Mustang region Trekking

Mustang region Trekking

Mustang region trekking is a exciting adventure trekking in Nepal Himalaya lies in Mustang District , Gandaki province No.4. Mustang trekking is combine with Upper Mustang trekking route categorized as rain shadow trekking tour in Nepal to explore the least forbidden kingdom of Nepal.  Nepal Mustang trek route is controlled trekking destination in Nepal and opened for tourist in 1992 with  spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture.

Trekking in Mustang valley is an amazing lifetime experience with great Himalayan views including two above 8000m mountains – Annapurna 8091 m, Dhualgiri 8167 m, beautiful landscape, Mustang King palace, Monasteries. Mustang treks routes has various options among them Upper Mustang trek , Lower Mustang trek , Mustang Jeep drive tour, Mustang Motor bike tour, Mustang Damodar Kunda trek are most popular trekking package fit for both novice and experienced trekkers.  Trekking in Mustang region doable around the year as it is rain shadow zone + maximum altitude of 3667 meters from the sea level.

Mustang trekking destination is unique travel package in Nepal to explore Royal Mustang King palace , Tibetan Bon cultures, red cliffs, sky caves , polyandry marriage system and world’s oldest Luri Gompa .The people of Mustang call themselves Lobas, and they have their own King or Tribe-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista. After Nepal was declared a republic in 2007, the Nepal Government took back the official recognition of the Bista as the Mustang King. However, the people there still respect him as their King or tribe leader. Bista also grants the audience the visitor upon request. 

Mustang is the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal assemble  most popular Annapurna trekking trails and trekkers may extend their trip to Thorong La pass trek route or enter Annapurna Ghorepani poon hill trekking trails too. Mustang tour package fit for both novice and experienced trekkers lies on between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna trekking trails. 

Nepal Mustang trek difficulty level is moderate however trekkers should know details of Nepal upper Mustang trekking information before heading to the relevant areas. Special Mustang trekking permits implemented by Department of immigration Nepal. Individual travelers are not allowed treks in Mustang  region.  It is compulsion to buy the Mustang  trek package through the government registered pure local Nepal trekking agency and need to pay at least 10  days permits of  Mustang trek route.

Mustang trekking permit cost USD 500 per person for 10 days and each extended USD 50 each day per person. Special Mustang trekking  permits issue through government registered local Nepal trekking companies and not allowed for individual. Nepal Mustang trekking price is slightly higher than other regular trekking trails like Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking , Langtang trekking because of high cost for upper Mustang permit as well as ACAP and TIMS permit. 

Mustang trek distance 126 kilometers / 78 miles from Jomsom to Jomsom however Himalaya Journey Trekking generate Mustang trekking itineraries  own designed as below mentioned. Upper Mustang trek duration is depend on choice of packages however possible to Mustang Helicopter tour with in single day. Mustang hiking tour is only one trekking destination in Nepal doable in monsoon season too. if you are looking for Nepal trekking for beginners – Upper mustang trek package will be the best options for juniors and seniors citizens it means  Mustang trek for beginners too.

Since Nepal Mustang trekking has been we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange numerous trekking groups in relevant areas. Now a days all options  upper mustang trek can do Lodge trekking.  Now a days Mustang package trip doable by Mustang overland tour by jeep travelers who wish to do trip with in one week holidays in Nepal.

If you are looking for Mustang trek in Nepal thousands of Nepal trekking companies website display at once hence to know company legal documents to make ensure to choose the right travel agency in Nepal for the remarkable and safety  trip. Freelancer , individual guide and illegal company website existing in the internet and assure to provide the best service even though it may hazard for the trekkers if incase of accident or suffer by high altitude sickness during the trip due to the illegal.

Suggested all travelers  do trekking in Nepal through government registered local Nepal trekking agency recommended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured journeys in Himalaya.  Mustang trek destination is comparable like Tibet trip and enjoy with natural caves and  explore the world oldest monasteries.  we have special Nepal Mustang trek package from USA, UK, Europe, Australia and Canada

Mustang region trekking major highlights

  • Trekking trails counted as Last forbidden kingdom of Nepal still Mustangi king ruling the Mustang Lo Manthang king palace
  • Trekking to Mustang valley  take into consideration as Rain shadow trekking trails of Nepal
  • Discover the Mysteries sky caves and world’s oldest Gompa in mustang region
  • Treks in Mustang region - an exploration of the enchanting  medieval Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
  • Panoramic Himalayan views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range as well as landscape comparable like a Tibet
  • Touch Annapurna circuit trekking trails and  explore the kali gandaki valley
  • Hike to Mustang Lura Gompa and explore the upper Mustang trekking route  is journeys of limetime experience

Things to know before heading to theTrekking in Mustang Region

Trekkers should have to know at least following key points for success the for the Upper Mustang trekking. For instant travel service call 977- 9851007829

How to get the Mustang trekking 

To embark on the Mustang trek,  There are 3 different way to reach the Mustang region.

  1. One of the short and easier way to go to Upper Mustang Trekking , Pokhara Jomsom by flight trek continue heading via Kagbeni Chele Geling , Syangboche , Tsarang/Chharang and finally reach the Lo Manthang then Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.
  2. Pokhara via Beni Tatopani Kalopani Marpha Jomsom Kagbeni Chele Geling , Syangboche , Tsarang/Chharang  and finally reach the Lo Manthang then same way drive back to Bokhara.
  3. Pokhara drive to Nayapul and follow the Annapurna Ghorepani poon hill trek route Tatopani Kalopani Marpha Jomsom Kagbeni Chele Geling , Syangboche , Tsarang/Chharang  and finally reach the Lo Manthang then same way drive back to Pokhara or Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.

Mustang trekking Routes

Mustang trekking is 4th most popular trekking destination in Nepal lies in western part of the Nation, Mustang  district, Gandaki  province No. 4 .  Trekking in Mustang region has various options routes among them Upper Mustang trekking, Mustang Lo Manthang trekking,  Mustang Damodar Kunda trekking, Mustang Jeep drive tour, Mustang Motor bike tour  are most popular packages for adventure seekers and mountain lover hence we have 8 different package displayed.

Preparation for upper Mustang trek

Preparing for the Upper Mustang trek requires careful planning and consideration due to its remote location and challenging terrain. Here's a detailed guideline how to prepare for Upper Mustang trekking

Research and Itinerary Planning:

Research the Upper Mustang region, including the route, attractions, and cultural significance.

Decide the  suitable Mustang trekking itinerary, considering factors like duration, starting and ending points, and acclimatization days.

Physical Fitness:

Start a regular exercise regimen at least a few months before your trek, focusing on cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and endurance.

Incorporate hiking or walking into your routine to prepare your muscles and joints for long hours of trekking.

Training Hikes:

Before your trek to Mustang region, embark on training hikes of increasing difficulty and duration to simulate trekking conditions and build endurance.

Practice carrying your backpack with all your gear to get used to the weight and distribution.

By adequately preparing for the Upper Mustang trek, you'll enhance your safety, enjoyment, and overall experience in this captivating region of Nepal.

Mustang trek Difficulty level

The Mustang trekking difficulty level  is considered to be of moderate .Here are some factors that contribute to its difficulty level:

High Altitude: Upper Mustang trekking trails is located at high altitudes, with trekking routes reaching elevations above 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). Altitude sickness can be a concern for trekkers as they ascend to higher elevations. Proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are essential to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Remote and Isolated Terrain: Nepal Mustang trekking  is a remote and isolated region of Nepal, with rugged terrain and limited infrastructure. Trekking trails often pass through rocky paths, river crossings, and steep ascents and descents. The remoteness of the area means that facilities such as lodges and teahouses may be basic and less frequent compared to popular trekking routes.

Weather Conditions: Weather conditions in Upper Mustang trek route can be unpredictable, with temperatures varying widely between day and night. Trekkers may encounter strong winds, sudden changes in weather, and occasional snowfall, particularly at higher elevations. Proper gear and clothing are essential to stay warm and protected from the elements.

Best season or time for Mustang trek 

The best seasons for the Upper Mustang trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).  However , following are the best time for Trekking in Mustang region :

Spring (March to May):

Spring is one of the most popular times for trekking in Upper Mustang due to its mild temperatures and blooming landscapes.

The weather is generally stable, with clear skies and minimal rainfall, offering excellent visibility of the stunning Himalayan scenery.

The valleys come alive with colorful wildflowers, including rhododendrons, adding to the beauty of the trekking route.

Daytime temperatures are comfortable for trekking, although nights can still be chilly, especially at higher altitudes.

Autumn (September to November):

Autumn is another ideal time for treks in Upper Mustang, characterized by clear skies, mild temperatures, and stable weather conditions.

The monsoon season ends by September, leaving behind lush green landscapes and clear mountain views.

The post-monsoon period brings dry weather, reducing the chances of rainfall and ensuring clearer visibility of the surrounding peaks.

Autumn is also the harvest season in the region, offering trekkers the opportunity to witness traditional farming practices and vibrant local festivals.

Both spring and autumn offer favorable trekking conditions with relatively mild temperatures, clear skies, and minimal precipitation. However, individual preferences regarding weather, scenery, and crowd levels may influence your choice of the best time to trek in Upper Mustang. It's essential to consider your preferences and priorities when planning your trekking adventure.

Permits for Mustang trekking

Three different permits required for treks in Mustang  region .  special Upper Mustang trek permit cost USD 500 for one week and extended each day USD 50 per person foreign nationals mandatory issue by local Nepal trekking companies

Need a copy of  color passport,  photo  and details need to send via online . Annapurna trekking  permit counter open from 9:00am to 5 pm from every Sunday to Thursday. 9:00 am to 3 pm on Friday , 9:00 am to 12 Noon on Saturday.   

ACAP ( Annapurna conservation area project ) permit USD 30 for per person  foreign nationals

TIMS permit ( Trekkers information management system ) – USD 20 for foreign nationals
Shivapuri National park  permit USD 5 for foreign nationals.

Mustang trekking Itinerary 

Itinerary for Mustang trekking  is depend travelers holiday frame and choice of the packages. The Mustang trek permits apply for at least 10 days which cover only lower Mustang trekking it means Jomsom  Mustang lo Manthang trip and for Upper Mustang trek itinerary should be extend at least 3 days extra which cover Luri Gompa , Di areas via Tetang to Muktinath. 

Now a days lower Mustang and Upper Mustang trek doable less then mentioned in outline itinerary becasue of road access up to Kagbeni and upper mustang trails too. Travelers who wish to do Treks in Mustang region with in one week also possible while choose the Mustang Jeep drive tour and Mustang Motor bike tour package. 

Mustang trekking cost 

Nepal Mustang trek cost is determined by the numbers of trekkers as well as private and group join basis trip. Also  Mustang hiking cost is depending on choice of service budget and luxuries. Budget Mustang trekking tour cost start from USD1750 and Luxury Mustang trekking cost USD 4350 per person. Trekking to Mustang  region route has various type of the hotel accommodation normal lodge trek to luxury accomodation during the trek to Upper Mustang  but Mustang trekking price belongs to the service, accommodation provided by local  Nepal trekking agency.

Guide and porter hiring service for Mustang  trek is budget options. Trekking guide cost for Upper Mustang  trek USD 30 to 35 per day and Porter hiring service USD 25 to USD28  but their insurance and local company service charge will be extra. comparing the normal Nepal trekking destinations, Mustang  treks cost is slightly high because of Mustang trekking permit cost USD 500 for first 7 days and extended each day permit cost USD 50 as well as  necessary other 2  different trekking permit ( ACAP permit,  and TIMS permit ) . Mustang trekking cost for Indian passport holders are cheaper then foreign nationals because of the permit cost is less for indian travelers.

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  • Emphasis on quality service and guest take care for the 99.9% success the Treks in Mustang region  
  • Private and group join basis Mustang trekking tour as per traveler’s holiday frame
  • Flexibility for extend the trip as per traveler’s requirements
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