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
Upon arrival, you will be collected from the airport by our company representative who will escort you to the hotel. The rest of the time is free and leisure
Day 02: Kathmandu leisure day
This is a leisure day in Kathmandu. Prepare for a permit and check for the necessary gear.
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 private vehicle. It goes through Prithivi Highway to the beautiful lake city Pokhara enjoying the scenery of villages in the lush hillside landscape along the way. Arrive and check in to the Hotel and walk around beautiful Fewa-Lake and enjoy the evening lives of Tourist hub Lake-Side Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara to Kagbeni (2,800 m), 165 km, 6/7 hrs. Drive
Your adventure trips start after having a good breakfast. It is 165 km through the Beni-Baglung highway. Along the way, you will pass Tatopani, Ghasa, Marpha, and Jomsom. It is adventurous mountain road driving with delightful scenery with amazing landscapes along with the world's deepest Gorge "Kaligandaki Gorge." Arrival and check-in Guest House.
Day 05: Kagbeni to Ghiling (3,600m), 26 km, 5 hrs. Drive
We start our real adventurous tour today. Our drive today involves Chhusang, Chele, and Samar Village. Take our Lunch and walk around Samar, visit Chhuyer Chorten, explore Samar Gompa, and enjoy the view of Annapurna and Nilgiri. After having lunch, we drive to Sangbochen via Vana or walk 8km via Ramchung Cave (Chungsi Cave Monastery) enjoying great views of Tilicho peak, Yaskawa Kang, and 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. Overnight at Guest House
Day 06: Ghiling to Charang (3,550 m), 18 km-Lomangthang (3,850 m), 15 km, 6 hr. 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 the 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 glowing 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.
After having Lunch you will 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 the 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 to Lo-Mangthang or back to Charang and drive to Lomanthang.
Day 07/8: Lomangthang explore, visit Chhoser and Kora La (4,650 m), 20 km.
Lo Manthang is a walled town in 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 Chooser to visit caves and monasteries and back to Lomanthang.
Day 09: Lomangthang drive back to Jomsom (2,700 m), 90 km, 7/8 hrs.
We drive back to Jomsom through the same route, Enjoy the beautiful views at Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri en route.
Day 10: Jomsom fly to Pokhara in the morning and fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon.
We take an early morning 20 minutes flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and take another connected half-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 11: Final departure
Your journey ends today, as per your request we escorted you to the airport for your onward flight. Or You may stay longer time.