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Mustang Lubra Pass Trekking Through the Local eyes

24th Feb, 2024  •   07:42 AM

The Mustang trek, also known as the Upper Mustang trek, takes you to the remote and culturally rich region of Mustang in Nepal. “For many travelers, reaching Nepal’s Mustang region is like arriving at the fabled valley of Shangri-La” CNN

 “Witnessing towering mountains is a common experience for locals, as they taste the majestic peaks day and night. However, Mustang stands apart, offering a unique charm that makes every Nepali feel like they have stepped into a heavenly and otherworldly realm. The allure of Mustang beckons to every Nepali, making it a fashionable destination for them to explore.” Roman Poudel  (Experience Trekking Guide and Leader).

 Highlights of the Mustang trek:

  • Muktinath Temple:  Where the Hindus and Buddhists come together.
  • Damodar Kund and Saligram: The holy place for Hindu people
  • Spirituality and Buddhism: The positive vibes and different feelings you can feel in every step
  • Buddhist Philosophy/ and teachings: The monastery and temples where positivity, life, and Buddhist philosophy are taught.
  • Ancient lifestyle, architecture, archaeology, and caves: A history and lifestyle from 3000 years old.
  • Bonpo and shamanism: The belief system before Buddhism.
  • The meeting points of two different people from low land from Nepali region and high altitude Tibetan region.
  • Festival and rituals
  • Dessert in the lap of the Himalayas.
  • Geographically Nepal and Culturally Tibet

 Unique Landscape:

The trek offers stunning views of the arid and barren landscapes that resemble the Tibetan Plateau. You'll see deep canyons, eroded cliffs, and unique rock formations.


Cultural Experience:

Upper Mustang has a rich cultural heritage with strong Tibetan influences. You'll encounter traditional Tibetan-style villages, monasteries, and ancient caves with intricate wall paintings and carvings.

 Forbidden Kingdom:

Mustang was once a forbidden kingdom, and the region was closed to foreigners until 1992. This has helped preserve its unique culture and traditions.

 Lo Manthang:

The walled city of Lo Manthang is the capital of the Mustang region. It's a fascinating place with narrow alleys, white-washed buildings, and the royal palace. The Tiji Festival, celebrated here, is a major attraction.


Breathtaking Scenery:

You'll trek through the Kali Gandaki Valley, the world's deepest gorge, and witness panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Ancient Monasteries:

The region is dotted with ancient monasteries, such as the Ghar Gompa and the Thubchen Gompa. These monasteries are not only spiritually significant but also offer architectural marvels.


 Local Hospitality:

Experience the warm hospitality of the local Thakali (Ethnic group ). The trek allows you to interact with the locals and learn about their unique way of life.


 Natural Hot Springs:

Relax in the natural hot springs at Tatopani, a welcome respite after days of trekking.


Challenges of High Altitude:

 The trek takes you to high altitudes, challenging your trekking skills and providing an opportunity for acclimatization. The highest point on the trek is the Lo La Pass at 3,950 meters (12,960 feet).


Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure:

The Mustang trek is less frequented than other popular treks in the Annapurna region, providing a more off-the-beaten-path adventure for those seeking solitude and a unique experience.

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