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  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate


  1. Cultural Immersion: Upper Mustang is often referred to as a living museum due to its well-preserved Tibetan culture. Trekking through this region allows you to immerse yourself in the traditions, rituals, and lifestyle of the local Tibetan people. From visiting ancient monasteries to witnessing traditional festivals, every step of the journey offers insights into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

  2. Lo Manthang: The capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang, is a captivating destination that transports you back in time. Enclosed by high walls, this ancient city is home to intricately built monasteries, royal palaces, and narrow alleyways lined with prayer flags. Exploring the labyrinthine streets of Lo Manthang is like stepping into a medieval Tibetan kingdom.

  3. Ancient Cave Dwellings: Upper Mustang is renowned for its unique cave dwellings, which were carved into the cliffs by early inhabitants. These ancient caves served as homes, monasteries, and storage facilities, and many of them are adorned with elaborate paintings and carvings. Trekking through the region offers opportunities to explore these fascinating archaeological sites.

  4. Spectacular Landscapes: The landscape of Upper Mustang is characterized by rugged mountains, deep gorges, and barren valleys. Trekking through this remote region allows you to witness the stark beauty of the Himalayas up close. From panoramic views of snow-capped peaks to dramatic rock formations, every turn of the trail reveals a new wonder of nature.

  5. Tiji Festival: The Tiji Festival, held annually in Lo Manthang, is a vibrant celebration that showcases the region's rich cultural heritage. The festival, which spans three days, features colorful masked dances, traditional music, and religious ceremonies. Trekking during the Tiji Festival offers a unique opportunity to witness this ancient ritual and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere.

  6. Hospitality of the Locals: Despite its remote location, the people of Upper Mustang are known for their warm hospitality and generosity towards travelers. Along the trekking route, you'll encounter friendly villagers who are eager to share their culture and traditions with visitors. Staying in local guesthouses and enjoying homemade Tibetan cuisine adds to the authentic experience of trekking in Upper Mustang.

  7. Panoramic Views: Trekking in Upper Mustang offers breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri. Whether you're ascending high mountain passes or traversing through picturesque valleys, you'll be rewarded with stunning vistas that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Mustang is very popular destination of Nepal which is known as the place of god and it is clearly seen through various ancient monuments. It is believed that this holy land used to have many god and goddess, where many remaining of many natural holy places which still believed to the creation of god in the past. Once people at Mustang feel like they are in Tibet, live culture, all the rituals and activities of Tibetan Buddhism, many natural and man made cave, stunning red, white, gray & orange cliffs in artistic design, these becomes attraction of Upper Mustang. Mustang has been opened to the foreigners recently. Mustang is regarded as the forbidden kingdom.

There are big Monasteries in each and every village still practicing daily rituals which monastery either private or community base mostly they follow Shakyapa, Gelupkpa and Ningmapa sect of Tinetan Buddhism. Great Lamas keep coming to teach and do the rituals like sand Mandala worshiping, Mahankala puja etc. Three guardian deity protected land Mustang where so many ruined chortens, different paintings, ancient script and daily life style of Lobas people.

Many Stunning red, white, Orange cliffs and hills, highly secret Monastery, Chortens, Ancient natural man made Cave, different painting and Kingship of Mustangi King, still in great honor. Willow and popular trees, Apple orchid are commonly cultivated in most of the village of Upper Mustang. They grow Potatoes, Barley and buckwheat. They have also assimilated animal husbandry like sheep, goat, yak and Mustang Horse. The great massif of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, visible in southern skyline in the first part of trek in one hand and another hand many artistic cliffs in different color which gives great feeling in the mind when they are at Mustang.

Himalaya Thunder Treks family always take care about safe and memorable, enjoyable journey of Upper Mustang. Where we always send the great team highly experienced and qualified so they could give the best service. After that they will be non paid ambassador of our country and Himalaya Thunder Treks.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. Pick up you from International airport and transfer to Hotel. Trip briefing and introduction.

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date


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Himalaya Thunder Treks / great friendly Nepal experience

Himalaya Thunder Treks is reliable agency which will tailor Nepal trip only for you.Ajaya Dahal is great friendly guide with good english and very personal attitude.You dont need to care about anything,just believe to him and enjoy Nepal.

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