The historical remote Mustang trek unseal the once Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, tucked away from the rest of the world, lies just north of the main Himalayan range of Nepal. Mustang is a land where the soul of the man is still considered to be as honest as the feet he walks on. A land said to be "barren as a dead deer", but where beauty and happiness abound despite hardship, it was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until the 1830s. The walled city of Lo Monthang, the unofficial capital of Mustang, remains a kingdom within a kingdom. The early history of Lo Monthang is embellished in myth and legend rather than recorded fact. Mustang maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951. The king of Lo Monthang still retains his title. He has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in the Nepal army.
Trekking in Mustang was officially opened in 1992. It allows limited numbers of trekkers each year to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. A trek into this fabled forbidden kingdom of vast, arid valleys, eroded canyons, ocher valley, yak caravans, and colourfully painted mud brick houses on the back dropped of the majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri makes your medieval walled kingdom Mustang trekking an exceptional one.
Shangrila Eco Trek regularly organizes treks to the Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang. The TIJI festival is a three-day ritual known as" The chasing of the Demons", one of the region's most important festivals. Over the festive time, monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks perform dances and rituals that are supposed to drive away evil spirits. Dressed in their finery, people from all over Mustang gather in Lo Monthang to celebrate the Tiji festival.