Mustang district covers an area of 3,573 km² which lies in northward onto the Tibetan plateau of Nepal. Mustang is influenced by the Tibetan culture followed by Buddhist. This district is famous for natural beauty and cultural heritage. Mustang holds the world’s deepest gorge, Andhra Galchi was also known as Kali Gandaki gorge. The 14th-century ancient monasteries also lie in Nepal which may help to study about the mankind.
The temple in the highest altitude of the world Muktinath is also in Mustang which is the common Plimigrage for Hindus and Buddhist. The fossils found in Kali Gandaki River, The hot spring water, the salt lake, panoramic views of Nilgiri Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, ancient monasteries, cliff hanging monasteries, colorful fields are some of the attraction in the place.
The headquarter of Mustang district is Jomsom, the convenient way to get there is by flights you can also find the bus services up to there. The restricted area starts from Kag Beni which is nearly 3 hours walk from Jomsom. You can clearly see the view of Dhaulagiri and the Nilgiri there.
The colorful field of Thini seems amazing. Do not miss to visit Dhumba Lake near Jomson in Visit of Mustang. Mainly Mustang is divided into two parts as a lower Mustang and to Lo Kingdom (“Upper Mustang”). The upper Mustang was forbidden for the foreigners till 1991.Now, these days they must take permits to visit the places.
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Facts about Mustang District
- According to the old history Mustang district belongs to Tibet but now it is one of the districts of Nepal. Now the traditions and culture of Mustang are same as Tibet.
- Jomsom, it is the famous places since 1962 when airport constructed and since 1992 it becomes the main tourist entry point.
- The biodiversity of this region is amazing. The snow covered mountains whole out the years, the forest, birds, and animals.
- Life of the people living in Mustang revolves with trade, tourism and animal rearing(animal husbandry) with the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri.
- We can see thousand years of old caves, monastery, scenic beauty, and local tribes when went to trekking for the upper Mustang.
- Tiji festivals are another attraction of Mustangs which are influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. People li9ving in their have their own living style all brothers in the family married with single women which are quite surprising to the people who know their culture.
- Still now also the house of Mustang is built in Tibetan style which shows the last example of living of Tibetan culture in Nepal.
- Cultural trails in the region take into the homes of Gurungs in the lowlands, the hospitality of Thakalis around Jomsom, Manangis in the east and Tibetans in the arid north.
- Lo Mangtang there are few big beautiful monasteries which were built in 15 century. Thugchen Gomoa is one of the examples. people who come to visit Lo Mangtang can see the palace of the king here.
- The trek to Upper Mustang passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down a hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks.
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