Luxury Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

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Overview

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3,840m | 12,598ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Upper Mustang
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn

Highlights

  • Luxury Accommodation                        

  • Experience the ancient Tibetan culture

  • Exploring historic monasteries that date back up to the 8th century

  • Insights into Mustang locals' way of life

  • Visit Muktinath, a holy site for the Buddhists and Hindus

  • Holy shower in the 108 taps in Muktinath Temple

  • Sky Caves (5-floored building with so many rooms interconnected built inside high cliffs)

  • Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world

  • Stunning views of the snow-capped mountains Dhaulagiri (8,167m / 26,795ft), Annapurna (8,091m / 26,545 ft), Nilgiri (7,061m / 23,166 ft), Tukuche Peak (6,920m / 22, 703ft), Thorong Peak (5,416m / 17,769ft)

The Luxury Upper Mustang Jeep tour will take you to the rocky terrain of the Himalayas comfortably. This unique area is also called “The Hidden Kingdom” due to its isolation, restricted access, and inaccessibility to outsiders until the early 1990s. This journey will take you to a completely different part of Nepal that never gets influenced by the actions occurring in the country.

Upper Mustang is a captivating blend of landscapes, ancient Tibetan culture, and rich history. Traveling through this mystical land, you will explore traditional villages with whitewashed houses, monasteries, sky caves, and snow-capped mountains. 

Upper Mustang is more than just a destination. It is a journey back in time. Its unique geography and remoteness have preserved its cultural and natural heritage. Moreover, this visit allows travelers to engage themselves in the customs and traditions of the Tibetan people.

Luxury Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

For a cultural enthusiast, Upper Mustang can showcase the mysteries of ancient civilizations nestled in the hidden villages. Embarking on a trip to this mystical land where every corner holds a story must be done luxuriously and comfortably.

However, do not expect the lodges to be lavish but you will get the ones that are good, culturally significant, and easy to stay at.

What to expect from this Luxury Upper Mustang Tour?

We aim to provide travelers with a lifetime experience marked by good, comfort, and exclusive services. Here are some of the facilities included in this tour to ensure a luxurious journey:

Private Transportation: Throughout the journey, you will be traveling in a private vehicle.

Comfortable Accommodation: This tour will include stays at Luxury hotels, tea houses, and Lodges with stunning views of the Himalayas.

Guide: A local government-licensed guide will be with you. Their experience,  knowledge, and guidance will enhance your trip.

Cultural Experiences: Engage in traditional performances, ceremonies, and interactions with local Tibetan communities.

Activities: A short ride on the horse from Lo Manthang to Chooser.

Permits Required for Upper Mustang

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):
    Entering into the ACAP is priced at $20 per person. The permit grants a single entry and remains valid for the entire tour.

  • Restricted Area Permit (RAP):
    Reaching the Upper Mustang is priced at $500 per person for 10 days. With an additional $50 per day for extended stays.

Lo Manthang Palace

Is the Luxury Upper Mustang Jeep Tour right for me?

This trip is the best choice for everyone. The journey is not technically challenging. However, you need to be careful about wearing warm clothes and your diet plan should also be ensured to keep you healthy.

Moreover, as a nature and cultural enthusiast, this tour will help you to reveal the mysteries of ancient civilizations in luxury.

Best season for the Luxury Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

The best time to visit Upper Mustang is during spring. Upper Mustang's major celebrations (Tiji Festival) take place in May. The festival lasts for three days and takes place on the grounds of Mustang's historic king's palace. Locals travel from all over to Lo Manthang to take part in the celebration. This allows us to learn about Tibetan culture while also engaging with locals. 

Autumn is another best time to travel as moderate temperatures, dry sunny days, and clear weather allow for a pleasant trip. However, the afternoons are windy in this season while the nights are cool and comfortable.

The Luxury Upper Mustang Travel can be operated in the summer/monsoon but is relatively quiet and also the hottest time of the year. It may be wet experiences and limited views.

In winter, Upper Mustang receives heavy snowfall, accommodation gets closed, and permits are hard to obtain. It is too cold, and an inferior vision of the place.

Learn more about When To Visit Mustang- A Complete Guide 2024.

Book Upper Mustang Luxury Tour

If you are looking to book this tour, you can simply contact info@himalayanst.com. To get in touch with experts on WhatsApp Ramkrishna (+977-9851083619 | Call or WhatsApp) or Naresh (+977-9869489596 | Call or WhatsApp). 

Itinerary

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Arrive in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet and welcome you and transfer to hotel.
 

On the first flight, you will be flying to Pokhara. After landing, meet the Guide and transfer to the Hotel.

The day after reaching Pokhara, you can enroll yourself in various other activities like Paragliding, and exploring different caves (Mahendra, Gupteshwor Mahadev & Bat Cave).

After that, you can also enjoy Pokhara’s nightlife. 

After your morning diet, our journey to Marpha village starts. It takes about a 6-7 hour private jeep drive. The village is made up of streets lined with Mustang architectural mansions, also traditional houses built of stones which are the major attractions. The town also has one of Nepal's largest apple gardens. You may sample the region's vineyards, apples, and a range of other foods.

This day after reaching the destination. You will be exploring the Marpha monastery, newly built for Buddhist practices. After that Chhairo Gompa was built in the 16th century.

After morning breakfast. Our trip to Ghami Village starts.

You will drive through Chhuksang Village. The village is surrounded by huge red cliffs that are red, orange, and silver-gray, and sky caves encircling it. Along the route, you will see a panoramic view of Kali Gandaki Gorge. It is the deepest gorge in the world. Finally, you will reach Ghami. The total drive will take around 4-5 hours to drive from Marpha. 

After reaching Ghami, you will check in at the hotel. In a while, you will be visiting ​​Lo Geme Shad Drup Darkeling Gompa. This is the 14th-century monastery, currently in the condition of requiring renovation. The first glimpse of this ancient monastery will give you the proper idea of  Tibetan Buddhism.

Early morning after breakfast, our next destination towards Lo Manthang starts. 

You will be traveling through Dhakmar. The village is dominated by red cliffs and rock. Also, you will see proper sky caves from Dhakmar. Along the trip, you will see Ghar Gompa ( built in the 8th century). Finally, reach Lo Manthang.

After check-in at the hotel, you will explore the three major monasteries (Jampa, Thupchen, Chhoede), and Lo Manthang Palace. The Chhoede Gompa was built in the 16th century. The next is Jampa Gompa built in the 15th century. The final one for the day is Thupchen located just around the corner of Jampa. Thupchen Gompa was built in the 15th century and was the major center of the Buddhist religion. 

Moreover, nowadays visitors are not allowed to enter the Palace. The total day tour will be about 8-9 hours.

 

This morning after breakfast, you will take a short ride to Chhoser (3,857m / 12,654ft). The ride will be for  30-45 minutes.

Chhoser is one of the ancient and remote villages in the Mustang region. Getting to the destination you will visit the two major monasteries there. The first is Lo Nyifu Gompa was built into a cliff in the 14th century. The second is Lo Garfu Gompa White-washed structures were built along the rock wall in the 14th century. 

After that, you will explore what Chhoser is famous for i.e. Sky caves (Shija Jhong). The 5-storey structure with so many interconnected rooms was built inside high cliffs around 3,000 years ago. 

This cave system was once home to the entire village of Chhoser. Villagers resided in these caves for generations, living a traditional lifestyle high above the valley floor. Today, the Shija Jhong Sky Cave stands as a reminder of Chhoser's unique past and cultural resilience. Drive back to Lo Manthang. 

On the 7th day after breakfast, you will drive down to Kagbeni. During the trip, You will explore the Muktinath Temple (a religious site for Hindus and Buddhists). Near the Muktinath Temple complex, in the Jwala Mai Temple you will find the eternal flame. 

The eternal flame of Jwala Mai Temple symbolizes the holy union of earth, air, and water.  It is believed that the flame has been burning continuously for centuries.

After that, you will be driving to Kagbeni which is just below Muktinath. In Kagbeni, you will visit Kag Chhode Gompa (built in the 14th century). The route will cover around 7-8hours.

This is the last day in the Mustang region. You will be driving down to Pokhara. The journey will take around 6-7 hours. During the trip, you can also stop at Tatopani (a natural hot spring pond) for refreshments. 

Early morning after breakfast you will fly back to Kathmandu as per the flight schedule. You can also go for the Kathmandu Heritage Tour (Optional).

    On the farewell day, we will bid goodbye to you and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport depending upon the flight schedule.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Total 4 Nights of accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in 5-star hotels

    • Private Surface transfer from Pokhara to Mustang region and back by a 4WD Jeep.

    • Three meals during the tour (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner) and a cup of Tea or Coffee during each meal.

    • Twin-sharing lodge-to-lodge guest house accommodation with attached bathrooms during the journey in the comfortable lodges that mean luxury of the local place.

    • Seasonal Fruits every day, depending upon the time

    • A local and highly experienced government-licensed expert guide

    • Entry fee for sightseeing/monument as per itinerary

    • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) and RAP (Restricted Area Permit) Fee

    • Accident insurance for all staff

    • Region Map (with the guide), cap, and trip achievement certificate

    • Round Trip Domestic flight tickets (KTM-Pokhara-KTM)

    • First aid medical kit and an oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes

    • Worst case helps with all  rescue and evacuation arrangements

    • Government taxes and office service charge 

    Excluded

    • Single Supplement Fee: $750

    • Nepal Visa

    • Personal travel insurance

    • International Airfare

    • Tips and gratuities to trekking staff

    • Anything not mentioned in the cost inclusion section

    Departure Dates

    These are the fixed departures for the Luxury Upper Mustang Jeep Tour in 2024. However, we are also flexible to your dates managing a private trip. 

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    Start: MondayJun 24, 2024
    End: WednesdayJul 03, 2024
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    Useful Info

    Accommodation and Local Cuisine

    Due to the low population density, high cost of transportation, and remote location of Upper Mustang accommodation is quite pricey. The location offers a unique and wonderful stay that reflects the geography and cultural aspects.

    The cuisine of Upper Mustang is a delicious blend of Tibetan and Nepali influences, shaped by the high altitude and limited resources of the region. Here you will find Nepali and Thalaki Cuisine.

    Cultural Immersion

    Upper Mustang is a chance to step back in time and experience a unique and well-preserved Tibetan Buddhist culture. Being respectful and engaging with the locals. 

    Tourists can participate in the local way of life. The tour takes them past traditional Sherpa, Thakali, and Tibetan Gurung settlements. 

    During the journey, you will explore Tibetan Buddhism, ancient monasteries, and temples. You will enroll in the local way of life. Also, Thangka Paintings and handicrafts

    Packaging List

    Documents: Carry your passport, visa, Travel Insurance, Flight tickets, and trekking permits at all times. Photocopies are also helpful.

    Footwear: Hiking boots, slippers, or sandals and socks.

    Clothing: Warm clothes for the cold and higher altitudes.

    Accessories: Your regular or necessary accessories.

    Do’s and Don’ts

    1. Choose the most convenient time to depart

    2. Pick a trustworthy trekking or tour company

    3. The secret is to pack efficiently

    4. Bring with you any required documentation

    5. It is imperative to provide proper hydration of the body when ascending to elevated terrain

    6. Your trip will be more pleasurable if you have the right personal equipment

    7. Be mindful of the locals' customs and traditions

    8. Before shooting pictures or films of residents, get their permission

    9. See the world through new eyes, not just to see it

    10.  Put rubbish in its proper place and refrain from littering

    11. Have respect towards the local people and their culture

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