Upper Mustang Jeep Tour - 14 Days

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Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Highlights

  • Venture into one of the most preserved regions in the world.
  • Be amongst the few to explore the restricted and hidden treasure of Nepal: “Upper Mustang, the Lost Tibetan Kingdom”.
  • Scenic drive along the world’s deepest canyon – the Kali Gandaki.
  • Visit Chhosar and the mysterious "Sky Caves". The sky caves in Mustang remain one of the World's Greatest Archaeological mysteries.
  • Discover the walled city of Lo Manthang, capital of the Mustang Kingdom, one of the most preserved medieval fortresses in the world.
  • Encounter the Loba, one of the most remote and isolated communities in the world. 

Day 01. WELCOME TO NEPAL | PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our friendly representative will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign displaying your name. He will then drive you to your hotel. At the hotel, you will receive a short pre-departure briefing.


Depending on your time of arrival, you are free to relax or explore the city.


Overnight in Kathmandu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 02. DRIVE TO POKHARA VIA BANDIPUR 

After breakfast, we will drive along the Trishuli river to the picturesque Bandipur, a hilltop town located in the Tanahun district. We will enjoy our lunch in the old Newari town.

Then, we will continue our trip to Pokhara, one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. We will check in to our hotel, where we will spend some time refreshing ourselves. 
 
We will visit Tal Barahi Temple, a Hindu temple located on a small island in the middle of Phewa Lake. 

Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 03. DRIVE TO KALOPANI (2530m)

Today, we will drive to Beni. From there, we will start our off-road trip and drive up to Kalopani. Kalopani is well-known for its wonderful views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I. 

Overnight in Kalopani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 04. DRIVE TO KAGBENI (2804m) VIA MUKTINATH (3710m) 

Today, we will drive to Muktinath. Temples and religious shrines are the major attractions of this holy place. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. In Muktinath, if you have the courage to do so, you can follow Hindu devotees and take a holy bath under the 108 chilled fountains (Muktidhara).


Then, we will drive to Kagbeni, the main gate to the Last Forbidden Kingdom. In Kagbeni, you will witness the great views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks, and the Kali Gandaki (the deepest canyon in the world).


Overnight in Kagbeni.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 05. DRIVE TO GHAMI (3520m) VIA CHELE AND SAMAR 

Today, we will enter the “Kingdom”. We will wake up early in the morning, have our breakfast and drive to Chele through Chhusang, following the Kali Gandaki river. Then, we will descend to the village of Samar, located inside a grove of poplar trees. We will continue our drive to the beautiful Ghami village and enjoy the views of the spectacular red cliffs along the way.


Overnight in Ghami.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 06. DRIVE TO LO MANTHANG (3840m) 

Today, we will drive to Tsarang. The village is located on the edge of a beautiful canyon. 


Then, we will travel to Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang. We will reach the ancient walls of the fortified town where we will have plenty of time to marvel. In the afternoon, we will visit the walled capital of Lo Manthang and the King’s Palace.


Overnight in Lo Manthang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 07. CHHOSAR AND THE MYSTERIOUS SKY CAVES

Today, we will visit Chhosar and the mysterious "Sky Caves". The sky caves in Mustang remain one of the World's Greatest Archaeological mysteries.


Overnight in Lo Manthang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 08. DRIVE TO GELING (3570m) VIA DHAKMAR & THE GHAR GUMBA

We will drive to Geling via the isolated village of Dhakmar, an unspoiled place of great natural beauty with superb red sandstone cliffs. On the way, we will also visit the Ghar Gumba. 


Overnight in Geling.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 09. DRIVE TO MARPHA (2680m) VIA CHHUSANG

After a filling breakfast, we will drive to Chhusang. On the way, we will visit the Ranchung Chungsi Cave. Then, we will drive to Marpha, the apple capital of Nepal.


Overnight in Marpha.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 10. DRIVE TO TATOPANI (1190m) 

We will leave the beautiful Marpha and drive to Tatopani. In the afternoon, we will enjoy Tatopani's natural hot springs. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit! 


Overnight in Tatopani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 11. DRIVE TO POKHARA

After breakfast, we will drive back to Pokhara.

Free time in the afternoon.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 12. POKHARA | REST DAY

You will have the whole day at your leisure to explore Pokhara or simply relax. You can also choose to book a tandem paragliding flight, a 1 day canyoning adventure, a hot air balloon flight or a 1 day rafting trip near Pokhara.


Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 13. DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Free time in the afternoon.

In the evening, in Kathmandu, we will have our farewell dinner at a local restaurant, where you will also enjoy a Nepali cultural dance show. 

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 14. DEPARTURE

After a fun-filled trip, our journey ends. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your trip. We will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you have time and would like to extend your stay in Nepal, we would be happy to offer our recommendations.


Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Please note: This itinerary is intended to be a guideline; local conditions and weather may necessitate slight itinerary variations.

What’s included 

  • Pre-departure support.
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off (private vehicle).
  • Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • All ground transportation during the tour (private jeep with a private driver).
  • Accommodation (13 nights): 3-Star Hotels on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and lodges and guest houses from Day 03 to Day 10. 
  • Meals (refer to itinerary for meal plan).
  • ACAP Permit.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • Upper Mustang special permit ($500 per visitor).
  • First aid kit/s.
  • Travel map.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges.


What’s NOT included

  • International flights and domestic flights.
  • Tips for driver, guide & others.
  • Personal expenditures, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, nutri-bars, etc.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Anything else not specified in the ‘what’s included’ section above.

Accommodation: 

Kathmandu: 3-Star Hotel. 

Pokhara: 3-Star Hotel. 

During the Upper Mustang tour (From Day 03 to Day 10): Lodges and guest houses.


Meals: 

Kathmandu: Breakfasts & Farewell Dinner. 

Pokhara: Breakfasts. 

During the Upper Mustang tour (From Day 03 to Day 10): Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners.

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Price is based on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement will be applicable if you are a solo traveler.

You are required as a condition of booking to have an adequate travel insurance. 


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