This Off Road Jeep Safari in the Hidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang is specially designed to those travellers who love adventure but can't do long trekking. Besides that this Jeep safari saves a time as well. Mustang is one of the mystical areas of Nepal. It is a place with isolate landscapes and lavishly adorned monasteries; great rivers and fields created through the painstaking labor of humans over time, with the highland that extends endlessly northward, and the immaculate while peaks of Annapurna and Nilgiri. Still presided over by its hereditary dynasty, this unique kingdom within a country has Tibetan Buddhist monasteries that pre date many monasteries within Tibet, and a well preserved Tibetan Buddhism that has thrived with little influence from the Chinese to their north or the Nepalese to their south. In fact, many say that there is more of Tibet in Mustang than there is in today's Tibet.
General Facts of Upper Mustang Jeep Safari (Drive):
Trip Days: 13 Days.
Kathmandu Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel (Can be upgraded as per need).
Pokhara Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel (Can be upgraded as per need).
Village Accommodation: Local Guest House
Maximum Altitude: 4940 m.
City Transportation: Car, Van, Hiace, jeep or bus as per group Size.
Season : May - October.
Group Size: Minimum 02.
Tour Code: UMJS 77.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Our representative will pick you up from Tribhuvan Inernational Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Fre and relax in the evening.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
Have breakfast and guided sightseeing of Kathmandu begins. Visit: Pashupati Nath Temple, Bouddha Nath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhu Nath Stupa. In the evening a short briefing about the Jeep safari trip will be conducted. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive kathmandu - Pokhara.
Have breakfast in the morning and drive to Pokhara. Kathmandu to Pokhara is 210 kilometers drive. It takes approximately 6 hours to reach Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara check in at Hotel. Free and relax. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 04: Fly Pokhara - Jomsom, Drive Jomsom - Kagbeni - Chhusang (2980 m).
Wake up early in the morning and drive to Pokhara airport to fly to Jomsom. Pokhara to Jomsom is around 16 minutes flight. Jomsom is our starting poing of Off Road Jeep safari (drive). We load all our lugggage at Jeep in Jomsom and our journey to Hidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang begins. We drive from Jomsom to Chhusang via Kagbeni. We drive through the bank of Kali Gangaki river through Kagbeni river gorge. Kagbeni is considered as a sacred place for Hindus. Kali Gandaki is also famous for collecting "Saligram". Following the way crossing the Tangbe village we reach to our day destination Chhusang. Chhusang still has a remains of an old castle built during silk trade period. Overnight at Chhusang.
Day 05: Drive Chhusang - Charang (3560 m).
Wake up in the morning have breakfast and our day journey begins. Today we will drive around 5 hours passing through a village such as: Chaili, Samar, Gelling etc. Most f the houses in these area are constructed out of mud and stones with roof cast out of twins, straw and a mixture of mud and pebbles. On the way we also views some buddhist gompas which contains an exquisite wall paintings. Upon reaching Charang we will check in at Local Guest House free and relax. Overnigh at Charang.
Day 06: Drive Charang - Lo Manthang (3840 m).
After having breakfast we explore and interesting villages and monasteries. We then go a bit out of the way to see Dhakmar village. And our driving towards our journey begins. Our todays destination is Lo Manthang (the final destination of this trip). It is around 2 hours drive to Lo Manthang. Passing through uphill and flatterns road we reach to Lo Manthang. Free and relax. Overnight at Lo Manthang.
Day 07: Explore Lo Manthang Village.
Have breakfast in the morning and explore a Lo Manthang Village. Visit the King's Palace & the surroundings of Lo Manthang as well as the monasteries over there. Free and relax. Overnight at Lo Manthang.
Day 08: Day at Lo Manthang.
Today after having breakfast we drive all the way to visit Nepal - Tibet Border. Rest of the day is free and relax. Overnight at Lo Manthang.
Day 09: Drive Lo Manthang - Gelling (3570 m).
Wake up in the morning enjoy your breakfast and our returning journey begins. Today we drive back from Lo Manthang all the way down to Gelling. It takes around 5 hours. Upon reaching Gelling we check in at Guest House free and relax. Overnight at Gelling.
Day 10: Drive Gelling - Jomsom.
After having breakfast our day returning journey begins today we will drive back to Jomsom. It takes around 6 hours to reach Jomsom. Later we check in at guest house in jomsom free and relax. Overnight at Jomsom.
Day 11: Fly Jomsom - Pokhara.
We take a morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and tranfer to Hotel. Free and relax in Pokhara. YOu can walk around lake side in Pokhara watch the market around and relax. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 12: Drive/Fly Pokhara - Kathmandu.
Have breakfast and pack your luggage to drive/fly back to Kathmand. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 13: Departure.
Have breakfast and drive to international airport for final departure.
Airport pickup and drop by non car.
3 Nights Accommodation on Kathmandu on twin room with breakfast.
2 Nights Accommodation on Pokhara on twin room with breakast.
Accommodation during jeep Safari (drive) will be in local Guest house.
Jeep from Jomsom - Lo Manthang - Jomsom.
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during trekking days.
Annapurna Conservation Area permit fee.
Restricted area permit fee.
Pokhara – Kathmandu domestic airfare.
Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara domestic airfare.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Personal nature cost.
Beverages, mineral water etc.
Hot water and attach bath during trekking.
Hot and cold drinks.
Laundry, telephone, insurance.
Tipping for guide and porter.
Emmergency rescue charges.
Travel insurance of client (we suggest you to have travel insurance).
Any cost due to uncertainities like earthquake, landslide, natural or political.