Upper Mustang Trek takes you to the hidden world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Lo. Since Mustang used to be a part of the Tibetan empire, it is quite similar to Tibet in culture, language, and geography. The trek is a unique experience as it heads to the barren lands with ancient history and religious values. Upper Mustang Trek also boasts of the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Upper Mustang Trek offers you to explore the Mustang Valley; once forbidden and isolated from the rest of the world. You get to experience the lifestyle of the Thakali and Tibetan people and know about their unique culture and traditions. Mostly, the views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Tibetan ranges are ample on the trek.
Firstly, you’ll arrive in Kathmandu and the very next day, you’ll drive to Pokhara. You’ll then drive to Jomsom and begin the trek to Kagbeni. Heading towards Chele, you continue along the Kali Gandaki River to Shyangbochen. Next, you trek to cross the Nyi La Pass (4010m) and descend to Ghami. You’ll cross Ghami Khola and head to Tsarang village. Trekking uphill to Lo La Pass (3950m), you descend to Lo Manthang. You explore Lo Manthang for a day and visit three main gompas: Jampa, Thubchen, and Chode. Then, you’ll head back to Jomsom via Dhakmar, Ghiling, and Chhuksang. From Jomsom, you fly back to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu the next day.