The lost forbidden kingdom and the hidden Buddhist world, Upper Mustang Trek, is all about exploring the mountain civilization of the northern part of Nepal which is still happily embracing its ancient lifestyle. It is an adventurous trek in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain area. The arid landscape, unique rock formations, high cliffs, canyon, and gorge are some of the exceptional Upper Mustang Trek highlights.
Other than that, Upper Mustang Trekking offers breath-taking mountain views, ancient monasteries, high caves, colorful prayer flags, and intriguing stone carvings/paintings. As Upper Mustang has close ties with Tibet, the lifestyle, tradition, and culture of the locals resemble them. The locals here are very welcoming and kind.
The Upper Mustang Trek route goes through fine mountain villages, beautiful narrow pathways, apple orchards, and farming fields. You have to cross a handful of passes that offer spectacular views of snow-capped mountains like Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), etc. You will explore ancient monasteries like Namgyal Gompa, Ghar Gompa (1,200 years old), and other places like Tingkhar, Chhoser Caves along the trek.
Upper Mustang was closed for foreign visitors for a very long time. And now because of the strict rules and regulations imposed on trekking in the Upper Mustang by the government of Nepal, the region has successfully preserved its ancient values. The trail is less crowded and unspoiled. To be frank, the Upper Mustang trek is nothing less than a privilege that only a handful of people get every year.
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Upper Mustang Trek during the Tiji Festival
Upper Mustang Trek during the Tiji Festival is the best way to closely observe the vibrant cultural heritage of the locals of Lo Manthang. The spiritual values, traditional costumes, delicacies, divine chants, and colorful decoration adds up to the trekking experience and makes it a once in a lifetime event.
Tiji is a three days festival celebrated in the month of May. It is a sacred festival that showcases ancient Tibetan culture. The festival means chasing off the demons. As per the legends, Dorje Jono must battle against his demon father to save the kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The entire festival revolves around it. There cannot be the best time to get blessed and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.
Tiji Festival date 2022 started on May 27, 28, and end 29 May.