Upper Mustang Overland Tour

An overland journey in to the trans-Himalayan region, enjoy the barren landscapes, medieval culture, monasteries, caves and Himalayas

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10 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 4000 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: March to November
  • Tour Type: Overland Journey
  • Accommodation: Local lodge

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Strenuous Level

Among the hardest available treks in Nepal, but still these treks are in reach of most people however one must be fit.

Upper Mustang overland tour by a Scorpio jeep or land cruiser is the best alternative trip for those explorers who have a short and limit time availability.  We offer you the amazing overland tour to Kingdom of Upper Mustang by a Private Jeep from Kathmandu, Pokhara then to Lo-Manthang via Jomsom, Kagbeni, Charang and Lo-Mantahng circuit within 10 days including visit to Muktinath Temple.

Upper Mustang overland tour provides an opportunity to explore the barren landscape of the Tibetan plateau and medieval culture, monastic charm and spiritual purity unparalleled elsewhere in the Himalayas. The tour into a different world as the moonscape of the Tibetan plateau presents hues of gray, red and brown. The views we see in this trip is one of a deserted wasteland dotted with sporadic settlements, and frequented by people who work hard in the dry soils to see out a living. The people of this region were once very rich and prosperous from a busy trade in salt between Tibet and India.

The overland tour on the countryside road leads us the Kali Gandaki river valley towards the capital of the Kingdom, Lo Manthang – a town with a royal palace, monasteries, temples, caves and a medieval culture. The people in this town are surprisingly sophisticated. But it is the many villages on the route into and out of Mustang which make this overland tour to Mustang such a rewarding one.

Upper Mustang Overland Tour short itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at the Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive by a deluxe jeep from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Jomsom (2700 m).
Day 04: Jomsom to Muktinath (3800 m) and then to Charang.
Day 05: Drive from Charang to Lo- Manthang ( 3800 m).
Day 06: An exploration day.
Day 07: Drive from Lo-Manthang to Kangbeni .   
Day 09: Drive from Tatopani to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Day 10: Final transfer to airport and fly home.


Trip cost: Please kindly contact us and let us know that how many of you are there to do this trek and when you would like to it, according to your suggestion we will provide you a fresh cost details.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Upper Mustang Overland Tour detailed itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at the Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel {we are using Tibet International hotel for a for a deluxe option and Buddha hotel for a standard accommodation option in Kathmandu}.

Day 02: Drive by a deluxe jeep from Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes about 6 hours, 200km drive. { In Pokhara we are using Temple Tree Resort and Spa for a deluxe option and Pokhara View hotel for a standard accommodation}. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 03: After breakfast, A Scorpio jeep drives from hotel that begins at 8 AM drive slowly to Jomsom (2700 m), 9/10 hours. Overnight at Trekkers Inn in Jomsom with all meal, room with attached bathroom. 

Day 04: After Breakfast, drive from Jomsom to Muktinath (3800 m), visit temple, lunch and then drive to Charang (3500 m). Overnight at guest house with meals.

Day 05: Drive from Charang to Lo- Manthang ( 3800 m). Overnight at guest houses with meals.

Day 06: An exploration day, we will arrange two horses with horse mans, ride the whole day visiting monasteries, caves, villages, king's palace, etc... Overnight at guest house with meals.

Day 07: Drive from Lo-Manthang to Kangbeni , a beautiful village. Overnight at guest house with meals.

Day 08: Drive from Kangbeni to Jomsom and then to Tatopani (hot spring place) Overnight at guest house with meals.

Day 09: Drive from Tatopani to Kathmandu via Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 10: Final transfer to airport and fly home.

Service Includes

  • Al the necessary airport arrival and departure transfers by a private jeep.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Jeep drive with Guide and driver.
  • Pokhara to Lo-Manthang and back to Pokhara Jeep drive with guide and driver
  • Your Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/coffee in a day) and overnights at guest houses from Day 03 to Day 08.
  • Two horses with horse mans for one full day sightseeing in Lo-Manthang.
  • A deluxe Scorpio Jeep with its permit, petrol, driver's expenses, and all parking charges.
  • English speaking guide with his food, salary, insurance, equipment, etc...
  • All the necessary permits including special Upper Mustang permit.
  • Our Service charges and government taxes and surcharges.

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Bottled drinks during trip, tips to guide and driver, your travel insurance.
  • Airfares

Trek FAQ

Some important questions and answer for Upper Mustang overland tour.

How can I book Upper Mustang overland tour?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Upper Mustang overland tour?
This trip is suitable for any adventure lovers looking for something a little more exciting and amazing overland drive.  

When should I come for Upper Mustang overland tour s?
May, June, July and August, September, October, and November are the best seasons. However, March & April are okay and trekking can be done.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Upper Mustang overland tour. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Upper Mustang overland tour is an exciting overland tour. Click here to have more info  

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
 All Meals on full board basis will be provided during overland tour. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your tour Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trip?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the tour (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of our company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Freshly cooked food will be provided on Upper Mustang overland tour. Our very expert cook will cook the food during the trekking. Normally we will provide dinner and breakfast on the same camp where we will camp for overnight and lunch will be provided while walking on trail which will be packed lunch cooked by our cook. Reception, farewell dinner and breakfast will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


Equipments & Packing List

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Mustang trekking

Mustang Region Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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