Lo-Manthang Trek is situated in the North part of the Annapurna Himal. And it is near the border of Tibet (China). The place knows as the Mustang Region. Similarly, Lo-Manthang is also famous as the Mustang kingdom. And the place was close to the foreigners. Although Mustang is included in the Nepalese territory, entry was tightly restricted for foreigners. Consequently, it drew much attention as a prohibited Kingdom. Mustang is a most remote area. And it lies in a geographic extension of the Tibetan plateau. This is the windswept land of mountains preserving the last authentic remains of Tibetan culture. So, this area is completely isolate from the rest of the world.
The Mustang region is only open for trekking groups in 1991. The barley, potatoes, and buckwheat are the staple diet of the villagers as these vegetables are grow here. And through our trek passes to reach the ancient walled fortress city of Lo-Manthang. Similarly, the border of Tibet is just a stone’s throw away from Mustang. During the trek to Lo Manthang, we can either return along the same trail or head back to Jomsom. Jomsom is also the way of the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath.
- Duration: 19 days.
- Best season: Oct-May.
- Trekking grade: C (Strenuous ).
- Altitude:3,900 m.(Lomanthang).
- Trek Starting Point: Either fly to Jomsom from Pokhara or start the trek from Nayapol or Beni.
- Ending Point: Jomsom ( flyback) or walk down.
- Culture: Different communities with a majority of Thakali, Tibetan Lobas, and their unique culture.
- Mode of Trekking: Fully Organized on lodge-based.
- Himalayan Sights: Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri, Tibetan plateau, etc. The most isolated and unexplored corners of the Himalayas.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner