Upper mustang area famous to see the ancient arts, Buddhist culture and untouched Tibetan tradition. There are many Chortens, Mani walls, Stupas and monasteries in this region. Guru Rinpoche “Padmasambhava” visit upper mustang in 8th century and meditated in Ranchung cave and established ghar gumba in lo ghekar to sprayed the Buddhism in Himalayas. After that there are many monasteries, cave gumba, stupa and chortens was built by king, local and disciple monks in upper mustang area in Nepal.
Now there are more than 18 ancient monasteries in most of the villages of upper mustang Nepal. Among of these monasteries Niphu Gompa, Garphu Gompa, Luri Gompa, Ghar Gompa, Tsarang Monastery, Thubchen Gompa, Jampa Lhakang Chode Gompa and Namgyal Gompa etc are quite popular between visitors. These monastery of Mustang play the significant role in preserving the culture and traditions of Mustang.
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|Mustang treks||Mustang tours|
|Upper Mustang trek||Luxury Upper Mustang tour|
|Lo Manthang trek||Lo Manthang tour|
|Upper Mustang tiji festival trek||Upper Mustang Tiji Festival tour|
|Short upper mustang trek 10 days||Budget Upper Mustang tour|
|Upper mustang camping trek||Pokhara to Upper Mustang tour|
|Upper Mustang pony trek||Kathmandu to Upper mustang tour|
|Luri Gumba trek||Mustang Ghar Gompa tour|
|Damodar kunda trek in Mustang||Upper Mustang circuit trek|
Monastery have impressive collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts and other artifacts. it is a popular destination for scholars and researchers to learn about Buddhism, meditation, inner peace and relaxation. Where visitors can observe rich cultural heritage and witness the daily lives of the monks. List of all monasteries of upper mustang given below for reference to plan your trip to mustang to discover these holy places.
01: Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Kagbeni Nepal Established in 15th century
02: Terri Samdrub Chodhing Monastery in Tirigaon in Mustang
03: Chele Monastery (GOMPA) in Chhusang villge Mustang
04: Samar Monastery in Samar village of Upper mustang
05: Chungsi Cave Monastery in Syangboche Mustang (Guru Ringpoche meditated in this cave in around 8th century)
06: Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery (GUMBA) Ghiling established in between 14th/15th century
07: Lo Geme Shad Drup Darkeling Gompa, Ghami established in 14th century
08: Tsarang Monastery (Gompa ) established in 13th century
09: Ghar Gumba monastery, Lo Gekar established in 8th century
Lo Gekar Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Upper Mustang. Ghar Gompa was founded by the Tibetan saint Padmasambhava and is located in the Lo area near Marang Village.
10: Thubchen Gompa, Lo-Manthang the capital of mustang established in late 15th century
12: Chode Gompa in Lo-Manthang (Monchoe Dragkar Thegchen Ling Gonpa) established in 13th century
13: Garghu Dhejing Chhyoling Gompa, Garphu, (Garphu monastery) Chhoser established in 15th century
14: Nyiphuk Namdol Norbuling Gompa, (Niphu monastery) Choser established in 14th century
15: Chhujung Gompa nearby Dhigaon (need extra days to visit this hidden site)
16: Samduling Gompa, near to Lo-manthang
17: Namgyal Monastery (Thukten Dharkelin Gompa) Near Lo Manthang established in 10th century
18: Luri Ghang Gompa, Ghara village established in between 13th/14th century
Monasteries of Upper mustang not only offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Upper Mustang but also provide a peaceful and serene environment for meditation and contemplation. People and life style of Upper mustang influences by the Tibetan culture and religion. Upper mustang is one of the mystical places to visit in the Himalayas. If you interested to visit this site write us.