Upper Mustang Trek is a wonderful opportunity that few modern people can experience. Here you will see a unique and beautiful blend of Nepalese and Tibetan culture. The majority of Mustang people follow Buddhist principles and the area has many colorful ancient Buddhists monasteries. Upper Mustang remained isolated from the rest of the world for a long period and here you can witness the ancient culture of the inhabitants. The people of Upper Mustang live in their own way, totally different from outsiders. Their culture and traditions are still maintained with very few concessions to the twenty-first century. The people, for example, still build their houses from stones, rocks, and sun baked mud bricks. Upper Mustang natives are very sensitive about their traditions and lifestyle and steadfastly refuse to let anyone change their culture or way of life.
The people call themselves ‘Lobas’ and they follow their tribe leader and respect him who is known as ‘Jigme Palbar Bista’. Women wear hand-woven clothes and silver ornaments including precious stones, making them look unique and beautiful. The Mustang people have their own languages and beliefs. The area receives very little rain and the majority of the Mustang population has settled around the rivers.
Lo-Manthang, Choser Caves, and Ghar Gompa are important attractions of Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang trek allows you to visit these monasteries and the charming and beautiful landscapes will combine make your trek truly unforgettable. The caves contain important relics of prehistoric dwellers. ‘Tiji’ the popular festival of Mustang is zealously celebrated and preparations are identical to those when it was celebrated by distant ancestors in times long gone. Mustang is an amazing destination at any time but if you want to experience the culture at its peak then you should inquire about arranging your trek during the Tiji festival. In Upper Mustang Trek you will find many things that will surprise and amaze you. You will discover unique and wonderful structures that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. One example is the beautiful four-storey Lo Manthang Palace –a fine example of unique local architecture.
The best time to plan your Upper Mustang Trek is between the months of April and November, but you can also visit in the monsoon season because the area does not receive enough rainfall to make it unsuitable. In the early morning and evening the weather becomes pleasant and cool but conditions can change rapidly. Remember AY Adventure for this trek.
• Airport Pick up & Drop/sightseeing by private vehicle
• Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
• Welcome dinner with culture show.
• Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara.
• Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
• Transportation/Private Vehicle
• Accommodation in tea house during trek
• Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
• All necessary paper work and Special Permit.
• A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
(One Porter between each two clients while on trek)
• Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
• Travel & Rescue arrangement.
• All government taxes.