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|Best Season||March to May & August to December|
|Trip Duration||11 Nights & 12 Days|
|Accomodation||Hotel in City & lodge in trekking|
|Max. Elevation||3,800m (12,467ft)|
|Group Size:||4 Person Each Jeep|
|Type Of Jeep||4WD Land Cruiser or Mahindra Scorpio|
|Nature Of Trip:||Lodge to Lodge trip|
|Activity Per Day:||Approximately 4-6 hrs Driving|
|Trip Route:||Pokhara - Beni - Jomsom - Lo-Mangthang - Muktinath Temple|
|Attractions:||Pokhara, Jomsom, Muktinath Temple, Cave, Monastery, Lo-Mangthang|
- Experience a 4WD Jeep ride through the rocky terrains of Marpha- Jomsom-Kagbeni all the way to Lo-Mangthang.
- Discover amazing Himalayan landscape views of Annapurna massifs from its backyard in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal.
- Exploring Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang
- Visit one of the last places on earth to find untouched Tibetan Buddhist culture in Upper Mustang.
- Dive into the spiritual world of Buddhism religion.
- Visit Muktinath Temple, it is a highly venerated sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.
- The journey through the world’s deepest Gorge in the Kali Gandaki River
- Jomsom – the headquarters, of Mustang district popular for breathtaking Himalayan landscapes, organic apples, and strong winds.
- A scenic drive to/from Pokhara.
- Visit Pokhara, a tourist city in the lap of the Himalayas with beautiful lakes, caves, and Davis Falls.
- Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals along the way.
- Visit beautiful desolate landscapes, historic caves, century-old monasteries, and other ancient sites.
Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep Tour is an overland exciting and rewarding drive journey on a jeep that offers an experience unlike any other in the Mustang region beyond the Himalayas whilst situated on the border of the Tibetan Plateau. This jeep tour takes you to one of the last remaining forbidden Tibetan kingdoms in a remote and arid land of spectacular Tibetan monasteries, canyons, and man-made cave complexes that border Tibet.
Anyone gets spellbound by the mysterious world in the rain shadow region of Mustang, the ancient walled city of Lo Manthand, and its unaltered century-old socio-cultural traditions, and historically important archeological sites. With a long rich history and deep-rooted Tibetan culture, Upper Mustang displays the amazing landscapes and the true lifestyle of the Himalayan people, the Lobas, flora and fauna.
The road now connects Upper Mustang and its capital, Lo Manthang. The driving tour to Mustang is an easy and best alternative to the Upper Mustang Trek. It enables all visitors to comfortably visit Nepal’s last ancient forbidden kingdom on a luxurious jeep. The trekking route doesn’t take you to extremely high elevations. But the continuous afternoon strong winds, cold, and dust can make your trekking less pleasant.
At the same time, the classic trekking route takes more time and is physically demanding for those who don’t have previous trekking experience. So, an overland journey may be the greatest choice for individuals who don’t feel like exhausting themselves with lengthy and strenuous walks. In a short amount of time, you can visit a number of exquisite destinations.Read Less
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As soon as you land in the capital city of Kathmandu, get ready to be overwhelmed by the Nepalese warm hospitality. Assuring your landing, our office representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport will meet and welcome you in a typical Nepali style, and transfer you to the designated hotel of Thamel by a private jeep or a car.
Once check-in at the hotel, a briefing will be provided for the preparation of the trek in the following days. Then you can unpack and unwind and spend the remaining time as per wish in the lively streets of Thamel. You can do some last shopping for your needed items if you haven’t done yet in the morning today as well. Enjoy your first meal at one of the many restaurants serving a variety of cuisines while listening to live music.
Today, we get set and depart towards Pokhara from Kathmandu. After breakfast in the hotel, you will be picked up by your guide and start the 6-hour drive on a private jeep to Pokhara. The driving journey follows the Prithvi Highway teemed with countryside views of Nepal. Mostly we will be driving along the Trishuli river with a stunning sight of traditional villages, green terraced fields, rivers, waterfalls, lush forests, and hillsides while riding, as well as spectacular views of southern mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and the Langtang Himal.
Upon arrival in Pokhara, a tourist capital with most of the modern comforts we check in to the hotel at Pokhara. After some refreshments, you can spend your day exploring the most accessible Phewa lake and participating in boating. In the evening, relax and dine by the side of the most happening Phewa lake with live music.
Today, we start our driving journey on a smooth-pitched road from Pokhara to the western town of Beni through the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gnadaki River valley. The valley lies between the majestic mountains; Dhaulagiri ( 8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m). Then the route follows the off-road after Beni Bazar towards Tatopani, the final destination for today. Tatopani is a beautiful small town where you can enjoy a natural hot spring bath to relax your body after a long drive on the bank of the sacred Kali Gandaki river.
After an early breakfast in the morning, we will start our drive traversing through the local villages of Kalopani and Ghasa. On our way, we will be exploring apple farming and tasting the organic local apples in the Marpha village, and visiting the local market of Jomsom. Then we will pass through a few villages and stop by Muktinath to visit the temple.
Muktinath is a popular pilgrimage site in the Annapurna region. Muktinath Temple is famous for the Jwalamai temple, with a monastery nearby, a spring, 108 stone sprouts that flow with water from the Kaligandaki, and the eternal flame, which has been burning by itself for over 2,000 years. Every year, over 1,000 disciples visit this site. The temple is also a perfect spot for admiring the panoramic mountain views of Annapurna massifs including Mt. Annapurna, Mt, Dhulagir, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapucchre, Tukuche Peak and many other peaks. After exploring the temple, we get into the jeep and drive to Kagbeni for an overnight stay.
This morning we will visit the Buddhist monastery and school nearby the village. Then your guide will check the permit at the checkpost and start the driving journey to the restricted region of Upper Mustang. We began by passing through Tangbe village on our way to Chhusang. We drive from Chussang to Syangboche along a scenic route, taking in views of Tilicho Peak, Damodar Danda, and Yakawa Kang.
This is your private jeep tour so we will stop at various stunning spots along the way to enjoy the panoramic mountain views of the Annapurna massifs and take some beautiful photos for the memories. Passing through Syangboche La and Nyi La passes with spectacular views, we continue on to Ghami for the overnight stay.
Today, we drive to the ancient forbidden kingdom of Lo – Manthang. The jeep will take us to Tsarang village via the Lo Pass crossing the Ghami River and make our way to Tsarang via a plateau, passing various mani walls, along the way. We will be rewarded with spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Tilicho peak, and Bhrikuti during the drive. We continue on to Lo-Manthang, the capital city of Upper Mustang. Once reaching Lo Manthang, anyone will be lost in the beauty of truly a different world of mystical and magical.
After breakfast today, we take the time to tour the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang. We start by going to a four-story royal palace, Then we will visit Namgyal Gompa, the sky caves of Chhoser, and the Shija Jhong cave of Mustang, which has been the focus of investigation for more than 3,000 years by archaeologists from all over the world. This cave is two hours’ walking distance from LO Manthang. One can reach Chhoser by horse riding and driving a jeep as well.
Around Chhoser, there are more caverns that have been utilized for living, meditation, hiding places from enemies, burial chambers, and other purposes. Moreover, Sky Burial is still in use in Upper Mustang, namely in Chhoser and the surrounding villages. Once you’ve finished exploring the surrounding areas, we will drive back to the guesthouse for our restful overnight stay after day-long activities.
Following our exploration of Lo Manthang, we will drive back to Jomsom. After eating breakfast at Lo Manthang, we travel to Tsarang and finally Ghami along the same scenic route crossing the Kaligandaki River, numerous local villages, Buddhist stupas, and monasteries. To get to Jomsom, we continue driving by the picturesque villages of Kagbeni and Marpha. After reaching Jomsom, we will have time in the evening to stroll around the local market.
We will say goodbye to Mustang after breakfast and then fly from Jomsom to Pokhara early the next morning. On this flight, you can see the Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, and many other mountains in amazement splendor. In case of bad weather, we’ll drive to Pokhara for a total of 6-7 hours.
After arriving in Pokhara, we will relax at the hotel, explore the city’s top sights, and spend the evening by the lake. Enjoy the conclusion of your adventurous journey with some beverages of your choice and some dancing at lively clubs with nightlife.
Today, you can return to Kathmandu’s capital city by taking a 25-minute flight from Pokhara.
As an alternative, we can drive the 200 kilometers from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a private vehicle, stopping occasionally for lunch, restroom breaks, and tea/coffee breaks. There are a few restaurants along the road that serve delectable meals and hot coffee.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu, we will transfer and check in at the prior hotel in Thamel. In the evening, you can stroll for refreshing beverages and the nearby areas to shop for souvenirs. Spending your evening in Kathmandu roaming around Thamen and independently exploring this popular tourist destination’s winding streets is a great plan.
In Kathmandu, your jeep trek package comes to an end. The mountains will bid you farewell, and you will take wonderful experiences and memories with you. We will get you to the international airport at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.
Another thrilling tour in Nepal is what Trekkers’ Paradise aims to offer you. Please do not hesitate to email us if you wish to learn more about trekking in Nepal or wish to return to Nepal for yet another tour or trek. We truly want to answer any of your inquiries. We are pleased to organize the greatest adventures quickly and easily, based on your preferences and vacation time.
- All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
- 3-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis on BB plan.
- 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional English-speaking tour guide.
- Private transportation for sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu flight or ground transportation by private vehicle.
- Private 4WD Land Cruiser or Scorpio Jeep from Pokhara to Lo-Mangthang, and back Jomsom
- 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in the itinerary.
- Six nights at best available room at Tatopani, Kagbani, Ghami, Lo-Manthang Jomsom (twin Sharing room)- 6 Nights.
- Upper Mustang Restricted area permit fee.
- Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
- Coverage of Guides, drivers & assistants guide, Their meals, insurance, transportation, salary, and other necessary equipment.
- Welcome or Farewell dinner at Nepali cultural restaurant.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- All government and local taxes.
- Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
- International airfare to/ from Nepal.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, etc.
- Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
- Hot shower during the trekking.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Additional costs or delays are caused by out of management control, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
- Tips and gratitude are provided to staff.
Dr Vinit Kolhe Pune, India
Life-time experience with Trekkers Paradise
This was my significant Himalayan trekking expedition with Trekkers Paradise team in the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Upper Mustang. Trekker's Paradise group left no stone unturned to ensure safe and complete expedition. The team planning was emaculous with almost daily discussion and excellent arrangements. All your team, guides and porters were enthusiastic, helpful, knowledgeable and sincere. Without any trek preparations I did this trek successfully with the care and guidance of brave and hardworking Sherpas. And one thing I want to add is that trekking is impossible without Sherpas. Overall, it was a fabulous trekking experience in the heavenly Himalayas of the Annapurna Circuit that will set in my mind forever. I was lucky enough that I came and visit this beautiful country Nepal and I will try my best to come each year and trek in Nepal.
Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?
Yes, Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?
After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are filling up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. At present, entry Visa fees are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.
You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:
- Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
- Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
- Flight Tickets.
- Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
When is the best time to travel to Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.
What is the maximum elevation you reach during the Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep tour?
You will be cross the pass called Syngboche Pass at the altitude of 4,200 m, which is the maximum elevation of this tour.
Which type of 4WD Jeep will be used for this overland Tour?
We use 4X4 Toyota Land Cruser or 4X4 Mahindra Scorpio for our Upper mustang jeep tour. Regarding the drivers, they are very experienced with road driving.
What is the physical requirement for Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?
The Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is for those who are unable to hike in Mustang due to physical or time constraints. It is suitable for all age groups, from children to the elderly.
Do I need Permit?
The Upper Mustang region is classified as a restricted area, and much of the region, including its trekking trails, also lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area. Foreigners are required to obtain a Restricted Area Permit in addition to an ACAP entry permit to trek in Upper Mustang.
Region Permit Fees (USD) Upper Mustang
* Lomanthang Rural Municipality
* Lo-Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality
* Baragung Muktichetra Rural Municipality
* $500 per person (for the first 10 days)
* $50 per person /Day (beyond 10 days
What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the Jeep tour?
In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.
Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?
Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
- Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
- Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
- Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
- Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
- Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel
We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:
We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. We will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight for departure transfer.
Safety precaution for Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep Tour:
Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in the following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!
- Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
- Tour leaders and Drivers have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
- We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
- Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
- Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.
The meals during the Jeep tour:
Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails. The food on this trek is very convenient, but not as convenient as it is in cities.
There will be Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinners, Tea & coffee will be provided in the trek. The popular menu items are:-
Breakfasts – (Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)
Lunch – (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)
Dinners – ( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Pokada, finger chips, etc.
Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu during the trek.
The best items from the lodge’s menu are fresh, hygienic, delicious, and nutritious. Almost everywhere on the menu, there is a mix of typical local, Asian, and western cuisine, but the menu list will be shortened as we get closer. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, garlic soup, etc. at high altitude and fresh vegetable items for health benefit.
Accommodation details during the Trek:
12 days Upper Mustang 4wd jeep tour includes a Seven-night lodge to lodge stay at a mountain, two nights in Pokhara, and three nights in Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Mustang region. We provide seven nights standard room in other places (Generally twin Sharing room).
Three nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the tour is required which is included in the package.
Passport and Visa:
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport-size photo.
The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.
Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late is fine.
Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips on the last day of the tour.
Booking and payment process:
Trekkers Paradise is a government-authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.
During the Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep Tour, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and drivers or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them food and warm drinks.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
- Rock climbing
- Conservation and biodiversity
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