Upper Mustang Luxury Jeep TourUpper Mustang Luxury Jeep Tour

Upper Mustang off road Jeep Tour - 15 Days

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  • Duration15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5000m
  • Activity Jeep Tours, Hiking & Explorations
  • Group Size Min 2 pax
  • Accommodation Comfortable Hotel and Lodges
  • Meals 3 times a day during the Tour
  • Transportation Private Vehicle
  • Starts KTM-PKR-Lomanthang
  • Ends KTM
  • Best Season March-May, Sep-November
Trip Highlights
  • The last forbidden Kingdom of Nepal and white wall city,
  • Arid landscape, eroded canyons, ochre valley, yak caravans, colorful-painted mud brick houses,
  • The oldest Buddhist culture & tradition,  harsh landscape, attractive and scenic views , thousands of years old hundreds of monastery, stupas, Mysterious ancients caves
  • Amazing funeral system: burning cremation, sky burial cremation, and vulture feeding cremation.
  • TiJi festival and several Tibetan Carnivals


Upper Mustang Tour
Tsarang village

Upper Mustang luxury jeep tour is suitable for every level of traveler including seniors, families with kids, and groups of friends. We are going slowly to minimize the risk of altitude sickness, we make proper overnight stoppages to adapt our body for altitude. Upper Mustang and the last forbidden Kingdom Lo- Manthang is connected by road access so the Luxury jeep tour is a comfortable & convenient way to experience & explore pristine Himalayan culture, Buddhist history, and traditions. The upper Mustang luxury tour starts with arrival in Kathmandu and escorting to Pokhara all the way up to Lo-Manthang and back to Kathmandu including an experienced tour guide.

Elegant Stupa at Upper Mustang

Private luxury jeep tour package provides you with unique and lifetime travel enjoy of natural landscapes, deep canyons, oldest monasteries, ancient caves, arid harsh plateau, high cliffs, and Fossils-full Kali Gandaki valley at upper Mustang. In this tour, you will get luxury accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara city, as well as the very best accommodation with an attached bathroom and hot shower in Upper Mustang. You will get very delicious Western food in every hotel & you may enjoy local items in Upper Mustang.

Your tour guide will take you to every important place, stop Jeep at each of the scenic places, and brief you about Tibetan culture, tradition, art, history, mountains, festivals, and ethnicities of Upper Mustang. Also, you can ask the driver to stop wherever you like to take pictures and freshness. If you are willing to take a short hike into the beautiful places, hilltops temples, or Monasteries It’s all possible. Jeep tour includes short hiking, walking, visiting, stopping in attractive places, reaching into very important places but reducing whole day long up & downhill walking with a heavy bag pack.


Sightseeing tour around the UNESCO’s Cultural World Heritage sites in Kathmandu with a tour guide. The trekking company will prepare a restricted Permit and necessary paper for the Upper Mustang jeep tour. A representative or your tour guide will brief you about the trip details in the evening with a farewell dinner.

After breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide and driver will come to pick you up at your hotel and start driving to Pokhara. All baggage and necessary items or your belongings will be safely placed inside the jeep or attached to the jeep rooftop. The road from Kathmandu to Pokhara is known as the Prithvi Highway. The Highway is widely connected to the western part of Nepal including India and Tibet (China) thus it is often very busy. The road passes through the Trisuli River bank and often via the beautiful countryside, which offers greeneries, rivers, waterfalls, terraced fields, picturesque villages, farming fields, and beautiful snow-capped mountain sceneries. Along the way, you can see the eighth-world’s highest mountain Manaslu including several of its neighbors. The Queen City Pokhara will present massive views of the Holy Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna Himalayan ranges, and Mt. Dhaulagiri, and make a fantastic evening excursion around the Lakeside in Pokhara.

Our journey starts just after breakfast, we take a drive via Naudanda, Nayapul to Beni. The road to Beni is well blacktopped then follows a bumpy rough road alongside the Kali Gandaki River Bank. Frequently mountain views appear on the northern side, with beautiful countryside, green hills, scattering different ethnical villages approaching along the way. The enjoyable and amazing drive would be stopped at Tatopani for a while. We probably have lunch at this famous hot Spring and then start driving by passing Danaque the deepest gorge in the world near beautiful Waterfalls. Jeep will drive along the narrow Kalingadaki River bank that is full of scenic and cultures. Mustang region starts at LETE. Lete to the Jomsom Bazaar is known as the ThakKhola Valley. A minority ethnic Community of Thakali’s origin region is Thakkhola. Within this region there are Kalopani village, Kopcha village, Larjung village, Kobang village, Tukuche village, Marpha village, Thingar village, etc…They follow the Buddhist religion and have unique culture, traditions, and history. These villages are really very beautiful and their way of life is very unique and spellbound. The fields are full of Himalayan sweet apples and organic vegetables. Compounds are decoratively built up, house designs are really incredible. Finally, you arrive in the windy and arid landscape at Jomsom and overnight at a good hotel.

Upper Mustang Tour

Jomsom is known as the windiest valley that’s why most of the flights are operating services early in the morning. Make your entry into this pristine area at the Tourist check post and drive along a wide and scenic River bank to Kagbeni village. There is a main check post for restricted area permits, you can make a short visit around the Kagbeni village during the permit Procedure. After that drive up to the wide barren field that has a good viewpoint for panoramic views all around. Then drive upwards to Muktinath Temple by passing the very beautiful villages. Park your jeep at the bus station and walk around the mighty holy sites. There are so many religious things to see inside the Muktinath holistic area such as 108 Himalayan bathing taps, Monasteries, statues, Temples, bells, and many more. Then drive your jeep via the old Jhong village towards Chuksang. The landscape and surrounding views are enormously beautiful. You may arrive well in time at Chele so you can make some hours of hiking for good acclimatization. Overnight at the local lodge

Jeep drive will start just after your breakfast, The road goes slowly upwards to Samar La Bhanjyang, Make a break for the surrounding views, Pass the Samar village, and drive up to the hill. Your tour guide will stop the jeep at the hilltop for wonderful panoramic views. This viewpoint is one of the best viewpoints in Upper Mustang, from here you see a 360-degree view. After that drive to Syangboche 4200m, where you make your lunch stop. Leave your lunch order at the hotel and get a drive down to Chungsi Cave during food preparation. The road access is just half the way to Chungsi Cave (Rangsing Cave) then you have to walk for half an hour on foot. Get back to Jeep and drive to Syangboche for lunch. The Jeep crosses a small scenic pass with an old stupa to the famous Ghiling village. Explore the village and hundred-year-old monasteries then drive upwards to Ghamila Pass (Bhanjyang).

Upper Mustang

This is a really fantastic place to have magnificent views all around. Make a break and take the joy of a heavenly beautiful paradise. From there jeep will take half an hour's drive to the legendary Ghami village. Make an excursion around the village and visit the monastery in the evening and overnight at a local hotel.

Today you will make an excursion to the beautiful village of Dhakmar and see the amazing red wall with mind-blowing caves. Still, you can see some events of Humans used to live in that cave in ancient times, Compound walls are perfectly visible but can’t climb up there due to land erosion. You also will see a long Mani wall beyond the Ghami village, that Mani wall is believed the longest Mani wall in Upper Mustang. Locally there is very unique fairytale about the Red Hill wall at Dhakmar village and the longest Mani wall at Ghami. They believe that once in a time there was a big power competition between Rimpoche and demon. And, the Rimpoche won upon a demon with his magical mantras and shook harder to him. At the same time intestine of the demon escaped and formed as the longest Mani wall and his blood cultivated a red wall beyond Dhakmar.

Then drive via a wide barren arid plateau with a beautiful landscape to the famous Tsarang village. You arrive in Tsarang village by noon, here you can have some time for rest or free time. But in the evening we walk around the village, visit the old palace's ruined side, attend evening puja at the oldest famous Shakyapa monastery, and watch the lifestyle of locals around the village, interacting with local people at their fields or pastures. After that back to the hotel and overnight at Tsarang village.

As an acclimatization day, we take one more night stop in Tsarang. Today we make exploration around the oldest holistic side and off-the-beaten Tibetan village visit. Dhie and Yara Ghara village lies on the right valley from Tsarang village. These villages are very dominant for old Tibetan culture and traditions. Luri Gumba is one of the oldest and most important holistic Monastery near Ghara. It is situated on the hilltop and believed that the Guru Rimpoche had meditated there. Jeep can drives near the monastery then we must walk on foot. We make an impressive exploration around the monastery and primitive villages then drive back to Tsarang at noon. After Lunch, we drive approximately 45 minutes towards the northern side for the Lo Ghekar monastery visit. The Monastery at Lo Ghekar is called Ghar Gumba which is believed built in the 7th Century. According to Buddhist history, Ghar Gumba and Luri Gumba are the oldest Monasteries in the Lomanthang region. Guru Rimpoche liked the Ghar Gumba area and meditated, also Buddhist believe that Guru Rimpoche used his magical Mantras to travel faster than Sun rays from Luri Gumba to Ghar Gumba or Ghar Gumba to Luri Gumba. Explore this mighty holistic side and drive back down to Tsarang for overnight.

Upper Mustang
Lo-La Pass 3,960 Meters

Today is our ultimate destination to Lo-Manthang: A mystical, forbidden Kingdom that has been hidden for centuries in an otherworldly mountainous valley in the northern Himalayas. Unbelievable harsh & arid landscapes, incredible geographical layout, pristine cultures, breathtaking visuals & emotional experiences travel to the last forbidden Kingdom. Lo-La Pass 3,960 Meters is the highest pass to Lo-Manthang. That lies just before reaching Lo-Manthang and provides enormous views. There are so many interesting and important things to see and discover at the Forbidden Kingdom. The white-walled city or the City within a wall, the oldest monasteries such as Jampa Gompa, Thubchen Gompa, Chhodey Gompa, Gompa museum, incredible inner alley within the walled city, King palace, Buddhist arts, paintings and Buddhist school as well as so many ancient Tibetan traditions. Also, you will observe domestic animals (cows, yaks, Tibetan goats, donkeys, horses) caravan in the morning towards pasturelands and in the evening back home. If you have some more time then you can visit Tingar village and ancient castles beyond Lo- Manthang. The castle had already fallen off, and ruins are still remaining on the hilltop. The views of Lo-Manthang Valley are really spectacular from these ancient castle points.

Upper Mustang
Mysterious Jhong Caves

The tour for the day is again very exciting and curious. We visit Ngiphu Monastery for the ancient Buddhist traditions and Jhong caves at Chhosser village. Jhong Cave is a very mysterious and amazing artificial cave in Chhosser. It's a five-story structure perched on the edge of a precipice. There are almost 40 chambers and multiple ladders leading to higher levels. There are different tells about these mysterious Jhong caves, some people say that these caves were used as disposal sites for dead people. On the other hand, some people say that in ancient times there was frequent war around the Himalayas and Tibet. The winner used to kill every warrior including the child and mother who were defeated that’s why a group of warriors arrived at Chhosser and started to shelter in the same time by perching the Sky caves. They made a single entrance door to climb up but widely spread different chambers inside the hills. They have made tiny windows as well. The tiny windows are for light, low flow of cold wind, and spying on enemies or attackers from other groups. Enemies could not throw rocks or anything to harm from the lower, if enemies tried to get inside the caves then whole groups from the Jhong Caves used to throw and roll rocks upon them. So that life inside these caves was secured and protected. Also, there is another belief that the cave was built during the Khamba (Tibetan) War. People from Chhoser and other villages used to hide inside the interior resembling tunnel while other people used to attack or threaten them. Except for these major mysterious caves, there are several artificial caves around the area. Some caves are still used for shelter. It takes a couple of hours to visit this area and drive towards friendship customary border between Nepal and Tibet. We make a pass called Korolla 4,660 Meters which is known as the lowest pass from Nepal to Tibet. After the Korolla Pass, we can only drive a little ahead and see the land of Tibet and drive back to Lo-Manthang.


Today we drive back down to the same route we came through. We make a break for nice photography wherever we find good viewpoints. Check out the Special permit at Kagbeni and lunch at Jomsom bazaar then enjoyable frequent driving along the Kaligandaki River bank to Tatopani. Today you will have a golden chance to take a Natural hot spring bath at Tatopani. Hot Spring may provide a refreshing massage to your tired body as well as a natural cleansing. Overnight at nice hotel.

Driving from Tatopani to Pokhara takes about 4.5 hours and free time at Pokhara. Take your private time to explore Fewa Lake side or SPA sites, body massage centre or Barbara shop or relaxing drinking at comfortable restaurant or relaxing sleep at the hotel.

Sightseeing in Pokhara (World peace Stupa, Davis fall, International mountain museum) and old Pokhara City and Lake side.

The upper Mustang off road Jeep tour ends at pokhara . If you want to do some other beautiful Hiking, Tours, Annapurna foothils trekking,  Jungle safari to the Chitwan national park, Buddhism holistic tour to Lumbini or relaxing sightseeing then you can have next options from here. Otherwise we get you back to Kathmandu according to our Itinerary. 

The package tour ends here. Back home or staying longer in Nepal depends on your personal holidays time frame. If you have longer time then you can join for different site trips. 

Route Map
Upper Mustang off road Jeep Tour - 15 Days map
Cost Details

We offer every trip on a very essential cost basis. We provide special discounts for larger group, Travel Company, Partner Agent and non profit Organizations.

What's included
  • Pick up and droping transportation at Tribhuwan International airport.
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on B/B plan.
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on B/B plan.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with professional tour guide.
  • Entrance fees for the world heritage sites
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara Lo-Mangthang – Pokhara- KTM by 4WD Land Cruiser/Mahindra Scorpio jeep
  • 3 meals a day during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while Mustang in twin sharing basis in guesthouses with attach bathroom.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card.
  • Upper Mustang restricted area permit fee.
  • Professional tour guide and necessary staff
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and driver.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government and local taxes.
What's not included
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Your travel insurance
  • Personal Medical expenses
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Helicopter charge in case of fast evacuation is needed.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the tour.
  • Your personal expenses
  • Entrance fees at the monasteries in Upper Mustang
  • Horse charges in case you rent for hiking
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips and gratitude to your staff
Departure Dates
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Trip DateAug 05, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024PriceUS$2650StatusAvailableSpace Left

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Useful Info

A special Permit is required for Upper Mustang trekking

  • To enter the Upper Mustang we need a restricted permit that costs U.S. $ 500 per person for 10 days, if the trek is more than 10 days then U.S.$ 50 per day is necessary for additional days. Upper Mustang lies close to the Tibet and has easier boarder excess so that it is applied as a restricted area. 
  • The Department of Immigraton office in Nepal issues the restricted area projec permit.
  • Also each trekker needs to pay U.S. $ 20 for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). 
  • Special permit for Mustang will not be allowed for solo and single trekker.

Altitude sickness:

Altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness) is difficulty of sleeping, dizziness, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, etc. It affects mountain climbers, hikers, and skiers because of lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels. It occurs as the result of failure to adapt at a higher altitude. It happens most often in the brains or the longs after the fluid begins to leak from the blood vessels.

When the fluid collects in the brain, you initially get headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, want to lie down and feel powerless, physically moving is unwilling, and a decrease of consciousness, and the problem with balance coordination is called high–altitude cerebral edema (HACE). If the fluid is collected in the lungs, you become breathless and dry, and it makes regular irritative cough, sometimes coughing up blood too, discoloration of the skin, and chest tightness is called high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).


To prevent acute mountain sickness; we have to follow fundamental gravity habits such as patience, consistency, and discipline in the mountain. The mountains have their own rule and regulations. We cannot turn them into our nature except by following and respecting them. Cloth on properly according to the altitude, avoid rapid altitude gain, drink enough water or fluid, take enough acclimatization time to adjust the body at a higher altitude, avoid alcoholic items, control smoking, eat regular meals, get higher & sleep at lower altitudes. Avoid high altitudes if you have heart and lung disease. If the symptoms occur then stop climbing mountains and descend to a lower altitude. In case the person is seriously sick, or cannot bring him/her to a lower altitude by walking and carrying then she/he should be rescued by quick Helicopter evacuation.

Clothing Equipment:

  • Lightweight walking boots, a pair of track shoes, and slippers to wear in the evening or when the boot is wet.
  • Warm jacket (Fibers fill or down should be adequate.)
  • Warm clothes or fleece jackets.
  • Thin and thick trousers.
  • Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. 
  • Thermal underwear (These are excellent for sleeping at night)
  • A pair of loose-fitting long shorts and 1 lightweight long-sleeved –shirt are particularly suitable.
  • A woolen or warm hat to wear in the morning and at night. Sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • A pair of gloves (warm and normal ones)
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick warm socks.
  • Underwear, buff, and hankies as you need.
  • Accessories:

    Duffle bag or kit bag to carry your gears and Small rucksack to carry personal equirements for the day e.g. toilet paper, towel, soap, etc. Water bottle. Snow glasses and sunglasses, 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. Headlamp with spare batteries, sun cream, personal medicine, lip guard, toothbrush, towel, Reading materials, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, a diary, a pocket knife, trekking map, passport, and copies.

    Drinking Water:

    Travelers should be very aware of drinking water in Nepal. They are not completely adapted to digest direct normal spring water due to bacteria. So, we recommend you drink mineral water or boiled water. Also, you can use some purifier tablets such as chlorine tablets for purifying water on the trekking. We strongly recommend mineral water in the city area and purified or boiled water in the trekking.


    We provide accommodation according to your demand and accessibility either normal standards or comfortable luxury hotels in the City. We provide very neat, clean, and comfortable hotels, lodges, friendly homestays, or locally what is available for the most suitable on tour.

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