Mustang Region

Mustang Region

Mustang is one of the most fascinating and picturesque places in Nepal and is understandably popular among trekkers, many of whom walk to Lo Manthang. Mustang is probably a Nepali mispronunciation of the original name of the capital of Lo, an almost mythical kingdom. Trekkers are allowed to visit the area although an additional fee is charged. Mustang is the name of the entire district along the Kali Gandaki River from the Tibetan border to Ghasa. Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang district. The restricted area of Tibetan influence is north of Kagbeni, and this place is referred to as Upper Mustang. Kagbeni is a fabulous village of Tibetan style swellings and cobbled streets.  You get great views up into Mustang and towards the direction of the Thorong La Pass.The mighty Nilgiri range dominates the skyline as you look south. The area has witnessed significant cultural, economic, and environmental changes over the years despite the area north of Kagbeni being protected as a restricted site.