|Package name||Mustang Jeep Tour|
|Max. elevation||3932 Meter|
|Transportation||Flight ticket, Overland journey on 4WD jeep both ways as per itinerary|
|Accomodation||Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and best Available lodges on route drives|
|Trip route||Kathmandu-Pokhara-Beni-Tatopani-Jomsom-Charang / Tsarang-Lo-Manthang Lo-Manthang-Kagbeni-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu|
|Cost||USD 1,715 per person|
Your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu. Our company’s (Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition) airport representative meet you who is displaying your/s name on the board. You welcome and transfer to the hotel by our private vehicle. In the evening time, our tours/ Treks experts will brief you about your program. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. Accommodation: Private vehicle, hotel on Bed, and Breakfast.
Pre-trip meeting with tours/ treks experts at the hotel and begins sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Especially visit UNESCO world heritage sites are very famous for culture, history, and arts. Experience Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar square with private vehicle and professional guide. Overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu. Accommodation: Private vehicle, hotel on Bed, and Breakfast.
You will fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It takes around 35 minutes and gets the chance to see stunning Ariel mountain views throughout the flight. After landing at Pokhara airport, you transfer to the hotel and sightseeing program. Sightseeing highlights visit Mahendra and Bat Cave, International Mountain Museum, boating at Fewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, and Peace Pagoda Stupa. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara. Accommodation: Private vehicle, hotel on Bed and Breakfast.
Start the day from early morning for an exciting and interesting drive to reach the large town of Beni, headquarter town of Mygdi district. Located on route to Mustang, Dolpo, and Dhaulagiri circuit trek, the drive continues through many farm villages to reach Ghasa. The entrance point of the Mustang district, from here onwards populated by Thakali the main tribes of the Lower Mustang region.
As drive leads into the world's deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River, situated in between towering peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas. A lovely drive into the serene forest of pines and rhododendron as the temperatures get much cooler than reaching a wide Kaligandaki Valley. Stopping at famous and large Jomsom town, the main hub and headquarter of Mustang region. A town with a small airport that flies in and out to Pokhara, check into a nice lodge and hotels with time to browse around this interesting place on a windswept valley.
After a wonderful overnight stop in Jomsom, the morning after a good breakfast an interesting drive on the flat plain of Kaligandaki River to Kagbeni, the door that takes you beyond around Upper Mustang. From here onwards travelers require a special permit to enter the high terrain of Lo, the Upper Mustang. Kagbeni village and the native of strong Tibetan origin and similar culture of Buddhism religion. Drive continues, as the landscapes change dramatically to harsh and barren country, heading through windswept terrain pastTangbe and Chusang village with few trees of Populus and Willow within a contrast of red earthen surrounding. The journey continues with a few refreshing stops for lunch and rest, then heading over a few passes facing grand views of broken canyons with ruin castle of walls and high towering wind-blown cliffs.
As the drive continues with a few steep ups and descends towardsGeling village with a large barley field, the journey then climbs to the highest Nyi-La pass at 3, 932 m and 12, 900 feet high. Then reach our overnight stop at Charang, spelled as Tsarang also, after climbing past long series of Mani a prayer wall, one of the longest around Nepal Himalaya. Charang a nice and interesting village with a maze of fields, willow trees, and a huge five tiers of white-painted Dzong/fort, with a red Gomba / monastery located on the edge of the Kali Gandaki gorge. The village with its own electricity supply from a nearby stream. Here check into a nice homely style guest-house.
Today a short drive of the trip, morning from Charang towards our main destination to enter the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang. Drive across Charang-Chu River, with a climb to a ridge then towards Tholung valley, as route leads straight north to a large Chorten that marks the boundary of Charang and Lo-Manthang. The journey then leads towards Lo-Manthang entering from the main entrance gate of the walled kingdom. Check into the best lodge available with afternoon free for refreshing rest, and enjoy short walks around the town square close to impressive monasteries, and shops.
This former walled kingdom is often referred to as a city but is a size of a small town with about 150 houses includes residents of the monks and lamas/head priests. Houses are closely linked, and the palace's late kings and monasteries, located on the bottom section, where houses are built in a vertical part of ‘L’ shaped.
School, health post, police post, and several important places located outside the walls within the north gate, with eastern monastic part of the town. The Mustang was ruled by many kings or Raja, the late former kings were Jigme Parbal Bista Raja's, the palace stands four-storied building in the middle of the walled kingdom. Tour takes you to four important monasteries Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and the Great Entrance Hall. Tour of the historical and cultural center one of the main attractions of Lo-Manthang.
After a great marvelous time staying inside the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang, the return journey takes you back on the same scenic route. Enjoying grand views of Upper Mustang picturesque landscape country and its traditional farm villages to reach at Muktinath for last overnight stop around Mustang area.
Today is the end of our fantastic journey around the Mustang region, as drive heads on the same dirt and rough tracks with downhill past Marpha and Tukuche lovely villages, famous for apples and their products. From here back into tree lines and lush green vegetation as the drive takes you to low warm areas past Tatopani and Beni town. Then on the good road and the main highway to reach Pokhara, where our exciting adventure and wonderful experience on Mustang Jeep Drive concludes.
Pokhara to Kathmandu flight 35 minutes with stunning mountain flight. Driving will be 6 hours through the Prithvi highway by private transport. The remaining time for shopping, rest at the hotel depends on you. Accommodation: Hotel on BB Plan/ Private transport.
This is a sign of the end of your trip to Upper Mustang. Our Nepal Glacier Treks and Expedition airport’s representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International airport by private vehicle.
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