Upper Mustang Trek
This 18day Upper Mustang Trek offers you to explore and enchant yourself with the rural trans-Himalayan mountain ranges of Nepal submerged in Tibetan traditional culture.This high altitude trekking will include the trips extending from high desert region of the Tibetan cultural influence to Kaligandak region.
This Upper Mustang Trek is an ideal for tourists craving to experience the exotic beauty of landscapes, the spiritual and cultural experience of visiting thousand years’ old caves, monasteries and local lifestyles and traditions.
The adventure trek of Upper mustang begins from world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki region into world’s highest regions of Lo-Mangthang Valley that goes through a tree-less barren landscape, a precipice rocky trail up and down hill and geographical glimpses of panoramic Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and many similar peaks worth climbing and trekking.
Glaciers, alpine valleys, passes and peaks lay sporadic on the trekking route. The Mustang houses are made of sun baked bricks and rock stones. The ancient culture as old as thousand years still sustains and retains its cultural heritage and lifestyle without being tainted by external worldly influence. The four storied majestic palace of Lo-Mathang are living evidences of ancient grandeur of Mustang region. Tiji Festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism is other attraction for tourists, which falls usually in the dry season. Polyandry is another unique cultural entity of Mustangi people. Mustang region is also regarded as the last forbidden kingdom which was restricted for foreigners until 1991. The local people here call themselves as “Lobas” with their own tribe leader, Jigme Palbar Bist, who is still regarded as King of Mustang for the local people.
Jomson to Kagbeni is the starting entry point for the Upper Mustang trekking, which follows the trail of banks of Kaligandaki River upstream to get to Lo-Mangthang which is the capital of the upper Mustang.
This enchanting 18 days trekking in Upper Mustang welcomes those tourists and adventurers who wish to explore the unbeaten path of treks in this Himalayan region.