Quintessentially Tibetan in character, the Mustang region is vast, wild and ruggedly beautiful. From the deepest valley in the world to stunning mountain landscapes, to one of Nepalâs longest prayer walls to the whitewashed walls of Lo Manthang, not to mention fields and orchards to barren rocky plains - this is truly a hidden mountain paradise. Trek through a constantly changing landscape, stay in tiny local guesthouses and embrace the spirit of rural life on this unbelievable travel adventure.
Days 1-2 Kathmandu
Explore traditional Kathmandu in the streets of the Old City or get a taste of its modern side amid the bright lights of the Thamel district. Discover temples, markets, palaces and winding alleys. While here, visit the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP), a non-profit organisation that aims to reduce the negative influences of tourism by advocating and promoting minimum-impact trekking.
Day 3 Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara, once a part of the Himalayan hippy trail and now a centre for trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Take in the towns spectacular views of mountains and lakes while making final preparations for the trek ahead.
Day 4 Kagbeni
Enjoy a short, but spectacular, flight to Jomsom, in the heart of the Annapurna region. Hike along the raging Kali Gandaki River - it is renowned as the deepest gorge in the world, three times larger than the Grand Canyon.
Days 5-15 Lo Manthang Mustang Trek
Witness the cultural and religious transformations in Mustang, from Manangi to Tibetan The scenery here also changes dramatically - from barren landscapes, to river valleys, to stunning mountain passes. Cross rivers and ascend ridges, see apple orchards and fields of buckwheat and barley, while heading deeper into the mountains. Climb pebble tracks, visit quaint, traditional villages, encounter local farmers and discover new vistas each day. Meet residents of the walled capital, Lo Manthang, visit Nepals longest prayer wall and see gompas galore during this exciting trek. Each night, retire to teahouses or guesthouses - the perfect opportunity to experience local culture firsthand. Picturesque and sparsely populated, this fascinating area must be seen to be believed.
Day 16 Pokhara
Return to Jomsoms airport for the return flight to Pokhara. Sit by Phewa Lake, against the magnificent backdrop of the Annapurna Range, and reflect on this trekking achievement. Celebrate with a chai, a cold beer or a meal at one of the many cosmopolitan restaurants.
Days 17-18 Kathmandu
Take a flight back to Kathmandu in time for some further exploration of this impressive city. Purchase a colouful momento from one of the many markets or hole-in-the-wall shops, tuck into a bowl of hearty dhal or just relax and watch the passing parade.