If you are planning to trek, Nepal has certainly crossed your mind as a destination for travel. This trekker’s paradise is known for its beauty and many features. Of those features, the different regions for trekking stand out as a unique point. Throughout the country, you can find various trekking regions, and the experience of trekking in one region is a unique experience than trekking in the other. The diversity of climate, people, biodiversity, and other aspects make Nepal one of the favored choices for trekking enthusiasts.
One of the famous regions to trek in Nepal is the Mustang region. Mustang is one of the offbeat trails of Nepal. Also known as the Forbidden kingdom, it was once a separate entity ruled by its own respective King and wasn’t under unified Nepal’s order. Located in the north-western part of the Annapurna region, this hidden kingdom borders the side of Tibet.
Mustang region is one of the few places you can visit during the summer as the region is rain shadowed and experiences zero rainfall throughout the year. As a result of its climate, the region is dry and arid, desert-like. Nonetheless, the diverse landscapes, rivers and lakes, quaint villages, and the magnificent mountains make it a brilliant place to visit.
Mustang is a place of both natural and cultural beauty. Along with its numerous geographical attractions, it also provides for a fascinating cultural exposure. Mustang is the only place on Earth where you can witness the original Tibetan Buddhist culture. One can witness the beauty of the culture by exploring the local communities, historic arts, architecture, and artifacts. Visiting the gompas, monasteries, and numerous caves allow you to embark on a spiritual journey. To top it off, the mountains in the backdrop provide a stunning view.
The best time to visit the Mustang region is during Summer and Autumn. Since the region experiences no rainfall, summer offers the best temperature. Similarly, Autumn also provides a pleasant atmosphere for trekking. On the other hand, spring and winter are extremely cold. It is least recommended that you travel here during the spring and winter months.
There are various treks you can take to explore Mustang. Some of the most popular treks are Upper Mustang Lo Manthang Trek, Lower Mustang Trek, Mustang Tiji Festival Trek, and Mustang trek with Yara Trek.