Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
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Trip Facts

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Group Size:

02 Minimum 15 maximum

Meal:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner/tea/ coffee

Grade:

Moderate

Accommodation:

Twin/ single Room (Lodge)

Transportation:

overland/flight PKR-JSM-PKR

Best Time:

All Season June/July is the best

Elevation:

3,780M Lo Manthang

Duration:

15 days

Activities:

Guided trekking

Wi Fi:

Available

Overview And Highlights

  • On high scenic Upper Mustang once a forbidden kingdom opened since last few decades
  • Panorama of Western Himalayan mountains beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Exploring rural farm villages of interesting Buddhist culture, traditions, and colorful custom
  • Walking on the beautiful windswept country into the high country to the walled village of Lo-Manthang
  • One of the most scenic and picturesque countries on the Old Trans Himalaya Trade Route Trail

Trip Introduction 

Upper Mustang Trekking, one of the few scenic and cultural destinations around Far northwest Nepal Himalaya never to be missed if you are planning an adventure holiday in Nepal. Truly a fascinating adventure that leads you to a high vast wide and scenic country, actually an extension of South West Tibetan plateau which is the largest and highest in the world, where this trek offers the utmost scenery of snow-capped mountains to high eroded windswept cliffs and canyons of wide colors.
Upper Mustang was closed to the outside world since it was opened in the late 1980s where travelers can witness its vast treasures of beautiful country and its traditional villages of immense Buddhist and Bon culture with views of the Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Mustang Himal with Damodar Himal range. starting our wonderful journey with a scenic short flight from beautiful Pokhara city heading towards North Far West to land at Jomsom Airport (headquarter and administrative town of Mustang district).From Jomsom town the home of Thakali people the original tribe of Kaligandaki River valley with a long history of trade with Tibet on this old Trans-Himalayan Salt / Caravan route of Nepal and Tibet beyond upper Mustang.
The walk begins from Jomsom heading into the picturesque country of eroded cliffs and canyons of varied colors that change with sunlight then past the charming villages of Kagbeni-Tsusang-Chele-Tsarang to reach our goal destination at walled Lo-Manthang, once a forbidden kingdom of Lo and Upper Mustang. With a marvelous time exploring the medieval period in the large village of Lo-Manthang visiting its important monasteries and palace of the former Mustang Raja/king, then heading back on the same route to Jomsom, which allows you more opportunity to marvel at this beautiful country before flying back to Pokhara. Ending our wonderful adventure in Pokhara, with a flight from Jomsom for last overnight by the serene Phewa Lake with a fantastic time and experience on Upper Mustang Trekking.

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Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

On arrival by respective airlines where our guide and staff receive you for a short drive to your hotel in the hub of busy Kathmandu, with hotels in a quiet environment after getting a refresher in your rooms our guide will brief you on treks-hotels with necessary information. The evening includes a group dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with the Culture and folk dance of Nepal to go with your meals.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

At Kathmandu a free day to join in for an exciting sightseeing tour of great interest where our city and tour guide will show you around Nepal's most important world heritage sites for a few hours and then back to hotel preparation for the Upper Mustang trek.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820

Morning an exciting overland journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara on the country's most busy And interesting highway with a drive of six hours, on reaching Pokhara transfer to your hotel by Phewa Lakeside, with time for short walks around the lakeside full of good restaurants-shops-and stores with excellent hotels.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2807

Early morning transfer to Pokhara airport for a scenic short flight to Jomsom of less than 30 minutes with the grand panorama of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiris with Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal. After an exciting view airborne reaching Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang district is located around Kaligandaki River valley. Herewith is time to get organized with refreshments starting our first day walk to Kagbeni towards North West for our first overnight at Kagbeni. An interesting village where you can observe local culture similar to the Tibetan traditional way of life, Kagbeni is the gateway to Upper Mustang, where all foreign visitors require special permits to enter the forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2920

The morning walk leads into high Upper Mustang with a slow uphill and exposed valley enclosed within colorful eroded canyons and high cliff edge dotted with small caves, as our route leads on a gradual path with glorious views of Nilgiris-Dhaulagiri and Mustang Himal, with short rest in between and then reaching at the first village of inner Upper Mustang at Chussang often spelled as Tsusang also.

A farm area within a few tree lines of Willow-Juniper and Poplars that surrounds the village, the only species that survive in this harsh arid climate, here with time to enjoy and visit a local village.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3290

From this village, the walk leads to cross a stream past broken and eroded canyons which look like ruined castle walls within high surrounding cliffs, as the walk lead past Chussang with views of colorful and brilliant red eroded cliffs above mouths of inaccessible caves. After a steady walk of one hour reach Chele / Tshele village for short brief stops and observe the village's old traditional life. From Chele, the village walk gets steeper for an hour with a climb to a ridge of above 3,130 m high with grand views of Gyagar across a huge canyon. Trek continues with a slow climb on this windswept terrain till a small scenic pass is reached at 3,540 m. From here a gradual descent leads to Samar for an overnight stop in a nice local lodge or guest house.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3600

Walk today starts with a short climb above Samar village to reach a ridge top, and then downhill heading towards a large gorge past a prayer Chorten of red, black, yellow, and white color. The adventure continues to reach another scenic valley with sparse vegetation of juniper trees, after crossing a stream, the walk leads uphill to a ridge above 3,800 m high, and then climbs over to another pass, from here our route descends to Shyangmochen. This is a small settlement with a few small tea shops at above 3,710 m high, after a nice and pleasant break continues with a gentle climb over a pass at 3,770 m to enter a huge valley on a downhill path towards our overnight stop at Gelling with its large fields of barley that surround this pretty village.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3520

After a wonderful and pleasant overnight in Gelling, the morning begins with a gradual slow climb past crop fields within the center of the valley, walk leads below Tama Gung settlements, and continues with a long climb across the head of a valley above Nyi La pass 3,950m. The top rewards you with a stunning panorama of Mustang terrain with white snow-capped peaks and this is the highest point of the adventure and the southern boundary of Lo. From here a gradual downhill brings to a junction; the right path leads directly to Tsarang while the left leads to Ghami village one of the main majors of the Lo region. Our route leads below within blue, grey, and red cliffs across a valley to cross a steel bridge over the Tangmarchu River, path climbs past to a long and magnificent stretch of Mani (prayer) wall, probably the longest series of prayer wall in whole Himalaya region.

From here with the last and final climb of the day above a 3,600 m high pass, from here a gentle descent leads to Tsarang or Charang for the overnight halt, an interesting village with a maze of fields, willow trees, and a huge five-story high of white-colored Dzong and a Monastery known as Gompa situated on the edge of the Kali Gandaki gorge, around Tsarang with its community electricity system.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3780

Today toward our final and most awaited main highlight destination to Lo Manthang, the morning starts with a short downhill to cross Charangchu River, and then with a steep climb to a ridge passing Tholung valley. Here our trail diverts towards the north with a gradual climb to reach a large Chorten, which marks the boundary between Tsarang and Lo, the climb follows a stream and then reaches a great wide windswept valley. As the walk finally reaches the top 3,850 m high pass offers a grand view of the walled village of Lo Mananthang, taking a short descent towards a stream that outlines the walled village, from here a short climb leads you to the southern wall of Lo Manthang village.

The only entrance to the village from the North-East corner, so one has to walk around the wall to reach the main entrance gate sometimes. On entering the former forbidden kingdom of Lo Manthang, transfer into a local lodge and guesthouses with time to browse around its alley and narrow streets with shops and stores.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3780

Rest day at Lo-Manthang, once the capital of Lo (Mustang district), one of the largest villages with more than 150 houses includes several residents for the priest, monks, and lamas, houses are closely packed with palace and monasteries located in the bottom section around vertical part of L shaped houses. The school, health post, police post, and several important Chorten are located outside the walls to the north of the gate and east of the monastic areas of this large village. Despite the apparent squalor of Lo Manthang, the village is well-off and maintains a strong sense of community. Here people call themselves Lobas, people from Lo. Interwoven with strong Tibetan Buddhism practice of culture and economy, before strong trade with Tibet where all salt and wool trade within Kali Gandaki passed through Lo-Manthang and this brought a substantial amount of economy to this great village town.

The Mustang raja's palace stands as an imposing 4 story building in the center of the city. It is the home of the former Raja (king), Jigme Parbal Bista, and the Rani (queen), who is from the noble family of Lhasa and Shigatse in Tibet. We have reserved a day for you to relax with a tour of famous monasteries Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and the great Entrance Hall with special permission to visit the palace interior.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

With an exciting and enjoyable time in Lo-Manthang, depart from this mystical and legendary kingdom starting with a descent and a few short climb to Ghami. As the morning walk leads outside the walled Lo-Manthang village, our route leads to a steady climb to a pass offering a last glimpse of Lo-Manthang, walk from here on is more or less gradual with downhill slopes most of the way to Ghami village for overnight stop, Ghami another important village of Upper Mustang region.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3150

Trek today follows the same route towards Nyi La, climbing to the ridge and then contouring upwards, and then reaching the road coming from Tsarang. From the top of the ridge, a steep descent to Gelling Valley. The trail continues bypassing Gelling to a lone teahouse and then a gentle downhill to a small settlement of Tama Gung. A steep switchbacks trail leads to a stream; the trail climbs to a large painted Chorten and then on a straightforward route to our overnight stop at Samar.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2804

Our route from Samar leads on a downhill trail in the same direction for a few hours past Chele village to reach Mustang Khola, from here walk leads on a gradual path in between great canyons and eroded high cliffs to reach back at Kagbeni for the last overnight within Upper Mustang.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2715

From Kagbeni our last day of the great adventure on Upper Mustang Trek, as morning leads on the same route to Jomsom with easy gradual downhill reaching back at Kaligandaki river valley, walking on vast windswept Kaligandaki river valley to reach Jomsom, the headquarters town of the Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. An afternoon with time for a walk around Jomsom town, home of Thakali people within Kaligandaki River valley famous for apple orchards and garden as well for delicious apples and products like cider, brandy, and juice a delightful town for walks around the street with shops and stores.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820

From Jomsom, a morning short and scenic flight ending our final day of the great adventure, with an exciting flight to reach beautiful Pokhara for an overnight stop by the clam Phewa Lake. Pokhara is a popular touristic destination blessed with natural beauty and picturesque scenery of mountains-hills and lakes.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Morning an early drive back to Kathmandu on an interesting highway with the exciting journey as the drive leads through rural farm villages and towns with views of mountains after a six-hour drive ending at Kathmandu, then transfer to your respective hotels.

 

Food
Breakfast

Your final and last day in amazing Nepal in the country of high Himalayas with remarkable time and adventure on Upper Mustang trekking, depart from the hotel for your onward destinations flying homeward bound.

What Is Included ?

  • All transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a star-category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a star-category hotel in Pokhara
  • Flight TicketPKR/JMS/PKR
  • Drive from  Kathmandu to Pokhara with Deluxe tourist Bus
  • Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu with Deluxe tourist Bus
  • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated safe drinking water 
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee)
  • Best available twin-sharing room for accommodation during the trek.
  • Snacks for energy bars and seasonal fresh fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly government license holder guide, Porters (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • All Necessary paperwork and permits /  ( (ACAP and TIMS Permits ) and Upper Mustang restricted permits 
  • Duffel bag for trekking
  • Trekking route Map
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Government taxes
  •  Farewell dinner (Nepali Typical food)

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
  • Boiled water
  • 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 and drivers
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Upper Mustang Trek Altitude Profile

FAQs

Yes, you need a permit for the Upper Mustang Trek. 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, you can take a flight to go on the Upper Mustang trek. The nearest airport to the Upper Mustang trek is Jomsom Airport, From Jomsom, you can start your trek to Upper Mustang. Taking a flight to Jomsom is a popular option for many trekkers, as it allows you to save time and energy that would otherwise be spent on a long and strenuous road journey.

Yes, the Upper Mustang trek 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 trek 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 trek.

 

Drinking water during the Upper Mustang trek can be a concern for the trekkers. Boiling water is the safest and most effective way to purify it. Water filters Portable water filters and purification tablets are effective at removing bacteria and other contaminants from water. Mountain eco treks provide water purification tablet which is safe for a drink.

It is important to note that the water quality can vary along the trek, so it is always advisable to check with local villagers or your trekking guide for the most recent information on water quality and sources.

Most items served at teahouses are freshly prepared and healthy.

For breakfast, they serve oats, Tibetan bread, chappati, bread, hash browns, and eggs in different styles. You will also have a choice of tea or coffee.

For lunch and Dinner, there are plenty of dishes available, like fried noodles, traditional dal-bhat (typical Nepali food) Sherpa stew, steamed or fried Mo: Mo (dumplings with vegetable or meat filling), pasta, pizza, paratha, burgers, and more. Those who are vegan will be pleased to hear that the food available on the trek is suitable for your dietary needs.

During the upper Mustang trek, 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. It is important to note that the availability of these options may be limited during the peak trekking season.

Yes, you can go on the Upper Mustang trek with an overland tour. Overland tours usually involve traveling by road, you can take the whole trip with the overland tour as well. An overland tour offers the advantage of being able to see more of the surrounding countryside and villages, as well as having a more flexible schedule and the option to stop and explore along the way. Overall, the choice between an overland tour and a trek-only option depends on personal preferences and travel goals. 

 

while it is technically possible to go on the Upper Mustang trek 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.

Cell phone and Wi-Fi coverage in the Upper Mustang trek is limited and unreliable. While some trekkers have reported being able to get a signal in some areas, it is not a guarantee and often depends on the service provider and the location it is recommended to check with your service provider about international roaming options or to purchase a local SIM card.

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

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.

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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Client Reviews

Rajan P

Rajan P

Japan

Jomsom Treak

6th August, 2018

わたしは 三島 ゆきこです
私の husband ネパール🇳🇵人です。
Last 2018 may we visit Jomsom treak MR DEV companey with my family It was wonderful . すばらしい ネパール🇳🇵。まだまだ やすみが あったら
ネパール🇳🇵 へ 行きたいです。 ネパール🇳🇵 楽しかったです。みんなさん もぜひ 一回ネパール🇳🇵 行ってください。Mr DEV おまちぬしております。
ゆきこ 三島
らジャーン パンダ
きらん 三島

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Julie Elle

Julie Elle

Ireland

Lovely companionship in Jomsom

5th April, 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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Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

Overview And Highlights

  • On high scenic Upper Mustang once a forbidden kingdom opened since last few decades
  • Panorama of Western Himalayan mountains beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Exploring rural farm villages of interesting Buddhist culture, traditions, and colorful custom
  • Walking on the beautiful windswept country into the high country to the walled village of Lo-Manthang
  • One of the most scenic and picturesque countries on the Old Trans Himalaya Trade Route Trail

Trip Introduction 

Upper Mustang Trekking, one of the few scenic and cultural destinations around Far northwest Nepal Himalaya never to be missed if you are planning an adventure holiday in Nepal. Truly a fascinating adventure that leads you to a high vast wide and scenic country, actually an extension of South West Tibetan plateau which is the largest and highest in the world, where this trek offers the utmost scenery of snow-capped mountains to high eroded windswept cliffs and canyons of wide colors.
Upper Mustang was closed to the outside world since it was opened in the late 1980s where travelers can witness its vast treasures of beautiful country and its traditional villages of immense Buddhist and Bon culture with views of the Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Mustang Himal with Damodar Himal range. starting our wonderful journey with a scenic short flight from beautiful Pokhara city heading towards North Far West to land at Jomsom Airport (headquarter and administrative town of Mustang district).From Jomsom town the home of Thakali people the original tribe of Kaligandaki River valley with a long history of trade with Tibet on this old Trans-Himalayan Salt / Caravan route of Nepal and Tibet beyond upper Mustang.
The walk begins from Jomsom heading into the picturesque country of eroded cliffs and canyons of varied colors that change with sunlight then past the charming villages of Kagbeni-Tsusang-Chele-Tsarang to reach our goal destination at walled Lo-Manthang, once a forbidden kingdom of Lo and Upper Mustang. With a marvelous time exploring the medieval period in the large village of Lo-Manthang visiting its important monasteries and palace of the former Mustang Raja/king, then heading back on the same route to Jomsom, which allows you more opportunity to marvel at this beautiful country before flying back to Pokhara. Ending our wonderful adventure in Pokhara, with a flight from Jomsom for last overnight by the serene Phewa Lake with a fantastic time and experience on Upper Mustang Trekking.

Itinerary

On arrival by respective airlines where our guide and staff receive you for a short drive to your hotel in the hub of busy Kathmandu, with hotels in a quiet environment after getting a refresher in your rooms our guide will brief you on treks-hotels with necessary information. The evening includes a group dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with the Culture and folk dance of Nepal to go with your meals.

 

Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

At Kathmandu a free day to join in for an exciting sightseeing tour of great interest where our city and tour guide will show you around Nepal's most important world heritage sites for a few hours and then back to hotel preparation for the Upper Mustang trek.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Morning an exciting overland journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara on the country's most busy And interesting highway with a drive of six hours, on reaching Pokhara transfer to your hotel by Phewa Lakeside, with time for short walks around the lakeside full of good restaurants-shops-and stores with excellent hotels.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820

Early morning transfer to Pokhara airport for a scenic short flight to Jomsom of less than 30 minutes with the grand panorama of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiris with Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal. After an exciting view airborne reaching Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang district is located around Kaligandaki River valley. Herewith is time to get organized with refreshments starting our first day walk to Kagbeni towards North West for our first overnight at Kagbeni. An interesting village where you can observe local culture similar to the Tibetan traditional way of life, Kagbeni is the gateway to Upper Mustang, where all foreign visitors require special permits to enter the forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2807

The morning walk leads into high Upper Mustang with a slow uphill and exposed valley enclosed within colorful eroded canyons and high cliff edge dotted with small caves, as our route leads on a gradual path with glorious views of Nilgiris-Dhaulagiri and Mustang Himal, with short rest in between and then reaching at the first village of inner Upper Mustang at Chussang often spelled as Tsusang also.

A farm area within a few tree lines of Willow-Juniper and Poplars that surrounds the village, the only species that survive in this harsh arid climate, here with time to enjoy and visit a local village.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2920

From this village, the walk leads to cross a stream past broken and eroded canyons which look like ruined castle walls within high surrounding cliffs, as the walk lead past Chussang with views of colorful and brilliant red eroded cliffs above mouths of inaccessible caves. After a steady walk of one hour reach Chele / Tshele village for short brief stops and observe the village's old traditional life. From Chele, the village walk gets steeper for an hour with a climb to a ridge of above 3,130 m high with grand views of Gyagar across a huge canyon. Trek continues with a slow climb on this windswept terrain till a small scenic pass is reached at 3,540 m. From here a gradual descent leads to Samar for an overnight stop in a nice local lodge or guest house.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3290

Walk today starts with a short climb above Samar village to reach a ridge top, and then downhill heading towards a large gorge past a prayer Chorten of red, black, yellow, and white color. The adventure continues to reach another scenic valley with sparse vegetation of juniper trees, after crossing a stream, the walk leads uphill to a ridge above 3,800 m high, and then climbs over to another pass, from here our route descends to Shyangmochen. This is a small settlement with a few small tea shops at above 3,710 m high, after a nice and pleasant break continues with a gentle climb over a pass at 3,770 m to enter a huge valley on a downhill path towards our overnight stop at Gelling with its large fields of barley that surround this pretty village.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3600

After a wonderful and pleasant overnight in Gelling, the morning begins with a gradual slow climb past crop fields within the center of the valley, walk leads below Tama Gung settlements, and continues with a long climb across the head of a valley above Nyi La pass 3,950m. The top rewards you with a stunning panorama of Mustang terrain with white snow-capped peaks and this is the highest point of the adventure and the southern boundary of Lo. From here a gradual downhill brings to a junction; the right path leads directly to Tsarang while the left leads to Ghami village one of the main majors of the Lo region. Our route leads below within blue, grey, and red cliffs across a valley to cross a steel bridge over the Tangmarchu River, path climbs past to a long and magnificent stretch of Mani (prayer) wall, probably the longest series of prayer wall in whole Himalaya region.

From here with the last and final climb of the day above a 3,600 m high pass, from here a gentle descent leads to Tsarang or Charang for the overnight halt, an interesting village with a maze of fields, willow trees, and a huge five-story high of white-colored Dzong and a Monastery known as Gompa situated on the edge of the Kali Gandaki gorge, around Tsarang with its community electricity system.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3520

Today toward our final and most awaited main highlight destination to Lo Manthang, the morning starts with a short downhill to cross Charangchu River, and then with a steep climb to a ridge passing Tholung valley. Here our trail diverts towards the north with a gradual climb to reach a large Chorten, which marks the boundary between Tsarang and Lo, the climb follows a stream and then reaches a great wide windswept valley. As the walk finally reaches the top 3,850 m high pass offers a grand view of the walled village of Lo Mananthang, taking a short descent towards a stream that outlines the walled village, from here a short climb leads you to the southern wall of Lo Manthang village.

The only entrance to the village from the North-East corner, so one has to walk around the wall to reach the main entrance gate sometimes. On entering the former forbidden kingdom of Lo Manthang, transfer into a local lodge and guesthouses with time to browse around its alley and narrow streets with shops and stores.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3780

Rest day at Lo-Manthang, once the capital of Lo (Mustang district), one of the largest villages with more than 150 houses includes several residents for the priest, monks, and lamas, houses are closely packed with palace and monasteries located in the bottom section around vertical part of L shaped houses. The school, health post, police post, and several important Chorten are located outside the walls to the north of the gate and east of the monastic areas of this large village. Despite the apparent squalor of Lo Manthang, the village is well-off and maintains a strong sense of community. Here people call themselves Lobas, people from Lo. Interwoven with strong Tibetan Buddhism practice of culture and economy, before strong trade with Tibet where all salt and wool trade within Kali Gandaki passed through Lo-Manthang and this brought a substantial amount of economy to this great village town.

The Mustang raja's palace stands as an imposing 4 story building in the center of the city. It is the home of the former Raja (king), Jigme Parbal Bista, and the Rani (queen), who is from the noble family of Lhasa and Shigatse in Tibet. We have reserved a day for you to relax with a tour of famous monasteries Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and the great Entrance Hall with special permission to visit the palace interior.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3780

With an exciting and enjoyable time in Lo-Manthang, depart from this mystical and legendary kingdom starting with a descent and a few short climb to Ghami. As the morning walk leads outside the walled Lo-Manthang village, our route leads to a steady climb to a pass offering a last glimpse of Lo-Manthang, walk from here on is more or less gradual with downhill slopes most of the way to Ghami village for overnight stop, Ghami another important village of Upper Mustang region.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Trek today follows the same route towards Nyi La, climbing to the ridge and then contouring upwards, and then reaching the road coming from Tsarang. From the top of the ridge, a steep descent to Gelling Valley. The trail continues bypassing Gelling to a lone teahouse and then a gentle downhill to a small settlement of Tama Gung. A steep switchbacks trail leads to a stream; the trail climbs to a large painted Chorten and then on a straightforward route to our overnight stop at Samar.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3150

Our route from Samar leads on a downhill trail in the same direction for a few hours past Chele village to reach Mustang Khola, from here walk leads on a gradual path in between great canyons and eroded high cliffs to reach back at Kagbeni for the last overnight within Upper Mustang.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2804

From Kagbeni our last day of the great adventure on Upper Mustang Trek, as morning leads on the same route to Jomsom with easy gradual downhill reaching back at Kaligandaki river valley, walking on vast windswept Kaligandaki river valley to reach Jomsom, the headquarters town of the Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. An afternoon with time for a walk around Jomsom town, home of Thakali people within Kaligandaki River valley famous for apple orchards and garden as well for delicious apples and products like cider, brandy, and juice a delightful town for walks around the street with shops and stores.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2715

From Jomsom, a morning short and scenic flight ending our final day of the great adventure, with an exciting flight to reach beautiful Pokhara for an overnight stop by the clam Phewa Lake. Pokhara is a popular touristic destination blessed with natural beauty and picturesque scenery of mountains-hills and lakes.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820

Morning an early drive back to Kathmandu on an interesting highway with the exciting journey as the drive leads through rural farm villages and towns with views of mountains after a six-hour drive ending at Kathmandu, then transfer to your respective hotels.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Your final and last day in amazing Nepal in the country of high Himalayas with remarkable time and adventure on Upper Mustang trekking, depart from the hotel for your onward destinations flying homeward bound.

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • All transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a star-category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a star-category hotel in Pokhara
  • Flight TicketPKR/JMS/PKR
  • Drive from  Kathmandu to Pokhara with Deluxe tourist Bus
  • Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu with Deluxe tourist Bus
  • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated safe drinking water 
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee)
  • Best available twin-sharing room for accommodation during the trek.
  • Snacks for energy bars and seasonal fresh fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly government license holder guide, Porters (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • All Necessary paperwork and permits /  ( (ACAP and TIMS Permits ) and Upper Mustang restricted permits 
  • Duffel bag for trekking
  • Trekking route Map
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Government taxes
  •  Farewell dinner (Nepali Typical food)

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
  • Boiled water
  • 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 and drivers

Upper Mustang Trek Altitude Profile

FAQs

Yes, you need a permit for the Upper Mustang Trek. 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, you can take a flight to go on the Upper Mustang trek. The nearest airport to the Upper Mustang trek is Jomsom Airport, From Jomsom, you can start your trek to Upper Mustang. Taking a flight to Jomsom is a popular option for many trekkers, as it allows you to save time and energy that would otherwise be spent on a long and strenuous road journey.

Yes, the Upper Mustang trek 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 trek 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 trek.

 

Drinking water during the Upper Mustang trek can be a concern for the trekkers. Boiling water is the safest and most effective way to purify it. Water filters Portable water filters and purification tablets are effective at removing bacteria and other contaminants from water. Mountain eco treks provide water purification tablet which is safe for a drink.

It is important to note that the water quality can vary along the trek, so it is always advisable to check with local villagers or your trekking guide for the most recent information on water quality and sources.

Most items served at teahouses are freshly prepared and healthy.

For breakfast, they serve oats, Tibetan bread, chappati, bread, hash browns, and eggs in different styles. You will also have a choice of tea or coffee.

For lunch and Dinner, there are plenty of dishes available, like fried noodles, traditional dal-bhat (typical Nepali food) Sherpa stew, steamed or fried Mo: Mo (dumplings with vegetable or meat filling), pasta, pizza, paratha, burgers, and more. Those who are vegan will be pleased to hear that the food available on the trek is suitable for your dietary needs.

During the upper Mustang trek, 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. It is important to note that the availability of these options may be limited during the peak trekking season.

Yes, you can go on the Upper Mustang trek with an overland tour. Overland tours usually involve traveling by road, you can take the whole trip with the overland tour as well. An overland tour offers the advantage of being able to see more of the surrounding countryside and villages, as well as having a more flexible schedule and the option to stop and explore along the way. Overall, the choice between an overland tour and a trek-only option depends on personal preferences and travel goals. 

 

while it is technically possible to go on the Upper Mustang trek 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.

Cell phone and Wi-Fi coverage in the Upper Mustang trek is limited and unreliable. While some trekkers have reported being able to get a signal in some areas, it is not a guarantee and often depends on the service provider and the location it is recommended to check with your service provider about international roaming options or to purchase a local SIM card.

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

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.

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

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.

Client Reviews

Rajan P

Rajan P

Japan

Jomsom Treak

6th August, 2018

わたしは 三島 ゆきこです
私の husband ネパール🇳🇵人です。
Last 2018 may we visit Jomsom treak MR DEV companey with my family It was wonderful . すばらしい ネパール🇳🇵。まだまだ やすみが あったら
ネパール🇳🇵 へ 行きたいです。 ネパール🇳🇵 楽しかったです。みんなさん もぜひ 一回ネパール🇳🇵 行ってください。Mr DEV おまちぬしております。
ゆきこ 三島
らジャーン パンダ
きらん 三島

Source: Trip Advisor

Julie Elle

Julie Elle

Ireland

Lovely companionship in Jomsom

5th April, 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.

Source: Trip Advisor

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Trip Facts

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Group Size:

02 Minimum 15 maximum

Meal:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner/tea/ coffee

Grade:

Moderate

Accommodation:

Twin/ single Room (Lodge)

Transportation:

overland/flight PKR-JSM-PKR

Best Time:

All Season June/July is the best

Elevation:

3,780M Lo Manthang

Duration:

15 days

Activities:

Guided trekking

Wi Fi:

Available

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