Explore A Pristine Desert Known As The Last Forbidden Kingdom
Trek for fourteen days on a tour of the protected Mustang region of northeastern Nepal
Travel alongside rolling rivers and wind through canyons between skyscraping desert peaks
Explore Lo Manthang, the last standing capital city of an independent kingdom within Nepal
Learn about Buddhism and Tibetan culture, history, and art in this border region
Hike through the summer months; this region is located outside the monsoon zone
Enjoy a moderate trek—this excursion lasts two weeks and only reaches 3800m in altitude
Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport is directly connected to major cities in India, China, rest of South Asia, South East Asia and West Asia and to the rest of the world by transiting through New Delhi, Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Shree …
Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport is directly connected to major cities in India, China, rest of South Asia, South East Asia and West Asia and to the rest of the world by transiting through New Delhi, Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Shree Airlines, Nepal airlines, among others are a few flight services, operating between Pokhara and Kathmandu and a few other destinations in Nepal and India.
By bus you can reach Kathmandu from New Delhi and other major cities in North India. The main inter-city bus station is at Gongabu. From Kathmandu, it is a 7 to 9 hours’ drive, covering 200 km of distance to Pokhara.
There are motorcycles, bicycles, and SUVs available for rent to move within the city.
Lakeside (north and south) is the best location in Pokhara to select a cozy accommodation. There are several hotels, homestays and hostels, ranging from luxury to budgeted rooms. Not only the location presents amazing mountain views but also buzzes with daily routine, cultural programs, and numerous international backpackers.
The trek to Upper Mustang provides a glimpse into a trans-Himalayan region that has been closed to visitors for most of history, marking it as a unique and special experience. Additionally, this moderate, 2-week-long trek can be completed year-round, which makes it one of the more accessible options available in Nepal.
Although this trek is available year-round, the winter can generate harsh winds in the desert that many find difficult to travel through. Therefore, excursions are usually recommended from March to November. The Mustang region is a highly protected area and visitors require multiple permits. All tours must be led by a government-certified guide. Visitors will have to purchase a permit for the Mustang region specifically and for the Annapurna Conservation area, which overlaps this trek. Lastly, Nepal requires all international visitors (with the exception of Indian nationals) to present or purchase a 30-day visa.