Upper Mustang Trek is an exotic tour to the unspoiled villages. It showcases rare medieval Buddhism arts, cultures. It also lets you experience the unique beauty of the landscape of the trans-Himalayan desert. Mustang was once a major ancient trading route between Thak Khola and Tibet. The world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Valley, also lies in Mustang. In Tibetan, Mustang means fertile land. Mustang or the Kingdom of Lo is an area located at the North-West of Nepal and it borders Tibet. Mustang was a prohibited area to foreigners up until 1991. Made Independent, it is now an integral part of Nepalese territory (since 1951.) Located behind a mountainous barrier, Mustang sits in a rain shadow. This region is unaffected by the monsoons. Here one lives with the rhythm of the seasons isolated from modern time.
On this Upper Mustang trek, we will visit LO-Manthang, the capital of Mustang. It is home to Mustang king’s palace. This Upper Mustang trek of 20 days starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. You will have a scenic flight to Jomsom via Pokhara. We start our hike to Kagbeni followed by Chele, Geling, Tsarang. Finally reaching to Forbidden Kingdom of Lo Manthang. We will also visit Chhoser Gompa, Ritseling Gompa, Khonchokling Gompa monastery. Next, we take out trail downhill to Drakmar, Shyangmochen, Chhusang. Once again we take a flight to Kathmandu from Jomsom with one night stay in Pokhara.
This Upper Mustang trek takes you to fantastic canyons with red cliffs. Chimneys of fairies and monasteries give definition to this region. Lo Manthang, the royal capital city strengthened by high Mustang. You will have an exceptional voyage to the authentic culture full of legends and secrets.