How much does the Upper Mustang trekking permit Cost?

Upper Mustang trekking permit Cost?

Upper Mustang trekking permit Cost? Do you think about the Upper Mustang trekking permit cost with your friends, Family, and group? It is necessary to have two different trekking permits for Upper mustang trekking and touring by Jeep. The permit costs US$ 500/- per person for ten days. For each day afterward, you will need to pay an additional US$ 50/- per person. Upper Mustang lies inside the Annapurna Conservation area. It is 3700m high altitude from sea level. So, you are required to have permits for the Annapurna conservation area as well, and the permit costs US$ 30/- per person for the trip. However, the Annapurna Conservation Area permits cost for people of Indian Nationality is only INR 300/- per person. There are many different restricted trekking areas in Nepal, and it is one of them. That’s why you must have special trekking permits and a regular permit for Annapurna conservation for the Upper Mustang Trekking and Jeep Tour. Check it out for cost and information for the coming years of 2023 and 2024

A single permit is not provided for trekking in Upper Mustang. If you are alone, you should buy two different special permits for trekking. If you are lucky enough, you also have a chance to share permits with someone else. However, people usually trek in a group or a couple and are not alone. Boundless Adventure has to fill out an online form on your behalf with a copy of your passport and auto-size photo and send it to the immigration office to arrange the permits.

Upper Mustang Trekking permit
Upper Mustang trekking permit

How to get to Upper Mustang?

Lo-Mangthang was the capital of the Upper Mustang. It is famous for its unique landscape, local culture, Buddhist arts, and architectural buildings and structures. It would help if you flew or drove from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Jomsom. Jomsom is where you would like to start your upper mustang trekking from (2780m). You will reach Jomsom the same day you fly from Pokhara and start your trek by walking towards Kagbeni Village. It is the start and end of the restricted trekking area. We highly recommend you trek at a time from the beginning of February to the end of November because it is located in the rain shadow part of the Himalayas of Nepal. It is the only trekking area where you can trek even during the monsoon season in Nepal.

However, people can go Upper mustang by Jeep tour also. The mustang tour will be completed within a week by Jeep from Kathmandu.

Mustang Culture and Tradition

The Upper Mustang’s population is only about six thousand, and everyone in this region follows Tibetan Buddhism. They have their own culture and tradition passed down from generation. They have their festivals and ceremonies. TIJI festival is one of the famous festivals of Lo-Mangthang, Upper mustang. TIJI festival is all about prayers for world peace, lasting for three days. People dance wearing the masks of Lord Buddha during this festival, believing and hoping for the reincarnation of Lord Buddha. It is usually held in the third week of May each year, but it may change according to their calendars.

Chorten in Mustang
Chorten in Mustang

Short Itinerary of the Upper Mustang trekking

Day: Fly/drive to Pokhara
Day: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2780m)
Day: Trek to Chele (3050m). The restricted area starts from here.
Day: Trek to Syanboche (3475m).
Day: Trek to Ghaymi (3520m).
Day: Trek to Tcharang (3490m).
Day: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3730m).
Day: Explore in Lo-Manthang (3700m).
Day: Trek to Drakmar (3819m).
Day: Trek to Ghiling (3806m).
Day: Trek to Chhuksang (2920m).
Day: Trek to Jomsom (2710m). The restricted area ends on these days.
Day: Fly to Pokhara and explore it
Day: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu.

Accommodations for Upper Mustang trekking

Upper Mustang is in the restricted trekking zone of Nepal. But it has the best Tea house/ guest house. You need not worry about accommodation. You can get single bedrooms, double beds, and triple bedrooms. You can get an attached bathroom with a hot shower at the Lo-Mangthang, T-Chrang, and Ghami during the trekking.

Even though Upper Mustang is a small area of Annapurna, there is the availability of electricity and connection on local Mobile in every place from the beginning to the end of the trek. You will always have the opportunity to recharge your camera and mobile phones, but the hotel’s owner may charge you some amount.

Hiring Guide for Mustang trekking and How much does the Upper Mustang trekking permit Cost?

Boundless Adventure provides an experienced and fluent-speaking trekking guide and porters for Upper Mustang trekking. All the principles are highly trained and licensed holders. You can get one porter per person on request only, but we also have the provision of providing one porter for two clients. You can choose any option you like. Every member of the trekking crew needs to have trekking insurance for any unforeseen circumstances even though you are trek or Jeep tour.

Guide For Upper Mustang Trekking
Guiding For Upper Mustang Trekking

             Trekking Equipment

Boundless Adventure provides returnable and shortened trekking equipment if needed, but you should inform us before booking confirmation through email. We only have duffel bags, down jackets, and sleeping bags for the trekking period.

                    Souvenirs from Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang is closely related to Tibet, both geographically and religiously. All the people from both states follow the Buddhist religion. You can find out many Tibetan and Nepali handicrafts, many different types of jewelry, wall painting, Thanka arts, postcards, local carpets, local scape, and Pashmina.

Souvenirs from Upper Mustang
Souvenirs from Upper Mustang

Need Help with How much does the Upper Mustang trekking permit Cost?

The Upper Mustang trekking permit cost is a bit expansive, but everyone else must trek around the hidden and forbidden kingdom of Nepal. It offers rich culture and tradition you wish to experience at least once in your lifetime; feel free to contact us now for Better information on Upper Mustang trekking and Jeep tour permit costs.

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