Frequently Asked Questions

Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek

While you are on Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek, 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. 

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.

You can use ATM and Credit Cards to withdraw money during Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek only at specific and major places like Kathmandu, Pokhara and Jomsom. 

There is a maximum possibility of getting altitude sickness during Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek 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.

Yes, you will need a special permit for Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek because of its existence within the Annapurna Conservation Area as well as Upper Mustang being a restricted area, you would need to have Upper Mustang Special Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

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. On the other hang, Upper Mustang is not allowed for single trekkers so you will need at least two members in a group anyways. 

No doubt about that, the itinerary is all yours and you can customize or personalize it according to your requirements with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

Yes, it is possible to get showers during Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

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.

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

During Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek, the tap water and well-water or even hand pumps are available abundantly but for safety purpose, you would need to carry water purifying pills or similar equipment or else you can buy bottle water/mineral-water as well.

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. 

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.

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses as well as tent-camps. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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 can also offer helicopter rescue service if required.

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Dhaulagiri CIrcuit Plus Upper Mustang typically stays shut amid the winter time frames so, for the most part, April to June and Mid-September to Mid-November is esteemed as the best finest seasons to go for this trek. 

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.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek is a physically demanding and challenging trekking experience through off-the-beaten rugged trails and high altitude walks which requires a sharp physical fitness and also it is recommended to have a previous trekking acknowledgement for this trek.

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Generally, Dhaulagiri Circuit Plus Upper Mustang Trek is 25-30 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.