Upper Mustang trekking is officially opened in 1992. Before that it was completely forbidden for foreigners, it is calling the rain shadowed land because it is behind the mountains and also call Himalayan desert. The culture, tradition and landscape… more
Upper Mustang trekking is officially opened in 1992. Before that it was completely forbidden for foreigners, it is calling the rain shadowed land because it is behind the mountains and also call Himalayan desert. The culture, tradition and landscape are distinctly attractive, thousands of years old monastery, Buddhist culture, stupas, ancients caves, hidden villages are gleams of new experience of lifetime. It allows limited numbers of trekkers each year in order to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. Trekking into this fabled forbidden kingdom of vast, arid valleys, eroded canyons, ochre valley, yak caravans, colorful-painted clay bricked houses on the back dropped of majestic mountain Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche makes Mustang trekking a very especial.
In upper Mustang well known and dominant famous city Lo manthang is an ultimate destination. Lo means a remote Himalayan province while Manthang means abound place of beauty and happiness in Tibetan language. In upper Musatang real Tibetan Buddhism, lifestyles, religion, art and culture is still well preserved. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the acquisition of immense fortunes from the salt trade made Mustang a highly prosperous kingdom. Mustang became an important transit point on the salt trade route between Tibet and the large markets for salt in lowland Nepal and India. Later, due to the decline of the salt trade, agriculture and animal husbandry became the most important occupations of the people. Still a little Himalayan kingdom exists in Upper Mustang with a local king of Lo Monthang whose title has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in Nepal army.
Mustang: the land of happiness and beauty, where the soul of human is still considered to be as real as the feet he/she walks. They are very rich in culture and tradition, also strong believes in Himalayan Buddhism. They have different carnivals and ceremonies Such as “TIJI” among them Vulture feeding funeral is meaningful and quite strange to see for the first time however it is usual practice in the fold of hidden paradise.Hide Detail