In this review of Upper Mustang, we will look at 10 reasons to trek to the Upper Mustang region. The itinerary takes you to several villages along the remote Upper Mustang region ending in Lo Manthang, the old capital of the forbidden kingdom of Lo. The kingdom was a stop along the ancient trade route between Tibet and India.
Lying on the rain shadow of the Annapurna range, the landscape is one of the cliffs, red canyons, and arid desert hosting villages with unique Tibetan-Buddhist culture and architecture and rich history of caves, cave paintings, and scripture along the way. Alongside the route are the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges, meaning one is never far from majestic views of the mountains. While the difficulty is moderate, you will not be going over 4000 meters in altitude throughout the entire trek. There’s no doubt that Upper Mustang is one of the best treks in Nepal.
- Step Back in Time at the Last Forbidden Kingdom of ‘Lo’
- Rich Tibetan-Buddhist Culture, A Major Reason for Upper Mustang Trek
- Unique and Unspoiled Landscape in Upper Mustang
- A Great Trek All Year Round
- Flexible Itinerary of Upper Mustang Trek
- Ancient Monasteries and Cave Paintings
- Beautiful Mountain Views, a reason to trek to Upper Mustang
- Rare Flora and Fauna in Upper Mustang
- Follow the Historic Salt Trade Route
- Trekkers from All Fitness Levels are Welcome
So, these were the top 10 reasons to trek to the Upper Mustang. The Upper Mustang trekking is remote and requires special permits for both the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and the Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit. However, these are both easily accessible in the Nepal Tourism Board Office and can be received in a day. While the cost may be higher than other treks, it is a once in a lifetime journey that will take you to a unique time and place not only in Nepal but the entire world.
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