Upper Mustang Trek - 18 days, also referred as Lo Manthang Trek.
Lo Manthang (an alternative way to explore Tibetan culture, religion and landscape)
Lo Manthang (Upper Mustang) was the capital of Lo Kingdom, originally from Tibet. The kingdom was founded by Ame Pal in 14th century. The palace was all surrounded by stone wall which is still standing with great attractions to the people. Before unifying Nepal it was a independent Lo Kingdom. Nepal was unified in 18th century out of many small independent countries including Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang is isolated from the central government of Nepal and the king was very respected and honoured in Lo kingdom even today. Jigme parwal Bista (25th king) is the last king of Lo Manthang. Nepal became a federal country in 2008 and they declared that there is no more monarchy including Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang is a tiny small village with less than 1000 people (Lobas ethnic people) and about 200 houses. Lo Manthang is a mysterious, trans-Himalayan region of Nepal where there are more than 12 caves It is believed that the Great Masters (Tibetan Buddhism) were meditated in ancient times. During Upper Mustang Trek, you will be able to explore many monasteries from the 14th century, Buddhist shrines, Thankas, Mandalas, and Deities in and around the cliff. While exploring inside the cave (about 14000 feet), the wall were decorated with ancient Buddhist paintings. During Upper Mustang Trek, trekkers will be able to observe centuries old culture, lifestyle and heritage as this region has been isolated and protected from modern world for more than thousand years.
Min. Group Size : 2
Grade : Demanding
Best time to Travel : Apr - Sep
Accommodation : Guest house/ Lodge/ tented camp
Transportation : Public/ Private / flight
Fooding : supply form the local lodge/ guest house/ our kitchen
Taken Care by : English speaking trekking guide, Porter
Highlights of this Trip
Upper Mustang (Lo Manthang) highlights includes
Stone walled palace, 14th Centuries Gumpas and monasteries, Mysterious caves, Giant Himalayas, Bon religion, Tibetan culture, worlds deepest Kali Gandaki valley.