"Embark on an unforgettable journey to the mystical land of Upper Mustang, where time seems to stand still, and ancient traditions and culture have been preserved for centuries. Trek through a rugged, arid landscape, past towering cliffs and rock formations, and discover hidden caves and monasteries adorned with intricate carvings and colorful prayer flags. A once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you spellbound and yearning for more."
Trekking in the Upper Mustang region is like opening the doors to a mystical realm, a world that was once forbidden and shrouded in mystery. Nestled in the heart of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also known as Lo, the Upper Mustang trek offers a unique glimpse into a culture that has evolved independently for centuries, heavily influenced by neighboring Tibet.
Thanks to its isolation from the outside world, Mustang has been able to nurture its own unique customs and traditions that are deeply intertwined with Tibetan culture. And the Upper Mustang trek offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness this fusion firsthand.
But the journey isn't just about immersing yourself in a rich cultural experience. It also promises breathtaking views of some of Nepal's most stunning mountain scenery. Trekking through one of the driest regions of Nepal, you'll be rewarded with vistas that will leave you amazed.
All in all, the Upper Mustang trek 16 days is an adventure that offers a perfect blend of culture and nature, a journey that is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who embarks on it!
Why you'll love the Upper Mustang trek?
Traversing through the rugged terrain of the Himalayas, the Upper Mustang trek reveals a world that remains hidden from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The journey leads to the Kingdom of Mustang, also known as Lo, an ancient Buddhist realm that exudes a distinctly Tibetan vibe.
As you trek through the arid landscape, you'll be struck by the high cliffs and rocks with their unusual formations and colors, all contributing to the mesmerizing charm of this remote trans-Himalayan mountain area. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and a short ascend to Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang. The trail takes you through a stark & offbeat terrain in the rain shadow of the towering Dhaulagiri massif.
But the real jewel of the trek is Lo-Manthang (3,840 m/12,598 ft), the seat of past Kings of the Kingdom of Lo Manthang. Here, you can explore many caves, rock paintings, monasteries, and gompa, each one steeped in history and culture. Immerse yourself in the local way of life and learn about the unique customs of this region.
And, of course, the Upper Mustang trekking also offers panoramic views of some of the most magnificent mountain ranges in the world, including Nilgiri (7,061 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and many others. So, whether you're seeking adventure, cultural immersion, or just a chance to soak in the stunning natural beauty of the Himalayas, the Upper Mustang trek has something for everyone.
Upper Mustang- a restricted area in Nepal
Upper Mustang was a restricted area in Nepal due to its close proximity to the border with Tibet and its unique cultural heritage. In the past, Upper Mustang was an independent kingdom that maintained close ties with Tibet.
The restrictions on travel to Upper Mustang were only lifted in 1992, and even then, access was limited to a small number of trekkers each year. Today, while the area is open to tourists, it remains a protected region, with strict regulations in place to preserve its unique cultural heritage and natural beauty.
The remote and isolated location of the Mustang district has played a significant role in preserving its unique culture, untouched natural beauty, and ancient heritage, including centuries-old monasteries. As you trek through the area, you'll be transported back in time, surrounded by medieval relics and colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind.
You'll have the opportunity to interact with some of the oldest mountain tribe families in Mustang, hearing their stories and learning about their way of life. You'll also have the chance to explore the royal palace, beautiful old monasteries, the Amchi museum, and even a school in the Upper Mustang, each with its own unique story to tell.
Alternative trekking packages
If you like the Upper Mustang trek, you should also check our other mystical trekking packages in the Himalayas of Nepal, like the Upper Dolpo trek, Nar Phu Valley trek, Kanchenjunga Circuit trek, Limi Valley trek, and the Langtang Gosaikunda trek.
For beginner trekkers, these trekking packages will be the best- Langtang valley trek, Ghorepani Poon hill trek, Helambu trek, Pikey Peak trek, Everest Panorama trek, and Annapurna base camp trek.
Join us on the adventures and magical Upper Mustang trek 2023/2024
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to the mystical land of Upper Mustang? Join us on our upcoming Upper Mustang trek in 2023/2024, where you can discover the hidden treasures of one of the most remote regions of Nepal.
With our expert guides, you will trek through a rugged, arid landscape, past towering cliffs and rock formations, and discover hidden caves and monasteries adorned with intricate carvings and colorful prayer flags.
This 18-day adventure is packed with excitement and discovery, from the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang to the breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. You'll get to experience firsthand the timeless beauty and magic of this region.
Contact us today to book your spot on the Upper Mustang trek 2023/2024 departure.