Surrounded by northern snowy mountainous chains, Mustang is a fascinating destination for culture enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Although it opened for tourists in 1990, it never became overrun by tourists due to its remote location and somewhat expensive permits. But those that do chose to explore this fascinating, breathtaking region do not regret it.
This region is characterized by barren deserts, ancient rock cave settlements, and fascinating Buddhist culture. Mustang has its fair share of exquisite temples and spiritual monasteries, imbedded in to the moonlike landscape. But a highlight for many is the warm welcoming smiles of the mustangi or lobas people. Due to thousands of years of isolation, the mustang people have persevered their own fascinating culture and heritage.
According to historians and archeologists, the civilization of Mustang is one of the most ancient human civilizations, renowned as a 'Cave Civilization'. Mustang has become a destination for those who are curious about this fascinating ancient civilization and intriguing landscape. Politically, Mustang is a place where the king is very much respected as an incarnation of God. The isolated kingdom of Mustang reached its pinnacle in the 15th century, as it was an important trading route across the Himalayas.
To visit this region, special trekking permits are required and foreigners must trek with a government registered trekking company. This off the beaten track trip is absolutely one of a kind full of fascinating history, culture and out of this world panoramas.
High Himalayan Trekking offers tented trekking or homely tea house trekking for 10 day hiking trips up to 30 days treks to all of the above Upper Mustang destinations. If you are interested in exploring the Upper Mustang Region below are some of the itineraries, or alternatively we can liaise with you to personally tailor your own itinerary.
Jomsom, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang, yara, Damo Darkunda, Muktinath, Pokhara
Experience real Lobos culture, large numbers of ancient monasteries with primitive monuments and the Kaligandaki valley (the deepest valley in the world). The mystifying landscapes of Mustang, alpine lakes, glaciers, mountain views and the Damodar... Read more
Pokhara, Jomsom, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang
Experience real lobos culture and their vibrant colourful festivities. Watch tradional dancing, listen to tradional music and explore large numbers of ancient monasteries with primitive monuments. Walk in the Kaligandaki valley - the... Read more