Glorious Himalaya team proudly and sincerely welcomes to all the trekkers and urges to join our 18 days Upper Mustang trekking package program. Upper mustang trekking takes you to the remote and semi-independent Tibetan kingdom which became independent in 1380. It is located in the north of Annapurna on the Tibet border in the Mustang district of the Dhaulagiri zone in Nepal. It is situated at an average altitude of 4,000 meters.
The valley of Mustang is a part of the Tibetan plateau geologically and culturally. Lo-Manthang is the capital of Mustang district and it’s possible to visit the king palace in Lo-Manthang. It is a medieval city surrounded by a big wall. The valley has arid and rainshadow deserts. So, you can do this trek even in the month of July, August, and September (rainy season of Nepal). In upper Mustang, there are colorful rock formations consisting of many caves dwelling high up in the cliffs.
People belong to ethnic groups viz-Bista, Gurung, Thakali, Damai, Sharki, etc reside in an around the valley of Mustang. They are friendly, hardworking and nature-loving. People of Mustang district follow Tibetan Buddhism in a pure form and the houses are built of whitewashed with firewood tucked on the roofs. Tiji is the main festival celebrated by locals for three days in the month of May every year. There are some ancient and important big monasteries in Mustang valley which has their own spiritual numbs and values.
Once as an important part of Tibet for trading, upper Mustang is used by salt caravans crossing the Himalayas into Nepal. Besides, it’s a beautifully rugged landscape; it offers majestic and eye-catching views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and more. Mani walls, Buddhist shrines, gompas, a palace, and a mandala are another prime attraction of here. Upper Mustang trekking requires a special permit for foreigners since it is a restricted valley or region for outsiders.
The prohibition was lifted and the first group of trekkers got an entry in 1992. Thereafter, hundreds of visitors pay their visit every year in order to enjoy and explore the beauty of the place and its people.
Upper Mustang trekking with the Glorious Himalayas team would be your lifelong holidays experience physically, mentally and spiritually.
Check out our itinerary for Upper Mustang Trekking or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.