Example Itinerary

Mustang the Easy Way

Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Price Per Person
Destinations
Nepal

Do you want to see the natural beauty of Nepal and learn about the ancient country’s history but don’t want to spend your vacation time trekking for weeks? With our 4-day getaway, you can still experience the legendary landscape while meeting locals in Kathmandu, Mustang and Balambu. Travel in luxury, staying at the country’s top hotels and enjoying lavish helicopter tours. This is a cultural experience you won’t soon forget.  

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Shortcut to Mustang: Normally a seven-day trek, travelers fly into Mustang by helicopter, where travelers will have the opportunity to ride through villages on horseback, take in mountain views, and even meet a member of Mustang royalty from the previous Kingdom of Lo.
  • Culture in Kathmandu: The power of the leaders in the Kathmandu Valley is what birthed the nation of Nepal. Today the legacy of this is evident in the vibrant and diverse culture of the capital, where visitors will find cremations at Shree Pashupatinath, a buzzing whirlwind in Durbar Square, and a private blessing from the monks of Drikung Kagyu Rinchen Palri Monastery.
  • Dwarika’s Resort: Bed down in Dwarika’s Hotel, the only luxury hotel in the capital of Kathmandu and filled with magnificent examples of Newari architecture.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

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Kathmandu »

Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal’s largest city and capital - not to mention the world’s adventure hub for trekking and mountaineering. For the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, we recommend checking into the Dwarika’s Hotel. Dwarika’s Hotel is just outside of the city near Nepal’s prized mountain. The restaurant offers 6 to 22 course authentic, savory, and extravagant Nepalese meals. 

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Day 2

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Lo Manthang »

Sit back as you take a helicopter flight to Mustang, typically a 7-day trek. The region was known as the Kingdom of Lo until the kingdom ended in 2008. Catch unrivaled views of the mountains before landing in the ancient city. You have the rare opportunity of meeting a member of Mustang royalty. After your audience with royalty, you will tour the walled city. Ride through the local villages on horseback. Gain a sense of tranquility and peace as you visit the meditation caves. Spend tonight in Lo Manthang, the walled capital of the region.

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Mustang

Day 3

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Kathmandu »

Fly back to the Kathmandu District to catch a glimpse into a sacred culture - the buddhist monks of Drikung Kagyu Rinchen Palri Monastery in Balambu. If the High Dalai Lama is not traveling, you will be granted an audience. You will experience a private monk blessing. Dine with monks, eating the traditional vegetarian lunch with the monks living in the monastery. Travel back to Kathmandu and overnight at Dwarika's. 

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Day 4

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Departure

Spend your last morning in Kathmandu discovering the city’s culture before your afternoon departure. Our suggestions include visiting the Bodhnath Stupa, a revered holy site which dominates the skyline. The ancient stupa is one of the largest in the world and falls along the ancient Tibetan trade route. Take a stroll through the Garden of Dreams and enjoy the fresh floral fragrance. Visit the Swayambhunath Temple and marvel from the lookout point at the stunning view of the sprawling city below. Squeeze in these final moments of cultural exploration before ending your journey and returning home. 

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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