12 Days Exclusive Upper mustang Trip package by Private Jeep

Region

Annapurna Region

Duration

12 Days

Max Altitude

3840m

Best Season

Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec.

Activity Per Day

4-5 hours

Transportation

Private Jeep

Grade

1 easy

Min Group Size

2 people

Overview

Experience the land on the banks of the Tibetan Plateau outside the Himalayas with its ancient socio-cultural traditions, historically rich archival locations, and glorious rain-shade countryside on the 4WD Jeep tour. This jeep tour is an alternative to camping in the remote and untouched lands of Mustang for all forms of travelers. All of this can be achieved in a limited time..

Everyone could go by Jeep through the Kali-Gandaki River Valley to Upper Mustang and Lo-Mangthang these days. The traditional Buddhist Tibetan lifestyles and nomadic dwellings around tourism destinations give a different perception of living in a remote landscape. On the tour, there are plenty more delightful attractions of ancient monasteries and chhortens. The foundation for cultural observation in Lomanthang and its premises. The Upper Mustang area is naturally diversified through caves and seasonal vegetation. Lomanthang's key highlights are: the red mud village, stone-walled town, caves, and numerous spectacular landscapes.

Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek

·         Mustang’s hidden remaining forbidden Kingdom

·         Trek through a wild barren region with cliffs and spires.

·         Visit Lomangthang’s walled metropolis and monasteries

·         A top-notch time out to get away from the summer monsoon mendacity in the rain shadow

·         Discover the hidden valleys and undulating landscapes.

Outline Itinerary ( 12 Days )

  • 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu overnight in Himalayan Suite Hotel

    Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment, we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.

    Accomodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meals: Dinner

  • 2

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.Overnight in Himalayan Suite Hotel

    After breakfast sightseeing tour  in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Till then our team will prepare a special permit for Mustang Trip.

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Walking Hours: 1/2 hours
    Meals: Breakfast
    Mode of Transportation: Private Jeep / Car

  • 3

    Jeep drive to Pokhara (200km, 6hrs) Overnight in Hotel Lakestar

    This morning you will drive to Pokhara (200km) En route we will see more of the countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, villages, farms, and beautiful mountain sceneries. Afternoon, we reach Pokhara. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna, and others. Pokhara is a city of lakes and has numerous beautiful lakes. We can explore the most accessible and beautiful, Fewa Lake during the afternoon -enjoy boating too. Explore, relax and dine by tranquil Lake Fewa. You can even do some shopping during evening hours in the colorful town of Pokhara.

     

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel Dandelion/Hotel Lake Star
    Mode of Transportation: Tourist Bus/Jeep /Flight
    Travel Time: 7-8 Hours on four-wheelers and 25 min by plane

  • 4

    Jeep Drive to Marpha (2600m, 5-6hrs) Overnight in Lodge

    Jeep Drive to Marpha (2600m, 5-6hrs) Overnight in Lodge
    Intensive exploration of the Marpha village including Kawaguchi House and Marpha Gompa.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accomodation: Guesthouse/lodge
    Mode of Transportation: Jeep
    Maximum Altitude: 2600m

  • 5

    Jeep Drive to Ghami (3550 m, 4hrs) Overnight in Lodge

    Enroute visit the village of Thin and Sakyo Gompa, Hutsaptempga Gompa and village of Syang (if possible), visit Tiri Gaon, explore the Samar village and surrounding including NEW TEMPLE, en route visit Rangchyung Cave Chorten/cave temple, the village of Ghiling/Gelling with a walk through Chorten, Sakya Gompa, and Mani Wall.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accomodation: Guesthouse/lodge
    Mode of Transportation: Jeep
    Maximum Altitude: 2550m

     

  • 6

    Jeep drive to Lo Manthang (5/6 hrs , 3800m). Overnight in Lodge

    Enroute visit Ghar Gompa and Sumdra Chorten, intensive exploration of Lo Manthang also Champa Lhakhang, Thubchen Lhakhang, Shakya Chiodi Gompa and King’s Palace.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accomodation: Guesthouse/lodge
    Mode of Transportation: Jeep
    Maximum Altitude: 3800m

  • 7

    Explore day in Lo-Manthang and Chhosar,Overnight in Lodge

    Lo Manthang, explore around (walk to Namgyal Gompa or climb up to ruined fortress and drive by jeep to ancient caves and Tibetan/Chinese border.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accomodation: Guesthouse/lodge
    Mode of Transportation: Jeep
    Maximum Altitude: 3800m

  • 8

    Jeep drive to Jomsom (6/7hrs, 2700m), Overnight in Lodge

    Explore the village, temples, and holy sites when you arrive at Jomsom after arduous drive of 6-7 hours.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accomodation: Guesthouse/lodge
    Mode of Transportation: Jeep
    Maximum Altitude: 2700m

     

  • 9

    Jeep Drive to Pokhara 7/8 (1100m),Overnight in Hotel Lake Star.

    Drive back to Pokhara via Tatopani and have a natural hot bath in Tatopani.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accomodation: Hotel Lake Star
    Mode of Transportation: Jeep
    Maximum Altitude: 1100m

     

  • 10

    Half day sightseeing tour in Pokhara

    Fun day at Pokhara with an exploration of this popular tourist hub of the country. Blessed with beautiful lakes and landscapes. You can have a restful day on your own after you visit a few of the popular sites of Pokhara with our guide.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel Lake Star

     

  • 11

    Drive back to Kathmandu or by flight (flight is an optional)

    Pokhara to Kathmandu by driver or flight (flight is optional). Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. You can enjoy 30 minutes whole-body massage, sauna, and steam at Himalayan Suite Spa.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accomodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Mode of Transportation: Jeep/ Flight

  • 12

    International Departure

    After breakfast, our airport representative will transfer you to the airport for your international flight.

    Meals: Breakfast

Include

  • Airport pick up & drop
  • Transportation private jeep as per the program
  • Three star category hotel in Kathmandu Himalayan Suite Hotel and Hotel Lake Star in twin sharing with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Lodge with breakfast during the tour
  • Tims and national park fees
  • All government taxes
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Company t shirt. sleeping bags and duffel bags if required
  • Thirty minute massage and Sauna or steam in Himalayan Suite Spa

Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara and during trekking days (meals cost $10-20 per day)
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu flight ticket(USD110PP-one way)
  • Cold drinks and beverages
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Personal expenses and tips to the crew
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and road block and / or any factors beyond our control.

Departures Dates

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10 Jan, 2022 - 22 Jan, 2022
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22 Jan, 2022 - 03 Feb, 2022
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10 Jan, 2023 - 22 Jan, 2023
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22 Jan, 2023 - 03 Feb, 2023
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Best Time to Tour to Upper Mustang

Summer is not an ideal time to hike in Upper Mustang, as the monsoon overlaps with the Summer and makes the trail muddy and difficult to get across.

The Winter season is also very cold. In the daytime, the temperature falls to about – 10oC; it goes beyond -20oC during the night. Therefore, in winter travel seems quite impossible.

Autumn is perfect for hiking, however, but touring in the spring is strongly recommended, as one of the biggest Mustang-Tiji festivals is a chance to enjoy.

Risk of Altitude Sickness while on Upper Mustang Tour

While in the Tour to Upper Mustang altitude is not a big problem. During the touring period, you are always under 4000 meters, which means you feel less likely than you are to experience severe complications by altitude, even if you feel Altitude Sicknesses (AS) symptoms such as headache, nausea, or vomiting.

However, you need to be careful about the high altitude acclimatization techniques. Don't go for it if you don't feel like going. The disease of altitude may be fatal.

Meals and accommodation in Mustang Tour

At all stops along the upper Mustang track, there are many tea-houses. There is, therefore, no need to carry tents. A small number of tea houses with a friendly staff are available for clean and simple service, while tea houses also provide delicious local food.

However, during the Tiji festival, you have to book beforehand for accommodation and food. You can also carry your own tents. Costs range from $4 to $6 on the touring route. In addition, the price of a single meal is roughly the same.

Communication during Upper Mustang Tour

For mountain Tourkers, communication is most critical. Some places have a strong communication network and may not have a place during the Upper Mustang Tour. Some places also have a satellite telephone. The Tour is linked by NTC and Ncell both. Thus, NTC and Ncell numbers are available for our guides and porters.

Electricity and Connectivity

You will be staying overnight in the tea houses during your Tour. These are small lodges with a common area and a cabin. You can have your food or charge electronics in the community, sometimes use wireless internet, and chat with walkers.

Hot water and electricity do not occur in every tea house. Showering is a luxury and shouldn't usually be done anymore at an altitude of 3,500 m, because warming will be hard when you take a shower again. 

You would need to pay additional for all the above items (douches, hot water, electricity, and wifi).To improve your connectivity, carry your phone to the Nepal SIM, you'll get more than you'd think (GPRS/EDGE speed). Village electricity could be perfect during your stay. Villages above 4000 m tend to be the latter. Tea houses can have the potential to charge you either from solar sources or from a battery bank. but it is most wise to either have your own or not depend on electronic devices.

Drinking water while on Tour

Planning to have at least two liters of water when touring every day is a smart way to start. Filling up water is quick. Taps in, out or in guesthouses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders. This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in any way. Bottled water is available to buy throughout the Tour, but we would advise against this for a number of reasons. You do not need them if you use the sterilization method. Environment concerns are there and also buying water is expensive up in the mountains. 

Ensuring your safety

We suggest taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents, and illnesses during the service. Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation, and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance.

Single Supplementary

There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for a "single supplement" of USD 250. Important:  Please note that during the Tour there are some lodges which won't have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation. So, even if you purchase a single supplement you will end up sharing a room for some days of the Tour.

Carrying Extra money

It’s difficult to give the exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend on shopping and where and what meals (lunch & dinner) you want to eat. Travelers find that around $20 (for lunch & dinner) a day is reasonable for the touring days.

As for the tips, A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD 25 for the guide per traveler and USD 25 for porter between two travelers if you are fully satisfied with their service. So we suggest you allocate a minimum of USD 50 for Tipping. This is just a guideline and you may tip whatever / how much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your Tour a memorable one

Luggage per one person

For the Tour, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 10-15 kg per person luggage during the Tour. You need to carry your daypack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc.

 

This Tour With HSJ

Guides and Porters

Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced, hospitable, and respected touring outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt. of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association, and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project. You will be provided with a professional and experienced English-speaking touring guide with a good knowledge of the place and the Tour. The touring crew is skilled with experience of over 10 years, well-trained, friendly guide and, courteous and helpful porters, assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.

For the Tour, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the Tour. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters are our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessity.

Other Programs and complimentary services with this trip

• Welcome and Farewell dinner

• Yoga Classes

• Spa services

How do we make sure you get the best experience of this Tour?

We are your completely flexible travel partner. Want to follow a different route? We have you covered. Have extra time in Nepal? Excellent! We have more add-on tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Cable Car ride to Chandragiri hills, Cooking and Yoga classes in Kathmandu, and so on. Would like to customize the trip? Well, why not? Give us your ideas and we will prepare a complete itinerary for you. Do you want to use a different standard of accommodations than provided in the itineraries? Of course! You absolutely can. From your arrival until your departure, your wishes are our command. Feel free to make the request.

FAQ's

You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 30 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa, USD 50 for a 30 days visa and USD 125 for a 90 days Multiple visas, and you can also extend it later on if you wish. They have newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo. Important! Please bring 3 photos for your trekking permit, TIMS and for others.

Besides trekking packages and tour operation, we arrange international air tickets to the major airports of all over the world. Himalayan social journey travel agency is the one-stop travel solution company; we offer all travel related product at the best possible rates with excellent services.

Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival at the airport. Do not stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.

Some major currencies (USD, AUD and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and Namche and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Generally, the orientation meeting is scheduled in the Kathmandu hotel at 4 or 5 pm and this will be informed by our representatives after your arrival. The tour starts with an orientation meeting and ends up after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.

If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected] And if you'll be spending extra time in Nepal please let us know. We will book your extra night accommodation at same trip hotels

For each tour date, there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 14 people with its own experienced English speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters to carry your luggage.

The cost of our trip is based on a twin-sharing basis so there will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation or you are a solo traveller, you'll find the option for "single supplement". Additional cost will be applicable as a Single Supplementary Charge for the single room during the trip.

No refund will be made for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of trip for any other else reason. Having paid the full amount of any trip, you will get your money back but still, cancellation charge (20%) is invoiced to you. And for the voucher holders, since you have purchased the voucher from the deal companies, we have to follow their cancellation policy. But for both the conditions, we are flexible to postpone your trip in any later days. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip.

Sometimes travellers are unable to finish the scheduled trek due to the various reasons or they ended up not completing the trek/tour for health or personal reasons. In this case please realize that we cannot offer you any refunds for unused days on the tour/tour. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

All the breakfast during your trip is included but the lunches and dinners are not except welcome dinner in the first day at the local restaurant. Meals during Kathmandu stay and trekking days cost from $5 to $8 per item depending on what you choose to eat.

There will not be any problem for vegetarian, most of the lodges serve vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at a high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

You have to manage yourself for the drinking water. There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated "pure water" stations along the trek. As the alternative, you can also easily purchase bottled water at the lodges. The bottled water costs USD 2$ - 4$ per litre. It is very important that you drink at least 3 litres of pure water daily during the trek.

The width of Nepal is only about 200 km on an average, but within this short distance, the altitude of the land rises from 60 m up to 8,848 m. Hence the weather depends upon the altitude of the place in Nepal. However, in general, Nepal has four climatic seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

Spring starts from March to May. The temperature of this season fluctuates between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Summer starts from June last to August. These are also the monsoon months with occasional evening-thunderstorms and hot temperature. Autumn starts from late September and ends by November. During this period, the climate is generally dry and mild with temperature fluctuating between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Winter starts from December until February. The mornings and evenings are very cold while the afternoon is pretty sunny. The temperature during these months rises from 10C to 20C (59F to 68F). At higher altitudes, it is cold during the winter months.

The trip hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can store your luggage and clothing that are not required for the trekking and you can collect it after your Trek and Tour.

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and N-cell in order to update the whereabouts and situation of our every client. You may pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too. Also, we have kept a satellite phone at Dingboche, which has a poor connection to the network of phones. Our guides use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee. During the tour there will be easy access for International cal through cyber and communication Center. You will get Wi-Fi connection too in some of the places in the mountains for the extra cost. 

Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters! You can also buy the adapters in the supermarkets or electronic shops in the Kathmandu. Our guide can help you with it.

It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch & dinner) you want to eat. Trekkers find that around $20 (for lunch & dinner) a day is reasonable for the trekking days. You may have to pay for Wi-Fi, electricity and hot showers too (up in the mountains during the trek). Hence allocating the allowance for each day accordingly would suffice. 

  • Daypack (rucksack)
  • Backpack (a porter will carry it) Recommended size: about 50-litre capacity (10-12 KGS per person) if you are travelling with a friend you can share one pack between the two of you.
  • Well-worn hiking boots or shoes
  • A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping Bag (HSJ will provide if you do not have your own)
  • A one-litre hard water bottle to be filled up along the trekking trail
  • Warm jacket Light-weight cotton clothing
  • Waterproof jacket (a fold -away windcheater is fine)
  • Light sweater
  • Bath towel
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Knee supports (optional for the downhill portions of the trek)
  • Trekking pole
  • Water purification (Himalayan Social Journey will provide
  • water purification tablet)
  • Small First-aid-kit (Himalayan Social Journey will also provide one)
  • Headlamp (preferable) or Flashlight (torch)
  • Camera
  • Loose stomach and nausea medicine
  • Toiletries for the trek (toilet paper, soap, Towel shampoo etc...)

If you have purchased a voucher from any deal company, please come in contact with us with the voucher code (redemption code) so that the voucher can be redeemed on time. Since we need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements, kindly confirm your spot with your suitable date at-least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. You can redeem you voucher through this link too : https://hsj.com.np/voucher-redemption

If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected] And if you'll be spending extra time in Nepal please let us know. We will book your extra night accommodation at same trip hotels, Hotel Holy Himalaya , Himalayan Suite Hotel, Hotel Mulberry, Aloft Hotel, and Gokarna Forest Resort for your convenience. 

If you would like to book extra activities such as Paragliding (100pp), Bungy jump (70pp), Mountain flight (USD 180pp), Heli Tour (USD 800pp –based on 5pax) Bhaktapur Sightseeing many more programs. You can book by contacting us at [email protected] For longer excursions such as Bhutan, Tibet, India, and any other treks also, we can help but please contact us immediately at [email protected]

For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters is our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessities.

A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD 50-60 for guide and porter if you are fully satisfied with their service. So we suggest you allocate a minimum of USD 50 for tipping. This is just a guideline and you may tip whatever /how much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trek a memorable one.

If you are considering to donate, School supplies (pens, notebooks, coloured pencils, etc...). These gifts can be directly turned over to our company when you arrive in Kathmandu. And we will manage them to distribute through our proper channels.
As for your the need of much of your trekking clothes and tour supplies and gears, they can be easily purchased in Kathmandu near our hotel at good prices. Bring hiking boots/shoes from your country. The Nepali ones are not recommended. Your guide will assist you to get anything you may need here.

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a lifetime journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their policies. So in this case, we will give options to choose a different itinerary for an enjoyable holiday. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

The sleeping bags we provide are of good quality. They help you sustain the colder climate in Nepali mountains up to -25 degree Celsius of temperature. However if you need the one of your own, you can buy one here. Your guide shall assist you to get it here. Keep the track of the weather forecast of the area and pack your clothes accordingly. This would help you be prepared for the type of weather Nepali Mountains are accustomed to.

The size of the duffel bag that we provide is 60-70 liter.

Yes, you will have free access to the power in the city areas however with your ascends to the mountain and as you climb to higher altitudes, extra charge would be applicable for the use of power supply or wireless internet connections.