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Upper Mustang Trekking, the way you want it

Trekking in Upper Mustang might be one of the best things that you ever do in your life. Upper Mustang trek takes place in one of the best-preserved cultural destinations in all of the Himalayas. Mustang region has been protected by special permits limiting tourist travel. It is a rare opportunity to travel within the Kingdom of Lo which means “Mustang”(locally known) and beautiful mountains will take you on an unforgettable journey to the heart of this Forbidden Kingdom.

Mustang is astonishingly beautiful in unadorned, barren, tree-deprived sort of way. We can see snow leopard, the blue sheep and, supposedly, the yeti, eagles and vultures including huge Lammergeiers. One should definitely make a plan for Trekking in Mustang in order to learn and explore the culture and lifestyles of the people residing here.

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Upper Mustang Tiji festival trek
Nirajan , Dipak, and Lalit took excellent care of me. It was an exciting and genuine adventure that exceeded my expectations. Nirajan also took great care of me before and after the trek. I would highly recommend Rugged Trails.
— Brian ★★★★★

Example: How Can your upper mustang trek be Organized

Trekking in Mustang is organized during all year and it is possible to trek in the area in the rainy season as well. This isolated kingdom of Mustang prospered in the 15th century, when its strategic location enabled to salt trade between Tibet and Nepal. The landscape of Mustang is dry, naturally carved sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, these all present naturally a colorful variety made up of red, yellow and brown together. It is comparably considered to be one of the easy treks in Nepal. The trekking to Mustang is through an almost treeless landscape and infertile landscape. You experience the strong wind blowing across the area as it is a rain shadow area of Nepal. Normally, trekking in to upper Mustang is privileged to have an experience the life and lifestyle of people, who have been residing calmly, even in such harsh environment.

Trekking across passes of up to 4100m, we also trek through a succession of picturesque white painted Mustang villages and Tibetan monasteries, set against a backdrop of the distant snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. We have a day to explore our ultimate destination for excursion in Lo Manthang, a fairy-tale walled city and the capital of Mustang. This enlightening trekking adventure to Mustang in Nepal entices to them who love to explore special part of the Himalaya and finally by flight from Jomsom , we return to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu.

Note: This is just an example, and the trip will be the way you want

Upper Mustang trek photos

Frequently Asked Questions about Upper Mustang Trek

WhaT is the best season

This trip can be done all year, but we recommend going on spring/fall. We have fixed departures available most weeks of the year. Just send a request.

What should i Bring for upper mustang trekking?

You will be informed about packing list when you get a quote, but here is a typical list for this trip:

  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2.   Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3.   Sunglasses 
  4.   Sun protection cream 
  5.   Gloves
  6.   Camera
  7.   Basic First Aid Kit
  8.   Down vest and/or jacket *
  9.   Raincoat
  10.   Water bottles
  11.   Trekking shoes
  12.   Thick and thin both type of socks
  13.   Warm clothes
  14.   Tissue and Toilet papers
  15.   Toothbrush/paste
  16.   Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the trek bag
  17.   Towel etc…..
  18.    Extras like Binoculars, Reading book, Travel game i.e. chess, card etc, Swimming customs

How will the altitude affect me?

This holiday involves going to very high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be spending at least one night above 4000 meters and/or trekking to 5000 metres or above. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude. Unless you have previous experience of trekking above 4000 metres you should consult one of our trekking experts before embarking on this holiday. On this trip, we carry a portable altitude chamber (PAC-bag) and/or bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.