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MUSTANG REGION

The landscape of Mustang is more akin to a grand high desert dotted with solitary mountain pillars rather than the usual forested and high pastures typical of the Himalayan Mountains. These high plateaus and barren windswept terrains together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of ochre, yellows and brown shades. It is one of Nepal's most mysterious and least known kingdoms. Most find the trekking relatively easy along the permitted route to Lo Manthang, which lies in the very heart of Mustang. This is a land unlike most of Nepal. It sits in the rain shadow of the Himalaya and receives much less rain then the rest of the country. In that regard it is much drier and has a mystical desert-like landscape not found anywhere else in Nepal. Strong winds generally howl across the area in the afternoon, generally and subside at night. It is also an enclave for the Tibetan people who call Nepal their home. Forbidden and isolated from the rest of the World it was able to evolve its own distinctive culture and traditional which is so rich & unique. The capital is Lo-Mustang. It is a walled city once ruled by religious king. Mustang maintains an “untouched” feel as life in Mustang goes on as it has for centuries. And this region will not disappoint, this area provides spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri at 8167 meters (26,795ft) and Annapurna I at 8091 meters (26,545ft). Surround Mustang are more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high. Trekkers will find the trail covers and elevation anywhere between 2815 meters (9,233ft) to 3780 meters (12,398ft) above sea level.



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Upper Mustang Circuit Trek, 16 Days

from 2.785 USD / Days: 16 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Mustang is a magical world of the unknown with great archaeological mysteries, deep-rooted history, and a culture of its own. Upper Mustang is also known as the “Last Forbidden Kingdom” as foreigners were not allowed to enter until Nepal Government lifted the restrictions in 1992. Trekking in Upper Mustang is the exploration of thousand-year-old monasteries, caves, canyons, desert beauty,...

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Horse Riding Trek to Upper Mustang, 15 Days

from 3.350 USD / Days: 15 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Horse Riding Trek to Upper Mustang has caught the attention of many adventure lovers around the world as it adds up a unique experience in the only desert area of the Himalayan country. Also known as The Last Forbidden Kingdom, Upper Mustang is one of the favorite trekking destinations in Nepal, though it was accessible only after the year 1992. Horseback Riding Trek to Upper Mustang is also...

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Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Trips, 16 Days

from 4.055 USD / Days: 16 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Trips is a fulfilling off-road journey for adventure lovers who seek thrill in the remote Himalayas. The exhilarating feeling of biking in the restricted areas of Upper Mustang and to the desert capital of Lo-Manthang, whilst enjoying the vista of snowy mountains and barren hills, cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. The challenge to ride is nothing...

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Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking, 17 Days | 16th-18th May, 2023

from 2.855 USD / Days: 17 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
The sandy terrain, amazing yak caravans, exquisite mountains views, ancient monasteries, traditional costumes, Tibetan culture, and the spiritual values of the region make Mustang Tiji (Tenchi) Festival Trekking a delight for the visitors. The trek is a combination of the fascinating Mustang villages, Buddhist shrines, and the spiritual values in the region, and features the most sacred festival...

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Saribung Peak Climbing, 25 Days

from 6.175 USD / Days: 25 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Although established recently, the Saribung Peak Climbing has become very popular among the climbers and mountaineers because of the off beaten paths and difficult passes that it includes. Saribung Peak 6328m is located on the isolated part of the Mustang Region, close to the border of China. You will get to witness gorgeous views of landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and swerving rivers on this...

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Upper Mustang to Nar Phu Valley via Teri-La Pass Camping Trek, 27 Days

from 4.450 USD / Days: 27 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Upper Mustang to Nar Phu Valley via Teri-La Pass Camping Trek is an absolute adventure where you trek through two of the restricted and remotest regions in Nepal. The exploration of Upper Mustang–The Last Forbidden Kingdom—is followed by the wilderness of Teri-La Pass (5595m) which connects Upper Mustang with the secluded Nar Phu Valley. This trek offers the visitors a chance to explore the...

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Saribung Pass Trek (Upper Mustang to Nar-Phu Valley Trek), 22 Days

from 5.095 USD / Days: 22 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Saribung Pass Trek is one of the most challenging and demanding treks in Nepal that connects the restricted areas of Upper Mustang with the quaint Nar Phu Valley via the frozen Saribung Pass (6042m). Saribung is one of the highest mountain passes in Nepal which offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs along with a close-up view of different Himalayan ranges of Mustang...

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MUSTANG DAMODAR KUNDA CAMPING TREK 22 DAYS

from 3.885 USD / Days: 22 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
MUSTANG DAMODAR KUNDA The Damodar Kunda (lake) is famous for Hindu religion, it is situated rain shadow are of High Himalayas north of Annapurna range. The elevation of the Damodar Kunda is just 4890 meters; it is cold and windy place. We will recommend to you visit during the full moon of August every year, because every year there is a big festival up there many pilgrimages Hindu and Buddhist...

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Yartung Festival Mustang Trek 2022 (the ancient Wall City of Lo-Manthang), 16 Days

from 2.365 USD / Days: 16 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
The Yartung festival is celebrated all over Mustang and is especially celebrated in Lo-Manthang and Muktinath during August/September (in the full moon day) every year. It is a three day celebration and is celebrated with horse races, drinking and dancing by local Gurung and Thakali people. During the three days celebration, they have the King's (local king) activities taking place on the...

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Upper Mustang to Upper Dolpo Camping Trek via Ghami-La Pass (Bhanjyang) 32 Days

from 5.780 USD / Days: 32 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Our fascination for the unknown and the ability to explore the undiscovered have given us access to almost every corner of the world. One of the few regions which could escape foreigners was Mustang, a Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas. Only a handful of Westerners had visited the area in western Nepal before it was opened to tourism in 1992. They brought back reports of a culturally highly...

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Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang Lodge Trek 12 Days, 2023 (Shortest possible Tour)

from 2.450 USD / Days: 12 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Tenchi/Tiji Festival Trek in Upper Mustang This is one of the most popular trekking destinations for the traveler who would like to explore ancient monasteries and caves in a remote area and a beautiful landscape. This is the forbidden kingdom and ancient wall city of Mustang and it is open for trekkers since 1992. This trek is very enjoyable due to its isolation and beautiful...

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The Lost Valley of Nar-Phu, Annapurna Circuit and Upper Mustang Trek, 27 Days

from 2.980 USD / Days: 27 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Nar Phu Valley Trek lies in the most remote of the Manang District and access is granted only with the purchase of a special permit. This area consists of two main villages - Nar with 300 permanent residents called Nar-ten and Phu with 200 permanent residents called Phu-ten. These remote villages are situated above tree line and completely cut off during the snowy winter months. Residents of...

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