Upper Mustang Trek Group Joining Fixed Departure Dates 2023
Upper Mustang trekking will bring you in the hidden world of the old kingdom of Buddhist Mustang region referred as Lo, which was earlier a part of the entire Tibet Empire. Because of this, Lo or Upper Mustang region remains tied closely with Tibet based on geography, language and culture. Mustang is one among the few places worldwide, which has long-lived a life of close-niche and the respective region remained inaccessible among outsiders. Isolation of the Mustang area has allowed a large number of people living there to maintain their own tradition and lifestyle, while heritage of the region remained in almost unchanged state for many centuries.
Upper Mustang valley remains hidden behind the two famous yet majestic Himalayan mountain ranges i.e. Mount Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri. Mustang region remains filled with a large number of beautiful trek zones. Trekkers require special trekking permits to trek in the restricted areas of the Upper Mustang region, while a Liaison Officer takes the responsibility to accompany every trek moving ahead to Mustang. Despite Mustang region officially belongs to Nepal, the Mustang region in its upper area reaches to the Kali Gandaki River. The area remains closed to various foreigners for a long time because of its strategic location on the border formed by Nepal and Tibet. Mustang has remained opened for trekkers for about a decade and Nepal’s government regulates the entire area closely on a regular basis.
Upper Mustang Region thus has only a few organized treks and interested trekkers require a special yet an expensive permit to perform trek activities. Consequently, treks in this region are the most expensive ones in the entire Nepal region. However, the trek gives a pool of opportunity to explore the high desert area, more or less similar to the one in Tibet. Jagged peaks, brown landscapes and mud walled villages explored during the trek act as reminders of early Tibet before the invasion of China.
Where is Upper Mustang located?
Upper Mustang is a region located in the north central part of Nepal in the Himalayas. The region is often referred as the Kingdom of Lo. Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. The Upper Mustang was a restricted kingdom until 1992.
Upper Mustang Trek Elevation
The Upper Mustang Trek is an adventurous journey that takes you to the remote region of Upper Mustang in Nepal. The highest point of the trek is typically the Lo La Pass, which stands at an elevation of around 3,850 meters (12,631 feet) above sea level.
Upper mustang trek fix departure
The Upper Mustang trek is an adventurous 18 days trekking journey. You will enjoy the best trekking experience with Welcome Nepal Treks. We manage fixed departure dates for the Upper Mustang trek so that we can arrange all the facilities, accommodations, guides-porters and transportation services on time. You can choose your date on the website according to your schedules and choices. We organize the Upper Mustang trek in fixed departure dates with small groups with 2 to 15 trekking members. It will be an amazing experience as you will be interacting with the people from different parts of the world. If by some problems and complications the departure date is missed you don’t need to worry about it as we will manage everything and make sure that your trip will not get affected.
Best Time to do the Upper Mustang trek
The Upper Mustang Trek package is available throughout all seasons of the year. However out of the four seasons the most suitable and peak trekking time to do the Upper Mustang trek are: spring and autumn season. Spring (March-May) and autumn (Sept-Nov) are popular season with pleasant weather, moderate temperature, clear skies, stunning view of the mountains and picturesque trekking trails. Both seasons offer favorable trekking conditions. Overall, spring and autumn are the best season for the upper mustang trek that offer truly rewarding trekking experience.
Upper Mustang Trek during Spring Season (March-May)
The months of Spring season are considered as the best time for the Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal. During this season the weather is favorably stable with moderate temperatures. The average daytime temperature ranges from between 16° to 22 °C in spring. The trekking trails conditions are good enough to do the trek. It is very enjoyable to do the 18 days Upper Mustang hiking in spring season with the stable weather, perfect visibility, beautiful scenery and picturesque trails.
Upper Mustang Trek during Monsoon season (June-Aug)
In the monsoon season many parts of Nepal experiences heavy rainfall while Upper Mustang doesn’t experience rainfall as it lies in the shadow zone of Himalaya. The average temperature during daytime ranges from 16° to 25°C. The monsoon season doesn’t affect the upper Mustang Trek. Weather and temperature in these months warm enough and perfect to see the sights. So, you can enjoy the Upper Mustang Trek in monsoon season as well.
Upper Mustang Trek during Autumn Season (Sept-Nov)
Autumn is regarded the best season to go for the Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal. The average daytime temperature ranges from 12° to 20°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 during the autumn season.
Upper Mustang Trek during Winter Season (Dec-Feb)
The winter is the least preferable season to do the Upper 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 that can drop to -15°C. this season brings heavy snowfall that covers the trails and might block the paths. Many teahouses and lodges in the Upper Mustang region may close due to the harsh weather. If you still want to do the 18 days Upper Mustang trek in winter season you should be well prepared with proper gears.
Important notes for Upper 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 their might me flight delay or cancelation due to unpredictable weather conditions.
- The clothing for the trek should be packed according to the particular season.
- We suggest trekkers to pack the bags lightly as the porters can carry about15-20 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 Upper 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 Upper Mustang Trek
If you book the 18 days Upper 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 name plate 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 Upper Mustang Trek
The trekkers will be served the farewell dinner by Welcome Nepal Treks at the typical Nepalese restaurant after finishing their Upper Mustang Trek of 18 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 Upper Mustang Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks
Booking the 22 days Manaslu circuit trek with Welcome Nepal Treks is a great choice. We serve our customer with high quality services and warm hospitality. Our utmost priority is customer’s safety, happiness and satisfaction. Here are some of the benefits of doing the Upper Mustang trek with us:
- 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 Everest base camp trekking with full safety and security.