Why Choose the Mustang Trek with Alpine Ascents?
Our trek to Mustang will be led by one of our senior mountaineering guides, Peter Athans, who is a seven time summiter of Mount Everest as well as the expedition leader for the Caves of Mustang Project that has been instrumental in uncovering secrets of Nepal’s ancient history and the migration of early people into the Himalayan states. Peter’s ten year project has been to investigate what drove groups of people upwards of three thousand years ago to explore, trade and, ultimately, live in one of the most austere environments on earth. Our group will visit some of Mustang’s most historically important and artistic sites, as well its most scenic and visually memorable.
Alpine Ascents guides are revered as mountaineers, instructors and cultural enthusiasts. Climbing and trekking high peaks in the Himalayas fully encompass their expertise. Their passion and knowledge of Nepal is contagious, and will add to the already profound richness of your expedition. We are confident that our expertise in this region is unsurpassed. We have been guiding in Nepal during the past two decades and have consistently run expeditions each year. Our familiarity with the region, combined with our expertise and knowledge around the world, lend a depth to every expedition that we feel is unrivaled in the guiding community.
We lodge in Sherpa villages, many of them remote, giving us a rare look into traditional and monastic communities. Our lodging along the way is usually in tea houses. We access these villages through our longtime Sherpa friends with the belief that a sharing of cultures is essential to our understanding of the world. While the environs are often primitive by Western standards, they are balanced by the warmth and tremendous support of the Sherpa people.
Overall, this was an experience beyond my expectations. In the past, I have found that an Alpine Ascents expedition, whether a climb or a trek, has been the envy of other groups – and this trek was no exception. Every aspect of the trek was first-rate