Trekking Upper Mustang, the Forbidden Kingdom: Map, Itinerary & Other Details

Upper Mustang is one of the restriced regions of Nepal. Rich in ancient Tibetan culture, lifestyle and arts, it was kept aloof from foreign eyes for ages. You’re required a special permit just to enter the region which can come costly.

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The ancient kingdom of Mustang is home to some of the rarest cultural and historical wonders of South Asia. Predominantly Buddhist, the small population of Mustang here were once the followers of ancient Bon Religion.



It was once an independent kingdom. It was annexed to mainland Nepal only in the 18th Century. Also known as “The Forbidden City,” access for foreigners to enter the region was permitted only in 1992, however the inflow of foreign tourists is still tightly regulated by the officials.

Being a restricted region, you are required to get a special permit before entering the region. See Costs & Permits for more info.

Upper Mustang

Mustang (meaning ‘fertile land’ in Tibetan) or Upper Mustang is a form er Kingdom of Lo, which comprised of territories from Nepal…

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