At a glance
Trekking Destination: Upper Mustang Trek
Transportation: private and public vehicle
Trekking hour: 5-6 hours each day
Duration: 15 Days
Himalayan Treks & Expedition Team mates Organist Upper Mustang Trekking takes us to unrevealed worlds of Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang named Lo. This trek region connects it to Tibet culturally, geographically & in Language because it is the part of the Tibetan empire. Upper Mustang Trekking region separated from the outer world has protected Tibetan culture and unspoiled nature. Mustang encloses itself by different colored rocks with very pleasant formations .It has rugged arid land in the Dhaulagiri massif’s rain shadow. The white washed house, stone and wood chortens festooned with prayers flag and barley field are the dotted settlement in this land. This landscape is colorful.
Our Upper Mustang trek in Nepal entrails via old salt caravan path. The people of Mustang trade Tibetan Salt for grain from lowland via this path. The goal of the Upper Mustang Circuit Trekking is to reach Lo Manthang. At a distance we will view walled medieval capital. Along their white washed 6 m tall wall extended opposite to the sterile terrain. There is a pleasure of invading into a new world while passing to the Lo-Manthang via the Town Gate.
It is a world of hidden chorten, narrow pathways, flock of farming animals and long walls of amazing prayers wheels during afternoon to depart to their hut inside the city. The beautiful places to see here are the royal Palace, Thugchen Gompa, Amchi Museum and school. Thugchen Gumpa is a monastery of 15th century this school has Dr. Amchi’s name. There were two Amchi’s , who were official doctors of the king in Lo Manthang. The school’s establishment by them has a goal to protect their immemorial wisdom.
To roam outside the city and to enjoy the ride you can rent Tibetan Ponies. Here you can visit small monastery, old cave located high in the rocks. The best way to visit Upper Mustang trek is to take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and beginning the trekking from here. Our flight will go crossing the world’s deepest gorge i.e. Kaligandaki Gorge running in between Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Mountain. You will emanate via upstream of Kali Gandaki River and then walk via shore of the river upto Kagbeni.
The restricted area of Upper Mustang starts from here. Before heading to the north of Upper Mustang it’s a good idea to visit Muktinath paying permit cost. Finally, our Upper Mustang Trekking will ahead towards Manthang emanating our trek northward. There are various passes of about 3500 to 4000 m height. Along these passes you will find the world’s one of the oldest Tibetan Monastery. Its name is Lo Gekar Monastery.
One of the Tibetan Magician named Guru Rinpoche in 8th century built this monastery. Moreover, the belief is that he killed a demon whose bright red blood painted the rocks along Dhakmar. This trekking region was not open for foreigners until 1992.But now this trekking region is open for foreigners. Nowadays accommodation is available in this area. According to the Tibetan culture the central part of house is Kitchen. The kitchen in this region is of Living room style. During monsoon this is the best destination for trek in Nepal.