This 14 days Upper Mustang trek offers a unique experience in this remote region of Nepal on the Tibetan border. No other trek in Nepal compares to this mountainous region in the Mustang district and its vastly different landscape.
This is truly a slice of Tibet in the Mustang District and Gandaki Provence. Lo Manthang, a walled city, and its capital have unique architecture and religious places of worship, such as Namgyal Gompa (temple). The landscape in this region ranges from red cliffs to rugged windswept plains. The trek begins as you pass Kagbeni, the path to Upper Mustang. , Along the trek, you will be in the shadow of some of the largest mountain ranges in the world, such as the Dhaulagiri Massif, Nilgiri, and Annapurna.
A short distance from Lo Manthang is Gyakar with its well known Gompa and Ghar Gompa (more than 1200 years old) devoted to the famous Buddhist sage Guru Rinpoche. The trek ranges from 3000m to 3,800m in altitude. Most days we trek for 5 to 7 hours through sometimes blustery and dusty conditions. This trek also follows the old salt route from Nepal to Tibet.
The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities.
In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.
We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek.
This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.
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