According to Jamie McGuinness, the trail from Tanggye to Chuksang in Upper Mustang is “Oh wow, one of the best trails anywhere in Nepal!”

It starts with a river crossing followed by a direct and unrelenting 1200m climb. What follows is a ridge line with an easy trail that undulates gently but allows you to take in the majesty of the scenery all around you. This was stage 7 on the 1st Mustang Trail Race 2013.

To the south there are Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, two of the more challenging 8000m peaks. To the west are the villages that anyone visiting Upper Mustang passed through several days earlier. To the north, well it is possible to see the entire delineation of Mustang with the Tibetan border to the north beyond which are miles and miles of flat land. Along the ridge itself, occasional glimpses of the spellbinding landscapes that Mustang is famous for.

Ryoichi Sato on the trail from Tanggye to Chuksang in Upper Mustang

Ryoichi Sato on the trail from Tanggye to Chuksang in Upper Mustang. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to the left and centre right. The trail is one of the best walking trails in all of Nepal because of its endlessly varying views. Click for full 4000px panorama.

Ryoichi Sato climbing to 4200m in upper mustang nepal

Ryoichi Sato climbing to 4200m in Upper Mustang, Nepal

Tangbe in Upper Mustang, from above

Ryoichi Sato descending to Chuksang  in Upper Mustang Nepal

Ryoichi Sato descending to Chuksang in Upper Mustang Nepal

Upendra Sunuwar running in Upper Mustang.

Check more images of Mustang in this gallery.

 

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