Media report that Nepal was devastated after the earthquake. They were not concerned about their long-term impact. The main epicenter was in Gorkha and plate slip energy head east. From the very first impact of earthquake, entire Mustang had remained intact. Personally I had been there after the earthquake. I was browsing an informative website about trekking in Upper Mustang. This was probably the most updated and informational blog. Upper Mustang Trek information’s website. Many blog had report about the collapse of monasteries and residential buildings in the region.
Unfortunately it was not what the media had explained. Lots of people were still trekking Jomsom Lo Manthang. Hundred percent of teahouses were completely ok. I agree there are some minor cracks on the wall of few unmaintained monasteries and compound. Remember they are at least seven hundred years old. Newly built teahouses and local peoples houses were completely fine. Wall of king’s palace in LoManthang had developed a crack, and also an entrance to monastery and Lama school was being constructed.
There was no significant change in trail andjeeps were running from one stop to another. Road condition was perfect. However in the lower part in between Jomsom and Kagbeni, an excavator was operating day and night to work for bridge. And there was little obstacle for small jeep to cross over seasonal river in few places. Suspension bridges along the trail were perfect.This is the right time to help the people of Nepal. You can go for mountain biking over the rugged terrain of Upper Mustang. Unless you go off the beaten trails, i.e. toward DamodarKunda, Teri La Pass or toward Dolpo you don’t need camping for regular Jomsom to Lo Manthang Trekking. You can easily go embark your journey to the Last Forbidden Kingdom of Lo Manthang. Soon winter will dominate the northern part above Kagbeni. Teahouses will be mostly closed, and very few people stay in Upper Mustang. Trekking will be resumed after winter. It in not interrupted even during the monsoon. There were already a number of aftershocks after two major quakes. So if the situation remains like thisyou can trek Upper Mustang without any fears. There are already lots of people trekking this trek. The problem now is with fuel crisis. Nepal is having a problem with fuel shortage. It couldn’t last long until next season, make a plan and embark your journey to the land of last forbidden kingdom, Lo Manthang.