Lower Mustang Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration14 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 4,050m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House / Camping
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out
Highlights
  • Opportunity to experience Tibetan Buddhist architecture and culture in the Lower Mustang region
  • Taste of the ancient and isolated kingdom of the Lower Mustang valley
  • Hike from a few spectacular sceneries of Nepal without any long trek

Lower Mustang Trekking, Fixed Departure Date for 2024/2025

Lower Mustang region occupies various fringes of Tibetan plateau in the southern region and has two famous Himalayan mountain peaks named Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Indeed, this is one of the rewarding and classic trekkers, which take you to the border of the most Mustang valley and kingdom of the earth and that too within limited timeframe and without ascending towards high altitude. Moreover, trekking across the Lower Mustang region lets you to experience adventure, while the trek area consists of astonishing variations in terms of altitude and ecological diversity to make the whole area overflowing with the beauty of the Mother Nature.

Other than this, Lower Mustang Trek allows you to experience trek across a large number of sacred valleys surrounded with enormous mountain peaks, while simultaneously, encounter people belonging to diversified ethnic backgrounds, all of whom have carved their lifestyles out from the barren plateaus and steep terraces areas for about thousands of years. If this is not enough, trekking across the mentioned Tibetan plateau or Himalayan region lets you to witness many breathtaking views of Poon Hill, experience the hot and natural springs present in Tatopani, while encounter Tibetan traders as you perform your trekking activities towards Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage center, where Hindus and Buddhists make their spiritual journeys alike.

In conclusion, we should say that Lower Mustang Trek would allow you to experience a rewarding and a fascinating trek in the entire Himalayan region.

Lower Mustang Trek highest elevation

The highest elevation of the Lower Mustang Trek in Nepal is Muktinath, which stands at an altitude of approximately 3,800 meters (12,467 feet) above sea level.

Lower Mustang Trek during Spring Season

Spring is one of the best seasons to undertake the trek to the lower Mustang. The spring in Nepal lasts from March-May. This season in lower mustang offers favorable weather conditions and clear views. The average temperatures in the Lower Mustang region during spring range from 10°C to 20°C in the daytime, and it can drop to around 0°C to 5°C at night. Especially for nature lovers, spring is the best time to do the lower mustang trek. As in spring, the trails will look mesmerizing covered with colorful flowers. The temperature during this season is moderate and the trails are at good conditions

Lower Mustang Trek during Monsoon season

Monsoon is not a bad season for the lower mustang trek. It doesn’t receive heavy rainfalls like other regions in Nepal. However, the flights might get delayed due to rainfall and unstable weather in other regions. The views are amazing and the days are warm. The average daytime temperature ranges from 13°C to 20°C while the temperature drops down from -3°C to 0°C at night. Overall, you can enjoy the Lower Mustang Trek in monsoon season as well.

Lower Mustang Trek during Autumn Season

Autumn is the best season to go for the lower Mustang Trek in Nepal. The average daytime temperature ranges from 15°to 25°C. The days are warm and the nights are little bit cold. During this season the skies are clear and the weather is stable. The views are crystal clear and the trekking trails are in good condition. The trekking trails and the teahouses are crowded during this season. You would also meet many other trekkers from different part of the world. The trekkers will have the best trekking experience in lower mustang during the autumn season.

Lower Mustang Trek during Winter Season

The winter is the least preferable season to do the Lower Mustang Trek in Nepal. It is the coldest time of the year. Due to the harsh weather conditions in winter season, it is quite challenging to trek. This season experiences extremely cold temperature in night that can drop to -10°C or even lower. this season brings heavy snowfall that covers the trails and might block the paths. Many teahouses and lodges in the Lower Mustang region may close due to the harsh weather. If you still want to do the 14 days Lower Mustang trek in winter season you should be well prepared with proper gears.

Important notes for 14 days Lower Mustang Trek

  • Trekkers need to submit their passport copy at the booking stage.
  • We suggest the trekkers not to book their international flight early as sometimes there might be flight delay or cancelation due to unpredictable weather conditions.
  • The clothing for the lower mustang trek should be packed according to the particular season.
  • We suggest trekkers to pack the bags lightly as the porters can carry about 15-20 kg only.
  • Porters are not included in the package price. So, please ask us before the trek if you wish for a porter to carry your gears.
  • It is better for the trekkers to carry extra local currency on the Lower mustang trekking trail to cover their additional expenses.
  • For the additional services like: WIFI, hot showers, laundry, beverages, etc. You need to pay on your own.
  • You should bring the travel insurance that includes the medical expenses and emergency helicopter evacuation.

Arrival Day of Lower Mustang Trek

If you book the 14 days Lower Mustang trek package with Welcome Nepal Treks, we will warmly welcome you and make sure to make your trip memorable. On the day of your arrival, our team representative will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team representative will have your nameplate and warmly welcome you with Khaada (Shawl) and escort you to the hotel in a private vehicle. We offer a free airport pick-up and drop-off service.

Departure Day of Lower Mustang Trek

The trekkers will be served the farewell dinner by Welcome Nepal Treks at the typical Nepalese restaurant after finishing their Lower Mustang Trek of 14 days. And on the day of the departure back to your country, the team representative of Welcome Nepal Treks will pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the international airport at a private vehicle and bid our last goodbyes.

Benefits of doing Lower Mustang Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks

  • We offer the trekking package at the reasonable price with high quality and best hospitality.
  • Free Pick up and drop from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • Arrangement of Trekking permits for the Upper Mustang Trek.
  • Arrangement of accommodation in teahouse lodges during the trek.
  • We arrange some necessary trekking equipment like sleeping bags, Down jackets, trekking pole, etc. if you haven’t brought your own.
  • Professional, well trained and friendly trekking guide provided.
  • Our team organize the Lower Mustang Trekking with full safety and security.
Itinerary
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                              Cost Details
                              Cost Includes
                              • All the ground transportation by private tourist vehicles.
                              • Ground transportation by tourist bus/car/van  from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
                              • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) and airport departure taxes
                              •  Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & diner)
                              • Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per the itinerary with breakfast
                              • Comfortable private vehicle as per itinerary
                              • Professional tour guide on day trip in Kathmandu.
                              • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu city tour
                              • Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
                              •  All necessary paper work Permit & TIMS card (Trekker's information management system)
                              • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
                              •  Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                              • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                              Cost Excludes
                              • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
                              • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
                              • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
                              • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
                              • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
                              • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
                              Departure Dates
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                              Date PriceStatus 
                              Start DateSundayMay 19, 2024End DateSaturdayJun 01, 2024PricePriceUS$1800StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateTuesdayMay 21, 2024End DateMondayJun 03, 2024PricePriceUS$1800StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateThursdayMay 23, 2024End DateWednesdayJun 05, 2024PricePriceUS$1800StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateSaturdayMay 25, 2024End DateFridayJun 07, 2024PricePriceUS$1800StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateMondayMay 27, 2024End DateSundayJun 09, 2024PricePriceUS$1800StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateWednesdayMay 29, 2024End DateTuesdayJun 11, 2024PricePriceUS$1800StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateFridayMay 31, 2024End DateThursdayJun 13, 2024PricePriceUS$1800StatusStatusAvailable
                              Essential Information

                              Best seasons to do 14 days lower mustang trek

                              We can do 14 days lower mustang trek throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March to May) are the most preferable seasons. The weather is warm, moderate, and stable. The average temperature on these seasons ranges from 10 to 15 degrees.

                              In this spring season, you will get chance to see the different types of rhododendron and wilder flower. While in autumn, you get the most beautiful views of mountains and valleys. There are no heavy rain and snowfall.

                              Packing tools for 14 days lower mustang trek

                              • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                              • Fleece jacket/pullover
                              • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                              • Down jacket
                              • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                              • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                              • Mittens/woolen gloves
                              • Warm Hiking socks
                              • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                              • Sun hat/scarf
                              • Sunglasses
                              • Sleeping bag
                              • Trekking poles
                              • Day bag above 40 L
                              • Basic personal first aid kit
                              • Water bottles, water purification tablets
                              • Wash towel

                              Accommodations during 14 days lower mustang trek

                              We will accommodate you in tea house lodges. The lodge’s services are basic but convenient and efficient. They will provide you with bed foam pad, pillow and blanket. You might not get comfortable with the bed or anything else so we highly recommend you to bring the sleeping bag with yourself.

                              Food during 14 days lower mustang trek

                              The 14 days lower mustang trek route has a plenty number of tea houses along the way and every single tea house has a menu system, there will be various ethnics foods as well as western foods too. While trekking you will eat food according to the menu provided by us. If you want some other food which are not clarified, then you will have to pay the money for yourself. Likewise, the 14 days lower mustang trails offers mostly Nepali and Tibetan dishes on the menu. The food is diverse and delicious consisting of a mix of Nepali, Tibet and western cuisines. You will have a many meals option including the Dal bhat tarkari, Tibetan bread, different types of tea, a variety of stirred fried veggies, noodles, sandwich, momo etc. The snacks options in the shops are limited and expensive so stock enough to the last date.

                              14 days lower trek difficulty

                              The difficulty level of 14 days lower mustang trek is moderate. You must walk 6-7 hours in a single day. Muktinath is the highest point at 3710 meters, but all nights are spent below 3000 meters. You don’t need a trekking experience but a reasonable level of fitness and good health is basic.

                              Permits

                              There are two types of permits you will need to have in order to trek to the Lower Mustang. The first permit cost you need to pay is TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and the second type of permit is ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).

                              Guides and porters for 14 days lower mustang trek

                              It is not mandatory but we will recommend to have a guides with yourself. This trek is also achievable without the help of guides and porters. But, it is always better to hire a professional guide or a porter to make your trekking experience comfortable.

                              Travel insurance

                              For the safety seasons, travel insurance is significant. Trekkers might need to deal with so many challenges like high altitude sickness, medical injuries and other different difficulties. Travel insurance will help you to deal with difficulties occurred in the trails. That’s why you need to get a proper travel insurance to cover your emergencies.

                              Why to do 14 days lower mustang trek?

                              Trekking in Lower Mustang takes you to the Muktinath temple which is the pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist. It is a short and easy trek, ideal for those who have limited time and want to experience the beauty of Himalayas. The 14 days Lower Mustang trek is a part of world famous Annapurna circuit and upper mustang trek. It is not necessary to issue special permit to explore lower part of mustang area. It is suitable for all level of travelers like family with kids and seniors, individual and group of friends. Trek through the world's deepest, Kali Gandaki Gorge, which is flanked by two 8,000 meter peaks, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. We can visit the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath, which is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed to grant salvation to those who visit it. 14 days lower mustang is a must-visit destination to experience a unique culture, landscapes and ancient architecture.

                              Risks During Lower Mustang Trek

                              The lower mustang trek is not dangerous and risky trek. However, you might face some unpredictable risks during the lower mustang trek. Some of the possible risks on the 14 days lower mustang trek are:

                              • Altitude sickness
                              • Unpredictable weather
                              • Basic and limited facilities
                              • Landslides and avalanches
                              • Carelessness
                              • Injuries and illness

                              Solutions for the risks during the lower mustang trek

                              • To make your 14 days lower mustang trekking journey safe here are some of the solutions and precautions you can take:
                              • Allow enough time for acclimatization
                              • Stay well-hydrated
                              • Eat nutritious meals during the trek.
                              • Pack appropriate clothing and gear according to the weather conditions
                              • Avoid alcoholic beverages and smoking
                              • Be careful
                              • Follow the advice and instructions of your guide
                              • Stay positive

                              Training for Lower Mustang Trek

                              The lower mustang trek is a moderate level of trek. You don’t need previous trekking experience to do the 14 days lower mustang trek. You can accomplish this trek if you have proper physical and mental fitness. You can train yourself for lower mustang trek by doing cardiovascular exercises like: swimming, cycling, jogging, hiking before few weeks of the trek. You should also be mentally strong and determined to do the trek. Overall, you should have good health condition and positive mindset.

                              ATM or Money Exchanges in Lower Mustang Trek

                              The ATM or money exchanges in Lower Mustang trek is very limited. You might find money exchange facilities in larger towns like Jomsom and Kagbeni. However, we suggest you to exchange the money in Kathmandu before the trek. It is essential to carry enough Nepalese rupees while doing the lower mustang trek.

                              Laundry during Lower Mustang Trek

                              The lower mustang trek is in remote area and the facilities are basic. You might find laundry services in some larger villages or towns. In the places where you don’t find laundry services you can buy the bucket of water and wash the clothes on your own with soap.

                              Related trips in the Mustang region

                              In the Mustang region of Nepal, there are several trips and trekking routes related to the Lower Mustang Trek that you can explore. Some of the related trips in Mustang region in Nepal are:

                              • Upper Mustang Trek
                              • Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
                              • Damodar Kunda Trek
                              • Upper Mustang Trek with Teri La Pass
                              • Upper Mustang Short Trek, etc.

                              Trip extension after Lower Mustang Trek

                              If you have some more time left in Nepal after finishing 14 days lower mustang trek then you should extend your trip. There are many other hikes, treks and tours to enjoy in Nepal. You can do some relaxing and refreshing tours or if you want to explore some more adventurous trip then you can choose accordingly. Here are some of the popular trip extensions:

                              • Chitwan tour
                              • Pokhara tour
                              • UNESCO world heritage sites tour
                              • Everest base camp helicopter tour
                              • Nagarkot hike
                              • Mount Everest flight tour
                              • Trishuli river rafting, etc.

                              How much does it cost to do the Lower Mustang Trek

                              Welcome Nepal treks provide the lower mustang trek at the reasonable price with the best customer services. The trip cost differs depending on the group size, duration of days and services basis. For the 14 days lower mustang trek, it costs around $1800 per person. The cost includes all the transportation fees during the trek and everything mentioned in the package with all meals during the trek.

                              Group Joining Lower Mustang Trek

                              If you have your own group for the Lower Mustang Trek, you will receive some discount and we will arrange the trip accordingly. But if you are alone and want to share the trekking experiences with like-minded people then you can choose for group joining Lower Mustang trek. Welcome Nepal Treks offers group joining lower Mustang trek. You will have an option to join a small group. Welcome Nepal treks will organize the group on our own and will provide you information on departure dates, group size, and other details. You will not get discount if we have to arrange the group on our own. The Lower Mustang group join trekking package allows you to enjoy the walk with different trekkers from different countries. The group trek offers an opportunity to maintain a friendly relation and helpful atmosphere throughout the trekking journey.

                              Private Lower Mustang Trek

                              If the trekkers are alone and prefer a more personalized experience, you can book for a private Lower Mustang trek. This allows you to have more flexibility in terms of itinerary, pace, and the level of services. Welcome Nepal treks arranges private Lower Mustang Trek. We will customize your itinerary for the private Lower Mustang trek based on your preferences and help you design the trek that suits your needs.

                              Tips for Guides and Porters on Lower Mustang Trek

                              The tips are the reward in form of money or gifts to the services provider for their great work and services. Tipping is not mandatory while doing 14 days Lower Mustang Trek. During your trekking trip you will have a guide and porter who will help you and provide you the best services during the trek. The tipping is not compulsory for the trek but is expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. So, if you find their services good then you can tip them at the last day of trek which will make them happy. It will also encourage them to work even better. It is a way to show that you are thankful for their hard work and services. Overall, tipping to the guides and porters during the Lower Mustang Trek completely depends on your wish/ choice.

                              Lower Mustang Trek booking and payment policies

                              When you confirmed the booking of the Lower Mustang Trek package with Welcome Nepal Treks, we need 10% payment of the total cost in advance. You can also pay the total cost payment in advance. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). Bank/credit card service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit. You can also pay direct cash on hand. The price mentioned in the site is real. We don’t have any hidden charges. We also accept your last-minute booking. Within a week of booking a trip, please email the necessary documents - passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details. For more understanding you can go to our site and see the terms and conditions. If you do not understand any of our terms and conditions, feel free to ask us. Our team will help you to understand all the important information at the time of booking.

                              Feedback after the Lower Mustang Trek

                              After finishing your Lower Mustang trek, we would love to hear from you about how you enjoyed the trip and if there is anything we need to improve. We would love to receive any suggestions or feedback from the trek. You can write your feedback and reviews about our company services and your trekking experiences with us at the trip advisor. You can also learn the feedback and reviews of our company services written by many trekkers from different parts of the world. Feedback is highly appreciated!

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