The remote Mustang region lies in the northwest corner of Nepal that shares the border with China. It is roughly 80 km long from north to south, 45 km wide and located at an elevation of over 2500 m.
The remote Mustang region lies in the northwest corner of Nepal that shares the border with China. It is roughly 80 km long from north to south, 45 km wide and located at an elevation of over 2500 m. Mustang is quite popular as a “Tibet beyond the Tibetan border” and hence it has preserved the original Tibetan culture unspoiled, although it is politically a part of Nepal. Upper Mustang has two distinct regions: the southern part and the northern where language, culture and traditions are similar to those of Tibet. This area is considered one of the most interesting and picturesque places on earth. Untouched by modern civilization, the Mustang region provides spectacular mountain scenery, Nepal’s thousand years old Buddhist Monasteries, caves ,ancient and isolated villages with local tribes, narrow streets and white or colored stone houses and a dry climate during all seasons. The city wall and the four storey palace in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful architecture of the Upper Mustang region.
We begin our treks starting from world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki to the world’s highest region of Lo-Manthang Valley that passes through dry, tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill enjoying the panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks.
Other highlight of the Mustang region is the Tiji Festival held every year. This festival
is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is scheduled to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring). The Mustanghi people have their own way of family life, seems to be quite surprising for many foreign travelers. Two or more brothers of the same family marry to a single girl at the same time and this is what we call polyandry practice still prevailing. The same wife allows family land to remain unbroken and undivided. If every brother married separately and had children, the family land would be split into unsustainable small plots. For those trekkers wanting to experience some of the most interesting features of the Mustang region can join our 19 days Upper Mustang Trek with Trek Himalayan.