Upper mustang trekking
How i get the upper mustang permit without package trip?
without package also you can get the permit of upper mustang. For this you have to pay the service charge for issue the permit except permit of upper mustang. There are two types of trekkers visit upper mustang. One type is experience trekkers in Nepal before Lomanthang,upper mustang. some are booked directly upper mustang even they are first time and first trip in Nepal. second things , due to hiring a Guide permit possible. It need a license holder trekking guide to do the upper mustang trekking. Guest must be pay Guide daily salary, transportation.
Who will be my Guide in Upper mustang trekking?
Upper mustang one of the cultural places where is need a license holder trekking guide. Your guide will be experience who already there many times as a guide. Iam Naba, i have been guide upper mustang and other region since 15 years. we have a group of guide who go turn by turn trek mustang and other parts (which places are available)
Why trek upper mustang with us?
we are government register agency based in touristic hub Thamel Kathmandu. we help to make a restriction permit with guide only. Also we manage package tea house and camping trip in upper mustang. we are listed in trip ad visor as a upper mustang trekking -Mountain Air Guided Adventure private day tours. we can arrange budget trip to the upper mustang Nepal. we heard you very carefully then we design the tailor made trip. what we say and what you get in the trip that will be quite harmonious.
How i book the upper mustang trekking?
just you contact us then we give you quotation. After ok the price then we are going to agreement after you confirm the trip. For this you have to sent the advance with scanning copy your passport and PP size photo. Then, we are procedure for the trip. After your arrival there is final process after showing the original passport in immigration office for restriction permit.
Upper mustang trek cost: restriction trek of upper mustang cost $500 usd for 10 days.Beside the restriction permit Tims card and Annapurna conservation permit both cost $40 usd. Even upper mustang trek restriction trek areas of Nepal , it also inside the territory of the Annapurna conservation areas. After kagbeni second restriction check point is lomanthang , core of the upper mustang trek. In the package trip of the upper mustang all types of the food,permit, transportation, Accommodation included.
Some trekker just hiring a guide and buy a permit with service charge from a trekking agency of Nepal , we can say this non package trek or service trek in upper mustang. if no package there are service charge which is 10 percent tax, 13 percent vat. Insurance , are not included the package trip. Mustang organizing trek agency arrange the insurance of Guide and porter. so the without service package adding the charge from the customer to the upper mustang permit service charge.
Upper mustang trek route: Kagbeni, Chele, synbouche, Ghami, Tsarang, Lomanthang ………..Kagbeni.
Transportation of the upper mustang trek:Bus Jeeep, Plane which category of the transportation it is the choice of the trekkers which is the point of estimation the money.
Discussion the itinerary : Itinerary is depend upon transportation you are using from pokhara and Jomsom. From pokhara to jomsom you can fly or ride. After jomsom if you ride a jeep to Chusang then itinerary will be different than walking from jomsom. After back from Lomanthang , if you ride a jeep from middle of the path or from Lomangthang it is better to determine first. some trekkers ride a jeep or bus from Chusnag to jomsom , some might be ride all the way down from Lomathang.
Upper mustang trek Nepal is the best cultural Tibetan trek in Nepal. It need a 10-12 days trek itinerary. Due to the restriction trekking areas of Nepal, it need a special trek permit. Above the kagberni there are restriction areas treks in upper mustang Nepal. It is the part of the Tibetan plateau or desert. This upper mustang trekking areas carry a long term history and annexed in territory of Nepal since 18 century. There were continue the dynasty of the king upto the 24 dynasty. Annapurna conservation areas fee, Tims card are the another trekking document of the mustang trek Nepal.
From middle of the February to the November is the best trek and travel season in upper mustang. Recently there are jeep facility of the upper mustang so itinerary will be affected if you ride a jeep. if you need a short trek in upper mustang you can mixing trek and ride a jeep. Tiji festival falls on the month of may. According to the recent report for 2016 , fixed a date of tiji festival on may 4,5 and 6. For this we can organize the tiji festival tour in a fixed date so that you have proper itinerary at the time tiji festival in lomanthng.It is completion hiring a license holder trekking guide and obligation the permit only recommendation from the trekking agency of Nepal.
Mustang (from Tibetan Mun Tan (Wylie smon-thang) which means fertile plain) is the former Kingdom of Lo and now part of Nepal, in the north-east of that country, bordering Tibet on the Central Asian plateau between the Nepalese provinces of Dolpo and Manang. It is roughly 80 km long (north-south), 45 km across at its widest and is at an elevation of over 2500 m. Mustang is also known as a “Tibet outside the Tibetan Border” for it survived the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1951 and still fosters the original Tibetan culture, despite politically being part of Nepal.
Life in Mustang revolves around animal husbandry and trade. The region is the easiest corridor through the Himalayas linking the Tibetan Plateau and Central Asia with the tropical Indian plains, and in the past it enjoyed a trans-Himalayan trade. Because of its strategic importance it went through many wars, and hence various cultural and religious practices thrived in parallel in Mustang.
Mustang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the southern part and the northern where the languages, culture and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people. This area is consider as one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region.
The trek to Lo- Manthang is through high altitude desert country, climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. In places the gorge which the Kali Gandaki River runs through is the deepest in the world. This region contains of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries alongside ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses.
Mustang was once an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and culture to Tibet. From the 15th century to the 17th century, its strategic location granted Mustang control over the trade between the Himalayas and India. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was annexed by Nepal.
However, the monarchy ceased to exist as the Kingdom of Lo in Upper (northern) Mustang, with its capital at Lo Manthang on October 7, 2008, by order of the Government of Nepal.The last king (raja or gyelpo) was Jigme Palbar Bista (b. 1930), who traces his lineage back to Ame Pal, the warrior who is said to have founded the Buddhist kingdom in 1350
Facts of the Trek
|Grade:||Moderate to Strenuous|
|Best season:||February, March, April, May, October, November|
|Per day walking:||5 – 6 hours|
|Type of Trek:||Teahouse & Camping|
|Day 01:||After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel (B)|
|Day 02:||Full Day Kathmandu sight seeing Tour: You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society including the World Heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath, Pathupatinath Temple and Patan Darbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu (B)|
|Day 03:||Kathmandu to Pokhara (30 minutes flight or 6 hours drive as your prefer)|
|Day 04:||Pokhara to Jomsom (18 minutes flight) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m)|
|Day 05:||Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)|
|Day 06:||Chele to Geling (3570m)|
|Day 07:||Geling to Charang (3560m)|
|Day 08:||Charang to Lo Manthang (3840m)|
|Day 09:||In Lo Mathang|
|Day 10:||Trip around Lo Manthang|
|Day 11:||Lo Manthang to Drakmar (3820m)|
|Day 12:||Drakmar to Shyangmochen|
|Day 13:||Shyangmochen to Chhuksang|
|Day 14:||Trek back to Kagbeni|
|Day 15:||Trek back to Jomsom.|
|Day 16:||Flight back to Pokhara.|
|Day 17:||Drive back to Kathmandu or Fly.|
|Day 18:||Fly to your own Destination|
(Note: B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
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(The trip price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a quote.)
- Transportation to and from Kathmandu by air or road as per itinerary.
- 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
- Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
- Accommodation including breakfast at 3-4 star hotels in Kathmandu.
- Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
- Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
- Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide ( Kathmandu , Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur) depends on your time frame.
- Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
- Airport transfers
- International airfares
- International Airport Departure Tax
- Trekking Equipment
- Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Airport departure tax to be paid in rupees on your departure 1760 rupees
- entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu .
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
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Upper mustang Trekking Experience
After Charang we again ready to Lomangthang by same jeep. We had a nice time there drink Beer and mutton curry rice. One local villagers like to go Chosar village from Charang mustang but is not direct jeep service. Either she reservation the jeep or she have no other choice or going on foot that takes about 2 hours from Lomangthang mustang to Chosar. I only did see and heard that village in the map, so unknowly I like to stay one night in Chosar rather than Lomangthang. I had over ambitious to explore the upper mustang as far as I can do. I was first worried I missed the village and fascinating trekking route of the mustang. But the jeep follow the same trekking route , so I was happy and distress. Distress and unhappy one scene that world heritage site of the upper mustang why make a jeep road rathter emphasis and development trekking and tours. There will be creating alternative tour ideas by jeep and hiking to the Damodar kunda etc. Specially local people frequently said Lomangthag mustang. Are you going now In mustang.
I was still busy to take a picture from my cell phone as a curious boy. Oh! How nice that chorten and equally beautiful. After some minutes drive jeep reach top of the small hill from where flat village of upper mustang kingdom seemed like a small oasis around the red mud wall world of mustang. Jeep stop in the middle city of the Lomangthang. Some reconized face I noticed as soon as I get down from the Jeep. He already asked me like a recognizing person. Even little confuse because of the long gap of time, I capture his identity . he used to work before at Ghandruk and Chomrong village on the way to go Anapurna base camp trek, now he is top of Annapurna conservation area at Lomangthang. How I judgment and analysis that kind of the coincident. Mr. Raju massage man in Annapurna area just 1988, now I meet him upper mustang. He have a good art of massage but he is spendthrift. In the unknown world I meet the known man. He told me about Hotel price of mustang. One man asked me where are you from and going to stay. I said iam from Kathmandu and first time I come for the future group. He told me he will manage the hotel at the cost of Rs. 300 Rupees. He show me attached bath room and common bath. I prefer common bath. Hotel was new and all cover and bet sheet , toilet was tidy and clean. After shower iam out to explore and photography of mud wall city lomangthang. My happiness knew no bound, because of I have been after 15 years of experience of tourism.
I unknowly going to the tea shop and take a tea. Shop has half grocery and half food restaurant. Most of the villagers and government workers coming there for tea coffee, fast food , local wine etc. that tea shop meet me many local and outsiders . Mr. Raju (massage man)also been most of the time same tea shop. Due to the younger daughter of the family most of the man used to call her ‘Kanchi’. I just been lomangthang in the middle of the September but local people have their harvesting time of the Buck wheat and Barely. They preparing for the winter season go down and business. Kanchi told me she go to Banaras to sell the winter clothes. She told me she go to the Ludhiyana to buy and sell the Vanarasi for the trade. Then they back to village after winter season approx.. end of the march. Same time again there are trekking season of upper mustang. To maintain their own business they come back again that village for the cattle, business, farm whatever they have own. They keep some man to look after the village. Boos of the hotel Shangrilla in upper mustang told me his stories, his job, his travel and his family. He work AACAp project in lomangthang since 10 years. His elder daughter going to Asam for the seasonal job after overcome the season of mustang , lomangthang. I again introduced the another hotel owners mr. Daba. He has best hotel and new like hotel boos of the Shagrilla.
Look around the city , more than inner monastery, village, Kunfen medical school, shopping center of mustang, Thanka painting center in Lomangthang. They have a system of paying from the card machine. Lomangthang have good facility of Electricity for shower, Battery charge, internet, cooking etc. Lomanthang trade with Tibet from Korola point(Naka). They buy house using things, motorbike, Traktor from China. Korola boarder of Lomangthang open one year two times. They can enter the Tibet side after Chinese business man give recommendation. Lonmangthang is the ancient Business leading point between Tibet and india and main Salt trading center of lo Kingdom. Today occasionally two times open the Boarder. Korolla boarder and Lomanthang built a 20 km road in 2000 Ad. Local people of Lomangthang or upper mustang make a road from manual labor. Kanchi told me government official from china fit the solar panel in upper mustang . Dawa told me business man coming to Lomangthang to investigate the korola naka for the trade because of the earthquake kodari highway and taopani Naka closed so, they come here to survey the pass their container to Tibet via korola boarder .
Tomorrow morning I going Chosar myself. I meet the group of group of trekkers going to Chosar. Guide of the group did not know the way of Chosar, he asked the local villagers to go there. I think he is first time in upper mustang. Then I overtake the group and I go fast and fast than this group. After some time I meet the group of motor Bike riders, they stop and asked me the way of korola boarder. Then, with photography of interesting scenery I reached the Chosar. Sija cave board are every where I think this is highlighted heritage site around that areas. I took the cup of tea and biscuits and hanging the old man talking about the history of their life and business to lower part of Nepal. Then, I got the ticket which was 100 Rupees for Nepali people and 1000 rupees for tourist. Old woman guiding me and open the door of the cave. Like a house there was many storied . I take some picture and moving back by look the monastery and explore the village. I did not have time go go korola boarder. Then back to Lomanthang.
I heard in upper mustang on 20 October going to declare the new constitution . On 19 th I back jomsom by jeep then catch a bus to Ghasa. Then on 20th October night I get a night bus to kathamndu from Beni.
News About the upper mustang
Oct 15, 2015- Tourist arrivals in Mustang district in north-western Nepal, which is famed for the Muktinath Temple, have swelled. An increasing number of domestic and foreign visitors have been travelling to Muktinath to visit various religious sites as this is the pilgrimage season. The favourable weather has also led to more people visiting Kagbeni and Muktinath by both road and air.
“Autumn is the most appropriate time for people to visit Mustang,” said Bel Pun, a tourist assistant under the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Jomsom. According to him, the number of people going to Muktinath to offer worship on the occasion of Sorha Sraddha has increased lately.
This is the time when the days are sunny and the Himalaya can be observed clearly. Indian tourists have also been arriving in large numbers. After the April 25 earthquake, tourist arrivals had shrunk. But the recent upturn in tourism has reinvigorated the local tourism industry, entrepreneurs said.
Laxmi Tulachan, proprietor of Urica Inn, said the increased flow of tourists in recent days had given relief to them after the earthquake disaster.
The Jomsom office of ACAP, which keeps records of Indian and foreign tourist arrivals, said the number of domestic and Indian tourists had been impressive. It added that a total of 15,478 tourists had arrived in Mustang as of September this year, Last year, Mustang received 31,232 tourists.
Trekkers coming over Thorang Pass from Manang return through Muktinath, and this has helped the tourism business here. This route forms part of the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.
The Civil Aviation Authority Office here said that the number of people visiting Mustang by air had also gone up in the recent days. “As tourists are receiving the message that the Annapurna area has not been touched by the earthquake, a large number of religious tourists have been visiting Muktinath by air from Pokhara,” said Surya Bahadur Khatri, deputy manager of the authority. “The current arrival trend should be considered as fine.”
According to Tulachan, 50 percent of the tourists visiting Mustang are Indians, followed by Nepalis and other foreign nationals. Currently, seven to 10 flights arrive in Mustang from Pokhara daily, compared to two-three flights during the off season.
Tara and Simrik Air conduct flights between Pokhara and Jomsom. Tara added one flight after seeing a rise in tourist numbers. Kagbeni, Muktinath and Damodar Kunda in Upper Mustang are important destinations for pilgrims.
Parliamentary team in Mustang to study possibility of new entry point
Nov 30, 2015- A parliamentary committee has arrived here in the district to carry out feasibility study for opening a new entry point to Nepal from China through Korala at Chhoser VDC in Mustang district.
The team is led by the chairman of Development Committee under the Legislature-Parliament, Rabindra Adhikari.
Similarly, the team comprises lawmakers Prakash Poudel and Shree Maya Thakali, Chief District Officer of Mustang, Ganesh Adhikari, and other security officials.
The team today left for Upper Mustang and would inspect the Korala border point and its possibility of importing goods from neighboring China.
The border point might be developed as an alternative way for importing goods as the country was facing border problems due to blockade imposed from India for past three months.
The border point that was brought into operation some 12 years ago was closed by the Chinese authority citing security challenges.
Likewise, Chinese authority has deployed the armed security officials by establishing a camp and has set up the closed circuit camera for monitoring the activities in the border.
Mustang CDO Adhikari said that the team would submit its study report to the government after studying all possibilities by holding discussions with the locals in the border area. RSS
Other Traveler Diary of upper mustang
Oct 10, 2015- On September 20, when people in Kathmandu were out on the streets welcoming the new constitution, I was hundreds of kilometres away from the Capital, hiking towards Yara Village in Upper Mustang with my friends. It had been almost a week since I left Pokhara on the 19-day trip, and I was so lost in the landscapes surrounding me, that I was completely unaware about developments back home. Earlier in Kathmandu, I had had my qualms about leaving, mainly because I had never been on such a long trek. Also, the devastating images of the Langtang Valley and Everest Base Camp after the earthquake had left an indelible impression on my mind, and I was worried about whether it was the right time to be trekking. But I still decided to go, as the desperate urge of just escaping the monotony of city life tugged at my heart. On the trail, I saw no major impacts of the earthquakes. I did notice some cracks inside caves during our visit to the monasteries in Upper Mustang, but except for certain portions of the trail along Tilicho Lake, the trekking routes in the rest of Mustang and Manang seemed largely unaffected and were safe. The houses in the region too seemed intact. At every stop, we were welcomed with freshly picked apples and warm hospitality. The lodges we stayed in were basic but comfortable, and the food we were served, filling and delicious. Overall, I felt that we were in the right place to spend our money just when it was needed the most by the locals. Our daily trek involved nearly eight to 10 hours of continuous hiking and a few stops for meals and photographs. The September weather, with azure skies, the occasional winds and marrow-warming sunshine was perfect for hiking. We began by trudging along the mostly dry riverbed that snaked between massive sandy mountains in Jomsom and Kagbeni. We also got occasionally got buffeted by strong winds all along the route. And we knew we were in for some real challenge when we started the ascent for Lo Manthang. As we got closer to our destination, settlements slowly thinned and the terrain became increasingly rugged. Before we knew it, we were scaling several passes above 5,000 metres, riding horses along one-foot trails and making our way through narrow caves carved into massive rock cliffs. Things slowly got even tougher as we headed towards Damodar Kunda, where we had to set up camps along the way and fend off the cold. But the sheer thrill and challenge of making it to the higher-altitude destinations like Damodar Kunda, Thorong La Pass and Lake Tilicho and the spellbinding vistas along the way made our trip exceedingly memorable. Most of the locals and tourists I talked to were optimistic that tourism would pick up again, and it was reassuring to learn that life was progressing normally even in the aftermath of the earthquakes. Many tourists told me that they had faced no problems during their trip and that they would return in the future. And why would they not? I would, too.
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