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Know Why Upper Mustang Should Be in Your Nepal Trekking Packages

Know Why Upper Mustang Should Be in Your Nepal Trekking Packages

Trekking in the Upper Mustang is something you shouldn’t miss. You will experience how mountain people spend. Such people have very less contact with the rest of Nepal, and these people are known for retaining the rich heritage culture.

Did you know trekking to Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet? It is a part of Tibetan plateau. Upper Mustang became accessible to non-Nepali trekkers just 15 years ago. Though the access is still highly restricted, and a trekker needs to have special trekking permit to explore this part.

How to Plan for Upper Mustang?

The hills around the Mustang region is really very picturesque and colourful. The wind eroded hills simple look phenomenal. So, let’s plan the trekking to upper Mustang.

The Ideal Time for Trekking:

Being in the Himalayan rain shadow, Upper Mustang is suitable for trekking even in Monsoon. During this is time, the upper Kali Gandaki Valley remains dry due to occasional rainfall.

The Mustang trek is not difficult and takes a reasonable trekking cost in Nepal, the highest point it takes to reach only 3,800 meters. The Mustang region is cold in winter and always windy and dusty throughout the year.


You will find a few accommodation facilities above the Kag Beni. So, we recommend you to be self-sufficient with the necessary resources. Though there are porters available in Jomsom, it’s better to use mules to carry the luggage to the Upper Mustang. Hiring these animals is a more economical and environment-friendly option than porters.

Our experts assisting you with Nepal trekking guide recommend to avoid Mustang region during winter due to harsh weather.

Not to Miss the Attractions:

It’s very dramatic to take entry to Upper mustang when you cross the world’s deepest Gorge Kali Gandaki. So, after entering into the restricted areas of Mustang, you will experience a few beautiful places as listed below-

Sky Caves:

While trekking into the amazing valley of Mustang, you will find some amazing colourful cliffs that are riddled with sky caves. These caves give you an idea of pre-historic human settlements.

Spiritual Monuments:

In this region, you will find ancient chortens or spiritual monuments those are designed with colours, symbols and patterns.

Ancient Monasteries:

At Upper Mustang you will find an abundance of ancient monasteries dating back to 13 century. These monasteries bear the ancient relics and painting with great religious value.

Ruined Forts:

There are plenty of ruined forts. Over the hill ridges, you will witness the remains of the watch towers and fort under numerous constituencies.

The landscape in Upper Mustang looks more likely Grand Canyon in Arizona. Among the multi-colour hills, there are attractive red and blue ones. Did you know people at Mustang paint their houses with natural colour they get from these hills? And these all clearly clarifies why Upper Mustang is a worth visiting place.

So, if you’re planning for upper mustang trek next, opt for our Nepal trekking packages to cover up the beauty of this region at a reasonable cost. For more details, you can call Nepal Base Camp Treks Pvt. Ltd at +977 9851111874.