Upper Mustang Tour

Upper Mustang Tour

Trip Overview

  • Drive through the bumpy terrains of Marpha-Jomsom-Kagbeni all the way to Lo Manthan.
  • Experience mini Tibet: Tibetan people/culture/lifestyles.
  • Visit the picturesque areas including magnificent barren landscapes ancient caves, century old monasteries and many other archeological sites.
  • Experience the Himalaya views from its backyard.
  • Test the renowned local apples, apple pie and apple wine (marpha) in Jomsom.
  • Visit Muktinath important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist.
  • Journey through the Kaligandaki George, the world deepest.
  • Take a tour in the beautiful city of Pokhara (Lakes, caves and Davis fall).

DURATION
9 Day(s)
Tour Type
Adventurous
Start Point
Kathmandu
End point
Kathmandu
Mode of Transportation
4WD Jeep
Best Season
Mar - May / Aug - Dec

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Upper Mustang is forbidden Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, The tour started to take off and landing from Kathmandu and Pokhara only. But it has a merely structured and culturally rich region, lies in the western part of Nepal. The local ctradition and lifestyle are similar to the Tibetans. It is an ancient valley generally regarded as unscathed and culturally preserved. Lo-Manthang is the capital city of the Himalayan forbidden kingdom. Due to its secluded geographical location, Upper Mustang helicopter tour becomes thrilling to explore the forbidden valley.

The views are breathtaking of Kali Gandaki River and its gaps along with the scattered ethnic settlements by the river. This package offers you the angelic panaromas and the bumpy ride along the bank ok kaligandaki river. The views are breathtaking of Kali Gandaki River and its gaps along with the scattered ethnic settlements by the river. as structurally it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The  Mustang district was, until 1950, a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. The last king, the MahaRaja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang.


Trip Itineraries

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Our represent will be at the airport as per your flights details given earlier. Drive to the hotel and rest. In the evening, briefing about the trip.

We drive west of Kathmandu to Pokhara through the lush mountain valleys. The road winds along scenic valley basin dominated by farming terraces and charming villages connected by suspension bridges. Closer to Pokhara, we will see snow peaks of Annapurna and Manaslu range in the backdrop.

Enjoy the scrumptious breakfast with in vicinity of Phewa lake and the Himalayas. After breakfast, we set out on our journey to Mustang. We first drive west to the town of Beni and then head upstream Kali Gandaki river. The Kali Gandaki valley at this point becomes the world’s deepest gorge, wedged between Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna I (8,091 m). Kalopani is the most scenic village situated with the view of both Himalayan giants.

We are literally in trans-Himalayan region. The landscape changes from lush green to arid, windy valley after Kalopani village. Kaligandaki snakes along the wide and far reaching valley that have been eroded in thousands of years. The villages of Tukuche and Marpha, we pass by are popular for Apple orchard and the brandy. From Kagbeni, we register our permits and literally enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang. These were the dwellings of ‘Khampa warriors’ who were fighting against Chinese in 1960es. Elders from the village still recall their memories. On the way, you can visit Chungsi cave believed to be meditated by Guru Rinpoche (Padmashambhava). Tsarang is one of the historically and culturally important village in Upper Mustang. The village have some ancient stupa, palace and monastery with murals. It is believed that the monastery used to host ceremony with up to 10,000 monks it its hay days.

Short hike to Ghar Gompa, allows you to explore and see the farm, pastures and the monastic life off the main village of Mustang. Ghar Gompa is believed to the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery established by Guru Rinpoche even before the ‘Samye monastery’ in Tibet. Its rustic ancient appearance with mystic painting and sculptures is rarely seen elsewhere. Later drive to Lo Manthang and check in local lodge. Later walk around the Michelle Paisel’s ‘Lost Tibetan Kingdom’. The place has less changed since then.

Visit Namgyal gompa, sky caves of Chhoser and the Garphu gompa. Honeycomb caves of Mustang dating back to over 3,000 years have been subject of excavation for archaeologists from around the world. These caves have been used for burial, meditation and also for living. Some of them are still being used in Chhoser and nearby villages.

 Explore the Ghhursanbo cave and the water in the higher reaches of the village and enjoy the view of snow peak.

Drive to pokhara after the adventorous

Drive back to kathmandu via flight ar drive


Costs & Includes

What's Included

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional english speaking tour guide. 
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • 4WD Jeep Pokhara to Lo-Mangthang to Jomsom by 4WD Land Cruiser/Mahindra Scorpio.
  • 3 meals a day during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while Mustang in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card.
  • Upper Mustang Restricated area permit fee. 
  • Professional government lisence holder English speaking trekking guide and supporting staffs.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and driver.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish the trip)
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government and local taxes.

Not Included

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • Hot shower during the trip.
  • 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.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff