Though part of Nepal, the landscapes and people of Mustang have more in common with Tibet. Lying behind the rain shadow of the Himalaya, the arid mountains and valleys of this once forbidden Kingdom have only been open to trekkers since 1992.
Special permits are needed, which makes trekking here more costly, however the rewards are great.
THE KINGDOM OF MUSTANG
The Kingdom of Mustang offers the trekker a fascinating insight into Tibetan culture and the life of the Lobas people of Mustang.
After a spectacular mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomson, which follows the Kali Gandaki between the 8000m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, our trek follows the Kali Gandaki river into a wind-eroded semi-desert landscape of spectacular rock colours.
This is a restricted area so that trekker numbers are limited. The quiet nature of this area encourages a brilliant diversity of bird life, including many species of birds of prey. Lo Manthang, the kingdom’s capital, is home to the king, and if we are lucky we may be invited to have tea with him.
The Price Includes (on lodge basis):
Transfers between Kathmandu airport and hotel accommodation
Journeys (by road, 4WD) between Kathmandu and trail head
Accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara in rooms with shower and WC and inclusive of breakfast
Three meals a day (open lodge menus) and accommodation (sharing basis) during the treks
Participation in the trek as per itinerary inclusive of full board
Services of local porters (15kg max per person), Sirdar (head guide), assistant guide (depending on group size)
All Nepalese staff insurance as per Government regulations
All Restricted Area Trekking permits
Nepalese visa - (please refer to our document “Preparing for your trek: Nepal” for latest prices)
Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls and souvenirs (allow approximately £250 spending money)
Extra nights are available in Kathmandu in our group hotel, and in Pokhara in our choice of accommodation.
Extension packages can also be organised in Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan.
Please refer to our Himalayan extensions dossier for more details. Extensions should be arranged to booking international flights.
TOTAL TRIP LENGTH
FROM £2420 PP
MAR - MAY
OCT - DEC
GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS
CAT specialises in providing standard and bespoke treks for groups, typically couples, parties of families and friends, and school, college and Scout parties. We are also happy to provide trips for clients travelling alone.
DATES TO SUIT YOU
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LAND ONLY PRICES
The prices and dates in this list are all LAND ONLY. They do not include international flights. We recommend you search for flights yourself to get the best value. If you have any queries, please contact us.
Our standard trip prices shown above are based on a team of 4 trekkers. Treks can be booked for larger and smaller parties, or individual trekkers. Please contact us directly for more information.
SINGLE ROOM/TENT SUPPLEMENT
The single supplements apply if you request a single tent or single hotel room for your trip. Please contact us if you require more information and accurate pricing.