Upper Mustang is one of the off the beaten and popular trekking trail in remote area of Mustang region, occupying two-third area of whole Mustang district of Nepal. This region is one of the most preserved areas of the country and used to be restricted area until 1992. Most of people in this region are Tibetan Buddhists and speaks Tibetan language, allowing you to experience true mountain people and their innocent behaviors and activities, which is completely different and unique from the people of rest of the area of the country. The trekking trail leading to Upper Mustang mostly sits in the elevation of 3,000 meters to 4,200 meters, letting you to experience the higher altitude journey and its mesmerizing presentations. You will be walking in the shadow of Dhaulagiri massif surrounded by rocks with colorful formation into the dry land with heaven- like sceneries and views all around. The journey is really adventurous and challenging mixed with wonders, letting you to experience true feeling to trekking around Himalayas of Nepal. Your Upper Mustang Trek starts with a scenic flight/drive from Kathmandu valley to Pokhara valley. From Pokhara, further fly to Jomsom for starting your actual trek. The trek started from Jomsom passes through the trail leading to Kagbeni, Chele, Zhaite, Charang via Dhakmnar and Lo Geker and towards Lo Manthang. Lo manthang is considered as the main point destination of this trek and you can visit Namgyal Gompa and Thinggar valley from here. As this place is worldwide renowned for Mustang Tiji Festival, you can attend this historically and ritually important festival if you make this trek in the month of late May. From Lo Manthang, trek continues passing through Dhakmar via Lo Gekar, Geling, Chuksang and finally Jomsom again.
From you can easily get back to Kathmandu valley.
However, the season to make your journey in Upper Mustang is March-December. Being restricted region, you must have two different permits namely Mustang Restricted Area Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) before trekking.
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