Upper Mustang Trek

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Duration: 16 Days

Upper Mustang Trek
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Upper Mustang Trek Overview

Make your way to the Kingdom of Mustang, a hidden Buddhist settlement. Learn about the Lo dynasty's long reign over Upper Mustang at the cultural and historical city of the dune. Trekkers were much more worried about the historical mythology and valley of the mystery when much more money was made for themselves in a concealed environment like a desert.

The trans-Himalayan region bordering Tibet is distinguished by an arid landscape with tall cliffs, peculiar rock formations, and Duned colors; the locals have a Tibetan feel. provides a chance to explore a variety of caves, rock artwork, lamaseries, and gumbas and learn about the local culture while taking in expansive views of the Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri mountains. Diversification is promised through Upper Mustang Trek.

Another excellent opportunity to learn more about the ancient Buddhist empire that resembled Tibet is to travel to the Upper Mustang. Beautiful monasteries, old tunnels, breathtaking mountain views, the Amchi Museum, colorful walls, and prayer flags are some of the other features of the Upper Mustang journey.

Without a sure, no other trekking site in Nepal can compare to Upper Mustang's unique brand of beauty and glamor. For those interested in mystery and creating myths about the magical realm, it is a priceless jewel.

The trail visits Kagbeni: Gateway to Upper Mustang and then continues to Lo-Manthang, the former capital of the Kingdom of Lo, as it passes through a desolate terrain under the shadow of the Dhaulagiri glacier.

Expectations for the Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang, popularly known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, was not accessible to trekkers until the 1990s. In the Mustang region, you may take in breathtaking vistas of the mountains, lush meadows, stunning canyons, little towns, and other attractions. People continue to live their conventional lives in the absence of the effect of modern lifestyles. Because of the region's and its residents' distinctive past and way of life, you will certainly fall in love with the place.

However, this once-"hidden kingdom" is now changing. The growth of modern Chinese truck trade routes over historic salt trade routes is altering the core notion of a "trek." Roads drive right over former walking trails, paying little attention to the environment. Because of the protracted and delayed construction, trekkers must put up with discomfort for at least some of their routes to Lo Manthang.

Located off the upper corner of the Annapurna Circuit, this Dry River valley extends north to south. With its capital in Lo Manthang (where your adventure will circle back), the Upper Mustang Trekking destination uses both social and geological factors to build its territory. Being one of Nepal's limited regions and located in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, it is renowned for its exceptional desert landscape, which is surrounded by cliffs.

Upper Mustang is accessible throughout the year and offers an incredible trip during rainstorms because it is located in the shadow of the Himalayas. The main idea is that during the winter when it is colder and snowier outside, most people relocate to urban areas. Upper Mustang is often best visited from early March to mid-November.

Growing crops and living a normal life could be challenging because the terrain resembles a desert, right? But since humanity has started to thrive once more, the cultivations in Mustang have been cleverly cultivated. For sufficient output for the people of Mustang, the designated sites close to water sources flowing from the Mount Annapurna ranges are farmed.

Can I Participate in the Upper Mustang Trek?

The Upper Mustang Trek provides a rare opportunity to observe and comprehend alpine culture in its natural state. In order to preserve the area's distinctive culture, unspoiled natural resources, and historical components of the centuries-old monastery, geographic and diplomatic isolation from the rest of the world has been crucial.

The medieval relics, the colorful prayer flags, and the riders on horses provide a stark contrast to contemporary society. You can get in touch with a few of the oldest Alpine tribe families in Mustang. Additionally, you will share their myths and stories.

The long-lasting relationship that people have had with mountains will astound you. Then the royal palace, magnificent historic monasteries, Amchi Museum, and Upper Mustang School tell a brand-new story.

The Classic Route primarily stays on the road, with a few off-road detours. The Western Route, which takes one to two days, primarily consists of an off-road section between Ghami and Lo Manthang via Dhakmar and Ghar Gompa. The Eastern Route, a 3-day (almost entirely) off-road route that connects Lo Manthang and Chhusang through Yara and Tangge, is best attempted on the way back. From Chhusang, one can climb on a trail over the Gyu La to Muktinath rather than take the road to Kagbeni. We believe that the Eastern Route is both the most beautiful and challenging part of the entire trek.

Additionally, it provides up-close views of magnificent mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and the Nilgiri Himal. The fabled village walks, the mysterious caverns, the carvings, and the ancient monasteries will leave you breathless.

Start At Kathmandu
End At Kathmandu
Trip Grade Moderate

Travellers should be comfortable with somewhat-demanding activities.

Max Altitude 4200 M
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel and Tea house
Tour Type Private
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