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.
It is moderate short & beautiful family trek and you don’t need expensive permits to trek to lower Mustang. The region has the largest protected biodiversity area in Nepal and passes by oldest monastery and unique lifestyle of people. The Trek to Lower Mustang starts with a flight or Drive to Jomsom Via Pokhara.
Nepal is famous for its low-budget tea houses, 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