When is the best season 14 days of Lower Mustang Trek via Poon Hill?
The Mustang region experiences different types of weather according to the type of seasons in Nepal. There are four seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter. The weather and temperature of the Mustang region vary according to these seasons.
Spring Season (March, April, May)
This is the second-best season of the year for trekking in the Himalayas. The spring provides a favorable environment for trekking in the Lower Mustang region. The overall beauty of the Mustang area is visible during this season which will make your trip unforgettable. The temperature of the Lower Mustang during this period remains between 16-20 degrees, which is neither too cold nor too hot for trekking.
Summer Season (June, July, August) Monsoon
During the summers, most places in Nepal get heavy rain so we see fewer trekkers during this season. The lower Mustang region also experiences wet rains during the summer, making the trails muddy and slippery. The temperature of the Mustang region is mild during the summers and ranges between 13 and 20 degrees Celsius. The warm, clear and long days are excellent for trekking in this region.
Autumn Season (September, October, November)
Autumn is one of the perfect peak seasons of the year to visit Lower Mustang, Nepal. During the fall, the weather in the lower Mustang region is generally dry and cool. The temperature of the Lower Mustang ranges from 12 to 20 degrees. This temperature is very suitable for trekking. The skies are clear and you will be able to see beautiful mountains like Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Nilgiri and many other mountain ranges along the trails.
Winter Season (December, January, February)
December marks the start of the winter season in Nepal, where temperatures begin to drop significantly, especially in the late evening, night and early morning hours. The temperature of the Lower Mustang drops towards minus during the winter. Because of this, many trekkers prefer summer, spring and fall for Mustang trekking. The trekking trails remain covered with snow during winters.
How difficult is the Lower Mustang trek?
Many trekking enthusiasts are often curious about the difficulty while trekking in the Mustang region. This trek is best for all types of trekkers traveling with family members. You can also go trekking with kids and seniors.
The Lower Mustang trek through Poon Hill is a moderate trekking package. Treks in the Jomsom area are moderately difficult. Muktinath is the highest point at 3800 m, but all nights are spent below 3000 m except for one night at Ranipauwa (3700 m). It is suitable for both first-time and experienced travelers to Nepal, but it requires a reasonable level of fitness and good health.
What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?
Basically, our guide will take care of the situation. If it is not too bad we will go down on foot, although in an emergency there is usually access to a telephone line for evacuation via helicopter.
How can I use toilets during the trek?
On the trail, you will find the Toilet in the small villages where there are restaurants and teahouses. Most toilets in this area are squat toilets. And in other options prepare to hide behind big rocks or go to the bush and do your business.
On the trail, you will find restrooms in small villages where there are restaurants and teahouses. Most of the toilets in this area are squat toilets. And other options include hiding behind big rocks or going into the bush and do your business.
Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu Valley, one of the historic cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program, we are offering you standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis.
Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer tailor-made departures if the Lower Mustang Trek package does not suit your travel plan right and conveniently.
What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Lower Mustang trek is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 3800m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow paths so you need to have the right equipment with you.
Please find a packing list given below:
01) Large day pack: - This is for the majority of your gear that a porter will carry for you.
02) Day pack: - Bring a comfortable pack to carry your personal items such as water bottles, Water purifiers, cameras, snacks, hats, and a change of clothes.
03) Money belt or pouch: - Always carry your valuables, including plane tickets and passport, in your person.
04) Water bottle: - we recommend bringing 1 one-liter bottle to carry your water.
05) Shoes: - A pair of good hiking shoes.
06) Socks: - Bring a couple of pairs of cotton and woolen socks.
07) Trekking pants: - Bring a pair of loose-fitting, lightweight, moisture-wicking pants. Shorts are optional, but baring your legs is not recommended.
08) T-shirts/Long sleeve shirt:-Lightweight, quick-drying, moisture-wicking shirts are recommended.
09) Polar fleece, Warm sweater: - Bring a lightweight pullover to help keep you warm.
10) Jackets: - Wind and rain jackets are recommended, try bringing one that meets both needs.
11) Other: Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm.
Do I have a pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel and our tour guide will inform you about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduce your trek leader.
Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Sure, our airport representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will display a plaque from Alpine Eco Trek with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.