Spencer Scott Archive

2015 - A Walk on the Roof of The World

11th - 29th May 2015


If you regularly walk 7 – 10 miles then this wild and adventurous hike in the remote Upper Mustang area of the Himalayas is very achievable and the most remarkable walk you’ll ever undertake.


A Walk on the Roof of The World

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mustang 8Remote in the most extreme but non-technical, it is a walk along an ancient trade route that is still used and which follows the Kali Gandaki Valley in Upper Mustang. Its appeal is not just hiking on the Tibetan Plateau but also the destination itself; the walled city of Lo Manthang (3840m) – a former independent Kingdom, whose 900 inhabitants remain relatively untouched by the outside world. The 5-day hike from Kagbeni 281Om to Lo Manthang 3840m is through stunningly impressive Tundra landscape (4170m highest pass), resting each night in mountain villages and absorbing the rich Tibetan culture along the way.

Special permits and organised hikes are still the only way to gain access to this part of the Roof of the World.


Trek summary

11 May        Depart Manchester or London Heathrow

12 May       Arrive Kathmandu. Overnight

13 May       Full day in Kathmandu to process special Mustang and Lo Manthang permits

14 May       Fly to Pokhara. Overnight

15 May       Fly to Jomsom. Travel by jeep to Kagbeni 2810m. Hike to Chhusang 2980m / 5 hours

16 May       Chhusang to Samar 3660m / 5 hours

17 May       Samar to Syangboche 3880m / 6 hours

18 May       Syangboche to Charang 3560m / 7 hours

19 May      Charang to Lo Manthang 3810m / 4 hours

20 May      Explore Lo Manthang

21 May      Lo Manthang to Charang 3560m / 4 hours

22 May      Charang to Ghar Gumpa 3920m to Ghami 3510m / 7 hours

23 May      Ghami to Syangboche 3880m / 5 hours

24 May      Syangboche to Chele 3050m . 6 hours

25 May      Chele to Kagbeni 2810m / 5 hours. Continue by jeep to Jomsom

26 May      Fly to Pohkara

27 May      Contingency day – Pokhara

28 May      Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight

29 May      Fly to London or Manchester


OSMOC-00000878-001This is a personalised itinerary that has been tried and tested and we know is achievable by any fit hillwalker from Europe and the US. The exact route is subject to local conditions and the walking time depends on individuals’ pace. This is an expedition that requires appropriate acclimatisation and extra days for processing permits and contingency days. It is not a trek that you can shave days to save costs. All your personal gear is carried by porters.

Shared accommodation is in simple tea houses along the route. All meals are provided on the trek. They are simple but wholesome. You will be staying in very comfortable hotels pre and post the trek.

Morning Sun Rises Over Himalaya

With the best mountain scenery in the world and a culture as far removed from our own as is conceivable, this fully portered, teahouse hike has to be done, to be believed.

Join veteran hill walker and navigation expert Pete Hawkins on his next expedition to Lo Manthang.

Fully inclusive trek for 4-8 walkers:  £5,995.00 per person

Images courtesy of Amanda O’Donnell, Pete Hawkins & Bijay Amatya

A Walk on the Roof of The World

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Mountain instructors & leaders

Alan Hinkes OBE
Steve Elliott
Dave Green
John Whittle
Frag Last