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Upper Mustang Trek-18 day Trekking around Mustang 2023.2024

Upper Mustang Trek is a beautiful and unspoiled trekking to Mustang in Annapurna Nepal. Upper Mustang is a hidden treasure in the Himalayas.18-day trekking around Upper Mustang is an ancient Buddhist kingdom of Nepal. The mysterious land in the Himalayas is famous for traditional Tibetan culture. The high trekking permit cost, Upper Mustang Trek has been protected from mass tourism. Upper Mustang is once a forbidden and isolated trek on arid Mustang river valley. Upper Mustang Trek is so popular for its unique desert terrain, unique history and culture. Upper Mustang Trek is a wonderful journey into the hidden kingdom of Nepal that lies in the north west of Nepal. A beautiful and unspoiled trek around Upper Mustang is a hidden treasure in the Himalayas.You will walk through mountain villages, beautiful narrow pathways, apple orchards and farming fields. Upper Mustang has diverse landscapes, cultures, ancient caves, old monasteries and medieval walled city- Lomanthang. Upper Mustang is a semi-arid desert with colorful rock formations, deep ravines and snow-capped peaks reflecting its uniqueness. Upper Mustang is not only a cultural land, but also a spiritual land for pilgrimage travellers. For booking inquiry regarding Mustang Trekking package price and dates for 2023, 2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Mustang Trekking

Trek Duration:19 Days

Trek Difficulty:Medium / Hard

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude:850m- 3850m

Trek Cost: USD 2390-USD 2690

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package:  Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu /Pokhara

Upper Mustang Trek 18 days known as mini Tibet trek is famous for unspoiled Tibetan culture and beautiful landscapes.
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Mustang commonly known as Upper Mustang Trek is culturally and geographically similar to Tibet. Upper Mustang is an ancient kingdom with its capital in Lo Manthang, the walled city. The 18 days trekking around upper mustang is famous for its desert beauty and harsh, cliff-faced landscapes. The Upper Mustang trek is the ultimate gateway to the mysterious Buddhist kingdom of Nepal called Lo. Mustang is once forbidden and isolated from the world. Mustang's distinctive cultured and rich traditions closely tied up with Tibet. This moderate, lesser-known Mustang trek passes through a dry region of Nepal  with spectacular mountain scenery.

Jomsom is the starting point of Upper Mustang Trek. Most people choose to fly between Pokhara and Jomsom (a 20-minute flight) to save time and to avoid the arduous bus or jeep journey by land. The official check point for restricted region is at Kagbeni, just north of Jomsom. Generally, the best time to visit Upper Mustang is from March to early November. As with other treks in Nepal, tea houses are available along the entire Upper Mustang Trek. Tea houses are simple run by family, offers basic meals in a communal eating hall along with bedrooms, usually with two single beds.

Upper Mustang Trek Difficulty
Upper Mustang Trek is moderately difficult.There are no technical sections, and you remain below 4000 m for the most part. One of the most challenging aspects is the dust and wind which is tough if you are walking straight into it. The trekking days is longer with some steep ascents/descents and limited facilities, making it more challenging. In general, trekking trails in Upper Mustang are not well marked and can be a little confusing to navigate at times. A guide with experience trekking in the region is a must. You need to trek for an average of 6-7 hours a day, but depending on your route you may have some 10 hour days.A moderate to good level of fitness is helpful trekking to Upper Mustang.

Prepare for Upper Mustang Trek
It is good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.Ending up with sore muscles, blisters, joint pain, and back pain can be very discomforting while trekking. This is unlikely to happen if you exercise beforehand.Start exercising at least a month before the trek like running, jogging, long walks, cycling and swimming. Carry a light backpack along with you to get used to it. Gym work out can be a good option too. 

Mustang Trek Permit
In order to trek in Upper Mustang you need three different permits-Restricted Area Permit (RAP), Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit(ACAP) and TIMS-Trekkers Information Management Systems which costs around $ USD 550.The permits are valid only for one entry.Please note that you must trek with a guide, and there must be a minimum of two trekkers to obtain the Restricted Area Permit (RAP).We, the Mission Eco Trek will take care/organize your Mustang Trek Permit. You will need to provide your passport with a valid Nepal visa, and a passport photo.The combined cost of the Upper Mustang RAP, ACAP and TIMS permits are approx 550 USD + $50 for each additional day in Upper Mustang.

Mustang Trek Accommodation
Accommodation is pretty basic and standard across the Upper Mustang Trek.It is much more like family guesthouses or home stays, feel far more personable and homely.

Rooms
Bedrooms usually have two single beds and a small table. Pillows and blankets are provided, but a sleeping bag is recommended. Think of the blanket as supplementary to your sleeping bag when it gets cold.

Dining Room/Kitchen
In the evening, meals are usually served in the atmospheric dining room. This is often home to the family altar, complete with butter lamps, candles, and incense, with colorful paintings on the walls. The window frames and wooden beams are often elaborately painted, too. Many homes have portraits of the former King and Queen of Lo on the wall, along with Tibetan Buddhist leaders like the Dalai Lama and the 41st and 42nd Sakya Trizin. There may be a gas heater in the dining room to keep you warm, but not always.You may also be served dinner/breakfast in the family kitchen, especially if you’re the only guest(s). This is always the warmest room in the house, and it’s an interesting cultural experience.

Toilets
You will have shared bathroom facilities, although some guesthouses have rooms with attached bathrooms. Shared bathrooms are usually inside the home, on the same floor as the guest rooms. Some have a western style flushing toilet, others a squat toilet. They usually have a sink just outside the toilet door for washing your hands, cleaning your teeth, etc. It’s best to have your own toilet paper, and soap isn’t always provided so make sure you have hand sanitizer too. Generally speaking, used toilet paper goes in a bin next to the toilet. If it’s a squat toilet, flush it by scooping water out of the nearby bucket with whatever receptacle is provided.

Showers
Showers, if available, are often in a separate room to the shared toilet. If you have an attached bathroom it will likely have a shower head, too. In either case, the shower head may or may not actually attach to the wall. Your chances of a hot shower depend on whether the guesthouse has gas or solar heating. Gas showers are more reliably hot, but a bit of a luxury. Solar heated showers are more common, but to get hot water you need to time it just right in the late morning/early afternoon, and of course it needs to be a sunny day. Sometimes you have to pay for a hot shower, usually around 200 to 500 rupees.

Food on Upper Mustang Trek
For breakfast, you will get porridge or cereal, toast or chapatis and eggs. There will be hot drinks including tea, herbal teas, hot chocolate and coffee. For lunch we stop at a convenient spot with water at the side of the trail. The cook and kitchen walk ahead of the group in the morning and lunch should be ready shortly after our arrival. After lunch we have time to relax before starting to walk again in the afternoon.On arrival at camp in the afternoon you have biscuits and a hot drink such as tea or coffee. Around 6 pm we serve a three course meal in the mess tent. The starter is often soup with popcorn or poppadoms. We have a range of main dishes and carbohydrates including rice, potatoes or pasta.

Dal Bhat
Dal Bhat is the classic trekking dish. A combination of dal (lentils), veg curry, pickle, papad, rice, and vegetables, this staple of the Nepali diet is a great option. It comes with a guaranteed refill of rice and curry, and usually some extra dal too.The meals-Dalbhat will give you all the energy you need.

Breakfast
Breakfast consists of porridge, pancakes, omelettes, boiled/fried eggs, and various breads (fried Tibetan bread, buckwheat bread, chapatis, and so on). Often you can get them with jam, honey, or apples. You can order these dishes any time of day, and it’s common to place your breakfast order the night before.

Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner consists of soups, pasta dishes, various fried rice dishes, momos, a kind of dumpling, pizzas, and of course, Dal Bhat. Some dishes have meat options but this is something to be wary of. Lots of dishes have egg and some tuna from a can. 

Drinks
Hot drinks consists of regular black tea and coffee to masala tea, lemon ginger honey tea and hot chocolate, bottle of water, beer, whisky for an extra cost. 

Upper Mustang Trek cost
Mustang Trek package cost ranges from $1890 USD to $3500 USD and includes all transfers, accommodation, meals and permits. You could order any meal off the menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and at breakfast you will get one hot beverage (tea or coffee). If you want additional snacks or drinks, like a bowl of soup or a tea or coffee at lunch and dinner, you have to pay for it yourselves.

WiFi
Internet connectivity is not great in Upper Mustang, and electricity isn’t exactly free flowing either.WiFi is not widely available in guesthouses in Upper Mustang. When it is, it’s usually via an expensive satellite connection which doesn’t always work that well. From memory it is about 1000 NPR for 24 hours.

Sim Cards
4G sim cards and packages can be bought at the airport, or from numerous vendors in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Data connection works very well in the city but as soon as you leave the coverage is patchy and drops to 2G/3G. Nepal Telecom (NTC) is your best bet for data connection in Upper Mustang, but it’s safe to say it will be limited and slow.

Electricity
Electricity is available almost all the area of Upper Mustang Trek by Solar and Water Power. You can charge your device almost across the Mustang Trek. Some Tea house charges for an extra cost.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu(1300m)
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, we will receive you and transfer you to hotel by private vehicle. Freeday and trip briefing in the afternoon.
Day 02: Kathmandu Tour
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle with an expert tour guide.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara
You can travel Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus (6-7 hrs) (200kms) or flight (30 minutes). Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara near the lake side.
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m) by flight and trek to Kagbeni (2800m,5 hrs)
Early morning take flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni in the Mustang district. During the flight we will be able to view Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) and many more mountains. It is 8kms (3 ½ hrs) trek to Kagbeni, which is situated at the confluence of the Jhong Khola (river) and the Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight at lodge or in tented camp.
Day 05: Trek to Chele (Tsaile) (3050m,7 hrs)
Today we will trek 18km from Kagbeni to Chele, where we head north along the Kali Gandaki River. The trail goes up and down for two hours to avoid the many river crossings, and then climbs steeply to a plateau avoiding a vertical-walled bluff ahead. From here it is a gradual climb to Tangbe (3 ½ hrs). The trail climbs to (3100m) and then drops steeply to the banks of the Kali Gandaki. We will walk along the river bed crossing to the western bank before making a small climb to Chele. Stay overnight at lodge or in tented camp.
Day 06: Trek to Syangbochen (3820m,7 hrs)
Syangbochen is 12kms away, walking, where the trail from Chele climbs to Taklam La Pass (3624m) along plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, Nilgiri and Damodar Danda. It then descends a little to the village of Samar, altogether three hours from Chele. Between Samar and Syangbochen small pass Bena La (3870m) and Samar to Syangbochen (3 ½ hrs) Stay overnight at lodge or in tented camp.
Day 07: Trek to Germi (3520m,4 ½ hrs)
A shorter days trekking of 10kms (4 ½ hrs), starts with the trail gently climbing to the (3850m) passing tea houses, chortens and Tibetan influenced villages, and crosses over a few other passes. The longer climb will be to Jaite la Pass (4010m) the highest point of the trek. Then the trail heads descends steeply to Ghermi. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (3500m,5 hrs)
This day will be easier for trekking as it is 11kms (5 hrs) to Tsarang. After crossing Ghame Khola below Ghame, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long mani wall. From the end of the wall the trail heads east to Tsarang, gradually climbing and then descending. It is beautiful walking and stunning views backwards. There is big Monastery and an old palace as well. It is a big village as well as lots of terraces. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang (3750m, 5 hrs)
Lo Manthang is 13kms (5 hrs) away from Tsarang and along the way the trail hosts magnificent views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail at first descends to Tsarang Chu canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further on, the trail ascends gently to the windy pass of Lo Manthang (3850m), from where you can see the Lo Manthang valley. While descending to Lo Manthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan border. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Hike to Chhosar Village (3900m) of Nyaphu and Gharphu Monasteries and Jhong cave walking (5-6 hrs) (3 ½ hrs) to go and (2 ½ hrs) to come back.
It is wonderful day hike and must start early morning because it takes (3 ½ hrs). It is situated eastern valley and the Nyphu and Gharphu monasteries as well as Jhong cave. There is a secondary school as well. It is a really historical place where we can see old monasteries and lots of caves. It takes a couple of hours to explore it. Then back along the same trail in Lo Manthang. Stay in same lodge.
Day 11: Explore the Lo Manthang valley
A full day sightseeing in Lo Manthang valley and explore the historical places such as the Royal Palace where Mustangi King (Jigme Palwar Bista) lives, as well as large monasteries where there are many monk students studying. Visitors can directly meet the King in the Royal Palace. The King will wish you for a great trek as well as a great life. It will be a nice rest day as well. Stay in same lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Germi/Dhakmar (3520m,7 hrs)
It is quite a long day walking around 7 hours from Lo Manthang to Tsarang (4 hrs) then from Tsarang to Ghami (3 hrs). It is beautiful walking and the trail starts off gradual and then it undulates. The scenery has great landscape views as well as stunning mountain views. Ghami is a beautiful village and there is a small clinic which is organized by a Japanese organization. Stay at lodge or in tented camp.
Day 13: Trek to Samar (3660m,6-7 hrs)
It is long walking day around 7 hours. The day starts by ascending and then crosses the hill and it then continuously undulates until we arrive in Syangbochen and again continuously undulates before arriving in Samar. Similar to the day before you will be blessed with stunning mountain views and landscape scenery, along with Buddhist religion and culture. Stay at lodge or in tented camp.
Day 14: Trek to Kagbeni (2820m,6-7 hrs)
The day begins with a descent to Chaile (1 ½ hrs) and then the trail follows the river bank of the Kali Gandaki. It is a really nice trail and we arrive at Chhusang village and onto Tangbe village and then arrive at Kagbeni. It is really beautiful walking day with excellent views to Tilicho Peak, Annapurna I, Nilgiri range, Dhaulagiri range and many more peaks. It is quite windy as well. Kagbeni is a beautiful valley where there is a big monastery and it is the entry and exit point containing a check post for Upper Mustang. Stay overnight at lodge or in tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2720m,4 hrs)
It is easy walking for the final day on trek. The trail heads down the Kali Gandaki valley, where it will be quite windy as well. The area around Jomsom is Nepal's apple capital, especially further down the road where the village of Marpha is the main producer. It specialises in apple pie, apple brandy, fresh apple juice, etc. Jomsom is a big village or small town because it is the headquarters of Mustang district. It will be the last night with our team, which will give us a great chance to celebrate a fantastic trek. Stay at lodge or in tented camp.
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.
Early morning fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer to a hotel in Pokhara near the lake side by private vehicle and spend the day in Pokhara.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (6-7 hrs) (200kms) or by flight (45 minutes), Stay overnight at your selected hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18: In Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Kathmandu Airport
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.

Cost Included:

  • Tourist Bus transfer- Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during 18 days Muktinath trek.
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara by flight.
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner(the main course) during trekking
  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in case of emergency(paid by your Travel Insurance)
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Included:

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer or flight cost between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Additional cost that beyond our control due to the landslides, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Best seasons Trekking Mustang
Upper Mustang does not experience a summer monsoon, extending the trekking season from March to November. Winter (December – February) can be harsh and is not recommended for trekking as many lodges close and locals migrate south for the season.
Autumn-Trekking
Autumn (September – November) usually has clear skies, colorful trees, and wonderful views all the way south to the snowy peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Autumn brings clear blue skies and mild temperatures before the cold sets in in December.The weather is generally dry and clear, with warm sunny days and excellent visibility. Autumn is slightly like winter. Colder than Summer, although you won’t find patches of snow.Nights in Autumn get chilly. In October the temperature dips to 0° C.During the day, you will experience temperatures around 15° C. But any rain or slight drizzle brings down the temperature by a few degrees. So keep a jacket handy with you always.Temperature day time between 15 °C and 18 °C and night time will drop to temperatures between 5 °C and -15 °C.
Spring and Summer-Trekking
In Spring (March – May) wildflowers grow, adding colour to the dry and dusty landscape. Summer (June – August) is even more colorful with lush green fields surrounding villages, but there is a higher chance of cloud coverage. Transport in Lower Mustang is likely to be disrupted due to the monsoon. In Spring, although you will find patches of hard snow at higher altitudes, the temperature during the day will be slightly warmer than that in Autumn, when there won’t be any snow on the trek. In Spring, expect pleasant daytime temperatures around 20 °C. But at night it dips to almost zero levels.During the day if the sun goes behind the clouds and there is about of rain, then the temperature can fall to around 15 °C.Temperature day time: between 20 °C and 24 °C and night time will drop to temperatures between 10 °C and -15 °c.
Upper Mustang Festivals
There are two main festivals that take place in Upper Mustang.

Tiji Festival
Tiji Festival, held over 3 days in mid-May. Monks from Chode Monastery perform ritual masked dances and chants in colorful costumes, recreating the legend of Dorje Sonnu defeating demons to save the land from drought. The lead monk prepares for his role in isolation for three months at Chode Monastery. The festival takes place in the square within the walled city of Lo Manthang and people come from all over Mustang to attend. A huge ancient Thangka of Guru Rinpoche is hung from one of the buildings, the only time of year that it is on display.
Yartung Mela
The Yartung horse festival that takes place over 3-4 days around the August Full Moon, marking the end of summer and the completion of the harvest. There is lots of drinking and dancing, plus archery and football competitions, horse races, and religious processions. It is celebrated across Mustang, most notably in Lo Manthang and Muktinath.
Solo Trekkers
Solo Trekking in the restricted area is completely forbidden. You will have to trek in a group.A lot of people trek solo in Nepal and have thoroughly enjoyed. Trekking solo has its own benefits. You will not have to adjust your schedule according to anyone. You can also follow your own route as you wish to. Also, finding your way, especially in the non-restricted regions, is very easy. The routes are well marked and pretty straight.Nepal is completely safe for solo trekkers. But you will also have to be a little more careful while travelling alone.
Insurance for Upper Mustang Trek
Travel insurance is highly recommended for Mustang Trek because the high altitude can lead to many illnesses, weakness in trekkers, and misjudgments. There is also a risk on trails for falls, avalanches and other mishaps. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
Mustang Trek Packing List
This is the mandatory kit list for the safety of everyone in the group and to ensure a successful trek. You must have the following items tailored for the Dolpo trek. The guide will check your gear in Kathmandu before departure for the trek. Each porter will be carrying for 2 people’s belongings which they carry from a strap on their head), so be mindful and considerate as you pack. Also, bear in mind that it’s very common to leave excess baggage at hotels and guesthouses in Kathmandu. The weight limit for your duffel bag/big rucsack/backpack is 15 kg. The weight limit of your day rucksack or backpack is 5 kg.
Footwear
Walking Boots. 
Trail shoes. 
Sandals. 
Walking socks.
Clothing
Waterproof and Windproof jacket (with hood) and trousers (goretex or similar)
Trekking trousers. 
Soft Shell Trousers.
Long sleeve tops or shirts (not cotton).
Micro fleece.
Mid to heavyweight fleece or synthetic/ primaloft top.
Sleeveless/ gilet or body warmer type fleece / synthetic top. 
Thermals or base layer for top and bottom (merino wool or synthetic).
Fleece or synthetic leggings.
Medium weight down jacket.
Heads and Gloves
Fleece gloves.
Warms mittens and/or gloves.
Wool or fleece hat.
Sun hat.
Bandana or scarf.
Head torch. Bring extra batteries.
Sunglasses. 
For Crossing the passes
Trekking poles 
A pair of Gaiters. 
Personal equipment
Sleeping bag. Overnight lows down to -15 Celsius. 
Fleece or silk liner for your sleeping bag. 
Sleeping mat 
Day pack. 
Two water bottles
Pee bottle. 
Sunscreen and Lipbalm with a high SPF.
Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua or Aqua Mira).
Favorite snack food.
Books and cards etc.
Camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
Earplugs (optional).
Baby wipes (optional).
Duffel bag/Big rucksack/backpack
Travel clothes. 
Toiletry bag with soap, travel towel, toothbrush etc. 
Personal first aid kit
Blister treatment (Compeed patches are the best)
Re-hydration powder (eg Dioralyte).
Analgesics (paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin).
Plasters and zinc oxide tape.
Throat lozenges.
Diamox (helps with acclimatization).
Water filter
Power bank
Poncho/rain coat
Documents:
Flight info(required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
Insurance certificate(required) (With photocopies)
Passport (required) (With photocopies)
Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
Essentials:
Binoculars (optional)
Cash, credit and debit cards
Money belt
Outlet adapter
Watch and alarm clock
Waterproof backpack cove
Health and Safety:
Face masks (required)
Hand sanitizer (required)
Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
Rubber glove
Whistle
Drinking Water
Drinking plenty of water is a must.Please drink at least three litres of water while trekking each day.Bottled water and hot water is available to buy throughout the trek. You have to purchase your water throughout the trek. It is typically around 100 to 200 rupees. That’s why packing a Steripen is a fantastic idea — you can fill up at the taps, and you won’t have to buy any water or waste unnecessary plastic!
Mustang Guided Trek
Guided trek is the best option if you want a stress-free hiking holiday. The guide manages all of the logistics, distances, directions, and tea houses. The directions are not always very clear like on the Everest Base Camp trek and having the guide manages all of the logistics. You must trek to Upper Mustang with guide because trek is not possible independently in Upper Mustang.
Guide and Porter
Upper Mustang trekking guides cost between $30 – $50 per day, depending on their experience.A porter costs around $20 – $25 per day and this cost can usually be shared between two people, based on 10 – 15 kg per person.
Money Matter
You’ll need cash to pay for extra food and beverages, water, and showers along the way. On the trail, everything is payable in cash in the local currency, Nepalese Rupees (NPR) We suggest to bring 25,000 rupees (around $250 USD) with you for the trek.Also beware that ATM have max withdrawal amounts, and your bank may have a max daily withdrawal limit, so you may not be able to withdraw the total amount that you need all in one day. Plan ahead.There are ATM in Jomsom, but it’s best to withdraw your cash in Kathmandu/Pokhara instead of relying on a local ATM.
Nepal Visa
Tourist visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport and at all land border crossings that are open to foreign travellers. While this is available for most foreigners, citizens of some countries are required to get a visa prior to arrival, while those from SAARC countries can get their visa free of charge.There are three different visa options and prices: Multiple Entry 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD and 90 Days – 125 USD. In order to get a visa on arrival you’ll need four things:
One passport size photo
A passport valid for at least six months
At least one blank page in your passport
The visa fee in cash (US Dollars is best)
Tipping
We recommend tipping for guide: $10-$20 USD per day per person and porter: $10-$15 USD per day per person. If you want to give more you can it depends on their services to you.There is no limit tipping guide and porter.
Passports
As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Altitude Sickness
Travellers to altitudes higher than 2,500m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
6.Blocked nose
7.Dry cough
8.Mild headache
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.
Medical Facilities and Treatment:
Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front  payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.
Alcohol and Caffeine
Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.

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