‘A country for photographer’s paradise with amazing scenery and great colorful cultures’
Upper Mustang Photography Tour takes you to amazing high country of Nepal Far North Western Himalaya at Upper Mustang. It’s a most scenic place truly a photographers paradise within deserted landscapes of barren and arid terrain. And yet, it offers charming and beautiful views.
Photography Tour to Upper Mustang certainly surprises you with the magnificent and dramatic dry landscapes. This place is an extension of Tibet Far South West plateau, where culture and people resembles across the border. Also, one can witness the Tibetan custom of Buddhism and pre Buddhist sect of ancient Bon traditions.
Upper Mustang Photography Tour also leads you to experience around former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang and its beautiful surroundings. It is rich in eroded high cliffs and canyons reflecting with varied colors on sunlight including views of Mustang Himal and Dhaulagiri mountain range.
Our adventure starts right from the capital of Kathmandu by exploring its ancient monuments of both Hindu and Buddhism. It is done along with old palace courtyard of different era of past medieval times. And, here you witness the harmony of local impressive culture(like Tiji Festival) and traditional life as it was past thousands of years.
After an interesting tour with great photography opportunity, our next destination takes you to scenic and beautiful Pokhara city. Its a verdant valley, blessed with natural wonders of Annapurna Himalaya and serene lakes that catches reflection of snow-capped mountains.
From scenic Pokhara, now we get ready for our real adventure towards the remote corners of Himalaya around Mustang region. After a scenic flight of 30 mins(approx.) from the Pokhara city, we reach Jomsom, a headquarter town of Mustang district. It is located on Old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan route to Tibet, a strong trading post as well.
Now, from Lower Mustang, we start heading towards the interesting villages of Kagbeni and then, towards Chusang and Dhakmar. Then finally, we reach amazing former kingdom of Lo-Manthang. On this route, you can enjoy taking shots of beautiful landscapes and high snow capped peaks with traditional farm villages. Also, the place is highly adorned with long series of prayer bells and stone slate walls of great significant.
Within walled city of Lo-Manthang, you will be engaged with exciting visit and culture exploration with old heritage living style of Lo people. Also, one gets opportunity to explore the fort palace of former King of Mustang who ruled till last Ten decades. Visiting the old and important monasteries are another highlights of the trip.
With great time around Upper Mustang, we drive back to Jomsom for flights back to scenic Pokhara city. Now, it’s time to enjoy your time around this picturesque spots with stunning views of sunrise over array of Himalayan peaks. And finally, we head towards Kathmandu city, after enjoying lovely and fantastic Mustang Photography Tour.
Upper Mustang Photography Tour Best Seasons
All months from March to November.
March to May is best time for Upper Mustang Photography as per clear views. Wild flowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains at that time. This season has a pleasant day with cooler morning and night time.
October to November is yet another best time for this Mustang tour due to clear views of peaks. With a short sunlight days, it can be freezing cold in the morning and night time, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.
As Mustang falls within rain-shadow blocked by high Himalayan Mountains, July to mid September is also regarded as the best season.