Upper mustang trekking or Lo- Manthang trekking takes us to off the beaten path of Mustang valley greatly influenced by the Tibetan culture and tradition. Upper mustang trek also offers quite similar experience as of trekking on the Tibetan highlands due to its symmetrical topography, religion and lifestyle. The picturesque landscapes, visit to ancient monasteries, palaces and chortens along an insight to local tribes and inhabitants make us feel as if we are in the whole new world. The locals still follow their ancient rituals and cultural processions which are quite astonish to the visitors.
We embark for our Mustang trek after boarding a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom followed by initiation of trekking towards scenic barren landscape of kagbeni. Following the deserted trekking trails ahead, passing through grand kaligandaki canyon and river, we arrive at beautiful village of Chusang. We will be witnessing the famous monasteries like Samye gumba and similar architectural monasteries at this region. The stone and mud bricks house gives unique highlights to this tour. Further trekking through Samar, Ghami, Charang we will arrive at Lo manthang, the picturesque village locally inhabited by Tibetan influenced “Lo” from Tibetan origin. Finally crossing the deserted lands of Mustang we pass through beautiful villages of Dhakmar, Syanmoche and back to Chusang, Kagbeni. From this point there is an option to visit the famous Muktinath temple overdrive and drive back to Jomsom. This 13 days of adventure finally ends after arriving at Pokhara via air.
Mustang region lies on the rain shadow area where it receives very less rainfall. Therefore regarding the best season upper mustang trek can be joined during all around the year. To make your trek an ultimate unforgettable adventure, you should possesses good level of physical fitness and passion towards trekking, walking and exploring new places.