leads past farm villages and towns and to reach Kathmandu around afternoon time, the rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 18
International departure for homeward bound.

After a wonderfully enjoyable time in Nepal within high Himalayan mountains including great experience on Upper Mustang Adventure, with your last day in the country, our staff transfers you back to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

Service Included

  • Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner on the typical Nepalese restaurant
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara at a tourist standard hotel along with breakfast
  • Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge and a tent in case of necessity
  • All three meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and tea/coffee (3 times a day)
  • Transportation by Bus to Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • Flight Jomsom- Pokhara-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Government certified and well English speaking trekking guide
  • The entire cost of the staff members involved in the trek (their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Porters (one porter for every two trekkers) and his entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation equipment, and insurance)
  • Charges of all necessary documentation and permits related to the trek
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request), should be returned to the company after completion of the trek.
  • Company’s duffel bag (upon request for the trekking purpose only), and t-shirt as a souvenir.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First Aid Kit (carried by a trekking guide).
  • The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense).
  • Farewell dinner with official staff.
  • All applicable federal and local taxes.

Service Not Included

  • International Airfare/Nepal Visa.
  • Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Expenses for your clothing and personal gears.
  • Your equipment/personal nature; and other expenses such as mineral water, soft beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek, bar bills, showers, internet, and charging the battery.
  • Your travel insurance which covers helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Tipping to the guide, porter, and drivers.
  • Any other costs not itemized in the "Service Includes" are your expenses.

Meals and Accommodations:

In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.

Banking, ATM’s, and Money in Nepal:

Nepalese Rupees is the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency at major cities.

You can also exchange foreign currencies into Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.

Sightseeing Tour:

We will brief you about your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trekking and we will be giving you information file, and importantly introduced with your tour/trekking guide.

Trekking Crews:

You will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who has to acknowledge about responsible tourism flew of areas and eco-friendly tourism
We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. Also provide one porter is every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.

Documentation:

After your trip is over, we will provide you (HNA) adventure certificate =region.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of minimum 2-10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us. We will plan consequently. In the case in your group more than ten people, please let us know so that we can make advance require and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking on the Everest Region much difficult as it is even more technical. We give you special priority to its technical sides for as well. For this, we have planned an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know a particular location where you need to stay for rest to acclimatize, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly pace study and so on. In case you get AMS, we have to crews who know how to deal with, it effectively and smartly.

Altitude Sickness:

While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel. As such, altitude sickness is an illness that a human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height 2,400 meters from the sea level.

You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk with a slow and steady pace, avoid smoking, and stop at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.

Travel Insurance:

Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all the tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can by themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.

Internet and Communication:

It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.

Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide

Popular Destinations to Visit:

There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.

As of adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as the prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.

Things to do in Nepal:

The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.

For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.

Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

The country lies on the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is during March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled blooming flora, and the temperature is just the right.

Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.

Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.

(Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):

How tough is the walk on Upper Mustang Trekking?

Depending on how you take it, you must be aware that Nepal and all Himalayan countries a
the hilly and mountainous area, where much of the walk leads to ups and down with some gradual the winding trail to cope. However, on this trek which is similar to other Himalayan walks, the only long and steep climb is going up the pass, and then with a long stretch of downhill, the walk is not that tough and hard as it looks. We have maintained the walking itinerary days to suit all types of people with scenic walk having a rest day to acclimatize with the altitude.

What are the religion and cultures that we can witness?

Around Nepal Far West a mixture of Buddhist with more Hindu people of Brahmin-Chettries-
Dalits and Magar tribes, as walk leads higher region of Upper Mustang dominated by Mustang people are known as Bhatia of Tibetan origin with same Buddhist culture and religion. On this trek around Upper Mustang where you can witness fascinating culture and traditional farm life of hill people of Mustang visiting its monasteries and villages of great interest.

How many people will be in the group?

From the minimum 3-4 person in the group with a maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running an independent at extra cost than in groups.

How is the weather around Mustang?

As per the season wise, where the best time is from April to May when most of the day is clear
with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas.
Where most of the morning till mid-days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can
get overcast with chances of light rains and snow. Mustang can be visited during the monsoon
months of July and August as the area falls within rain-shadow area blocked by the high Himalayan mountain range.

How are the lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on route
trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms
accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise. Higher above 3,000 m lodges are fine and basic due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as common bathrooms and restrooms. All rooms and dining with warm heating and cozy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

Are there electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after Kagbeni and
Lo-Manthang where much of electric supply is private and individual of the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.
Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Kagbeni and Tsarang (Charing) villages, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge
areas.
At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather, the line can be broken, otherwise, it is fine in working order.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to
reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he/she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

How are foods and hygiene during treks and lodges on route?

Meals are prepared according to your choice of menu items, all foods are carefully prepared
with much hygiene concern, avoiding from complaints and reputation of the lodges, as they
have been serving for more than two decades to worldwide travelers.

I came to know that some people could get sick while on treks why?

Well hearing rumors and seeing for your own self is a different picture, to be honest, some
people are not used to Asian and spicy foods, that’s why people could get sick with the change of diets as well. To be on the healthy side before and after the treks is to get advice from your guides what will be the best food to consume while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with a vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to the local environment and culture.

What types of medication should I bring from home for the trek?

In our list, we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.
In every trip of ours, we carry comprehensive medical kits which will be carried by our trekking staff, guides or group leader for common use if required as for your own personal illness, where you doctors might have recommended some medicine to carry with you.

What are the major factors and precaution one should take care on treks?

Always abide by the rules of the company and guides/leader, most of the main sickness is stomach disorder due to the change in foods and culture shocks. If people have traveled in Asia countries and know the food well will be not a problem.
Other factors might leads to altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which can happen to any people if they are not careful by walking fast in higher elevation and might catch the symptoms of AMS. We have designed the itinerary days where people can acclimatize well with rest days in a couple of high places before reaching much higher to our goal and highlights.
Some people might take Diamox pills, which is often used as high altitude pills, should consult the doctors before taking the right dose, which helps to regulate the flow of blood systems from getting clots in high altitude. Where drinking plenty of fluids, water-juice and rehydration drink including black warm tea also help and taking much rest after getting tired.

When can I book for Upper Mustang Trekking?

Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3 weeks
ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the norms and rules of the company. Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.

Checklist for all season:

  • Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Reading/Writing materials
    Binoculars
  • Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
  • Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic  for
  • Giardia, Diamox and any extra
  • prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
    Money-Cash
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lightweight towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
  • moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
  • products, small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock and
  • torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Earplugs and eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
  • Bag Liner
  • Sewing kit
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and shorts
  • T-Shirt 2 Or 3
  • Long sleep shirt
  • (Special Checklist for summer)
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
  • Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
  •  34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
  •  1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
  • sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiter (optional)
  •  Special Checklist for summer
  •  Lightweight wool
  • jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
  • trousers (May—September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

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Upper Mustang Adventure

Trip Facts

  • Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • Nyi La pass 3,950 m high.
  • 2+
  • Sep- Dec, Mar-May
  • 17 Nights and 18 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Tea House(On Hotel and lodges)

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