Walks in the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang
Explore an ancient and spectacular region
Departing: Monday 12 August 2019
Returning: Thursday 29 August 2019
Duration: 18 days
Locked away in the wilderness of the Himalayas, on the very edge of the Tibetan plateau, lies the secret, ancient kingdom of Mustang, known to its inhabitants as the land of Lo. After decades of isolation its borders are now open but little has changed in Mustang and for many this is a kingdom more Tibetan than Tibet. It is a spectacular land whose history and culture are steeped in ancient customs and traditions. The 10 day trek does not require special technical abilities and will involve about five – eight hours of walking per day. Accommodation is in very simple mountain lodges.
After two nights in Kathmandu and one in Pokhara, fly to Jomsom on a spectacular flight path that loops around the Annapurna range. Enter Mustang through the expansive Kali Gandaki gorge, one of the deepest in the world. From here begin a trek across some of Asia’s most spectacular landscapes to Lo Manthang, the kingdom’s capital and the repository not only of art treasures, but also of centuries of beliefs. The trek passes through open valleys, deep ravines, desert canyons, grasslands with white-walled villages and ancient cave homes all set against the magnificent backdrop of the soaring snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Enjoy spectacular dawns and sunsets on an endless sea of mountains and discover a world that lives in another time, a world of silence, shadows and spirits.
- Enter Mustang on a walk through the Kali Gandaki River – one of the world’s deepest gorges
- Mustang’s capital, Lo Monthang is a repository of art treasures
- Visits to projects and people well known to Zara Fleming
WALKING AND LEISURE
ACTIVITY LEVEL: HIGH
Price per person sharing, not including international flights. Single room supplement £320.
$4,380 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in June 2018. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.