Welcome to the former Kingdom of Lo Upper Mustang...........
The Upper Mustang Trekking is an exciting journey in the former Kingdom of Lo and Tibetan plateau, which is similar to the Tibetan lifestyle. The trekking trail to Upper Mustang was opened since 1992, as a restricted area. It is also popular as off the beaten path in the trans-Himalayan region. Upper Mustang trekking package leads to the Lo Manthang, a medieval town and the capital of the Upper Mustang region through the trail of a traditional salt trade route to Tibet. It includes the deepest Kaligandaki gorge. The cave-like settlement and Tibetan Buddhist cultural preservations are distinct in this trekking.
The Upper Mustang area is surrounded by ancient monasteries including the Thugchen Gompa, built in the 15thcentury. The central part of the capital is surrounded by the stone wall. The area is full of a barren landscape, followed by a rugged trail. It was used by the people in their salt trade with the people from lowland region, known as the caravan route. All the houses are made of mud bricks, which are really antique and attractive. They celebrate the Tiji festival the full moon of May, which is celebrated to chase the demons, and have a strange social system of polyandry, transformed from the generations. In this Himalayan journey to Upper Mustang, the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri Himalayan regions are fantastic with several other attractive peaks. Lying in the Himalayan rain shadow area, The Upper Mustang has preserved its natural and mystic beauties, cultural prosperity and Tibetan Buddhist rituals. Several Gompas, Chhortens, mani walls are the live proofs of it. Trekkers can view several species of colorful flowers, lush vegetation, and fauna in the lower parts of this trekking trail.
Our Upper Mustang trip starts after a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Then the trip leads through the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge and enters into the restricted area from the Kagbeni. Muktinath, a famous Hindu, and Buddhist pilgrimage place lie near the trekking trail. The trek can be customized by linking it to the Jomsom Muktinath trek. Due to its location in the Himalayan rain shadow area, the monsoon season is also a good season for the Upper Mustang trek. Please, contact us for the detailed information of Upper Mustang trekking.
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