Best Time for Mustang Trekking: Summer (March – October)
*This trek is limited and we can only guarantee your place once we secure your trekking permit which ensures entry to Upper Mustang. Please book as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate last minute bookings.
Lo Manthang, the capital of the former Tibetan Kingdom of Mustang (part of Nepal since the 1950s) is considered one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. The quiet streets are unspoiled by cars, lights, or the noises of modern society. Trekking to this the remote region of Nepal is still restrictive – permits for Upper Mustang are generally 10 days at a time (permits can be extended for private treks). Our Nepali (and Mustangi) guides want to take you there! See unspoiled Mustang on this cultural immersion trek.
Our local guide, Karma Samdup (Mustangi), takes you to the place of his birth and shares is special culture with you on this 14 day adventure. TREKT Himalaya is proud to have Karma as our exclusive guide for Mustang. He recently lead New York Times correspondent Edward Wong to Lo Manthang for his report titled Myths and Mountains of Nepal. Karma will introduce you to his friends and favorite places while you adventure into a land that time forgot. He is one of the best guides for the region, and loves sharing his stories with our trekkers.
The Upper Mustang Trek is a great alternative for travelers who want to experience real Tibetan culture as it was in the past. The Loba (Lo Pa) people are ethnic Tibetan and practice a form of Buddhism from the Sakya lineage. There is also a sect of the rare Bon religion here. The Bon priests practice along with Tibetan lamas at local festival. For those who are interested in religion, anthropology, Asian studies, mythology, art or antiquity this is a great field study.
Price Excludes: personal insurance, any bar bills (mineral water, Coke, beer etc), personal clothing, personal expenses, medical or travel insurances, any unforeseen expenses .
Check out this video of a Bon Religion ritual made by a Russian tourist: http://youtu.be/5eaGjDBzaN0
Here is a from the Vanishing Cultures Project about Mustang: http://youtu.be/GJHEwqeViYA
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