Upper Mustang Overland Tour

Upper Mustang Overland Tour

Activities:
Overland Tours/Hiking
Duration
14 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    3600 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 2 Pax.
  • Meals
    Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara/Full board meals during trek 
  • Best Time
    March to May and Sept to Dec 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara / Guesthouse During the Trek

Trip Overview

The former kingdom of Lo in Upper Mustang is a mesmerizing region that is heavily concentrated with traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture that remains one of the most pure forms of Tibetan Buddhism on the planet that spans millennia and goes back centuries. The Upper Mustang Overland Tour is a perfect leisurely excursion of Upper Mustang that presents a new alternative way of touring the region. It is perfect for people who want to explore the region via a vehicle and want to skip out on long hours of trekking and hiking. The Upper Mustang Overland Tours is also ideal for people who are short on time and want to experience the mystical region’s best elements and aspects the quickest way possible. Experience the wonders of Upper Mustang while travelling on a luxurious jeep and see fleeting sights of natural beauty and local people all while seated on a comfortable vehicle. The guided tour through the region includes some of the most stunning and variegated valleys of corroded hills and mountains with spectacular Himalayan view accompanied by rich ethnic villages and far-off isolated settlements on the crevasses and foothills of tall Himals. Start off the journey with a beautiful and enriching Kathmandu City Tour and then commence the journey from Pokhara- the adventure capital of the country, driving around petrified mounds of large limestone and calcium boulders and ash-white hills that are dotted with red houses and chortens decorated with prayer flags as you move deeper into the region. The Upper Mustang Overland Tour takes you to various monasteries and Gompas that are located at different settings, and lets you fully immerse yourself in the tale and legends of the region’s history, its present culture and the people’s customs and rituals that are deeply tied to their ancestral traditions and preserved remarkably well till date.

Explore the ethereal Ghar Gompa, walk on ancient village surroundings and get to see the Buddhist culture’s beautiful dexterity and artistic integrity closely as you follow the path on your vehicle going from village to village and from one site to the next. Delve into the religious ambiance of the holy Muktinath Temple and wander around the mystical Luri Caves that is situated on the desert-like terrain that consists of distinctly tall and fascinating rock-formations. Visit monasteries where ancient tantric practices and shamanistic rituals were performed and practiced at ancient times. It is a fun and exciting adventure tour that does not lack in amazing landscape, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys. The Upper Mustang Overland Tour is a one-of-its-kind package that truly captures the beautiful elements of what makes Mustang so appealing and presents them in a comfortable and gracious way. The journey and its many marvelous features are sure to leave you spell-bound!

So come join us in this wonderfully adept adventure tour of one of the most outstanding and religiously attractive regions of the country and let yourself enjoy Mustang’s sheltered tranquility and pious sacerdotal Tibetan culture in the best way possible!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sight Seeing Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2985ft), Duration: 6 hours

Day 04: Pokhara to Kagbeni, Duration: 8 hours

Day 05: Kagbeni to Charang (Tsarang), (3500m/11482ft)

Day 06: Charang – Hike to the Luri Cave – return

Day 07: Charang to Lo Manthang - 3600m/13 km

Day 08: Lo Manthang – Explore the Chosar Cave and the Chosar Village – Return to Charang

Day 09: Charang – Hike to Ghar Gompa – Return to Charang

Day 10: Charang to Chhusang

Day 11: Chhusang to Muktinath

Day 12: Muktinath to Pokhara, Duration: 8 hours

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 14: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private AC vehicle including airport transfer.
  • Three night accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category hotel in Katmandu.
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category hotel in Katmandu.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek. We provide attached bathroom wherever possible.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Special trekking permit) please bring 3 passport size photos for permit
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Cold drinks, water, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Horse/Pony during the trek.
  • WiFi internet/phone call
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.
Evelyn, Ireland Organised this trip from Australia with very limited trekking experience. Ganga and his team were extremely professional and approachable in answering our questions and providing guidance. The travel itinerary was tailor-made to suit our dates. The accommodation in Kathmandu was excellent, accommodation along the trek was the best available and our guide and porter were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our flight to Lukla was cancelled and our guide Mr Bim had organised a helicopter within a few moments. Felt very safe and secure with the local knowledge and expertise. The Nepal Hiking Team look after you from start to finish; meeting you at the airport with a garland of flowers and wishing you farewell with a Nepalese scarf. We were a party of three from Ireland and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Couldn't recommend this company highly enough. I will be advising anyone from Ireland to use this local company for sheer value and professionalism!!