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Get­ting There Silk Air ( silkair.com) flies be­tween Kath­mandu and Sin­ga­pore five times weekly; Cathay Dragon ( cathay­pa­cific.com) has a sim­i­lar fre­quency from Hong Hong. When to Go Ex­cept for the win­ter months, Mus­tang is a year-round trekking des­ti­na­tion, with mild sum­mers and clear if windy weather in au­tumn. In May, Lo Man­thang holds its col­or­ful Tiji fes­ti­val, a three-day cel­e­bra­tion of Ti­betan-Bud­dhist rit­u­als aimed at chas­ing away demons ahead of the har­vest sea­son. Trip Notes The au­thor trav­eled with Kath­mandu-based Hi­malayan Dream Team ( hi­malayan­dreamteam.com), which of­fers in­di­vid­ual trips to Up­per Mus­tang start­ing from US$2,350 per per­son for a 10-day pro­gram. Asia-fo­cused lux­ury travel de­signer Re­mote Lands (re­mote­lands .com), with of­fices in Bangkok and New York, has even more ex­clu­sive itin­er­ar­ies, such as an 11-day Mus­tang ad­ven­ture priced at US$12,900 per per­son, in­clud­ing a pri­vate he­li­copter ride back to Kath­mandu.

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