Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

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Facts About Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

1-12

Altitude

3810m

Transportation

Jeep/ Plane

Accomodation

Lodge/Hotel

Major Activity

Jeep Ride, Sightseeing

Himalayan Sights

Annapurna & Tibet side

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Duration:

10 Days

Trip Overview

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is an adventure jeep ride package to reach the hidden valley of Mustang without walking for long days. The Upper Mustang jeep ride tour is the easier way to reach the culture heritage of Lo Manthang. This tour package is based on Jeep drive in the Mustang region.

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Highlights

  • Explore the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, a mystical hub of monasteries and palaces.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Tibetan-influenced culture, witnessing traditional rituals and festivals.
  • Marvel at the striking desert-like landscapes, deep canyons, and towering cliffs.
  • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries with stunning murals and religious artifacts.
  • Journey through the dramatic Kali Gandaki River Gorge, one of the world's deepest.
  • Traverse once-forbidden kingdoms, adding an adventurous twist to your journey.
  • Discover charming traditional villages like Kagbeni and Jomsom.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Explore ancient cave dwellings carved into cliffsides.
  • Engage in meaningful cultural encounters, learning about customs and heritage from the locals.

If Upper Mustang has always been on your bucket list but time constraints or physical limitations have held you back, the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is your golden ticket. With the recent development of accessible roads, the once remote area is now reachable within a week—eliminating the need for a strenuous two-week trek.

About the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

The Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is a 4-day escapade that transports you through the historically rich and visually stunning landscapes of Upper Mustang. Your journey kicks off from Jomsom, a quaint town in Nepal's Annapurna region. While the area is reachable by a quick flight from Pokhara, a thrilling jeep ride can also be arranged as your mode of transportation.

Exploring Lo Manthang

In the initial half of your tour, you’ll wander through the age-old city of Lo Manthang. Once the heart of the Mustang Kingdom, this city has preserved its historical charm. You'll get the opportunity to step back in time as you traverse its royal palace, centuries-old monasteries, and witness the unique cultural customs and ceremonies of the Mustang people.

The Journey Back

Your penultimate day will feature a scenic jeep ride back to Jomsom through Mustang’s rugged yet beautiful landscapes. Finally, you’ll board a flight to Kathmandu, ensuring a timely return for any international departures.

When to Embark on the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Though accessible all year, the best periods to undertake the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour are between March-May and September-November. These windows offer the ideal blend of agreeable weather and clear mountain vistas, letting you fully appreciate the natural splendor of Upper Mustang.

Essential Permits for Upper Mustang

Touring the secluded wonders of Upper Mustang requires:

  • Restricted Area Permit (RAP)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) card

Since Upper Mustang opened its doors to global tourists in 1992, a RAP has been compulsory. Permits are administered by the Department of Immigration and can be secured in Kagbeni prior to commencing your Jeep adventure.

Cost of the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

The tour cost is tiered based on the number of participants. For individual explorers, the rate stands at US$ 3390 per person. Smaller groups of 2-4 members are priced at US$ 2050 each. If you are part of a larger ensemble of 5-8 or 9+ people, the cost per person drops to US$ 1960 and US$ 1850 respectively.

In summary, the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour offers an efficient, comfortable, and enriched experience of one of Nepal's most fascinating regions. It's an ideal choice for those keen to unravel the cultural and historical tapestry of Upper Mustang, without the exertion of extended treks.

Group Size Price Per Person
1 Pax US$ 3390
2-4 Pax US$ 2050
5-8 Pax US$ 1960
9++ US$ 1850

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and a short briefing about the trip. Evening, welcome dinner with culture show in typical Nepali restaurant.

Day 2 : Drive or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
900

It takes about 6 hour drive by tourist bus or fly to Pokhara by aeroplane takes 25 minutes. You will check-in hotel in Pokhara and free time for sighseeing and walking around Fewa Lake.

Day 3 : Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2980

Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m), drive by Jeep Jomsom – Chhuksang ( 2980m) 4 hours,

Day 4 : Drive from Chhuksang – Geling
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3540

After breakfast drive from Chhuksang – Geling (3540m) 4hrs drive. Evening visit old Upper Mustang palace and monastery. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 5 : Drive to Lo Manthang
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3810

After breakfast drive to Lo Manthang (3810m) 4hrs. Over night at Lodge.

Day 6 : Lo Manthang – Day visit – King palace
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3810

 Three different monasteries and Tibetan School. Overnight at Lo- Manthang lodge.

 

Day 7 : Horse ride to Chosyar villey
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3810

After breakfast horse ride to Chosyar villey ( Garphu Gompa, Niphu Gompa, Jong Cap 85 rooms) and back to Lo- Manthang, Overnight at Lo- Manthang lodge.

Day 8 : Lo Manthang to Jomsom
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2739

After breakfast drive from Lo Manthang to Jomsom 6 - 7 hrs drive. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9 : fly to Kathmandu via Pokhara
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Morning flight to Pokhara and evening fly to Kathmandu, overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 : Final Depature
Food
Breakfast

Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport and hotel transportation by private a/c car/ van
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights fare (Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (if you necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Sleeping bags and duffel bags for trekking
  • All necessary land transportation
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • Upper Mustang trek special permits
  • ACAP permit and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Airport departure tax
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Main city)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance fee and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

An Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is a popular travel activity in Nepal that involves exploring the Upper Mustang region by jeep. This region is located in the north-central part of Nepal and is known for its unique culture, history, and stunning landscapes.

What is the best time to go on an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

The best time to go on an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is from March to June and from September to December. These months offer clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and are the most popular times for tourism.

What is the duration of an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

The duration of an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour can vary depending on the itinerary and pace of the tour. A typical Upper Mustang Jeep Tour can range from 10 days.

What are the highlights of an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

The highlights of an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour include visiting the walled city of Lo Manthang, which is the capital of Upper Mustang, exploring ancient monasteries, and experiencing the unique culture and traditions of the region.

What is the route of an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

The route of an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour typically starts from Kathmandu and passes through the cities of Pokhara and Jomsom. The tour then proceeds through the Kali Gandaki Valley and enters the Upper Mustang region.

Do I need any permits for an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

Yes, travelers need to obtain a special permit called the Mustang Restricted Area Permit to visit Upper Mustang. In addition, a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card is also required.

What type of jeep is used for an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

The jeeps used for Upper Mustang Jeep Tours are typically 4WD jeeps that are equipped to handle the rough terrain and mountainous roads of the region.

What type of accommodation is available on an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

Accommodation on an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is typically in local tea houses or lodges that offer basic facilities such as shared rooms and common bathrooms.

Is it safe to go on an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

Yes, it is generally safe to go on an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour. However, as with any travel activity, there are inherent risks such as altitude sickness, road conditions, and weather. It is recommended to travel with a reputable tour operator and take appropriate precautions to ensure your safety.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Here are some additional information about Upper Mustang Jeep Tour:

Altitude:

The Upper Mustang region is situated at an average altitude of 3,800 meters above sea level. Trekkers and travelers need to be prepared for high altitude conditions, including acclimatization and altitude sickness.

Road Conditions:

The roads in Upper Mustang can be rough and rocky, with steep climbs and descents. The terrain can be challenging, and travelers should be prepared for long hours of driving.

Culture and Traditions:

Upper Mustang is a culturally rich and diverse region that is home to the ancient kingdom of Lo. The region has its own unique traditions, language, and customs that have been preserved for centuries.

Permits:

To enter Upper Mustang, travelers need to obtain a special permit called the Mustang Restricted Area Permit. In addition, a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card is also required.

Accommodation:

Accommodation in Upper Mustang is limited, and most options are basic tea houses or lodges that offer shared rooms and common bathrooms. Travelers should be prepared for basic facilities and limited amenities.

Food:

The food options in Upper Mustang are limited, with most tea houses and lodges offering basic Nepali and Tibetan cuisine. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available, but travelers with specific dietary requirements should inform their tour operator in advance.

Weather:

The weather in Upper Mustang can be unpredictable, with cold temperatures and occasional snowfall even in the summer months. Travelers should be prepared for varying weather conditions and bring appropriate clothing and gear.

Guides and Drivers:

Hiring a local guide and driver is highly recommended for an Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, as they can provide valuable insights into the region and help navigate the challenging terrain and road conditions.

Emergency Services:

In case of any medical emergencies, there are medical facilities available in the towns along the jeep tour route. Helicopter rescue services are also available for serious medical emergencies.

Trip Reviews (2)

 

Wonderful Jeep Drive Adventure in Upper Mustang, Nepal

We had a wonderful time trekking in the Upper Mustang region. We had join in Tiji festival in Lo-Manthang. We contacted Life Dream Adventure in Kathmandu for our trip arrangement. Hari gave us right information and suggest us to go by Jeep from Jomsom. The team was professional and taken care of our arrangements, picking us up at Kathmandu airport and delivering us back there again almost three weeks later. Our tour leader and the crew were professional, fun loving, encouraging and adaptive to our needs so that we felt as though anything was possible during our vacation. I encourage anyone planning a trip to Nepal to work with Life Dream Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

19th July, 2019

Lian Godfrey

18th May, 2022


An unforgettable Trip Upper Mustang with Life Dream Adventure

With a friend we recently completed a most amazing trek to the restricted Upper Mustang Region of Nepal in April with the Life Dream Adventure. This was our first trek to the Upper Mustang region with Life Dream Adventure. They have well organized and everything was done very efficiently. We have contacted Life Dream Adventure and Hari by email with regards to a trek to the Upper Mustang region. All the emails that I sent were always responded too within a few minutes. I proposed a trek that I wanted which he modified slightly and quoted a price. We accepted his proposed program. It met our requests and all our requirements, it was also a reasonable price. For treks to Upper Mustang region a guide is a requirement, we also had a porter for the two of us. The guide was OB , a very excellent guide, he was familiar with the areas that we trekked, he looked after us very well, always assuring about or safety and wellbeing. The porter was Kul , he was outstanding and strong. Both the porter and guide were wonderful people and were great to be with. I hope that someday that I will be able to return to Nepal to trek again and certainly I would book and go with Life Dream Adventure . I would highly recommend that anyone considering travels to Nepal for a trek or just a visit to contact them. Thanks again Life Dream Adventure Team. 19th July, 2019

Jerzy Winski

18th May, 2022


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