Experience the stark, barren landscapes of Lower Mustang Trek dotted with Tibetan Buddhist cultural attractions on treks around Jomsom. Altitudes on this trek are not too high, and flying between Pokhara and Jomsom speeds up the journey. This is an ideal trip for trekkers who don’t have much time, or who would rather not do a very strenuous trek. Lower Mustang Trek is the classic trek in the ancient trading way to Tibet of the Kali Gandaki valley and the gateway of secret treasure of Nepal-Mustang.
Relish your holidays to the hidden treasure of Nepal in the backdrop of two massif mountains i.e. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Trekking in the Mustang region is an amazing experience as you make your way along the deepest gorge of the world i.e. Kali Gandaki gorge to the dry and barren lands to admire the fascinating views of mountains like Annapurna panorama, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machapuchare, Mt. Tukuche and many more. The lower Mustang Trek occupies the southern edges of Tibetan plateau and has similar landscape like that of the Tibetan plateaus – wild, dry and barren. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is not just about its unique wild landscape and deepest gorge of the world but it is about the vibrant villages that you pass along the way, sunrise and sunset view amidst the mountains, unique cultural encounter, biological diversity and the famous spiritual hub of Hindus and Buddhist.
Nepal is famous for its low-budget teahouses, especially on trekking routes around the Annapurnas. These are available in Lower Mustang, but so are some much more comfortable places to stay. If you want comfy beds, art on the walls, good quality food and atmospheric buildings, then there are options for these in Lower Mustang.
Lower Mustang Trek Highlights
- Explore the well-preserved Tibetan culture of Upper Mustang
- Visit Muktinath, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal
- Views of the north face of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
- Fly over the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki
- Visit the pre-Buddhist Bon village of Lupra