The The Upper Mustang Jeep tour takes you to the famous Upper Mustang Region in Nepal in the luxury of a private jeep. The Upper Mustang Jeep tour takes you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Lo used to be part of the Tibetan empire and is therefore closely tied to Tibet in culture, language and geography.
The region has remained isolated for a long time, thus, preserving the ancient Tibetan culture and pristine nature. Mustang is dry as a desert as it lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif and is surrounded by rocks in all kind of colors and impressive formations. This barren landscape is dotted with settlements of white washed houses, barley fields and chortens festooned with prayer flags which add a splash of color to the landscape.
The Upper Mustang Tour by jeep is designed for those that want to travel to one of the most isolated parts in the world without having to go through grueling trekking sessions. The trip takes you through Tibetan-like Buddhist villages, and woodlands, through the Marshyangdi Valley. Further, it also offers spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche Peak and many more.
Do go through the full itinerary to know more about the trip. Further, we can tailor make the itinerary to fit your convenience as well. We are always there to help you out, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us. And if you’re ready for a trip of a lifetime, just give us a ring and we will be there to fulfil your desire for adventure.
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be picked up by our representative who will drop you off at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today we will head to the beautiful city of Pokhara on a 6-7 hours’ drive in a private car. The journey is 6-7 hours long but pleasant with nice views of green hills and rivers flowing below. You can also opt for a scenic 25 min flight to reach Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
We head out west to the town of Beni following the Kali Gandaki River on a black top road. The road becomes off-road after Beni. The highlights of today’s trip include the Kali Gandakivilely which is the deepest gorge, between Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna I (8,091 m). Once at Tatopani, take some time off to relax on the natural hot springs.
We drive through local communities of Kalopani, Ghasa and explore the apple farming of Marpha Village and Jomsom local market. We pay a visit to the holy temple of Muktinath. We also visit the local town there, the Buddhist monastery in Jharkot, and also visit Jal Devi where natural gas burns indefinitely. The journey will be decorated by incredible views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche Peak. Overnight in Kagbeni.
To start the day we will visit theKagbeni Monastery and a local Buddhist School. On our drive we will cross the KaligandakiRiver near Chhusangand ascent to Ghami village passing by Chella, Samar, Syangboche, Bhina, and Ghilingvillage. The landscapes turns dramatic from the Syangbochhe pass. You can stop anywhere you like for photos or to soak the natural and cultural beauty of the region. Overnight at Ghami.
Today’s highlights - Lo GagerGharGompa, Charang monastery, and the Lo Manthang city. We will visit all the important sites in Lo Manthang and check out the culture and lifestyle of the people there whilst enjoying amazing views of the landscape. Overnight at Lo Manthang.
Today we visit the Nyphu Cave monastery at Chhosar which is built into the side of a high cliff. Next we will explore the the 2500 years old Jhong Sky Cave, and then head to Thinkar summer palace or explore the extraordinary ancient monasteries inside the walled city itself. Overnight at Lo Manthang.
Passing through several villages, monasteries and feasting on delicious apples, we make it to Jomsom where we will also see the traditional back-loom weaving techniques being practiced by the local women. Later we shall have some celebrations as it is the last day in the Himalayas! Overnight at Jomsom.
Now, it’s time to head back to Pokhara to chill and relax. Enjoy a scenic flight flying over and along the Kali Gandaki Gorge between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Once at Pokhara we will head out for some of the best spots in Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
Today we drive back to Kathmandu. The journey is 6-7 hours long but pleasant with nice views of green hills and rivers flowing below. If you want, we can also arrange a flight to Kathmandu which will cost you extra. Overnight in Pokhara.
It’s time to bid farewell! Our representative will escort you to the airport three hours before the scheduled flight.