Even though the hidden kingdom of Mustang is linked by a dirt road, it is still worth trekking there. Take the most thrilling Himalayan flight to Jomsom through the valley wedged between two 8000 m peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna and then trek to the earthen walled city of Lo Manthang. Explore the most intact medieval Tibet and then trek back following the route on the eastern bank of Kali Gandaki River.
Mustang is hidden Shangri-La of Nepalese Himalayas that was restricted until 1992 following the Tibetan resistant movement that vastly used territory of Mustang. Nestled among the high Himalayan peaks, the devout Buddhist kingdom of Mustang always accepted to be vassal of others to avoid violence. Artifacts and paintings found in caves carved out on the cliffs, fort and palace ruins and its antique monasteries make Mustang’s history mysterious. Undisturbed Himalayan Buddhism, intact Tibetan culture and alpine landscape make it ‘The lost Tibetan Kingdom’, politically in Nepal.
Mustang trekking is about discovering the Tibet outside of Tibet. Our trek strats with one of the most spectacular flight through the Kaligandaki valley wedged between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The trail follows trans-Himalayan salt trading route through deep gorges to the walled city of Lo. We come across charming villages, fort ruins and occult monasteries dating back to as early as 8th century. The honeycomb caves hewn in the cliff however dates back to 3,000 years of even older. We will visit some of the cave settlements, meditaion caves, palaces and the walled city of Lo before trekking back to Jomsom from where we will fly back.
Join the trek for Tiji Festival 2022 - 27 - 29 May
The walled city of Mustang celebrates the enigmatic mask dancing festival of Tiji in May as per the Tibetan Lunar calendar. 'Tiji' means the prayers for the world peace in Tibetan language. Monks go through 3 months of monastic practices and fasting. Huge Thangkas are unfurled at the stage of festival ground. The ‘Tsachham’ and ‘Ngachham’ dances are performed by monks of Lomanthani Chhyode Gumpa on the first and second day. The main monk who personafies the Dorje Sonam, the killer of demon, performs dances on the third or the last day.
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Tiji Festival Tour 2022
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