Upper Mustang Trek provides you the opportunity to travel through the mystic region of Mustang where lies the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Lomanthang. Mustang is a mystic valley located atop Kaligandaki River in the rain shadow of the Himalayas thus Mustang experiences least rainfall. It makes Upper Mustang camping Trek flexible even during the monsoon season.
Upper Mustang Trek takes you through a journey of barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and intermittent moraine terraces. Thousand years old monastery, the city wall and the four storey palace in Lo Manthang, caves, local tribes and breathtaking views of mountains like Nilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes the travel to Upper Mustang more tempting. The route traverses through as diverse topography as world’s deepest gorge in Kali Gandaki to world’s highest regions of Lo- Manthang Valley. A special permit from Department of Immigration from the Nepal government is compulsory to begin Upper Mustang Trek. Permits restrict the visitor to a visit on 10-13 groups (2-14 people maximum). Strong winds usually howls across the area during day which subsides at night. While in Upper Mustang of Nepal, you will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000m high.
Upper Mustang Trek was closed for foreigners till 1991 as the government did not want this region to be influenced by western culture. However, after 1991 Upper Mustang Trek has been made open and since then it has transformed itself as one of the most sought-after trekking routes in Western Nepal