Mustang Trek

Location

28° 59' 54.6" N, 83° 50' 50.28" E

Mustang - is the name of the entire district along the Kali Gandaki from Tibetan border south to Ghasa. Headquarter of Mustang is in Jomsom.

Mustang has a long, rich and complex history that makes it one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. Mustang has been described as a thumb-like part of Nepal extending into Tibet. People of Upper Mustang call themselves Lobas, they build houses and temples with rammed earth or sun-baked bricks of mud on a stone foundation. The people of Mustang herd yaks raise goats and sheep and their main food for themselves comes from farming but most families tend fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and mustard. People at Mustang follow Sakya religion.

Trek to Mustang region is a rare privilege which was first opened for the trekkers from October 1991. Trek to Upper Mustang is same as a trek to Tibet because in Mustang trek the trekkers will experience the real life of mountain people. Mustang Trek is also called the district across the Himalayas, it is a land of barley fields and pasture and vast expanses of gray and yellow rolling hills eroded by the wind that howl across the area most afternoons.

Trekking to Mustang takes only 10 days and the trek starts and finishes at Kagbeni.

Itinerary:

Day 1 : Kagbeni to Chele
Day 2 : Chele to Geling
Day 3 : Geling to Charang
Day 4 : Charang to Lo Manthang
Day 5 & 6 : In Lo Manthang
Day 7 : Lo Manthang to Drakmar
Day 8 : Dralmar to Shyangmochen
Day 9 : Shyangmochen to Chhuksang
Day 10 : Chhuksang to Kagbeni

The best time to do Mustang trek is from the month of May to October.

trekking features

  • Camping Trek
  • Length >7 days and < 14 days
  • Maximum Altitude >4000m and <4500m
  • Difficulty - Medium

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