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Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

  • Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge
  • Max. Altitude Lo La Pass (3950 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Admire the breathtakingly stunning sandy terrain and the unusual rock formations.
  • Experience your spiritual aspect during upper mustang trekking by several Gompas, chortens, waving prayer flags, and caves.
  • Discover the vibrant culture, enduring traditions, and distinctive way of life of the people in mustang.
  • Get a glimpse of the white-washed castle, vibrant prayer flags on historic chortens, and stunning farmlands.
  • Explore the historic kingdom of Lo Manthang.
  • Mountain ranges like the Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and others may be seen in a beautiful way.
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, a sacred location for both Buddhists and Hindus.
  • Take a tour of the picturesque city of Pokhara which includes its lakes, caves, temples, and waterfalls.

You will see the legendary kingdom of Mustang on the enthralling adventure known as Upper Mustang Trek. You will get to observe the region's distinctive culture and traditions while exploring. You will uncover a secret realm where you will witness Lo-Manthang, the historical Buddhist kingdom of Mustang. Currently, it is not allowed to visit Lo Manthang 5 Story Palace. 

For a very long time, access to the Upper Mustang was restricted to foreigners to preserve the area's natural environment and rich cultural history. The Nepali government has enforced expensive entrance permission fees to regulate the flow of visitors in this area of Nepal to preserve the ecosystem. You will look at the untouched natural environment by going on the Upper Mustang Trek. There are no luxurious hotels or contemporary facilities available because the area has not been fully modernized. But you will be able to take in the stunning natural beauty, the amazing desolation, and the extraordinary creation of enormous boulders. Upper Mustang's desolate scenery is given a burst of color by the white-washed home, vibrant prayer flags, historic chortens, and lovely farms. You will be traveling over an old salt trade route when you go on the Upper Mustang Trekking. You can see the historic village of Lo Manthang in the distance as you approach the Lo La Pass. Long prayer wheels, unmarked chortens, and herds of animals ambling across the fields will be seen along the route.

The Upper Mustang Trek via Muktinath starts with a journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you will see mountains, ancient settlements, terraced crops, and rushing Trishuli and Marsyandi Rivers. You will take a flight the next day from Pokhara to Jomsom. You must hike to Kagbeni after landing in Jomsom. Your walk will continue to Chele after spending the night in Kagbeni. You will go to Syangboche from Chele through a route that goes via the towns of Eklo Bhatti and Taklam High Pass. After that, you will go off on your hike from Syangboche to Ghami. This time, you will traverse the Yamada La Pass across a desolate terrain to get to Geling, Tamagaun, and eventually Ghami. Ghar Gumba will be your next trekking destination. You will go to Lo Manthang from Ghar Gumba while taking in the scenery, which includes Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Brikuti Mountain. You will descend toward Yara on your upper Mustang trek journey after arriving at Lo Manthang. After leaving Yara, you will hike to Tangye. Your hike will lead you to Chhusang after Tangye. After Chhusang, Muktinath is the next destination on the journey. With 108 bathing spouts, Muktinath is a sacred location shared by Buddhists and Hindus. The last day of Upper Mustang Trekking over Muktinath is going from Muktinath to Jomsom. You will take an early morning flight to Pokhara after spending the night in Jomsom. The next day, a tourist bus will take you back to Kathmandu, where your Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary Concludes.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Upper Mustang Trek itinerary, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Based on your time, money, and stamina, we are also willing to modify this package to meet your needs. For any more questions or the Upper Mustang Trek price, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Benefits of Booking Upper Mustang Trek with Us

  • International Airport Pickup And Drop Services
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag and T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • Map of Upper Mustang Trekking via Muktinath
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if required

Preparation for Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang hikers must invest enough time in physical training and exercise to increase their endurance and enhance their core strength. To strengthen their joint muscles, they should focus on cardiovascular exercises like jogging, cycling, running, and squat jumps. Aerobic exercise may be added to the fitness regimen to enhance balance and give a more secure base for conquering uneven terrain. In addition to being able to walk on varied terrains, trekkers need to be physically fit to successfully finish the Upper Mustang trekking with Muktinath.

You may start with a short hike before going to Nepal and progress to larger hikes as you get more comfortable. Because a lack of confidence can commonly cause discomfort and anxiety, trekkers need to be mentally motivated. It is important to research the weather and schedule for the Upper Mustang trek incorporating Muktinath. It will help you prepare for the trip and provide you with advice on how to handle unfavorable circumstances.

Upper Mustang Trekking Cost For 2024 And 2025

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If more than 5 persons are in the group contact us via email or WhatsApp for a special group offer.

Day to Day Itinerary
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At Tribhuwan International Airport, one of our agents will receive you. He will arrange a private ride to the hotel and assist you with check-in as well. After a long journey, you might want to unwind at your hotel or go exploring some of Kathmandu's beautiful attractions. During the briefing of the Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary, you will meet your guide and obtain any missing equipment.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel

Your upper mustang trekking excursion will begin after boarding a tourist bus following an early breakfast. From Kathmandu, it may take 6 to 7 hours to go to Pokhara. Along the trip, you will pass the lovely Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers, the lush Rocky Mountains, the rivers that join them, and tiny springs. The picturesque Pokhara valley is home to several lakes, including Begnas, Fewa, Rupa, Dipang, Maidi, Khaste, Gunde, and Nyureni. From the Pokhara Valley, you can also see Annapurna, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal. After checking at your hotel, you may take a leisurely stroll along the lakefront, rent a boat on Fewa Lake, stop by one of the numerous lakeside pubs before dinner, or just unwind.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 205 Kilometers

The flight through the Himalayas from Pokhara to Jomsom lasts around 25 minutes. The jet takes off from the lovely surroundings of Pokhara and lands at Jomsom Airport, surrounded by barren hills and peaks coated in snow. Since many people travel to Muktinath from Jomsom, Upper Mustang Trekking adventure offers you to watch the spiritual journey of individuals who are looking for enlightenment. A lovely walk leads from Jomsom to the fort of Kagbeni, a former trading station with a Buddhist monastery, up the dry Kali Gandaki River valley. Kagbeni is located just south of the Upper Mustang's restricted region.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours
  • 11.4 Kilometers

To escape the strong Mustang wind in the afternoon, you will begin your walk early in the morning. You must submit your upper mustang trekking permit at the Kagbeni checkpoint before continuing to Chuksang along the eastern bank of the Kali Gandaki River. You will have some magnificent views of Mt. Nilgiri along the journey as it shines orange in the early morning. You will need sunglasses and maybe a face mask to protect your mouth and nose because the region next to the river can be windy and polluted with dust.

You will next travel through the distinctive red sandstone pillars and rock formations of the Mustang, created by thousands of years of erosion, and arrive at Tangbe Village. A charming village, Tangbe features red and whitewashed homes, lovely apple orchards, and barley fields. After there, a somewhat tight canyon will lead you to Chele, a little settlement perched on a ridge.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 11.2 Kilometers

Today Upper Mustang Trek difficulty level will increase slightly as you will gain an elevation of around 800 meters. You will ascend a steep spur and a steep canyon from Chele to Eklo Bhatti before reaching the high pass of Taklam La (3625 m). Views of Tilicho Peak, Damodar Danda, and Yaskawa Kang will be seen side by side as you ascend. To go to Samar, you must pass across the Taklam La pass. From Samar, one may have a stunning view of Mount Nilgiri. Additionally, horse and mule caravans frequently halt here to relax. After passing the Rangchyung Chorten, which is decorated in red, black, yellow, and white, you will drop into a sizable gorge from Samar and continue your journey to Syangboche. After around three hours, the route arrives at Syanbochen through juniper trees and the well-known Ramchung Cave.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 11.5 Kilometers

From Syangboche, you will begin your Upper Mustang Trek across the stunning landscape of the region. The day starts with a climb to Yamada La Pass (3845m), passing over a stunning desert environment and a few outlying towns. The Kali Gandaki canyon and beautiful mountain vistas are both visible from this steep ascent. Then, as you go across the area, you will pass via Tamagaon and Chhunggar, among other towns. Before reaching Jhaite, this path will travel through traditional communities. Along the way, the path passes poplar trees and barley fields until arriving at Nyi Pass (4010m), where the ascent gets rather challenging. Then you will make your way down along the tranquil route to Ghami.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 9.3 Kilometers

After a lovely breakfast, you will set out on your excursion. You will pass through the driest area of Mustang on your adventure today. Your Upper Mustang Trek will begin with ascents on the paths to Charang. You will cross the Ghami Khola and ascend to a plateau adorned with a lengthy Mani wall. The centerpiece of this trip is a Mani wall that is 250 meters long. After traveling through a variety of landscapes and crossing a lovely river, you will reach the breathtaking Tsarang La Pass (3870m).

From Tsarang La Pass, you will make your way toward Charang. From this picturesque alpine community, you can see the Rocky Mountains, sparsely populated areas, and snow-capped mountains in all directions. A large medieval fort and a crimson Gompa with an amazing collection of sculptures are located east of the hamlet.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 11.2 Kilometers

Your trail will take you to Lo-Manthang today, which is the final goal. Your Upper Mustang Trek will continue as you travel through breathtaking scenery. From Charang, you will descend to the Charang Chu Canyon before beginning the broad trail's slow ascent. These remote treks will provide amazing views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and other prominent Himalayan peaks. As you go to Lo Manthang, you will pass through the lovely Sungda Chorten and the Lo pass (3850m), from Lo Pass you will have stunning views of the Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Bhrikuti, and Tilicho peaks. Kingdom Lo once had Lo Manthang as its capital. The settlement is surrounded by walls and is home to several Lo communities. Lo was a kingdom until 2008 when Nepal's federal republic administration was effectively established.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 11.5 Kilometers

The acclimatization and exploring day of Lo-Manthang is today as per the Upper Mustang Trekking Itinerary. The distance from Lo-Manthang to the Tibetan border is around 50 kilometers. Lo-Manthang served as the main commercial junction for garments and salt between Nepal and Tibet. A noticeable and alluring aspect of this lovely village is the 6-meter wall. Everywhere you turn in Lo-Manthang, you will see stunning towers. You can see several important cultural and religious sites in this walled city.

Among the most important monuments are the Thubchen Monastery, the museum, the Jampa Monastery, and locations for Thangka paintings. The government of Nepal opened the Lo-Manthang region for visitors in 1992. Although this township is now open for visitors, just 1000 travelers are allowed to visit this lovely location yearly. This location is only accessible to travelers from authorized trekking agencies. You will go back to your accommodation to rest for the night after doing some exploration.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today, you will depart from Lo-Manthang and go via Lo La before arriving in Dhi. This is the beginning of a magnificent Upper Mustang Trekking with Muktinath that will offer an incredible panoramic view of the surroundings. After hiking along a ridge and then descending steeply through crumbling cliffs, you will reach Dhi. The scenic settlement is situated along the banks of the Kali Gandaki, where you can find a collection of homes, a stretch of fields, and some trees. Before continuing to Yara, you will take a break for lunch at Dhi. A lovely village named Yara is located far above the river. Like most of the villages in the Upper Mustang, this one has terraced fields as well as a collection of traditional houses. It's the only location in your lodge where you might encounter a group of enterprising local women selling bracelets and trinkets.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 16 Kilometers

You will ascend and descend via a peculiar cliff and cross numerous beautiful plateaus on the adventurous Upper Mustang Trek from Yara. After passing through the Dhechyang Khola valley, the trek continues towards Tangge while taking in breathtaking Himalayan vistas. While going down the riverbank, you may locate Shaligram (Ammonoid fossils), which are dark in color. The vista is breathtaking as you make the last descent to Tangge, which is hidden under impossible-to-form granite cliffs. Beautiful scenery surrounds the settlement, including a wide riverbed and the iconic Mustang Mountains. You will find various vibrant chortens and stunning mani walls in Tangge that will leave you speechless. Additionally, the welcoming villagers and magnificent Mustang horses in Tangye village will win your heart.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 16 Kilometers

You must begin today's journey extremely early since Tangge to Chhusang is the longest day's trek in the entire upper mustang trek with Muktinath. The trekkers will indulge in the scenery along the way, taking in views of the nearby villages, rivers, cliffs, and breathtaking Himalayan Mountain peaks. The path leading to Pa, a deserted village, has more climbing and declining. Following Pa, you will be treated to some extremely amazing rock formations, including hordes of sharp rocky pinnacles. The Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and Nilgiri snow-capped peaks are also visible in the distance. Your trek will cross Pa's settlement and then take the Siyarko Tangk Danda route to Chhusang via Chhomnang. During the Tangge to Chhusang hike, you may witness a Himalayan salt mine in Nepal.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 9 to 10 Hours
  • 24 Kilometers

Starting from Chhusang and traveling through Tetang, Gyu Lo Pass, and Jhong, the upper Mustang trek will reach Muktinath today. The spectacular Himalayan peaks that reach Tibet to the north can be seen from Gyu Lo Pass, and the Annapurna range can be seen in the distance. There are numerous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims to the holy site of Muktinath. In addition, after completing the Thorong La, it is where trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit descend down. Chumig Gyatsa, which translates as "A Hundred Waters" in Tibetan, is the name given to Muktinath by Buddhists. An everlasting flame, 108 bathing spouts, a Buddhist monastery, and various Hindu temples are all located within the walled Muktinath temple premises.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 14.5 Kilometers

Today's mountain climb from Muktinath to Jomsom is another lengthy trek for upper Mustang trekkers. Despite traveling a great distance today, descending is considerably simpler than ascending. You will hike from Ranipauwa and Jharkot, two charming Thakali villages in the region, to Lupra. The charming settlement of Lupra is in a small valley, where you may see a Bonpo Buddhist cave monastery. A monastery by the name of Lama Tuku Lama is located above the settlement. There are just no words to describe the breathtaking vistas of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and other nearby snow-capped summits. The broad, level path from these communities continues along Panda River until it joins the route to Jomsom, the administrative center of the Mustang district, which is situated along the banks of the windy Kali Gandaki River valley.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 22 Kilometers

You will take a flight to Pokhara after getting up early in the morning to take in the stunning dawn. The 25-minute beautiful mountain flight to Pokhara passes through several picturesque sceneries in the area. When you get to Pokhara, you may stroll about the lovely lakeside city, check out some sights, and celebrate your successful completion of the upper Mustang trek with Muktinath. Pokhara is a popular tourist destination with fantastic places to explore. Some of the notable sites in this city are Phewa Lake, World Peace Stupa, Devi's fall, international mountain museums, and many more. You may also explore the picturesque Lakeside and unwind in its inviting ambiance. Hotels, cafés, bars, restaurants, and clubs may be found in the Lakeside region.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast
  • 30 to 35 Minutes
  • 160 Kilometers

You will board a tourist bus this morning after waking up in Pokhara to travel back to Kathmandu. The 205 kilometers that separate Pokhara from Kathmandu follows the enthralling Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River. The route from Pokhara to Kathmandu passes through various attractive market areas, including Damauli bazaar, Dumre bazaar, Mugling Bazaar, and others. The route also offers breathtaking vistas of hills, rivers, and mountains covered in snow. When you arrive in the Kathmandu valley, a member of our crew will assist you to your accommodation so you can freshen up before spending your final evening in Nepal shopping or touring Thamel to conclude the upper Mustang trekking journey.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 205 Kilometers

The final day of your upper Mustang trek with Muktinath has arrived. When your flight is due to leave, one of our staff members will help you go to the airport. Green Valley Nepal Treks, however, can make the necessary preparations if you want to prolong your vacation. You may also go shopping to pick up a few gifts for your friends and family if your flight is planned for a late evening.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • International airport pick-up and drop service by private coach.
    • 2 night's accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Pokhara
    • 3 means (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Tea and coffee during the upper Mustang trek with Muktinath.
    • Accommodations during the trek on the best available tea house
    • All experiences of trekking Guide and porter including food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and transportation.
    • Flight ticket from Pokhara to Jomsom and vice versa with airport tax.
    • Tourist Bus Ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa.
    • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card.
    • Upper Mustang Restricted area permit charge.
    • Water purification tablets
    • All tourist service chargees, VAT, and our service charge
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
    • Nepal Travel insurance
    • Meals whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
    • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays, etc.
    • Tips for guide and porter (it is expected after completing upper Mustang trekking with Muktinath)
    • All monastery entrance fees, JEEP drive, and Horse ride
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    Start:WednesdayApr 17, 2024
    End:FridayMay 03, 2024
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    Useful Info

    Best Season or Time for Upper Mustang Trek

    • Spring (March, April, May)

    The most optimum time to complete the upper mustang trek plus Muktinath is in the spring. Your journey will be very unforgettable because Mustang is in its most gorgeous form during this time of year. One of Upper Mustang's most well-known events, the three-day Tiji festival, takes place in May. Throughout this event, the Chode Monastery offers a number of rituals and traditional dance performances. If you travel to Mustang in spring, you will participate in the Tiji Festival. Throughout the whole spring season of the year, new plant buds and blooms appear. You will be surrounded by the spectacular beauty of nature on your way to Mustang.

    • Autumn (September, October, November)

    Autumn is another greatest time to go on the upper mustang trek including Muktinath. Autumn in Mustang is frequently dry and chilly. Since the sky is clearer, you can view a wide range of mountains, including Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Nilgiri, and many more mountain ranges. Your vacation to Upper Mustang would be easier if you visit Nepal in the autumn. It is also essential to make reservations for your flights and accommodation well in advance if you are planning to visit Mustang in the autumn as it is the busiest trekking time.

    Food or Meal Available during Upper Mustang Trek

    You might be surprised to know that Upper Mustang has excellent food and exceptional service. The restaurants provide a wide variety of cuisines, including Thai, European, Indian, and many more. We strongly recommend that you try the Nepalese meal, Dal Bhat. With this rice dish with veggies and lentil soup, you could achieve a completely balanced diet. You will have three meals while you are on the Upper Mustang trekking with Muktinath.

    Breakfast menu you could enjoy while trekking includes Common Tibetan Bread, Chapati, French toast, Corn Flakes, Hash Browns, fried, scrambled, and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge, Muesli, vegetable dishes, and other hot beverages.

    You may choose from a range of lunch selections, including thukpa (noodle soup), dal and bhat, momos (dumplings), Tibetan chapati bread, macaroni, spaghetti, sherpa stew, steaks, potatoes, sandwiches, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers, and pizza, as well as yak steak and desserts.

    Dinner options include Momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal and Bhat, Chapati, Macaroni, Spaghetti, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes dishes, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, dessert items, and hot and cold drinks.

    Accommodation Facilities on Upper Mustang Trek

    You will stay in three-star hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and perhaps some guesthouses in Mustang throughout the upper Mustang trek and Muktinath. There are two twin beds in each lodge. On-demand and at an additional cost, a single supplement is available. Some teahouses only provide communal sinks and toilets, despite the fact that we will arrange rooms with attached facilities. Be aware that while single rooms are concise to get in Kathmandu and other lower-altitude areas, they could be challenging to find at higher altitudes.

    The accommodation is nice up to Kagbeni. After Kagbeni, regular teahouses with nearby restrooms are still available. Wi-Fi is generally available and accessible at most tea shops. There are elegant dining areas with traditional heaters so you can keep warm during the winter. More tea houses, lodges, and homestays were established in this area as a result of the significant increase in trekkers. These tea houses and other lodgings are frequently filled with trekkers during the busy season and during the Tiji festivities. As a result, you must reserve your space in advance.

    Upper Mustang Trek Difficulty Level

    This moderately difficult trip, known as the Upper Mustang trek with Muktinath, necessitates careful planning and packing. The area features long hikes and high-altitude terrain. This trek's routes are rather difficult because you will cross over 3500 meters. Trekkers must therefore possess the necessary strength, endurance, and stamina to successfully complete the walk. In comparison to other popular hikes, the paths are typically smooth and simple. But there are certain uphill stretches on this journey that you must climb. To successfully accomplish this walk, you must be physically and psychologically prepared.

    An average day's walking for the Upper Mustang trek including Muktinath is 6 to 7 hours. In higher elevations when there is proportionally less oxygen available, acute mountain sickness is typically anticipated. To combat altitude sickness on these treks, regular hydration and acclimatization are crucial. As soon as an altitude sickness symptom appears, hikers must promptly descend to a lower elevation.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Upper Mustang Trek

    On the Upper Mustang trip, you will go to a height of 3900 meters, so altitude sickness may not be a problem. The condition of altitude sickness should always be recognized even if it is rare in areas below 4000 meters. Diamox and other such drugs can be helpful. Furthermore, the best course of action is to drop to a lower altitude. Always ask the guides or team leaders for help if you need to take the necessary precautions. Consider the following advice while planning an upper Mustang trekking with Muktinath to avoid altitude sickness.

    • Keep yourself hydrated while touring higher altitudes and stay away from alcohol because it dehydrates you.
    • Maintain a healthy diet throughout the trip.
    • Diamox, the most effective medicine for altitude sickness, should be brought along on this jeep tour.
    • Don't hurry while walking at a high altitude. You ought to walk carefully and slowly.
    • If your body reveals any symptoms of altitude sickness, you must either stop immediately or lower some elevation.

    Travel Insurance for Upper Mustang Trek

    Without comprehensive travel insurance, it is hard to have a relaxing vacation. In the event of illness or accident, the expense of medical emergencies and evacuation is rather worrisome. We highly advise anybody who plans to book the upper mustang tramp including Muktinath with Green Valley Nepal Treks to purchase travel insurance. We caution you to make a thorough coverage decision since certain insurers have particular limitations for dangerous travel. Make sure your insurer is prepared to cover all of the activities involved while on the trip and is aware of the upper Mustang trekking itinerary you intend to stick to before purchasing insurance. It is a requirement of your insurance policy to include emergency helicopter rescue and medical expense coverage if you want to go hiking or mountain climbing in the Himalayas. All payments for deposits are non-refundable, therefore be sure that the cancellation of your trip is covered by your insurance policy.

    Upper Mustang Trek Packing List

    Trekking equipment and clothing are the most crucial components for the completion of the upper Mustang trekking with Muktinath. The essential equipment consists of a sleeping bag, solar power bank (optional), towel, micro spike (on high passes), Rain poncho, pair of High Mountain walking boots, poles, a duffel bag, warm hiking apparel, warm socks, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and other needs. Another crucial point to remember is that it's best to wear thin, tight, comfortable clothes when hiking in the High Mountains. Make sure you have all the necessary papers, records, and ideas for both prohibited and allowed products in Mustang. Consider including the following additional things on your packing list based on your requirement: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

    Upper Mustang Trek Safety

    We ensure the protection and safety of our clients, and we are constantly prepared. The trustworthy organization Green Valley Nepal Treks takes the following safety measures:

    • The tour leader and guide will ensure your comfort, safety, and security as they have years of experience leading the upper Mustang trek plus Muktinath.
    • We provide each and every one of our guides with wilderness first aid training.
    • Throughout the tour, our leader will encourage and inspire you.
    • We evaluate the cleanliness of the meals and housing in destinations.
    • We have every piece of equipment, gear, and first aid kit that might require during upper Mustang trekking including Muktinath.
    • If someone becomes ill from the altitude, your tour guide has the authority to either cancel or continue the journey.

    Upper Mustang Trek Booking Procedure

    Government-approved trek and tour operator company, Green Valley Nepal Treks has been offering these services for over ten years in Nepal. Both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) recognize us as members. As a result, you may confidently reserve Upper Mustang Trek Package. To reserve a trip, we need a deposit equal to 10% of the total cost. Within a week of making your reservation, please email us copies of essential papers you may have, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and arrival and departure flight information. You may make a payment via bank transfer, western union, or online via our website. You have three payment options when you land in Nepal: cash, bank transfer, and credit card. For your convenience, we will also email you payment information, including the method of payment and the total amount.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      Incredible 17 Days Trekking in the Upper Mustang

      I spent the most incredible 17 days trekking in the upper Mustang, including Muktinath. My porter and guide were a youthful, experienced, and enthusiastic team. They made every effort to make my hiking experience pleasant and secure. I will miss them both a lot! Arjun was knowledgeable, diligent, and customer-focused back in Kathmandu. He goes above and beyond to provide you with the finest service possible and makes sure that everything goes properly during the journey. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, one of my bags went misplaced in transit, but Arjun was able to quickly retrieve it for me. In conclusion, I'd heartily suggest booking your treks through Green Valley Nepal Treks! I'd want to thank everyone for making my trip so enjoyable and special.

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      Andrea SabatiniOctober 13, 2022Italy
    • TripAdvisor

      17 Days Upper Mustang Trek with Green Valley Nepal Treks

      With the help of Green Valley Nepal Treks, I successfully finished my 17 Days Upper mustang Trek integrating Muktinath via the Upper mustang region in August. Gopal, who took me on my hike, was an amazing guide who was well-prepared, incredibly helpful, and informed. After the walk, he spent some time showing us about Kathmandu and assisted us in planning the remainder of our trip to Nepal. He made some fantastic ideas for places to eat, see, etc. for us. He gave us a taste of the mountain folk of Nepal on the hike. Very amiable and an excellent hike leader! Highly suggested.

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      Daniel SchallerAugust 03, 2022Switzerland
    FAQs
    • The difficulty rating for the Upper Mustang trek is moderate. This is neither as easy as the simple hikes nor as challenging as the severe treks. As with other treks, you may, to some extent, adjust the Upper Mustang trek's degree of difficulty to fit your needs.

    • All the teahouses where you will spend the night throughout the walk have power. Paying a little fee will allow you to recharge your phones, laptops, or iPads. We don't recommend bringing your laptop if you want to use the free Wi-Fi that is not available along the walking path. On an hourly basis, some teahouses do provide Wi-Fi but don't anticipate high-speed access on the far-off trails.

    • Here are a few tips from our experienced guides to avoid altitude sickness during the Upper Mustang trek including Muktinath;

      • Slow ascend with proper rest and acclimatization
      • Drink enough water to get hydrated
      • Consume enough balanced diet food
      • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and tobacco during the trek
      • Get prepared physically and mentally for the trek
    • No, the solo journey is not recommended since it goes through a forbidden zone. To hike in this area, you must adhere to certain rules. You must hike in a group with a competent guide and at least two other people.

    • In Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom, ATMs and credit card machines are available for usage. Above that, cash payments are required for a variety of services.

    • One option for getting water is to purchase mineral water bottles from stores located along the paths. Another way to purify tap or stream water before drinking is by bringing reusable water bottles and other types of water purification agents with you. The teahouses and the numerous streams and rivers along the path also offer the opportunity to replenish water bottles. We suggest drinking boiling water when you're at your lodge. Those who insist on exclusively drinking mineral water should be prepared to spend a little bit more money because the cost of bottled water increases as you move higher up.

    • You may participate in the Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang if you extend your journey by a certain number of days. You can also skip the Mustang Tiji Festival Trek. Please be aware that the three-day celebration only occurs once a year, usually in May or June.

    • Various types of permits that are required for trekking in this region are:

      • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System)
      • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
      • Upper Mustang Trekking Entry Permit
    • Altitude sickness is common in the area since this high-altitude walk surpasses 4000 meters of elevation. Acute Mountain Sickness develops as the oxygen level drops and the air pressure drops.

    • Any high-altitude trekking trip requires a guide. Every day, trekkers must navigate difficult terrain and far paths in order to reach their objective. Consequently, knowledgeable trekking guides will aid in navigating and ensuring your safety throughout these treks. Additionally, porters will assist you with your stuff so you may hike without restriction.

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