Mustang and Dolpo Area
Mustang trekking in Nepal was officially opened in 1992. Particularly limited numbers of trekkers are only allowed each year keeping in mind to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. Mustang trek unfolds the fabled forbidden kingdom’s vast and arid valleys, eroded canyons, yak caravans. Furthermore, the colourful, painted mud brick houses next to majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri ranges. Surprisingly, this Upper Mustang trekking is one of the best treks to do even in the monsoon season in Nepal. Hence it lies in the rain shadow, north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, completely sheltered from the monsoon. The best advantage of doing this cultural trek in monsoon time is that the villages are full of local people busy at their every day works. Furthermore, the whole region are in bloom which makes really a fabulous contrast with the wind eroded hills, red cliffs and snow capped mountains on the back ground – a great vista. Thus upper Mustang trek is once in a lifetime destination to explore the fascinating medieval walled kingdom of Lo Manthang.
Upper Mustang trek offers a spectacular trekking experience in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain region of Nepal. The 17-day trip begins in Kathmandu with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then we drive to Pokhara and fly to Jomsom the next day and begin trekking. Upper Mustang is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom because it wasn’t until the 1990s that tourists were allowed to enter the region. While trekking in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal, we can admire the uniqueness of tree-less landscape, rocky trails and views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayas.
The Dolpo Region of Nepal and has been divided into a Lower (Outer) and Upper (Inner) region. It is the highest inhabited land in Nepal, hidden behind high passes from the south and lying northwest of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki gorge. Geographically, it is a southern extension of Tibet, within the borders of Nepal. It is a vast arid region of brown ridges in the rain-shadow of the monsoon. The Shey-Phoksundo National Park is the country’s largest conservation area and open for trekking.
Dolpo is a paradise unexplored. Nature rewards this isolated western part of Nepal with exceedingly amazing landscapes and serene beauty that resemble the ones of Roof of the world- Tibet. The region sustains an abundance of wild life including Himalayan blue sheep, musk deer, jackals, and snow leopards. Birds include Himalayan griffons, snow pigeons and several species of pheasant (including Nepal’s national bird: the impheyan pheasant).
Mustang and Dolpo Area
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal is one of the memorable experiences in the world having eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and a large number of the most beautiful landscapes, which are only reachable on foot. We manage treks based on your desires. Some treks are designed to see the best mountainous views while some are designed to expose life in the villages. We manage the following popular treks in Nepal.