Mustang Trekking

Mustang trekking is relatively easy trekking in comparison with other trekking trails in Nepal. As it passes through the permitted route to Lo Manthang that lies in the very heart of Mustang—the best preserved destination restricting tourists travel. The trek to Mustang is through an almost treeless barren landscape and a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows and brown color mosaic. Mustang trekking is one of the most mysterious and least known kingdoms, where we can explore a weird and wonderful landscape, colored by natural earth pigments - reds, yellows, browns and blues. It is really a picturesque like a white painted villages and Tibetan monasteries, which set against a backdrop of the distant snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.

Mustang lies in Himalayan shadow, therefore, it rains much less than the rest of other areas in Nepal. It is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived and a very close-niche life, as it has remained inaccessible to outsiders. This isolation helped the people of Mustang to maintain their lifestyle and heritage that remained almost unchanged for centuries. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones. The tourists require permits to visit this region. Hotel Trekkers' Home has long been organizing trekking to the area, as it is one of authorized trekking agencies.

The trekking to Mustang valley begins from Pokhara. We reach there either by flight or bus from Kathmandu. We pass through the small villages, terraced hillsides, rhododendron and bamboo forests, ascending to Ghorapani and Poon Hill for splendid dawn views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. At Tatopani--famous for its hot springs, we enter the spectacular Kali Gandaki river valley, the deepest gorge in the world. The mighty Kali Gandaki River passes between the mountains of Annapurna 1 and Dhaulagiri, both over 8000 m high. The Kali Gandaki valley was the main trading route with Tibet and the system of lodges and tea-houses here is well developed.

Thakali ethnic groups who inhabit this area are renowned for their hospitality and for being obliging hosts. Our trail follows the Kali Gandaki river valley from the Hindu lowlands in the south to the Buddhist villages and people in the upper valley. From Tukche we head off the main trail and head to the spectacular Dhaulagiri icefall, from where we can have superb views of the icefall and across the deep valley to Annapurna. Subsequently, we continue to the north and finally we reach to the Mustang, where we make trips to the area and explore the places lying alongside and descend down to Muktinath famous temples and make excursion to the base of Thorung La Pass and descend down to Jomsom and we catch flight to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.

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