Mui La, a road less traveled

Mui La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.142m (13,589ft) above the sea level, located in the remote and inaccessible region of Upper Mustang, in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, in north-central Nepal.

Mui La

The road to the summit is unpaved. It’s pretty challenging and links the villages of Dhakmar and Saukre. Along the way the Annapurna range can be admired. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey. The road is a gradual climb amidst a labyrinth of bizarrely contorted crags.

The road to the summit is not easy. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. It’s gravel, 4wd required, and usually impassable in winters.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez
Pic: Richard Tesar