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 Himalaya, 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 accumulate on the ground. In Lo itself the countryside…
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 Himalaya, 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 accumulate 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 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 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.
Attend Tiji Festival 2021, it is inaugurated on 9 May and ended on 11 May 2021 at Lo Manthang, Mustang. Our group leaves Kathmandu for Tiji Festival on 4 May 2021. Hurry up to get your seats booked. Contact us for a detailed Tiji Festival Itinerary, cost, and group information.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Drive or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni [You can also drive to Jomsom; 7-8 hours drive
Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)
Trek from Chele to Geling (3570m)
Trek from Geling to Charang (3560m)
Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3840m)
Trek from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar
Trek from Drakmar to Shyangmochen
Trek from Shyangmochen to Chhuksang
Trek from Chhuksang to Kagbeni
Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom
Fly from Jomson to Pokhara
Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu
Drive to the airport and fly back home or onward destination.
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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.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal 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.
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.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the nationals can get the on-arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to… Read More »
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