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One of the perks of trekking to Upper Mustang is the people and their culture. Thakalis and Gurung people dominate Mustang region. These two indigenous groups have an enticing lifestyle and culture that intrigues anyone traveling to this beautiful and exotic land of Mustang. Particularly the warm hospitality of Thakalis and Gurung people garnered with generosity is second to none. Allegedly known for their good company and fun nature, Gurung and Thakalis can turn into your friend far from home. Well, it is also a great opportunity to immerse into their enticing culture while you are in Upper Mustang for your adventure.
Upper Mustang in the immediate vicinity of Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is rich in biodiversity. The trans-Himalayan biodiversity of Upper Mustang preserves some of the endangered wildlife. The Upper Mustang Biodiversity Conservation Project implemented in 2000 has been preserving flora and fauna of Upper Mustang through a realistic conservation management plan. It is estimated that Upper Mustang is home to more than 300 terrestrial plant species, 200 bird species including some of the elusive wildlife. It is annotated that the trans-Himalayan zone of Upper Mustang is extremely rich in flora and fauna.