Mustang Region is one the very unique and most loved travel destination of Nepal. It is called ‘The Last Forbidden Kingdom’ or the ‘Kingdom behind the mountains’ or ‘Little Tibet’. Despite of being a part of Nepal, Mustang still has local King, Jigme Palbar Bista. Even after Nepal was declared a republic in 2007, the Nepal Government took back the official recognition of the Bista as the Mustang’s King. However, the people there still respect him as their King or tribe-leader. Bista also grants audience the visitor upon request. Trekking Experts offer this exclusive trip to Upper Mustang by overland.
Overland Tour in Upper Mustang provides you unique feeling because of its geographical structure, local culture and mysterious caves. Mustang Overland Tour brings you to the kingdom of Mustang; Lo Manthang. Mustang region is rich in culture, tradition, unique lifestyle and many mysterious man-made caves. Mustang Overland Tour is perfect for those who do not want to trek/hike in the mountain. This tour brings you to Upper Mustang by 4WD jeeps. The journey starts with six hours’ drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu and continues driving following off-road to Upper Mustang. Mustang Overland Tour offers the sightseeing of beautiful Pokhara city, Jomsom- headquarters of Mustang, Tsarang and Lo Manthang. From Jomsom, the off-road drive follows to Dhakmar where you can find the oldest Tibetan monastery in the world, the Lo Gekar Monastery. Lo Gekar Monastery was built in the 8th century by the famous Tibetan magician Guru Rimpoche. Legends have it that Guru Rimpoche had to kill a powerful demon first and the blood of the demon was used to paint the rocks around Dhakmar. This tour will also bring you to world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Region and the world’s highest regions of Lo-Mangthang Valley that passes through dry barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The tour passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage remains unchanged from centuries to this date. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks.
Close watch of the original roots of Himalayan Buddhism
Panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks
The traditional city ‘Lo Mangthang’ influenced by Himalayan Buddhism, Tibet-influenced culture
Amazing landscape with about 10,000 human made mysterious caves
The diversity of landscapes, villages, ethnicities, lifestyles
Surprising family- all the brothers in the family are married to a single girl
Oldest Tibetan monastery in the world, the Lo Gekar Monastery
Rare and legendary local King or Tribe-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista (even Nepal is democratic country)
Panoramic flight over the world’s deepest gorge, The Kali Gandaki
Annual interesting Festival- The Tiji Festival (during may/June)