Heavenly trek to Upper mustang takes you to the rain shadow area of the restricted area of the arid lands of upper kali gandaki valley that unfolds the charm of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Lo Manthang the capital of Mustang lies north end of the district. The culture is a blend of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures. You can go through the artwork with various forms of Buddha paintings on the rocks. You will also see the King’s palace.
During the trek to Upper Mustang remote valleys and villages you pass by gompas, chortens, prayer flags, caves, monasteries. The people are the Thakalis, Tibetans and Gurungs. You also reach the hamlets of Dhakmar. Other places are Ghiling and then Chhuksang. On the way you can also see Red Monastery at Kagbeni, intriguing caves, passes like Nye and Charang La pass to suspension bridges of Ghami khola.
From Lo palace of the walled villages you can see Mountain peaks like Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna 1, Bhrikuti peak. The sky caves on the next route are five storeys high. It was used as burial chambers, hiding places. Ghiling is a village that has some agricultural fields with views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. The paths alongside rocky ledges pass through Chuksang to lower Mustang area in Jomsom district. You will also be able to see the deepest gorge of Kaligandaki before arriving at Pokhara for some relinquishing moments and leaving from Kathmandu.
Trek to Upper Mustang is challenging to reach an altitude with a dry atmosphere. It takes you to high passes and steep descendants but the views of these remote lands actually compensate with the efforts made to reach here in remote Nepal. Best seasons are summer and monsoons.
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