The trek to Upper Mustang gives you an opportunity do something extraordinary without pushing your body to its limits. Simply put, our Upper Mustang trek is a fairly easy excursion to the much talked about ‘Last Forbidden Kingdom’ known locally as Lo Manthang, in the remote frontiers of Nepal, which is the geographical extension of the Tibetan plateau with an average altitude above 3,000m.
The small kingdom of Lo Manthang inhabited mainly by a minority group of Tibetan origin was previously a restricted area (before 1991). Foreigners still need a special permit to embark upon this fascinating journey through incredible landscapes, prehistoric caves and cave dwellings, and age-old monasteries. A large stretch of land in the upper Mustang region is as arid as a desert despite having snow-capped mountains at its northern rim, reason why it is often referred to as the ‘mountain desert’ of Nepal. The fact that this region receives much less rainfall than other parts of Nepal makes this trek the most preferred trek during monsoon.
If you think the lifestyle, culture and religion of the natives of the harsh and predominantly arid yet innately beautiful terrains of upper Mustang form is all that this trek has to offer, you are absolutely wrong! Bonus stopovers at Jomsom and Muktinath should be accounted for too, trust us.