Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep Tour ~2024/2025

December 3, 2023 nepalguide
Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep Tour ~2024/2025

About Upper Mustang Tour description provided by Nepal Guide Info (Local tour Operator and Guide)

Upper Mustang 4WD Jeep tour 2024/2025 It is a wonderful journey and explore  which is newly designed for those mountain adventure lovers who want to explore the Mustang culture which is similar as  like a Tibetan, Local people, visit most picturesque areas, ancient cave, historic monasteries within a short period of time. Upper mustang trail, where the people are influenced by the Tibetan culture and geography is almost similar, is often considered as the mini Tibet.

The 4×4 jeep adventure trip starts from Pokhara, Nepal’s most chilled out city in the lap of Annapurna and Fish Tail ( Machapuchhare ) Mountain. The mountain safari tour to Mustang no doubt offers one of the fascinating driving tour experiences into the Himalayas in short time to explore the diverse culture and topography of Upper Mustang. Once you reach the Upper Mustang the drive back is same way through Jomsom and 15/18 minutes flight to Pokhara, from where you’ll fly back to Kathmandu as same day If does not have longer holiday in Nepal. Then whole journey is fun filled and at the same time full of adventure. The ultimate destination is Lo- Manthang , the capital of Mustang region. The route entails traveling across desert like landscape, barren ridges, deep canyons, Hindu pilgrim, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys, Nepal guide info organized treks and tour all the year in Nepal

Day by Day Itinerary for 2024/2025

Day 01: Pick up from airport Nepal guide info team and transfer to Hotel by private car stay over night Kathmandu

Day 02: Trip preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and enjoy your day at Lakeside. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom then drive up to Chusang through Kagbeni & Muktinath (2900m) {4-5 hrs driving}. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 05: Drive from Chele – Ghiling – Syangboche – Ghami – Tsarang (3500m). [5hrs driving]. Overnight at Hotel. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06: Early morning drive to Lore-Gompa which will take 2.5 hours after visit Lore Gompa drive to Lo-Manthang. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 07: After breakfast you will visit 3 different monasteries, Museum and local market of Lo-manthang. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 08: After breakfast you will drive to Choser Cave, which take 1 hour to go and same time to back. After visit Choser area, you will drive back to Lo-Manthang. After lunch you will drive back to Ghami. It will take 2 hours to reach from Lo-Manthang. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 09: Drive to Jomsom from GHAMI. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Final departure transfer to airport.

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What’s included

  • All necessary International & Domestic airports pick up & drop services as per the itinerary.
  • 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB.
  • Kathmandu guided sight-seeing tour.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB.
  • Best available guesthouse accommodation during Mustang Trip.
  • Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during Mustang Trip.
  • 4W Private jeep from Jomsom to Jomsom.
  • One professional English-speaking guide during trip.
  • All salaries, equipment’s and insurance for guide.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight cost.
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight cost.
  • Nepal guide Info sleeping baggage & Down Jackets during for trip. (Refundable)
  • Duffel baggage during for trip.
  • Cultural farewell dinner in Kathmandu (Complementary)
  • All government taxes.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • International airfare & Nepal Entrance Visa Fees.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara as well bar expenses.
  • Personal gear and all Personal & Bar Expenses (Cold water, Alcohol, Coke, Fanta, Sprite and Chocolate) during trip.
  • Battery charge, shower and other expenses during Mustang trip.
  • Any kind of unexpected natural disaster and political case.
  • Any extra expenses due to the bad weather, (Mainly flight from Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)
  • Your travel insurance for kind of emergency rescue.
  • Tipping & gratitude for guides and drivers.
  • Others not mentioned above.

    How much money is required to visit Mustang?

    The cost of visiting Upper Mustang in Nepal can vary depending on several factors, including your mode of transportation, accommodation, duration of stay in Nepal, and personal preferences. Here are some general expenses to consider when budgeting for a trip to Mustang:

    Permits: Mustang is a restricted area, and you will need special permits to enter. As of my knowledge cutoff in May 2023, the cost for the Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit is USD 500 per person for the first ten days, and USD 50 per person per day thereafter. Additionally, you will need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), which costs around NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30).

    Transportation: The most common way to reach Mustang is by flying from Kathmandu to Jomsom, the main gateway to the region. The cost of a one-way flight can range from USD 100 to USD 200, depending on the season and availability. Alternatively, you can opt for a jeep or bus ride from Pokhara to Jomsom, which takes longer but is more affordable.

    Accommodation: Accommodation options in Mustang are limited, and prices can vary depending on the level of comfort and facilities you choose. Basic guesthouses and tea houses are available along the trekking route, with prices ranging from USD 15 to USD 30 per night. If you prefer more upscale accommodations, luxury lodges or tented camps may be available at higher prices.

    Food and Drinks: The cost of meals in Mustang can vary depending on your choices. Expect to spend around USD 30 to USD 40 per day on food and beverages, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Prices may be higher at higher altitudes due to transportation costs.

    Guide and Porter (optional): Hiring a guide and/or porter is recommended for trekking in Mustang, especially if you have limited trekking experience or prefer assistance with logistics. The cost of a guide can range from USD 25 to USD 40 per day, while a porter can cost around USD 20 to USD 30 per day. It is customary to provide their meals, accommodation, and insurance as well.

    Miscellaneous Expenses: You should also consider additional expenses such as travel insurance, equipment rental or purchase, tips for guides and porters, and any optional activities or side trips you may want to take.

    It is important to note that the prices mentioned above are approximate and can vary depending on factors like the season, exchange rates, and individual preferences. It’s advisable to research and plan your budget accordingly before embarking on a trip to Mustang.

    Which month is best for Upper Mustang?

  • The best time to visit Mustang is during the months of June to September which are the summer months. During this time, visitors get to witness the great landscape in relatively warmer weather. This will also allow trekkers and travelers  to take up tours and hikes in this area which would be difficult during the colder months too.

Why is Upper Mustang restricted?

Upper Mustang, also known as the Kingdom of Lo, is a remote region located in the Himalayas of Nepal. It has been designated as a restricted area by the Nepalese government for several reasons:

Preservation of Culture and Heritage: Upper Mustang has a rich cultural heritage, with strong ties to Tibetan Buddhism. It was once an independent kingdom, and its traditional Tibetan culture, ancient monasteries, and unique architectural style are well-preserved in this region. By restricting access, the government aims to protect and preserve this cultural heritage from the potential negative impacts of mass tourism.

Environmental Conservation: The Upper Mustang region is characterized by a fragile and arid landscape. It lies in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, resulting in a unique desert-like terrain. By restricting access, the government aims to preserve the delicate ecosystem and prevent environmental degradation that could result from uncontrolled tourism activities.

Sensitivity to Cultural and Religious Beliefs: The people of Upper Mustang, known as the Loba community, have their own distinct cultural practices and religious beliefs. By limiting the number of visitors, the government ensures that the local communities can continue their traditional way of life without significant disruptions or influences from outside.

Limited Infrastructure and Resources: Upper Mustang is a remote and challenging region with limited infrastructure and resources. By restricting access, the government can manage the flow of tourists and ensure that the region’s limited resources, such as water and accommodation facilities, are not overwhelmed.

Access to Upper Mustang is granted through obtaining a special permit from the Department of Immigration in Nepal. The permit fee is higher compared to other trekking areas, and visitors are required to be accompanied by a registered guide. These measures help regulate the number of visitors and ensure that they have a responsible and sustainable experience while respecting the local culture and environment.

What is Upper Mustang called?

Upper Mustang (formerly Kingdom of Lo) is an upper part (Northern area) of Mustang District, which is located in Nepal. The Upper Mustang was a restricted kingdom until 1992 which makes it one of the most preserved regions in the world, with a majority of the population still speaking traditional Tibetic languages