Upper Mustang valley with Tilicho
We trekked the Upper Mustang valley and within the Annapurna Conservation area with Unique Adventures. And what an adventure! Upper Mustang was beautiful with its stark high desert landscape and backdrop of Annapurna 1 and Niligiri. When we arrived by jeep, we immediately fell in love with Kagbeni and knew right away that we were in for a great experience. We loved learning about the Tibetan culture of Upper Mustang and thoroughly enjoyed exploring each location we stayed along the way to Lo Manthang, which was incredible!
From Upper Mustang, we continued to Muktinath and then over Thorong La Pass. By this time we were well acclimated for the pass and ready for the climb. Sunrise on Thorong La was spectacular, and the views dropping down from the top of the pass were, well, the stuff of dreams. We made our way to Tilicho Lake through some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the world. We enjoyed a day at Tilicho relaxing, thinking, and dreaming before we dropped back down to Jomsom; all the while taking in views of Dhaulagiri and the smells of incense and juniper.
The trek was beautiful and our guide and porters were great and a lot of fun! They spoiled us; always looking out for our comfort, safety, and making sure that we had every opportunity possible. We really enjoyed their company and they did a really great job. Unique made all of the arrangements for us and everything was so well planned that we were able to just enjoy our experience. Thanks Unique for giving us an amazing trek in Nepal!