Upper Mustang Overland Tour

Upper Mustang Overland Tour
Upper Mustang Overland Tour
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Trip Facts

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Group Size:

Min - 2

Meal:

Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner

Grade:

Moderate

Accommodation:

Hotel. Lodge .Tea House

Transportation:

Private car / bus

Best Time:

Autumn / Spring

Elevation:

3840

Duration:

11 Days

Overview And Highlights

''Enjoy the dramatic landscape scenery on old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade routes"

Adventure on an extension of the Tibetan South West plateau to Upper Mustang. Observe the dramatic landscapes of dry and beautiful wild mountainous terrain. Beautiful country a haven for adventures and travelers a photographer's paradise. Enjoy exploring the amazing country strewn with age-old Buddhist monuments.   Entering the former forbidden walled kingdom of medieval period Lo-Manthang.”

Trip Introduction 

Upper Mustang Overland Tour, is an enjoyable and exciting adventure of a lifetime experience in the comfort of a four-wheeler drive. Upper Mustang at one time remained as Forbidden Country for outside visitors but flung its door open from 1991 onwards. 

Further beyond Jomsom town and Kagbeni village remain as Restricted Areas. Which is to control the mass flow of foreign visitors. Upper Mustang is located on the historical Trans Himalaya Salt and Caravan Trade Route of Nepal, India, and Tibet / China. Due to its close border with Tibet / China, the Nepalese Government controls the influx of travelers. Where all outside travelers require a special permit to enter the former forbidden land of Upper Mustang.

Upper Mustang dry, barren area, but provides an extraordinarily beautiful landscape scenery, an extension of the Tibetan South West plateau.For most people and photographers it’s a dream and photogenic country, adorned with huge canyon walls and towering windblown cliffs.

Along with its picturesque appearance, the local age-old cultures and customs are equally fascinating to explore and observe. On this wonderful Upper Mustang Overland Tour, drive through dramatic country landscapes from low warm farms to the windswept mountainous wilderness. Upper Mustang Overland Tour, begins from beautiful Pokhara, a city blessed with the natural beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas and serene lakes. 

The journey heads towards far North-West Nepal past the large towns of Beni facing magnificent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas. The scenic drive progresses reaching the low warm farm areas of Tatopani, a place with natural hot springs to enjoy. The journey continues heading North West through the world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki River; sandwiched between the giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. 

Heading further to enter the Mustang region at Ghasa, Kalapani villages facing the grand vista of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, and Annapurna Himalayan peaks. The drive continues, after leaving the tall tree lines of pines and rhododendron to enter the wild country of Mustang. An exceptional scenery throughout the journey from the apple country of lovely Tukuche and Marpha villages to Jomsom town.

Where journey further west around the windswept plain of Kaligandaki to Kagbeni village, the entrance point to Upper Mustang. Entering the wild country of Nepal Wild-West Himalayas, as drive leads through brownish and red-colored canyons. Crossing over several high passes facing stunning views of the vast scenic plains and hills of Mustang.

The journey passes around nice villages with wide farmland of barley and buckwheat, lined by prayer monuments. Then slowly drive enters the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang, at one time a city. At present, it is more like a medieval town with narrow cobbled streets, and houses knitted close to each other. But an exciting and interesting place to be and well worth a visit for once in a lifetime experience. At Lo-Manthang tour of old monasteries and the former fort palace of late Raja / King Jigme Bista. The walled kingdom is also famous for the colorful Tiji festival which is held during late May or the first week of June. 

As per the Tibetan Buddhism Luna calendar, the kingdom of Lo is known for Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang the country of Lo with a history of more than the 14th century, separated from Tibet. The kingdom of Lo-Manthang was established by Ame Pal and the founder and first king/raja of the Mustang region.    

After an enjoyable and exciting time within the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang and Upper Mustang. Return journey on the same scenic route towards lower Mustang at Jomsom town, then ending the drive back at Pokhara. Pokhara is an ideal spot to complete the marvelous adventure of the Upper Mustang Overland Tour.

Note:
Interested people can contact us for the colorful Tiji Festival to join Upper Mustang Overland Tour that coincides with the Tiji event. Which is held and celebrated on the English dates of 16th, 17th, and 18th May of 2023 in the Upper Mustang. 

Best Seasons for Upper Mustang Overland Tour:

The best seasons for this wonderful walk are in spring and autumn/fall. When days are crystal clear for views and walks. Spring season begins from mid-March to pre-summer of June, and most days are fine and clear with longer sunlight hours. However, the late afternoon can get overcast chances of light rains sometimes. Cold morning and nighttime around higher elevation.

The next best season is autumn/fall, which begins from September to November, but the right time is September and October. November gets very cold and most villager of the Upper Mustang migrates to a lower warm area. To escape from the winter cold month till February.
Upper Mustang falls within a rain shadow, where monsoon clouds are blocked by the high Himalayan range. This is why the country is dry, with less moisture and a lack of rain.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

On the first arrival at Kathmandu International Airport received Mountain Eco Trek staff and a guide for a short transfer to your hotels. After getting refreshed and checking the nice rooms, join the lobby with another member of Upper Mustang Overland Journey for a briefing by our guide.
The guide provides full information and details regarding the tour, trails, culture, and views with dos and don’ts.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
860

The morning after early breakfast and as per size group travel on a tourist coach or in a private vehicle as per the trip cost. The drive leads beyond Kathmandu heading to Nepal Mid-West to scenic and beautiful Pokhara. 
The drive follows the Trisuli River for some time and then diverts west, facing views of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna’. Finally ending the drive reached Pokhara by the calm Phewa Lake, where most good hotels are located.
On arrival at the beautiful city of Pokhara transfer to your rooms, having time for a stroll along the lakeside.  Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal with a beautiful setting beside the large lake of Phewa, Rupa, and Begnas. 
Where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of the Annapurna Himalaya range with Mt. Machhapuchare the famed Fish-Tail peak. 

 

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1100

An exciting drive from Pokhara after a good breakfast at the hotel, morning get into a four-wheel drive, or similar type. Getting reading then depart from Pokhara on a nice highway of Beni / Baglung and Pokhara. The first part of the drive is on a smooth good road to Beni. A large town and headquarters of the Mygdi district of the Dhaulagiri region. The drive covers more than 90 kilometers taking nearly 3 hours, from Beni drives on a dirt mud road along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. 
After an hour or more reach, smaller farm villages then end the drive at Tatopani for an overnight stop. The village provides nice lodges and guest houses, located in a sub-tropical climate. The village Tatopani, a name for hot water or hot spring, is located near the village on the shores of the Kaligandaki River. Enjoy a dip in the natural hot spring pools rest of the afternoon after checking into a lovely guest house. 

Food
Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2830

The drive today is quite long, due to road conditions on a mountain trail, Tatopani after breakfast, starts the journey. The road follows along the bank of Kaligandaki River heading northwest. Drive leads past many farm villages to enter at Mustang district at Ghasa village. As the drive continues reaching the world's deepest gorge of Kaligandaki, located in between two giants Mt. Dhaulagiri and 
Mt. Annapurna-I, which forms the gorge and deepest gorge Kaligandaki.
From here onwards enter around beautiful pine forest at Kalapani village with exciting views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiris peaks.
Having a few refreshing stops for a warm cup of tea and to take photos, the drive follows a wide Kaligandaki River valley to Larjung and then to Kobang villages.
The drive leads to lovely Tukuche and Marpha village’s famous areas for delicious apples and products. The journey continues to Jomsom, the headquarters town of Mustang district, Jomsom drives on the wide Kaligandaki River plain to Kagbeni village for an overnight stop. Kagbeni the entrance to Upper Mustang an interesting village, with all the houses and locals of strong Tibetan features. Staying in the best available lodge. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the village and the monasteries, as well observe the immense culture of Buddhism religion.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3510

After an interesting time and overnight in Kagbeni, drive to the check post, an entrance to Upper Mustang. On leaving Kagbeni drive towards North-West following the Kali Gandaki River. The road leads lead through the typical Tibetan-style villages of Chusang and Chele. The journey continues overlooking dramatic views of a high canyon and windblown high cliffs. As the drive climbs to several smaller passes crossing above 3,932 m / 12, 900 feet at Nyi-La Pass. The highest point of the journey faces a sweeping panorama of wild and beautiful landscapes. 
Slowly the drive heads downhill and then on the gradual trail to Ghami village for an overnight at the village's best guest house.
Ghami, one of the important and major villages around Upper Mustang, treasures an interesting old monastery. The village is encircled by farm fields of buckwheat and barley. The only crops that grow around the dry country have a few trees of poplars and willows. 

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3840

An exciting day to reach the main highlight destination of the adventure to enter the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang. The morning drive leads past several farm settlements and reaches Charang, another nice and large main village. The drive follows up to a small pass facing the grand vista of the Lo-Manthang within the great wall.
From the top down to a stream and the reaching Lo-Manthang on entering the main entrance gate. An exciting former kingdom and an old town remind you of medieval times. At Lo-Manthang check into a nice lodge or guest house furnished with traditional Tibetan-style decoration. The houses and buildings are similar to the Tibetan predecessors across the border of Karo-La pass. After checking into nice rooms, with time to explore the streets and shops of Lo-Manthang.

Food
breakfast/lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3840

After a five-day of continuous drive from Kathmandu onwards, enjoy a free day at Lo Manthang. A perfect place and height for acclimatization as well to explore great sites of cultural and historical interest. Tour of Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop, includes a visit to Tingkhar village, the last settlement, and the main village around Lo Manthang. The tour includes a visit to four storied former and late Raja / King Palace, as well enjoy views of white Himalayan peaks.
Inside the walled former kingdom of Lo-Manthang with more than 150 houses with residents of the monks and lamas. The houses are closely linked, and the palace and monasteries are located at the bottom section of this vertical part of ‘L’ shaped houses. The school, health post, police post, and a few important Chorten are located outside the walls to the north gate; including the eastern monastic part of the city. 
While at Lo-Manthang the most important site to visit it’s the four grand monasteries Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and its Great Entrance Hall. Tour of the historical and cultural center is one of the main attractions of Lo-Manthang.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2715

Depart from the historical walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang, return journey back on the same scenic, interesting road. The drive leads through high hills and passes amidst vast dry plateaus facing Himalayan peaks. Journey heads ups and down past interesting villages to Chusang and then follow the Kaligandaki River downstream. As the drive continues beneath towering canyons and windswept hills and cliffs. Slowly drive reaches Kagbeni village, from here on a wide river valley of Kaligandaki to Jomsom for an overnight stop.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
860

The last day around the Mustang area, leaving the dry country and heading towards lower farm villages. Entering back into tree lines past lovely Marpha, Tukuche, and Larjung villages. As drive leads into the green forest of pines and rhododendron reaching a lovely village at Kalapani.
Enjoy the close views of the Dhaulagiri Ice fall and glaciers with surrounding towering peaks. From Kalapani down to the end of Mustang region at Ghasa village reaching Tatopani. Possible lunch stop, afternoon a good drive to Beni town, and then on the main highway to Pokhara. After Beni town drives past Kusma town with Nepal's highest suspension bridges, and with the world's 2nd highest Bungee Jump, an interesting up to Kande village. From this small place downhill to Pokhara, where our wonderful adventure completes after an amazing adventure on Upper Mustang Overland Tour.
At Pokhara transfer back to respective hotels, with time in the late afternoon to browse the streets of Lake Side.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Morning leaving the hotel in Pokhara, for an exciting overland journey to Kathmandu. Driving on the same interesting highway to Kathmandu, after a long drive reach Kathmandu. Rest of the afternoon at leisure till dinner time.

Food
Breakfast

Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders and fascinating culture. Depart from the hotel, our guide and staff transfers you to the airport for a flight homeward bound. After a marvelous experience on Upper Mustang Overland Tour.
 

What Is Included ?

  • All transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight)
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation in Pokhara
  • private jeep Kathmandu to Kathmandu (whole Trip) 
  • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated safe drinking water
  • Best available twin-sharing room during the trek.
  • seasonal fresh fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide,
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance.
  •  Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All Necessary paperwork and permits / (ACAP /TIMS Permits ) and Upper Mustang restricted permits 
  •  Duffel bag for trekking
  •  First aid medicine kit
  •  Government taxes
  •  Farewell dinner (Nepali Typical food)

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  •  lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  •  Hot and Bottle drinks
  •  Wi-Fi
  •  Electronic Device recharge
  •  Personal Travel insurance
  •  Snacks and other personal expenses
  •  Hot showers during the trek
  •  Personal trekking equipment
  •  Tips and gratuities for trekking staff 
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Upper Mustang Overland Tour Altitude Profile

FAQs

Yes, you need a permit for the Upper Mustang overland Tour. The Upper Mustang region is a restricted area and only a limited number of trekkers are allowed to visit each year. The cost of the Upper Mustang permit varies depending on the length of your trek, normally around $500 for a 10-day permit.is also The Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP) TIMS Card is required for trekking in this area, It is important to note that you must be accompanied by a licensed trekking guide in order to obtain the permit. This is to ensure that the local culture and environment are protected and to provide support in case of an emergency.

Yes, the Upper Mustang Overland tour can present some difficulties, but the upper mustang trek is a moderate adventure, The trek takes you to high elevations, which can cause altitude sickness in some people. The trek is in a remote and isolated region, so medical facilities and help may not be easily accessible in case of an emergency. But you will have a very good dirt road during the whole trip to transport in emergency cases the Upper Mustang overland tour offers a unique and rewarding experience, with breathtaking landscapes and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditional Tibetan culture. It is recommended to be well-prepared and to seek advice from experienced trekkers or local tour operators before embarking on the tour.

 

During the upper Mustang overland tour, trekkers have a variety of accommodation options available, including Basic lodges that provide basic amenities like a bed and meals. They are common along the trekking routes and are a great way to experience the local culture. There is available luxury accommodation as well. The type of accommodation selected will depend on personal preferences and budget.

while it is technically possible to go on the Upper Mustang overland tour without a guide, but A special permit is required to enter the Upper Mustang region, and it is only possible to obtain this permit with the help of a local trekking agency. also, it is not recommended due to the challenging and remote nature of the trek, and the potential safety and cultural sensitivity issues. It is always advisable to hire a local guide or join a guided trekking group to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

The Upper Mustang region is considered a restricted area, and the Nepalese government regulates access to the region to ensure that it is preserved and protected. The permit is necessary to enter the region, and it can only be obtained by working with a local trekking agency, so you cannot obtain the Upper Mustang permit yourself.

Yes, sometimes it is possible to get high altitude sickness during the upper mustang trek. The trek takes you to an altitude of 3840 meters Lo-man thang at its highest point, which is above the altitude at which many people may begin to experience symptoms of altitude sickness. So it is possible to get high altitude sickness during the Upper Mustang trek. High altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a common condition that can occur when you rapidly ascend to high altitudes, such as those found in the Upper Mustang trek.

Traveller Useful Information

WHY CHOOSE US?

Mountain Eco Trek is an adventure company running successfully since it was established decades ago, with positive feedback from our past and present clients. Due to the dedicated and excellent services that we offer in every trekking and other adventure including cultural and scenic tours also.

Why choose and book with us a question that hunts all customers the truth is that we are a professional company with decades of experience in tourism fields and trekking which makes us special than other local trekking agents in Nepal.

Choosing us where you get the following facilities and services:

01: Reliable and dedicated company with a well-experienced guide and staff with years of excellent services offered to our guests and clients since the company was established.

02: From the booking with the first arrival to the final departure where your requirement and needs will be answered and fulfilled as per your expectations.

03: Safety and security with money worth of holidays providing excellent services in each and each trip led by experienced expert guides and staff offering you in-depth information on the areas of travel and trekking from flora-fauna, history, culture, religions, and much more.

04: Safe and hygienic meals are provided on treks and tours, while on treks foods with fresh-organic vegetables and fruits keep you well-fed as per meals provided in the menu of local lodges as per season-wise also. Our guides supervise the meals before it is served in many hygienic ways with a variety of foods for you to enjoy each meal on treks and tours.

05: Assuring all our clients with responsible and reliable services from the start of the booking to the end of the trip with us, we make every trip a winner with our excellent services as well as taking care and supporting rural farm villages and schools with funds to uplift the standard, quality of the areas and education of village children. Every rupee we save from each trip goes to fund poor rural villages and needy schools which makes the villagers on the route and trekkers satisfied that some earnings we make also help and support Nepal's rural areas.

"Where adventure meets comfort with safe-secure and enjoyable holidays"

Mountain Eco Treks is one of the best trekking agencies in Nepal, we are an independent adventure team. started by experienced trekking leaders working in reputed national and international agencies. Mountain eco treks were Officially established in 2017. the owner of mountain Eco treks (mountain leader) Ram Bahadur Tamang has more than 15 years of trekking experience in both Nepal and Tibet.

Our commitment

When you book with us, your unforgettable vacation will be filled with adventure and excitement, keeping you fascinated from the beginning of the trip until the end. Mountain Eco Treks is run and managed by a professional team of staff and guides who have been in the tourism industry for more than a decade, leading treks and climbing throughout the Himalayas. We provide excellent services on every trip, making your trip worth every penny and leaving you completely satisfied with your experience. We create unforgettable experiences for a wide range of travelers, from luxury to budget.

Comfort and Safety

Mountain Eco Treks is an adventure company different than the hundreds of other local agencies in Nepal. We do not just talk big. What sets us apart from other companies is that we act professionally and go above and beyond to ensure our clients are safe, are getting more than their money’s worth, and are having the adventure of a lifetime. Mountain Eco Treks, with our expert and veteran team of staff, offers you not only an adventure but also a learning experience. On our treks and tours, you will expand your knowledge of local culture, traditions, religions, and customs along with the flora and fauna in the areas of your destinations.

We do more than trekking

We work on saving the Himalayan environment to its pristine shape with a reforestation team working alongside the local villages, helping and supporting local schools and rural villages, maintaining hygiene and local trails as well as keeping natural resources strong for future generations. We are fully committed to eco-friendly and responsible tourism, keeping things in balance by respecting local culture and the natural environment. When you book and trek with us, you will be pleased and satisfied knowing that you have contributed to the cause of keeping the Himalayan environment healthy.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Please, Read Mountain Eco Treks Terms and conditions before booking your Trip. Mountain Eco Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd, a Nepal Government Tourism Department fully registered and authorized company of Nepal, is a leading and rising trekking and adventure local company with our head office in Kathmandu, operating all types of tourism-related trips within Nepal-Tibet and Bhutan destinations. A trustworthy company where you will be insecure and friendly hand with a complete trip package of great interest to exotic destinations and Himalayan holidays of your choice and interest before you book with us the trip of your interest please read and follow our norms and conditions

Down Payment:

To book with a 25% down payment is required in advance as per our company rules and policy.30 % - If more than 6 weeks before the arrival date

100% - Less than 6 weeks before arrival date (please contact us if this will cause you a problem; we do try to be flexible)

Paying your deposit with us:

Credit Card (visa & master) by Phone, wire transfer, all the payment options are subject to charge additional bank service fees on top of the sum.

Please call us at +977-9803926665

Pay Online: Through Bank Account

Last Minute Booking

We accept your last-minute booking with 100% payment (07 days before the tour starting date

Refund:

No refund will be made for a 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of the trip for any other else reason. Having paid the full amount of any trip, you’re entitled to incur a refund in case if you want to cancel your trip. Still, the cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you’ve imposed a cancellation charge as advised below:

  • 50 days or more deposit retained
  • 30 days before departure 50%
  • Two Weeks before departure 75%
  • One week before departure 100%

Supplement Charge: On our adventure and holiday tour with trekking packages, rooms in the lodge on route or tents are provided on twin sharing basis. For a single room supplement charge will be imposed on the client who does not have another tour participant to share a room/tent with.

Incomplete Tour:

No refund will be made to clients who drop out or quit the journey regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

Amendment in Tour Cost: We reserve the right to revise the pricing rate mentioned on our website, under any circumstances, or under the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance, changes in the exchange rate, government action, etc. But, we put forth an effort to keep at the present rate.

Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company cancels your trip due to unforeseen circumstances like bad unfavorable weather, natural disasters, conflict, trail bad conditions (landslides), etc., we will refer you to an alternative trip of a similar standard. Even if this doesn’t fit your interest, all payments paid by you to our company will be refunded. But remember, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of the booking are entirely your responsibility.

Clients' Responsible:

A tour/trekking guide who represents Mountain Eco Treks deserves all authority during your trips. If you commit any unlawful act, you are compelled to leave the tour. No refund will be made in such a case.

Impact on your journey:

The company extends its best hand to see your convenience at all times, as, this is an Adventure Travel Holiday and you will be traveling into a remote Himalayan Destination, weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable sometimes. Local availability of porters/yaks or any other means of transport vehicle breakdown, road condition, or local strikes can contribute to the need for change or even delays at times in the itinerary.

However, we will do everything in our capacity to see that you are inconvenienced as little as possible during such events: which are beyond our control. As such, no claim of refund will be entertained including early return from the trip or change in the itinerary due to unforeseen reasons. All your return expenses including Hotel bills where applicable or extra transport costs will have to be borne by yourself.

We put us every effort to ensure your comfortable traveling of yours, but it is a must to understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before the head must venture into the journey.

Travel & Medical Insurance:

You must obtain comprehensive travel & medical insurance package against natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all esteemed booking clients.

Tour Amendment:

To make alterations to any trekking/tour itinerary, prior notice is requested. You’re advised to stay in touch with us thus. Occasionally, you may be obliged to do so on the route under certain circumstances for instance bad weather, etc.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, vehicles,

Papers & Documents:

All necessary documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visas, necessary permits, etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not being completed in time before the trip departs in the absence of essential papers and documents.

Risk & Responsibility:

Your safety and satisfaction are our prime concerns. We, therefore, carry out our responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday is trouble-free, as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changing under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurred there is your responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay / Cancellation:

There is more or less possibility of flight delay or postponement for unpredictable weather in Himalayan regions which could happen, in particular, Everest region (Lukla), Kanchenjunga area at Taplejung, Mustang area at Jomsom and far northwest, Dolpa, Simikot, and Jumla region, etc. if the flight is canceled or get delayed, mountain eco treks are not responsible for the extra expenses, we can manage alternative arrangement on request which may demand other extra costs.

Age Group:

No bar on ages, however, children below 16 years require family, guardians, or parents to accompany which includes elderly people of 60 -70 yrs of age, this is only for short moderate treks and tours.

For longer treks, elderly people should refer their doctors with a medical certificate to book the trek if one is physically and medically fit.

Taking Photos:

The company might use photos of you on trekking or other holidays with us, for promotion of the company by any means of media, in this case, please allow us with or without your permission.

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Check List for Trekking in Nepal

Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, passport photo

Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day. (10-15 kg capacity)

First-aid kit: should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, Pain Balm, Knee Braces, Crepe bandage, Painkillers, Nyquil, Neosporin, Band-Aid

Money: cash/credit card

  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Reading/writing material
  • Extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Lightweight Towel
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soaps
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • A small mirror, Sunglasses, and snow goggles with UV protection
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Flashlight - headlamp
  • Sewing Kit
  • Refillable water bottles, Water purification tablets
  • Walking pole

Electronics: Camera with additional batteries/ 2 Pin Adapter/Power bank/Charging cables/Phone

Clothing equipment list:

Down jacket/Down Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Buff/scarf/hat, Gloves - wool or fleece, Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear

T-shirts 3-4, Fleece jacket or pullover, Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional), Wool, jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight, or 2 lightweights during winter months. Pants - lightweight long trousers, Undergarments, Comfortable and proper walking shoes, sandals for evening

Socks: 3-4 pairs of thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination.

Food/snack: Energy bars/Energy drinks.

Please note that -:

Trekkers can share mountain Eco treks and expedition phone no with one family member. So that mountain Eco can give daily updates (if needed), Wi-Fi and cell service are not available daily. In that situation, an update will be provided as soon as the service is available

Services provided at additional cost:

• Drinking bottled water

• Hot water showers

• Wi-Fi

• Electronic Charging stations

Note: extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) above 3000 m.

Visa Info

Nepal Entry Application Download PDF

Are you wondering how to obtain a Nepal visa?

At the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival Foreigners can obtain a Nepalese visa or at a border immigration office

entering through India or Tibet.

What do you need to obtain a Nepal visa?

  • The passport must have six months of validity from the date of arrival.
  • You should fill out the application form for a visa available at the airport or immigration entry points.
  • Two passport-size photos
  • Visa fees should be paid in cash.

Entry points to Nepal:

  1. Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  2. Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
  3. Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
  4. Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
  5. Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj
  6. Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa

Visa Extension:

If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, the visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended a maximum of up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)

Visa Fees:

  • USD 25 for 15 days.
  • USD 40 for 30 days.
  • USD 100 for 90 days.
  • For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa for up to 30 days.
  • A visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, have to show a valid identification certificate.

Other General Information:

  • Entering Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
  • Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
  • You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. A credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
  • Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
  • Always carry your passport and trekking permit while trekking.
  • Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do activities that are strictly prohibited.
  • The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
  • The tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above

Citizens of the following countries should be issued visas in their own country at the Nepal embassy and consulate.

(Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia)

Visa Application Forms: A copy of the Visa Form is available for use at the end of this document which avoids your long queue to pick up the Nepal visa form at the international airport.

Visa Extension Fees: the fees payable (only in local Nepali currency) to extend the duration of your stay, or to renew a visa are US$ 2 equivalent, in Nepali currency, per day of the extension period.

  • An additional US$ 20 or equivalent, in Nepali currency, is payable on a single-entry visa.
  • An entry facility is requested for an extended period.
  • if foreign visitors failed to renew their visa and need to do so at an exit point, they have to pay an additional equivalent of US$ 3, in Nepalese currency, on the regular visa extension fee.
  • Foreign visitors who have overstayed their visa period of 150 days without extension are required to pay an additional visa fee as per the immigration.
  • Regardless of the provision stated in F1: 15 days is counted as a minimum extension period and the visa fee is charged accordingly. For an extended period of more than 15 days, the visa fee is charged as per the provision of F1.
  • Help to protect local culture and maintain local pride:

Respect holy places:

  • Refrain from giving money to children as it will encourage begging.
  • Respecting local etiquette will earn you respect.
  • Do not light open fires.
  • Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants.
  • Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment.
  • Help your guides and porters to follow conservation measures
  • Protect the natural environment.
  • Leave campsites cleaner than you have found them.
  • Burn dry papers and packets in a safe place.

Trekking Permits for Conservation Areas, National Parks, and Restricted Areas.

All trekkers are required to carry a Trekkers' Information Management System Card (TIMS card). It is available from the Tourist Services Centre in Kathmandu: Sun – Fri 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00. requires two passport photographs. (Trekking agencies provide cards for their clients.) Show it at checkpoints on trekking routes.

Restricted Area Permits:

The permits are issued by the Central Immigration Office and require two working days, your original passports (not facsimiles), and two photographs. Costs range from US$10/week to US$500/10 days plus substantial additional amounts for each additional day. These will be procured by your chosen trekking agency. Offices are open daily, but with restricted hours on Saturdays.

Department of Immigration:

Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.

Tel -: 977 - 01 - 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868

Fax -: 977 - 01 – 4433935

mail@nepalimmigration.gov.np

http://nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Note: Above information is based on the Department of Immigration of Nepal office.

Client Reviews

Vienna

Vienna

Australia

Lovely companionship in Jomsom

12th September, 2017

Dev and I met in Jomsom in Kali Gandaki valley, when I was on my solo-trek there. We came to sit in a tiny restaurant/bar as it started to rain heavily outside. So we started chatting and enjoyed tea after tea. Dev is a really experienced guide and kind person. In the evening we met again for dinner together with his trekking group. It was such a funny, lovely evening together and the girls and guys kept on raving about how lucky they were with Dev as a guide, he couldn't have made any better choice :) I really enjoyed the sympathetic companionship that evening and valued the talk with Dev a lot who explained me about Nepal, its mountains and culture.

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3840

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Upper Mustang Overland Tour

Upper Mustang Overland Tour

Overview And Highlights

''Enjoy the dramatic landscape scenery on old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade routes"

Adventure on an extension of the Tibetan South West plateau to Upper Mustang. Observe the dramatic landscapes of dry and beautiful wild mountainous terrain. Beautiful country a haven for adventures and travelers a photographer's paradise. Enjoy exploring the amazing country strewn with age-old Buddhist monuments.   Entering the former forbidden walled kingdom of medieval period Lo-Manthang.”

Trip Introduction 

Upper Mustang Overland Tour, is an enjoyable and exciting adventure of a lifetime experience in the comfort of a four-wheeler drive. Upper Mustang at one time remained as Forbidden Country for outside visitors but flung its door open from 1991 onwards. 

Further beyond Jomsom town and Kagbeni village remain as Restricted Areas. Which is to control the mass flow of foreign visitors. Upper Mustang is located on the historical Trans Himalaya Salt and Caravan Trade Route of Nepal, India, and Tibet / China. Due to its close border with Tibet / China, the Nepalese Government controls the influx of travelers. Where all outside travelers require a special permit to enter the former forbidden land of Upper Mustang.

Upper Mustang dry, barren area, but provides an extraordinarily beautiful landscape scenery, an extension of the Tibetan South West plateau.For most people and photographers it’s a dream and photogenic country, adorned with huge canyon walls and towering windblown cliffs.

Along with its picturesque appearance, the local age-old cultures and customs are equally fascinating to explore and observe. On this wonderful Upper Mustang Overland Tour, drive through dramatic country landscapes from low warm farms to the windswept mountainous wilderness. Upper Mustang Overland Tour, begins from beautiful Pokhara, a city blessed with the natural beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas and serene lakes. 

The journey heads towards far North-West Nepal past the large towns of Beni facing magnificent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas. The scenic drive progresses reaching the low warm farm areas of Tatopani, a place with natural hot springs to enjoy. The journey continues heading North West through the world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki River; sandwiched between the giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. 

Heading further to enter the Mustang region at Ghasa, Kalapani villages facing the grand vista of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, and Annapurna Himalayan peaks. The drive continues, after leaving the tall tree lines of pines and rhododendron to enter the wild country of Mustang. An exceptional scenery throughout the journey from the apple country of lovely Tukuche and Marpha villages to Jomsom town.

Where journey further west around the windswept plain of Kaligandaki to Kagbeni village, the entrance point to Upper Mustang. Entering the wild country of Nepal Wild-West Himalayas, as drive leads through brownish and red-colored canyons. Crossing over several high passes facing stunning views of the vast scenic plains and hills of Mustang.

The journey passes around nice villages with wide farmland of barley and buckwheat, lined by prayer monuments. Then slowly drive enters the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang, at one time a city. At present, it is more like a medieval town with narrow cobbled streets, and houses knitted close to each other. But an exciting and interesting place to be and well worth a visit for once in a lifetime experience. At Lo-Manthang tour of old monasteries and the former fort palace of late Raja / King Jigme Bista. The walled kingdom is also famous for the colorful Tiji festival which is held during late May or the first week of June. 

As per the Tibetan Buddhism Luna calendar, the kingdom of Lo is known for Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang the country of Lo with a history of more than the 14th century, separated from Tibet. The kingdom of Lo-Manthang was established by Ame Pal and the founder and first king/raja of the Mustang region.    

After an enjoyable and exciting time within the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang and Upper Mustang. Return journey on the same scenic route towards lower Mustang at Jomsom town, then ending the drive back at Pokhara. Pokhara is an ideal spot to complete the marvelous adventure of the Upper Mustang Overland Tour.

Note:
Interested people can contact us for the colorful Tiji Festival to join Upper Mustang Overland Tour that coincides with the Tiji event. Which is held and celebrated on the English dates of 16th, 17th, and 18th May of 2023 in the Upper Mustang. 

Best Seasons for Upper Mustang Overland Tour:

The best seasons for this wonderful walk are in spring and autumn/fall. When days are crystal clear for views and walks. Spring season begins from mid-March to pre-summer of June, and most days are fine and clear with longer sunlight hours. However, the late afternoon can get overcast chances of light rains sometimes. Cold morning and nighttime around higher elevation.

The next best season is autumn/fall, which begins from September to November, but the right time is September and October. November gets very cold and most villager of the Upper Mustang migrates to a lower warm area. To escape from the winter cold month till February.
Upper Mustang falls within a rain shadow, where monsoon clouds are blocked by the high Himalayan range. This is why the country is dry, with less moisture and a lack of rain.

Itinerary

On the first arrival at Kathmandu International Airport received Mountain Eco Trek staff and a guide for a short transfer to your hotels. After getting refreshed and checking the nice rooms, join the lobby with another member of Upper Mustang Overland Journey for a briefing by our guide.
The guide provides full information and details regarding the tour, trails, culture, and views with dos and don’ts.

Food
Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

The morning after early breakfast and as per size group travel on a tourist coach or in a private vehicle as per the trip cost. The drive leads beyond Kathmandu heading to Nepal Mid-West to scenic and beautiful Pokhara. 
The drive follows the Trisuli River for some time and then diverts west, facing views of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna’. Finally ending the drive reached Pokhara by the calm Phewa Lake, where most good hotels are located.
On arrival at the beautiful city of Pokhara transfer to your rooms, having time for a stroll along the lakeside.  Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal with a beautiful setting beside the large lake of Phewa, Rupa, and Begnas. 
Where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of the Annapurna Himalaya range with Mt. Machhapuchare the famed Fish-Tail peak. 

 

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
860

An exciting drive from Pokhara after a good breakfast at the hotel, morning get into a four-wheel drive, or similar type. Getting reading then depart from Pokhara on a nice highway of Beni / Baglung and Pokhara. The first part of the drive is on a smooth good road to Beni. A large town and headquarters of the Mygdi district of the Dhaulagiri region. The drive covers more than 90 kilometers taking nearly 3 hours, from Beni drives on a dirt mud road along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. 
After an hour or more reach, smaller farm villages then end the drive at Tatopani for an overnight stop. The village provides nice lodges and guest houses, located in a sub-tropical climate. The village Tatopani, a name for hot water or hot spring, is located near the village on the shores of the Kaligandaki River. Enjoy a dip in the natural hot spring pools rest of the afternoon after checking into a lovely guest house. 

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1100

The drive today is quite long, due to road conditions on a mountain trail, Tatopani after breakfast, starts the journey. The road follows along the bank of Kaligandaki River heading northwest. Drive leads past many farm villages to enter at Mustang district at Ghasa village. As the drive continues reaching the world's deepest gorge of Kaligandaki, located in between two giants Mt. Dhaulagiri and 
Mt. Annapurna-I, which forms the gorge and deepest gorge Kaligandaki.
From here onwards enter around beautiful pine forest at Kalapani village with exciting views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiris peaks.
Having a few refreshing stops for a warm cup of tea and to take photos, the drive follows a wide Kaligandaki River valley to Larjung and then to Kobang villages.
The drive leads to lovely Tukuche and Marpha village’s famous areas for delicious apples and products. The journey continues to Jomsom, the headquarters town of Mustang district, Jomsom drives on the wide Kaligandaki River plain to Kagbeni village for an overnight stop. Kagbeni the entrance to Upper Mustang an interesting village, with all the houses and locals of strong Tibetan features. Staying in the best available lodge. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the village and the monasteries, as well observe the immense culture of Buddhism religion.

Food
Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2830

After an interesting time and overnight in Kagbeni, drive to the check post, an entrance to Upper Mustang. On leaving Kagbeni drive towards North-West following the Kali Gandaki River. The road leads lead through the typical Tibetan-style villages of Chusang and Chele. The journey continues overlooking dramatic views of a high canyon and windblown high cliffs. As the drive climbs to several smaller passes crossing above 3,932 m / 12, 900 feet at Nyi-La Pass. The highest point of the journey faces a sweeping panorama of wild and beautiful landscapes. 
Slowly the drive heads downhill and then on the gradual trail to Ghami village for an overnight at the village's best guest house.
Ghami, one of the important and major villages around Upper Mustang, treasures an interesting old monastery. The village is encircled by farm fields of buckwheat and barley. The only crops that grow around the dry country have a few trees of poplars and willows. 

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3510

An exciting day to reach the main highlight destination of the adventure to enter the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang. The morning drive leads past several farm settlements and reaches Charang, another nice and large main village. The drive follows up to a small pass facing the grand vista of the Lo-Manthang within the great wall.
From the top down to a stream and the reaching Lo-Manthang on entering the main entrance gate. An exciting former kingdom and an old town remind you of medieval times. At Lo-Manthang check into a nice lodge or guest house furnished with traditional Tibetan-style decoration. The houses and buildings are similar to the Tibetan predecessors across the border of Karo-La pass. After checking into nice rooms, with time to explore the streets and shops of Lo-Manthang.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3840

After a five-day of continuous drive from Kathmandu onwards, enjoy a free day at Lo Manthang. A perfect place and height for acclimatization as well to explore great sites of cultural and historical interest. Tour of Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop, includes a visit to Tingkhar village, the last settlement, and the main village around Lo Manthang. The tour includes a visit to four storied former and late Raja / King Palace, as well enjoy views of white Himalayan peaks.
Inside the walled former kingdom of Lo-Manthang with more than 150 houses with residents of the monks and lamas. The houses are closely linked, and the palace and monasteries are located at the bottom section of this vertical part of ‘L’ shaped houses. The school, health post, police post, and a few important Chorten are located outside the walls to the north gate; including the eastern monastic part of the city. 
While at Lo-Manthang the most important site to visit it’s the four grand monasteries Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and its Great Entrance Hall. Tour of the historical and cultural center is one of the main attractions of Lo-Manthang.

Food
breakfast/lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3840

Depart from the historical walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang, return journey back on the same scenic, interesting road. The drive leads through high hills and passes amidst vast dry plateaus facing Himalayan peaks. Journey heads ups and down past interesting villages to Chusang and then follow the Kaligandaki River downstream. As the drive continues beneath towering canyons and windswept hills and cliffs. Slowly drive reaches Kagbeni village, from here on a wide river valley of Kaligandaki to Jomsom for an overnight stop.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2715

The last day around the Mustang area, leaving the dry country and heading towards lower farm villages. Entering back into tree lines past lovely Marpha, Tukuche, and Larjung villages. As drive leads into the green forest of pines and rhododendron reaching a lovely village at Kalapani.
Enjoy the close views of the Dhaulagiri Ice fall and glaciers with surrounding towering peaks. From Kalapani down to the end of Mustang region at Ghasa village reaching Tatopani. Possible lunch stop, afternoon a good drive to Beni town, and then on the main highway to Pokhara. After Beni town drives past Kusma town with Nepal's highest suspension bridges, and with the world's 2nd highest Bungee Jump, an interesting up to Kande village. From this small place downhill to Pokhara, where our wonderful adventure completes after an amazing adventure on Upper Mustang Overland Tour.
At Pokhara transfer back to respective hotels, with time in the late afternoon to browse the streets of Lake Side.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
860

Morning leaving the hotel in Pokhara, for an exciting overland journey to Kathmandu. Driving on the same interesting highway to Kathmandu, after a long drive reach Kathmandu. Rest of the afternoon at leisure till dinner time.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders and fascinating culture. Depart from the hotel, our guide and staff transfers you to the airport for a flight homeward bound. After a marvelous experience on Upper Mustang Overland Tour.
 

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • All transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight)
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation in Pokhara
  • private jeep Kathmandu to Kathmandu (whole Trip) 
  • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated safe drinking water
  • Best available twin-sharing room during the trek.
  • seasonal fresh fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide,
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance.
  •  Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All Necessary paperwork and permits / (ACAP /TIMS Permits ) and Upper Mustang restricted permits 
  •  Duffel bag for trekking
  •  First aid medicine kit
  •  Government taxes
  •  Farewell dinner (Nepali Typical food)

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  •  lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  •  Hot and Bottle drinks
  •  Wi-Fi
  •  Electronic Device recharge
  •  Personal Travel insurance
  •  Snacks and other personal expenses
  •  Hot showers during the trek
  •  Personal trekking equipment
  •  Tips and gratuities for trekking staff 

Upper Mustang Overland Tour Altitude Profile

FAQs

Yes, you need a permit for the Upper Mustang overland Tour. The Upper Mustang region is a restricted area and only a limited number of trekkers are allowed to visit each year. The cost of the Upper Mustang permit varies depending on the length of your trek, normally around $500 for a 10-day permit.is also The Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP) TIMS Card is required for trekking in this area, It is important to note that you must be accompanied by a licensed trekking guide in order to obtain the permit. This is to ensure that the local culture and environment are protected and to provide support in case of an emergency.

Yes, the Upper Mustang Overland tour can present some difficulties, but the upper mustang trek is a moderate adventure, The trek takes you to high elevations, which can cause altitude sickness in some people. The trek is in a remote and isolated region, so medical facilities and help may not be easily accessible in case of an emergency. But you will have a very good dirt road during the whole trip to transport in emergency cases the Upper Mustang overland tour offers a unique and rewarding experience, with breathtaking landscapes and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditional Tibetan culture. It is recommended to be well-prepared and to seek advice from experienced trekkers or local tour operators before embarking on the tour.

 

During the upper Mustang overland tour, trekkers have a variety of accommodation options available, including Basic lodges that provide basic amenities like a bed and meals. They are common along the trekking routes and are a great way to experience the local culture. There is available luxury accommodation as well. The type of accommodation selected will depend on personal preferences and budget.

while it is technically possible to go on the Upper Mustang overland tour without a guide, but A special permit is required to enter the Upper Mustang region, and it is only possible to obtain this permit with the help of a local trekking agency. also, it is not recommended due to the challenging and remote nature of the trek, and the potential safety and cultural sensitivity issues. It is always advisable to hire a local guide or join a guided trekking group to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

The Upper Mustang region is considered a restricted area, and the Nepalese government regulates access to the region to ensure that it is preserved and protected. The permit is necessary to enter the region, and it can only be obtained by working with a local trekking agency, so you cannot obtain the Upper Mustang permit yourself.

Yes, sometimes it is possible to get high altitude sickness during the upper mustang trek. The trek takes you to an altitude of 3840 meters Lo-man thang at its highest point, which is above the altitude at which many people may begin to experience symptoms of altitude sickness. So it is possible to get high altitude sickness during the Upper Mustang trek. High altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a common condition that can occur when you rapidly ascend to high altitudes, such as those found in the Upper Mustang trek.

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WHY CHOOSE US?

Mountain Eco Trek is an adventure company running successfully since it was established decades ago, with positive feedback from our past and present clients. Due to the dedicated and excellent services that we offer in every trekking and other adventure including cultural and scenic tours also.

Why choose and book with us a question that hunts all customers the truth is that we are a professional company with decades of experience in tourism fields and trekking which makes us special than other local trekking agents in Nepal.

Choosing us where you get the following facilities and services:

01: Reliable and dedicated company with a well-experienced guide and staff with years of excellent services offered to our guests and clients since the company was established.

02: From the booking with the first arrival to the final departure where your requirement and needs will be answered and fulfilled as per your expectations.

03: Safety and security with money worth of holidays providing excellent services in each and each trip led by experienced expert guides and staff offering you in-depth information on the areas of travel and trekking from flora-fauna, history, culture, religions, and much more.

04: Safe and hygienic meals are provided on treks and tours, while on treks foods with fresh-organic vegetables and fruits keep you well-fed as per meals provided in the menu of local lodges as per season-wise also. Our guides supervise the meals before it is served in many hygienic ways with a variety of foods for you to enjoy each meal on treks and tours.

05: Assuring all our clients with responsible and reliable services from the start of the booking to the end of the trip with us, we make every trip a winner with our excellent services as well as taking care and supporting rural farm villages and schools with funds to uplift the standard, quality of the areas and education of village children. Every rupee we save from each trip goes to fund poor rural villages and needy schools which makes the villagers on the route and trekkers satisfied that some earnings we make also help and support Nepal's rural areas.

"Where adventure meets comfort with safe-secure and enjoyable holidays"

Mountain Eco Treks is one of the best trekking agencies in Nepal, we are an independent adventure team. started by experienced trekking leaders working in reputed national and international agencies. Mountain eco treks were Officially established in 2017. the owner of mountain Eco treks (mountain leader) Ram Bahadur Tamang has more than 15 years of trekking experience in both Nepal and Tibet.

Our commitment

When you book with us, your unforgettable vacation will be filled with adventure and excitement, keeping you fascinated from the beginning of the trip until the end. Mountain Eco Treks is run and managed by a professional team of staff and guides who have been in the tourism industry for more than a decade, leading treks and climbing throughout the Himalayas. We provide excellent services on every trip, making your trip worth every penny and leaving you completely satisfied with your experience. We create unforgettable experiences for a wide range of travelers, from luxury to budget.

Comfort and Safety

Mountain Eco Treks is an adventure company different than the hundreds of other local agencies in Nepal. We do not just talk big. What sets us apart from other companies is that we act professionally and go above and beyond to ensure our clients are safe, are getting more than their money’s worth, and are having the adventure of a lifetime. Mountain Eco Treks, with our expert and veteran team of staff, offers you not only an adventure but also a learning experience. On our treks and tours, you will expand your knowledge of local culture, traditions, religions, and customs along with the flora and fauna in the areas of your destinations.

We do more than trekking

We work on saving the Himalayan environment to its pristine shape with a reforestation team working alongside the local villages, helping and supporting local schools and rural villages, maintaining hygiene and local trails as well as keeping natural resources strong for future generations. We are fully committed to eco-friendly and responsible tourism, keeping things in balance by respecting local culture and the natural environment. When you book and trek with us, you will be pleased and satisfied knowing that you have contributed to the cause of keeping the Himalayan environment healthy.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Please, Read Mountain Eco Treks Terms and conditions before booking your Trip. Mountain Eco Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd, a Nepal Government Tourism Department fully registered and authorized company of Nepal, is a leading and rising trekking and adventure local company with our head office in Kathmandu, operating all types of tourism-related trips within Nepal-Tibet and Bhutan destinations. A trustworthy company where you will be insecure and friendly hand with a complete trip package of great interest to exotic destinations and Himalayan holidays of your choice and interest before you book with us the trip of your interest please read and follow our norms and conditions

Down Payment:

To book with a 25% down payment is required in advance as per our company rules and policy.30 % - If more than 6 weeks before the arrival date

100% - Less than 6 weeks before arrival date (please contact us if this will cause you a problem; we do try to be flexible)

Paying your deposit with us:

Credit Card (visa & master) by Phone, wire transfer, all the payment options are subject to charge additional bank service fees on top of the sum.

Please call us at +977-9803926665

Pay Online: Through Bank Account

Last Minute Booking

We accept your last-minute booking with 100% payment (07 days before the tour starting date

Refund:

No refund will be made for a 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of the trip for any other else reason. Having paid the full amount of any trip, you’re entitled to incur a refund in case if you want to cancel your trip. Still, the cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you’ve imposed a cancellation charge as advised below:

  • 50 days or more deposit retained
  • 30 days before departure 50%
  • Two Weeks before departure 75%
  • One week before departure 100%

Supplement Charge: On our adventure and holiday tour with trekking packages, rooms in the lodge on route or tents are provided on twin sharing basis. For a single room supplement charge will be imposed on the client who does not have another tour participant to share a room/tent with.

Incomplete Tour:

No refund will be made to clients who drop out or quit the journey regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

Amendment in Tour Cost: We reserve the right to revise the pricing rate mentioned on our website, under any circumstances, or under the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance, changes in the exchange rate, government action, etc. But, we put forth an effort to keep at the present rate.

Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company cancels your trip due to unforeseen circumstances like bad unfavorable weather, natural disasters, conflict, trail bad conditions (landslides), etc., we will refer you to an alternative trip of a similar standard. Even if this doesn’t fit your interest, all payments paid by you to our company will be refunded. But remember, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of the booking are entirely your responsibility.

Clients' Responsible:

A tour/trekking guide who represents Mountain Eco Treks deserves all authority during your trips. If you commit any unlawful act, you are compelled to leave the tour. No refund will be made in such a case.

Impact on your journey:

The company extends its best hand to see your convenience at all times, as, this is an Adventure Travel Holiday and you will be traveling into a remote Himalayan Destination, weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable sometimes. Local availability of porters/yaks or any other means of transport vehicle breakdown, road condition, or local strikes can contribute to the need for change or even delays at times in the itinerary.

However, we will do everything in our capacity to see that you are inconvenienced as little as possible during such events: which are beyond our control. As such, no claim of refund will be entertained including early return from the trip or change in the itinerary due to unforeseen reasons. All your return expenses including Hotel bills where applicable or extra transport costs will have to be borne by yourself.

We put us every effort to ensure your comfortable traveling of yours, but it is a must to understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before the head must venture into the journey.

Travel & Medical Insurance:

You must obtain comprehensive travel & medical insurance package against natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all esteemed booking clients.

Tour Amendment:

To make alterations to any trekking/tour itinerary, prior notice is requested. You’re advised to stay in touch with us thus. Occasionally, you may be obliged to do so on the route under certain circumstances for instance bad weather, etc.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, vehicles,

Papers & Documents:

All necessary documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visas, necessary permits, etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not being completed in time before the trip departs in the absence of essential papers and documents.

Risk & Responsibility:

Your safety and satisfaction are our prime concerns. We, therefore, carry out our responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday is trouble-free, as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changing under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurred there is your responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay / Cancellation:

There is more or less possibility of flight delay or postponement for unpredictable weather in Himalayan regions which could happen, in particular, Everest region (Lukla), Kanchenjunga area at Taplejung, Mustang area at Jomsom and far northwest, Dolpa, Simikot, and Jumla region, etc. if the flight is canceled or get delayed, mountain eco treks are not responsible for the extra expenses, we can manage alternative arrangement on request which may demand other extra costs.

Age Group:

No bar on ages, however, children below 16 years require family, guardians, or parents to accompany which includes elderly people of 60 -70 yrs of age, this is only for short moderate treks and tours.

For longer treks, elderly people should refer their doctors with a medical certificate to book the trek if one is physically and medically fit.

Taking Photos:

The company might use photos of you on trekking or other holidays with us, for promotion of the company by any means of media, in this case, please allow us with or without your permission.

Please

Read all the above-mentioned terms and conditions making before the bookings Thank you,

Mountain Eco treks. www.mountainecotreks.com

Check List for Trekking in Nepal

Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, passport photo

Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day. (10-15 kg capacity)

First-aid kit: should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, Pain Balm, Knee Braces, Crepe bandage, Painkillers, Nyquil, Neosporin, Band-Aid

Money: cash/credit card

  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Reading/writing material
  • Extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Lightweight Towel
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soaps
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • A small mirror, Sunglasses, and snow goggles with UV protection
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Flashlight - headlamp
  • Sewing Kit
  • Refillable water bottles, Water purification tablets
  • Walking pole

Electronics: Camera with additional batteries/ 2 Pin Adapter/Power bank/Charging cables/Phone

Clothing equipment list:

Down jacket/Down Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Buff/scarf/hat, Gloves - wool or fleece, Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear

T-shirts 3-4, Fleece jacket or pullover, Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional), Wool, jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight, or 2 lightweights during winter months. Pants - lightweight long trousers, Undergarments, Comfortable and proper walking shoes, sandals for evening

Socks: 3-4 pairs of thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination.

Food/snack: Energy bars/Energy drinks.

Please note that -:

Trekkers can share mountain Eco treks and expedition phone no with one family member. So that mountain Eco can give daily updates (if needed), Wi-Fi and cell service are not available daily. In that situation, an update will be provided as soon as the service is available

Services provided at additional cost:

• Drinking bottled water

• Hot water showers

• Wi-Fi

• Electronic Charging stations

Note: extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) above 3000 m.

Visa Info

Nepal Entry Application Download PDF

Are you wondering how to obtain a Nepal visa?

At the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival Foreigners can obtain a Nepalese visa or at a border immigration office

entering through India or Tibet.

What do you need to obtain a Nepal visa?

  • The passport must have six months of validity from the date of arrival.
  • You should fill out the application form for a visa available at the airport or immigration entry points.
  • Two passport-size photos
  • Visa fees should be paid in cash.

Entry points to Nepal:

  1. Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  2. Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
  3. Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
  4. Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
  5. Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj
  6. Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa

Visa Extension:

If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, the visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended a maximum of up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)

Visa Fees:

  • USD 25 for 15 days.
  • USD 40 for 30 days.
  • USD 100 for 90 days.
  • For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa for up to 30 days.
  • A visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, have to show a valid identification certificate.

Other General Information:

  • Entering Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
  • Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
  • You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. A credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
  • Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
  • Always carry your passport and trekking permit while trekking.
  • Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do activities that are strictly prohibited.
  • The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
  • The tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above

Citizens of the following countries should be issued visas in their own country at the Nepal embassy and consulate.

(Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia)

Visa Application Forms: A copy of the Visa Form is available for use at the end of this document which avoids your long queue to pick up the Nepal visa form at the international airport.

Visa Extension Fees: the fees payable (only in local Nepali currency) to extend the duration of your stay, or to renew a visa are US$ 2 equivalent, in Nepali currency, per day of the extension period.

  • An additional US$ 20 or equivalent, in Nepali currency, is payable on a single-entry visa.
  • An entry facility is requested for an extended period.
  • if foreign visitors failed to renew their visa and need to do so at an exit point, they have to pay an additional equivalent of US$ 3, in Nepalese currency, on the regular visa extension fee.
  • Foreign visitors who have overstayed their visa period of 150 days without extension are required to pay an additional visa fee as per the immigration.
  • Regardless of the provision stated in F1: 15 days is counted as a minimum extension period and the visa fee is charged accordingly. For an extended period of more than 15 days, the visa fee is charged as per the provision of F1.
  • Help to protect local culture and maintain local pride:

Respect holy places:

  • Refrain from giving money to children as it will encourage begging.
  • Respecting local etiquette will earn you respect.
  • Do not light open fires.
  • Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants.
  • Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment.
  • Help your guides and porters to follow conservation measures
  • Protect the natural environment.
  • Leave campsites cleaner than you have found them.
  • Burn dry papers and packets in a safe place.

Trekking Permits for Conservation Areas, National Parks, and Restricted Areas.

All trekkers are required to carry a Trekkers' Information Management System Card (TIMS card). It is available from the Tourist Services Centre in Kathmandu: Sun – Fri 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00. requires two passport photographs. (Trekking agencies provide cards for their clients.) Show it at checkpoints on trekking routes.

Restricted Area Permits:

The permits are issued by the Central Immigration Office and require two working days, your original passports (not facsimiles), and two photographs. Costs range from US$10/week to US$500/10 days plus substantial additional amounts for each additional day. These will be procured by your chosen trekking agency. Offices are open daily, but with restricted hours on Saturdays.

Department of Immigration:

Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.

Tel -: 977 - 01 - 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868

Fax -: 977 - 01 – 4433935

mail@nepalimmigration.gov.np

http://nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Note: Above information is based on the Department of Immigration of Nepal office.

Client Reviews

Vienna

Vienna

Australia

Lovely companionship in Jomsom

12th September, 2017

Dev and I met in Jomsom in Kali Gandaki valley, when I was on my solo-trek there. We came to sit in a tiny restaurant/bar as it started to rain heavily outside. So we started chatting and enjoyed tea after tea. Dev is a really experienced guide and kind person. In the evening we met again for dinner together with his trekking group. It was such a funny, lovely evening together and the girls and guys kept on raving about how lucky they were with Dev as a guide, he couldn't have made any better choice :) I really enjoyed the sympathetic companionship that evening and valued the talk with Dev a lot who explained me about Nepal, its mountains and culture.

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Response Time 3 Hours , Response Rate 100%

Trip Facts

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Group Size:

Min - 2

Meal:

Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner

Grade:

Moderate

Accommodation:

Hotel. Lodge .Tea House

Transportation:

Private car / bus

Best Time:

Autumn / Spring

Elevation:

3840

Duration:

11 Days

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