Trekking in Upper Mustang requires a trekking permit. The cost is US$500 per person for the first 10 days and US$50 per person per day thereafter. The permit is issued to groups – minimum two people and to organise trekking permits you must organise your trek with a TAAN registered Agent. That’s where we come in. We’re trekking professionals who have so far led several trekking groups, large and small, to Upper Mustang and we’re Registered with TAAN.
The Mustang Teri La Pass Trek follows a fascinating trail across the almost barren but beautiful landscape of Mustang, across several areas which were previously restricted to foreigners. This trekking route lies very close to the Tibetan border, and gives you an insight into the Tibetan Buddhism culture that prevails in this region.
Jomsom, an airport town, serves as the gateway to the “Hidden Kingdom of Mustang”. There are daily flights from Pokhara to Jomsom, but flights can sometimes be cancelled due to strong winds and monsoon rains. Although there is a road between Jomsom and Kagbeni, from where we enter upper Mustang, there is very little traffic on this road. Progress and road construction is on its way in Mustang and soon there’ll be no ‘old’ Mustang, but just another commercial attraction where lazy people will be able to drive to.
Trekking in Upper Mustang means continually climbing up and down ridges and crossing mountain passes. You’ll start trekking from Jomsom and reach Lo Manthang after three days of long walking hours each day. You’ll reach Lo Manthang only on the eighth day of your Upper Mustang Trek and you’ll also have two more days in this village to observe the splendid monasteries and palaces that it is home to. The medieval walled village of Lo Manthang is inhabited by around 1000 people. The village is popular for its high mud walls, Gompas and the Royal Palace. Lo Manthang also serves as the capital to the Kingdom of Mustang.
The trek then takes you across the seldom crossed Teri La Pass(5,577m), to the beautiful valleys of Nar and Phu, whose villages and monasteries remain virtually untouched, even today. The remote valleys of Nar and Phu were restricted to foreigners until 2002. Most of the inhabitants of this region are involved in trading with Manang and Chame, while some rely on tourism as a source of income.
Although not all attractions are created equal and Lo Manthang is the primary attraction of this trek; this trip also includes several other attractions that reflect the religion, culture and ancient history of this region, including the unspoilt villages of Nar and Phu valleys.
After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.
Kathmandu is where we spend the day, strolling across the city streets and collecting the last pieces of equipments that our trek requires.
Today we drive to Pokhara, a seven hour ride or take a flight (optional at additional charge). As we reach Pokhara late in the afternoon we get to stroll around the lake city on foot or on a hired bicycle.
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff
Camping equipments: We always provide every guest holiday trek with high qualities equipments: good qualities tent, Gas stove for food prepare, toilets tent and papers, kitchen tent with necessary utensils, Dining tent (for eating), table and chairs as a group, hand clean up towel and soap with tap water, Ice axe and sable.
Accommodation and meals: During camping treks an expert cook accompanies us and serves the best local dishes with different items on our plates. Both food and accommodation during camping treks are our responsibilities. We serve three meals on camping treks.
Breakfast Verities: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, boil water/different kinds Tibetan bread, toast, omelet fried or scrambled, boil egg, porridge, musli, cornflake, chapatti, jam, honey, pinner butter, rice pudding, pani cake, butter, salami, sinoman role.
Lunch: Juice, tea (black/lemon/coffee), boil water/ sandwich, potato cheaps, different items bread, vegetable, macaroni, chaumin, fried/boil potatoes, plan chapatti, backbeans.
Dinner: Different items Soup, popcorn, prawan, cookies, papad/ local Nepali verities food (Daal/rice/vegetables/meat/pickle), pizza (vegetable/mushroom/chicken), burger, pasta, chicken meat, can meat, veg/non veg momo, spagity, noodles, tuna fish, sasit, spring role.
Desert: tea, coffee, milk, chocolate, boil water, cake, pie, seasonal fruits, tin fruit, mango, apple, banana.
Water: we serve with boil water drink along the trek either you can make tea or coffee for day trip. It should be better to bring good quality water bottle for trek.
Travel Insurances: –
Travel Insurances are compulsory for clients trekking or climbing with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
Nepal has four climatic seasons
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets).
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
In 2005 I had the honor assisting to build a primary school in Pakuwal Tulo Parsel Nepal, together with a friend and on behalf of the Lions Club Schoorl. Tulo Parsel is the home ground of Nir Bahadur Lama, managing director of Peace Nepal Treks. During the building time I was in close contact with him, and still we are.…