Good to Know
Upper Mustang trek difficulty
Upper Mustang Trek is both a moderate and difficult trek. The difficulty level of Upper Mustang Trek completely depends on your endurance. You can customize the trail at your convenience. In general, the trail is a bit on the tough side, then other usual treks. The terrain and the climate are different from the usual trekking regions of Nepal, which makes the journey arduous. Plus, there is also the risk of altitude sickness. With our professionally designed Upper Mustang Trek itinerary and support, you can smoothly complete the trek.
Upper Mustang trek map
The Upper Mustang Trek map is designed to let you easily understand the trail. You can go through both hardcopy or softcopy. We have followed our Upper Mustang Trek itinerary to make the map. The map shows all the night stops and highlighted views.
Best time to go on Upper Mustang trek
You can visit Upper Mustang in spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November). These are the peak months to explore the hidden arid beauty of Upper Mustang. The climate is moderate, and the weather is stable, which makes the journey flawless. Likewise, May is also very famous for Upper Mustang Trekking if you want to dwell in the magical Tiji festival. Trekking in May will let you experience the rich culture and unique practice of the locals.
And, the best thing about Upper Mustang Trek 18 days is that it is also possible in monsoon (July to September). Upper Mustang falls under the rain shadow area, which means the region does not receive rain at all. Winter is not a good time to go on this trek. The region gets extremely cold and locals themselves migrate to lower altitudes.
Accommodation & Food during Upper Mustang trek
You stay overnight in the teahouse during Upper Mustang Trek. As it is one of the least developed areas in the Himalayas, the facilities on the trail are limited. Teahouse here is very basic. You will get twin-sharing rooms with a shared washroom. You might get hot shower facilities in some places. Anyway, we will book you the best possible accommodation for you during the trek.
The meals are served as per the menu of the teahouse. Dishes like dal bhat, curries, bread, toast, sandwich, porridge, noodles, Tibetan dishes, etc are available. At the highest altitude, you will get more Tibetan dishes. Likewise, you can get free boiled water in the teahouse. Instead of buying bottled water on the trail, we urge you to carry a reusable water bottle and refill it. You can also carry a water purification tablet for extra safety.
Upper Mustang trek Packing List
Before buying the gears, please know that you can buy everything in Kathmandu as well. We advise you to keep your luggage light and do heavy shopping in Nepal. This will also help local shops and contribute to the economy.
- Inner Layer
- Down Jacket
- Trekking shirt
- Trekking pants
- Thermal wears
- Breathable underwear
- Warm socks & gloves
- Strong Trekking Shoes
- Trekking Socks
- Sun Hat and Fleece Hat
- Scarf or Buff
- A comfortable backpack with a cover
- A good quality Sleeping bag
- Trekking Poles
- First aid kits
- Sunscreen Lotion
- Water purification tablets
- Toiletries (Hand Sanitizer, tissue paper, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, small mirror, toilet paper, etc)
- Miscellaneous (Journal, pen, books, games, camera, extra battery, snacks & bars, etc)