Trip Introduction: 17 Days Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking is an exotic tour and one of the most mysterious and popular treks in Nepal. It has been described as the desert in the Nepalese Himalayas. ”Mustang’ is a Tibetan-derived word meaning fertile plain’ in Nepali. Geographically, It is located in the north of Annapurna at an average altitude of 4,000m and is culturally part of the Tibetan plateau. 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 trekking to Mustang is through an almost treeless landscape and infertile landscape. You experience the strong wind blowing across the area as it is a rain shadow area of Nepal.
The most convenient way to get to the upper Mustang is to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and start the trek from here. The flight is an attraction in itself, flying through the deepest gorge in the world. The Upper Mustang Trekking is a perfect destination for visiting the oldest Buddhist monasteries and many historical caves and the Himalayas' beauty. This semi-autonomous is a heavily Tibetan-influenced region. This trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. The trek to Lo-Manthang (walled capital)is almost through a treeless barren landscape, a steep rocky trail, and downhill, panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and several other peaks make your trek memorable. Upper Mustang is also known as “the last forbidden” kingdom of Nepal”. The landscape here is extremely beautiful. A lifestyle of people, who have been residing calmly, even in such a harsh environment, has its charm. Lo-manthang, Chooser Cave, and Ghar Gompa is the major attraction of upper mustang trekking. Tiji is the greatest festival in the Mustang region. It will be a unique privilege to witness the same color, costume, dancing, and rituals that were displayed by these people in this place more than 600 years ago.
Before 1991 upper mustang was a restricted area for foreigners to enter. Nepal Department of immigration started a small number of special trekking permits in 1991. Nowadays foreigners are allowed and the upper Mustang has become the best attraction for tourists around the world. You can do a camping trek and a tea house trek. Tea house trek is comparatively least costly, however; nowadays lodge to lodge stay is also available. So get ready to explore this exotic trekking route with Trekking Planner to make it more convenient and memorable.
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