Upper Mustang trek information FAQ’s with answers
Q: Where is Upper Mustang?
Answer: Upper Mustang located in mustang district, Gandaki Pradesh in northern Nepal, near the border of Tibet of China.
Q: How to reach upper mustang
Answer: Upper mustang accessible by road, by helicopter and by walking select option according to your budget, fitness level and duration of holidays.
Q: Is Mustang similar to Tibet?
Answer: People, culture and life style of the residence of Upper mustang very similar to Tibet.
Q: What are the things to do in Mustang, Nepal?
Answer: Trekking, tours and sightseeing are the main things to do in upper mustang Nepal.
Q: When is the upper mustang trek best time of the year?
Answer: The best time to go for upper mustang trek or tours is in the spring before the monsoon (March, April & May) and in the fall after the monsoon (September, October & November). Upper mustang is a rain shadow of Himalayas. It is possible to do this trek in summer season (monsoon) (June, July & August), also. We can make arrangements according to your desire and duration of holidays.
Q: What is the upper mustang trek difficulty level?
Answer: It is moderate trek, anyone can do this but still requires a lot of physical and mental endurance. highest elevation that you reach during this journey is 3800 meters above sea level only. Our team is trained to give you the best of chances to reach your dream destination.
Q: What is the best upper mustang trek itinerary?
Answer: Upper mustang trek can be done within 14 days but it is highly recommended to explore both side of upper mustang. It takes 22 days to complete best upper mustang circuit trek that covers all major highlights of mustang.
Q: What to pack for the upper mustang trek?
Answer: Trekking equipment’s require for upper mustang very similar to the other destination. The highest point of this trek is 3800 meters above sea level, no need high elevation gears, check the upper mustang packing list in this page.
Q: How much does the upper mustang trek price?
Answer: It is difficult to share flat rate of upper mustang trek and tour, it starts from the US$ 1850 to US$ 4500 depends on duration and quality of service.
Q: How to find professional upper mustang trek guide?
Answer: You can book a guide through trekking agency of Kathmandu. It helps you to find professional guide for upper mustang tour.
Q: Do I need a guide for upper mustang trek and tours?
Answer: Yes, you need a guide to visit mustang, it is controlled area not allowed to enter without guide and permits.
Q: What type of accommodation available in upper mustang?
Answer: Basic tea houses / lodges accommodation that you get during upper mustang tour and trekking period. You will be able to eat in common area and sleep in private rooms with 2 beds. There are sheets and pillows, but we strongly advise you to have a sleeping bag, as the temperatures become more and more cold in the altitude. Some places of this route you can get luxury hotel / resorts as well but really very expensive then teahouse accommodation.
Q: What is the food like on upper mustang?
Answer: The trek includes 3 full meals a day that you will choose from a menu in the tea houses along the trek. The food is very good and homemade. Local tea house offers verity of western food on choice.
Q: Can we visit mustang in Monsoon season in Nepal?
Answer: Upper mustang is a rain shadow of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range of Himalayas. There is no rain in upper mustang in this way possible to visit monsoon season too.
Q: Which is the best trekking company for Upper Mustang Trip?
Answer: http://uppermustangtour.com is one of the best company that organize upper mustang tour and trekking trip according to the requirements of Guest.
Q: What found in upper mustang
Answer: Large deposit of uranium Found in upper mustang Nepal
Q: Where does Upper Mustang start?
Answer: Upper mustang area begins from Kagbeni village in Mustang district Nepal.
Q: How long is Upper Mustang trek?
Answer: it takes minimum 10 days to maximum 18 days to discover whole mustang by trekking or driving.
Q: Why is Upper Mustang restricted?
Answer: Upper mustang was restricted area for foreigners till 1992. Upper mustang area still under control of government of Nepal to preserve, strategic location, its unique nature and culture in real form.
Q: How much does the Upper Mustang trekking permit cost?
Answer: Upper mustang trekking permit cost US$ 500 for first 10 days, afterwards US$ 50 per person per day.
Q: Is Upper Mustang open?
Answer: Of course! To enter mustang region, you have to have special permits, ACAP permit, TIMS and support of guide to visir upper mustang.
Q: What is Mustang famous for
Answer: Mustang famous for high quality apple productions, tourism, pilgrimage and unique landscape.
Q: How old are Mustang caves?
Answer: Some research shows that the age of sky caves of mustang about years old.
Q: Why are Mustangs called deserts?
Answer: Teerion of mustanf looks like a part of desertin this way it called desert of Nepal, lower to upper mustang area known as a deserts of Nepal.
Q: Why is Mustang one of the major tourist destination of Nepal
Answer: Mustang is one of the major tourist destination because of its exclusive nature, cultural heritage and religious importance. it is a part of world famous Annapurna circuit trek, Upper mustang trek, Muktinath pilgrimage tour etc., which many tourists from around the world.
Q: What is Upper Mustang called?
Answer: Upper Mustang known as the former “Kingdom of Lo,” is an isolated area of Nepal. Mustang word originate from the Tibetan word “Muntan” its meaning “fertile plain”. Upper Mustang was only opened to foreigners in 1992.
Q: How to get Upper Mustang permit?
Answer: Restricted area trekking permit issue by the immigration office of government of Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara with the support of registered trekking agency Nepal.
Q: Which fruit is famous in Mustang?
Answer: Organic Apple of Mustang famous all over Nepal.
Q: What is upper mustang
Answer: Upper mustang is the Last Forbidden Kingdom of Lo, these days’ whole mustang area is a part of Nepal.
Q: What happens in case of an emergency?
Answer: Medical facilities are limited on the way, but our guides have a complete medical kit and have comprehensive first aid training. Each year our guides come to a medical course to update their knowledge. In this way we are confident to ensure a well-organized adventure to our hikers.
Your safety is our number one priority. If you feel sick and need to get off, a guide assistant will accompany you. The person going down will be well taken care of and will have no impact on the rest of the group experience. In a serious case, the evacuation would be by helicopter.
Q: What about AMS in the upper mustang?
Answer: Acute mountain disease is the negative effect of high altitude on health. This is due to rapid exposure to low amounts of oxygen in high altitude places. Symptoms of AMS may include headache, vomiting, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, fatigue, etc.
AMS can rapidly progress to high altitude pulmonary edema associated with shortness of breath and high altitude cerebral edema associated with confusion. and hallucinations. Acute mountain sickness usually only occurs above 2500 meters. Some may even have symptoms at low altitude. This may even be due to a high level of activity or a rapid increase in altitude without proper acclimatization. We advise you to go high elevation slowly with proper acclimatization, Drink plenty of water, climb high sleep low, to minimize the risk of AMS.
Altitude sickness can affect anyone and no one can say that it will not happen. As soon as you recognize the symptoms of AMS, act immediately to decrease it again and again. If you are suffering badly consult the guide to arrange helicopter evacuation to go to the hospital.
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