- Trip Grade:Moderate
Lower Mustang trek is a nice juxtaposition between the lush alpine vegetation and the windswept valley resembling the arid landscape of Tibet. There are multiple treks Nepal has to offer but this trip stands out due to its diversity, shortness of trip length and close proximity to the snowcapped mountains.
Trekking in Lower Mustang takes you to the land where history is shrouded upon myths and legends. Trekking in Lower Mustang is embellished with the beautiful Thakali villages, ruins of ancient fortresses, age-old Tibetan monasteries encircled by snowcapped mountains which is such a mystical experience one can get.
Besides visiting traditional villages, apple orchards and farmland, Lower Mustang trek also lets you push a little higher for n excursion to see the Dhaulagiri icefall. The Kali Gandaki Valley in Lower Mustang is well known for a large number of ammonite fossils from sea animals which is an evidence of the tall Himalayas being submerged under the sea millions of years ago.
Lower Mustang trek also gives you an opportunity to visit one of the ancient caves where the famous Tantric Guru Rimpoche meditated on his venture to Tibet. Muktinath, which is one of the important temples which is highly revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, is another highlight if Lower Mustang trek. Every year hundreds of pilgrims from both India and Nepal go to Lower Mustang to visit this sacred site. Lower Mustang Trek is a perfect blend of adventure and cultural experience in a short period of time without roughing it up.