Accommodation in the trip
Our package is including 5 nights hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara. It is 3 star category hotels with breakfast and twin sharing. Accommodation in entire trekking is in local tea houses (Local guest house) on twin sharing. You will get rooms with inside toilet in Kagbeni and in Jomsom only. Rests of the overnights are room without toilet inside. All the tea houses are providing common toilets outside your room. Upper Mustang trekking region have limit tea house accommodation, at the time of main season it may have over flow of trekkers. In that situation, you may share common room with other trekkers. But it is less chance
Foods in the trip
Kathmandu and Pokhara have lots of restaurants to choose for your Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is including in the package that is provided by same hotel you are staying. During your trekking, same tea houses you are going to stay provide you breakfast and Dinner. Lunch is on the way at suitable place. All the foods during trekking is including in the packages. Hotel and restaurants provide you international standard foods in entire Upper Mustang.
Guide and Porter
Your guide and porters to Upper Mustang Trekking are from Kathmandu. He is the one who will be our regular guide more responsible, friendly, and helpful English speaking. You will meet him in Kathmandu before starting your trek. There will be 1 porter for every two trekkers. He is able to carry total 25 kilogram. Both guide and porters are fully equipped, insured and package including their foods, accommodation on the way. Trekking guides are those who can communicate with you and local peoples and having enough knowledge of local places, peoples, their cultures and having knowledge of high altitude sickness.
Drinking water during Trekking
Drinking water is extra cost from package. During the trek it is available bottled mineral water, boiled water fill in your own bottle from every tea houses or can use even normal water from Tap. Bottled mineral water is available in every guest houses, shops in entire Upper Mustang. As you hike high altitude, cost of bottled mineral water and boil filtered water increase. Water from local taps can be also used as drinking water by purification with purification tablet and filter it yourself. Most of the trekkers are drinking bottled mineral water and boiled filtered water. Trekkers are using local tap water rarely.
You do not need to bring whole equipments from your home country. Good trekking equipments with reasonable cost are available in Kathmandu. We can suggest you to buy those after we check it in hotel before starting of trekking. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks or your guide can provide you good suggestion. Our itinerary has enough time to be prepared with your proper equipment.
Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
Warm head cover cap
Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
2 pairs warm inner thermal and inner trouser
1 pair warm outer trouser
1 pair warm wind proof warm outer trouser
One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
One pair down jacket
One pair wind proof jacket
2 pairs light shocks
2 pair warm shocks
1 pair light shoe or sandal
1 pair warm water proof trekking shoes
2 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
3 to 4 pairs of light t-shirt
Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
20 litter polar bag for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
Duffel bag or big polar bag to hand over with your goods to our Porter *
Down Sleeping bag with its Inner * (* = Nepal Highland Treks provide in returnable based)
Head lamp with enough battery
Camera and its battery
Phone and charger
Hand wash lotion
Thoth brush add paste
Washing shop and bath shampoo
Quick dry towel
First Aid Kit Medicines
In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring yourself.
Some Dos and Dont’s during Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang route is sensitive land which is one of the restricted areas. It is unspoiled and exotic land which is sensitive. Treat the land and local peoples with care and respect. Try your best to keep environment clean and show appreciation for culture and traditional religious beliefs.
Make Upper Mustang region litter free: Do not through any litter; put it in dustbin fixed by national park or in local tea houses. Sanitary napkins and tampons should be wrapped properly and through it right place. Take batteries back to your home country for safe disposal or reuse.
Respect local cultures, custom and peoples: Route of Upper Mustang is combination of different cultural ethnic group of local peoples. Their culture, customs, living style and any function is typical and it is important for them. So respect all these while you are there. You can involve respectfully in those function.
Take your guide with you in every hiking and climbing: our guide will be always with your while trekking every days. You are trekking and hiking in remote areas with maximum altitude. Few days in the itinerary are as acclimatization day and hiking around for recovering stamina. Take your guide with you in all these activities. It is Himalaya and do not be more exited, take advice from guide to take any decision.
Do not through foods after order: Foods are all carried from Pokhara or from Kathmandu. It takes a week time to reach all the foods in the area of Lo manthang. It is important that you order only sufficient food which you can finish. Do not waste any foods in the region. Meet items are not fresh in the high region. The land is out of scarifies any animals, and meets are all carried from out of region. This is the reason meets are not fresh.
- Upper Mustang Trekking need minimum two pax to ubtain restricted area permit. If you are only single, we can make you join in our suitable group.
- The best season for Upper Mustang Trekking is in raining season of Nepal (June, July and Aug), March to May and September to November is also good weather and season to visit Upper Mustang.
- Nepal Highland Treks offer Motorbike Tour, Cycling Tour and Jeep Tour to Upper Mustang
- Upper Mustang during Tiji festival itinerary is longer than the regular itinerary. Staying in Lomanthang for 3 days to explore festival.
- Itinerary can be also customized as per interest. If you want to visit other real villages of Upper Mustang Lori village and Yara village exploration is suggested. which need more 2 days.
Our Itinerary for Upper Mustang Trekking is general one. You can change it as per your interest; itinerary can be also changed on the way. Guide from Nepal Highland Treks is always flexible and suggest you better option once he knows your interest and walking style. If you are joining with group, itinerary can be change as per main group interest. For your kind information, Upper Mustang restricted area permit cost is US dollar 500 per person. If you stay more than 10 days in side restricted area, US dollar 50 per day per person is extra only for permit. Restricted are begins after Kagbeni and end at Kagbeni. Minimum group size most be two persons to obtain permit.
Cost is based on tourist bus to and from Pokhara. If you choose private transportation or flight to and from Pokhara, cost will be extra change. Your visa cost of Nepal is also not including in the cost. It is USD 50 for one month multi entry visa which you can get on arrival.
Join small group joining trekking to Upper Mustang
Nepal Highland Treks can make you join in our small group trekking to Upper Mustang. We will have fixed departure dates from March to October. Every dates of departure can have different itineraries and services. Please make sure about it before booking your trek.