Mustang Region has been opened for trekkers in October 1991. Mustang region trekking is a controlled trekking destination in Nepal and categorized as rain shadow trekking trails of Nepal. Trekking in the Mustang region offers a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. Treks in Mustang region is an amazing lifetime experience with great Himalayan views including two above 8000m mountains – Annapurna 8091m, Dhualgiri 8167m, beautiful landscape, Mustang King palace, Monasteries, etc. Minimum two people are required to obtain a mustang trekking permits through government registered Nepal trekking companies.
The Mustang is or the people of Mustang call themselves Lobas, and they have their own King or Tribe-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista. After Nepal was declared a republic in 2007, the Nepal Government took back the official recognition of the Bista as the Mustang King. However, the people there still respect him as their King or tribe leader. Bista also grants the audience the visitor upon request. Mustang is the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal.