Upper Mustang Trek - Nepal - 18 Days

Start from US$ 2980
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate level
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Min Pax: Minimum 04, maximum 16
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Mustang is a small and isolated kingdom which geographically, climatically and culturally belongs to Tibet but today it is a Nepalese district with a certain degree of autonomy. It occupies just over 3,000 square-kilometres with an average altitude of 4,000 m covered in snow. The Kali Gandaki originates here and flows out of the Mustang valley in a series of deep gorges. There is a significant nomadic pastoralist element in the lifestyle which has been dictated by the climate and the arid environment. The drying up of most of the trade saw Mustang retreat into its own remote shell and so was it known as the Lost Kingdom. Now, the principal economic activity is barley farming in small irrigated tracts near the rivers. This is complemented by yak, horse, mule and goat breeding and rearing. The major inhabitants of Mustang are Bhotias and Tibetans. Though there is a small number of Thakalis who are related to the middle hill group of Gurungs, Magars and Tamangs belonging to the south of Mustang district and they provide a bridge between the two largely geographically determined cultures. Mustang offers an endless expanse of yellow and Grey rolling hills, denudation by the wind, which is prevalent in this region. Crossing the lonely landscape with several passes, villages scattered unevenly as tiny green oasis nestled within the valley's only grove of trees or looming as fortresses preached on rocky crags, leads us to the spectacular walled town of Lo-Mangthang, home of the Mustang Raja (King). It is not a particularly high trek, but even in summer, the cold, dust and unrelenting afternoon winds can make the trek harsher than other treks in Nepal.

Trip Itinerary

INCLUDED

  • Special permit fro Mustang area
  • Trek permit & fees for trekking
  • Experience leadership 
  • Trained cook
  • hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • all ground transport 
  • Internal airfare (Kathmandu/Jomsom/Kathmandu)
  • Yaks/porter to carry equipment
  • all arrangements in the field, including camp meals, cook staffs, group gear and equipment 
  • quality tent with form mattress (twin sharing)
  • all meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) 
  • Plenty of re-hydration drink like tang juice, soups etc.
  • duffel bag, sleeping bags & down jacket
  • sightseeing as noted in the itinerary 
  • Comprehensive medial box 
  • Oxygen with mask set for medical back up
  • PAC (Portable Altitude chamber) bag for medical back up
  • Celebration meal in authentic Nepalese cuisine.

EXCLUDED

  • Nepal visa fees 
  • International airfare 
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tipping to leader, guides and local staff; 
  • Excess baggage charges & airport taxes; 
  • Items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.). 
  • Optional extension of trip 
  • Emergency Evacuation

Country Representative

Nepal

  • Wangchu Sherpa, Country Representative
  • + 9779851051206

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