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Upper Mustang Jeep Tour – Enjoy the Himalayan off-road ride

Upper mustang jeep tour

Upper Mustang  Jeep tour is the best off ward jeep riding tour. This is an amazing tour in the Mustang valley.  travelers from inside as well as outside of the country love this tour. If you have less time to travel and are willing to tour Upper Mustang, Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is one of the best choices for them. Upper Mustang trek is also Famous as the Kingdom of Lo. It is one of the remotest areas of Nepal and is also called The Last Forbidden Kingdom. The vicinity of the Upper Mustang is mainly inhabitant by the communities like Thakalis, Gurungs, and Tibetans. And also, this community speaks the Tibetan language and follows the Tibetan culture and lifestyle.

This is is a short tour and escapes the dusty trails. You do not have to walk through the dusty and dry route while you are on the Jeep tour to the Upper Mustang trek. The tour offers an opportunity to experience the caves, monasteries, archeological sites, and the beauty of hidden treasures. It takes you to the hidden world of the vintage Buddhist nation of Mustang which might be the most mysterious and least mentioned Kingdom fortunate with vistas such as different and fascinating views of the snow-capped Himalaya, barren high plateaus, deep canyons, and an ocean of exposed hills, the colors of a desert sunset.

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Enjoy the Himalayan off-road ride

The Upper Mustang trek Jeep tour is especially making for those who are eager to visit the Kingdom of Tibetan Buddhists. Within a short period frame. It falls under Annapurna Region Trekking. It is a moderate short trek. The region has the most extensive biodiversity area in Nepal. The trek passes by the oldest monastery and the unique lifestyle of people. we will drive off-road with the best Himalayan view.

The Lo Manthang Upper Mustang trek in this region starts with a flight or Drive to Jomsom Via Pokhara. The Lower Mustang trek further takes you from Kagbeni to Muktinath to Lupra village. Lower Mustang trekking is the best place to experience the Tibetan culture. As it has been considered to have a historical and cultural relationship with Tibet for a long time. With this, the trek offers you the opportunity to witness the Gurung community and its unique lifestyle. During your journey through the Jomsom area, you will experience a beautiful, traditional Nepali lifestyle and culture.

Upper Mustang Jeep tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pokhara Drive to  Jomsom (2,743m) – and if time permits Kagbeni (2,804 m) – 8-9 hours

Early morning we start our off-road driving to Jomsom and from here further to KJagbeni today.  There is a flight option also available if you like to avoid the drive.  Along the way visit the Marpha the apple kingdom of Nepal.  If it is apple season, we will go pick apples at an apple orchard. ~ Overnight at Kagbeni (2,804 m).

Day 2: Kagbeni (2,804m) – Ghami (3,560m) – 4 hours

After breakfast, Start our driving into the Upper Mustang region. Today drive goes via Chuksang and the Kali Gandaki valley. We will Stop at Syangmoche to explore the Chungsi Rangchung Cave Temple from here we can get the best view of  Kali Gandaki canyon. Overnight at Ghami (3,560m).

Day 3: Ghami (3,560m) drive to Lo Manthang (3,840m) – 3 hours

Today after breakfast we will go to explore the cliffs of Dhakmar and start our driving.  We will stop for lunch at the beautiful settlement of Tsarang.  We have also an option to visit the Luri Cave Chorten.  Furthermore driving to the Lo Manthang.

Day 4: Lo Manthang (3,840m) – Nepal Tibet Border – Dzong Cave Complex – 4 hours ~ Explore the three monasteries of Lo Manthang in the morning. After exploring the morning we will drive north to the Nepal China border at Kora La – a 1-hour drive. ~ Drive back and visit the large Dzong Cave complex at Chooser. You can ride a horse need to book in advance.

Day 5: Lo Manthang (3,840m) – Jomsom (2,743m) – 6 hours

Finish our Jeep tour and today after breakfast we will drive back to Jomsom. You have an option to visit Ghar Gumba which may take another r1 more hour.

Day 6: Jomsom (2,743m) – Pokhara (822m)

Drive back to Pokhara, if you are tired of driving then take a short early morning flight to Pokhara

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Upper Mustang Jeep tour cost

The cost for the Upper Mustang Jeep tour depends on group size as in the private jeep we can travel up to 6 people. We need a minimum of 2 people to run the tour. The permit fees of Upper Mustang are expensive so the tour cost will come quite high. The full board tour cost from Pokhara to Pokhara is USD 2050 per person for a minimum 2 person group. If you are in a big group you will get a lower cost.

The jeep tour is suitable for all ages groups.

 

All age groups can go for the Upper Mustang jeep tour. We have taken the family with children and old people already there. This tour is a perfect fit for everyone who doesn’t have hiking experience also. If you have no previous trekking experience or old citizens who hesitate to do trekking can join the Upper Mustang Jeep tour.

Permits and fees

Foreigners traveling to the Upper Mustang area need to get a special from Nepal Government concerned authority. We also need  ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit).  This region is open for tourists since 1992. The permit cost for the area is USD 500 per person for 10 days. If you intend to spend more days you need to pay an extra USD 50 per day per person. A minimum of 2 people is needed to obtain the permit. You can only get a permit from an authorized trekking agency in Nepal. If you are single travelers you can join the permit with other single travelers also from a trekking agency. You need to provide a passport photo and original passport for a permit and it takes 1 working day.

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