The Mustang region is one of the most remote in the Nepalese Himalaya. In fact, it did not open to tourists until the 1990s and remains today culturally and geographically more similar to Tibet. The Upper Mustang trek takes you deep into this dramatic, tree-less landscape, marked by its extraordinary desert-like beauty and striking cliff faces. Contrastingly starkly with the fertile landscape of the lower Himalaya plain, this spectacular route gives the trekker a rare insight into life in this isolated region. Cultural highlights of the Upper Mustang trek include a visit to the Tibetan border, a stay in Lo Manthang, (previously the capital of the Kingdom of Lo, as the region was known until 2008) and the opportunity to explore ancient monasteries and cave dwellings. Depending on when you visit, your trek may also coincide with the colourful local Buddhist festival of Teeji.
Trip Duration10 days
Departure from/Return toPokhara
Minimum Group Size2 people
Price$1650 per person*
* The price is based on a group of two people and is valid as of February 2018. This may be subject to fluctuations in exchange rates and supply costs.
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Day 1: Meet in Pokhara drive to Jomson
Day 2: Trek to Kagbeni
Day 3 Trek to Samar
Day 4: Trek to Geling
Day 5: Trek to Tsarang
Day 6: Trek to Lo Manthang
Day 7: Rest day, opportunity to explore Lo Manthang
Day 8: Trek to Ghemi
Day 9: Trek to Samar
Day 10: Trek to Kagbeni and return journey to Pokhara
It is possible to extend this trek by five days to make a circular route, returning by a higher route offering incredible views across valley. It is also possible to start and finish this trek in Kathmandu. Please email email@example.com for more details.
Physical condition / prior experience
You need to be in reasonable physical condition to join this trip. You will be required to walk up to 5-6 hours per day whilst carrying a small day pack.
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