“Mustang is one of the few places in the Himalayan region that has been able to retain its traditional Tibetan culture unmolested…authentic Tibetan culture now survives only in exile and a few places like Mustang, which have had long historical and cultural ties with Tibet.” -The Dalai Lama
Why Upper Mustang Trek is Restricted?
>Tibet, the border to the north.
>>Many special management zones due to globally threatened flora and fauna.
>>Unique culture and heritage.
>>Forbidden Kingdom until 1991.
>>Unique mode of settlement with several old monasteries, ancient walled city and reserved caves.
Until recent years, this Tran- Himalayan region was closed for foreigners. Nesting on the Tibetan boarder, the Mustang region is dominated by giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. Situated at the head of the Kali Gandaki in north central Nepal, the little-known district of Mustang is naturally and culturally attractive, in particular, origin of Tibet. Tourists in Upper Mustang can opt for the strangely eroded landscape of this remote territory that presents a vibrant mosaic of earth colors- red, yellows, browns and blues. This location is bestowed with ecological diversities, delightful views of snowy peaks, colorful village, monasteries, ancient palaces.
Enjoy your first Upper Mustang trek!