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Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang trek brings you into the shrouded universe of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, likewise called Lo. Lo used to be a piece of the Tibetan domain and is accordingly firmly fixing to Tibet in culture, dialect and topography. The locales segregation from the outside world has added to a very saved Tibetan culture and untainted nature. Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif making a toughly bone-dry land encompassed by rocks in all sort of hues and noteworthy arrangements. This fruitless scene is dabbed with settlements of white washed houses, grain fields and chortens trimmed with supplication banners which add a sprinkle of shading to the scene. The trail takes after the old salt parade course through which the general population of Mustang exchanged Tibetan salt for grain from the marshes.

The objective of the Upper Mustang trek is the capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. From the pass Lo La (3950 m) you can see the walled medieval capital out there, the white-washed 6-meter tall divider standing out in sharp difference to the desolate scene. Entering Lo Manthang through the town door resembles venturing into an alternate world. A universe of tight rear way ways, shrouded chortens, long dividers of wonderful supplication haggles of cultivating creatures walking in from the fields toward the evening to defer to their sheds inside the city. Purposes of enthusiasm for Lo Manthang are the regal royal residence, a couple of delightful religious communities like the Thugchen Gompa worked in the fifteenth century. Or, then again visit the amchi exhibition hall and amchi school. An amchi is a conventional Tibetan specialist. There are 2 amchis living in Lo Mangtang, which are likewise the official specialists of the ruler. They established a school to save this antiquated intelligence. For a journey outside the city you can enlist Tibetan horses for a ride to Chhoser where you can visit a little religious community and exceptionally old surrender staying arranged high in the stones. The most helpful approach to get to Upper Mustang is to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and begin the trek from that point. The flight is an enterprise in itself flying through the most profound canyon on the planet, the Kali Gandaki, which keeps running between the Dhaulagiri and the Nilgiri mountains. You take after the renowned Kali Gandaki River upstream, incompletely strolling in the waterway bed itself, to Kagbeni. From Kagbeni the confined region of Upper Mustang begins. Nonetheless, it is beneficial to visit the well known traveler goal of Muktinath before traveling north into Upper Mustang. From Kagbeni the trek goes norhtwards and prompts Lo Manthang in 4 to 5 days. You cross a great many passes, which are all in the vicinity of 3,500 and 4,000 m. You can return somewhat by an alternate way through Dhakmar, crossing 2 goes of around 4,200 m. Near Dhakmar you can locate the most seasoned Tibetan religious community on the planet, the Lo Gekar Monastery. Lo Gekar Monastery was inherent the eighth century by the popular Tibetan entertainer Guru Rinpoche. It is said that he executed an effective evil spirit and the blood of the devil has painted the stones around Dhakmar brilliant red. Upper Mustang is a confined region and up till 1992 it was taboo for remote guests to enter the kingdom. These days nonnatives are welcome to Upper Mustang for an allow charge of US$ 500 (to be orchestrated through a trekking organization and substantial for 10 days, each extra day costs US$ 50). Nowadays convenience in guesthouses is conceivable along the entire trek. While remaining there you are welcome to sit with the proprietors in the kitchen. In Tibetan culture the kitchen is the focal point of the house and fabricated like a sort of lounge. So there is no better approach to take in somewhat about the every day life than investing energy in the kitchen!

Highlight

Kathmandu and Pokhara city visit
Grand flight to and from Jomsom
Investigating the Kali Gandaki River valley
Taboo kingdom of Mustang
Beautiful perspectives of the Himalayas
Going by the captial of Mustang “The Lo Manthang”

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