Mustang trek is an exploration of the concealed valleys of upper Mustang, nestled between Tibet and the Himalayas – a place different from the rest of the world. The wall city of Lomanthang used to be a part of Tibetan kingdom of Gungthang until 1830sThe early history of Lomanthang is embellished in myths and legends rather then the recorded facts. Even though the upper Mustang is changing it still surprises the visitors with its stunning vista and the stubborn way it cling to its unique culture. Indeed the culture is fighting back, crumbing art works and being restored.
Crumbing monasteries have been rebuilt and refilled with the sound of bald-headed children in robes studying the ancient Buddhist ways. There are around 275 houses in Lo Mangthang having four castes: the royal caste, the everyday folk, the blacksmiths and the butchers and millers. The royal palace roof has solar panels on it now a day, along with a small herb garden of various holy decorations, flapping flags and of course stacked firewood. There was a time when it was the mandatory of certain family to supply the firewood for the royal family. Sky burial and polyandry are still remain practice in this upper mustang region. Thus upper Mustang trekking is once in a lifetime destination to explore the fascinating medieval walled kingdom.
- Activity: Trekking
- Duration: 18 Days
- Grade: Moderate
- Highest Alt: 3,810m / 12,500ft
- Trek Type: Lodge / Tea house / Camping Trek
- Best Season: Autumn (Oct to Dec) and Spring (March to May)
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airports.
- 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara.
- Hotel, Teahouses and Camping during trekking.
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles.
- Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) and airport departure taxes.
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transport via Tourist bus.
- Conservation Area permit fee.
- Experienced Trekking guide and porter services with their food and accommodation.
- Staff Insurance and Salary.
- Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
- All necessary paper works; trekking permits and others.
- Comprehensive First aid medical kit.
- Travel and rescue arrangements.
- Company services and all required government taxes/royalties.
- Nepalese visa fee.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
- Internet Access during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
- Tips for guides and porters.
- Personal trekking staff if requested.