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.

Highlights

  • 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

Day 01 Kathmandu (1,350 m) Arrivals and transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour
Day 03 Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m), 200 km, 6/7 hrs. Drive
Day 04 Pokhara to Tatopani (1,200 m), 110 km, 4/5 hrs. Drive
Day 05 Tatopani to Kagbeni (2,800 m), 65 km, 5/6 hrs. Drive
Day 06 Kagbeni to Samar (3,600 m), 26 km, 3 hrs. Drive
Day 07 Samar to Ghiling (3,600m), 15 km, 2 hrs. Drive
Day 08 Ghiling to Charang (3,550 m), 24 km, 3 hrs. Drive
Day 09 Charang to Lomangthang (3,850 m), 15 km, 2 hr. Drive
Day 10 Lomangthang explore, visit Chhoser and Kora La (4,650 m), 20 km.
Day 11 Lomangthang back to Jomsom (2,700 m), 90 km, 7/8 hrs.
Day 12 Jomsom fly to Pokhara in the morning and Kathmandu in the afternoon.
Day 13 Final departure

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) 3 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best available 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 and Kathmandu 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
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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

Once the Trip is confirmed by paying a 10% deposit, The deposit is non-refundable.

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