Upper Mustang Overland Tour is an exciting detour in Upper Mustang by Jeep. The trip approaches to a trans-himalayan region that has similar geographical structure and culture to Tibet. It is a wonderful land that reflects Tibetan Buddhism.
Visitors will be blessed with the wonderful mountainous views as well as the distinct culture during the trip. Trekking is also an optional activity for Upper Mustang, but the barren land and solidarity might make you monotonous during the trekking. So, we “Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition ” has designed a great and wonderful Overland Jeep Tour to Upper Mustang.
The journey to Upper Mustang begins from Jomsom after reaching at Jomsom airport by short flight from Pokhara. Since it is a Jeep drive and elevation changes frequently, you might get altitude sickness trouble. In order to tackle such kind of problem, Go For Nepal Team will be fully equipped. Our experienced team will not let your holiday destroyed due to such kind of issues.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and pre-trip meeting
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827 m) (Optional: fly to Pokhara – cost will be increased)
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,743 m) – 25 minutes and drive to Kagbeni (2,804 m) – 4 hours
Day 05: Drive to Ghami (4010 m) – 6 hours
Day 06: Drive to Lo-manthang (3,840 m) – 2 hours
Day 07: Exploration around Lo-manthang
Day 08: Drive back to Chuksung village (2900m) – 6 hours
Day 09: Drive back to Jomsom (2743 m) – 3 hours
Day 10: Fly back to Pokhara – 25 minutes, and drive back to Kathmandu – 7 hours
Day 11: Final Departure
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and pre-trip meeting.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827 m), (Optional: fly to Pokhara - cost will be increased).
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,743 m), 25 minutes and drive to Kagbeni (2,804 m), 4 hrs.
Day 05: Drive to Ghami (4010 m), 6 hrs.
Day 06: Drive to Lo-manthang (3,840 m), 2 hrs.
Day 07: Exploration around Lo-manthang.
Day 08: Drive back to Chuksung village (2,900 m), 6 hrs.
Day 09: Drive back to Jomsom (2,743 m), 3 hrs.
Day 10: Fly back to Pokhara, 25 min, and drive back to Kathmandu, 7 hrs.
Day 11: Final Departure.
What's included !
- Airport picks up/ transfer
- 2 nights in 3 or 4 star standard hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan
- Guided tour of Kathmandu valley with private car, entrance of all the temples and monuments fees
- Farewell dinner
- Mustang special permit/TIMS Card
- Drive from Kathmandu-Pokhara by private vehicle
- All monuments/ entrance fees
- 2 nights standard hotel in Pokhara on BB plan as per as itinerary suggested
- Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara Domestic flight
- 3 times meals during the trip except in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Twin-shared accommodation in the mustang region
- An experienced government licensed holder guide and helper
- All the Government and local taxes
- Group medicine kit box
- High altitude chamber bag for trek safety (available on above 4 pax)
- Departure transfer
What's not included !
- Air travel to/from Nepal
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature
- Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations
- Tips for guide
- Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose
- Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.