Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Duration8 Days
Trip GradeEasy
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude3840 M
Group Size1-12
StartsKathmandu/Pokhara
EndsPokhara/Kathmandu
ActivitiesTour
Best TimeMarch to December

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Highlight

  • Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Mustang region, including the Kali Gandaki River Valley, the world’s deepest gorge;
  • Visit enchanting medieval Tibetan settlements and witness the ancient Tibetan way of life;
  • Trek to remote villages and explore the region’s unique culture;
  • Visit an ancient Tibetan monastery;
  • Explore the impressive city of Lo Manthang, the former capital of Mustang;
  • Pass through the dramatic mountain passes of Muktinath and Lo La Pass;
  • Take in the stunning views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges;
  • Cross the Mustang Khola and take a refreshing dip in the river;
  • Enjoy the picturesque views of the desert-like landscape; and
  • Learn about the history, culture and geography of Mustang.

 

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, Upper Mustang is located directly north of Annapurna ranges adjoining Nepal-Tibet (China) border. It is one of the controlled areas where special permits are required for tourists to enter. There are many options of visiting Upper Mustang, such as Nepal trekking, mountain biking tour or Jeep drive.

Mustang Jeep Tour takes you all the way to capital city of Lo Manthang, the walled kingdom which was once part of Tibet. The medieval palace of the kings of Mustang along with Buddhist monasteries and picturesque peaceful villages are a prime attraction of Lo Manthang. Explore ancient caves such as Kanchuling Cave, Choser and Jhong, archaeological sites and medieval monasteries of Garphu and Ghar. This is an off-road experience on a 4 × 4 wheel drive passing through some of the most unforgiving barren terrains that resembles that of Tibet: canyons, hills, rivers and high cliffs.

You will cross over passes as high as 4000m that offers superb views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. On your return you will visit the Thakali town of Jomsom and Kagbeni which are located on the banks of Kali Gandaki River. The cultures and language of local Thakali and Mustangi people are similar to that of their Tibetan cousins.

Since the area falls within rain shadow region, Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is possible throughout the year save for peak winter period. The trip starts off from Pokhara and travels through Jomsom and Tsarang and returns via Gheling. The tour duration lasts anywhere between 10 to 15 days.

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Price

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour prices vary depending on the duration and the inclusions of the tour package. Generally, the price for a 4-day Upper Mustang Jeep Tour starts at around US$1000 per person and can go up to US$2500 per person for a 13-day tour. The cost of the tour includes accommodation, meals, jeep rental and all necessary permits.

Are you looking for an incredible adventure in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal? Looking for the opportunity to explore some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in the world? Then look no further than our Upper Mustang Jeep Tour! On this 4-day tour, you will experience the beauty of the Himalayan highlands, the cultural richness of the Tibetan Buddhist kingdom of Lo Mustang, and the thrill of off-road driving.

We will take you through the historic capital of Lo Mustang, Lo Gekar, before heading up to the Tibetan Plateau. Here you will experience some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, including the stunning views of the Annapurna range.

We will take you to the ancient caves of Marpha, a pilgrimage site for the people of Lo Mustang, and the Muktinath temple, a sacred site of the Buddhist faith. You will have the chance to explore the ancient monastery at Lo Gekar and the renowned 15th century wall frescos at Lo Manthang.

Our experienced drivers and tour guides will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience. We will provide you with comfortable accommodation, delicious food, and transportation to take you to all the sites.

Itinerary
Trip PlanExpand All

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and be received by your Guide/Representative. Drive to the Hotel. Overnight at KGH Group or Similar level hotel

Kathmandu is very culturally and historically rich city. Our Tour Guide will take you to PASUPATINATH TEMPLE, SWOYAMBHUNATH STUPA, BOUDHNATH STUPA and KATHMANDU DARBAR SQUARE. These places are listed in the UNESCO World heritage sites. You will witness the unique cultural and historic experience.

After Breakfast you take drive to Pokhara. The distance to to Pokhar ais 205 KM from Kathmandu. Your drive will be a scenic drive all the way to Pokhara. You will be stopped at lunch and photo break on the way. Pokhara is also the natural capital of Nepal. This place offers many things to travelers. After reaching Pokhara we will have rest and go to stroll around lake side. Overnight at hotel splendid view or similar.

 

Today we drive to Tatopani for your tour to Upper Mustang. Today we drive about 106 Km road to stay overnight at Tatopani. We will drive at hilly roads which will be a slow drive. We reach Tatopani in 5hr (approx). From Today onwards you may have to stay at common room where you share rest room with others. The lodges will be basics having limited facilities. You are requested to bring sleeping bags and own towels.

 

Today we drive further north via bank Kaligandaki River to reach Jomsom, A unique and windy town in Mustang. The road today would be very bumpy and narrow. We drive slow and reach at Jomsom (2750m). It’s a beautiful town in lap of Kaligandaki River and mountains. This place offers better accommodation than last night. We check in hotel and have some rest. Depending on your wish, we may take a easy couple of hours walk to a Dumba lake that is in south of Jomsom Airport. Overnight at Hotel at Jomsom.

 

Today After breakfast we drive east via bank of Kaligandaki to reach Chhusang village. We get Kagbeni village that is pretty famous village for its religious importance and natural beauty. We also get checked our travel permits to go to Upper Mustang which is very strict area to travel.  We reach to Chhusang village and stay overnight. Depending on your interest after having a lunch we visit around Chhusang village

 

After breakfast, we drive further up to Mustang and stay at Ghami Village. The beautiful terrain keeps getting our attentions. We enjoys the views of Mountain and off road ride. The bumpy roads in most part would be tiring and interesting. The views we get along the drive would be spectacular. A terrain in mustang reminds us of mars on earth. Today we stay overnight in Ghami village.

 

After having our breakfast, we continue our drive to our last stay up in the mountains calle Lo-Manthang. After putting our stuffs at lodges we stroll around Lo-Manthang. We also see the royal palace of Lo-Manthang and a small town. One the way to Here we visit a oldest monastery in the region calle GHAR GOMPA. Ghar Gompa is one of the oldest Monastery in the region. This is even older than the oldest Monatry in Tibet.  Like any other gompa this one too has some spectacular paintings made on each wall.

Lo-Manthang is also called the forbidden kingdom of Nepal.  Mustang’s status as a kingdom ended in 2008 when Nepal political turmoil ended declaring Nepal as a FEDRAL REPUBLIC. Till 1992 Upper Mustang was not opened for outsiders. The Tibetans cultured people have been the major resident of this people. Any traveller who visits this place never returned unhappy.

Overnight at Lodge.

In the morning we visit some of the important monasteries in Lo-Manthang after having Breakfast. Today we have lunch and head toward Chhoser village where we will visit Zhong cave believed to be made in 300BC. The cave is buit literally on cliff. After visiting Chhoser village and Cave, we head back to Lo-Manthang to stay overnight.

 

Today after having breakfast we head back down to Chhusang and go further to Muktinath Temple.  A Hindu god Vishnu is dedicated to this temple. Muktinath literally mean place to get liberation for Hindus. For any Hindu, they are supposed to visit once in their lifetime. We stay overnight Muktinath in lodge.

 

Today we descend further down to Kagbeni, Jomsom and stay at Mapha. Overnight at Marpha.

 

After Breakfasr we retrace out drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel Splendid view or Similar.

 

Visiting some attraction of Pokhara Including Peace Stupa, Davis Fall Gupteshowar Cave In International Mountain Museum.

Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at KGH Group or Similar.

Onward Departure from Kathmandu or divert to another program like jungle safari

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Cost Details
Included
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Kathmandu Pokhara round trip flight
  • Three star level hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, twin sharing basis in BB plan
  • Best available hotel during the Mustang Jeep tour
  • Best four wheel jeep for Mustang tour
  • Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing tour guide and transport
  • All necessary trekking permits and
  • Trekking Guide: English speaking, helpful and professional
  • Tour supporter
  • Meals: (14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners)
  • 9 Night twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodations during Upper Mustang Tour
  • Achievement certificate provided by your travel company in Kathmandu
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by Travel insurance
  • All of our Tour staff Salary, Insurance & food
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
Excluded
  • International Flight fare and Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Travel and rescue insurance. Insurance should be cover rescue evacuation,
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • All bar bills and personal expenses (phone calls, laundry service, battery recharge, )
  • Tips for the guide and porter
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