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Mustang Jeep Tour

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Price starting from

$2,456 USD 1,965

per person

Duration

12 days

Max. Elevation

3932m

Group size

1-10 Pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Flight, Overland journey on four-wheel jeep both ways
Best Season
Spring time from March to May and autumn/fall from September to November.
Accomodation
Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, best Available lodges on route drives
Meals
Three meals (breakfast+Lunch +dinner and cup of tea/coffee)
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Beni-Tatopani-Jomsom-Charang / Tsarang-Lo-Manthang Lo-Manthang-Kagbeni-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • An overland journey following an old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route.
  • An exciting drive on the old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet.
  • Scenic overland journey within the vast extension of South West Tibetan plateau.
  • Ancient route to Upper Mustang and the former old walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang.
  • Explore lovely Tibetan-style villages enriched with age-old heritage traditions.
  • Grand scenery of eroded canyon and high towering snow-capped mountains.

Mustang Jeep Tour, an exclusive overland adventure to Nepal Far North-Western Himalaya, in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massive mountain range. The main road of western Nepal is a drive on the nice and scenic Highway of Pokhara city to Baglung and Beni towns. Then on rough dirt mountain tracks to reach around the Mustang region, following the ancient trail of Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route. Which extends to the Tibet border through Kora-La pass at 4,660 m / 15, 290 feet high from Upper Mustang. An exciting journey with scenic and cultural perspective to enjoy this awesome adventure on Mustang Jeep Tour.

Taking an overland ride on a Jeep or similar four-wheel drive, perfect for mountainous and hilly roads to reach around Mustang. The adventure starts from beautiful Pokhara the second largest city after Kathmandu, a renowned tourist destination for all types of holidays.  Located on a verdant valley with close views of massive Annapurna Himalaya, surrounded by tiers of green hills. Where the high snow mountain range of Annapurna reflects on the surface of simmering Begnas and Phewa Lakes.

From Pokhara, at the beginning driving on a nice highway with alluring scenery of rural countryside and farm villages. As the journey heads towards a large town at Beni, headquarter of Mygdi district, as drive follows Kaligandaki River to Tatopani. A lovely village within a sub-tropical climate with a natural hot spring, the drive continues heading further north to Ghasa, where the Mustang district starts. An interesting journey that leads you in between towering Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna that forms into the world's deepest gorge. After an amazingly close view of high snow peaks, heading into pine and rhododendron woods to reach Lete, Kalapani villages. Slowly drive enters into the windswept country around Kaligandaki River valley, as it continues to lovely Tukuche and Marpha villages. Then at Jomsom, a large nice town headquarter and administrative center of Mustang district and hub of Thakali people. Indigenous tribes of Lower Mustang and Kaligandaki River valley, a prosperous village and town. As the native been trading exchanging goods around Upper Mustang and Tibet for past centuries.

From Jomsom drive takes you around the wide plain and windy valley of Kaligandaki River to Kagbeni, an interesting village. The getaway to Upper Mustang and Tibet border, from here onward into the restricted region, where foreign visitors need special permits. From Kagbeni enter the remote wilderness of Upper Mustang, drive through a band of deep canyons and high eroded cliffs walls. Heading past nice villages festooned with Buddhist and Bon religion's prayers monuments of long series prayer wheels. As route leads over few high passes to reach our main highlight and destination into the former old walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang.

At Lo-Manthang enjoy a free day exploring the town and narrow alleys with stone-paved neat paths take you to Medvial period. Tour of famous monasteries of Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and Great Entrance Hall. Tour of the historical and cultural center one of the main attractions of Lo-Manthang, the palace of former Raja / King of Mustang. After an enjoyable and wonderful time and moment, return journey on the same route to Jomsom, Then back to low warm farmland as the drive gets better on a good road to Pokhara, where our exciting adventure on Mustang Jeep drive completes.

Best Season For Upper Mustang Jeep Tour: 
Since most of our Upper Mustang road trip will be with a vehicle, we may not have to face much trouble compared to trekking.

However, the winter season can be unfavorable for vehicles as the trail are snow-covered and hard to penetrate through. Also, slippery trails can create difficulty while driving steep terrains. So to avoid any hassles and traveling risk-free, it’s best to visit during the favorable months.

The most favorable duration for the Upper Mustang Jeep tour falls between March-November. The skies are brighter, the mountains are snow-capped, and the vegetation is blooming. The weather is also pleasant during the day, making the trip much more vibrant.

Important Note

  • The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.
  • The above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1
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. Your 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.

Day

2
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.

Day

3
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

Day

4
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.

Day

5
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 few passes facing grand views of broken canyons with ruin castle of walls and high towering wind-blown cliffs.

As the drive continues with 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.

Day

6
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.

Day

7
This former walled kingdom often referred to as a city but is a size of a small town about 150 houses includes residents of the monks and lamas/head priest. 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 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.

Day

8
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.

Day

9
Today 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.

Day

10
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.

Day

11
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.

Inclusions

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation Three stars in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation Three stars in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing professional English-speaking tour guide by private van. 
  • Flight Tickets Kathmandu to Pokhara. 
  • Pokhara -Kathmandu ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • 4WD Jeep Pokhara to Lo-Mangthang to Jomsom by 4WD Land Cruiser/Mahindra Scorpio.
  • 3 meals a day during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and cup of tea/coffee) as mention in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while Mustang in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card.
  • Upper Mustang Restricted area permit fee. 
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and supporting staff.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and driver.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • International airfare & Nepali visa-free (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page).
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days, and US$ 100 for a three-month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, (See the travel insurance page).
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing entrance fee.
  • personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, equipment ''See the travel personal equipment page'')
  • Private vehicle transportation Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Flight Tickets Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program.
    • upper mustang trekking map.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Sleeping bag during the trips, (to be returned after the trip completion).
    • seasonal fresh fruit during the day (apple, orange)
    • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt.
    • Certificate of achievement.
    • Boating in Phewa lake.
    • hand sanitizer and face mask

Frequently Asked Questions

The main reason is to preserve and conserve the country's pristine environment and limiting the mass flow of visitors. The other reason is it falls close to the frontier of Tibet / China, where few travelers might enter mistakenly.


Most villages and towns like Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Charang, including Lo-Manthang do have nice lodges and guest-houses of simple tourist standards. Serves good meals of variations from Continental, Indian, Chinese to Nepalese popular dish of Dal Bhat (boiled rice with lentil soup and mild veg or meat curry where available). At Jomsom and Kagbeni with many facilities for an enjoyable stay, of best tourist standard lodges and hotels with a large item of food menu.


Best in April to May and September to October, days are much warmer with enough sunlight hours as well for clear views of snow-capped peaks and for a pleasant drive. Cold in the morning and from late afternoon till night time, with chances of snowfall, sometimes can be very windy from mid-afternoon.


On route at Jomsom and Charang including Lo-Manthang, have electricity with hydropower, and some places with personal solar power where guest can charge the gadgets paying some fees at the cost of per hour basis.


Some people might catch a slight headache from the gain of altitude, but it will soon fade after having rest, and drinking enough fluid and water, helps to acclimatize from the symptoms of AMS or altitude sickness. Chances are small, that you get severe AMS, as we have set the itinerary day with enough time on route to Lo-Manthang. Our flexible program itinerary helps and supports proper acclimatization before reaching a higher altitude and crossing passes of above 3,500 m high. For serious conditions, the sick person needs to bring down to Jomsom or Pokhara / Kathmandu by any means of fast transport either hiring a local jeep or taking helicopter service to reach the nearest with best medical facilities and hospitals.


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