Trekking round Annapurna and Upper Mustang.

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Upper Mustang

The Upper Mustang Trek to the hidden paradise of Mustang is a fabulous tour that visitors experience as their best holiday trip ever in their life in Nepal. Upper Mustang is described as a mystique valley and the last forbidden Kingdom in Nepal was just opened for foreigners in 1992. The Trek to Mustang allows the travelers to witness a heavenly beautiful Trans-Himalaya landscape, ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines such as Stupas, Chhortens, Kaanis, Prayers walls, centuries old monasteries. The interaction with the Tibetan people makes the trip most lifetime memorable. Upper Mustang, also known as a ‘Mini Tibet of Nepal’ and a very well-liked trekking in Nepal, has been described as “Mountain Desert”. The trekking tour to Lo Manthang isolated region is an incredibly satisfying one for those who want to experience the hospitality and warmth of the locals living in this remote region.

The Nepal Government Department of Immigration started to issue only a small number of special trekking permits since 1992. Before 1992 the region was banned to visit for foreign travelers. Upper Mustang is a perfect destination where generous scope is offered for visiting Buddhists Monasteries. This semi autonomous and heavily Tibetan influenced region was described by Tillman as a fascinatingly ugly country, the more fascinating for being so little known indeed. The trek to Lo Manthang is through an almost treeless barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill, the mind-blowing panorama of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several others peaks make your trek spectacular with lifetime experience. The trek begins from Jomsom, reachable by a scenic flight and accessible by walk from Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tatopani-Jomsom and the Kali Gandaki Valley trekking route.

Mustang is one of those few places in the planet that has survived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, a forbidden land for outsiders till 1992. This loneliness and isolation contributed to the conservation of the people’s lifestyle of Mustang and their cultural heritage remained almost unaffected for centuries. Hidden behind the high Himalaya ranges Mustang is filled with handsome trekking zones. The high desert rain shadow of Himalayas receives a very little rainfall making this region dry and parched, similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. The Lo Manthang, capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges and is an old traditional Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture. We, Wilderness Excursion, offer perfect budget package trips to Mustang in most competitive trip costs and develop tailor made itinerary to meet your time frame for a Nepal holiday.Thank you 🙏❤️🇳🇵

Trip Facts

  • Country Nepal
  • Destination Upper Mustang
  • Duration 10-15 days
  • Entry Permit $500 (USD)
  • Tims $10
  • Trekking Permit $20
  • Activities Trekking and Cultural tours
  • Grade Moderate
  • Best Season March-December
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max. 15
  • Altitude 4210 m
  • Starts/Ends Pokhara
  • Accommodation Lodge, Home Stay or Camp
  • Meals included Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Pokhara /                                                      Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Transportation Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car- By                                                  bus from Pokhara and by car from trek ending point to Pokhara.

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