Mustang is a Tibetan Kingdom that falls within the boundaries of Nepal nestled in the Himalayas at 13,000 feet. Upper Mustang region lies north of Kagbeni which is north-west part of Nepal and is influenced by Tibetan culture. Mustang was once an independent kingdom before 17th century. Mustang is the former kingdom of Lo but now its the part of Nepal in the North central part since 18th century. By the order of the Government of Nepal its monarchy ceased to exist on October 7, 2008. But there is still unofficial king called Raja name Jigme Dorje Palber Bista. Since 1992 foreign travelers have been allowed to the region but tourism in this area is regulated. This enchanting and mysterious region, Mustang is as lively as it is uttered. The experience on the trails of Mustang Trekking is itself wonderful as the history and the culture of this area is enriched with capabilities of capturing anybody’s mind.
According to the geographical location, the landscape of Mustang is a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces which in combination gives a colorful mosaic effect of earthen reds, yellow and brown. Upper Mustang trekking is one of the exciting and mystery full, least known kingdom. The trekking route is easy at the Lo-Manthang, which lies in the heart of Mustang. Trekkers should pass through the treeless barren landscapes in this area. In weather context, this region has very less rainfall and wind blows during the afternoon then at other time of the day. This region has a lot to offer everyone as it is enriched with history, culture, mystery and nature. One should take out a time and experience this trekking area.
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