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Mustang Trekking

Mustang which means fertile plain in Tibetan Language. Mustang was once an independent kingdom before 17th century. Mustang is the former kingdom of Lo but now its the part of Nepal in the North central part since 18th century. By the order of the Government of Nepal its monarchy ceased to exist on october 7, 2008. But there is still current unofficial king called Raja name Jigme Dorje Palber Bista.The kingdom of Lo, The traditional region and Upper Mustang are one and the same, comprising the northen two- thirds of the present day at Mustang District. Its the boarder of Republic of China on the Tibetan Plateau between the nepalese provinces of Dolpo and Manang. The culture is Tibetan Buddhist. The people of Upper Mustang area are Thakalis, Gurung and primarily Tibetan.Mustang is largely dry and arid with annual precipitation in the range of 250-400 mm due to its position in the rain shadow of the Annapurna Massif and the Dhaulagiri Range towards the south.

Foreign travellers have been allwed to the region since 1992 but tourism in this area is regulated. Foreigner need to obtain a special permit to enter in this area. Mustang is one of the most resticated trekking area of Nepal but now its being very good destination for trekker. Upper Mustang is well marked by official "Mustang" boarder signs just north of Kagbeni where a police and ACAP checks permits for non-Nepalese seeking to enter the region, and at Gyu La (pass) east of Kagbeni.

Fees, Permits & Formalities

Trekking permits for Mustang cost is USD $ 500 per person for 10 days. Note that is defined as 10 days, not nights, starting and ending at Kagbeni. Extra days are extra US $ 50 each. For Mustang trekking you need to obtain also the ACAP trekking permits. The rules to obtain the permit you need to have at least two member in a group. That mean single permits will not be obtain from the immigration. In case if you are single traveler, let us know we can obtain your permits by joining other travelers group. We need your original passport copy to obtain the restricated area permits.

Best Trekking Seasons

Most the population departs from Lo on trading expedition during the winter to avoid the cold and snow. The trekking season, therefore, is from late march until early November. The trek don’t go to extremely high elevations, but the cold, dust and unrelenting afternoon winds can make it less pleasant then other trek in Nepal.

Mustang Most Popular Trekking Packages

Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking

Duration: 18 days | Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Upper Mustang is far Nepal’s most restricted area in Annapurna Region. It was opened to foreigners in 1992...

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking

Duration: 17 days | Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

We have timed our spring departure to coincide with the annual Tiji festival, one of the most impressive festivals...

Mustang 4Wd Tour

Mustang 4WD Jeep Tour

Duration: 14 days | Grade: Moderate

Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep wonderful tour is design for those adventure lovers who want to explore the Mustang culture.

Mustang Motorbike TOur

Mustang Motorbike Tour

Duration: 10 days | Grade: Moderate

We Global Holidays Adventure organize Royal Enfield adventure motorbike tour to Mustang with spectacular...

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Damodar Kunda Trekking

Duration: 22 days | Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Damodar Kund means Damodar Lake which is situated inUpper Mustang Area of Mustang district...