Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang

Things to do - general

Upper Mustang is the restricted northern part of Nepal’s Mustang district. It consist of seven village development Committees (Nepal’s smallest democratic units) with 31 settlements.

The restricted area Includes the historic kingdom of Lo Tsho Dyun which translates as ‘Seven Districts of Lo’ in the local Tibetan dialect (Loke) . The area of Bahragaon, meaning ‘Twelve Villages’ in Nepali, extends from south of Ghiling to North of Jomsom and also falls largely inside Upper Mustang. Tibetan dialect (Pheke) prevails here, too. However, the people of Tangbe, Chhuksang, Tetang, Tsaile and Ghyaker instead speak Seke, a language closely related to Thakali.

The Buddhist society of Upper Mustang is divided into groups comparable to the castes of Hindu culture. The occupational castes, regarded as the lowest , comprise the Ghara, Shemba and Emeta (Blacksmiths, butchers and musicians respectively). The highland nomads, called Dropka , take an outsider’s position of slightly higher status . The middle class consists of The Phalwa, who now often prefer to call  themselves Gurung . The Kudek, who have adopted the Nepali name Bista for their clan, make up the nobility and family of Lo Tsho Dyun.

Country Nepal
Permit Required

Permit Required Before Travel . Individual Traveler not Allows to Travel in this region

Languages spokenTibetan,Nepali

Culture and history info

Livestock is the important source of cash income . In the villages, cattle is kept for milk , meat , and fuel . Large herds of goat and sheep are driven south for sale at the end of the summer. Dzopa(a crossbreed of Yak and Cow) plough the fields . Horses and mules carry people and loads. On The pasture lands at the rim of the Tibetan Plateau , nomad families tend goats, sheep and yaks all year along.
In the dry climate, agriculture is impossible without irrigation. Women ,men and children work together on the fields . Barley , buckwheat, peas, and potatoes are the crops that ripen here , and the seasons are marked by festivals.

A household usually sopans several generation, and children are cared for by everyone . Marriageof the woman with two or more brothers, to avoid the splitting of the familyy’s farmland, is still in practice . A husband may take a second wife if the first one proves infetiile. But like all traditionsal ways, these are changing too, under the influence of Outside culture and values .

Damodar kund Guest House-Charang

Damodar kund Guest House-Charang

Charang (Tsarang) Upper Mustang, Upper Mustang
Damodar kund Guest House-Charang (Tsarang) , upper mustang run by Tibetan family in Charang (Tsarang More info
Homestay In Mustang

Homestay In Mustang

Nepal, Upper Mustang
Homestay In Mustang typical nepali hospitality in Locals homes . Friendly people , smily faces and w More info
Hotel Dhaulagiri Upper Mustang

Hotel Dhaulagiri Upper Mustang

Shangmochen ,upper mustang, Upper Mustang
Hotel Dhaulagiri Upper Mustang is in Shangmochen,Upper Mustang,Nepal run by local Buddhist family . More info
Lo-Ghami Guest House

Lo-Ghami Guest House

Ghami-7,Upper Mustang, Upper Mustang
Lo-Ghami Guest House is in Ghami-7,Upper Mustang,Nepal . Located in beautiful place , friendly staff More info
Lotus Holiday Inn Lo-manthang

Lotus Holiday Inn Lo-manthang

Lo-manthang, Upper Mustang, Upper Mustang
Lotus Holiday Inn Lo-manthang is one of the luxury hotel in Lo-manthang , Upper mustang operated by More info
Mustang Gate Guest House

Mustang Gate Guest House

Tsaile,Upper Mustang, Upper Mustang
Mustang Gate Guest House is located in Tsaile , your first camp on the way ti upper mustang trekking More info
Potala Guest House

Potala Guest House

Lo-Manthang,Upper Mustang, Upper Mustang
Potala Guest House Lo Manthang was the walled capital of the Kingdom of Lo from its founding in 1380 More info
Tiji Festival 2018 - May 12, 13, 14

Tiji Festival 2018 - May 12, 13, 14

Upper Mustang10 / 10
One of most waiting festival in Hidden Kingdom of Mustang, Nepal Tiji 2018 Lo-manthang, capital of u More info
Upper Mustang Horse Tour

Upper Mustang Horse Tour

Upper Mustang
Upper Mustang Horse Tour One of unforgettable experience in a life . Upper Mustang Horse Tour start More info

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