Mustang is the name of the distric along with the Kali Gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. The capital for the Mustang distric is Jomsom. Few regions of the great Himalaya remain untraveled but the ancient kingdom of Mustang in western Nepal is one of them. Only a handful of foreigners have crossed the high passes to the valley of Tholung wherein lies the palace of Lo-Manthang, the seat of the King of Mustang, who is still in residence.
You spend a day here relaxing before taking the flight up the great Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom where the trek begins. You ascend the ridge to the north of the town with a spectacular panorama of the Annapurna range rising behind you.The trail continues to climb onto this southern edge of the Tibetan Plateau towards Mustang. There are several pass crossings (the highest being the Nyi La at 3990m) all of which offer astounding views south to the Annapurna and north to Tibet, before you make the final climb to a ridge at 3850 meters. From here you look down into the Tholung Valley to the walled city of Lo-Manthang.
The days here enable you to explore this remarkable medieval city with its monasteries and palaces or to ride ponies north to see the King – a memorable character as if from another world.