Upper Mustang Trekking
UpperMustang trekking"Extension of Tibetan plateau, typical Tibetan tradition, Bon (pre-buddhist) and Buddhist culture, forbidden area till the last decade, dramatic landscapes, warm-friendly locals, walled city of Loman-thang as it was for hundred years ago, grand views of the snow capped peaks".
Upper Mustang trekking has an average elevation of 3000m and is located to the north of the mountain giants of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna and is therefore north of the main Himalayan range and geographically is part of the highlands of Tibet. It is a vast high valley, arid and dry, characterized by eroded canyons, colorful stratified rock formations and has a barren, desert like appearance.
One of the most fascinating features of Mustang is literally thousands of cliff dwellings, some of which look completely inaccessible. The most recent theory is that they may date 8-10,000 BC when Mustang was a much greener land. This great classic trek leads you to various Tibetan origin villages through Chele, Lomanthang, Tangbe and towards Muktianth.
Upper Mustang Trekking - Restricted Area trekking…when the earth kisses the sky…
If you are wishing to get well off the beaten track you may wish to consider a journey to some of the fascinating restricted regions of Nepal.
These regions remain pristine wilderness & ecological cultural museums where life has changed very little. An intimate experience of the differing ways people arrange their lives in order to cope with their often harsh physical conditions on some of the toughest terrain on earth. A journey full of questions and contrast awaits everyone who visits this side of Nepal.
Some of the remote areas of Nepal were restricted for foreign visitors until 1991. After multiparty democracy in Nepal, rules have been changed together with new democratic constitution regulations and opened for visiting the most inaccessible and firmly controlled areas in Nepal. The regulation is designed primarily to protect the environment and cultural aspects of the remote regions and provide security and safety for both foreign trekkers and Nepal's northern borders with China.
The treks must be fully arranged through a registered Trekking Company. It has to be fully equipped with tents, all Support staffs, cooks, etc. The trekking agency arranges the trekking permit through a series of applications and guarantee letters. You cannot trek alone in these restricted areas. You should be at least 2 people in the group.
Encounters Nepal has a decade of experience in operating in restricted zones & we will arrange all your trek formalities & logistics for some of the most challenging & thrilling adventures in the great outback of Nepal.
1.Annapurna Conservation Entry Permits, 2.TIMS 3.Special Permit for Mustang region for 10 days 4.Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transportation by a tourist bus 5.Pokhara -Jomsom flight tickets 6.Jomsom -Pokhara by Flight if weather bad alternet by bus to Pokhara 7.Three meals a day Break fast launch and Dinner 8.A Guide: English speaking/license holder/registered/well-equipped 9.Necessary porters/Support cook 10.Accommodations in the mountain at teahouses 11.Accommodations in Pokhara for two nights 12.Safe drinking water 13.First aid kit box 14.Staff insurance, food, salary, accommodation and their transportation
1.Bar and beverage bills 2.Airport tax 3. Nature of personal expenses 4. Personal equipment (as per your necessity)5.Insurance about USD 20000 for helicopter evacuation 6 .Tips to the staff.
Upper Mustang Trekking The 15 Days Itinerary we propose to you is only on outline. It is entirely based on your interest & as per your wishes; however, when you are in the field our itinerary is implemented practically by our guides who are very comfortable, flexible and understanding if any minor changes are required by you; but this is only done after consulting the tour leader & the group. Our itinerary is purely based on making your trip enjoyable with full of pleasure to give you maximum benefits in the course of your holidays. Encounters Nepal has a decade of experience in operating in restricted zones & we will arrange all your trek formalities & logistics for some of the most challenging & thrilling adventures in the great outback of Nepal. What we need : 1.5 Copy of Passport Photo 2.Your Home Postal address 3.Your Travel Insurance copy about USD 20000 Cover for rescue 4.Passport Copy 5.Nepal Visa Copy.