Mustang lies in the southern edge of the Tibetan plateau. You will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains ranging from 2815 meters to 3780 meters above sea level. Mustang is considered to be a restricted area where a special trekking permit is required through a registered trekking agency. Also, Mustang trekking route consists of treeless deserted vista, vertical rocky track up and down the hill and eye-catching views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukche peak, Tilicho peak, Mustang Himal, Arniko Chuli and many other striking peaks. And, Mustang Himalayan valley lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River and it is divided into two parts saying Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang.
Upper Mustang trekking is one of Nepal’s most renowned trekking path which offers stunning mountain scene including Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna I (8091m). The inhabitants of the Upper Mustang are the Lobas, locally known as Lo. Upper Mustang is also well-known for having some of the biggest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Nepal, which consists of stupendous artwork. Furthermore, Upper Mustang trek takes you to the heart of the city, Lo-Mangthang which in fact is a challenging trek due to high elevation, exposed terrain and incessant strong winds. Lo-Mangthang- a walled city is located at an elevation of nearly 3800 meters. The whole region is recognized for its inaccessible caves, chortans, monasteries and infertile and barren conditions. Encounter Nepal takes you to Upper Mustang region which is a very pleasant place to visit, especially for those who wanted to be contented with the kindness of the people living with Buddhist tradition. Regardless of the hardships, the people appear to be pleased with their lives here. And, you will be rewarded by the incredible scenery, architecture and culture of this unique place.