Upper Mustang Trek is a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as Upper Mustang. It is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, since the region was restricted for outsiders until Nepal Government announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. Explore the thousand years of old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes.
Mustang trekking has a mysterious and unique feel to it. Upper Mustang is consider as one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage remain unchanged for centuries and to this date. The landscape of Mustang is dry, naturally carved sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, these all present naturally a colorful variety made up of red, yellow and brown together. The people of Mustang have their own King or Tribe-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista. The wall city of Lo Monthang, unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom within a Kingdom. It’s early history is embellished in myth and legend rather than the recorded fact and has rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture influenced by Tibetan life style. The starting point is Jomsom which can be reached by a short and scenic flight from Pokhara. Then we trek to Kagbeni and to Chele– Syanbochen- Ghami- Charang- Lo Mangthang- Dhrakmar- Ghiling- Chhuksang to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara. The trail follows Kali Gandaki river. 40 white peaks over 6000m will surround you along the trek.
A trek into this fabled forbidden kingdom of vast, arid valleys, eroded canyons, ochre valley, yak caravans, colourful –painted mud brick houses on the back dropped of majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes your medieval walled kingdom Mustang trekking a very special one. Normally Upper Mustang trek is not for backpacker because of its expensive permit cost. You can’t issue permit on your own instead it had to be applied by authorized local operator from Nepal.