Brand new Expedition on our calendar, Mustang overland expedition is not for the faint hearted. Mustang, formerly Kingdom of Lo, is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas. The Upper Mustang was a restricted demilitarized area until 1992 which makes it one of the most preserved regions in the world. Foreign visitors have been allowed to the region since 1992, but tourism to Upper Mustang is regulated. So pristine is the region that the motor able track to the upper mustang was completed only in the year 2015.
The drive would start & end in Kathmandu, Nepal. A fleet of expedition ready Mahindra 4x4’s would be provided to the participants to undertake this drive.
The road to Mustang traverses through one of the deepest gorges on the world which involves multiple river crossing and involves hours of driving on the river bed of mighty Kali Gandaki river. The ascents are high gradient & often involves hard core 4wd precision driving for days together. Given the remoteness of this region, the accommodation available is basic, on shared basis and in few places could even involve common toilets. Given the difficulty of this drive, we would prefer participants who are team players with more than a decade of driving experience with good endurance capability with an open mind to adapt to changing on ground situations. Though open to all, confirmation of participation would be basis completion of intermediary off-road training course at the training academy located in Igatpuri/Mangalore.
- Challenging drive across the lower mustang to Muktinath
- Crossing the world’s deepest gorge through Kali Gandaki river bed
- Drive across the most treacherous & scenic vistas that Himalayas have to offer
- Drive up to historic Jokhang caves