About Lubra Bon Community Homestay, Mustang

Situated at an altitude of 2972 meters, Lubra is a tiny village of about 15 households. It is also a gateway to the copper-red mountains of Upper Mustang, and the legendary walled-city of Lo Manthang which rose to prominence during the 8th century as a major trading hub on the way to Tibet along the Silk Route. The sloped alleys of Lubra lined with old...
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Property Amenities

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What's Included
  • Village Excursion
  • Farm Activities
  • Cooking Class
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What visitor say about Lubra Bon Community Homestay, Mustang

Lubra is a small village in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. I would have been content sitting quietly in the village or on nearby hill all day just taking it all in. My day however involved petting a few baby goats, bringing supplies to a monastery on top of a large hill, having tea with the monk's wife, visiting all the animals of my homestay just to say hi, waiting for the goats to arrive then attending to them, and last sitting by the stove waiting for the food to finish before having a standard local meal. This type of trip is not for everyone, but if prefer to experience local culture and make meaningful connections, then there could be nothing better.


Eric Johnson

I stayed in Lubra Bon Community in Sept-Oct 2023 with Palsang and Yangchee Tsering Gurung (and 2 delightful kids) at their new build homestay with stunning views out to the snowy mountains and overlooking the village and river below. The Bon community at Lubra is a serene and beautiful environment enhanced by the daily puja rites performed morning and evening in each home. Lama live in the village and at the old Bon Gumpa up the hill. The two main Gumpa are exquisite. They tell the Bonpo history in the artwork painted on the walls and I found the Bonpo ceremonies deeply moving in particular the senior Bonpo women's chanting. There are also ancient 12 century meditation caves that are still used today. Sharing in the daily life of the family (picking apples and drying them on the roof, helping? with the goats, dancing with the children...) was a lot of fun, Palsang and Yangchee are delightful to be with and so welcoming. I also had a lot of relaxation time to wander the valley, take photos and visit nearby villages as well. And the food was delicious (mitho chaa) 😋 Yangchee and Palsang's fried Buff momos are not to be missed! The room was sunny and big and the shared guests bathroom had heaps of hot solar water. It was very comfortable and although part of the family area was quite private and quiet. The real joy of my stay was being with the Tsering Gurung family - they are very special ❤️ The community is facing real challenges with climate crisis impacts and support from homestays is much needed and appreciated. Don't miss this special place!


heather mccaskill

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Surrounded by the mountains of the Annapurna Range, Lubra (2,972 m) is a 12th century medieval Bon village said to be the last remaining place in Mustang where this pre-Buddhist religion is still followed. Legend has it that Bon is a religion older than Buddhism that was practiced in Tibet before Buddhism arrived there in the 7th century. Here beside the Annapurna Circuit in Lower Mustang, you are close to the Forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang.

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Mustang is home to people from Gurung, Thakali and Thakuri ethnicities. Secluded from the world, these villagers have learnt to be self dependent, live in altitude and survive in the harsh winters.

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It's very easy to get there

Just 7 Km away from Jomsom Airport

  • By Private Vehicle - 1 Hrs (Approx)
  • By Air - 20 Mins flight to Jomsom from Pokhara

Cancellation Policy

If you want to cancel the trip with CHN due to any unavoidable circumstances the following cancellation and refund will be applicable:Cancellations regarding stays and experiences only:The guest will ...
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House Rules

Behavior Guests are required to behave in responsible manner, respect the local Communities, hosts, and other occupants in the homestays. Noise should be kept to a minimum between the hours of 10pm an...
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Lubra Bon , Mustang Community Homestay