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Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

The Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is specially designed for those travelers who don't have enough time .

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    Trip Duration 13 Days

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    Max, Altitude 3840 meters

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    Type Overland Tour

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    Best Season Sept - May

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    Meals Included

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    Accommodation 2-3 star hotel

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    Activity Jeep Tour

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    Difficulty Moderate

Come and explore the stunning beauty of Nepal in a whole new way on our 13-day Upper Mustang Jeep Tour. This adventure takes you into the heart of the Himalayas, where you will discover the beauty of nature, ancient cultures, and the joy of conquering the amazing landscapes of Upper Mustang.

What It Feels Like in the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour in Nepal:

Imagine yourself in a sturdy Jeep, wind in your hair, driving through gorgeous valleys, quiet villages, and rocky terrain. You will breathe in the fresh mountain air, hear the flutter of prayer flags in the breeze, and see ancient monasteries perched on cliffs.

What Can be Felt in the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour in Nepal:

One of the standout places in Nepal is the Mustang region. It is often called “Little Tibet.” Here, you will discover the beautiful world of Tibetan Buddhism

The old monasteries, like the famous Lo Manthang Monastery, are like living time capsules. Monks inside these places chant ancient prayers, creating a serene atmosphere that is truly special. You will get complete rejuvenation from this place. A different feel and a different you. 

What Will the Achievement Be in the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour in Nepal:

Completing the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is a true accomplishment. You will not only have explored a remote and restricted region of Nepal, but you will also have witnessed its stunning landscapes, unique traditions, and the resilience of its people. 

This journey will leave you with lasting memories and a sense of fulfillment that only the Himalayas can provide.

The best time for the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour in Nepal:

When you are planning your trip to Upper Mustang in Nepal, think about going in either spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November). These are the times when the weather is nice—not too hot or cold—and the skies are clear. 

Plus, you will be treated to beautiful wildflowers in the spring and amazing mountain views in the fall. It will make your adventure feel even more special!

How Difficult is this Upper Mustang Jeep Tour in Nepal:

The Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is considered a moderate trek. It is thus accessible to most adventure lovers. You do not need to worry about difficult hikes as you will be traveling comfortably in a Jeep.  However, be prepared for some bumpy rides on rugged terrain. 


Heading on the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour in Nepal promises an unforgettable journey. It blends the excitement of adventure with the tranquility of ancient cultures. This remarkable expedition offers a unique chance to see and understand the hidden treasures of the Himalayas. 

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. 

Book the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour in Nepal with us at Himalayan Trekking and Tours and take up on an expedition of a lifetime.

Itinerary of Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

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When you arrive in Kathmandu on the first day, you will be greeted by a lively city filled with sights, sounds, and rich culture. As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will feel excitement and anticipation for the journey ahead. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, will charm you as you wander through the bustling streets full of vendors, locals, and the delicious smell of traditional food. The city is adorned with ancient temples, stupas, and beautiful architecture that give you a glimpse into Nepal’s history and spirituality. Once you have settled into your accommodation, you can explore famous landmarks like Boudhanath Stupa or Swayambhunath, where you can experience the blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions that make up Kathmandu’s unique culture. The first day sets the stage for the adventure, allowing you to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the city before heading out to explore the stunning landscapes that await in the days to come.

On Day 2 of Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, get ready for a captivating 6- to 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. This journey promises stunning landscapes and cultural experiences. As you leave the busy streets of Kathmandu, you will travel through diverse terrain, catching glimpses of rural life, terraced fields, and charming villages. The scenery changes as you go, and soon you will see the majestic Himalayas in the distance. When you arrive in Pokhara, you will be welcomed by the peaceful beauty of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna Range, providing a perfect place to relax after a day of adventure on the road. The city itself has a calm atmosphere, allowing you to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty before continuing your expedition.

On Day 3 of the exciting Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, you will transition from air to land exploration. Start with a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, where you will enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Once you land in Jomsom, the adventure continues as you hop into a thrilling drive to Chhusang (2980 m) via Kagbeni. The rugged landscapes of Mustang will be right before you, revealing dry terrain, deep gorges, and traditional villages. Kagbeni, a medieval town located where the Kali Gandaki and Mustang Rivers meet, offers a fascinating cultural experience with its ancient architecture and narrow alleys. As you continue the drive to Chhusang, you will see the unique geological features that define this region, including eroded cliffs and the striking colors of the Mustang landscape. When you arrive in Chhusang, at an elevation of 2980 meters, you will be welcomed by the peaceful atmosphere, setting the stage for more exploration in the days ahead.

On Day 4 of  Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, get ready for an exciting drive from Chhusang to Charang, which sits at an elevation of 3560 meters. The journey is like a captivating adventure through the dry and mystical landscapes of Upper Mustang. As you ride in a sturdy Jeep, the scenery changes dramatically, revealing tall cliffs, deep gorges, and ancient caves decorated with centuries-old Buddhist paintings. Along the way, you will see traditional Mustang villages, where white houses stand out against the earth’s rich colors. You might even meet friendly locals, giving you a chance to understand the unique culture of the region. This journey is not just a physical trip, but a cultural experience that connects you to the ancient roots of Mustang. When you reach Charang, the historic capital of the former Lo Kingdom, you will be surrounded by historic monasteries, intricate architecture, and stunning views of the Himalayan landscape, setting the stage for the wonders to come in the following days.

On Day 5 of the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, we drive from Charang to the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, which sits at an elevation of 3840 meters. The journey brings a thrilling change in the landscape, with vast valleys and barren terrain surrounding the route. As you go higher, the air becomes fresh, and the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks become even more captivating. Along the way, you might come across traditional villages and monasteries and maybe catch a glimpse of the indigenous Mustangi people going about their daily lives. When you arrive in Lo Manthang, you wll be enchanted by the medieval charm of this mystical city, with its whitewashed walls and intricate monasteries. Spend the rest of the day exploring the alleys of Lo Manthang, diving into its rich cultural heritage, and connecting with the friendly locals, creating memories that capture the timeless allure of this remote Himalayan destination.

Have breakfast in the morning and explore Lo Manthang Village. This ancient walled city, nestled at an altitude of 3840 meters, is a treasure trove of cultural and historical wonders. Take a leisurely stroll through narrow alleys lined with beautifully decorated mud-brick houses, showcasing traditional Tibetan architecture. Don’t miss the chance to visit the impressive Lo Manthang Palace, a symbol of the region’s rich history, and explore the various monasteries scattered throughout the area, such as the Jampa Lhakhang, Thubchen Gompa, and Chodey Gompa, each filled with precious artifacts and religious relics. Interact with the friendly locals, known for their unique Mustangi culture and warm hospitality, and gain insights into their daily lives and ancient traditions. As you wander through this living museum surrounded by breathtaking Himalayan views, Day 6 in Lo Manthang promises an immersive experience that transcends time, allowing you to truly appreciate the unique heritage of this remote and mystical village.

On Day 7 of the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, after a satisfying breakfast, get ready for an exciting drive to the Nepal-Tibet border. This journey will give you a chance to experience the diverse geography and culture of the region. You will be amazed by the changing landscapes, from the dry terrain of Mustang to the border areas, where you can take in the essence of the trans-Himalayan topography. When you reach the border, soak in the breathtaking panoramic views that extend across the vast landscapes, reminding you of the historical and geopolitical importance of this junction. The rest of the day is all about relaxation and leisure, allowing you to fully absorb the unique atmosphere of Lo Manthang. You can explore the ancient city at your own pace, wander through its mystical alleys, chat with locals, or visit nearby monasteries. As the evening sets in, enjoy the peacefulness of this remote place, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Himalayas. Spending the night in Lo Manthang gives you the perfect opportunity to reflect on the day’s adventures and look forward to further exploring this culturally rich and historically significant region.

On this day, get ready for an exciting journey as you drive from the fascinating walled city of Lo Manthang to the peaceful village of Gelling, at an altitude of 3570 meters. As your sturdy Jeep tackles the rough terrain, you will be treated to the ever-changing landscapes of the Upper Mustang, from dry desert-like expanses to the stunning contours of the Himalayan foothills. Along the way, you will be mesmerized by the stunning views of ancient monasteries, chortens, and traditional Mustangi settlements. Each of these adding to the unique cultural richness of the region. This drive isn’t just about adventure; it’s also a chance to understand local culture, experiencing the warm hospitality of the people and maybe even discover some hidden gems along the route. Gelling, with its charming vibe and sweeping views, offers a peaceful setting for a well-deserved rest, making yet another unforgettable part of your exploration of the mystical Mustang region.

The adventure continues with a scenic drive from Gelling to Jomsom. The rough landscapes of Upper Mustang are still as captivating as ever, displaying a striking mix of dry terrain and towering peaks. Along the way, you will pass through picturesque villages, each with its own unique charm and cultural traditions. As your Jeep navigates the rough yet beautiful roads, you will witness the ever-changing scenery, from vast desert-like expanses to charming settlements nestled in the Himalayan foothills. Upon reaching Jomsom, situated at an altitude of about 2700 meters, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains. Jomsom, with its windswept landscape and delightful atmosphere, marks the perfect gateway as you near the end of this extraordinary expedition through the mystical land of Upper Mustang.

The adventure takes a new turn as you hop on a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. This aerial journey gives you a stunning bird’s-eye view of the rugged Mustang landscapes, with valleys, mountains, and the Kali Gandaki River unfolding below. The short yet thrilling flight captures the essence of the region, showcasing the stark shift from Mustang’s arid, high-altitude desert to the lush greenery of Pokhara. As you descend towards Pokhara, the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges provide a breathtaking backdrop. Once you touch down in Pokhara, you’ll have the chance to explore this lovely lakeside city, famous for its peaceful vibe and gorgeous vistas of the Annapurna Range mirrored in Phewa Lake. The transition from the Mustang region to Pokhara brings a change in scenery, marking a fitting end to your incredible journey through Nepal’s diverse landscapes.

On Day 11 of your amazing journey, you will start the final stretch by taking a scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, treating you to a bird’s-eye view of the stunning Himalayan landscapes. As your plane glides above the mountains, you will be treated to breathtaking views of majestic peaks, including the iconic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, giving you a perfect glimpse of Nepal’s beauty. Upon landing in Kathmandu, the lively capital city greets you with its rich cultural heritage and vibrant atmosphere. Use this day to explore any remaining attractions, whether it’s visiting historical sites in Durbar Square, exploring ancient temples, or wandering through bustling markets. Take a moment to reflect on your incredible journey through the Upper Mustang region, cherishing memories of ancient walled cities, rugged landscapes, and the warm hospitality of the Mustang people. As you prepare for your departure, the day in Kathmandu marks a fitting end to an adventure that seamlessly blended natural wonders with cultural exploration.

On Day 12, we’ll focus on helping you leave as your Upper Mustang Jeep Tour comes to an end. Our team will take you to the airport, marking the conclusion of this amazing journey through the Himalayan wonders of Upper Mustang. As you get ready to board your flight, we truly hope that your time exploring this mystical region has given you beautiful memories and a deep love for the unique landscapes and rich culture of the Himalayas in Nepal.

Safe travels!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The highest point you’ll reach on this tour is Lo La Pass, at an altitude of 3,950 meters (12,960 feet). Since you’ll be traveling by Jeep, there’s no strenuous trekking involved.

Yes, special permits are required for Upper Mustang due to its restricted status. Our team will assist you in obtaining these permits.

You will stay in comfortable guesthouses and lodges along the route, offering basic amenities. These accommodations provide a genuine experience of local hospitality.

Absolutely! We welcome solo travelers, and our experienced guides and support team ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Yes, we can tailor the itinerary to accommodate your specific interests and needs. Just let us know, and we will create a personalized experience for you.