In general practice, the name Mustang refers to the dry Tibet-like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki River. Officially, Mustang is the name of the district along the Kali Gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom and the region of Tibetan influence north of Kagbeni is basically referred to as upper Mustang. Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days is the trek to Lo through treeless arid landscape. Strong winds generally yowl across the area in the afternoon, basically subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Lo has much less rain than the other parts of Nepal. During the monsoon, the skies are cloudy and there is little rain. In the winter, there is usually snow, sometimes as much as 30 or 40 accumulate on the ground.
In Lo itself the countryside is similar to the Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by wind. There is more rain in the lower part of Upper Mustang and the hills tend to be great red fluted cliffs of tiny round stones cemented together by mud. Villages are several hours away and emerge in the distance almost as mirages, during the summer season, after the crops and planted, they look oases in the desert-like landscape. Because of the cold and snow, most of the population departs from Lo on trading expeditions during the winter. Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days season starts from Late March until early November. The trek does not go to exceptionally high elevations, but the cold, dust and inexorable afternoon winds could make this trek less pleasant than other treks in Nepal.
HimalayanWindows is specialized for the Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days, and put its all efforts to making it smooth and pleasant. This sort of trek can be revised as per the trekker’s requirement.
Attend Tiji Festival 2018, it is inaugurated on 12th May and ended on 14th May, 2018 at Lo Manthang, Mustang. Our group leaves from Kathmandu for Tiji Festival on 6th May, 2018. Hurry up to get your seats booked. Contact us for detailed Tiji Festival Itinerary, cost and group information.
USA, 19 Jul, 2016
After five years of stay in US, I started to get the itch to take a big trip. I had longed to visit upper Mustang area in Nepal tucked away behind the legendary Himalayan peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna . With so many tour operators now competing in the market, choosing a good value tour has become nearly as complicated as planning your own adventure. Luckily, I had a friend in Nepal who recommended Himalayan Windows Tours. I booked the trip with some apprehension as I have never used any tour operators before but after completing this trip, I was so happy that I booked it through this company. Looks like this company contracts out local tour guides for their trips. The guides seem to be very professional accommodating the varying needs of the people in the group ( we were five including two senior citizens ). The high standards of this company were reflected in the quality of accommodation, transportation and food. Overall, my experience in upper Mustang was phenomenal. Each day of the trek, I marveled at how beautiful the landscape was. It was a place of canyon vistas revolving around the enormous valley of Kali Gandaki river. Arid, solid rock cliff, long narrow range of hills eroding into unbelievable geometrical shapes and vast open spaces made this Himalayan trekking experience unbelievable.
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