Discover Altitude feels a great privilege to introduce one of the most renowned, restricted, and forbidden trek of Nepal called The Upper Mustang Trek, this is a renowned trekking trail of Nepal, it is known to the trekkers as ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’ and ‘The Mystical Kingdom’.
The history and culture of Mustang are as old as the history of Nepal, as it used to be a separate kingdom ruled by a separate king until some decades ago. It is a splendid trekking destination and very adventurous, the beautiful sceneries, landscapes, culture, and religion are the beauties of this trail. The majority of the inhabitants are Tibetan Buddhist followers, so for trekkers in every step the power of spirituality can be felt.
People are friendly towards the visitors and their simplicity and hospitality will help us know about them better. The trail is mystic in itself, so you will be fascinated with the enchanting views of the Himalaya, culture, and customs of the native aboriginals all through the trail, the real Tibet in Nepal.
It is restricted off the beaten trail, so fewer trekkers can be seen around, as we need to take extra permits to trek in this region boarding Tibet. Lo Manthang, the cultural capital of Mustang is the oldest village of this region with beautiful scenic views and old clay houses of the people as this has been passed to them from generation to generation. They have maintained their age-old custom and tradition.
So, Lo Manthang is in the process of being listed in the UNESCO world heritage site due to its uniqueness. Throughout the trail different Buddhist monasteries and the Kaligandaki River flowing from the Himalayas will enchant us; the ceremonies inside the monastery can be observed where the monk's reform ritual ceremonies.
Above all, the trail itself is the oldest trade route to Tibet and it’s till to date, people travel to Tibet to sell and buy their products. Moreover, Upper Mustang is untouched by modernism. So, this trail will lead us towards our past to compare with our present where we live in.
Mustang's 17 days trek will lead us towards one of the oldest and existing kingdom in Nepal through the Himalayas, into beyond the Himalayas boarding with Tibet. As the trail is one of the best destinations in the entire Annapurna region. Numerous monasteries, temples, the deepest Kaligandaki river gorge, the bare Himalayas, Kagbeni one of the famous Hindu pilgrimage spot for offering pinda dan (a ceremony for a departed soul), ancient settlement, and caves which were used by the Tibetan exile army to fight with Chinese invasion in the 1960s are some of the popular sights to observe during the trek.
Moreover, Upper Mustang Trek is a solitary journey into the Tibetan settlement areas to explore the gems of wisdom, culture and nature.
Discover Altitude has specially design Upper Mustang 17-days Trekking Itinerary with frequent field visits by our professional staff to make sure the program goes according to the itinerary mentioned below. For the convenience of our client minute detailed itinerary, cost, highlights, pictures, and the map has been provided. As it is a medium trek in the Himalayas, so trekkers can visit this trail every season throughout the year.
Regarding the Upper Mustang Trek Cost, it varies from the numbers of days and people; and also from the starting point, as the trek can be started from Kathmandu and also from Pokhara and you can fly and drive as well.
We are flexible to revise and customized the itinerary according to the allocated time and interest as far as possible to make sure the need and interests of our valuable clients are accomplished.