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Mustang Region Trekking


Shuttered by the walls of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri on the north, Mustang region trek is an unexplored heaven. The region presents you with a lost culture of the forbidden lands of the past. trek is an exploration of the concealed valleys of upper Mustang in Nepal. The land untouched by the modern realms makes the experiences surreal for the visitors. Interestingly it nestled between Tibet and the Himalayas – a place different from the rest of the world. Even though the upper Mustang is changing it still surprises the visitors with its stunning vista and the stubborn way it clings to its unique culture. Indeed, the culture is fighting back, crumbing art works are being restored. Crumbing monasteries have been rebuilt and refilled with the sound of bald-headed children in robes studying the ancient Buddhist ways.

The whole Lo manthang village has solar electricity now a day. Decorative style small herb garden of various holy decorations, flapping flags and of course stacked firewood. There was a time when it was the mandatory of certain family to supply the firewood for the royal family. Sky burial and polyandry are still remaining practice in this upper mustang region. The people in the naturally isolated region of Mustang have their own distinct lifestyles, culture and traditions that have continued for centuries. The culture is dominantly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism following as the place was once a part of ancient Tibet.

It is believed that Guru Rinpoche had fought with demon among the Mustang’s snowcapped mountain, desert canyons, and grassland. Once Guru Rinpoche killed the demon, it is said he scattered the demon’s body parts across Mustang valley. Consequently, its blood formed the towering red cliffs and its intestines tumbled near to Ghami where people have later on build the stone prayer wall. Thus the longest prayer walls in Nepal, on top of the demon’s intestines.


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