adventure beyond Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya towards high Mustang areas
Upper Mustang trekking , a great fascinating trip combination of all scenic flights to and from Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara, with exciting hikes and interesting overland drive towards high areas of Upper Mustang one of the most photogenic countries with amazing views of its colored canyons, high eroded cliffs like of USA Grand Canyon.
Upper Mustang trekking of a lifetime experience drive and trek within charming and lovely villages enriched with ancient Bon culture and practice (pre-Buddhism) as well Buddhism religion similar to its across the border neighbor the Tibetans, which you can witness in this windblown areas of Upper Mustang.
Upper Mustang trekking for all beginners to veteran travelers with all age groups as this trip leads you to the high former walled kingdom at Lo-Manthang which is above 3,700 m high with time to explore its interesting villages and alleys including the visit of former Raja (Monarch) of Mustang palace and famous old monasteries enriched with ancient artifacts of painting-idols of various Buddha and other high Gurus.
Starting our marvelous Upper Mustang trekking from scenic Pokhara city and beautiful valley where a short overwhelming flights in a smaller aircraft brings you at Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang district, where adventure begins with exciting walks on Kali-Gandaki River valley to reach at Upper Mustang via interesting Kagbeni village.
As drive continues within highest and largest country, which is an extension of vast south west Tibetan plateau that touches Upper Mustang on the old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan route of Nepal and Tibet, where trade still flourish to this day.
Finally our drive reaches mystical former kingdom at Lo-Manthang with enough time to enjoy the local traditions and culture and then a hike towards Ghami where drive takes you to holy premises at Muktinath, regarded as sacred spot for both Hindu and Buddhist with excellent views of Dhaulagiri and other adjoining peaks.
Ending our great adventure at Jomsom where thrilling flight brings you back at scenic Pokhara to conclude our marvelous Upper Mustang trekking of great fascination.
Mustang, 2014 We did some research to find the most reliable and knowledgeable team for our trip to the Mustang region of Nepal. We chose Explorer Adventure for a private trek (2 person) as they offered the best options available. They take care of booking all accommodations (hotels and tea houses), transportation (car and airplane), permits, etc... and provide the guide and porter required for a safe and enjoyable trek. Our guide, Bam Magar, and our porter were very familiar with the area and both were an unbelievable source of information. They selected the best route and tea houses along the way. We just had to enjoy the trek and the beautiful views of the Himalaya's. After visiting the walled city of Lo Mangthang, we went to visit the 2000 years old Jhong caves. Bam had schedule a horseback ride to/from the caves. It was a wonderful experience and we were amazed to visit this historical site. Our trek was a fantastic experience and we are planning to go back for more exciting treks. It's a pleasure to recommend Explorer Adventure and it's great team for this trek to the Mustang region or any other treks in Nepal. Leo, BC,Canada [email protected]
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.
Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.
Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.
Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.
Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.
All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.
Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.
Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.
Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.
We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).
High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.
Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.
To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.
The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.
On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.
The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb
Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.
Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.
Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.