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Nepal Mystical Mustang Trek

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal Mystical Mustang Trek
Tucked behind the legendary Himalayan peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, the forbidden kingdom of Lo was isolated for centuries. This region of Nepal-now called Mustang-is the off-the-beaten-track getaway of your dreams. Our trek journeys through this remote land, where vast monasteries stand guard over pocket-sized villages and every ridge offers another arresting vista. With two days in the walled city of Lo Manthang, nearly untouched since the 14th century, you'll be one of the few to discover this magnificent, well-preserved treasure. Note: Due to ongoing construction in Upper Mustang, one day of the trek may require a short Jeep ride.
  • Discover a long-isolated feudal kingdom, now accessible only by permit, on this Himalayan expedition
  • Experience authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture in a land of vast monasteries and remote villages, and the superior Nepal camping experience versus basic mountain lodges
  • Trek the northern Himalaya's spectacular summits and valleys with MT Sobek's top mountaineering experts

Internal Airfare: $580
Minimum Age: 16
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
13 Nights Starting At
September 26, 2022 through October 09, 2022
Book by:
September 22, 2022 7:00 PM
Internal Airfare not included
Itinerary Overview
Day 3
Fly to Jomsom and Drive to Ghemi
Day 4
Hike to Ghar Gompa
Day 5
Descend to Lo Manthang
Day 6
Enjoy Lo Manthang
Day 7
Depart Lo Manthang for Yara
Day 8
Day Trip to Luri Gompa
Day 9
Hike to Tangge
Day 10
Cross Rivers to Behold Dhaulagiri
Day 11
Journey on to Jomsom
Day 14
Depart for Home
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Dates & prices
Additional Offers
September 22, 2022 7:00 PM
September 26, 2022 through October 09, 2022
13 Nights from $6,895.00
(USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
May 04, 2023 7:00 PM
May 08, 2023 through May 21, 2023
13 Nights from $6,895.00
(USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
September 21, 2023 7:00 PM
September 25, 2023 through October 08, 2023
13 Nights from $6,895.00
(USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
Accommodations
MT Sobek: Nepal Mystical Mustang Trek

Day: 1, duration: 1
Yak and Yeti Hotel

A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa, shopping arcade, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

Day: 2, duration: 1
Hotel Shangri-La Village

Guests at the serene Shangri-La Village enjoy up-close and personal views of the Himalaya right from their rooms, which feature epic panoramas. Private balconies off each guest room face the mighty Annapurna range, and spacious landscaped gardens complete the scene.

Day: 3, duration: 8
MT Sobek Camp—Mustang

While on trek we will be camping in very comfortable and sturdy Mountain Hardware three man tents. Though they are designed to accommodate three people we will not put more than two in a tent. There is a vestibule at the front of the tent where you can store your hiking boots and trekking poles. We also provide a 6 foot 1 inch long and 2 feet 1 inch wide, fabric covered foam sleeping pad. We will also set up a toilet tent with toilet seat in each of our camps.

Day: 11, duration: 1
Om Guesthouse—Jomsom

Om's Home is a simple traditional-style Nepalese inn, located in the heart of Jomsom and surrounded by the soaring peaks of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. Rooms are comfortable and boast thick comforters and clean, crisp sheets — perfect for unwinding after a day's trek. The inn's restaurant serves fresh Tibetan bread and homemade soups, and there are plenty of charming areas to lounge in (Wi-Fi is available in the lobby).

Day: 12, duration: 2
Yak and Yeti Hotel

A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa, shopping arcade, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

Guides
MT Sobek: Nepal Mystical Mustang Trek

Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Nepal Mystical Mustang Trek

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Nepal Mystical Mustang Trek

Reason #01

MT Sobek is a legendary outfitter in Nepal, pioneering unique and exploratory adventures for nearly 50 years.

Reason #02

Our expert MT Sobek Mustang guide Sanjeev Chhetri has been leading treks in the Upper Mustang since 1992.

Reason #03

Only MT Sobek combines our tenured trekking guide with an architectural restoration expert—both with years of experience in Mustang—for a winning combination.

Activities

Strenuous hiking on mountain and valley paths, covering 4.5-10 miles per day on rugged terrain at a maximum elevation of 14,038'.

Lodging

Eight nights camping, one night at a comfortable guesthouse and four nights at hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Climate

Daytime temperatures: 50°F - 85°F. Night time temperatures 20°F - 35°F. High winds and dust are common. Rain or snow possible.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Your trip leader will meet you and transfer you to the hotel.

Do I need a visa for Nepal?

Yes, and you can get a 15-day visa on arrival for $25.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag for this trip?

Yes, you will need to bring a medium-weight, down or fiberfill sleeping bag rated from -5°F to 10°F.

Will I have cell coverage on this trip?

It's best not to count on it as coverage is spotty.

Are there any luggage weight restrictions on the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom?

Yes. Luggage is restricted to 15 kg/33 lb per person—including checked and hand-carry luggage. It's not possible to pay for overweight luggage.

What is the Upper Mustang Permit Fee?

The Nepalese government charges $530 per person to trek in the Upper Mustang restricted area. This must be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu in US dollars. This cost also includes the $30 fee for the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is used in conservation efforts.

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.