Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude3,840m / 12,598 ft
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, with Full Board Meals while on the Mountain
  • Trip Start/EndPokhara
  • Group Size2-30
  • Best SeasonMarch to May and September to December are ideal times for a Mustang trip. However, even June to August offers a unique experience suitable for exploring Mustang

What to Expect:

  • Beginning at Pokhara: Our tour starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara. Known for its serene lakes and stunning mountain views, this city is a fusion of modernity and tradition, setting the tone for our journey ahead.
  • Kagbeni - The Gateway: As we drive through the rugged trails, Kagbeni, a historic town, welcomes us as the gateway to Upper Mustang. Witness its ancient monasteries and the sacred junction of the Kak Khola and Mustang Khola rivers.
  • Lo Manthang - The Walled City: The capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang, boasts a unique walled structure. Explore the ancient royal palace and mingle with the locals to understand their unique culture and way of life.
  • Caves and Cliffs: The region is dotted with mysterious caves built high into the cliffs. While some of these were used for meditation, others served as troglodyte dwellings in ancient times.

Are you ready to transcend the ordinary? Dive deep into the heart of Lomanthang with our Upper Mustang Jeep Tour. Book now!

Dive into the heart of the Himalayas with our Upper Mustang Jeep Tour. This exclusive journey lets you immerse yourself in Nepal's rich culture, showcasing stunning landscapes and age-old kingdoms unique to the region.

Explore the hidden gems of the Upper Mustang, known as the 'Forbidden Kingdom of Lo', with our specialized Upper Mustang Jeep Tour. This untouched area, rarely visited, feels like stepping into a time capsule. Here, contrasting with the verdant terrains of other Nepali regions, you'll experience a blend of Tibetan traditions set against stark, rocky backdrops.

We prioritize environmental care in all our tours. Our eco-friendly jeeps are not just a mode of transport; they're our commitment to preserving the scenic beauty we explore. We ensure minimal impact, letting you enjoy the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour with a clear conscience.

Choosing the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour means more than just a ride; it's a passage to a bygone era, a region untouched by modernity. Experience the true essence of Nepal's heartland, all from the comfort of our top-tier jeeps.

Why Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

Rapid Exploration: Unlike trekking, a jeep tour lets you cover vast distances in shorter times, ensuring you see more in less time.

All-Weather Friend: Rain or shine, our jeeps are equipped to handle the unpredictable mountain weather, ensuring your journey is uninterrupted.

Local Insights: Our drivers aren’t just experts on the road, but also a treasure trove of local knowledge, stories, and insights, enriching your overall experience.

Upper Mustang Jeep Safai Tour Route

Kickstart from Pokhara: As the starting point for the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, Pokhara mesmerizes visitors with its serene lakes and majestic snow-capped peaks. This city serves as a calm prelude to the wild terrains of the Upper Mustang.

Jomsom – The Apple Orchard: A pivotal stop on the Jeep Tour route, Jomsom is renowned for its lush apple orchards. The town offers captivating contrasts with dry brown hills juxtaposed against verdant orchards.

Kagbeni: This ancient town holds a significant position in the Upper Mustang Tour. With profound spiritual roots, Kagbeni opens a window to Mustang's rich history. Wander through its narrow alleyways, past chortens and spinning prayer wheels, feeling like you've stepped into a living museum.

Chele to Syanbochen: As the Tour progresses, travelers traverse beautiful towns such as Samar, which boasts poplar trees and meticulously terraced fields. This leg of the journey culminates at the intriguing Ramchung Cave.

Ghami to Charang: An essential part of the Mustang Jeep Safari Tour, this stretch allows adventurers to drive alongside the world’s longest Mani wall. Arrive in Charang, a town that encapsulates traditional vibes with fields of willow trees and houses separated by ancient stone walls.

Lo Manthang: The crowning jewel of the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, Lo Manthang stands tall with its magnificent walled structure. Bask in its royal ambiance, marked by pristine whitewashed walls, striking red Gompas, and an age-old King’s palace.

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Advantages

Accessibility: Some places in Mustang are difficult to access on foot due to rough terrains. Jeeps make these spots easily reachable.

Flexibility: Unlike a strict trekking schedule, our jeep tours offer more flexibility in terms of halts and exploration.

Comfort with Views: Enjoy panoramic views of the barren landscapes, deep gorges, and snowy peaks, all from the comfort of our well-equipped jeeps.

Local Interaction and Culture on Jeep tour of Upper Mustang

Tiji Festival: If timed right, travelers can witness the annual Tiji Festival, celebrated every May. This three-day ritual commemorates the triumph of good over evil and is characterized by vibrant dances and intricate rituals.

Mustang Tiji Festival
Tiji Festival in Lo-Manthang Mustang

Taste of Mustang: Don’t miss out on trying local delicacies like Thukpa (noodle soup), Tsampa (roasted barley flour), and a sip of the Mustang Coffee (locally brewed with salt and butter).

Eager to dive into the heart of Upper Mustang in a jeep? It's a unique experience waiting for you. Book your tour now and start the adventure!


Touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the starting point of your Upper Mustang Jeep tour. Our friendly team will greet you and guide you to your accommodation. Once settled, you’ll get a briefing about the fascinating journey to the Upper Mustang region.

    Begin with a hearty breakfast before exploring Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, capturing the essence of Nepal's rich history. Wander through Durbar Square, witness the spirituality at Pashupatinath Temple, and marvel at the grandeur of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath stupas. As dusk settles, Thamel awaits with its vibrant atmosphere, a microcosm of Nepal's vibrant culture.

      Choose to either drive alongside picturesque landscapes or opt for a quick flight to Pokhara. Here, the backdrop of the Annapurna range and the serene Phewa Lake sets the stage for the upcoming Upper Mustang tour.

        Begin with a scenic flight to Jomsom. Then, a jeep journey takes you to Kagbeni, a beautiful village and gateway to Upper Mustang. Visit Tangbe with its charming lanes and Muktinath, a revered pilgrimage spot, before settling down in Chele.

          As you traverse the stark beauty of Upper Mustang, encounter old villages and age-old monasteries. Notice the long Mani wall, a sight to behold, en route to Ghami, your resting point for the night.

            The journey continues through terrains dotted with stunning vistas. By afternoon, the walled city of Lo Manthang greets you. Spend the evening acquainting yourself with its surroundings.

              Today is all about Lo Manthang. From its old monasteries to the King’s palace, there's much to explore. Interact with the locals, understanding their traditions, and if adventurous enough, saddle up for a horse ride around.

                Wave goodbye to Lo Manthang and head back towards Jomsom. Upon arrival, take time to visit the local market or simply enjoy the distinct flavors of local dishes.

                  A morning flight brings you back to Pokhara, where a few leisure hours await. By late day, opt between a road journey or a flight to return to Kathmandu.

                    Squeeze in a bit of last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. When it's time, our team will escort you to the airport, marking the end of an unforgettable journey.

                      Cost Details


                      • Pick-up and drop-off at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
                      • A comprehensive guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
                      • Hotel stays in Kathmandu and Pokhara (as per the itinerary).
                      • Guesthouse/lodge accommodations in Upper Mustang region.
                      • Comfortable private jeep for the entire Upper Mustang tour.
                      • Option of either a scenic drive or flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara (USD 180 PP extra, if flight choosed).
                      • Daily breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                      • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the Upper Mustang tour.
                      • Special Restricted Area PermitAnnapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit.
                      • Professional English-speaking guide for the entirety of the Upper Mustang tour.
                      • Traditional Nepali dinner in Kathmandu.
                      • All government and local taxes and Service charges

                      Good to Know

                      When's the Best Time for a Jeep Tour in Upper Mustang?

                      Want a destination that's good all year? Upper Mustang is the answer. Thanks to its location behind the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains, it's shielded from the heavy rains that hit most parts of Nepal during summer. So, even when it's raining elsewhere, Upper Mustang remains a great travel spot. But if you ask travelers from around the world, they often prefer the clear mountain views of spring and autumn.

                      Permits You'll Need for Your Jeep Adventure in Upper Mustang

                      Upper Mustang opened its doors to global travelers in 1992, but there are rules. If you're from outside Nepal, you'll need a special permit, the RAP. Here's a heads-up: solo travelers can't get this permit alone. But if you're traveling solo, reach out to us! We can pair you up with others. Your journey kicks off at Kagbeni, where they'll check your permits.

                      • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
                      • Restricted Area Permit (RAP)

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