Embark on an adventurous Upper Mustang Jeep Tour from Kathmandu, venturing through the captivating landscapes of the Mustang region. Starting in the cultural hub of Kathmandu, the journey unfolds through picturesque towns and villages, showcasing diverse landscapes from subtropical zones to the arid, high-altitude areas of Upper Mustang. Travelers are treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayas, exploring rich cultural heritage, traditional villages, and ancient landmarks along the way.
The ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang stands out as a highlight, known for its monasteries, palaces, and unique architecture. Utilizing jeeps for a comfortable and efficient exploration, the journey involves adapting to varying road conditions, adding to the thrill of the adventure.
Given the considerable altitude of Upper Mustang, acclimatization and preparation are crucial for a safe and enjoyable experience. Special permits are required due to the region's restricted nature, emphasizing the need for proper documentation before the journey.
Upon completion of the exploration, the return journey to Kathmandu offers yet another opportunity to savor the landscapes and cultural highlights, providing a unique and immersive experience that encompasses the vibrant city life of Kathmandu and the remote, ancient allure of Upper Mustang.
We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks has been arranging special Trekking permits of Mustang and all necessary arrangements for Mustang Jeep Tour 2024.
Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks offers the Mustang Jeep Tour, providing an opportunity to experience the Himalayan way of life and witness the unique traditions of the Nepali Tibetan locals. Previously conducted as a camping trek, the Mustang Tour now offers the convenience of a Jeep Tour. Book in advance for the 2024 season.
you will meet on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to hotel. Evening welcome Nepali dinner with culture program. Overnight at hotel.
Free day on your own and we make trekking permit and necessary trekking arrangement. We can arrange your day tour arround Kathmandu city or hiking to Chandagiri Hills to acclimatise before your trip start. Overnight Hotel.
After Breakfast 6-7 hrs Drive to Pokhara about 200km by Tourist Bus or private Car / Jeep / van through beautiful scenery of River and countryside. Check in to the Hotel. Free afternoon on your own. Take a walk around Lakeside or you may do boating at fewa lake. Overnight Hotel. (You may fly to Pokhara takes 25 - 30 minutes Flight).
Following breakfast, embark on a 2-hour drive to Kusma, enjoy a leisurely one-hour break near the Kaligandaki bridge (with the option to extend it to 2 hours). Proceed with a 2-hour drive to Galeswor for lunch, followed by another 2-hour drive to Kalopani. The journey encompasses 100 kilometers of blacktop road and 60 kilometers of off-road terrain. Along the route, there are opportunities to explore the Kusma suspension bridge, engage in adventure activities, visit Galeswor, relax at the Tatopani hot spring, and marvel at the beautiful Rupese waterfall. The overnight stay is arranged at a guesthouse.
Start the journey after breakfast, covering 50 to 60 kilometers from Kalopani to Kagbeni. The drive takes approximately 4 to 6 hours, offering stunning views of the Himalayan landscape with snow-capped peaks and lush valleys. The road is part of the Annapurna Circuit, featuring a mix of paved and unpaved sections, with varying conditions. Notable places along the route include Marpha, known for apple orchards, and Jomsom, a significant town. The journey may pass through picturesque landscapes, small settlements, and river valleys. The region is home to diverse ethnic groups such as Gurungs and Thakalis. Check for the latest road conditions before your trip, as conditions can change. Kagbeni is at a higher elevation (2,810 meters) than Kalopani. Overnight stay is recommended at a guest house.
The journey from Kagbeni to Tsarang promises a scenic and visually stunning drive through the mountainous region, offering picturesque views of the Himalayas, valleys, and natural landscapes. The driving hours may vary based on road conditions, weather, and stops along the way, suggesting a need to allocate ample time for the trip. The drive, indicated as an "all 4WD way," implies rough terrain, with the specific distance in kilometers not specified. Notable points of interest, including Samar village and Chunsi Cave, add cultural and natural attractions to the journey. The option to spend the night at Shyanbochen provides flexibility influenced by factors like weather conditions. Special permits are mentioned, suggesting the need for official formalities due to the region's restricted or protected status. Overall, the journey offers a flexible and adventurous experience, and it's recommended to check the latest conditions and permit requirements before undertaking the trip.
The drive from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang offers varying driving hours, influenced by route, road conditions, and weather, often navigating challenging terrain. The journey provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscapes, showcasing snow-capped peaks, valleys, and unique geological formations in a region renowned for its scenic beauty. The route may pass through villages, monasteries, and landmarks, potentially featuring culturally significant sites and natural attractions, enhancing the overall experience. The specific driving distance is unspecified, varying based on the chosen route and road conditions, necessitating consultation with local sources or navigation tools for accurate details. Navigating rough and unpaved roads, the terrain includes mountainous landscapes, river valleys, and possibly high-altitude areas. Travelers should be aware of potential altitude-related challenges, as Lo-Manthang is situated at approximately 3,840 meters (12,598 feet) above sea level. Encountering the local culture and traditions of the region is integral to the journey, with the area known for its rich cultural heritage, encompassing monasteries and festivals. Before embarking, it's essential to check current road conditions, weather forecasts, and any required permits or restrictions. Seeking advice from reliable local sources adds valuable insights into the specifics of the Tsarang to Lo-Manthang route.
A full-day tour around Lo-Manthang offers a captivating exploration of this ancient city, revealing its rich cultural and historical heritage. Here are some interesting places you might encounter during your tour: Lo-Manthang Palace: The Palace of the Historic King of Am Pal is a prominent attraction. Explore the intricately designed palace, which stands as a testament to the region's royal history. The architecture and artifacts within provide insights into Mustang's past. Jampa Lhakhang (Jampa Monastery): This is one of the oldest and most significant monasteries in Lo-Manthang. Jampa Lhakhang is renowned for its three-story construction and the sacred Maitreya Buddha statue. The monastery holds religious and cultural significance for the local community. Thubchen Monastery: Another ancient monastery, Thubchen Monastery, is notable for its murals and religious art. The monastery reflects the Tibetan Buddhist influence in the region and offers a serene environment for contemplation. Chode Monastery: Chode Monastery is another important religious site, adorned with exquisite frescoes and intricate woodwork. It serves as a center for religious ceremonies and rituals, providing a glimpse into the spiritual life of the local community. Namgyal Gompa: Situated on a hilltop overlooking Lo-Manthang, Namgyal Gompa offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. The journey to the gompa and the views from the top make it a worthwhile visit. Lo-Manthang City Walls: Explore the ancient city walls that encircle Lo-Manthang. These walls, along with the four entry gates, are part of the city's historical fortifications. Local Villages: Venture beyond the city limits to visit nearby villages, where you can experience the daily life of the local population. Engaging with the residents provides an understanding of their unique culture and traditions. Cave and Cave Dwellings: Explore the caves in the cliffs surrounding Lo-Manthang. Some of these caves were historically used as dwellings, and they add an intriguing aspect to the natural landscape. Tangya Village: Visit Tangya Village, located a short distance from Lo-Manthang, to witness traditional Mustangi architecture and lifestyle. The village provides a glimpse into the rural way of life in the region. A full-day tour around Lo-Manthang allows you to soak in the cultural, historical, and natural wonders of this ancient city in the high Himalayas. The combination of monasteries, palaces, and local interactions makes for a truly enriching experience. Visiting above places can be depends on time and interest
Return to Charang with a 1-hour drive (allowing 2 hours for exploration), followed by a 2-hour drive to Syanbochen for lunch. After lunch, continue with a 2-3 hour drive to Kagbeni, then a 30-minute drive to Jomsom, and finally another 30-minute drive to Marpha. The entire journey from Lo-Manthang to Marpha is estimated to take 6-7 hours by road. Spend the night at a guesthouse in Marpha. overnight Guest House.
Explore the charming village of Marpha in the morning. Afterward, embark on a 3-4 hour drive to Tatopani. Tatopani, nestled in the Kali Gandaki River Valley in the Myagdi District of Nepal, is renowned for its geothermally heated hot springs along the riverbanks. The naturally warm to hot waters, rich in minerals, are believed to possess therapeutic properties, attracting visitors seeking relief for skin conditions and muscle aches. Surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Himalayan foothills, Tatopani's picturesque setting enhances the overall experience of relaxation. Facilities like changing rooms and bathing areas, along with cultural significance and amenities for pilgrims and trekkers, make Tatopani a unique destination, offering a refreshing blend of natural beauty and geothermal benefits. Spend the night at a guesthouse in Tatopani.
Embark on a morning drive after breakfast, covering approximately 3 hours to reach Kande. Continue for an additional hour to reach the scenic destination of Sarangkot. Spend time exploring the beauty of Sarangkot, with the option to have lunch there. Afterward, enjoy another approximately one-hour drive to the picturesque Lake City of Pokhara. Have lunch and take some time to rest and relax. Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
You can relaxe your full day in Beautiful Lake City Pokhara.
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Free afternoon on your own. Overnight Hotel.
Free day on your own for shopping, relaxing, hang arrouind the city before fly back home. Overnight Hotel.
We make your departure from your hotel for your onward journey back home with lots of good memories.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph