The land of the last Shangri-la, Mustang is a region north of Pokhara nestled between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs.

Lower Mustang (mid-hills, typically with altitudes below 3000 m) is  home to a diverse set of cultures, landscapes, and interesting destinations that capture every visitor’s heart. Visitors can enjoy bike rides, trekking, or motor rides through semi-tropical forests before reaching the stunning town of Jomsom, all while exploring the diverse cultures and lifestyles of the surrounding communities.

Upper Mustang, home to ethnically Tibetan communities stretching from Chuusang to Lo-Mangthan (the historic walled city), has been one of most popular and exclusive destinations even within Nepal. Visitors can enjoy stunning landscapes shaped by the dry high altitude climate, stay in community guesthouses in small villages tucked by the mighty Kaligandaki river in tiny patches of greenery amidst the dusty landscape, reflect when passing through centuries old monasteries, and explore the majestic local cultures and lifestyles shaped over hundreds of years.

Upper Mustang is also one of the few restricted regions in Northern Nepal (other restricted regions include Upper Dolpo, Tsum valley). Foreign visitors are required to pay fees of $500 per week, and $100 per additional day when visiting this region.

Himchuli mountains set the background in Jomsom.
Exciting views and surreal landscapes, and of course downhill fun!
Experience ancient Buddhist culture in Muktinath.
No better way to immerse yourself in the local culture than from the comfort of a saddle.
The mountains in the Annapurna range set the background as you bike along the Kaligandaki river passing through small villages.
Ride alongside yaks and bulls in Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang, home to ethnically Tibetan communities stretching from Chuusang to Lo-Mangthan (the historic walled city), has been one of most popular and exclusive destinations even within Nepal. Visitors can enjoy stunning landscapes shaped by the dry high altitude climate, stay in community guesthouses in small villages tucked by the mighty Kaligandaki river in tiny patches of greenery amidst the dusty landscape, reflect when passing through centuries old monasteries, and explore the majestic local cultures and lifestyles shaped over hundreds of years.

Upper Mustang is also one of the few restricted regions in Northern Nepal (other restricted regions include Upper Dolpo, Tsum valley). Foreign visitors are required to pay fees of $500 per week, and $100 per additional day when visiting this region.

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Mountain Biking

The Himalayas are home to some of the most immaculate landscapes, spiritual cultures and pristine valleys in the world. Until a few years back, visitors came to this inspiring region mostly to trek, climb, raft or to see the tigers in the wild. Now mountain biking has gained a strong ground, and this thrilling adventure sport is here to stay.

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Tour summary Explore the forbidden lands of Mustang in this exhilarating tour. Enjoy fantastic mix of scenery and native Tibetan culture and lifestyles in Kagbeni....
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