Upper Mustang trekking is popularly known as Mustang trekking. Among more trekkers Upper Mustang trekking is also well-known as Lo Manthang Trekking.
Upper Mustang trekking is popularly known as Mustang trekking. Among more trekkers, Upper Mustang trekking is also well-known as Lo Manthang Trekking. This is an interesting trekking that takes you to unspoiled Tibetan villages situated at the northern border between Nepal and Tibet. Foreigners were restricted to visit Lo Manthang till 1992 AD. Lo-Manthang is a small kingdom. Still, it has a king. You visit the king’s palace surrounded by Gompa and private houses.
Upper Mustang Trekking gives you an opportunity to experience the unique beauty of Himalayan desert, a strange and unusual landscape. Geographically the land is an extension of the Tibetan plateau, characterized by windy and arid valleys, eroded canyons and unique stratified rock formations.
Day excursion to the Lo Manthang and Eastern valley Nyphu and Gharphu is another highlight of this trip. The trail drops into the small valley north of the lo Manthang, crossing the river trail assent then contours around north cultivation stretches to the Mustang Khola. After two hours walk from the Lo Manthang after crossing wooden bridge west bank of the Mustang Khola ahead the right can see dramatic cave village of Chosar and the red monastery of Nyphu set into the rock face. The trail a Chorten and rounds a bend opposite Choser to display the village and monastery of Gharphu ahead on the east side of the Mustang Khola. This is reached by crossing two bridges close to Gharphu 3760m where red Gompa is built out from a vertical rock face and partly set in a cave. Also, you can read Nepal Tibet border 6 hours walking from Lo Manthang.
Another day hiking from Lo Manthang and western valley Namgtal Tingkar is could be interesting to overlooks Lo Manthanag. The trail leads half an hour south side of the river becoming quite rocky towards the field and joins another trail east up towards Namgyal Monastery.
After back from Upper Mustang also you visit Muktinath, the famous temple of both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrimage. Visiting this holy site makes your Upper Mustang trekking more worthwhile organized by Himalayan Smile Treks