Mustang Trek - mystical land beyond Himalayas
Mustang Region is a part of Gandaki Province in northern Nepal. It balances the Himalayas and spreads northward onto the Tibetan Plateau. The district is one of the isolated areas in Nepal and is second in terms of the sparsity of population. The altitude varies from 1,372 to 8,167 meters (Mount Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest mountain in the world), with numerous peaks above 7,000 meters.
The kingdom was closed to foreigners, with limited exceptions, until 1992. Their tales of a Tibetan kingdom in a dry and locked off from the rest of the world lighted the interest in Mustang District. However, it is now open on a restricted basis to foreign travelers. Some of the top tourist charms are Lomanthang, Muktinath, the Mustang royal palace, Tibetan art and culture.