Mustang trekking is one of the most well known yet mysterious trekking routes in Nepal and the recently permitted route to Lo Manthang that lies at the heart of Mustang opens up even more new vistas. The landscape of Mustang is dry and its naturally carved sandstone pillars and moraine terraces of red, yellow and brown present a striking panorama of color. Nepal trekking to Mustang takes you through an almost treeless landscape where you experience strong winds across this rain shadow area of Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal to upper Mustang gives you the privilege of experiencing the life and lifestyle of the people who reside in this harsh environment. This was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until the 1830s. The medieval walled city of Lo Monthang the unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom and has a rich cultural and religious heritage. The history of Mustang is based on myth and legend rather than recorded detail. Mustang maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951 but the King of Mustang still retains his title and he has been given the cultural respect due that title.