Nepal – Upper Mustang — Hard (Note: Dates approximate at this point)

Date(s) - 1 Sep 2013 until 15 Oct 2013


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Leader: Deb Kahn      Phone: 0260414202 before 8pm
Please note that participants in this activity is not covered by normal BBC Insurance and should take steps to ensure they have taken out appropriate travel insurance and have appropriate medical cover.

Tucked away in north western Nepal is the ancient Kingdom of Mustang.  Our trek to Upper Mustang, the home of the Dolpo people, some of whom still practice polyandry, starts in Jomson after a spectacular flight from Pokhara.  This Upper Mustang area has an elevation of around 3500m – 4000m, is a barren treeless but sparsely beautiful landscape, way off the beaten track but popular with adventurous trekkers and destined to change when a road between China and Nepal is constructed.  Time will be spent in Kathmandu and Pokhara before our trek.  Before the trek you can choose to spend a few days helping out at Sonrisa Orphanage, in Kathmandu.  There is also the possibility to spend some time on a houseboat on Dal Lake in Srinigar, Kashmir doing day walks and visit the Taj Mahal on our way home.  Cost dependent on numbers. Expressions of interest sought.