Lower Mustang Trek route
Lower Mustang Trek begins with a scenic journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara. A short drive from here will take you to Nayapul, and you trek towards Ghorepani via Tikhedhunga. Trekking through lush forests and small villages, you reach Tatopani, where you will get to enjoy natural hot springs. The trail then passes by beautiful villages like Ghasa, Marpha, and Kagbeni. You reach Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus & Buddhists. Further, walking along Kali Gandaki Riverbank, you descend towards Jomsom, where the trek ends.
Lower Mustang Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness
Lower Mustang Trekking is a moderate trek. The trail offers mixed terrain. You will have several ascends & descends through steep and rugged paths. Likewise, you will be traveling in a remote part of Nepal, which demands high endurance to survive on minimal facilities. Previous trekking experience is not mandatory to go on Lower Mustang Trek 15 Days, however you have to be in good health and fitness.
This trek will take you above 3,500 meters, which involves the risk of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS) is an illness that occurs during a high altitude journey when your body did not get properly acclimatized with the elevation. Having ample rest days in between the trek will keep you away from it, and also make sure to keep yourself hydrated.
Best time to go on Lower Mustang Trek
The best time to go on Lower Mustang Trek is between March to April and September to November. Stable weather, and moderate climate, which is needed for the trek are seen in these months of the year. Different flora and vegetation decorate the trail in spring, whereas autumn lets you experience Nepali festivals.
Accommodation & Meals
Lower Mustang Trekking is a teahouse trek. You will be staying in a comfortable teahouse, however the services you get will be limited because of the remoteness of the region. Usually, teahouse owners like to provide rooms on a sharing basis. Likewise, the washroom is generally common. While in cities, you stay overnight in tourist standard hotels or 3-star hotels.
Meals are provided as per the menu of the teahouse. They don't have a fixed menu all the time, but you can see dishes like rice, curries, veggies, meat, egg, toast, porridge, soup, sandwich, pasta, momo, etc. We advise you to incorporate dal bhat at least in one meal because it is highly nutritious, delicious, and affordable.
Communication & Electricity
Electricity is available throughout the trail. You will get the charging facility almost everywhere. We still recommend you to carry extra batteries for your electronic device. Likewise, the cellular network is also available in most parts of the trek. Carry a local SIM card for better service.
Traveling in the Himalayas can bring unseen situations anytime. Lower Mustang Trekking traverses remote parts of Nepal, where the basic infrastructure is very minimal. And, if something happens in a place like that, then travel insurance is the only way to keep oneself safe. Things like air evaluation, hospital bills, medical bills, flight cancellation, and loss or theft of personal property are advised to have covered in the travel insurance.
Guide & Porter
Lower Mustang Trek traverses one of the very remote and underdeveloped parts of Nepal, therefore proper guidance will help you avoid unseen risks. While traveling with us, you will be guided by our professional trek guide, who has many years of trekking experience and has lead several groups in the Himalayan trail. Likewise, porters will also accompany you during the journey.
We love traveling and organizing trips in the Himalayas, however we are also very careful with all the measures we take towards our eco-friendly ventures. We make sure our presence does not harm nature in anyways. We collect our waste before leaving the site as well as encourage fellow travelers to do so. Likewise, all our equipment during the trek is sustainable. We run a small organization that helps kids from underprivileged mountain families with their education.