The Upper Mustang area is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom. Mustang lies in the trans-Himalayan region North of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It’s an arid, desert-like environment with colourful rock formations.
Your adventure begins with a flight into Jomsom, which lies in the Kali Gandaki valley – the most in-depth ravine in the world. North of Kagbeni is considered the “restricted” Upper Mustang region where Tibetan influence is prevalent. The landscape is dotted with ancient villages with monasteries several centuries old.
Trekkers were only allowed to enter this region in 1992, and only about 700 trekkers visit Mustang a year. Nevertheless, this is one of the few remaining enclaves where Tibetan culture remains undisturbed. See for yourself on the Upper Mustang Trek.
This trek is handcrafted to avoid walking on the main “highway” between Jomsom and Lo Manthang, yet it includes most places of interest and importance in this region. It combines trekking and driving to cover more ground and save time. We can also have “non-trekking” clients who don’t want to trek and travel in jeeps (extra cost) following the same itinerary as the trekkers as long as they know the drives are short.
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be met by our representative and bring you to your hotel. You will be briefed for the trek by your trek leader