Mustang Kingdom, Nepal


14 days
Unique experience in forbidden Kingdom

Traditional Buddhist houses with colorful prayer flags, centuries-old Buddhist temples, Himalayan mountains, Tibetan people with their calm positive lifestyle and traditions - for all this we go to the Mustang Kingdom or, as it is also called, the Kingdom of Lo. Foreigners were allowed to visit this closed remote area on a border with Tibet only in the 1991 year. The Kingdom is located on Nepal territory, but it all inhabited by Tibetan people. We will walk for five days from the lowest village of the kingdom, Kagbeni village, to the kingdom's capital, Lo Manthang, after trekking we fly in a small airplane over the Himalayas to stay and relax on the Phewa lake in Pokhara. We will stay for a couple of days in Kathmandu with its tiny vibrant streets and will spend half a day in the ancient city Patan to see its Buddhist temples and, of course, we will fall in love with magical Nepal forever!
Price - 2650$
The price includes:
  • 4 local air flights Kathmandu-Pokhara, Pokhara - Jomsom, Jomsom - Pokhara, Pokhara-Kathmandu
    (the duration of each flight - 30 minutes)
  • All accommodation: in Kathmandu, in Pokhara and on trek (on trek we live in lodges - Nepalese guesthouses and homestay. There will be no tents!).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits ((ACAP, TIMS, Mustang permission)
  • Welcome dinner at one of the best restaurants in Kathmandu
  • Breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle
  • Transfers to and from trek
  • Accompanying with experienced English-speaking Nepalese guide for the whole trek
  • Mountain porters for the entire trek - 12,5 kg per person. We walk with small backpacks with only the most necessary things.
  • Boating on Lake Phewa in Pokhara
  • Photography of our adventures and advice about shooting in the Himalayas from me, National Geographic Russia photographer, Tanya Sharapova
  • Trekking Duffle
  • Insurance, food, accommodations for guide and porters
  • Consultation on preparation and equipment
  • First Aid kit
Not included ≈715$ :
  • International airfare
  • Meals on trek (15-20$ per day)
  • Medical insurance (40$)
  • Nepalese visa upon arrival (25$)
  • Чаевые портерам и гиду (50$)
The price includes:

  • 4 local air flights Kathmandu-Pokhara, Pokhara - Jomsom, Jomsom - Pokhara, Pokhara-Kathmandu
    (the duration of each flight - 30 minutes)
  • All accommodation: in Kathmandu, in Pokhara and on trek (on trek we live in lodges - Nepalese guesthouses and homestay. There will be no tents!).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits ((ACAP, TIMS, Mustang permission)
  • Welcome dinner at one of the best restaurants in Kathmandu
  • Breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle
  • Transfers to and from trek
  • Accompanying with experienced English-speaking Nepalese guide for the whole trek
  • Mountain porters for the entire trek - 12,5 kg per person. We walk with small backpacks with only the most necessary things.
  • Boating on Lake Phewa in Pokhara
  • Photography of our adventures and advice about shooting in the Himalayas from me, National Geographic Russia photographer, Tanya Sharapova
  • Trekking Duffle
  • Insurance, food, accommodations for guide and porters
  • Consultation on preparation and equipment
  • First Aid kit
Not included ≈715$ :
  • International airfare
  • Meals on trek (15-20$ per day)
  • Medical insurance (40$)
  • Nepalese visa upon arrival (25$)
  • Чаевые портерам и гиду (50$)
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What to expect?
Will it be diffficult?
Any healthy person can do that. Exceptions for the people with weight and heart problems. And what is quite important is to understand that we going to do trekking - that means going up in the mountains and then down.
How many people will be in a group?
It will be a maximum of 10 people. It is the optimal number of people for warm friendly team, not boring and not too noisy.
What will be the weather?
The weather will vary from +25 to 0 degrees celsius. In the daytime we go in T-shirts and shorts, in the evening after sunset we put on warm jackets.
What should I take with myself?
You will have a detailed list of necessary things that we take with us. Also I will send you a video in which I show things and explain what is needed for.
Where we will stay and eat during trek?
We will stay and eat at the lodges, special houses built for the trekkers or at the local houses. In lodges, they have even menus with traditional Nepali dishes and even with pizza and pasta.
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Full itinerary:
Day 1
Early arrival in Kathmandu. Completion of all permits, purchase of necessary equipment, visiting the Kopan Monastery or the Pashupatinath Temple Complex.
Day 2
Flight to Pokhara, lovely Nepalese city located on a Phewa lake. Here we are relaxing, walking along the lake, boating, enjoying full power hedonism. Flight duration from Kathmandu to Pokhara - 30 minutes.
Day 3
And again we taking a flight on a small local plane to the starting point of our trekking - Jomsom village (2720m), from where in two hours we will reach the first village of the lower Mustang - Kagbeni (2810m).
Day 4
From Kagbeni (2810m) we will hike to the village of Chele (3050m), which is already in the upper Mustang. Here our permits will be checked to enter the closed Kingdom of Mustang. Chele is the last settlement in front of the high-altitude desert in the Himalayas.
Day 5
Trekking from Chele (3050m) to Syangboche (3800m). Stunning views of the Kali Gandaki valley, snow mountain peaks, Ranchung Cave Monastery. 6-7 hours hike.
Day 6
Trekking from Syangboche (3800m) to Gemi (3520m). Passes Syangbboche La (3850m), Nia La (4010m), Gemi La (3765m), a valley with green terraces, a ruined fortress and a Buddhist temple. 5-6 hours hike.
Day 7
Trekking from Gemi (3520m) to Tsarang (3560m). We will see the longest wall of sacred stones in the region - about a kilometer long, Tsarang Chorten stupa, buddhist mountain monastery, and Tsaranga palace. 6 hours hike.
Day 8
Trekking from Tsarang (3560m) to the capital of the kingdom of Mustang, Lo Mantang (3810m). Finally, we enter high altitude capital of Mustang Kingdom, where about 150 traditional Tibetan houses located. Also, there three Buddhist monasteries and a royal palace. Mindblowing views on valleys, canyons, and Himalayan peaks. 5-6 hours hike.
Day 9
We stay for one day in Lo Mantang. We will walk around narrow streets of the highland capital of the Kingdom, will visit local houses and temples, we will hike to the neighboring villages on the border with Tibet.
Days 10-11
Early in the morning in jeeps we move to Jomsom. After we will take a flight from Jomson to Pokhara. Only half an hour on the plane and from the deserted Mustang we will move to Pokhara, with beautiful Phewa lake and all we need after trekking in the high-altitude desert. Relaxing by the pool, eating in amazing local cafes and restaurants, paragliding and enjoying the time in the cutest city of Nepal.
Day 12
Flight Pokhara - Kathmandu. And again half an hour flight and we are in already familiar to us Kathmandu. The day in Kathmandu. Optionally - visit the ancient city Bhaktapur.
Days 13-14.
Free day in Kathmandu. We are walking around the city, buying souvenirs, going a trip to the ancient city of Patan, visiting the farmers market. The next day - flight back home.
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Testimonials:
That trip was a beauty that opens eyes, absolutely unbelievable. Most of the time I felt like a happy spaniel with a tongue out. And we were very lucky with the team - it just does not happen that all strangers are so super as a team on a journey that is comfortable, supportive and positive.
Irina Pasadskaya
Pilates trainer
Now I want to do trekking in the Himalayas again and again. Thank you, Tanya Sharapova, for this miracle, for opening a new world, for an amazingly cool team, for a new sense of myself. It was one of the most beautiful, divinely beautiful, places in the world that I saw, it was one of the coolest trips in my life.
Alexander Astakhov
PR director
Wild untouched nature and beautiful mountains, the opportunity to be at the same time alone and with the company of lovely pleasant people. Tanya showed us amazing places in the Himalayas! Now I can not imagine myself lying on the beach for two weeks! Thank you for this adventure that completely changed my understanding of vacations.
Sasha Kachurina
Account director
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