Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking is located in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of Kali Gandaki River, which has been opened for trekkers since 1992. It is the most mysterious and least known kingdom of Nepal. The landscape of Upper Mustang Trek is a barren moonscape of battered sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful assortment made up mainly of earthen reds, yellows, and browns often known as “Hidden Valley”. It is relatively easy trekking for all ages along the permitted route to Lo Manthang, a small kingdom under one of the few Nepalese principalities supposed kings, King Jigme Palwar Bista. Upper Mustang Trekking is through an almost treeless barren landscape. Strong winds generally howl across the area in the afternoon, generally subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Mustang has much less rainfall than the rest of Nepal. Most of the population of Mustang live near the river around 2300m above sea level. Upper Mustang Trekking is religion & cultural trek in Nepal and as Tibetan lifestyle. they have own culture and languages. The Upper Mustang Trek start fly from Jomsom Muktinath trek in Annapurna region trek.
Upper Mustang Trekking consists of two distinct regions: the southern and the northern parts where the languages, culture, and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people. Mustang lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas is perhaps the last enclave of pristine Tibetan culture. Forbidden and isolated from the rest of the World it was able to progress its own characteristic culture and tradition which is so rich and unique. Lo-Mustang, the capital is a walled city ruled by a religious king. Untouched by modern civilization, life in Mustang goes on, as it has for centuries in an unhurried pace. As everywhere else in the Himalayas, this area provides spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri at 8167 m and Annapurna I at 8091 m You will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000m high. Upper Mustang Trekking is one of the great culture and nature, as well as religion exploration trek and landscapes, are totally different as desert part but public local people are the farmer and they grow buckwheat, potato, wheat, apple etc. it is the outstanding destination to explore the different natural various. We arrange 10 days program inside the Lo Manthang because entry fees are the US $ 500. Unique Nepal Adventure Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. arranges best Upper Mustang Trek and provide excellent services in regional price. The trekking is in monsoon time also better because Upper Mustang Trekking part is rain shadow area in Nepal. The US$ 500 entrance fee is only for 10 days if in case needed more days us$ 50 must pay each day. It is Terms & condition of Mustang trek. further information please query to us we always pleased to share our experience with anyone. Inside the Lo- Manthang will be 10 days program and it will be more than enough.
Note: How to get upper mustang trekking? Upper Mustang trekking is situated in North West part of Nepal. First of all, need to go Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus or by private vehicle 7 hrs drive or by flight 35 minutes must stay overnight at Pokhara then next morning need to fly Pokhara to Jomsom takes time 20 minutes. Same day trek will start but short walking 3 hours Jomsom to Kagbeni next day will enter the upper mustang part restricted area. Then after 10 days visit inside the Upper Mustang part trek will end in holy place Muktinath where is both of Hindus & Buddhist God & Goddess living. Then trek can end from Jomsom to Pokhara by flight or option by Jeep to Pokhara or on walking down to Pokhara many options can choose.
How is upper mustang trekking trail and landscapes? Well, Upper Mustang part is kind of moraines, open part, windy valley, need to walk along the Kaligandaki river flowing through the Tibet. Cross the many typical villages & Yaks sheep’s grazing land & mainly buckwheat growing part trekking trail is such wide trail easiness not too ascending as well as not too descending, must get the highest spot is 4010m but need to sleep 3800m.
What types of trekking gear need to prepare for Upper Mustang Trekking? Upper Mustang trekking is one of the most beautiful, unique culture, typical lifestyle, local culture, unique landscapes open valley trekking most of the time morning & evening will be cooling weather where we must prepare for warm enough clothing and gears as big jacket as down jacket, warm enough fleece, warm hat, gloves, warm enough sucks, warm trouser or trekking pains, some quick dry trekking t-shirt, half paint, warm enough negative sleeping bag, comfortable trekking boot, light sandal, headlight, 2 liter water bottle, sun cream, sun glasses, day pack comfort bag etc.
What type of People, their cultures, and religion can we explore in Upper Mustang trekking? Upper Mustang Trekking region most of the people are living as Tibetan inhabitant and they have own cultures, all of the people are Buddhist & they have every village monasteries and most of the monasteries are very famous and typical style, they have own languages similar to Tibetan slang, lots of caves where many years ago there people used to live very historical caves where allowed to see it. They have still ceremony king who is living in Lo Manthang palace. It is big palace & old famous monasteries, the place is unique typical locality very genuine and tradition place.
What type of Nature beauty scenery can we see in Upper Mustang Trek? Upper Mustang Trekking is one of the unique trekking in Nepal where is an open landscape as the desert but they grow seasonal crops as buckwheat, many vegetables, potatoes & apples. There is following beautiful river which one is coming from Tibet where we can find Saligram kind of stone. Visitor can see lots of mountains as Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges & many mores, There is one famous lake Kunda also possibilities to visit there but not lodge for few days need to organize for that, where need to visit just 10 days fees are us$ 500 per person. It is very special trekking & can explore unique culture and nature as well as that areas local people life style.
Carry your important medicine: Medicine is very important if you have any disease you must carry the medicine with you. I mean “prevention is better than care” mountain region we can’t find any health care, clinic, and hospital if there is clinic you may not get according to your problem medicine. So; I humble request please prepare if you are continually taking the any medicine please. It is very important but our company will provide something first aid kit bag normally as headache, fever, stomach problem as diarrhea, cough & cool some bandage, tape & Diamox for high altitude sickness etc.