Overview for Upper Mustang Overland Tour In Nepal
- Trip Code: CT-10060
- Package: Upper Mustang Overland Tour In Nepal
- Duration: 13 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 3,840m/ 12,595 Ft
- Trip Level:
BeginnerRequires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Transportation: Private vehicles
- Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House
- Best Season: March- April- May-June- July- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov-
- Trip Route: Pokhara- Kagbeni- Cheale- Geling - Charang- Lo Manthang- Drakmar -Muktinath - Jomsom- Pokhara
Upper Mustang Overland Tour takes you on a mesmerizing excursion of Upper Mustang. The region is heavily concentrated with Tibetan Buddhist culture which is considered as one of the most pure form culture on the planet. Sine, we will be exploring the region via a vehicle, the tour is ideal for those are not a fan of long hours trekking and climbing.
The overland tour is also a great fit for time-bound people who want to experience the mystical region and its aspects in the quickest way possible. Exploring Upper Mustang and its wonder while travelling on a luxurious four wheelers that is not only fast, but also equally comfortable. The tour through stunning valleys, rich ethnic villages and isolated villages accompanied by the spectacular Himalayan view is something you will admire for life. The Upper Mustang Overland Tour takes you to different monasteries and Goempas that are remarkably preserved till now.
Besides that, the tour is an incredible opportunity to eye Buddhist culture's beautiful artistic integrity. The ancient village surroundings are highly influenced by the culture and let you experience ethereal Ghar Goempa. Furthermore, the infamous holy Muktinath Temple blesses you with its ambiance.
The Upper Mustang Overland Tour is one highly refined package from CoreTreks that truly emphasises on the rich and isolated Tibetan culture along with the majestic Himalayas. Countless beautiful elements of Mustang have been making the place appealing to travellers since years.
CoreTreks invites you to join the experience the enchanting Upper Mustang at a very cost-friendly package. We even customize the tour according to your preferences. Let yourself immerse in the attractive region of Nepal which is religiously and physically attractive at the same time. For further inquiries feel free to contact us.
Trip Itinerary of Upper Mustang Overland Tour In Nepal
Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of the representatives from CoreTreks and will pick you up from the airport. S/he will assist you to the hotel of your choice. The hotels that we provide are three-star and above. Check into the hotel and enjoy your time there. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Trek Preparation Day and Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today we will prepare for the tour and also apply for the permit. You will require the original passport in order to make the Upper Mustang permit. Our crew will assist you to acquire the permit. After that our guide will take you to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. The overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
After having our breakfast, we will load the baggage in a private luxury 4Wd jeep drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The drive will be around 6 hours depending upon the traffic. We will be take breaks for lunch as we drive through the exhilarating curved highways. The drive to Pokhara is an amazing experience in itself.
Drive to Jomsom/Kagbeni from Pokhara
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we drive to Jomsom from Pokhara through the beautiful landscapes. Upon reaching Jomsom we will further drive to Kagbeni along the Kaligandaki gorge which is the deepest river gorge in the world. Kagbeni is considered as the main gate to Upper Mustang. Today’s fascinating drive will end at Kagbeni. Our overnight stay will be at a guesthouse.
Drive to Charang (Tsarang) from Kagbeni
Today, we will be driving from Charang (Tsarang) from Kagbeni through the while hills and terrains. Tsarang is a village made up of various building and structures that lies at south of the walled town of Lo Manthang. Upon our arrival at Tsarang, we will be visiting to monasteries at the village. The monasteries are beautifully designed and the inner walls are painted with murals depicting the deities reflecting the devotion of Buddhist culture. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Charang (Tsarang) day hike to Luri Cave
After having our breakfast, we will prepare for the hike to Luri Cave. Since, vehicles do not go there; we will have to hike for a few hours to reach The Luri Cave. Luri Cave is an ancient cave system that has very little known of its establishment by people from outer world. Pitted with sandstone cliffs and weather into fantastical formations, the cave is a small jewel of Buddhist art. It is sometimes referred as "the Sky Cave" and dates all the way back to 13th – 14th century. Even though at first it seems like the entrance to the cave is obtained only by scaling the pillar, its footpath climbs up to one hundred meters to a door in the lower cave. Small beam of natural light trickles through a small window which makes the space look enchanting. After exploring the cave, we will return to Tsarang where we will spend the night at guesthouse.
Drive to Lo-Manthang from Charang (Tsarang)
Today, we will be driving to around 7 hours to the capital of Mustang Kingdom called Lo-Manthang. The journey will include beautiful terrains and high corroded hills. The capital has a marvellous taste of Tibetan Buddhist custom and tradition which is considered as one of the best preserved traditions on the planet. Upon reaching Lo-Manthang, you will be able to explore the village on foot. We will be visiting monasteries, the King's palace along with other places of significance. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Hike to Chosar Cave and return to Lo Manthang
Today after breakfast we will prepare to explore Lo-Manthang. There are four major temples that we will also be visiting at Lo-Manthang: the Jampa Lhakhang, the Thubechen Goempa, Chodey Goempa and the Choprang Goempa. Then we will head for the Chosar village exploration, the village is a quaint village of stone walls and bone-white hills. From there we will also be visiting the Chosar Cave. We can scope out a beautiful sight of the deep-red Nyuphu Gompa from Chosar. It's structure are built into the rock like elegant architecture. It is also a great opportunity to explore a range of spectacular mountains which marks the border with Tibet. After the Chosar cave and village exploration, we drive back to Lo Manthang. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
Drive to Chusang from Lo-Manthang
After our breakfast we will drive to Chusang. The pleasant drive from Lo Manthang to Chusang is full of desert like terrain with frequent colorful hills. Chusang is a village lying at the junction of Narsingha River and the Kali Gandaki which is surrounded by gigantic red, orange and silvery grey cliffs spotted with cave dwellings. The Chusang village sonsists of three different hamlets. While the people here are slowly moving towards modernization, it still holds the historical significance of Buddhist culture and traditions.
Drive to Tatopani (Hot Spring) from Chusang
After breakfast we will be heading to Tatopani (Hot spring). The place is locally and internationally famous for hot spring pool. Once we arrive at Tatopani, we will spend the evening in the hot spring pool enjoying our time. We will be relaxing and spending the night at Tatopani and have some delightful dinner.
Drive to Pokhara from Tatopani
Today we drive back to Pokhara from Tatopani (Hot Spring). The drive will be of 5 hours so we will spend most of the day travelling. Since, we had a long drive; we will enjoy our time resting at Pokhara after strolling around the beautiful lakeside for some time. Our overnight stay will be in a hotel at Pokhara.
Pokhara to Kathmandu
After having our breakfast, we will prepare to drive back to Kathmandu. The total driving time will be around 6 hours by luxury private jeep. Most of today will be spent driving on the beautiful highway from Pokhara to Kathmandu. After few hour refreshment Core treks will host a dinner this night where guests will be able to taste the traditional cuisine along with some cultural dance at the venue.
Our Upper Mustang Overland Tour has now come to an end. We bid our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight time. One of our representatives will drive you to departure gate at the airport.
Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, breakfast included. (5 Nights).
Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (7 Nights).
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom- Lo Manthang – Tatopani - Kathmandu by Luxury 4 Wd Jeep. (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Annapurna Conservation area permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
Special permit for Upper Mustang.
One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. His food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance.
Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
Personal care & attention.
Local and government taxes.
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Upper Mustang Overland Tour in Nepal is considered a beginner level trek since we will be touring in four wheelers. It requires no prior mountaineering experience. You will be provided with a brief training by our travel experts in order to equip you with required information for the trek.
Yes, it is completely safe to trek to the Upper Mustang Overland Tour in Nepal. However, there are still possibilities of unforeseen circumstances that might interrupt your travel experience. For that, our travel experts will provide a brief training about safety precautions and about the location that we will be heading to.
During your trip to Upper Mustang Overland Tour in Nepal, you can expect to experience the beautiful Pokhara city, a scenic drive through Annapurna region and Mustang Valley, beautiful villages of Kagbeni, Lo Manthang, Muktinath, historic monasteries, and the infamous sky caves.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided (unless needed) during the Upper Mustang Overland Tour in Nepal.
To book the Upper Mustang Overland Tour in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking,
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival
We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
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Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:
- Travel Insurance
- Trek Packing List
- Responsible Tourism
- Free Travel Guide (New)
CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.