About Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang, an isolated and remote hidden paradise located in the Trans Himalayan region of Nepal. It was once an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and culture to Tibet until annexed by Nepal in the 18th century. Also known as, ‘The Last Forbidden Kingdom’ because it was a restricted and demilitarized area. It was opened to foreigners in 1992 by the Nepalese government.
Upper Mustang trek gives the trekkers, an unforgettable unique experience of the closely tied Tibetan culture and tradition with the warm hospitality of the local people. Stupas, Chhortens, Kaanis, Prayers flags, centuries-old monasteries, etc. are commonly seen along the treeless barren landscape with the panoramic view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, and several others snow-capped peaks. Because of the loneliness and isolation for a long time, trekkers will have the opportunities to explore the lifestyle and cultural heritage that have remained almost unaffected for centuries.
The trek usually starts from Jomsom by taking a scenic and short flight from Pokhara. Another option is to walk from Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tatopani-Jomsom. The best time to trek is from Aug-Oct and April-June. The best thing about this place is, it is equally possible to visit during the monsoon as it receives little or no rainfall because of its geographic location.