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Travel to the Upper Mustang - Kingdom of Luo

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Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Moderate
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27 Oct 2020 - 11 Nov 2020

Duration: 15 Day(s) / Tour with fixed start dates
Price: from $2050

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Friends! This autumn, the White Peaks team will travel to the very centre of Lesser Tibet in Nepal, in the closed kingdom of Lo.

Alexey Zavodsky, an experienced guide of the Himalayas, will lead the group.

The Kingdom of Luo (Upper Mustang) is a closed area in the Nepalese Himalayas. The kingdom is located in the southern part of the Tibetan highlands and is part of the so-called Lesser Tibet, not occupied by the Chinese, where the customs and religious traditions of the Tibetans were not attacked nor persecuted.

Until some time ago, foreign tourists were not allowed to visit the Upper Mustang, but, recently, it became possible with a special expensive permission only as part of a guided by a local guide group. Local people lead a very isolated and authentic lifestyle and fully preserve the way and customs of their ancestors. The oldest Buddhist monasteries, cave towns, as well as fragments of the Buddhist religion of Tibet were preserved. This place is extremely interesting, both for its ethnographic component, for the traditions of the local population, and for its Martian landscapes, typical Tibetan landscapes, requiring the lens of our cameras. Yes, photography is a must during of all our Himalayan experiences. And this time there will be no exception! Take your cameras and, with Alexei's recommendations, you will take unique photographs. If you are not particularly interested in photography, it's not big deal; you will still take home great impressions and emotions.

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Price includes

  • All Permits for the Upper Mustang and the Annapurna Region
  • Domestic flights Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara
  • Jeeps in Lo Montang - Jomsom
  • Bus Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • All transfers in Kathmandu and Pokhara by taxi
  • Transfer to the hotel from the airport and back
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and all the villages on the trek (absolutely everywhere)
  • Local guide services
  • Porters (who will carry our things, so that we enjoy the scenery and take pictures).
  • Tickets for sightseeing, if necessary
  • Photography editing master class

Not included in price

  • International flight to Kathmandu and back
  • Visa to Nepal (issued at the airport on arrival 40$ for 30 days)
  • Meals ($ 20-30 per day)
  • Medical insurance (optional)
  • Personal expenses, souvenirs

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Oksana Сhekulaeva

 Oksana Сhekulaeva 

38 years, Russia

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Nepal, Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Bagmati

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