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Upper Mustang Jeep Safari Tour

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is a popular overland tour in the Mustang region of Nepal that takes you to the remote and isolated places of Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang is a restricted area in the Himalayas bordering Tibet. It is known for its unique landscape, ancient Tibetan culture, and stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. If you do not prefer the trekking option to visit Upper Mustang, then you need to take 4WD (Four-Wheel Drive) Jeep Tour to Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang Jeep Tour starts from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom, depending on your preference. 4WD Jeep is the most common mode of transportation for Upper Mustang tours. The rugged terrain and limited infrastructure make it ideal for off-road vehicles. The tour will provide a skilled driver who is familiar with the region's terrain and can handle the challenging road conditions.

Upper Mustang Jeep Safari Tour usually starts and ends in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The duration of the tour can vary, but it typically takes around 10 to 13 days. If you don't like driving from Kathmandu it is also possible to hire a jeep from Pokhara and Jomsom, where you can board a plane.

During the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, you will experience off-road driving and a desert landscape. Upper Mustang is known as Little Tibet because Mustang people are influenced by Tibetan people and follow Tibetan culture, Mustang land is similar to Tibetan land.

The tour offers stunning landscapes with deep gorges, red cliffs, and barren hills. You will witness the dramatic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. The region is also known for its unique rock formations and caves, some of which house ancient Buddhist murals and artifacts.

All the places on the tour are interesting and worthwhile but Lo-Manthang and Chhosar Valley are the main highlights of this tour. It presents the hidden beauty of the culture and nature of the last forbidden kingdom in the Himalayas.

As Upper Mustang is a restricted area, you will need a special permit to visit. These include Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) (Cost Around US$ 30 per person) and Restricted Area Permit (Cost US$ 500 Per person), which are obtained through a registered trekking agency in Nepal.

Places to Stay Along the route, you will find basic teahouses and guesthouses for accommodation. They are simple but comfortable, giving you a place to rest after a day of exploring.

The best time to visit Upper Mustang is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is generally clear and stable. The region experiences a cold desert-like climate with little rainfall, and temperatures can vary depending on the season.

The itinerary given below is a general itinerary, but can be customized according to your preferences and needs. The cost of a Upper Mustang Jeep Safari Tour package can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the tour, inclusions and exclusions, the level of service, and the trekking agency you choose. So, it is better to contact us to know the exact price of the tour.

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu transfer to hotel, Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan, Overnight at Hotel
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara - Beni - Kalopani (2,530 m), Overnight at Hotel
Day 05: Drive from Kalopani to Kagbeni (2800m) via Dhumba Lake and visit Muktinath temple, Overnight at Teahouse
Day 06: Drive from Kagbeni to Ghami (3520 m) Overnight at Teahouse
Day 07: Drive from Ghami to Lo Manthang (3810 m) via Dhakmar, Ghar Gumba (monastery) Overnight at Teahouse
Day 08: Explore Lo Manthang (3810m) and Chhosar valley Overnight at Teahouse
Day 09: Drive from Lo Manthang to Yara (3,650 m) visit Luri (Cave) Gumba Overnight at Teahouse
Day 10: Drive Yara to Marpha (2,670 m) Overnight at Teahouse
Day 11: Drive from Marpha to Pokhara (850 m), Overnight at Hotel
Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Day 13: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur, Overnight at Hotel
Day 14: Final Departure


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