Upper Mustang Trek
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- The opportunity to venture into the remote,
- Semi-independent Kingdom of Upper Mustang, located north of Annapurna on the Tibetan border
- Geologically and culturally a part of the Tibetan plateau
- Valleys are arid and dry with colorful rock formations and cliffs
- Himalayan peaks, awe-strikingly beautiful and snow-topped
Embark your journey to a remote place untouched by any kind of modernization. You will experience the life that is similar to the civilization back in the time. The centuries back practice, lifestyle, and customs are still prevalent in the Mustang region of Nepal. Lying beyond the mountains, Mustang is regarded as the forbidden kingdom and also the part of the country is beyond any control and influence of the administrative center of the nation. If you love adventure and want to see the centuries back lifestyle now in present time then Upper Mustang Trek is a suitable journey for you.
Upper Mustang trek offers a spectacular trekking experience in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain region of Nepal. The 17-day trip begins in Kathmandu with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then we drive to Pokhara and fly to Jomsom the next day and begin trekking. Upper Mustang is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom because until the 1990s the tourists weren’t allowed to enter the region. While trekking in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal, we can admire the uniqueness of tree-less landscape, rocky trails, and views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the other Himalayas.
Upper Mustang Trek is like a treasure hunt where you travel to the mysterious places. The desert-like landscape will haunt you but the hidden caves and artistic monasteries built there is like a reward for your hard work and endurance capacity to spend your time in such a remote place. As you follow your trail, you will come across the Gompas; prayer flags and monasteries which is evidence to the Tibetan Buddhist culture prevalent in this place. The local people residing in this region are Lobos. These people follow Buddhism and regard themselves as the descendants to Tibet.
Amazing facts of Upper Mustang Trek
This region is geologically and culturally a part of the Tibetan plateau. Its valleys are arid and dry with colorful rock formations and cliffs. Behind them stand the Himalayan peaks, awe-strikingly beautiful and snow-topped. A part of Mustang’s beauty lies in the fact that this region visited only by the limited number of tourists; which leaves it one of the few places on the planet where one can see undisturbed Tibetan culture. Moreover is popular among people not only as a place with unique landscapes but also for its good cuisine and the production of a tasty apple liqueur.
For the brave trekkers and the ones keen on experimenting, the tasting of the local butter tea is an unforgettable experience; a chance to near oneself to the lifestyle of the local population. Make your way up the Kali Gandaki river’s banks, witnessing the beauty of its unreal blue waters; desert surroundings to the ancient kingdom of Mustang – a place where culture meets nature and forms an eternal bond.