Upper Mustang is an upper part of Mustang District, which is located in Nepal. The Upper Mustang was a restricted kingdom and demilitarized area until 1992 which makes it one of the most preserved regions in the world, with a majority of the population still speaking traditional Tibetic languages. expect incredible sights like sculpted canyons with wild rock formations, deep gorges, medieval villages, ancient fortresses, palaces, and mysterious, ancient cave hermitages. You'll also see the Tibetan Buddhist gompas and soaring snow-peaks that characterize this spectacular region, the "thumb" sticking up from Nepal into the Tibetan plateau.
Upper Mustang Jeep Tour and Trek package is planned for those visitors who are physically unfit and for those who don’t have adequate time to spend Nepal. This Package all kinds of travelers to the isolated and pristine land of Mustang, all in short period of time. Upper Mustang Jeep Tour and Trek trip also very popular among tourists contains explores diverse photography and traditional Tibetan culture in the short time of one of the forbidden land of Nepal. Therefore, it is being famous Jeep Tour Trek destination and has been combined with a road trip.
Foreign travelers have been allowed to the region since 1992 but tourism in this area is regulated. Foreigners need to obtain a special permit to enter in this area. Mustang is one of the most restricted trekking area of Nepal but now it is popular destination for trekkers. Upper Mustang is well marked by official "Mustang" boarder signs just north of Kagbeni where a police and ACAP checks permits. Trekking permits for Mustang costs US $ 500 per person for 10 days. Note that it is defined as 10 days not nights, starting and ending at Kagbeni. Extra days are charged extra US $ 50 per day. In order to obtain the permit you need to have at least two members in a group. That means single permit won’t be allowed from the immigration.We need your original passport copy to obtain the restricted area permits.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m.)
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight (815m)
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani (2600m ) via Beni bazer 110KM approx. 6/7 hrs.
Day 04: Drive from Tatopani to Kagbeni (2900m.) and visit Muktinath Temple (3800m.) 95 KM approx. 5/6 hrs.
Day 05: Drive from Kagbeni to Ghami Village (3520m) Via Syngboche Pass (4200m) 32 KM aoorox. 6 hrs.
Day 06: Drive from Ghami to Lo-Mangthang (3840m.) 17 KM approx. 3 hrs.
Day 07: Full day Exploration Around the Lo-Manthang
Day 08: Drive back from Lo-Manthang to Chhuksang Village 4 hrs.
Day 09: Drive from Chhuksang to Kalopani 4/5 hrs.
Day 10: Drive from Kalopani to Pokhara driving time 5/6 hours.
Day 11: Flight back from pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Final departure from Kathmandu
you will be welcomed by our Halesi Treks Pvt.Ltd representative at Tribhuvan International airport upon your arrival, and then transferred to your hotel.
Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It takes 55 minutes and gets the chance to see stunning mountain views throughout the flight. After landing Pokhara airport, you transfer to the hotel and sightseeing around the city International Mountain Museum, boating at Fewa Lake etc. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at Hotel, we start our journey to Mustang. First we drive west to the town of Beni bazer with the black top road and then follow the Kali Gandaki River. The road after Beni is off-road. The Kali Gandaki valley is the world’s deepest gorge, between Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna I (8,091 m) Himalaya. Tatopani is a small town where you can experience the natural hot spearing. overnight at hotel.
you will drive through local villages of Kalopani, Ghasa and explore the apple farming of Marpha Village and Jomsom local market. Then you will cross Kagbeni village and visit holy temple complex of Muktinath and 108 taps dedicated to lord Vishnun. where you can see the fire lighting itself (Natural gas), the local town of Muktinath, Buddhist monastery in Jharkot with incredible views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche Peak and and drive to Kagbeni. overnight at hotel.
your guide will check in your special Upper Mustang permit and start your journey to Upper Mustang. At the first you will cross Kaligandaki river near Chhusang village by Jeep and climb up to Chella Village, Samar Village, Syangboche village, Bhina, Ghiling and arrive at Ghami village. The day will more exciting to see local traditional houses with Yak caravan, splendid Landscape, Tibetan Buddhist culture, and local daily lifestyles. overnight at hotel.
Today you will visit monastery of Mustang Lo Gager Ghar Gompa which is very important monastery in Mustang, Visit Charang monastery, visit Lo-mangthang city, "Jampa Gompa" the oldest monastery , built in the early 15th century and also known as the "God house", "Thubchen Gompa" a huge, red assembly hall and gompa built in the late 15th century, "Chodey Gompa", now the main city gompa and Monastic Museum. Also you will observe domestic Yaks and cattle caravans, Wonder mountain views and landscape from the passes, Buddhist school, arts, king palace and local activities in Lo-manthang. overnight at hotel.
You will explore Namgyal gompa, sky caves of Chhoser and the SHIJA JHONG cave of Mustang dating back to over 3,000 years have been subject of excavation for archaeologists from around the world. There are other several caves near Chhoser have been used for burial, meditation and also for living. Also till now SKY BURIAL is used in Upper Mustang which is in Chhoser and nearby villages. After finished the sightseeing of local areas you will drive back to guesthouse by jeep. overnight at hotel.
You will drive back to Chuksung village passing Tibetan Buddhist monastery on the way, crossing Kaligandaki River and local activities during the journey. overnight at hotel.
Sightseeing: experience local traditional Tibetan culture, small Kagbeni village, Jomsom bazaar, visit local apple farm on the way Marpha and Tukuche. overnight at hotel.
Drive back to Pokhara from Kalopani via Kaligandaki River and Kaligandaki George, Beni bazaar, small village through winding off-road of high hills. You can see the small market, village, lush forests and rivers on the way. overnight at hotel
Pokhara to Kathmandu flight 35 minutes with stunning mountain flight. remaining time for shopping, rest at the hotel depends on you. overnight at hotel
Halesi Treks airport representative will drop to the international airport
I had the chance to meet Man Kumar Tamang in October 2009. At that time he guided our Langtang - Gosainkunde trekking. It turned out to be an unforgettable experience. Not only because of the beauty of Nepal as a country, but also because of the excellent mountain guiding skills of Man Kumar. Driven by the positive experience we decided to come back to Nepal this year 2012 for a trekking in Upper Mustang. Again guided by Man Kumar Tamang and again it turned out to be an experience to cherish for life. Man Kumar not only guided our trip but also took care of the full organization - planning - booking - team selection. He is not only a reliable, highly experienced guide but also a very friendly and honest person. Even in stress situations he manages to stay focused and does whatever is in his power to come up with the best possible solution. If you consider traveling to Nepal I would highly recommend his services. You will be surprised by the warm & personal approach. Not only by Man Kumar himself but also by the selection of team members that might join you on your trip.
Hilde Waele, Belgium
The below-given cost is per person and the below-given Upper Mustang Jeep Tour and Trek fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.