Upper Mustang Trek is the trekking toward the world's last preserved area that makes every person feel like the fortune of traveling back to the time of Buddhist land
Upper Mustang residing behind mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, has captured most of the significant architecture and adopted the same kind of culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the ancient Tibetan community till date (a most preserved region in the world); which is one of the best places to trek in Nepal that takes into the real Tibetan environment.
The highest point to run every step towards the wilderness of Upper Mustang is around 4,000 meters above sea level.
The adventure of steep landscapes with a windy atmosphere, exploring the flora and fauna where mules carry loads along the way, having a peculiar food habit practiced by the people at upper mustang, and exploring the Himalaya's beauty more closely are some of the fascinating things that travelers get to encounter with.
The traveler gets an opportunity to understand the divergent culture of upper mustang practiced since classical times. Grab a chance to explore Amgyal Gompa, Tingkhar, King’s palace, amchi (traditional Tibetan doctor) museum and school; and many Gompas and monasteries presenting significant values.
The privilege to trek towards the world's most preserved area with a thrilling experience is a wonderful experience to hold once in a time. Upper Mustang region Known as the "Last Forbidden Kingdom" is now opened since 1992 for trekkers with special authority to which a permit approved by Nepal Government is given; after all the preservation of hidden arts, cultures, and primitive lifestyle of Himalaya people resides within this territory. Take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom where the Upper Mustang Trek starts making it away from the unique place named "Kagbeni".
Crossing the Kali Gandaki bridges and some other small rivers, Kagbeni presents a number of time-honored villages and monasteries such as- the ancient Red monastery including the traditional musical instruments. From the view of hills, sheep raring, rolling the prayer temple, making steps forward, and passing through the prayers flags along with the breeze of Himalaya number of small settlements can be seen. The cluster of settlements in Chele, Ghilling, and Charang are some of the amazing balls of this region that make the visitors sense the ancient Buddhist culture, lifestyle, cuisine, housing pattern, and many more. The way now ahead towards the capital of the former kingdom, "Lo Manthang" were numerous of significant things many centuries ago such as-the home of the last king of Mustang, palace and monasteries of Jampalakhang from the 15th century, the monastery of Choede Lakhang from 18th century and many gompas and monasteries existing for thousands of years. Upper Mustang is a land rain shadow of Himalayas with the limited scattered greenery that can be visited throughout the year.
The man-made caves at Lo-Manthang at the higher cliffs seem to be a hidden story being hypothesized by many local people which can be true and lefts everyone wonder-struck. From Lo-Manthang with a spectacular picturesque of Upper Mustang to have the perfect taste of trekking to a wondrous land making a match up to extreme joy. The never-ending beauty of the Upper Mustang gives an adventure that is experienced one in a lifetime. Capture it from every corner.