Upper Mustang Trekking-14 Days

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Activity type: Trekking
Activity level: Easy/ Moderate
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31 Jul 2020 - 31 Dec 2021

Duration: 14 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
Price: from $2400 / Negotiable

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Upper Mustang trekking in Nepal was officially opened in 1992. Particularly limited numbers of trekkers are only allowed each year. Thus to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. Upper Mustang Trekking unfolds the fabled forbidden kingdom’s vast and arid valleys, eroded canyons, yak caravans. The Upper Mustang trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Lo used to be part of the Tibetan empire and is therefore closely tied to Tibet in culture, language and geography.

Upper Mustang trail follows the ancient salt caravan route through which the people of Mustang traded Tibetan salt for grain from the lowlands. The goal of the Upper Mustang trek is the capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. From the pass Lo La (3950 m) you can see the walled medieval capital in the distance, the white-washed 6-meter tall wall sticking out in sharp contrast to the barren landscape. Upper Mustang is a restricted area and up till 1992 it was forbidden for foreign visitors to enter the kingdom. The remoteness and inaccessibility of Mustang have preserved the distinct Tibetan Buddhist Culture. Nowadays foreigners are welcome to Upper Mustang for a permit fee of US$ 500 (to be arranged through a trekking agency and valid for 10 days, each additional day costs US$ 50).

To trek in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege. Here you will experience a way of life of true mountain people, who for hundreds of years, had very little contact with the rest of Nepal and retained their rich cultural heritage. Until recent times their king was officially recognized by the Government of Nepal. Within Lo Manthang itself a visit to Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar, the last main village in the northwest of the area, as well as the King’s palace, brings further cultural understanding of the area. Annapurna region is the best arrangement of Himalayas Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8156m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Tilicho Peak (7134m) and Nilgiri (6940m) with The Kaligandaki passing between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the deepest gorge of the world.

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Price includes

  • Airport picks up & drop by private vehicle to hotel.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Accommodation during trek and Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea).
  • Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking Friendly trekking guide.
  • Coverage of Guides including their Meals, Insurance, Salary, Lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • First Aid Medical Kit (Carried by the guide).
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary.
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service (The cost of the helicopter, hospital and necessary transport are not payable by the company).
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant (complimentary).
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region.

Not included in price

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
  • Personal Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-chargefee).
  • Accommodation, Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner.
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicopter.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies etc.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

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NEPAL LION TOURS AND TREKS PVT LTD

Nepal, Kathmandu

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Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt. Ltd is a Nepal Government Authorized trekking company in Nepal. We are a highly qualified and professional for tours, trekking & expeditions in Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. We have 11 years of excellence in tours and trekking. We are highly recommended by Bookmundi, TourRadar, Trip Advisor, Viator and many Travelers.

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Nepal, Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Bagmati

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