Upper Mustang Trek

The 7000 people of upper Mustang call themselves Lobas. To be strictly correct, this word would be spelled ‘Lopa’ meaning ‘Lo people’ in the same way as Sherpa means ‘east people’. Upper Mustang is a culturally and Geo-politically sensitive area and wasn’t open for trekking until 1992. The culture and landscape of the region is close to that of Tibet. Due to the isolation from the world, the region is able to retain its centuries old culture and Landscape. The 16th century Buddhist monasteries and the caves carved into sheer cliff walls in mustang draws many trekkers to the region.Mustang has a striking terrain of a semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves, fringed with snowy peaks. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang is a hidden paradise in Nepal.

The Kingdom of Lo, the traditional Mustang Region and “Upper Mustang” are one and the same, comprising the northern two-thirds of the present-day Nepalese Mustang District. They are well-marked by official “Mustang” border signs just north of Kagbeni – where a police post checks permits for non-Nepalese seeking to enter the region – and at Gyu La (pass) east of Kagbeni.

Although it lies in the Himalayas, the terrain is a mixture of snow-capped mountains and desert lands.The Lo Manthang, capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, is an old traditional Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture. The people of Mustang strives to preserve the beauty and culture of the place, and hence, trekking in this region is a privilege. The local government has imposed very strict policies, and expensive fees to limit the entry of the outside world to this secret kingdom in Nepal. And therefore, this place is not very known to many tourists and very much less travelled.

To those who love exploring the unknown, and not being trapped in touristic places in Nepal, this hidden kingdom is definitely a place you would like to get into and experience, not just the unique landscape of the region, but also the culture of its people.This is a must trek for the one yearning to explore the fascinating landscape and the rich Tibetan culture.

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 4 nights Kathmandu in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide,
  • Transportations and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara-Jomsom-Kathmandu airplane flight and departure taxes OR Tourist Bus for both way
  •  Food and Accommodation during trekking (full board service – breakfast, lunch and dinner + hot water)
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works (National Park Fee )
  • TIMS (card) and Permits.
  •  Wongchhu Peak Promotion Trekking duffel bag and trekking/ climbing map
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner)
  • Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower etc.)
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.

S.N

Equipment

Quantity

Remarks

1

Waterproof Hiking shoes

1 pair

 

2

Changing shoes / sandal

1 pair

 

3

Shocks

3 pairs

 

4

Warm trousers

2 piece

 

5

Warm pants

2 pairs

 

6

T – shirts

5 piece

 

7

Long underwear

1 pair

 

8

Sweater

1 piece

 

9

Warm fleece Jacket

1 piece

 

10

Baseball hat

1 piece

 

11

Warm hat

1 piece

 

12

Waterproof pant and jacket

1 pair

 

13

Good gloves for trek and climb

2 pair

 

14

Sleeping bag

1 piece

 

15

Personal back pack

1 piece

 

16

Duffel bag

1 Piece

Provided by WPP

17

Sun glass

1 piece

 

18

Sun block cream

1 piece

 

19

Head lamp / torch

 

 

20

Water  bottle -1 liter bottle

2 piece

 

21

Trekking poles

1 pair

 

22

Tooth brush and tooth paste

 

 

23

Extra  batteries for head lamp/ torch and camera

 

 

24

Extra film rolls/ memory cards (if digital camera )

 

 

25

Battery charger ( if digital camera)

 

 

26

Towel

1 piece

 

27

Lip guard

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28

Personal first aid kits

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30

Rain coat

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All the equipment can be purchased and some of the equipment can be rented in Nepal at reasonable price.

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Trip-Code: WPP-001-UMT
Destination: Nepal
Region: Mustang Region
Altitude: 3800 M
Season: Spring / Autum
Difficulty: Medium
Accommodation: Tea House
Duration: 17 Days

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