Mustang , also known as ‘Lo Kingdom’ is famous for its incredible Himalayan beauty, Muktinath and its very own taste of Marpha Brandy.
Muktinath also known as “Mukti kshetra” in Hinduism is the ‘ place of liberation of Moksha’. The ancient name of this place was ‘Thiru Saligramam’. The Buddhist call it “Chumig Gyatsa” which means ‘Hundred waters’ in Tibetan language.
Chussang is one of the major tourist attractions over Mustang.In the high cliffs on the west side of the Kali Gandakii river, one can view extensive area of caves called Thagsing Grangma.
Kagbeni is another village in Mustang lies on the trail from Jomsom to the royal capital Lo Manthang. It’s a unique famous village of ‘Barha Gaun’- 12 villages .Kagbeni lies on the banks of the confluence of Kali Gandaki and Jhong Rivers. According to the Hindu epic Adhyatma Ramayana, Kagbhusundi meditated here on suggestion of Saptarishis, hence place was named Kagbeni.
Lo Manthang was the walled capital of Lo Kingdom. After the King Prithivi Narayan Shah forged Nepal out of numerous kingdoms in the 18th century, Lo became a dependency but kept its hereditary rulers. But with the beginning of Republican government in 2008, Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista lost his title. The Tiji festival in Lo-Manthang is another popular destination for tourists in the area seeking to experience the native culture.
Kaligandaki is at the border with Tibet at an elevation of 6,268 metres (20,564 ft) at the Nhubine Himal Glacier in the Mustang region of Nepal. It is famous for Shaligrams (fossilied shells)- also symbolized as Lord Vishnu in Hinduism.
Mustang has been one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal. May- October is regarded as the best period to visit Mustang. One can enjoy the perfect taste of Tibetan culture, semi-arid climate and warm hospitality in Mustang.