Upper Mustang is undoubtedly one of most special and popular trekking areas in Nepal. Upper Mustang lies in the shadow of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, making it a superb destination to watch the Himalayan ranges including Dhaulagiri I (8167m), the seventh highest, and Annapurna I (8091m), the tenth highest mountains in the world.
The Upper Mustang is a treasure house for rich Buddhist culture and lifestyle. The ancient kingdom of Lo, also called Lomanthang, is a walled city remarkably known for its 16th century monasteries, ruins of old forts, maniwalls, caves and murals. Lomanthang is also the residence of the King of Mustang who used to the rule this kingdom well into the 21st century. Trekking in Upper Mustang is packed with full of adventure as we trace our steps along barren ridges, alpine meadows, deep canyons, bare cliffs and rocky moraines.
With the aim to preserve its centuries-old culture and pristine, unspoiled natural biodiversity, the government of Nepal has designated the area as ‘controlled’ region to promote sustainable tourism. This means that very limited number of trekkers is allowed to enter Upper Mustang and trekkers are required to obtain Special Trekking Permit for the purpose.
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition is very careful in designing packages in Upper Mustang region, as we place high emphasis on promoting sustainable tourism in the area.
Earlier trekking in Mustang Region used to be just camping but now both lodges and camping are possible. Being relatively moderate in grade, trekking in the region is suitable for all age groups of travelers.
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition has a team of well-trained and highly experienced trekking guides and support assistants to make your journey into Upper Mustang a memorable one. We are a registered trekking agency with Nepalese government, so we are authorized to obtain special trekking permits for our trekkers.