Trip Duration
12 days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
4200m
Trip Difficulty
Easy
Activity
Jeep Tour
Best Season
Mar-May Sep-Nov
Trip Duration

12 days

Overview of Upper Mustang by Jeep

Upper Mustang is a stunning region in the north-western part of Nepal. This exotic landscape is unique from the rest of the country. Popularly known as the last forbidden kingdom, the Upper Mustang region has a unique geography that resembles Tibetan plateaus. Upper Mustang by Jeep lets you explore the region’s scenic natural landmarks and cultural settlements and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This Trans-Himalaya region is remote and cut off from the urban world. Safe from the torrential monsoon rains of the country, this rain shadow area is dry and deserted.

This 12-day Upper Mustang by Jeep tour package from Life Himalaya trekking is an incredible adventure. You will travel in a safe and comfortable environment to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. There are many different means to arrive at this spectacular destination, including a mountain flight.

However, the thrill of traveling on a 4WD jeep through the rugged terrains of the region is unparalleled. The Upper Mustang region’s dry, dusty, and rough landscapes demand a heavy vehicle that can handle the pressure.

These vehicles are sturdy, comfortable, and safer on the challenging roads leading to your destination. You will have no problem traveling for 5-6 hours on a jeep during this tour. Hence, a 4WD jeep is a standard option for these remote journeys.

Moreover, you can observe the beautiful hilly scenarios from the jeep while traveling. You will stop and explore the cultural settlements of the region during this tour. There are numerous snow-clad mountains you can observe from multiple viewpoints.

Furthermore, you will also visit the medieval caves, ancient monasteries, and other Buddhist heritage sites during the journey. The religious pilgrimage to the Muktinath temple is another highlight of the Upper Mustang by Jeep tour.

Overall, this tour package from Life Himalaya trekking is an exciting trip to one of the exotic hidden locations of the country. We provide the 12 days Upper Mustang by Jeep tour at a reasonable price. Read more about the stunning tour in detail, and book your trip now!

Highlights of the Upper Mustang by Jeep Trip

  • Crossing the Kali-Gandaki Gorge during the tour
  • Pilgrimage of Muktinath Temple (3800m) and other heritage sites of the region, including 108 stone taps and a holy pond
  • Cultural exploration of the local settlements of the region
  • Exploring the beautiful settlements of the Marpha, Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Lo Manthan.
  • Experience the Tibetan culture, heritage, and lifestyles of the area.
  • Exploring the ancient caves, Buddhist monasteries, and other archeological landmarks.
  • Tasting the local apples and various apple products in Marpha.
  • Exploring the lake city of Pokhara and its various landmarks.

 

The Upper Mustang by Jeep Trip Route

The Upper Mustang by Jeep tour starts as you arrive in Kathmandu. The trail then leads you to the various landmarks of the medieval heritage sites of the city. You can explore the durbar squares with many temples, palaces, etc. You can also find various sightseeing points in Kathmandu. You need to get an Upper Mustang permit to travel to the Mustang region we will arrange that for you.

The drive then takes you to the lake city of Pokhara (827 m) the following day. You can also observe the beautiful highway settlements along the way. We will drive from Pokhara to Tatopani via Beni (2600 m) the next day, which will take around 6-7 hours. The beautiful jeep drive takes you to the Kagbeni (2900m) from Tatopani the next day.

From Tatopani, you will travel on a religious pilgrimage to Muktinath Temple (3800 m), which takes around 5-6 hours. From Muktinath, we will take the jeep to Ghami Village (3520 m) via Syangboche Pass (4200 m).

On Day 07, we will travel to the beautiful Lo-Manthang (3840 m) and explore around Lo-Manthang and Chhosar. After acclimatizing and exploring for a day, we will drive back to Jomsom (2743 m).

On this day, we will fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara and go sightseeing at Pokhara. We will either take a flight or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Our 12 days Upper Mustang by Jeep tour ends as you take a flight from Kathmandu to your desired destination.

Best Time for the Upper Mustang by Jeep Tour

The Upper Mustang Jeep tour is ideal in the Spring and Autumn seasons. These seasons get known for their splendid weather and moderate temperatures. You can observe the complete vista of the region from various points during the tour.

These seasons provide travelers with incredible travel opportunities as there are fewer weather-related challenges. There are no such weather-related challenges as heavy precipitation, snowfall, avalanches, landslides, etc. The temperatures are ideal for any traveling adventure in the high-altitude region.

Autumn is ideal for the Upper Mustang by jeep tour as it comes after the monsoon. Hence, the monsoon clouds will be gone by then, and you can travel on dry trails with little rainfall. This season has temperatures ranging from around 20°C to 25°C.

There are clear blue skies, meaning you can observe the vista from various points. Autumn gets known for its unobstructed views of the snow-clad peaks and the other natural terrains.

Spring is another ideal time for the Upper Mustang by Jeep. Spring temperatures range from 15 to 20°C, making it suitable for the tour. There are forests and forested trails around the Muktinath region. There is a sweeping Himalayan vista that you can observe along the route. There are dry, drier trails with less precipitation in the area.

In the off seasons, you will face various challenges. Although the Upper Mustang region lies in a rain shadow area, the roads leading to the destination can face many challenges. These include heavy precipitations, slippery and muddy roads, landslides, etc. The temperatures can drop significantly in the winters, with high chances of heavy snowfall.

Why Go For The Upper Mustang by Jeep Tour?

Comfortable ride

We will provide a well-conditioned jeep perfectly built for tackling high-altitude conditions. You will need to traverse the challenging conditions to arrive at your destination in the Upper Mustang. Hence, a superb 4WD vehicle like a 4X4 Toyota Land Cruiser or 4X4 Mahindra Scorpio will be essential for travel. We will provide you with a safe and comfortable adventure to Upper Mustang.

Incredible Adventure

The Upper Mustang region has incredibly diverse landscapes that differ from the rest of the country. You will get to explore the barren, dry landscapes that resemble desert conditions. Hence, travelers taking this incredible tour can go on a beautiful adventure during this jeep tour.

Quick Travel

The trip is ideal for those who love to travel for a short duration. While trekking in the region is also available, it will take many days to complete the journey. Hence, this Upper Mustang by jeep tour is a quick duration tour that takes you to your destination in a short time.

Therefore, you will have a great time exploring the region. Traveling to the Upper Mustang by jeep will save time and effort. This jeep drive also reduces the difficulty level of the trip.

Scenic exploration opportunities

The exploration opportunities of the region are also the highlight of the trek. The trip also provides you with the best exploration opportunities among the settlements. There are various religious heritage sites in the region, including Muktinath temple.

The trip also provides you with the scenic Himalayan vista of the region. There are significant natural landmarks that you can observe along the trail. The trip will allow you to explore by stopping at various viewpoints during the tour.

Suitable for all

This incredible trip is suitable for all ages. Hence, anyone from children to senior citizens can take this tour in the region. The beautiful trip is on a jeep, so you can travel without discomfort.

Why Travel to Upper Mustang by Jeep?

Jeeps are much more comfortable than standard cars traveling in the Upper Mustang region. The Upper Mustang Jeep drive is also quite an adventure as it takes you through the beautiful rugged terrains. There are diverse natural landmarks that you can observe along the trail.

The narrow highway with a cliff on one side is ideal for traveling in a jeep. They are perfectly sturdy and built to handle challenging road conditions. Traveling by a jeep is quite comforting as the rugged build of the jeep can handle the harsh conditions.

The 4WD jeep is also quite spacious for all travelers. There is plenty of legroom for a long duration of travel without discomfort. In a jeep, multiple passengers can take a ride as well. The travelers can also observe the region’s sweeping Himalayas and other natural landmarks.

Travelers can observe the sweeping panorama of the region. This drive also reduces the trekking journey by a significant amount.

You can arrive in the area in a few days; that would have taken multiple days on a trekking journey. Hence, the difficulty of the trip is also reduced significantly. For these reasons, you should travel to Upper Mustang in a jeep.

The Final Say

The Upper Mustang by jeep tour is an unforgettable trip that provides you with an adventure of a lifetime. You will get the best experience exploring the natural and cultural trails of the region.

Contact us for more details about the Upper Mustang by Jeep Tour. Happy Traveling!

Upper Mustang by Jeep Itinerary

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • All domestic and international airport pick-ups and drops
  • All necessary information, and details related to the 12 days Mustang Tour by Jeep
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (BB plan)
  • Tourist standard accommodation throughout the tour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner chosen from Lodge Menu
  • Tourist bus from Kathmandu Pokhara and Pokhara Kathmandu
  • 4-wheel Jeep throughout the mustang tour from Pokhara until Day 09 (Jomsom)
  • Permit, Government charges, and fees
  • Experienced local, government-certified Guide (1 for 5 pax)
  • Life Himalaya T-shirt and Duffle Bags
  • Down jacket and sleeping bags (if needed) (required to return after the tour)
  • Achievement Certificate
  • Farewell Dinner

What's Excluded

  • Meals are not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and other personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge, hot showers & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

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