Everest High Passes

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The Kingdom of Mustang

The Kingdom of Mustang preserves some of the last vestiges of traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture. Situated on the border of Nepal and Tibet, it is open to only a few select trekking groups each season. The trek follows established trails through substantial villages, that once served a thriving trade route between Nepal and Tibet. These whitewashed settlements, set amid fields of barley and home to impressive chortens and simple monasteries, reflect the abiding Buddhist culture. The terrain is striking; a semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves, flanked by snowy peaks. A highlight is the visit to Lo Manthang, where the King of Mustang reigns over his tiny kingdom and surveys a world still culturally closer to the heartland of Tibet than to the markets and temples of Kathmandu.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
DAY 3 Fly to Pokhara
DAY 4 Fly to Jomsom
DAYS 5/13 Explore Mustang, crossing small passes and visiting Buddhist villages, including two days to appreciate the cultural heritage of Lo Manthang - the ancient capital
DAY 14 Return to Jomsom
DAY 15 From Jomsom take a spectacular mountain flight to Pokhara, connect to Kathmandu
DAY 16 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

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Trip Code: KOM
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  16 days
Activities:  Trekking Exploratory Treks
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Next Trip:  29 March 2015
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