UK Tel : 01405 862917


                Exclusive Nepal & Bhutan


Facebook square blue small Google + square red small Twitter blue small

Outside UK Tel: +44 1405 862917

shortcut-icon-180-393c2144 Pinterest circle red small imgres

Snow Cat Travel

snowcat-photo-logo-square-no-text Instagram-feature youtube_social_squircle_red tumblr-logo-whiteonblue-512 Lonely Planet Snow Cat Travel Rough Guides PNG















Unknown 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 use it only 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. 

14 Days -  Challenging - Max altitude 4200m - 10 days walking- 3nts Hotels - 10nts Trekking Lodges/Teahouses


Price Guide

£ GBP 1723

$ US 2235

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu


Day 2 - Fly to Pokhara


Day 3 - Fly to Jomsom, trek to Kagbeni


Day 4 - Trek to Chukksang


Day 5 - Acclimatisation Day


Day 6 - Trek to Samar


Day 7 - Trek to Geling


Day 8 - Hike to Lo Manthang


Day 9 - Trek to Yare


Day 10 - Trek to Tange


Day 11 - Long trek to Chukksang


Day 12 - Trek to Jomsom


Day 13 - Fly to Kathmandu


Day 14 - Depart Nepal


Don't forget, this trek can be customised too



Detailed Itinerary All Classic Nepal Treks

 EUR 1975

All meals on trek included

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

Example Itinerary Overview

Departures Information tailor made nepal holidays & custom bhutan vacations Snow Cat Travel

WARNING:High risk of Inspiration



The price shown is for guideline purposes only. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers,  private overland travel, internal flights as indicated in the itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary (all meals on trek), porterage on trek, permits & fees & Snow Cat Travel Trekking Guide. All guides are english-speaking, professionals and fully licensed.

NB Entry into Mustang (beyond Kagbeni) requires an additional Mustang Permit - the cost (circa $500!) is included in the land only trip price.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT OUR PRICE GUIDES 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. About Customising Your Private Trip