The word ‘Mustang’ simply conjures up ideas of forsaken, remoteness and isolation, a place lost amongst the mountains. This was an independent country until it was closely consolidated into Nepal just a few decades ago. The kingdom of Mustang lies in the rain shadow formed by the Annapurna & Nilgiri Himalayas and thus gets very little rain which, fortunately, makes the area ideal for trekking even in the mid-monsoon while the other areas of Nepal remain unsuitable for trekking due to heavy monsoon rains.
Trekking to the upper mustang is magnificent by any means, it’s a sheer pleasure to walk through the majestic hill and see superb view of the barren mountains. This barren desert is so beautiful that it can put green lands in shame. The scenic landscape of this region is quite familiar to Tibetan landscapes as geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. Even the culture of this place is highly influenced by the Tibetan people.
Upper Mustang Trek is a thrilling experience where you can explore ancient monasteries from the 14th century, Buddhist shrines, culture that will leave an impression on your heart. You’ll have to march through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and downhill during Upper Mustang Trek while enjoying panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and several other peaks.
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3810 m/ 12500ft
•The forbidden walled city of Lo-Manthang (Upper Mustang)•1000 years old Buddhist Monastery•Wonderful landscapes those are almost identical to the Tibetan region.•Colorful barren hills holding interesting myths