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 in Upper Mustang.
Trekking in Upper Mustang provides you unique feeling because of its geographical structure, local culture and mysterious caves. Upper Mustang Trek brings you to the kingdom of Mustang; Lo Manthang. Mustang region is rich in culture, tradition, unique lifestyle and many mysterious man-made caves. The journey starts by flying to Josom through the deepest gorge in the world, between the Dhaulagiri and the Nilgiri. From Jomsom, the trail 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 trek 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 trek 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)