Upper Mustang trek is located in the north-central part of Nepal that is bordering with Tibet on the Central Asian plateau between the Nepalese provinces of Dolpo and Manang. Trekking in the upper Mustang region is very popular in Nepal, and it is one of the most mysterious trekking regions. The landscape of Upper Mustang is a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows, and brown.
Upper Mustang trek is relatively easy trekking along the permitted route to Lo Manthang that lies in the heart of Mustang. The trekking to Mustang goes through an almost treeless barren landscape, and strong winds generally howl across the area in the afternoon and low at night. Mustang region is considered to be the rain shadow area of the Himalayas because there is much less rain in comparison to the whole country. Mustang region is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived a very close-niche life. The interesting is that the Region was inaccessible to outsiders until some years back, and the Mustang owns a unique lifestyle and cultural heritage of people living in the area, which has remained almost unchanged for centuries.
Upper Mustang trek is filled with beauty, and the majestic Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna are hidden behind the area. A special trekking permit is required for all trekkers through a registered trekking company, and Escape Nepal has long been organizing Upper Mustang trek. Upper Mustang Trek is doable all year, including the rainy season as well. This isolated kingdom of Mustang prospered in the 15th century when its strategic location enabled to salt trade between Tibet and Nepal. Upper Mustang trek is privileged to have to experience the lifestyle of those who have been residing calmly, even in such a harsh environment.
Upper mustang trek begins from Jomsom after a short flight from Pokhara, and The trekking allows you to explore a weird and wonderful landscape of eroded conglomerate cliffs, colored by natural earth coloring -- red, yellow, brown, and blue. Trekking across passes of up to 4100m, you also trek through a succession of picturesque white painted Mustang villages and Tibetan monasteries, set against a backdrop of the distant snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. The upper Mustang trek offers a day to explore your ultimate destination for an excursion in Lo Manthang, a fairy-tale walled city and the capital of Mustang.