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  • Country
    CountryNepal
  • Duration
    Duration10 Days
  • Max-altitude
    Max. Altitude3800
  • Best season
    Best SeasonMar-May/ Oct-Nov
  • walking
    Driving Per Day4-5 Hours
  • accommodation
    AccommodationHotel
  • Level
    GradeModerate
  • Group
    Group Size10 Pax

Upper Mustang 4Wd Jeep Overland tour is a wonderful adventure journey for those who love adventurous jeep drive experience with the views of Himalaya, beauty of local culture, people, and activities.

Mustang is the old kingdom of Lo. The Tibetan style lies on the north of Kagbeni usually known as Upper Mustang. The place where kings used to live in awesome square walled palaces filled with player flags

The average elevation of Mustang happens to 3840 m and mountains like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mastiffs. The valley is dry and arid. Generally characterized by eroded canyons, colorful rock formation and barren desert like place. One of the amazing things of Mustang is Jong cave also termed as sky cave. Sky caves is a collection of more than 10,000 manmade caves where archaeologist and researchers had discovered mummified human bodies as well as valuable Buddhist painting and sculptures dating back to 12-14 century.

 

The Upper Mustang jeep tour is the ultimate gateway to the mystical world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also known as Lo Manthang. Prohibited and isolated from the rest of the world for decades, this region has been able to develop in a unique culture and rich traditions closely linked to Tibet. The lesser-known trek passes through one of Nepal’s driest regions and offers spectacular mountain scenery in Nepal’s rain shadow.

 This tour is designed for travelers who are seeking comfort. Travelers who wants to travel and do something unique that out steps their expectation. The trip includes extraordinary service that meets your needs and desire. Usually this trip focuses on personalized service, privacy, luxury and extras from relaxation to adventure. Designed for people who want to get the experience of mountains but not by trekking.

Such trip can be done by people of almost every age group. If budget is not an issue and you are seeking comfortable travel then this could be perfect match for you. If you are old and want to explore culture then also there is lot to explore in the kingdom of Lo Manthang. If you are young and looking for some amazing adventure then region of Mustang has lot to offer. From archery to horse riding, motorcycle ride to enduro to mountain bike, a lot can be done in the Mustang.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu

Accommodation

Available best guesthouse with attach bathroom

About

Accommodation

Variety of rooms are available in the region of Mustang from basic to luxury. We offer you very good accommodation with attach baths where comfort is not compromised. The mattress are clean and comfortable. We put our maximum effort and years of contact with people in that region to ensure you will get the best when travelling with us. If you want luxury rooms then some amount is added to your trip cost.

Foods
There are different kinds of foods available in the outlet of the hotel that we stay. Different cuisines but it may not be as you expect. Lot of variety are offered on the menu card and you can choose from it. However, you can try different foods including different Nepalese cuisine.

A day in a trip

Usually your day starts with amazing mountain sunshine from your accommodation followed by regular breakfast like choice of egg, toast, cereals etc. You then will take a drive and move to next destination. There are plenty of viewpoints along the way where you will be spending some time either by some snacks to munch on or some hot beverages. Our guide will give you information about the place and share you crazy mythical stories too. You will stop for lunch at one of the places with the view and enjoy your choice of meal. Along the way you will explore the places, caves and many other things.

Once we reach our destination for the day you then will relax at the cozy space in the guest houses. You can read a book if you want or explore the place. Later in the evening you can sit by warm fire in the sitting area of the guest house and enjoy some snacks along with beverages. You can even try the local traditional alcoholic beverage of the place made out of apple, millet etc.

There are many other things that happens in a day but above mentioned are some insight to the trip days.

Permits

You will be needing few permits in order to get to mustang as upper Mustang is a restricted area as it is close to Tibet. The permits like Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit (ACAP) Upper Mustang Restricted area permit are required.

The cost of ACAP permit is $30 and for restricted area permit is $500 for 10 days and additional 50 for each day after 10 days.

Flight delay in Pokhara and Jomsom:
For Upper Mustang 4WD trip often twin Otter is the primary mode of transport form Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara. The flight is depend on the weather. Sometime flight (to and from Jomsom ) may be canceled due to the bad weather condition of Mountain or technical problems. In such case Global Holidays Adventure organize alternative available road transportation to ensure your international flight.

The cost of rode transportation will manage from the cancellation of flight ticket. Please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, if The alternative road transportation is used.

Helicopter Rescue:
While traveling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence you have to prepare before upcoming destination is this mountain land. Make sure that the policy of your insurance company provides should cover the process of giving you the service of Helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of Altitude Sickness or other accidents during your trip.

About 4WD Jeep:
We use 4X4 Toyota Land Curser for our Upper mustang jeep tour. Regarding the drivers they are very experience for off road driving. Until now they have 100% safety records.

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Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival
You will be welcomed by one of our representative at terminal of the airport with PLA card with your name written in it. You then will be transferred with to your hotel in private vehicle. You will have small meeting about your trip at the evening at the hotel lobby.

Day 2

Permit and Flight to Pokhara
Today we will get our tour permit as upper Mustang is a restricted area and requires a restricted area permit. You need to give your passport to the company, don’t worry your passport will be safe. Later after finishing all the formality for the permit and after obtaining permits we will catch flight to Pokhara. The 25 minute flight will take you to beautiful valley of Pokhara surrounded with mountains.

Day 3

Drive to Kalopani
Today after breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara we will hop on a jeep waiting for us at parking of the hotel. We then will start our drive to Kalopani via Sarangkot. Sarangkot offers magnificent mountain views.  Driving along side of Kali Gandaki River and passing through Baglung, Beni along with amazing views of landscapes and mountains we will reach Kalopani. We will be passing through natural hot spring along the way.

Drive Distance: 125 km approximately

Drive Duration: 5 hours approximately

Day 4

Drive to Kagbeni via Muktinath
Today we will be exploring areas of lower Mustang and the driving distance for today is pretty less on comparison to yesterday. Driving and exploring through local market of Jomsom and passing through gorges of Kali Gandaki River and reaching Muktinath (holy place for Buddhist and Hindu). Buddhist monastery in Jharkot with incredible views of Nigiri, Tukuche and Dawalagiri mountains. We will explore the place called Muktinath and come back to Kagbeni.

Drive Distance: 65 km

Drive Duration: 3 hours

Day 5

Drive to Lo Manthang
Today after breakfast we move towards Lo-Manthang where we visit Monastery of Mustang Lo Gager Ghar Gompa, Visit Lo-Manthang kingdom, Observe domestic Yaks and cattle caravans, Wonderful mountain views and landscape from the passes, Buddhist school, arts, king palace and other activities. Remember the Tigi festival takes place at the same place too.

Drive Distance: 43 km

Drive duration: 6 hours approximately

Day 6

Explore Lo Manthang
Today after breakfast we visit Chhosar Monastery, Khangchuling cave, Jhong cave, Chhonup Village, Nymagel Village and Tingkar Village a for cave monastery and life, Namgyal Monastery and Summer Palace and local activities. You will witness the awesome culture and lifestyle of the people living in the areas of Lo Manthang.

Day 7

Back to Jomsom
Today after breakfast we follow the same track that we took in order to get to Lo Manthang. Today following the road with downhill and uphill, twists and turns beside Kaligandagi River we reach Jomsom. The place is very windy strong breeze hitting your face while reaching Jomsom. You can chill at hotel or stroll around streets later in evening.

Drive distance: 60 km

Drive duration: 7 hour

Day 8

Drive back Pokhara
After breakfast today packing all the memories from the trip we move back to Pokhara where our trip started. Once you reach Pokhara you can chill around at the streets of lakeside which offers plenty of bars and restaurants.

Drive distance: 152 km

Drive duration: 6 hours

Day 9

Fly back Kathmandu
Today we will be catching flight from domestic terminal of Pokhara and get back to Kathmandu. The flight duration is 25 minutes. Rest of the time you can chill around streets of Thamel. You can enjoy some shopping of souvenirs for your people back home.

Day 10

Final Departure
Our representative will take you to airport where you will be catching your flight to next destination.

Services Include
  • Airport pick up and drop by private car/van/bus depend on group.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • 1 nights accommodation in Pokhara with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during Upper Mustang.
  • All necessary paper works and ACAP entry permits.
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni).
  • 4WD Jeep Jomsom to Lo-Mangthang to Jomsom by Toyota Landcruser.
  • All accommodations in stander avaliable lodges/tea houses.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and helper.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and driver.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Fare well dinner with typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All government taxes.
Services Not Include
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal and entry Visa fees.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • 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.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Temple and monastery entry permit fees.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
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FAQ

WHAT IS THE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT FOR UPPER MUSTANG JEEP TOUR ?

Upper Mustang jeep tour is designed for those travelers who are physically or timely unable to do trekking in Mustang. It is suitable for all kind of people child to elder.

WHAT KIND OF JEEPS WILL BE PROVIDED ?

We use 4X4 Toyota Land Curser for our Upper mustang jeep tour. Regarding the drivers they are very experience for off road driving. Until now they have 100% safety records.

WHERE IS NEPAL ?

Nepal is located in South Asia and is bordered by China to the North and India to the East, West and South. Nepal is also country of World highest peak Mt. Everest

HOW CAN I ENTER NEPAL ?

Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.

Visa Info: Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

IS SOMEONE GOING TO METT ME AT THE AIRPORT ?

Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three months.

DO I HAVE PRE_DEPARTURE MEETING ?

Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your tour leader.

While briefing, please bring passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travel insurance, writing pen and notepad.

HOW DO I PAY TO GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE ?

After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveler Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card.

WHAT SORT OF ACCOMMODATION CAN EXPECT IN KATHMANDU AND IN MUSTANG?

In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel. It’s depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can offer GHA sleeping baggage if needed but it’s good idea to bring your own always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. And you will have twin sharing tent with matters in camping trek.

Toilet Facilities During Mustang: On, Trek common toilet facilities are available at tea house. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouse but some place there isn’t hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for shower.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE LIKE IN MUSTANG ?

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY ?

All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trip. In the event of an emergency Global Holidays Adventure will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an events as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the most frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

IS GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE'S STAF INSURED ?

Yes, GHA insures all our trekking staff including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.

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