The lower mustang trek is a part of the Annapurna circuit and perhaps the single most popular trek in Nepal. The diverse landscapes and cultures found along this trekking route. The main feature of this trek is walking through the gorge carved by the Kali Gandaki River.
While on the lower mustang trek, the landscape is very much related to Tibet. Mustang lies in the rain shadow area and dominated by the Dhaulagiri family with Tukuche Mountain. In lower mustang Nepal has a barren landscape, the villages with their bright colored fields are like an oasis.
A great option if you’re short on time but still wish to experience the stark beauty of Mustang. You’ll take a easy trek through the region bordering Annapurna and Mustang with great views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Mustang is part of an ancient trade route to Tibet, up the Kali Gandaki river, and offers one of the most developed trails with comfortable teahouses run by Gurung and Thakali families.
Normally trekkers continue on above Jomsom to Mukitnath, the famous pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist. To the Hindu, Muktinath is a sacred as the place of salvation. They believe that to wash in the water here guarantees salvation after death. This short family treks is recommended year round as most of this trek is always in the rain shadow.
Spring and Autumns are the best seasons for Lower Mustang Trek. March to June, September to November are the best months for Lower Mustang Trek. Plan the perfect family vacation with fun kid friendly trip ideas. Get advice and tips for a great family vacation with kids. Read unique 5 days Annapurna treks and start planning the ideal family and kid friendly getaway.
- Witness the Tibetan Buddhist culture and architecture of Lower Mustang
- Hike through some of Nepal’s most spectacular scenery
- Enjoy comfortable home bases in Jomsom and Kagbeni while exploring the area
- Go hunting for fossilized sea creatures, 3000 meters high in the mountains
- Experience this ancient kingdom without the pricey permit of Upper Mustang