Upper Mustang Trek is a journey into the mystical rain shadow region of Mustang which shelters the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Mustang- Lo. Mustang, a fortified city positioned atop Kaligandaki River in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, gets nominal rainfall which makes the entire topography dry. For this very same reason, the Upper Mustang Trek is possible even in Monsoon season.
The route for Upper Mustang Treks proceeds through the barren landscape of eroded sandstone columns, taking us through wild experiences of rare natural marvels. Additionally, we'll visit thousand year old monastery of Gyokar Gompa, admiring the fortified wall, and visiting the four storey palace in Lo-manthang. We'll pass through caves of native tribes called Lobos and have 180 degree views of Nilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges while being encircled by more than 35 mountains over 6000m high.
The Upper Mustang Trek proceeds through the diverse terrain, traversing the world’s deepest gorge in Kali Gandaki to world’s highest regions of Lo-Manthang Valley. Upper Mustang Trek is a Restricted Area Trek and requires a special permit from department of immigration to travel through, included in the cost of the trek.
Upper Mustang Treks will take you through unusual experience that will alter your vision towards trekking and leave you with infinite memories that will remain in your heart throughout your life.