adventure beyond Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya towards high Mustang areas
Upper Mustang Trekking is an adventure around the former forbidden country of the Lobas, the indigenous people of Upper Mustang.
A picturesque highland bounded by towering snow-capped peaks of Mustang and Dhaulagiri Himal with scenic windswept dry terrains.
Upper Mustang is an extension of the vast South West Tibetan Plateau, the highest and largest Tableland on Earth. The highest areas of Mustang are lined with a gigantic colored wide wall of canyons and towering wind-eroded cliffs.
Covered with amazing red mud hills, makes the Upper Mustang similar to moonscapes, as well as paradise for professional photographers.
Upper Mustang Trekking is also the gateway of the old Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet. Where caravan of mules, horses, and yaks laden with goods from both sides passed through Karo-La pass unto Tibet.
Take a short scenic flight through the giant peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range to land at Jomsom Airport. The real journey begins heading towards the windy Kaligandaki River Valley to the old village of Kagbeni.
An interesting Kagbeni village adorned with similar cultures as their Tibetan predecessor across the border. From here enters the wild country of Upper Mustang, walking on windswept terrains, and traversing high passes. Reach from one scenic valley to another beautiful location and walk through lovely traditional villages to Lo Manthang. A former forbidden walled kingdom of Lo Manthang, ruled in the past by various kings/raja.
Entering the old walled kingdom of Lo Manthang, having time to explore its impressive town. Takes you back to the medieval period era of narrow cobbled streets lined with shops and restaurants. Includes famous ancient Buddhist religious sites with impressive monuments and monasteries of great historical and cultural interest.
Lo Manthang is also famous for itscolorful religious festival called Tije, which falls in late spring during May. An exciting and interesting to be in the festival for a wonderful experience of a lifetime around the hidden Shangri-La.
After an enjoyable moment at the walled kingdom of Lo Manthang, our adventure slowly comes to an end. As the walk follows through the nice villages of Charang, Ghami, and Chusang to reach Kagbeni. The end of Upper Mustang region, and then an exciting walk to Jomsom the headquarters town of Mustang district. An early morning panoramic flight brings you to a scenic city in Pokhara, where our great marvelous Upper Mustang Trekking concludes.