About Upper Mustang Over Land Tour
Upper Mustang Tour – Mustang is one of the few places in the Himalayan region that has been able to retain its traditional Tibetan culture unmolested authentic Tibetan culture now survives only in exile and few places like upper Mustang, which have had long historical and cultural ties with Tibet. “Dalai Lama”
The small region of Mustang closed to westerners until 1992, is an enchanting land of windswept vistas, red-walled monasteries, and feudal towns. This tiny kingdom was not only a major corridor of the trade from the 1400’s to before the Chinese occupation of Tibet but also figured importantly into early Buddhism in Tibet. Local legend tells the tale of the great founder of Tibetan Buddhism, Padmasambhava, who before building Samye (the oldest monastery in Tibet) came to Mustang to stand guard against and do battle with the evil powers out to destroy Buddhism. The temple of Lo Gekhar in eastern Mustang was built by Padmasambhava after his triumphant battle and still stands guard today. Mustang is the hinterland enriched with mainly barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and Moraine valleys. Its landscape is unrivaled for it has a stupendous wilderness, pristine scenery, snow-capped peaks, spectacular 16th-century monasteries and many other unique attractions. The view of windswept Kali-Gandaki valley, vast spaces around Kagbeni and vast ridges that struggle high mountains provide a mind-blowing experience. Newly opened 4wd Jeep Adventure trip is a wonderful package for the clients who love to have adventurous jeep drive experiences with the views of natural beauty and local people their cultures and tradition all while traveling in a comfortable vehicle.
This is also great for those people who want to visit Mustang but don’t have enough time for long trekking on the trail. The 4×4 Jeep drive will begin from Jomsom to Upper Mustang with a fly in from Pokhara and drive back the same way to Jomsom and Pokhara. It is fun filled and at the same time full of adventure. The ultimate destination is Lo-Manthang, the capital of Mustang region. The daily drive to the Kora La Border with side explore is another additional adventure. The route entails traveling across the desert-like landscape, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys.