Upper Mustang Overland Tour

Upper Mustang Overland Tour
Activity
Overland Tours/Hiking
Destination
Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    3600 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 2 Pax. 
  • Meals
    Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara/Full board meals during trek 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara / Guesthouse During the Trek 
  • Best Time
    March to May and Sept to Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $2,500USD

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

Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)
Beste Gokkilic Yazar, Turkey We did eight days Mardi Himal trek and it was a very pleasant experience. The whole team arranged everything with great professionalism and they were equally precise when something unexpected or out of the plan happened. They took great care for us both during our accommodation in Kathmandu and the trekking period as well. Our guide Dinesh was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend him, he was always there with his stunning hospitality when we needed. He is also a great teacher, taught me some of the basics of Nepalese language too :D. I would definitely recommend Nepal Hiking Team if you have any plans to travel to Nepal for trekking purposes.