Short Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 4,023m
  • Start/End Pokhara/Pokhara
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • Transport Drive/Flight
  • Best Season Mar-May, Sep-Nov

Short Upper Mustang Trek 10 Days Itinerary and Cost 2024

Short Upper Mustang Trek is the perfect trekking journey where you would explore the forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang which has so many things to wow you with. The Tibetan culture comes in its finest form while you are exploring the Upper Mustang. The remoteness and wilderness come alive with the perfect depiction of history, culture, and traditions all in a single Short Upper Mustang Trek. Far away from modern city life, you would be traversing each day in a remote kingdom perfectly complemented by natural beauty. You will meet the people of the Himalayas who are not even affected by the little percentage of modernization. The best part about the Short Upper Mustang Trek is the opportunity to explore the incredible remote kingdom in the Himalayas in a short time with the best exploration possible.

Nepal is indeed a country that has so much to provide to the travelers from all around the world. You get a lot of trekking and tour options here in Nepal. Every place you get to explore in Nepal provides you with a great experience. The Short Upper Mustang Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks is a trip that takes you to the restricted zone of Nepal to explore the Himalayan wilderness in the best way possible. 2024/2025 is destined to be a time that is dedicated to travel and tourism. Do let Welcome Nepal Treks serve you with the best Short Upper Mustang Trek Package 2024/2025.

Where is the Short Upper Mustang Trek located?

Upper Mustang is a region located in the north-central part of Nepal, in the Himalayas. It is a remote and restricted region that lies in the Mustang District of Gandaki Province. The trek usually starts from the town of Jomsom and continues northward into the Upper Mustang region, passing through picturesque villages, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes.

Short Upper Mustang Trek Elevation and altitude

The highest point of the Short Upper Mustang Trek is Lo Manthang, the ancient walled city, situated at an elevation of about 3,810 meters (12,500 feet) above sea level.

Short Upper Mustang Trek in Autumn (Sept – Nov)

The Short Upper Mustang trek in autumn is a popular choice among trekkers due to the favorable weather conditions and the stunning natural beauty of the region during this time of year. Autumn offers clear skies, stable weather, and comfortable temperatures, making it an ideal time for trekking. Daytime temperatures are generally mild, and the nights can get chilly, especially at higher altitudes. The landscape of Upper Mustang is already unique with its desert-like terrain, red cliffs, and traditional Tibetan-style villages. In autumn, the clear skies showcase the stunning contrast between the blue skies and the earthy tones of the terrain. The fall foliage and the changing colors of the trees and shrubs add to the visual beauty of the region. Autumn is a great time to experience the local culture and traditions of the Upper Mustang region. The trek takes you through several ancient monasteries, traditional villages, and walled cities, where you can witness local festivals and interact with the friendly inhabitants of the area.

Short Upper Mustang Trek in Winter (Dec- Feb)

Short Upper Mustang Trek during the winter months (December to February) presents a different set of challenges and experiences compared to trekking in other seasons. Winter in Upper Mustang is cold, especially at higher altitudes. Daytime temperatures can be bearable, but nights are extremely cold, often dropping well below freezing. Snowfall is possible, particularly in January and February, which can cover the trail and make the terrain more challenging. Winter often brings clear skies, providing excellent visibility for enjoying the stunning landscapes and Himalayan views. However, the lack of cloud cover can contribute to colder temperatures. Winter comes with its own set of challenges, including cold temperatures, potential snow-covered trails, and the need for appropriate cold-weather gear. Proper gear, clothing, and equipment are crucial to ensure your safety and comfort. The days are shorter in winter, which means you'll have less daylight to complete your trekking distances.

Short Upper Mustang Trek in Spring(March- May)

Short Upper Mustang during the spring months is considered one of the best times to visit the region. Spring in Upper Mustang is characterized by mild and gradually warming temperatures. Daytime temperatures are comfortable for trekking, and nights are not as cold as in the winter months. The weather is generally stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility. One of the highlights of trekking in Upper Mustang during spring is the blooming of various plant species. The landscapes transform with colorful wildflowers, blossoming trees, and lush greenery. This creates a visually stunning contrast against the rugged and earthy terrain. Spring is a festive time in Nepal, and you might have the opportunity to witness local festivals and cultural celebrations in the villages along the trekking route. This can provide a unique insight into the local culture and traditions.

Short Upper Mustang Trek in Monsoon(Jun - Aug)

One of the best things about Short Upper Mustang Trek is that you can travel in the monsoon as well. The region receives almost no rain during the monsoon. In the monsoon season many parts of Nepal experiences heavy rainfall while Upper Mustang doesn’t experience rainfall as it lies in the shadow zone of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The monsoon season doesn’t affect the upper Mustang Trek. Weather and temperature in these months warm enough and perfect to see the sights. So, you can enjoy the Upper Mustang Trek in monsoon season as well. The lush green landscapes, cloud formations, and occasional rainbows during the monsoon season provide unique opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture stunning shots. Depending on the timing, you might have the chance to witness some cultural festivals celebrated during the monsoon season. These festivals offer a glimpse into the local traditions and add a colorful aspect to your trek.

Permits for Short Upper Mustang Trek

Short Upper Mustang trek needs RAP (Restricted Area Permit) and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit.

Important Notes for Short Upper Mustang Trek

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • Short Upper Mustang Trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.

Major Highlights

  • Explore the kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Visit Kagbeni and Jomsom, two famous places in Mustang
  • Traverse the monasteries, gompas, caves, and villages
  • Get to know about the rich Tibetan culture with its influence on the Himalayan people
  • Explore the cliffs and hills in the deserty Mustang with the backdrop of the mountain peaks

Itinerary Overview of Short Upper Mustang Trek

The Short Upper Mustang Trek starts with the flight to Jomsom from there you would trek to Kagbeni followed by a trek to Chele, Gelling, and Tsarang respectively. You would then trek to Lo-Manthang which is the main highlight of the trek. Here, you would be exploring the king’s palace and other historical heritages. You would be trekking the semi-arid desert exploring the unique history and culture of Mustang which is massively influenced by Tibetan culture. After a fun time exploring Lo Manthang, you will be trekking back to Ghami and Chele. You need to walk 5-6 hours every day for the Short Upper Mustang Trek. Day 9 starts with the trek back to Jomsom from where you would get on a 30 minutes flight back to Pokhara on the final day of the trekking journey.

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What's Included
  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Transportation Pokhara Jomsome by private vehicle / flight according to your preference
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 4 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best accommodation at tea houses during Mustang trekking period
  • Professional English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require
  • All necessary paperwork, special permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • All tax, vat and service charge
What's not Included
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
Departure Dates
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Start DateTuesdayJun 25, 2024End DateThursdayJul 04, 2024PricePriceUS $1350StatusAvailabilityAvailable
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Useful Information

Best Time for Short Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang is the rain-shadow area of Nepal. It doesn’t receive rain at all. The best time for an Upper Mustang visit is from March to late October. Most people of the Mustang region leave their residences because of excessive cold. That’s why making a plan of visiting Mustang at any time other than the winter season is fine. The other parts of Nepal are massively affected by monsoons but not the Upper Mustang Region as it is the rain-shadow area of Nepal. If you have to make a plan during the monsoon season for exploring any part of Nepal, Upper Mustang is the best place to explore during this time.

Another best time for an Upper Mustang visit is during May when Tiji Festival is celebrated. Tiji Festival in Mustang is one of the great experiences you can have in your life. Celebrated to remember the victory of Lord Buddha’s incarnation Dorje Sonnu against a demon called Man Tam Ru, the Tiji Festival takes place in May and lasts for 3 days. It is believed that the demon caused massive destruction by feeding on human beings and causing storms and droughts before finally being destroyed by Doje Sonnu. If you are lucky enough and go to Upper Mustang in May, you do have a chance of participating in the Tiji Festival celebration which is a great experience to have in life.

Weather and Climate in Upper Mustang Short Trek

Mustang is a district in the Himalayan Region that is an ancient forbidden kingdom. It is bordered by Tibetan Plateau and is surrounded by high mountain peaks including Annapurna. Mustang is really popular in the whole world for its adventurous trekking trails, the influence of Tibetan culture, and the old monasteries that have a great history and cultural importance. Most travelers love to have a great time in the Mustang Region. So, what’s the weather like in Mustang? Knowing the weather in Mustang Region will help you in preparing for the Mustang Trip in a better way. It is indeed a key.

The Mustang’s climate is trans-Himalayan with cool and semi-arid weather. Being the rain shadow area of Nepal, Mustang receives around 307mm of rain making it a great place to visit even in the summer and monsoon. The average annual daytime temperature and a nighttime temperature of Mustang are around 11-15 degree Celsius and 0-5 degree Celsius. Mustang’s Climate and Weather is very much favorable for apple orchards and rhododendron forest. The best part about the weather in Mustang is that you can enjoy a warm and dry trek even in the summer and monsoon season which is not the case in all trekking areas of Nepal.

Drinking Water in Short Upper Mustang Trek

When you are traveling along the dry trails of Mustang, you will get thirsty in a quick sweep. And what about the drinking water facility in Mustang Trekking? Well, you can carry a water bottle with you with the water brought from the hotels and teahouses. The water is boiled and filtered and is made sure it is pure. There are also cases of mineral water bottles which you can use for drinking. It makes the drinking water facility safer giving you the necessary assurance while exploring on the trek. It is strictly advised not to drink water from any place. Always make sure you are drinking boiled, filtered, or mineral water. The teahouses and lodges where you have an overnight stay provide you with filtered or boiled water. So, there is no need to worry.

Food and Accommodation at Short Upper Mustang Trek

Food in the Upper Mustang Trek is of very good quality. You will get a mixture of local Nepali/Tibetan food with western food. Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup) with vegetables is probably the most popular Nepali food you get to have on any trek and it doesn’t leave the Short Upper Mustang Trek too. In addition to this, you get to have coffee, and tea with omelets, biscuits, bread-toasts, pancakes, rotis, and other local food items. Getting to have the local food while trekking in the Mustang Region is a great experience to have indeed. It is also advised to carry some sort of dry fruits, nuts, and protein bars with you on the Mustang Trekking Trip.

About the accommodation in the Upper Mustang Trek, you would be staying in a 3-star hotel while in Pokhara. As soon as you start the trek from Jomsom after a flight from Pokhara, it’s now the time for trekking around 5-6 hours every day. You will be having an overnight at teahouses and lodges. You will get served tasty local and international breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The local teahouses and lodges in Mustang are healthy, clean, hygienic, and quiet for a great stay.

Transportation on the Short Upper Mustang Trek

The trek to Upper Mustang is all about getting on the adventure to the Himalayas which provides you with a magnificent exploration of the Tibetan culture blended with the Nepali culture. While reaching the destination, you would be using a variety of transportation. So, what is the transportation on the Upper Mustang Trekking?

You can get to Pokhara from Kathmandu via a flight or a 5-6 hour drive on a private vehicle. Similarly, you will get on a 30 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom from where your trek to Upper Mustang begins. As soon as you leave Jomsom, it’s all about trekking and walking for 5-6 hours every day. While returning back from the Mustang Trek, you can either come on a flight or via a flight. The Mustang Trek Itinerary will give you a brief idea about the mode of transportation that will be used on the trek itself.

Best Part about the Upper Mustang Trek

Nepal has been a country that is immensely popular for trekking. Well, that’s not even a debate. Nepal is indeed a kingdom of trekking with treks ranging from short to longer treks and easy to difficult treks. Short Upper Mustang Trek is a short and relatively easy trek to do in the Mustang Region as compared to other treks like Everest Base Camp Trek. So, what’s so special about Mustang and Mustang Trekking?

Mustang is really popular for its remoteness and Himalayan wilderness along with the rich Tibetan culture that is blended with the local Nepali culture. The best thing about the Upper Mustang Trek is definitely exploring the historically and spiritually rich monasteries, gompas, and the incredible Tibetan and Nepalese traditions. Tiji Festival is another highlight about the trek to Mustang. You would find yourself diving deep into the gorgeous semi-arid landscapes that give you “Mad Max Fury Road” vibes. Enjoying in the apple orchards and exploring through the rhododendron forests makes your time in Mustang a mood-lightening experience. This is what makes Upper Mustang Trek so special and a must-go trek while in Nepal.

Short Upper Mustang Trek Cost for Nepali | Upper Mustang Trek Best Price 2023/24

Mustang Trekking Package has been one of the top trek packages to go in Nepal all over the year. Knowing the cost of a trekking package is very much important as you can manage your budget and expenditure on the trek. You may also compare many trekking packages on the basis of cost and facilities. The Short Upper Mustang Trek Cost via Welcome Nepal Treks is US$ 1350 which is indeed the Upper Mustang Trek Best Price for 2023/24 The trek cost also depends on the number of people in the group. The more the number of people in a group, the less the cost of the trek will come out to be.

The Mustang Trekking Cost under Welcome Nepal Treks includes the airport pickup and dropoff charges on a private vehicle including the transportation from Pokhara to Jomsom and back to Pokhara. The cost also consists of accommodation, meals, guide, and porter charges including the costs of all necessary paperwork and special permits (ACAP, TIMS). However, the Mustang Trek Cost doesn’t include personal expenses (phone calls, hot shower, battery recharge), lunch and dinner in Pokhara, and tips for porters and guides.

Preparation for Short Upper Mustang Trek | How to prepare for Mustang Trek?

The Mustang Trekking Package has been one of the top trekking packages in Nepal. You can go to Mustang for a wild Himalayan experience. However, you need to trek for around 5-6 hours every day at a higher altitude. So, it is necessary to be well-prepared for Mustang Trekking. How to prepare for the Mustang Trek? The ways of preparation can be a lot. Some of the best preparation tips for the Short Upper Mustang Trek are:

  • Research about the trekking area very well
  • Get to know about the climate, weather, and trekking trails
  • Do physical exercise and have a balanced diet
  • Have a habit of walking uphill and downhill
  • Get used to walking a short distance instead of using transportation
  • Have great workout sessions and stay hydrated

Risks during Short Upper Mustang Trek

While Upper Mustang is generally considered a safe trekking destination, it's important to be aware of potential risks and take appropriate precautions to ensure your safety. Here are some of the risks during a short Upper Mustang trek:

  • Altitude sickness
  • Extreme weather
  • Remote location
  • Difficult terrain
  • River crossings
  • Lack of facilities
  • Landslides and rock fall
  • Proper Gear and Equipment
  • Communication and connectivity

How difficult is the Short Upper Mustang Trek?

The Short Upper Mustang Trek is moderately challenging, appealing to trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. While it doesn't reach the high altitudes like other treks. It involves walking at elevations above 3,000 meters and navigating diverse terrain, including rocky paths and uphill sections. Daily walking distances are around 5 to 6 hours, and the trail's condition can vary, becoming more demanding during winter with potential snowfall and icy paths. Interacting with the local culture adds a unique dimension but may also present communication challenges. Depending on the season, some guesthouses and facilities might be limited, affecting comfort and logistics. Overall, the trek can be enjoyable for prepared individuals, but consulting experienced trekkers, hiring guides or porters, and ensuring proper fitness and gear are advisable steps to manage its moderate difficulty.

Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during the Short Upper Mustang Trek

Preventing altitude sickness is crucial for a safe and enjoyable Short Upper Mustang Trek. Here are some steps you can take to minimize the risk of altitude sickness during your trek:

  • Gradual Acclimatization
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Healthy diet
  • Recognize symptoms
  • Descend if Necessary
  • Medication
  • Listen to local advice
  • What gear and equipment for Short Upper Mustang Trek?
  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
  • Thermal or woolen hat
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Hiking boots or sturdy trekking shoes
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
  • Sunglasses(with UV protection)
  • Sunscreen (with high SPF)
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Portable charger for electronic devices
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • Waterproof cover for backpack
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
  • Basic personal first aid kit
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Water bottles, water purification tablets

Distance and Time during Short Upper Mustang Trek

The Short Upper Mustang Trek covers a distance of approximately 160 to 200 kilometers (100 to 125 miles) in total, depending on the specific route taken and any side trips or detours. The trekking duration for each day can vary based on individual trekking pace, rest breaks, and weather conditions. You will be walking approximately 6-7 hours per day.

Internet, Wi-Fi, Hot Shower and charging facilities on Short Upper Mustang Trek

Facilities such as internet, Wi-Fi, hot showers, and charging facilities can vary along the Short Upper Mustang Trek route. In the larger towns and more developed villages like Kagbeni, Lo Manthang, and Jomsom, you might find guesthouses or lodges that offer Wi-Fi services for a fee. However, please keep in mind that the internet connection might be slow and unreliable due to the remote location. Hot showers are often available in guesthouses and lodges, especially in larger towns and more popular trekking routes. The availability of hot water might be limited, and sometimes you'll need to pay extra for a hot shower. As you move to higher altitudes and more remote areas, the availability of hot water might decrease. Most guesthouses and lodges along the trekking route have charging facilities for electronic devices like cameras, phones, and power banks. These charging facilities might come at an additional cost.

Can I book Private Short Upper Mustang Trek?

Yes, you can definitely book a private Short Upper Mustang Trek through Welcome Nepal Treks. You can reach out to us, if you're interested in and let us know you're interested in a private Short Upper Mustang Trek. And provide us your preferred travel dates, group size, and any specific preferences you have for the trek. You can work with us to customize the itinerary based on your preferences and available time and we will discuss the factors like trek duration, acclimatization days, side trips, and any specific places you'd like to visit.

Can I join the Group on Short Upper Mustang Trek?

Yes, you can join the group on Short Upper Mustang Trek offer by us. Welcome Nepal Treks organize group treks to popular destinations, including Short Upper Mustang. Before joining, inquire about the group size, services included, and any additional costs that may not be covered in the package. Joining a group trek can be a great option if you prefer to trek with other like-minded travelers, share the experience, and possibly reduce costs compared to a private trek.

What is the Cost of the Short Upper Mustang Trek?

The cost of 10 days Short Upper Mustang Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the Short Upper Mustang Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 10 days adventurous and splendid Short Upper Mustang Trek trekking package around US$1350 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees, meals, permits and everything mentioned in the package.

Why Short Upper Mustang Trek with Us?

Welcome Nepal Treks is registered travel agency with the appropriate tourism authorities and holds a valid license to operate tours in Nepal. Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing tours in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid tour package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We provide flexible and customizable itineraries tailored to your preferences, fitness level, and available time. We provide you the experienced guides and staff who possess in-depth knowledge of the destination you planned to visit. We can offer valuable insights, information about the local culture, heritage sights and ensure a well-organized trek experience. We prioritize safety and have established safety protocols in place. We ensure that our guides and staff are trained in first aid, altitude sickness etc.

Insurance for the Short Upper Mustang Trek

Travel insurance is essential when embarking on the Short Upper Mustang Trek or any trekking adventure in Nepal. It provides coverage for various unforeseen circumstances that could occur during your trek. Ensure that your insurance policy covers medical expenses, including emergency medical evacuation and treatment at high altitudes. Altitude-related illnesses can be serious, so having proper coverage is crucial. In case of severe altitude sickness or other medical emergencies, you might need to be evacuated by helicopter to a medical facility. Look for insurance that covers emergency evacuation expenses.

Tipping on Short Upper Mustang Trek

Tipping is a customary practice in Nepal, including during treks like the Short Upper Mustang Trek. While tipping is not mandatory, it is a way to show appreciation for the services provided by your trekking guide, porter, and support staff. Tipping is an important part of the local culture and can make a significant difference to those who rely on tourism for their livelihood. Tipping amounts can vary based on your satisfaction with the services provided and your budget. If you feel that the service exceeded your expectations, you might consider tipping more.

Short Upper Mustang Trek Booking and Payment Policies

If you want to book the Short Upper Mustang Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

Trip extension after Short Upper Mustang Trek

Extending your trip after completing the Short Upper Mustang Trek can be a great way to further explore Nepal and experience more of its diverse culture, landscapes, and attractions. Here are some trip extension options you might consider:

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Pokhara and Lakeside Exploration
  • Gosainkunda Trek
  • Helambu Trek
  • Poon Hill Trek
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Manaslu circuit trek
  • Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath
  • Trishuli, bhotekoshi rafting
  • Mardi Himal trek
  • Tlicho lake Trek
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Langtang Valley Trek

ATM and money exchange service during Short Upper Mustang Trek

Access to ATMs and money exchange facilities can be limited during the Short Upper Mustang Trek due to the remote nature of the region. ATMs are scarce or not available in many of the smaller villages along the Short Upper Mustang Trek route. If you need to exchange money, it's best to do so in Kathmandu or Pokhara before you start the trek. These cities have money exchange facilities where you can exchange major foreign currencies for Nepalese Rupees. Before starting the trek, withdraw or exchange enough Nepalese Rupees in Kathmandu or Pokhara to cover your expenses for the entire trek.

Laundry facilities during Short Upper Mustang Trek

Laundry facilities can be limited during the Short Upper Mustang Trek due to the remote nature of the region. Most of the guesthouses and lodges along the trek route might not have dedicated laundry facilities, and the availability of clean water and appropriate washing facilities can be scarce. Bring enough changes of clothes to last you throughout the trek without the need for frequent laundry. Lightweight and quick-drying clothing can be especially useful.

  • Q1. Can we buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu city?

    Yes, you can buy trekking gears in Nepal. Nepal is a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers, and there are numerous shops and markets in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara that cater to the needs of trekkers. Thamel, a neighborhood in Kathmandu is particularly renowned for its wide range of shops selling trekking and outdoor gear. You can find stores that offer trekking clothing, footwear, backpacks, sleeping bags, trekking poles, camping equipment, and other necessary items. Some popular outdoor gear brands are available in these shops.

  • We accept your last-minute booking (1 days prior to tour departure date).

  • Yes, it is recommended to carry extra cash with you during the Upper Mustang trek. While some guesthouses and tea houses along the trail may accept card payments, it is important to be prepared for situations where cash is the only accepted form of payment or where card payment facilities may not be available or functioning.

  • The Upper Mustang region of Nepal is designated as a restricted area by the Nepalese government. As a result, trekkers are required to obtain special permits to enter and trek in this region. The permits are necessary for the following reasons:

    • Conservation and preservation
    • Limited access
    • Infrastructures and services
    • Local economy
  • To travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you have several transportation options available. Here are the most common methods:

    • Domestic Flights
    • Tourists bus
    • Private vehicles
  • Communication during the Upper Mustang trek can be challenging due to the remote and rugged nature of the region. In most parts of the Upper Mustang region, especially in the more remote areas, mobile phone coverage is limited or non-existent. You may not have reliable network connectivity for calls, text messages, or internet access.

  • If you cancelled the booking of the 10 days short upper mustang trek, you would get a refund. However, you will be charged with some cancellation amount.

  • Yes, a short Upper Mustang trek can still be worth it and provide a unique and rewarding experience. Even with a shorter duration, you can still explore parts of the Upper Mustang region and witness its distinct culture, landscapes, and ancient monasteries. Here are some factors to consider:

    • Time constraints
    • Mustang cultural richness
    • Scenic beauty
    • Authentic local experience
  • To avoid altitude sickness during the short Upper Mustang trek, it's important to take certain precautions and follow recommended guidelines. Here are some tips to help minimize the risk of altitude sickness:

    • Hydration
    • Physical fitness
    • Proper Nutrition
    • Medication
    • Slow and steady pace
    • Avoid smoking and alcohol
    • Proper clothing and gear
    • Monitor symbol
  • Yes, there is a chance of altitude sickness during the short Upper Mustang trek. Upper Mustang is a high-altitude region, and trekkers will be trekking at elevations above 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) for an extended period.

  • The highest point of the short Upper Mustang trek is typically Lo La Pass, also known as Lo La Bhanjyang. It is situated at an elevation of approximately 3,950 meters (12,959 feet) above sea level.

  • The elevation of the short Upper Mustang trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and starting point. However, in general, the trek reaches elevations of around 3,800 meters (12,467 feet) to 4,200 meters (13,780 feet).

  • Yes, the short Upper Mustang trek is generally considered safe for trekkers. However, like any trekking adventure, there are certain factors to consider and precautions to take to ensure your safety and well-being.

  • The best part about the Upper Mustang Short Trek is the exploration of the caves, monasteries, gompas, and chortens under the rain-shadow climate in the Himalayas. You will be exploring the restricted zone of Nepal that brings you extreme remoteness and wilderness. The Tibetan and Nepali cultures come alive blended together giving you a unique trekking experience.

  • While hiring porters for the short Upper Mustang trek is not mandatory, it can be highly beneficial and is often recommended. Porters are local individuals who can carry your heavy backpacks and gear, allowing you to trek with less weight on your shoulders and making the trek more comfortable for you.

  • No, you cannot do the short Upper Mustang trek without a guide. The Upper Mustang region is a restricted area in Nepal, and the government requires trekkers to have a registered guide to obtain the necessary permits and ensure compliance with the regulations.

  • Typically, there are no money exchange services available directly in Upper Mustang, such as in the villages of Lo Manthang, Ghami, Tsarang, or Chhusang. The region has a limited number of guesthouses and teahouses that cater to trekkers, but they may not offer currency exchange facilities.

  • Welcome Nepal treks offer the 10 days Short upper mustang trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this short adventurous upper mustang trekking package around $1350 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.

  • It doesn’t matter which part of Nepal you are traveling to. The famous food on the trip would be dal-bhat (rice with lentil soup). Same is the case for the Upper Mustang Trek. Dal Bhat is the famous food in the Upper Mustang Trekking.

  • It is not mandatory to purchase traveler’s medical insurance while visiting Mustang. However, getting a travel insurance is always good as it gives you the needed assurance and you can enjoy the trip to the fullest.

  • When you are on the trekking journey to Mustang, you would be exploring the best of the Himalayan Region. During the journey, you will meet a lot of people and get to be served. If you need to use the currency, Nepalese currency is always the best to use. You don’t have to take care about the exchange rate everyday once you get all the money exchanged. Using Nepalese currency is a really good way.

  • Mustang Trekking is a moderate difficult trek in the dry climate. You can wear fleece pants, cotton T-shirts with windproof puffer jacket. It will be best if you wear comfortable shoes. Make sure your shoes are not brand new as they can give shoebites on the trip. Grab a pair of sunglasses with cap or monkey hat to add the extra flair to your outfit. Similarly, you can also wear shorts too.

  • The caves in Mustang are believed to have been part of the region from the 3rd to 8th centuries before Buddhism came. There are also man-made caves in the Mustang district as of now. 10,000 artificial caves are believed to have been built.

  • The difficulty of the Upper Mustang Trek, trek is a moderately difficult trek. It is a neither too easy nor too difficult trek. If you are a traveler who likes to explore mountains and even medium physicality, the trek to Mustang wouldn’t be a big deal. You can always prepare for the trek by eating well, exercising, and doing yoga sessions. Welcome Nepal Treks also allows you to customize the trek such that you can complete the trek in the best way possible while not being isolated to get into everything about the Mustang Region.

  • Short Upper Mustang is famous for being the restricted zone of Nepal. The reason behind the restriction of the region is the move to protect the organic and traditional culture of Upper Mustang which has been heavily influenced by Tibet. Another reason behind the immense popularity of Upper Mustang is the relation to Tibet as most cultures and traditions are the outcome of Tibetan and Nepali cultures together.