The Upper Mustang trek is exceptional because of the beautiful remote area, and is also referred to herein as the “desert of the Himalayas”. The villages are authentic and almost the same as in the 14th century. Many influences of Tibetan culture are seen in the daily lives of the local people.
Along the way you will see a large Buddha statue made of sand. There is still a king with a ceremonial function that is very respected in the Mustang region. His palace you can admire Lo Manthang.
This is a multi-day trek with overnight stay in trekkers lodges. We take a domestic flight to reach the trekking area.
In the Upper Mustang region is little or no rain because it is located in the “rain shadow” of the Himalayas. Perfect for trekking during the summer months (monsoon in Nepal).
This area requires a special, more expensive permit. Thus a large influx of tourists is avoided and the beautiful nature and culture better preserved. You can be sure of a quiet trek. From our side we ask extra respect for the culture and the local population.
Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath are visited during the city visits. Both great and important shrines, annually visited by thousands of pilgrims. Boudhanath is a Buddhist stupa and the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is a Hindu cemetery and temple, also known as “The Temple of Living Beings. Both religions go hand in hand.
Bhaktapur is a quiet town in the Kathmandu valley, a protected world heritage site and famous for its pottery and carvings.