Buddhist Priests and scholars, Nepal

Upper Mustang: Journey to Lo Manthang

1 October to 18 October 2025

With its rugged mountain terrain and rich cultural legacy, the remote Mustang region is one of the Himalaya’s finest treasures. Set on the border of Nepal and Tibet, between the Annapurna range and the Tibetan Plateau, the landscape here is striking and otherworldly-a semi-arid desert of deep ravines, rocky cliffs, and narrow valleys, flanked by high mountain passes and majestic snowy peaks.

Although politically part of Nepal, Mustang’s geographic isolation has meant that its ancient Tibetan culture, religion and language have been preserved remarkably well. Prayer flags, simple monasteries and impressive chortens dot the unique landscape and Tibetan Buddhist culture still thrives in the whitewashed settlements and cliff-side villages of this former Himalayan kingdom.

Prepare to be awestruck by breathtaking landscapes and meet the people of one of the world's most culturally preserved regions.

Zen Oriental Journeys appoints tour managers and leaders who have significant experience in management at senior education department levels and are experienced in professional tour leadership. Upper Mustang: Journey to Lo Manthang will be personally escorted and managed by Lee Grafton.

Departure date: 1 October 2025
Duration: 18 days (land only without extension)
Hotels: These are indicative only and subject to change and confirmation prior to departure. Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency or similar, Marpha: See You Lodge, Ghemi: Royal Mustang, Lo Manthang: Mandala, Samar: Local Lodge or Tea House, Jomson: Om’s Home, Pokhara: Begnas Lake Resort.


Indicative price per person twin share (Land only and subject to a minimum of 12 persons): AUD 5886.00
Extras (Permit and domestic flights): AUD 1196.00
Single Supplement: AUD 1140.00


Upper Mustang Restricted Area permit fee (Valid for 10 days)
Kathmandu /Pokhara airfare
Jomsom/Pokhara airfare
(current permit fees & airfares, subject to change)

Airfare: From Australia TBA when available for booking


Prices may fluctuate due to changes in charges, taxes and currency. Prices and flights are correct at time of preparing this program and are subject to availability at time of booking. Special conditions and seasonal surcharges to airfares and package prices may apply depending on date of travel. Flight times are subject to change by the airline. Please visit: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au or ring 1300 139 281 for information on current Government travel advice.

Bookings will be processed in order of receipt. Any bookings after this date will be accepted subject to visa processing, flight availability, land content and room availability. Such booking must be paid in full after confirmation of your acceptance in the tour. Special conditions and additional charges to airfares and package prices may apply depending on date of booking.

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