Upper Mustang Overland Tour
The Upper Mustang Overland Tour is an exciting, leisurely excursion, joyful and adventurous tour done in comfortable vehicle in one of the most isolated regions of Nepal- Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang is also known as mini Tibet with a good combination of nature, landscape, rich cultural heritage, a great history, ancient Buddhist monastery and caves. Upper Mustang is rain-shadow zone of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Mountain ranges. It is a great place to experience the ancient Tibetan culture right in Nepal without visiting there. The rocks formations of the place are something different and make us think are they from another planet! Furthermore, the cliffs also contain mysterious caves that were dug out thousands of years ago and contained many forgotten Buddhist artifacts.
Touring in Upper Mustang is like going back in ancient time because there is a little change in the practice of the religion that started hundreds of years ago. Monasteries of the region are the treasures of the place. They hold the ancient art crafts and the people follow the very old practice of the Tibetan Buddhist religion. Muktinath on the other hand reflects the faith of Hindus. People are holding unique and exotic culture.
The Upper Mustang Overland Tour is a perfect leisurely excursion of Upper Mustang that presents a new alternative way of touring the region. It is perfect for people who want to explore the region via a vehicle and want to skip out on long hours of trekking and hiking. The Upper Mustang Overland Tours is also ideal for people who are short on time and want to experience the mystical region’s best elements and aspects the quickest way possible. Experience the wonders of Upper Mustang while travelling on a luxurious jeep and see fleeting sights of natural beauty and local people all while seated on a comfortable vehicle.
The journey and its many marvelous features are sure to leave you spell-bound!
Highlights of the UMO Tour
Upper Mustang- the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal is a remote trans-Himalayan village of Nepal. Trekking in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege. This is the place where the true originality of Himalayan people exists. You can explore and get chance to know the lifestyle of Himalayan people who are not much in the touch with the rest of the world.
The last king, the Raja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang. Geographically, Upper Mustang is the part of Tibetan plateau.
Even today, access is highly restricted. You will need a special trekking permit to travel further from Kagbeni and one must be accompanied by a government appointed official to visit Upper Mustang.
Tiji festival is also the major attraction in upper Mustang. Tiji, the name is an abbreviation of the word “Tempa Chirim” which means “Prayer for World Peace”. Tiji is a fascinating annual three-day festival consisting of Tibetan rituals that celebrate the myth of a son who had to save the Mustang kingdom from destruction. It is celebrated in the month of May.
Best Time to Do Trek
The best time to visit Upper Mustang is during spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November). You will also get a chance to celebrate Tiji festival of Upper Mustang if you visit Mustang in May. As Upper Mustang is rain shadow area, there is no rain during Monsoon/Summer (June, July, and August).