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The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET HORSE RIDING -

UP­PER MUS­TANG: HID­DEN TI­BETAN KING­DOM PONY TREK

WORLD EX­PE­DI­TIONS

FROM $6290 PER PER­SON (17 DAYS)

The long for­bid­den King­dom of Up­per Mus­tang is horse ter­ri­tory and there is no finer way to ex­pe­ri­ence it than do­ing as the lo­cals do, rid­ing sure-footed Ti­betan ponies. Swap­ping roads for pony trails, the ride heads across coun­try to Tsarang to the nomad camps then to Lo Man­thang be­fore re­turn­ing to Ch­hu­sang. As well as wit­ness­ing the skills of lo­cal horse­men and mar­vel­ling at the elab­o­rate cos­tumes and jew­els of Chosar women, you’ll meet Tse­wang Jon­den Bista, the nephew of the last King of Mus­tang; visit the 15th century Thubchen Gompa and meet the Am­chis (Ti­betan heal­ers). Es­corted by vet­eran Mus­tang and Hi­malayan trav­eller, Margie Thomas, the ride de­parts Kath­mandu Au­gust 21, 2019. No pre­vi­ous rid­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is ne­c­es­sary.

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