Upper- Mustang Trekking is also well known as lo-Manthang trekking. This Trek gives an opportunity to experience the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert and unusual landscape. Upper Mustang trek covers the northern two –thirds of Mustang district of Dhaulagiri Zone in Nepal. The major attraction of upper- mustang trekking is the walled city of Lo-Manthang. This trek offers to visit Natural Cave, Chorten, Monastery, palace and alpine village with friendly Bhotiya people. This trek consists of two district regions, the southern part and the northern where the language’s culture and traditions are like to those of the Tibetan People. Upper Mustang trek was opened in 1992 for foreigners. The trekking to Lo-manthang is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. In this trek, we will magnificent view of mountains and peaks along the trek are impressive with the opportunity of reaching the world’s deepest river gorge in Kaligandaki River. This trek includes the holy trek to Muktinath which is a sacred place for Hindu and Buddhists followers and also exploring the lo-manthang valley, Kagbeni village and many varieties of flora and fauna, etc. are rewarding opportunities of the trek.
We begin our 17 day trip in Kathmandu with visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites before heading to the most popularly known as Mustang trekking.
Aarohi Holiday offers a perfect budget package trip to Mustang in the most competitive trip cost and makes your trip memorable.
Airport (TIA) pick up by our office representative then transfer you to your Hotel, evening brief you about your programs, Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. (B)
Today is for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Baghmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. . Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.
We have breakfast then leave for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. While going to the Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We then check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake and stroll in the city’s quaint streets.
Today we will head towards jomsom through our early morning flight which is famous for its apples, strong blowing winds and attractive landscapes. We begin our adventurous trek way from the beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching the beautiful destination, Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is wonderful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress.
When we get our permits checked then our trek begins from the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst heavy wind before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass next village and cross a river on our path. Further, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village.
Our trek from today will be a little bit hard compared to what we have experienced before. Our journey today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy outstanding views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We walk further and reach Samar Village and reach a ridge. Next, we go through a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche.
We go to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few tea houses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we head towards Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is amazing with fields surrounding the entire village.
Our trek today begins with a difficult and often slippery trail. After that, we cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and go on. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies at the top tof Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east.
We begin our trek by going through a canyon and cross a river before beginning our upper hill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can observe the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we go to Lo Manthang which is a wonderful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite impressive.
Lo Manthang is known as a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend our day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located at north-west of Lo-Mangthang
We trek on different routes while returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses are a century old Ghar Gompa with lovely rock paintings. According to a local, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will be fulfilled. We explore the Gompa and continue our trek to Drakmar.
We start our trek early morning to avoid heavy wind. Our trail passes through a dry plateaus and fields before reaching Ghiling. Then the walk can be relatively hard as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get beautiful views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains.
We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy absolutely amazing views of the Himalayas.
Today is the final day of our trek so it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit.
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the attractive northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest.
Final departure to your onward destination or additional trip
1 Meals and drinking in Trek
The meals are included in our package which is taken in lodges. We will get breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights. Our guide will choose and stop for lunch on the available place for every day on a trek. We will request you to bring water and use medicine and drink freely or therefore you can also have options of buying purification water bottled or boiled water in every place as well
2 Medicines and first kits
Proper medicines and first aid kits are very essential for trekking. You might get physically hurt at high altitudes is easy due to the terrain and change in atmosphere. Unsuspecting trekker must always be prepared for any adversities that they could face even while walking through easiest trek some of the most essential items anyone must have in their first aid kit are below
Pain relief spray, ointment
Crepe bandage for sprain
And my other that are necessary which are hard to found in a rural area.
3 Trekking Seasons in Nepal
The trekking season in Nepal is generally known best as two seasons after falls and after the winter. Ever best season of trekking in Himalayan consider in the mid of September to mid of December. Each season has its distinct attraction to offers Nepal. Trekking season is classified as below
Autumn ( Sept- Nov)
Winter ( Dec-Feb)
Spring ( March-may)
Summer ( Jun- Aug)
This season is also considered as the best trekking season for the trekking in Nepal. Sep, Oct, and Nov are the fall in this trekking season in Nepal. This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.
Winter (Dec- Feb)
This season is clear in Nepal. Dec, Jan, and Feb Months are a cold day in Mountain during this season Nepal is usually snowfall in the higher elevations with risks winds and colder temperatures. It will be ideal for trekking in the lower elevation.
During this season different varieties of wildflowers, especially the rhododendrons make the hillside which makes higher altitude trekking more comfortable and interesting. April and May’s months are fall-in this trekking.
Summer ( June- August)
June, July, and August months are the main rainy season. It also involves monsoon with heavy rainfall which makes trekking condition unfavorable. During this season, it is times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valley and meadows blossom with flower and lush vegetation. Desert park of Nepal like mustang Nar-Phu valley and Dolpo region are the best season to do trekking which is summer trekking a great alternative behind the Himalayan rains shadow area.
4 Travel insurances
One of the most popular destinations in the world for the adventure trekking, Climbing and expedition is in Nepal, so most of that area is located in remote part in the Himalayan
Travel insurances in Nepal is definitely an Important consideration:-It play the vital role that you need to have travel insurance while doing traveling to Nepal and doing trekking, Climbing, and Expedition or any other adventure in Nepal. There are many types of travel insurance policies and which they all come with an incredible amount of fine print so, we request you need to very clear that what is covered and what is not covered on the travel insurance policy that you are going to buy in case if you need more information about travel insurances, please feel free to contact us.
5 Physical fitness
Physical fitness is an important part of any outdoor activity. It is probably less of an issue at the start than you might think. Trek is about taking your time settling your own pace and enjoying the experience to its fullest basically they are three components of in Nepal trek preparation:- Aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trek in thinner air, up to 40 percent less than at sea label how as with good aerobic conditioning you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you.
Before your arrival in Nepal, you should plan on doing at least one hours of aerobic 3/4 times per week for 1 month. Jogging, hiking, cycling and walking on alley floor to ridgeline ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise so long as your strengthening ley muscles and building stamina. speed is not the essence confidence stamina and continuity are.
6 personal belongings
We are not answerable for any damage or loss of your any luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, ponies airport or vehicles. That means your personal possessions luggage are at your risk at the times.
7 how to book your tour/ how to book with us
We request you, before booking any tour with us, please read all the term and conditions slowly read all the term and conditions slowly and thoroughly. You might also call us with any question prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Please fill out the form completely so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process The most important thing to understand that all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded and also to the level of service or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take as much as the time to get all questions answered so that when booking the trip/it is without trepidation.
8 Acute Mountain Sickness
Acute mountain sickness is common at high altitudes and depends on the elevation, the rate of ascent and individual susceptibility. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, loss of appetite and lethargy, nausea, bread hopelessness, and irritability. An altitude over 3000 meters (9843 Feet) is usually defined as high altitude. Treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take almost caution. We will also equip our staffs with a cell phone and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are always greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
9 Flight delays Internal
The major reason for the flight delays and the cancellation is due to the climate conditions and horal geographical setting of Nepal. The heavy rainfall the fog and unusual al winds cloud results in flight delays or sometimes cancellation airport lucks the instrument landing system for the domestic flights in case of any cancellations or flight delays do occur (highly chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla,Everest Reagan) we will also provide service to arrange a helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of civil aviation rule of Nepal which can state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. Therefore the cost ranges from used 350 to 650 according to the number of passengers.
10 Arrival Instructions
Outside the arrivals hall there will be a large group of people, Agents and individuals from many companies please don’t be a hassle by their people. We request you to Stop and look carefully for your name Our Aarohi Holiday representative will holding your name and encored you to the car and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will also see Men/taxi driver offering you to carry luggage at the Airport. So just ignore them and walk out the door with our airport representative and follow these instructions you also have to take care and keep an eye on your luggage and belonging to avoid any complicacies.
11 Visa Entry procedures
For entry into Nepal, the visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa entry procedure in Nepal can be obtained at The Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad Nepal visa is an important issued at the entry points like Kathmandu international airport upon arrival. We must not pay any visa fee for under 10 years children. If you’re willing to get Nepal visa required filling form truth passport, Photograph.
Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Single entry 15 days us $ 25
Single entry 30 days us $ 30
Multiple entry 90 days us $ 100
Please, we request you to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry and also have cash ready in us dolor for more information to the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa, Visit the Nepal Department of Immigration Website.
12 Trekking Day
We will have to walk around 6 to 8 hours per day/ 10 to 12 km per day more or less. We will have our breakfast at the tea house and begin our trekking as in the middle of long trekking we will have our lunch at the tea house and after some time we will start the trekking again. However, will end our night will dinner at tea house take rest to have some fun and remaining trek we will start it again tomorrow after breakfast.