The Upper Mustang trek is the ultimate gateway to the mysterious world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Once forbidden and isolated from the rest of the world for decades, the area was able to evolve within its own distinctive culture and rich traditions closely tied to Tibet. This moderate, lesser-known trek passes through one of the driest regions of Nepal and provides spectacular mountain scenery.
Nepal 15-Day Tours & Itineraries
With 15 days to spare, you can design an immersive experience that will see you enjoying the most famous outdoor pursuit Nepal: mountain trekking. To experience true sherpa culture you can ascend Pikey Peak for some of the best views of the Himalaya, as well as trek to Dudh Kunda, a high-altitude lake sacred to Buddhists. If you want something different yet equally stunning you can trek to the Annapurna Massif, a portion of the Himalaya in North Central Nepal. For rich history you can even trek to the mysterious Lost Kingdom of Mustang (also known as the Land of Lo), which is a throwback to traditional Tibetan life.
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One of Nepal's most classic short treks, this route takes you to the foot of some of the tallest mountains in the world. Along the way, you'll spend the night in two famous base camps with close-up views of Annapurna I and Machapuchare.
This 15-day trek offers stunning views of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Range while getting you off-the-beaten-track. You'll experience authentic Sherpa culture and visit the sacred lake known as Dudh Kunda.
This route takes you off-the-beaten-path in the lower Annapurna region to multiple spectacular viewpoints. You'll hike through local villages, terraced farmland, and dense bamboo, oak, pine, and rhododendron forests to rewarding vistas of snow-capped Himalaya. Contrast your adventure with a relaxing stay in the peaceful village of Bandipur before heading south to explore Chitwan's jungle and wildlife.
Trekking through the barren beauty of the Upper Mustang—one of the most remote regions of the Himalaya—is a highlight of this 15-day itinerary, which culminates in the annual Tiji festival in Lo Manthang. During this colorful, three-day Buddhist celebration, you'll witness masked and costumed dances and ancient music at the most important local religious festival of the year. En route, you'll take in the natural and cultural attractions of Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal's two most lively cities.