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Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep Tour

11 Days

Come with us and discover Nepal’s best-kept secret!

Are you excited for an amazing adventure in 2024?

Join us on Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, where you can witness the breathtaking Himalayas and explore the mysteries of Upper Mustang!

It’s an experience you will cherish forever.

  • All year round.
  • Use cars in cities and switch to 4-wheel drive where required.
  • 3,800 meters / 12,467 feet
  • 2 to 9 people.
  • Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.
  • No walking involved on this 4WD Jeep tour. It's easy!
  • We offer the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour throughout the year. Since Upper Mustang is in a rain shadow area, you can visit it at any time of the year. Many people prefer to explore Upper Mustang during the monsoon season because it is one of the few places in Nepal that is less affected by the monsoon rain.

Overview

Come on an exciting adventure to explore the hidden wonders of Upper Mustang in Nepal!

This special 11-day Upper Mustang Jeep tour takes you to a remote and restricted region surrounded by the magnificent Himalayas.

It’s like a precious gem known as the “Last Forbidden Kingdom” of Nepal.

Until 1992, it was off-limits to foreigners, making it even more mysterious and appealing to adventurous travelers.

We’ll start our thrilling journey in a tough 4WD Jeep, driving through challenging mountain roads to ensure a safe and comfortable trip while enjoying breathtaking views.

The landscapes in Upper Mustang look like they’re from a fairytale, with barren and moon-like terrain blending beautifully with snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

As we explore the region’s charming villages, you’ll get to experience the rich ancient culture and traditions influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

The locals are welcoming and eager to share their way of life with visitors.

One of the highlights of the tour is the revered Muktinath Temple, a spiritual place with deep significance for Hindus and Buddhists alike.

And don’t miss the chance to visit the ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang, which offers a glimpse into the region’s unique cultural heritage.

Throughout the journey, the majestic Himalayan peaks will leave you in awe, reminding you of the power of nature.

This tour is more than just an adventure; it touches your soul and leaves a lasting impression.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, offering an authentic experience of a region that few have had the opportunity to explore.

Join us on this unforgettable adventure in Upper Mustang!

Brief itinerary of Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep Tour in 2024

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel in Thamel area.
Day 2: Guided Kathmandu Tour and late afternoon flight to Pokhara.
Day 3: Pokhara to Jomsom (2,743 meters / 8,999 feet elevation) – Approx. 6 hours drive.
Day 4: Jomsom to Ghami (3,510 meters / 11,516 feet elevation) – Approx. 5 hours drive.
Day 5: Ghami to Lo-Mangthang (3,840 meters / 12,598 feet elevation) – Approx. 4.5 hours drive.
Day 6: Exploration day in Lo-Manthang.
Day 7: Lo-Mangthang to Chhusang (3,040 meters / 9,974 feet elevation) – Approx. 5 hours drive.
Day 8: Chhusang – Muktinath (3,762 meters / 12,342 feet) – Tatopani (1,190 meters / 3,904 feet) – Approx. 6 hours drive.
Day 9: Tatopani – Pokhara – Approx. 4 hours drive, free time in Pokhara.
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. Rest or explore Kathmandu on your own.
Day 11: Departure, transfer to airport as per flight time.

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Highlights

  • Explore the ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang and its surroundings.
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Witness the unique Tibetan-influenced culture and lifestyle of Upper Mustang region.
  • Jeep drive through picturesque landscapes and villages.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, offering breathtaking aerial views.
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu's historical, cultural and heritage landmarks.

Detailed itinerary of Upper Mustang Jeep Tour (click + to expand daily itinerary):

When you arrive at Tribhuwant International airport in Kathmandu, our team member will be there to greet you. They will take you to your hotel in the Thamel area. You can get some rest and get ready for our exciting jeep tour starting soon.

Hotel

After breakfast, you’ll go on a tour of Kathmandu with a guide. You’ll visit important places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (also called Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. In the late afternoon, you’ll take a scenic flight to Pokhara, where you can see the beautiful Himalayas and Phewa lake.

Breakfast
Hotel

Today, your journey to the Upper Mustang region begins. You’ll drive to Jomsom, a pretty town located at an altitude of 2,743 meters. The drive takes about 6 hours, and you’ll see stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.

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You’ll leave Jomsom and drive to Ghami, a charming village with a rich history and unique culture. The drive takes around 5 hours, and you’ll pass through beautiful landscapes, ancient monasteries, and traditional villages.

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Today’s drive takes you to the ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang, which is the capital of Upper Mustang. The journey lasts about 4.5 hours and you’ll pass through rocky cliffs, barley fields, and buildings with a Tibetan influence.

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You’ll have a whole day to explore the hidden treasures of Lo-Manthang. You can visit the King’s Palace, ancient monasteries like Jampa Lhakhang and Thubchen Gompa, and experience the unique culture of the region. The views of the Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Annapurna mountains are breathtaking.

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As you say goodbye to Lo-Manthang, you’ll start driving back to Chhusang. The journey takes about 5 hours and offers scenic landscapes, deep gorges, and picturesque villages.

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Today, you’ll head to Muktinath, a sacred site for Hindus and Buddhists. You can explore the religious significance of the area and then continue driving to Tatopani, known for its natural hot springs. The drive takes approximately 6 hours and you’ll see diverse terrains along the way.

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After a relaxing morning dip in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, you’ll continue your journey back to Pokhara. The 4-hour drive will take you through beautiful landscapes and rural villages. Once in Pokhara, you’ll have free time to relax and explore the lakeside area.

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Hotel

In the morning, you’ll take a short flight back to Kathmandu. Once you are in Kathmandu, you can rest or explore the city on your own. You might want to visit some souvenir shops or try delicious Nepali cuisine.

Breakfast
Hotel

Our representative will transfer you to the airport according to your flight time for your departure. Say goodbye to Nepal with cherished memories of your enchanting Upper Mustang Jeep Tour.

Note: Above itinerary might change due to weather and road conditions. Don’t worry; our team will make sure you’re safe and comfortable during the journey. Enjoy your adventure in the magical and mystical land of Upper Mustang!

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What Are Included In Tour Cost

  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu.
  • Flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 4WD Jeep for the Upper Mustang tour.
  • Special permits and official formalities.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses and hotels as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast throughout the tour.
  • An English speaking professional guide.

What Are Not

  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch, dinner, personal expenses and tipping to guide and driver.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the "Cost Inclusion" section.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What's the best time to visit Upper Mustang?

Best time to visit Upper Mustang is during spring, autumn, and some months of the monsoon season.

Do we need a special permit for Upper Mustang?

Yes, a special permit is required to enter Upper Mustang due to its restricted status.

What kind of accommodation can we expect during the tour?

Accommodations will be in teahouses on trek and hotels in Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary.

What kind of vehicle will be used for the tour?

A 4WD Jeep will be used for the Upper Mustang tour starting from Pokhara. In Kathmandu/Pokhara, for Kathmandu city tour and airport transfers, we will use general vehicles based on the group size.

Is there any age limit or physical fitness requirement for the tour?

There’s no strict age limit, but participants should be in good health due to the rugged terrain and high elevation drive.

Can we extend the tour or modify the itinerary?

Yes, it may be possible to modify the itinerary or extend the tour as per your preferences. Please contact us for more information.

How should we prepare for high altitude travel?

Proper acclimatization is crucial. Consult with a healthcare professional and be aware of altitude-related health issues.

Are vegetarian and special dietary options available during the tour?

Yes, vegetarian options are widely available and teahouses have menus to choose from.

Do you have any other questions about the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

If you do, please get in touch with us and provide detailed queries. One of our Mosaic Adventure team members will be happy to provide further information about this jeep tour.

Overall Trip Rating:
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  1. Upper Mustang Jeep Tour
    By Arik Fine March 4, 2024
    If you're looking for a company to arrange a jeep tour to Upper Mustang, I highly recommend Mosaic Adventure. Madhav and his team are very professional and know the region's routes well. During our trip, we had comfortable places to stay, reliable transportation and a capable driver. Our guide Ramesh, was incredibly helpful and made the journey fun with his humor. Overall, it was a great trip in every way.
  2. 4WD Journey to Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang
    By Jerry Goldman December 5, 2023
    With the assistance of Mosaic Adventure we had the opportunity to explore Upper Mustang. The communication during the trip booking was smooth. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, we met Madhav and our guide Ramesh, in person. We go through the itinerary before our journey. During the tour, we had the chance to visit various sights in Kathmandu, spend some time at Lakeside in Pokhara and explore different places, including the forbidden kingdom of Lo Manthang. We are delighted that our group of 5 chose Mosaic Adventure for our Nepal trip, which included the 4WD journey to Upper Mustang.
  3. An Exceptional Tour
    By Valery Simpson November 18, 2023
    We are extremely pleased with our Upper Mustang jeep tour. Thanks to Mosaic and Raj for organizing a memorable trip in Nepal. The Mosaic team took excellent care of us from our arrival in Kathmandu until we returned home. Guide Manoj was truly outstanding and so was our driver Sovit, who demonstrated exceptional skill in navigating the challenging Nepalese roads safely. The tour was well priced and led by a professional team. Thank you!
  4. Unique Adventure with Mosaic
    By Kim Wainer September 16, 2023
    We just finished 4WD journey through Upper Mustang with Mosaic Adventure. Our group of 4 had a professional guide and driver accompanying us. It was an incredible trip and I wholeheartedly recommend both the tour and Mosaic Adventure. Our guide Pralhad and driver Sonam were fantastic, they played important roles in making our journey a memorable one. This well organized tour takes you to the hidden kingdom of Nepal, an experience you must have with Pralhad and Mosaic.

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