From Steep Cliffs to Desert Landscapes: Trekking in Upper Mustang

20, Apr 2023 |

It was a journey that challenged me both physically and mentally, but one that also opened my eyes to the beauty and wonder of this world

As I set out on my journey to Upper Mustang, I knew I was in for a trek unlike any I had ever experienced before. Located in the north-central region of Nepal, this remote and arid region is known for its unique landscape and ancient Buddhist culture. With each step, I was filled with a sense of awe and wonder as I immersed myself in this rugged and captivating environment.

As I hiked along the trail, I was struck by the stark beauty of the terrain. The towering Himalayas loomed in the distance, their snow-capped peaks rising up into the azure sky. The landscape was a study in contrasts, with deep canyons and steep cliffs giving way to vast expanses of barren desert. The muted colors of the rocks and sand were offset by the vibrant hues of the traditional Tibetan prayer flags that fluttered in the breeze.

One of the most remarkable things about trekking in Upper Mustang is the sense of timelessness that permeates the entire region. Here, ancient traditions and beliefs are still very much alive, and the influence of Buddhism is evident everywhere you look. I visited several ancient monasteries and chortens, marveling at the intricate artwork and architectural details that have been preserved for centuries.

Despite the challenging terrain, the journey was not without its comforts. Along the way, I stayed in traditional guesthouses known as teahouses, where I enjoyed hearty meals and warm hospitality from the local people. I also had the opportunity to meet fellow travelers from all over the world, sharing stories and experiences that will stay with me for a lifetime.

As I approached my destination of Lo Manthang, the former capital of the Mustang Kingdom, I was filled with a sense of anticipation and excitement. This walled city, with its labyrinthine alleyways and ancient buildings, was like nothing I had ever seen before. I spent several days exploring its hidden corners, soaking up the rich history and culture of this remarkable place.

Looking back on my trek to Upper Mustang, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for the experience. It was a journey that challenged me both physically and mentally, but one that also opened my eyes to the beauty and wonder of this world. If you ever have the opportunity to explore this remote and fascinating region, I highly recommend you take it. You won't regret it.

photo credit: KimKim 

Also Read

8 Magnificent Things To Experience In Mustang

Travelling To Mustang: An Adventure To Remember

Mountain Biking To Lower Mustang Valley

Shey-Phoksundo National Park: A Must-Visit Destination

My Incredible Poon Hill Trekking Experience

join our newsLetter

powered by : nepal traveller digital publication pvt. ltd

developed by : Web House Nepal