Upper Mustang Trek 17-Days
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The Upper Mustang trek provides travellers with the opportunity to venture into the remote, semi-independent Kingdom of Upper Mustang, located north of Annapurna on the Tibetan border at an altitude of roughly 4,000 meters. This region is geologically and culturally a part of the Tibetan plateau. Its valleys are arid and dry with colourful rock formations and cliffs. Behind them stand the 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 this part of the country is beyond any control and influence of the administrative centre 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 it wasn’t until the 1990s that tourists were 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.
This region is geologically and culturally a part of the Tibetan plateau. Its valleys are arid and dry with colourful 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 is 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, Mustang is well known among the people not only as a place with unique landscapes that will take your breath away 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 and 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 and desert surroundings to the ancient kingdom of Mustang – a place where culture meets nature and forms an eternal bond.