Trip Duration
12 Days
Start/End Point
Maximum Altitude
Trip Difficulty
Jeep Tour
Best Season
Mar-May Sep-Nov
Per Person US$ 3000 US$ 2590
  • No hidden charges
  • 100% Secure online booking
  • Daily private trip departure
Per Person US$ 3000 US$ 2590
  • No hidden charges
  • 100% Secure online booking
  • Daily private trip departure

Overview of Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

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 Jeep Tour 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 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 Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

  • 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.

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Itinerary

You’re going to Tribhuvan International Airport today. You will be picked up from the airport by a representative from Life Himalaya Trekking, who will then drive you directly to your accommodation.

In the evening, our trekking guide will go over your itinerary. Spend the night in a hotel in Kathmandu.

You will tour the Kathmandu valley on the second day of your journey. You will particularly visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are well-known for their culture, history, and arts.

We will take you and our guide to the three most important locations in the Kathmandu Valley. Bouddhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Kathmandu durbar square.

Return to the hotel to make your last travel preparations and continue your trip briefing with your guide. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

You will eat breakfast in Kathmandu early in the morning, after which our staff will take you up from your accommodation. Then a personal jeep will take you to Pokhara.

However, the jeep needs to travel to Pokhara for 6 hours. We will see more of Nepal’s countryside along the way, which is home to greenery, waterways, villages, farmland, and stunning mountain scenery. You will arrive at Pokhara after traveling for roughly 200 kilometers.

When you arrive in Pokhara, you will be able to see the majestic mountain ranges of Mount Annapurna, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Dhaulagiri, and Mount Manaslu. You will have the opportunity to take a stroll along Pokhara Lake in the evening.

Overnight at Pokhara.

We leave the hotel for Mustang after breakfast. From Pokhara to Tatopani, the path heads west toward Beni indeed. It will take 5 to 6 hours to get there, with breaks at local markets, settlements, streams, and farmlands along the way. You’ll drive alongside the deepest Kali Gandaki river.

You will arrive at Tatopani while enjoying insights into the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges. The natural hot spring in Tatopani is available for bathing. Spend the night in one of the local hotels here.

Driving through the nearby villages of Kalopani and Ghasa after breakfast will allow you to see how apples are grown in Marpha Village and visit the local market in Jomsom. It will take 5 to 6 hours to drive via Jomsom and then travel to the famed holy site of Muktinath, where you may witness the 108 water taps.

Additionally, you’ll stop by Jal Devi to watch the fire getting lit naturally, a Buddhist temple in Jharkot with stunning views of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche Peak then travel to Kagbeni to spend the night.

Document the specific entrance permission procedures before traveling to Ghami Village. After breakfast, you will see the Buddhist school and Kagbeni Monastery in the morning. To start your adventure in Upper Mustang, you need specific permissions.

Your guide will thus contact it before leaving Kagbeni. You start your adventure by crossing the Kaligandaki river close to Chhusang Village. Following that, as you ascend the paths, you pass past several traditional communities such as Chella, Samar, Syangboche, and several more.

The day will be much more fascinating when you get to witness the village’s unique houses, yak herd, gorgeous scenery, Tibetan Buddhist culture, and typical everyday routines of the locals. Stay the night in Ghami.

Today you will drive to the Lo Manthang unseen king realm after eating breakfast at Ghami. You arrive in Lo Manthang after passing through several small towns. When you get here, you’ll go to the Mustang Lo Gager Ghar Gompa monastery.

Additionally, you will go to Jampa Gompa, popularly referred to as “God’s house,” which dates back to the 15th century. Then the major city gompa, Chodey Gompa. On this day, you will see a lot of monasteries.

Overnight at a Tea house in Lo-Manthang.

You go sightseeing in Lo Manthang today. We will go to Lo-Manthang village today to learn about the customs, culture, and distinctive way of life of the locals. You’ll also go to Shija Jhong Cave, the Namgyal Gompa, and the Chhoser Sky Caves.

Several of the caves are almost 3000 years old. The majority of the caves close to Chhoser are often utilized for dwelling, prayer, and funeral.

Sky burial is still practiced in Upper Mustang, namely in Chhoser and the neighboring communities. You will take a jeep back to the guesthouse after finishing your local area tour and spend the night there.

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, we’ll head to Chhusang for lunch before continuing to Jomsom.

Driving to Jomsom will require you to pass through several nearby villages, the Kaligandaki River, Buddhist stupas, and monasteries. You will have the opportunity to tour the Jomsom local market in the evening. Overnight at Jomsom.

The upper mustang 4WD Jeep trip might be considered as finishing on this date. You take a flight to Pokhara today. You arrive at your destination while taking in gorgeous peaks and landscapes.

Once you get to Pokhara, check into your accommodation and have a tour of the area. You will see Pokhara’s top attractions on this sightseeing trip. You are welcome to ask us to arrange any activity there. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which travels along the Prithvi highway. A 35-minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with breathtaking mountain views is optional and at your demand.

Finally, after a roughly six-hour drive, you will arrive in Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be driven to your accommodation. You may relax at Kathmandu’s lavish hotel for the remaining hours of the day. Overnight at Kathmandu.

As your Upper Mustang Jeep Tour will come to an end today, this is the day to say goodbye to Nepal. Our representative will greet you and drive you to the airport for your flight.


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.

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour - Essential Information

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 precipitation, 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 the 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!

Required Equipments for the Trip

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