Why Mustang Trek is very popular and how much is the trek permit cost for foreign visitors?
Nepal’s Mustang Trek is a most demanding trek routes in Nepal. Many pilgrimage people visit Muktinath Temple from a different part of the world. Mustang is lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas is perhaps the last remnant of pristine Tibetan culture. Upper Mustang has a barren landscape and forbidden kingdom of Nepal.
It has a unique Buddhism culture and tradition. Lo-Mustang, the capital of the entire Mustang has a long wall city ruled by a religious king. life in Mustang goes on as it has for centuries at a leisurely pace. Furthermore, Mustang trek provides an excellent mountain scenery including Dhaulagiri Family. Dhaulagiri I (8,167m/26,795 ft), Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545 ft), Nilgiri (7,061m/23,160 ft) & Tukuche peak (6,920m/22,698 ft) visible clearly. Moreover, you will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters (19,680 ft) high.
Upper Mustang Upper Mustang trek is moderately easy but its windy. If you are a foreign visitors than special trek permit cost is US$ 500 per person just for 10 days to Lomanthang. Besides that, you also need Annapurna conservation permit additionally cost US$ 23. Likewise, if you are a Nepali national, permit is not compulsory. Strong winds generally blow across the area, especially in the afternoon journey.
Annapurna region is located in the central but western part from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Nepal is a small country but it has diversity for the landscape including flat land to the high Himalayas. It is a country of Lord Buddha and Mt Everest 8,848 meters above sea level. There are some other trek routes such as Kaligandaki valley trek, Muktinath trek , Muktinath tour, Nar Phu village trek, lower Mustang trek , Annapurna circuit trek ….etc are most demanding in terms of visitors.
The best time to visit Thorong la pass trek is either on Spring (March to May) or Autumn (October to December) in this time weather is very clear. So you can see the pristine Himalayas and beautiful landscapes. Take a review about Mustang Trek in Tripadvisor.