The Upper Mustang Trek is the ultimate gateway to the mysterious world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Dalai Lama says that “If any Tibetan culture is alive in this world it is in Upper Mustang of Nepal “. Of course, Mustang valley is rich in Tibetan culture and landscape. In the ancient period it was a salt trading route between Tibetan and India. Lower Mustang’s Thakali people were the best merchants at that time.
This valley was disconnected from main stream of the country before 1947. When Dalai Lama left Tibet, some of his supporters entered in this valley and try to capture the territory for some years, After that Government of Nepal kept high interest here for the security matter. Similarly Upper Mustang was also considered a separate kingdom inside Nepal and king Jigme was representing of this cultural value even though it was not politically.
Mustang was only opened to the trekkers in 1991. The department of immigration issues only a small number of permits to protect local traditions from outsiders influence as well as protect the environment. Recently Government of Nepal has reduced the fees of the trekkers to encourage the trekkers in this region.
- Upper Mustang, The Place which houses are with the traces.
- Tibetan Buddhist Cultures, Oldest Monasteries, Arts, Gompas.
- Amazing Landscapes and the Himalayas.
Ancient Tibetan Buddhism, Chortens.
- World Heritage site visit in Kathmandu.
- Beautiful Pokhara valley with the Mountains and Lakes.