Trek the Mustang District of Nepal

Technical skills

Very low

Fitness level

Moderate

Trip length
18 days
choose your start date
Price starting from
$4,675
per person, excluding flights

Overview

The Mustang Trek in Nepal takes place in one of the best-preserved cultural destinations in all of the Himalayas. Trips to the region have been protected by special permits limiting tourist travel. Now, in a rare opportunity to travel within the Kingdom of Lo (as Mustang is locally known), we will take you on an unforgettable journey to the heart of this Forbidden Kingdom. ...
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The Mustang Trek in Nepal takes place in one of the best-preserved cultural destinations in all of the Himalayas. Trips to the region have been protected by special permits limiting tourist travel. Now, in a rare opportunity to travel within the Kingdom of Lo (as Mustang is locally known), we will take you on an unforgettable journey to the heart of this Forbidden Kingdom.
We travel in August to enjoy the wildflowers and a vibrant green of crops grown in the region. Along the journey we'll meet agro-pastrolists that continue living as they have for centuries.
The trip includes 12 days hiking across the desert plateau, past red-gold cliffs and windswept monasteries to reach the ancient capital of Lo Manthang. Here we wander the corridors of the walled city, visit rural villages by horse, and explore archaic monasteries. Along the way we depart from the main trail to explore rarely traveled villages and high mountain passes.

Availability

Custom Adventure
Custom adventures are a great way to push your limits, pick your own route, and design a special itinerary
18 days
From $4,675/day/person

What's included

  • Special Mustang permit
  • Flights Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom (round trip)
  • Down sleeping bag and parka
  • Trip duffle bag
  • Trek map
  • All meals while trekking
  • All group camping and trek equipment
  • Porters for your personal equipment
  • All hotels and scheduled meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Airport transfers

Itinerary

We stay at the Hotel Tibet International for the night. Great food from all over the world, fabulous shopping, and Durbar Square with its numerous temples and markets are nearby.
City tour visiting the palaces, Durbar Square, Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist stupas - or you can just relax at the hotel
A morning flight brings us to the scenic lakeside town of Pokhara where we have views of the Annapurna Range and nearby hills.
Early morning we will fly northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Daulagiri. You will get stunning views of the 8000 meter massifs and the deepest gorge on the planet. Arriving in Jomson, you will meet the rest of the trekking staff. We will begin our trek towards Kagbeni, the main gateway to the Upper Mustang.
The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. The town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white-washed houses and fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. Nilgiri Peak dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni. Beyond Tangbe, we reach Chuksang and rest for the night.
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Questions & Answers

This trip involves 4-5 hours of trekking per day with an elevation gain occasionally of approximately 1000 feet. You should be in good physical shape and participating in 3-4, 1-hour minimum cardiovascular workouts per week before the trek.
Not included in cost:International airfare;Unscheduled in-town meals and hotel;Personal equipment;Alcoholic beverages;Staff/guide gratuities;Items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, room service, etc.);Trip and medical/ rescue insurance
We strongly recommend the purchase of an insurance plan to protect you from the unexpected.
You’ll begin by exploring Kathmandu’s bustling charms from the comfort of the Hotel Yak & Yeti. Built as a palace for the prime minister of Nepal more than one-hundred years ago, the Yak & Yeti now offers five star accommodations to international travelers. The hotel’s cafes provide regional and Continental meals, baked goods and an outstanding breakfast buffet.
Outside Kathmandu you’ll stay at traditional Nepali Tea Houses. We’ve hand-picked these Tea Houses to offer an authentic Nepali experience while providing hygienic standards and access to electricity. Our Tea Houses feature hostel-style sleeping arrangements, with rooms accommodating 2-4 people and meals provided by our traveling cook staff.
In Kathmandu, we’ll treat you to traditional meals at restaurants such as the iconic Kaiser Café and the historic Krishnarpan. At the end of the trip we’ll replenish ourselves with pizza and beer on Tamal Street.
As travelers, we understand that familiar foods can be a comfort at times, so we always bring a few snacks from home to share with the group. Meeting dietary restrictions abroad can be a challenge too, so we make every effort to find restaurants that meet your needs.
Trip length
18 days
choose your start date
Price starting from
$4,675
per person, excluding flights

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