Lomanthang trek takes you to the land beyond mountains and to the last known forbidden kingdom of the world. Words are not enough to describe the beauty of this land which is often compared with mystical valley of Shangri La and Shambhala. As a result of it’s unbelieveable beauty, our travellers often ask if the scenery they are witnessing is for real or if they are gazing at a fresco. Lomanthang, which lies in Mustang is the Nepalese extension of Tibetan plateau which is surrounded by yellow limestone hills and couple of 8000 meter mountains.
There are several ways to reach Jomsom, which is the gateway to Lomanthang trek, either by road or by air. Since upper mustang is a restricted area, Lomanthang trek does not see an influx of travellers and hence is serene and preserved to its best. This region is famous for several reasons. One, for the blood like red hills which is nowhere else to be found in Nepal. Second, for one of the sweetest and the most loved apple orchards in the country. Third, for the famous apple brandy and the country’s oldest brewery in Marpha. Fourth, for the famous ‘Thakali Dal Bhat’ which is believed to have been evolved from Thak Khola of Mustang. Fifth, for the settlement of Kagbeni where various fossils are found. Last but not the least, the views of the mountains that are at stone throw distance.The land of Lo Manthang trek is often compared with Shangri La, a mythical kingdom that never existed.
A paragraph and an article is not enough for Lomanthang trek as the count of things to see and do goes on and on. You may as well not want to miss talking to the King of Mustang who still resides in Lomanthang. He is one of the best story tellers you would meet along and you would be mesmerized to hear folklores told by him and see his palace. Furthermore, there are several ruins of fortress which was once made by the people who fled Tibet. And, not to forget, there are several monasteries made from local resources available and also, you may not want to miss visiting the cave namely Zhong Kha. The cave was built by hands and without any tools by the escapees of Tibet conflict.
Lomanthang Trek is all about unique stories which you may want to collect for lifetime worth of memories. If you want to venture to this beautiful destination, book this trek today with Crown earth treks!