Lower Mustang Trek will let you experience the beauty of Annapurna range from both sides, supplemented by panoramic views of Mt.Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Himchuli, Mt.Nilgiri, etc. All the while, the diversity of terrain and landscapes throughout the trek will undoubtedly give you a distinct experience, unlike any other trek.
Suffice to say, a combination of incredible picturesque views that encompass the Annapurna region with that of dry, semi-arid, southern edges of the Tibetan plateau makes this trek an adventure of a lifetime.
Once we reach Pokhara, after exploring the cultural heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, we spend a day there for further sightseeing. The next exciting phase will be our trek to Poon Hill, from where we can see the first golden rays of the sun, adorning the snow-capped mountain tops. This is one of the most beautiful sunrise spots that Nepal has to offer and there will be more amazing experiences along the way to Lower Mustang Trek.
Once, we reach Tatopani, which literally means- ‘hot water, you can enjoy natural hot water springs which are believed to have therapeutic value. As we move on, the village of Marpha, which is famous for their apple in the whole of Nepal, one can see town watered by paved canals and green orchards and it is advised to try a slice of apple pie as well as, local brandy and cider.
Once we reach Muktinath, which is the highlight of Lower Mustang Trek, we can see the beauty of Nepalese spirituality, that being a harmonious representation of both Buddhist and Hindu culture. There is a temple of Lord Vishnu along with a Buddhist Gumba, also, an eternal flame that burns with the help of Natural gas.
Thus, this trek encompasses serene picturesque valleys and deep gorges, awe-inspiring majestic mountains, unique culture and traditions, and finally a spiritual hub that speaks to a multitude of religions!
The Lower Mustang Trek can be experienced by trek if you are a novice trekker. Motorable road is being upgraded and it is accessible by jeep and bus too. Moreover, flights to Jomsom resume during the seasonal time. If you are a motorbike rider, check Lower Mustang Dirt Bike Tour for further information.