Upper Mustang – the proud ancient kingdom of Lo
The unembroidered translation of Mustang means “A Fertile Plain”. The past empire of Lo now is a part of Nepal, flanking the Tibetan plateau. It was opened for western travelers to travel & explore in March 1992. Upper Mustang is an arid basin with Trans Himalayan region that neighbors Tibet on its north. Mustang was previously a central stopover point while scholars and traders crossed the Himalaya between Tibet and Nepal. In the ancient period scores of the salt caravans tread through Mustang. Mustang is a region where trekkers discover can speculate outstanding architecture, local language, unique culture and traditions which are pretty close to Tibetan ones.
“Trekking in Mustang is a distinctive escapade as it takes you to windswept region under the shadows of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The course demands hiking across wasteland like landscapes, infertile ridges, bottomless gorges, windswept cliffs and moraine valleys. It is beyond doubt one of the most satisfying experiences in Nepal.”
Today’s blog highlights exceedingly delightful aspects of Upper Mustang and its neighboring territories that trekkers witness during the journey.
- The hike through the course of Apple woods of Nepal, Jomsom all the way to Upper Mustang via many ethnically lavish hamlets
- The primeval Gompas of the county, where trekkers can practice divine serenity
- The landscapes governed by desolate valleys, multicolored mountains with appealing myth of its own and extensive Himalayan vista to the north
- The relics of very old Lo monarchy at Upper Mustang and western and valleys, which lie in secure nearness of Lomanthang
- The astonishing traditions of citizens of Lo, which they have been living as way of their lives for ages
- The backwoods of natural world around Muktinath, the sacred shrine for Hindus, Buddhists, Bons and Jains