After a spectacular flight from Pokhara, our amazing Upper Mustang trek departs from Jomsom and takes you to the secret Shangri-La of the former Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also known as Lo. Lo is intimately related to Tibet since it was once a part of the Tibetan kingdom.
Tibetan Buddhism is still followed in its most pure form, and Tibetan communities are still constructed with whitewashed buildings and roofs covered in firewood. Up until recently, the only way to get Upper Mustang was via a completely planned camping excursion. However, in recent years, several communities have started operating modest guesthouses, so you can now find one near any overnight location.
You are invited to join them in the kitchen while you are there. The kitchen is considered the heart of the home in Tibetan culture and is designed to resemble a living room. Therefore, spending time in the kitchen is the best method to gain some insight into daily living.
The relationship between Tibet and its scenery is quite strong, in addition to its culture and traditions. Mustang is located in the Dhaulagiri rain shadow and offers a completely barren scenery with strangely shaped and colored rocks all around. The settlements, with their vividly colorful fields, seem like oasis in this desolate setting.
The track follows the historic salt caravan route where the Mustang people used to exchange lowland grain for Tibetan salt. The Upper Mustang trek's destination is LoManthang, the region's capital. The medieval old town of Lo Manthang is encircled by a substantial town wall.
Arid area, cliffs, sacred fossil rocks, and old caverns may all be found in Upper Mustang. The former capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang, is a tiny settlement with around 150 homes, a palace, and the about 200-year-old Lhakhang monastery.
The Annapurna conservation area includes Mustang. As a result, you may see stunning views of the mountain ranges when trekking to Upper Mustang, including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), and Manaslu (8,163m).