Upper Mustang Overland Tour

Duration: 13 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Jeep
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 4,650 m

Upper Mustang Overland Tour is an isolated tour in Nepal Himalaya and popular for ultimate tourist activities becoming popular among the tourist things to do in Nepal. Upper Mustang is known as Lo Manthang which is the last forbidden Kingdom in between Dhaulagiri I (8156 m) and Annapurna I (8091 M). Upper Mustang is like a barren land and a rain shadow area of Nepal in Annapurna region.

Upper Mustang tour follows the Kaligandaki gorge (the deepest gorge in the world) to Kagbeni by jeep. Along the way we pass Tatopani-Natural Hot spring, Marpha Village "The apple garden" Kagbeni-the religious pilgrimage and inter into the Lo-Manthang. The Lomanthang is a windy valley which blows from south towards Tibetan border. The majorities of the people believe in Tibetan Buddhism and speaking semi-Tibetan language and practice the same culture like Tibetan. Life in Mustang revolves around tourism, animal husbandry and trade.

Upper Mustang Tour starts from Kathmandu with a private jeep drive to Pokhara and up to Lo-Manthang. Many companies offer this trip only for trekking and always recommend the flight to and from Jomsom but Global Adventure trekking suggest and proposed you to take a jeep drive and avoid the flight disturbance. The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 KM, Pokhara to Jomsom is 155 km and Jomsom to Lomanthang is 100 km. It is a pleasant drive with beautiful scenery of Mountain range with diverse landscapes. You will be driving very less distance every day, but you will be spending more time to explore the villages in each day. Please see the below day to day tour itinerary and feel free to write me back with any requirement.


  • Upper Mustang is a last forbidden Kingdom of Nepal
  • Touring in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege in Annapurna region
  • Lo-Manthang is a high land trekking and experience the Mountain vista including Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri
  • Experience the Bone and Khampas culture in Upper Mustang

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu (1,350 m) Arrivals and transfer to Hotel

On your upon arrival, you will be collected from the airport by our company representative who will escort you to your hotel. Rest of the time is free and leisure

  • No Meals
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m

This is a leisure day in Kathmandu. Prepare for permit and checking for the trekking gear.

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Hotel

After having breakfast at your hotel, you will start your overland trip to Pokhara by a private vehicle. It goes through Prithivi High way to the beautiful lake city Pokhara enjoying the scenery of villages in the lush hillside landscape along the way. Arrival and check in to the Hotel and walk around beautiful Fewa-Lake and enjoy evening lives of Tourist hub Lake-Side Pokhara.

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 810 m

Today we explore the major attraction of beautiful Lake-City Pokhara including World Peace Pagoda, Devi's fall, Mahadev Cave, Seti Gorge, and International Mountaineering Museum. Then drive to Tatopani (Hot-Spring) exploring Beni and Galeshor temple on the way.

  • Full Board plan
  • Guest House
  • 1,200 m

Drive to Kagbeni from Tatopani after breakfast and exploring Marpha-Apple Garden and Jomsom on the way. It is adventurous mountain road driving with delightful scenery with amazing landscapes along with world's deepest Gorge "Kaligandaki Gorge."

  • Full Board plan
  • Guest House
  • 2,800 m

We start our real adventurous tour from today. Our drive today involves Chhusang, Chele and Samar Village. Take our Lunch and walk around Samar, visit Chhuyer Chorten, explore Samar Gompa, enjoy the view of Annapurna and Nilgiri.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House
  • 3,600 m

After breakfast, we drive to Sangbochen via Vana or walk 8km via Ramchung Cave (Chungsi Cave Monastery) enjoying great views of Tilicho peak, Yakawa Kang, Damodar Danda. Next, we drive to Yamada La pass at 3,850m with Chorten and down the beautiful valley of Ghiling with its surrounding field of barley, wheat, buckwheat, potato, and Tashi Chyoling Gompa.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House
  • 3,600 m

Today we start our tour with a drive to Ghami with its beautiful fields surrounding the entire village where we explore the old Winter Palace of Lo-Kingdom and Shad Drup Darkeling Gompa related to Sakyapa sect of Buddhism founded by Sonama Lodo in 1414 AD. Then again we drive and cross a bridge over the Ghami Khola and hike an hour to explore Dhakmar another beautiful village with the striking sight of red cliffs glows brightly in the sun. Then we further drive to Charang Village, Mustang’s second-largest town, with a monastery built by Bsum Grub Dorje in the 16th century AD and around 1000 inhabitants.

  • Full Board plan
  • Guest House
  • 3,550 m

Today we walk to Gyakar village (3,950m) which houses a century-old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. Ancient Ghar Gumba was built in the 8th century by a Tibetan magician Guru Padmasambhava related to Nyingma sect of Buddhism. According to a local legend, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will have it fulfilled. We explore the Gompa and continue trek to Lo-Mangthang or back to Charang and drive to Lomanthang.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House
  • 3,850 m

Lo Manthang is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend the day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen, and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. Then, we drive to Kora la (4,660m) take pictures and drive back to Chhoser visit caves and monasteries and back to Lomanthang.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House

We drive back to Jomsom through the same tour, Enjoy the beautiful views at Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri en route.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House
  • 2,700 m

We take early morning 20 minutes flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and take another connected half an hour flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara. You will be collected from the Kathmandu airport by our company representative who will escort you to your hotel. We arrive back in Kathmandu by mid-afternoon when you have time for some shopping or to just relax in your hotel.

  • fare well
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m

Your journey ends today once we escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

  • Breakfast
  • No hotel

What's included

  • Airports pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • All transportation Kathmandu – Lomanthang – Jomsom by luxurious jeep
  • Three nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B basis)
  • One night hotel in Pokhara on (B/B basis)
  • Eight days all meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with 3 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best available standard accommodation at teahouses during Mustang tour period
  • Government approved Professional English speaking guide throughout the trip
  • All necessary paperwork, special permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Drink including - water, cold drinks, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staffs
  • Additional flight if required
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Useful Info

Monastry Details of Upper Mustang that you will visit while on the trip.

1. Chungsi Cave Monastry Near to Syanmochen/Samar

  • Sector of Buddhism: Ningmapa
  • Major Statues/Images: Tara Devi, Statue of Guru Rinpochhe, Jhoao Chasapani
  • Remark: "Chhevum Bhumba"(Stone and soil structure increasing itself)

2. Tashi Chyoling Gompa,Ghiling

  • Sector of Buddhism: Ngorpa sub-Sect of Sakyapa sect
  • Established Date/Old: 571 years old
  • Major Monastic rituals: Molam, Mandalla Puja, Ketor Puja, Dhukpa Chesi, Kangso Chyachchha, Kangso Puja ets
  • Major Statues/Images: Sakyamuni, Jhampa, NgorChen, Padma Samabhawa, Chhepame, Dalai Lama, Lhobo Khenjen (Ghhenchen)
  • Major Religious books: Ghetongma, Kangyur, Ketatangi, Tangka, Sakya Kabub and Lhamed among them some are in gold script
  • Remark: Founded by "Lhobo Ghenchen Lama"

3. Lo Geme Shad Drup Darkeling Gompa, Ghami

  • Sector of Buddhism: Sakyapa sect
  • Established Date/Old: 1414 AD (590 years old)
  • Major Monastic rituals: Heverja, Khyuri Dhunmje, Mela
  • Major Statues/Images: Buddha Pravamandal 2'6" high, Bajra Satwa 2'3" high, Buddha Statue 2'9"high, Ngor Chhen Kunga Sangpo, Sakyamuni, Dorjesemba, Midhukpa
  • Major Religious books: Sakya Kabum-03, Ghetangma-03, Lhamde-10, Kengyur-103, Tengyur-215
  • Remark: Founded by Sonama Lodo

4. Jhampa Gompa, Lomanthang

  • Sector of Buddhism: Sakya sect
  • Established Date/Old: 1387 AD
  • Major Monastic rituals: Molam Chhyang, Ngyugne
  • Major Statues/Images: Jhamapa Chhempo, Rhikpa Jampa, Dharma Birwa, Lhamu Hoser Chenge Singham
  • Remark: Gompa houses tp Gold painted tantric Mandalas

5. Thupchen Gompa, Lomanthang

  • Sector of Buddhism: Sakyapa sect
  • Established Date/Old: 15th century
  • Major Statues/Images: Thupchen, Nmgyal Chhorten, Chen Tejik, Jampalyang Gurun Rinpochhe, Dhristrarastra, Baishnawan, Birudhak Birupaksya
  • Remark: The Hude wooden beams in Dukhang carry Buddhist mantra inside the Gompa

6. Chhyode Gompa, Lomanthang

  • Sector of Buddhism: Sakyapa sect
  • Established Date/Old: 1757 AD
  • Major Monastic rituals: Tenchi, Saka Dhawa, Lolam, Bayang Yaarne, Lhabap, Duchhen
  • Major Statues/Images: Dorje Sonnu, Dorje Dhhang, Sange Thukpa
  • Remark: Thompa houses of beautiful Thanka and Images

7. Chhujung Gompa, near to Lomanthang

  • Sector of Buddhism: Sakyapa sect

8. Garghu Dhejing Chhyoling Gompa, Garphu, Chhoser

  • Sector of Buddhism: Ningmapa sect of Sakyapa
  • Established Date/Old: 500 years old
  • Major Monastic rituals: Chyuchi Ngyugne, Mahakala Puj, Hyum, Kengyur, Tengyur, Ghyutor, Chhempo
  • Major Statues/Images: Guru Rinpochhe, Dhorje Chhyang, Chhewang Lhindu, Siiji Shhyamjo
  • Major Religious books: Rinjin Dhorje, Kathang Dherng, Kathang Sanlingma
  • Remark: Footprint of Guru Rinpochhe on stone

9. Nyiphuk Namdol Norbuling Gompa, Nyiphuk, Choser

  • Sector of Buddhism: Ngorpa sub-Sector of Sakyapa
  • Established Date/Old: 600 years old
  • Major Monastic rituals: Saka Dhawa, Ketor Dhinchhu, Dhukpa Chhesi, Mahakala Puja
  • Major Statues/Images: Dhorje Chhyang, Sakyamuni and Lo Khenchen Sonam Lindup
  • Major Religious books: Ghetongba, Todsum, Dhomang, Khaj yuk Vembu, Lo Khejen Sonam Lhindup

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