Mustang Valley in Nepal which is also listed as one of the best destinations to visit in CNN Travel reports. Listed by CNN Travel Must Be Visit in 2023: The best destination to visit Mustang Valley, Nepal 2023. CNN Travel Number;16 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 breathtaking 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, and Chhoser Caves along the trek.
Upper Mustang was closed to 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.
This Upper Mustang Trek blog offers furthermore deep insight into what it's like to trek in Mustang Nepal.
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 2023 starts on May 16th, and 17th and ends on 18th May.
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|Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 02Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara||827m/2,713ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 04Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni||2,810m/9,220ft||3-4 hrs|
|Day 05Kagbeni to Chele||3,050m/10,007ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 06Chele to Syanbochen||3,475m/11,401ft||6-7 hrs|
|Day 07Syanbochen to Ghami||3,520m/11,549ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 08Ghami to Tsarang||3,870m/12,697ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 09Tsarang to Lo-Manthang||3,730m/12,238ft||3-4 hrs|
|Day 10Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization||3,730m/12,238ft|
|Day 11Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar||3,810m/12,501ft||6-7 hrs|
|Day 12Drakmar to Ghiling||3,806m/12,487ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 13Ghiling to Chhuksang||3,050m/10,007ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 14Chhuksang to Jomsom||2,700m/8,859ft||6-7 hrs|
|Day 15Fly back to Pokhara||827m/2,713ft|
|Day 16Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 17Final departure||-|