Mustang is the former Kingdom of Lo and now a part of Nepal, located in the north-central part of the country, bordering with Tibet on the Central Asian plateau between the Nepalese provinces of Dolpo and Manang, The Kingdom of Lo, the traditional Mustang region, and "Upper Mustang" are one and the same, comprising the northern two-thirds of the present-day Nepalese Mustang District, and are well marked by official "Mustang" border signs just north of Kagbeni where a police post checks permits for non-Nepalese seeking to enter the region, and at Gyu La (pass) east of Kagbeni.
Trekking in Upper Mustang Region is very popular in Nepal and it is one of the most mysterious trekking regions in Nepal. The landscape of this region 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 is relatively easy trekking along the permitted route to Lo Manthang, lies in the heart of Mustang. The trek to Mustang is through an almost treeless barren landscape, strong winds generally howl across the area in the afternoon and low at night.
Mustang is considered to be the rain shadow areas of the Himalayas, the result, there is much less rain in comparison to whole country of Nepal. Mustang 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. This isolation Mustang owns a unique lifestyle and cultural heritage of people living in the area, which has remained almost unchanged for centuries.
The majestic Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna are hidden behind this area; Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones. With this all the features, special trekking permit is required for all the trekkers from the government registered trekking company in Nepal and Escape Nepal Holidays has long been organizing the trekking in the area, therefore, you do not need to worry, if you want to go and explore this unique area of the world.
Upper Mustang is organized during all year and it is possible to trek in the area in 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. 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.
Normally, trekking in to upper Mustang is privileged to have an experience the life, who have been residing calmly, even in such harsh environment. The trekking in Upper Mustang is quite similar to trekking in Tibet; as geographically it is a part of Tibet. Interesting is that, this was a part of Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830's. The medieval wall city of Lo Monthang, unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom. It is rich in culture and religious heritage. The history of Lo Monthang is based on myth and legend rather than the recorded in detail.
Upper mustang trek begins with a day tour in Kathmandu, you then drive to Pokhara and take short flight to Jomsom. The trek starts from Jomsom and 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. You have a day to explore our ultimate destination for excursion in Lo Manthang, a fairy-tale walled city and the capital of Mustang. The Mustang trekking adventure to Mustang in Nepal entices to them who love to explore special part of the Himalaya and finally by flight from jomsom, youreturn to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu.
We at Escape Nepal Holidays have designed 18 Days itinerary for the Mustang trek however we are flexible to tailor itinerary for the Mustang as per your time that have for the Mustang holidays so, contact us for the tailor made itinerary and price.