Mustang Region Trekking in Nepal is a rare privilege to experience rich Buddhist Culture, similar to the Tibet region. It is surrounded by northern snowy mountainous chains, characterized by ancient rock cave settlements, barren deserts, and Buddhist culture. Although Mustang is opened for foreign trekkers since 1992, it never became overrun by tourists due to various reason. These region has been isolation for thousand of years due to these you will be able to experience the persevered fascinating culture and heritage, exquisite temples and spiritual monasteries.
Trekking in Mustang is not common similar to Annapurna and Everest as special trekking permits are required and must be with a registered trekking company. Mustang has become a famous destination for those who are curious about ancient civilization and intriguing landscape. Tiji festival in Lo-Manthang is another popular reason for tourists to experience the native culture. Explore less trodden trekking path for a quaint and unique trekking experience in nepal. It is also known as “rain-shadow terrain” because guarded by the mighty Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. Majority of the population in these region still speak traditional Tibetan languages. The last king of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang.
Mustang is divided in two sub regions, Lower and Upper Mustang. Trekkers who are willing to visit Upper Mustang requires a special permits with a purchase of a $500, 10-day permit and without guide not allowed to trek. However, Lower Mustang is much more accessible and can be done without Upper Mustang permit. Jomsom is gateway to Mustang, which is easily accessible through bus ride or scenic flight from Pokhara. These region experiences very little rain so, May, June, July, August and September is best time for trekking in Mustang. The highest elevation we will reach on the ‘Upper Mustang trek’ is 3830m (12,566 feet), you will be comfortable walking at something close to your usual pace. There is nothing to worry about from an altitude perspective. Remember, you can hit the Inquiry buttons or Call us Via Skype/WhatsApp to start a conversation. Here are the suggested Mustang Nepal Trekking Itinerary:
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Lower Mustang Trek
- Tiji Festival Upper Mustang Trek
- Upper Mustang Overland Tour