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snowcat-photo-logo-square-no-text Upper Mustang Treks

Forbidden Mustang

Fabled Lo Manthang - A trek that can be done in summer - The Tibetan side of Nepal - "Other Wordly" Mustang landscapes

A very, very different part of Nepal and for many years an area where foreigners were not allowed to visit, the former Kingdom of Mustang remains a restricted area. Indeed, the permit costs and the relentless, inescapable high altude deter many. To the adventurous, intrepid and informed traveller with a good level of fitness and previous experience trekking at high altitude,  such barriers and the opportunity to trek without the crowds are likely to be more of an attraction. Indeed this land 'behind the Himalaya' is culturally and geographically a part of Tibet. The monsoon doesn't really reach Mustang and so the landscape is almost 'Martian'. Arid and barren, with weird wind eroded rock formations and cliffs. There is much beauty too, particularly the pigmented colourations of  the landscape-ochre, brown, grey, red, yellow and dotted with tiny, traditional Tibetan style villages just able to eek a life in this often inhospitable region. The 'jewel' of Mustang for many is the fabled, walled 'city' of Lo Manthang. With the encroachment of a jeep road and the compromising effect that has on the sensation of wild trekking, we have designed this itinerary to avoid it as much as possible and indeed use it to advantage where it is unavoidable. During some of the main Nepal trekking season it's way too cold to trek in Mustang and the winter (November to February) months are to be avoided. However, as the monsoon does not reach most of Mustang, this is a trek that can actually be undertaken during the summer months too. Don't forget our trekking holidays are tailor-made and you may wish to consider more acclimatisation days, rest, contingency days added.  The itinerary is merely a suggested itinerary and is not entirely  'set in stone'. Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for nights spent in trekking lodges/teahouses. We can arrange sleeping bag  rental if required. 

NB - Many of the lodges/teahouses on this trek are very basic with small dorm rooms only.

17 Days -  Challenging - Max altitude 4200m - 10 days walking- 5nts Hotels - 11nts Trekking Lodges/Teahouses (some very basic)

 

 

 

The price shown is for guideline purposes.The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary (twin share in hotels and some lodges) - Many of the lodges (teahouses) in Upper Mustang are very basic and do not have private rooms and offer small dorm only - all airport and land transfers,  private overland travel, internal flights as indicated in the itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary, porterage on trek, permits & fees & an english-speaking guide. NB Entry into Mustang (beyond Kagbeni) requires an additional Mustang Permit - the cost (circa $500!) is included in the land only trip price.

B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

Price Guide

£ GBP 1844

$ US 2389

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Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu

 

Day 2 - Fly to Pokhara

 

Day 3 - Fly to Jomsom, trek to Kagbeni

 

Day 4 - Acclimatisation in Kagbeni

 

Day 5 - Trek to Chukksang

 

Day 6 - Trek to Samar

 

Day 7 - Trek to Geling

 

Day 8 - Drive to Lo Manthang

 

Day 9 - In Lo Manthang

 

Day 10 - Trek to Yare

 

Day 11 - Trek to Tange

 

Day 12 - Long trek to Chukksang

 

Day 13 - Trek to Jomsom

 

Day 14 - Fly to Pokhara

 

Day 15 - Contingency Day

 

Day 16 - Fly to Kathmandu

 

Day 17 - Depart Nepal

 

Don't forget, this trek can be customised too

 

See this example itinerary in detail here

 

 

Detailed Itinerary All Classic Nepal Treks

 EUR 2134

All meals on trek included

Mustang Jeep Tour Map and Video Trip Image Gallery All Mustang Trips

Example Itinerary Overview

Departures Information Prices per person displayed are for guide line purposes only. Please contact us for a personal quotation. Factors such as the size of your party, seasonality, international exchange rates, tailor made options and final itinerary chosen etc will affect the price. For more info-see the “more information about prices” link below. tailor made nepal holidays & custom bhutan vacations Snow Cat Travel

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