Mustang, which was once an isolated region now, is one of the major attractions of Nepal. It locates in the western region of Nepal in Dhaulagiri zone. Headquarter for it lies at Jomsom, which is also the only airport in Mustang. Gifted with natural scenic beauty, that combines the beautiful mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, landscapes that will leave you in amazement. Moreover, this region also comprises both temperate and trans-Himalayan biodiversity with flora and fauna that are common to those that are highly rare.
Divided into lower and upper Mustang, these different parts of mustang connect with each other yet quite different from one another. Upper Mustang is mostly popular for adventurous trekking whereas the Lower Mustang is famous for natural scenery. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks dominate the region. Trekking in these regions is an adventure in wonderland. Furthermore, the bewildering altitude variations and ecological diversity make this region overflow with natural beauty. Along the way, you’ll also encounter people from diverse ethnicity and culture. You’ll also get a chance to explore and interact with the diverse ethnic groups.
Beautiful places to visit in Mustang
Situated at an altitude of 3710 meters, Muktinath Temple prevails to be a holy site for Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is small and contains a human-sized golden statue of Vishnu as Shree Mukti Narayan. Not to mention, you will find many archaeological sites and temples. The 108 water taps and nonstop glowing fire is another attraction of this temple.
Located at an altitude of about 2700 meters, in Mustang region, it extends over both the banks of Kali Gandaki River, the longest river in Nepal. Best known for its airport it offers a quick entry or exit to the valley. The alluring views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri make the visit worthy. Consequently, The views of mountains are spectacular and the route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some unusual views of northern flanks.
Located at an altitude of 2650 meters in the Kali Gandaki valley of Annapurna Conservation Region is known for its Thak Khola architecture of flat roofs and narrow paved alleys. Marpha, which now popularizes as ‘Village of Orchards’ for the apples grown there that are especially delicious.
Lo Manthang regarded as the walled capital of Mustang is notable for its enchanting desert-like landscapes, remains of ancient caves, ancient monasteries, and the Annapurna Trekking Route among others.
Don’t miss the beautiful journey
Mustang is not only noted for its scenic beauties, but also for the adventurous sports like rock climbing, cycling, trekking, horse riding and riding. Correspondingly, its geographical structure is comprised of highlands and lowlands with plain, which makes it suitable for the activities.
Do visit Mustang to explore the heaven on Earth.