About Upper Mustang Trekking
An escape into the remote trans-Himalayan mountain area, Upper Mustang Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking in Nepal consisting of 13 days and 12 nights. The entire region stretching from Kaligandaki, a deserted region, to Kagbeni in the Tibetan south border is known as Upper Mustang.
A combination of scenic beauty and religious monastery that age more than thousands of years, Upper Mustang Trek 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-Mangthang Valley. The Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the entry point of the 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 thousand years of isolation have kept the culture, lifestyle, and heritage uncorrupted by modernization. A majority of the settlements is made up of stone and sunbaked mud bricks. The city-wall and the four storied palaces in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful architectures of Mustang region. Polyandry, a type of marriage where 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 Upper Mustang region was restricted to 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 you’ll so as to protect their environment.