Cruise on the foothills of the Himalaya
If you want to experience the unparalleled beauty of the mystical forbidden kingdom of Nepal – Lo-Manthang but the idea of walking all day long for more than a week puts you off, you need not worry. Himalayan Impact has specifically crafted this trip for those who don’t want to miss the incredible panoramic view of towering mountains , gushing rivers, monasteries and temples but has also added the thrill of a 4WD cruising into the mountain deserts of Nepal.
This trip will take you to one of Nepal’s most unique remote and restricted region bordering Tibet. A special permission is required as limited numbers of tourist are permitted annually to enter this region which we will manage on your behalf.
The bumpy ride on a rugged terrain will pass through the magnificent landscapes, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys.
You will experience the local culture, lifestyle and tradition of the mountain people who are highly influenced from Tibet because of long historical and cultural ties. Your journey to the medieval settlement of Upper Mustang on the trans-Himalayan desert will always be full of surprises. You will spot ancient caves, centuries-old monasteries, archaeological sites and mystical holes in the walls of the hills. Not to forget, you will be savoring local delicacies over the different stops as well. Don’t forget to taste nationally-renowned apple, apple pie and apple wines of Mustang.
Your adventure begins with a short flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, passing through two giant mountains: Dhaulagiri (8167m.) & Annapurna I (8091m.) and the world’s deepest Kaligandaki George