This stark and barren area of the middle Himalayas holds the last remnants of true Tibetan lifestyle untainted by foreign occupation. Whilst being annexed to Nepal, Mustang enjoys its own autonomy and the residents live much the same as they have for centuries. To avoid this unique Kingdom being overrun by tourism the region has been gazetted as a restricted area with only small numbers of tourists given access every year.
Adventure Consultants have been privileged with the approval of permission to enter Mustang, and will travel with a small group through to Lo Monthang, the hub of this tiny Kingdom. These permits come at a price but in a world of ever decreasing natural habitats, we are possibly experiencing history which will be lost to future generations.
We are supported on this journey by our special Sherpa friends of many years. With their world-wise approach and multi-lingual skills they will help us interpret the landscape and the people in addition to providing scrumptious meals and establishing our camps each night.
Our trip will initiate in Kathmandu, the colourful capital of Nepal. On the next day we fly to the picturesque town of Pokhara. After an evening discovering the pleasures of Pokhara we fly to the high village of Jomsom beneath the 8000m massifs of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. From here we trek, using horses, to the edge of the Forbidden Kingdom after a visit to Muktinath, a monastery sacred to Hindus and Buddhists alike.
We leave the tourist route here and trek or ride on horseback through lower Mustang where spectacularly fluted cliffs of red hues overlook the Kali Gandaki River. The Kali Gandaki flows from the high plains of Tibet through Mustang into Nepal before flowing into India.
After taking time to explore the area and interact with its small population we return to Jomsom and fly again to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Overall, Mustang involves a wilderness of huge proportions and offers a truly exceptional experience.
Contact us today to enquire about availability for this exciting trek!
Duration: 19 days
Departure: ex Kathmandu, Nepal
Price: US$5,450 per person
**Private trip departure option - if you are two people we can operate this trip as a private departure for US$6,040 each ex Kathmandu, Nepal
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