Upper Mustang Trek Print Itinerary


Overview


In general practice, the name Mustang refers to the dry Tibet-like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki River. Officially, Mustang is the name of the district along the Kali Gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom and the region of Tibetan influence north of Kagbeni is basically referred to as upper Mustang.  Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days is the trek to Lo through the treeless arid landscape. Strong winds generally yowl across the area in the afternoon, basically subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, Lo has much less rain than the other parts of Nepal. During the monsoon, the skies are cloudy and there is little rain. In the winter, there is usually snow, sometimes as much as 30 or 40 accumulating on the ground.

In Lo itself the countryside is similar to the Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by wind. There is more rain in the lower part of the Upper Mustang and the hills tend to be great red fluted cliffs of tiny round stones cemented together by mud. Villages are several hours away and emerge in the distance almost as mirages, during the summer season, after the crops and planted, they look like oases in the desert-like landscape. Because of the cold and snow, most of the population departs from Lo on trading expeditions during the winter. Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days season starts from Late March until early November. The trek does not go to exceptionally high elevations, but the cold, dust, and inexorable afternoon winds could make this trek less pleasant than other treks in Nepal.

HimalayanWindows is specialized for the Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days and puts its all efforts into making it smooth and pleasant. This sort of trek can be revised as per the trekker’s requirement.

Tiji Festival 2022 at Lo Manthang, Mustang

Tiji Festival Date: 27th May to 29th May 2022

Attend Tiji Festival 2022, it is inaugurated on 27th May and ended on 29th May 2022 at Lo Manthang, Mustang. Our group leaves Kathmandu for Tiji Festival on 22 May 2022. Hurry up to get your seats booked. Contact us for a detailed Tiji Festival Itinerary, cost, and group information. 

Itineraries


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 3: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni [You can also drive to Jomsom; 7-8 hours drive

Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni [You can also drive to Jomsom; 7-8 hours drive

Day4: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)

Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)

Day 5: Trek from Chele to Geling (3570m)

Trek from Chele to Geling (3570m)

Day 6: Trek from Geling to Charang (3560m)

Trek from Geling to Charang (3560m)

Day 7: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3840m)

Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3840m)

Day 8: Lo Manthang

Lo Manthang

Day 9: Lo –Manthang

Lo –Manthang

Day 10: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar

Trek from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar

Day 11: Trek from Drakmar to Shyangmochen

Trek from Drakmar to Shyangmochen

Day 12: Trek from Shyangmochen to Chhuksang

Trek from Shyangmochen to Chhuksang

Day 13: Trek from Chhuksang to Kagbeni

Trek from Chhuksang to Kagbeni

Day 14: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom

Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom

Day 15: Fly from Jomson to Pokhara

Fly from Jomson to Pokhara

Day 16: Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu

Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Drive to the airport and fly back home or onward destination.

Drive to the airport and fly back home or onward destination.

What's Included


  • Airport transfers – Pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking
  • Accommodation in tea house or lodges during trekking
  • Flight fare from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • English speaking license holder trekking guide and his all expenses
  • 1 Porter – 2 Trekkers and his all expenses
  • TIMS and Restricted permit and National park permit fees
  • Two nights’ standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • One day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Supporting staffs (Trekking guides, cook and porters) and their necessary insurance, accommodation, meal, allowance and salaries

What's Excluded


  • International Flight and Departure Tax
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears and clothing such as sleeping bag, walking stick and etc
  • Travel/Medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Rescue if needed
  • Personal expenses caused by weather, laundry telephone call, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, tips and etc.

Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek, especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. A Nepal Tourist Visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.

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Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last-hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

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