Mustang trekking

Mustang trekking

Mustang trekking is really incredible adventure trek in Nepal positioned Mustang District Gandaki province 4, lies in between Dhaualgiri and Annapurna trekking destination . Nepal Mustang trek is bond with upper Mustang trek route an amazing experience of the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Mustang trekking trip categorized on controlled trekking destinations in Nepal and opened in 1992 for travelers. Nepal Mustang travel package trip explore the beautiful Himalayan views of Annapurna circuit trekking route, nomad lands, world's oldest Monasteries and Kali Gandaki valley.

Mustang is one of the Trans-Himalayan districts of western Nepal, famous for its biodiversity, geology, prehistoric caves and cultural uniqueness. Geographically, it is divided into Upper and Lower Mustang trek routes. Upper mustang trek is only one Nepal trekking destination where travelers obtain cultural continuation from 3rd century BC to till now. Nepal Upper Mustang excavation in 1970s and founds ten thousands caves which has been used as settlements, store and burying of human bodies. Also large deposit of uranium has been discovered in Upper Mustang region of Nepal however trekking in upper Mustang region potential for research groups. 

Mustang tour package  is not only famous the trekking  traverse through one of the high desert places in Nepal and exploring the mystic land strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Treks in Mustang is lifetime amazing journeys to explore the natural beauties and  substantially high passes (nothing over 4200 m) from the sea level.Trek in  Mustang region is journeys of beyond imagination with it various features for the adventure seekers. Mustang hiking fit for both novice and experienced trekkers with average level fitness.

Nepal Mustang trek difficulty level is moderate however trekkers should know details of Mustang treks information before heading to the relevant areas. Autumn season ( September to December), Spring season ( middle of February to May ) and Monsoon season ( June to August) are best time trekking in Mustang valley even though we Himalaya Journey Trekking organizing around the year as per trekkers requirement. Hiking in Mustang region required special Mustang trek permit apply for minimum 10 days and minimum two person required to obtain the special Mustang permits through the local Nepal trekking companies under the rule and regulation of Department of immigration Kathmandu.

Mustang trekking permit cost USD 500 for first 10 days and extend each day USD 50 per person. Mustang hiking destinations forever lifetime remarkable trip for culture , nature and adventure seekers.  Travelers may extend their journey up to the upper mustang trek to explore the world ‘s oldest  Ghar and  Luri Gompa than via D , Tetang up to Lower Mustang Muktinath where travelers encounter the Annapurna circuit trek route.

Mustang trek distance  134 km /82.2 miles from Jomsom airport however HJT will arrange personalized Mustang trip service as per required. Mustang Lo Manthang trekking map has clearly mentioned about Mustang region trekking .12 days Mustang trekking package is best option however if you prefer Mustang jeep safari tour doable with in one week.  Mustang  trekking cost is depend on the group size and choice of the package length. Trekkers may join Upper Mustang trek via Annapurna Ghorepani poon hill trekking route or direct flight from pokhara to Jomsom.

Since Nepal Upper Mustang trekking destination has been opened Himalaya Journey Trekking operate numerous trekking groups in Mustang areas successfully! we have different options Mustang trek itinerary even though we  arrange  customized or tailor made trip service as per travelers wish and holiday frame. Budget Mustang package trip cost range USD 1850 to USD 2350 per person and Luxury Mustang trip package cost range USD 3450 to 4350 per person with 5 star level service.

Mustang trek package commence at Kagbeni, After flight from pokhara to Jomsom or Nayapul after an hour drive from pokhara . Himalaya Journey trekking guide led you through the beautiful valley of Kagbeni, Chele , Geiling, Tsarang and finally reached at Lo -Manthang ( one of the beautiful place  ). Nepal Mustang valley trek across passes of up to 4100m, we will also be walking through a succession of picturesque white painted Mustang villages and Tibetan monasteries, set against a backdrop of the distant snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.

we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange Mustang Jeep drive tour for adventure travelers who has limit time to visit in Mustang. Nepal Mustang valley hiking is  fit for all age group trekkers around the year. Tally as a best Nepal tour operator annually organize numerous in relevant destination. Now a days Mustang jeep drive tour doable with in one week from Kathmandu.  Also we do have Mustang Helicopter tour for those travelers who want to explore Mustang Lo Manthang wih in 4 to 5 hours .

If you are looking for Mustang trekking 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 the Hiking in Mustang through government registered local Nepal trekking agency recomended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured journeys in Himalaya.  Travel in Mustang is to explore the the world's oldest Gompa, Kali Gandaki valley and beautiful nomad lands of Nepal. Nepal Mustang trip is really exotic  trip in Nepal where you can see more than 10,000 sky caves , 18 most popular monastery in Upper mustang  region consequently we can say Nepal Buddhist pilgrimage trekking .The Tibetan Bon culture and polyandry marriage system unique features of Upper Mustang trip.

Mustang trekking package Major Highlights

  •  Hike in Mustang - an exploration of the Last forbidden kingdom of Nepal
  •  Open for trekkers in 1992 and trek through breathtaking kali gandaki valley
  •  Exploration of Annapurna trekking trails with natural hot spring, world deepest kali gandaki gandaki gorge, beautiful apple garden of Nepal
  •  you will click 360 degree panoramic Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan region
  •  Exploration of trans Himalayan zone & nomad land of Mustang Lo Manthang
  •  Exploration of world’s oldest Gompa & Muktinath temple/ salvation temple in same trip

Things to know before heading to the Lo Manthang Mustang trek package

Trekkers should have to know at least following key points for success the trekking to Mustang region.

Eat nutritious food

Hygienic and nutritious food is essential for success trip to Upper Mustang trek route. suggested take boiled item and less oily food . Sometime food poisoning make difficult heading to the destination so take the hygienic  meals on  Mustang trekking.

Drinking-Water and Tablets

If you avoid to drink the mineral water, take drinking water tablets for safety reason.  At least need to drink 4-5 liters  water during your trip to upper Mustang region.

Acclimatization during the trip 

One day acclimatization at Mustang Lo Manthang   is essential as stand point of avoid the high altitude sickness. You just jump on high places at Jomsom  airport 2567 meters from the sea level thus recommended all the travelers . You may go excursion around Lo Manthang or Tibet Kora La border  3890 meters and descend to Lo Manthng for overnight stay.  

Physical fitness

Nepal Mustang trek is fit for all age group travelers juniors to seniors citizen even though average level fitness is essential. Where is will there  is a plan so trekking in Mustang  need only strong willing power that make easy to reach the destination.

Why  Nepal Mustang trekking so special? 

The Mustang trek presents the unique travel experience with distinct Bon culture, sky caves, red cliffs, world’s oldest Ghar Gompa (founded by Guru Rinpoche in 8th century )  Mustang king palace, polyandry marriage system , Luri Gompa and Mustang Tiji festival.

This is only one rain shadow zone of Nepal trekking destination offering majestic Himalayan views of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna 8091m with 19 snowy capped mountains of Annapurna region trekking without hike in above 3667meter from the sea level.

The  black fossils ( Saligram) available in Mustang trekking trails while follow the   Kali Gandaki river banks .If any trekkers found saligram – he / she will be the lucky person and fulfill all wishes and desire as per Hinduism.

Visit the holy Muktinath .temple ( Salvation temple) . If travelers take showers of 108 holy spot or bath in the nearby Mukti Kunda (water pond) can wash away sins and bring salvation.

Above mentioned unique features make the treks in mustang region  so special then other trekking destination like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang , Manaslu , Kanchenjunga or any Nepal treks route.

How difficult is the Mustang trek route? 

Jomsom Mustang trek difficulty grade  is moderate level. Trekking to Mustang region fit for both novice and experienced trekking with average level fitness.  Lo Manthng Mustang trek with kids also possible around the year.  Now a days Upper mustang jeep drive tour also possible with in one week travelers who haven’t time visit in upper mustang on foot.

Nepal Mustang trek permit

Nepal Mustang treks route is restricted trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Only limited trekkers may visit in the year to preserve  the nature , Lombas cultures, caves, and gompas.  Mustang trekking  opened in 1991 for the tourist. Special Mustang trek permit required to enter the mustang region apply by Department of immigration Nepal .

Minimum two people essential to get Nepal Mustang trek permit through government registered Nepal trekking companies. Upper Mustang trekking permit cost 500 $ Dollars for 10 days which is obligatory for every tourist and extended each day permit cost $50 per person.

The best time trekking in  Mustang region 

Nepal Mustang trek doable around the year as the trek route lies less than 4000 meters and contained rain shadow trekking zone in Nepal.

The best time for Mustang trekking in September , October , November , December , March, April and May. You will have fantastic weather and clear Himalayan views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.

Apart the above month , trekkers may join for monsoon season ( June, July , August ) as it is less raining areas and January , February (winter season) not much cool like in Everest base camp trekking route. This is the low altitude treks in Nepal not more than 3670 meter from the sea level.

Meals and Accommodation on the Mustang Lo Manthang trek route 

You will have varieties of delicious meals available entire the Lo Manthang Mustang trekking route.  Travelers may choose Nepalese, Indian, Tibetan, Chinese , American, European and continental for breakfast , lunch and dinner choose able from menu.

 The best accommodation available during the treks in Mustang region normal lodge to five star category hotel.  Travelers may join for both options  hotels . for the luxury  Mustang trek arrange luxuries hotel in Jomsom ,Muktinath and Lo Manthang.

Mustang trekking packing list 

You need to bring following trekking equipment for  Mustang hiking trip

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.
Mustang trekking Itinerary

Mustang trekking route has different options commence the trip: 

Option I:  Pokhara via Ghorepani poon Hill trek route through Kali Gandki valley up to Mustang region and return back from Jomsom by flight to pokhara.

Option II : Pokhara Jomoms by fight then trek to Mustang region and return back by flight or Jomsom pokhara overland tour. 

Option III. Pokhara drive to Kagebeni then heading to Mustang Lo Manthang trails and  return back by flight or Jomsom pokhara overland tour. 

Option IV: Kathmandu all the way to Mustang by jeep drive and return back through Kali Gandaki valley to pokhara then Kathamndu

 We will arrange tailor made Mustang trek itineraries as per travelers choice and length of holiday duration.

Mustang Lo Manthang trekking Reviews 

If you surfing in the internet thousands of Nepal trekking companies and freelancer website display for Mustang region trekking thus suggest for the adventure seekers look the Mustang trekking reviews for memorable trip . Choose the government registered local Nepal trekking agency for the secured trip to lower Mustang  . Freelancer , Individual trekking guide or illegal trekking operator may simply operate trekking in  Mustang region  but risk is in your hand if incase of accident, suffer by high altitude sickness and Helicopter rescue , choose the best trekking agency in Nepal for protected  adventures.

Mustang trekking Cost 

Mustang trekking price is depend on groups size , length and choice of the packages. Having 4 different route to reach the upper Mustang trek destination , cost is depend on the place where you want to start. Two different cost for Mustang Lo Manthang treks – Luxury Mustang  trek cost range USD 3150 to 3800 Dollars for per person and Budget Mustang trekking price start USD 1990 to 2375 $ Dollars per person. Definitely Mustang package trekking  cost based on minimum two people.   group join basis Mustang trek package  also available for those travelers who want to trek with other people.

Why Mustang trek  package with Himalaya Journey Trekking 

  • Secured online booking and reservation system
  • Tailoring Mustang trek Itinerary as per travelers desire 
  • 32 Years + Experienced and professional trekking, tour guide, drivers and staff entire the trip
  • No hidden cost for the Mustang package trip
  • Authorized local Nepal trekking company recommended by Lonely planet travel guide book Nepal  and Rough guide book
  • 24/7 service and last minute Mustang trek booking facilities
  • All exclusive Nepal Mustang tour package as requested by customer
  • Emphasis on quality service and guest take care for the 99.9% success the Mustang trip package
  • Private and group join basis Mustang trekking service as per traveler’s holiday frame
  • Flexibility for extend the trip as per traveler’s requirements
  • Providing hygienic meals and best accommodation on the Mustang treks as per requested by trekkers.
  • Instant Helicopter rescue service as per  trekkers’ requirement for Health conscious
  • Easy communication via (Email, WhatsApp, Viber , messenger , WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) and phone 977- 9851007829  / 977-014983184 / 977 - 4986585
  • Advance booking system
Mustang Trekking FAQ

Prior experience necessary for this trekking?

This  is easy moderate trek in Mustang  region .Average level of physical fitness is required. No prior experience of trekking / hiking is required but good physical fitness and hiking experience is essential. Anyone with an average level of physicality can do this trek. We Himalaya Journey Trekking always  lay out safety, comfort and good  health of the trekkers. Our packages are professionally generated to ensure a safe trek focusing on acclimatization and stability.

When is the best time to do the  trekking in Mustang  ?

Autumn (From mid-September to November and Spring (March to May) are the best time to do  Mustang region trekking tour    but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per your holiday frame .. June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months  and Himalayan views may not clear and trekking trails are slippery . Winter season (December – February) is too cold and temperature almost minus but   doable as it has no high passes trail

How to get special trekking permit?

Minimum two person/ people obligatory  to get special mustang hiking  permit through the local Nepal trekking companies .Mustang valley trekking permit cost USD 500 per person for minimum 10 days and if you wish to extend the trekking in Mustang cost will add each day USD 50 per person each day. You need other two different trekking permit – Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP permit), TIMS permit too.

What about accommodations and meals during the Treks in Upper Mustang?

Good tea house / lodge facilities while trekking in Mustang. Just normal hotel and almost hotel has common bathroom / toilet but some places has attach bathroom / toilet too. Trekkers will get all type of meals choose able from menu.

What about Nepal Mustang cost?

Treks  cost is depend on trekking company category and service it means different Nepal trekking companies proffer different  cost. We suggest / recommend to do the treks in Mustang reigon  with fully legal local Nepal trekking agency that make your holidays secured it means  beware from semi legal, illegal or freelancer Nepal trekking operator.

Do you need trekking guide for Hiking in Mustang Lo Manthang ?

Highly recommended / suggest to have professional Nepal trekking guide because of for secure treks in Mustang , to explain about the mountains and local culture, no obstacle during the trekking even incase of snowfall in the trekking path, good take care of you if incase of suffer by high altitude sickness. 

Could you do Nepal mustang trek without Nepal trekking agency?

It is impossible to do this trek without Nepal trekking agents because of need special trekking permit through the government registered Nepal trek company. Minimum 2 hours required to obtain Nepal Mustang tour  permit from department of immigration Nepal.

How to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking companies for treks in Mustang  ?

It is hard to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking companies for this trip if you just surfing via google or internet so trekkers should know Nepal trekking company legal documents, service, reputation, either recommended in international travel guide book such as Lonely planet guide book, Rough guide travel book etc sometime free lance trekking guide, operator or illegal Nepal trekking agency also show up their website and sale the trekking it means beware from illegal operation that make your holiday hazards.

Mustang trekking  itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel ,Trek to upper Mustang  briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in Kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath temple: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.and prepare for the trek  because this day is required to make Mustang special trekking permit with original passport. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 915m. by tourist bus or by flight. overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: After breakfast,pokhara to Jomsom by flight  (2,720m / 8,915ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,800m / 9,500ft) 11.4km / 7miles,  walk approximately 3 hours

Day 05: Kagbeni to  Chele (3,055m / 10,025ft). 11.2km / 6.9miles walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Chele trek to Syangboche (3,930m / 11,400ft)11.5km / 7.1miles .walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Syangbochen  trek  to Ghami (3,520m / 11,535ft) 9.3km / 5.7miles walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08:  Ghami trek to Tsarang/Chharang  (3505m / 11,500ft) 11.2km / 6.9 miles .walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 09:Tsarang / Charang trek to Lo Manthang (3810m / 12,135ft) ,11.5km / 7.1miles ,walk approximately 5-hours

Day 10: Acclimatization or Rest day in Lo-Manthang. During this, you can make sightseeing or excursion tour around Mustang King palace and four major Mustang Gompa  - Jampa Gompa (Jampa Lhakhang), Thubchen Gompa, Chodey Gompa, and Choprang Gompa. Jampa Gompa is the oldest and is also known as God's house.

Day 10: Lo Manthang trek to Ghami (3,520m / 5,577ft) . 16.1km / 10miles . walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 11: Ghami trek to Samar (3,700m / 12,139ft) .13.2km / 8.2miles ,walk approximately 6 hours

Day 12: Samar trek to Chhusang (2,980m / 9,776ft ) 9.9km / 6.1miles, walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 13: Chhusang  trek to Jomsom. (2,720m/8,915ft) 13.2km / 8.2miles, walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 14: After breakfast Jomsom to Pokhara by flight than by bus/private vehicle or by flight back to Kathmandu.overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: After breakfast, Relaxing or shopping with own activities than in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel .

Day 16: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

Mustang trekking Cost:

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Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Kathmandu to pokhara overland transportation by tourist bus as mentioned in itinreary
  • Tourist bus station to Pokhara hotel transfer by private vehicle as mentioed in itinerary
  • Two night hotel accomodation in Pokhara on BB basis ( three star catagory hotel ) as mentioned in itinerary
  • Pokhara hotel to domestic airport drop by private vehicle as mentioed in itinerary
  • Pokhara jomsom Pokhara flight ticket as metioed in itinerary
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • Trekking accomodation in Tea house / Lodge entire the upper mustang trekking as mentined in itinerary
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Upper mustang trekking permit (USD500) 
  • Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP permit)
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Pokhara Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus as mentioned in itinerary
  • guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valey sightseeing tour with private vehilce as menioned in itinerary
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Mustang Trek packing list

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.

 

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Useful Information:

Mustang trekking is incredible adventure trekking in Nepal lies in between Dhaualgiri & Annapurna trekking destination. Nepal Mustang trek  is bond with upper Mustang trekking route an amazing experience of the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Nepal Mustang trekking is controlled trekking destination and opened in 1992 for travelers. Trekking in Mustang explore the beautiful Himalayan views of Annapurna circuit trekking route, nomad lands, world's oldest Monasteries.

Treks in Mustang is lifetime amazing journeys to explore the natural beauties and  substantially high passes (nothing over 4200 m) and doable all season even appropriate for monsoon season in Nepal because of the rain shadow trekking zone. Mustang trekking map has clearly mentioned restricted trekking zone and other normal trekking route of Annapurna , Dhaualgiri Himalayan range. Mustang trek distance  137 km from Jomsom to Jomsom but HJT will arrange personalized trekking service as per required. 

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