Shinta Mani Mustang
Depending on the package you’ve booked, Shinta Mani Mustang– A BENSLEY Collection can manage every aspect of your time in Nepal before you’ve even left the runway.
You take the first flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (25 mins) and venture on a remarkable road trip from Pokhara to Jomsom. This route is a particularly stunning journey following the Kali Gandaki River and usually takes 5-6 hours. The path heading north towards Mustang, tracing the Kali Gandaki River, remains mostly within the Annapurna Conservation Area offering breathtaking views of the river gorge, waterfalls, lush mountainsides and a fascinating diversity of landscapes as you move through the region with views of the Himalayas. This journey is undeniably stunning and is well worth undertaking if your schedule allows. Keep in mind that the duration of the journey can sometimes be longer due to factors like seasons, weather conditions, and road conditions. During July and August, the road can be unforgiving due to landslides. As a necessary precaution to ensure our guests’ well-being and safety, we temporarily close the resort in July and August. We resume services as soon as the monsoon is over, allowing you to relish in the lush vegetation of the terrain post the rainy season.
By FlightAfter boarding the first flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which lasts about 25 minutes, you’ll proceed with a short transfer to the local airport exclusively facilitating flights to Jomsom. The flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, which takes around 20 minutes, is typically available during the early hours of the day due to prevailing weather conditions in Jomsom. If there are delays or the flight is cancelled, you can either opt for a vehicle to Jomsom or to spend the night in Pokhara and then an early flight to Jomsom the next morning.
By HeliWe are here to assist you organize the helicopter from Kathmandu to the resort, with a travel duration of 45 minutes.
If you have your own travel plans booked separately, then your all-inclusive experience with Shinta Mani Mustang – A BENSLEY Collection will commence on arrival in Jomsom.
By commercial flight, it is possible, weather permitting, to do the journey in one day with a short flight to Pokhara and then another short flight to Jomsom.
Alternatively, you can go by private helicopter directly from Kathmandu to our private helipad at Shinta Mani Mustang – A BENSLEY Collection on a stunning flight skirting the Himalayas.
You can also go by commercial flight to Pokhara and take a helicopter from Pokhara to Jomsom.
A more leisurely option is to fly by commercial flight to Pokhara and then take what is arguably the most scenic road journey in Nepal up the Kali Gandaki river to Jomsom. This journey usually takes 5-6 hours but can vary wildly depending on the time of year and weather and road conditions. If you take an early flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you can make the drive the same day or you can plan to have a night in Pokhara, a picturesque and lively tourist town on Phewa Lake.
Altitude Safety Consideration
At Shinta Mani Mustang, your health and safety are of paramount importance to us. As you prepare to visit us in the region of Mustang, Nepal, we would like to draw your attention to the potential risk of altitude sickness that may affect some individuals traveling to high-altitude areas.
Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can occur when your body doesn’t have enough time to adapt to the decreased levels of oxygen at high altitudes. Symptoms may include headaches, fatigue, nausea, and shortness of breath. While not everyone will be affected, it can become serious if left untreated.
To mitigate this risk, we strongly recommend that all our guests consult their healthcare provider or a travel health specialist before embarking on their journey. There are preventive medications available, such as Diamox (acetazolamide), which have been known to help the body acclimatize more quickly. However, the use of such medication should be under the guidance and recommendation of your doctor.
At Shinta Mani Mustang, we are committed to ensuring your comfort during your stay and have taken measures to help in case of altitude-related concerns. We have made oxygen available for our guests’ use should they need it. Please take the necessary precautions for a safe and enjoyable visit.