Upper Mustang

An escape into the remote trans-Himalayan mountain area, Upper Mustang is one of the most adventurous trekking destination in Nepal. The entire region stretching from Kaligandaki, a deserted region, to Kagbeni in the Tibetan south border is known as Upper Mustang.

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Combination of scenic beauty and religious monastery that age more than thousands of years, Upper Mustang is an ideal experience for all adventure seekers. The route starts from the world’s deepest gorge, Kaligandaki Region, into world’s highest regions of Lo-Manthang Valley. The Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang Region. Follow the banks of Kaligandaki River upstream to get to Lo-Mangthang, the capital of the upper Mustang. The route offers panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek also passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys.

Influenced by the Tibetan Culture, the entire region has its own unique tradition and culture. The thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage uncorrupted by modernization. Majority of the the settlements are made up of stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city-wall and the four stored palace in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang region. Polyandry, a type of marriage where in all the brothers of a family marry the same woman, is a common practice.

The Trans-Himalayan Mustang Region is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom. The region was restricted for outsiders until October 1991. The people of Mustang call themselves Lobas. There is a strict control in obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Pokhara
  • Spectacular Mountain flight Pokhara/ Jomsom via Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range
  • Explore the hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Unique culture and lifestyle of Managis
  • Walk through the Kaligandaki river