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Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.
The budget for Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley ranges from USD 3,000.00 up to USD 5,500.00 or more depending upon the group size, services you choose, and as per your specification and requirements.
Yes, it is possible to get showers during Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.
Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley is one of the finest combinations of the peaceful and off-the-beaten trail with the best of nature, culture, and adventure including high-passes. Both the Upper Mustang and Nar Phu Valley are restricted areas of Nepal that require special permits to enter there and hence, there are barely some tourists found along the trail of this isolated part of Nepal which means you can enjoy the best of nature alone or with your dearest ones. Moreover, the landscapes during this trek are part of Tibetan plateau and the Upper Mustang possesses the desert-like landscape where sceneries are marvelous without a doubt along with the vistas of mountain peaks in the backdrop. As well as it is the best opportunity to discover the lifestyle and culture of indigenous people there which is highly influenced by that of Tibetan culture.
Yes, you will need a special permit for Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley because Upper Mustang and Nar Phu are restricted areas whereas you will be trekking thru Annapurna Conservation Area, you would need to have Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP), Peak Climbing Permit, Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit, Nar Phu Restricted Area Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service as well as you can also use mobile data during your trek for Internet and communication.
Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.
There is a maximum possibility of getting altitude sickness during Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley since you would be climbing to the higher altitudes, but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.
You can use ATM and Credit Cards to withdraw money during Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley only at specific and major places like Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche Bazaar.
The best time to go for Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley would be autumn or spring because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring as well it will reduce the risk of natural calamities and blockades from snowfalls.
While you are on Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.
Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.
In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. On the other hand, we also provide helicopter rescue service if required.
The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses and even tent-camps. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu.
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Trekking Pants (2-3)
Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
Watch (with alarm)
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)
Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)
Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Personal Medical Supplies
ALL trekking gear (Sherpa Gear, Mountain Hardwear, Tsetang’s Gear Shop all have real gear), real & knock-offs.
We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!
The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.
Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.
The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. Whereas, Upper Mustang is a restricted area and you will need at least two people in a group in order to issue the permit.
It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads.
There are several health posts along the trail where basic medical facilities are available whereas there is a hospital at Upper Mustang but there are no medical facilities along the trail afterward until you reach Nar Phu. However, it is preferred to have your regular medicines with you if you are using any since it is an off-the-beaten trail with several challenges along the trail.
Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley is one of the physically demanding and arduous trekking experience with difficult trails and high passes included in the trek. It would be better if you have previous experiences and it is very essential to have good physical fitness for joining this trip.
Since upper mustang is a restricted area and you require to have a special permit costing USD 500.00 to enter this forbidden kingdom as well as Nar Phu is also a restricted area and you require a permit for Nar Phu as well. Whereas, this off-the-beaten trek includes tea-house as well as camping(tented-camp) as accommodation which is rarely organized by most trekking companies in Nepal. Hence, it is one of the expensive treks in Nepal and the budget for Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley ranges from USD 3,000.00 up to USD 5,500.00 or more depending upon the group size, services you choose and as per your specification and requirements.
Generally, Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley is 27-30 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.