Upper Mustang is a remote and extremely fascinating region of Nepal on the northern borders of Tibet. It was previously a forbidden Kingdom. Upper Mustang has been open for tourists since 1992. This destination is the historic walled city of Lo Mangtang. Its resticated area as well. We need to issue the special permit for the upper Mustang.
Life of Lo-Manthang has continued much the same as it has for centuries. People are steeped in religion here with numerous Gompas, Mani walls (prayer walls), chortens adorning the Kings palace and surrounds. Prayer flags flutter above each household, spreading god blessings to all corners of the world and the universe beyond. This area can be trekked all year round regardless of season. The people are well adapted to the region after many centuries of experience surviving the harsh climate. They survive by practicing a form of agro-pastoralism and seasonal migration. The farming is done whenever irrigation is possible. Only one crop (barely) can be produced in a year.
If you are planning a visit to Mustang you need to be in good physical condition. The tour commences with a flight from Kathmandu to Jomsom via Pokhara. This trekking route crosses the villages of Tangbe, Samar and Geling to reach Tsarang .The settlement of Tsarang is considered as one of the highlights of the tour a day before Lo Manthang.