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Upper Mustang Jeep Tour – 7 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -15°C to 20°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 7 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Hotels/Resorts

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May

Transportation

Transportation Overland + Flight

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhist, Bon

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Gurung, Thakali, Lowa

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Desert, Village

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Mustang, Annapurna Region

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 3900m

Since, gravel road is accessible for all along the Mustang trekking trail for jeep, trekker’s may not enjoy walking on road facing dust and horn from Jeep. Nepal alternative treks has designed alternative trek as Jeep tour to explore the spectacularly vast, arid valleys in Himalayas where the Tibetan culture continues to survive. Ancient caves, historic monasteries and archaeological sites in the Upper Mustang situated northwest frontier bordering Tibet is being rank on Top tourist destination in the world.

Mustang is the hinterland enriched with mainly barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and Moraine valleys. Its landscape is unrivaled for it has a stupendous wilderness, pristine scenery, snow capped peaks, spectacular 16th century monasteries and many other unique attractions. The views of windswept Kali-Gandaki valley, vast spaces around Kagbeni and vast ridges that straggle high mountains provide a mind-blowing experience. The Upper Mustang region was once a base for Khampa guerrillas’ shelter against China exaction of full control over Tibet.

About Us

Enjoy a tailored tour in Nepal with Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition. We specialize in full-board treks and cater to all kinds of tourists. Enjoy the most exquisite services, including domestic transportation, luxury accommodation, permits, experience trek guide, and porters.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a one week long jeep ride tour through the remote Kali Gandaki Valley and Lo Valley.
  • Witness the iconic site of 2500 years old Jhong Cave and other human-made caves in Syangboche.
  • Catch the majestic panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and Gangapurna.
January
-15°C to 5°C
February
-10°C to 8°C
March
-5°C to 12°C
April
0°C to 15°C
May
5°C to 18°C
June
7°C to 20°C
July
8°C to 20°C
August
8°C to 20°C
September
5°C to 18°C
October
0°C to 15°C
November
-5°C to 10°C
December
-10°C to 3°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Pokhara

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

200km Drive
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Pokhara

Altitude

850m./2805ft.

Mustang Jeep tour, begins at Kathmandu. After a delicious breakfast, you’ll embark on a tourist bus and begin driving along with your tour guide to Pokhara. Located 200km west to Kathmandu, the scenic overland journey goes alongside the massive Trishuli River. Witness the lush forests, massive river, and the Himalayas en route to Pokhara. The entire journey may last anywhere from 5-6 hours. Upon arrival, you’ll drive to Lakeside town of Pokhara and check into the hotel. You can spend the evening exploring the beautiful Phewa Lake and the neighboring town. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 2

Drive to Chhusang

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

170km Drive
(Avg 8hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Chhusang

Altitude

2980m./9834ft

After an early breakfast drive to Chhusang, a super scenic drive of 6 -hours brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. This is a large town. It is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon; we drive on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed and finally reaching at Chhusang. On arrival, check in at the hotel with the afternoon free for a stroll around the village. Stay there overnight at the lodge.

Day 3

Drive to Lomanthang

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

50km Drive
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lomanthang

Altitude

3840m./12672ft

The tour materializes as you leave Chusang and begin heading towards Lo Manthang. The walled city lies 50 km from Chusang and may take almost 6 hours to reach. The dirt road advances through the remote part of Lo Valley. Begin climbing towards Lo La (3960m), the highest point of Tsarang to Lo Manthang. As you begin to descend, you can catch the breathtaking sight of the walled city amidst the remote landscape.

Day 4

Explore Around Cave and Monasteries

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, and then embark on a scenic sightseeing tour outside Lo Manthang. After exiting the city, you’ll begin trekking towards the ancient Nyiphu and Garphu Monasteries. These monasteries lay close to the 2,500 years old Jhong Caves. After exploring the beautiful monasteries, you’ll begin climbing the Jhong Cave, which comprises a large intersection of caves with 44 different compartments.The day will end with a tour to the Summer Palace of the Late King of Mustang, Raja Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista. After witnessing this historical site, you’ll head towards the Namgyal Gompa.

Day 5

Drive to Marpha

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

80km Drive
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Marpha

Altitude

2650m./8745ft

After enjoying breakfast, leave Lomanthang and head all the way back to Marpha. This little town is a quiet, clean, and beautiful capital city of Apple. Stay overnight.

Day 6

Drive to Pokhara

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

150km Drive
(Avg 8hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Pokhara

Altitude

850m./2805ft

After early breakfast, Jump on Jeep to ride to Pokhara. The scenic trans-Himalayan flight takes you over the massive Annapurna massif and the Kali Gandaki Gorge, Rupse Waterfall and Tatopani towards Pokhara City. Upon arrival, you can enjoy your breakfast and spend the day exploring the beautiful city. Pokhara is the ultimate tourist getaway and is home to numerous tourist sites such as Phewa Lake, Tal Barahi Temple, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, UNESCO designated Pokhara Peace Pagoda, and Mountain Museum. Enjoy the completion of the trip with a lavish dinner beside the beautiful Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 7

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

200km Drive
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu

Altitude

1295m./4273ft

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport  ( Airport – Hotel – Airport ) transfer in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara .
  • Mustang Special permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and necessary permits.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • All accommodation ( Twin share basis) along the tour.
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) along the tour.
  • One English and local language fluent speaking, government-registered, experienced, honest, informative and helpful tour guide and his food, salary, accommodation, transportation, equipment and insurance etc.
  • A Tour map, oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, company t-shirt, tour completion certificate etc.
  • Assistance for Emergency Rescue evacuation .
  • All kind of government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • All kind of table drinks as tea/coffee, coke, Fanta, beer, mineral water, hot water, battery charge, hot shower, desert etc.
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for tour guide (Highly suggested).

Route Map

Book the Trip

Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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Need a private date?

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

Dec 2022 How nice to met Tej! We found a warm welcome and helpfulness! As soon as my boyfriend and I arrived in Nepal, he greeted us with beautiful flower garlands. We got to know each other in front of a Nepali tea and Tej managed to understand and organize a perfect tour according to our needs. He introduced us to Amar who turned out to be a knowledgeable and friendly guide who made the experience unique. Amar has a vast knowledge of the area, he got us involved on a route where history and environment merged. We reached the Upper Mustang up to an altitude of 3840m to enjoy the charm of this landscape on the border with Tibet. We travelled long distances by jeep and reached various small villages where we met the local people and spend time with them. We ended our journey in the Chitwan National

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5.0

Greta

Florence, Italy
Dec 2022 Tej quickly planned our trip providing us with the best options. Me and my fiancee wanted to focus on photography and Tej reviewed and adjusted his packages accordingly. His long serving partner Amar Gurung proved to be a reliable and selfless guide willing to fulfill all of ur requests. Together with his we roamed the wild deserted lands of the Upper mustang and visited the Chitwan national park. We would definitely plan our next trip with Nepal alternative treks and Expeditions.

5.0

marco di coscio

Uzzano, Italy

ESSENTIAL INFO

Best time to visit

Upper Mustang is a very remote area. So, you have to be careful choosing the time of the tour. Similarly, the best time to visit the tour is during Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November ).

The difficulty of the trip

Upper mustang is a very remote place. But, don’t worry you will have your guide and a jeep during your tour. Therefore, your tour will not be that difficult.

Meals and Accommodation

All accommodation (twin-share basis) along the tour and all meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) along the tour are provided to you during your tour.  Upper Mustang Trek is a hard trek. So, you should have a proper diet during the trek and we do exactly that.

Permits

Mustang Special Permit

USD 500 for 10 days and USD 50 per day for extra days.

ACAP

NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

Transportation

You should not worry about your transportation because we provide you with overland transportation during the tour. Similarly, the transportation we provide is high class and with the facility of Wi-Fi.

Tour availability

Mostly, the tour can be done throughout the year. But, in case you should always pre-book your tour. In busy seasons.

Tour duration

The tour lasts for six nights and seven days. So, you will have a lot of time to enjoy your tour. Similarly, during this time you will have the fun and the experience of a lifetime. While you are on this journey you will not know how time passes. Because the walk itself is fun.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

Frequently
Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy

There is no cancellation or withdrawal policy for the trip by the client after the trip has started. During the trip, any unused services provided by the company, like accommodation, food, permits, etc., won’t be refunded.

If you cancel the trip at any time before the departure date, 90% of the total cost is reusable for a year or refunded. Visit this page for more details on the cancellation policy.

2. Risk of unforeseen circumstances

Nepal Alternative Treks is directed towards the fulfillment of your every desire. In this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, Nepal Alternative Treks will not take any responsibility regarding any change & alternations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, flight cancellation, delayed arrival, sickness, or accidents. The clients shall bear any extra cost incurred there on the spots.

3. Clients' Responsible

A trekking guide representing Nepal’s alternative treks deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit an unlawful act, you must leave the tour, and no refund will be issued.

4. Impact on your journey

We put our every effort into ensuring you are comfortable traveling. Still, it is a must understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must to venture into a journey trip.

5. Travel Insurance

You must purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all our esteemed clients.

6. Your personal belongings

On any account, we’re not answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by guide cum porter or transferred by transport means. That means your personal possessions and luggage are at your risk at the time.

7. Porter weight limit

Porter will carry 10 kg each and 20 kilograms in total. A bit more or less can be adjusted per both parties’ mutual understanding.

We value
Service Excellence

We have the best team and array of services to provide a lifetime experience to all our travelers. Right from the airport pickup to a customized tour, we do the utmost to make sure you experience a hassle-free trip. Likewise, all our trips meet the safety protocols along with the highest health and hygiene standards.

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