11 Days Upper Mustang Trekking detailed itinerary:
Day 01- Pokhara – Jomsom, 25minutes flight, trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni 3 hours walk (we will walk in the other side of the river to see great landscape of the village). Overnight at guest house.
Day 02: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele around 5 hours walking, we will stop for lunch at Chhusang. Overnight at guest house.
Day 03: Trek from Chele to Syangmochen, around 7 hours walking, we will stop for Lunch at Bena. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04: Trek from Syangmochen to Tsarang (Charang 3600m, about 7 hour walking, we will stopfor lunch at Ghami. In Ghami there's the Royal Palace where you can meet the nephew of the king, and after leaving the village we will see the longest mani wall of Himalaya. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Trek from Tsarang (Charang) to Lo Manthang, around 4 hours walking. In the morning go to visit the Gompa and the Dzong in Tsarang. Overnight at Lo-Manthang Guest house.
Day 06: Lo Manthang – Chhosar, two hours with horses to visit the caves, then go back to Lo Manthang after a visit at Namgyal. We will also visit the 3 Gompas in Lo Manthang. Close to the Lo Manthang Guest House. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Trek from Lo Manthang to Dhakmar via Ghar Gumba (Loghekar Monastery) about 6 to 7 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08: Trek from Dhakmar to Ghiling, about 6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09: Trek from Ghiling to Samar, about 6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10: Trek from Samar to Kagbeni , about 6 to 7 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.
Day 11: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom, about 3 hours walking. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 12: Flight from Jomsom – Pokhara. End the program.
Some essential questions and answers for Upper Mustang trekking:
How can I book Upper Mustang trekking?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.
How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok,
Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.
Can I do Upper Mustang trekking?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.
When should I come for Upper Mustang Trekking?
May, June, July and August, September, October, and November are the best seasons. However, March & April are okay and trekking can be done.
Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.
Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Upper Mustang Trekking. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.
Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.
Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.
What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Upper Mustang trekking is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 4000m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info
What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.
Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.
Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).
Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Alpine eco trek with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.
A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.
Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.
Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff
Map for Upper Mustang trekking
Equipments & Packing List for Upper Mustang trekking
Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.
Food during the trip
Food on full board basis will be provided during the Upper Mustang trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be provided from the guesthouse/teahouse/lodge menus. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same teahouse/lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show and breakfast will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.