Upper Mustang Trekking (18 days)
Highlight of Kagbeni-Ghiling-Charang-Lomathang-Chhoser Cave-Ghargomba-Muktinath-Jomsom Trekking
Duration: 18 Days
Type of Trek: Camping
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
No of Pox: 2 to 30
Max Altitude: 4200 m.
Mode of travel: Land and flight Transportation
Best Month: September/October/November/ March/April/May/june/July/August
Trekking in Nepal Join our upper Mustang Trek– 17 day’s trek which offers a spectacular trekking in to the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence Kaligandaki, from Tibetan border south to kagbeni is generally referred to as Upper Mustang. Explore the thousand years of old Monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties. of the different landscape. Make and Adventure starting from world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki Region in to world’s highest region of Lo-Mathang valley that passes through an all most tree less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up.
The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glacier, and alpine valleys. The thousand of year isolation has kept the culture; lifestyle and heritage remain unchanged for centuries and to this date. The house in Mustang is mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four storey place in Lo-Mathang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang Region. Another attraction in the Mustang region is the Tiji festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season. (Late winter/spring season) the Mustagi people have their own way family life. Which is the quite surprising for many outsiders? The entire Brother in the family are married a single girl. What you may call a practice of polyandry.
The Trans Himalayan Mustang region is also known as the last forbidden kingdom. Since the region was restricted for outsiders until Nepal Government announced the opening of the restricted area in October 1991.The Mustsngis or the people of Mustang call themselves Lopas, and they have their own king or Tribe- Leader, Jigme palber Bista. After Nepal was declared a republic in 2007. The Nepal government took back the official recognition of the bista as the Mustangi king. However, the people there still respect him as are their king or tribe- Leader Bista also grants audience the visitor upon request. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. The upper Mustang Trek start from jomsom to kagbeni the entry point of upper Mustang region. Follow the banks of Kaligandaki River upstream to get to Lo-Mathang the capital of Upper mustang.
Our 17 days Tea house/Lodge Upper Mustang Trek is great adventure trek for those who wise to make challenging trek along off the beaten path in the Trans Himalayan region. If you are interested in making even more adventure our trek in remotest parts, we recommended you to try our Upper dolpo Trek 27 days. For the trekker longing to experience some of the most intereresting features of the Annapurna region including Annapurna Base camp, Machhapuchere base camp. Poon hill, etc, our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 16-days itinerary would an interesting option.
From April to November are favorable months to trek Upper Mustang is a rain shadow area, thus, we can do trekking in this part of Nepal even in the monsoon season (mid jun-mid –September), while during monsoon, trekking in popular trail of Everest and Annapurna is not recommended.
During our Upper Mustang Trekking ; we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served from the tea house or lodge menu where we spent the night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner and breakfast will be served at the tea house where you spend the night.
All accommodations for Upper Mustang Trekking are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are Same styles of accommodations during the trip. We will spend 12 nights in standard tea house or lodge or hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. I will try to provide Best Tea house as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities
Health and Experience Requirements
Upper Mustang Trekking is a not so much difficult trip suitable for passionate adventurers who have ability to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light day pack. In some days we might even need to walk more hours. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, those in excellent physical condition with above average fitness and some hiking experience can do this trek. Positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination are things that aid to accomplish trip successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance strength and stability.
It is a condition upon trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
” Upper Mustang Trekking itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS.
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