Mustang, one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal is known for its trekking tours and mountain sightseeing. Elevated at an altitude of 3840 kilometres, this city is divided into two parts: Lower and Upper Mustang. Mustang covers an area of 3573 km² and has a population of over 13000. Even though it is relatively unexplored, this city is a great destination for those who want to immerse in Tibetan culture as well as in Nepalese lifestyle.
Lower Mustang is well-known for natural scenery while upper Mustang is famous for its trekking and hiking trails, monasteries, caves and local tribes. This destination is rich in vegetation with a range of rhododendron plantations and apple fields as well as Buddhist culture. Visitors get to see the lifestyle of mountain people, their day-to-day struggles and their traditions. Visitors can take a look at a number of Tibetan shrines, monasteries, caves and villages in order to learn about the “Mini Tibet in Nepal”. All in all, this North-West part of Nepal has a rugged and mystical reputation and is a great destination for backpackers, trekkers or those who want a vacation away from the commercial life and want to spend some time in the Himalayan ranges.
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In order to reach Mustang, visitors can take a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. From Pokhara, they can take a taxi, bus or rent a bike to Pokhara. On Prithvi Highway, it takes around 6-8 hours to ... (Read More)