The Upper Mustang trek is exceptional because of the beautiful remote area, and is also called the “desert of the Himalayas”. The villages are authentic and almost the same as in the 14th century. Many influences of Tibetan culture are noticeable in the daily lives of people. Along the way you also see a large Buddha statue made of sand. There is still a king with a ceremonial function who is highly respected in the Mustang area. You can admire his palace in Lo Manthang.
This trek takes the classic trekking route, with an alternative way back between Lo Manthang and Ghami. The “Upper Mustang Renewed” is one day longer; goes mainly through alternative, small paths, and is therefore of a somewhat heavier level than the Upper Mustang Classic.
This is a trekking with overnight stay in lodges. We take twice a domestic flight to avoid the monsoon rain during the trek. In the Upper Mustang area there is little or no rain because it is located in the “rain shadow” of the Himalayas. Good for hiking during the summer months. This remote area requires a special, more expensive permit (included in the price). This avoids a large tourist influx and better preserves the beautiful nature and culture. So you can be sure of a quiet draw. For our part, we ask for the necessary respect for the culture and the local population.