Mustang was only opened to visitors in 1992 and it is still not an easy place to visit. The trekking is hard, the climate is difficult and strong winds are common. It is also not cheap as permits are expensive but it is truly the trek of a lifetime to a completely unique corner of the world. Trekking to Lo Manthang in Mustang is a sensational journey beyond the Himalayas to one of the most remote kingdoms on earth, hidden behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
(On the way to Upper Mustang)
Visits to Mustang are strictly controlled with sustainability at the forefront of any trek. To trek in Upper Mustang you have to buy a trekking permit from the Department of Immigration of Kathmandu or Pokhara. The trekking fee is about US$ 700 per person for the first ten days and US$ 70 per person per additional day.
(Donkeys carry supplies for the city Lo Manthang)
Note to buy the trekking permit only through the registered trekking agencies!