If you are a lover of nature, interested in history, fascinated by Buddhism and are curious about Tibet, Surely Upper Mustang is a place that you must visit!
Upper Mustang Overland Tour Itinerary
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
Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour
After having breakfast, about 9 am the guided sightseeing trip will begin. You will visit Pashupati Nath Temple: Nepal’s biggest and most sacred Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord-Shiva). Bouddhanath Stupa: The Buddhist shrine and biggest Dom in South Asia, Kathmandu Durbar Square: The historical palace and Monkey Temple: The combination of Hindu and Buddhist shrine
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m), 200 km, 6/7 hrs. Drive
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.
Day 04: Pokhara to Tatopani (1,200 m), 110 km, 4/5 hrs. Drive
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.
Day 05: Tatopani to Kagbeni (2,800 m), 65 km, 5/6 hrs. Drive
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."
Day 06: Kagbeni to Samar (3,600 m), 26 km, 3 hrs. Drive
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.
Day 07: Samar to Ghiling (3,600m), 15 km, 2 hrs. Drive
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.
Day 08: Ghiling to Charang (3,550 m), 24 km, 3 hrs. Drive
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.
Day 09: Charang to Lomangthang (3,850 m), 15 km, 2 hr. Drive
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.
Day 10: Lomangthang explore, visit Chhoser and Kora La (4,650 m), 20 km.
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.
Day 11: Lomangthang back to Jomsom (2,700 m), 90 km, 7/8 hrs.
We drive back to Jomsom through the same tour, Enjoy the beautiful views at Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri en route.
Day 12: Jomsom fly to Pokhara in the morning and Kathmandu in the afternoon.
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.
Day 13: Final departure
Your journey ends today once we escorted to the airport for your onward flight.