Trekking in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege where you can experience the true aroma of isolated Himalayas in Nepal. Located at the border of the Tibetan Plateau, trekking in Mustang in many ways resembles trekking in Tibet. Upper Mustang Trek is an ancient Buddhist kingdom of LO-LO which used to be part of the Tibetan empire so it is closely associated with Tibet in terms of culture, dialects, and geography.
Since Upper Mustang Trek was a restricted and demilitarized territory up until 1992, it has managed to maintain a high level of cultural preservation, with the bulk of its inhabitants still adhering to Tibetan traditions and speaking distinct languages. Mustang is nestled in the rain-shadowed area of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif making it a suitable region for trekking in monsoon. Upper Mustang is also well-known for its unique beauty and unspoiled nature comprising the majority of the area festooned with ruggedly barren land engulfed by rocks in different kinds of colors and impressive formations. The arid landscapes are dotted with small settlements of white-washed houses, barley fields, and many Monasteries and Chortens decorated with fluttering prayer flags. Additionally, it captures the admirable view of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and multiple other Himalayas.
The Upper Mustang Trekking trail traverses an ancient salt trading route which used to be a well-traveled route for people of Mustang to trade grain from the lowlands. It starts from Jomsom and ends at Jomsom again, which is the main highlight of the trek. There are itineraries available for the route to Lo-Manthang ranging from moderate to strenuous grades. It is possible to conduct a trek in completely tea-house mode, camping is not needed unless you go for a beaten-off track. Trekking to Upper Mustang goes through an almost treeless barren landscape and steep rocky trail along with a dominating view of soaring Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Lo-Mantang is a semi-autonomous and heavily Tibetan-influenced village decorated with desolate but incredible landscapes interspersed with treeless barren land and lush culture. The hamlet is well-known for white-washed mud bricks, Gompas, and the Royal King Palace built in the 14 century. Also Known as the “God House '', this place is dotted with numerous gracious temples and Gompas including Jampa Lhakhang, Thubchen Gompa, Jampa Gompa, Chodey Gompa, and the Choprang Gompa. Travelers can wander around town and visit the Amchi museum and Amchi School. Amchi is a traditional doctor of Lo-Manthang.
Upper Mustang Trek is a moderate trek ideal for passionate trekkers who have the ability to walk for 6 hours a day with a light rucksack. The best time to go for trekking is during the monsoon months (June-August) as this region is located in the rain shadow area of Nepal. However, it is possible to conduct the trek throughout the year. It is mandatory to obtain a trekking permit for Upper Mustang from the department of immigration in Nepal. Permit for trekking in Upper Mustang Trek is only issued to a group of at least 2 people accompanied by a guide. US $ 500 per person is charged for the first 10 days in Upper Mustang and after 10 days US $ 50 is charged per day per person. Restriction starts after Kagbeni, the small town of Mustang.
Trekking in Nepal with High Pass Adventure means a lot. It means friendship, fun, convenience, adventure and above all the security and safety we bring. Our long experience in Nepal and true dedication guarantee your vacation is well thought out and planned to make the most beautiful journey of your lifetime. We are flexible in creating a suitable itinerary and offer a great combination of a quality hotel, small group size trip, family tour, solo trekking, honeymoon trip, and group trekking. Also, our guides have general knowledge about first aid kits and long years of experience in the trekking fields and hire strong porters for supporting by carrying the luggage.
Hence, your trekking in Nepal is led by our professional and experienced trekking guide who are joining you from airport to airport and our strong porter will carry 2 trekkers’ bags (maximum 30 kg) to complete your trip in Nepal.
Sometimes becomes problems like weather conditions, local political issues, transportation or other factors that are beyond from our control. It might be a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be considered changing. If alterations are necessary the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what the best options are. You can talk and decide to take into the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsibility for the results of changes or delays. Our trekking staffs are experienced and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking.
Welcome to Nepal! A member of the High Pass Adventure Pvt. Ltd. crew will be waiting outside the baggage claim area of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. A4-sized paper with your and our company's names on it, is carried by the individual you need to find. From the airport, this person will transport you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. Check into the hotel, have a nap, freshen up, and be ready for the appointment with our trekking office to discuss your programs.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before getting ready for the trip of the Kathmandu Valley with an experienced tour guide. We are on a tour of the Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will be taken to four of the top and most visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley: Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. For the tour of these places, you will be traveling in a luxurious, personal vehicle. There are intriguing tours available that offer unique insights into Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art, historical architecture, Kathmandu Valley people's way of life, and culture. Following this tour, you will return to the After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.
Today we will have to leave early in the morning after breakfast from Kathmandu hotel and take a tourist bus to Pokhara. The road is heading along river valleys, a few towns, terraced fields and green hilly scenery to Pokhara. You will take a rest in Pokhara hotel for the next trekking day. Overnight at hotel
We took an early flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. You will be enjoying the short scenic mountain flight for 20 minutes between the two massive mountains Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m). After landing in the Jomsom Airport you will meet your trekking porter and head to Kagbeni following Kali Gandaki River. Kagbeni is the traditional gateway to the Upper Mustang. That day is an easy hike and you will enjoy the beautiful Mountain Views and explore the temple, monasteries and Kagbeni Village.
After breakfast, our day starts by checking the special Upper Mustang Trekking permits and we head into Mustang Region passing various ridges, Tangbe Village and Chuksang Village. There are colorful prayer flags, Chorten and mani wall along the trail as well as see the apple, wheat, potatoes and buckwheat farm before reaching the Chele.
Today hiking became a bit difficult as we crossed the Samar and Vena settlement on barren land as well as cross a few passes before reaching camp. You will have a wonderful mountain view and exciting cliff cave, colorful chortens and prayer flags hanging on the pass. There is another alternative trekking trail through Chungsi cave which is popular and has been the place of the meditations for the famous Guru Ringpoche.
Today is a bit of a long hiking day and you will cross two high passes namely Nyi-La (4020m) and Charang-La (3850m) before reaching the Camp. After crossing the Nyi-la you will get to Ghami Village for Lunch and cross the Ghami river and ascend the Charang-La to continue Charang Village. You can see spectacular landscape and panoramic mountain views along the trail. Charang Village is the second largest village of Upper Mustang and it was the capital of Mustang before Lo-Manthang.
Today you will reach the final destination to Lo- Manthang of your trip and it is one of the main highlights of the Upper Mustang Trek. Lo-Manthang was the capital city of the forbidden kingdom of Mustang and there is still a wonderful old royal palace. The trekking trail is gentle up and down through barren land with beautiful views of wonderful scenery to get to camp. That day is a 4 hour walk and you will explore beautiful old monasteries in Lo-Manthang.
Today you will explore Chooser Cave which is the mystery place of Upper Mustang Trek. Either you will hire a horse or walk because some trekkers hire a horse to go there. If you like to walk there, only takes 3 hours for one way. The Chooser Cave was made by people long years ago on the cliff. You can explore some of others caves, monasteries and same way back to camp with wonderful landscape.
Today you will go back to Drakmar but take the upper highland trail and cross a few high passes called Dhi Pass at 4110m and an old monastery called Ghar Gompa. You will explore this Gompa and lunch there before heading on to Drakmar. According to a local legend, if people make a wish at the monastery they will have it fulfilled. At Drakmar you will see big red cliffs and caves.
Today you will descend to Ghami Village, from where you retrace your way back to Syangbochen. That day you can observe any of the landscapes, prayer flag, Chorten and scenery you missed on the way up.
We start our trek after Breakfast and will continue to Chuksang pass through Samar and Chele Village to observe the local people's lifestyle and enjoy the panoramic mountain views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.
Today you will leave with packed lunch to Muktinath via Gyu-La (4077m) pass. The trail ascends gradually to the pass. Today is a beautiful day with wonderful panoramic views of the Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After the pass, the trail descends to the stream and short ascends to the Chyangur Village and continues to gradually descend to Muktinath. Muktinath is a popular sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists. If you reach Muktinath early, you will explore that area or you can visit the next morning. There are 108 water taps, if people take bath in these taps bring salvation.
Today you will trek to Jomsom. There is a road that begins and connects to Pokhara. You walk down to the beautiful village at Kagbeni through Jharkot and Khinga Village. From Kagbeni, you will walk to Jomsom through Eakle Bhatii with wonderful views of Nilgiri Mountain. Jomsom is HeadQuarters of the Mustang District and you can find lots of facilities such as public bus, airport, school, nice hotels, banks, shops, etc.
Drive or fly from Jomsom to Pokhara because There is a flight and road connected to Pokhara . Today you will have early breakfast to catch the flight. It takes a 20 minutes scenic mountain flight between two big mountains such as Mt. Annapurna ((8091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m). Sometimes it becomes a problem like weather conditions, so we have to take a bus or jeep to Pokhara. It takes about 9/10 hours to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, drive to the hotel and take a rest day off. You can explore Pokhara City and Fewa Lake if you have time while you're there.The walk finishes in the lovely city of Pokhara, where you may take a shower, eat delicious food, and relax. Hotel stay overnight
Today, we have to leave early in the morning after breakfast from Pokhara hotel to catch the tourist bus. The road is heading along rivers, valleys, few towns, terraced fields and green hilly scenery to Kathmandu. You will take a rest in Kathmandu hotel or do souvenir shopping.
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Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.
Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information.
If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.
In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees.
You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.
When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.
You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.
For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey.
Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.
Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap.
Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal.
All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.
Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).
There are three types of altitude sickness:
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way.
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:
Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation
Had the sickness before
Not being acclimatized to the altitude
Drinking alcohol when you ascend
Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.
Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:
Loss of appetite
Nausea or vomiting
Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
Short breath with action
Blue color of skin or gray soft skin
Chest tightness or blocking
Dry cough or coughing with blood
Cannot walk in a straight line
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:
Climb the mountain gradually.
Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.
Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.
Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.
Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.
If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.
If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.
5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:
Drink plenty of water
Take it easy
Do not drink alcohol.
Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.
Sleep lower elevation
Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor
Trekking gear and equipment are most important for the trekking. Either you have to bring those things or you can buy here in Kathmandu. Also you can hire in Kathmandu Trekking gear shops.
Health requirements arranged
First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
Money: cash/credit card
Down Sleeping bag and jacket provided by High Pass Adventure (if needed)
Light weight Towel
Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
Walking shoes and sport shoes 1/1 pair
Normal and warm gloves 1/1 pair
Sun glasses and sun block cream 1/1 pieces
Down Sleeping Bag and down warm jacket 1/1 pieces
Normal Socks 2/3 pair
Fleece Jacket and Trouser 1/1 pieces
Head lamp 1 pic
Gore-Tex Jacket and Trouser 1/1 pieces
Water bottle 2 pieces
Trekking stick (pole) 1 pair
T-shirt 4/5 pieces
bandanna of scarf
Sleeper (sandal) one pair
Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
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